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Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly

JazzLad Re:Thanks for pointing out the "briefly" part. (461 comments)

Here it is again, bolded for emphasis:

In the US, on average, 61,6 acres.

Considering the comma is a thousands separator in the US, surely he meant 61,600 or perhaps 61,600,000 acres.

about a month ago
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Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly

JazzLad Re:Thanks for pointing out the "briefly" part. (461 comments)

He said:

In the US, on average, 61,6 acres.

Considering the comma is a thousands separator in the US, surely he meant 61,600 or perhaps 61,600,000 acres.

about a month ago
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What Happens If You Have a Heart Attack In Space?

JazzLad Re:What if you died? (83 comments)

I thought it was established that the body was put in a photon torpedo tube & shot out into space ...

about a month ago
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The Rise and Fall of the Cheat Code

JazzLad Re:IDKFA (178 comments)

It makes me sad that I still remember IDSPISPOPD ...

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Bequeath Sensitive Information?

JazzLad Re:"long career in IT" (208 comments)

I call BS on the whole thing, "long career in IT" =/= UID over 3.5M

about a month and a half ago
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Research Project Pays People To Download, Run Executables

JazzLad Re:Personnaly I would automate the process (76 comments)

That's a dollar on top of my existing $5/hr that my employer pays me - a 20% raise!


;)

about a month and a half ago
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Google and Microsoft Plan Kill Switches On Smartphones

JazzLad Re:I do not trust you! (137 comments)

Who, Google and Microsoft? I don't trust them either, but I didn't think either was responsible for catching, prosecuting or punishing criminals ... Did you mean the carriers? Phone cops?

about a month and a half ago
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Elon Musk: I'll Put a Human On Mars By 2026

JazzLad Re:It could happen (275 comments)

Did he even say anything about returning the body? You're still over-thinking it.

about a month and a half ago
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Google To Take On Apple's CarPlay

JazzLad Re:Answer: Both (126 comments)

Grishnakh's first post came across a little trollish (I don't think that was his intention), but his point was completely valid. The typical Android user isn't running cyanogenmod (too bad, because it's great IME), nor (in the US) using a phone that they bought outright to use on a carrier that gave no discount for BYOD (disclaimer: I am not a typical Android user either). The typical Android user is using whatever device VZW/ATT/Sprint/TMO talked them into getting and likely got no significant OS updates ever in the 1-2+ years they owned it. Contrast this with Apple (disclaimer: I hate IOS) users where their devices generally receive the latest updates. It's a ball that has been traditionally dropped.

about a month and a half ago
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Wikipedia Forcing Editors To Disclose If They're Paid

JazzLad Re:Oh, good (135 comments)

Yeah, he meant on their assertion that "Assad and Syria were proven to have used Sarin on it's own population" you should have appended it with [citation needed]. Would have thought a Wikipedia editor would have gotten that one ...

about a month and a half ago
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Toyota Investigating Hovercars

JazzLad Re:Priuses? (186 comments)

So they should be Priopedes?

about a month and a half ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

JazzLad Re:t-mobile (321 comments)

ha ha ha

about 2 months ago
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Netflix Ditches Silverlight For HTML5 On Macs

JazzLad Re: They've been doing this for a year (202 comments)

Unfortunately I've already commented elsewhere in this thread, so I can't mod +1 informative, but I appreciated reading about your use-case. I've considered one myself but did not anticipate getting this much use out of it.

about 2 months ago
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UPS Denies Helping the NSA 'Interdict' Packages

JazzLad OT WARNING (207 comments)

You, sir, made my day :)

about 2 months ago
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Google Fiber: No Charge For Peering, No Fast Lanes

JazzLad Re:terminology (238 comments)

Heh, I said my quote request was to win a bet - he said $200-350 depending on what features I needed in Dallas or most other major metro areas. Not really shopping, so I didn't want to waste too much of his time with questions.

about 2 months ago
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Google Fiber: No Charge For Peering, No Fast Lanes

JazzLad Re:terminology (238 comments)

The price of a T1 hasn't really changed all that much.

Nitel just quoted me $350 in Dallas ... sounds a little better than $1000+ ... still expensive, but I'd say it changed quite a bit.

about 2 months ago

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Facebook's demise eminent?

JazzLad JazzLad writes  |  about 7 years ago

JazzLad writes "Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Facebook, will discover next week whether he faces legal action for claims he stole the idea for the $1bn website.

A US judge will decide next week whether Mark Zuckerberg should go to court after three former classmates accused him of stealing the idea, software and business plan for the social networking website.

The three former Harvard students say 23-year-old Zuckerberg stole the idea for the site while working as a programmer on their own social-networking site — called ConnectU, the UK Registar reported.

If successful, Facebook could be shut down it was suggested."

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Google in Colorado safe cracking caper

JazzLad JazzLad writes  |  about 7 years ago

JazzLad writes "It's true. Google can help with anything. Minutes before they opened several locked safes at a "family fun center" in Colorado Springs, a team of masked bandits sat down at a nearby PC and Googled "safe-cracking." "They brought up a site called 'How to Open Safes,'" Colorado Springs detective Chuck Ackerman told The Register."
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