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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Unixnoteunuchs Faust had it right (795 comments)

This is why we do science: "Dass ich erkenne was die Welt Im Innersten zusammenhält" To apprehend the inner workings of the universe.

about a month ago
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Candy Crush Maker King.com Has Trademarked 'Candy' For Games

Unixnoteunuchs Actually, this is going to get interesting (169 comments)

The mark "CANDY" was published as application for registration serial number 85/842,584 on January 15, 2014. Interested parties have until February 15, 2014 to file a Notice of Opposition to registration of the mark. king.com's pushing its weight around regarding this mark during the opposition period, when they are particularly vulnerable, is just stupid, IMHO. Any party receiving a "cease and desist" from king.com can file institute an opposition proceeding before the U.S. Trademark Office during this time and get the trademark examiners to consider all the many arguments as to why king.com should not obtain registration for this mark for these goods and services.

about 9 months ago
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Candy Crush Maker King.com Has Trademarked 'Candy' For Games

Unixnoteunuchs No US Trademark Registration (169 comments)

I would tell them to pound sand in the US. They have no U.S. trademark registration for the word mark "CANDY".

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

Unixnoteunuchs Why we work (892 comments)

We work so that we may have leisure. We must have leisure to lead the good life.

about a year ago
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DEA Program "More Troubling" Than NSA

Unixnoteunuchs No big deal (432 comments)

Guys, if you're not dealing drugs, you have nothing to worry about.

about a year ago
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DEA Program "More Troubling" Than NSA

Unixnoteunuchs Re:Troubling quote from the article (432 comments)

If you are ever called for jury duty and you need to shirk your civic duty, during voire dire, let them know this is your view of prosecutors and you are almost certain to be excused from jury duty.

about a year ago
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Upside-Down Sensors Caused Proton-M Rocket Crash

Unixnoteunuchs CH3CH2(0H) (323 comments)

Vodka may have been involved.

about a year ago
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Star Wars Episode 4 To Be Dubbed In Navajo

Unixnoteunuchs Re:Not the first major Movie. (155 comments)

I stand corrected. The first major motion picture dubbed in a native North American language.

about a year ago
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Robots Help Manufacturing Recover Without Adding Jobs

Unixnoteunuchs Why do we work? (559 comments)

Aristotle: We labor so that we may have leisure.

about a year and a half ago
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Deloitte: Use a Longer Password In 2013. Seriously.

Unixnoteunuchs Re:Duh...OK. (538 comments)

Mine is absolutely uncrackable: spock

about a year and a half ago
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FTC Gets 744 New Ideas On How To Hang Up On Robocallers

Unixnoteunuchs Re:Asterisk (281 comments)

I solve this problem by having asterisk prescreen all incoming calls. An IVR prompt requires you to press a combination of numbers before it actually rings any phones. A white and black list for caller ID data are used to bypass or simply play line disconnected tones and hang up.

It's the only reason I still have a POTS line. I never give out my cell.

This seems like such a sensible solution. Is there no hardware/firmware combination for the naive user so that they can program a single POTS line to require callers to dial in programmed access digits before they are cut through to the user's home telephone system?

about a year and a half ago
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Honeywell Vs Nest: When the Establishment Sues Silicon Valley

Unixnoteunuchs Re:Really? (228 comments)

That's the abstract. You need to look at the claims, because they define the metes and bounds of the invention. That said, this sure looks non-novel to me. Claim 1 reads on the thermostat my mom and dad had in the 60s.

more than 2 years ago
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Moglen: Facebook Is a Man-In-The-Middle Attack

Unixnoteunuchs Re:Chance of something going wrong? (376 comments)

I call flame bait. "If you haven't done anything wrong, you have nothing to fear."

more than 2 years ago
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Moglen: Facebook Is a Man-In-The-Middle Attack

Unixnoteunuchs Re:Moglen put it into the best elevator pitch (376 comments)

I rarely agree with Moglen. I think most of his views are extremist and lacking nuance. But I think he is right-on here.

more than 2 years ago
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What If the Apollo Program Never Happened?

Unixnoteunuchs Re:Ironic? (756 comments)

You know, "to strawberry (v.t.)" may go viral as a result of your post here.

more than 2 years ago

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Ternary part of Goldbach's conjecture proof

Unixnoteunuchs Unixnoteunuchs writes  |  about a year ago

Unixnoteunuchs (990069) writes "Goldbach's famous conjecture, that every even number greater than 2 can be represented as the sum of two primes, is one of mathematics' most famous unproven challenges. However, another part of Goldbach's conjecture, that every odd number greater than 5 can be represented as the sum of three prime numbers, the "ternary part", is now claimed to have been proven by mathematician Harald Helfgott at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Has another lofty peak in mathematics been conquered?"
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Star Wars Episode 4 to be dubbed in Navajo

Unixnoteunuchs Unixnoteunuchs writes  |  about a year ago

Unixnoteunuchs (990069) writes "Coming to a theater in Window Rock in the Navajo Nation on July 4, 2013, Star Wars Episode 4 dubbed in the Navajo language. This is the first time a major motion picture has ever been dubbed in a native American language. This effort will help the Navajo nation preserve its cultural heritage in its language, a complex and beautiful Athabaskan tongue heavily reliant on adjectives and compound words. Listen to this article and how "computer" and "droid" would translate."
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