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Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

detain Re:iOS+Windows if google fucks this up (194 comments)

Then it will be Windows + FirefoxOS or Ubuntus new Phone OS i hope. Wonder if its running them virtualized or if they each have their own hardware?

about 5 months ago
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Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

detain iOS+Windows if google fucks this up (194 comments)

If they're already looking at being able to switch between 2 platforms and google is saying no, the next logical step will be to have both iOS and Windows running along side each other.

about 5 months ago
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Cops Say NDA Kept Them from Notifying Courts About Cell Phone Tracking Gadget

detain Wouldnt this make the FL cops domestic terrorists? (235 comments)

Commiting acts of espionage on american citizens on american soil combined with signing contracts to violate the constitution, puts them somewhere between the mafia, spies, or domestic terrorists. I hope the guy charged with sexual battery doesnt go free because of something like this, being able to find him by breaking the law doesnt make him less guilty, and it doesnt seem like the evidence against him was a result of breaking the law , only his capture. I hope he gets to stay in jail and those that had anything to do with that NDA go to jail with him.

about 5 months ago
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Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

detain Could this lead to US loosing control of internet? (520 comments)

It seems to me that if the US allows its DataCenters and ISPs to selectivly throttle bandwidth as they please, that the UN could easily use this to force us to give up being home to key internet infrastructure like ICANN, ARIN, etc..

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Crowd Funding the Future of Sci-Fi?

detain Re:Need More Stargate ! (116 comments)

Only problem with stargate was the absurd assumption that only 36 constellations could somehow give thousands of combinations of 6 point addresses in space all landing at planets. Another problem along the same lines is which star in each constellation do you use as your reference point to find the planet, because yo ucould arrive at a variety of different locations depending on which star in each constellation was used to find the intersecting point in space. (6 constellations formed the X/Y/Z axis and at the center of the axis is supposed to be a planet)

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Crowd Funding the Future of Sci-Fi?

detain Need More Stargate ! (116 comments)

Need more SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe! At one point there was both a large petition and some offering of funds to continue this show. I'm sure many would still support it.

about 5 months ago
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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

detain My Seagate Central External HD (322 comments)

The Seagate Central external HD seems to run linux. Its running sshd, lighttpd, smbd, along with several other common services. Its only got 256mb ram 1gb swap so you can't do a whole lot with it at once but it still makes a pretty neat little linux box. Was an unexpected bonus being able to ssh to root on my external drive. It only costs like $15 more than a plain external usb drive.

about 6 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

detain jQuery needs more resources than Panasonic gives (573 comments)

While I wouldn't call jQuery a hack, it would be reasonable to say for an embedded platform like the panasonic tv, it might not be able to handle the overhead of loading jQuery and still performing well.

about 6 months ago
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FCC Wants To Trial Shift From Analog Phone Networks To Digital

detain They want to get out of their current regulations (218 comments)

My understanding of this is that there are many government imposed limitations on the phone companies that benefit the average person, and if we switch to digital the TELCOs will no longer be bound to those regulations and will be free to become our new overlords.

about 6 months ago
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Meet Focal, the New Camera App For CyanogenMod

detain Looks amazing (40 comments)

Love some of the features in it including the exposure ring.

1 year,1 day
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Store Data In Hard Copy?

detain Re:M-DISC (329 comments)

agreed http://www.mdisc.com/what-is-mdisc/ it looks bad-ass, lasts 1000 years, can withstand extreme heat, humidity, and light, tested by the DOD, and readable by normal dvd drives.

1 year,20 days
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Store Data In Hard Copy?

detain Not Long Lasting (329 comments)

DVD's do not have a very long shelf life, even if kept very well. Maybe they make longer lasting (more expensive?) DVDs with better dyes and materials.

1 year,20 days
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According To YouGov Poll, Snowden Support Declining Among Americans

detain Of course they are going to vote against him (658 comments)

now that they know they are being monitored and showing him favor might get them on a watch list.

1 year,20 days
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Transgendered Folks Encountering Document/Database ID Hassles

detain Re:what is the legal gender of a transgender? (814 comments)

if legally males stay male, and females stay female, then this article is worthless. If you work with government agencies you would have to give your legal gender anyways, not the gender you think you are or have been surgically altered to be.

about a year ago
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Transgendered Folks Encountering Document/Database ID Hassles

detain what is the legal gender of a transgender? (814 comments)

for legal purposes, if someone starts off one gender are they always legally considered that gender or does gender altering surgeries change your legal gender.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Self-Hosting Git Repositories?

detain Re:Gitorious! (165 comments)

gitorious has always felt a little unsecure, and it tends to be rather picky about which ruby gem versions it uses. that aside, amazing interface.. probably one of the best

about a year ago
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NSA Surveillance May Have Dealt Major Blow To Global Internet Freedom Efforts

detain Will this give UN cause to sieze control (327 comments)

The UN has been pushing for control of the internet for some time now, but the US has managed to keep them at bay insisting that the US is open and is not doing things exactly like the NSA has been doing. Now that the US's story to the UN is complete shiet, will the UN have grounds to start taking control of some of the technologies and organizations running the internet ?

about a year ago
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Montreal Union Wants a Camera On Every Policeman's Uniform

detain Hopefully coming to the US (320 comments)

I think this should be required on all cops in the US as well. It would help protect both the police and citizens.

about a year ago
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Popular Android Anti-Virus Software Fooled By Trivial Techniques

detain Not specific to android (94 comments)

The same can be said for most any AV software , especially ones on mobile platforms.

about a year ago

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Blizzard Hacked?

detain detain writes  |  about a year and a half ago

detain (687995) writes "Logging into Starcraft 2 and possibly other Blizzard games is now giving a #Vengence page instead of the normal news stuff. Gives a link to https://twitter.com/search?q=%23vengeance and lists a bunch of names (guessing members of the group). Nothing released by blizzard yet on what all might have been broken into. Hopefully this is nothing more than their news server got hacked."

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