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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

crunchy_one Re:Can you say... (263 comments)

REQUIRING a company to manufacture a specific product???

I might be inclined to agree with you, except for the fact that Actavis engaged in cynical manipulation of patent law to obtain protection that they were not entitled to. I say throw the book at them!

4 days ago
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Armies of Helper Robots Keep Amazon's Warehouses Running Smoothly

crunchy_one Re:No progress in 40 years? (110 comments)

That's pretty much the same statement as saying nothing interesting or innovative has happened in IT in the last 40 years.

Thanks for the clarification, that's exactly what I'm saying. Oh yes, there was nothing crude about the 3850.

about two weeks ago
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Armies of Helper Robots Keep Amazon's Warehouses Running Smoothly

crunchy_one Remembering the IBM 3850 Mass Storage (110 comments)

The IBM 3850 mass storage system, announced in 1974, held up to 472G on strips of magnetic tape. The 3850 was a rectangular box large enough walk into, with the strips stored along its interior walls in a honeycomb arrangement of slots. A pair of robotic pickers took turns running along a set of rails where they would fetch a tape strip, carry it to a device that wrapped it around a drum for read/write access, and later return it to its slot. You could watch it operating through a window in the box (IBM loved to show off their stuff).

My point is that none of this is new. It is neither interesting nor innovative.

about two weeks ago
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"Police Detector" Monitors Emergency Radio Transmissions

crunchy_one Re:Seems Fair (215 comments)

You know the score, pal! You're not a cop, you're little people.

about 2 months ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

crunchy_one Re:Forth (547 comments)

Of course, FORTH lives on and on as Postscript.

about 2 months ago
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JP Morgan Chase Breach: Shades of a Cyber Cold War?

crunchy_one Re:FUD. They don't even know. (96 comments)

Spot on comment. TFA also fails to name the 10 financial firms that were allegedly attacked. The New York Times seems to be rapidly morphing into a US version of Russia Today. If there's any new cold war, it's clearly a propaganda war. And guess what? I don't give a flying fuck.

about 2 months ago
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Grace Hopper, UNIVAC, and the First Programming Language

crunchy_one Grace Hopper and the Tech Ethos (137 comments)

Grace put it so beautifully: "It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission".

about 7 months ago
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The Phone Dragnet That Caught the World's Top Drug Lord

crunchy_one Re:OR... Mod Parent Up (62 comments)

This is the only explanation that makes sense.

about 10 months ago
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IE Vulnerability Exposing Banking Logins, Spreading Rapidly

crunchy_one Re:Is IE Really to Blame? (93 comments)

Any compromised website can take over the browser. So a malware ad hosted on Youtube or ./ can infect the browser, and the attacker can then snoop on future activity – e.g. on banking sites.

And this is exactly why I always run an ad blocker.

Given the current mess that is web advertising, it would be foolish to do otherwise.

about 10 months ago
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Rome Police Use Twitter To Battle Illegal Parking

crunchy_one I'm Wondering (157 comments)

Did this program improve the parking situation in Rome? Doubt it. I'll go out on a limb and guess that it has yielding a tiny bit of revenue that disappears into the noise of what they already collect. But this is Rome, so why not a bit of tech circus for the masses?

about a year ago
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How Silicon Valley CEOs Conspired To Suppress Engineers' Wages

crunchy_one Re:Jail Time? (462 comments)

Does this mean Eric Schmidt and Shona Brown could be going to jail?

Please, ask for the pony, too!

about a year ago
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Adware Vendors Buying Chrome Extensions, Injecting Ads

crunchy_one Re:Autoupdate (194 comments)

And some automatic updates are badly borked, and screw up everything six ways from Thursday.

Wouldn't that be Tuesday?

about 10 months ago
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Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

crunchy_one Very, Very Sad (1191 comments)

If this redesign goes live, I'm outta here. It's as simple as that.

about a year ago
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Preserving Memories of a Loved One?

crunchy_one Live Every Day to Its Fullest (527 comments)

Live every day you have together to its fullest.

Learn to let go of what you cannot hold onto.

more than 4 years ago

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