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Man Claiming He Invented the Internet Sues

Ynsats Title of the article needs to be changed... (326 comments)

...to "How many times can Slashdotters make the same Al Gore joke in a single article comments section? Click below to find out!"

more than 2 years ago
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RIAA Chief Whines That SOPA Opponents Were "Unfair"

Ynsats Re:What a load of poo nuggets! (525 comments)

Nice!

Is there more?

I'll forward that to Lousyberg and the other chuckle heads on Capitol Hill from my state.

more than 2 years ago
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RIAA Chief Whines That SOPA Opponents Were "Unfair"

Ynsats What a load of poo nuggets! (525 comments)

First off, the "author" (used loosely) unfairly lumps the ENTIRE population into the category of gullible schlubs lapping up the misinformation spread by Wikipedia and Google. He assumes (which is par for the course for RIAA and MPAA) that the consuming public is completely made up of blithering idiots and thundering morons and that none of us are capable of understanding any piece of legislation that isn't presented to us in a manner that we "can understand". That destroys any credibility to his statements.

So I'm going to largely ignore what was said in the article because he largely ignored that I leaned about SOPA when the legislation first came about and read up on it for the length of time it was being deliberated in Congress. PIPA as well. Wikipedia only made it stupidly easy to contact my representatives...which I had already emailed about 9 times each concerning SOPA and PIPA prior to the day of protest.

I'm all for protecting intellectual property. But there are serious concerns with those bills that money-grubbing windbags like my senator, Frank Lousyberg, don't see. SOPA and PIPA are both bills intended to prevent people OUTSIDE the U.S. from stealing U.S. property. Great! I love it! But, explain to me HOW a U.S. law will apply to a jurisdiction outside of it's reach like, I dunno, Russia? China maybe? How are you going to punish Oleg in Moscow for a crime against the U.S. using U.S. based legislation without Russian buy in? Simple, you're not. The legislation will only serve to watch and punish U.S. citizens, the ones they say it's going to "protect".

SOPA and PIPA give FAR too much control to non-law enforcement bodies like the RIAA and MPAA by allowing them to get websites and even domains shutdown with "evidence" that amounts to "Hey, that looks like my words "the" and "and" on that webpage! I'd better tell a judge and get them shut down so I can investigate further!" (yes, I know it's exaggeration but it's used to show the absurdity) Once you prove that the ass trumpet that went to court and got the order is wrong, you can get your site turned back on and BAU it all day long. BUT! You have to prove your innocence first.

Let me restate that. You have to PROVE YOUR INNOCENCE FIRST.

What happened to innocent until proven guilty, in a court of law, by a jury of your peers? When did the RIAA become a law enforcement body with judicial responsibilities and furthermore, my peer? In most court rooms, someone with an invested financial stake is tossed off the jury or even reassigned because of a POTENTIAL conflict of interest. Not even an actual conflict, just the potential to have one.

I for one am not happy about any of that. I think the legislation is self-serving and far too open for interpretation. I don't even care about what Google and Wikipedia were on about. I don't care if they were spread "misinformation" or not. What I care about is some windbag, crybaby in L.A. putting out BS articles like this because legislation serving his personal agenda was shutdown by a government for the people and by the people because THOSE people think it sucks.

BTW Mr. Sherman, your profits and sales are down since 1999 because you make a shit product. Nobody wants to pay for your over-priced, overly produced, auto-tuned schlock. Piracy isn't destroying your business, your customers are. If my company lost 50% of it's market share over the last 12 years we'd be out of business...mainly because we don't have half of Congress in our back pocket to prop up our sucktastic business model and mediocre product line. I guess it's easier to point the finger away than to look at your sniveling, self-serving mug in the mirror, huh? So, tell me, what happens when you do actually get to stop piracy (good luck) and you're still hemorrhaging money and market? Who are you going to blame then? Or will we all still be stupid and not know a good thing when we are told to like it?

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

Ynsats Re:Facebook's, handling personal info, a MitM atta (376 comments)

Thanks for one, taking a statement and spinning it in a way that totally contradicts what can reasonably be assumed. It's actually a fallacy. But hey, if you want be Captain Obvious, have fun with that. And two, thanks for reiterating what I already stated that your privacy and security are non-existent, especially in the face of someone willing to expend untold amounts of time, effort and money to get it.

Oh and yes, the person willing to forgo any thought to resources in order to get to your personal information is more dangerous than some dude stealing credit card numbers. The person wanting your financial info just wants to rob you blind, couldn't really care less about your feelings or reputation and such. The person looking to get all your info at any cost is trying to destroy you. That's more dangerous. Unless you like some dude from the Ukraine parading around as you?

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

Ynsats Facebook's, handling personal info, a MitM attack? (376 comments)

By that logic, my ISP, my cellphone and land line phone companies, the Social Security Administration, my health insurance company, my doctors, my tax accountant, my employer and even the executor of my will are Man in the Middle attackers too.

Man, I feel safer already!

BTW, there are two misnomers in the world today. Security and privacy.

Privacy doesn't exist. If someone wants to know all about you, they can. The reason for that is because of security.

That doesn't exist either. Security is nothing more than a series of pitfalls, booby traps and firewalls put between the outside world and whatever you want to keep "safe". The idea there is to make the time, effort and resources needed to get to your stuff to be greater than whatever it is you want to keep safe. The second you think you are "safe and secure" is the second you will be down for the count on something as simple as a DDoS attack.

The people who want to get your stuff just because they can have no concern for the amount of time, money and effort needed to get your stuff. There is no dollar value you can assign to principle. THOSE people are the dangerous ones because they are doing something they BELIEVE in. Spammers and others who are selling your info for profit, the only thing they believe in is a paycheck and they will go for the easiest paycheck they can.

For a case study on what I'm talking about, I submit Anonymous.

Those dudes and dudettes are both the bane and the hero of an IT security person's existence. People like Anonymous not only give security people headaches at work but they keep them employed too.

more than 2 years ago
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Practical "Smell-o-Vision" System Being Developed

Ynsats I'll be more impressed... (210 comments)

...when someone comes up with a Smelloscope.

more than 3 years ago
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Do Developers Really Need a Second Monitor?

Ynsats I use multiple screens as an admin (1002 comments)

Being an admin, multiple screens can help out a great deal. Especially if I'm on with tech support for some company, have a WebEx open and I don't need them seeing other stuff. I can share per screen and if I need them to see something, I move it from one screen to the other instead of working with sharing tools that don't always work out. It also comes in handy when I need to, say, RDP to a server and I have to follow a procedure to configure something. I can have a text file open on the screen next to the RDP session instead of jumping in and out of the RDP window or having to waste a tree and print out the procedure..

As far as developers though, the only ones I have ever seen use multiple monitors were web and/or application developers. One screen is the development window, the other screen is a remote desktop or VM for testing. I knew one guy who had 3 screens but I think it was more of an ego boost than anything. He only ever had his WoW guild page up and was F5'ing the forum and chat room instead of working on his other two monitors.

more than 3 years ago
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Teacher Suspended Over Blog About Students

Ynsats Spectacular! (634 comments)

There is so much awesomeness and win in that story that I'm going to go to Doylestown, PA and protest her suspension and demand her immediate promotion to Supernintendo Chalmers!

more than 3 years ago
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J.J. Abrams Promises 'Fringe' Will Die Fighting

Ynsats Re:It's Fox (392 comments)

Do not mistake simplification of the subject for brevity's sake as an admission of inaccuracy of the story.

I gleaned over large parts that were unnecessary to the overall point but felt it was important to the illustration of the idea that FOX royally screwed the pooch on the cancellation of Family Guy since they benefited (read: profited) so greatly from it.

Then again, this is Slashdot and the prevailing attitude of the "betterthanthouart commentariat" is to latch on to an inconsequential factoid that interests no one in reality and beat it until it is long past dead in some lame effort to prove some level of equally inconsequential superiority on the subject matter.

more than 3 years ago
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J.J. Abrams Promises 'Fringe' Will Die Fighting

Ynsats Re:Gotta make room for American Idol, don'tcha kno (392 comments)

Can't really argue with that. He has a laundry list of credits for production, directing, acting, education and and directorship in the cinema and stage worlds. He's a credit to Australia and it's contribution to the cultural arts.

He also made contributions to the human race by producing such vision as his daughters actress/model Samantha Noble and model Jessica Noble!

more than 3 years ago
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J.J. Abrams Promises 'Fringe' Will Die Fighting

Ynsats Re:It's Fox (392 comments)

Nielsen wasn't irrelevant when Family Guy was canceled the first time. That was the basis for my reference and it is a valid reference even if you want to dismiss it. I did not make reference to Nielsen ratings for any other show.

I know Comcrap mines customer data. You can see it in what programming is aired in what markets. That's why when you log in to their site to view TV listings, you have to put your region in to get the correct programming schedule.

FOX still doesn't look outside of the box though. Most major networks don't. They go for what they are going to be able to sell advertising. Unfortunately, people who would be in to shows like Fringe are not enough of a market segment to warrant the advertising costs for the companies who would be interested in advertising to Fringe's viewer base.

more than 3 years ago
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J.J. Abrams Promises 'Fringe' Will Die Fighting

Ynsats Re:Gotta make room for American Idol, don'tcha kno (392 comments)

You've seen one or two episodes (Nimoy was in like 4 in total, maybe 6? But his character has been discussed since S1, Ep1) and you're going to dismiss the entire show on the lack of the demonstration scientific and mathematical content on that? OK, fine, dismiss all the theory discussed and presented just because nobody is writing numbers and figures on a chalk board.

I'm not even going to bother to argue. You're obviously completely convinced that you're opinion is the only one to have and I really don't want to expend the effort in trying to get you to just see another side without even wanting to convince you. It must suck being you surrounded by so many other inferior beings, huh?

more than 3 years ago
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J.J. Abrams Promises 'Fringe' Will Die Fighting

Ynsats Re:Gotta make room for American Idol, don'tcha kno (392 comments)

FOX has Glee on Tuesdays, American Idol on Wednesdays and House on Mondays. All are hit shows that bring big ratings. They aren't moving anything out of the way for Fringe on those days.

If there wasn't anything special on those days, I'd be more inclined to agree with you but Friday is the only weekday that has nothing else on the docket that would detract from the Fringe viewership or lead viewers of those other garbage shows to turn away from FOX when something with that "sciency stuff" came on. They want to retain viewers for the entire primetime segment and Fringe following Glee wouldn't do that. Glee following Fringe wouldn't do that either.

If they moved Fringe to a Saturday night then I'd say it's on the chopping block for sure. But when Fringe debuted, it was on Sundays which was where 24 started as well and you want to talk about unwatchable science shows, that was a doozy! If anything, throw out American Dad and The Cleveland Show and put Fringe on Sundays.

more than 3 years ago
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J.J. Abrams Promises 'Fringe' Will Die Fighting

Ynsats Re:Gotta make room for American Idol, don'tcha kno (392 comments)

I'd be willing to give you the concession in this matter if I actually cared about the science value of it all.

I like Fringe because even though most of the "science community" feels that it's bogus, it's written with a story and plot deeper than the normal schlock on TV.

I'm not a fan of Bones because I think it relies more on shock factor and sex appeal than anything science based. Yeah, maybe they follow the typical TV conventions of what the majority of the population thinks are typical crime scene investigation techniques but it's really not based in reality for a show that's supposed to be based in some level of reality.

A better example of what I'm talking about are medical dramas. House is not real no matter how you cut it. The medical science behind it is quite real and methodically researched for accuracy but the whole idea behind it is baloney. It is, however, an interesting show that is compelling because of the plot and character interactions and development. The medical science is merely the backdrop. It provides and environment that helps describe the characters motivations and interactions. It's part of the plot device. The show is completely fictional but like Tom Clancy novels, uses real world science and contemporary situations to add a level of believability to the story which enhances the character development.

Fringe as well uses the science, which isn't wrong, just theoretical and the majority is unproven. Yeah, the premise of multiple universes is a bit out there but there is scientific evidence showing the possibility of multiple dimensions. That's unproven though. If you look at the hard science then Fringe looks completely bogus. However, like most science fiction, if you look at it as something like an Issac Asminov story, it's a "what if" kind of deal. What if there were these alternate dimensions with parallel universes? What would happen? What would it be like?

Many people have already stated that they have to suspend their belief in reality for the majority of the show. Well, yeah, so do I, duh. That doesn't make the show bogus. It's fantasy. Even Star Trek uses hard science to try and explain how some of the more "out there" premises of the show are possible. That doesn't mean the show is bogus. Many people were fine with the descritions of wormholes in Star Trek. It's the same decscription in Fringe that was accepted in Star Trek but is now unacceptable in Fringe and makes it unwatchable?

Get real. Give it a break, use your imagination and just follow the story. That's all it is. That's all any television programming or movie is. Fringe isn't a documentary. It's story time with Uncle J.J. Treat it as such and you're less likely to be disappointed. After all, it's TV. It's entertainment, not a life changing event.

Beyond that, if there is any redeeming value to this kind of TV, it will prompt people who normally wouldn't think twice about it to seek answers. It can pique interest in theoretical sciences and drives people to see what's really out there and if it's really possible. That factor alone makes it far more valuable IMO than any of that reality stuff, even things like Dirty Jobs or Mythbusters.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Employees Buy Their Own Computers?

Ynsats Re:Bad idea... (498 comments)

No, really, it doesn't because there are many other ways for people to be envious of co-workers.

Then again, that's one issue addressed albeit rather incompletely. What about the several other issues I posed as well as the myriad of other issue that have gone unmentioned but are still equally relevant?

more than 3 years ago
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Should Employees Buy Their Own Computers?

Ynsats Re:Bad idea... (498 comments)

No, if you have a company machine and I am the company owner, it is my responsibility to make sure it is a properly working tool for you be as productive as you can be. You're a number, not a person and we can't trust you to do what you're supposed to do. I mean, your net logs for your Internet access are perfect examples of that.

That's all well and good and is honestly more complex than you are making it out to be. Also, you're missing the backend and how you're going to manage all of that overhead in network switching and security alone. I'm glad you think you have it all figured out but in reality, your ideas will not work as cheaply and easily as you think.

Why? People. Your solution needs users with more than a basic knowledge of computers. In the real world businesses, most lack even a basic knowledge of computers. IT's purpose is so that the profit centers can concentrate on being productive and profitable and not worry about the maintenance of their machine. That's the whole purpose of IT. Create an environment that is stable, fast, easy to use and seamlessly integrated. Once I start having to rely on all you code monkeys to keep your machines updated properly and not install stuff like LimeWire on your company issued laptop, that's when my security posture becomes compromised and is no longer effective.

See, it's got nothing to do with what you think you can and can't do. It has everything to do with my SLAs (Service Level Agreements) and what I promise to deliver in the way of enterprise architecture and infrastructure. If I am not the one maintaining your system for you and I leave it up to you then I spend an inordinate amount of time fixing what you screwed up. That costs me time and makes other proactive projects suffer which costs money in the long run. Both ideas are unsat to any manager looking to reduce costs and improve efficiency. What's worse is that god forbid a user actually owns up to causing the problems they have with performance due to spyware and other fun stuff rather than complain to their managerial unit and blame me for not maintaining my promised level of service. So, since you can't be trusted and I'm not paid to babysit your net surfing habits and program installations, it's more cost effective for me to issue you company owned machines and implement company wide security solutions and usage policies.

Also, you should stop kidding yourself. Whether you like Windows or not, it is still the modern standard in computing environments for the majority of commercial enterprises. Linux is a lame duck for anything but clustered computing and even the big name/house UNIX versions are losing ground as well. Apple is, for all intents and purposes, a relative non-player due to products focus more on the consumer level where a computer is a toy or an appliance more than a tool.

Currently, there is no simple way to implement your ideas in Windows and many companies are reluctant to invest capital in the Windows infrastructure they have than to even think about the cost involved in moving from a distributed infrastructure to thee more individual, non-standard node based model you're suggesting. It might work for a small company with very few employees but once you get past the "small enterprise" levels of employees and systems, it's a logistical nightmare full of security holes.

Lastly, whether I'm being a jerk in your eyes or not, this is reality and unless you can give a long-term picture with a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis beyond just the computing systems, no one in the corporate world is going to entertain your idea. That's just how it is and unfortunately, it's not going to change any time soon because it would require a massive corporate culture shift. When you're dealing with profits, not necessarily money but profits, people are very reluctant to rock the boat and risk that profit on a what if whey know the have now is a quantifiable value.

more than 3 years ago
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J.J. Abrams Promises 'Fringe' Will Die Fighting

Ynsats Re:It's Fox (392 comments)

Yep, the failure of "Arrested Development" was directly attributed to the fan base never knowing when it would be on.

"Family Guy" was, however, just flat out canceled because FOX had no idea that's massive fan base was not represented by Nielsen ratings. Hence the letter writing campaign that got it put back on the air and prompted the syndication of the show on 4 separate networks.

I wonder when FOX will figure out that you can't put everything in a nice little box and have it accurately explain the population overall.

more than 3 years ago
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J.J. Abrams Promises 'Fringe' Will Die Fighting

Ynsats Re:Die fighting, die trying, die hard... (392 comments)

You don't read Slashdot much, do you?

That's the prevailing attitude here.

For a visual representation of it, think "Comic Book Guy" from "The Simpsons". Statements may be accurate but the superiority complex is a deal killer when trying to take those accurate statements seriously.

more than 3 years ago
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J.J. Abrams Promises 'Fringe' Will Die Fighting

Ynsats Gotta make room for American Idol, don'tcha know? (392 comments)

That's the biggest reason for the move. American Idol airs in Bones' time slot now and Bones is in Fringe's typical time slot on Thursdays. Bones gets better ratings because of the perpetual parade of buxom wenches in tight clothing being flashed across the screen. Apparently the womenfolk find that David Boreanaz fellow quite fetching as well.

I don't imagine John Noble (Walter Bishop) has the same draw with the ladies.

Besides, Fringe requires you to pay attention. You don't necessarily have to think about it because if you're patient enough, they explain it all in the course of the show. But that patience thing is a deal killer for most of the slack-jawed, mouth-breathers out there who dismiss anything even remotely based in higher subjects like math and science as boring. It's pathetic that people would rather watch garbage like "American Idol", "Real Housewives of..." or "Jersey Shore" than anything that requires you to flex some gray matter. It is, however, some high level subject matter and most superficial people I know have dismissed it without giving it any inkling of a chance as "nerd entertainment" and they can't follow it because it's all "sciency and stuff". Is that even a word?

It's a shame too because it honestly is good TV. It stands up as a drama as well as a Sci-Fi show. My girlfriend didn't give it a chance until Season 2 when I was not wanting to do anything on Thursdays so I could watch Fringe and the re-broadcast of another spectacular show, "Breaking Bad". Now she's hooked on both and is usually occupying the seat next to me on the couch, riveted to the TV for the hour or two for each show.

Thank God for the DVR though! It already records every new episode for me so even if I have to miss it, I'm still gonna get to see it! I've been eagerly awaiting the rest of the current season. If FOX cancels it like the morons they are, I think there should be another letter writing campaign on the level of the "Family Guy" debacle several years ago.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Employees Buy Their Own Computers?

Ynsats Bad idea... (498 comments)

...not because it's just a bad idea to provide cutting edge equipment to do the job. It's a bad idea because of one thing...legal liability.

Right now, companies all over the world, are battling governments, civil rights unions, employee unions, activist organizations and so one over the idea of personal privacy. Personal privacy doesn't really exist but we like to make up the illusion that it does by saying something is mine and you can't have it or tell me what to do with it. It's mine, mine, mine, all mine, keep your grubby hands off it you evil, faceless corporation!

That's all well and good until it comes time to clean up a mess like a data spill or a hostile attack on a system. See, corporations have a much easier time enforcing computing policies when they provide the equipment, network and other computing equipment for their employees. When they own the equipment, there is no longer a question of "civil rights" because of the idea of private property. Just like you, at home, reserve the right to limit public access to your home and all the things you have in and around it in any way you see fit, so do the corporations. Democracy stops at the front door in the interests of the more bureaucratic but often more efficient hierarchy of a private, tiered dictatorship.

When the company owns the equipment, if they allow you any level of personal use or personal privacy beyond the minimal amounts that most labor laws require, it's by courtesy only. They can tell you what you can and can't do with their private equipment. That extends to whatever security, anti-virus, anti-malware and proxy level they choose to instantiate in their systems to protect company assets and property. Sure you can lobby against it and whine like a petulant child but in reality, you don't have much of a foot to stand on.

If you allow workers to use their own machines, you open a gigantic security hole as well a massive logistical problem in maintaining and securing your networks and shared resources. How do you ensure that users are keeping their systems up to date with patches and updates? How do you ensure they are using a compatible version of an OS? How do you even ensure they are using a LEGAL copy and not a pirated version rife with back doors and other little nasties? What do you do about limiting network access? You could use a VPN system with something like RSA's SecureID system but then you are talking massive amounts of system overhead with poor network performance.

There is a host of problems associated with the idea that I could list for hours. Those are all technical. They do not even address the human factor. Even as it is now, when one employee gets a system upgrade while another languishes away in obsolete-system-land, it starts petulant in-fighting and envious behavior until the other employees are satiated. That only lasts until the next round of upgrades. What happens when Joe is still stuck with, say, a Dell C600 'cause that's all he can afford after paying Little Joey's college tuition and Ned comes in with a brand new MacBook Air? The jealousy will still be there. It will probably foster dissent about Ned's level of compensation vs. his perceived contribution as well. That bring a whole new mess of problems for HR. You're no longer managing people as much as you are babysitting them.

Maybe there is a bottom line benefit to the idea. However, people have an amazing affect on a bottom line in ways that most management seems to have an inability to comprehend. I'll leave it all at that because I could easily go on for pages about this. Especially since I'm one of those system security weenies that would have to deal with the aftermath of implementing such an idea. The words nuclear holocaust come to mind to describe what the networks would look like afterwords.

more than 3 years ago

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell R/C Car

Ynsats Ynsats writes  |  about 4 years ago

Ynsats (922697) writes "Horizon Fuel Cell has an R/C car kit that is designed for Tamiya TRF-416 carbon fiber chassis kit. It's essentially a hybrid 1/10 scale R/C Car. The system is called H-CELL 2.0 and is an evolution of the original system they released in 2006. They don't have pricing up on the website, you have to request it.

A bonus is that the H-CELL system runs on the HYDROSTIK fuel cells and they can be recharged with the HYDROFIL station. It's a hydrolysis station that operates off of standard house voltage. Or, you can order a solar system that operates the HYDROFIL station off of solar panels.

Horizon does a good deal of R&D work and has work in hydrogen fuel cells for multiple applications from transportation to power generation. They have several operating prototypes in various fields and are one of the companies on the forefront of the technology. The R/C car seems a tad bit on the novel side but it is not unreasonable to be able to scale what seems to be such a simple power system up to larger sizes.

Company Website: [www.horizonfuelcell.com]"
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Did the tech boom create class inequality?

Ynsats Ynsats writes  |  about 4 years ago

Ynsats (922697) writes "Slate has an article that is 4 parts, finishing September 8th. It's titled "The Great Divergence: Did the Tech Boom Create Inequality?". It takes a look at how computers and automation have affected the economy and created an income divergence in the middle class. It addresses the size of the divergence and how it has created an environment of inequality in the workforce and is eroding the middle class. The premise is that these inequalities were caused by the tech boom and the rapid automation of moderately skilled jobs by the computerization of those tasks. It addresses the disparity by comparing it to previous economic trends and discussing the differences. It's an interesting read and while some points are obvious to anyone who has been paying attention there are some perspectives and points that are not so obvious. It's a good article and worth a read."
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Ynsats Ynsats writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Ynsats writes "The Register is reporting that SES New Skies of the Netherlands lost a Boeing NSS-8 satellite on the launch pad when it's Zenit launch vehicle exploded on the launch pad. The launch pad is a converted oil rig and is operated by Sea Launch. The resulting blast engulfed the rig in flames but fortunatly, there were no injuries due to the remote operation of the rig keeping the crew at a safe distance. The launch vehicle was carrying a communications satellite "equipped with nearly 100 transponders for high-speed internet, broadcasting and other services". The Zenit rocket is a multi-stage, kerosene and liquid oxygen-fuelled rocket that Sea Launch has had 23 successes with with one failure in 2000 due to a valve problem in the second stage of the rocket."
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Ynsats Ynsats writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Ynsats writes "The Register is reporting that SGI is filing suit against ATI for patent infringement. The suit alleges that ATI violated patent number 6,650,327, "Display system having floating point rasterization and floating point framebuffering", which was filed in 1998 and granted in 2003, in its Radeon graphics cards. This is coming fast on the heels of AMD's announcement of the intention to buy ATI for $4.2B and it doesn't seem to be swaying AMD's intentions. AMD hopes to finish the takeover by the end of this year. SGI has also issued an ominous statement stating that they have plenty of intellectual property left and there will be more litigation to come.

It seems like this is how SGI is going to bolster thier bottom line."
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Ynsats Ynsats writes  |  about 8 years ago

Ynsats writes "Michael De Kort, the whistle blower that released this YouTube Video a month ago alleging that there are major security issues with the 123' ships in the Coast Guard fleet has released an update on his situation. Aside from more rhetoric about what he posted in the first video, he does relay info on where the situation currently stands, who he has been in contact with and what his future plans are. He also makes further allegations of security issues in other areas yet it is unclear how true or not true his allegations may be."

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