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Dogs Killed for Leather

azav Thanks (1 comments)

Thanks for pushing your agenda in a forum where it does not belong and is not relevant.

2 days ago
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what is best way to build a site for course content dissemination?

azav Re:Moodle (2 comments)

Nice to know. I'd love to do this for a small country.

3 days ago
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Small Bank In Kansas Creates the Bank Account of the Future

azav Re: Unless it has support for Bitcoin... (156 comments)

Over here? Where is it where your banks work so well?

So much of America is in a legacy mode. And the false "we are #1" blind patriotism means that we're simply gonna stay there. Others leapfrog and innovate while 1/2 the country praises Jesus and corporate largess while denying scientific realities due to dogmatic and ignorant reasoning. Sometimes, it pays to be smaller and hungrier as opposed to being large and entrenched in old fashioned infrastructure.

about a week ago
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Small Bank In Kansas Creates the Bank Account of the Future

azav Re:Unless it has support for Bitcoin... (156 comments)

Thanks for oversharing.

About the letter t? Keep it to yourself. No one wants to know.

Seriously.

about a week ago
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How Birds Lost Their Teeth

azav Re:The beaks won (138 comments)

Take a look at a goose's mouth. There are serrations in the mouth. I'm not sure if they are directly on bone or what the substance is which holds them.

But yeah. Less habitat for bacterial to hide out, lay down calcareous concretions and live within while they continue to secrete more acids.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

azav Re:Simplest is best (259 comments)

Even though the new Mac OS systems are pretty ugly UI wise, you can add tags to each file. This might be what you want.

If not, you can have a program that simply creates a hierarchy of each of your files within a folder and gives a unique ID to each file and folder within your top level.

Make a checksum on each file and apply that to the record for each file.

You can then find the file or folder again if you move it from one folder to another.

You can then create tags and apply them to the record for each file.

Also, since you have added checksums for each file, you can rebuild your library if you mistakenly move, delete or undelete a file since running a checksum on each file will create the same checksum. This will allow you to scan all the file records and map any lost record to the proper lost file. Also, as a set of backups, you can simply export this list of file references, checksums and tags.

If you have a bunch of tags, then you can search through all folders for all like tags.

So, you can use the Mac OS and add tags too your files, or you can put something like this together and use on other OSes that don't allow you to add tags to your individual files.

about a week ago
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3D Printer Owner's Network Puts Together Buyer's Guide

azav Jesus. (62 comments)

Those guys really need an editor to spell check their article. It's simply painful English with missing words, misspelled words.

They take the time to make a great looking page and don't bother to proof their English. WTF?

about two weeks ago
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Rosetta Results: Comets "Did Not Bring Water To Earth"

azav Soo, since one comet doesn't match our water. (135 comments)

This automagically means that all comets are out of the picture?

This seems very short sighted.

We need a sample of comets in the vicinity that likely existed in the time of our Earth's formation.

about two weeks ago
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In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

azav Awesome! (207 comments)

I worked on that product for 9 months!

Great to see it come to reality!

about two weeks ago
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Congress Passes Bill Allowing Warrantless Forfeiture of Private Communications

azav When everything you say or do (379 comments)

When everything you say or do is recorded by the authorities, do you really want to be part of that world?

about two weeks ago
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A Paper By Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel Was Accepted By Two Journals

azav Awesome (100 comments)

B. Experiments and Results

"Is it possible to justify the great pains we took in our implementation? No. With these considerations in mind, we ran four novel experiments: (1) we measured Web server and DNS latency on our decommissioned Macintosh SEs; "

Now that's hilarious.

about two weeks ago
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Are Gamma Ray Bursts Keeping Life From Developing In The Universe?

azav Well, of course. (2 comments)

Bearing in mind how long life takes to be created, of course gamma rays in that area will be preventing life from happening.

about two weeks ago
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Book review: Spam Nation

azav Please proofread your submission (1 comments)

There are many errors in that text. Spellchecking is built in to many systems today. Please. Please. Review and edit your post.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Design DNA With New Shapes and Structures

azav This certainly looks like woven double helix (47 comments)

I think the title is misleading.

It sure looks like they are using the double helix style of DNA and then weaving that into shapes or wound ribbons.

Am I missing something here?

about two weeks ago
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Chinese CEO Says "Free" Is the Right Price For Mobile Software

azav Riiight. (133 comments)

Because businesses don't need to make money and development teams don't need to be paid.

I can't see how his logic works.

about two weeks ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

azav Well, back in my grandfather's day (534 comments)

Back in the 1940s, the Catholic church said that it was impossible that there were any other advanced species on other planets, because "we are god's children and the bible says nothing about him creating any others".

Now, the pope says the opposite, that "if there are any other advanced life forms, then they must also be god's children".

A complete and 100% reversal of "infallible" doctrine.

The religions will make up excuses. They are good at it.

about 3 months ago
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Top EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize Books Without Publishers' Permission

azav Well now. (102 comments)

Time to create a library that sells coffee and snacks.

about 3 months ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

azav Noooooooo. (202 comments)

Roll them on sleds on rollers greased with pig fat. It's been tested and the pig fat lubricates really well.

about 4 months ago

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Sarah Palin, Candidate, Spammer?

azav azav writes  |  more than 6 years ago

azav (469988) writes "From a recent NYT report (login required): Yet recent controversy has marred Ms. Palin's reform credentials. In addition to the trooper investigation, lawmakers in April accused her of improperly culling thousands of e-mail addresses from a state database for a mass mailing to rally support for a policy initiative. While Ms. Palin took office promising a more open government, her administration has battled to keep information secret. Her inner circle discussed the benefit of using private e-mail addresses. An assistant told her it appeared that such e-mail messages sent to a private address on a "personal device" like a BlackBerry "would be confidential and not subject to subpoena." Ms. Palin and aides use their private e-mail addresses for state business. A campaign spokesman said the governor copied e-mail messages to her state account "when there was significant state business.""
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azav azav writes  |  more than 7 years ago

azav (469988) writes "This morning I woke up after falling asleep to Braveheart on a newly purchased DVD to my Mac's fan spinning at full blast and the spinning watch cursor. I noticed that my background screen had changed from the standard mac blue to one featuring "you can run but you can't hide" with notices from the MPA (not MPAA) and the GVM (German federation against copyright theft). Additionally, my entire music directory was deleted containing DJ sets, copies of my personal CDs, recordings from myself, other DJs and friends, and favorite online shows and sets. My documents folder, downloads and favorites were also placed into the trash, probably to be emptied, before my mac spun with the spinning technicolor wheel of death. Also, two empty folders appeared on my desktop stating "is your bad activity", "the police come" and a file called "illegal_download.jpg". Nice to have your violations documented with empty folders while having your archives deleted. Sweet. Now, I run MAMP on this machine to preview videos to my clients so there is a web server on it but in a completely other directory. The "illegal_download.jpg" document stated that my "website had been closed on the behalf of the GVM and the MPAA". This is great since my website is for clients only and is in a completely different location than the material that was deleted. Of course, I find this rather confusing and it seems like there is either a hack, a tresspass OR Braveheart or Under the Tuscan Sun has spyware on it. Has anyone else seen or experienced anything like this? Merry merry."

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