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Researchers Mine Old News To Predict Future Events

Minion of Eris Asimov was here (99 comments)

The shade of Asimov raises his head..... Does this seem a little like Psychohistory to anyone else? Where's the Mule?

about a year and a half ago

Ask Steve Wozniak Anything

Minion of Eris On the Apocrypha (612 comments)

Many people view the movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley" as a basically factual account of the early years of Apple and MS. As one of the folks portrayed, is this an accurate perception?

about 2 years ago

In a time of BYOD, mobile security is key and iOS comes out on top.

Minion of Eris Get real (1 comments)

WHAT??? this guy's cranium is so far up his final sphincter I'm surprised he can still breathe. He lost me at "lesser of two evils". With 80 million subscribers, "Blackberry and RIM, previously the enterprise mobile weapons of choice, disappeared from meeting rooms, airport terminals and business vernacular" doesn't quite paint a true picture.

about 2 years ago

FSA Hangs Child

Minion of Eris FARS or False? (3 comments)

(plagiarized blatantly from Wikipedia): Recently, Fars News Agency released an interview with Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in which he wants a strategic alliance with Iran. Both the competing Iranian news agency Irna and the Egyption news agency Mena dispute the authenticity of this interview. [7] In Iran, due to the fiction stories, Fars News is als called jokingly False News. E.g. in the past it reported on a common military exercise between Russia and China. They also broadcast a fictive interview with former president of the international atomic agency Mohamed ElBaradei. It trust this more if it was backed up by Al Jazeera and/or a couple of other sources.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Equipping a Company With Secure Android Phones?

Minion of Eris Re:Blackberry? (229 comments)

Or BES Express - less IT Policies, but it is FREE!

more than 2 years ago

TSA Defends Pat Down of 4-Year-Old Girl

Minion of Eris Re:Of course. (1174 comments)

Yes, it would be. They have a legal sanction to be invasive pricks. An excessive force charge may be applicable, but I think your chances of a successful prosecution are about the same as an Abu Graib inmate charging a guard.

more than 2 years ago

How Many Online Aliases Do You Use?

Minion of Eris Re:the joke (315 comments)

I thought he was making an Iron Maiden comment, but that was 22 Acacia Ave (the continuing saga of charlotte the harlot)

more than 2 years ago

CryENGINE 3 Updated, Crysis 3 Announced

Minion of Eris 2 is still broken, but they are coming out with 3? (60 comments)

There is a long standing bug with Crysis 2 1.9 patch (the one you need for DX 11 and HD add-on content), that breaks the ability to load saved games. This is particularly true for folks using Windows 7 64 bit. Am I the only one that finds it a little shady that they gave up support of 2 in less than a year, never fixed the broken patch, and now expect people to pay another $50-60 for part 3?

more than 2 years ago

My favorite New Year to observe:

Minion of Eris 1 Chaos (219 comments)

POEE Calendar. 1 Chaos is equivalent to Jan. 1 in the Gregorian

more than 2 years ago

CRTC to Announce Usage Based Billing Decision Tues

Minion of Eris A question not worth asking (2 comments)

The Conservatives will do the bidding of the people they care about - big business. This government showed nothing but contempt for the will of the citizens while it was a minority, I wouldn't expect a change now that they have a firm grasp on power.

more than 2 years ago

Canadian Court Sides With Anon Identity Online

Minion of Eris About bloody time. (2 comments)

Finally a judge with a brain.

about 3 years ago

Man Faces 75 Year Sentence For Recording Police

Minion of Eris why does the name Orwell come to mind? (3 comments)

And yet warrant-less wiretaps of individuals and the wholesale filtering of the internet (see above article on the EFF) are allowed. Land of the who and home of the what?

about 3 years ago

The failure of Canadian Healthcare

Minion of Eris Not rationing (1 comments)

This is the result of buck-passing and bad handling of red tape. A pay-for-play system would mean poor folks don't get treatment at all. I don't see how that would be any better.

about 3 years ago

Re: the U.S. 2012 election campaign, I am:

Minion of Eris Re:Obvious (462 comments)

"One of the most controversial events in Australian political history was the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor Government by Australia's Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, in November 1975" - As far as I know this was the last time a GG of a commonwealth country actually used their power.

more than 3 years ago

Spain arrests Anonymous suspects

Minion of Eris Just a minute.... (1 comments)

I thought that the media was on the side of the protests in Egypt and Tunisia and Libya. It's OK if it's somewhere else, but lets not have activists at home? Seems a little bit two faced, doesn't it? and from TFA; "As well as attacking sites that it perceives as not supporting WikiLeaks" - uhmmm, not quite. They attacked sites that used rubbish excuses to bow to political powers-that-be to remove key financial underpinnings from WikiLeaks in an attempt to break them. I am not saying I support LOIC and DOS attacks - to paraphrase Cory Doctorow - they are like gluing the lock of a furrier, an anonymous act of protest that is an annoyance, but does not have the moral integrity of a sit-in.

more than 3 years ago

I've had a personal email account for ...

Minion of Eris Re:I'm old. (336 comments)

Didn't you love inputting the boot string with the toggle switches on the front panel? And using debug to add a new drive?

more than 3 years ago

Professional IT?

Minion of Eris Yes and NO!!! (4 comments)

Certifications already exist, but licensing would be a horror. There are too many OS's, Apps, incompatible brands of hardware to try to examine and license folks. Being a good SQL Admin does not make one a Cold Fusion Programmer, let alone a decent hardware tech. Let there be Certs for the specialties, and caveat emptor.

more than 3 years ago

Daleks to be given "a rest" from Dr. Who

Minion of Eris But they can overcome stairs now! (1 comments)

Still, the point is valid. I liked the new enemy, "The Silence". Friggin' creepy. Almost as scary as Tricky Dick.

more than 3 years ago

DNS Heavyweights Raise Concern Over DNS Filtering

Minion of Eris typical bueaurocracy (1 comments)

Legislators should always avoid trying to make laws about tech they do not comprehend.

more than 3 years ago



RIM gets exFAT from Microsoft

Minion of Eris Minion of Eris writes  |  about 2 years ago

Minion of Eris (1574569) writes "According to a press release found today on CrackBerry:

Microsoft Corp. announced today that Microsoft and Research In Motion (RIM) have signed a patent licensing agreement that gives RIM broad access to the latest Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) for certain BlackBerry® devices of RIM. exFAT is a modern file system from Microsoft that facilitates large files for audiovisual media and enables seamless data portability and an easy interchange between desktop PCs and other electronic devices."

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World Science Festival underway according to NYT

Minion of Eris Minion of Eris writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Minion of Eris (1574569) writes "The New York Times reports that the World Science Festival is underway, and offers a brief rundown of the main events.

The most startling thingf in the article is the juxtaposition of the names Edward O. Wilson, Leonardo Da Vinci, Brian Greene, Oliver Sacks, Alan Alda, and Charlie Rose.

If INS would let me cross the border, I would seriously consider attending the street fair on Sunday.

The article can be found at"

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