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Training an Immune System To Kill Cancer

ady1 Did I miss a memo? (209 comments)

Cancer itself is caused by immune system.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Scrub Pirated Music From My Collection?

ady1 Re:used cd's (758 comments)

The convenience of the cloud is not the space, but the convenience of a central repository. If you add and remove music all the time, having a central place for all your devices is a huge advantage.

more than 3 years ago
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Police Officers Seek Right Not To Be Recorded

ady1 Re:Goose & Gander (1123 comments)

Finch: What usually happens when people without guns stand up to people *with* guns

more than 4 years ago
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Android Rootkit Is Just a Phone Call Away

ady1 Re:sooo. yeah? (190 comments)

A rootkit is a program. To make a computer truly secure, you need to remove the ability to run programs. Thus, you need a computer which isn't a comp.... errr never mind.

more than 4 years ago
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Android Rootkit Is Just a Phone Call Away

ady1 Re:just like installing a trojan on your computer! (190 comments)

I agree with major part of your post except one small discrepancy. Milestone does not have a monolithic kernel. in fact, none of the android devices do. Simply because a lot of the underlying device drivers are propriety while the Linux kernle is GPL so Module support is a must. Just an example of a thirdparty module with stock kernel: http://code.google.com/p/milestone-overclock/

more than 4 years ago
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Google PAC-MAN Cost 4.8M Person-Hours

ady1 Re:In other words (332 comments)

In other news, freedom cannot exist without slavery.

more than 4 years ago
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9 MA Cyberbullies Indicted For Causing Suicide

ady1 Re:Your rights OFFLINE! (709 comments)

One the prime reasons that cyber bullying is of particular focus now is that you simply can't escape it if you can't live without facebook/twitter/omg-the-interwebz-social-networking

There. Fixed it for you

more than 4 years ago
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YouTube Was Evil, and Google Knew It

ady1 Re:So... (419 comments)

I found it very interesting that "was" in the title is formated to stand out. The question is, considering that they were evil and no longer are, why is viacom suing google, and didn't sue youtube? Isn't suing a bigger company just because they have deeper pockets evil?

more than 4 years ago
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YouTube Was Evil, and Google Knew It

ady1 Re:Youtube is a public service... (419 comments)

Generally I would agree, however, if you would've RTFA, you would've seen that a youtube cofounder himself uploaded copyrighted contents.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Help a Friend With an MMO Addiction?

ady1 Re:Make an educational MMO Game (811 comments)

You have no fucking idea why people play MMOs, do you?

It is the escape from their miserable lives. Going into a world where they don't have to work hard to achieve what they want. Where they can be anyone they want without the effort it requires in real life.

more than 5 years ago
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When Does It Become OK To Make Games About a War?

ady1 When Does It Become OK To Make Games About a War? (295 comments)

When there is no innovation left in the gaming industry and when the decisions of the people buying those games are driven by not quality but by trends

more than 4 years ago
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Time Warner Cable Won't Compete, Seeks Legislation

ady1 Utter BS (621 comments)

here is the link to the actual bill: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2009/Bills/Senate/PDF/S1004v0.pdf

In essence, what the bill is saying is that a govt provided internet service should be self-sufficient, unsubsidized and be applicable to all costs and taxes that a private organization is. It is not trying to establish a monoply but instead trying to take the unfair advantage away from a govt sponsored organization.

Here is the text from actual bill:

Requirements. â" A city that operates a public enterprise under G.S. 160A-311 that provides communications services to the public for a fee over a communications network that is directly or indirectly owned or operated by or provides a financial benefit to the city or another city shall meet the following conditions with respect to the provision of communications service:
  (1) Comply with all local, State, and federal laws, regulations, or other requirements that would apply to the communications services if provided by a private communications service provider.
(2) Establish a separate enterprise fund for communications service and shall use this fund to separately account for revenues, expenses, property, and source of investment dollars associated with the provision of communications service.
(3) Shall not subsidize the cost of providing communications service with funds from any other noncommunications service, operation, or other revenue source, including any funds or revenue generated from electric, gas, water, sewer, or garbage services. In complying with this requirement, a city owned communications service provider shall not price any communications service below the cost of providing the service.
(4) Shall, in calculating the cost incurred and in the rates to be charged for the provision of communications services, impute: (i) the cost of the capital component that is equivalent to the cost of capital available to private communications service providers in the same locality; and (ii) an amount equal to all taxes, including property taxes, licenses, fees, and other assessments that would apply to a private communications service provider including federal, state, and local taxes; rights-of-way, franchise, consent, or administrative fees; and pole attachment fees.
(5) Shall annually remit to the general fund of the city an amount equivalent to all taxes or fees a private communications service provider would be required to pay the city or county in which the city is located, including any applicable tax refunds received by the city owned communications service provider because of its government status and a sum equal to the amount of property tax that would have been due if the city owned communications service provider were a private communications service provider.
(6) Shall prepare and publish an independent annual audit in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles that reflect the fully allocated cost of providing the communications service, including all direct and indirect costs. The indirect costs shall include amounts for rights-of-way, franchise, consent, or administrative fees, regulatory fees, occupation taxes, pole attachment fees, and ad valorem taxes. The annual accounting shall reflect any direct or indirect subsidies received by the city owned communications service provider, and any buildings, equipment, vehicles, and personnel that
32 are jointly used with other city departments shall be fully allocated to the city owned communications service. The North Carolina Utilities Commission may adopt rules and regulations to ensure compliance with the provisions of this subdivision, and all records demonstrating compliance shall be filed with the North Carolina Utilities Commission and made available for public inspection and copying.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Leaks Windows 7 RC Date — Before May 5

ady1 Re:Download (321 comments)

It is not yet on thepiratebay and the beta keys won't work with an RC release so it won't be any use even if it was. It will be cracked but not yet

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Family Safety Filter Blocks Google

ady1 Re:Cause you can google to find you way around it (332 comments)

>>American society seems to be built on the notion of keeping kids ignorant ("innocent") which is exactly the opposite of what our jobs as parents is meant to do. We're supposed to be teaching children about the world and preparing them to deal with it, not hiding it from them.

Its much more general. Not just kids and not just American. Every society is built around keeping majority of people ignorant. Every level of protection is added for the ignorants in society. Be it speed limits, warning on coffee cup, internet filters, ban on guns or so on. Society as we know it today would not survive if it not of wide spread ignorance.

I personally do not care about any of these protections. Just as a lock is meant to keep honest people (or people without lock picking skills/tools) out. So are these protections meant to keep ignorants continue to be ignorant. And they serve their purpose.
Whether these protections are good or bad is a completely different story and in different contexts, they maybe good or bad.

more than 5 years ago
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Brain Decline Begins At Age 27

ady1 Re:Confounding Variable (381 comments)

Ironically, your post is more insightful than funny.

more than 5 years ago
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Auto Safety Tech May Encourage Dangerous Driving

ady1 Re:everything old is new again (601 comments)

There are reasons we have traffic laws, policemen with laser and radar, and traffic courts.

Yes. However the reasons are not what you think they are.

more than 5 years ago
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Dealing With Fairness and Balance In Video Games

ady1 Re:Bland Games (192 comments)

I blame it on the consoles.
Note that it has become impossible to find a good and worth playing game now a days (few exceptions).
Interesting Story and Complex gameplay is now a thing of the past.
Now every game has to be able to be played through the controller and have to be easy enough to not intimidate the so called 'casual player'.

more than 5 years ago
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Building a Successful "Open" Game World

ady1 Re:eat my shorts slashdot !! (104 comments)

GTA is not an RPG. Never was. Comparing it with Fable makes no sense whatsoever.

more than 5 years ago
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Building a Successful "Open" Game World

ady1 Meh (104 comments)

Interesting stories and characters are important, but they must be balanced by varied and entertaining gameplay. The lack of either will be a limiting factor in how many people return to play once the primary plot is completed.

Neither of the factor is a must for a game to be a success. World of Warcraft for example. It has no story, weak characters and gameplay which been obsolete for about 10 years. Halo is another example.

All it takes is to target the right market at the right time and have a huge marketing budget. Everything else is optional

more than 5 years ago
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Open Source Usability — Joomla! Vs. WordPress

ady1 Re:not a question (240 comments)

Depends on the project. Project involving Hardware drivers/low level services/operating systems, probably not (should be performance and stability).

more than 5 years ago

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ady1 ady1 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ady1 (873490) writes "Offered by Ericsson, the access point supports GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications), WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access), Wi-Fi and DSL (Digital Subscriber Line). End users would connect the access point to a broadband line and then make and receive calls with their standard GSM and WCDMA handsets in their homes. The access point would deliver better signal strength and call quality within users' homes than the standard wide area cellular network. Calls will automatically transfer between the home base station and the wider area network as users move in and out of the home."

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