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Bribe Devs To Improve Open Source Software

jm007 Re:Appealing to the inner pirate ... (109 comments)

"bounty" sounds cool and could be used as a pick up line:
"Yeah, babe, I'm a bounty hunter"

Just don't follow it up with "... just like Boba Fett"

about 9 months ago
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The Fascinating Science Behind Beer Foam

jm007 Re:Old news (73 comments)

In any case, this can and swill be hoppily instilled into my own ongoing research. Ale let you know if I pint anything.

about 9 months ago
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The Fascinating Science Behind Beer Foam

jm007 Re:I make beer... (73 comments)

Ah... that explains it. I had become somewhat nervous about the beverages handed to me by my grade school son ever since he learned about that prank. Nothing ever happened... and I thought he was just being a good, thoughtful boy.

about 9 months ago
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To Counter Widespread Surveillance, Stealth Clothing

jm007 Re:Dazzle on Warships (104 comments)

saw that too... you beat me to it :-)

about a year ago
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New 'Academic Redshirt' For Engineering Undergrads at UW

jm007 Re:Nothing new (147 comments)

well played!

about a year ago
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New 'Academic Redshirt' For Engineering Undergrads at UW

jm007 Nothing new (147 comments)

pfffttt..... Starfleet Academy has been doing this since forever.

about a year ago
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For Your Inspection: Source Code For Photoshop 1.0

jm007 Re:No server available (176 comments)

And faster.

about a year and a half ago
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Is Silicon Valley Morally Bankrupt and Toxic?

jm007 Re:Huh? (469 comments)

pretty much nailed it, too bad you replied AC

about 2 years ago
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ScummVM 1.5.0 'Picnic Basket' Released

jm007 Re:Picnic Basket (65 comments)

on purpose or not, it's always funny to scold others for being knuckleheads only to spell 'moron' incorrectly

good comment, however

about 2 years ago
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Gaming Clichés That Need To Die

jm007 Re:So... (416 comments)

In the spirit of helping out, I'm willing to beta-test the delivery system for free.

Please.

more than 2 years ago
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New York State Passes DNA Requirement For Almost All Convicted Criminals

jm007 Re:Why is this different than fingerprints? (260 comments)

Fingerprints are only good for identification.

DNA carries much more information about a person. As technologies improve in the genetics industry and with human ingenuity for dastardly deeds, it's not hard to conceive of how this information could be abused.

Once you're in the system, there's usually no way out. Be very cautious about things with things that can't be undone.

more than 2 years ago
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New York State Passes DNA Requirement For Almost All Convicted Criminals

jm007 My first thought: (260 comments)

Who is making money from this?

more than 2 years ago
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Remastered Star Trek: the Next Generation Blu-ray a Huge Leap Forward

jm007 Re:Or a Blu-Ray drive (470 comments)

link please

more than 2 years ago
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Master Engineer: Apple's "Mastered For iTunes" No Better Than AAC-Encoded Music

jm007 Re:Hey, the pirates can help (312 comments)

Thanks for reviving that stupid riff in my head for the next few days

jerk

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft's Killer Tablet Opportunity

jm007 Re:Considering who most computer users are these d (282 comments)

Having never seen a touch screen-based note-taking app being used, I was thinking the same thing. Having to write while your hand floats above the surface doesn't seem to be very natural nor comfortable.

Any insights? Not worth the googling effort at this point.

more than 2 years ago
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iPhone 4S's Siri Is a Bandwidth Guzzler

jm007 Re:Well, duh (290 comments)

Well said; you nailed it. Wish I had mod points for you.

more than 2 years ago
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Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Record

jm007 Re:why coffee? (174 comments)

If I had to guess as to why use coffee beans as fuel, I understand that when roasted, they are actually subjected to a process called torrefaction. In this way, moisture and other undesirable compounds in the raw biomass are boiled off. What remains has a Btu content just under that of coal, burns more consistently, and is resistant to moisture. Even if the coffee was first used to make the tasty beverage, I'm sure the used grounds would still have plenty of use as a gasification fuel.

The costs of processing the 'fuel' is actually paid for by the first use of coffee: drinking. To get a ready-to-use gasification fuel as a by-product sounds like a great way to extend its uses.

p.s., sorry, I think I duped this reply

more than 2 years ago
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Coffee-powered car breaks world record

jm007 Why coffee beans? (2 comments)

If I had to guess as to why use coffee beans as fuel, I understand that when roasted, they are actually subjected to a process called torrefaction. In this way, moisture and other undesirable compounds in the raw biomass are boiled off. What remains has a Btu content just under that of coal, burns more consistently, and is resistant to moisture. Even if the coffee was first used to make the tasty beverage, I'm sure the used grounds would still have plenty of use as a gasification fuel.

The costs of processing the 'fuel' is actually paid for by the first use of coffee: drinking. To get a ready-to-use gasification fuel as a by-product sounds like a great way to extend its uses.

more than 2 years ago
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For Mac Developers, Armageddon Comes Tomorrow

jm007 Re:Apples to Oranges Plus Fear Mongering (429 comments)

How does this guy post such a well thought out, cogent rebuttal -- with good grammar and spelling -- and done quickly enough to get first post?

He must have an app for that.

more than 3 years ago

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Two convicted in for refusal to decrypt data

jm007 jm007 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jm007 (746228) writes "There's a story in The Register dated 11th August 2009 about the first convictions in Britain for 'refusing to provide authorities with their encryption keys.' This has interesting implications in the USA considering the right against self-incrimination."

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