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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 three weeks ago

GameSpy Multiplayer Shutting Down, Affecting Hundreds of Games

msk Re:The Cloud! (145 comments)

As hardware prices drop, just virtualize the cloud.

about three weeks ago

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 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

'Darkness Ray' Beams Invisibility From a Distance

msk Grue flashlight (86 comments)

Your lantern has gone out.

about 4 months ago

Getting the Dirt On Ancient Life With Coprolites

msk Re:Happy Saturday/Sunday from The Golden Girls! (51 comments)

"Y'all" is plural. "All y'all" is a greater/collective/encompassing plural.

Compare with "we" versus "we all" or "they" versus "they all".

about 5 months ago

One In Five Sun-Like Stars May Have an Earth-Like Planet

msk Re:Maybe won't make any difference (142 comments)

I think you underestimate the patience of some people. See C.J. Cherryh's Earth-Union stories.

about 6 months ago

You're Only As Hirable As Your Google+ Circles

msk Patenting discrimination against introverts (195 comments)

Subject says it all.

And I hate that G+ tries to make a mess of my Youtube profile. It won't stop asking.

about 6 months ago

Final Mars One Numbers Are In, Over 200,000 People Applied

msk Re:I would have... (176 comments)

Mars needs IPAs.

about 7 months ago

Mobile Virtual Networks Are Booming Again

msk Sprint won't let VM phones go to Ting (79 comments)

Sprint won't let Virgin Mobile phones be moved to Ting. I am a Ting customer but would like to have my old Virgin Mobile phone as a backup or even as an optional third number. Sprint has already gotten the revenue from me for that phone and won't give a palatable answer for why they won't allow it to be used.

"They don't allow it" is a wholly unacceptable answer and it's the best I've received.

about 8 months ago

NASA Abandons Kepler Repairs, Looks To the Future

msk I wonder if Pioneers 6,7 or 8 are still working (73 comments)

Pioneer 6 was last contacted in 2000, still operating 35 years after launch.

I wonder if it or its companions Pioneer 7 & 8 are still functioning and if their data could still be useful.

about 8 months ago

Ubuntu Edge Smartphone Funding Trends Low

msk Re:No SD Card Slot? No thanks (251 comments)

. . . and no sign that the battery is easy to replace.

If it works with Ting (the best Sprint MVNO, IMO), then I'll consider it later. I like having an SD card slot and an easily-replaceable battery.

about 9 months ago



Blizzard announces deal with Facebook

msk msk writes  |  more than 3 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 4 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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