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Whole Organ Grown In Animal For First Time

metrix007 Re:Prior art (76 comments)

No individual was ever an egg. The earliest the individual could said to be formed is at the zygote stage.

3 days ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

metrix007 Re:Service in exchange for a free modem? (224 comments)

The word is 'American'. 'USA-ian' is a nonsense word trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist.

about three weeks ago
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City of London Police Take Down Proxy Service Over Piracy Concerns

metrix007 Re:Corporate Cops, eh? (133 comments)

Summary is hyperbole. More votes come from corporations, but they are not a private police force.

about three weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

metrix007 Re:Great. Now the sloth community... (739 comments)

Imbecile. Check your arrogance and you will realize this is far from the first time you've been wrong, and that you could have been learning things all the while.

about a month ago
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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

metrix007 Re: Wow ... (419 comments)

I may well have been wrong. I was under the impression the bank supplies the equipment (i.e. the card readers and pinpads) and therefore at least the core software to process those cards and authenticate them.

about a month ago
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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

metrix007 Re: Wow ... (419 comments)

Really? Who do you think makes those Chase terminals? The Stores?

about a month ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

metrix007 Re:City of London Police =/= British Police (160 comments)

I admit I did not read your links, because I have seen this same nonsense theory pop up on /. numerous times before, and have read those links in the past.

The link and explanation RE the Common Council is interesting, thank you. Still, I only see evidence that this allows the corporations to have more influence over the City of London Police, it still is not the same thing as governing them.

When people make that claim, they make it seem like rest of laws in the country have no influence on the CoL police, and that simply isn't true. They are still accountable to higher powers and laws.

Do you have any information on arrestable offenses or crimes in The City of London that could not be made by the Metropolitan Police Force?

Any practical evidence of the corporations influence on the City of London police force benefiting corporations over people?

I think it's a terrible thing that corporations have this much influence on any police force, but I don't think it's fair to say they govern the police force. They are different things.

about a month ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

metrix007 Re:pre-crime (160 comments)

Sounds like you don't understand the difference between the executive branch and legislative branch.

Of course, cites might help.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

metrix007 Firewalls are overrated and misunderstood. (348 comments)

A firewall will not stop most attacks. A firewall has to allow traffic to the services that are permitted (duh), and so that open channel, attacking and exploiting the service is what will allow the attack.

A firewall could not stop that by design.

If an internet facing server is secure correctly, there is no need for a firewall in front of it.

There is however a need for a firewall between the DMZ (which is where this server should be) and the internal network, to prevent access to the internal network in the event the server in the DMZ is compromised.

about a month ago
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Senate Bill Would Ban Most Bulk Surveillance

metrix007 Re:For domestic use only (176 comments)

Well, yeah. Why should they?

Spying is what countries do on each other, even friendly countries.

I'd like to see a stop to agreements like the five eyes bullshit, and I don't think the NSA needs to archive every single goddamn email and telephone call....but intercepting communications of people from other countries if there is due cause?

No issue what so ever.

And, if you as a private citizen have an issue, you can double up on security because you should assume people are trying to listen regardless. Hell, maybe even your own government is doing the listening.

about a month ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

metrix007 Re:pre-crime (160 comments)

No, they are governed by the law. Corporations have more sway in elections, that isn't the same as governing the police force.

about a month ago
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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

metrix007 Re:$7142.85 (419 comments)

The only ignorant people here are those trying to insist there opinion, having been through Apple's RDF, is somehow objectively correct.

about a month ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

metrix007 Re:City of London Police =/= British Police (160 comments)

That means little. Corporations are often set up for bookkeeping or other reasons. It's disingenuous to use that as evidence that the City of London police force is corrupt and run by "corporations".

about a month ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

metrix007 Re:Great. Now the sloth community... (739 comments)

No, you're generally proved incorrect and are just too arrogant to realize it.

Your post history is available at http://slashdot.org/~Zero__Kelvin, FYI.

And yes, that is post history, and no, it isn't limited to your last 25 posts.

Here you can see your posts 10 pages in : http://slashdot.org/users2.pl?page=10&uid=151819&view=userhomepage&fhfilter=%22home%3AZero__Kelvin%22

And that argument with Xest? Idiot armchair lawyer didn't understand the law as much as he thought he did. I showed him to be wrong, but he just couldn't listen.

Ahh, I love arrogant IT people who can't admit when they're wrong. It's just so amusing.

about a month ago
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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

metrix007 Re: Wow ... (419 comments)

The bank supplies Apple's POS software, so the bank is on the hook.

Pretty simple really.

about a month ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

metrix007 Re:City of London Police =/= British Police (160 comments)

They are a police force specific to a small area, that doesn't mean they are governed by corporations.

about a month ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

metrix007 Re:pre-crime (160 comments)

This nonsense again. No conspiracy theory here, and the police force is not run by corporations.

about a month ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

metrix007 Re:Great. Now the sloth community... (739 comments)

People only need to look at your post history to see more often than not you don't know what your talking about, and you're certainly not in any position to admonish others.

If Linus does have a point, he can make it professionally instead of ranting like a scorned child. If he isn't capable that, than he isn't qualified to lead.

about a month ago
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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

metrix007 Re:Could it be Micro$oft ... (112 comments)

Probably missing something, but why do you need a sepereate system to track vote results> Could the system that tracks votes not just do a tally...

about a month and a half ago

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UK Goverment sedates a pregant woman and takes baby from womb

metrix007 metrix007 writes  |  about 9 months ago

metrix007 (200091) writes "The UK Goverment as part of it's onward march to becoming a full police state has reached a new low. British Social Services received a court order to sedate a woman and perform a ceasarian section to take custody of the unborn child. The woman was an Italian citizen who was in the UK for training. Her family stated the "breakdown" was due to her not taking her mediccation for her bi-polar condition. This is a new low...not only did they deprive a mother of childbirth and bonding with her child, they did it with little cause to someone who was not even a British citizen, but a visitor. Appaling."
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Why is it so hard to get a serious 3rd party in place?

metrix007 metrix007 writes  |  about a year ago

metrix007 (200091) writes "Everyone in the US seems to complain that the Democrats and the GOP are the same ala Kang and Kodos, and that it doesn't make too much of a difference which one you vote for as you will get screwed either way. Well, since the frame work is in place that anyone can form a political party..why isn't that being undertaken seriously?

Organized protests like OWS show that the support is there. Most states don't make it very hard to get on the ballot, and to be in a presidential debate you only need to have 15% support...which if the OWS support is any indication that should be easy.

What is stopping a real 3rd party from taking place? A 3rd party that has separation of church and state, complete support for LGBT, not shutting down the government over healthcare, holding the NSA responsible for the laws that have been broken, holding corporations responsible for the laws they continue to break, fixing patents, fixing copyright, fixing all the ridiculous problems with the police....how hard can it be to get support from 15% of the population for all of that stuff?"
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Can we elect anyone to office with enough support?

metrix007 metrix007 writes  |  about a year ago

metrix007 (200091) writes "I'm a recent immigrant to the US, so I don't think I fully understand the political system in place. My understanding is that with enough public support, any party can be on the ballot and be elected into office. I keep being told, and seening comments on Slashdot that it is not a real democracy because we are confined to the two party system. Is this accurate? Can enough people not make a public party and with enough support be voted in? If this is not the case, what is preventing it?"
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New study shows organic food the healthier choice

metrix007 metrix007 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

metrix007 (200091) writes "A study done in the wake of the controversial Stanford study on Organic food which showed that there was no advantage, has been performed on fruit flies which have long been used to model effects on humans. The studies show that in almost every category, organic food has a clear advantage. Better fertility, less chance of disease, longer lives etc. I've been pretty skeptical of the entire organic food debacle thinking it easy to dismiss, but this evidence is convincing. The actual study is here."
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A cheap cell phone plan with an unlocked phone?

metrix007 metrix007 writes  |  about 2 years ago

metrix007 (200091) writes "I am a recent immigrant to the USA. I am used to going to countries and paying a small amount, say $30 for a simcard and using it with my unlocked phone. I can't seem to do that in the US, where the only options seem to be to buy a phone and buy minutes as I need them such as with Tracfone, or a contract where I pay an amount per month to pay off a phone and a certain amount of minutes. I have a Google Nexus One, which is better than any phone offered on the basic plans from all the cell providers. Is there any way I can use it as a cell phone in the US for about $30-$50/month? It seems a shame to waste it and have to pay for a lesser phone."
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Why are there not more political parties?

metrix007 metrix007 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

metrix007 (200091) writes "Why are there not more political parties being formed? With all the upset over the 1% and all the protests, there is obviously enough people disenfranchised with the current system in place that they would welcome a change. What is stopping such groups who have sizable numbers from starting a party and voting themselves in? They may not get a huge amount but they would get enough votes to get a seat surely. What if all the the different occupy protests across the US voted themselves in as a unified party? Likewise the student protests in Montreal, students are a huge demographic in Quebec, what is stopping this and similar groups from voting themselves in and fixing things? Why are people not using the framework that has been in place for hundreds of years?"
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Firefox 4 beta 10 available

metrix007 metrix007 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

metrix007 (200091) writes "Firefox 4 Beta 10 has now been released, and is available for download or update. This is meant to be Mozilla's final beta before the actual release, which is not scheduled to be until the end of February. Is this early final beta a sign of more beta versions to come, or an earlier release? Have people finally gotten use to the lack of status bar and stopped complaining, or is it still the subject of much controversy?"
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Stargate Universe cancelled

metrix007 metrix007 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Jason (200091) writes "So Stargate Universe has finally been canceled, after it's remaining 10 episodes air in the Spring. I never liked the show very much but had thought SyFy were sure to stick with it if it survived after the first season. Given the amount of reasons the show was still trying to get over it isn't surprising it never attracted many viewers. So, is this the end of the Stargate franchise, or will it posisbly continue on in some other, more familiar form?"
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Scotland Yard to arrest Assange

metrix007 metrix007 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

metrix007 (200091) writes "Julian Assange has been hiding in the UK for some time, and now it seems Scotland Yard are just waiting for the go ahead to arrest him. I don't know how he can safely travel at the moment, but maybe it's time to try and old man mask bound for Ecuador. With this and the removal of Wikileaks.org from DNS, it seems a pretty effective albeit temporary measure. There must be some really incriminate stuff in those cables."
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Firefox 4.0b7 released - insanely faster

metrix007 metrix007 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

metrix007 (200091) writes "The next beta of Firefox has been released and it is insanely faster. I don't know what they have done, but the new JavaScript engine is a godsend. The Slashdot site has always had performance killing JS, and now I can restore a session of 20 tabs each with 1000 comments or more, all fully expeanded in a matter of seconds. Amazing."
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Duke Nukem release imminent!

metrix007 metrix007 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

metrix007 (200091) writes "Well, as unlikely as it is, the game is finished and playable, and it now won't be too long until it is actually released. Is there any way in hell this game can live up to the hype? Will this be the matrix or star wars of games....something revolutionary that will be imitated for years to come?"
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UK placing CCTV into 20,000 family homes

metrix007 metrix007 writes  |  about 5 years ago

metrix007 (200091) writes "The UK government now wants to place CCTV camera to monitor 20,000 cameras deemed to be in a sin bin to make sure that the kids go to bed on time and eat healthy meals and the like. This is going to far, and hopefully will not pass. Where will it end? Article here"

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