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Feds Plan For 35 Agencies To Collect, Share, Use Health Records of Americans

donaggie03 Re:At that rate ... (209 comments)

The audit trail for every agency that has consulted your file? That IS part of your medical records, right?

Nah, man . . that there's just metadata !

about two weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

donaggie03 Re:Define "reasonable" (446 comments)

Wrong. The vendors WILL be able to offer reasonable technical assistance. Whether that reasonable technical assistance will lead to the prosecutors getting the data that they want is the question.

about three weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

donaggie03 Re:Setting aside that old Constitution (446 comments)

I'm not sure you and I are reading the same constitution in regards to corporations. Last I checked, the closest the constitution says about the subject is giving congress the authority to regulate interstate commerce. How this affects the power to issue interstate/intrastate corporate charters is in no way "clear" as you claim.

about three weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

donaggie03 Re:5th Admendment? (446 comments)

Unless he mutation caused the almost-but-not-quite-chicken to mutate into a chicken, which then laid the first chicken egg...

about three weeks ago
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Single Pixel Camera Takes Images Through Breast Tissue

donaggie03 Re:Not a camera (81 comments)

Not really a single pixel camera, more of a single pixel light absorption meter taken over an area...

What is a camera if not a glorified light absorption meter?

about three weeks ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

donaggie03 Re:Court's judgement, not Google's. (113 comments)

It validates their sub-point that Google makes the call, but it contradicts the main point which is that a court decided it should be this way, and therefore should get the blame.

about 2 months ago
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Apple, Google Agree To Settle Lawsuit Alleging Hiring Conspiracy

donaggie03 No fault? (108 comments)

Let me guess: the settlement specifically states that they admit to no fault right?

about 8 months ago
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James Dyson: We Should Pay Students To Study Engineering

donaggie03 Re:Worker shortage in 2014 (321 comments)

Just out of curiosity, what is an undergraduate masters? I've only heard of degrees where one precludes the other.

about a year ago
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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

donaggie03 Liberal ilk has nothing to do with it. (544 comments)

If a person has the option to reduce their tax burden by instead giving that money to some private party, then the argument of whether it is private money or state money is simply a matter of semantics. No one in this thread has made the claim that private parties shouldn't be allowed to give their money to these organizations, but when that donation triggers a tax benefit, then that donation clearly effects the state's bottom line. I would think that this is glaringly obvious, regardless of whichever "ilk" one may belong to. Or are you deliberately trying to obfuscate the discussion?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

donaggie03 Re:It might be an unpopular opinion... (822 comments)

Even "no penalty" may be too harsh a penalty if you believe he shouldn't receive punishment. If his sentence is "no penalty" then that must mean he's been convicted of the crimes that he is charged with, which happen to all be felonies. Then he'd be a convicted felon, not allowed to vote, find a decent job, etc.

about a year ago
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Spooked By His Sci Fi, FBI Looked Into Asimov As Possible Communist Tipster

donaggie03 Re:Same story, different time (190 comments)

Nope, the simpler answer is that most Americans are completely ok with this shit.

about a year ago
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Can Closed Public Schools Become Makerspaces? (Video)

donaggie03 Re:Better ideas (85 comments)

Considering there's 50 available spaces, it sounds like the people of Chicago could benefit from multiple of each of your suggestions. Why does it have to be an either/or situation?

about a year ago
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How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

donaggie03 Re:So basically... (459 comments)

You are arguing against a point that no one has made. The Slashdot community understands that language evolves. The issue here is about unprofessional communication in a professional environment. Sure the younger generations have always had their slang and but it wasn't until this generation that they expected to be able to use it while speaking or writing to their boss or clients! You, surely, cannot expect the professional world to embrace the lowest common denominator of hipster drivel. If you are truly a professional, then other people's opinions of you matter. The way you express your self matters. Your appearance matters. It is not on the young upstart to have the mindset of, "This is how I write, and language changes, so deal with it." Unless, of course, they are one of those young upstarts that managed to create their own successful tech giant. Despite what the news would have you believe, those lucky individuals are few and far between.

about a year ago
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Search For Evi Nemeth Continues

donaggie03 maps or images? (67 comments)

I don't get it. The tomnod page seems to shows a map of the area, not satellite images. How are you supposed to search for anything in an empty pale blue picture?

about a year ago
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Usenix and EFF Reps Talk About VW's Attempt to Suppress a Presentation (Video)

donaggie03 censorship (29 comments)

Fucktard Timothy opens with "..., I don’t know if censorship is exactly the right word for it, but an incident that recently took place to do with publication of some security information – can you talk about what happened exactly?"

In whose deluded mind would censorship NOT be "exactly the right word for it"??

about a year ago
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Qualcomm Says Eight-Core Processors Are Dumb

donaggie03 8 cylinder (526 comments)

No, but if you hook them up right you could end up with an 8 cylinder lawn mower..

about a year ago
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Exploit Sales: the New Disclosure Debate

donaggie03 WTF (31 comments)

WTF is this article even about?

about a year and a half ago
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Is Google Glass Too Nerdy For the Mainstream?

donaggie03 Re:Problem is.... (533 comments)

The problem is, nobody wants to wear glasses, even people who need them for vision correction. That's why contacts were invented, and laser vision correction. So why, oh why, would we ditch glasses, only to wear different glasses.

Because normal glasses imply that your eyes are faulty and people don't like announcing thier flaws in such an obvious way if they could help it. Because normal glasses imply you do a little bit too much book readin', so you obviously need to be picked on. Conversely, Google Glass doesn't try to correct a physical impairment you have, so it isn't really a fair comparison.

about a year and a half ago
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Is Google Glass Too Nerdy For the Mainstream?

donaggie03 Re:Too caught up on appearances (533 comments)

I spent a good number of years as a college student, both undergrad and grad, and carried a backpack with me all the time. I've continued to carry a backpack even after graduation, and no one has ever given me a dirty look, much less said anything to me about it. I probably wouldn't take a backpack into a bar, but I do take one just about everywhere else.

about a year and a half ago

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Goldback revisited

donaggie03 donaggie03 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

donaggie03 writes "Well, my fellow mathematicians, it's that time again. Agostino Prástaro, from the Univeristy of Rome, claims to have proven Goldbach's Conjecture. The 14 page paper,
  THE GOLDBACH’S CONJECTURE PROVED (link to pdf) is pre-published on Arxiv. Prástaro claims to have proven the conjecture through commutative algebra and algebraic topology:
Abstract. We give a direct proof of the Goldbach’s conjecture in number theory, formulated in the Euler’s form. The proof is also constructive, since it gives a criterion to find two prime numbers 1, such that their sum gives a fixed even number 2. (A prime number is an integer that can be divided only for itself other than for 1. In this paper we consider 1 as a prime num-ber.) The proof is obtained by recasting the problem in the framework of the Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Topology.
So is this a valid proof? Are there any glaring errors or has this conjecture finally been proven?"

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Air Force Hypersonic Test: Crash & Burn

donaggie03 donaggie03 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

donaggie03 writes "The Air Force's X-51A Waverider crashed into the Pacific Ocean after being dropped from the wing of a B-52 bomber. 16 seconds into the test flight, a faulty control fin caused the Waverider lost control.

The Air Force had hoped the craft would be able to reach speeds of up to 4,600 mph. The service said it will release details of the failed test in a few weeks, after researchers are able to analyze the data from the flight."

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