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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

msauve Re:wont last (284 comments)

Such an offer can be completely legitimate, and is not fraudulent. Sorry for your lack of reading skills, keep trying.

yesterday
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

msauve Re:wont last (284 comments)

I see what you did there - completely avoided the point. Try to pull your "I'll pick it up" shtick with Amazon, it won't work. They don't combine shipping, either.

yesterday
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What is your computer most often plugged into?

msauve Re:UPS (222 comments)

"If you don't have it plugged into a dedicated UPS, you REALLY should be going out to get one."

I use a laptop with it's own internal "UPS" (it's called a battery), you insensitive clod.

yesterday
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

msauve Re:wont last (284 comments)

How about a legitimate offer - Playstation for $1, with $499 shipping?

5 days ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

msauve Re:wont last (284 comments)

If you think you'll come out ahead by suing for $100, you're sadly mistaken.

5 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

msauve Re:LOL ... w00t? (554 comments)

They hired the marketing VP from RealDoll.

5 days ago
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Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

msauve Re:latency doesn't matter for video, bw, jitter do (200 comments)

"Jitter doesn't really matter for video or voice either, other than increasing the buffer time. "

Which is to say it (and latency) matters a great deal for interactive video and voice.

about three weeks ago
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Integrated Circuit Amplifier Breaches Terahertz Barrier

msauve Vacuum power amplifier? (81 comments)

So, does a vacuum power amplifier make things suck more?

about three weeks ago
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Suspected Ebola carriers in the U.S. ...

msauve Re:A man with a Nobel prize in medicine disagrees. (349 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?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

msauve My mom always said... (928 comments)

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

about three weeks 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"? (206 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."

about a month ago
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Check Out the Source Code For the Xerox Alto

msauve Re:Now we can see (71 comments)

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

about a month ago
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Power and Free Broadband To the People

msauve Re:Why stop at Broadband? (262 comments)

You forgot the free Internet and free beer!

about a month ago
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Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools

msauve COG (143 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.

about a month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

msauve Re:It makes you uneasy? (1007 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.

about a month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

msauve Re:It makes you uneasy? (1007 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.

about a month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

msauve Re:It makes you uneasy? (1007 comments)

You're confusing MSU with UM.

about a month ago

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SQRL proposes to solve password problems.

msauve msauve writes  |  about a year 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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