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Transformer-Style Scooter Lets You Ride Your Briefcase To Work

Dan541 Re:Old idea (102 comments)

It has been done before. I think it was in the 90's I saw a briefcase scooter/gocart thing.

I remember the demo being a blue plastic briefcase with a two stroke motor.

about a month ago
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The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

Dan541 Re:FB filters spam better than some email provider (260 comments)

And that's the problem. Internet mail became less useful to people when spammers learned how to defeat Bayesian filters.

I get more spam on Facebook than I ever had in email. Spam or not emails are also much easier to sort, organise and archive.

about a month ago
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How Japanese Scientists Are Monitoring Fukushima Babies For Radiation Exposure

Dan541 Re:Exposure .... (95 comments)

The "pro-nuclear" "crowd" makes up bullshit "victimstance" to try to pretend there is nothing unsafe about 3 melted down nuclear reactors.

What meltdown?

It seems like lying is a prerequisite for joining the anti-nuclear brigade.

http://www.theage.com.au/comme...

about 1 month ago
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MtGox Sets Up Call Center For Worried Bitcoiners

Dan541 Re:Regulation of currency (240 comments)

I'm still waiting for cash withdrawals since July, the writing was on the wall back then. In fact I was in the process of bailing out of Mt Gox when my last few transactions got stuck.

about 1 month ago
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How Japanese Scientists Are Monitoring Fukushima Babies For Radiation Exposure

Dan541 Re:Exposure .... (95 comments)

The anti-nuclear crowd like to terrorise people with irrational fear.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Sort?

Dan541 Garbage Truck. (195 comments)

The garbage truck sorts my paperwork for me.

about 2 months ago
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Google Fighting Distracted Driver Laws

Dan541 Re:Bill specifically about Glass is a bad idea... (226 comments)

It is perfectly reasonable to text while stopped at a light, not so much while moving.

Except to the people behind you who miss the lights as a result of you not paying attention.

about 2 months ago
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Facebook Shuts Down @Facebook Email System

Dan541 Re:Professional Email Address (149 comments)

Generally speaking, you're full of shit. It's 2014, not 1994. Setting up a domain is about as easy as ordering a cup of coffee.

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Which makes using a free domain even less professional.

about 2 months ago
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Facebook Shuts Down @Facebook Email System

Dan541 Re:Professional Email Address (149 comments)

When I see someone with a personalized domain name for their e-mail address, I tend to think they are either a narcissist, or they are over-compensating.

Just like the guy who wears a suit to the job interview? I'm sure you'll be fine walking around in your underwear.

about 2 months ago
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Facebook Shuts Down @Facebook Email System

Dan541 Re:Professional Email Address (149 comments)

If you judge people based on their choice of free or low-cost email provider then you, sir, are the hack.

People are also judged on their choice of free or low-cost clothing. Which is why the guy wearing clothes from the charity bin doesn't get the executive job. It's called professionalism. You wouldn't wear track pants to work in a professional environment so why would you use hotmail on your resume?

about 2 months ago
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Ghostwriter Reveals the Secret Life of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Dan541 Re:So? (359 comments)

So if I accuse you of rape, you should be dragged to my country for a crime you haven't even been charged with and then deported to a third country to face execution for breaking their laws?

about a month ago
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When Cars Go Driverless, What Happens To the Honking?

Dan541 Re:I imagine it will stay (267 comments)

The driverless car will likely have stored video to show what really happened.

Let's start thinking up names for the TV show:

America's Dumbest Pedestrians.

Road Kill - When man and machine come together!!!.

about 3 months ago
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When Cars Go Driverless, What Happens To the Honking?

Dan541 Re:I imagine it will stay (267 comments)

There will be people diving in front of driverless cars attempting to empty the deep pockets of the manufacturers.

People already dive in front of regular cars, just try driving around any major city. People care more about answering that text message than they do about looking for traffic.

about 3 months ago
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When Cars Go Driverless, What Happens To the Honking?

Dan541 Re:I imagine it will stay (267 comments)

Good, natural selection at work. Don't play on the road, idiot.

about 3 months ago
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Court Victory Gives Blogger Same Speech Protections As Traditional Press

Dan541 Re:Put AdSense on your blog (137 comments)

So if you do charity work it's not professional?

Correct, if you not being paid then it's not professional.

about 3 months ago
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Court Victory Gives Blogger Same Speech Protections As Traditional Press

Dan541 Re:Anyone could be a blogger... (137 comments)

But you see, a blogger doesn't have a 'job' to lose(meaning, blogging is not their occupation), so what do they care if they write false accusations?

"I pride myself on the quality of my blog, and have the sources documentation and research to back up everything I write about. I also provide contact details so that I can retract any inaccuracies if they do appear, which fortunately has only ever happened once. I also have no editors to sabotage the final print before publishing meaning the end product is always what I intended. The same cannot be said for journalists."

I botched the quote tags.

about 3 months ago
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Court Victory Gives Blogger Same Speech Protections As Traditional Press

Dan541 Re:Anyone could be a blogger... (137 comments)

But you see, a blogger doesn't have a 'job' to lose(meaning, blogging is not their occupation), so what do they care if they write false accusations?

I pride myself on the quality of my blog, and have the sources documentation and research to back up everything I write about. I also provide contact details so that I can retract any inaccuracies if they do appear, which fortunately has only ever happened once. I also have no editors to sabotage the final print before publishing meaning the end product is always what I intended. The same cannot be said for journalists.

about 3 months ago
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Court Victory Gives Blogger Same Speech Protections As Traditional Press

Dan541 Re:Anyone could be a blogger... (137 comments)

then they must follow the same code of conduct/ethics as a traditional journalist.

So instead of sticking to the facts and citing reliable sources I should just write sensational fear mongering claims.

about 3 months ago

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Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  about 2 years ago

Dan541 writes "The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.

The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'."

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Only Atheists should be allowed to teach religion,

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Dan541 (1032000) writes "I trust Google with a lot of things, but when in doubt I always fall back on good-old common sense. Lauren Rosenberg did not. She walked onto a highway because Google told her to and got hit by a car.

Rosenberg, who apparently takes things very literally, was reading the directions on her Blackberry and thus wasn't privy to the warning that shows up when you access walking directions on a computer:"

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Google Blunder Shares Docs

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "Google Privacy Blunder Shares Your Docs Without Permission
by Jason Kincaid on March 7, 2009
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/03/07/huge-google-privacy-blunder-shares-your-docs-without-permission/

In a privacy error that underscores some of the biggest problems surrounding cloud-based services, Google has sent a notice to a number of users of its Document and Spreadsheets products stating that it may have inadvertently shared some of their documents with contacts who were never granted access to them."
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Trojan, distributed over torrent, blocks torrent s

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "A trojan named Troj/Qhost-AC, has been spotted on torrent sites labeled as a keygen for popular software. But in a strange surprise, the trojan would modify the users host file, rather than generating a key, changing popular torrent web sites like, The Pirate Bay, Suprbay (The Pirate Bay forum) and Mininova, the two most popular torrent sites on the internet to 127.0.0.1, making it impossible to visit these sites. http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/01/05/trojan-blocks-torrent-sites"
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Game delayed over Koran phrases

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "

Entertainment company Sony has postponed the global release of a much- anticipated video game because of concerns that it may offend Muslims. Copies of LittleBigPlanet are being recalled from shops worldwide after it emerged that a background music track contained two phrases from the Koran.

Since when is our society so sensitive to others? A few years ago that sort of thing would not even be noticed let alone matter."
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Google censorship, Avalible on request!

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "The "church" of Scientology has asked Google to remove a website that criticises their organisation. The website Xenu.net has been delisted on this search page: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4ADBF_enUS292US292&q=scientology+enemy+order Google have admitted to their action at the bottom of the page. I am left wondering, what happened to "don't be evil"?"
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Teenager convicted for possesing data!

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "

The youngest person in Britain to have been convicted under the Terrorism Act has been sentenced to two years in a young offenders' institution. Hammaad Munshi, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was 16 when he was arrested in 2006. Police found a guide to making napalm on his computer. Now 18, he was convicted of making a record of information likely to be used for terrorist purposes.

These days you can be jailed just for possession of texts, what's in store for tomorrow? Have we gone completely insane here!"
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EU tells UK to deal with Phorm - or else

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "

The European Commission has sent a message to the British government, and it reads something like this: "If you don't deal with Phorm, we will." Earlier this month, according to Dow Jones, the European Union commissioner for information society and media sent a "pre-warning letter" to UK authorities, voicing her concern over Phorm, the behavioral ad targeter poised to track user activity on Britain's three largest ISPs: BT, Carphone Warehouse, and Virgin Media. BT has already conducted two trials with Phorm — and web surfers were not notified. "It is very clear in E.U. directives that unless someone specifically gives authorization (to track consumer activity on the Web) then you don't have the right to do that," EU commissioner Viviane Reding said. If UK government does not deal with the issue, Dow Jones says, the EC could take action in the European Court of Justice.

I'm lost for words, the EU is now standing up for our rights. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/16/eu_warns_uk_over_phorm/"
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What is the cost of copyright?

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "We see it all the time, Content Producers fighting to revoke our rights, first it was the "blank media tax" then DRM and now DoS attacks, bandwidth theft (throttling) and Remote Control of our systems.

But what if we abolish copyright laws?
Wouldn't we all be allot better off without them?

No more DDOS attacks funded by major media companies, no more lawsuits, no more justification for bandwidth throttling and no more monopoly on media distribution.

What is the real cost of the existence of these laws?"

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People of lower intelligence more likely to worshi

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "New research has found that people of lower intelligence are more likely to worship a god than someone of higher intelligence. Is it any surprise that someone of higher intellect is more likely to know better than an person of lower intellect?

Professor Lynn said religious belief had declined in the 20th century Professor Richard Lynn, emeritus professor of psychology at Ulster University, said many more members of the "intellectual elite" considered themselves atheists than the national average. A decline in religious observance over the last century was directly linked to a rise in average intelligence, he claimed.
People with higher IQs are less likely to believe in God, according to a new study."

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