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Gadget Allows You to Keep Bees In Your Apartment

kellyb9 Article Title (252 comments)

Philips Unveils Sexy Urban Beehive Concept

I'll admit... it's entirely possible that I don't understand the meaning of that word.

more than 2 years ago

The Dark Side of the Tech Patent Wars

kellyb9 Re:This is what happens. (196 comments)

This is what happens when businesses and government consider "intellectual property" to be a great base for an economy.

Why wouldn't they think that? Seems like there's a lot of people making a lot of money in litigation.

about 3 years ago

Wikipedia May Censor Images

kellyb9 Re:Let's not go overboard (171 comments)

The problem is that the moment such a filter is implemented, organizations that already use other methods to get rid of images they don't approve, will demand such filter to be enabled on their whim, without allowing people to opt out.

As long as the organization's you are referring to are not ISP's then I'm fine with this too. If you're on someone else's equipment (eg: work), you are subject to their rules.

about 3 years ago

Why Netflix Had To Raise Its Prices

kellyb9 Re:No sports on Netflix (574 comments)

Not just ESPN... in fact, not espn at all. You're pretty much screwed on just about any live sporting event. I would've given up cable long ago if not for this fact.

more than 3 years ago

EA Considers Service-Based Business Model For Sports Games

kellyb9 EA = Monopoly (64 comments)

EA is better off putting out roster updates. They practically own a monopoly on sports games (particularly the Madden series), and whenever they put out a new "feature", it's usually more-or-less something that benefits them and hurts the consumer. I'm sick of buying half a game, and EA is one of the biggest offenders IMO.

more than 3 years ago

DOJ: We Can Force You To Decrypt That Laptop

kellyb9 Pleading the 5th (887 comments)

With a warrant, they should be able to decrypt your laptop... but I certaintly wouldn't help them do it. Isn't there something in the constitution about not having to implicate yourself?

more than 3 years ago

Computer De-Evolution: Awesome Features We've Lost

kellyb9 Re:Real Power Buttons (662 comments)

But how will the government know what you're doing if your device is turned off?

more than 3 years ago

China Alleged To Use Prisoners In Lucrative Internet Gaming

kellyb9 Re:US employs 80,000 prisoners for labor (313 comments)

"There are presently 80,000 inmates in the US employed in commercial activity, some earning as little as 21 cents an hour."

Well, they do get free room and board.

more than 3 years ago

PayPal Co-Founder Gives Out $100,000 To Not Go To College

kellyb9 not a whole lot of money (418 comments)

100,000 dollars really isn't that much money.

more than 3 years ago

Major Release of Miro Aims to Compete With iTunes

kellyb9 Re:"Open Media" (201 comments)

I think you're missing the point here. I don't think the point is really about DRM or openness. I think the major point is Android. I buy my music off of Amazon, but it would be nice to have a way of syncing my device the same way iPhone users do. I know there are a few applications out there to do it, but like you already pointed out, none of them are nearly as polished as iTunes. Anything close and I'll probably give their tool a shot.

more than 3 years ago

Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?

kellyb9 PS3 (1162 comments)

Blu-ray is the only feature Sony hasn't taken out of my Playstation 3.

more than 3 years ago

Kepler Recovers After 144 Hour "Glitch"

kellyb9 Eject the floppy (73 comments)

Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready


more than 3 years ago

NASA Picks Up Rainstorms On Titan

kellyb9 Weather (110 comments)

So what you're really telling me is - they can tell me its raining on Titan, but I can't seem to get reliable weather forcasts here.

more than 3 years ago

Online-Only Currency BitCoin Reaches Dollar Parity

kellyb9 Re:In other words (517 comments)

Isn't the dollar already worthless?

Maybe... Maybe not. I can still go into any store in the US and buy something with good old-fashioned cash. If I went in their with my digital wallet of BitCoins, they'd probably laugh at me.

On a side note, if they were real geeks, they would've called them credits.

more than 3 years ago

Fox News Brings Video Game Violence Debate To a New Low

kellyb9 Re:Huh (421 comments)

You may be preaching to the choir, but it's all about the bottom line. Fox news isn't really news - it's entertainment. Fox will continue to sell what people are buying. People think that they are dumb and uninformed, I disagree - I think they are very smart and very informed... about money. All other news outlets are carbon copies of the same formula with a different spin.

more than 3 years ago

US Has Secret Tools To Force Internet On Dictatorships

kellyb9 Re:Simpler, low-tech internet (282 comments)

the response is broadcast in the form of printouts of the requested web page dumped out of a Hercules C130.

Why use a plane? Theres already an RFC for carrier pidgeons.

more than 3 years ago

Hack Chrome, Win $20,000

kellyb9 Microsoft Copied... HA! (79 comments)

I hacked it to make Bing come up with the same results as Google... Please send me a check or a money order.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Vehemently Denies Google's "Bing Sting"

kellyb9 Re:So the answer is yes (596 comments)

Its also quite arguably libelous claiming or inferring that a competitor is stealing your product. If they actually believe this to be true, why not launch an actual lawsuit. God knows companies love to use their lawyers. Otherwise, I'd just call it competition, and if MS happens to have a better product, Google should be nervous of them.

more than 3 years ago

Russia Launches, Loses, Finds Military Satellite

kellyb9 Re:Technological independence (88 comments)

So... did someone else launch a natural satellite?

Is that a serious question? The moon is a natural satellite.

more than 3 years ago


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