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Blood of World's Oldest Woman Hints At Limits of Life

Soluzar Re:Bank them (333 comments)

It would be interesting to see if your views change on by the 11th month of your 99th year. Assuming you survive that long.

about 4 months ago
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Court Rules Against Online Anonymity

Soluzar Re:Appropriate Supreme Court Quote (314 comments)

By saying this you're assuming that the review isn't true? Or should an accurate bad review count as libel?

about 8 months ago
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TorrentFreak Blocked By British ISP Sky's Porn Filter

Soluzar Re:The question (171 comments)

That's a question, to you? The only question I have is just how long until the friction preventing you from opting out of the filters begins to increase.

about 8 months ago
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UK Company Successfully Claims Ownership of "Pinterest" Trademark

Soluzar Re:Use it or lose it (133 comments)

You're right of course, we should all use American law. Just as God intended. Many apologies to our noble American overlords.

about 8 months ago
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If UNIX Were a Religion

Soluzar Re:BeOS? (392 comments)

I don't really care for that idea, since (as I mentioned in my previous post) BeOS is very much a recent development in the field of computer operating systems. It came along in the late 90s, once Windows was already relatively mature and Linux on the desktop was already practical. Comparing it to religions both ancient and widespread seems entirely wrong to me. BeOS was not all that significant. Clever and nicely done, maybe... but it didn't carve out a very large place in history.

about 8 months ago
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NSA Trying To Build Quantum Computer

Soluzar Re:Don't hold your breath (221 comments)

Please note that I didn't say it was currently a meaningless buzzword. I said that I believed it to be such when I first heard the term. I'm aware that something meaningful has come out of it since then, although exactly how much is still a matter of which I'm largely ignorant.

I appreciate you making me aware of the fact that there have been some working quantum computers now. They may be small, but even the first one was a huge step. I'm somewhat surprised to learn that the first real steps were quite a long time ago.

I wonder if I'll live long enough to see a quantum computer on the home desktop. It would probably run The Elder Scrolls 37 really well. :D

about 8 months ago
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How to Avoid a Target-Style Credit Card Security Breach (Video)

Soluzar Re:Step One (146 comments)

For me if I have to use cash I'm already against the purchase. It's horribly inconvenient for me, and isn't accepted for online purchases which is where I do all my important shopping other than clothes and groceries. Since I can pay for both of those things on my card as well as at pretty much any restaurant, I've got no need for cash that I can see.

Even convenience stores are happy to accept a card (with no surcharge) for very small purchases. I admit that has changed in recent years, and until that change I did grudgingly have to withdraw cash to shop for those items.

I don't really care to carry currency which can be lost or stolen, and then never recovered. If I lose my card, all I have to do is contact the bank and let them know. They will cancel it for me and I can soon get a new one. Under those specific circumstances I would use cash, of course. Since I am deprived of all the better options.

I see things are different for you, but I prefer to handle as little cash as humanly possible.

about 8 months ago
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NSA Trying To Build Quantum Computer

Soluzar How far away is it? (221 comments)

Has anything practical actually been demonstrated in the field of quantum computing yet? I understand that a lot of exciting and complex (if you're into that) math has gone into describing a model for how quantum computing should function, but as far as I'm aware nobody has actually managed to build any prototype devices yet.

When I first heard the term "quantum computing", I believed it to be a meaningless buzzword. I think at that time it may have been so. Now it is obviously a real concept, but unless I may be better informed, I think it is still a very long way off.

I wonder if programming for a quantum computer will be anything like programming for the digital (is that the proper term to use in contrast?) computers we have now. I can't help but feel that it would be both very different and rather more difficult.

about 8 months ago
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How to Avoid a Target-Style Credit Card Security Breach (Video)

Soluzar Re:Step One (146 comments)

There are only a very limited number of needs for which I will stand the inconvenience of using cash. I'm literally never carrying any, unless I'm on my way to a bar, or some other pre-meditated cash use.

about 8 months ago
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If UNIX Were a Religion

Soluzar Re:POSIX ME HARDER (392 comments)

The article did mention that POSIX is the Nicene Creed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicene_Creed If Windows is to be considered an "Abrahamic religion" under the metaphor, then it's no surprise that they follow the POSIX creed. It may come as some surprise to the adherents of Windows how much they share in common with the shunned UNIX brethren, though.

about 8 months ago
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If UNIX Were a Religion

Soluzar Re:So whats the Church of Satan? (392 comments)

That breaks down in that TOS was seldom considered (even by outsiders) to be evil. Crap, yes. Evil, no.

about 8 months ago
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If UNIX Were a Religion

Soluzar Re:BeOS? (392 comments)

I don't think BeOS was ever a sufficiently major player to be compared to Hinduism. The place it holds when compared to other religions would rightfully bear comparison to something of a comparable age and importance to UNIX. I'm not sure what if anything fits that particular description. Possibly something from the IBM Mainframes. BeOS was very nice and very clever in the way it did things, but it is a recent development and achieved only a limited user base. Since it used some GNU tools, I think you could compare it to a small and radical offshoot of Christianity. Within the metaphor, I consider BeOS to be another "Abrahamic religion".

about 8 months ago
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Encrypted PIN Data Taken In Target Breach

Soluzar Re: Why are they storing this data anyway? (213 comments)

I'm certain that is how PIN terminals work here. Seems like in the US their reluctance to upgrade to 'chip' cards is causing issues implementing the better solution.

about 7 months ago
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Sherlock Holmes Finally In the Public Domain In the US

Soluzar Re: is Peter Pan next? (207 comments)

Which country did you pick? Personally I'm terrified by the way things are going here. Would be good to gather information about my options.

about 7 months ago
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Open Source Add-on Rewrites the User Interface of IE11

Soluzar Re:Why? (86 comments)

http://gooeysoftware.com/mozaddons/ff3ff4/ You need to override the compatibility check. It's only listed as being compatible with pretty old versions, but you will actually find that it works with even the latest.

about 8 months ago
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Open Source Add-on Rewrites the User Interface of IE11

Soluzar Re:Why? (86 comments)

Seems that way to me. I use a theme that makes Firefox look the way it used to. Because that's what I need.

about 8 months ago
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Scientists Discover Huge Freshwater Reserves Beneath the Ocean

Soluzar Re: The problem with all this... (273 comments)

If you can figure out how to get to the rest of that universe, and survive there you're smarter than most people at NASA. The Earth is all we get, for now. Lets try to to not ruin it before we have alternatives.

about 9 months ago
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Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute

Soluzar $183,00 was not the cost of this attack. (562 comments)

It was an amount they should have already paid to secure their website. I don't condone the attack, but proper security is not a cost you only pay when attacked. I don't only attach a lock to my door after I have been the victim of a burglary.

about 9 months ago
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Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

Soluzar Re:That explains Walmart (730 comments)

Doesn't seem to me like the Republican party are doing a particularly good job of placing limits (or enforcing existing ones) on government power. It has only been a few years since they supplied a president, and as I recall he took more power into his own hands (or rather that of his office) than had been customary before. He said "I'm the decider", as I'm sure you know. I think that speaks volumes about his goals.

I certainly won't make the argument that the Obama administration is better than what had gone before. I merely point out that both parties are pursuing the goal of taking power for the government. To whom do you turn? It seems unlikely that a third party candidate will win the presidential elections.

about 9 months ago

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