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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

brainboyz Re:when? (399 comments)

It's not entirely a function of population density. It's also a matter of raw land area.

yesterday
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Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

brainboyz Wait a minute... (461 comments)

...you mean the police don't like being stalked, electronically followed, and reported on without a warrant?

3 days ago
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Japanese Nobel Laureate Blasts His Country's Treatment of Inventors

brainboyz Re:Poor delusional old man (191 comments)

Entirely depends on the state. Some allow companies to claim all patents filed by their employees as innovation for hire in some circumstances.

about two weeks ago
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Intuit Charges More For Previously Offered TurboTax Features, Users Livid

brainboyz Re:Use TaxAct instead (450 comments)

I made the switch too. Was a little different, but mostly the same interface.

about two weeks ago
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Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License

brainboyz Re: Counter Logic (412 comments)

It's not "nearly a miss" it's a miss of the very close variety.

about three weeks ago
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Heathrow Plane In Near Miss With Drone

brainboyz Re:It won't be long (325 comments)

There are already rules in place about this. Rules that have governed RC craft for decades. Rules which include no-fly zones. Somehow, strapping a camera to it has mystically changed it into a drone which requires new rules.

It makes about as much sense as patents claiming "...on the internet!"

about 2 months ago
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Heathrow Plane In Near Miss With Drone

brainboyz Re:It won't be long (325 comments)

The UK's definition of reasonable is anything but.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Drone For $100-$150?

brainboyz Re:Better Question (116 comments)

Hose. I've yet to see any consumer drones that handle water well.

about 2 months ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

brainboyz Re:I wonder... (461 comments)

Imagine what happens when a background check turns up that she has an active stripper's license. That's some screwed up funny business.

about 3 months ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

brainboyz Re:In the uk (461 comments)

Federally, yes, that exists. The open records law in question is a state law.

about 3 months ago
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

brainboyz Re:Not a good week... (445 comments)

How do you expect to ever get there if rich people aren't funding it first? Like it or not, rich people funding novelties leads to mass production and streamlining of processes which in turn make everything cheaper for us little guys. On top of that, it's THEIR money. Why should they give a damn about your opinion on how they spend it?

about 3 months ago
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

brainboyz Re:There's a reason why... (443 comments)

Looks like they're headed toward being the same thing again, no?

about 3 months ago
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

brainboyz Re:Orbital (443 comments)

Ya think? They're charging 1.9B for 8 launches, versus SpaceX's 1.6B for 12. Loss of vehicle on a production launch is going to rain hell on someone.

about 3 months ago
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A Library For Survival Knowledge

brainboyz Re:100 year old survival knowledge in PDF files??? (272 comments)

The processors themselves? Unlikely. The power grid and everything plugged into it? Very possible. For all intents and purposes, that would take civilization down in quite the bang.

about 3 months ago
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A Library For Survival Knowledge

brainboyz Re:100 year old survival knowledge in PDF files??? (272 comments)

Patriots was a horrible book. Stories like One Second After, Lights Out, and Lucifer's Hammer (slow story, but well thought out) were much better.

about 3 months ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

brainboyz Re: symbols, caps, numbers (549 comments)

No more so than it would if you manually submitted a preposterously long value to any given HTTP post field.

about 4 months ago
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Twitter Sues US Government Over National Security Data Requests

brainboyz Re:Leak it (57 comments)

Oh, look, the email server we sent it to you from was compromised. It got out. Darn our luck.

about 4 months ago
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DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

brainboyz Re:Am I dense? (191 comments)

I'm going to go with at least slightly dense.

Since when has "yes, you can search my phone for evidence of criminal activity to use against others" given the police full access to use any data on the phone, even completely unrelated to a crime, for any purpose? Are they now allowed to go through the phone of someone caught for possession and text his wife about his possible mistress? Awfully big can of worms you've got the opener on.

about 4 months ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

brainboyz Re:Corporate Malfeasance (293 comments)

Oh, if only I had mod points to run your racist ass into the ground. Might as well say "men are a small fraction of domestic violence cases, so the government should ignore any case brought forth by a man."

about 4 months ago

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