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Serious Economic Crisis Looms In Russia, China May Help

Bill_the_Engineer Re:I never have understood (263 comments)

I never have understood the world's fetish with the US dollar.

It's because the US has both a stable government and a large economy.

4 days ago
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"Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

Bill_the_Engineer Bringing 70s tech... (123 comments)

Continental finding innovative ways of bringing 1970s technology to customers today!

5 days ago
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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

Bill_the_Engineer Re:What the fuck (220 comments)

Slashdot didn't pick the submission because you would read the article. Slashdot picked the submission because it would attract a lot of comments.

about a week ago
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9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

Bill_the_Engineer Re:EFF Says: (158 comments)

He confused "Copyright" with "Personality Rights". Twenty six states in the US recognize "Personality Rights" and yes the constitutionality of this state-based right has been upheld by SCOTUS.

about two weeks ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Bill_the_Engineer Re:Knowledge is power (604 comments)

The neighborhood needs to petition their local government to allow for the street to be closed on one end or even the mid block during rush hour. The neighbors can still get in and out, but the street becomes completely worthless as a route for folks passing-thru.

about two weeks ago
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Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default

Bill_the_Engineer Didn't change my default search engine... (237 comments)

Just wanted to report my own anecdotal observation that after updating Firefox to 34, my default search engine remained set as "Google" and did not require me to change the setting.

I assume only users installing Firefox for the first time will get the "Yahoo" search setting.

about three weeks ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

Bill_the_Engineer Re:Where does the money go? (400 comments)

Firefox being open source doesn't mean that there aren't any paid employees working on it. Also Mozilla still has to pay for hosting and other business/foundation related expenses.

about a month ago
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Duke: No Mercy For CS 201 Cheaters Who Don't Turn Selves In By Wednesday

Bill_the_Engineer Wait until... (320 comments)

Wait until Duke figures out that their students are getting the reddit community to do their homework for them.

about a month and a half ago
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GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon

Bill_the_Engineer Re:In other news... (268 comments)

Their bottom line doesn't reflect this, and their stock value has been in the cellar for quite a while.

On the plus side, the renewed media coverage will add volatility to their stock and investors may be able to make some short term gains.

about a month and a half ago
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GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon

Bill_the_Engineer In other news... (268 comments)

Groupon still exists.

about a month and a half ago
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Will HP's $200 Stream 11 Make People Forget About Chromebooks?

Bill_the_Engineer Re:No. (232 comments)

Flamebait? Try brutally obvious. Where are the Google book advertising?

about 2 months ago
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SpaceShipTwo Pilot Named; Branson Vows To 'Move Forward Together'

Bill_the_Engineer Of course he does. (112 comments)

He has too much money depending on success.

A news release that says a CEO/majority owner will carry on despite the setbacks is like a news release that says water is wet.

about 2 months ago
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Will HP's $200 Stream 11 Make People Forget About Chromebooks?

Bill_the_Engineer No. (232 comments)

I forgot about Chromebooks before I even saw this headline.

about 2 months ago
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Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

Bill_the_Engineer Re:Boys are naturally curious... (608 comments)

That's because they make more money and the Alumni association can expect larger donations from them.

about 2 months ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Bill_the_Engineer Re:Gay? (764 comments)

I agree with the premise of your original post and the clarification you just offered. I however disagree with your choice of examples.

about 2 months ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Bill_the_Engineer Re:Gay? (764 comments)

Why can't I be proud to be white or be proud to be male? Before you see red and start trolling, I'm not talking about anything close to being a white supremacist or male chauvinist.

Why should I feel shame for something I have no control over? Has political correctness gotten so out-of-hand that I should never show my face in society because of my lack of pigmentation or for having a penis?

I treat others with respect, shouldn't I be afforded the same?

By the way... People sing "I'm proud to be an American" all the time... should we disparage Americans for that too?

about 2 months ago
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MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters

Bill_the_Engineer Re:I dunno what's worse... (357 comments)

You're entitled to your opinion. Don't be surprised when you are asked to leave too. We are all adults (well most of us) and we know what signs mean. You don't have to agree with them, but you are free to spend you money elsewhere.

about 2 months ago

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Bankrupt municipality seeks revenue from speeding cameras on interstate

Bill_the_Engineer Bill_the_Engineer writes  |  about 2 years ago

Bill_the_Engineer (772575) writes "According to the Mobile Press Register a new speeding enforcement program was adopted by the Prichard City Council today that could generate at least $200,000 a year for the cash-strapped city.

The council, with a unanimous vote, endorsed a program that will add four additional patrol officers to monitor traffic speeds primarily along Interstate 165 and 65 within the Prichard city limits.

The program, administered by South Carolina-based iTraffic Safety, is set to start in January and will be monitored for three months before the city determines whether to increase regulations by adding speed cameras along the interstates. "I think we should try the officers first," Ephriam said. "There could be issues on whether the cameras can accurately depict speeders right now. There are things we have to address with potential liability with the cameras.""

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LibreOffice 3.4.2 for enterprise users released

Bill_the_Engineer Bill_the_Engineer writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Bill_the_Engineer (772575) writes "The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 3.4.2, the third version of the 3.4 family, targeting both private individuals and enterprises. LibreOffice 3.4.2 fixes the majority of the most-important bugs identified by users in the previous version, and can be deployed for production needs by most enterprises."
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'Dungeons & Dragons' co-creator dies

Bill_the_Engineer Bill_the_Engineer writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Bill_the_Engineer (772575) writes "CNN is reporting that David Lance Arneson, who helped trigger the global phenomenon of role-playing games as co-inventor of "Dungeons & Dragons," has died at the age of 61.

A statement on the game's official Web site, wizards.com, said Arneson died Tuesday evening "after waging one final battle against cancer.""

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