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Is the DEA Lying About iMessage Security?

BlkRb0t Re:Are you kidding? (195 comments)

Betteridge says NO though.

1 year,10 days

Google Glass and Surveillance Culture

BlkRb0t Re:minority report (318 comments)

But you don't have to wear it, unless it is forcefully implanted into your eyes. It's opt in, and you can always chose otherwise. The problem here is the ones who do opt in create to others around them.

1 year,15 days

Interviews: James Randi Answers Your Questions

BlkRb0t Re:Martin Gardner (217 comments)

Why are you modded down? This is a fair argument. Atheism deals with belief, while Agnosticism deals with knowledge. You can be an agnostic atheist or an agnostic theist, wherein your belief in god doesn't matter on your stance of agnosticism.

1 year,20 days

Interviews: James Randi Answers Your Questions

BlkRb0t Re:Placebo effect (217 comments)

I shall please you.

1 year,20 days

Interviews: James Randi Answers Your Questions

BlkRb0t Faith healing needs to stop (217 comments)

I've seen many people fall for this trap, and some have lost their lives too. There are some who're even propagating that just thinking that you will be healed will absolve you of the disease, and you will be leading a happy life all again. But what irks me the most is that most of these people I know are Engineers and Doctors, people who've studied Science and know how it works.

1 year,20 days

Oxford Temporarily Blocks Google Docs To Fight Phishing

BlkRb0t Re:Report Abuse (128 comments)

How is Google Docs employed for phishing? Can anyone enlighten me here? I've used Google Docs at certain times and don't see how it can be used to tricking users to believe that it is the original site they're entering the data into. Or am I missing something here? Unless the users are really that dumb to enter their info.

about a year ago

Pepsi To Release New Breakfast Mountain Dew

BlkRb0t Ad? (362 comments)

This story seems like an ad more than anything else. Just saying.

about a year ago

Aaron Swartz Commits Suicide

BlkRb0t Re:RIP (589 comments)

Did you quote a copied quote with the intention to redistribute it?

about a year ago

John McAfee Explains How He Milked Information From Belize's Elite

BlkRb0t Turning out to be interesting (275 comments)

Whatever it is, fictional or fact, his blog posts are turning out to be far interesting than anything else I've read in the past few months.

about a year ago

What Could Have Been In the Public Domain Today, But Isn't

BlkRb0t Re:OMG, nothing new has been made (309 comments)

crazy, the only movies are the old copyrighted ones

no new movie, has been made in the last 30 some years because of these copyright laws no new book has been written no new music made

we are forced to keep on buying the same old movies over and over

It's not about being able to create new stuff. It's about ensuring unhindered access of our culture and knowledge to our children. Just imagine the possibilities if you can search, catalog and read/view/listen through hundreds of works by artistes who're dead for years, and build upon them. The current copyright law only benefits the greedy corporates, so much creativity is lost just because of that.

about a year ago

Rivalry Building Between Amazon and Google

BlkRb0t Amazon (97 comments)

While everyone is more interested in the rivalry of Google, Apple and Microsoft, Amazon has steadily charted up year after year building a base that is more resilient than that of any other.

about a year ago

The Text Message Typo That Landed a Man In Jail

BlkRb0t Re:Hrm (547 comments)

It is possible. There are millions of Blackberry users, and I am sure some have sent everyone on their contact list a message by mistake. He was just unlucky to have THIS message sent, and that too to underage children.

about a year and a half ago

Ig Nobels Feature Exploding Colonoscopies, Left Leaning Views of Eiffel Tower

BlkRb0t Speech Jamming Device (91 comments)

Husbands, take notice.

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Unveils First New Company Logo In 25 Years

BlkRb0t Re:So they *really* can't let go of the Windows br (378 comments)

I think you have a valid point. Aside from Windows and Office, I think the only MS product without Windows incorporated into it and succeed is Xbox.

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Unveils First New Company Logo In 25 Years

BlkRb0t Re:Sweet Jesus (378 comments)

I think it looks like the symbol "pi", a subtle geeky touch perhaps? Though I might be looking a bit too deep into it.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Place To Relocate?

BlkRb0t Re:Germany ! - Welcome to Germany (999 comments)

How easy is it to find a job in Germany? I'm an Indian and have completed my engineering under-graduation(B.E. Mechanical) just recently. I am thinking of doing my Masters in Germany considering the opportunities in fields relating to anything mechanical are quite high in Germany. Which university would be best suitable for my needs? My interests lie in the fields of Automobile and Robotics. P.S. - I have completed three levels of German Language from Goethe Institut. Though I'm not very fluent while speaking, I can understand most of what the other person is saying.

about a year and a half ago

Google Actually Patenting Its April Fools' Joke

BlkRb0t The real April Fools (152 comments)

are the people. Not belittling Google or anyone in particular here, just a rant about how the patent system is turning out to be. So much innovation lost to the obvious patents that go around these days. For the patent office every day is an April Fools' Day.

about 2 years ago

HPV Vaccine Recommended For Boys

BlkRb0t Re:Good (569 comments)

This is no surprise, but I am glad it's been approved. Once again science making the world safer.

Science isn't about asking "why?", it's about asking "why not?". Cave Johnson, I'm done here.

Isn't science about asking "why", and technology/engineering is about asking "why not?"?

more than 2 years ago

Nokia Introduces MeeGo-Powered N9 Phone

BlkRb0t Re:The team should spin out (252 comments)

They would have to license a lot of stuff from Nokia, but I do wonder it would be a great undertaking. It's usually not seen in hardware companies.

more than 2 years ago

Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

BlkRb0t Re:So everyone else pays a tax... (2288 comments)

Everyone can so something dickish, but not everyone is a dick.

more than 2 years ago


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