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Supreme Court Makes It Easier To Get Lawyers Fees In Patent Cases

funkman Re:400 years for one murder (51 comments)

Because a life sentence (and other sentences) doesn't mean it will happen for that whole period of time. You can be eligible for parole before the time is up. By having multiple sentences or ridiculous amounts of time, it raises the bar high enough to prevent some people from EVER getting out.

about 4 months ago
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Tech Leaders Create Most Lucrative Science Prize In History

funkman Ego Stroking (147 comments)

This does nothing except provide a tax write off and stroke the giver ego.

Do real scientist do this for the money and the prizes? No.

Providing a wad of cash provides no extra incentive.

If the real goal is to change the overall culture of enourgaging science - its still misguided.

Why not take that $$ and use it for more grant proposals and set fund science VC style and get more incubators?

about a year and a half ago
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Webhosting For A Large Art Project?

funkman AWS S3 (137 comments)

http://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing/

For 500GB you are looking at 46.50 or $70 a month for storage alone. I'd think the transfer costs (HTTP traffic) would be pennies based on the traffic patterns described.

You won't be able to use rsync ... but I'd guess there are solutions our there that allow mirror like functionality you describe.

more than 2 years ago
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Convincing Your Employer To Go With FOSS?

funkman Need more information (369 comments)

The requirements sound like you need knowledge management system. Not a content management system.

Of course that being said (without knowing the requirements), why wouldn't a wiki work? There are lots of wiki solutions available.

more than 3 years ago
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Hardware TPM Hacked

funkman Solution is quite obvious (327 comments)

Since using technique involves reverse engineering the chip, this is a clear violation of the DMCA. So just find your local attorney and prosecute.

Problem solved. Nothing to see here move along. Thanks for playing. :)

more than 4 years ago
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Panel Warns NASA On Commercial Astronaut Transport

funkman easy : Allow it for the private citizens (319 comments)

Allow licenses for trips into space for private citizens via private corporations. Those who can afford it would fund the cost to get it done. In the quest to standardize and get more travelers, the cost would go down. Possibly low enough to be cost effective that NASA would then transition to the best provider.

more than 4 years ago
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Ethics of Releasing Non-Malicious Linux Malware?

funkman Ask Robert Morris (600 comments)

His worm had a little bug in it and see what happened to him :)

more than 4 years ago
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Why Google Doesn't Need To Win the Bid To Win In January

funkman building a network is hard? (96 comments)

TFA says "Owning and operating a network, on the other hand, could make for a costly and distracting scenario."

Because if there is one thing Google doesn't know how to do, its build networks with lots of computers and network them together.

more than 6 years ago

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