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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

MoFoQ polygraph? (580 comments)

shoot, thought everyone already knew how to beat them?
(butt "clenching" technique, anyone?)

about 4 months ago

Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

MoFoQ Re:ToS violation? (182 comments)

From https://www.lyft.com/terms

You further agree that Your Information and Your interactions on the Lyft Platform shall not: be false, inaccurate or misleading (directly or by omission or failure to update information);

about 5 months ago

Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

MoFoQ ToS violation? (182 comments)

As much as I hate to see it used, a Terms of Service (ToS) violation and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) may still apply especially since they are using tactics to avoid detection (aka use of "burner phones" and credit card numbers)

It may also be a violation of the various credit card companies' ToS as well.

about 5 months ago

"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

MoFoQ straight from the OMFG NO dept (364 comments)

nerd rage in 3, 2, 1....

(note, "nerd rage" not "nurdrage" on Youtube)

Question is, was it an amicable departure or.... something worse?

Wonder if someone else will pick these three up for some other science show?

about 5 months ago

Researchers Hack Gmail With 92 Percent Success Rate

MoFoQ did they... (87 comments)

did they try it on an account that has TFA?

about 5 months ago

Tesla's Already Shopping For More Office Space

MoFoQ new development near Dixon Landing (100 comments)

funny since I noticed there's a new development (700k sqft) off Dixon Landing slated as "manufacturing/warehouse" which is two freeway exits from their Fremont plant.

Alternatively, there's a parcel of land across the street from the plant as well.

about 6 months ago

Questionable Patents From MakerBot

MoFoQ Re:Oblig Prior Art Question (56 comments)

The author of original article/blog mentions towards the end that he submitted 3 prior arts to USPTO.

about 8 months ago

Should Tesla Make Batteries Instead of Electric Cars?

MoFoQ Bad idea especially... (362 comments)


Especially since then Tesla would be putting all of it's eggs in one basket and in the investing world...that's a big no-no (I'm more amazed that this "bond manager" is even a manager...let alone a bond one).

Plus recent history with A123 Systems should also say "no" to the battery-only route.

about 8 months ago

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

MoFoQ depends (166 comments)

I think it depends on a number of factors such as the one giving the lecture, the material covered by the lecture, the environment in which the lecture is given, and the one receiving the lecture.

I've had classes in the past that...well...the room was just not that comfortable to listen to a lecture (it was a 3hr class in a slightly overcrowded/warm room in the evening and it was a boring biology class; insta-sleep time).

I've also had classes where the lecturers (this particular class had 3 different professors; it was an American Studies/history class) all give lectures which were material to the class and were on the exams.
Oddly, I found the lectures interesting and was able to absorb the information better than my other classmates who took notes (I did not take notes and according to the professors, the first ever to do so and get a decent grade).

Then I've had classes where the hands-on part was more interesting such as physics with lasers (sadly, there were no sharks).

In essence, a YMMV situation.

about 9 months ago

Physicists Turn 8MP Smartphone Camera Into a Quantum Random Number Generator

MoFoQ camera, light, securing... (104 comments)

Hmmmm...camera, capturing light (or image), then using that to secure something......reminds me of Johnny Mnemonic.
Just need Ice-T and it'll be complete.

about 9 months ago

Stanford Bioengineers Develop 'Neurocore' Chips 9,000 Times Faster Than a PC

MoFoQ crysis? (209 comments)

but will it play Crysis?

that said, what sort of memory (short-term storage) is used? Would that be the current bottleneck?
It would definitely be interesting to see how this continues to develop.
It might be too late for bitcoins but perhaps one of the altcoins can benefit.
Or for weather prediction/modeling.

Then again, the dark side comes to mind to (skynet, SID 6.7, etc.)

about 9 months ago

CISPA 3.0: the Senate's New Bill As Bad As Ever

MoFoQ Re:Sorry, Mr. Becket (132 comments)

I've never voted for her since I don't share her views.

the funny thing is...with regards to the NSA spying stuff, neither do her constituents.

about 9 months ago

Firefox 29: Redesign

MoFoQ so.....they've solved everything else including... (688 comments)

so.....they've solved everything else including...world hunger?

yea....on a side note, you are luckily....ff on my machine goes to 1.8GB in just a few hours....usually tops off at around 2.4GB until I have to 86 it.

oh, and for the AC, 4) repeat 3

about 9 months ago

$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

MoFoQ Re:From the actuall trademark document (653 comments)

this IS from one of the sub-departments of DHS; I'm not surprised that they didn't really bother to read the line that says "Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark."

Customs agents aren't lawyers, let alone trademark lawyers or even paralegals.

This just highlights the need for adding an appeals process to the whole thing.
(that and perhaps ICE needs some basic legalese comprehension requirements for their agents)

about 10 months ago

Kickstarted Veronica Mars Promised Digital Download; Pirate Bay Delivers

MoFoQ Re:Lies: Show me the legal DRM-free download store (243 comments)

Louis CK does (https://buy.louisck.net/help)

It was even covered on here

Sure, it's not a "store" with a plethora of titles but the request wasn't specific. :D

about 10 months ago

Senators Propose Bill Prohibiting Phone Calls On Planes

MoFoQ what about... (513 comments)

...restricting them to designated areas....you know...a phone booth (call box, or hell...make one look like TARDIS)

about a year ago

Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, So Why Are Sales Still Low?

MoFoQ Re:Price !!! (810 comments)


if I could afford it, I'd get myself a Tesla Model S

Range is a concern too.

also, some of the other electric cars....are just ugly.
If Tesla can make an electric car that looks as nice and sexy as the Model S, why can't the other manufacturers?
Perhaps, they don't want to or think it won't sell.
Of course, if you make something that people want and at a reasonable price, it wouldn't be a problem.

about a year ago


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