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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

Swave An deBwoner Re:good (341 comments)

For one thing, Chimps can't offer any definition of "person" at all, let alone explain why they would be included in it.

I wouldn't be so sure about that:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washoe_(chimpanzee)

However you might not be able to understand what the chimpanzee was trying to say to you. That could be an inadequacy on your part.

about two weeks ago
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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

Swave An deBwoner Re:Driving at 85 instead of 70 "would save an hour (525 comments)

Oops. That should be 397 miles, I originally calculated going from 75 to 85, not from 70 to 85. Maybe he means he'd save one hour on the round trip time, 1/2 hour each way.

about three weeks ago
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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

Swave An deBwoner Driving at 85 instead of 70 "would save an hour"? (525 comments)

Does Scott Sales provide the route he took between the "Brakken oil patch" and Bozeman? Because Billings, MT to Bozeman, MT is only 142 miles apart according to Google Maps, which lists the travel time as 2 hr 11 min.

He'd have to drive 637 miles before he'd "save an hour" going 85 instead of 70.

about three weeks ago
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LAX To London Flight Delayed Over "Al-Quida" Wi-Fi Name

Swave An deBwoner Re:This was no AP. (339 comments)

"I have a gum."

about 2 months ago
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

Swave An deBwoner Re:Really? (286 comments)

All the time you eat. That's a no good. We got to get-a money.
Right now, I'd do anything for money. I'd kill somebody for money.
I'd kill you for money.

Red looks slightly worried.

Ha ha ha! Ah, no, you're my friend - I kill you for nothing.

Red smiles.

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Locks Apple SIM Cards On New iPads

Swave An deBwoner Re: Non-story? (112 comments)

And now I read just a little further down and learned from BronsCon that Verizon offers a SIM-based LTE network.

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Locks Apple SIM Cards On New iPads

Swave An deBwoner Re: Non-story? (112 comments)

I'm pretty sure that Verizon doesn't operate a GSM network so saying that they won't support the unlocked SIM seems like a red herring. Verizon is, so far as I know, CDMA all the way.

about 2 months ago
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Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

Swave An deBwoner Re:Honestly. (235 comments)

I'm telling you Commander, that if we make it look like some pre-teen script kiddie, nobody will believe that it was NSA that erased her story.

Now she'll have to type it in all over again.

Next time let's encrypt the file and demand that she ransom it with her credit card, OK?

about 2 months ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

Swave An deBwoner Re:Missing conversion in the summary (422 comments)

Not quite. You're converting "ounces" as a measure of weight. The "20 ounces" referring to soda is a measure of liquid volume.

Roughly, 1 gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds. There are 64 fluid ounces in 1 gallon and 454 g in 1 lb.

(8.34 lb * 454 g/lb) * (20 oz / 64 oz/gal) = 1174 g.

about 2 months ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

Swave An deBwoner Re:Spying? (179 comments)

Stop making sense!

about 2 months ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Swave An deBwoner Re:This sounds like something from The Onion (724 comments)

I suspect that Intel was not "listening to gamers' complaints" but rather listening to some of the big game manufacturers' complaints, e.g., maybe this ticked off somebody at Ubisoft:

http://www.vg247.com/2014/06/11/ubisoft-attempts-to-explain-why-assassins-creed-unitys-co-op-has-no-playable-women/

There were several blog articles on this "incident" at Gamasutra.

about 3 months ago
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iOS Trojan Targets Hong Kong Protestors

Swave An deBwoner Re:Advanced? Requires a Jailbreak & manual ins (72 comments)

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/surprise-ios-7-1-jailbreak-for-most-iphones-and-ipads-uses-year-old-flaw/?comments=1

jdale Ars Scholae Palatinae

Quote:
FTR: if pangu team releases a public jailbreak with vulnerabilities disclosed to them during my training I consider this in no way okay.

...

So finally after 1.75 years of being known to me, having tought it to 50-70 students a "friend" takes the bug and sells a jb based on it.

I'm not even an iOS user, but in my opinion if he discovered an exploit and has sat on it for 1.75 years, I consider that in no way okay. The fact that he also shared it with other people makes it worse, even if it was only a small and supposedly trustworthy group. You cannot control a secret you've shared with 50 people, that's absurd. And any exploit you find is likely to be independently discovered as well, especially more than a year later.

countcracula Ars Scholae Palatinae

I am not involved in the scene at all but have watched from the sidelines while all of the petty arguments are tossed around and drama is happening. Stefan Esser has been a part of pretty much all of it. So I share this sentiment. You can share a secret with three people when two are dead.

about 3 months ago

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iPhone and iPad users report severe motion sickness while using iOS 7

Swave An deBwoner Swave An deBwoner writes  |  about a year ago

Swave An deBwoner (907414) writes "I don't know what I can say except to paste a couple of excerpts from the original article at theverge.com:

"It's exactly how I used to get car sick if I tried to read in the car." Other forum users are reporting feelings of illness, eye pain, and dizziness as well.

Another user, nybe, writes, "I had to go home 'sick' from work because of the intense nausea due to using my iPhone with iOS 7.""

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Two Years Later, David Pogue Discovers Amazon Prime Includes "Free Movies"

Swave An deBwoner Swave An deBwoner writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Swave An deBwoner (907414) writes "In his "State of the Art" column, NY Times columnist David Pogue discovers that Amazon Prime members can use the service to watch some movies for free. This service was announced, when, early in the summer of 2010? The title of his column today is "Potluck for the Eyeballs: A New Streaming-Movie Service""
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NY Times goes paywall

Swave An deBwoner Swave An deBwoner writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Swave An deBwoner writes "Today marks a significant transition for The New York Times as we introduce digital subscriptions. It’s an important step that we hope you will see as an investment in The Times, one that will strengthen our ability to provide high-quality journalism to readers around the world and on any platform. The change will primarily affect those who are heavy consumers of the content on our Web site and on mobile applications."
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Report Looks at How China Meddled With Internet

Swave An deBwoner Swave An deBwoner writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Swave An deBwoner (907414) writes "Another article on the temporary rerouting of much of the Internet through Chinese IP space, discussed here on /. yesterday:

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/11/16/1838223/For-18-Minutes-15-of-the-Internet-Routed-Through-China

But today's NY Times article contains a curious statement:

While sensitive data such as e-mails and commercial transactions are generally encrypted before being transmitted, the Chinese government holds a copy of an encryption master key, and there was speculation that China might have used it to break the encryption on some of the misdirected Internet traffic.

What "encryption master key" are they talking about?

TFA can be found here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/world/asia/18intel.html"

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