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Australian Physicists Build Reversible Tractor Beam

bazmail G'day mate!!!!!!!!! (70 comments)

All the better to keep the ugly sheelas away with eh? Chuck another shrimp on the barbee skip!!!

3 days ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

bazmail Is this a joke? (209 comments)

All the issues that stood out like a sore thumb in Windows 10 and the headline feature of the latest release is window animations?

Meet the new MS same as the old MS.

3 days ago
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How Spurious Wikipedia Edits Can Attach a Name To a Scandal, 35 Years On

bazmail Journalists have less time... (165 comments)

...because they're busy doing what?

about two weeks ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

bazmail Many American workers are... (293 comments)

Lazy with an entitlement complex. One guy we hired told us he taught himself a new programming language at a rudimentary level and sort of looked at us like he deserved a cookie. After being told that that kind of self initiated upskilling was expected of him, he sort of resented being told that.

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

bazmail Re:Mission Accomplished? Thanks GWB (425 comments)

Why not? They let it go every time North Korean leaders said it, every time Hugo Chavez from Venezuela said it.

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

bazmail Mission Accomplished? Thanks GWB (425 comments)

God damn it. Why the fuck did the US invade Iraq in 2003?. Hussein was a madman but he kept a lid on things.

BTW I'm not American so my kids aren't going to be fighting in Iraq, its the US young service men and women I feel sorry for.

about two weeks ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

bazmail Time to... (475 comments)

... crack each others heads open and feast on the goo inside?

about three weeks ago
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Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts

bazmail Re:hahaha (155 comments)

Is it just me or have tag nut adapter costs gone through the roof lately.

about a month ago
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Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

bazmail Re: I disagree (183 comments)

No Mozilla is only in control of the implementation branded as Mozilla,

Yes. that would be "Mozilla Firefox", the project I explicitly referred to.

... ironically through copyright/trademark laws.

Ironically? How so?

... anyone is free to fork the product and potentially completely remove any control Mozilla has by simply doing a better job at building the browser

Yes. Which would then be a different project

about a month ago
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Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

bazmail Re: I disagree (183 comments)

Wrong. Open source does not mean chaos or loss of control.For example Mozilla Firefox is open source but Mozilla are still firmly in control of the project.

Its a question of good governance. Give it freedom but yet maintain direction. Not an easy balance to get right as companies like Oracle are slowly learning. How much control would Apple want to exert? My guess is a lot.

about a month ago
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Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

bazmail I disagree (183 comments)

If Apple doesn't want the help of the OSS community then forget 'em.

Why bother crying and begging them to allow you to strengthen their products? If you want to work on Swift then send your resume to Apple.

about a month ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

bazmail Re:wow, shocking (188 comments)

Allowing someone to take full editorial control of your output does not equate to "Research". Try reading the article again, this time slowly.

about a month and a half ago
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Ireland To Host Robotic Sailing Championships

bazmail Re:Great Irish innovation (14 comments)

Its actually quite a nice drink. Theres nothing like a pint of it in Salthill on a sunny day.

Named after a local traditional style of sailing vessel, not a reference to the US slang term for a prostitute. Obviously.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Phone Apps?

bazmail Dumb question (167 comments)

What are your requirements and budget? Asking what is the best app is like asking what is the best OS or the best programming language.
Asking that on slashdot is asking for trouble.

about 2 months ago
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States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

bazmail But lower pharma profits... (217 comments)

Its business and lobbying. As soon as the meidical marijuana industry puts money into lobbying things will get a lot better for patients.

about 2 months ago
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Research Shows RISC vs. CISC Doesn't Matter

bazmail Its as if... (161 comments)

...a million smug old school douche-nozzle Mac users cried out and suddenly fell silent.

about 2 months ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

bazmail Re:The US slides back to the caves (528 comments)

Population of Europe: 742.5 million
Population of USA: 313.9 million


Awww, swing and a miss kid.

about 2 months ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

bazmail Re:The US slides back to the caves (528 comments)

Riiiiight. And you don't eat French fries, you eat FREEDOM fries.


So there.

about 2 months ago

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How In-app Purchases Has Destroyed The Mobile Games Industry

bazmail bazmail writes  |  about 9 months ago

bazmail (764941) writes "We have reached a point in which mobile games couldn't even be said to be a game anymore. Playing a game means that you have fun. It doesn't mean that you sit around and wait for the game to annoy you for so long that you decide to pay credits to speed it up. And for an old geezer like me who remember the glory days of gaming back in the 1990s, it's just unbearable to watch."
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Lavabit, email service Snowden reportedly used, abruptly shuts down

bazmail bazmail writes  |  about a year ago

bazmail (764941) writes "Remember when word circulated that Edward Snowden was using Lavabit, an email service that purports to provide better privacy and security for users than popular web-based free services like Gmail? Lavabit's owner has shut down service, with a mysterious message posted on the lavabit.com home page today."
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