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UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

l0n3s0m3phr34k TFA: "what happened to freedom of speech?" (302 comments)

Your in the UK, that's the problem. The UK's "freedom of speech" law is far more complicated than the US's. They have a "negative right" under Common Law, seems like a list of more what you can do as opposed to what you can't. Show's the origin comes from the monarchy having absolute power and slowly dolling out rights as opposed to the US's that started out almost absolute and has slowly been restricted.

It's quite possible the hotel might have recourse to do this under the UK's defamation laws. It's very complicated, probably involving the phase of the moon and such from the 1500's.

3 days ago
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A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

l0n3s0m3phr34k Accelerando IRL (200 comments)

This is the first step to the "cat chasing a mouse" AI in the Charles Stross's book Accelerando. They programmed the AI to see the missile's target as a mouse so it would chase it. We're just a few steps away from this.

Despite Elon Musk's recent anti-AI ranting (which does have truth too it), we'll get our flying cars once we can implement a "bird-based" AI to fly it for us. The more we replicate nature in our tech the further we'll get. I predict we'll see "emergent features" such as social hierarchies, empathy, emotions, and such in our tech the more neurons we add without even really needing to program it on purpose.

about a week ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

l0n3s0m3phr34k He has jumped (186 comments)

way beyond the Red Line into uncharted space. His work will not be forgotten.

SO SAY WE ALL!

about a week ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Sci Fi Really Ages Quickly (186 comments)

For me, Han not shooter first ruined the idea of his redemption. He did, he was a scoundrel smuggler! The Light Side saved him, that's part of the whole point of the movies.

about a week ago
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AT&T Stops Using 'Super Cookies' To Track Cellphone Data

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Idiotic (60 comments)

all the net traffic gets routed through a proxy already, so yeah. So many time Google would complain that my IP when logging on to gmail had suddenly gone from Oklahoma to California (where one of their exit nodes are). Quite annoying.

about a week ago
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AT&T Stops Using 'Super Cookies' To Track Cellphone Data

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Correction (60 comments)

LOL they stopped using *that particular implementation*, will probably wait a few months, then roll it out again under a different name and just keep more of a lid on it this time.

about a week ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:uh, no? (339 comments)

probably drunk on russian vodka!

about a week ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Stupid, trucks cause the problem (554 comments)

Me? No. I'm just a poor old man. I have no time for law- breakers. My legs are grey. My ears are gnarled. My eyes are old and bent.

Not making fun of you or your friend at all, I too am starting to feel my "age" in specific joints. But I couldn't help remembering that scene, I think about it every time I get up in the morning and sound like rice crispies.

about a week ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Stupid, trucks cause the problem (554 comments)

around here crystal methamphetamine is made from gasoline, and really gives your car that extra pep in rush hour!

about a week ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Stupid, trucks cause the problem (554 comments)

I'll give you $1000 to come to Tulsa and do my commute for a week right now! 17 miles one-way, absolutely no "bike paths" on the way there other than the sidewalk (about half the time), you'll only have 50+ intersections to get through on your bike. Or take your bike on the highway and get arrested. Oh, and it's about 23 degrees right now and was 18 windchill when I get off work (at 5:00 AM, still dark). If your willing to bike 40 miles a day in 18 degree winds I doubt you'd be able to make it through the winter without getting ran over or suffering some nasty flu / cold and missing a bunch of work. Oh, and have fun riding your bike through our gang-infested North Tulsa, unless you wanted to go a few extra miles on your bike to get around it. Oh, and I work 12 hour shifts so enjoy spending at least 2-3 hours per day in the freezing cold and getting 4-6 hours of sleep a night per week. I'm sure some people can do that, but it's highly impracticable and potentially deadly.

about a week ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:ShirtStorm (337 comments)

wow, and the flute...that makes it even worse. Quite phallic! Only way for that to be worse is if the title of the statue was "The Skin Flute" or something

about a week ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Hey don't worry (337 comments)

he's a STRAWTROLL.

about a week ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Hey don't worry (337 comments)

a sign of obsession, or maybe he just likes to piss people off. Still not a "good thing", but being a troll is a bit better than being so OCD you write a script to get FP on / lol

about a week ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Hey don't worry (337 comments)

He almost had one, guess he shouldn't have picked Saddam Hussein as his financial backer LOL His mega-gun was one of the top targets in Desert Storm.

about a week ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:We may hear from Philae later (337 comments)

heck, just the comet shaking BEFORE it starts out-gassing might send Philae off. A human there could easily punt Philae off the surface way over escape velocity. Luckily Rosetta will see that happening pretty quickly; but your probably right it will get shaken off before it can recharge much. Maybe if it can recharge a bit first they can actually fire the harpoons. ARG, A HUMP LIKE A SNOWHILL! IT'S COMET 67P!

about a week ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Fair-weather power sources are lame... (337 comments)

Um, probably would have left off the solar panels and all that charging equipment. Pioneer 10 ran for 30 years off a single kilo. A few grams would have kept this lander probe going for quite some time.

about a week ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Fair-weather power sources are lame... (337 comments)

Unfortunately we're pretty much out of Pu238. The US just started in 2013 to make it again, but only at 1.5Kg a year. Curiosity used around 4kg of it, so it would take at least 2-4 years to make enough for a single probe. We used to buy decommissioned nukes from Russia and reprocess it, but now a) Putin hates us and b) they too are pretty much out of decommissioned nuclear material to even sell. Maybe by 2017 the USA might have enough to make a single RTG for a deep space mission.

about a week ago

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Obama "expects" FCC to rule for one-lane Net Neutrality

l0n3s0m3phr34k l0n3s0m3phr34k writes  |  about a month and a half ago

l0n3s0m3phr34k (2613107) writes "Obama said he opposes paid prioritization of Internet service, and has told Tom Wheeler so. He continued: "My appointee, [FCC Chairman] Tom Wheeler, knows my position. I can't now, that he's there, I can't just call him up and tell him exactly what to do. But what I've been clear about, what the White House has been clear about is that we expect whatever final rules to emerge to make sure that we're not creating two or three or four tiers of Internet. That ends up being a big priority of mine.""
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