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Adam Carolla Joins Fight Against Podcast Patent Troll

portwojc Just bust the patent or explain somthing to me (126 comments)

How hard could this patent be to get around? Parent claims are only 1,13,23 and 31. The first of those three talk about in some form right off the bat of "reproducing media program files". The media file isn't being reproduced. It's saved and played. Plus those seem to be centered on the player - which shouldn't be the problem of the podcaster right?

31 is the harder one but that looks like a playlist or like an RSS file of sorts. Check this file and see if there is something new in the list available.

Either that or I'm off base so just don't be a troll.... humor attempt failed...

about three weeks ago

Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

portwojc It's very basic (452 comments)

It should work in any browser.

about a month ago

Pinterest Reveals Its First Transparency Report

portwojc Let the record show (23 comments)

That the defendant did in fact pin the "Lime green lampshade with yellow and purple fringe" at 8:52pm on Friday March 7 of 2013. What does this have to do with anything you ask, besides possibly bad taste? I don't know but that's for you to decide isn;'t it?

about a month ago

Is Traffic Congestion Growing Three Times As Fast As Economy?

portwojc Perhaps an additional cause is to blame? (187 comments)

What about all the road construction that is going on? That can be a big cause of congestion.

about a month and a half ago

'CandySwipe' Crushed: When Game Development Turns Nasty

portwojc Re:Rate (251 comments)

I removed it from my mobile device just now. I too feel better.

about 2 months ago

House Committee Approves Bill Banning In-Flight Phone Calls

portwojc Re:I'm confused (366 comments)

It's right above the line that says the President is allowed to change laws that have been passed.

about 2 months ago

Watch Bill Nye and Ken Ham Clash Over Creationism Live

portwojc Ice ice baby (593 comments)

There is an ice storm warning for the area right now. I bet they'll be postponing the debate soon.

about 2 months ago

Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband

portwojc Those who live in Kansas (430 comments)

The bill is by "The committee on commerce" which looks to be... http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/committees/ctte_s_cmrce_1/

You might want to contact them. We all know where / how this bill got it's start. You need to voice your opinion and remind them who they really serve.

about 3 months ago

Why Whistleblowers Can't Get a Fair Trial

portwojc Re: One and the same (441 comments)

Third party sounds good but in reality you're out numbered and playing against a stacked deck. The best way is to use the system against itself. Get people of like minds into the central committees (I believe that's what they are called). They control who gets put on the ballot for the primaries as endorsed. People who vote party line (which is A LOT) will blindly let vote them in at Primary time because they are endorsed. Then it's a numbers game come general election time. Getting on these committes isn't impossible either. You may be third party sure but chances are good that you share views with one of the major two parties. Bite your tounge and steer things with others helping in the right direction.

about 3 months ago

Former Head of NSA Calls For Obama To Reject NSA Commission Recommendations

portwojc The key word is... (316 comments)

In this comment "Right now, since there have been no abuses and almost all the court decisions on this program have held that it's constitutional, I really don't know what problem we're trying to solve by changing how we do this" the key word is... ALMOST.

about 4 months ago

If UNIX Were a Religion

portwojc Re:If it was a religion? (392 comments)

Text editors perhaps would be saints.


about 4 months ago

Neural Net Learns Breakout By Watching It On Screen, Then Beats Humans

portwojc All is lost! (138 comments)

The AI has another advantage over us human players with the Atari 2600. No blisters.

about 4 months ago

Thanks to Neutrino Detector, We Might Get a Good Look At the Next Supernova

portwojc Unlike the markets (85 comments)

Past performance is indicative of future results.

about 5 months ago

Pastafarian Wins Battle To Wear Colander In License Photo

portwojc To think... (535 comments)

Showbiz Pizza was a front for the Pastafarian movement.

about 8 months ago

Comcast Threatens TorrentFreak For Posting Public Court Document

portwojc Re:fair use (215 comments)

When has a false take down notice ever hurt, really hurt, the person/group/whatever making the claim?

about 8 months ago

NSA Broke Privacy Rules Thousands of Times Per Year, Audit Finds

portwojc Re:2008? Who? (312 comments)

We already know the answers but the important question you forgot to ask is how will the current administration handle this? Or course we know that answer too with the appointment of James Clapper to conduct the independent review of the NSA. It's pretty clear that poor decision making is still occuring to this day.

about 8 months ago

NSA Broke Privacy Rules Thousands of Times Per Year, Audit Finds

portwojc Don't forget to thank (312 comments)

Two other groups that need to be thanked for all of this is the DoJ and the journalists. If the DoJ hadn't had gone and obtained the phone records of some journalists this would have probably been quietly brushed aside. You know cause the journalists don't want to get shut out but now all bets are off and the news agencies are happy to report on things that effect them.

about 8 months ago

Utah Set To Exempt NSA Datacenter From Power Tax, After All

portwojc I know nothing (86 comments)

Just to be fair the NSA is denying knowing a lot these days.

about 9 months ago

Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash

portwojc Re:It is time for real change (284 comments)

I'll admit it I am "incredibly naive" but this is just a start. It's not about poo pooing it because this or that won't work. It's about starting a dialog to correct the problem. Otherwise the problem will never get fixed. I brought up a constitutional convention because it's the sure fire way to make Congress take notice (that's happened before) and either act or as the framers intended the states, if enough can be brought together, can correct the problem.

about 9 months ago


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