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Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

msk Transparency (224 comments)

How's that transparent government working out?

about three weeks ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

msk Jail them for contempt (248 comments)

It's long past time that federal judges start jailing these bureaucrats for contempt for not answering simple questions about the no-fly list.

about 2 months ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

msk Re:What's a reboot? (252 comments)

Aye. Too bad Leigh Brackett passed away.

about 2 months ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

msk Re:What's a reboot? (252 comments)

*Whoosh*

There hasn't been a Star Trek movie in twelve years. There won't be another Star Wars movie as long as J.J. Abrams is attached to it. He should stick to the (mediocre) things he does best.

about 2 months ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

msk Re:What's a reboot? (252 comments)

True, and it looks like we'll never have another Star Wars movie.

about 2 months ago
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FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret

msk Re:Transparency (139 comments)

I voted for Kodos.

about 3 months ago
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Android Wear Is Here

msk Re:Call me (129 comments)

Your response is mine as well. Bought my current Casio in 2009 and it's going strong.

about 3 months ago
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Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Don't Actually Exist

msk Re:Get it right (102 comments)

It may be that placing babies with the aliens will be the only way to gain effective communication. For an exploration of this, see Suzette Haden Elgin's _Native Tongue_.

about 3 months ago
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Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Don't Actually Exist

msk Re:Get it right (102 comments)

This assumes that any thoughts more complex than mathematics will be mutually comprehensible or that the written language will use a recognizable grammar.

We also still make a big assumption that meat-based life forms will develop similar enough brains that communication will be possible.

about 3 months ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

msk Re:Ting allows setting usage caps (321 comments)

At least you won't get hit with roaming data charges.

about 4 months ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

msk Ting allows setting usage caps (321 comments)

Ting (ting.com) allows setting hard usage caps for voice, SMS and data.

about 4 months ago
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The Feature Phone Is Dead: Long Live the 'Basic Smartphone'

msk Re:It's All About The Data Plan (243 comments)

Ting (ting.com, a CDMA MVNO) is $6 per month per phone. If you use no minutes, no text, no data, then $6 is all you pay.

about 5 months ago
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How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?

msk Re:Sure, but... (392 comments)

James P. Hogan also did it in Voyage from Yesteryear.

about 7 months ago
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GameSpy Multiplayer Shutting Down, Affecting Hundreds of Games

msk Re:The Cloud! (145 comments)

As hardware prices drop, just virtualize the cloud.

about 7 months ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

msk Re:It wasn't just private opinion. (824 comments)

He should step down because he acted counter to his oath of office.

about 7 months ago
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Got Malware? The FBI Wants It

msk Re:Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta! (93 comments)

Hey, a number lower than mine!

If Beta is forced on me as the default and I can't turn it off permanently, I'll be saying goodbye, too.

about 8 months ago
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Senator Dianne Feinstein: NSA Metadata Program Here To Stay

msk Re:Being a Californian (510 comments)

Why does California keep electing her? She's obviously so hostile to the Constitution that her pants should catch fire every time she takes the oath of office.

about 9 months ago
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'Darkness Ray' Beams Invisibility From a Distance

msk Grue flashlight (86 comments)

Your lantern has gone out.

about 10 months ago

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Blizzard announces deal with Facebook

msk msk writes  |  more than 4 years ago

msk (6205) writes "Blizzard Entertainment has announced a deal with Facebook to tie Blizzard's upcoming Real ID feature into Facebook, making it possible for persons on Facebook to follow players on Blizzard games. The service is described as "opt-in", but Facebook is facing growing scrutiny over "opt-in" features apparently not being such. Real ID appears to be all-or-nothing, with little to no granularity of privacy control. In addition, friending a person through this service requires sharing part of one's login information, one's battle.net ID (which Blizzard previously advised, with good reason, never be shared), which is required to log into World of Warcraft and Starcraft II."
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Cowboy Neal Wins Powerball Lottery

msk msk writes  |  more than 5 years ago

msk (6205) writes "Apparently not _that_ Cowboy Neal, though. A down-on-his-luck cowboy named Neal Wanless purchased a winning Powerball ticket in Winner, South Dakota a few weeks ago."
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