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What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

edibobb Re:It's fairly simple (216 comments)

DIce Holdings, via Slashdot, is carrying on a worldwide harassment campaign against people who type fast.

4 days ago
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Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

edibobb Army? (176 comments)

Isn't the army supposed to protect us from foreign threats? This seems like a job for domestic law enforcement.

4 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

edibobb It's time to act! (876 comments)

We should give up more of our constitutional rights NOW, before it's too late.

about a week ago
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Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

edibobb I guess not. (219 comments)

I've just had two 5tb Seagates fail. Out of two.

about a week ago
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How Your In-Store Shopping Affects the Ads You See On Facebook

edibobb Ads? (69 comments)

Facebook has ads?
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about two weeks ago
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Curiosity's Mars Crater Was Once a Vast Lake

edibobb Re:Great (42 comments)

Fossils are not that common on earth. Pick a random place on earth, then do about as much looking around as a Rover can do. You'll be very lucky to find a fossil.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Wants Texas Auto Sales Regulations Loosened

edibobb Texas Anti-Regulatory Climate (137 comments)

The good Texas conservatives are committed to fight unnecessary government regulation and would never... Oh, wait.

about two weeks ago
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MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters

edibobb The MPAA is in charge. (357 comments)

The MPAA went on to mandate

(1) Ebola workers must be quarantined, without access to internet, for 21 days after crossing any international border,

(2) Those who abstain from visiting a movie theater for three or more consecutive months will be required to pay the MPAA a convenience fee $47 per month, and

(3) P2P computer communications are banned. To facilitate enforcement, all TCP/IP packets will hereafter be routed through MPAA servers, where they may, at MPAA's option, be forwarded to their destination address.

about 2 months ago
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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

edibobb Concept. (315 comments)

Aside from not knowing how to build the reactor, it's a great idea. We should fund some research to get by the proverbial step, "and then a miracle occurs."

about 2 months ago
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Astrophysicists Identify the Habitable Regions of the Entire Universe

edibobb Impressive! (80 comments)

The entire universe is not observable, yet they managed to identify all the habitable zones in the entire universe. Very impressive.

about 2 months ago
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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

edibobb It's the law. (113 comments)

It takes more power to separate hydrogen and oxygen from water than you get when you burn it..

about 3 months ago
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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

edibobb Re:Is Coding Computer Science? Of Course! (546 comments)

You are assuming that the job is only coding. There are many positions that require computer science in addition to or instead of coding.

about 4 months ago
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Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From AnandTech

edibobb Re:Wow (152 comments)

Running a tech site for 17 years ages you.

about 4 months ago
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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

edibobb Re:The worrisome part (233 comments)

... and the federal government will use the tool whenever they darn well please.

about 4 months ago
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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

edibobb Of course they can't. (112 comments)

It's in the interest of national security and the war on child pornography to keep the vote tabulation methodology secret.

about 5 months ago
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Insurance Claims Reveal Hidden Electronic Damage From Geomagnetic Storms

edibobb And the other 80%? (78 comments)

So now, whenever there is a large CME, anybody who has an electronics failure can file an insurance claim even though there's an 80% chance it was an ordinary failure. Insurance companies will naturally respond with and exclusion for CME damage. It's not a problem now, but in 5 billion years when the sun expands beyond Earth's orbit there will be nobody to pay for all our failed electronics.

about 5 months ago
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30% of Americans Aren't Ready For the Next Generation of Technology

edibobb I'm not digitally ready. (191 comments)

I'm not ready to embrace new Windows 8 technology. I'm not ready to manage my finances on an insecure Android phone. I'm not ready to spend uncounted hours ingesting inane trash on social networks (unless there's a member of the opposite sex involved, naturally). I'm not ready to browse a web dominated by animated ads and twisted news. I am a obviously a Luddite.

about 6 months ago
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Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

edibobb Re:WUWT (441 comments)

"We're going to be even handed and cover both sides of the controversial theorem of Pythagoras."

about 6 months ago
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Supreme Court Upholds Most EPA Rules On Greenhouse Gases

edibobb Re:Give me a break. (109 comments)

Global warming is real. About 5 billion years from next Thursday, the sun is going to become a red giant, expand beyond earth's orbit, and the temperature on earth will be in the neighborhood of 3,000 degrees,

about 6 months ago
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Unisys Phasing Out Decades-Old Mainframe Processor For x86

edibobb I'm still mad... (113 comments)

I'm still mad at Unisys for abusing the GIF patent.

about 6 months ago

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CBS forced CNET staff to recast vote after Hopper won 'Best in Show' at CES

edibobb edibobb writes  |  about 2 years ago

edibobb (113989) writes "CNET staff voted Hopper 'Best in Show' at CES. CBS didn't like that, and forced them to revote, and to remove Hopper from their coverage. CNET senior writer Greg Sandoval submitted his resignation, saying, "I no longer have confidence that CBS is committed to editorial independence.""
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Network Solution Censorship?

edibobb edibobb writes  |  more than 6 years ago

edibobb writes "CNN reports that Network Solutions has cancelled a controversial web site where Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders was promoting his anti-Koran film. Last last month Pakistan made an attempt to ban YouTube because of a video about the film.

I had believed Network Solutions, unlike some registrars, was above the arbitrary cancellation of domains. But it appears that their TOS allows this under the clause prohibiting "objectionable material of any kind or nature."

Is there a safe registrar, who will not cancel your domain any time it is deemed "objectionable" or, more likely, embarrassing?"

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Clinton Campaign Site TOS

edibobb edibobb writes  |  more than 6 years ago

edibobb writes "The Obama and Hillary Clinton sites both have "Terms of Service," which seems pretty odd for political campaign sites. Obama's TOS seems pretty straightforward, but Clinton's looks like it was written by Washington bureaucrat from Homeland Security.

I don't even have to register in order to be bound by the 4-page agreement, according to Clinton's TOS, and in case that doesn't cover it, "In addition, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such Service, which may be posted from time to time."

To top it off, "You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, exploit, or otherwise use any Content, in full or part, or any use or access to the Service, without the express written consent of the Committee."

So much for Fair Use. You would think they would encourage people to copy their material, not threaten them over it."

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