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Sony Adopts Objective-C and GNUstep Frameworks

AnonymousClown How compatitble (345 comments)

FTFL:

The GNUstep core libraries strictly adhere to the OpenStep standard and OPENSTEP implementation.

From the submission:

While Apple has continued to update their specification in the form of Cocoa and Mac OS X, ...

So, I take it one would need two code bases?

more than 3 years ago
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Coder Accuses IBM of Patenting His Work

AnonymousClown Dude. Sue in Britain? (249 comments)

Dude, try to sue in Britain under their libel laws. You'll be rich!

Oh, why libel - the fact that IBM linked their invention with yours caused you irrevocable damage to your reputation; not only as a F/OSS developer but as an honest human being.

more than 3 years ago
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RIAA Now Blames Journalists For Its Piracy Trouble

AnonymousClown Re:What is limewire? (367 comments)

I personally would prefer we just stop using grammar. If the intention is clear then does it really matter?

I don't know.

From your original post:

...your still using limewire ...

My still is using limewire? Dude, what are you distilling? Some sort of lime tequila?

I kid! I kid!

more than 3 years ago
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RIAA Now Blames Journalists For Its Piracy Trouble

AnonymousClown The RIAA is correct. (367 comments)

When I read PCMag's article, I wanted to illegally download music. Then, as I was reading the other links, I got to the RIAA's letter. Now, instead of wanting to illegally download music, I want to become a douchebag that bullies average people into paying money that they don't owe.

Speaking of which, I am hereby putting everyone on notice who has ever mod'ed me down, that they have cause me emotional distress and based upon the mathematical formulas that the RIAA uses, I will be suing you for

One hundred billion dollars for each moderation. But, we can settle now for just $50,000.

more than 3 years ago
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Pirate Party's North American Debut

AnonymousClown Re:Yeah, right. (178 comments)

Unless and until a dictatorship is in place, there is always a legal means: getting elected and changing the copyright laws.

The thing is, can one or a handful of elected people make a change? In the States, Libertarian candidates actually get elected every once in a while, but I'm afraid nothing has changed.

But if one has quite a bit of money, it's amazing how the system just bends to your will.

The big corporate machines with all the cash will never allow anyone to change IP law.

more than 3 years ago
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The Genome of Your Thanksgiving Supper

AnonymousClown Turkey tumors - new delicacy? (84 comments)

I was wondering; if a turkey got a tumor, it would be edible, would it not?

Turkey tumor casserole?

more than 3 years ago
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Hands-On With Acer's New 10-Inch Android Tablet

AnonymousClown Re:Whoa... (159 comments)

It's the headline. If it were "Acer's New 10" Andriod Tablet Proves to be a better alternative to the overpriced Apple iPad" then, you'd see a lot more comments.

more than 3 years ago
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Next Step For US Body Scanners Could Be Trains, Metro Systems

AnonymousClown Re:Interfering (890 comments)

Indeed. Why won't they believe that karma is indeed a bitch?

Many of us do. I resent the fact that I'm paying for a fucked up international policy. I don't like the fact that my government overthrew democratically elected governments just because they weren't Pro-American - see Iran 1950s.

I resent having to be taxed in order to support bases all around the World in order to "project power".

Many of these folks have a right to be pissed - NOT bomb civilians - but then again, they should look in the mirror and ask themselves if they really want to head down this road further.

They can really damage America just in the PR scene and cause the US a lot of grief without anyone dieing. They were on their way - then 9/11 and it fucked everything up.

more than 3 years ago
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Next Step For US Body Scanners Could Be Trains, Metro Systems

AnonymousClown Re:Hi Janet Napolitano (890 comments)

And fuck you for using made up statistics on a useless straw man argument.

Ahem....

Oh wait, it says 81%! BadAnologyGuy got it wrong! He said it was 82% and it's really 81%!

I bet he feels really stewped now!

more than 3 years ago
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Next Step For US Body Scanners Could Be Trains, Metro Systems

AnonymousClown Islamic Terrorism (890 comments)

The World Is Flat has a very interesting theory as to why Islamic Terrorism is happening and, according to the author, he has been approached privately by Muslims - especially Arabs - to tell him that he's right.

In a nutshell, the Muslim community feels that no one respects them.
They look around and see all this prosperity around the World except in their countries (Indonesia has come a long way since the book was written, btw).
The author also points out that the Muslim community really needs to have a hard look at themselves and the leaders they insist on backing. The need to stop this horseshit that America and Israel is keeping them down.

What we the US can do? Stop fucking with them. Stop overthrowing their Governments, for one. Stop "projecting power" for another - especially in the Muslim World.

Let's face it, the only group that's indiscriminately targeting American civilians in mass transportation are radicalized Muslims. Someone will probably mention McVeigh or go through the last few decades to come up with a list of a half dozen white guys who were "terrorists". They weren't terrorists. All of them had specific targets - people or Government buildings - in order to take those targets out: they were murderers. They were NOT targeting groups of Americans for the sake of creating terror.

more than 3 years ago
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Students Banned From Bringing Pencils To School

AnonymousClown Re:Wrong headline (426 comments)

All pencils and pens should be replaced with nice blunt magic markers.

Have to disagree with you there. You ever smell those things? There's some sort of mind altering chemicals in those things and we don't want our kids huffing Magic Markers and getting high! Just say No to Drugs!!

For math classes or other times when frequent erasing is needed, they can use an Etch-a-Sketch (tm).

Again, I disagree. The plastic can be smashed to make sharp implements to stab other students and that powder inside can be used to cause respiratory failure in a child, which will kill him or her.

Then there's the bus ride. We all know that traffic accidents are the major cause of death among you people, so they can't be driven to school or take the bus. They'll have to stay at home.

It's unfortunate, but school is just too deadly for our children.

Will someone think of the children and close our schools!

more than 3 years ago
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One Giant Cargo Ship Pollutes As Much As 50M Cars

AnonymousClown Re:Stop Buying Crap! (595 comments)

. Buy a quality product that will last you the rest of your life ...

Easier said than done. Aside from things that are designed not to last, things wear out - regardless of their quality.

Also, how can you really tell? Consumer Reports doesn't do studies on how long things last on most of their reviews and even then, it's only for the first few years, like with appliances. And the "you get what you pay for" line is not true.

I just consume less overall.

more than 3 years ago
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Kuwait Bans DSLR Cameras Use For Non-Journalists

AnonymousClown Re:Tyrants don't need a reason... (446 comments)

They did it because they can, and because nobody will punish them for their temerity with a bullet in the head.

They can't be tyrants because we, the US of A, liberated the Kuwaiti Royal Family and this monarchy from the evils of Saddam Hussein; which we then invaded Iraq to free its people from the oppressive tyranny of that tyrant in order to install a democracy.

Don't you just love US foreign policy?

more than 3 years ago
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Online Behavior Could Influence Insurance Rates

AnonymousClown It smells in here. (141 comments)

Deloitte and the life insurers stress the databases wouldn't be used to make final decisions about applicants.

Bullshit.

She also says that, while Acxiom does store personally identifiable information, it doesn't store or merge anonymous online-tracking data, such as Web-browsing records.

Bullshit.

Units of News Corp., including The Wall Street Journal, supply information to marketing-database firms and buy information from them. "We have strict precautions around confidentiality," a spokeswoman said.

Bullshit.

The insurer says pilot projects with marketing data are continuing in its effort to improve clients' buying experience.

Bullshit.

All these quotes were made by PR and corporate stooges. Does anyone honestly think they would tell the real story?

more than 3 years ago
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Former Employee Stole Ford Secrets Worth $50 Million

AnonymousClown In short.... (236 comments)

FORD = Found On Road Dead

more than 3 years ago
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Making Airport Scanners Less Objectionable

AnonymousClown It's already done - unofficially (681 comments)

I know someone who's married to a Turkish guy. She gets extra screening every time she flies.

more than 3 years ago
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Making Airport Scanners Less Objectionable

AnonymousClown Re:Deadlier than the terrorists (681 comments)

But it all adds up - a little there, a little here, and if you're going for medical treatment, etc....

Of course, we're assuming that the numbers given by Rapiscan are in fact true - they didn't use cigarette company scientists to do their numbers.

No, I don't believe the FDA when they say that the scanners are "safe". I firmly believe they took Rapiscan's numbers at face value or adjusted their recommendations to be favorable to to Rapiscan - like they did for the Tuna industry and mercury intake. The FDA is beholden to industry.

more than 3 years ago
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Making Airport Scanners Less Objectionable

AnonymousClown TSA won't use it. (681 comments)

As we can see here, the TSA doesn't like even blurry crotches. All that stuff we heard about "blurring the private areas" was a lie by the TSA and John Pistole because here we have someone who had to get patted down anyway because of a blurred crotch.

more than 3 years ago

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Dirt Cheap Science Hobbies

AnonymousClown AnonymousClown writes  |  more than 4 years ago

AnonymousClown (1788472) writes "I am trying to find a natural science hobby that's dirt cheap — ultimately free. And the more time outdoors the better — meaning anything CS or Math related is out (sitting in front of the computer or at a desk is not fun.).

I have looked into naked eye astronomy but with all the light pollution, I am limited to solar and lunar observations and maybe a couple of very bright stars and planets. I currently do some bird watching and have been getting a kick out of Humming bird behavior, but Winter is coming and my subjects will be leaving soon. I also want more than whats available in those kits in hobby stores and sites. I have been poking around the amateur science sites like SAS and have not had much success — most things are equipment intensive. I talked to some mineral hunters and they are huge on travel and some of their activities I'm not fond of (trespassing on construction sites and risking arrest). So far, my best idea is Botany — thanks to the huge gardening culture, there's plenty of information and tools available for free or dirt cheap.

Any other suggestions?"
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Shady Porn Sites put "users" at risk.

AnonymousClown AnonymousClown writes  |  more than 4 years ago

AnonymousClown (1788472) writes "Most of the ways porn site viewers are exploited is with redirecting traffic to boost numbers. On the other hand, if you have a vulnerable browser and OS combination, you could be asking for some serious trouble. From the article:

The researchers analysed the 269,000 websites hosted on the 35,000 domains to see which hosted malicious software. About 3.23% of these sites were booby-trapped with adware, spyware and viruses.

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