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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

ISoldat53 Ours? (287 comments)

Does that include ours?

yesterday
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Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows

ISoldat53 Re:Does not Affect Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8. (178 comments)

Why does MS explain the risk in a footnote instead of the chart of affected software? Why not just say "Unaffected" or some similar term in the chart itself.

about a week ago
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Report: Federal Workers, Contractors Behind Half of Government Cyber Breaches

ISoldat53 Web Surfing (61 comments)

Why are government employees web surfing. Don't the have anything better to do?

about two weeks ago
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Google Developing a Pill To Detect Cancer

ISoldat53 Preventative medicine (58 comments)

My doctors don't believe in doing any tests that aren't indicated by an existing condition. Why cause concern if something is found? What about false positives? Is it going to cost a lot of money? Will insurance pay for it? Once a condition is diagnosed then insurance will pay for it but not before. Prventative medicine is not practices here.

about a month ago
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Leaked Documents Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Ebola Vaccine Issues

ISoldat53 Re:Summary (124 comments)

They have to test it. They don't want them to become Reavers.

about a month ago
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Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility

ISoldat53 Command prompt (349 comments)

Go to a command prompt and it gives the version number. WIN 7 comes back as 6.1.7601.

about 2 months ago
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Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

ISoldat53 Follow the money (167 comments)

Anybody that thinks Dell isn't concerned about profits is fooling themselves. Dell wants a good looking bottom line so that he can take the company public again. IPOs are where the money is.

about 2 months ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

ISoldat53 Java Aint Dead (371 comments)

I get a popup every other day with an update.

about 4 months ago
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Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

ISoldat53 Re:Really, We Get What We Deserve (144 comments)

The same thing happens in the private sector too. We just don't hear as much about it.

about 4 months ago
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Dell Exec Calls HP's New 'Machine' Architecture 'Laughable'

ISoldat53 Follow the money. (173 comments)

Of course the software guy at Dell is going to make noise about anything that competes with Microsoft. If it wasn't for them he wouldn't have a job.

about 5 months ago
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$57,000 Payout For Woman Charged With Wiretapping After Filming Cops

ISoldat53 Not good enough (216 comments)

The people responsible should be brought to justice.

about 6 months ago
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Neil Gaiman Confirms Movie Talks For Sandman, American Gods

ISoldat53 Re:Neil, Meet Alan (35 comments)

See Stardust. Great book hacked to death as a movie.

about 7 months ago
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Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL

ISoldat53 Re:Rev Numbers (301 comments)

The current fright isn't enough to scare people?

about 7 months ago
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Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL

ISoldat53 Rev Numbers (301 comments)

I'm not a developer and don't know the convention for version numbers but shouldn't they make the rev number of the repaired OpenSSL something more distinctive than adding "g" to the third digit of the new code? Maybe change it to version 2.0.0 or something more obvious.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Promises Not To Snoop Through Email

ISoldat53 Re:It sounds like... (144 comments)

And they'll love us in the morning.

about 8 months ago
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Tesla Model S Gets Titanium Underbody Shield, Aluminum Deflector Plates

ISoldat53 Re:Trailer hitch accident (314 comments)

Washington state is the worst I've ever been in for crap on the roads.

about 8 months ago
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NSA Can Retrieve, Replay All Phone Calls From a Country From the Past 30 Days

ISoldat53 FOIA (320 comments)

We should all file FOIA requests for our last month's conversations.

about 8 months ago

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Lionsgate sued for ripping off model

ISoldat53 ISoldat53 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

ISoldat53 (977164) writes "The producers of "Mad Men" are being sued by a model appearing in the opening sequence of the show. They have never given her credit for the image. From her attorney, "If two minutes of 'Mad Men' had been taken for commercial purposes, Lionsgate would be throwing thermonuclear bombs," he said."
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Economists at the Federal Reserve recommend abolishing the current patent system

ISoldat53 ISoldat53 writes  |  about 2 years ago

ISoldat53 (977164) writes "From the article:
"Two economists at the St. Louis Federal Reserve published a paper arguing to abolish the American patent system, saying there's "no evidence" patents improve productivity and that they have a "negative" effect on "innovation.""

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Post Homo sapiens homonids

ISoldat53 ISoldat53 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ISoldat53 (977164) writes "Researchers have identified a group of Africans that appear to have diverged from the H. sapiens gene pool. See the RTFA for details. We have spent years trying to find out where we as a species come from; it's interesting to speculate on where we are going."
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Ease of publishing an ebook

ISoldat53 ISoldat53 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ISoldat53 (977164) writes "This article describes how easy it is to publish an ebook. The author details the costs to the writer for a major publishing house to publish a book and the savings to the writer by self-publishing. He looks to make the same profit selling the book at $2.99 on amazon.com as he does going though a publisher. The book is Kindle specific for now but the author describes how it can be purchased though amazon.com and converted for other readers. No DRM."
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US to fund software maker tied to Falun Gong

ISoldat53 ISoldat53 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ISoldat53 (977164) writes "From the Washington Post "The State Department has decided to fund a group run mainly by practitioners of Falun Gong, a Buddhist-like sect long considered Enemy No. 1 by the Chinese government, to provide software to skirt Internet censorship across the globe. " Is this because US software developers don't want to make China mad?"
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Alaska Airlines to offer wifi

ISoldat53 ISoldat53 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ISoldat53 (977164) writes "From the Alaska AIr newsletter: By the end of 2010, Alaska plans to have all of its aircraft outfitted with inflight wireless internet access. We recently announced our plans to install Aircell's Gogo Inflight Internet system on all of our 737 aircraft. With Gogo, you will be able to check email, message friends, or surf away on your WiFi-enabled laptop or smartphone. Look for our WiFi-equipped aircraft and get ready to get online."
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CIA says most voting machines can be hacked

ISoldat53 ISoldat53 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ISoldat53 (977164) writes ""The CIA, which has been monitoring foreign countries' use of electronic voting systems, has reported apparent vote-rigging schemes in Venezuela, Macedonia and Ukraine and a raft of concerns about the machines' vulnerability to tampering." mcclatchydc.com"
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