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Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US

nospam007 not the same (190 comments)

"... even than Visa's ($17.9 billion), Facebook's ($16 billion), and General Motors ($15.8 billion)"

A payment method, a time waster and a 'products that kill you' company.

Here you can actually buy stuff, and lots of it has free shipping, may it be to Ouagadougou, Timbuktu or Buttfuck, Idaho.

You know, useful.

3 days ago

U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

nospam007 Non-Piratable (349 comments)

I keep hearing that word since my VIC-20 days.

I do not think it means what you think it means.

4 days ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

nospam007 Get a telescope! (234 comments)

Preferably, considering your age, one with WIFI that sends the image directly to your iPad, so that you don't have to freeze your ass off in the garden.

5 days ago

London's Crime Hot Spots Predicted Using Mobile Phone Data

nospam007 Re:obCorrelation/Causation (64 comments)

"In other words, they found where the poor people live by looking at phone data."

No they found out that crime happens where the criminals are.

5 days ago

Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

nospam007 Re:at least the nuclear weapons will be gone (491 comments)

"So what's the problem with that?"

The become a member they existing members have to vote them in unanimously.
And for some reason I'm thinking some countries might object and veto.

England obviously.
France, so not to give ideas to Corsica.
Spain, Basques and Catalans
Belgium, ...

about a week ago

Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

nospam007 Re:Not always (191 comments)

'You don't take the idea from Jules Verne, you just take the Nazi scientist and let him build a rocket to the fucking Moon.'

BTW, here you can order a print from that day.

about a week ago

Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

nospam007 Re:But the question remains: (139 comments)

They only walk dogs if the CEO gets The Flower of Forgetfulness. :-)

about a week ago

Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

nospam007 Re:why? (182 comments)

"Learning is really not about technology, as soon as pen, paper and books are available."

You mean using a 2D-plotter (hand) to write symbolic data on 'paper' and store it in 'books' isn't technology?

about a week ago

Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch

nospam007 Normal. (116 comments)

Lots of flights, no matter which type, do 95% OK, it's the last bit that's critical.

about two weeks ago

US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

nospam007 +-2000 deaths? (119 comments)

That's about the number of deaths measles cost us every 6 days and we've had a vaccine for that for over 50 years.

about two weeks ago

iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

nospam007 Re:I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

"But it has a screen that has some inches!"

I need me some inches.

about two weeks ago

Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

nospam007 Re:What about other devices? (421 comments)

"So all this does is punish the software developers that don't lock their software into hardware they sell. So if Microsoft stops selling Windows and force everyone to buy Surface laptops ..."

Both of them?

about two weeks ago

Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal With Tesla

nospam007 Not for me (149 comments)

"Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal..."

I like my deals cooked, not baked.

about two weeks ago

German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

nospam007 Dear customer, (290 comments)

We have logged your problem with ticket number 9422154788899955221477775986322111

Somebody will contact you immediately in the afternoon of October 1st, 3221.

about two weeks ago

Northwest Passage Exploration Ship Found

nospam007 Wrong Passage (80 comments)

I think they mean the "Canadian Northwest Passage" as it was renamed by the Parliament/Ottawa in motion M-387 that passed unanimously 2 December 2009.

about two weeks ago

UCLA Biologists Delay the Aging Process In Fruit Flies

nospam007 Are they crazy? (82 comments)

I can't get rid of those beasts and they try to make them live longer?

about two weeks ago

In France, a Second Patient Receives Permanent Artificial Heart

nospam007 Re:Wifi (183 comments)

But nonetheless, the next article shows that it still seems to be safe.

"Research Finds No Large-Scale Exploits of Heartbleed ..."

about two weeks ago

European Commission Reopens Google Antitrust Investigation

nospam007 Re:Again? (96 comments)

"the simple truth is Google is the best. "

That's some time ago. Nowadays I have to enclose every fucking word between quotes or it is ignored.

I want them to show me what I typed, not what they think I might mean.

I really do have "mangy boils", no I did not mean to purchase "angry oils".

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?

nospam007 For free sometime. (130 comments)

Where I live we have a public audio-video archive that does conversions for free, but they ask for a copy if something of value for the community is on the footage, like festivals, concerts, parades or views of public places in the past and stuff like that.
Check that first, you can't beat 'free'.

about two weeks ago



Sex tax machine

nospam007 nospam007 writes  |  about 3 years ago

nospam007 (722110) writes "You may complain about the machines that tax your parking, but recently, a computerized machine that's not yet arrived in the United States, is now deployed in the German city of Bonn.
'Prostitution is a legal and taxable trade in Germany, but enforcing taxes among sex workers on the street can be problematic. The city of Bonn has come up with a new solution, though. Prostitutes must now pay a nightly tax to automated ticket machines.'"

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Copyrighted tattoo next?

nospam007 nospam007 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

nospam007 (722110) writes "Hide your ink. Apparently you have to be careful what you decide to have permanently etched on your body.
In “The Hangover Part II,” the sequel to the very successful what-happened-last-night comedy, the character played by Ed Helms wakes up with a permanent tattoo bracketing his left eye. The Maori-inspired design is instantly recognizable as the one sported by the boxer Mike Tyson, which is part of the joke. But S. Victor Whitmill, a tattoo artist formerly of Las Vegas and currently from rural Missouri, doesn’t quite see the humor. Mr. Whitmill designed the tattoo for Mr. Tyson, called it “tribal tattoo,” and claims it as a copyrighted work."

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Houses pixelated in Streetview egged in Germany

nospam007 nospam007 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

nospam007 (722110) writes "In a street in suburb Bergerhausen/Essen, Germany, several houses in the same street, all of which were pixelated on Google Streetview, on request of the inhabitants, were egged by Google fanboys.
They left flyers on the mailboxes saying: 'Google's cool'
Police said egging was no property damage."

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In-flight surveillance could foil terrorists

nospam007 nospam007 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

nospam007 (722110) writes "CCTV cameras are bringing more and more public places under surveillance — and passenger aircraft could be next. In-flight surveillance could foil terrorists in the sky A prototype European system uses multiple cameras and "Big Brother" software to try and automatically detect terrorists or other dangers caused by passengers. The European Union's Security of Aircraft in the Future European Environment (SAFEE) project uses a camera in every passenger's seat, with six wide-angle cameras to survey the aisles. Software then analyses the footage to detect developing terrorist activity or "air-rage" incidents, by tracking passengers' facial expressions. The system performed well in tests this January that simulated terrorist and unruly passenger behaviour scenarios in a fake Airbus A380 fuselage, say the researchers that built it. Systems to analyse CCTV footage — for example, to detect violence (with video) or alert CCTV operators to unusual events — have been designed before. But the SAFEE software must cope with the particularly challenging environment of a full aircraft cabin...."


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