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In-Flight Wi-Fi Provider Going Above and Beyond To Help Feds Spy

Mister Liberty Re:Read the letter. (78 comments)

The government -- that is you.

about a week ago
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Researchers: Rats Didn't Spread Black Death, Humans Did

Mister Liberty "Humans did" (135 comments)

Specifically: Brits did. Worse than rats.

about three weeks ago
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IBM's Watson To Be Used For Cancer Treatment

Mister Liberty I have cancer (46 comments)

I'd sooner die than be ad material for IBM.

about a month ago
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How the NSA Plans To Infect 'Millions' of Computers With Malware

Mister Liberty Re:crime? (234 comments)

Crime? Yes.
Jail -- No. For this, you'll need trees and hemp.

about a month ago
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Court Denies NSA Request To Hold Phone Records Beyond 5 Years

Mister Liberty Re:god damnit (46 comments)

So all you five pp's never raise the question whether or not the NSA
should have such records in the first place?
Well... I guess it's you country -- be blessed with it.

about a month ago
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Study: Elephants Have Learned To Tell Certain Languages Apart

Mister Liberty Panem et circenses (62 comments)

Maybe some signs pointing the way to the circus
would be all it takes in this case.

about a month ago
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$2,400 'Introduction To Linux' Course Will Be Free and Online This Summer

Mister Liberty Re:Repeat after me (84 comments)

$> Repeat after me
Repeat: command not found

about a month ago
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Genome Pioneer, X Prize Founder Tackle Aging

Mister Liberty Longing for eternal life? (130 comments)

Be sure to long for eternal youth too.

about a month ago
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The New PHP

Mister Liberty real_foo_bar() and somesuch_improved() (254 comments)

Make PHP the lauging stock of many a programmer.
The language's development has been in the wrong hands from day one.

You can do great things in Python because of Python.
You can do great things in PHP in spite of PHP.

about a month and a half ago
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Facebook Wants Drones To Connect the Developing World

Mister Liberty Internet boom (48 comments)

brought to you by the double edged sword of faceboom^Hk

about a month and a half ago
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The Mammoth Cometh: Revive & Restore Tackles De-Extinction

Mister Liberty Kentucky Fried Dodo (168 comments)

Personally I can't wait for orders taken for 'em.
They say they tasted great.

about a month and a half ago
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Spark Advances From Apache Incubator To Top-Level Project

Mister Liberty I'm gonna tinker with it (24 comments)

Only thing -- where do I get my big data?

about a month and a half ago
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Official Wayland Support Postponed From GNOME 3.12

Mister Liberty Missing feature like DND (77 comments)

Are you guys serious? Calling that a feature?
It's a sine qua non (wiki there to help you) you fraudulent wannabees!

about 2 months ago
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Tor Is Building an Anonymous Instant Messenger

Mister Liberty Re:OTR (109 comments)

Better yet: make them not recognize the crypto as crypto.

about 2 months ago
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3D Maps Reveal a Lead-Laced Ocean

Mister Liberty Re:Avgas (266 comments)

Oddly that coincides with the phase-out of human life.

about 2 months ago
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Github Rolls Out New Text Editor Atom

Mister Liberty Re:yeah for dumb posts on slashdot (82 comments)

Javascript common to Web developers? That's a laugh! They all know JQuery,
which to me says 'we're all rather incompetent and need another juggler in there to
do the hard work for us".

The truth is: Web development (I do it myself somteimes) isn't real coding.
Sorry.

about 2 months ago

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Totalitarian State and Groklaw: Pamela Jones says I'm calling it quits

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  about 8 months ago

Mister Liberty (769145) writes "In light of th NSA's Total Surveillance, PJ has stopped Groklaw as of now.
Quote:
"So this is the last Groklaw article. I won't turn on comments. Thank you for all you've done. I will never forget you and our work together. I hope you'll remember me too. I'm sorry I can't overcome these feelings, but I yam what I yam, and I tried, but I can't. ""

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Filesharing is good!

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Mister Liberty (769145) writes "A just published study by Nico van Eijk (Univ. of Amsterdam) on filesharing concludes that downloaders appear to be the entertainment industry's best customers. Van Eijk and his co-researchers state what most of us knew all along: "Only part of the decline in music sales can be attributed to file sharing. Despite the losses for the music industry, the increased accessibillity of culture renders the overall welfare effects of file sharing robustly positive." The report was published in the 05/04/2010 issue of Communications & Strategies, but is also available here: http://www.ivir.nl/publications/vaneijk/Communications&Strategies_2010.pdf"
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Size matters: USB-Stick modding

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Mister Liberty writes "While being in limbo over buying either an Eee-PC or a new 24" TFT, I decided in the meantime to shell out euro 14 for one of those trendy A-Data Eee-PC USB-sticks (model S701, 4GB). Guess what. Kinderegging this little gem reveals what must be the world's smallest USB-stick, literally thumbnail-sized. Instructions, which are ludicrously simple, can be found at http://www.xs4all.nl/~bjdouma/A-Data-S701-USB-stick/mod.html. Enjoy!"

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