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Password Gropers Hit Peak Stupid, Take the Spamtrap Bait

ZorglubZ Re:Don't be silly (100 comments)

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the latter." - Albert Einstein.


about a month ago

Google Overtakes Apple As the World's Most Valuable Brand

ZorglubZ Re:Brand Value? (84 comments)

Google is just Googol (10^100) for dyslexics, even though I see that someone's edited Wikipedia to claim it was intentional... To my knowledge, no-one claimed, on or about y2k, that it was anything but a misspelling.

about 4 months ago

IBM Discovers New Class of Polymers

ZorglubZ Re:Grammar Nazi (90 comments)

Actually, there should be one more comma:

"IBM Research has published a new paper to the journal, Science, in which the describe...

about 3 months ago

Standards Group Adds Adaptive-Sync To DisplayPort

ZorglubZ Re:It's a great idea (82 comments)

I was under the impression that it used to be measured as B-W-B (or W-B-W), and only when quality of displays increased, they switched to measuring GTG (since it was the lower number).

about 4 months ago

The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

ZorglubZ Re:Microsoft make up your mind! (293 comments)

Ummm... The speed increase might (just might) have something to do with the SSD upgrade. Just a thought...

about 4 months ago

The Feature Phone Is Dead: Long Live the 'Basic Smartphone'

ZorglubZ Re:WTF Is A "Feature Phone"? (243 comments)

I think I have a "Feature Phone"... it's an LG Optimus 3D, the 'feature' being 3D camera and 3D display (I don't use either feature; I might've used the 3D Camera if I had a proper 3D TV...).

about 4 months ago

Supreme Court Makes It Easier To Get Lawyers Fees In Patent Cases

ZorglubZ Re:400 years for one murder (51 comments)

Almost, but not quite, true. In Norway, you get your sentence of e.g. 21 years imprisonment, then there's forvaring (translates to something like custodial sentence), which means you cannot be released until a board deems you to be rehabilitated. This can mean that you may get out of jail after 2/3rds of the sentence, i.e. 14 years (unless there's a different minimum specified), if the board thinks you've understood the seriousness of the crime and are remorseful; if they don't think so, you're stuck.

about 5 months ago

Judge OKs Class Action Suit Against Apple For E-Book Price Fixing

ZorglubZ Re: Anybody should be able to open an e-book shop (88 comments)

Oh, it may be easy, but it's not cheap, in either time or in money... if you want a good book to be the result of your efforts. Charles Stross, , had a series of posts about this a couple years ago (can't find the specific posts, sorry). First, there's proofreading - you're unlikely to spot your own errors in a 40,000-word novel, because you know what you meant and will be blind to typos. Then there's editoring, checking for continuity errors and/or anachronisms? Same as above. Both of could be done by crowdsourcing, but then your book would be in the wild before it's released and would be torrented or on IRC (I know, right? But it's still very much alive!) within hours. Getting those tasks (and others) done is what publishing houses are for, and those tasks are not cheap to get done well by freelancers.

about 6 months ago

Jimmy Carter: Snowden Disclosures Are 'Good For Americans To Know'

ZorglubZ Re:What does he have to hide? (289 comments)

When it's clear that there are some legitimate religions that are vehemently opposed to all abortions on religious grounds?

Hang on, there are legitimate religions?! Besides, I don't see why your superstitions should rule over my (or my girlfriend's) body.

The only way you can support that is if you don't think freedom of religion is a right.

I think freedom from religion is a basic human right.

Hell, forcing someone who's anti-abortion on religious grounds to pay for abortifacients would be akin to forcing someone opposed to capital punishment on religious grounds to pay for a private execution.


about 6 months ago

Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found

ZorglubZ Re:Where is the center? (269 comments)

Technically, you're there, since the "first inch of expansion" contains the entire universe... literally.

about 6 months ago

NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

ZorglubZ Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

As for the incredible standard of living I have gained due soley to Capitalism, who do I thank for my Pension, the money I've been able to save for retirement, my vacation time every year, my 40 hour work week, that sort of thing?

Ummm... I hope that was facetious, since you wouldn't be able to enjoy "the incredible standard of living I have gained" without "my Pension, the money I've been able to save for retirement, my vacation time every year, my 40 hour work week, that sort of thing" that came from that most anti-Capitalist of all things, Labour Unions.

about 5 months ago

Embarrassing Stories Shed Light On US Officials' Technological Ignorance

ZorglubZ Re: IQ Tests? (299 comments)

What does having a licence to practice law, an MD or (especially) an MBA have to do with intelligence? If going to a college was a proof of intelligence, the US wouldn't like a prequel to Idiocracy from the outside. As long as all you have to do is pay to get a diploma, IQ isn't an issue (I thought Dubya proved that once and for all - maybe not inside Douglas Adams' Asylum...??).

about 6 months ago

Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

ZorglubZ Re:It's about time. (731 comments)

Are you sure? I'll give it 16 years 'till China owns USA outright at the rate you're going...

about 7 months ago

Dead Reckoning For Your Car Eliminates GPS Dead Zones

ZorglubZ Re:Fuck off (151 comments)

Ooo...! You! I mean... What? Oooh! (Or rather, What about internal consistency?)

about 7 months ago


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