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Obama DOJ Sides With RIAA Again In Tenenbaum

hostguy2004 Re:Hope and Change, baby! (528 comments)

That is what democracy is all about. If we can't criticize the president, then we don't have democracy. Can someone criticize the Iranian president, and remain free in Iran?.

more than 4 years ago

Busybox Developer Responds To Andersen-SFLC Lawsuits

hostguy2004 Re:Waitaminute: (316 comments)

I agree with you, Bruce. It seems like your issue is that they didn't acknowlege your contribution in BusyBox, with regard to this lawsuit. BusyBox is widely used and your contributions are invaluable to the project. I can see why your upset. Just because someone else took over maintainance and development, doesn't remove your right as a copyright holder. Regards, John

more than 4 years ago

Why Users Drop Open Source Apps For Proprietary Alternatives

hostguy2004 Re:Stability - IE7/IE8 (891 comments)

On the verge of dumping firefox after years of use. 3.5.2 was horrible. 3.5.3 crashed within the first 5 minutes of use. The #1 reason I would dump any SW product is stability. If it can't perform its intended function without crashing then nothing else matters. Lets just hope I don't need to switch to Chrome to get this to post.

One of my laptops has an issue with IE7/IE8 crashing on certain pages. I'm almost certain this is a javascript issue somehow, but I haven't found a solution on Google. Firefox 3.5.2 works fine on the same laptop. Should I go out and tell everyone IE7 is junk, and IE8 crashes after 5 minutes?

more than 4 years ago

Investigators Suspect Computers Doomed Air France Jet

hostguy2004 You Sure?? Re:Broke up from flying 'too fast'? (403 comments)

Actually... Aircraft can break apart due to excess speed, or more importantly "high speed buffeting" Commercial Airliners fly at a very narrow range. Known as Coffin Corner Where the aircraft is neither low-speed or high speed buffeting.

about 5 years ago

Investigators Suspect Computers Doomed Air France Jet

hostguy2004 MOD Parent Up - !Flambait (403 comments)

You are correct in stating that a pitot tube malfunction is not a computer malfunction. The question becomes how did the pilots handle that. Your 100% correct in stating that a plane could accelarate through "coffin corner" and break apart. I'm suprised that there isn't a better web reference than WSJ for updates to an aircraft story.

more than 5 years ago

Stuck Knob Causes Serious Window Damage To Atlantis

hostguy2004 Why dont they use a cutting laser (291 comments)

Why dont they use a high powered cutting laser to cut it in half?

more than 5 years ago

IE Losing 10% Market Share Every Two Years

hostguy2004 Re:Listen to the Nerds (345 comments)

Microsoft has had a pretty tarnished name among the nerd community for a long time. Is it any wonder that their products are losing market share? It's really only inertia that's propping them up now. ALL of the following are gaining market share at the expense of Microsoft:

When did Microsoft have a good name in the nerd community? 1975 before objecting to the sharing of Altair Basic?

more than 5 years ago

Drug Company Merck Drew Up Doctor "Hit List"

hostguy2004 MOD PARENT UP - All drugs have side effects. (281 comments)

I Agree, All drugs have side-effects.

Heparin, a very old drug requires regular blood tests to prevent overdose and hemorrhage or stroke.

more than 5 years ago

Doctors Silencing Online Patient Reviews Via Contract

hostguy2004 Re:skip those doctors (324 comments)

The problem is the AMA has shielded BAD TERRIBLE Doctors from being found out. They get lawsuits sealed and keep on issuing credentials to worst 2%. The worst Doctors account for a huge percentage of the lawsuits. The AMA protects them, we can't find out who they are.

[citation needed]

more than 5 years ago

Doctors Silencing Online Patient Reviews Via Contract

hostguy2004 Re:Level the playing field. (324 comments)

But they could ask patients to submit positive results to the same review site. AT&T ask me questions like "Did I solve your problem?" and "Would you rate my service as excellent?" Why cant a nurse do a patient exit briefing to ensure the patient is satisfied with their treatment and service..?

more than 5 years ago

Draconian DRM Revealed In Windows 7

hostguy2004 DLL launched trojan?? (1127 comments)

What about the possibility that the DLL launched a trojan, which restricted explorer.exe functionality? I've noticed some cracks do restrict access to certain files and folders. CS4 is new.. if the DLL "hack" was written for Vista and kept working in Windows 7, and so created the problems reported.

more than 5 years ago

RIAA's Request For Appeal Denied In Thomas Case

hostguy2004 Re:Too many ads (197 comments)

The "Recording Industry vs. the People" site has become incredibly ad-heavy. It now has layer ads that won't dismiss, a link farm, and regular Google ads. This thing has advertising from services I've never even heard of, like "". Amusingly, it has ads for RIAA-controlled music, and even for the iTunes store.

Block "" to make it at least tolerable.

Before you get modded OT and NYCL will miss your post, I suggest that you politely email him.

I enjoy his many submissions to Slashdot, so perhaps people should consider donating to his website, instead of criticizing his advertising.

more than 5 years ago

Many Universities Spending $100K/Year Enforcing P2P Rules

hostguy2004 What about Google? (323 comments)

Didn't Google start up as a dorm room project?

At one point, Google was using half the college's bandwidth running their search bot. Something people should think about next time they say "limit bandwidth" or "6mbs" is not needed for anything other than downloading MP3s from P2P.

more than 5 years ago



Military Investigates Amnesia Beams

hostguy2004 hostguy2004 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

hostguy2004 (818334) writes "Looks like the neurolizer will be come a reality. From Wired Blog "A team of scientists from the United States and China announced last week that, for the first time, they had found a means of selectively and safely erasing memories in mice, using the signaling molecule CaMKII. It's a big step forward." I guess DARPA is the real-life Men-In-Black now."

Lawrence Lessig leaves Creative Commons

hostguy2004 hostguy2004 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

hostguy2004 (818334) writes "Looks like he's leaving to clean up congress. From CNET News "Lawrence Lessig, the organization's founder, a Stanford law professor, and a 'free culture' advocate, is stepping down from his role as CEO of Creative Commons.", "Lessig, who will remain on Creative Commons' board, made headlines earlier this year when he briefly considered a run for Congress. Though that effort was short-lived, Lessig soon thereafter launched an online-and-offline campaign called Change Congress. The new initiative's goal is to cast off the corporate influence on American politics, including lobbyists to big-money political action committees.""

Women Tasered as Best Buy

hostguy2004 hostguy2004 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

hostguy2004 (818334) writes "Just when we thought things couldn't get any worse, from Tom's Hardware. Toms Woman Tasered at Best Buy Daytona Beach (FL) — A woman was recently tasered at a Florida Best Buy store because she left the store before she finished checking out. Elizabeth Beeland was shopping at the Daytona Beach store and was getting ready to check out when she got a cell phone call. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the call regarded upsetting news about her child. However, while she was checking out, the credit card she tried to use came up as stolen."

Scoble booted from Facebook for using Plaxo

hostguy2004 hostguy2004 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

hostguy2004 (818334) writes "A data import feature being tested by contact management site Plaxo hasn't gone over too well with social network Facebook. The controversy hit the Web when popular blogger and former Microsoft evangelist Robert Scoble — who once gained notoriety when he publicly complained that Facebook wouldn't allow his friends list to surpass 5,000 people — posted a blog entry that revealed he'd been booted from the site. Scoble, who initially just said that he'd been "working with a company to move my social graph to other places...(which) isn't allowable under Facebook's terms of service," later revealed that he'd been testing out an alpha feature for Plaxo and its relatively new Pulse social network. Facebook later reversed their decision"
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Man nearly arrested for using iPhone during flight

hostguy2004 hostguy2004 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

hostguy2004 writes "Saw this on TGDaily Man nearly arrested for using iPhone during flight. Legally the flight attendant has the right order passengers to do anything. Technically, if the iPhone is switched to "aircraft mode" then it is no different than a PDA, CD Player etc. As a pilot, I know that the biggest danger of a cellphone in an aircraft is disruption to the towers on the ground, due larger than intended signal coverage. The recent Airbus aircraft (A320 and newer) use optical cables for connectivity between aircraft subsystems."
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