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Crack In Fukushima Structure May Be Leaking Radiation

icepick72 Re:"May be" "Possibly" "Calm down" "Sleep" (280 comments)

The excellent map also comes with an excellent disclaimer at the bottom. A must read, especially before taking the comic as gospel in an emergency situation.

more than 3 years ago
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GNOME To Lose Minimize, Maximize Buttons

icepick72 Re:Windows? (797 comments)

Indeed you deserve what you're signing up for: a familiar and usable UI. The Desktop has always been a contentious point between Windows and *unix. Windows likely wouldn't survive if it made flagrant UI changes because desktop users would be confused. At least there are alternatives. In this case alternatives to Gnome for those who do not wish to use it any longer. On a side note it reminds me of the damned ribbon bar introduced my Microsoft into Office products and no way to change back - people still have a hard time finding what they need, but then again they still use it, so that works against my previous point.

more than 3 years ago
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Nearly 100,000 P2P Users Sued In the Past Year

icepick72 Causation (254 comments)

Oddly, most of those subpoenaed have long since gone blind.

more than 3 years ago
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Hackers Penetrate Nasdaq Computer Networks

icepick72 Re:causation (106 comments)

Yep, you guessed it, wrong thread! Time to downvote...

more than 3 years ago
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Hackers Penetrate Nasdaq Computer Networks

icepick72 causation (106 comments)

Oddly, most of those subpoenaed have long since gone blind.

more than 3 years ago
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Long Island Town Enacts Tough Cell Tower Limits

icepick72 Re:waaaaaah waaaaaahhhhh (310 comments)

I don't think communism is a logical step in this thread of conversation; however good on you for railing against the OP's foolish post :)

more than 4 years ago
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Long Island Town Enacts Tough Cell Tower Limits

icepick72 Re:waaaaaah waaaaaahhhhh (310 comments)

Wow, you just unsuccessfully discarded much objective and insightful analysis with a single inconclusive post. Not to mention, ironically, you're effectively whining about Slashdot users. Did you intend to include yourself in that final statement? really really REALLY include?

more than 4 years ago
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Oracle's Java Company Change Breaks Eclipse

icepick72 Re:How about uname? (397 comments)

Oracle owns it. This is less likely a Larry thing and more likely regular marketing dept changes. From a pure business standpoint (ignoring the technical issue for a moment) why is there anything wrong with a name change to bring a new acquisition in line with yourself? There's not. If you were to keep the original company name on every product acquired from every company acquired, especially when the size or Oracle, it would become hard to manage everything.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Chrome Extension Steals Login Details

icepick72 Re:Sandbox? (155 comments)

Whooaaa buddy! ... you can imagine thrusting the author in a sandbox all you want but let's keep this discussion clean.

more than 4 years ago
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Job Ad Hints At Microsoft Move To ARM Servers

icepick72 logic (138 comments)

You can't logically make the step from Microsoft wanting ARM in a job description to the company moving to ARM. The reasoning wreaks of either sensationalism or stupidity.

more than 4 years ago
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Toyota Accelerator Data Skewed Toward Elderly

icepick72 Re:A couple of points. (776 comments)

That took all the sensationalism out of it for me. Thanks.

more than 4 years ago
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Correcting Poor Typing Technique?

icepick72 typing is typing (425 comments)

It's not "broken" typing; it's conformist typing. Min 90 words per minute sounds great. Why do you want to conform to what everybody else does? Why do you need to?

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook Founder Accused of Hacking Into Rivals' Email

icepick72 Re:Serious Allegations (261 comments)

Don't forget the facebook Friend Finder asks for your email account password to log into your email account automatically and match your contacts against the facebook user base. Although they promise not to keep that password, they could.

more than 4 years ago
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Developing a Vandalism Detector For Wikipedia

icepick72 nuances and language mechanisms galore (116 comments)

As soon as you start trusting a vandalism detector over manual monitoring a lot of stuff will start to slip through, gets through the news, then the detector won't be trusted any longer. It will have a short life but will be interesting to watch.

Sew m@ny things that can bee done to bypass mechanisms. Even simple euphemisms like cleaning the old rifle http://images.clipartof.com/small/5039-Man-Cleaning-Inside-The-Barrel-Of-His-Unloaded-Rifle-Gun-Clipart.jpg ...are sure to slip through. There are so many language mechanisms that can be used to fool automated tools, but that will be immediately recognized by people.

more than 4 years ago
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Windows 7 Memory Usage Critic Outed As Fraud

icepick72 Re:Reason (451 comments)

Now go through all my past posts and see the plethora of mistakes I make. I'm just farting around online. Originally I was going for +5 Funny but it obviously sucked, and I think it came off as mean spirited. Thanks for putting up with yet another asshole online. This time it was by happenstance but still...

more than 4 years ago
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Windows 7 Memory Usage Critic Outed As Fraud

icepick72 Re:Reason (451 comments)

Why do you assume the word arrangement is a problem?

more than 4 years ago
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Windows 7 Memory Usage Critic Outed As Fraud

icepick72 Re:Reason (451 comments)

>> I wonder what his motivation for lying like about it was

The same motivation you had for that grammatical error: stupidity. Nothing personal, it's just an analogy.

more than 4 years ago
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Two Chinese Schools Reportedly Tied To Online Attacks

icepick72 You Can't Find Me, I'm the Gingerbread Man! (172 comments)

Of all the computers in all the world, USA investigates and traces attacks to two computers in two schools in China, yet several people with knowledge of the investigation asked for *anonymity* because they are not authorized to discuss the inquiry. Yep they're going to be really hard to track down. Love it.

more than 4 years ago

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Microsoft Creating Real Ruby using .NET Technology

icepick72 icepick72 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

icepick72 (834363) writes ""Running Rails shows that we are serious when we say that we are going to create a Ruby that runs real Ruby programs. And there isn't a more real Ruby program than Rails" said a blog entry on Friday from Microsoft's John Lam, a program manager in the Dynamic Language Runtime team, who will present at the conference. They did a great job creating a fast and reliable implementation, Iron Python."
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icepick72 icepick72 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

icepick72 (834363) writes "Canadian B.C. businessman Gordon Keast is suing Telus, a North American phone carrier, after the company refused to let him out of a three-year cellphone contract because he objects to Telus offering what he says is a pornography service. Meanwhile a priest in Vancouver is urging Catholics to boycott Telus because of the adult content. Telus is the first North American provider to directly offer such a service. While the priest is directing others regarding this issue, the businessman just wants out — should he be allowed to break his contract? (Cue jokes: A Canadian businessman, a Telus representative and a priest go fishing ...)"
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icepick72 icepick72 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

icepick72 (834363) writes "A team from MIT's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) announced they have devised a new way to create Lycra-like materials (like organic Spider's silk) in a lab. The naturally occurring substance — on a weight basis — is stronger than even steel and it is theorized a pencil-thin thread could stop a 747 in mid-flight."

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