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UK Pressures the US To Takedown Extremist Videos

Island Admin Re:Categorically not be allowed in the UK (629 comments)

The British Empire is different to the Common Wealth which is different to the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom refers solely to the individual countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which are united by the British Monarchy. The Queen is still the head of state of multiple other countries in the world, such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, etc.. She is referred to as the Queen of England, the Queen of Australia, etc. depending on the capacity she is acting in.

more than 3 years ago
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ATM Vendors Threaten, Stop Research Presentation

Island Admin Re:This isn't dangerous in the way they claim (134 comments)

Here in Ireland, you can hardly get by with out a chip on your card. I have had serious problems with my U.S credit and debit cards excepting at ATMS ... DOH!

about 4 years ago
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BBC Web Slip-Up Insults Facebook Fans

Island Admin Re:For those who don't know European slang: (262 comments)

13% ... Ouch ... 13 out of every 100 people you know. And I know you yanks don't have any confidence in the Euro ... but for a currency thats down and out, it sure has performed well over the last month. The big question is .... why are Americans so unpopular overseas? Ask yourselves that question.

about 4 years ago
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Local Newspapers Use F/OSS For a Day

Island Admin Re:More evidence GIMP needs a name change (460 comments)

Um .... I don't think I said proprietary software was evil. I believe in choice, and if you do not have enough options, you have the free will to do something about it yourself, in this case, forking the software ... and changing the name.

about 4 years ago
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BBC Web Slip-Up Insults Facebook Fans

Island Admin Re:For those who don't know European slang: (262 comments)

Get over yourselves. The fact of the matter is, America holds a (stupidly) large position in the world. Not only politically, but culturally and economically.

Economically? Really? Have you read the news lately .... stop living in the past. If you do decide to live in the now, you will realise that you guys are flat broke, the dollar is most probably going to lose the position of reserve currency, and that 40 million Americans are on food stamps. So .... I put it back to you .... Get over yourselves.

about 4 years ago
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Local Newspapers Use F/OSS For a Day

Island Admin Re:More evidence GIMP needs a name change (460 comments)

Simply put ... If you did not pay for it, you did not contribute to it ... you most probably will have no say in it. Don't like it ... fork it.

about 4 years ago
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3D Displays May Be Hazardous To Young Children

Island Admin Re:Awesome excuse (386 comments)

According to this study smacking your kids can give them an advantage over non-smacked kids.

about 4 years ago
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Top 10 Things Hollywood Thinks Computers Can Do

Island Admin Re:My personal favorite (874 comments)

They actually had one of the alien craft in Area-51 .. so maybe they figured out the OS, data interfaces, etc from that? :P

more than 4 years ago
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New Speed Cameras Catch You From Space

Island Admin Re:Horribly misleading (351 comments)

Here in Ireland a speeding ticket is one hefty flat rate, and 2 points off your licence .... so it makes no difference if you did the speed of light or not ... and I don't see camera's being used to catch reckless and dangerous drivers.

more than 4 years ago
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After 27 Years, a New High Score For Asteroids

Island Admin Re:Sudden persepective. (193 comments)

And somehow I feel, here on slashdot, I am not the only one for whom this statement is true...

I am not obsessed .... I merely like certain things so much, that I spend every waking moment either thinking of them or doing them.

more than 4 years ago
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Science Attempts To Explain Heaven

Island Admin Re:So many things wrong with the article (692 comments)

You cannot prove that conciousness is suspended. Just because someone cannot remember something in a specific concious state does not mean that their conciousness was "suspended".

Memory != Conciousness.

If you believe in re-incarnation then this definately applies, as I don't remember my previous life .... yet that does not mean it did not happen.

The same could be said of amnesia.

more than 4 years ago
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Grounded Russian Nuclear Sub Photographed With Sonar

Island Admin Re:Must have been built well (143 comments)

I think a reactor failure would of done more than just sink the sub ....

more than 4 years ago
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Science Attempts To Explain Heaven

Island Admin Re:So many things wrong with the article (692 comments)

This is the whole issue ... science cannot measure that which is immeasurable. Just because we cannot currently prove that something exists, does not mean it does not exist.

Science cannot prove that consciousness is a result of brain chemistry .... yet we don't dispute its existence.

But we will always have the issue of: How do you prove something does not exist? Until that is solved, these debates will carry on until our extinction.

more than 4 years ago
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YouTube, Now In Text Mode!

Island Admin Re:Curses! (102 comments)

Click Mute button ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Cthulhu the Musical, Tentacular, Tentacular!

Island Admin Re:Stop the whining! (33 comments)

You forget ...... some of us are /. junkies ....... and I am on GMT time ..... so I have had more April Fool abuse than you :P

more than 4 years ago
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Cthulhu the Musical, Tentacular, Tentacular!

Island Admin Had enough (33 comments)

Simply put .... I cant take it anymore. Bring on April 2nd ..... please .... pretty pretty, please!

more than 4 years ago
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YouTube, Now In Text Mode!

Island Admin Re:Curses! (102 comments)

Companies generally ban YouTube as it is a bandwidth hog. It is strange that facebook is allowed, as it is a productivity hog :P

more than 4 years ago
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Journalists' Yahoo E-Mail Accounts Compromised In China

Island Admin Re:This is why you don't do business with China (130 comments)

Its more than just supporting communism. With the amount of production being sent to China, it is eroding the economies of the western world, putting our own people out of work .... and making us adherent to what ever the Chinese government demands.

more than 4 years ago
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NZ Draft Bill Rules Out Software Patents

Island Admin Re:Bad wording? (194 comments)

Or a security guard sitting behind a desk, checking your ID card before allowing you to access the filing cabinet, where the files are kept according to a particular system ..... :D

more than 4 years ago

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Secret HQ of the New World Order discovered!

Island Admin Island Admin writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Island Admin (1562905) writes "While aimlessly scrolling around, Google Maps ... just killing time, I stumbled across the secret head quarters of the New World Order. This explains everything ... our current overlords are actually from Atlantis, and have infiltrated our search engines, government and everyday lives. It is a perfect location ... international waters, and I am sure there is not a lot of traffic past it. To see for yourself, just search for "new world order" in Google Maps ... and then don your tin foil hat!
(I am now off to an undisclosed location ....)"

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Wikipedia loses 49,000 editors

Island Admin Island Admin writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Island Admin (1562905) writes "BBC News reports that Wikipedia lost 49,000 editors since the beginning of 2009. Over the same period in 2008, only 4,900 editors were lost. According to the article, this does not pose any current problems to Wikipedia, however if the down trend continues
"for too much time, say one or two years, eventually the project could enter a problematic phase"."

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