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Tox, a Skype Replacement Built On 'Privacy First'

Mister Liberty Re:Back door (168 comments)

Leaving the conspiracy theories aside (indeed, who needs them, except strawman erectors) -- tell me, do you think for instance there were some average Janes and Joes that got rather a bad wrap, undeservedly so, during the housing and banking crises the other day?

yesterday
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New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

Mister Liberty Re:Do they know more than they let on? (109 comments)

Yes. They found gold, and now they don't want everybody and his uncle setting off with a tin pan to Idaho.

yesterday
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Yahoo Stops New Development On YUI

Mister Liberty YUI vs. Node.js ? (77 comments)

YUI and Node.js are juxtaposed here, whereas YUI (as far as I knew) was client-side and Node.js is server side javascript.
Never used either (use PHP and pure Javascript), so the confusion may be mine.

2 days ago
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Update: Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Cancelled

Mister Liberty I have a RPi (165 comments)

And I predict the carton box will become a great collector's item. The arduino also has a great contender.

2 days ago
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Feynman Lectures Released Free Online

Mister Liberty Finally (70 comments)

We'll learn what all this modern quantum stuff is all about.

2 days ago
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Iceland Raises Volcano Aviation Alert Again

Mister Liberty Re:GMT? (35 comments)

That's because the Washington Post, like the Associated Press, NASA and so many other organizations, still thinks Imperial and British, and likely both.

2 days ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

Mister Liberty Levenshtein Distance (361 comments)

Is the diff between
Black Death by way of Obama
and
Black Death by way of Osama
None, or Undefined
when dead?

3 days ago
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Study: Social Networks Have Negative Effect On Individual Welfare

Mister Liberty Re:I knew it all along (76 comments)

Sound very reasonable. However, someone up just told me Slashdot is an anti-social network, and I can't deny it has
some of that. On the other hand, maybe that was just online categorical abuse, and I might question the well-being,
nay ... the very being of the abusor.
To be serious, this is all more like "chickens seem to lay eggs when it rains".

3 days ago
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Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

Mister Liberty And, even better yet, Firefox 64 (90 comments)

... will have air gapping and sneakernet.
My salute to FF -- you are not the problem, but you are not the solution either.

3 days ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

Mister Liberty The I-Word (179 comments)

For 'how many lanes of NSA Bulldozer 7.0" (is that the latest?) we'll just have to wait for the next Vanunu or Snowden.

4 days ago
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Magnetic Stimulation Boosts Memory In Humans

Mister Liberty Re:"Carefully targetted" (72 comments)

Well, as far as those infomercials go, I can tell you that those products actually... ah, ... wanted to say, uhm, ... uh, -- I forget what it was.

4 days ago
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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

Mister Liberty Re:OK Another one (89 comments)

Pray tell, where would said human come from?

4 days ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

Mister Liberty Re:It'd be nice... (248 comments)

The problem as you describe it is accurate, only it's got nothing to do with 'libertarians', asshole or otherwise.
If you don't see what is has got to do with, next time you' ll be modded troll, just like you try so hard to be.

4 days ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

Mister Liberty Re:I call troll on the original author (232 comments)

You should not equate Ubuntu to Red Hat. It's like valuing the parasite and the host by the same process.

about a week ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

Mister Liberty Re:I like... (620 comments)

Actually it's a good idea. Except we'll have to come up with something to alleviate the
problem that's called "we lost the film roll", "the camera was malfunctioning/unoperative",
and similar unfortunate snags that always seem to favor the strong arm.

about a week ago
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Google Buys Zync Cloud Graphics Rendering Service

Mister Liberty Instead of buying up everything in sight (20 comments)

Maybe Google with all their wealth should have their oil paintings done by some Dutch Master.
Although ... --- come to to think of it -- what should be in it?

about a week ago
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Free Law Casebook Project Starts With IP Coursebook

Mister Liberty In some quarters (22 comments)

There's a "legal cost" of obscene textbooks.

about a week ago

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laser lit lunar eclipse

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  about 4 months ago

Mister Liberty (769145) writes "Tom Murphy, astrophysicist at UCSD (https://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/) writes:
While not related to Do the Math, I encourage you to check out this (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140418.html) stunning photo taken by Dan Long capturing our recent laser ranging efforts during the April 15 lunar eclipse. This is a real photo, taken through a C-11 telescope with a focal reducer (700 mm, f/2)—the outgoing laser beam has not been artificially superimposed. Normally it is really difficult to get a picture of our faint beam heading toward the Moon, because the Moon is so glaringly bright. The eclipse provided a great photo-op, and also a means to test the hypothesis of dusty reflectors. To me, this shot is just gorgeous. But I have more invested in it than the average Joe: this picture serves as a visual representation of a key focus in my life over the last 14 years—so of course I’m enamored.""

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

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  1 year,13 days

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 4 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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