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UK Judge: Galaxy Tab "Not Cool" Enough To Infringe iPad

AtomicAdam An android user... (325 comments)

As someone who hopes that the fragmented android market can compete with apple's patent war...

We'll take this victory.. a sour victory... but we'll take it.

Besides, I like other formats besides mp4.

more than 2 years ago

How a Lone Grad Student Scooped the FTC On Privacy Issue

AtomicAdam Privacy had it's funeral years ago (120 comments)

WHAT! An advertising company acting in self interest by tracking?! Impossible! This guy forgot to take his pill. Now everyone, take their pills.

All joking aside, I wonder if privacy is dead now. Please say it isn't I don't want to have to browse every site through 7 proxies. Please reply for good ideas on keeping privacy. I don't even want to touch G+ or FB anymore... I don't want them to have more info on me.

more than 2 years ago

The Long Death of Fat Clients

AtomicAdam a never ending story (277 comments)

I humbly submit that this is a cycle that we will have to deal with for a long time.

more than 2 years ago

Dotcom Search Warrants Ruled Illegal

AtomicAdam Re:It's no surprise.. (316 comments)

As long as hollywood/Riaa/Mpaa and their puppets are at the reigns, it will be this way. I am still proud to live in this country but we need to clean up this system somehow. America 2.0

more than 2 years ago

Bill Gates Says Tablets Aren't Much Help In Education

AtomicAdam Not a surprise (575 comments)

FTS: Bill Gates was surprisingly down on tablets in education — considering that Microsoft just released Surface.

This sentence is fail. The surface has a keyboard....

I hate to say it though. I agree with Gates. surprise

more than 2 years ago

Taking Issue With Claims That American Science Education is 'Dismal'

AtomicAdam FTA - NCLB (564 comments)

Revealing my age. I will say that I was taught that "No child left behind" was terrible during my Senior year of HS. But FTA

Yes, that's right. Test scores have increased since NCLB passed in 2002. Reading scores also are up slightly, and girls achieved parity with boys in mathematics. This is a monumental victory.

I guess holding someone accountable for what they do, DOES make them work harder.

Be wary of education lobbyists who downplay our long track record of scientific success while simultaneously asking for more money. At $91,700 per pupil from kindergarten through twelfth grade, the U.S. is outspent only by Switzerland in the education arena. Cash is not a problem. If we are to fix the science education "problem" — to the extent that there even is a problem — the current data support adding science to NCLB. Instead, the Obama administration is issuing waivers. Our point is not to defend NCLB or any particular policy. But, right now, this much is clear: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I should point how that my teachers were the people who taught me that NCLB was terrible. I wonder why.

more than 2 years ago

House Appropriators May Limit Public Availability of Pending Bills

AtomicAdam Re:Obviously (194 comments)

He IS being accurate. He is pointing out that hiding the content of legislation isn't a GOP problem, it's a Politician problem, as evidenced by the all the BS that has been going on like sopa and pipa


more than 2 years ago

House Appropriators May Limit Public Availability of Pending Bills

AtomicAdam Re:Obviously (194 comments)

Really? Some versions were upwards of 2000 pages long. That's like reading war and peace 4 times over... every time there was a revision. Did you get the Doctor Seuss version?

Maybe there was a summary that you read? In which case I will advise that you RTFA before you vote!

more than 2 years ago

House Appropriators May Limit Public Availability of Pending Bills

AtomicAdam Re:Obviously (194 comments)

Dear AC,

Please provide the context that you are referring to. If such context cannot be provided please accept that most politicians are in it for NUMERO UNO (that's Spanish for number one). Seriously anyone who spends more than a million dollars campaigning for a job that wont give an ROI then you know they have to be making the difference from somewhere else. That difference comes from our Ass. In this case it comes from health bills that i'm not really sure were ever intended to help provide health care.

We need health care reform... I don't think it's been done properly yet.

more than 2 years ago

Obama To Agencies: Optimize Web Content For Mobile

AtomicAdam Re:That'll go well. (322 comments)

Any president would do this, regardless of party, for the same reasons Obama is: People want it, it's entirely reasonable, it's politically inoffensive, and both parties support it.

Sounds like a disaster in the making.

more than 2 years ago

Is Gamification a Good Motivator?

AtomicAdam Re:Already done it. (290 comments)

While I agree with money being the best way to reward someone at work (for why else would they work). I know that if I were to come into a large sum of money, I would continue to work. Maybe just at a different place.. but maybe not... I feel like I make a difference where I'm at. I would certainly fund open source projects.

I guess I just find your goals very childish.

more than 2 years ago

MIT And Harvard Start New Online Education Partnership

AtomicAdam Perhaps... not! (60 comments)

Perhaps this nonprofit venture is a better method for online education than Udacity,

Perhaps someone from Harvard or MIT, wrote and submitted this summary/article.
Perhaps this is just a way for some universities to rake in more cash to misappropriate later while offering certificates that are not even worth the paper they're printed on.

Or perhaps this is going to be a really cool thing. We shall see, until then I'm cautiously optimistic. Seriously, Udacity FTW.

about 2 years ago

Who Is Your Favorite Fictional Robot or Android?

AtomicAdam HAL 9000 (608 comments)

I'm guessing HAL counts as an AI and not a robot/android. Oh and open the pod bay doors please, it's cold out here.

more than 2 years ago

Monkeypox Scare Grounds Flight In Chicago

AtomicAdam Re:THIS! (109 comments)

I humbly agree. This was not an over reaction. This was the right amount of action. Not everything is a government conspiracy trying to take away our rights and rape us to death... Most things they do are... Just not everything and definitely not this.

more than 2 years ago

Monkeypox Scare Grounds Flight In Chicago

AtomicAdam Re:Blabbermouths (109 comments)

It's funny how all Doctors/Lawyers/"OMG I"M CETIFIEdEd PROFESSIONAL"s seem to post as Anonymous cowards. BTW you think a real doctor would show a "nurse" professional courtesy, instead of using the term disparagingly. It leads me to believe that most ACs are just twelve year old trolls.

If there wasn't a threat why were crews brought in, why were they not letting people off the plane? Ask yourself these kind of things before ever posting again. Be sure to log in first.

Humbly I modify a quote from the parent. "There is nothing worse than an Anonymous Coward with initiative and time." Love - AtomicAdam

more than 2 years ago

I believe humanity will first achieve ...

AtomicAdam Re:Dependency (637 comments)

The King James Scribes either

1: Didn't have those scrolls when translating and compiling the Bible, i.e. they were lost, hidden in the Vatican, destroyed.


2: They blatantly took it out. Which this doesn't seem like the Stuff the KJS would take from the Bible.

I thing we forget that they didn't have "teh interwebz". There was no way of knowing if they had all of the scrolls (first hand accounts) that the apostles wrote. Not to mention all the Manuscripts and compilations and edits made at the council of Nicaea.

In fact theses things might have been cast out at the council of Nicaea. Read on for more info on Politicians adopting/changing religion for power.

more than 2 years ago

I believe humanity will first achieve ...

AtomicAdam Let their be a law (637 comments)

Honestly, on immortality.

I'm glad non-forwarding thinking people from the 1100s-1300s died and didn't live on in immortality. I'm sure we ALL want the same mortal politicians to be immortal with their 300-1000 year terms, pushing their political agenda, twisting the fate of humanity.

I don't think it's fair for our great-great-great-grand children to be subject to the same assholes we had.

LET the past define us, but not remain to control us. Just think of the wonderful new things that death brings. It's not insane to hope there is something beyond this.

Likewise if we have someone living forever, there should be a law, After 150 years of life on earth, you must go and colonize new planets, it could be a rite of passage. Man and families would be weird too. Think, they would become like clans.

more than 2 years ago

Major Textbook Publishers Sue Open-Education Textbook Start-Up

AtomicAdam The double edged sword of litigation. (278 comments)

I had not heard about boundless before. Thanks to this litigation, I can now sign up. This is fantastic. But seriously, a math book has questions that the teacher assigns. That is the only reason I paid $280 for my used Calc book. I use the web to actually learn the stuff.

more than 2 years ago

The Consoles Are Dying, Says Developer

AtomicAdam Re:Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!!!! (309 comments)

Too bad this was posted AC because it's gold. Honestly, I feel a lot of the facebook gamers, were never gamers to begin with. They are the clients that are being pulled in by this new market. I doubt that a hardcore gamer would feel more satisfied from an hour of farm-ville than from a few hours of Startcraft, SWTOR, or [insert FPS Here].

more than 2 years ago



Access TI's technical articles library easily and

AtomicAdam AtomicAdam writes  |  about 2 years ago

AtomicAdam writes "It looks like TI is offering free access of articles written by their engineers. I'm not sure if this is a new site or if it's just TI trying to Rehash an old site as a new thing for PR. I was notified by TI via email. you can see the site in question here."

Link to Original Source

HP offically out of Touch PADS

AtomicAdam AtomicAdam writes  |  more than 2 years ago

AtomicAdam (959649) writes "I guess all that waiting and hoping was in vain. HP just sent out an email officially claiming to be out of touch pads.

Dear Valued Customer,

Making sure customers have a positive experience when they purchase our products is a priority for us. In some cases, limited inventory makes it challenging to fulfill all customer orders. As you signed up for updates on the HP TouchPad, we wanted you to know that we are officially out of stock. Some retailers will have some stock available, but our online inventory is depleted.

Thank you for your interest in this product and the feedback you provided. Your input plays a critical role in defining our product roadmap and will help us continue to bring innovative products to market.


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