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Old Man Murray Wikipedia Controversy Continues

Gudeldar Re:Uh, debate is where? (173 comments)

I don't think a deletion nomination would get very far now anyway. The butthurt resulting from the original deletion actually spurred people to make it a well sourced article. The original article just looked like a vanity page.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Wikipedia Just Accept Ads Already?

Gudeldar User revolt (608 comments)

Wikipedia would have to pay a lot of people to edit it because a huge number of their volunteers would probably revolt and quit working on the site if there were ads on it.

more than 3 years ago
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Does Net Neutrality Violate the Fifth Amendment?

Gudeldar Simple answer (341 comments)

No.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Unveils Street Slide Map UI

Gudeldar Availability (80 comments)

I'm sure this will work great in the 5 or so places where Bing's StreetSide is actually available.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Offers Free Cases To Solve iPhone 4 Antenna Problems

Gudeldar WTF? (917 comments)

Did Slashdot really just post some news within an hour of it actually happening? I think I may have clicked the wrong bookmark.

about 4 years ago
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Google Considers China's "Web Mapping License"

Gudeldar Re:Wait! -- What's that? (133 comments)

I have a feeling that if Chinese could vote they would vote for the CCP by a landslide.

more than 4 years ago
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New Xbox 360 S Uses Less Power, Makes Less Noise

Gudeldar Re: New Xbox 360 S Uses Less Power (176 comments)

Not exactly, there are a lot of ways a device could consume less electricity yet produce more heat. It might waste less energy as sound yet waste more as heat.

more than 4 years ago
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UK Video Game Tax Relief Cancelled

Gudeldar Re:And the other half of the story... (106 comments)

Increasing taxes and cutting spending is the exact opposite of what you want to do if you want the economy to grow.

more than 4 years ago
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US Patent Office Teams With Google On Database

Gudeldar Re:to ensure there's no competitive advantage... (82 comments)

Google is hosting all the raw data and metadata for public consumption. Google already has a frontend for patents, if Bing or Yahoo wanted to build their own patent search all they would have to do is go to Google's website and download the raw data. You can download the data yourself if you really want to (it would have been nice if the article included a link).

http://www.google.com/googlebooks/uspto.html

more than 4 years ago
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Google Introduces, Then Scraps, Bing-Style Background Images

Gudeldar Re:I must be the only one (466 comments)

There is no "safe search" by default for the regular text search results.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Introduces, Then Scraps, Bing-Style Background Images

Gudeldar I must be the only one (466 comments)

I must be the only person on the whole internet who didn't really care about this. Why bother visiting the Google homepage anyway? I just search from Firefox's search box.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Slams Apple Over iPhone Ad Ban

Gudeldar Re:Google is hypocritical (562 comments)

Talk about the a false equivalency. Google owns their web site and search results. Apple doesn't own the mobile apps in the app store, at least until they change the developer agreement to say they do. A real equivalent would be if Google said that anyone who wanted to show up in their search results had to use AdSense or they were banned from the index. People would be outraged, and rightly so. The FTC/DOJ would come down them very hard if they ever tried anything like that.

more than 4 years ago
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Thumbprints Used To Check Books Out of School Library

Gudeldar Re:Next up (355 comments)

Mythbusters also managed to completely fool all the fingerprint scanners they tested. They managed to beat one of them with a simple printed copy of a fingerprint. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAfAVGES-Yc

more than 4 years ago
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Cutting Through the 4G Hype

Gudeldar Re:Other way (283 comments)

Maybe I'm just not popular enough, but usually I've looked up all the information I need before I call somebody. Hanging up and then calling someone back isn't exactly the most onerous thing in the world either. I have an iPhone and I think the only time I've used that ability is a few times when I was on hold and not near my desktop/laptop (which doesn't happen that often).

more than 4 years ago
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Cutting Through the 4G Hype

Gudeldar Re:Actually one other large difference - data + vo (283 comments)

Not with Verizon's 3G you can't. Apple even made an ad that took a swipe at Verizon for not being able to do data and voice, personally I've never been on a call and thought "You know what I wish I could browse the Internet right now".

more than 4 years ago
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Google WebM Calls "Open Source" Into Question

Gudeldar I must have missed it. (185 comments)

I must have been sleeping when the OSI became the sole and deciding arbiter of what was and wasn't open source. Also, most of Google's issues with OSI seem to be that it isn't open enough.

more than 4 years ago
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HTML Web App Development Still Has a Ways To Go

Gudeldar C Development Still Has a Ways To Go (279 comments)

It is an ever-growing jumble of different libraries, standards and tools.

more than 4 years ago

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