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German Parliament Tells Government To Strictly Limit Patents On Software

illumastorm Re:The only exception... (75 comments)

computer programs which replace a mechanical or electromagnetic component

What would be realistic examples of this?

A clock.

about a year ago

Florida Activates System For Citizens To Call Each Other Terrorists

illumastorm Oh, good. (501 comments)

What can possibly go wrong?

about a year ago

Federal Judge Dismisses Movie Piracy Complaint

illumastorm Re:Cool web site (225 comments)

I had to block about 20 objects in order to read the article. The entire right sidebar was nothing but ads.

about a year ago

US Resists UN Push For Control Over Internet

illumastorm Re:As much as I dislike... (266 comments)

Yeah, this method is working great for Syria

more than 2 years ago

Live Pictures From Inside Your Stomach

illumastorm Stohach acid (40 comments)

Instead of hydrochloric acid my stomach contains Mountain Dew.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft: Windows 8 To RTM In August

illumastorm Re:Best OS ever (343 comments)

Not bugs! Features!

more than 2 years ago

Church of Scientology Enlisting Followers In Censorship

illumastorm Re:Oh Tee! (628 comments)

No need to apologize, The Tick is awesome. I re-read your post in The Tick's voice and i became even more awesome.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Solution For an Email Discussion Forum?

illumastorm Re:Wow. Sad. (131 comments)

You are also assuming that the GP has not had any first hand experience in assisting his users on how to use the site or other technical issues.

more than 2 years ago

Venezuela Bans the Commercial Sale of Firearms and Ammunition

illumastorm Re:disarm the planet (828 comments)

Nah. We'll send a neurotic genius to upload a computer virus on the mothership.

more than 2 years ago

Regarding timezones: I would rather live ...

illumastorm Time Zones (359 comments)

what I have learned with all the time zones in the world is this one thing: It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

about 3 years ago

Researchers Build "Squishy" Memory Device

illumastorm Re:Important questions: (84 comments)

Either way, your memory would be shot.

more than 3 years ago

New Bacterium Lives On Caffeine

illumastorm Re:But... (121 comments)

Not really, but they are great at geometric expansion problems

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Sniffs Out Unused Wireless Spectrum

illumastorm Re:It's all fun and game (102 comments)

I'm pretty sure that if such a device was approved by the FCC it would be programmed to avoid using emergency frequencies.

more than 3 years ago

IPad 2 Teardown Shows Tablet's Guts

illumastorm Re:Ample 512mb ram? (368 comments)

While it is true that desktops and laptops need more than 2GBs of RAM to even run an OS such as Windows. The iPad can get away with 512MB of RAM is due to the fact that the OS and the apps aren't as big as Windows or Windows programs. 512MBs is alot of RAM considering what the iPad is and what it can do.

more than 3 years ago

Physicists Build Bigger 'Bottles' For Antimatter

illumastorm Re:DON'T CROSS THE BEAMS! (119 comments)

Don't forget to tell them about the Twinkie.

more than 3 years ago

NASA Releases First 3D Images of the Sun

illumastorm Re:So all this time... (80 comments)

Funny, I thought the sun was a giant ball of burning gas.

more than 3 years ago

Ex-NSA Analyst To Be Global Security Head At Apple

illumastorm Re:Oh Great (145 comments)

So, when you mention people in black suits, I take it you already have met Apple's "gardeners"?

more than 3 years ago

Voyager 1 Beyond Solar Wind

illumastorm Re:The view... (245 comments)

Not only that, but it can see Uranus too

more than 3 years ago

Voyager 1 Beyond Solar Wind

illumastorm You can say (245 comments)

That Voyager 1 broke wind.

more than 3 years ago


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