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Lower Limit Found For Sudoku Puzzle Clues

Malk-a-mite Re:Well this will solve world hunger. (121 comments)

Don't trouble yourself to read to the bottom of the story....

"McGuire says that his approach may pay off in other ways. The hitting-set idea that he developed for the proof has been used in papers on gene-sequencing analysis and cellular networks, and he looks forward to seeing if his algorithm can be usefully adapted by other researchers. “Hopefully this will stimulate more interest,” he says. "

more than 2 years ago
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The Mouse Vanishes

Malk-a-mite I'll pass (292 comments)

So instead of something with a level of feedback and spring to the buttons... I get to pay the same price and repeatedly tap my figure against the desk? ...

about 4 years ago
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Facebook, Friend of Divorce Lawyers

Malk-a-mite Re:Stupidity (494 comments)

"The vast majority of people today simply neither want nor understand privacy."

The vast majority of people sharing their information online do not want or understand privacy. ... self selecting sample isn't it?

more than 4 years ago
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Feds Push For Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking

Malk-a-mite Re:Hope and Change, eh? (400 comments)

Anonymous Troll writes:
"I guarantee if this were Bush wanting something similar, the left would be screaming bloody murder at the mere THOUGHT of it. "

... reading fundamentals works for me.

FTFA:
"Those claims have alarmed the ACLU and other civil liberties groups, which have opposed the Justice Department's request and plan to tell the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia that Americans' privacy deserves more protection and judicial oversight than what the administration has proposed. "

Gasp! Shock! Amazement!
People who don't like something under one administration - might also not like it under another!

more than 4 years ago
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Hulu May Begin Charging For Video Content

Malk-a-mite ...options (313 comments)

And this will move people to other services like Fancast.com which also does commercials but less often and on my system at least without the insane jump in volume.

more than 5 years ago
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Digg Backs Down On DiggBar

Malk-a-mite Re:I never thought I'd say this with a straight fa (180 comments)

"but the signal to noise ratio has been fading fast lately."

At least every few months someone is kind enough to post how much worse things are than when they first started.

more than 5 years ago
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Universal Remote's Days Are Numbered

Malk-a-mite Screwdriver useless since Multitool Invented! (429 comments)

Sounds great until I want to leave the house and someone else wants to watch TV... oh wait... you mean I need to buy a smart phone for everyone in the family?

ummm, no.

more than 5 years ago
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Massive Increase in RIAA Copyright Notices

Malk-a-mite Re:Thenk you for the heads up (179 comments)

The material you are looking for via Ars:

Big content goes after colleges through funding bills
By John Timmer | Published: April 15, 2008 - 10:50PM CT
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080415-big-content-goes-after-college-p2p-through-funding-bills.html

Full Text of HB4380
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09500HB4380ham001&GA=95&SessionId=51&DocTypeId=HB&DocNum=4380&GAID=9
Higher Education Committee
Filed: 4/1/2008

1 (c) Each institution to which subsection (a) of this
2 Section applies shall, by January 15 of each year, report to
3 the Board either (i) that the institution has not received 10
4 or more legally valid notices of infringement within the
5 preceding year from owners of infringed works or their
6 authorized agents or (ii) a detailed description of the
7 reasonable efforts the institution has taken to install and
8 implement a technology-based deterrent system under
9 subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this Section.

more than 6 years ago

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So this is the /. journal system...

Malk-a-mite Malk-a-mite writes  |  more than 12 years ago Interesting - since it's been a few weeks/months since I last bothered to log in (really now, it's about the same effort to set the comments to +2 and ignore Katz as it is to log so why bother?) so this is an interesting change.

Only question I have is why? Is slashdot moving from a news a discussion site to something more like k5? Do they feel the need to involve people in an interactive communtity all of a sudden? Or is the cost of bandwidth dropping and I didn't notice....

Not being one to feel the need to constantly update my thoughts and feelings diary sytle at all let alone in a format that would allow easy viewing by a hundred thousand people online I know I won't ever use this past this first post to see how it handles. I'm sure it will take off well - enough sites do something similar that it does seem have a following. Something about the effects computers and the internet have on isolating people that a system like this makes people think that they are really connecting with their fellow humans.
*shrug*

One last thought - lobby to have have Taco install a spell checker for the journal system - that way the editors of /. can use it before posting stories.

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Malk-a-mite

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