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Belgian Newspapers Delisted On Google

MasterMnd Re:Of course it was done in retaliation. (385 comments)

Bing's still laughably amateurish and childish.

That might be a sign that they're on to something... This is quite likely perfectly in-line with a mainstream audience.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Mark Zuckerberg the Next Steve Case?

MasterMnd Re:I agree (470 comments)

Or should that be "me too"?

It should be "Like"

more than 3 years ago
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Volcanic Ash Heading Towards North America

MasterMnd Re:I'm Tired of Living in Harmony with Nature (338 comments)

It does give a better picture of scale though. Even if with the methane it was a wash (IE: the volcano output the same amount of greenhouse gas as the planes would have), then since volcanoes are fairly infrequent events, AND the airplanes in Europe is only a fraction of our total greenhouse gas production, this clearly demonstrates that we are outputting quite a huge amount of greenhouse gases. Not, as many people have claimed, a tiny amount compared to what nature produces itself.

more than 4 years ago
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Linux Games For Non-Gamers?

MasterMnd Globulation (460 comments)

I agree with a number of the other suggestions here, especially Wesnoth. However, one that seems to have been missed is Globulation2. It's a RTS but without focus on individual units.

There aren't any missions so far, but I've spent quite a bit of time playing "custom" games on the different maps that are there. You must use Nikowar as the AI if you want any challenge at all (Nikowar does do an ok job, especially if you play against a few of them). There's also LAN and Internet gaming options.

more than 5 years ago
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Nokia Releases Linux Handset

MasterMnd Re:how much is it? (484 comments)

Apparently I should have said HSPA not WCDMA, since that's the highest rate protocol while WCDMA has only slightly faster data rates then EDGE.

Look at the "Data Network" part of the specifications:

GPRS class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 107/64.2 kbps (DL/UL)
EDGE class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 296/177.6 kbps (DL/UL)
WCDMA 900/1700/2100. Maximum speed PS 384/384 kbps (DL/UL)
HSPA 900/1700/2100. Maximum speed PS 10/2 Mbps (DL/UL)

EDGE (which is the only protocol that this phone supports in the 850/1900 frequency range) is limited to 296kbps down. To get higher speeds you need HSPA, which this phone only supports on but only on 900/1700/2100, but not AT&T's 850/1900 frequencies.

more than 5 years ago
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Nokia Releases Linux Handset

MasterMnd Re:how much is it? (484 comments)

Did you forget to read what you quoted? 850/1900 are two of the frequencies the phone operates on...

The phone operates on 850/1900 in EDGE mode only (same as the G1), but 3G (WCDMA) is limited to 900/1700/2100 which will work for T-Mobile but not AT&T.

more than 5 years ago
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Nokia Releases Linux Handset

MasterMnd Re:how much is it? (484 comments)

Well... I'd have to say maybe, but it's certainly not limited to T-Mobile. Scroll down to 'Operating frequency' * Quad-band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 * WCDMA 900/1700/2100 MHz My guess is it will be sold unlocked in the US, much like many of their high end phones.

Perhaps, but even so, the 3G will only work on T-Mobile, just like the G1. For 3G AT&T uses 850/1900 while T-Mobile uses 1700/2100.

more than 5 years ago
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Google CEO Schmidt Leaves Apple Board

MasterMnd Re:only mp3 players left (128 comments)

probably the only thing he didn't have to recuse himself from would be mp3 players....

Hmm, so does this mean that Google's about to announce a line of mp3 players? :)

more than 5 years ago
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Distributed, Low-Intensity Botnets

MasterMnd Re:Run ssh on a non standard port (167 comments)

<quote><p>
One major annoyance with the non-standard port is the port flag option passed to both SSH and SCP.
</p></quote>

cat >> .ssh/config
host <somehost>
  Port 2222
^D

Fixed!

more than 5 years ago

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Gee, I think I've heard this before

MasterMnd MasterMnd writes  |  more than 10 years ago

My wife sent me this news story today

It sounded real familiar to me. Slashdot covered virtually the same article almost exactly 2 years ago. They both talk about the study done at the University of Arizona. I wish I could find a mirror of the linked to article. I suspect even the wording may be similar (or maybe I can just be imagining that after not having read it for 2 years). I was able to get these links though: http://www.vnunet.com/News/1131608 http://www.cloroxdisinfectingwipes.com/tips_hotzones_1b.html

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Interesting experiment

MasterMnd MasterMnd writes  |  more than 10 years ago I made this comment
I expected to be modded either funny or modded down, but as I write this I was modded 50% insightful. Perhaps I'm wrong but I don't think my comments were perticularly insightful. Did my subject line "+1 Insightful" have something to do with this? The subject line was my, sarcastic, rating of the article itself, not intended to be how people should mod me.
Are the moderators that easily swayed? It'd be interesting to test this some more, but I'll leave that to others (not that anyone will act on this, I suspect no-one will read this anyway).

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WTF?

MasterMnd MasterMnd writes  |  more than 11 years ago This Doll has been pulled from Walmart's shelves. She's married (even visibly wearing a wedding ring), not a single mother, and people are still upset by it.
I don't understand how people can have a problem with this. What is our country now ashamed of pregnant women too?!
Is it just me, or is this totally ridiculous?
Of course, I guess this should be expected from Walmart.

USA: The land of the free^H^H^H^Hprotected.

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