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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

d'baba Yet Another (784 comments)

First World Problem

yesterday
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How a Supercomputer Beat the Scrap Heap and Lived On To Retire In Africa

d'baba Re:Nice (145 comments)

I'd make a CDC-6600 into my home, just for fun.

ftfy

about two weeks ago
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FTC Files Suit Against Amazon For In-App Purchases

d'baba Re:about time (47 comments)

If it is as dysfunctional as you say it is, how do they manage to do such great things with software?

In the Amazon.com warehouse that I worked in the tools we all worked with were written in Perl.

about two weeks ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

d'baba The Policemen's Beard (564 comments)

is still half constructed.

about three weeks ago
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Intelligent Autonomous Flying Robots Learn and Map Environment As They Fly

d'baba Re:Unfortunately (37 comments)

So? Take it further or shut up.

about a month ago
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Google Unveils Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel

d'baba It's a Small World After All... (583 comments)

I'll hold out for the Mr. Toad's Wild Ride interior.

about 2 months ago
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Monty Python To Bid Farewell In a Simulcast Show

d'baba Re:The Spanish Inquisition.. (86 comments)

Considering the age factor I'm betting on multiple Comfy Chairs.

about 2 months ago
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JAMA: Hearing Loss May Be Related to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

d'baba What? (1 comments)

I can't understand why I can't hear you.

about 3 months ago
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Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

d'baba Re:Why in the FUCK (41 comments)

Yeah, I'd like to order an update of Barbra Streisand's house.

about 3 months ago
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Toward Better Programming

d'baba Re:Programming is hard... (391 comments)

If the requisite level of AI is ever developed, then the problem might be that the machines become resentful at being stuck with so much grunt work while their meatbag operators get to do the fun architecture design.

If the AI allows itself to be a slave/menial, how intelligent is it?

about 4 months ago
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After FOIA, Homeland Security Releases Social Media Monitoring Guides

d'baba Cyber Mouth Breathers (21 comments)

They keep their Daily Watch Log in a Google spreadsheet. Exportable to Excel, of course.

about 4 months ago
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Judge Denies Feds Search Warrant for Email

d'baba Re:judicial activity (ftfy) (2 comments)

From my reading of tfa it seems the judge is merely asking for clarification and has proposed no such thing as what you suggest.

about 4 months ago
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Your Next Online Order Could Be Delivered To Your Car's Trunk

d'baba Yet Another... (3 comments)

... application for The Trunk Monkey.

"Sure, he can sign for that."

about 5 months ago
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Watch Out, Amazon: DHL Tests Drug-Delivery Drone

d'baba Stunt. Pure and simple. (134 comments)

Forget drone-fights. The weather will keep these guys grounded. Fifteen mph winds with gusts.

about 7 months ago
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The Challenge of Cross-language Interoperability

d'baba Glue (1 comments)

comes in all flavors.

about 8 months ago

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Why Can't I Turn Off the Adverts?

d'baba d'baba writes  |  about 3 months ago

d'baba (1134261) writes "I've got excellent karma (thank you very much) and, always before, I could turn off the adverts. Now, not only can't I turn them off I have them in the Header and Right Column and they are creeping up from the bottom of the page."
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RaspberryPi Ships Firast Root Filesystem

d'baba d'baba writes  |  more than 2 years ago

d'baba (1134261) writes "The RaspberryPi folks are making available for download a debian squeeze root filesystem for the board. It's not the one they will ship (which is Fedora) but one they have apparently been using during development. Not particularly useful to those of us who have no boards but interesting nonetheless. To me it looks like they are shaking the infrastructure in anticipation for the launch."
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Capacity Limits on Wireless Broadband Frequencies

d'baba d'baba writes  |  more than 3 years ago

d'baba (1134261) writes "I'm trying to figure out (and failing horribly), what the theoretical carrying capacities of the several wireless broadband frequencies are? More to the point, in any given location how many bits per second can one wireless broadband access point provide? As a side question, how many average VoiP calls can be supported by perfect wireless in any location?"
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FBI Dragnet To Use Racial Profiling, Data Mining

d'baba d'baba writes  |  about 6 years ago

d'baba (1134261) writes "The AP has published an article that reports on a proposed policy change at the FBI such that preliminary investigations into individuals will be brought based on data-mining results which the government calls "predictive models and patterns of behavior". The article says further, "Among the factors that could make someone subject of an investigation is travel to regions of the world known for terrorist activity, access to weapons or military training, along with the person's race or ethnicity.""
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