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Scientific American In Blog Removal Controversy

Col Bat Guano Re:New Season of Big Bang Theory (254 comments)

Direct your snark at Stupid Man who said that email messages 'weren't on the internet'

about 9 months ago
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Scientific American In Blog Removal Controversy

Col Bat Guano Re:New Season of Big Bang Theory (254 comments)

"But it wasn't even an internet insult. The insult happened in Email"

Psst. Do you want to know a secret? (Furtively glances around). Email uses the internet...

about 9 months ago
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BlackBerry CEO: Tablet Market Is Dying

Col Bat Guano Re:I agree (564 comments)

Ok, a computer can be a car, and a server a truck.

I guess that makes a tablet a moped!

about a year ago
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DOJ, MIT, JSTOR Seek Anonymity In Swartz Case

Col Bat Guano Re:Hiding in Darkness (236 comments)

Did John reconsider his position at 3:30? Or 4pm?

And who is this John fellow anyway?

about a year ago
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Most Doctors Don't Think Patients Need Full Access To Med Records

Col Bat Guano Re:Conspiracy! (659 comments)

Both of my two children were born around 31 weeks. The first was in a ICU for 3 weeks, and humidicrib for about 4 weeks.
My second was healthier (wife managed to get steriods to improve the baby's lungs before birth), but was still in hospital for around 5 weeks.
My wife was admitted to hospital during both pregnancies multiple times due to excessive vomiting.

We calculated the total cost to us for both pregnancies - it was around $200. Thankfully we live in Australia were there is a proper health care system.

about a year ago
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Copyright Alert System To Launch Monday

Col Bat Guano Re:Download Linux (224 comments)

"We don't care. No peer-to-peer."

"I just asked my coworker here at the ISP to confirm this, and he said he couldn't answer because - No peer-to-peer!"

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Dr. Robert Bakker About Dinosaurs and Merging Science and Religion

Col Bat Guano Re:Stratigraphy vs. the Created Young Earth (528 comments)

Clearly a 6K Earth is a very stupid concept.

Everyone knows that a 640K Earth should be enough for everyone...

about a year and a half ago
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Mars Rover Curiosity: Less Brainpower Than Apple's iPhone 5

Col Bat Guano Re:So? (256 comments)

Hmmm... I am ...curious... about this thing you describe.
I would like to order one on a 2 year plan.

about a year and a half ago
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EFF Looks At How Blasphemy Laws Have Stifled Speech in 2012

Col Bat Guano Re:A real shame (278 comments)

...(missed adding this)...

The original guy would typically then be denounced, trialled and executed (often using the very same system he had set up).

Great Purges? Almost certainly all driven by Stalin himself (via the system he set up). A very, very nasty man.

about a year and a half ago
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EFF Looks At How Blasphemy Laws Have Stifled Speech in 2012

Col Bat Guano Re:A real shame (278 comments)

It was driven by Stalin - who wanted to destabilise the leadership to cement his position. Several times he would get people to do his dirty work for him (such as run denouncements, trials and executions), then turn on the person doing the work by appointing a new person to take over the very same role.

about a year and a half ago
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Oxford Professor Taken To Task For Linking Internet Use To Autism

Col Bat Guano Re:Crazy (247 comments)

Head you win, tails I lose hey?

With that sort of attitude, I think I'll stick with my original premise.

more than 2 years ago
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Oxford Professor Taken To Task For Linking Internet Use To Autism

Col Bat Guano Re:Crazy (247 comments)

Um, I spent 21 years as a CS lecturer

more than 2 years ago
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Oxford Professor Taken To Task For Linking Internet Use To Autism

Col Bat Guano Re:Crazy (247 comments)

News flash : The employment process and skills required for professors works to screen out most crazy humans, leading to a difference in overall craziness profile.

more than 2 years ago
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Hobby Humanoid Robot KHR3HV Rides Bike At 10k/h

Col Bat Guano Re:Stability is NOT achieved that way. (114 comments)

We do understand how to maintain balance on a bike.

People steer into the continual tiny falls that happen all the time, actively steering the bike upright.

more than 2 years ago
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Security Researcher Threatened With Vulnerability Repair Bill

Col Bat Guano Re:so a typo is now unlawful access? (231 comments)

If I was in his position I would say that I was showing someone how secure First State Superannuation's service is - "Look you can even change any of these digits and nothing will happen!...Hmmm.... that's strange!". I would mention looking at many of them.

more than 2 years ago
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The Rise of Software Security

Col Bat Guano Re:re C and C++ were disasters (79 comments)

"Once you build the checking into the language no one will want to use the slower executables it produces."

Except they do. Languages such as Ada, and really any language that allows compilers to understand what is happening in the code, can optimise out many of the bounds checking. The cost of bounds checking isn't as great as you may think it is, and if it eliminates -all- buffer overflows wouldn't you choose it?

more than 2 years ago
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File-hosting Sites Not a Safe Haven For Private Data

Col Bat Guano even worse than a safe haven... (134 comments)

Even worse than a safe haven are all those unsafe havens! Never put your data there!

more than 3 years ago
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Osama Bin Laden Reported Dead, Body In US Hands

Col Bat Guano Re:Pointless (1855 comments)

Never ascribe to malice that which can attributed to stupidity.

I re-read your post (more carefully this time!) and agree with you...

more than 3 years ago

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Apple pushing IPV6?

Col Bat Guano Col Bat Guano writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Col Bat Guano (633857) writes "Are Apple secretly pushing IPV6 with new killer apps? AppleInsider seems to think so.

Back to My Mac (BTMM) uses IPV6 and they speculate that Apple's MobileMe may be the next inline to show the advantages of the "new" networking standard.

So do you think of all the attempts to make IPV6 popular that this could finally be the one that works?"

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