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Experian Sold Social Security Numbers To ID Theft Service

gsgriffin Re:Probably a downmod coming but.. (390 comments)

Wow. Interesting. Value of a share is irrelevant. You sound like a politician with that stock wisdom and insight.

about 10 months ago
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Physicist Unveils a 'Turing Test' For Free Will

gsgriffin Re:Siri doesn't have free will (401 comments)

Just try to make a bridge out her. That will determine it.

about 10 months ago
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A Live Map of Ongoing DDoS Attacks

gsgriffin Poor Canada (46 comments)

is once again overshadowed by the U.S. of A. I think I can see a little line dropping into Canada. There is still hope that more people will care enough to attack you, too.

about 10 months ago
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New York City To Get Manhole Covers That Wirelessly Charge Electric Vehicles

gsgriffin Re:Tesla is installing free charging stations (112 comments)

What they really need is a moving recharge station like a tanker plane refueling a fighter jet. Either that, or I see a Starbucks popping up at every charging station. This is all silly, though. by the time they get all the stations in, electric cars will be able to do 300 miles on a charge. Now what? Drive only 200 miles or get stuck in between the next two stations?

about 10 months ago
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Experian Sold Social Security Numbers To ID Theft Service

gsgriffin Re:Who watches the watchers? (390 comments)

Would be interesting to know if they have an investment in LifeLock or something similar? They could continue to win big on this.

about 10 months ago
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Experian Sold Social Security Numbers To ID Theft Service

gsgriffin Re:Probably a downmod coming but.. (390 comments)

They're up 24 points, 2% right now. Don't think investor care so long as they make money. $1,224/share is pretty staggering.

about 10 months ago
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Shutdown Cost the US Economy $24 Billion

gsgriffin Re:Really? (767 comments)

I think your last sentence was the real driver behind this fight. I believe we agree in everything you state, but the challenge is that over the last decade the government spending has done nothing but increase with increases in taxes recently, too. Obama has many times said that he will work with congress to make changes in spending, promised if they gave him more in taxes he would sit down and work on spending....blah, blah, blah...once again in this fight he said basically, "give me more money to borrow (debt limit) and allow us to spend the way I want it right now (current budget)....then I will sit down and talk with you about possibly, maybe, considering some changes to spending."

It is this kind of BS that keeps us spending more and more and more. Those in congress that made the fight were trying (and perhaps poorly) to make the point that we need a real fight with real consequences to tighten our belts and enter a season of sacrifice...perhaps akin to the greatest generation in US history....during WWII--when sacrifice and giving was normal and done without complaint. Bunch of cry babies we've all become!!

about 10 months ago
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Obama Administration Refuses To Overturn Import Ban On Samsung Products

gsgriffin This is more about votes than anything else (298 comments)

It is no mystery that Obama gained a lot of the younger, social networking votes over the past few years. They are also predominately Apple Fanbois. He is also making sure he doesn't lose his support base by enraging these very vocal user of the web. Can you imagine the backlash if he were to do what was right and fair on the legal basis? Better for him to be internationally objectionable than nationally (voters).

about 10 months ago
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Social Fixer Falls Victim To Facebook Legal Threats

gsgriffin Re:Open Source the Tab Code (194 comments)

The US Gov doesn't give rip about this. If Facebook wants to spend their money to go after them someone, they are welcome to. The others than get private information and make it public (from Gov to everyone) is very similar to the issues that everyone is complaining about in personal data becoming public. If Gov has to be completely exposed all the time, then perhaps we need to as well?

about 10 months ago
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'Half' of 2012's Extreme Weather Impacted By Climate Change

gsgriffin Re:Superstorm Sandy? (417 comments)

I love reading your rant. It is great on a site such as /. where we all try to be superior to one another and assume more than we know that you provide no real information other than hatred toward anyone that asks the simple question of why or how...which is the starting point of why we have science. When hard questions are asked, rather than going off with your frustration and belittling speech, try to answer all of the questions in a scientific and proof basis as opposed to just calling everyone idiots. Might get more people to agree with you...if you show proof and reasoning.

about a year ago
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New Ship Will Remain Stable By Creating Its Own Inner Waves

gsgriffin Re:Need that for my water bed (43 comments)

I'm glad you clarified 'folds' as being a part of your bed and not you.

about a year ago
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'Half' of 2012's Extreme Weather Impacted By Climate Change

gsgriffin Re:Pish posh... (417 comments)

I wonder....if this is really true...we also have the co-existence of an increase of people and exercise on the planet. When we exercise, we let off more heat with more people. Could we be changing the climate because too many of use are exercising. Dang!! I'm going to simply sit and watch TV from now on so I don't contribute to global warming through my exercise.

about a year ago
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'Half' of 2012's Extreme Weather Impacted By Climate Change

gsgriffin Re:Enough is enough. (417 comments)

You're a little late. The extremely accurate, never wrong, always scientific scientists are no longer calling it Global Warming. Since they have now determined, in their infinite wisdom, that some areas will actually get cooler, it is referred to as Climate Change. The real question is if some areas get hotter and some cooler, do they negate each other to still have the same average temperature for the planet? Haven't seen any statements about that.

about a year ago
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'Half' of 2012's Extreme Weather Impacted By Climate Change

gsgriffin Re:The earth is big (417 comments)

Finally, someone who can read and speak fear-mongering. You get it.

I see a difference from 10 years ago....I mean, I don't see any difference from 10 years ago. I also travel a lot all around the world. The one thing that usually strikes me as I look out the window is how much air is out there and how most of the time we are flying over vast areas of no-mans-land with no pollution....one exception. India. Fly all over India in regional jets and you usually don't get higher than the brown haze of smoke from 1 billion cooking fires burning each day.

I don't know whether to believe or not, but I HATE the speculative, slanted, tentative wording of these reports that basically says, "we believe that something is a little different and may have indicators showing we influenced some of the change by an unknown amount."

about a year ago
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'Half' of 2012's Extreme Weather Impacted By Climate Change

gsgriffin Re:Superstorm Sandy? (417 comments)

At least San Francisco is mostly well above sea level...oh wait, who cares, they're on major earthquake faults....they'll be causing the next tsunami heading west from them. Scratch that.

about a year ago
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'Half' of 2012's Extreme Weather Impacted By Climate Change

gsgriffin Re:Superstorm Sandy? (417 comments)

You want proof that you are right? Head to California and visit any one of the Redwood forests. They usually have a huge cross-section of a giant tree that was cut down or fell down. Look a the rings over the past 2,000 years (which some of these trees can show). It will show a hundred year of large thick rings and then 100 year of tight small rings (more or less). Sometimes, several rings very tight and then several rings very big. I'm not a "scientist" or biologist, but even I can tell that the climate was different for years, decades and centuries. Sometimes the change is very fast... At least this article is somewhat accurate by using words like "influence" and "contributing factor"...yes, please, tell us what the other contributing factors and influences are.

about a year ago
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What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

gsgriffin Reading all posts...and this is why we still have (926 comments)

problem with this. You have so many differing opinions, perspectives, insights, and understandings that we can all agree that our consumption of food is a part of the problem. The other part is that our activity level has greatly decreased as well. If you are running hard all day long in hard labor work, most of this doesn't matter...you'll burn what you eat. When I work hard, my appetite actually decreases...get too tired to eat.

about a year ago
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OLPC Now Distributes Kid-Friendly Tablets, Not Just Notebooks (Video)

gsgriffin Re:My charity is better than yours. (55 comments)

That's fine. I'll be offensive and you can be naive. If you find that trust and honesty and integrity is high on everyone's list all around the world, then go ahead and send out all the electronics and money you want all around the world. It's your money.

about a year ago

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AVG protects against viruses, computer won't boot

gsgriffin gsgriffin writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gsgriffin (1195771) writes "Good morning AVG Win 7 x64 users: "System crash after the last AVG 2011 update 3292 (BSOD)"

An update was pushed yesterday to all AVG virus protection users. Unfortunately, many Win 7 x64 machines wouldn't restart at all. Their forums this morning give steps on how to fix the problem by using their rescue CD and deleting files on the system. The fixes work...assuming you can boot your computer and log onto their site to find the solution.

Those involved in Q/A know how hard it can be to test for the many varieties of systems out there today. Could this have been avoided? For my newbie friend who bought a laptop last week with Win 7x64 installed on, this kind of mistake is a killer."
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WHO Bit Tax on the Internet?

gsgriffin gsgriffin writes  |  more than 4 years ago

gsgriffin (1195771) writes "The World Health Organization has a novel idea. As a global organization in need of funding, why not be the first to tax everyone on the Internet with a "Bit" tax. Page #9 of a released Executive Summary from Dec, 2009 suggests that this is a brilliant way to distribute the burden of financing for their research and development. Who knows, if this somehow gets accepted and catches on, more and more global organizations may be able to jump on this bandwagon and find a novel way to generate funds. Their cause may be noble, but is there means of funding justified?"
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