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Fiber Optics In Antarctica Will Monitor Ice Sheet Melting

davester666 Re:need more (48 comments)

move to Antarctica!

5 hours ago
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Australian Physicists Build Reversible Tractor Beam

davester666 Re:Still a long way to go ... (66 comments)

...always seemed like a ridiculous method to deliver a flashlight to someone you don't like.

yesterday
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

davester666 Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (366 comments)

also, just do what they did in Edmonton, which is to just reduce the trigger limit from about 15 km/h over to between 5-10 km/h [or even less]. Magically, revenue doubled.

yesterday
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

davester666 Re:Not a very exciting name (141 comments)

at least they didn't also include "with Windows Phone"...or make it ship only in brown...

yesterday
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Google Changes 'To Fight Piracy' By Highlighting Legal Sites

davester666 Re:Is Google Losing It? (150 comments)

It doesn't sound like Google is being "forced". It sounds like Google found some companies willing to cough up a bunch of money to be promoted when the user searches for online music/video [not that Google Play will have to pay, but they needed another company to pay so Play could also be promoted, otherwise it's more of pushing their services over competitors].

2 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

davester666 Re:Ahhhh.... (483 comments)

both sides want to cut down on the little people complaining about being governed...which this just happens to cover...

2 days ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

davester666 Re:May I suggest (296 comments)

Yes, we have to blow our budget on those fancy F35's...

2 days ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

davester666 Re: Slashdot take down this article (109 comments)

I'm tall, blonde, have blue eyes, and both my parents emigrated from Germany. Does that count?

2 days ago
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Canada Will Ship 800 Doses of Experimental Ebola Drug to WHO

davester666 Re:WHO? (99 comments)

Yes, all efforts must be made to lengthen their lives, as the copyright on their music must not enter the public domain.

2 days ago
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The One App You Need On Your Resume If You Want a Job At Google

davester666 Re:Sexy job (202 comments)

all of whom are just working to create lies for sales to sell more ad spaces to other companies.

3 days ago
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Direct3D 9.0 Support On Track For Linux's Gallium3D Drivers

davester666 Re:Costly? (53 comments)

Yeah, you have to pay $2 every time you launch an app that uses the D3D-to-OGL translator in WINE [capitalized due to it being an acronym...or possibly a synonym...maybe an acronym...some kind of nym].

3 days ago
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Florida Supreme Court: Police Can't Grab Cell Tower Data Without a Warrant

davester666 Re:This is horrible! (111 comments)

Well, they already are doing it, as there is nobody providing oversight that will actually stop them from doing it in any meaningful way. They just want the laws changed so they don't take a PR hit every couple of weeks from these practices being revealed to the public.

3 days ago
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Snapchat Will Introduce Ads, Attempt To Keep Them Other Than Creepy

davester666 Re:It's not a bug, it's a feature!! (122 comments)

well, they don't even need to do that. they could also tag your account with a variety of advertising keywords based on the messages/images you send and receive, and toss the archive.

3 days ago
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Kickstarter Cancels Anonabox Funding Campaign

davester666 Re:Really? (75 comments)

"The issue was that he misrepresented what he was doing as original hardware and software development, lied blatently about it, and then when caught out doubling-down on the lies ."

That's just being a capitalist salesman.

4 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

davester666 Re:Prison population (407 comments)

Don't forget actually giving kids real monetary fines that their parents have to pay...

4 days ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

davester666 Re:The Children! (284 comments)

Great. Now you put the image of children in my head and I can't get them out.

Quick, where's the drill?

5 days ago

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Cisco to cut 4,000 jobs despite strong profits

davester666 davester666 writes  |  about a year ago

davester666 (731373) writes ""Network equipment giant Cisco Systems has announced plans to cut 4,000 jobs, about 5% of its workforce.
The news came after it reported net income of $2.3bn (£1.5bn) in the fourth quarter, up from $1.9bn a year earlier."

Translation: The CEO is having some trouble buying Airplane Gas for his car."

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MS rebranding Windows for portable devices again

davester666 davester666 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davester666 writes "From macnn.com: "The Windows Mobile cellular platform is being rechristened as Windows Phone, says Microsoft's French product chief for the software, Audrey Zolghadr..."

I guess they're hoping we'll finally stop calling it "microsoft wince"..."

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Journals

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Man, I wish I could get into posting to the Journal...

davester666 davester666 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

On a regular basis. But I find it tough to get into a new pattern of living.

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