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Cambridge Scientists Create Huge Quantum Particles

jimthehorsegod Re:Quantum Participles (52 comments)

if you're using a tablet for a date, let me tell you you're doing it wrong...

more than 2 years ago
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Hiding Messages In VoIP Packets

jimthehorsegod Re:This is a great idea (83 comments)

That's interesting - then leave said documents on a laptop in a cab or train for authenticity.. The lag may be hard to deal with, though

more than 2 years ago
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Google Music Downloads To Go Ahead Without Sony Or Warner

jimthehorsegod Re:Here's a chance to grab my money Google. (220 comments)

Three things:

1: Last time I heard, Amazon's music store isn't in the UK and many other parts of the world.

Erm... www.amazon.co.uk/MP3 ?

more than 2 years ago
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Google Music Downloads To Go Ahead Without Sony Or Warner

jimthehorsegod Re:Who cares? (220 comments)

And the artists who make the music we love don't get paid enough by the labels anyway.

Goodness, no - it's a wonder they can even scrape together the money to eat with...

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Spammers You Know?

jimthehorsegod Re:Getting your point across (333 comments)

To paraphrase a post from the Ralsky thread: I am writing this article to request something for a terminaly ill boy. Theu Training is a seven year old boy who has terminal cancer. His ambition before he dies is to be included in the Guinness Book of Records as having the largest collection of post cards. My request is that EVERYONE who reads this posting send at least one post card to him at: 707, rue du Village suite 202 Morin-Heights, (Québec) J0R 1H0 Phone: 450.226.2238 Fax: 450.226.1917 Toll free number : 1.800.861.6618 E-mail: conseil@theumanage.com Please pass this information on to as many people as possible. Let's make a child's dream come true before its too late. Best wishes. A hopeful person.

more than 2 years ago
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Extension To Chrome Brings Remote Desktop Abilities

jimthehorsegod Re:Login Screen (189 comments)

it's a shame you came back to add that because you were wrong the irst time and now the second. windows key plus r still works just fine still.

more than 2 years ago
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Research Suggests Tobacco Companies Add Weight Loss Drugs

jimthehorsegod Re:Implicated? Yeah, and then what. (281 comments)

My family got paid a huge amount (by the government) to sell the rights to our tobacco base... They lease a lot of base so they can have a sizable crop.

So, all your base are belong to us, now?

more than 3 years ago
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Twitter Reveals User Details In UK Libel Case

jimthehorsegod Re:Freedom Of Speech, eh? (127 comments)

Um, so say for example that rivals in your personal or professional life decide to run a newspaper ad and poster campaign (falsely) outing you as a child molester, complete with photographs of you and graphic descriptions of your actions, you'd take that on the chin, seeing as you'd have no defence?

more than 3 years ago
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Judge Declares Mistrial Because of Wikipedia

jimthehorsegod Re:Personally... (558 comments)

If juries want to select only people who are ignorant, then don't be surprised when they award money to McDonald hot coffee defendants.

Juries don't select people, and they rarely award money to defendants.

more than 3 years ago
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When Computers Go Wrong

jimthehorsegod Re:Car Hacks (250 comments)

Well, for one I'd expect that software alterations are rather less likely to be spotted by accident investigation...

more than 3 years ago
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Chrome OS Doesn't Trust Apps Or Users

jimthehorsegod Re:Wait, what? (410 comments)

Let's put the apostrophe in its rightful place first though, eh?

more than 3 years ago
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AVG 2011 Update Causes Widespread Problems For 64-Bit Windows

jimthehorsegod Re:Ask a friend (318 comments)

You have no choice over the OS you use on your work laptop, but have free reign over which free not-for-commercial-use AV you use? How odd...

more than 3 years ago
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British Aircraft Carrier For Sale On Auction Site

jimthehorsegod Re:WOOOOO! (224 comments)

Oh dear oh dear... (Woooooosh, and all that)

more than 3 years ago
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British Aircraft Carrier For Sale On Auction Site

jimthehorsegod Re:Datacenter (224 comments)

With Indian programmer's what?

more than 3 years ago
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Seven Words You Can't Say On Google Instant

jimthehorsegod Re:I'm surprised. (257 comments)

No my point was simply that unless you *know* that the results shown in the instant search are only a subset of the ones you'd get if hitting enter, it's (perhaps semi-unintentional) censoring the results. When you simply get no results and have to hit enter to see anything at all, fair enough - but in the example I quote, it's unreasonable to assume that everyone would realise that the results for "murder" are any different to "murder + CRLF"

more than 3 years ago
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Seven Words You Can't Say On Google Instant

jimthehorsegod Re:I'm surprised. (257 comments)

is it censorship when they still allow you to search the terms?

Yes, in some cases - FTFA:

However, even when your request isn't blacklisted, you're not getting the SAME results that you would get by hitting return. Entering "murder" into the search bar gets you suggestions of mostly band names. It's only after you hit return that you can learn the other sinister meaning of the word.

more than 3 years ago
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Malfunction Costs Couple $11 Million Slot Machine Jackpot

jimthehorsegod Re:Mistake my ass. (479 comments)

Yes that does make sense, but whilst the lottery result you quote is a one-off event with unlikely results, the (G?)GP's post indicated that people cheating an imperfect Kino machine were caught early doors because the ratio didn't match. If the aim of the machine is simply to have hard-coded probabilities that by their nature will cause the payout level over infinite time to be, say, 97% then a payout level of 105% over a week, or even two weeks just isn't necessarily cause for concern - ditto the period where the payout level is 90% What I'm meaning is that in a constantly repeated series of non-rigged probability-based games being played, on what grounds could you say 'this is being cheated' given that the payout ratio must by definition vary all over the place?

more than 4 years ago
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Malfunction Costs Couple $11 Million Slot Machine Jackpot

jimthehorsegod Re:Mistake my ass. (479 comments)

Well then that's directly at odds with the GP's post - that 'rogue' wins can be detected because they fall outside the target payout ratio limits

more than 4 years ago
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Rubber Boots Charge Your Phone

jimthehorsegod Re:Slow news day? (111 comments)

Dynamos are heavy, thin-film PV is light.

Batteries are...

more than 4 years ago

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