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Valve Removes Right For Class Action Claims From EULA

jumpinp Re:I deeply dislike the end-run aroudn the courts (270 comments)

I am surprised Valve, any company really, doesn't have this included in there TOS from the get go, given the damages a class action lawsuit can bring to a company. The majority of customers don't care and can't even be bothered to read the agreement. There is hardly a downside, this clause can only improve their bottom line.

more than 2 years ago

White House Edited Oil Drilling Safety Report

jumpinp Re:I hope you like your change. (368 comments)

By "Set up" i meant there are a number of significant barriers to getting a third party elected. The main parties have done a good job at boxing out minority groups. Media coverage ignores them. Ballot laws are an obstacle for them to get listed. Our voting system of all or nothing makes voting third party a waist of time. Third party candidates aren't aren't even invited to the debates. The libertarian party has been struggling with this for a long time. It is far easier to change the ideology of the majority parties. There goals aren't set in stone and have changed considerably from when they were started.

more than 3 years ago

White House Edited Oil Drilling Safety Report

jumpinp Re:I hope you like your change. (368 comments)

The U.S. isn't setup for more than a two party system. Starting a new party would be a wast of time, no one other than a handful full of local politicians would get elected. The liberal party is your closest bet, That would still be a long shot as our culture is setup on the good old boys mentality. It is easier to influence a smaller group than the whole country. it's all about who you know, younger generations join the groups they best connect with. Friendships are made, and influence is a matter of fact. you are who your friends are. Change takes time and the tea party knows what they are doing. Historically, are major party's have changed ideology considerably.

more than 3 years ago

Panasonic's 16-Finger, Hair-Washing Robot

jumpinp Re:Not the same (181 comments)

Unfortunitly my gass pump does. They are now putting tvs on top of the pumps to annoy you with ads often at a high volume. One of the worst new developments to make a few extra advertising dollars. I avoid those gas stations when ever posible. Yet, I worry they will soon be everrywhere.

more than 3 years ago

Google Sues Dodgy Advertisers

jumpinp Re:google ads (71 comments)

I forgot about forum spam. I read a lot of that too.

more than 3 years ago

Google Sues Dodgy Advertisers

jumpinp google ads (71 comments)

Google's ads have been pointless for a long time. I don't understand how they make as much revenue as they do with ads that no one, or at least not anyone I know clicking on them. The ads are mostly spam and scams. Their text format is bad too. I rarely click on ads but those that I do are usualy non flash banners, or I'll unknowingly read a paid for review. A few key word lines of text doesn't have the click me afpeal that oither ad options do. It is about time they cleaned up their advertisers and made them more relevent.

more than 3 years ago

School District Drops 'D' Grades

jumpinp Re:Average (617 comments)

Quick warning here, by correcting yourself you significantly reduce the odds of entertaining replies, thus reducing the odds of a coffee-spew-on-screen, thus reducing the number of new monitors needed. You sir, are wrecking the economy.

Broken Monitor fallacy. Let me guess, you got a C in economics.

more than 4 years ago

How Truthful Are You When Creating Web Accounts?

jumpinp Risks (309 comments)

I remember growing up, it was common advice... Don't use your real name online. From then till now people's perception of the risks, yet the risks remain the same.

more than 4 years ago

It's Time To Split Up NSA Between Spooks and Geeks

jumpinp Re:Nonsensical ... (122 comments)

Oh, so you want a government/agency you can trust. Sorry, all out of that.

more than 4 years ago

Robot Warriors Will Get a Guide To Ethics

jumpinp Re:Rules of war (317 comments)

It's my understanding that anyone who shoots at you is a legitimate target.

Not if you are someplace where you have no right to be in the first place.

Granted, but now that your there it's kill or be killed. Legitimacy be damned.

more than 5 years ago

Robot Warriors Will Get a Guide To Ethics

jumpinp Rules of war (317 comments)

- such as a war zone from which all non-combatents have already fled, so that anybody who shoots at you is a legitimate target............ It's my understanding that anyone who shoots at you is a legitimate target.

more than 5 years ago

The Reality Distortion Field Is Real

jumpinp Re:Ain't That True (270 comments)

So its a public service to inspire creativity.

more than 6 years ago



life extension drug

jumpinp jumpinp writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jumpinp (1144189) writes "A drug discovered in the soil of a South Pacific island may help to fight the ageing process, research suggests. When US scientists treated old mice with rapamycin it extended their expected lifespan by up to 38%. The findings, published in the journal Nature, raise the prospect of being able to slow down the ageing process in older people. Article from BBC & Times"
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Cold air thwarts encryption

jumpinp jumpinp writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jumpinp (1144189) writes "MSNBC has an article on a Princeton University research project that bypassed disk encryption by freezing memory chips. The frozen chips retain their data even after losing power allowing the encryption keys to be copied. The only tool necessary were a can of duster and an imaging program. Although this isn't a new concept, how much of a risk does this pose to current encryption methods? Does this mean there isn't a secure means of safeguarding sensitive information?"


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