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British Prime Minister Promises Default On Porn Blocking

cellurl I welcome this in the USA. (311 comments)

Default porn is wrong. You don't see it at newsstands, or anywhere else. I hope this catches on in the USA. Schools successfully do it and so should ISP's.
Or since I may be alone on this, allow a vote on it.

Help eliminate road rage

1 year,3 days
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Microsoft Petitions US Attorney General For Permission To Disclose Data Requests

cellurl NSA is hacking, not asking. (95 comments)

Moot point. IMHO the NSA just hacks in and everyone has deniability including you know who. Even with Microsoft's superior knowledge of hacking, they are still probably "putting up with it from NSA".

Eliminate Speeding Tickets

Snowden In, Holder Out

1 year,11 days
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Ask Slashdot: Preventing Snowden-Style Security Breaches?

cellurl Re:simple (381 comments)

I completely agree. Get buy in. Hire people who will be loyal. Don't do bad things. Plan for leaks.

Leak the speed limit

1 year,19 days
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According To YouGov Poll, Snowden Support Declining Among Americans

cellurl YouGov doesn't look that credible to me (658 comments)

Their site allows facebook login. Only facebook or un/pw. Has anyone researched them? We all know Snowden is like Romney, basically one of the good guys. As opposed to our Muslim, Bully President who hates America and wants it reduced to African usefulness.

1 year,21 days
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Why Are Japanese Men Refusing To Leave Their Rooms?

cellurl Re:LOL (770 comments)

As you may have heard, next year the UK is requiring ISP's to block porn by default. Of course it can be turned on, but by default it is off.
This will spread to the US. We live in the roaring-twenties right now, and prohibition is on the horizon.


Help eliminate stupid speeding tickets.

1 year,23 days
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Wikimedia Rolls Out Its WYSIWYG Visual Editor For Logged-in Wikipedia Users

cellurl Until they label the porn, wikipedia=sewer (71 comments)

Its embarrasing really. A great site, full of PORN. Why, laissez faire bullshit.
A simple label would work, but all you lib's in SF don't see the need.
Sad.

1 year,24 days
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Former TigerDirect President Indicted In $230 Million Laundering Scheme

cellurl Re:Throw the Book (109 comments)

Dell did the same thing. Siemens did the same thing. What do you propose?

about a year ago
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How Ubiquitous Autonomous Cars Could Affect Society (Video)

cellurl Tinker Status Only (369 comments)

We don't want driverless-cars, we just want to tinker with our car. So we can occasionally take our hands off the wheel and surf. Thats about it.

Here's what I see.
1) Mandated logging in the car to get traces as you said (for good).
2) RFID license plates manditory for all cars (for good).
3) Then increase traffic by Amazon delivery drones.
4) Bullying of drones (because we can).
4) Then pay-per-mile tolls imposed by governments (since it will be easy, starting with cities).

Don't wish for this. Just advocate tinkering with your car. Advocate texting if its safe. Let insurance dictate safety, not the DOT.
And if you are really bored, get paid to drive around for wikispeedia. IMHO, Google isn't fixing anything, they are just having fun tinkering with their car as I want to.
Jim Pruett, Director
Wikispeedia.org (901) 213 7824

about a year ago
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ISPs To Censor Porn By Default In the UK By 2014

cellurl Re:so what is porn? (310 comments)

The UK is still ruling the civilized world. I would like to wonder what super powers like Germany do?
Funny story, 20 years ago when I signed on with the first ISP in Memphis named "Magibox", they made me mail them a photograph of myself to get access to usenet (so I could get my porn on).
How times have changed.
But seriously, how hard is it for wikipedia to allow us to rate a page? PG, PG-13. Its a simple as the voting on stumbleupon. 99 percent trustworthy I imagine.
Get paid to crowdsource speed limits

about a year ago
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Snowden Is Lying, Say House Intelligence Committee Leaders

cellurl smokin him out (749 comments)

This is bunk. They are just trying to make Snowden "show his hand earlier" or "goof up". I hope others come forward. They are hero's like Oliver North.

Help eliminate stupid speeding tickets

about a year ago

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Bitcoin for helping Teens

cellurl cellurl writes  |  about a year ago

cellurl (906920) writes "In the future, your car will know the speed limit. It won't come from Navteq which is locked down. It will come from Wikispeedia.org which is going on its 8th year of narking on teens for speeding. And building other cool things like Speed Limit Aware Cruise Controls. Log the most speed limits with their free apps and win some Bitcoin thru Aug."
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Car moders rejoice!

cellurl cellurl writes  |  about a year and a half ago

cellurl writes "If you are an inventor, you know that the most expensive part of any computer or automotive MOD is obtaining the connectors. Molex, et al make connectors that can be quite pricey. For example, a simple connector found under the dashboard of your car can cost you $10. Many you can't even buy direct, only through a big OEM purchase.

In comes SLA (stereo lithography). Oops my bad, its new name is 3D printers. Don't be fooled. I bought a piece of SLA from Autocad artwork back in 1990 for $100. I had to go to a circuit board manufacturer in Mississippi who had the funky printer.

Anyway, I spoke with my buddy the other day about car-mods and it always comes back to "connector prices". No longer. My buddies at Hypertech in Bartlett now PRINT their connectors. Yep, 3M, Molex lawyers listen up, people are printing their own connectors. I asked how they get the metal piercing thing in the connector and they said they put it in afterwards.

Car moders rejoice, the new money is in 3d-cad-libraries, get em while they are hot!

-cellurl"

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How to protect data and not be a doofus.

cellurl cellurl writes  |  about 2 years ago

cellurl writes "I run wikispeedia, a database of speed limit signs. People approach us to Mirror our data, but I am quite certain it will become a one-way street. So my question is: How can I give consumers peace of mind in using our data and not give up the ship? We want to be the clearing house for this information, at the same time following our charter of providing Safety. Some thoughts that come to mind are creating a "Service Level Agreement" which they will no doubt reject, or Mysql-clustering or rsync. Any thoughts, technically, logistically, legally appreciated."
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Speed aware cruise control

cellurl cellurl writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cellurl writes "WikiSPEEDia is slowly shipping the first ever speed-aware cruise control that actually slows your car down in speed zones. It's not Big Brother, just an improved cruise control. At least onStar isn't involved..."
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I know where Android lovers live.

cellurl cellurl writes  |  more than 3 years ago

cellurl writes "We wrote an app for the ADC-2 which bombed with a cute side affect. We know where Android testers / users live. Our app was suppose to make the roads safer and yell at you if you speed. The user can log a speed limit sign. Many logged signs, and then ditched the app I guess. One hit wonders. We only log what they push, no more, trust me, but we know where you live, let the bombing begin... It appears that they live mostly in Europe and none in China. See here http://www.wikispeedia.org/l/maps.html"
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WTF, no Israel on monopolycitystreets

cellurl cellurl writes  |  more than 4 years ago

cellurl writes "Last week monopoly city streets went AWOL due to a server crash. All my awesome properties went bye bye. Now I just noticed the game is back up "fresh", so I wanted to get in early and buy some primo property worldwide. Wandering around Bulgaria (don't ask) I noticed that Israel is whited-out in the game. I guess they don't want to play. Can I white out the nude beach I have in my backyard?"
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Tips to win a Federal Contract

cellurl cellurl writes  |  more than 5 years ago

cellurl writes "I recently bid on my first federal contract, to fix a broken circuit board worth $1800. It was a one time only bid, no follow on work, just for experience. The board could be fixed or deemed too expensive to fix. First, I had to meet with 3 men from Dcma who roadtripped 400 miles for our first meeting. They asked me when my oscilloscope was last calibrated. They asked what certifications I had. I said I have repaired scopes for Tektronix, have an MSEE, formed two startup companies, build and sold products at gpscruise, and have five patents. They denied me, said I couldn't do it. I then spoke with 5 other people including an ACO, and two PRA's whatever they are. Anyone have any experience with this? Do I first need to learn the names of my congressmans' kids?"
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Road Rage suppressor announced at SEMA.

cellurl cellurl writes  |  more than 5 years ago

cellurl writes "While common gear-head products include red-light-camera locators like Speedchetah, and cop location sharing gizmos like Trapster, one Memphis company is hoping to cash in on just obeying the law. Announced at SEMA this week is the Speederaser, a simple device to mark where all the speed limit signs are located. Its linked to the open source speed limit database Wikispeedia. Once setup, your cruise will adjust to the speed limit of all things. For the dangerous minded, there is a speed-tolerance setting which goes to 11."
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Private garage sale.

cellurl cellurl writes  |  about 5 years ago As people drive, they want to know where stuff is. For example a garage sale. I first check google-maps for garage sales and drive to them. Then I check my local newspapers' website and get their garage sales and drive to them. Shouldn't there be a way to consolidate via Geo-RSS all these GEO-sales? Google, Yahoo, Bing all have their map-ads. Its like a private street with a private garage sale. Contrast that to life today. We drive on public roads, and see signs from many vendors. Yes, the House-For-Sale sign has an agent like ReMax, but its still a public sale for all. So as Google-OS hits the street, they better watch it or craigslist might steal their thunder. I ask slashdot, whats in your crystal ball?

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How to market a Speed Limit Database

cellurl cellurl writes  |  about 5 years ago I run a website containing Speed Limit Signs. After four years of running it, I want to jump start it somehow. It started as a database used in a GPS-based cruise control that went flop, but eventually I started posting signs and letting others do the same. Since then it has evolved into wikispeedia.org the largest collection of boring old speed limits. There is occasional interest and I have sold snapshots for sub-$1k range which gets split out to everyone who contributes. So now I am in the business of information peddling. My governor once seemed mildly interested, but my goal has been to lessen tickets on the roads, so I don't need him as a bedmate. I have seen discussion on slashdot of who should own such information, and I think its fair that I own it. I could make a "community pledge", but what the heck is that. I don't know how to raise "open" money, and I doubt a tip-jar will work, so I am asking slashdot, what should I do?

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New ways to improve the DC Metro.

cellurl cellurl writes  |  about 5 years ago After the disastrous DC Metro crash last week, I was wondering how would slashdot users improve on this highly automated system? They have sensors and a human at the front of the train. I am about to ride the metro in a few weeks and I am hesitant. My guess is the aging Metro needs sensor repair or computer upgrade, but I don't know what would make me feel safe again?

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Sour Grapes on the Gravy Train

cellurl cellurl writes  |  more than 5 years ago I recently bid on my first federal contract, to fix an $1800 circuit board. It was a one time only bid, no follow on work, just for experience. The board could be fixed or deemed too expensive to fix. First, I had to meet with 3 Dcma men who drove 1000 miles for our first meeting. They asked me when my oscilloscope was last calibrated. They asked what certifications I had. I said I have repaired scopes for Tektronix, have an MSEE, formed two startup companies, build and sold products at gpscruise, and have six patents. They denied me, said I couldn't do it. I then spoke with 5 other people including an ACO, and two PRA's whatever they are. Anyone have any experience with this? Do I first need to know the names of my congressmans' kids?

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Wikipedia-nc17.org needed

cellurl cellurl writes  |  more than 5 years ago I tell my son to look at wikipedia when looking for honest answers. But wikipedia also explains porn terms with beautiful pictures, so isn't it time they create a wikipedia.nc17? Filters don't work. When I taught school I had a kid show me how repeatedly hitting an "F" key let him bypass the filters. I am surprised wikipedia doesn't have a "what would Britannica do" litmus test. Do you think most educators allow wikipedia and should they?

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Need help designing a wall quiz.

cellurl cellurl writes  |  more than 5 years ago Camera/projector pairs are abundant. Can your slashdot reader help me build a distro which puts info/quizzes onto walls. I am asking your readers to help create this. First a name: ? Then camera software, perhaps kmando or ibm. Then a quiz generator? and maybe a coupon emailer to the winner, a high score recorder... Anyone want to do this together? I don't want to end up a single member project on slashdot...

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First non-speeding gizmo announced at SEMA

cellurl cellurl writes  |  more than 5 years ago While common gear-head products include red-light-camera locators like Speedchetah, and cop location sharing gizmos like Trapster, one Memphis company is hoping to cash in on just obeying the law. Announced at SEMA next week is the Speederaser, a simple device to mark where all the speed limit signs are located. Its linked to the open source speed limit database Wikispeedia. Once setup, your cruise will adjust to the speed limit of all things. For the dangerous minded, there is a speed-tolerance setting which goes to 11.

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