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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

nytes Re:We'll Get This Right... (388 comments)

I don't know whether that will really help.

"The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."
- Joseph Stalin

about three weeks ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

nytes Re:Marked Paper Ballots FTW (388 comments)

Punch card ballots were banned by several states (not sure if the ban is also federal) after the 2000 election.

about three weeks ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

nytes In next week's news (764 comments)

Next week, Samsung's CEO will also claim to be gay.

Then Microsoft will say that they've been working on gay for years, and they have their own implementation that, while being incompatible with other gays, is superior and should be a world wide standard. It will be the only standard that Windows supports.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

nytes Re:Yawn (764 comments)

Yeah, those of us who do much Apple watching have taken it as a fact for a while.

Maybe now that he's stated it openly, people can stop bringing it up like they're privy to some big secret.

about a month ago
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Researchers At Brown University Shattered a Quantum Wave Function

nytes Re:dont just stand there! (150 comments)

Hey, they broke it. Now they have to buy it.

about a month ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

nytes Re:Tip of the iceberg (669 comments)

Considering that pi is infinite and non repeating, every physics constant (to varying degrees of precision), in addition to my social security number and the longitude and latitude of where you live, is in there somewhere.

about a month ago
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

nytes Pretty trivial penalty (286 comments)

So the company still got their computers installed by paying minimum wage, and also bought a nice laptop for some U.S government employee.

Sounds like they got a bargain.

about a month ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

nytes Re:Free the bastards! (152 comments)

Lasers?! Don't be silly. What do you think they are, sharks?

about a month and a half ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

nytes Re:Why not Apple? (225 comments)

People keep saying this, but I have yet to find anyone that can definitively say that all of that stuff came from iCloud, and not Dropbox, Google Drive, or Facebook..

about 2 months ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

nytes Re:Nine? nein nein nein! (399 comments)

The whole deal fell apart when they discovered they couldn't get the .no TLD.

about 2 months ago
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Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food

nytes Re:This has nothing to do with wasting food (385 comments)

It depends on where you live. Where I live, what's in the barrels belongs to the city the moment you put it at the curb. It's illegal to wander around picking out the choice recyclable stuff from the recycling bins. The city gets paid for that stuff.

about 2 months ago
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Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food

nytes Re:Another terrible article courtesy of samzenpus (385 comments)

Um, no.

Los Angeles, and many communities here in California, do the same thing as Seattle as far as trash collection. Every home gets 3 bins: trash, recycle, and compost (which also includes yard trimmings). All three are collected by the city once a week and dealt with accordingly.

The stuff from the compost bins eventually finds its way back to stores as "California Compost".

about 2 months ago
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On Independence for Scotland:

nytes Re:No vote likely best long term result (192 comments)

"So we voted No. Where are our additional new powers?"

"Yeah well, we introduced the legislation but, you know... Parliament..."

about 2 months ago
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On Independence for Scotland:

nytes Re:So influence is the most important? (192 comments)

It's also unlikely simply because of the financial instability that is anticipated for the foreseeable future. I'm sure the last thing the EU wants right now is to admit another Greece into the union which they may have to bail out almost immediately.

about 2 months ago
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On Independence for Scotland:

nytes Re:A better solution (192 comments)

That won't help them if it's the UK that invades and enslaves them :)

about 2 months ago
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Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

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

OK, that's a new one to me :)

*sigh* I guess I'm going to have to retrain my wife - "Honey, could you check the refrigerator computer and email me the shopping list?"

about 2 months ago
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Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

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

I agree that it's an odd argument.

But I think I would say that almost every electronic device has a computer, but not all devices are computers.

I don't think I could convince very many people (at least, not non-techies) that my dishwasher, refrigerator, and washing machine should be referred to as "computers".

about 2 months ago

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nytes nytes writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nytes (231372) writes "Scientists today moved the minute- hand on the symbolic ``Doomsday Clock'' to five minutes to midnight, to indicate growing concerns about the global nuclear threat. The hand was moved forward two minutes today, reflecting concerns that the world is heading toward ``a second nuclear age,'' and also that climate change poses a threat to stability, said Kennette Benedict, executive director of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the magazine which set up the clock in 1947."

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