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How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

Kaenneth Corn Subsidies (184 comments)

The political influence of big corn is killing us; HFCS, Corn for fuel instead of growing food, lack of biodiversity... we should be growing a fraction of the corn we do.

4 days ago

UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008

Kaenneth Re:Not the holder's money (98 comments)

Correct, a Fine is a Punishment, not Restitution.

about a week ago

The Disgruntled Guys Who Babysit Our Aging Nuclear Missiles

Kaenneth Re: Automate! (176 comments)

P.S. it's a series of books that goes farther as well.

about two weeks ago

Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

Kaenneth Re:Not just cameras (321 comments)

That's when you return it to the vendor as defective.

They get away with it because people put up with it.

about three weeks ago

Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

Kaenneth Re:Terrible (430 comments)

It's true, one time I accidently wandered into an Apple store, and before I knew it, there was a dick in my mouth.

about three weeks ago

Black Swan Author: Genetically Modified Organisms Risk Global Ruin

Kaenneth Re:Nonsense. Again. (432 comments)

You might want to loosen the tin foil on your head a bit.

about 1 month ago

Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

Kaenneth Re: Not a Fifth AMendment issue (424 comments)

Dollars are the property of the U.S. Govt; they are only letting you take care of the for a while.

Just like your children.

about a month ago

When Snowden Speaks, Future Lawyers (and Judges) Listen

Kaenneth Snowden (221 comments)

Right or Wrong, he's a brave man.

about a month ago

Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Kaenneth Re:Let me get this right (839 comments)

That's called Inflation.

about a month and a half ago

Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

Kaenneth Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

Ever play the Telephone game?

Being Trained, and being Trained-to-Train are two different things.

about a month and a half ago

Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

Kaenneth Re:Geographic matching (365 comments)

So you're saying they should tax software whenever it goes via the internet?

about 2 months ago

Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

Kaenneth Re:Fine! (365 comments)


about 2 months ago

Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Kaenneth Re:LEGAL TENDER FOR ALL DEBTS (907 comments)

As a matter of fact, they don't have to accept it...

But if they refuse it, payment has been 'tendered' and the loan satisfied, and no more payments need to be made.

Consider the expression, when eating at a restaurant, and the owner says 'Your money's no good here.' which means your meal is 'on the house'.

I've been through this with the courts themselves; I tried to pay a small fine (one of those 'mandatory even if innocent' ones...) 3 times over a 45 day period, but because their systems were in disorder they were unwilling to accept the cash payment at the appropriate clerks office during posted business hours.

When they later tried to send me a bill for it, I sent a letter back explaining that they had refused to accept my legal tender multiple times, in front of witnesses, and that I considered the matter closed. It's been 8 years, and nothing further has occurred, nothing is on my credit, I can renew my drivers license, etc.

about 2 months ago

Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Kaenneth Re:Could be improved (907 comments)

You haven't seen the freeways around here...

about 2 months ago

Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Kaenneth Re:Oh good (907 comments)

Then sell the bill to a collection agency.

about 2 months ago



The Buffalo Bills' Million Dollar Text Messages

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  about 7 months ago

Kaenneth (82978) writes "The Buffalo Bills are planning to settle a lawsuit over excessive text messages, for sending 3 messages over the amount they intended to send over a period of two weeks through their opt-in program for fans. When the plaintiff, a Bills 'Fan', received 6 then 7 messages instead of 'no more than 5 per week' over a two-week span, he filed suit. The proposed settlement includes up to two and a half million dollars in merchandise vouchers, and half a million for the lawyers."
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Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Been taking a database design class; looks like I designed the databse for my lawyer referral site ( HTTP://freeduiconsultations.com ) somewhat wrong, it didn't account for the possibility of a lawyer being able to practice in more than one state, and many other things so I'm re-designing from scratch.

Probably making it over-complex now, as the current design allows for relationships between directory entries, such that an attorney can be a member of a law firm; and both can be members of bar associations; along with geographic area relationships (State/County/City), practice types (to expand beyond DUI), and a new way of handling Contact information, to allow multiple addresses and phone numbers of the same type.

it's almost a generic Object-Properties-Relationships implementation at the core, I don't know if thats a good or bad thing... I want it to be flexable, but I don't want to make it so flexable that it effectivly does nothing.

All that attorney data will mesh with a site redesign allowing multiple content templates and CSS Styles, allowing each domain name for the site to present appropriate data, user accounts, and such.


Self teaching web development

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 7 years ago I'm working on learning CSS, C#, ASP.net, and SQL by creating this site: http://freeduiconsultations.com/

This I'm using as an index of sites: http://portal2portal.com/

I bought these for no good reason, if anyone wants them, I'll consider selling them for a reasonable price for non-profit use.

and yes, I'm hoping Slashdot will indirectly help my search engine rankings =)

One thing I'm curious about, is do the big search engines adjust the value of a link based upon the subject of the site?, for example, does a link from a minor law site (like mine) to another law site (an attorneys) have more value than a link from a major technical site (like slashdot) to a law site (an attorneys)?


OTA HD is a pain.

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I'm still working on setting up an Over the Air HD antenna, for use with Windows Media Center...

My first antenna, an indoor one did not work very well, particularly, channels would skip out if someone walked between it and the transmitter.

Also, skips in the video stream would cause my video drivers to crash, taking out Windows, (which, I suppose would be a benifit of Vista, if it can restart the video subsystem without rebooting the machine.)

Updating the video driver seems to have solved that problem, and I managed to obtain an antenna for my roof. The box said it included all needed equipment, but I still had to buy a video cable, a mast, clamps for the mast, a grounding wire (copper is expensive nowdays), and an amplifier.

I plan to lock the antenna in one position, as I don't know of any computer controlled antenna rotors, and that I may want to watch one channel, while recording another, with the transmitters in different directions. Ideally, the large, amplified roof antenna would give me a good enough signal on enough channels without specific aiming.

I still don't have access, in Media Center to the secondary channels, that is, I have 4.1, 5.1, and 7.1, but I can't get to 5.2 or 7.2 on Media Center, while the HDTV set itself can tune them. It's my understanding that this is because the online Program Guide lacks data for those channels; but I still can't manually tune to them.

Maybe Vista will do it better, but I'm holding out for a Vista machine until I can get a 'CableCard' tuner, at which time the OTA antenna will be obselete.

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