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Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds'

MrDoh! Shame this happened (136 comments)

It's a sorry state of affairs that this has had to be done. I wonder if I can open source my DNA before someone else patents it.

3 days ago

Judge Overrules Samsung Objection To Jury Instructional Video

MrDoh! Re:Bad law... (232 comments)

That's just... sheesh. If nothing else, surely this gives Samsung a monstrous reason to... ermm, can you get a mistrial in something like this? One side having evidence introduced through the backdoor so to speak, without chance to offer a rebuttal, or their product? Judge Koy's handling of this continues to stagger a reasonable person. At the end of all this, Samsung surely has a telephone book's worth of evidence to show Judicial Bias against them.

about three weeks ago

Inside NSA's Efforts To Hunt Sysadmins

MrDoh! This has gone beyond madness (147 comments)

People need to be arrested for this. The people who ordered it done, wrote the reports, signed off on it, and anyone who did it. Ship some of them to various other countries for trials too, let everyone get into the action and let it be known to governments that this is not to be accepted.

about a month ago

'Chicken From Hell' Unearthed In American Midwest

MrDoh! But what did it taste like? (78 comments)

Was it more Chicken tasting, or Ostrich like?

about a month ago

Goodbye, Google Voice

MrDoh! Re:Where is native VoIP support? (166 comments)

Yeah, that's strange it's not been integrated as the functionality seems obvious (and there's apps like GrooveIP that do it). The only thing I can imagine is that the actual carriers are warning Google off from including that sort of functionality as I'm sure they'd not like all their customers getting free calls. When Google Fiber has rolled out to the world, and Google buys TMobile, then we might see that functionality.

about a month ago

New Jersey Auto Dealers Don't Want to Face Tesla

MrDoh! Re:Don't get it (342 comments)

Surely even the start of the nation, throwing Tea into the harbor was a protection racket with Hutchinson not wanting legitimate trade cutting into his smuggling operation. It's not just the last 100 years, it's been there from the start, then with slavery, and continues today with this sort of control. No, those freedoms haven't really ever existed.

about a month ago

School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

MrDoh! Re:sneaky but..... (417 comments)

The top bods at the school might not know (understand), but perhaps the techs were being creepy? Well worth escalating.

about a month and a half ago

'CandySwipe' Crushed: When Game Development Turns Nasty

MrDoh! Re:Tango DropBox (251 comments)

Aye, very much, but the point was the LOOK of the device, that as said, was the basis for their own later products.

about 2 months ago

Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Gets Leaked

MrDoh! Re:Bada (153 comments)

With Samsung throwing masses of cash at it, it should get a decent enough market share. There'll be a fair few people going into these new Samsung physical stores wanting 'a Samsung phone' and they'll be pushed to these over Android.

about 3 months ago

Russia Plans To Extend Edward Snowden's Asylum

MrDoh! Re:Why is this on Slashdot? (315 comments)

Totally. He can lean back and use this for sooo much PR. "See? the west is corrupt! you have it good, in Russia, da?" And use it for bargaining later for stuff. This was an easy choice for him to make to offer, and the US still keeps making themselves look daft everytime they talk about Snowden.

about 3 months ago

Google Fiber Launches In Provo — and Here's What It Feels Like

MrDoh! Re:Carrier Has Arrived (338 comments)

Yeah, this is exactly what I think they're doing. Covering themselves to say 'we don't really want to, but if you force us to, we're in a position to take away every bit of business you've currently got, and we will, so what was that about you wanting us to pay to give your (soon to be ours) customers content? At the moment, I think they're a bit limited as to FCC/laws on owning everything, but with the telcos wanting to be more than just dumb pipes, they're setting themselves up to confronted about their tactics. In my ideal world, every Google router sold had a mini-hotspot/mini-cell tower attached to the outside of the house, to provide cell phone coverage around the city at these ludicrous speeds. For 99% of the time, that'd do me just fine.

about 3 months ago

Google Buys Home Automation Company Nest

MrDoh! Chromecast it (257 comments)

So, the AC unit can be the master, with wifi, that also connects to the smoke alarms around the house with wifi, with speakers... I'm sensing the chance for streaming music wherever you go in the house. Notifications, warnings where you left the phone. More of the chromecast model of a fairly basic module that's controlled through the phone's UI and just streams. To have these neat devices ONLY used for fire/ac, when they could have so much more running? Lots of potential. Tied in with your phone, and it's location, so as you're returning from work, crank up the heat/AC as needed. Maybe tie it into Google Glass so you can wander around the house and SEE the temp and control it with a few blinks? Very very cool, hopefully Google won't dump it but really go all out to make it the base of an Aware House.

about 3 months ago

Syrian Electronic Army Defaces Skype's Facebook Page, Twitter Account, and Blog

MrDoh! Re:Don't do what we do (86 comments)

But what if it was the NSA posting this, just to get the Syrians blamed?

about 4 months ago

Google's Comical New Social Networking Patent

MrDoh! Re:I remember this...15+ years ago. (45 comments)

Was a later version that allowed you to turn off that metadata sent at the beginning of everyline, and it still did a decent job of figuring out stuff and showing expressive characters. Was a neat and fun toy.

about 4 months ago

Apple Denies Helping NSA Subvert iPhone

MrDoh! Wording /might/ be a bit off (284 comments)

The first thing noticed with all the other Snowden releases was how pathetic the gov worded things 'We aren't spying right now, and won't be in the future'. ok... but... that extra tense you missed....

I'm sure there's legal coverage for all of these people to flat out lie, and as shown, most of them have been, but the gov has their back, and I'm sure the wording of things signed meant they were compelled to lie.
So they hit up Google/Microsoft/Cisco, and Apple is the only one who didn't turn over their information when forced to and doesn't even know what all this is about? Yeah, right. Need to do better to earn our trust, as I'm sure the next leak will show that Apple not only knew, but probably gave them the docs to allow this to occur.

about 4 months ago

France's 'Culture Tax' Could Hit YouTube and Facebook

MrDoh! Kickback time (314 comments)

"That's a nice video streaming business you have there, you should speak to my cousin, he runs a french language film production company, sure he can help you..."

about 4 months ago

US Federal Judge Rules NSA Data Collection Legal

MrDoh! Re:Translation: (511 comments)

Was my first thought as well. When there's /this/ much data collected, surely they've dug up something juicy on just enough judges/politicians to let them continue to do what they want to do.

about 4 months ago

Google Sues Consortium Backed By Apple and Microsoft to Protect Android

MrDoh! Re:Oh how I wish (150 comments)

I sooo miss Groklaw. There's so many things happening I want the better view of it instead of the usual Florian copy/paste hack job.

about 4 months ago

Proposed California Law Would Mandate Smartphone Kill Switch

MrDoh! Better to track (252 comments)

More likely to be abused by authorities/criminals. Surely what'd be better is when you see your phone's gone missing, log in to itunes/google and track it. Get a key to hand other to law enforcement to let them track it and have permission to do what's needed. They track it, find out who's currently got the phone, and arrest them or find out who they bought it from and arrest them.

Person who got phone stolen gets their phone back.
Person who stole it gets arrested, and often with other stolen items.
Thieves learn it's not worth stealing these phones as they'll get caught
People won't buy suspected stolen phones as they know they won't get to keep them
Longer term solution to fix the problem than kill switching them.

about 4 months ago


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Off to America

MrDoh! MrDoh! writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Getting everything sorted out/burned/tested to goto Washington. Weather looks like it's clearing over there so I should get chance to go Monday Morning.

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