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I double check my spam filters ...

magsk Re:Technically speaking.... (144 comments)

Oh yes that is what I meant when chose once a week I check the results. WHy would anyone check the filters themselves ever, unless they where having bizarre problems. I think this poll, was written poorly and they meant to write what I thought they where asking.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Wants You to Use Your Real Name on YouTube

magsk Re:Money, magsk, money (602 comments)

yes I understand this, if you are not paying for something(the consumer) then you are the product. My belief was always that google took our general information such as a middle eastern male in 27-28 range lives in upper east side new york and likes fitness and wireless communication etc etc. But they did not associate that info to my personal name. That was what facebook tries to do, and is why i am vehemently against facebook. But now I think google in pursuit of higher profits is trying to force the same thing on its users.

about 2 years ago
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Google Wants You to Use Your Real Name on YouTube

magsk Why Google Why (602 comments)

I have historically been a believer in google, and thought they where one of the few companies who put principles like free information etc ahead of profit (my naivety). But moves like this are further cementing my belief that something is rotten at google, and it started to get real bad once Page became CEO. The one good thing about this is that it opens up the doors for competitors to take business from google imho, creating competition.

about 2 years ago
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DARPA Creates Machine Which Extinguishes Fires With Sound

magsk Re:CO2? (121 comments)

Difference between gases and sound waves is that gas can get around obstacles and into small crevices, sound waves cannot. Unless the fire is direct line of site and close to the fame in the video demonstration then it will not work. Put a simple piece of plywood or sheet metal in front of the speaker and fire and watch nothing happen.

about 2 years ago
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RIM Facing $147.2 Million Patent Verdict

magsk Re:kick them while they're down (77 comments)

I dont know why i got flaimbait, I was genuine in my question. Especially since it was hypothetical. If a company goes bankrupt after being sued and losing, where does that plaintiff stand in order of having rights to the bankrupt companies assets?

about 2 years ago
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RIM Facing $147.2 Million Patent Verdict

magsk kick them while they're down (77 comments)

Out of curiosity where would this patent plaintiff stand in order of having access to RIM assets if they where to file for bankruptcy? Assuming that RIM goes bankrupt tomorrow so before a new trial begins etc. I hope they are at the end of the line.

about 2 years ago
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In America, 46% of People Hold a Creationist View of Human Origins

magsk I believe in a varient of creationism (1359 comments)

My belief is that Human where created by advanced extraterrestrials, when I look at our progress as a species over past 50 years, I think that as long as we dont kill ourselves in the 50 years we should be at a place where we can create new humans from scratch, or from genetic modification. I believe us humans on earth where created by such a seeding operation, either as an experiment or a pay it forward or just that as a seeding exercise. So my creationism is based entirely on the notion that science and technology created us.

more than 2 years ago
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AOL Patent Deal Means Microsoft Now Holds Vestiges of Netscape

magsk Idea bout how to solve this patent mess (129 comments)

One of the rules of earning a patent are that it is simply an improvement on an existing thing. So wouldn't it make sense for HTC for example to patent their entire HTC one x, that will soon be released? Then all the item s in that phone are no longer patent protected from the software to chips , because the act of putting them all together in the configuration that the HTC one x, did is a clear improvement on them as pieces. Is it not an improvement of the 3g chip or the java software when they are put together to create the phone? I think it would hold up, I remember reading this article http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/business/15schumer.html?pagewanted=all [nytimes.com] And the main villain in it Claudio Ballard said the following, ot justify his patents “I didn’t invent the scanner; I didn’t invent networking, or computers or software,” he said. “But I am an expert at systems integration, and I created this complete end-to-end solution” for digital check processing.

more than 2 years ago
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Woz Fears Stifling of Startups Due to Patent Wars

magsk Idea about how to solve this patent mess (300 comments)

First I think patents are outdated, and the future will be filled with trade secrets instead of patents.

Anyway, one of the rules of earning a patent are that it is simply an improvment on an existing thing. So wouldnt it make sense for HTC for example to patent their entire HTC one x, that will soon be released? Then all the item s in that phone are no longer patent protected from the software to chips , because the act of putting them all together in the configuration that the HTC one x, did is a clear improvement on them as pieces.

Is it not an improvement of the 3g chip or the java software when they are put together to create the phone?

I think it would hold up, I remember reading this article http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/business/15schumer.html?pagewanted=all And the main villain in it Claudio Ballard said the following, ot justify his patents “I didn’t invent the scanner; I didn’t invent networking, or computers or software,” he said. “But I am an expert at systems integration, and I created this complete end-to-end solution” for digital check processing.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Is Planning To Penalize Overly Optimized Sites

magsk Re:Google is over. (299 comments)

are you kidding me, that is one of my absolute favorite things about gmail. SO many times i do want to send an attachment and in my hurry forget to actually attach the file but because of the intuitiveness of gmail i am saved from looking like a fool (for that instance) and sending a blank email .

more than 2 years ago
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Google Is Planning To Penalize Overly Optimized Sites

magsk Im in SEO and this makes me happy (299 comments)

I am a partner in a small SEO company and I feel dirty for it, but of course the money is good. Whenever I meet someone from google or Microsoft search I tell them how I long for the day they make my job obsolete. The net effects of of SEO are that search results are corrupted and instead of showing the most relevant or best source of original information, they show results of companies who have bought to most links and paid for the most fake blog and forum posts. SEO is about as bad for society as CDO and CDS trading by financial companies. SEO is robbing society of good information and knowledge.

more than 2 years ago
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Louis CK's Internet Experiment Pays Off

magsk Re:Pay on the way out... (309 comments)

you are right, it told me that after i went to post, but i didnt want to edit my comment. Maybe you can become my mentor and I your disciple?

more than 2 years ago
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Louis CK's Internet Experiment Pays Off

magsk Re:Pay on the way out... (309 comments)

I modded you up because I also think this is the best solution. What about a return policy? I try walking out of a movie halfway through if it suck go to get my money back and the theater wont do it. I can return a tv or half a box of cookies if they are no good, why not get a refund on my movie ticket? Plus it would help hollywood from making crappy movies. (maybe)

more than 2 years ago
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Iran Wants To Clone Downed US Drone

magsk Deebo would be proud (663 comments)

That's my bike fool! Nothing like invading someone elses space then making it seem like they are infringing on you. At least thats my takeaway Hypothetically what would the US do if an Iranian drone (without weapons) was downed in Virginia?

more than 2 years ago
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Google, Facebook Upset By Ad-Injecting Apps

magsk Re:Said it before and I'll say it again ... (282 comments)

I agree 100%. I use adblock on lots of sites, but the places I dont use and actually enjoy the ads because of their relevance and low key-ness, is google search and gmail. The ads are data driven and so many times they are right what I am looking for. Other sites just post ads for nutritional supplements when im reading an article about space exploration or might have an ad for a laptop, what do I care about those when reading an about space. Now if they advertised an imax showing near me about space or a telescope maybe i would make use of the ad.

more than 2 years ago
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17-Year-Old Wins $100K For Creating Cancer Killing Nanoparticle

magsk similar idea but differnt method as John kanzius (255 comments)

This guy did this already in a way I think http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kanzius But she had the brains to deliver it via the drug (not sure if his particles would be dilviered via the drug but dont see why not). Also he wanted to kill the cancer with radio waves heating the particles, her particels on the worthless biography says nothing about how the particles perform the function (at least that I saw)

more than 2 years ago
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Feds Return Mistakenly Seized Domain

magsk Sue ICE for its 1 year budget (243 comments)

They should sue them for as much as possible (I know I will be paying for it as a tax payer), they need to be taught a lesson which will make them more careful and rethink their practices.

more than 2 years ago
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Of all my locally stored data, I encrypt ...

magsk good opportunity (261 comments)

if there was some other way besides a password protection to encrypt folder it would make life much easier and more secure. I just dont want ot have to put in a pw every time i want to open my encrypted folder. Maybe instead something that uses the certain directional swiping of the mouse cursor, like how there is on android phones.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Addresses Factory Pollution In China

magsk Steve is turning in his grave (190 comments)

If only he could see how apple is not putting absolute profit ahead of everything else. Who was the more ruthless businessman in hindsight Mr Jobs or Mr Gates?

more than 2 years ago

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