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Cook's Magazine Claims Web Is Public Domain

online-shopper Re:The web is public domain? (565 comments)

The list of ingredients is not copyrightable in the US either.

http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl122.html

about 4 years ago
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China's Nine-Day Traffic Jam Tops 62 Miles

online-shopper Re:Doctor Who (198 comments)

The face of Bo(Captain Jack) organized it to save them from a plague that wiped out the rest of the planet.

more than 4 years ago
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Recommendations For C++/OpenGL Linux Tutorials?

online-shopper Red book helped me. (117 comments)

http://www.glprogramming.com/red/

I don't have any of the other links I used when I was learning it, but I do have the source from the maze toy program I wrote while I was doing so.

http://www.bravegnuworld.com/~rjune/maze.tar.bz2

I hope it helps you.

more than 4 years ago
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Chinese Pirates Launch Ubuntu That Looks Like XP

online-shopper Re:why? (580 comments)

Dude, it takes a least a year for a linux box to clock 365 days uptime. Sheesh, one might think linux was stable or something.

more than 4 years ago
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Obama Wants Computer Privacy Ruling Overturned

online-shopper Re:I am shocked! (670 comments)

It has nothing to do with "poor people should just die if they get sick" and everything to do with taking care of and being responsible for yourself. As per wikipedia(1), Defense is 12% of the 2007 budget, too much? Absolutely, But Medicare / Medicaid is 15%, and Social Security is 7%. So while yes, it's appealing that everybody gets free health care, that's not a "right" enumerated anywhere in the constitution. Nor will it be popular because the federal budget will skyrocket and everybody's taxes will go up, meaning they will be less able to support themselves on the same salary. I see celebraties going on about how they would happily pay more taxes to do this. Congratulations, go do it. You can do this on your own, you are free and able to setup a nonprofit specifically to provide healthcare for the needy.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_United_States_federal_budget#Total_spending

about 5 years ago
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Public School Teachers Selling Lesson Plans Online

online-shopper Re:*First post.. (590 comments)

At my high school, detention meant you got to help clean the school. So yeah, they do it.

about 5 years ago
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Public School Teachers Selling Lesson Plans Online

online-shopper Re:*First post.. (590 comments)

Have you consulted a lawyer about this?

I have, and universally I've been told if the teacher develops it for use in their classroom, it's the same as if I wrote a program for use by my employer. It's work for hire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_for_hire) and the employer owns the copyright.

about 5 years ago
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Do We Need Running Shoes To Run?

online-shopper Re:Hmm, no... (776 comments)

I had a pair of cheap Nike sprint shoes in high school like that. I ran mile and two mile in them. I need to see if I can find them again...

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Proposes High-Speed Rail System For the US

online-shopper Re:In a word... (1385 comments)

Northestern US has a high speed train, DC to NYC as I remember. And last I heard, it's more expensive and slower than a plane. mostly because it wasn't given room to run. That's the kicker about bullet trains. The like nice long stretches of straight.

more than 5 years ago
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Perfect MITM Attacks With No-Check SSL Certs

online-shopper Re:Don't do this at home (300 comments)

Feel free to copy me there. I can't see any other way to effectively do it than to force the companies to do it themselves.

Unfortunately, they may decide to pull a stunt where neither rats the other out.

more than 5 years ago
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Perfect MITM Attacks With No-Check SSL Certs

online-shopper Re:Don't do this at home (300 comments)

Actually, the certifiers should be setup to police themselves. Make it public that any verify that screws up gets dropped from your browser. Giving incentive for verisign or comodo to try to compromise their competitors.

more than 5 years ago
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Mechanical AI Made In LittleBigPlanet

online-shopper Re:Yeah, but... (65 comments)

How about because they've demonstrated themselves to be cocks who'll fuck over anybody they think has something they want.

more than 5 years ago
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Scientists Find Hole In Earth's Magnetic Field

online-shopper Re:I saw this in "The Core" (200 comments)

If it's like most public schools, the reason is ... "I'm too incompetent to do my job"

more than 5 years ago
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New York State Budget Relies On Entertainment Tax

online-shopper Re:On the positive side (655 comments)

No, the obscenely high tax on cigarettes has created a gray market for trafficking in non-taxed cigarettes and driven up the business of roll-your own because those are often not taxed.

more than 5 years ago
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The End of Individual Genius?

online-shopper Re:I believe a wise man once said... (364 comments)

Godwin for the win!
Nazi germany did to some degree.

In all seriousness humans have always practiced selection in breeding. Just not always in the way you apparently think they should.

more than 5 years ago
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Five PC Power Myths Debunked

online-shopper Re:a PC actually wrote this article (551 comments)

That's why you use WoL to boot the system one hour before employees arrive, do a virus scan, check for updates, or other maintenance tasks.
1 hour is generally enough time for updates and virus scan. Employees come into a machine ready to go, you get regular maintenance and everybody's happy.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Native Client Puts x86 On the Web

online-shopper Re:doesn't sound too secure yet (367 comments)

x86 does not run natively on 90% of the processors out there. ARM beats it by a bit.

more than 5 years ago
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Chemical Pollution Is Destroying Masculinity

online-shopper Re:I, for one, (773 comments)

Hrm... will they all be wearing thigh high boots and carry whips?
could be a good time.

more than 5 years ago

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