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Does A Company Deserve the Same Privacy Rights As You?

HEbGb Re:Public Company (379 comments)

Not quite true. Any material event in the company, which this certainly is, must be disclosed in an 8K filing with the SEC, and made public.

more than 4 years ago
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Does A Company Deserve the Same Privacy Rights As You?

HEbGb Public Company (379 comments)

As a public company, this is clearly material information that needs to be disclosed to all shareholders (current and potential). Once you start trading stock, your corporate right to privacy pretty much disappears, at least where possible criminal activity is concerned.

more than 4 years ago
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Global Warming 'Undeniable,' Report Says

HEbGb Re:Global warming != anthropogenic (1657 comments)

Of course it matters, because the world is being asked (forced) to spend trillions of dollars to solve what may not be a problem, and may not be solvable.

more than 4 years ago
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Global Warming 'Undeniable,' Report Says

HEbGb Global warming != anthropogenic (1657 comments)

The data as presented indicates a recent warming trend, but does not say anything about whether this is man-made or not; a 0.5deg rise in 50 years is extremely small in the scheme of things, and drawing the usual alarmist conclusions from this is quite unfounded.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Surpasses Microsoft In Market Capitalization

HEbGb Bubble (557 comments)

Looks like an excellent bubble to take advantage of. Sell (or short) Apple, buy Microsoft.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Build a Winscape

HEbGb $20 is cheap! (161 comments)

Why on earth are you whining about a $20 price? People spend plenty more on screensavers.

Totally worth it, and negligible when considering the cost of the rest of the hardware.

I expect that an improvement can be done with webcam tracking, obviously for one viewer at a time.

more than 4 years ago
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5-Axis Robot Carves Metal Like Butter

HEbGb Nice enough demo (277 comments)

It's a nice enough demo for a five-axis mill, but these are hardly new nor revolutionary in any way. These have been around for at least a decade, probably much longer.

more than 4 years ago
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Piezo Crystals Harness Sound To Generate Hydrogen

HEbGb Re:Too little energy? (187 comments)

You're correct. There is far too little energy available from sound waves to be useful.

more than 4 years ago
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Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Protein ... and Now Fat

HEbGb Re:Show me the receptors (210 comments)

You're right. I'd imagine the fault is not with the original paper, it's in the interpretation of this paper by the popular press. We see this again and again.

more than 4 years ago
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Disposable Toilet To Change the World

HEbGb Re:Don't they even own a shovel? (413 comments)

Shitting in a hole is very sanitary, as long as the hole is not near any drinking water. The poo breaks down pretty readily on its own, and doesn't need any help.

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Report Shows Patent Trolls Are Thriving

HEbGb Disgusting (135 comments)

It's a real shame that the patent system has been able to be manipulated so effectively, to siphon hard-earned money from real companies, and real inventors, into the pockets of these parasites. They're nothing but a drain on everyone. Lemelson's legacy lives on!

I'm glad this is getting some attention, though.

more than 4 years ago
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NYTimes Confirms It Will Start Charging For Online News In 2011

HEbGb Re:Plenty of other sources (368 comments)

These kind of quality assessments are very subjective. Plenty of people consider the NYT to be of dubious journalistic quality. For those who consider it worth it, they can pay. But I doubt many will.

more than 3 years ago
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NYTimes Confirms It Will Start Charging For Online News In 2011

HEbGb Re:Plenty of other sources (368 comments)

I agree, I probably wouldn't bother, except for the rare unique article of interest (which is free anyhow). Just saying that a bugmenot equivalent will probably take care of this for anyone reasonably savvy.

more than 3 years ago
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NYTimes Confirms It Will Start Charging For Online News In 2011

HEbGb Plenty of other sources (368 comments)

There are plenty of other sources of free (decent) content available on the internet, at least of similar quality. Obviously, we'll see what the market thinks of all this.

Of course, I'm sure it will be trivial to game the website anyhow.

more than 3 years ago
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CES Vendors Kicked Out of Hotels For Showcasing Wares in Room

HEbGb Pretty disgusting (285 comments)

The CEA can institute whatever rules it wants on its own show property, but it has no business or right to interfere with anything (ahem) going on in local Las Vegas hotel rooms.

Similarly, unless the hotel informed them of some restriction, and as long as they abided by all of their usual rules, they have no basis for throwing them out, at all. I hope these companies fight this. At the very least, there's remedy in small-claims action. And obviously they should dispute any credit card charges from the hotel.

They're probably desperate from the declining numbers, and revenue, and are in financial trouble.

more than 4 years ago
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Body Heat Energy Generation

HEbGb Re:Bullshit (214 comments)

Wrong.

Read the summary:

"In fact, the researchers mention that the energy harvesting head band works so well that it can get uncomfortably cold."

It "gets" cold; it doesn't just start that way. If it's cold to start with, your body will warm it very quickly, even with a good heatsink. Then it's no longer cold. Just like the science-museum materials you mention.

They clearly imply that they're effectively drawing heat away, which is just wrong.

Then they go on to suggest a hat/insulation to reduce the effect? Well, that brings the whole apparatus higher in temperature, reducing the differential, and reducing the effect.

This thing is worthless.

more than 4 years ago

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