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Court Rules the "Google" Trademark Isn't Generic

Travis Mansbridge Re:Lucky them (129 comments)

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


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.

3 days ago

3 Short Walking Breaks Can Reverse Harm From 3 Hours of Sitting

Travis Mansbridge Re:You should see (155 comments)

Yeah, but it looks like you used Scotch tape.

about a week ago

Silicon Valley Fights Order To Pay Bigger Settlement In Tech Talent Hiring Case

Travis Mansbridge Re:good plan (200 comments)

A group of companies agreeing not to raise workers' wages so they don't entice them away from each other is the essence of non-competition.

about two weeks ago

Japanese Firm Showcases "Touchable" 3-D Technology

Travis Mansbridge Re:This is much cooler (41 comments)

Looks like their first stretch goal, which they've met, was a "rumbler for tactile feedback," about 5% down the page.

about two weeks ago

The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

Travis Mansbridge 1981 (180 comments)

Three years early!

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

Travis Mansbridge Re:This is very Subjective. (382 comments)

Mario 64, by today's standards, is a pretty boring platformer.

Are you kidding? I just played through this again the other day. Flying, swimming, getting shot out of a cannon, riding a turtle shell like a skateboard.. Mario 64 is one of the best 3D games of all time. Ocarina of Time still stands up too.

And while I'm here, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

about three weeks ago

Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Travis Mansbridge Re:Jerks (97 comments)

Isn't Mass Effect a singleplayer game?

about three weeks ago

33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

Travis Mansbridge There are 6 of them now? (465 comments)

I'm just surprised 700,000 people wanted to see Fast and the Furious 6.

about three weeks ago

Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook Released

Travis Mansbridge Re:MMO Crap (203 comments)

A simple troll of the dice!

about a month ago

Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

Travis Mansbridge Re:No (264 comments)

Actually, the drug addicts are the low hanging fruit, and the war on drugs is precisely why the US has imprisoned a far higher percentage of its population than any other first world nation.

about a month ago

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Travis Mansbridge Re:That reminds me... (146 comments)

Anarchy Online.

about a month ago

Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

Travis Mansbridge Re:Websites deserve trolls (457 comments)

The only way to defeat a troll (like the parent) is to ignore it. When you find yourself thinking "what the hell is wrong with this guy?" just let it go.

about a month ago

The Man Responsible For Pop-Up Ads On Building a Better Web

Travis Mansbridge Not sure I believe him... (135 comments)

As soon as the tools were added for a web page to open a new web-page, I'm sure pop-ups were "invented" simultaneously across numerous ad agencies.

about a month ago

Point-and-Shoot: TrackingPoint's New Linux-Controlled AR-15s

Travis Mansbridge Re:Now do that with an AA-12 (219 comments)

I don't think there will ever be such a thing as a 100% accurate shotgun.

about a month ago

Leaked Docs Offer Win 8 Tip: FinFisher Spyware Can't Tap Skype's Metro App

Travis Mansbridge Re:Irrelevant (74 comments)

The content of telephone calls was brought under the protection of the 4th amendment around the 1950s. Why such protections still haven't been extended to electronic communication is beyond me.

about a month and a half ago

Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

Travis Mansbridge Re:Who has the market share? (336 comments)

To be fair, this data is generated via pageviews. Since there are many computers running linux out there whose sole purpose is to serve data rather than consume it, that portion may be underrepresented here.

about a month and a half ago



Little Big Planet delayed due to Quran references

Travis Mansbridge Travis Mansbridge writes  |  more than 5 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.'"

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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