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How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

msauve Re:I don't assemble computers. (66 comments)

Which is why you can't buy a cable which lets you do so.

about an hour ago
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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

msauve Efficient? (97 comments)

"the foam is so efficient in dissipating heat that the exterior surface temperature never rises above 50 C (122 F) in normal use."

Hey, I can glue a chunk of styrofoam on a CPU, and the outside of it won't even get that hot. I wouldn't use that fact to claim that styrofoam makes a great heatsink, though. Quite the opposite.

3 hours ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

msauve Re:Time Shifting? (253 comments)

Time shift physical media? What's that?

8 hours ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

msauve Re:Yes it should ship! (104 comments)

Yeah, right. Android came later than the iPhone the same way the iPhone came after the LG Prada.

It was when a convergence of technologies at the necessary pricepoint (capacitive touchscreens, high density color LCDs, low cost GPS chips, flash memory, higher speed cellular data, etc.) came together that the smartphone market took off - not any one vendor.

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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

msauve Re:Yes it should ship! (104 comments)

"Apple didn't come from behind in the smartphone market. They created the market. "

Well, that's one view into the reality distortion field.

2 days ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

msauve Re:Even my DVDs are streamed (152 comments)

I wasn't replying to the GP. If someone owns media with the content, I have no ethical issue with them acquiring another copy via download. That doesn't mean it's legal, though, although fair use may apply.

2 days ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

msauve Re:Typical (161 comments)

A refutation would involve simply pointing to another case of and Apple patent lawsuit. You're just trolling.

3 days ago
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Bad "Buss Duct" Causes Week-long Closure of 5,000 Employee Federal Complex

msauve Re:Wimps. (124 comments)

They needed to do physical work to survive, they didn't have the luxury of sitting still.

3 days ago
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Bad "Buss Duct" Causes Week-long Closure of 5,000 Employee Federal Complex

msauve Wimps. (124 comments)

"Probably no one wants to go to work in an Atlanta July without a working A/C."

If the settlers were such wimps, Atlanta wouldn't be a city.

4 days ago
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FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret

msauve Re:Transparency (139 comments)

Government is the people. This is a matter of regaining control from the evil overlords.

4 days ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

msauve Re:FUD filled.... (212 comments)

Interesting, thanks for that. That seems a much better counter-argument than the claims that an electrical starter can be assured to work.

But, what about generators in cold environments? Isn't some glow plug heating required in order to start?

4 days ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

msauve Re:Even my DVDs are streamed (152 comments)

Good luck with that. Copyright law is pretty clear:

(Section) 106 . Exclusive rights in copyrighted works

Subject to sections 107 through 122, the owner of copyright under this title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following:

(1) to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies...

(Section) 501. Infringement of copyright

(a) Anyone who violates any of the exclusive rights of the copyright owner as provided by sections 106 through 122... is an infringer of the copyright...

USC, Title 17

If you're downloading and saving a work, you are "reproducing" a copy. And before you quibble about semantics, that's exactly what "reproduction" refers to - playing a work is called "performance." Of course, in your attempt to rationalize your illegal activity, you've conveniently ignored that word.

5 days ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

msauve Re:.7% (168 comments)

You're the one who's confused. I was responding to the GP, who claimed "Given the opportunity cost of the money an investor spent on buying Amazon stock, it's pretty much effectively a loss."

Amazon increased their net assets by about $3/share FY12-FY13 (on revenue per share of ~$170, so less than 2%), so re-investment doesn't explain their lack of significant bottom-line profits. They're just working on low margins.

5 days ago
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One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far

msauve Re:I also measure distance (190 comments)

You're in the "slow classroom," aren't you?

5 days ago
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One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far

msauve Re:I also measure distance (190 comments)

Oh, bullshit.

You really have no clue what you're talking about. When one says X Bq were released, the meaning is that radioactive material which releases radiation at that rate has been released.

5 days ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

msauve Re:.7% (168 comments)

AMZN in 1997 was $4. It's over $300 now. How is that "effectively a loss?" If you want to pick specific dates to make your point, I can do the same for some other company which makes real profits, and show a loss for investors.

5 days ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

msauve Re:surpising (168 comments)

They are making money, just not by selling goods and services - if you bought AMZN back in 1998, you'd have a greater than 6400% profit now.

5 days ago
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One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far

msauve Re:I also measure distance (190 comments)

The headline here was way off - this was over 1 TBq being release to the atmosphere recently over a single 4 hour period. It resulted in radioactive contamination of crops 20 km away. The total amount of radioactive material released from the site is obviously much, much greater.

5 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

msauve Re:So am I. Specifically, violated how? (880 comments)

It's amazing how many people actually believe that the Constitution gives us rights. It only lists some of them. Likewise, many people think the gov't can do whatever they want unless specifically prohibited, they don't understand how the gov't derives only limited, enumerated, powers from the people through the Constitution.

Don't get me started about how the federal gov't itself thinks that everything under the sun is somehow "interstate commerce," begging to be regulated.

5 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

msauve SWA Terms of Carriage... (880 comments)

Carrier may, in its sole discretion, refuse to transport, or may remove from an aircraft at any point, any Passenger in any of the circumstances listed below..

Carrier may refuse to transport, or remove from the aircraft at any point, any Passenger in any of the circumstances listed below as may be necessary for the comfort or safety of such Passenger or other Passengers and crew members:
(i) Persons whose conduct is or has been known to be disorderly, abusive, offensive, threatening, intimidating, violent, or whose clothing is lewd, obscene, or patently offensive.

Seems they're covered. Publicly calling them out as rude, by specific name and location, seems to meet that criteria as intimidating.

5 days ago

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SQRL proposes to solve password problems.

msauve msauve writes  |  about 9 months ago

msauve (701917) writes "The Secure QR Login system (SQRL, pronounced “squirrel”) may revolutionize web site login and authentication. It promises to eliminate every problem inherent in traditional login techniques. With SQRL, your phone snaps the QR code displayed on a website's login page . . . . and YOU are securely logged in."
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LightSquared CEO resigns amid appearance of bribery.

msauve msauve writes  |  more than 2 years ago

msauve (701917) writes "LightSquared, the company who's request to use make use of spectrum in a way likely to interfere with GPS was recently denied, has suffered another setback. CEO Sanjiv Ahuja has now resigned, only a week after a report detailing political contributions and the personal financial interests of Obama and officials in his administration in SkyTerra, the precursor company to LightSquared.

Ahuja's one and only contribution to the Democratic Party occurred on the same day he tried to arrange a meeting with Obama administration officials, apparently as part of LightSquared's desire to fast track FCC approval of a change beneficial to the company."

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