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Dropbox and Google Want To Make Open Source Security Tools Easy To Use

Phoenixlol Winnie the Pooh (24 comments)

I just realize "Honey Boo Boo" is probably a reference to Winnie the Pooh.

about two weeks ago
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Space Station's 'Cubesat Cannon' Has Gone Rogue

Phoenixlol Re:shhh... (143 comments)

Read as Claptrap

about a month ago
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Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

Phoenixlol Re:Shut up..... (522 comments)

There's also his brother, Rickon.

about 5 months ago
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Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

Phoenixlol Re:Shut up..... (522 comments)

Four, isn't it? Wait... I haven't read the books and am now a little worried, but can pretty easily let two in particular go at this point.

about 5 months ago
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John McAfee Collapses At Guatemala Detention Center

Phoenixlol Re:Withdrawals (219 comments)

On Joe Rogan's podcast he CLAIMED he was trolling. Just throwing that out there.

about 2 years ago
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John McAfee Collapses At Guatemala Detention Center

Phoenixlol Re:Oldest Trick in the book (219 comments)

Damnit, Jim, I'ma policeman not a doctor.

about 2 years ago
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Contest To Crack William Gibson Poem Agrippa

Phoenixlol I found the problem (102 comments)

Perhaps "no one has managed (bothered?) to crack the code" because "The person who successfully cracks the encryption will win a copy of every published Gibson book." Just speculation, being unfamiliar with his work.

more than 2 years ago
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Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional

Phoenixlol Re:Only healthcare (2416 comments)

Wait, they're not going to force abortions?

more than 2 years ago
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Skype To Feature Giant Ads

Phoenixlol Can't Wait (178 comments)

"they hope the ads (as large as the picture of the person to whom you are speaking) will 'spark additional topics of conversation that are relevant to Skype users and highlight unique and local brand experiences" Hey, Grandma, what do you think of hot singles near me?

more than 2 years ago
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Russia Threatens Pre-emptive, Destructive Force On US Missile Defense

Phoenixlol Re:Frak (675 comments)

Provoke with defense? But yet they're cool with NK testing their "satellite" rockets. Makes sense.

more than 2 years ago
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Hawaiian Bill Would Force ISPs to Track Users' Web Histories For 2 Years

Phoenixlol Re:Let HI internet access go dark (200 comments)

Now that you bring that up, I'm willing to bet one or more of the lawmakers or their buddies have invested in the company that will be providing the extra equipment/services.

more than 2 years ago
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Bing Is Cheating, Copying Google Search Results

Phoenixlol Never Understood (693 comments)

why people ever said Bing returned more relevant results. Maybe it's just because I've been using Google forever that I now know what to type in to get the results I want, but running the same searches over at Bing has_never_gotten me as relevant results.

more than 3 years ago
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Slashdot Launches Re-Design

Phoenixlol Cant read stories (2254 comments)

On my browser all the stories are off page to the right. IE7 and don't have a choice.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Pitches Heavy Lift Vehicle To Congress

Phoenixlol Re:Let's get this straight (275 comments)

From Wikipedia: "Hatch's son Scott is a named partner and registered lobbyist at Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC, a Washington lobbying firm. The firm was formed in 2001; the other two partners are Jack Martin, a staff aide to Senator Hatch for six years, and H. Laird Walker, who has been described as a close associate of the senator's.[21] In March 2003, the Los Angeles Times quoted Senator Hatch as saying that the firm was formed with his "personal encouragement" and that he saw no conflict of interest in championing issues that helped his son's clients.[22] Hatch has legislated for dietary supplements to be governed outside of the realm of drugs and food additives. Utah, his constituency, is considered the "Silicon Valley" of the supplement industry. When the FDA was reviewing the adverse effects of ephedra, Hatch defended the supplement industry. At the time, Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC were being paid, by companies with interests in ephedra manufacturing, for lobbying Congress.[22] In March 2009, the Washington Times reported that the pharmaceutical industry, which has "long has benefited from Sen. Orrin G. Hatch's legislative efforts", had previously undisclosed connections to Hatch. Five pharmaceutical companies and the industry's main lobbying group, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), wrote checks in 2007 totaling more than $170,000 to the Utah Families Foundation, a tax-exempt charitable foundation which Hatch helped start in the 1990s and had vigorously supported since. Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC was paid $120,000 by PhRMA in 2007 to lobby Congress on pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration legislation." Too bad they won't go after him for things he's already done. They probably just don't want to bring it up as they're waiting for their turn to do the same thing.

more than 3 years ago
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The Tipping Point of Humanness

Phoenixlol Re:Survival? (272 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosopagnosia in case anyone is interested.
"Prosopagnosia (sometimes known as face blindness) is a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while the ability to recognize other objects may be relatively intact. The term originally referred to a condition following acute brain damage, but recently a congenital form of the disorder has been proposed, which may be inherited by about 2.5% of the population. The specific brain area usually associated with prosopagnosia is the fusiform gyrus.
Few successful therapies have so far been developed for affected people, although individuals often learn to use 'piecemeal' or 'feature by feature' recognition strategies. This may involve secondary clues such as clothing, hair color, body shape, and voice. Because the face seems to function as an important identifying feature in memory, it can also be difficult for people with this condition to keep track of information about people, and socialize normally with others."

more than 3 years ago
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The Tipping Point of Humanness

Phoenixlol Re:LOTR (272 comments)

I tried real hard to find flaws in his appearance as I'd heard people complain and came to the same conclusion as you. I found it hardly noticible though. Had it not been pointed out to me that people didn't like the Clu 2 cgi I probably wouldn't have noticed the uncanny valley. Then again, it worked for me in the movie because he WAS a program.

more than 3 years ago

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