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Driver Using Two Cell Phones Gets Year-Long Driving Ban

ikirudennis Since he's banned from driving... (478 comments)

Why don't we have him be the human test subject in driverless car systems?

about 3 years ago
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UK To Shut Down Social Networks?

ikirudennis Re:Oh! (403 comments)

They were torn when choosing a name. It was either "Lootbook" or "Defacebook." Inasmuch as either choice opens them up to a lawsuit, the latter would really be inviting trouble.

about 3 years ago
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Microsoft Betting on Bing for Mobile Search

ikirudennis Market share (204 comments)

How much of Bing's market share can be attributed to people who, if asked about what search engine they normally use, would not know how to answer correctly? "Search engine? I don't I just go to the internet."

more than 3 years ago
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Google Music Adds Linux, Ogg Vorbis Support

ikirudennis Re:OGG = MP3 (111 comments)

While it is a little silly (for multiple reasons) to transcode ogg, in my experience, oggs look more like lossless codecs that just have a more finely tuned filter on low volume sounds. MP3 throws out the high frequency spectrum to lose data, where ogg just throws out low amplitude data. Image compression analogy: mp3 is like changing the image resolution, ogg is like the full scale original just with some of the dark sections set to #000000 instead of something like #010101.

more than 3 years ago
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Online Call To Shoot President Ruled Free Speech

ikirudennis What happened to America? (395 comments)

Does anyone remember the outcry about civility in political discourse when Gabby Giffords was shot? Am I the only one who seems to recall that threatening to kill the president was considered a serious breach of conduct? I'm not trying to argue that we should all fall in line with what's going on in government. I'm just trying to ask: what happened to America that we lost all sense of civility when it comes to politics?

more than 3 years ago
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Diver Snaps First Photo of Fish Using Tools

ikirudennis Re:Um (118 comments)

If there was ambiguity before (and I'm not saying there was), your suggestion does nothing to remove it. It could still be describing a situation where the diver's camera is (for some reason) being pointed out as a tool.

My point was that not only is the perceived ambiguity stupid but that there's almost no way to completely solve it. Language can be ambiguous at times, and there's not a whole lot anyone can do about it. Get over it.

more than 3 years ago
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Diver Snaps First Photo of Fish Using Tools

ikirudennis Re:Um (118 comments)

If you see the headline as being ambiguous, how would you rewrite it to remove the ambiguity?

more than 3 years ago
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Tilting Bike Uses Google Maps To Simulate Routes

ikirudennis Re:Why not? (115 comments)

It sounds like you live in a climate where biking in the winter months isn't considerably dangerous.

more than 3 years ago
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Hijacked Fox News Twitter Account Falsely Claims Obama Shot Dead

ikirudennis Re:Hmm (290 comments)

It was never intended as a factual statement.

more than 3 years ago
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The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

ikirudennis Re:Simple reason: Nobody wants security (159 comments)

The problem is actually that the internet/http was never designed for security. We've just managed to hack some semblance of security on top of it, but ultimately, it's always going to be insecure to some degree. If we really want a secure internet it will likely have to be redesigned from the ground up.

more than 3 years ago
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White House Explains Transport-Energy Future

ikirudennis Re:Restrict oil speculation (358 comments)

This comment (and others in reply to it) are talking about cents. The price of gas is DOLLARS more than it was in the late 90s. Anyone trying to say that one factor can be eliminated to solve the problem is not understanding the whole problem.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4 Released!

ikirudennis Re:Can't switch 'til delicious add-on works (554 comments)

I've been using the betas for a little while and tried to use the delicious add-on while disabling the compatibility check. It would work for a while and then start dumping lots of messages to syslog, jamming up the firefox process so that nothing would load. I posted to the delicious add-on's forum about this issue but have had no response from support yet. You're correct, changing the setting in about config should suffice, but in this case it does not.

more than 3 years ago
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IE9 Released, Media Has Opinions

ikirudennis Re:"Media has opinions" (378 comments)

Another one of my favorites occurred when there was a dispute over some toxic waste that had been disposed of illegally: "Finger Pointing Over Dumping"

more than 3 years ago
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80% of Browsers Found To Be At Risk of Attack

ikirudennis Re:Corporate -vs- home users? (196 comments)

I know what you're saying, but in order to run the test, the user must be able to install a plug-in. If the corporate user is unable to update java, they probably won't be able to install the plug-in.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama FCC Caves On Net Neutrality

ikirudennis Re:Color me Stupid (853 comments)

The real point is: Given the recent election, could Obama afford to actually put up a fight against this? I don't like it, but it's the best we can hope for given the current political climate.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama FCC Caves On Net Neutrality

ikirudennis Re:What a suprise (853 comments)

Is this meant as a criticism of Obama or the fact that Obama had to cave in to people who are against net neutrality?

more than 3 years ago
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Correcting Poor Typing Technique?

ikirudennis Re:Don't bother. (425 comments)

Baseball pitchers have to learn to do the same thing to get the ball moving faster.

Looks like I finally have an excuse to start juicing.

more than 4 years ago

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