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YouTube Refuses To Remove Anti-Islamic Film Clip

fractalspace Can someone translate this please ? (622 comments)

Here is a para from YouTube 'YouTube Community Guidelines' that is quoted to be in support of free speech:
http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines

We encourage free speech and defend everyone's right to express unpopular points of view. But we don't permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity).

WTF is this ?

about 2 years ago
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The NTP Pool Needs More Servers — Yours, If Available

fractalspace Re:I would but I just don't have the time... (160 comments)

"Well, Mister La Forge... It would seem that time is what we have plenty of." - Picard, Stardate 46944.2

more than 2 years ago
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Corporate Boardrooms Open To Eavesdropping

fractalspace Re:You're going to be disappointed...and bored (120 comments)

Yeah and 90% of the time in the meeting was will fill up with these words: synergy, ecosystem, reaching out, momentum, below the radar, initiatives, collaborative effort, challenging ...

more than 2 years ago
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SCADA Vulnerabilities In Prisons Could Open Cell Doors

fractalspace Re:U.S. prison system is flawed (134 comments)

The purpose of prisons (in US and elsewhere) is not to correct behavior but to provide tools and facilities to control people. This creates an environment of fear that benefits rulers to enjoy dictatorial powers and still simulating democracy.

more than 2 years ago
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Review of IBM's Original Personal Computer

fractalspace Re:Scroll Lock! (154 comments)

Not really. It turns and LED on.

about 3 years ago
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Nortel Patent Sale Gets DoJ Review

fractalspace Re:Value... (109 comments)

That's how much $4B US will convert to Canadian dollars shortly.

about 3 years ago
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IBM's Morphing Touchscreen Keyboard Interface

fractalspace Another proof .. (45 comments)

Just because it is stupid, doesn't mean it cant be patented.

more than 3 years ago
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Top General: Defense Department IT In "Stone Age"

fractalspace Re:I'm sure there is a joke (155 comments)

No. There is no such line in there as "A marine, a computer and a proprietary system walk in to a bar ...."

more than 3 years ago
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New Technology Turns Windows Into Solar Panels

fractalspace Imagine ... (86 comments)

Imagine what it can do to Linux...

more than 2 years ago
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Paying Hacker Extortion

fractalspace Really ? (412 comments)

This looks like a made-up story to me. No CIO of a 'medium sized publicly traded company' can be stupid enough to just throw away 100K like that. What is the name of this company ?

more than 3 years ago
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Japanese Scientist Creates Meat Substitute From Sewage

fractalspace What if (417 comments)

What if the 'feces producer' was a vegetarian ?

more than 3 years ago
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Two Elements Added To Periodic Table

fractalspace Re:Weightiest (138 comments)

Hint: Dictionary

more than 3 years ago
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Two Elements Added To Periodic Table

fractalspace Re:Weightiest (138 comments)

Because we all know, the Heaviest element is "Jumbonium" (http://theinfosphere.org/Jumbonium)

more than 3 years ago
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'Worms From Hell' Unearth Possibilities For Extraterrestrial Life

fractalspace Re:is it just me? (145 comments)

Tried on LCD monitor, then on CRT. Still doesn't work.

more than 3 years ago
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No Moon Needed For Extraterrestrial Life

fractalspace Tremendous contributions (246 comments)

I would love a job where I could just sit on my ass and speculate all day.

more than 3 years ago
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'Giant' Neuron Regulates 50,000 Other Neurons

fractalspace That's not 'coding' (81 comments)

That's not coding. That's just conversion (or parsing).

more than 3 years ago
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Forget Space Travel, It's Just a Dream

fractalspace Re:Physics (542 comments)

digital quantum batteries. This involves storing energy in arrays of nanocapacitors, whose small size enables quantum effects to require huge voltages for dielectric breakdown.

These batteries deliver 1.5, 3, 5, 6, 12,48, 110 and 220V. All at the same time.

more than 3 years ago
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'Anonymous' Plans Sony Boycott On April 16

fractalspace Same one ? (260 comments)

Is he "The" Anonymous ?

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Buys 666,000 IP Addresses

fractalspace Re:It being Microsoft... (264 comments)

its a small part of 47.x.x.x block that Nortel owns.

more than 3 years ago

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Google to buy 6,000 Nortel patents fo 0.9B

fractalspace fractalspace writes  |  more than 3 years ago

fractalspace (1241106) writes "Nokia couldn't get them. Erricsson managed to buy the business units who created those patents, without the patents. RIM's co-ceo Jim Balsillie went public accusing Nortel of being unpatriotic when their offer was rejected.
These 6000 or so patents, related to Wireless CDMA and LTE technologies, were well preserved and hidden from the prying eyes for more than 2 years during the bankruptcy proceedings of Nortel. And now finally, out of nowhere, along comes Google! I hope they get it."

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Massive disclosure of docs stalls court proceeding

fractalspace fractalspace writes  |  more than 4 years ago

fractalspace (1241106) writes "An ongoing criminal prosecution of former Nortel executives in a Toronto court were brought to a halt when Nortel 'disclosed' 23 million pages of documents to the court. Justice Cary Boswell called it "staggering" and "... had it been produced in paper form, it would reflect some eight-thousand to 10-thousand banker's boxes of material." he said.

The documents were stored in electronic form using some software produced for Nortel by 'Kroll Ontrack'. Apparently, Nortel did not pay the developer additional "tens of thousands of dollars" that were necessary to "improve the search aspects".

The defence argued that its fair trial rights were affected because there was no way to conduct effective database searches of the material. The judge sort of agrees, noting in his ruling that "Disclosure must be meaningful.", which, in electronic age means " ...must be accessible"."

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