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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

boaworm Re:Graph is search results, not speed measurements (255 comments)

It is a bit strange they did not correlate to iOS releases, but iPhone releases.

I find it much more likely that when you upgrade to iOS+1, the new features slow your phone down. I've experienced that several times, my 3GS became "much slower" after upgrading it. The new iOS had more eye candy etc.

But that's not the same as saying the old hardware is slower.

yesterday
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House Bill Would Mandate Smart Gun Tech By U.S. Manufacturers

boaworm Re:One word against this idea: gloves ... in winte (750 comments)

Cops in Minnesota in the dead of a winter snowstorm are just gonna LOVE this tech.

Yea.. i thought the same. Where I grew up, hunters use gloves when waiting for the game, it's simply too cold not to.

But maybe if you fill in a form of some sort, you can get an exemption from the requirement. That would solve the problem...

about a year ago
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House Bill Would Mandate Smart Gun Tech By U.S. Manufacturers

boaworm Re:A Better Idea (750 comments)

How about we actually fucking teach kids about guns, how they work, and what they're used for? That would do a hell of a lot more to curtail gun-related deaths, and without the (un)intended side effect of rendering personal protection weapons useless by legislative fiat.

I hit my brother with a baseball bat when I was 10. I was fully aware how a baseball bat worked at the time. I was simply very angry.

Looking back, I'm very happy it was a baseball bat and not a handgun.

about a year ago
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Transporting a 15-Meter-Wide, 600-Ton Magnet Cross Country

boaworm No tilt.. so lets move it over the ocean? (152 comments)

>> The trip will be tense, because the ring’s massive electromagnet cannot tilt or twist more than a few degrees, or the wiring inside will be irreparably damaged. It will float from New York Harbor in June, down the East Coast, around Florida, up the Gulf Coast and up the Mississippi River by July.

That seems rather risky. Most ships would at one point or another tilt more than a few degrees to either side due to .. waves. No mention on if this is a gyro-stabilized barge perhaps...

about a year ago
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So What If Yahoo's New Dads Get Less Leave Than Moms?

boaworm Re:Sexist (832 comments)

How would that work for surrogate mothers? Since they are the one who "gestates a fetus", they would get the 16 weeks. But I somehow doubt they will.

about a year ago
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"Dark Lightning" Could Expose Airline Passengers To Radiation

boaworm Re:Hrmmm (263 comments)

I always wear my tinfoil hat for this reason. It is a bit of a hazzle to get through security, but after that it's great!

about a year ago
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Sandy Sinks HMS Bounty, Knocks Off Gawker Websites

boaworm Re:Huffington Post (238 comments)

... the markets will not be able to function properly if people can't get to their jobs in the financial district.

These people being at work seems to be the biggest problem with the market these days...

about a year and a half ago
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Felix Baumgartner's Supersonic Skydive Attempt

boaworm Re:Redbull (271 comments)

the operator at the control center has a little bit of unfocused goofiness.

I don't give much for the "control center"... If you look at the youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrIxH6DToXQ) (7 hours 53 minutes long), at 4:52:12, they will state the following:

Altitude: 127861 ft/ 38972 meters
Temperature outside: 19.1F / -6.1C

Wtf?...

about 2 years ago
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FTC To Recommend Antitrust Case Against Google

boaworm Re:Really? (195 comments)

No but they sell ads. And people want to put their ads where people will see them. So it isn't much of a stretch to claim that they sell search.

They also sell sponsored results in their search results.

about 2 years ago
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Alan Cox to NVIDIA: You Can't Use DMA-BUF

boaworm Re:What Cox is saying... (946 comments)

Which requires that everything *else* in the driver be compatible with the GPL. Which...they aren't. So they can't.

It is almost like it spreads.. like Cancer....

about 2 years ago
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Ecuador Grants Asylum To Julian Assange

boaworm Re:And now, the long wait (923 comments)

It doesn't violate the Vienna convention to dissolve the embassy or even expel all the diplomatic staff. Go read it. It's quite clear that the UK can do that "at any time, and for any reason".

The swedish diplomatic staff was expelled from Belarus just a few days ago after a couple of swedes "bombed" the Belarus capital Minsk with 800 teddy bears from a small single-engined air plane. So the "at any time, and for any reason" is quite true :-)

about 2 years ago
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Ecuador Grants Asylum To Julian Assange

boaworm Re:Oh, the delicious irony! (923 comments)

They would not storm a foreign embassy, they would storm a house in london. Quite a big difference on the political scale.

about 2 years ago
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Ecuador Grants Asylum To Julian Assange

boaworm Re:Oh, the delicious irony! (923 comments)

EU countries are not allowed to extradite someone to a country where they could potentially face the death penalty.

I don't know, but perhaps ORGANISING A HITMAN TO MURDER HIS WIFE would be punishable by death in South Africa?

about 2 years ago
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Ecuador Grants Asylum To Julian Assange

boaworm Re:What violation of his rights? (923 comments)

The rape allegations are just that, and even the stated facts by claimants pretty much do not equate to rape.

To quote anataka from tbp:
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As you may or may not be aware, Sweden is not a state in the United States
of America. Sweden is a country in northern Europe.
Unless you figured it out by now, US law does not apply here.
--

So whether or not you consider something rape has very little relevance in this case.

What should concern you though, is that one in five american women claim to have been the victim of rape, or attempted rape (by your definition). Perhaps you need to make your "Land of the free" also apply to the female half of the population? Perhaps you even have something to learn?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/15/health/nearly-1-in-5-women-in-us-survey-report-sexual-assault.html

(I don't say that he is guilty. That is for the courts to find out. And it is rather unlikely that he will be convicted. I do however think he should subject himself to being interviewed in accordance with the law. But he seems very reluctant to go under oath and give his statement...)

about 2 years ago
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Ecuador Grants Asylum To Julian Assange

boaworm Re:What violation of his rights? (923 comments)

The rape allegations are just that, and even the stated facts by claimants pretty much do not equate to rape.

To quite anataka from the piratebay:
--
As you may or may not be aware, Sweden is not a state in the United States
of America. Sweden is a country in northern Europe.
Unless you figured it out by now, US law does not apply here.
--

So whether US law considers something "rape" or not has very little relevance to us.

Oh, and btw, given that one in five american women have been raped (by your standards), perhaps it is time you shape up your protection of the female half? Land of the free and home of the brave? ;-)

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/15/health/nearly-1-in-5-women-in-us-survey-report-sexual-assault.html

about 2 years ago
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Ecuador Grants Asylum To Julian Assange

boaworm Re:What violation of his rights? (923 comments)

Right now they are doing a good job at that, for he sure behaves like a guilty person :-)

about 2 years ago

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Judge in TPB trial challenged

boaworm boaworm writes  |  more than 5 years ago

boaworm writes "As it turns out, the Judge in the much-debated The PirateBay trial, Tomas Norström, happens to be a member of several organisations working to strengthen and uphold copyright. He shares this membership with Henrik Pontén, head of the AntiPiracy Bureay, Peter Danowsky, prosecutor in the trial, and Monique Wadsted, the lawyer representing the media industry in the trial. The news is available in several major Swedish newspapers this morning, although it has not yet reached international (translated) media."
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The Best Job in the World - Island Caretaker Great

boaworm boaworm writes  |  more than 5 years ago

boaworm writes "Tired of your old job? Tourism Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, offers this job:

The role of Island Caretaker is a six-month contract, based on luxurious Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. It's a live-in position with flexible working hours and key responsibilities include exploring the islands of the Great Barrier Reef to discover what the area has to offer. Living above the Great Barrier Reef is a pretty unique benefit, but the successful candidate will also be paid a salary package of AUD $150,000 for the six-month contract. You'll receive return airfares from your nearest capital city (in your home country), accommodation and transport on Hamilton Island, travel insurance for the contract period, computer, internet, digital video and stills cameras access, plus travel to a number of the other Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. The six-month contract commences 1st July 2009

The full job offer can be found here"

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