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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

nospam007 Nice! (161 comments)

Such a success is nothing to sneeze at.

4 days ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

nospam007 Re:Slashdot take down this article (113 comments)

"Slashdot take down this article (Score 0)"

You must wait until you have a -1 rating, otherwise you have had no damage to your feelings.

about a week ago
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Navy Tests Unpowered Exoskeleton

nospam007 Re:Balance (79 comments)

Just watch 'Predator' how the guy uses the minigun.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

nospam007 Old problem (100 comments)

"Have you ever tried hunting and pecking on a miniature keyboard that's been crammed onto a smartwatch's tiny display? "

Smartwatch? You young whippersnappers, you don't know what 'tiny' is.
We had Casio Calculator watches in the eighties.
Those had real tiny, real hardware buttons that had to be pushed hard.

And now get off my lawn.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

nospam007 Phew! (580 comments)

"illegal downloading music, movies and books."

Since I only download TV-series, I'm still a prime candidate for them, good to know.

about two weeks ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

nospam007 Obligatory (385 comments)

Ooooook!

about two weeks ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

nospam007 Really? (155 comments)

Hundred of Bombs have been exploded via cellphones, is it really that more 'modern' if it's done via SIP or Skype?

about two weeks ago
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Genes Don't Just Predict Intelligence, But Also How Well You Do In School

nospam007 Re:STOP THE VIDEO ADS SLASHDOT! (154 comments)

"STOP THE VIDEO ADS SLASHDOT!"

If you are unable to stop them yourself, you should be on Digg instead.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is There an Ethical Way Facebook Can Experiment With Their Users?

nospam007 Don't see the problem. (141 comments)

Doctors give placebos to deathly sick patients all the time for research purposes.
Patients agree beforehand just as FB users and those aren't even (that) sick.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Ready To Get Into Healthcare

nospam007 Re:Nice (99 comments)

'Must be "stultia gravis" cases'

"Did you mean stultitia gravis? (extreme stupidity). Kinda funny which word you'd misspell when trying to appear superior to the masses."

I was using the Facebook spelling. :-)

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Ready To Get Into Healthcare

nospam007 Nice (99 comments)

First, the day that Facebook let people share their organ donor status, the U.S. saw a 21-fold increase in people registering to be organ donors."

Now they only need a motorcycle.

" Second, they noticed users with chronic conditions had a tendency to search Facebook for advice. "

Must be "stultia gravis" cases

about three weeks ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

nospam007 In other news: (225 comments)

Google prepared to throw away 10 billion dollar to crash said lawsuit.

about three weeks ago
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eBay To Spin Off PayPal

nospam007 Re:Then eBay can become a bank. (76 comments)

"Then eBay can become a bank. "

Since July 2007, PayPal has operated across the European Union as a Luxembourg-based bank.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

nospam007 Asimov? (269 comments)

Let's wait what the Asimov family has to say about that stunt.
Some warm, balmy, financial rain coming.

about three weeks ago
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Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

nospam007 Fringe Brand (267 comments)

Look who's talking.
Somebody from a 'Killer Brand'.

about a month ago
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

nospam007 Re:Finally (120 comments)

"Meh, corporations will simply set up mailboxes on Mars, much like they do in Luxembourg or Lichtenstein, ..."

Bullshit. I'm from Luxembourg and those companies have real offices here, they're just here because for the moment they profit from the low VAT of 15% here because of the current EU law, next year they will move on, when customers will have to pay the VAT to their local governments.

We can actually go to the Paypal Bank Offices and raise hell if there's a problem. :-)

Lichtenstein is something else entirely, there it's the foundation laws.

about a month ago
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

nospam007 Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (460 comments)

"Unlike the EU that closes Nuclear plants when the science clearly shows they actually save lives."

Strangely enough, the Germans had so much solar and wind power without the nukes, that they exported it to countries for so low a price (sometimes for free) that those countries had to shut down reactors too. Especially the Swiss were not amused.

And the 'saving lives' part I will believe when the ashes are cooled down in 200.000 years without hurting anybody.
And if the sites and the guards will have been paid by the energy companies for those 200.000 years.

about a month ago
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Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US

nospam007 not the same (191 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.

about a month ago

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Sex tax machine

nospam007 nospam007 writes  |  more than 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.... http://technology.newscientist.com/article/dn14013-inflight-surveillance-could-foil-terrorists-in-the-sky.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=news3_head_dn14013"

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