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CNN iPhone App Sends iReporters' Passwords In the Clear

BenSchuarmer "malicious actors" (40 comments)

like Mark Wahlberg?

2 days ago

TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

BenSchuarmer Re:Actually makes good sense (702 comments)

Or maybe YOU could have a charger and charge your devices before going through security.

about three weeks ago

The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

BenSchuarmer Re:Don't mention the tree-planting thing! (228 comments)

Trees produce oxygen. There's no telling who might be inhaling that oxygen!!! They could be supporting not just commercial customers, but criminals and terrorists!!!!!

about three weeks ago

Happy Software Developers Solve Problems Better

BenSchuarmer Therefore... (121 comments)

The beatings will continue until morale improves

about three weeks ago

Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

BenSchuarmer Re:Umm, ctrl+c/ctrl+v? (681 comments)

You've obviously never used notepad as your primary IDE

about three weeks ago

Krebs on Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails and Blaming Canada

BenSchuarmer Blame Canada! (130 comments)

Seems like a no brainer

about three weeks ago

Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

BenSchuarmer That explains it... (219 comments)

why I can't get the song "Happy" out of my head.

about three weeks ago

Fixing Faulty Genes On the Cheap

BenSchuarmer Re:How long before... (105 comments)

It's more efficient to get Vitamin C from food. If it wasn't, that mutation would have been selected out of existence a long time ago.

about a month ago

Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

BenSchuarmer I can stop any time!!! (710 comments)

I just need to finish this one thing...

about a month ago

Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution

BenSchuarmer Why does she hate our freedom? (276 comments)

All of this due process and stuff is down right un-American

about a month ago

NOAA: Earth Smashed A Record For Heat In May 2014, Effects To Worsen

BenSchuarmer Re:Still cooler than the MWP (547 comments)

Do you have a citation saying that the MWP was warmer world wide?

As for the the earth being colder during the Devonian period when CO2 was higher, the Sun was significantly dimmer back then.

about a month ago

EU, South Korea Collaborate On Superfast 5G Standards

BenSchuarmer Sounds like big guvment (78 comments)

Why do they hate our freedom? We don't need nothing like that in the USA.

about a month ago

The Linux Foundation and edX Team Up for Intoduction to Linux Class

BenSchuarmer Repeat after me: (74 comments)

lee noox

about 2 months ago

IBM Discovers New Class of Polymers

BenSchuarmer One word (90 comments)


about 2 months ago

You've Got Male: Amazon's Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

BenSchuarmer I'm going to Surf City (315 comments)

for obvious reasons

about 2 months ago

Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

BenSchuarmer A good analogy (426 comments)

Talking about whether a computer can think is like talking about whether a submarine can swim.

Trying to duplicate the mechanical details may be a waste of time. The fact that we can't duplicate the mechanical details today doesn't mean we never will.

about 3 months ago


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