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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

hondo77 Re:I'm happy to announce (382 comments)

Your CEO cares enough about the search engine setting in browsers to be pissed off but isn't smart enough to know how to change it? Sounds like a fascinating company...

2 days ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

hondo77 Re:How did your senator vote? (424 comments)

Recall that the first Republican President waged the country's bloodiest war to prevent the central government's domain from shrinking. The war turned a federation of sovereign states into a compulsory chain of provinces.

Have you always been a southern apologist jerk-off or was it something you picked up in college?

2 days ago
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U.S. and China Make Landmark Climate Deal

hondo77 Re:Ya...Right (285 comments)

Debating for Wingnuts, Rule #1: Use openly biased, unreliable sources (preferably both).

about a week ago
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U.S. and China Make Landmark Climate Deal

hondo77 Re:Ya...Right (285 comments)

Did the oil and gas companies need government money to get started?

Yes.

about a week ago
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U.S. and China Make Landmark Climate Deal

hondo77 Re:Ya...Right (285 comments)

Do you actually expect to be taken seriously when you cite cnsnews.com as a source? Really?

about two weeks ago
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Disney Patents a Piracy Free Search Engine

hondo77 Re:So they patented this because....? (164 comments)

Not force other search engines to license it but allow them to license it, likely for free. By patenting it themselves, Disney can give it away to all search engines and make sure no one search engine has a monopoly on this anti-piracy technology. If you squint really hard, you can see a resemblance to the GPL there...if I'm right.

about three weeks ago
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UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault

hondo77 Re:Haters gonna hate (695 comments)

But it's not so much that I don't want to pay; I've always paid my way. I just don't like the price that you name.

So what is your price?

about three weeks ago
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UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault

hondo77 Re:My two cents (695 comments)

Is that really the best you have? We shouldn't spend money fighting global warming because then we won't be able to end starvation and stamp out malaria and prevent a big asteroid from slamming into the earth? Really? Only a sociopath.could say that with a straight face.

about three weeks ago
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

hondo77 Re:Not a good week... (445 comments)

So you say. Please provide references for your really interesting assertion, otherwise I'll have to believe that you're talking out of your partisan ass.

about three weeks ago
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

hondo77 Re:Not a good week... (445 comments)

we should listen to the people who tell us that tell us the government can fix everything if we just give them more of our own money instead

Can you produce a single, real, living person who believes your straw man?

about three weeks ago
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Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

hondo77 Re:Honestly. (235 comments)

It's a good way to scare someone into stopping what they are doing, and appears to have worked.

How did it stop her when she is writing a whole book about it?

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

hondo77 Re:Apple Watch? (172 comments)

Pebble won that race. unfortunately lacks the marketing power of Apple and thus, they will become moot in not so long.

Assuming that was actually true (big assumption), whose fault is it that Apple is so much better at marketing? Is it Apple's fault? A vast right-wing conspiracy? Don't you think that if Pebble had come out with something really spectacular, rather than a black and white screen with graphics almost as good as Intellivision, they would have gotten a huge amount of publicity for truly beating Apple to the punch? Instead, they put out an embarrassment.

about a month ago
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Mixing Agile With Waterfall For Code Quality

hondo77 Re:Agile is the answer to everything (133 comments)

I would suggest that your four issues are symptoms of a bad Scrum Master or a company that won't let the Scrum Master do his/her job. We're using Agile for large in-house projects and it works fine. The company has to buy in to it, of course, which it has. I mean, if you don't even have regular access to your in-house customers, it's not the fault of Agile.

about a month ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

hondo77 Re:northgate omnikey/102 as well (304 comments)

No. I use the control key WAY more than I use the caps lock key. I need the control key to be handy, not caps lock.

P.S. I've had lowercase since I started using computers in the age of dinosaurs.

about a month and a half ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

hondo77 Re:northgate omnikey/102 as well (304 comments)

With the control key next to the "A" key, "Where God and IBM intended".

about a month and a half ago
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Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guest Hotspots

hondo77 Re:Not surprised in the least (278 comments)

...and spoofed it on my network card. Voilà! Free access.

FTFY.

about a month and a half ago
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Will Apple Lose Siri's Core Tech To Samsung?

hondo77 Re:Samsung Already works with Apple, what changes? (161 comments)

Siri is "competing" with Cortana the same way the steering wheel in a Porsche is competing with the steering wheel in a Kia.

about a month and a half ago

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Is Verizon Already Slowing Netflix Down?

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  about 10 months ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "From Dave's Blog: "I’ve since tested this almost every day for the last couple of weeks. During the day – the bandwidth is normal to AWS. However, after 4pm or so – things get slow. In my personal opinion, this is Verizon waging war against Netflix. Unfortunately, a lot of infrastructure is hosted on AWS. That means a lot of services are going to be impacted by this.""
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Colony Collapse Disorder Linked to...High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health "...have re-created the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder in several honeybee hives simply by giving them small doses of a popular pesticide, imidacloprid." This follows recently-reported studies also linked the disorder to neonicotinoid pesticides. What is really interesting is the link to when the disorder started appearing, 2006. "That mechanism? High-fructose corn syrup. Many bee-keepers have turned to high-fructose corn syrup to feed their bees, which the researchers say did not imperil bees until U.S. corn began to be sprayed with imidacloprid in 2004-2005. A year later was the first outbreak of Colony Collapse Disorder.""
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3,500 Year Old Tree Dies of Natural Causes

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "The Daily reports that "Mother Nature claimed one of her oldest living specimens (Monday) in a freak fire that destroyed a 3,500-year-old bald cypress tree towering over central Florida. Known as “The Senator,” or simply “The Big Tree,” the hollowed-out majestic timber, standing at 118 feet tall, ignited before dawn. Firefighters watched helplessly as the oldest tree east of the Mississippi — and the fifth oldest in the world — blazed and then collapsed in a heap of flaming embers." The fire likely started by "either a weeks- old lightning strike that smoldered until combustion occured, or friction caused by buffeting winds that ignited a spark and erupted in flames.""
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Burt Rutan Retires

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "Lost in all of the April Fool's Day fun was the news that Burt Rutan retired on April 1. "Five of his planes now hang in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, including the Voyager, which in 1986 became the first airplane to fly around the world without refueling, and SpaceShipOne, which in 2004 became the first private rocket plane ever to put a man into space." Enjoy your retirement, Burt. You've earned it."
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NASA Research Finds Last Decade was Warmest

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes ""There's a contradiction between the results shown here and popular perceptions about climate trends," James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies said. "In the last decade, global warming has not stopped.""
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Earthlink Slashing Workforce

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "Having a hard time finding IT workers? If you live in a city with an Earthilnk office, you will be seeing an increased pool of candidates. Earthink has announced that they are cutting 900 of 1,900 jobs in the USA, are closing four offices (Orlando, Knoxville, Harrisburg, and San Francisco) and will "substantially reduce its presence" in Atlanta and Pasadena. More cuts may be announced by the end of the year."
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iPhone Remote

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "If you didn't need an iPhone, you do now. Behold iPhone Remote by Google. "Remotely access your Mac through a collection of mini web apps on your phone." It is still a prototype but you can start your drooling now."
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hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "Carrie Underwood's new single, "I'll Stand By You", has debuted at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, selling over 100,000 copies in less than a week. The reason to care is that this single is only available on iTunes. Macworld reports that this is the first time an iTunes-only single has debuted in the Top Ten. The icing on the cake is that all proceeds from the sales go to charity as part of the Idol Gives Back program."
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hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "Yahoo! has taken down their news message boards. According to the message from General Manager Neil Budde, 'Over the next few months, we plan to offer new discussion forums based on topics in the news and incorporating the latest features to foster a better discussion for all of our readers.' Okay, I can understand wanting to fix the boards so they're more useful but to take them down for months before a replacement is released?"
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hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  about 8 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "According to this article by Reuters, IBM is suing Amazon because, as I read it, IBM owns the rights to ecommerce. From the article: "The suits say Amazon violates IBM patents covering such features as allowing users to order items from an electronic catalog, displaying advertising in an interactive service and storing data in an interactive network." Isn't that pretty much ecommerce?"

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