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Skype Hands Teenager's Information To Private Firm

LittleLui Re:Greengrocers apostrophe? (214 comments)

Exactly. The apo'strophe warn's the reader that the next letter i's an 's, right?

more than 2 years ago
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Organism Closest To Original "Tree of Life" Discovered

LittleLui Re:Oblig. (198 comments)

imaginary

I'd rather think of it as orthogonal.

more than 2 years ago
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Megaupload.com Shut Down, Founder Charged With Piracy

LittleLui Re:U.S. law is the new international law (1005 comments)

Kim Dotcom, aka Kim Schmitz and Kim Tim Jim Vestor

Kimble, may I suggest another name change? "Kim '); DROP TABLE CHARGES;" seems appropriate.

more than 2 years ago
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Doctorow: the Coming War On General-Purpose Computing

LittleLui Re:iOS/Android smartphones/tablets are not applian (439 comments)

My *Kindle* has 64 times the RAM and 40000 times the mass storage capacity of my first general purpose computer. Not to mention a faster CPU and a way better operating system. Yes, it's not as awesome as a current rig, but it's definitely general-purpose.

iOS/Android smartphones/tablets are not appliances.

Just to clarify, Kindles in general (exception: Kindle Fire) are not smartphones and not tablets and run neither iOS nor Android. They are very much designed and marketed only for reading books. Still, inside they are very much general purpose computers.

more than 2 years ago
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Doctorow: the Coming War On General-Purpose Computing

LittleLui Re:Alarmism (439 comments)

Doctorow argues that an appliance computer isn't a specialized computing device but a general-purpose computer running "spyware." This is a highly politicized perspective to take.

And easily disproven. Appliance computers will usually not have the RAM, GPU, permanent storage, etc that a general purpose computer will have. Unless of course the definition of general purpose is bringing up a terminal app.

My *Kindle* has 64 times the RAM and 40000 times the mass storage capacity of my first general purpose computer. Not to mention a faster CPU and a way better operating system. Yes, it's not as awesome as a current rig, but it's definitely general-purpose.

more than 2 years ago
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Earliest Human Beds Found In South Africa

LittleLui Re:77,000 years? Bah! (102 comments)

God put those beds there to test us.

So those are testbeds then?

about 3 years ago
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MI6 Swaps Bomb Making Info With Cupcake Recipe On al-Qaeda Website

LittleLui So the bomb ... (149 comments)

... was a lie?

more than 3 years ago

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