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Big Jump For Tablet Storage: Seagate Intros 5mm Hard Disk For Tablets

SolarCanine Re:Sounds like a bad idea ... (201 comments)

...yes, because the hard drive based iPods never worked out.

Oh, wait.

about 7 months ago
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QUIC: Google's New Secure UDP-Based Protocol

SolarCanine Re:Don't trust 'em (97 comments)

What exactly can be hidden in an open protocol specification that will compromise your personally sensitive data? By design, a protocol has to be something that people can actually implement to be useful - the payloads you send via that protocol are up to you (based on your choices of which pieces of software to use, etc.)

about 10 months ago
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Woz Compares the Cloud and PRISM To Communist Russia

SolarCanine Re:Rant against the cloud on youtube? (549 comments)

Since Woz didn't post the video to YouTube, or in fact even make the video, not really.

about 10 months ago
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US Mining Data Directly From 9 Silicon Valley Companies

SolarCanine Re:Money quote... (404 comments)

That's kind of the point of pointing out the use of the phrase "quite literally" in the first place, you know.

about 10 months ago
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US Mining Data Directly From 9 Silicon Valley Companies

SolarCanine Re:Money quote... (404 comments)

If they're watching an idea form as I type, they'd better damned well be getting it keystroke by keystroke. And he did say "quite literally"...

about 10 months ago
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US Mining Data Directly From 9 Silicon Valley Companies

SolarCanine Re:I'm Okay With It (404 comments)

My life and my family's lives are more important than whatever privacy I had on these sites.

...says the anonymous coward? Am I missing some Soviet Russia joke here?

about 10 months ago
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US Mining Data Directly From 9 Silicon Valley Companies

SolarCanine Re:Money quote... (404 comments)

“They quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type,” the officer said.

I'm pretty sure I'd notice a keylogger on my network sending every keystroke out to elsewhere... As for the leap from idea to typing, that technology is the sole purview of the NSA it seems...

about 10 months ago
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Recently Exposed PHP Hole's Official Fix Ineffective

SolarCanine Re:Cm'on (240 comments)

Facebook, but if the question is "Who runs a site in PHP using CGI mode that is worth exploiting?" then it gets harder to answer.

about 2 years ago
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Turning Your E-Reader Into a Cheap Tablet

SolarCanine Slashdot != NPR (193 comments)

> We ran a story about this in December, and I haven't seen a flood of hacked readers anywhere so I doubt that tablet makers have anything to worry about. Because, you know, Slashdot is easily as mainstream as NPR. Just sayin'.

about 3 years ago
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William Gibson's Neuromancer Staged With Porn Star

SolarCanine Re:Article written by... (204 comments)

R.U. Sirius has been writing for years, and was the editor of Mondo 2000 magazine during the '90s, as well as co-author of Cyberpunk Handbook:: The Real Cyberpunk Fakebook with St. Jude. So yes, it's very real (and not the first time his work has found the convergence of cyberpunk and porn, either...)

more than 4 years ago
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jQuery Dev Bemoans Overwhelming Spam On Google Groups

SolarCanine Re:Join the 21st Century (251 comments)

Isn't a benevolent dictator, by definition, one who *isn't* bad?

more than 4 years ago
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Comcast To Bring IPv6 To Residential US In 2010

SolarCanine Re:I still don't like IPv6 (281 comments)

Who's going to manage that? The OS?

Meet my good friend DNS:

Hey, Joe - check out the pics that Tonya just put online: tonyas-pc.smithhousehold.comcast.net/pics/

Just because IPV6 is coming into play doesn't mean we suddenly jettison DNS - let's not go creating problems where they don't exist...devices have been self-registering in DNS via DHCP for a looooooong time - hell, even Microsoft OSes do it ;)

more than 4 years ago
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College Threatens Students Over Email Addresses

SolarCanine Re:Greed is Good (452 comments)

"That many complaints"?

So you, as the head of a multinational conglomerate that up until recently counted their unit sales in billions with a b on their signs, would modify how you sell your product based on 700 substantiated complaints?

Good day, sir.

more than 4 years ago
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College Threatens Students Over Email Addresses

SolarCanine Re:Greed is Good (452 comments)

The range I've always heard is 195-205 degrees F for the brewing temp of the filtered water, so I agree with you on that one (although I'd posit that at 205 degrees F, unless you have an extremely thorough and even source of heat, some of that water is indeed "boiling", but IANAC (I Am Not A Chemist)). And I'd bet that my 195 degree coffee, after 20-30 minutes, is indeed around 120 degrees F as well, so as long as "served" == "when I start drinking it" I guess I'm in the acceptable range.

more than 4 years ago
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College Threatens Students Over Email Addresses

SolarCanine Re:Greed is Good (452 comments)

If that's the only way they'll learn what a three-year-old can learn otherwise, then yes, that's what I'm seriously saying. Hot coffee is hot. This shouldn't be something that requires any further explanation, disclaimers, cautionary tales, or legal proceedings. Not in any sane situation, anyway. But it seems that my post was flamebait, so whatever. I guess I'm just a cranky bastard that thinks that common sense is a valuable commodity that happens to be scarce lately.

more than 4 years ago
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College Threatens Students Over Email Addresses

SolarCanine Re:Greed is Good (452 comments)

Normally, when purchasing coffee "to go" from a restaurant, I'm actually looking to drink it 20-30 minutes later. Boiling hot coffee remains drinkably hot a half-hour later, which suits me just fine. And I don't care if you're a testosterone-lacking intellectual who thinks a nanny state is required to protect its members from something as simple as "hot things can burn." Smart people learn this at a pretty young age, and Darwin can and should take care of reinforcing the lesson as necessary.

more than 4 years ago
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Think-Tank Warns of Internet "Brownouts" Starting Next Year

SolarCanine Re:Metered Service (445 comments)

The only resolution is to build out the infrastructure (bigger road) to handle more traffic at once.

I completely disagree, and will now offer you my competing resolution:

Welcome to my new Internet Packetpooling Service - just dial #622 from any (non-VoIP) phone to sign up to pool packets with other web surfers requesting the same data as you in your area. No more congested Internet traffic - well, ok, still congested, but at least you'll have three near-strangers to share the moment with as you wait for last week's episode of House to finish downloading.

Do the world a favor - reduce your carbon footprint and sign up for Packetpooling today!

Er...think of the children?

more than 4 years ago

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Yahoo! To! Release! Web! Browser! Tonight!

SolarCanine SolarCanine writes  |  about 2 years ago

SolarCanine (892620) writes "It seems that Yahoo! is going to release a web browser this evening at 9pm, according to an article from Launch.co

From TFA:

I am so excited to announce that tonight at 9pm we will launch Yahoo! Axis! Since you are one of my most valued clients I am giving you first notification. Since this is not launching publically until tonight, we ask that you please keep this information confidential until tomorrow.

Yahoo! Axis is a new browser that redefines what it means to search and browse- enabling a seamless search experience on your iPhone, iPad, and even your desktop."

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SolarCanine SolarCanine writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SolarCanine writes "John Dvorak managed to get Neil Gaiman to come onto his video podcast and discuss writing technique and such. I'm not a huge Dvorak fan, but Gaiman will get my attention pretty much any time."

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Neil Gaiman talks to John Dvorak

SolarCanine SolarCanine writes  |  more than 7 years ago John Dvorak managed to get Neil Gaiman to come onto his video podcast and discuss writing technique and such. I'm not a huge Dvorak fan, but Gaiman will get my attention pretty much any time.

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