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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

Em Adespoton Re:What power? (359 comments)

I didn't think the grades from these courses counted for anything (if they even were grades) so where exactly did the power come from?

That's addressed in the article. I'll leave RTFA to the person willing to make an argument/ask a question that takes the entire article into account.

2 days ago
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The Camera That Changed the Universe

Em Adespoton Re:This is ridiculous.... (76 comments)

I get the quantum mechanics principle, the mere act of observing changes the observed, that you can't measure the momentum or the position without affecting the other. But, just put a telescope in the orbit and it changed the universe? ... come on guys, there should be some limits even on hyperbole.

I change the universe all the time. Of course, most of it will never be affected by those changes, but changes they are.

2 days ago
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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

Em Adespoton Re:Like the destructive scanning (161 comments)

I wonder if anyone's tried combining some sort of sintering process with an electron microscope... it would be neat to be able to build up a complete molecular model of an object and then be able to reproduce it, layer by layer. It'd take forever, but you could replicate some pretty useful things really accurately. And once you've destructively scanned the item once, you can replicate it as much as the materials you have on hand allow. Great for making backups of mechanical parts, just in case someone stops making that specific part. Not so good if you don't get the printing accurate, as you'd have a part with stress lines most likely.

3 days ago
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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

Em Adespoton Re:Prototyping security? (161 comments)

Only problem with that is: if you can replicate an object with this contraption, you can replicate the object using a similar contraption that doesn't contain the destructive/encryption element. So if the item ever leaves a secured area, anyone can replicate it.

So yeah; it could be used to send a key to a remote location... but you could just keep the plan for the key in an encrypted file and send that to whoever you want -- as you still can in this situation (anyone with the file and the key can replicate the item at any point in time).

3 days ago
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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

Em Adespoton Re: 30 years? (222 comments)

Also worth noting that Avid owns Sibelius now too (music scoring software). They've become the one-stop shop for multimedia editing using excellent back-end tools with stale UI.

While Avid was available in the mid 90s, it wasn't what was being used professionally; it took a while to mature. Professionals, for the most part, were using custom hardware and Amigas.

3 days ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

Em Adespoton Re:Yep it is a scam (661 comments)

Not only is DDT no longer effective against many mosquito populations, it's STILL effective against humans and birds of prey. Only took a century for us to realize that one.

3 days ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

Em Adespoton Re:More proof (661 comments)

He's probably under the impression that all Americans are dense, and thus do not float.

He's not that far off.

Disclaimer: I am a citizen of the United States of America, so I can make that joke. Spare me your accusations of European smugness.

Does that mean that no true American can be a witch?

4 days ago
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Oh Noes! Millennials About to Outnumber Baby Boomers

Em Adespoton Always annoys me... (1 comments)

What do you call the group that sits between Gen-X and Millenial? Gen X is usually 1960-1974 (not 76 like the math on this article says) and Millenial starts in 1981. So there's that 5-year gap that doesn't get included in any generation group, and has zero bargaining power. It's the group that generally rejected the Gen-X worldview, but was still old enough to experience life before pagers/cell phones/digital imaging/home computers.

Their parents generally were part of the wartime generation, (1940-1945) which was a small in-between generation due to most people not having the time to have kids then. So both generations had a very unique world perspective compared to those who came before and after.

They also don't get much air-time in articles like this.

4 days ago
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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

Em Adespoton Re:30 years? (222 comments)

I remember in 1988 getting my hands on a scanner, and doing frame-by-frame drawings, scanning them in, and using that to create animated sprites and backgrounds for a game. That was state of the art in 1988. At that point, video was still a splice-tape-record job, and visual effects were applied as either by-frame modifications to the film or as a filter applied during the filming process. Think "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".

5 days ago
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Interior of Burnt Herculaneum Scroll Read For First Time

Em Adespoton Re:The only readable phrase so far (66 comments)

You're not going back far enough.

The most recent scroll has only a small fragment deciphered so far.

It says "Move 'ZIG'".

5 days ago
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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

Em Adespoton Re:30 years? (222 comments)

I believe video editing software didn't come out for the Mac until 1986 -- it was something by Sorenson IIRC. I remember seeing a camera with its video out hooked up to the Plus and being amazed. The video was black and white and 512x386 pixels, of course.

And the real powerhorse for video editing 25 years ago was the Commodore Amiga and the Video Toaster (and Kitchen Sync). This setup was used by broadcast orgs and movie editors for a decade (until around 2000) at which point digital video started to take over. At this point, Video GIMP was a contender, along with Avid Studio and even iMovie.

So yeah; it's really only been the past 10 years or so that Windows and Mac offerings have surged ahead of Linux offerings (with Video GIMP getting its own project but not really moving any further ahead).

5 days ago
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Your Entire PC In a Mouse

Em Adespoton Re:Cute (163 comments)

Instead of putting it in a mouse, why not put it in a wireless telephone with a touch sensitive display?

5 days ago
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Your Entire PC In a Mouse

Em Adespoton Re:Once upon a time (163 comments)

My wireless mouse was replaced by an iOS device about a decade ago. Pros: doubles as a small keyboard when needed and can even be used from time to time to make a phone call. cons: batteries are constantly being drained, too easy to misplace. At least they licked the orientation issue.

5 days ago
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The 'Radio Network of Things' Can Cut Electric Bills (Video)

Em Adespoton Re:Illogical (172 comments)

Adding to that, this article is about a technological solution to the grid problem. If such solutions aren't available, than the grid problem of inefficiency will be there, causing higher energy costs. Sure the infrastructure companies can change their pricing schemes, but without load balancing of some kind, the cost (and thereby price) of energy will have nowhere to go but up. If we become more efficient at using energy at the endpoint as well as at the grid level, that means less wasted energy. If the energy providers make more money from this, who cares? You'll still have fewer brownouts, price spikes, etc. to deal with.

about a week ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Em Adespoton Re:Do you really buy your own BS? (357 comments)

I think you've totally misread what I wrote... "I think you sorely underestimate the impact a few degrees can have" is not the same as underestimating the impact it is having. People who may be overestimating the impact are studying all possible outcomes (including "nothing to see here, please move along") while those who may be underestimating the impact are refusing to follow the "if this happens/is happening, what could be the effects, and how do we deal with that?" line of thought.

The problem isn't whether local weather is warmer or cooler, or even if global temperature is warmer or cooler -- it's what effect a change in global temperature will have on the climate in which humans can survive comfortably. Things like the polar ice caps melting, global ocean temperatures rising and global weather patterns changing are facts I think almost everyone would agree with. The beginning of the mass extinction/migration event in the NW Pacific is something that is becoming steadily apparent.

Our world is changing, and it makes sense to model that change and try to figure out how we can prevent/adapt so that humans can, in general, have a comfortable existence in the future. Just brushing it all off as a scam helps only the very few in the short term, and nobody in the long term.

about a week ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Em Adespoton Re:Someone teach me something here... (357 comments)

Hence my footnote stating that the argument I assumed the GP was going to make to my statement is immaterial to my line of reasoning :)

about a week ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Em Adespoton Re:Interesting to note... (357 comments)

Depends on how you look at it; it means regional habitat change, as all regions are going to have to adapt to weather not acting the way it traditionally has. So you can get a sudden surge in pine beetles in areas where they historically haven't been much of an issue, and drained aquifers where there has traditionally been a lot of water available.

So not necessarily a good or a bad thing; just different, and either something that the environment will adapt to, or it won't. We don't really know enough to say which will happen.

about a week ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Em Adespoton Re:Do you really buy your own BS? (357 comments)

To be fair, the extinction/migration event in the NW Pacific is only partly due to AGW: it's also due to oxygenation dead zones in the ocean, which are in turn caused by huge masses of man-made waste (mostly plastic) that are both floating on the surface and breaking down in the top layer of the ocean, preventing the natural convection currents. The fact that the polar ice is also melting has opened up alternative living areas for some species that are adaptable enough, and the others are just dying off.

Just to keep things fair and balanced :)

about a week ago
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Silk Road Trial Defense: Mt. Gox CEO Was the Real Dread Pirate Roberts

Em Adespoton Re:100% Pure USDA-Disapporoved Bull (119 comments)

Yeah; that was what took the extended deliberation -- deciding if it was enough. The prosecution probably *could* have provided enough in this circumstance, but the jury decided he didn't, likely because he was so confident that he'd already swayed us with the "obvious" circumstantial evidence.

This just proves the point I was making though -- even when the jurors can see through the grandstanding, it doesn't mean that they'll react positively or negatively to being cajoled along by the professionals -- they can be fickle (or methodical) in both directions.

about a week ago
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The 'Radio Network of Things' Can Cut Electric Bills (Video)

Em Adespoton Re:Silly assumptions. (172 comments)

This implies that this sort of system could solve the problem by turning off the intake overnight, except when the volume goes below a certain level. Better solution than what I suggested, for sure :)

about a week ago

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Apple now relaying all FaceTime calls due to lost patent dispute

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  about a year ago

Em Adespoton (792954) writes "Before the VirnetX case, nearly all FaceTime calls were done through a system of direct communication. Essentially, Apple would verify that both parties had valid FaceTime accounts and then allow their two devices to speak directly to each other over the Internet, without any intermediary or "relay" servers. However, a small number of calls—5 to 10 percent, according to an Apple engineer who testified at trial—were routed through "relay servers."

At the August 15 hearing, a VirnetX lawyer stated that Apple had logged "over half a million calls" complaining about the quality of FaceTime [since disabling direct connections]."

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Facebook to include profile photos in its facial recognition database?

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  about a year ago

Em Adespoton (792954) writes "Facebook has published a summary of the updates it's proposing to make to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities which shows a large volume of rewriting.

Most of the changes are minimal, but one area has caught people's attention — photo tagging.

Facebook has highlighted how it plans to use members' profile pictures as an identification tool to allow their friends to tag them in photos.

NakedSecurity's Lee Munson has more details, including comments from Facebook's chief privacy officer Erin Egan on why this is a "good thing"."

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Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  about 2 years ago

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The DDoS That Almost Broke the Internet

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  about 2 years ago

Em Adespoton writes "Had any network issues over the last week? CloudFlare, an AnyCast, Anti-DDoS network provider writes, "Our direct peers quickly filtered attack traffic at their edge. This pushed the attack upstream to their direct peers, largely Tier 1 networks. Tier 1 networks don't buy bandwidth from anyone, so the majority of the weight of the attack ended up being carried by them. While we don't have direct visibility into the traffic loads they saw, we have been told by one major Tier 1 provider that they saw more than 300Gbps of attack traffic related to this attack. That would make this attack one of the largest ever reported.""
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Study finds Lost USB keys have 66% chance of malwa

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Em Adespoton writes "Sophos studied 50 USB keys bought at a major transit authority's Lost Property auction.

        The study revealed that two-thirds were infected with malware, and quickly uncovered information about many of the former owners of the devices, their family, friends and colleagues.

        Disturbingly, none of the owners had used any sort of encryption to secure their files against unauthorised snoopers."

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Targeted attacks steal credit cards from hospitali

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Em Adespoton writes "SophosLabs, the security research division of Sophos, Inc, has been tracking an increase in targeted attacks against hospitality and educational organizations. Active malware has been discovered that steals credit card data directly from memory for later retrieval by the criminals involved. This activity appears to go back as far as 2009, just like the Stuxnet/Duqu threat."
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Can we fix SSL Certification?

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Em Adespoton writes "At DEFCON this year, Moxie Marlinspike gave an excellent presentation entitled "SSL And The Future Of Authenticity." It shows how broken the current SSL certification model is, and proposes a replacement. Naked Security adds to the issue, pointing out that with Moxie's method, does it even matter if you can trust your certificate notaries?
What do you think?"

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Palin's hacker imprisoned, against Judge's wishes

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  about 4 years ago

Em Adespoton writes "It was a computer security story that made headlines around the world, involving the private emails of a woman who could have become Vice President of the United States. And now, it's ended with a young man sent to a federal prison, hundreds of miles from his family home.

David C Kernell, the hacker who broke into Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo email account, is reported to have been sent to jail despite a judge's recommendation that he should not be put behind bars."

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Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Em Adespoton writes "Following the recent expose done by CBC's investigative reporting show, '22 Minutes', the Canadian public has become aware of a bill being pushed through parliament to create a national timbit registry.

Gordon Lightfoot, representative of the Assembly of Native Canadians, was said to hold that, "even considering such a bill was ludicrous, as it would destroy the current goodwill and respect painstakingly developed over the last two centuries between the government and native Canadians."

Political Rights Activist Brian Mallroony added that he would sooner "swallow a timbit whole than register it with the government," as such a thing goes against the very basis of the values upon which our country is based.

Others across the nation have commented that they would continue to purchase and distribute timbits without registering them with the government, if such a law came into effect.

"The Canadian Native population has long depended on hunting and gathering in harsh environments in order to survive. Over the centuries, they have perfected their tools to achieve the greatest sustenance with the least amount of effort. Today, these generations of refinement have resulted in traditional Canadian Timbits, which are cheap and relatively easy to produce and yet when used skillfully, can sustain a large tribe.

"The problem is that the use of timbits in Canada has become so widespread that their use is beginning to threaten traditional Canadian food sources. In order to combat this, the Canadian government is considering instituting a Timbit Registry, so that anyone who posesses timbits must register them with the government prior to transporting, using, or selling them.

"This proposed solution is drawing fire from the Canadian native community, who view timbits not only as an integral part of their way of life, but also as a status symbol. They feel that this proposal is purely an attempt to isolate the native Canadian communities by denying them access to timbits for traditional use and social recreation."

Having arrived at a stalemate in the Timbit talks, the government is now asking the international community for their suggestions on how to peacefully nullify the impact of timbits on the environment at large, while reaffirming the native culture that celebrates the timbit as an integral part of day to day life. Please feel free to use this forum to help hammer out the details so we can present the government of Canada with a well thought out, unified statement.

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Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Em Adespoton writes "The Globe and Mail and others are reporting that the US Border Patrol and the DHS have announced plans for fully monitored borders between not just the US and Mexico, but also the US and Canada.

"We're looking at making it a guarded border," David Aguilar, chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, told reporters yesterday as the Department of Homeland Security announced plans for a high-tech surveillance system to stop illegal crossings across the borders with Mexico and Canada.

Secretary Chertoff added in his press briefing that "there are some limits — frankly, legal limits because of the procurement rules which come in a very fat book that prohibit my getting into too much detail. So we'll give as much detail as the law allows us to about the specifics. I will say that what we've been looking for is, in particular, proven technology. We want to get high-tech in the very best of the 21st century, but we're not interested in performing science experiments on the border. What we want to do is use tools that have been proven in other contexts to have the ability to perform and to have the durability we need in the border. And so that was a very important guiding principle and what we laid down as our requirement.""

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Keep the Government's hands off our Timbits!

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 8 years ago Following the recent expose done by CBC's investigative reporting show, '22 Minutes', the Canadian public has become aware of a bill being pushed through parliament to create a national timbit registry.

Gordon Lightfoot, representative of the Assembly of Native Canadians, was said to hold that, "even considering such a bill was ludicrous, as it would destroy the current goodwill and respect painstakingly developed over the last two centuries between the government and native Canadians."

Political Rights Activist Brian Mallroony added that he would sooner "swallow a timbit whole than register it with the government," as such a thing goes against the very basis of the values upon which our country is based.

Others across the nation have commented that they would continue to purchase and distribute timbits without registering them with the government, if such a law came into effect.

"The Canadian Native population has long depended on hunting and gathering in harsh environments in order to survive. Over the centuries, they have perfected their tools to achieve the greatest sustenance with the least amount of effort. Today, these generations of refinement have resulted in traditional Canadian Timbits, which are cheap and relatively easy to produce and yet when used skillfully, can sustain a large tribe.

"The problem is that the use of timbits in Canada has become so widespread that their use is beginning to threaten traditional Canadian food sources. In order to combat this, the Canadian government is considering instituting a Timbit Registry, so that anyone who posesses timbits must register them with the government prior to transporting, using, or selling them.

"This proposed solution is drawing fire from the Canadian native community, who view timbits not only as an integral part of their way of life, but also as a status symbol. They feel that this proposal is purely an attempt to isolate the native Canadian communities by denying them access to timbits for traditional use and social recreation."

Having arrived at a stalemate in the Timbit talks, the government is now asking the international community for their suggestions on how to peacefully nullify the impact of timbits on the environment at large, while reaffirming the native culture that celebrates the timbit as an integral part of day to day life. Please feel free to use this forum to help hammer out the details so we can present the government of Canada with a well thought out, unified statement.

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JHL Continued... 0.0.56 Onward.

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 10 years ago Current version: JHL Available Here!.

JHL, the Java Hotline Client.
Slashdot archived my previous entry, so here's a new one. You can find the previous one here.

Send someone an e-mail with this link!

There's an official jhl website now, so these slashlogs aren't really needed anymore. If you have bugs to report, leave them as comments for the version release you find the bugs in. For feature requests, leave them in the comments of the version you're currently using. Be sure to note if it's a BUG REPORT or FEATURE REQUEST at the top of the comment.

For those who can't be bothered with the official site:

Here's some documentation for JHL as it stands now, since some things can be a bit confusing.

JHL is a Java Hotline Client first and foremost, although it also does rudimentary IRC, and looks to handle AIM chat in the future. There is very little built-in documentation, and its main audience is experienced hotline users who want a more powerful client to use, want to get rid of the spyware that is the official client, and/or want a uniform client that works on all the unixes (including Linux and MacOS X) as well as MS Windows. JHL is currently a closed-source beta, but once electron feels he has made it feature complete, and stable it will be released as open source.
Why not release it as open source now? For obvious reasons -- projects which do not start as open source which are released under a FOSS license too early tend to fizzle and die. Plus, electron wants to clean up his code before others can look at it and critique it ;)

All the following is true as of version 0.1.

First off, the AIM client hasn't been designed yet. It doesn't do anything.

Second, the IRC client is REALLY buggy -- a lot of things will lock up the entire monolithic app if you try them.

Now on to the Hotline client:

There is now a way to save settings files.

In order to create new bookmarks, you enter your connection settings in the connect dialog, and click the save button to save a new connect file.

The preferences save in the current session when you click the save button at the bottom of the preferences pane, and to make them load on startup, click the "Save to file (defaults)" button.

One other quirk is that you can't do some things by double clicking -- for example, download files -- and this is considered by some to be a good thing. However, some double click features are being added -- you can now double-click in the user list to send a message.

On to the description of the interface:

The little hand above the userlist is an ignore hand; click it while someone is selected to ignore them, click again for their chat to start showing up again.

Nicknames can be tab completed in chat; just start typing someone's nickname, hit tab, and it will autocomplete.

In the file tab, refresh refreshes the subcontents of the currently selected item; folder counts belong to the parent item, and you can not upload to a selected file; you must select the folder you wish to upload to first

There is a hotline 1.2.3-compatible folder download/upload feature. Select a folder, and it will download/upload all files in that folder.
NOTE: it will NOT download subfolders or their contents.

As an additional note to downloading, double clicking does not work. To download, you must select the file/folder(s) to download, and then either click the download button or right click and select download from the contextual menu.

For Windows users, do the following to create a shortcut that's launchable from the start menu:

select the jar file and create a shortcut

get the properties of the shortcut, and replace the Target line with

C:\WINDOWS\system32\javaw.exe -jar jhl.jar

change name and custom icon as desired.

All other hidden and unobvious features are left to the user to discover at this time; maybe I'll make another update sometime.

Finally, my requests:

Red highlighting on the chat/transfer tabs when new stuff is available. For chat, it would be new chat, for the transfers tab, it would be new items in queue and transfer finished (removed from queue).

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Odd Spam

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 10 years ago Here's an odd Spam I just got in my inbox; what do you think their scam could be?

Dear Fellow Internet Surfer;

I just want to share something that just BLEW ME AWAY when I first saw this a few weeks ago.

DON'T worry, This one doesn't cost a penny. Just a moment of your time.

Everything below is ABSOLUTELY FREE and actually has the potential to be one of the greatest Affiliate marketing opportunities EVER offered, possibly even bigger than EBay and Amazon!

100% FREE 4 LIFE INTERNET CONNECTION!!!! No contract to sign, No start-up costs and No monthly fees either!!!

How would you like to have High-Speed Internet Access for FREE? What do you think about giving away FREE BROADBAND worldwide and GETTING PAID for it again and again?!? Hundreds of MILLIONS of people worldwide will potentially be flocking to this service once they learn it really exists. And all that is needed is a simple phone-line.

And beyond that this company provides it's affiliates (free of charge) the most amazing marketing support program I have ever seen. Free to Join and Free to use.

DO NOT HESITATE on this folks , there is ABSOLUTELY NO RISK. It's going to be like the great Gold Rush of the old west! This company offers you some AMAZING income potential. You will not believe it if you just take the time to read through the site.

Facts:

-Easy to install and very simple to use

-Available anywhere in the world

-Works with your existing ISP

-A software download so there is NO need for new hardware

-FOUR times the speed of normal broadband

-Compatible with any type of phone line

-Works with any PC or MAC of the lowest specification believable

-Compatible with old 9,600kbps modems upwards to the most recent modems.

-Guaranteed to provide a minimum of 2MB internet speed and that's SUPER FAST!!

-Coming very soon worldwide OCT 1 2004, It just pre-launched a month ago!!

Again DO NOT HESITATE ,there is NO COST OR MONTHLY FEES, EVER!!

If you would like to receive more information, please write to:

dwabiz1@hotmail.com (write "SEND INFO" in the subject field)

Regards,

The Dwabiz1 Group

note: if you wish to unsubscribe to future mailings, please write: dwabiz1@hotmail.com and put "REMOVE ME" in the subject field and I will immediately delete you from my list.

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JHL Continued... 0.0.40 Onwards.

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 10 years ago The Bug & Feature page has now moved to here due to slashcode autolocking journal comments.

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JHL Feature Requests

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 10 years ago Grab JHL here.

This journal entry got archived, so go here to continue the discussion.

Also, emulation.net has moved to a new URL until the DNS issues can be resolved. The current domain rental expires in 2009, so it probably won't be usable again for some time unless a miracle happens.

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Sad but True... Trolling works on Slashdot.

Em Adespoton Em Adespoton writes  |  more than 10 years ago Well, I just thought I'd do an experiment, and post an unsubstantiated troll in a fairly new article: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=114223&cid=9677047

As you can see, it is still the case that people tend to give points to posts that match their own "common sense" opinion, rather than posts that actually bring something new to the discussion, like facts, references, new ways of thinking, etc.

The sad thing is, people responded to my post in an informed manner, and many have been fully ignored, even though their points are much more valid than my unsubstantiated comment.

Because of this, I guess I'll continue to read slashdot at the +1 level; the +3 and higher posts aren't worth looking at (I hope someone noticed the obvious about this sentence).

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