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I prefer my turkey ...

JonahsDad WKRP (189 comments)

Dropped from a helicopter.

about three weeks ago
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Google Changes 'To Fight Piracy' By Highlighting Legal Sites

JonahsDad Re:So really what's happening is that... (160 comments)

What I want to know is: If a piracy site wants to pay to place their ads in this box, will Google allow it?

about 2 months ago
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How Curved Spacetime Can Be Created In a Quantum Optics Lab

JonahsDad Re:Damn (89 comments)

Stop making my brain hurt!

It will have to come out.

about 2 months ago
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Smart Battery Tells You When It's About To Explode

JonahsDad Re:Quick, get the manual! (97 comments)

OIO?

3 short, 2 long, 3 short. (The old default SMS beep on mobile phones). Realized my gaffe about 10 seconds after I couldn't undo it.

about 2 months ago
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Smart Battery Tells You When It's About To Explode

JonahsDad Re:Quick, get the manual! (97 comments)

I'm pretty sure explosion imminent is 3 long, 2 short, 3 long.

about 2 months ago
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NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option For Mars Mission

JonahsDad Re:Only 19 days (236 comments)

4th and 5th words after the title in the Wikipedia article.

Used to be you could reference Heinlein without worry that someone would misunderstand.

about 3 months ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

JonahsDad Even/Odd rule. (399 comments)

Pretty sure one of the engineers said something like, "With all these changes, there's no way it's going to work well out of the gate. We can't possibly give it an odd number." Then they sold it as being better.

about 3 months ago
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Google I/O 2014 Begins [updated]

JonahsDad Re:metrics? (49 comments)

This is just a guess, but still a reasonable one:

Google+ Photos has facial recognition (Find My Face). So if google runs their facial recognition software on all photos where the user has set up their phone to automatically upload photos to Google+ and also agreed to the Find My Face feature (or some similar agreement that people generally just click through), that would give them a pretty good approximation of these numbers.

about 6 months ago
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How Much Data Plan Bandwidth Is Wasted By DRM?

JonahsDad PlayLater? (200 comments)

Until they get big enough and are sued by everyone suing Aereo, http://www.playlater.tv/ does what you're asking for.

Records Netflix and Hulu, adding information stating that your account was used to do the recording (so that if something shows up on P2P, you'll get implicated fairly quickly). For movies/shows my kids watch repeatedly, I've found it nicer to just save a copy on my NAS and then stream it to the TV via Plex. The kids know exactly how to do this and typically check Plex before going to Netflix.

about 8 months ago
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U.S. Court: Chinese Search Engine's Censorship Is 'Free Speech'

JonahsDad Re:14th Amendment (284 comments)

Like a "map" a "search engine" should not be biased

I would argue that the whole point of a search engine is to be biased. Google chooses to make their bias "what we think you really wanted plus some ads to earn us money". Baidu makes their bias "The results the Chinese government would prefer that you see".

Of course, these are my approximations of what their biases are and do not necessarily reflect their actual biases.

about 9 months ago
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Edward Snowden's Lawyer Claims Harassment From Heathrow Border Agent

JonahsDad Re:not surprising (261 comments)

and is surprised when that results in an border interrogation?

Nowhere in TFA did it state that she was surprised. I fully expect that at least half the point of mentioning it was to see how she'd be treated.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Online News Is Worth Paying For?

JonahsDad Re:None (361 comments)

For my local newpaper's website (10 article limit per month), I've set up Chrome to clear all cookies on close. Every now and then I have to close and reopen Chrome to read more articles, but not that often.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Convince an ISP To Bury Cable In Your Neighborhood?

JonahsDad As an alternative... (324 comments)

You could get your subdivision covenants changed to not require all utilities to be underground. Worth weighing the costs of each approach (both monetary and non-monetary).

about 10 months ago
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Emacs Needs To Move To GitHub, Says ESR

JonahsDad Re:Git, not Github (252 comments)

Funny enough, the article now has all "Github" items crossed out and replaced by "git"

about a year ago
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Apple Files Patent For Digital Wallet and Virtual Currency

JonahsDad Re:No longer "on a computer". (84 comments)

Oh, I admit to both not reading the TFA and attempting to go just for funny. (Note my use of the word "attempting")

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Files Patent For Digital Wallet and Virtual Currency

JonahsDad No longer "on a computer". (84 comments)

Most of this appears to already appears to happen on my android phone (NFC payment via Google Wallet). So apparently something you can already do is now novel if you do it "on an iPhone"?

about a year and a half ago
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Name.com Resets All Passwords Following Security Breach

JonahsDad Re:sounds similar to... (35 comments)

I'm a name.com (and linode) customer and haven't received jack from them.

They're being a bit slow about it. Just received my email.

about a year and a half ago
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Baseball Software Can't Score What Jean Segura Did Friday

JonahsDad Re:Why is it a software problem or gap? (223 comments)

So instead of being on first, he should have gotten second then I guess by reading that. Thanks for the clarification.

Based on the latest update, this is very accurate. http://espn.go.com/mlb/blog/_/name/stark_jayson/id/9196879/new-twist-milwaukee-brewers-shortstop-jean-segura-baserunning-madness Rule 7.01 (see above for link) states that

Rule 7.01 Comment: If a runner legally acquires title to a base, and the pitcher assumes his pitching position, the runner may not return to a previously occupied base.

Which the update article states should be interpreted as: Segura shouldn't have been allowed to go back to first, specifically because Segura was on second when the play started. Therefore, at the end of the play, Segura isn't entitled to first base.

One could also argue that the comments about Segura being out of the baseline are accurate, given that he shouldn't have been allowed to go back to first.

This all assumes that the new article has the correct rules interpretation. MLB hasn't stated their official position yet.

about a year and a half ago

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WIAA sues newspaper for football game webcast.

JonahsDad JonahsDad writes  |  more than 5 years ago

JonahsDad (1332091) writes "The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association is suing Gannett for a live webcast of a high school football playoff game on November 8th. This article is from the Appleton Post-Crescent, the same newspaper that did the webcast."

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