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Iceland Volcano's Ash Grounds European Air Travel

fretlessjazz Re:Shit may be hitting the fan (283 comments)

The only thing hitting the fan is the top of your tin foil hat.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Wants To Participate In SVG Development

fretlessjazz Too little, too late (292 comments)

If Microsoft had any hopes of retaining a shred of relevance in the next generation of browsers, they would be throwing their support behind HTML5 Canvas, not SVG.

more than 4 years ago
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Bing Gains 10% Marketshare

fretlessjazz It's all about porn (514 comments)

Bing is hands-down the best porn search engine ever created. If you build it, they will come.

more than 4 years ago
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NYC Wants Ideas For "Taxi Technology 2.0"

fretlessjazz I know! (302 comments)

Cabs with friggin' laser beams, man.

more than 5 years ago
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FOSS Development As Economic Stimulus

fretlessjazz Re:The Limbaughs and O'Reillys of the world... (365 comments)

Sadly, I have to agree. Furthermore, I think that it would be very difficult to concoct a mechanism that dictates which FOSS project receives more money than another. Would it be need-based, or dependent upon the amount of capital that a project could inject into the economy?

It would become to politically charged and too biased before it got off the ground.

more than 5 years ago
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FOSS Development As Economic Stimulus

fretlessjazz A good idea, but... (365 comments)

This sounds awesome, but let's be realistic. How can we determine who gets funding? If the government treats the appropriation of funds for FOSS projects similarly to the bail-out of financial institutions, the only projects that would qualify are the ones that are ailing. At the risk of being a troll (albeit a realistic one), can you justify taxpayer dollars for projects like OpenOffice?

Clearly, the government cannot treat FOSS projects in the same as financial bailouts. Therefore, what system could be put in place that determines which projects receive stimulus funding?

more than 5 years ago
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Is Anyone Using the Google Web Toolkit?

fretlessjazz Re:one fairly large website that uses GWT (470 comments)

Or, imagine, being able to be magically whisked away to... Lithuania!


...I can make this joke because I'm from Iowa.

about 6 years ago

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Judge orders wikileaks shut down

fretlessjazz fretlessjazz writes  |  more than 6 years ago

fretlessjazz (975926) writes "From sfgate.com: "San Francisco federal judge has taken the highly unusual step of ordering the shutdown of a Web site devoted to anonymous allegations of high-level wrongdoing after it posted documents purporting to describe offshore activities of a Swiss bank. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White issued an injunction Friday ordering a Bay Area Internet host to disable the Wikileaks.org site and prevent the organization from transferring to any other server until further notice.""
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Poll suggestion

fretlessjazz fretlessjazz writes  |  more than 6 years ago

fretlessjazz writes "Given the blazing success of the new tag system, I think a "favorite Slashdot tag" poll would be most excellent.

My favorite tags:

insovietrussia
thinkofthechildren
hardhack
yearoflinuxonthedesktop"

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