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Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3

Dragonslicer Re:What about OSS license that respects other righ (87 comments)

Who gets to decide whether or not some specific use is a "weapons platform", "human rights" violation, or "oppression"? I highly doubt that many developers want to spend all their time dealing with it, and courts probably won't want to deal with such a vague contract.

6 hours ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

Dragonslicer Re:god dammit. (428 comments)

chickens can't fly that high

What do chickens have to do with KFC?

13 hours ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

Dragonslicer Re:Quarantine vs. being stubborn (356 comments)

Guess that means something else is to blame for destroying your ability to judge attempts at humor.

2 days ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

Dragonslicer Re:Quarantine vs. being stubborn (356 comments)

There have been many information campaigns about the causes and prevention of transmission of ebola, up to and including rap songs...

I always knew rap was bad, but I never knew it could transmit Ebola. One more reason I'm glad I don't like rap.

2 days ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

Dragonslicer Re:Stupidity (356 comments)

It was, however, a religion that understood that contact with dead bodies could be dangerous.

2 days ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

Dragonslicer Re:Netflix Time Now? (252 comments)

There hasn't been any confirmation that it will be a "reboot", even though the word keeps getting used. Doing a reboot where everything that has already been done is completely ignored and the same story is told a different way seems to me to not be the kind of thing that JMS would do, especially since I can't imagine trying to tell the entire story of the series in one movie, or even a few movies. I would think it's more likely to be an entirely different story set in the same universe, similar to Crusade and Legend of the Rangers.

about two weeks ago
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Apple and Samsung Agree To Drop Cases Outside the US

Dragonslicer Re:Explain something to me (46 comments)

Because Apple already sued Nokia, HTC, and Motorola? Microsoft has gone after a couple of them as well.

about two weeks ago
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Apple and Samsung Agree To Drop Cases Outside the US

Dragonslicer Re:Why only US? (46 comments)

So all of those cases in other countries that this article is about are just figments of our collective imaginations?

about two weeks ago
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How Facebook Sold You Krill Oil

Dragonslicer Re:Snake Oil (114 comments)

Based on the ads that I see, either I've done a really good job of not giving Facebook much information about myself, or Facebook's data mining is really, really bad. Every once in a while I'll see an ad for someplace like Newegg, but most of the ads I see aren't even remotely interesting to me.

about two weeks ago
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NFL Players To Use Tablet Computers During Games

Dragonslicer Re:bad idea (107 comments)

Minor correction: Rich Peverley hasn't played since his heart failure during the game in March. Rumor has it, though, that when he woke up in the hospital, he asked how much time was left in the period and wanted to get back on the ice.

about two weeks ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

Dragonslicer Re:It's almost sane(really) (502 comments)

Is there any circumstance where you think USA prosecutors should not be allowed to force foreign entities to hand over evidence without going through that country's legal system?

Microsoft isn't a foreign entity.

about three weeks ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

Dragonslicer Re:USB Import (317 comments)

It's an automobile.

It goes where the cloud doesn't.

Then why does my car have windshield wipers?

about three weeks ago
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The Milky Way Is Much Less Massive Than Previous Thought

Dragonslicer Re:Start from scratch (119 comments)

If they can be that wrong about something so fundamental, then how can they possibly claim to understand things or be right now?

It's not like they discovered that Andromeda is actually a 20-foot wide disco ball with funhouse mirrors making it look bigger than it really is. When you're talking about a branch of science that typically works in orders of magnitude, a factor of 2 is a pretty minor change.

about three weeks ago
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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

Dragonslicer Re:*Yawn* (119 comments)

Wake me when it has a 500 mile range, can be fully charged in 5 minutes, and will last more than 5 years. Oh, and it has to work in a non-streamlined vehicle like a loaded F-150 pickup.

Does a loaded F-150 even get 500 miles on a single tank of gas?

about three weeks ago
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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

Dragonslicer Re:More Range Needed (119 comments)

Nice but I need more range. 800 miles would be ideal.

800 miles in one day for a commercial vehicle? Unless your entire day is on a 75 MPH highway, that's probably well above what most states in the US allow for commercial drivers.

about three weeks ago
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FCC Reminds ISPs That They Can Be Fined For Lacking Transparency

Dragonslicer Re:Still no jurisdiction (38 comments)

So here's the first thing I thought of after reading the summary. The quotes in the summary make it sound like a case of false advertising, deceptive practices, and/or fraud. While the FCC might not have the authority to do anything about the problem, what about the FTC? Can the FTC slap them around more than the FCC can?

about a month ago
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For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

Dragonslicer Re:So the idea is that.... (143 comments)

If people are illegally sharing stuff, then get 4 pieces of paper, print stuff with ink, and mail it to them? Why bother wasting the ink, paper and postage to send the letters if no further actions are to be taken?

Yeah, they should save the paper, ink, and postage costs and distribute the letters through Bittorrent instead.

about a month ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

Dragonslicer Re:IBM (383 comments)

The layoffs from Microsoft are only about 5500, though. We already know the fate of Nokia.

about a month ago

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Dragonslicer Dragonslicer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Dragonslicer writes "Felony charges have been filed against Patricia Dunn and four others connected with the corporate spying scandal. From a NY Times article:

Hewlett-Packard's former chairwoman was among five people charged Wednesday with illegally gathering phone records of board members, journalists and others in an effort to find the source of news leaks... The charges stem from the use of pretexting, a form of deception, to obtain private calling records from phone company employees.

Looks like we all got our wish that someone would be held accountable."

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