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Scientists Optimistic About Getting a Mammoth Genome Complete Enough To Clone

Travis Mansbridge Re:Unethical? (187 comments)

A Woolly Mammoth killed my pappy.

about two weeks ago
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Drone Sightings Near Other Aircraft Up Dramatically

Travis Mansbridge Re:Are they drones? (132 comments)

Sometimes, but not in this case. Check his other posts.

about two weeks ago
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Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

Travis Mansbridge Re:Thanks fracking (334 comments)

Start looking at how to adapt to climate change instead of some fantasy of avoiding it.

The way to adapt is by retiring the internal combustion engine.

about three weeks ago
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The Fight Over the EFF's Secure Messaging Scoreboard

Travis Mansbridge Pidgin and OTR (63 comments)

Use Pidgin with the OTR plugin for easy chat encryption.

about three weeks ago
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Video Raises Doubts About Attkisson's Claims of Malicious Hacking

Travis Mansbridge Re:Disappearing files (105 comments)

The real kicker is after she selects a huge block of text which is then, of course, deleted, she goes to quit Word and saves over the previous revision. The only one deleting actual data in the video is her, herself.

about a month ago
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Secret Policy Allows GCHQ Bulk Access To NSA Data

Travis Mansbridge Five Eyes (95 comments)

Be aware that the same "arrangement" likely exists for all members of the Five Eyes spying network, a.k.a. the ECHELON group, sometimes referred to as "AUSCANNZUKUS" for its members, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US. As long as any of these nations allows Orwellian surveillance, all five nations (and the rest of the world) will be in the same position.

about a month ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

Travis Mansbridge Human laws? (385 comments)

Most chimpanzees would likely end up right back in prison on destruction of property laws, among other things.

about 1 month ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

Travis Mansbridge Re: feminists controll the law! (195 comments)

Firstly, reliance on anecdotal evidence alone is succumbing to a logical fallacy. Secondly, demonstrate that these women somehow get a "blanket pass" or even your anecdotal evidence holds no weight.

about a month ago
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FCC To Rule On "Paid Prioritization" Deals By Internet Service Providers

Travis Mansbridge Re:So. (126 comments)

1717% of 165 is roughly 2833.
283,467 is 171,798% of 165.

about a month ago
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Japan's Mt. Ontake Erupts, Stranding Hundreds of Hikers

Travis Mansbridge Re:15 sec (41 comments)

If you ever find yourself in that situation, wet a rag or the front of your shirt and hold it over your mouth, this will act as a filter for ash and you should still be able to breathe.

about 2 months ago
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Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

Travis Mansbridge Re:Great (212 comments)

Be aware that Australia is an arm of the ECHELON or "Five Eyes" spying network, also known as AUSCANNZUKUS (for its members, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US). As long as laws exist in any of these countries allowing total internet surveillance, they can simply hand over any information gleaned to the other four parties.

about 2 months ago
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IBM Solar Concentrator Can Produce12kW/day, Clean Water, and AC

Travis Mansbridge Re:Cubic litres (268 comments)

I'm pretty sure it cleans that amount of water (which the title refers to as "producing clean water") and I'm still not sure where they got AC, unless that's what they're calling the cooling done by the water as it draws heat from the solar units.

about 2 months ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

Travis Mansbridge Re:Bullshit (221 comments)

Clearly, more dead presidents means fewer dead presidents.

about 2 months ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

Travis Mansbridge And.. (178 comments)

According to their terms of use, they can terminate your account at any time, for any reason, and you aren't entitled to a refund.

about 2 months ago
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Court Rules the "Google" Trademark Isn't Generic

Travis Mansbridge Re:Lucky them (159 comments)

"Google" is not shorter than "search," and it even has more syllables.

about 2 months ago
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NSA Metadata Collection Gets 90-Day Extension

Travis Mansbridge Re:Fucking Government doesn't care about US (73 comments)

Actually, while the 4th amendment was extended around the '50s to protect telephonic communications, no such extension has been made yet to cover electronic communication. That's the real problem, this is still constitutional because our government is stuck in the 20th century.

about 2 months ago
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3 Short Walking Breaks Can Reverse Harm From 3 Hours of Sitting

Travis Mansbridge Re:You should see (176 comments)

Yeah, but it looks like you used Scotch tape.

about 3 months ago

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Little Big Planet delayed due to Quran references

Travis Mansbridge Travis Mansbridge writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Travis Mansbridge (830557) writes "According to an article over at CNET, the much-anticipated title 'Little Big Planet' will be delayed until October 27th, due to phrases from the Quran being used in two of the background tracks. The developer, Media Molecule, said that they prepared a 'zero day' patch to resolve the issue, however '...a decision was made within Sony that the right thing to do for quality and support...was to replace existing disks.'"
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Demonoid is Back

Travis Mansbridge Travis Mansbridge writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Travis Mansbridge (830557) writes "It appears that the bit-torrent tracker Demonoid (Shut down on November 9, 2007) has come back online, apparently under new management. From the site's front page:

Since a few months ago, Deimos, the site administrator, lacks the necessary time to take care of the website, because of personal matters he's been needing to attend to. For this reason, he has decided to leave the site staff.
Before leaving, he assigned a new site administrator from among his friends to take care of the site. The old moderator team will continue helping with the site, unchanged. We will try to keep running everything just as it always has been.
The trackers and website seem to be working properly, and should any issues arise, they will be taken care of as soon as possible. The site might be going on and offline over the next days as we work out any problems.
The message is signed by the new admin apparent, 'Umlauf'."

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