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Twitter Fights US Court For WikiLeaks Details

ayelvington McCarthy is laughing in his grave (268 comments)

This reminds me of the McCarthy witch hunts, and I'm praying that someone will stand up and say so LOUDLY! Going after the Twitter traffic is only intimidation and not going to find anything substantial. Someone please tell the Attorney General to pack sand on this one! I'm saddened that the probable leak violated the trust placed in him when he was given a security clearance (and access), but I also empathize that he acted out of conscience. Pentagon Papers, part 2.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Colleges Ban Classroom Laptop Use?

ayelvington If it makes a sound, kill it. (804 comments)

I remember when MP3 players showed up in lecture halls, and a posse' of students had to coerce a loud-listener to shut it off or leave. Cell phones and laptops were quick to follow... Regrettably, the public abuse of technology is epidemic, and the kids are a reflection of their doltish parents. So, yes, exile the toys and distractions to the dorms, and preserve the lecture halls for learning.

more than 3 years ago
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Thin Client, Or Fat Client? That Is the Question

ayelvington Bandwidth... (450 comments)

Thin is a relative term, and bandwidth was a serious problem with the organization that I used to work for. We were spread out all over the place, and many of our platforms were mobile. The thick client only had to move the data, but the thin clients were fussy about the pipes. So, speaking for one user, thin only worked well when I had a fat pipe.

more than 3 years ago
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20% of U.S. Population Has Never Used Email

ayelvington It's a question of priorities (279 comments)

My family lives in a very remote area of Pennsylvania and connect via a satellite link. Non of my neighbors care to spend that kind of money for something they have relatively little use for. Dial-up barely hits 22k because of poor phone lines. Instead, they get their news from the radio (wireless!), paper, and face-to-face conversation with friends and neighbors (social networking). As much as I love the Internet, it's a tool and not a solution. I still send my wife love notes by mail (stamp upside down) and look forward to the same from her. Not Luddites, just reasonable people that don't waste money on something that they don't need and doesn't enrich their lives. ay

more than 6 years ago

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Wind Generator that makes it's own wind

ayelvington ayelvington writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ayelvington (718605) writes "For the starting bid of $12,000,000 (Paypal preferred) you can have the trade secret to a wind generator that makes its own wind. Found this trolling Ebay The seller goes on for sometime making an appeal for a Gates or Gore to pony up, save the planet, and make a buck in the mean time. An interesting read, but not likely to power your laptop soon..."

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ayelvington ayelvington writes  |  more than 10 years ago The New York Time reported today that the Swiss are banning anon. cell phone cards after a successful series of intercepts that stopped terrorist activity. Just a cool article. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/04/international/europe/04PHON.html?hp>

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