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Nature Makes All Articles Free To View

J'raxis Broken yet? (97 comments)

So is the DRM broken yet?

No? I'll check back in 10 minutes...

about two weeks ago
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Kim Dotcom Regrets Not Taking Copyright Law and MPAA "More Seriously"

J'raxis Misleading headline (151 comments)

Headline: Kim Dotcom Regrets Not Taking Copyright Law and MPAA "More Seriously"

Article: "My biggest regret is I didn't take the threat of the copyright law and the MPAA seriously enough," Dotcom said ...

Big difference between taking the law seriously and taking the threat of the law seriously. The headline implies that there's some sort of actual legitimacy to the law and that he's almost apologetic for doing something "wrong." The actual quote however is just a recognition that the government thugs are the thugs they are and the threat they represent is real.

about three weeks ago
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Cameron Accuses Internet Companies Of Giving Terrorists Safe Haven

J'raxis Like "Congress shall make no law ..." (183 comments)

[T]here was no reason for such firms to be willing to cooperate with state agencies over child abuse ...

That sentence ought to end right there.

about three weeks ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

J'raxis 2,266,800 (407 comments)

1.6M? The U.S. prison population is 2,266,800 according to Wikipedia. It's been over 2M for years, and was 2,418,352 in 2008.

about 2 months ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

J'raxis Yeah that'll help (225 comments)

And they exist on search engines like The Pirate Bay, with thousands of people seeding the actual torrents. So yeah, I'm sure this lawsuit will be effective in taking down all those photos.

about 2 months ago
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Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

J'raxis Re:Other solutions? (152 comments)

I have NoScript enabled on Slashdot, too. Only way this site is remotely usable, just like Google nowadays.

about 3 months ago
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Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

J'raxis "Please don't throw me in the briar patch!" (152 comments)

This is supposed to motivate me to upgrade? Right now, on the rare occasion I use Google,* I have JavaScript completely disabled to make Google (search, image search, and news) actually work the way I want it to in my browser. If they're going to help with this by serving me their older---read "cleaner, simpler, faster"---search page, I say, thanks, Google!

* Google alternative. They use the Google index but don't track their users.

about 3 months ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

J'raxis Re:Sigh... (789 comments)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Ukraine removed all their nukes in 1994, three years after independence. No Ukrainian commander has the power to retaliate to a nuclear strike in kind. According to the article, they're regretting that decision right about now.

about 3 months ago
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Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

J'raxis Re:Right ... (175 comments)

That's what these large corporations all do.

Look at Google, grandstanding about moving things to HTTPS a few months ago, making things harder for the NSA, and so on, and yet at the same time they are now proactively scanning people's data for illegal activity and then handing it over to the government. Microsoft is doing the same thing.

What makes you think Yahoo will do anything different? The whole plan here is probably to get uninformed users to hand over their PGP keys so they can store them.

about 4 months ago
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Man-Made "Dead Zone" In Gulf of Mexico the Size of Connecticut

J'raxis "Highly concentrated life zone" (184 comments)

If you read the article, it explains this "dead zone" is actually full of algae---in other words, it probably has more life in it than the entire surrounding area (in terms of number of organisms, concentration of organisms, total biomass, and so on). Maybe this is a good thing, maybe it's bad, maybe it's entirely indifferent, but it is not a "dead zone."

But of course if we described the zone honestly, we wouldn't be able to use it as environmentalist propaganda, now could we?

about 4 months ago
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Cell Phone Unlocking Is Legal -- For Now

J'raxis Re:And... (135 comments)

Looks like something broke.

about 4 months ago
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Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

J'raxis Slashdot's time? (149 comments)

Now that Google has implemented 2012 i18n technology, maybe vaunted technology site Slashdot can catch up to 1998 and implement UTF-8 properly?

Nah.

about 4 months ago
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Cell Phone Unlocking Is Legal -- For Now

J'raxis And... (135 comments)

...absolutely nothing has changed. People have been unlocking their phones; people will continue to unlock their phones; and if Congress re-outlaws it, people will still continue to unlock their phones.

about 4 months ago
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Snowden A Hero? Gates Says No, Woz Says Yes

J'raxis Or he's both (335 comments)

"Traitor" is a legal term. "Hero" is a value judgment. Snowden is probably both. The government he turned against, having long turned against their own people, deserved it.

about 9 months ago
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Google Ordered To Remove Anti-Islamic Film From YouTube

J'raxis Torrents on TPB (321 comments)

Time for a good ol' streisand effect. Lookee here:---

Pirate Bay #1
Pirate Bay #2 (720p)
Pirate Bay #3 (640x360)

Personally I always thought this movie was just racist/Islamophobic dreck, but now with the government finally finding a convenient excuse to censor it, I'm downloading all three of these copies and will be seeding them indefinitely once downloaded.

about 10 months ago
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Mt. Gox Gone? Apparent Theft Shakes Bitcoin World

J'raxis Yes, the dollar is so much better (695 comments)

"Maybe the U.S. Dollar isn't so bad after all."

Because the regulated financial institutions that deal in U.S. dollars are so much more trustworthy. Perhaps I should keep my money with these guys. Or this company. Or them perhaps? This guy looks trustworthy, doesn't he?

Here is what government-backed currency banks, lenders, investment firms, and the like have been up to recently. And here is what they're up to now.

about 10 months ago
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'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

J'raxis Competition (606 comments)

The head of a government-run transit monopoly is upset someone else is providing a competing service.

about 10 months ago
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Google Fighting Distracted Driver Laws

J'raxis Car radios (226 comments)

People get into accidents all the time because they were messing with their radio when they should have had their eyes on the road. So why don't we ban car radios?

And if that seems absurd, why are we talking about banning things like texting, cell phone use, or Google Glass while driving?

about 10 months ago

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