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World's First Cycle Trip To the South Pole Achieved

Psychotic_Wrath Re:LOL ... (49 comments)

Daniel Burton will probably be the first person to do it on 2 wheels, he should complete this by the end of this next month.

about a year ago
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Court Upholds Ruling On Dish Network's 'Hopper'

Psychotic_Wrath The "-ate" plan (248 comments)

If you cannot innovate litigate. If you can't litigate legislate. Seems like this is the business model of business involved in the entertainment industry.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should We Have the Option of Treating Google Like a Utility?

Psychotic_Wrath Much less than $20/month (238 comments)

A quick search gives an estimate of 400 million to a billion users a month. Lets be conservative and say only 100 million users/month. Times that by 20 and you get 2 billion. That is a lot more than what Google makes in a month. Certainly more than what they make by simply selling data from their users. I would think maybe $1/month should be enough, maybe $2/month to make it worth their while to setup and such. I think $2 is much more than what they make every month.

about a year and a half ago
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Another Call For Abolishing Patents, This One From the St. Louis Fed

Psychotic_Wrath Drug Patents (315 comments)

I would agree that the patent system in the US is severely handicapped. But abolishing it entirely would severely handicap drug development.

It takes years of testing to get a drug approved by the FDA, and that costs big big money to do. You get the drug approved by the FDA and then a chemist comes and makes the exact same thing, and your years of investment into research and development and clinical trials of that drug are going to not be paid off. Somebody would essentially walk the path that you made and they would reap the same benefits just simply by copying what you have done.

more than 2 years ago
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If I could print 1 replacement organ ...

Psychotic_Wrath I am white (544 comments)

Because of this I think you know what organ I'd like to print.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Scrambles To Restore Google Talk From Outage

Psychotic_Wrath Re:It happens...have a backup (85 comments)

If you rely on VOIP for your calls then you would be lucky to have Google Talk for your provider. I run a call center and we use a VOIP service. I have worked with several VOIP providers and they would be lucky if they only went down once a year. I use Vocalocity and they go down once every 3-4 months. 8*8 (8 by 8) goes down probably about half that.

If Google talk has been up for a couple years and if this is their first outage, well then I would say that they are the most reliable.

more than 2 years ago
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Discovery Channel Telescope Snaps Inaugural Pictures

Psychotic_Wrath 16 Megapixles (66 comments)

So when I read this I was impressed until I read

16 million pixel camera

Why not just say a 16 megapixel camera? Is it just me or is a 16 megapixel camera not impressive.?

more than 2 years ago
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A Million-Year Hard Disk

Psychotic_Wrath Language (394 comments)

I would suggest Lojban so nobody gets confused what we were trying to say

more than 2 years ago
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Google Is Planning To Penalize Overly Optimized Sites

Psychotic_Wrath Re:Good (299 comments)

I think there are those that game the system, and there are those that do it right. I have seen several sites that have too many keywords. They have always been against keyword stuffing. Google tries to focus on getting good results that are relevant to the search. Spam is something that is difficult to filter out. The places that do SEO will still get their business on the first page of Google because they will just work inside of Google's new paramaters.

The places that get penalized, for the most part will get back up on Google simply by changing their tactic. Backlinks are always important, and they will probably just build more backlinks.

There is also a good chance that they will get more involved with social media, like facebook or twitter. Some will post youtube videos and optimize them for their business.

There is no way to keep spammers out but hopefully this reduces it.

more than 2 years ago
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Sexually Rejected Flies Turn To Booze

Psychotic_Wrath Re:Time flies like an arrow... (95 comments)

This has got to be one of the worst/best puns I have read on /. I commend you for your work.

more than 2 years ago
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What Is Your Favorite Way of Watching a Movie

Psychotic_Wrath Re:alamo drafthouse (409 comments)

My personal favorite is streaming from my own media server..

I think you are right, I'm guessing that streaming means netflix, or something else. I used to do my streaming on ninjavideo, but they went down, and then came back up with a not as good as before service. Your streaming isn't exactly streaming, the poll probably refers to the first initial source where you obtained the video from. That would be what you should vote for to keep the poll as accurate as possible. not that it is intended to be accurate anyways...

more than 2 years ago
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Users Spend More Time On Myspace Than Google+

Psychotic_Wrath Google + (310 comments)

Google is putting a lot of its weight behind Google plus I know that they are trying to push businesses to do it. I recently had to create a google+ for this website: Massage Therapy Longview, WA to help with placement. I don't know if google is trynig to get it to be more like linkedin, or what, but they sure are putting a lot of weight behind it.

more than 2 years ago
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NinjaVideo.net Founder Gets 14 Months

Psychotic_Wrath New Website (239 comments)

I'm guessing its not an official replacement, but it looks and feels very similar http://theninjavideo.net/

more than 2 years ago
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Actress Sues IMDb For Revealing Her Age

Psychotic_Wrath Based on Lies (465 comments)

I don't think it is based on Lies just not revealing information. In a normal interview it is illegal to ask an applicant's age. The movie industry is probably different, but I would imagine that asking somebody's age during an audition would also be Illegal.

more than 3 years ago
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What Pi Sounds Like

Psychotic_Wrath What about Mole Day? (178 comments)

Well if we are gonna be writing our congressman about adding Pi day as a holiday we should definitely write about Mole day! 10-23

more than 3 years ago
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China Censors 60,000 Porn Sites, 5,000 Arrested

Psychotic_Wrath interesting name (219 comments)

I hope i'm not the only one that laughed when I found out a guy named Wang is in charge of censoring Porn

more than 3 years ago

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Former Novell programmer becomes first person to bicycle to the South Pole.

Psychotic_Wrath Psychotic_Wrath writes  |  about 10 months ago

Psychotic_Wrath (693928) writes "Dan Burton a former Novell programmer became the first person to ride a bicycle to the south pole. Helen Skelton earlier this year was the first person to tricycle to the south pole. Dan set out on his expedition in early November and finished in late January. He started cycling after being laid off from Novell to help him overcome some health problems. A few years later he decided to do what had never been done before. He states that it was the most difficult thing he has ever done in his life."
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Salt Lake City Police to wear cameras.

Psychotic_Wrath Psychotic_Wrath writes  |  about 2 years ago

Psychotic_Wrath writes "Salt Lake Police department will be much more transparent with their law enforcement. A program is being rolled out to require officers wear glasses equipped with a camera to record what they see. Of course there are several officers that oppose this idea, and will resist the change. One of the biggest shockers to me is that the police chief is in strong support of this measure.

If Chief Burbank gets his way, these tiny, weightless cameras will soon be on every police officer in the state.

With all the opposition of police officers being recorded by citizens that we are seeing throughout the country it is quite a surprise that they would make a move like this. The officers would wear them when they are investigating crime scenes, serving warrants, and during patrols. Suddenly Utah isn't looking like such a bad place to be. Now we just need to hope other states and departments would follow suite. It sure will be nice when there is video evidence to show the real story.

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Microsoft wins Novell antitrust battle

Psychotic_Wrath Psychotic_Wrath writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Psychotic_Wrath writes "After a long drawn out legal battle and a hung jury, a federal judge dismissed the antitrust case against Novell. The case involved allegations that Microsoft removed code from its Windows 95 operating system that caused further development to Word Perfect and thus delaying the release of their product giving Microsoft Word an unfair advantage."
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