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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Request Someone To Send Me a Public Key?

Morphine007 Re: Extensions needed! (399 comments)

You can... But you'll find that you're almost instantly blacklisted by spam filters, unless you relay through a smart host and have your ISP setup a PTR record for your mail server. Here, have a handy link.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Take Notes In the Modern Classroom?

Morphine007 Re:Stick With What Works (364 comments)

Err. no.. read first, then make notes during the lecture. If you go into the lecture having already PREPARED then you can ask about stuff that still isn't making sense to you, and take note of things that you will be able to recognise as important when discussed in the lecture.

This is the key right here.

That being said, most people find this way of learning to be too difficult and they don't keep it up for long. However, if you can manage it, then the amount you actually learn and retain will be HUGE.

about a year and a half ago

Cop Seeks Wiretapping Charges For Woman Who Videotaped Beating

Morphine007 my thoughts (662 comments)

He does not appear to deny anything that happened in the video, but he apparently thinks it shouldn't have been filmed.

Too bad... fuck 'em.

more than 2 years ago

Technology and Moral Panic

Morphine007 oh my... (262 comments)

Our uteruses would fly out of our bodies as they were accelerated to that speed

Won't someone please think of the uteruses!!

more than 2 years ago

A Generation of Software Patents Examined

Morphine007 Re:Oh Patents (53 comments)

Again, the LodSys example mentioned by an AC just a few posts up flies in the face of the "it only matters if you become successful" argument. Sadly... =(

more than 2 years ago

A Generation of Software Patents Examined

Morphine007 Re:Interesting Points (53 comments)

In the case where companies with a large patent portfolio are actually spending billions in R&D, I'd say you have a massive point, and that any claims made by anti-patent folks that patents are stifling innovation would be extremely difficult to substantiate... and that those claims may not even have any basis in fact.

However, in the case of companies with a large patent portfolio that do little to no R&D (with companies whose sole business case is patent trolling being the most obvious case), I would think that the claims made by anti-patent folks would need no substantiation at all...

more than 2 years ago

A Generation of Software Patents Examined

Morphine007 Re:Oh Patents (53 comments)


Right now, the most attractive market (or means of distribution) for a "software tycoon in training" is the smartphone market (specifically Android and iPhone, since their distribution methods have the lowest overhead for the actual software authors).

The LodSys bullshit has definitely left me feeling a little gun-shy...

more than 2 years ago

A Generation of Software Patents Examined

Morphine007 Re:Interesting Points (53 comments)

I don't think so.

The argument being made is that securing those rights (at least, using the current methods) doesn't actually promote that progress. So I suppose it could possibly be interpreted that the current system doesn't fulfill the intent of that portion of the constitution. Which might make the current process for obtaining a patent unconstitutional.

However, to claim that it makes patents themselves unconstitutional doesn't seem valid.... but, again, one could draw the conclusion (with a lot more evidence, I'd think) that progress in science and useful arts can't be promoted via granting parties exclusive rights to writings and discoveries at all... which would mean that the portion of the constitution that you quoted would have to be deemed as being sel-conflicting and therefore stricken from the constitution or amended... and while that claim might actually be true, I don't think getting it amended would be easier than revamping the patent system/process

more than 2 years ago

A Generation of Software Patents Examined

Morphine007 Re:Oh Patents (53 comments)

I guess I should say "Oh Patent trolls" and not just "Oh Patents"

more than 2 years ago

A Generation of Software Patents Examined

Morphine007 Oh Patents (53 comments)

They're definitely a contributing factor as to why I'm still in academia, rather than trying to start a software shop with my CS degrees.

more than 2 years ago

Soldier Re-Grows Leg Muscle After Experimental Procedure

Morphine007 Re:No benefit from war? (141 comments)

There's always a benefit to war: The better we get at killing each other 1-on-1; The faster we'll be technologically-capable of finding other planets with...uh... other species to kill 1-on-1.

more than 2 years ago

Big Drop In Solar Activity Could Cool Earth

Morphine007 Oh good... (569 comments)

... the global warming naysayers are going to have a field day with this one...

more than 2 years ago

Explosion At Foxconn Factory Kills 2, Injures 16

Morphine007 This is obviously... (199 comments)

... the rapture.

more than 2 years ago

Verizon Customers: Say So Long To Unlimited Data

Morphine007 doublespeak (303 comments)

When I read this:

This move is designed to 'force heavy data users to pay more for mobile data.'

All I see is:

This move is designed to 'allow us to use bait-and-switch tactics to make a metric fuck-ton of money by screwing our customer base in ways we hope they won't notice overly much'

Maybe I'm just jaded ...

more than 2 years ago

US Deploys 'Heat-Ray' In Afghanistan

Morphine007 Yes, but... (406 comments)

... is the defrost setting any good?

more than 3 years ago

PowerPoint of Afghan War Strategy

Morphine007 I know that slide... (233 comments)

... and it has nothing to do with the complexity of the STRATEGY.... it's meant to give commanders an indication of the insanely-complex interrelations between various factors/actions. It's actually designed to represent the SITUATION in Afghanistan and to illustrate that simple notions of cause and effect aren't quite as simple as you'd like to believe. The slide is nothing more than a model of a very complex situation.... and it's actually a damned good one too.

Check out the larger version of the picture and take a look at some of the headings.

Look at the top right of the dark blue portion, where it says "targeted strikes", if you start following some of the arrows, you see (as you should expect) that targeted strikes will have an effect on "Insurgent Damages and Casualties" and that such an effect will also have an effect on "Fear of ANSF/Coalition Repercussions", which will also have an effect on "Insurgent recruiting/manpower".

There's no description of strategy there, and if you sat down and tried to think about the repercussions of specific actions taken in an area filled with insurgents and a populace that is sometimes sympathetic and sometimes not sympathetic to both the coalition and insurgents, a lot of the interrelations would seem pretty obvious - ie. if you spend too much effort killing insurgents, you run the risk of increasing their ability to recruit, because the population will begin to fear and resent you.

Don't look at the slide as a whole... just look for an entry on the slide that represents an action, and follow the arrows which show what the effects of that action are.

more than 3 years ago



Morphine007 Morphine007 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Morphine007 (207082) writes "IZI Robotics has released, with much fanfare their wonderous fondling robot aka Azzang. Unfortunately their site is all in engrish, so the obvious question to the slashdot community is: What do you think this thing actually does?

With a name like fondling robot and lovely gems from the product site such as:

With above basic of the robot which is started together it is a condition which it moves. When new operation order widely known it is not the schedule hour passes, the sleep-mode holds automatically. When the robot is to a autonomous mode, from back of the robot it hides by the hand, or, when it catches it escapes quickly.

It's really not clear if there is a wrong anwer to the question."


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