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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

pr0nbot Re:Define trolling (479 comments)

Roughly speaking, as I understand it, if it would be criminal to say something to a person's face, it will be criminal to say it to them online. For example, a death threat.

2 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

pr0nbot Re:No Brainer (407 comments)

"No Brainer" was a nice touch for a zombie suggestion :)

4 days ago
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Too Much Privacy: Finnish Police Want Big Euro Notes Taken Out of Circulation

pr0nbot Re:USA 1969 (314 comments)

In what way is a $1000 bill more anonymous than a $100 bill?

about a week ago
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Too Much Privacy: Finnish Police Want Big Euro Notes Taken Out of Circulation

pr0nbot Re:USA 1969 (314 comments)

What advantage can you think of that a $1000 bill has over 10 x $100 bills?

I can dream up a few, like if I want to bribe my congressman maybe I don't need as many envelopes, or on those days where I need to shift $20,000,000 in cash it's a few pounds lighter so the shipping is cheaper.

But none of these would make me "strongly favor" bringing it back.

about a week ago
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Too Much Privacy: Finnish Police Want Big Euro Notes Taken Out of Circulation

pr0nbot Re:Eurozone... (314 comments)

"How can they stop to individuals that have agreed to use these notes doing business with them?"

That seems pretty unlikely - why would criminals want to set up their own currency (which is effectively what this means). Currencies operate entirely on trust, and there's no honour amongst thieves...

I could imagine them using something that has intrinsic market value and is fungible, like gold or cocaine.

about a week ago
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London Unveils New Driverless Subway Trains

pr0nbot Re:I've been wondering why this took so long (127 comments)

The point of the Economist article is that whereas previous technological shifts resulted in more but different low-skilled jobs, the current technological shift is likely to result in fewer, high-skilled jobs.

about two weeks ago
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Why Do Contextual Ads Fail?

pr0nbot Re:Hardly surprising (249 comments)

So if I can work out that in the past year you attended seven jazz gigs in your area, I shouldn't presume you might be interested in future jazz gigs in your area?

about two weeks ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

pr0nbot Re:Of course (356 comments)

I'm not Mexican but I believe it's spelled "frijole"

about a month ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

pr0nbot Re:.info (178 comments)

A private domain for all the stuff you only want to share with close associates doesn't sound useful to you?

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter results in my google searches are just noise that I have to filter out.

about a month ago
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Inside Shenzen's Grey-Market iPhone Mall

pr0nbot Repair (53 comments)

It was like this in the Tepito market in Mexico City in the 80s... as well as all the refurbished and stolen goods, if you had a broken walkman or whatever, there'd be some guy who could fix it for you. I miss the culture of repair.

about a month ago
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The State of ZFS On Linux

pr0nbot Re:Unfamiliar (370 comments)

It's also not great with disks of mixed size. For example, you can't create a 4TB mirror using a 4TB drive and 2x2TB drives (spanned). For home users, who will have a collection of mixed-size disks, you can do things, but it involves partitioning. I ended up doing something along the lines of this guy: http://tentacles666.wordpress....

about a month ago
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Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

pr0nbot VC (205 comments)

Was he arrested for subversion? He should assure them he's a git user! *rimshot*

about a month and a half ago
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Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

pr0nbot Re:Going to Battle (85 comments)

Episode 16: The missing TPS cover sheet

about 2 months ago
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

pr0nbot Re:Good for China, goods for us (233 comments)

Outsourcing is probably less of a problem going forward than automation, which is increasingly replacing white collar jobs as it has done blue collar jobs previously. Even lawyers' work is being automated these days, especially profitable work that requires you to be a lawyer but is otherwise low-skilled.

about 2 months ago
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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

pr0nbot Re:Surprise! (137 comments)

I think your post constitutes a 100% increase in the number of times I've heard Opera mentioned this year.

about 3 months ago
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Fossils of Cambrian Predator Preserved With Brain Impressions

pr0nbot Ia! Ia! (45 comments)

I think I read about these guys in an H. P. Lovecraft novel.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

pr0nbot Offshore (265 comments)

Offshore your maintenance jobs to someone in the correct timezone!

about 3 months ago
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Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

pr0nbot big up your garden? (149 comments)

All my telco worker friends grumble about being forced to praise their customers' horticultural skills on their site visits.

about 3 months ago
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Even In the Wild Mice Run In Wheels

pr0nbot Re:They may be stuck (122 comments)

The paper states that animals would enter the wheel, leave it, and then re-enter it. That could be accidental but doesn't suggest escape.

about 5 months ago

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pr0nbot (313417) writes "The Register reports: 'Nokia will this weekend begin giving its Smart2Go satellite navigation software away free of charge, first for select Series 60 (S60) and Windows Mobile 5.0 devices, but later for other mobile platforms, including S40 and Linux, too.'"

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