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CERN Tests First Artificial Retina Capable of Looking For High Energy Particles

lawnboy5-O Load me up! (60 comments)

Can it teach me kung fu?

about two weeks ago
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Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

lawnboy5-O Re:It's not just the refund (137 comments)

"People aren't willing to accept responsibility for themselves and their kids" Buillshit. The practice is deceptive and industry is play on the ignorance of the consumer.

about 3 months ago
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Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

lawnboy5-O It's Intended (137 comments)

There is no doubt in my mind this was part of the ROI model when they were thinking up ways to pilfer your dollars in somewhat covert ways... there is also no doubt they can make this effort much more transparent for the same reason.

about 3 months ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

lawnboy5-O Re:Lower cost for H1B ? In your dreams .... (341 comments)

I have first hand experience with it - and it's clear, as the message came from the top to drive down wages... look for foreign workers. Laws be dammed, particularly in right to work states. It's a sad but real truth to this situation of immigration. Is it everywhere - of course not - but I'd wager mostly everywhere.

about 3 months ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

lawnboy5-O Re:R's support lower H1B caps? (341 comments)

Exactly - there are plenty of workers here in America that can fill that void - employers are just reluctant to pay the proper price for it.

about 3 months ago
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Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job

lawnboy5-O Re:Oligarch's Game (538 comments)

You need to get involved more early on int eh process - and ensure the candidates that are groomed are not the minions you so aptly referred to.

...but yeah - I hear you loud and clear on the false choice argument.

about 2 months ago
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Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job

lawnboy5-O Oligarch's Game (538 comments)

Evermore, even our education system in the USA is now a "big" business, just like healthcare - this is despicable. Its a disgrace. It's been going on for decades, albeit at a somewhat chelonian pace; and now it's accelerating. Keep on voting GOP and corporate clown Dems... and this result will continue. Young people- you must get and vote - save your generation. Mine is lost to the oligarchs.

about 3 months ago
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FTC Lobbies To Be Top Cop For Geolocation

lawnboy5-O Re:this IS news !! (39 comments)

Sounds like Orwellian double speak to me... ;-)

about 4 months ago
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Web Browsing Isn't Copyright Infringement, Rules EU Court of Justice

lawnboy5-O Re:Copyright ending (79 comments)

Yes, I am aware.

about 4 months ago
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Web Browsing Isn't Copyright Infringement, Rules EU Court of Justice

lawnboy5-O Re:WTF? (79 comments)

...but isn't this really about information control as opposed to a business model initiative? Print has been dying a slow death for the better part of a decade now.

about 4 months ago
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Web Browsing Isn't Copyright Infringement, Rules EU Court of Justice

lawnboy5-O Re:Copyright ending (79 comments)

...or of course, just get rid of congress once and for all and elect working class people who know better from the get-go. It comes down to getting the money out of politics. It's time. Cheers!

about 4 months ago
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

lawnboy5-O Just one more reason (258 comments)

... to legalize and regulate.

about 5 months ago
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How Airports Became Ground Zero In the Battle For Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals

lawnboy5-O Re:another great example... (66 comments)

Yes! the government's economic arm... but this is different than the corrosive state of affairs we have today, wouldn't you agree? And by extension of government, you are to say they are governing powers? No. emphatically not. But that is indeed what is starting to happen in today's society. A parent / child relationship is not what we have... and in my mind there is no such thing as a "free market" present in the USA. Adam Smith's invisible hand is a myth here... its stroking the ego of the fascists right now fact. Its either regulated, policed, and maintained to operate with our corruption, or its corrupt to the bone. There is no in between save for one scenario: the morality of man gets with it, so as to not needing the policing and regulation. I am not suggest theocracy here - I am suggesting morality as a cultural underpinning. My point being it needs to be a one way relationship - which it is - but in the wrong direction at the moment.

about 6 months ago
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How Airports Became Ground Zero In the Battle For Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals

lawnboy5-O Re:another great example... (66 comments)

"They see the state and the corporation as opposing forces." Benito would be proud.

about 6 months ago
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Classified X-37B Space Plane Breaks Space Longevity Record

lawnboy5-O Introductions... (123 comments)

Negotiating First Contact?

about 6 months ago
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MIT's Inflatable Antennae Could Boost Small Satellite Communications

lawnboy5-O Re:ENLARGE YOUR ANTENNA (52 comments)

Can you put your weed in there?

1 year,14 days
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Most Tor Keys May Be Vulnerable To NSA Cracking

lawnboy5-O Re:Other than a few uber nerds (236 comments)

"...get off your ass and act in that place called 'the real world' and stop voting for assholes who erode our privacy in far more damaging ways."

Bingo.

Cookie for BitZ!

1 year,14 days
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The Three Pillars of Nokia Strategy Have All Failed

lawnboy5-O Re:What you do is... (409 comments)

Ummm... who's Nokia? ;-)

about 2 years ago
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The History of Lying With Images

lawnboy5-O Re:Nothing new (72 comments)

Wait until they get a load of the linguistic programming that has transpired...

about 2 years ago

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Bomb Threat At Apple!

lawnboy5-O lawnboy5-O writes  |  more than 3 years ago

lawnboy5-O (772026) writes "The campus, which serves in part as a distribution and call center for the Cupertino, Calif., consumer electronics maker, received a telephone call of the bomb threat sometime between 8:05 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. local time, said Elk Grove police officer Chris Trim.

Apple declined to comment, deferring all questions to the Elk Grove Police Department."

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A cordless future for electricity?

lawnboy5-O lawnboy5-O writes  |  about 5 years ago

lawnboy5-O (772026) writes "WiTricity's version of wireless electricity — which converts power into a magnetic field and sends it sailing through the air at a particular frequency — still needs to be refined a bit, he said, but should be commercially available soon. Giler, whose company is a spinoff of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology research group, says wireless electricity has the potential to cut the need for power cords and throw-away batteries."

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