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After DNA Misuse, Researchers Banished From Havasupai Reservation

arizwebfoot Re:Live from Arizona (332 comments)

Oh and the Havasupai don't live in "the deepest part of the Grand Canyon" that would be the Supai Tribe. The Havasupai live on top and is where they charge $75 for the sky walk over the GC.

more than 4 years ago
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After DNA Misuse, Researchers Banished From Havasupai Reservation

arizwebfoot Live from Arizona (332 comments)

I live not too far from the Havasupai reservation and I have to tell you that these Indians are not playing with a full deck.

For example, they try to license the air space over the reservation, regardless of the fact that the FAA has told them many times that only the FAA may do that.

They (the Havasupai's) bend the laws to their own will and then when someone tries to go after them, they hide on their reservation where you can't serve them with any notices and even if you did, they would ignore them.

more than 4 years ago
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What Can Be Done About Security of Debit Cards?

arizwebfoot Re:Protection (511 comments)

Agreed, however, prudence is the price for protection.

more than 4 years ago
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What Can Be Done About Security of Debit Cards?

arizwebfoot Protection (511 comments)

I have a separate account with debit card that stays zero. When I know I'm going to pay a bill online or use for some other purchase, I move just however much I need into that account to cover the purchases or debits. In this way, if some one gets ahold of the number, there isn't a lot they can do with it.

Also I don't have overdraft protection on that specific account so that again, if someone gets my number(s), there isn't much they can do about it. Sure I may get nailed for a hundred bucks - if they catch it at the right time - otherwise, they just don't get my money.

more than 4 years ago
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Delicious Details of Open Source Court Victory

arizwebfoot Good Guys (202 comments)

Sometimes the good guy doesn't finish last.

more than 4 years ago
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Global Deforestation Demoed In Google Earth

arizwebfoot Trees (207 comments)

Interestingly, before the white man appeared in North America, there were an average of 8 trees per acre and now there are an average of 220 trees per acre in the US alone.

Just saying...

more than 4 years ago
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Woman Filming Sister's Birthday Party Gets Charged With Felony Movie Piracy

arizwebfoot Re:You Just Don't Know When to Shut Up, Do You? (705 comments)

If I were a lawyer my nipples would explode with joy.

Really?

Can we watch - I've never seen nipples explode. Do I need to use an include tag?

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Attempts To Assuage 2012 Fears

arizwebfoot Here's your sign!! (881 comments)

Now where is that tin hat?

about 5 years ago
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PhotoSketch Image Manipulation Tool Taking the World by Storm

arizwebfoot Viruses? (193 comments)

And this coming from China, there is no malicious code buried somewhere?

more than 5 years ago
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US Wants UK Hacker To Pay To Fix Holes He Exposed

arizwebfoot Me thinks (403 comments)

"Isn't the McKinnon case more like charging him to buy the lock that had been missing when he walked in?"

More like they want him to pay for a lock that wasn't there because he was the first one to tell them that the lock wasn't there.

Or even more obvious, somebody forgot to put in a front door and now the store wants him to pay for a new door because he was the first one to tell the store that they had no door.

more than 5 years ago
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How To Prove Someone Is Female?

arizwebfoot Distance Racers (1091 comments)

I watched the women's 1500m race today and saw not one woman who wasn't flat chested or nearly so.

I believe (from Mary Decker Slayne) that this is typical of women who train hard and as this young lass is just now 18 it would make sense that her hormonal changes were or are going to happen latter.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Denies Windows 7 "Showstopper Bug"

arizwebfoot Just me. (241 comments)

Not to bash M$ or anything, but isn't

Microsoft - truth an oxymoron?

more than 5 years ago
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Philips Develops Roadside Drug-Testing Device

arizwebfoot Tin Hat time! (647 comments)

And then we'll have chips that do the same thing.

Oh, where is that tin hat of mine!

more than 5 years ago
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Feds May Soon Be Allowed To Use Cookies

arizwebfoot What? (181 comments)

We want to use cookies for good, not evil' â" and invited the public to comment on cookies

Isn't that like a double oxymoron?

White House good.
Public comment evil.

more than 5 years ago
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Could Cyber-Terrorists Provoke Nuclear Attacks?

arizwebfoot Hmm? (183 comments)

Perhaps we could set up a security protocal called Tic-Tac-Toe?

Oh wait . . .

"I'm afraid I can't do that Dave."

OH SNAP!

more than 5 years ago
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Should Copyright of Academic Works Be Abolished?

arizwebfoot Cite? (349 comments)

I was always under the impression that you could, say cite the other work in your work and make comparison's and contrasts to the other work.

Example: If someone came up with a theory with supporting test results and ten universities duplicated those test results - proving the theory - then those ten universities could publish their results all the while citing the originating test results.

more than 5 years ago
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Tron Legacy Exposed

arizwebfoot Re:Videogames in 1982? (320 comments)

Actually there was a Castle Wolfenstein released in 1981 and then Beyond Castle Wolfenstein in 1984 - if memory serves me right.

And yes, they were 2d.

more than 5 years ago
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Tron Legacy Exposed

arizwebfoot 1982 (320 comments)

Had lots of Atari games in 1982 - like Asteroids.

Wow, those were the days.

Before that, like in the late 70's we had Pong, which I could play for hours - depleting my entire savings of quarters.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 Hits RTM At Build 7600.16385

arizwebfoot Really? (341 comments)

but it only took the company one more shot to get it right

Really?

Can I have a rain check on that?

more than 5 years ago

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2010 US Census Error Counting

arizwebfoot arizwebfoot writes  |  more than 4 years ago

arizwebfoot (1228544) writes "I live in a Condo in Flagstaff, Arizona which is both a college town (Northern Arizona University — current enrollment about 25,000 and a resort town (big ski hill). Total population is roughly 60,000 (estimated as of course the 2010 census numbers are not out yet). Within the past decade, approximately 10 percent of rental units were converted into Condos. Roughly 33 percent of all housing units are apartments and roughly another 20 percent are condos (privately owned). My physical address is condo B9 for building B condo 9. Not be be confused, but there are 40 units in my condo complex, units 1 — 40. The first eight are in building A,the next in B and so on for five buildings. Depending on who is doing what mailing, my address is either B9, unit 9, apt 9, or just 9. Some databases don't allow for any designator except apt. So I've gotten a census form for B9, apt 9, and 9. In big bold letter on the front of the Envelope it says "YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW". Now I know I've already submitted a form, however there will be many people who will resubmit with the alternate addresses.

In Flagstaff alone, if we assume that of the 53 percent of units, 10 percent respond another two times and if my math is right, then we probably will see an additional increase in population by somewhere in the 24 percentile range. Even if my math is wrong, we will see a significant increase in population that isn't warranted. Now multiply that by the current estimated US population of 308 million (www.census.gov/) and we could have around 60 million extra bodies that don't exist.

One more problem I've uncounted is that I have a post office box. If I didn't receive mail at my condo, how would I get counted? Would this become a person to person count? What if you couldn't reach my home because it's too remote, gated, or in some other way inaccessible?

I wonder if there are "other" confusions that the Census Bureau has not taken into account. Input is strongly encouraged."
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Right Story, Wrong Pic for Neda

arizwebfoot arizwebfoot writes  |  more than 4 years ago

arizwebfoot (1228544) writes "In this article, "The Speed At Which Wrong Information Flows", comes a bit of interesting info. "If you've been following the news of the protests in Iran over the past few days, you've no doubt heard about the story of "Neda Soltani, who was shot and killed on video, and has become, as some news reports have noted, "the face of Iran's struggle." Not to get into the politics of it all, what is quite fascinating is the news that the photo that many individuals and news sources are using for Soltani isn't just of a different Neda Soltani, but it's due to confusion over how Facebook works (found via Mathew Ingram)"
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Firewalls

arizwebfoot arizwebfoot writes  |  more than 5 years ago

arizwebfoot (1228544) writes "Ok, so I've got this boss who is not a very knowledgeable guy when it comes to computers/software/etc., as he tends to listen to the least qualified person in the office. So we have 9 computers hooked up to a DSL, no firewall. I've been working on him for a couple of years now, how in the blazes do I convince him to let me put in a Linux box and protect his network. Fortunately, someone convinced him to put in a server with SCO on it, but without a firewall . . ."
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Google to store patients' health records

arizwebfoot arizwebfoot writes  |  more than 6 years ago

arizwebfoot (1228544) writes "CBC is reporting that Google Inc. will begin storing the medical records of a few thousand people as it tests a long-awaited health service that's likely to raise more concerns about the volume of sensitive information entrusted to the internet search leader."
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Judge orders WikiLeaks offline, then backs off

arizwebfoot arizwebfoot writes  |  more than 6 years ago

arizwebfoot (1228544) writes "In a somewhat confusing flurry of orders, the court first ordered operator Dynadot LLC to "immediately disable the wikileaks.org domain name and account to prevent access to and any changes from being made to the domain name and account information, until further order of this Court." (Order Granting Permanent Injunction, Feb. 15, 2008.)) But hours later the court amended the order, removing the requirement to disable the entire WikiLeaks domain but ordering that all JB documents be removed from all servers. This new order is a temporary restraining order, where the first order was a permanent injunction. Both orders were issued after an ex parte hearing, to which WikiLeaks says it received only hours notice. It seems that WikiLeaks lawyers were able to convince the judge that something was amiss here, because the second order, a TRO, provides WikiLeaks an opportunity to answer (by Feb. 20) and JB to respond to that answer (by Feb. 26.) One question is whether JB lied about there being a stipulation for WikiLeaks to go offline, since WL compained so vociferously about it and the order was so quickly amended."
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New Net neutrality bill frowns on ISP 'favoritism'

arizwebfoot arizwebfoot writes  |  more than 6 years ago

arizwebfoot (1228544) writes "Comcast, AT&T, and other network operators would be expected to refrain from "unreasonable discriminatory favoritism" of content on their pipes under a recrafted Net neutrality proposal introduced Wednesday in the US House of Representatives."
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Knee Brace Charges Your Cellphone

arizwebfoot arizwebfoot writes  |  more than 6 years ago

arizwebfoot (1228544) writes "A knee brace that generates enough electricity to power 10 cellphones was demonstrated by scientists recently. The brace harvests the energy of a person's knee braking after taking a step, similar to the way hybrid car brakes collect energy to charge their batteries. The device only weighs 3.5 pounds, and does not need the intense effort that other human-powered energy generators such as hand cranks require. And while the cellphone measurement given by the creators is pretty useless, they do have several practical applications in mind. Scientists suggest that the brace could be used by campers and soldiers to power GPS locators and satellite phones in areas with limited access to electricity. It could also charge prosthetic knees, eliminating the need for periodic surgery to replace the batteries in the joint."
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