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Microsoft Files Legal Action Against Samsung Over Android Patent Dispute

Mister Liberty Dark matter dispute (27 comments)

Not much can be known about it at this time.
That means we'll all have to go by our hunches and reflexes, and totally tear apart Microsoft.

1 hour ago
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New Display Technology Corrects For Vision Defects

Mister Liberty Meanwhile, in nVidia land... (28 comments)

my GPU fell off the bus. Now there's a vision defect.

yesterday
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Passport Database Outage Leaves Thousands Stranded

Mister Liberty A Welcome to The Crash (158 comments)

I have arrived at the point where any crashes experienced by whatever State Department of whatever so called and self proclaimed Democratic Country (traitor mark here) are welcomed by me with the utmost glee. The more disruption, the more chances for a turnaround.

yesterday
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Why TiVo's Founders Crashed and Burned With Qplay

Mister Liberty Re:15 years... (48 comments)

And, what with score 1, your fame doesn't even last you 15 minutes.

yesterday
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UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

Mister Liberty Re:Online in England, maybe (270 comments)

Anonymous report recommends: end UK Government online.

yesterday
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

Mister Liberty Re:When will we... (247 comments)

We don't want an apology, we want an apology with tears!!!

yesterday
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PHP Finally Getting a Formal Specification

Mister Liberty Re:Formal specifications are pretty useless for th (149 comments)

The point, as I see it, is: what with the mess PHP was (and is [sorry I remain scpetical]), it must have been a humbling,
and as such deserving, experience on the part of the PHP developers. Let's see where that leads to.
As I used to say: you can do great things in PHP in spite of PHP. In that regard, the language is unique.

yesterday
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Google, Linaro Develop Custom Android Edition For Project Ara

Mister Liberty Off topic (45 comments)

Watched the video.
I dunno.
Why am I increasingly getting sick of a guy with a mic in his cheek waving his hands. Not to mention the bad camera work.
Is it because 'the tech talk' has been hyped overmuch?
Is it because of the pretentiousness.
Is it because there ain't no "Mr. Nice Guys" in tech, Google in particular, anymore?
The narcisism of it all.
I dunno.

2 days ago
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Amazon's eBook Math

Mister Liberty Re:Disengenous (301 comments)

"If you can find what you want, then it's just about price, no?"
Isn't the parent --implicitly, granted-- questioning the persistence, with 3 players, of that very thing, the 'finding what you want'? And here you turn it into a sort of an agreed upon premise.

2 days ago
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Amazon's eBook Math

Mister Liberty Re:Disengenous (301 comments)

Typical example of the soaring bald eagle having become a creepy bold vulture.

2 days ago
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Amazon's eBook Math

Mister Liberty Re:I like it. (301 comments)

Elsevier won't have it.

2 days ago
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Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

Mister Liberty Showing what it's like to swap bodies (88 comments)

Why do I^Hyou have the feeling that ''Showing" what it's like to swap bodies doesn't quite cut it?

2 days ago
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A Look At the Firepick Delta Circuit Board Assembler (Video)

Mister Liberty A thought from under the UV lamp (43 comments)

This means pretty soon we'll have more "robotic machines that are capable of assembling electronic circuit boards"
than we have electronic circuit boards.

2 days ago
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OKCupid Experiments on Users Too

Mister Liberty Re:A/B Testing (161 comments)

My manipulation's as good as yours.

3 days ago
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Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission

Mister Liberty Re:Send a robot (84 comments)

Indeed, a giant plunge for mankind.
NASA, as I said before, is a PR Agency. They hang out around Washington too much.

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4 days ago
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A Router-Based Dev Board That Isn't a Router

Mister Liberty Re:A ton of BS (53 comments)

Yes, I've got the impression too that someone succeeded in getting their pet project overly hyped.

5 days ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Mister Liberty Re:Great... (573 comments)

Thanks for pointing that out. Will investigate.

5 days ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Mister Liberty Re:Great... (573 comments)

And the tears from Foreign Secreatary Frans "Crocodile" Timmermans are from the same guy that says "Israel has got a right to defend itself" when this fascist country commits further crimes against Gazans.

5 days ago

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laser lit lunar eclipse

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  about 3 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  |  about a year 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 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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