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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

OS2toMAC Re:I like... (643 comments)

So, you want to watch the officer go to the bathroom?

about 5 months ago

Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

OS2toMAC What I want to know... (299 comments)

Did he grow to 50 feet tall and rampage around Las Vegas?

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

OS2toMAC Re:Inspired to... meh (427 comments)

The propeller could also be useful as a wind turbine. Solar and wind power in one device!

about 7 months ago

Spider Discovered That Builds Its Own Spider Decoys

OS2toMAC They got it wrong... (119 comments)

The decoy was built by the creatures in the next bush over. Three poison arrow frogs behind a blind, aiming at the spider coming up behind the decoy.

more than 2 years ago

Judge Suggests Apple, Motorola Should Play Nice

OS2toMAC Re:"I dont think so, Mr. Powers..." (140 comments)

This is Slashdot - everything Apple is evil...

Wait, I thought it was "everything Microsoft is evil", or have I picked that up wrong?

Actually it seems to be "everything not-LINUX is evil". I was going to say "everything that the non-Technical consumer likes is evil", but I'm not sure that fits in the Microsoft case. Maybe "only the perceived underdog is not evil"?

more than 2 years ago

Europe's Largest IT Company To Ban Internal Email

OS2toMAC Re:Secure information much? (601 comments)

True that you have to have Exchange Server, but there is web access to OC as well. Works just fine from my MAC at home.

more than 3 years ago

Fake Apple Stores Mushrooming In China

OS2toMAC Duped workers? (241 comments)

The interesting thing I read was that the workers of the fake stores thought that they were actually Apple employees. That calls into question their "Genius Bar".

more than 3 years ago

Vint Cerf Says Fix the Net With More Pipe

OS2toMAC Re:Only one problem (341 comments)

Couldn't you fix the "rental" model so that the video is available for X number of days past download. DirecTV OnDemand does this now (with the DVR). I can re-watch the movie for (I think) 5 days after "purchase". The old DIVX had self-destruct of the contents back in the 90's didn't it? (or was that the 80's) And let's face it, nothing is going to stop the pirates anyway.

more than 3 years ago

Project Icarus: the Gas Mines of Uranus

OS2toMAC Re:never ever ever (155 comments)

>> speedo swimsuits, Have you ever been to a European beach? I think we could have done without these.

more than 3 years ago

Amazon Challenges Apple With Mac App Store

OS2toMAC Re:Walled garden (111 comments)

Despite not owning any Apple products, I could imagine them pushing a silent update to all devices that simply blocks the site in question. Or starting to sign their software cryptographically, and making sure their systems only accept valid signatures. Or any other way, actually...

That would be one way to start a myriad of lawsuits. Apple, or any other hardware/software manufacturer, can not start blocking sites willy-nilly. It would be considered a free-speech violation most likely, but particularly, in this case, anti-competitive. The Feds would be on them in a second. And talk about the bad PR. Even for iOS products, while they may make it very difficult to get 'non-Apple approved' software on the devices, there are jail-breaking methods available. I think Apple may always keep a back-door open like that, to get around any future anti-competitive, or anti-free market claims.

more than 3 years ago

Word Lens — Augmented Reality Translation

OS2toMAC But will it... (203 comments)

translate geek-to-English? THAT would be magical!

more than 4 years ago

What If the Apollo Program Had Continued?

OS2toMAC Re:If the Apollo Program would have continued . . (389 comments)

Thankfully Steve Dahl and his Insane Coho Lips army dispatched Disco for the most part on July 12th 1979 at Comiskey Park, with "Disco Demolition" (or as he now calls it DD). Saving the youth of America.

more than 5 years ago


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