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There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

LordNimon Re:Jury of your peers (303 comments)

There are plenty of people such as retired army and other law enforcement personnel, antiques dealers, pawn brokers, etc that would have extensive knowledge of guns and not necessarily have a strong political opinion on gun rights for or against.

I guess you didn't understand what ledow meant when he wrote, "think of the worst-case scenario".

about two weeks ago
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Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

LordNimon Re:It's Mariott, not Mariot (179 comments)

Of course, I don't take pride in my screw-ups. It's actually Marriott, with two Rs and two Ts. *sigh*

about two weeks ago
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Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

LordNimon It's Mariott, not Mariot (179 comments)

I think the Slashdot editors actually take pride in screwing up.

about two weeks ago
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HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

LordNimon Re:Conform or be expelled (320 comments)

If you don't get the bylaws before you buy, and sign them before you buy, then you aren't bound by them.

That is completely false.

about three weeks ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

LordNimon I wish I had thought of this (222 comments)

My 10-year-old now only likes easy console shooters and shies away from any real gaming challenge. And he keeps begging me to get him Rated M games, because the rating is the only thing he cares about. Ugh.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft's Age-Old Image Library 'Clip Art' Is No More

LordNimon Re:Copyright filter? (110 comments)

Based on this page, I would say that it doesn't work at all:

When you find an image that you want, go to the originating website for the image and determine the actual license for the image.

about a month ago
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LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

LordNimon Re:Perspective (338 comments)

To me, "high six-figure income" implies more than $500K.

about 2 months ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

LordNimon Is Tomb Raider sexist? (642 comments)

Some people would say the Tomb Raider games are sexist, because of the way Lara Croft is modeled. But she's a strong, indepedent, intelligent, and very capable individual. I think she's a great role model for my 12-year-old daughter. If I buy the next Tomb Raider game for her, will I be labeled sexist?

about 2 months ago
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Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait

LordNimon Re:Who cares (168 comments)

Don't you mean active scans? It's not necessary to broadcast your MAC address in order to find Wifi access points. A passive scan just waits until it receives all the beacons. Since beacons are transmitted every 100ms, I never understood the need for active scans.

about 3 months ago
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Google Fiber To Launch In Austin, Texas In December

LordNimon Re:I live in the Northeast part of Austin... (88 comments)

I feel for you, dude. I lived in NE Austin for 12 years, but last year I moved to NW Austin. We just got sick and tired of being ignored by the city. I hope the new district plan will improve things for you. My suggestion is that you really pester your district representative as much as you can to improve things.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

LordNimon Re:Does Swift work on older iOS versions? (316 comments)

In that case, this is one good reason to use Obj-C instead of Swift: to support older iOS devices that cannot upgrade to iOS 7. I have an iPad 1 that is stuck at iOS 5.1. If Apple had a good trade-in program, I would use it.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

LordNimon Re:Does Swift work on older iOS versions? (316 comments)

Are you sure about that? My understanding is that new/updated apps must be "optimized" for iOS 7, but they can still run on older versions.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

LordNimon Does Swift work on older iOS versions? (316 comments)

I'm also about to learn iOS programming. If I write an app in Swift, what is the oldest version of iOS that it will run on?

about 4 months ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

LordNimon Re:Oh good (907 comments)

Maybe I missed the part of the article where the car explodes if you are late.

Grave bodily injury? If the car doesn't start?

Yes, you did miss something:

One woman in Nevada said her car was shut down while she was driving on the freeway.

about 4 months ago
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

LordNimon Re:Federal Overreach (156 comments)

no one should have to sell their product through a middleman.

Tell that to Section 2 of the 21st Amendment.

about 4 months ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

LordNimon Re:https://www.mylunchmoney.com (231 comments)

I would rather have that, than to have my son fingerprinted.

about 5 months ago
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Coffee Naps Better For Alertness Than Coffee Or Naps Alone

LordNimon 20 minute nap? (133 comments)

It takes me 20 minutes to fall asleep normally, even when I haven't had any caffeine. Not only that, but I would need to take my contact lenses out first.

about 5 months ago
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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

LordNimon Re:Simple, block all ads (97 comments)

The business model exists as a business expense and therefore exists to reduce the companies tax liability.

That is the dumbest thing I've heard all year.

about 6 months ago

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