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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

Rosyna srcset attribute (42 comments)

I thought we already had this with the img tag's srcset attribute. Do we really need a new tag?

8 hours ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

Rosyna Re:Ooh, ooh I know! (303 comments)

Well, of course it came from humans. There is no natural source of CFCs on earth. They aren't a naturally occurring substance.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

Rosyna Re:Notify them (188 comments)

All this means is that companies like Apple and Mozilla happen not to have notified Microsoft of the infringement yet. So if you're worried about it, go tell Apple's legal department and Mozilla's.

Why should they have to? The store is supposed to be curated and given these examples, it's obvious it is not curated at all.

about two weeks ago
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Apple's App Store Needs a Radical Revamp; How Would You Go About It?

Rosyna Re:Slashdot proves it! (249 comments)

A people-based rating system would likely be an improvement, but it would have to be carefully designed to keep it honest.

I thought Apple already had a people-based rating system. Or does "Editor's Choice" not mean Choice by the Editors?

about two weeks ago
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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

Rosyna Re:No, he didn't. (160 comments)

Also, Pedro Bravo was not the roommate of Christian Aguilar.

But this is /., who needs facts?!

about two weeks ago
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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

Rosyna Re:No, he didn't. (160 comments)

GAINESVILLE- We're on day 7 of the Pedro Andres Bravo trial. Bravo is being accused of the premeditated murder of his high school friend and UF student, Christian Aguilar. Bravo's phone records were reviewed.

"I need to hide my roommate," that is a picture found on Pedro Bravo's phone. In the picture you can see Siri responded, "Swamps? Dumps?"

The image was most likely a screenshot Bravo took from Facebook not an actual search he made. That was actually addressed by the jury who asked how he could do a Siri search when he had an iPhone 4 not 4s.

It was a screenshot (Shit Siri Says). His iPhone 4 was incapable of asking Siri anything.

The Gainesville PD also said it never happened.

https://twitter.com/gainesvill...

Multiple reports of Bravo asking Siri to hide a roommate are incorrect... GPD Det. Goeckel certainly did not testify to that. #BravoTrial

about two weeks ago
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The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension

Rosyna Re:String theory is not science! (259 comments)

Germany is shutting down all their nuclear reactors. Clearly they are the best at sciencing using logic.

about three weeks ago
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The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension

Rosyna String theory is not science! (259 comments)

String theory is math. Math is not science. This should not be in the "science" section of /.

about three weeks ago
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Old Apache Code At Root of Android FakeID Mess

Rosyna Re:Thankfully those will be patched right in a jif (127 comments)

This only works if the exploit isn't hidden in some way.

If "Verify Apps" worked as good as some claim, 10% of the Google Play store wouldn't be malware. It'd be a much, much smaller number.

about 1 month ago
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Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

Rosyna Re:Blame Google. (239 comments)

That last thing means that if someone goes on a campaign to smear someone's name deliberately and starts digging up any information that can be found and recklessly publishing it without checking it out, it could be considered libelous, even if true.

Reckless disregard would mean you don't care if they statements are facts or not. And that by putting false information in with facts, you want to mislead the reader/listener. If all items were fact, then a compilation of all items would still be truth and is an absolute defense (in the US). As soon as you make (knowingly) false statements that a reasonable person would believe, only then can the defamed begin to have a case (in the US).

The important part is "a reasonable person would believe them true".

The US has the strongest free speech laws in the land when it comes to defamation. (Because in order to protect the right to dissent, you must protect the right to criticize).

about 2 months ago
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Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

Rosyna Re:Blame Google. (239 comments)

"Public Interest" . . . I once sat on a jury on a libel case, in which a financier was suing the Wall Street Journal for having said defamatory things about him. The judge instructed us very clearly that truth is not an absolute defense; that is, even if every single thing in the article was provably true, it would still count as libel if it was (for example) just rehashing old information to defame the financier as he tried to start up a new operation.

What country was this? In the US, truth is most absolutely an absolute defense in defamation cases.

about 2 months ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

Rosyna Re:What The?!? (216 comments)

Just look at all the people ticketed for not wearing their seat belt every year. You don't think they'd buy a car without one if it were available?

We had those. People died.

about 2 months ago
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Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

Rosyna Re:Misinformation? (493 comments)

I would suggest everyone get the shingles vaccine, because I got it when I was 40, and it was not a fun ride.

I beat you! I got it when I was 29! Shingles sucks! Get the chickenpox vaccine! (The vaccine is an extremely small amount of live herpes virus designed to spur the immune system--there's effectively not enough of the live virus to create a foothold situation. The shingles vaccine is a much larger dose of the chickenpox virus.)

about 3 months ago
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Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

Rosyna Re:Infectious diseases ... (493 comments)

AIDS has a cure. HIV does not (have a workable cure yet, hell, the way to eradicate HIV might be a vaccine, like HPV.)

about 3 months ago
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Report: YouTube Buying Twitch.tv For $1 Billion

Rosyna Re:So, my bet: (142 comments)

Why would regulators care at all about this deal? Twitch isn't a public company.

about 3 months ago

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