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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

nytes Re:I am cynical (382 comments)

Or, as others suggested, stream it. Cable operators and Netflix would be decentralized enough to not be an easy target. They should have their act together WRT network security, as well.

Even if they were actually physically targeted, there probably wouldn't be any human casualties. Just a lot of cut wires.

I would pay for a streaming event just to give the middle finger to these guys.

8 hours ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

nytes Sad (382 comments)

I couldn't have cared less about the movie. It didn't really sound like my kind of humor.

But after the threat was made, I was planning on seeing it just to show the (newly become) terrorists what I think of them.

I'd have liked this to be Sony's most successful release of the year.

I'm getting mixed messages from the news, though. Has the release been completely scrubbed, or are they just canceling the formal premier?

9 hours ago
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LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

nytes Re:Another "taking" by the California government.. (178 comments)

Actually, we've already been through a round of this. After the Northridge quake, they retroactively applied new building codes to commercial buildings and required them to be updated, whether there was any damage to the building from the quake or not, and irrespective of whether new construction was being done. (A lot of times, when new construction is done an inspector will require additional changes to other parts of the site to comply with up to date codes.)

I was working for a property management company a couple of years after the quake and they were trying to argue with the city about it.

about a week ago
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The Fastest Camera Ever Made Captures 100 Billion Frames Per Second

nytes Need bigger servers (122 comments)

Youtube is going to need to dramatically increase their server capacity. There's a lot of non-information posted there.

about two weeks ago
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Pizza Hut Tests New "Subconscious Menu" That Reads Your Mind

nytes Re:Dumb idea (186 comments)

Or maybe the computer will automatically add additional... um... "services" to your order.

about two weeks ago
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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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 and a half 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 and a half 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 and a half 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 and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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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