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Suspected Ebola carriers in the U.S. ...

msauve Re:A man with a Nobel prize in medicine disagrees. (215 comments)

In the specific case at hand, the nurse in Maine has been twice tested for the Ebola virus, with negative results. Can you point to some study showing a person can carry Ebola for more than a few hours/days immediately after exposure and have it remain undetectable in a blood test?

1 hour ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

msauve My mom always said... (501 comments)

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all...

5 hours ago
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Is the Outrage Over the FBI's Seattle Times Tactics a Knee-Jerk Reaction?

msauve Re:Why not? (Re:No. Just no.) "except under oath"? (202 comments)

From the article: "Every effort we made in this investigation had the goal of..."

Their whole rationale is nothing more than "the end justifies the means."

2 days ago
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Check Out the Source Code For the Xerox Alto

msauve Re:Now we can see (65 comments)

Alto (and Star) did rectangular (circular? oval?) regions. Atkinson figured out how to do regions made of irregular shapes.

2 days ago
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Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools

msauve COG (141 comments)

So, Apple's donating stuff which costs them money to make (hardware). O'Reilly is giving stuff which doesn't cost them much, if anything (incremental cost). Kudos for that freebie, but Microsoft and Autodesk are likely making a profit with a "discount" on things with virtually no incremental cost. They probably consider it like advertising - they expect to make even more from future sales. Sprint and ATT are somewhere in between.

2 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

msauve Re:It makes you uneasy? (980 comments)

It's not university sponsored, it's simply being held in a university facility. Not really any different than allowing political groups to meet, or some student group to show films. It doesn't mean the university endorses the content.

4 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

msauve Re:It makes you uneasy? (980 comments)

"MSU is a state university, but UMich is a public university"

Huh? They're both publicly funded, state universities. You seem to be trying to draw a distinction which doesn't exist. There are number of other state universities in Michigan, too.

4 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

msauve Re:It makes you uneasy? (980 comments)

You're confusing MSU with UM.

4 days ago
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Preferred smartphone screen size?

msauve Re:Missing option (258 comments)

I have a Western Electric 500 phone. I never have to charge it!

about a week ago
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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

msauve Re:Spoiled much? (291 comments)

Do you often confuse the present with the future?

about a week ago
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DHS Investigates 24 Potentially Lethal IoT Medical Devices

msauve Re:Secure it but.... (79 comments)

I just knew there was a reason for tattoos other than self-mutilation.

about two weeks ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

msauve Re:Soda Pop? (422 comments)

And, despite what it's called, the only commonality is carbonation. So, if CO2 in your drinks is causal, then the same issue should apply for beer, Champagne, sparkling wines, sparkling waters, etc., too.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

msauve Re:Editor Troll (286 comments)

YHBT. YHL. HAND.

about two weeks ago
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Internet Companies Want Wireless Net Neutrality Too

msauve Re:Can we talk about two things at the same time? (38 comments)

Calling flow throttling "QoS" doesn't make it QoS, it just displays ignorance. And rate-limiting certain flows is a piss-poor way of ensuring bandwidth for others in comparison to real QoS. It does nothing to improve latency or jitter.

about two weeks ago

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SQRL proposes to solve password problems.

msauve msauve writes  |  1 year,14 days

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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