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How Not To Be a SEO Spammer

acedotcom so i got an SEO phone call.... (65 comments)

she wanted to boast my rank on google. i asked her how she found my business number and then pointed out that someone had to google it....which means my SEO is just fine. she then hung up.

about a year ago
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GCHQ Tapping UK Fiber-Optic Cables

acedotcom Re:but why? (157 comments)

that seems to be the most logical explanation.

about a year ago
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GCHQ Tapping UK Fiber-Optic Cables

acedotcom Re:but why? (157 comments)

i didnt say that cant, im saying they arent. if this program was so effective they would be singing its praises nonstop, by their own admission (in the US at least, they have only prevented but stopping a handful of terror events that werent dependent on it) seems like an odd investment in the technology. you are right, you can have tools that are great at preventing crimes and the trade off is that it is an Orwellian nightmare.

about a year ago
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GCHQ Tapping UK Fiber-Optic Cables

acedotcom but why? (157 comments)

this is what i dont understand...why is there a "need" for all of this. they arent stopping "terrorism" nor are they really using it in a way thats stopping any major crimes. dont get me wrong, i am weird and 100% opposed to all of this. but who are they protecting with all of this data mining?

about a year ago
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Echolocation For Your Cell Phone

acedotcom THE NSA (73 comments)

would love this! making finding you anywhere that much easier!

about a year ago
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GMO Wheat Found Growing Wild In Oregon, Japan Suspends Import From U.S.

acedotcom Re:It's still under investigation (679 comments)

i dont think we can potato this much longer!

about a year ago
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Drones: Coming Soon To the New Jersey Turnpike?

acedotcom Re:Risk vs. Reward? (249 comments)

illegal to the point that you would have to have the biggest balls ever to use one. its like shining a high powered laser pointer at a police helicopter levels of stupid right there.

about a year and a half ago
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Belief In God Correlates With Better Mental Health Treatment Outcomes

acedotcom good plan. (931 comments)

replace one imaginary friend with another.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Your Next Phone Will Include Biometric Security

acedotcom Re:Orly? (110 comments)

android phones already do facial recognition, and i have seen phones with finger print readers. really this is kind of non-news.

about a year and a half ago
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UK Apple Shop Forced To Change Its Name

acedotcom Re:So by forced, they mean chose (174 comments)

its a poorly written story from cnet. im not even going to bother clicking through.

about a year and a half ago
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As Music Streaming Grows, Royalties Slow To a Trickle

acedotcom Re:Not a bad start. (665 comments)

are you implying that Ke$ha is producing "art" so she deserves to make more money?

about a year and a half ago
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Japan Launches Two New Spy Satellites

acedotcom Re:ARGUS-IS 1.8 gigapixel camera (76 comments)

not yet...maybe in ten years. it would depend on how much data the sat could send back. pictures are easy to send back real time...but video at HD would require its own satellite. thats why you never see real time HD from the space station.

about a year and a half ago
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Japan Launches Two New Spy Satellites

acedotcom Re:ARGUS-IS 1.8 gigapixel camera (76 comments)

its not a 1.8GP sensor. its a 1.8GP mosaic and it looks useless the resolution of the zoomed in image is pretty shoddy, and it couldnt use things like infrared from the heights it shows it to be the most practical. it would have to fly at a fairly high altitude other wise it couldnt focus unless it had a series of HUGE lenses to help compensate . it would work with a city like new york because the image "bends" like looking through a fisheye lens...it cant see through buildings. its a cute idea, but only practical in specific situations. its cute and maybe one say it will be useful, but until the laws of physics change, its just a joke.

about a year and a half ago
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Scientist Seeks 'Adventurous Human Woman' For Neanderthal Baby

acedotcom Re:So, Appaently Dr. Church doesn't know this... (697 comments)

im not disagreeing with you...what i mean by it not being likely is that there will be a "public outcry" about cloning and it will never come to pass.

about 2 years ago
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Scientist Seeks 'Adventurous Human Woman' For Neanderthal Baby

acedotcom Re:So, Appaently Dr. Church doesn't know this... (697 comments)

good job cherry picking you info but...ftfa (that you posted)...

The team predicts that even in a bone at an ideal preservation temperature of 5 C, effectively every bond would be destroyed after a maximum of 6.8 million years. The DNA would cease to be readable much earlier — perhaps after roughly 1.5 million years, when the remaining strands would be too short to give meaningful information.

so its very possible...but still unlikely

about 2 years ago
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CNET Parent CBS Blocks Review and Award To Dish Over Legal Dispute

acedotcom And on that news.... (138 comments)

....I am 100% done with CNet. There "journalism" has been bad enough over the last five years, but when news cant report the news then its not even worth it. Good bye CNet, you will not be missed.

about 2 years ago
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Ouya Dev Consoles Ship, SDK Released

acedotcom Re:Ouch. (169 comments)

i dont get the "box of fan" either. All your other points are a bit trolly, but the fan in a sealed box is one of the strangest things i have ever seen.

about 2 years ago
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IEEE Standards For Voting Machines

acedotcom Is the IEEE the new Freemasons? (221 comments)

first off, i am against electronic voting....

so, there was a time when the freemasons were literally the architects of america. their stamp was on everything and their influence can still be seen in many places. so now the IEEE is pretty much everywhere, finalizing most of our technology and communication standards. if you are using a device that is networked in anyway, you are under the IEEE's influence. im not saying they are actively involved in a conspiracy to control an election, but could they?

I guess that if they could, if there was some greater conspiracy, i wouldn't be able to finish this pos

about 2 years ago
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CyanogenMod Android ROMs Accidentally Logged Screen Unlock Patterns

acedotcom Re:Excuse me, but... so what? (69 comments)

or you could just remove the SD card and get the back up that way. just sayin'.

about 2 years ago

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The Pirate Bay sold for 7.7 Milion Dollars

acedotcom acedotcom writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ACEdotcom writes "In a blog post on thepiratebay.com, the worlds largest bittorent tracker has been sold to Global Gaming Factory X AB for $7.7 million. Techcrunch confirms the amount it is being sold for, but The Pirate Bay's operators are being a little bit more tight lipped and abnormally positive about the sale.


Obviously this is most likely the end of an era in piracy, but the pirate bay feels otherwise. If the new owners will screw around with the site, nobody will keep using it. That's the biggest insurance one can have that the site will be run in the way that we all want to. And — you can now not only share files but shares with people. Everybody can indeed be the owner of The Pirate Bay now. That's awesome and will take the heat of us.

Of course, its only a matter of time before the new owners buckle to political pressure and filter the site of "copyrighted" material. I believe the phrase is "take the money and run"."
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Sprint Nextel Cutting 8000 Jobs

acedotcom acedotcom writes  |  more than 5 years ago

acedotcom writes "Sprint, still dealing with their disastrous merger with Nextel has announced that they will cut 8000 jobs, or %14 of their work force.

"Labor reductions are always the most difficult action to take, but many companies are finding it necessary in this environment," said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. "We continue to improve the customer experience and these improvements are reflected in much higher levels of satisfaction in customer surveys and in independent performance tests. Our commitment to quality will not change."

As a Sprint Customer myself, i am very dissapointed by his news and hope that, in the long run, it doesn't effect my service (or end up being sold to another company)."
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Circuit City to Close Remaining Stores

acedotcom acedotcom writes  |  more than 5 years ago

acedotcom writes "I n a move that surprises few and dissapoint many, Circuit City has annouced that will close all of their remaining stores. CBS Market Watch says...

The liquidation will affect more than 30,000 employees, adding to the rising number of U.S. job losses, which last year hit their highest level since World War II. As of Dec. 31, Circuit City had 567 stores in the United States and about 765 stores and dealer outlets in Canada.

The future of outstanding warranties, its Firedog repair service, and Canadian stores are still to be determined according to the company."
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The Sounds Of Your Dying Hard Drive

acedotcom acedotcom writes  |  more than 5 years ago

acedotcom writes "Ever wanted to experience the excitement of a Hard Drive Crash without all of the fun? datacent.com offers hard drive data recovery and on their website they also offer a collection of failing hard drives sounds. Everything you could ever want from stuck spindles to head crashes without having to hear "do I lose ALL of my files?""
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Trent Reznor Suggest 'Tax' For music Downloads

acedotcom acedotcom writes  |  more than 6 years ago

acedotcom writes "It seems that Trent Reznor Is leaning Canadian, favoring an ISP "tax" on music downloads. This is after the results from the "Niggy Tardust" experiment were less the optimistic for cheap distribution of albums online. Reznor says "I think if there was an ISP tax of some sort, we can say to the consumer, 'All music is now available and able to be downloaded and put in your car and put in your iPod and put up you're a** if you want and it's $5 on your cable bill.'"

the Full story can be read here: http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9847788-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5"

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Demonoid gone for good?

acedotcom acedotcom writes  |  more than 6 years ago

acedotcom (998378) writes "It looks like the best North American torrent tracker on the net might be gone for good. Wired.com follows up... The popular BitTorrent tracker Demonoid has been taken offline again and this time it looks like the site is gone for good. A notice on the Demonoid homepage reads: "The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding." read more here — http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/2007/11/demonoid-torren.html Maybe they hould invest in Sealand?"
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acedotcom acedotcom writes  |  more than 7 years ago

acedotcom writes "Arrangements are being made to transport Kim to an undisclosed location, according to police. Kim had been missing in the remote southwestern Oregon wilderness for 11 days. The Kim family has asked not to be contacted at this time. "They have been true champions throughout this whole ordeal," Josephine County Undersheriff Brian Anderson said of the family at a press conference. "We just want them to know our prayers have been with them from day one."
the full story is here
http://news.com.com/James+Kim+found+deceased/2100- 1028_3-6141498.html?tag=nefd.top"
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acedotcom acedotcom writes  |  more than 7 years ago

acedotcom writes "CNET's Senior Editor James Kim is still missing after leaving his Wife and two daughter's on foot to find help after a wrong turn left the family stranded in the Oregon wilderness. Most of you may remeber James Kim from numerous TechTV shows such as "Fresh Gear" and "The Screen Savers".
CNet Writes
"A full-scale ground and air search has now shifted to the 35-year-old editor, who left the car on foot Saturday morning to seek help and has not yet been found, Josephine County sheriff's authorities said at a news conference in Merlin, Oregon. "He's a resourceful guy and we're hoping for the best," said Mike Weinstein, a detective with the Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit."
ABC has a full article http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=2701123&pag e=1
Normally i dont care about, you know, people...but keep ole' Jimmy Boy in your thoughts."
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acedotcom acedotcom writes  |  more than 8 years ago

acedotcom (998378) writes "What weighs 14 pounds, is 17", and is water-cooled? It's the XBOX360 laptop. Hack-a-day writes: I'm posting this a little early because it's gonna be popular. Ben Heckendorn has been up to his tricks again. This time he built a 14 pound, water cooled 17 inch XBox 360 aluminum cased laptop. It's got all the outputs you could ever need. Oh, this one is very good. He was kind enough to write up the build and do a nice photo shoot. Oh, this is very, very nice. see it on hackaday, http://www.hackaday.com/2006/09/10/xbox-360-laptop / or at the guys great website, http://benheck.com/Games/Xbox360/x360_page_1.htm hey, this is my fitst slashdot submission!!!"

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