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Researchers Working On Crystallizing Light

in10se This just in... (129 comments)

This just in... faster than light speed is now possible by dropping a clump of light crystals on the floor and then running away.

about a month and a half ago
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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service

in10se Never understood the problem (484 comments)

Let's say you lived in a valley and couldn't pick up any OTA TV broadcasts. You have a neighbor who lives on a hill who can. Aereo is like your neighbor allowing you to put an antenna on their property (and charging a few bucks for their trouble and the use of their land). I don't understand the problem.

about 4 months ago
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Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

in10se What's Next? (285 comments)

What's next? Getting people to use it after they download it. I suppose I'm counted in that 100 million, but I've never actually had a reason to use the product. Absolutely everyone I know in business and personal life uses MS Office, and I get the whole MS Office suite free through work or included in any new PC purchase.

about 6 months ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

in10se OMG! (99 comments)

Dear Slashdot,

Please consider your audience. This might be the top "science" story on Hollywood Insider, but on Slashdot it's just insulting.

about 6 months ago
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Is Google Making the Digital Divide Worse?

in10se Re:So, learning scales linearly with bandwidth? (259 comments)

Based on this data, I am able to learn 100x faster at work than at home. I guess that's why they won't let me telecommute...

about 8 months ago
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Global Biological Experiment Generates Exciting New Results

in10se Really Editors? Exciting? (340 comments)

Is "exciting" really the proper word for this headline? How about "terrifying" or "catastrophic".

about a year ago
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Apple Offers Refund To Stiffed Breaking Bad Season Pass Customers

in10se Re:Netflix (215 comments)

Half of the last season has been on Netflix for well over a month.

1 year,28 days
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Why Laws Won't Save Banks From DDoS Attacks

in10se Re:Sue Microsoft for willful negligence (80 comments)

Not that the idea of a lawsuit against Microsoft is likely, but I think the OP is referring to the source of the attack - not the target. The point is that many DDOS attacks are created by zombie computers, many of which run Microsoft operating systems.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Cars Eventually Need a Do-Not-Track Option?

in10se Re:weird analogy (170 comments)

As a reader of Slashdot, you should probably learn that the difference between opt-in and opt-out is more than just semantics.
They are not simply opposites of each other.

about a year and a half ago
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Can You Potty Train a Cow?

in10se April Troll's Day? (214 comments)

Is my calendar broken? Is it April 1 already?

about a year and a half ago
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Anonymous Helps Find Evidence In Gang Rape Case

in10se Re:Anonymous has become Batman. (436 comments)

IANAL: Not sure if that's true. If the police obtained the evidence illegally, it could not be used in court. However if someone else obtains it illegally (who has no connection with the police) and provides it to them, then it can be used.

"Evidence unlawfully obtained from the defendant by a private person is admissible. The exclusionary rule is designed to protect privacy rights, with the Fourth Amendment applying specifically to government officials."
- Burdeau v. McDowell, 256 U.S. 465

about 2 years ago
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Solar Panels For Every Home?

in10se Inexhaustible? (735 comments)

Inexhaustible? Has no one seen The Matrix? When the machines take over, we are going to have to block out the sun. What use are your silly solar panels then?

about 2 years ago
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Google Announces Plans, Pricing For Kansas City Fiber Network

in10se Unusual Pricing (263 comments)

Those prices seem unusually high, although depending on what "conventional" internet is, a one time fee of $300 for broadband internet access sounds tempting.

more than 2 years ago
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Academics Not Productive Enough? Sack 'em

in10se I've got tenure, suckers! (356 comments)

One of my favorite Futurama scenes:

Mayor Poopenmayer: Professor Wernstrom, can you save my city?
Professor Wernstrom: Of course, but it'll cost you. First, I'll need tenure.
Mayor Poopenmayer: Done.
Professor Wernstrom: And a big research grant.
Mayor Poopenmayer: You got it.
Professor Wernstrom: Also, access to a lab, and five graduate students, at least three of them Chinese.
Mayor Poopenmayer: All right, done. What's your plan?
Professor Wernstrom: What plan? I'm set for life. Au revoir, suckers!
Leela: That rat! Do something!
Mayor Poopenmayer: I wish I could, but he's got tenure.

more than 2 years ago
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Why the Number of O's In LOL Matter On YouTube

in10se LOOOOOOOOL!!!! (186 comments)

So LOOOL (Laugh Out Out Out Loud) is as funnier than LOL (Laugh Out Loud)? While the attempt at an algorithm to discover funny videos is interesting, I hope they are keeping in mind how low the bar is when studying YouTube comments.

more than 2 years ago
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An Operating System For Cities

in10se BSOD (216 comments)

So the Blue Screen of Death could really mean death...

about 3 years ago
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PayPal Co-Founder Gives Out $100,000 To Not Go To College

in10se Not College? (418 comments)

Don't go to "college". Come to our "fellowship" and take "classes" where we will mentor you and teach you things. That doesn't sound like a university at all...

The main difference is that they will probably dedicate more time an money for these students which will somehow prove it is better not to go to college... and they'd be right. It is probably better to get taken under the wing of a billionaire and get a free education than go to college.

more than 3 years ago

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Google to Retire Google Affiliate Network

in10se in10se writes  |  about a year and a half ago

in10se (472253) writes "Our goal with Google Affiliate Network has been to help advertisers and publishers improve their performance across the affiliate ecosystem. Cost-per-action (CPA) marketing has rapidly evolved in the last few years, and we’ve invested significantly in CPA tools like Product Listing Ads, remarketing and Conversion Optimizer. We’re constantly evaluating our products to ensure that we’re focused on the services that will have the biggest impact for our advertisers and publishers.

To that end, we’ve made the difficult decision to retire Google Affiliate Network and focus on other products that are driving great results for clients.

We’ll continue to support our customers as we wind down the product over the next few months. And there are other products that can help you achieve your goals. Affiliate publishers can continue to earn AdSense revenue through the AdSense network. And marketers can take advantage of other CPA-oriented Google tools like Product Listing Ads, remarketing and Conversion Optimizer to drive valuable online sales and conversions. These areas are growing rapidly and we’re continuing to invest heavily in them.

Thanks for your support of our affiliate product, and we look forward to helping you grow your business in the future.

Posted by: J.J. Hirschle, Head of Google Affiliate Network"

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