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Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds

Rashdot Re:Math wrong by one order of magnitude ... (134 comments)

Oh good. I was thinking how hard that job must be, but every 0.0864 seconds is a lot easier then every 0.00864.

6 hours ago
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Researchers Discover New Plant "Language"

Rashdot Re:Perseids (68 comments)

Indeed, but apparently some have never seen the Triffids (or heard (of) them).

3 days ago
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Errata Prompts Intel To Disable TSX In Haswell, Early Broadwell CPUs

Rashdot Re:Can I have a refund? (131 comments)

Of course. According to my Pentium you're entitled to $0.99989960954

about a week ago
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Google Is Backing a New $300 Million High-Speed Internet Trans-Pacific Cable

Rashdot Re:Only 6 pairs? (135 comments)

Does a total of 666 make sense?

about two weeks ago
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Google Is Backing a New $300 Million High-Speed Internet Trans-Pacific Cable

Rashdot Re:Only 6 pairs? (135 comments)

The other 660 pairs are for the NSA.

about two weeks ago
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Wiring Programmers To Prevent Buggy Code

Rashdot For me it's reversed (116 comments)

Years ago I discovered that I used to slow down and struggle with simple things, soon after making a mistake (a bug) that I obviously missed. So I learned to go back and review my most recent code whenever I sensed that I began struggling. It appears that in those cases I subconsciously registered the mistakes. Of course you can also introduce bugs while happily coding along, but whenever you falter for no apparent reason, just review your most recent code for mistakes.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Releases Footage of "Flying Saucer" Braking Test, Declares Success

Rashdot Units (55 comments)

190000 feet = 57912 meters.

Just helping NASA to prevent getting their units mixed up again.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should I Fight Against Online Voting In Our Municipality?

Rashdot Re:Vote Selling? (190 comments)

Vote selling leads to corruption.

Suppose a person is for example willing to spend $100,000 to obtain 10000 votes, in order to win an election. The only reason this person would do that is to 'earn' that money back, with a handsome profit. The only way that works is via corruption.

about three weeks ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

Rashdot Re:NO, all candy bar (544 comments)

I chose my Samsung GT-I8160 purely because of its size. It's a pity that it's really slow, compared to the latest king sized smartphones. But I don't want to haul one of those around anymore. I wish someone would make a GT-I8160 sized high end smartphone. A slide-out keyboard would be nice, but I don't expect to own one of those ever again. Touchscreens are too easy for phone designers.

about three weeks ago
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On Forgetting the Facts: Questions From the EU For Google, Other Search Engines

Rashdot Re:What about my right to search? (186 comments)

What about my right to search?

There is no such right, except in your imagination.

It must be my imagination that people in other countries may have more rights to search the internet than me.

I realize that universal human rights are not recognized in large parts of the world, but I was hoping at least the EU would.

about three weeks ago
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On Forgetting the Facts: Questions From the EU For Google, Other Search Engines

Rashdot What about my right to search? (186 comments)

I think I'll switch to google.com, my local version is crippled because of EU law.

about three weeks ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

Rashdot Re:Scale? (170 comments)

get back in the womb, critter your brain is not fully developed yet

Or their mother's basement, whichever is more convenient....

Mother's basement as a convenient replacement for the womb. There's a joke in there somewhere...

about a month ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

Rashdot Re:Think of it as evolution in action (170 comments)

It's a good thing.

So you think it would be a good thing if only the most cold hearted autistic people would survive? There's a brand new state in parts of Syria and Iraq where you will feel right at home.

about a month ago
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

Rashdot Re:Are you fucking kidding? (190 comments)

Years ago I asked my uncle, who was a teenager during WW2, if he knew of people in our village that had hidden refugees during the war. As you mentioned, this was a very dangerous thing to do. He had to think long and hard, but managed to remember two or three families. Next I asked him if he knew about young men who had gone to fight on the German side. He immediately named about a dozen, but added that most did so because the pay was good and some simply went because they would get enough decent food to eat. At that moment I had the sad realization that those who would oppress us if they could, are living quietly among us. They live in every street, everywhere. As soon as an opportunity like WW2 arises, they will jump in and become the oppressors. But heroes are a lot harder to find.

about a month ago
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45

Rashdot Re:Where were you when the Eagle landed? (211 comments)

I was 12 and at home in the Netherlands. I had to stay awake all night, but I had no trouble staying awake because that afternoon our neighbor had drowned. When we went swimming in the morning I was in their car. I was all alone that whole night with my thoughts, watching the landing, waiting for hours for the astronauts to get out of the LEM.

I''l never forget.

about 1 month ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Rashdot Re:To whoever did this (503 comments)

I don't know who did this and I don't care.

Everybody is accusing everybody else, that means that those who did it are cowards. I hope they will be punished, but I realize that those who are responsible probably never will in this case. Because they will be protected by other cowards.

about a month ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Rashdot To whoever did this (503 comments)

To whoever is responsible:

You make think that you're a big balled freedom fighting hero, but in fact you are the worst kind of coward. Instead of admitting what happened, and apologizing, and turning yourself in to the International Crimes Court, you're trying to put the blame on others.

You're a despicable coward. I hope you'll never be able to have good night's sleep for the rest of your stupid life.

about a month ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

Rashdot My advice to her (424 comments)

Don't write a court review.

about a month ago
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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

Rashdot But.. (106 comments)

Will it drive by the seat of my pants?

about a month ago

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Pixar gives away RenderMan software for free

Rashdot Rashdot writes  |  about 3 months ago

Rashdot (845549) writes "As a further commitment to the advancement of open standards and practices, Pixar is announcing that,in conjunction with the upcoming release, free non-commercial licenses of RenderMan will be made available without any functional limitations, watermarking, or time restrictions. Non-commercial RenderMan will be freely available for students, institutions, researchers, developers, and for personal use. Those interested in exploring RenderMan’s new capabilities are invited to register in advance on the RenderMan website to access a free license for download upon release."
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