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WSJ: Americans' Phone Bills Are Going Up

arnott Cheaper with RepublicWireless (273 comments)

Moved from ATT to RepublicWireless, another Sprint MVNO, has plans from $5 to $40. Right now, Moto X is the only phone.

about 6 months ago
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Bing Censoring Chinese Language Search Results For Users In the US

arnott Old news (100 comments)

Microsoft search always did this, and this has been reported before. This blog post is from 2009.

about 7 months ago
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Disabled Woman Denied Entrance To US Due To Private Medical Records

arnott Re:Ridiculous border restrictions (784 comments)

Regarding wearing suit, I was in India to renew my visa in Chennai in April. I was the only one in jeans & t-shirt, and everyone else was in suit or something similar in the scorching heat & humidity. Its just that, people are scared and do not want to take any chances.

about 10 months ago
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Anti-Poaching Lawsuit Against Apple, Google and Others Given the Green Light

arnott Re:I don't get it.. (172 comments)

It was more involved than that. If a google employee applied to work for Apple, Apple notified google and vice versa.

about a year ago
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Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years

arnott Re:Twisted "Justice" (491 comments)

Read this speech by Chomsky, it is very informative and depressing.

about a year ago
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Google Chromecast Reviewed; Google Nixes Netflix Discount

arnott Re:Clever strategy (128 comments)

If you have HDMI 1.4+, the power adapter is not needed.

about a year ago
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HBO Asks Google To Take Down "Infringing" VLC Media Player

arnott Re:Penalties (364 comments)

Before megaupload was raided, they were fighting a false DMCA claim against Universal. Now, because of the raid the case is over.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Bypass Gov't Spying On Cellphones?

arnott Re:Flooding (364 comments)

The NSA needs to be flooded with false positives. They need to have so many false positives generated that their illegal, unconstitutional spying is rendered moot.

This video recommends false positives in a funny way.

about a year ago
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10 Internet Connections At Same Time

arnott Re:My Kindle 3G still works (152 comments)

From the article:

The free Internet ride is over though: Amazon is now capping use of the browser over 3G at 50 megabytes per month.

However, it’s more likely that Amazon is limiting the 3G connection because of hacks that allow the device to be used as 3G mobile hotspot for free.

more than 2 years ago
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How Pictures Skew Our Judgment

arnott Truthiness by Colbert (141 comments)

Stephen Colberts explains it here. Description of the video: Scientists from Canada and New Zealand research a little world-changing concept Stephen tossed off on his first show in 2005.

more than 2 years ago
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US Student Loans Exceed $1 Trillion

arnott $1 Trillion guarantee ? (917 comments)

How about $75 trillions ? BofA Said to Split Regulators Over Moving Merrill Derivatives to Bank Unit

Bank of America Corp. (BAC), hit by a credit downgrade last month, has moved derivatives from its Merrill Lynch unit to a subsidiary flush with insured deposits, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.

Bank of America’s holding company -- the parent of both the retail bank and the Merrill Lynch securities unit -- held almost $75 trillion of derivatives at the end of June, according to data compiled by the OCC. About $53 trillion, or 71 percent, were within Bank of America NA, according to the data, which represent the notional values of the trades.

That compares with JPMorgan’s deposit-taking entity, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, which contained 99 percent of the New York-based firm’s $79 trillion of notional derivatives, the OCC data show.

more than 2 years ago
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White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

arnott Re:Grover Norquist (2115 comments)

Even Dems will fight to show Republicans in bad light and do not want this to pass. Check this cartoon.

about 3 years ago
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Gamers Piece Together Retrovirus Enzyme Structure

arnott Re:Avoid SGC (149 comments)

Well, if you want post your opinion (which may be correct):

Attention: SEC is ignoring all signs of Jonathan Lebed pumping and dumping Agria Corp (GRO) and Mega Precious Metals (MGP:CN) stock, which has been going on since May of 2011 and is still continuing in September of 2011 through his current company 'NIA' (National Inflation Association), even though SEC was given this information. The pump and dump is in progress and has been for a number of months right now. NIA touts penny stock Mega Precious Metals based solely on its "inferred" 1.2 million ounces of gold. (See external links).

you need to use your own blog, or something like dailykos.

about 3 years ago
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Windows 8 Won't Support Plug-Ins; the End of Flash?

arnott Re:Microsoft (661 comments)

No, the recent years have shown that Microsoft has truly changed. Microsoft's antitrust cases are from the 90's, you know. Google is currently being investigated for a lot of shit in various countries, not Microsoft. And care to link some of those anti-google and anti-apple marketing or patent trolling Microsoft is doing? Because they are not. Microsoft has never patent trolled anyone, they have only used their patents when someone has attacked them or when there has been a good case. Patent trolling is completely different subject.

Check this : Microsoft's Android Shakedown

This story sheds light on the recent string of stories about Microsoft demanding royalty payments from various companies that produce smart phones built on Google‘s Android operating system. Intuitively, this doesn’t make much sense. Most people would say that Google has been more innovative than Microsoft in recent years—especially in the mobile phone market—so why is Microsoft the one collecting royalties?

The whole article is very interesting.

about 3 years ago
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CyanogenMod Shows Off Android On the HP TouchPad

arnott Re:Wow.. should buy one! (117 comments)

This might be a good reason for me to buy a TouchPad. Good hardware , great price and it's an Android Tablet now.

Good luck. This page may help you.

about 3 years ago
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Prosecuted For Critical Twittering

arnott More details: (334 comments)

In February, William Lawrence Cassidy was indicted for interstate stalking, a felony charge. The indictment stated that Cassidy used Twitter to “engage in a course of contact that caused substantial emotional distress” to an unnamed person.

According to court documents, the person was Alyce Zeoli, the leader of a Buddhist organization known as Kunzang Palyul Choling. Cassidy was allegedly a member of KPC before having a falling out with Zeoli, who is known as Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo to KPC members. After the split, he began directing several thousand public Twitter messages toward Zeoli, some of which were threatening, according to prosecutors.

Twitter case

more than 3 years ago
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Court Filing On How 2004 Ohio Election Hacked

arnott Plane crash needs more investigation (504 comments)

Mr Connell was president of GovTech Solutions and New Media Communications. A web designer, he had created a website for Ohio's secretary of state that presented the results of the 2004 election in real time as they were released

He had refused to testify or to hand over documents relating to the systems he had created for the 2004 and 2006 elections but was compelled to do so by subpoena in October and appeared in court in Cleveland, Ohio – the state which gave President George W Bush victory in 2004 – to give a deposition the day before Barack Obama won the presidential election.

source : George Bush aide dies in plane crash.

more than 3 years ago

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New law permits data on U.S. citizens to be held longer

arnott arnott writes  |  more than 2 years ago

arnott writes "The Obama administration has approved guidelines that allow counterterrorism officials to lengthen the period of time they retain information about U.S. residents, even if they have no known connection to terrorism.
The changes allow the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), the intelligence community’s clearinghouse for terrorism data, to keep information for up to five years. Previously, the center was required to promptly destroy — generally within 180 days — any information about U.S. citizens or residents unless a connection to terrorism was evident.

“Total Information Awareness”. How about TIA for the people about the government ?"

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Blocking WikiLeaks emails hinders prosecution of Bradley Manning

arnott arnott writes  |  more than 2 years ago

arnott writes "The federal government's vigilance at preventing anything relating to WikiLeaks from appearing on a government computer has tripped up military prosecutors, causing them to miss important emails from the judge and defense involved in the case. Yesterday's Manning hearing also revealed that the U.S. claims that Manning aided al-Qaeda by allegedly giving documents to Wikileaks. What about the New York Times, which also posted the Wikileaks documents?"
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Company pays $500 million to avoid prosecution for fraud in NYCTime software pro

arnott arnott writes  |  more than 2 years ago

arnott writes "Science Applications International Corp. said Wednesday that it will pay $500.4 million in restitution and penalties under a settlement over its CityTime program with New York City. Previous coverage on slashdot here and here.
Video coverage."

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arnott arnott writes  |  more than 7 years ago

arnott writes "Google is constantly working on improving its search engine. The team which works on the algorithm to tweak the search engine recently talked to NYtimes. One of the researchers Mr. Singhal discusses, how google dynamically makes changes when a problem with a query is identified and how recently there has been an attempt to find results from fresh webpages."
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arnott arnott writes  |  more than 7 years ago

arnott (789715) writes "From Fedoraproject.org : "The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora Core 6 (Zod). Install-time access to third-party package repositories, extensive performance improvements, support for Intel-based Macs, and a new GUI virtualization manager are some of the primary features. Additionally, Fedora Core 6 provides various improvements on the desktop, including a new default font and theme, the latest releases of GNOME and KDE, and additional options in window managers."

No discussion about the release of FC6 yet ? Has everyone on Slashot moved to Ubuntu ? Here is the release summary and torrent link."

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