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Apple Raises E-book Prices For Everyone

BrentRJones Steve Jobs says "People don't read any more." (327 comments)

As a teacher I know that my students sure don't read scarcely anything.
Do you remember limits in your study of math?

Let us assume the number of readers is rapidly approaching zero.
The effect on prices of books is clear:
Each book will approach the price point of precisely $ infinity.99

more than 3 years ago
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Quantum Cryptography Now Fast Enough For Video

BrentRJones Comcast can encrypt video (69 comments)

And make sure that nobody can steal it. Isn't that the point?

more than 3 years ago
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The Sopranos Meet H-1B In New Jersey

BrentRJones Re:Is the recording admissible? (324 comments)

Rick, If I had a recording of me talking with 3 terrorists planning to blow up some federal building, would I not be able to use it? Would I be liable to arrest for hidden recording?

As a public high school teacher I have often thought of hiding a video camera doing constant recording of class. I have been assaulted several times and kids often curse me out. Yet, because I am in Illinois I can't legally do this??

Brent Jones [at] brentjones . org

more than 3 years ago
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iPad Progress Report

BrentRJones I hope he fails! (374 comments)

He = Mr iPad

If we defeat him on this WiFi issue then we Republicans will sweep the next election.

Long live CHAOS.

about 4 years ago
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Self-Destructing USB Stick

BrentRJones My wife has cold fingers 90% of the time. (223 comments)

So she could not use the device. Security should have fingerprint, strong password, challenge question and voice recognition.

about 4 years ago
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Interstellar Hydrogen Prevents Light-Speed Travel?

BrentRJones Exactly what I told the first 1.08 x 10^72 (546 comments)

Einsteins that I met on the way to this planet.

Wally Warp,
    The guy who learned to JUMP to hyperspace and not accelerate into it.

more than 4 years ago
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US Military Looks For Massive Spam Solution

BrentRJones Time to charge 1 cent to send a message (228 comments)

and 1 cent to read it. Money goes to retire the national debt.

Also shouldn't we email users every 30 days (at random) REPLY to a spam message with misinformation. Slashdot em to hell.

more than 4 years ago
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Satellites Collide In Orbit

BrentRJones Cause? Tractor beam from Alien Craft (456 comments)

The US Air Force has posted the video evidence on YouTube. The Soviets are going to the World Court to seek damages for infringement of copyright of said video.

more than 5 years ago
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MS To Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrade To Vista Users

BrentRJones Windows 7, no, Give me Linux or give me death. (417 comments)

Give me liberty or give me death. I will take Linux.

I regret that I have but one life to give for my addiction to operating systems.

Live free or die with MS.

Brent

more than 5 years ago
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MS To Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrade To Vista Users

BrentRJones I have valid Licences back to DOS 1.1 (417 comments)

I'm only missing Windows 1, 2 and me. And, of course, I did not buy Vista. Can't I at least have a free upgrade to Win 7? Please Billy Boy.

more than 5 years ago
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I'd rather measure my days by means of ...

BrentRJones laughing girls (534 comments)

giggling nymphs

more than 5 years ago
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Google's Mayer Says Personalization is Key To Future Search

BrentRJones Re:Google aren't evil (93 comments)

unlike Microsoft the people of Google are worthy of our complete trust

more than 5 years ago

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Intelligent life out there somewhere?

BrentRJones BrentRJones writes  |  more than 3 years ago

BrentRJones writes "Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics, CUNY, poses an interesting question on bigthink.com Is there intelligent life in the universe? He was on Larry King Live tonight. Kaku’s responses to Steven Hawkin’s recent comments are revealing. “We may be too insignificant for them to make formal contact. “"
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Can I set up WiMax in my own town?

BrentRJones BrentRJones writes  |  more than 5 years ago

BrentRJones writes "How can I set up WiMax in my own neighborhood/town (Oak Park, IL)? Do I have to have a license like a radio operator? Can I set up my own subscription plan to pay for things? Do I need permission from the town? Is it horribly expensive? Who is already doing such a thing? I want to say goodbye to Comcast which is too expensive at nearly $50 per month. Do I have to buy internet T1 (or quarter T1 to start) from my phone company (AT&T) or can I free myself of them as well? I have plenty of time and a technical bent, but not so much money."
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Indian scientist traps light with magnetic force

BrentRJones BrentRJones writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Brent R Jones writes "MSN (India) http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1143065 and The Royal Chemical Society http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2007/December/10120701.asp reported in December that an Indian Scientist at Bhavnagar University in Gujarat discovered that light can be magnetically trapped in a "soup of micro- and nano-sized magnetic spheres" for as long as several minutes. The original news source for this story was Indian Academy of Science in Bangalore. Could this be another case of a "cold fusion" type discovery or is it something very incredible being completely overlooked? One application would be quantum (light-based) computing."
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BrentRJones BrentRJones writes  |  more than 7 years ago

BrentRJones writes "I just got an email from ZDNET that says: The Zero Day Emergency Response Team warns that a critical flaw in the Broadcom wireless driver embedded in computers from HP, Dell, Gateway and eMachines puts users at risk of kernel-mode code execution attacks. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2056023,00.as p?kc=EWEWEMNL111306EP19A "If you are near other users with laptops, you are at risk. If you are at an airport, coffee shop, or using your computer with the wireless card enabled in any public place, you are at risk. It is remote by the means of RF transmissions, the distance is dependent on the attacker's antenna and signal strength," the group warned in an advisory issued jointly with H.D. Moore's Metasploit project, the SANS ISC (Internet Storm Center), and Beyond Security's SecuriTeam. Microsoft's Windows operating system is exploitable without the existence of an access point or any interaction from the user." But is that last sentence news?"
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BrentRJones BrentRJones writes  |  more than 7 years ago

BrentRJones writes "I signed up for the DO NOT CALL registry the first day I heard of it. And I have to say that I have gotten very few telemarketers calling over the past couple of years. But there now seems to be more calls that start, "This is a survey..." or some other such excuse. I do not mind getting a few charity appeals or calls from those I have done business with in the past. However, I do wish that I could avoid the political phone calls. I am curious what other Slashdot folks are experiencing. And I am also wondering if I say, "Please remove from any list that you have." when I am called, will this do any good?"

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Ok it is a slow day

BrentRJones BrentRJones writes  |  more than 12 years ago I wrote some email and posted a message on calvarymemorial.com but not much else.

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First Post

BrentRJones BrentRJones writes  |  more than 12 years ago Gee I finally get to first post...to myself! And why not let all the losers comment? How much could that hurt?

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