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White House Unveils Plans For "Trusted Identities In Cyberspace"

iamapizza Yet another OpenID (202 comments)

So isn't this just another one of those open/secure authentication mechanisms, which means that we're now going to have to remember an ever expanding and potentially insecure methods, instead of passwords, of identifying ourselves to various entities on teh internetz?

about 4 years ago

Google Introduces, Then Scraps, Bing-Style Background Images

iamapizza Re:Opera users didnt have a problem (466 comments)

And your name is Andrew Kent, living in Nampa, Idaho. You have questionable taste in music, you are 27 years old, yadda yadda

more than 4 years ago

Google Introduces, Then Scraps, Bing-Style Background Images

iamapizza I still see the link (466 comments)

The feature still seems to be available - so you can set an image if you want, but I guess they won't be providing you with one of their own picked images as a default.

more than 4 years ago

Cory Doctorow On For the Win, Gold Farming, and DRM

iamapizza Re:FTW. (179 comments)

Coming soon, the sequel - 'oh my god' and finally in 2011, 'ok, thanks, bye'

more than 4 years ago

Conservative Textbook Curriculum Passes Final Vote In Texas

iamapizza Re:Trite, I know (895 comments)

Dunderheaded inbred fucking morons? Why are you being so polite to those goddamn piece of shit cum-stains on humanity who would regress us back into the dark ages due to a selfish, head-up-their-haemorrhoid-filled-assholes mentality?

more than 4 years ago

Is Diaspora the Future of Free Software Funding?

iamapizza To answer your question (146 comments)

Is this a model that could be applied to other free software projects, or is it just a one-off?

It's just a one-off. Next!

more than 4 years ago

CoD: Black Ops To Get Dedicated Game Servers

iamapizza Rejoice, fellows! (69 comments)

Let us rejoice, fellow PC gamers, as we are wont to do upon an occasion so splendid. Partake in a feast, that we shall, on yonder banquet in honor of this occasion.

more than 4 years ago

Shall We Call It "Curated Computing?"

iamapizza Just bite the bullet (331 comments)

Please just bite the bullet and call yourself an Applogist. (Geddit, Apple Apologist?)

more than 4 years ago

Peppermint OS One Review

iamapizza Re:I don't get it (110 comments)

I RTFA too. I was expecting something completely different when they said "Peppermint OS One integrates video sites like YouTube and Hulu right into the desktop experience."

I then realized that you'd have to be pretty thick to consider a few bookmarks an "integration" of those sites into the "desktop", but clearly the author and submitter did fall for it.

The only good bit about the entire article was the pun at the end - "Peppermint OS is a breath of fresh air." Har har har!

more than 4 years ago

That Calls For a Wilhelm Scream Rap

iamapizza Youtuber comment (4 comments)

Needs more screaming.

more than 4 years ago

How Do I Fight Russian Site Cloners?

iamapizza Close your accounts! (208 comments)

Why didn't you close your third party accounts when you were shutting down your old site?

more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu on a Dime

iamapizza Re:paradigm of having to restart the computer? (531 comments)

Perhaps the book was written several years ago, when the author was living under a rock in order to get the quiet-time necessary to write his book. In retrospect, not the best move.

more than 4 years ago

Japanese Guts Are Made For Sushi

iamapizza Re:Am i missing something? (309 comments)

Yes, it's like when you travel to another country. You could eat some of the local food and fall sick (maybe), but once your guts are accustomed to it, you'll get better at it. TFA is simply another story in which a group of scientists have confirmed things we already know by experience.

more than 4 years ago

Could the Tumbleweed Rover Dominate Mars?

iamapizza Re:Mod Parent Up! (105 comments)

And the T-shirts. Don't forget the t-shirts.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Sends Flowers To Internet Explorer 6 Funeral

iamapizza Translation (151 comments)

And by "a little piece of IE heaven," they actually mean "any other browser".

more than 4 years ago

Web Browser Grand Prix

iamapizza Re:You newbie (273 comments)

Telnet is for boys. Real men hold the cable up to their eyes and blink in the voltages representing the packets requesting the URL. The response is irrelevant.

more than 4 years ago

Window Pain

iamapizza Re:TL;DR (223 comments)

He basically wants someone to tell him about Fiddler.

more than 4 years ago

RIAA Insists On 3rd Trial In Thomas Case

iamapizza Repeating themselves (280 comments)

So basically, they're going to court and simply repeating themselves?

They're starting to sound like a broken record now.

I'll get my coat

more than 4 years ago

Armed Robot Drones To Join UK Police Force

iamapizza Re:Obligatory 1984 Reference (311 comments)

And because it's Britain, there isn't much to worry about. The project will be delayed by 8 years, overrun its budget by about 12 Million GBP. They'll come up with a crap logo for it as they did for the Olympics, and within a few hours of launch, the drones will malfunction and start tasering trees; eventually the whole project will be scrapped for health and safety reasons, I mean, what if the tree falls on someone while it's being tasered?

more than 4 years ago



Apple turns the flamethrower on Android

iamapizza iamapizza writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamapizza (1312801) writes "An analysis on El Reg talks about the details of Apple's patent offensive, "... and it's clear that while HTC is the target, it's Google's Android that has got Cupertino so annoyed. ...

The ITC filing starts out with a page saying how wonderful Apple is — backed up with three later pages explaining what a great American company Apple is — which is contrasted with a single paragraph describing HTC as a manufacturer, importer and seller of mobile communications devices," which is something Jesusphone owners will wholeheartedly agree with, but which also reveals an underlying implication that the Android is a serious threat to it."

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The perfect way to slice a pizza

iamapizza iamapizza writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamapizza (1312801) writes "New Scientist reports on the quest of two math boffins for the perfect way to slice a pizza. It's an interesting and in-depth article;

"The problem that bothered them was this. Suppose the harried waiter cuts the pizza off-centre, but with all the edge-to-edge cuts crossing at a single point, and with the same angle between adjacent cuts. The off-centre cuts mean the slices will not all be the same size, so if two people take turns to take neighbouring slices, will they get equal shares by the time they have gone right round the pizza — and if not, who will get more?"

This is useful, of course, if you're familiar with the concept of "sharing" a pizza."
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The 10 most significant eclipses in history

iamapizza iamapizza writes  |  more than 5 years ago

iamapizza (1312801) writes "Eclipses have played a major role in human history ever since we have held them in deep suspicion and known them to be the work of evil forces. So much was the fear of eclipses that they had the power to change the course of history. This article takes a look at some of the most important eclipses and what their effect was on the the people and events surrounding it. Some of the stories include how an eclipse saved Christopher Columbus' life, how the Middle Ages ended and Einstein's eclipse."
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