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Aereo Gets OK From Bankruptcy Court To Auction Technology Assets

nytes Re:wow (42 comments)

The veto is to allow the people who are owed the money to keep the sale price reasonable, not to guarantee that they themselves can buy it for $1.

Then I would think that veto power would be extended to all the creditors. If it is, maybe that little tidbit was omitted because it would remove some of the zing from the article.

about a month ago
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Aereo Gets OK From Bankruptcy Court To Auction Technology Assets

nytes Re:wow (42 comments)

I'm curious as to why the broadcasters were given any voice over the sale.

I would think that the court would allow any sale to go through that would maximize the funds available to pay off Aereo's creditors, whether or not the broadcasters are considered to be among those creditors.

about a month ago
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Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline

nytes Re:I don't even... (323 comments)

The appropriate thing to do, obviously, is to hit the child with the cat.

about a month ago
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"Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

nytes Re:Old Tech (123 comments)

Good golly! We were building airline cockpit equipment using this technology back around 1982.

about a month ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

nytes Re:Texas even? (230 comments)

Before Sony canceled the release, George Clooney circulated a petition around the Hollywood studios expressing support for Sony in their determination to release "The Interview". He couldn't get a single signature.

So, yeah, I think everyone in Hollywood is afraid of putting a target on their own backs right now, and no one is certain about their IT security.

about a month ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

nytes Re:Texas even? (230 comments)

Actually, it is reportedly Paramount that forbade the public showing of the movie.

about a month ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

nytes Re:yea but (580 comments)

They replaced the scheduled times of The Interview with a Team America sing-along.

Not anymore. Paramount nixed it:
http://popcultureblog.dallasne...

about a month ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

nytes Re: Land of the free (580 comments)

There was a time when the NRA was willing to compromise and accepted some restrictions.

The problem was, around the mid-to-late 1980's, they found that they would accept a compromise, and then find themselves back a the table six months later with a new "compromise" being proposed. Groups like HCI just kept moving the goalposts, and then publicly accused the NRA of refusing to accept "reasonable legislation" when the NRA balked.

The NRA finally just decided they were going to start refusing offers to compromise as a policy.

about a month ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

nytes Re:I am cynical (589 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.

about a month ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

nytes Sad (589 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?

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

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nytes nytes writes  |  about 8 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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