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In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

YrWrstNtmr Reverse headline (306 comments)

"People that don't make a lot of money slack off a lot."

2 days ago
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Will This Flying Car Get Crowdfunded?

YrWrstNtmr The beginning phrases of buzzword bingo (157 comments)

"'In detail we aim to create an urban dual-mode, hybrid flight and electric drive motorized vehicle that fits into sustainable mobility."

Yeah, good luck with that.

about two weeks ago
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Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

YrWrstNtmr Re:Is this a propaganda piece? (431 comments)

There are forces at work to try to pair back public education using nefarious means

Interesting. Tell us more.

about two weeks ago
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Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

YrWrstNtmr Re:They've got a lot of catching up to do... (431 comments)

Well, of COURSE! In any report about any country having a problem, a comment about the USA being worse will pop up within the first 20 comments.

about two weeks ago
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Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

YrWrstNtmr Lord Kelvin (292 comments)

"There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement"

about two weeks ago
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Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

YrWrstNtmr Heinrich Hertz - 1875 (292 comments)

"Sometimes I really regret that I did not live in those times when there was still so much that was new; to be sure enough much is yet unknown, but I do not think that it will be possible to discover anything easily nowadays that would lead us to revise our entire outlook as radically as was possible in the days when telescopes and microscopes were still new."

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

YrWrstNtmr Re:It's a start (294 comments)

They killed those off because they were major security holes. Little bits of random HTML.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/gadgets

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

YrWrstNtmr Re:Personally (641 comments)

Direct from Microsoft:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/legal/IntellectualProperty/UseTerms/Default.aspx

Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person, without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

YrWrstNtmr Re:Personally (641 comments)

They don't care what it is installed on, as long as only one set of hardware at a time is talking back to homebase for updates.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

YrWrstNtmr Re:Personally (641 comments)

For Windows 8, if you buy it and you install it, you can reinstall and reactivate as many times as you want. Change the motherboard, put it on a whole different PC, whatever. Only one PC at a time.
And you don't have to 'revoke' anything. Just remove it from the old drive.

If it is preinstalled, then it is tied to that original hardware.

MS licensing terms here : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us...

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

YrWrstNtmr Re:Personally (641 comments)

All you do is type in the license key and click a button. The licensing terms for 8 has changed significantly from what it used to be.

about two weeks ago
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Cops With Google Glass: Horrible Idea, Or Good One?

YrWrstNtmr No difference (192 comments)

'Glass, or just a head or shoulder mounted camera. Just yesterday, I saw a cop in my local grocery store with a shoulder mounted camera.

What the difference between that and 'ooohh shiny Google Glass'?

about 2 months ago
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Cops With Google Glass: Horrible Idea, Or Good One?

YrWrstNtmr Re:Panopticon (192 comments)

That is far more people than you might think.

Every college student on a project that lives on a government grant?
Every public school teacher in the classroom?
Your garbageman that happens to look into your back yard?

about 2 months ago
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Spectacular New Martian Impact Crater Spotted From Orbit

YrWrstNtmr Re:new Impact crater in Beta (99 comments)

You could, you know, turn the PC off and go outside. Check out the big blue and green room.

about 3 months ago
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US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

YrWrstNtmr Re:Why? (578 comments)

Show any country's TV coverage that is not 'nationalialistic bulllllllllllshit'.
Spanish TV will focus on Spanish athletes
Ukrainian TV will focus on Ukrainian athletes
Korean TV will focus on Korean athletes
US TV will focus on American athletes

Your problem?

about 3 months ago
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95% of ATMs Worldwide Are Still Using Windows XP

YrWrstNtmr Re:Global Financial Collapse (346 comments)

Ahhh....that meme is so tired. You do realize that wasn't a 'Windows' issue, but rather a crappily created application issue. IIRC, an input that allowed a zero (or null) value when it shouldn't have.
Or are you trying to assert that crappy applications can only be written for the Windows platform?

about 3 months ago
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Are New Technologies Undermining the Laws of War?

YrWrstNtmr Re:Also, (317 comments)

There are no justifiable wars.

Sometimes, "war" is thrust upon you. The obvious classic example is WWII.
The French/Belgians/Poles/Russians did not ask to be invaded. The Brits did not ask to be bombed.

Sometimes, your choices are reduced to only two.
1. Surrender and die
or
2. Fight back.
There is no #3. Wait, there was a #3, which Chamberlain tried first. Didn't work. So that leaves fight back or die.

about 4 months ago
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University Developing Technology To Vote On Your Tablet, Smartphone

YrWrstNtmr Re:Go for it. (259 comments)

Gerrymandering has been going on for decades (if not more). You're just now noticing?

about 4 months ago

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