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Google Mows With Goats

IgLou Re:Excuse Me But... (466 comments)

Ok for that comment I'm talking to the site admins to change your name to Greg Fokker.

more than 5 years ago
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Most vital body part / system?

IgLou Re:Brain and Genitalia (480 comments)

I'm with you. Can you imagine if we needed spiders to help reproduce? No way! I'd rather not... waitaminute... this is just reproduction not the sex act itself right? I change my vote then, I'd take keep the creepy-crawlies away as birth control for the win!

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Unveils "Elevate America"

IgLou Re:That's great... (325 comments)

Wait... IIRC isn't this phrase:

They are very large users of the H1-B visa program

Supposed to say this?

They are the largest user of the H1-B visa program

I'm being cheeky about it. But, I remember when they opened the office here in Vancouver how excited everyone was and then no one was being hired here but there was a lot of people coming in from abroad to work here. The problem is on paper it always looks better to move things offshore because the "operating effeciencies" but look what happens when things are moved, poorer quality, poorer service and no one cares. I'm inclined to blame the "Walmart/everything's disposable and cheaper to replace mentality".

more than 5 years ago
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Scientists Harvest Nano-Power From Hamsters

IgLou So much for the Matrix (90 comments)

The damn machines will be plugging in hamsters into their giant VR world and just kill us off. Oh man, I thought I'd be made redundant by a robot before a hamster!

more than 5 years ago
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Mozilla To Join EU Suit Against Microsoft

IgLou Re:How, exactly?!? (422 comments)

I'd rather have the installers available on disk but not actually installed. Then when you go through the OS installation you can pick which browser to install, or better yet, give a "have disk" option or install later. The key thing is give an end user the choice. If the system is boxed then you should go through setting up IE when you go through your initial setup.

As an aside, personally my big grief for a while there was not being able to remove IE. If I find a browser that does everything I want and I don't need IE anymore why should I keep. Unfortunately, due to my work I need it at home so I haven't tried removing IE. Otherwise I'd be fine using Flock/Chrome.

more than 5 years ago
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Favorite text editor?

IgLou Re:Textpad! (1131 comments)

I know there is a lot of "me too"'s here but I feel honoured to be among them. I turned on about 3 other people to it just by showing them some nifty macros on it!

more than 5 years ago
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New Energy Efficiency Rules For TVs Sold In California

IgLou Re:Details up front (609 comments)

Ok, but if the majority of people say "We don't want this" and would like to make it law then laws are what we get. Government is for the people by the people after all and majority rules. If this is what the majority wants thats what they should get.

"We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free." I'd say that applies to the market just like any individual.

more than 5 years ago
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Google, Apple, Microsoft Sued Over File Preview

IgLou Re:Slashdot v. Patent Lawyers (250 comments)

I couldn't agree more. When you file a patent I believe you have an obligation to bring a product to market. The patent is meant to protect you in doing so. Can't get a prototype in 7 years? Too bad, you're gaming the system, scrap the patent and take your licks for trying to stifle innovation. In my mind you shouldn't even be allowed to patent something unless you have some form of prototype... something, anything that shows your working towards getting a product to market. If you're not willing to do that step aside.

more than 5 years ago
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Canadian Groups Call For Massive Net Regulation

IgLou Re:Nothing Good (318 comments)

Either that or we change the debate process to involve weapons and the thunderdome. 4 go in 1 comes out!

about 6 years ago
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Canadian Groups Call For Massive Net Regulation

IgLou Re:Nothing Good (318 comments)

Strangely, I'm finding this to be the most enjoyable period of time politically here for the last 2 years. It's so quiet and peacefully and no new stupid legislation!
Dare I say it? I want it to last longer!!

about 6 years ago
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Mark Cuban Charged With Insider Trading

IgLou Re:Communism at work. (176 comments)

NO it is wrong, he had a legal obligation to not act on his knowledge until it was disclosed to ALL shareholders. He's in partnership with those shareholders. Would you ever enter a contractual partnership where your partner could openly screw you over and not have to answer for it? The answer would be NO. IAMAL but my understanding is the law has simply set out a framework to make it easier for business to incorporate and for investors to put their money into those businesses. If he had foreknowledge, he shouldn't have sold off until it was disclosed and every c-level businessperson knows this. He had a fair opportunity to sell off

Drop the communism gripe because in the end saying that a group of people collectively own a business by being shareholders sounds pretty communist to begin with.

more than 6 years ago
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Internal Emails Released In Vista Capable Debacle

IgLou Re:Ummm... (314 comments)

What blows my mind away was there was any doubt that Ballmer has unique knowledge. I really doubt that the dealing between MS and Intel was in the mid management solely.

more than 6 years ago
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Press Favored Obama Throughout Campaign

IgLou Correlation != Causation (1601 comments)

I think you need to familiarize yourself with this concept.

This correlation can not only be thought of as "Obama recieved more press and wins election" but rather as "Obama, a favorite to win the election, recived more press". My belief is that if you look at the causation it has more to do with a grassroots political effort.

Contrast this with how things happen here in Canada where we've had candidates shown very poorly in the press yet they still get elected.

I'm quite taken aback over the last while in retrospect of the election along the lines of "Well he only won because of..." or "People weren't voting for him but against..." Just making excuses for why he won like somehow it is impossible or even inconcievable for him to have won. It's this disbelief in the result that really leads me to think that the racial issues in the US still have a long ways to sort out.

more than 6 years ago
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New Study Links Plastics To Heart Disease, Diabetes

IgLou Re:Relative risk (266 comments)

Exactly! I think most people have no freaking clue... Oh wait, I know they have no freaking clue that not all plastics are created equal. Also, from the responses, that no one read TFA; mind you the summary is a bit inflamatory so that will lead quite a few to disregard the article.

My wife is big on Tupperware and a quick check showed that some products contain BPA but not all. That's just one line of products. It's quite surprising how far spread these things are.
Anyways, it's like Transfats we should know what contains it and then work towards removing it. BPA has long been known for it's damaging effects http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A#Health_effects so eliminating it altogether would be in the best interest of all. Here in Canada our Health system is stretched to the limit due to an aging population why allow something that further impacts health and strains that system? I imagine that there will be the common "Oh it's not conclusive yet!" responses. Heaven forbid if anyone needs to spend an extra penny at Walmart.

more than 6 years ago

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Google helps out Galaxy Zoo

IgLou IgLou writes  |  more than 6 years ago

IgLou (732042) writes "As taken from the Galaxy Zoo Blog, Google has given a $50,000 grant to Galaxy Zoo which "will enable us to add two key features to Galaxy Zoo. We will incorporate 'GoogleSky' technology into the website so it resembles the Google Maps interface. Then we will put Galaxy Zoo into the Google Sky interface which will allow people to zoom around the universe, click on any galaxy and classify it more easily." There is also a brief mention in the official news regarding Galaxy Zoo 2."
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