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Tesla Releases Electric Car Patents To the Public

jmkaza Re:Is There A List? (211 comments)

No one has ever accused the patent office of making things easy to find.

about 5 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

jmkaza Re:Resolution (316 comments)

It's because they're not going after the tablet market, they're going after the laptop market. In the demo, they were comparing it to the MacBook Air, not the iPad. We're doing a product evaluation of the Surface Pro 2 at work, and the biggest complaints are that the screens too small and it's too heavy. they fixed both of these thing with the 3. This will sell ridiculously well in the enterprise.

about 6 months ago
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Shunting the FCC To the Slow Lane

jmkaza Re:Wow, the Republicans... (194 comments)

It was meant more as a validation of your comment. Neither party's constituents are what the media (or other side) portrays them as. Many of the wealthiest, business owning Americans are Democrats. 8 of the 10 poorest counties in the US (the 'entitlements' voters) went to Romney. As a radical moderate, I find irony in either of the stereotypes.

about 6 months ago
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Shunting the FCC To the Slow Lane

jmkaza Re:Wow, the Republicans... (194 comments)

With apologies to Charles Baudelaire - "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that Democrats are a party of lazy leaches."

about 6 months ago
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Interview: Ask Ben Starr About the Future of Food

jmkaza Re:scalability (137 comments)

In Denver, Mile High Organics, Door to Door Organics, Walmart to Go, The Organic Dish, Growers Organics, and a few others all offer a large variety of organic and local produce and packaged/prepared foods delivered directly to your home. Since your question was when, the answer is a few years ago.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: the State of Open CS, IT, and DBA Courseware in 2014?

jmkaza Degree != Job (84 comments)

Rather than looking for schools, start looking for jobs. To be a doctor, you need to go to medical school, to be a lawyer, you need to go to law school. To be a programmer, you have to know how to code, and your post implies you already do.

about 8 months ago
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Surfcast Sues Microsoft Over Tile Patent

jmkaza Re:Seriously?! (255 comments)

If you did, you should have patented it, 'cause you were way ahead of your time. The only other product doing anything like this in 2000 was Microsoft's new OWA client, which had just implemented XMLHTTPRequest to dynamically update content from the internet. This patent is a bit ahead of that in that it was being applied to display content from multiple sources, rather than just Exchange.

about 2 years ago
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Open Compute Developing Wider Rack Standard

jmkaza Re:metric? (237 comments)

At 0 degrees Fahrenheit, to the human body, it becomes frickin' cold out.
At 100 degrees Fahrenheit, to the human body, it becomes frickin' hot out.

Why would humans care whether water is freezing? I have no emotion towards how water feels. When I go outside, I'm more concerned with whether I'm going to be freezing, and at 32F, it's only mildly chilly out.

more than 2 years ago
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Florian Mueller Outs Himself As Oracle Employee

jmkaza Re:Bias is not a problem,ethics is (285 comments)

What didn't he disclose? When Microsoft was his client, he let his readers know. Now he's started working with Oracle, while he's providing public opinions about an Oracle case, and again, he let his readers know.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Share a SharePoint Site?

jmkaza Give it to the state (151 comments)

New York State Senate releases all the software they develop under a dual GPL3/BSD license. Pas it up to them to release and let them deal with it...

http://www.nysenate.gov/developers/

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

jmkaza Re:not NET neutrality (272 comments)

It's the network path that's followed. If you published the original file on your local pc and set the tracker up for use within comcast's network, then you wouldn't be using the internet. Of course, no one outside of comcast's network, and more specifically, your comcast subnet, would be able to access it. And really, what's the point of using bt between two users? Just set up an nfs share, there's a lot less overhead.

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

jmkaza Re:not NET neutrality (272 comments)

I disagree that the Internet is anything on the other side of their connection. I'd say the Internet is anything on the other side of their Gateway, but anything on the same side of that gateway is local network.

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

jmkaza Re:not NET neutrality (272 comments)

"their WAN is part of the internet and fully connected to it"

No, it's not. If you've got Comcast as an ISP, check your computer's ip address and subnet mask. I'm sure you'll find that you're not routable from the Internet.

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

jmkaza Re:not NET neutrality (272 comments)

BT is Internet, it's just not WWW.

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

jmkaza Re:not NET neutrality (272 comments)

I'd say the Internet is a Specific network of networks. If Comcast is receiving the shows from the studios via satellite telemetry, encoding them, then distributing them to your app via their own IP based network, no Internet connection is required. You're paying separately, via your cable subscription, for this network access. I have Comcast as my ISP, but I don't have cable. I have access to the Internet, but I don't have access to this.

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

jmkaza not NET neutrality (272 comments)

The NET in Net Neutrality implies Internet. When comcast is delivering you a Netflix/Hulu/Vudu etc. stream, they're pulling it from the open Internet to deliver it to you. When you're using their app, the can deliver the same content completely over their own network. You're not using the Internet, you're using Comcast's WAN, so no Internet bandwidth is being used, so it shouldn't be charged. If I'm streaming a movie from my PC to my TV, it doesn't go against my cap either, because it's using my isolated network, not the Internet.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Unveils New iPad

jmkaza Re:Quad core (989 comments)

They said it's a quad core retina though. Those would have to come from quadricorns.

more than 2 years ago
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NYC To Release Teacher Evaluation Data Over Union Protests

jmkaza Re:Won't someone think of the children? (557 comments)

How about having teachers, a month or two into the school year, evaluate their own students on how well prepared they were for that grade. You'd then apply those ratings back to their previous year's teachers. If 5th grade teacher X, Y, and Z all show that Mrs. Smith's 4th grade students were studious and knowledgeable, but Mr. Robert's were inattentive and inept, Mrs. Smith could be rated Satisfactory, and Mr. Roberts... Un. There would be bias, as teachers in the same school/district would undoubtedly know both the other teachers and what students they had had, but statistical analysis and patterns over time could eliminate much of this.

more than 2 years ago
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300k Organic Farmers To Sue Monsanto For Seed Patent Claims

jmkaza Re:I hate to defend Monsanto somewhat, but (617 comments)

Systemic pesticides don't wash off. They enter the plant and work from the inside. Root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, radish, etc) are pretty much sponges that suck up anything in the soil, pesticides included.

more than 2 years ago

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Facebook buys Blake Ross' Parakey

jmkaza jmkaza writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jmkaza (173878) writes "After handing the Mozilla Foundation a slam dunk with Firefox, Blake Ross went on to found another application to change the way we use the web; Parakey, a new type of web-based OS. Facebook, having released a developer's API, has been called the Social OS, and is quickly gaining ground on MySpace, the current leader. Now these two projects have joined. Could we be on the verge of Web 3.0?"
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