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Ridley Scott to Produce Philip K Dick's The Man In the High Castle

UnknownSoldier Re:Actually read the book! (138 comments)

I find everything "Alien", "Aliens", and all the sequels, to be *yawn*.

2 days ago
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Ridley Scott to Produce Philip K Dick's The Man In the High Castle

UnknownSoldier Re:Actually read the book! (138 comments)

Prometheus was a piece of shit.

Everything Wrong With Prometheus In 4 Minutes Or Less
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Aliens was boring as fuck.

I've lost my faith in Riddle to make anything good.

2 days ago
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New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

UnknownSoldier Re:OT: Queue the weekly /. stories ... (33 comments)

So you solution is to stick your head in the sand and ignore the problem? /sarcasm Great Advice. NOT.

2 days ago
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New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

UnknownSoldier Re:Hey moron! (33 comments)

/*WHOOSH* programmer joke. Queue was intentional

2 days ago
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US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

UnknownSoldier Re:Can we just recognize it as currency and be don (165 comments)

And just in case there was any confusion, Clause 8 specifically also spells it out in plain English:

Ownership/Selling of the Account or Virtual Items.

Blizzard does not recognize the transfer of World of Warcraft Accounts or BNET Accounts (each an "Account"). You may not purchase, sell, gift or trade any Account, or offer to purchase, sell, gift or trade any Account, and any such attempt shall be null and void. Blizzard owns, has licensed, or otherwise has rights to all of the content that appears in the Game. You agree that you have no right or title in or to any such content, including without limitation the virtual goods or currency appearing or originating in the Game, or any other attributes associated with any Account. Blizzard does not recognize any purported transfers of virtual property executed outside of the Game, or the purported sale, gift or trade in the âoereal worldâ of anything that appears or originates in the Game. Accordingly, you may not sell in-game items or currency for âoerealâ money, or exchange those items or currency for value outside of the Game.

2 days ago
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US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

UnknownSoldier Re:Can we just recognize it as currency and be don (165 comments)

The IRS contract is NULL and VOID via Blizzard's Terms and Services which _directly_ states you do NOT have ownership. If you don't have ownership then neither does the IRS.

No Ownership Rights in Account.

Not withstanding anything to the contrary herein, you acknowledge and agree that you shall have no ownership or other property interest in any account stored or hosted on a Blizzard system, including without limitation any BNET account or World of Warcraft account, and you further acknowledge and agree that all rights in and to such accounts are and shall forever be owned by and inure to the benefit of Blizzard.

http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/c...

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"The /. lameness filter is lame."

2 days ago
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New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

UnknownSoldier OT: Queue the weekly /. stories ... (33 comments)

* Graphene "miracle" Monday
* BitCoin "scandal" Tuesday
* Microsoft "who-cares" Wednesday
* Apple "hipster iShiny" Thursday
* Interesting news on Friday

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"Get off my LAN" /grumpy-old-programmer

2 days ago
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US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

UnknownSoldier Re:Can we just recognize it as currency and be don (165 comments)

The IRS has ZERO jurisdiction over digital "currency."

They don't get to tax me on WoW gold or any other currency that is made out of thin air, aka, bits. BitCoin is no different. Just because something is popular doesn't mean they have authority.

2 days ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

UnknownSoldier Re:Bose is more American (161 comments)

You're missing the point.

Bose is over priced crap. You can buy significantly better quality headphones for half the cost.

3 days ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

UnknownSoldier Re:Bose is worried (161 comments)

> Bose targets the more mature ignorant quality-seeking crowd,

FTFY.

In what universe does Bose and quality even go together?!?!? They are a complete over-priced under-quality joke by many audiophiles. They are nowhere in the top ten at Hi-Fi http://www.head-fi.org/f/113/h...

Senn cans are consistently top rated. I.e. http://www.head-fi.org/product...

Maybe if Bose didn't sound like shit and actually listed* their technical specs such THR -- oh wait Bose relies on ignorance and marketing just like Beats.

* Audioholics http://www.audioholics.com/edi...

Bose Corporation takes its psychoacoustics outlook right down to its controversial methods of published specifications, in that it does not publish specs by standard measured electrical and objective acoustic performance.

3 days ago
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AP Computer Science Test Takers Up 8,000; Pass Rate Down 6.8%

UnknownSoldier An in other news ... (119 comments)

/sarcasm "People graduate from college. News at 11."

4 days ago
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Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution

UnknownSoldier Re:Advanced? (95 comments)

We all can have a laugh then when First Contact happens within 10 years (by 2024) and our Pleiadian parents look humanoid. :-)

You can keep laughing when Scientists discover the quantum energy flow between white holes and black holes, and the remaining 2 fundamental forces.

Clairvoyants have to follow spiritual laws too. Information is NOT allowed to just be "put out there." It follows a schedule just like everything else in the universe.

4 days ago
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How Stanford Engineers Created a Fictitious Compression For HBO

UnknownSoldier Re:Meh (89 comments)

Exactly. The first step in ANY compression algorithm is:

Know Thy Data

Your mention of FLAC is a perfect example.

4 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

UnknownSoldier Re:Good to hear (292 comments)

From your first link, with emphasis addd:

Five years and at least $600,000 on, with unhappy staff complaining of interoperability problems with Microsoft Office documents, city administrators called in a consultant from a Microsoft partner to support the city council in fixing the problem. The solution proposed: a complete reversal of course, switching back to Microsoft Office for a sum of at least $500,000, with a $360-per-seat cost for licensing Microsoft Office and no firm estimates for undoing the earlier migration.

There are no details on what the "interoperability" problems were. Was it features lacking in LibreOffice? Was it bugs in LibreOffice? The article doesn't say.

If businesses actually pooled their resources they could actually get LibreOffice "fixed" -- but they would rather piss money away on licensing costs.

5 days ago
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eSports Starting To Go Mainstream

UnknownSoldier Re:Yeah and people watch "reality TV" too! (116 comments)

I prefer the more accurate term ePenis over eSport.

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"Once money is involved, the art & activity is almost always corrupted. Politics, Sports, Movies, Games, etc."

5 days ago
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Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution

UnknownSoldier Re:Advanced? (95 comments)

Why do you assume Science is the _only_ way to acquire knowledge?

about a week ago

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Quantum Levivation

UnknownSoldier UnknownSoldier writes  |  more than 2 years ago

UnknownSoldier (67820) writes "Wired reports that researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered you can "lock" a magnetic field into place with a semiconductor. They have a very cool demonstration of a frozen puck and some of the neat things you can do with it while its orientation remains locked but its location is movable. Might someday we see high speed trains that will be "impossible" to tip over or a new generation of batteries with this technology?"
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