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Julian Assange Plans Modeling Debut At London Fashion Show

homey of my owney Re:New category of Who Cares? (173 comments)

Good grief.

No, not really. This is to quash any idea that he's an attention whore.

about 2 months ago
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US Nuclear Plants Expanding Long-Term Waste Storage Facilities

homey of my owney Re:Politics of Yucca (187 comments)

Well sure. It was an incredible find for the opponents, and an incredibly sloppy move on behalf of USGS. But the science was redone by Sandia Laboratories and it, not the prior science, was submitted to the NRC during the licensing process.

The POLITICS of Yucca was that Harry Reid did not want it, Obama had a Nobel prize winner (Chu) illegally cancel the project by pulling the license. The two had the NRC deliberately disobey a law, passed by Congress and signed by the prior President. A Federal court has so ruled that to be the case - http://www.world-nuclear-news.....

But again, the POLITICS of Yucca, left a site and Congressional mandate unable to move because there is no funding.

about 3 months ago
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B-52 Gets First Full IT Upgrade Since 1961

homey of my owney Good! (190 comments)

Good... Now if we could just get the FAA stuff off of 360's, we're in business!

about 3 months ago
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Missing Malaysian 767:Experts unable to replicate satelite company's analysis

homey of my owney Well (1 comments)

Really it's no wonder if they think the missing plane is a 767.

about 4 months ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

homey of my owney Re:So.. (313 comments)

No. Putin views things in black and white. Just like his pre-perestroika predecessors. He views this exactly as they viewed the race to the moon in the 60's. It doesn't have to be a zero-sum game, but as any Russian will tell you - once KGB, always KGB

about 5 months ago
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NASA Puts Its New Spacesuit Design To a Public Vote

homey of my owney Because (127 comments)

Good engineering is done by committee

about 5 months ago
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Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!

homey of my owney Sooooo..... (166 comments)

Is that a good thing?

about 5 months ago
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A Call For Rollbacks To Previous Versions of Software

homey of my owney Re:New Mac Pro sans Windows 7 (199 comments)

It's nice that this is about Apple... But the first thing that popped into my mind was XP -> Vista.

about 5 months ago
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Translating President Obama's NSA Reform Promises Into Plain English

homey of my owney Re:If you like it (171 comments)

What is important here is the appearance of doing something... At least as far as ANY politician is concerned. The suckers buy into it.

about 7 months ago
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Researchers: Global Risk of Supervolcano Eruption Greater Than Previously Though

homey of my owney Re:Extinction is good in this case because... (325 comments)

You'll need those twinkies... And lots of 'em. Yellowstone super volcano is a planetary killer - or best scenario: many, many, many years of the equivalent of nuclear winter.

about 8 months ago
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Meet the 'Assassination Market' Creator Who's Crowdfunding Murder With Bitcoins

homey of my owney Re:Assassination Politics (291 comments)

'have appeared offering services that are frowned upon by most.'

Frowned on? Really? Frowned on?! Are you fucking kidding me? Have reached the point with political correctness that we can't call it what it is?! Fucking crazy?!

about 9 months ago
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25,000-Drive Study Gives Insight On How Long Hard Drives Actually Last

homey of my owney Re:Barracuda 7200.11 (277 comments)

Uhhhh.... More than 30 years? Yeah, more than 5. More than 10 is also true. So is more than 50.

about 10 months ago
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Healthcare.gov Official Resigns, Website Still a Disaster

homey of my owney Re:As an outsider. (559 comments)

Well maybe, but Microsoft had the advantage of being able to fire incompetent employees. No bid awards typically have far less to due with performance and more to do with maximizing payment.

about 10 months ago
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Why Can't Big Government Launch a Website?

homey of my owney Re:The answer is SIMPLE (786 comments)

Absolutely right. Developers trying to do the impossible - follow the crumbs the lawyers have left.

about 10 months ago
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Mac OS 10.9's Mail App — Infinity Times Your Spam

homey of my owney Re:I guess I have to ask (158 comments)

It's certainly not the only bug in 10.9 Mail.

Watch the Mail Activity section when receiving or sending mail. I have no idea what it's counting.

When I receive two emails and it says receiving 415 and 416 of 416 I kinda get concerned.

When sending one, sending 6 of 6... again, what is it counting?

And set up a smart folder that is all Unread mail. Set it up and watch that it's not very smart... Like it really can't tract unread mail at all...

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Choose Frameworks That Will Survive?

homey of my owney Re:IE6 (227 comments)

The problem is you're thinking about it all wrong. The decisions were probably all right at the time. If you think there's a crystal ball that will tell you what the future will bring, you're going to look long and hard. The right decision is right for now. The best you can do is design so that moving to something else is possible instead of painful.

about 10 months ago
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Sorm: Russia Intends To Monitor "All Communications" At Sochi Olympics

homey of my owney Re:Monitoring (193 comments)

You're right. It's in the bureaucracy.

about a year ago
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How Early Should Kids Learn To Code?

homey of my owney Re:teach reasoning, curiosity, specificity in pres (299 comments)

Right. Because as every parent will tell you, all you have to do is explain the logic to a preschooler and bam! You have instant recognition and the child will follow you request.

about a year ago
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Galileo: Right On the Solar System, Wrong On Ice

homey of my owney Re:Right for the wrong reasons (206 comments)

This just in: 17th century physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher may have gone too far...

1 year,4 days

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Update for Microsoft office designed to notify you

homey of my owney homey of my owney writes  |  more than 4 years ago

homey of my owney writes "An update offered for Microsoft Office and flagged an important, seeks to help you know if you are using an improperly licensed version of Microsoft Office. That may be helpful for some, but it seems that the provisions to download further updates without permission, that the functionality of the software may be affected, and their intent to collect your Microsoft Office product key, IP address, hard drive serial number, PC manufacturer, and PC BIOS information — might not be what the user was expecting. The full text is below.

NOTICE: THIS SUPPLEMENT UPDATES MICROSOFT OFFICE AND IS DESIGNED TO NOTIFY YOU IF YOU ARE USING AN IMPROPERLY LICENSED COPY OF MICROSOFT OFFICE. SOME UPDATES AND OFFERS FROM MICROSOFT REQUIRE A PROPERLY LICENSED GENUINE COPY OF MICROSOFT OFFICE.
INSTALLING THIS SUPPLEMENT IS OPTIONAL. THIS SUPPLEMENT WILL BECOME A PERMANENT PART OF YOUR MICROSOFT OFFICE SOFTWARE. AFTER INSTALLATION, FUTURE UPDATES TO THIS SUPPLEMENT WILL DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL ACCORDING TO YOUR AUTOMATIC UPDATES SETTINGS.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SYSTEM (FOR EXAMPLE, YOUR MICROSOFT OFFICE PRODUCT KEY AND IP ADDRESS) WILL BE SENT TO MICROSOFT. MICROSOFT WILL NOT USE THE INFORMATION TO IDENTIFY OR CONTACT YOU.
BEFORE INSTALLING, PLEASE READ AND ACCEPT THE LICENSE TERMS BELOW.
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MICROSOFT SOFTWARE SUPPLEMENTAL LICENSE TERMS
MICROSOFT OFFICE GENUINE ADVANTAGE NOTIFICATIONS FOR MICROSOFT OFFICE XP, MICROSOFT OFFICE 2003, AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007.
Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) licenses this supplement to you. The following license terms describe additional use terms for this supplement. These terms and the license terms for the software (Microsoft Office) apply to your use of this supplement. If there is a conflict, these supplemental license terms apply.
BY USING THIS SUPPLEMENT, YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THEM, DO NOT USE THIS SUPPLEMENT.
If you comply with these license terms, you have the rights below.
1. Application of Terms. The terms also apply to any Microsoft updates, supplements, Internet-based services, and support services for the software, unless other terms accompany those items. If so, those terms apply.
2. PURPOSE OF SUPPLEMENT. THIS SUPPLEMENT UPDATES MICROSOFT OFFICE AND IS DESIGNED TO NOTIFY YOU IF YOU ARE USING AN IMPROPERLY LICENSED COPY OF MICROSOFT OFFICE XP, MICROSOFT OFFICE 2003, AND/OR MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007. TO EFFECTIVELY ENCOURAGE THE USE OF PROPERLY LICENSED SOFTWARE, MICROSOFT DOES NOT SUPPORT ITS UNINSTALLATION.
3. Validation. This supplement also includes the Office Genuine Advantage validation feature, which will, from time to time, validate the software. Validation verifies that the software has been activated and is properly licensed. Activation associates the use of the software with a specific device. Installation of the validation feature may be required in order to install certain Microsoft software, templates, and updates. Validation also permits you to use certain features of the software or to obtain additional benefits. For more information, see www.microsoft.com/genuine/office/WhyValidate.aspx.

a. To enable the validation checks, this supplement may from time to time require updates or additional downloads of its validation or licensing functions. The updates or downloads are required for the proper functioning of this supplement and may be downloaded and installed without further notice to you. These updates and downloads may be delivered to you through the Microsoft Update service (if you use the service) or through other means.
b. During or after a validation check, the software will send information about the software to Microsoft. This information includes, for example, the version of the software, the product key, and IP address. Microsoft does not use the information to identify or contact you. BY USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS INFORMATION. For more information about validation and what is sent during or after a validation check, see below and http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/PrivacyInfo.aspx.
c. If the software is not properly licensed, the functionality of the software may be affected. For example, you may need to reactivate the software, or receive reminders to obtain a properly licensed copy of the software, or you may not be able to obtain certain updates, upgrades, or services from Microsoft. In addition, the software may display a notice that it is not properly licensed.
d. You may only obtain updates or upgrades for the software from Microsoft or authorized sources. For more information on obtaining updates from authorized sources, see www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/faq.aspx.

4. Notification. If this supplement detects that you have an improperly licensed copy of Microsoft Office installed, you will receive a notification and periodic reminders to install a properly licensed copy of Microsoft Office. This supplement may also notify you if a more recent Microsoft Office service pack for the software is available.
5. Internet-Based Services. Microsoft provides Internet-based services with this supplement. It may change or cancel them at any time. This supplement connects to Microsoft or service provider computer systems over the Internet as described below. In some cases, you will not receive a separate notice when it connects. For more information about this feature, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=56310.
6. Computer Information. This supplement uses Internet protocols to send to Microsoft computer information, such as your Microsoft Office product key, IP address, hard drive serial number, PC manufacturer, Microsoft Office version, Microsoft Office product ID, PC BIOS information, user locale setting, language version of Microsoft Office, validation result, and whether the installation of this supplement was successful. Certain geographic information derived from your IP address, which Microsoft does not use to identify you, is retained in association with this computer information.
7. Use of Information. We may use the computer information to improve our software and services, help prevent improperly licensed use of the software, and develop aggregate statistics. We may also share the aggregate data with others, such as hardware and software vendors and volume licensees to help protect their license keys.
8. CONSENT FOR INTERNET-BASED SERVICES. BY USING THIS FEATURE, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION AND USE OF THE ABOVE COMPUTER INFORMATION. MICROSOFT DOES NOT USE THE INFORMATION TO IDENTIFY OR CONTACT YOU.
9. Privacy Notice: For additional Information about the computer information transmitted to Microsoft, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=68985 .
10. Support Services for Supplement. Microsoft provides support services for the software as described at www.support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx ."
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Internet Hardware for White-Space Spectrum?

homey of my owney homey of my owney writes  |  more than 5 years ago

g2 in the desert (975234) writes "I live in a small rural community in the US Southwest, where broadband service varies from decent but very expensive, to lousy but less expensive.

Now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved the use of the soon to be vacated White-Space Spectrum, I'm interested in helping the community build its own local Internet service, providing villagers another choice. Does anyone know what companies will be manufacturing hardware that will be required to utilize this spectrum, and what steps need to be taken in order to be in compliance with any FCC rules and regulations?"
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Taiwan's Acer to buy Gateway

homey of my owney homey of my owney writes  |  about 7 years ago

homey of my owney (975234) writes "Acer, the Taiwanese maker of personal computers, said Monday that it had reached an agreement to acquire Gateway for $710 million, a move that reorders the competitive landscape both here and abroad.

Is this one China trying to out-do the other?"
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No Taste Buds for you!!

homey of my owney homey of my owney writes  |  more than 7 years ago

homey of my owney (975234) writes "The NY Times has a story today on a very interesting use of intellectual Property law.

"A lawsuit by the owner of Pearl Oyster Bar in Manhattan may be the most aggressive use of intellectual property concepts by the owner of a small restaurant.

The suit, which seeks unspecified financial damages from Ed McFarland, chef and co-owner and the restaurant itself, charges that Ed's Lobster Bar copies "each and every element" of Pearl Oyster Bar, including the white marble bar, the gray paint on the wainscoting, the chairs and bar stools with their wheat-straw backs, the packets of oyster crackers placed at each table setting and the dressing on the Caesar salad."

Wow, that's some tasty IP."
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homey of my owney homey of my owney writes  |  more than 7 years ago

homey of my owney (975234) writes "Garry Betty, a friend and mentor, has died at the age of 49. Garry had a rare quality — regardless with whom he talked, he could make them feel at ease and walk away as though they'd known him their whole life. It's a loss for EarthLink and all of us that have know him."

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