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Research Highlights How AI Sees and How It Knows What It's Looking At

Colin Castro This synopsis (129 comments)

makes it seem like the computers are morons. Anything that is black and yellow is a school bus...mmmmm nope.

3 days ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Loses Last Plaintiff, but Judge Rules Against Dismissal

Colin Castro Re:Only in America... (71 comments)

Couldn't prove they purchased the item from 8 years ago.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

Colin Castro Re:I am by no means a fan of Comcast... (291 comments)

You can't do it online, you have to call in, and on top of that when you reset your router the comcast wifi also resets.

about two weeks ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

Colin Castro Re:What about all the other torrent sites? (251 comments)

EZTV is down a lot, but I think that's cause it's run by like one guy and for some reason hackers like to target it.

about two weeks ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

Colin Castro Re:cut off one head (251 comments)

I'd mod this up, but I'd rather comment that I agree with you. TPB was always the place I could go to find hard to get things, organized terribly, but deep in its bowels were the links I needed. Other sites like KAT or whatever they have to rename themselves I like using more, but it's harder to find rare items.

about two weeks ago
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FISA Court Extends Section 215 Bulk Surveillance For 90 Days

Colin Castro Re:When are Americans going to wake up? (83 comments)

Well AC, ploice states do make up false charges, and have public trials to show they can win. Which happens in the US, especially since the cops can take cash I have on me if they say they "think" it's going to be used for illegal purchases.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Files a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit For Activating Pirated Software

Colin Castro Re:Creators wishing to control their creations... (268 comments)

NZ and Australia are ripped off harder than everyone else in the world, expect maybe people living in Marlyand.

about two weeks ago
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Civil Rights Groups Divided On Net Neutrality

Colin Castro Re:First Do No Harm (127 comments)

Regulation is what kept airlines profitable, regulation is what got phone service to rural parts of the country. Regualtion can be good, in can also be bad in the case of long distance service because of the illusion of "natural monolpolies" in services that don't really have natural monopolies. Regulations are also why city water is cleaner than bottled water.

about two weeks ago
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Civil Rights Groups Divided On Net Neutrality

Colin Castro Re:First Do No Harm (127 comments)

The only action with a company with a monopoly is to go without. Most people can't go without their Netflix and Facebook, so you have the problem where the company has no incentive to change. In markets where the local municipality or CO-OP does the internet no one has commercial service, why pay more? In places that have the choice of google fiber or FIOS, Comcast takes a huge hit. That's the reality, no competition for what has no become essentially a need/utility like electricty or gas or oil has created a vacuum between what the customer wants and what is provided.

about two weeks ago
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Civil Rights Groups Divided On Net Neutrality

Colin Castro Re:Shakedown (127 comments)

It depends on who the poor are. A lot of times you have to think that poor people are the ones working in call centers and probably get a discount on the dish and service. You also have to think that if it's low income housing that accepts section 8 vouchers and the person then might have enough to get a basic cable package.

about two weeks ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Colin Castro I can't be the only one (285 comments)

I'm not so much concerned that companies create ads and that they're almost completely irrelevant to me. They only show ads for websites I've already went to or ordered from so they're meaningless. I'm more concerned that I can't click on ads for fear that they'll take me to malicious websites. Even companies you think you could "trust" sometimes have malicious code in them. Give me ads that aren't clickbate for viruses and are actually relevant and I'd click them.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

Colin Castro This was on slashdot before (312 comments)

A study, that I can't find on google, showed that even after like 15 minutes of web browsing people begin to exhibit ADD type of symptoms. The constant skimming, searching for links or clickable objects messes our brains up. Reading one book is hard for a lot of people nowadays because of the internet. Basically you need to cut off the internet for a while force yourself to take things slower, reading lengthy magazine articles is a place to start to get you back into the groove.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Forgets To Delete Revealing Note From Blog Post

Colin Castro Re:Please . . . (114 comments)

That's why golf courses and private clubs exist.

about two weeks ago
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Fraudulent Apps Found In Apple's Store

Colin Castro Re:Security? (89 comments)

The volume of games to review and look over is much less, and probably easier to track what info it's gathering when the game is being played.

about two weeks ago
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Twitter Should Use Random Sample Voting For Abuse Reports

Colin Castro Yup (132 comments)

Yup

about two weeks ago
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Twitter Should Use Random Sample Voting For Abuse Reports

Colin Castro Popular Shalshdot Opinion (132 comments)

Blah Blah, Bennett is an idiot, blah blah, how did this get to feed, blah blah, there's a seperate section that this loser should post to, blah blah, I don't read his stuff but I'll comment about it.

about two weeks ago
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Valve Rolls Out Game Broadcasting Service For Steam

Colin Castro Re:ios/android support? (92 comments)

Twitch is also on PS4 and XBox One. I know that the Xbox One version allows you to watch any console type, not sure about the PS4 version.

about two weeks ago
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The PlayStation Turns 20

Colin Castro Re:Even I bought a PS1 and PS4 (101 comments)

Aren't the PS Vita memory cards Sony's duo-sticks or whatever they're called?

about two weeks ago

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Carl Sagan Smoked Cannabis

Colin Castro Colin Castro writes  |  about 2 months ago

Colin Castro (2881349) writes "“I am convinced that there are genuine and valid levels of perception available with cannabis (and probably with other drugs) which are, through the defects of our society and our educational system, unavailable to us without such drugs,” Sagan wrote in 1971, under the name Mr. X.

MarijuanaMajority.com founder Tom Angell spent a few days this summer in the Library of Congress researching the iconic American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist and author and has come away with a bounty.

Angell says he found some never-before-released writings on marijuana policy from the author of classics such as ‘Contact’ and the TV show ‘Cosmos’, which is the most widely watched series in the history of American public television."

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