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Google Buys Zync Cloud Graphics Rendering Service

Mister Liberty Instead of buying up everything in sight (16 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?

17 minutes ago
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Free Law Casebook Project Starts With IP Coursebook

Mister Liberty In some quarters (21 comments)

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

yesterday
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IBM Gearing Up Mega Power 8 Servers For October Launch

Mister Liberty Ubuntu is a Linux vendor !!? (106 comments)

Bounty hunt for IBM: try to find the word 'Linux' on the Ubuntu web pages.

yesterday
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Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Mister Liberty F*k Sony (96 comments)

And Beta.

2 days ago
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Iceland Stands Down On Travel Alert: From Orange To Red and Back Again

Mister Liberty What'd I tell you (29 comments)

The misguided BBC and cowardous CNN were the basis for past week's reporting.

2 days ago
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Eruption Of Iceland's Bardarbunga Raises Travel Alert to Red

Mister Liberty How is it (38 comments)

Why is it that when a thing like this happens (supposedly), we're directed to the misguided BBC, and to cowardous CNN?
Doesn't Iceland have some kind of geologic society or meteorlogic society that issues reports based on adequate, current, hot-off-the-volcano scientific data?

3 days ago
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2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit

Mister Liberty All together now: JUMP! (137 comments)

Just wait for the satellites to be overhead.

4 days ago
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Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

Mister Liberty One's hostile is another's hero (131 comments)

There are other 'terrorist organizations' with 'hostile activities in Iraq and Syria', some of them a tad less indigenous than ISIS.
They aren't in the news much.
How 'bout they all get the fuck out of there and let the locals decide how they want to run their country?

4 days ago
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A Movie of Triton Made From Voyager 2's Fly-by 25 Years Ago

Mister Liberty How about a new trip to Triton (34 comments)

Or is that too waiting on a design competition for human settlement and colonization.

5 days ago
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Students From States With Faster Internet Tend To Have Higher Test Scores

Mister Liberty The Sheldrake Effect (175 comments)

The more waves --electromagnetic, wires, fiber-- the larger the opportunity for so called 'rub off' of thise waves. Actually the better-performing students do not know anything more than the average student, nor have better insights, higher intelligence (technically though, yes they do), etc. It's just that they 'pick up' more of the accepted view of the current state of knowledge. Morphic resonance.

5 days ago
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NSA Agents Leak Tor Bugs To Developers

Mister Liberty Re:Not entirely surprising (116 comments)

Are you sure those are (the) two official NSA directives? They almost can't be, for 2. can entirely be seen as a subset of 1.

Other than that, they (or you?) have a very loose way of using 'our' in 'our nation's security' and 'our enemies'. Do you, personally, consider yourself among 'our' as used here? Not to be personal -- but I am almost certain they do not count you among the 'our'; you see, the NSA's true objective is to protect those of ultimate wealth and power in the US against those without wealth and power in the US.
If there's one thing that has become abundently clear over the last years, esp. since the banking crisis, and a fortiori since the last year or so, that is it.

5 days ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

Mister Liberty Re:Bricking or Tracking? (298 comments)

Consider what the gov would call 'emergencies'. We may call them protests, even rebellion. Suppose the next banking crisis has come around. Suppose this time things don't evolve so orderly for all those presidential advisors and what have you. Suppose these, those protests, get out of hand -- from the perspective of the gov, mind you. Yes, they would see it as rebellion. Now is the gov gonna want to track you and the rest of your 10,000 protestors? No, they just want to kill any organizational aspects of it asap and thus disperse the lot into chaos. Divide and conquer, on the street level, so to speak. I don't think I have to tell you where your phone came into this picture. Comms, pictures taken, police being filmed, free YouTube placement -- bah!, don't want any of that anymore. The gov want to be able to brick it -- even if temporarily, while at the same time having their own communications channels up and running in spiffy order all the time.
You can seen where all this fits in, our latter days of class warfare.

about a week ago
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Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

Mister Liberty I can only say (276 comments)

Yeah!

about a week ago
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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

Mister Liberty Re:Who needs oil? (305 comments)

Those 'petro-exporting countries' are all protege's of the US of A. Talk about belligerent.
Maybe try to look in the mirror more, confused one?

about a week ago
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YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

Mister Liberty Re:Lossless (71 comments)

if $ 0.00 is decent enough, try TPB; most of the stuff there is available as FLAC.

about a week ago
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Scientists Find Traces of Sea Plankton On ISS Surface

Mister Liberty Question (116 comments)

Does this make proving "there is no whale on this spaceship" harder, or doesn't it?

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,6 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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