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How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

StripedCow Re:Mission creep. (204 comments)

Do the iPads have any specific features that are required for their plans? Are there specific apps that they want to use? What platforms are those applications available for?

Educational apps should be written for the web, in the first place.

2 hours ago

Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

StripedCow Re:You are the beta tester (271 comments)

And have choice over just 1 or 2 models?
This is insulting in a way. OP is still an individual, ya know...


China Has More People Going Online With a Mobile Device Than a PC

StripedCow So (53 comments)

Does that mean that TOR is available for mobile phones now too?


Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

StripedCow Re:My favorite test (143 comments)

The problem is that you would probably have to lock the complete universe into your death chamber, because Occam's razor says that the universe has *one* soul.

2 days ago

Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

StripedCow Re:My favorite test (143 comments)

According to the theory, you could *both* win the lottery, because the universe would split into two copies.

2 days ago

World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

StripedCow Re:The war on drugs failed only.... (464 comments)

In fact, it is even a success for the military and the weapons industry.

Because dump a shitload of drugs into a real warzone, and you've effectively stopped the war.

2 days ago

New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations

StripedCow Re:Translation (121 comments)

"Also, we like the tracking capabilities of these virtual currencies, which is another reason for nurturing this industry."

4 days ago

Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

StripedCow Eye contact (64 comments)

...capable of letting through about 30% of the light that strikes it.

Does this mean I can finally see my office mate, who is sitting opposite to my desk?

about a week ago

German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

StripedCow Re:So what? they can be tapped to. (243 comments)

My father used to work for the NSA as a cryptologic studies teacher and told me stories about how back in the 70s they had tech that could read back what was being typed simply by listening to the pattern of the clicks the type writer was making.

Perhaps you can ask your father what this man was typing:

about a week ago

How a Supercomputer Beat the Scrap Heap and Lived On To Retire In Africa

StripedCow Re:Nice (145 comments)

I'd make a CDC-6600 into my home, just for fun.

I guess that would make you a mechanical turk.

about a week ago

'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

StripedCow Solution (163 comments)

Change your name into John Smith.

Alternative solution: use your own name in so many different and unrelated places on the internet, that people must believe there is at least 2 or more of you with the same name.

about a week ago

'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

StripedCow Re:Awesome! (163 comments)

OTOH, would you like to work for people who believe everything they read on the internet?

about a week ago

Public To Vote On Names For Exoplanets

StripedCow Re:I like the restrictions (127 comments)

The restrictions say:

and non-offensive in any language or culture

Note: "any" not "all".
Now, IANAL, but I think your fears may come true.

about a week ago

How Deep Does the Multiverse Go?

StripedCow Please explain (202 comments)

Consider the time axis, from minus infinity to plus infinity.
Somewhere along this axis the universe comes into existence.
Call this point t0.

Now why is t0 exactly t0? Shouldn't there be another universe, exactly equal to this one, with time t1 (!= t0).

Now even if time is created as part of a "big bang", there should be a "meta-time" for which this holds.

about a week ago

FTC Files Suit Against Amazon For In-App Purchases

StripedCow Re:about time (47 comments)

It's also time they address the infamous one-click buying button, which is basically the same thing.

about two weeks ago

Google, Dropbox, and Others Forge Patent "Arms Control Pact"

StripedCow Re:Time to abolish patents (73 comments)

But let's say you had a patent on something which earned you a couple of thousand dollars a month.
Would you then still think the same?

(Just playing devil's advocate here.)

about two weeks ago

IBM To Invest $3 Billion For Semiconductor Research

StripedCow Nice but (68 comments)

What have semiconductors been bringing us lately, besides the newest social apps and web-enabled office-collaboration bloatware?

about two weeks ago

Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)

StripedCow Re:Bertridge law of headlines (180 comments)

Next headline: Is Betteridge's law always correct?

about two weeks ago


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