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The Billionaire Mathematician

radiumsoup Re:education (96 comments)

Small "n" national, dimwit. If he meant to say what you're accusing of him of saying, he would have put "Nazi" instead, which very obviously doesn't fit in the context.

about 4 months ago
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GoDaddy Files For $100 Million IPO

radiumsoup Re:Another bubble (110 comments)

"will be" dumped back into real estate? Dude, that's been happening for years... Berkshire Hathaway (you know, Warren Buffett, the 4th richest guy on the planet) created an entire division JUST for getting in on single family houses. http://www.berkshirehathawayhs...

I'm quite certain that, if the risk were more easily manageable at scale, he'd make true on his desire to buy up 100,000+ single family homes: http://www.cnbc.com/id/4653842...

about 5 months ago
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$57,000 Payout For Woman Charged With Wiretapping After Filming Cops

radiumsoup Re:Nothing to see here, move along (216 comments)

But, over and above that, every time you treat the police like the enemy, some people in the police will treat you like the enemy too.

It's pretty much the other way around already.

about 6 months ago
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$57,000 Payout For Woman Charged With Wiretapping After Filming Cops

radiumsoup Re:An interesting caveat (216 comments)

in order for a police order to be enforceable, it must be a lawful order. A cop cannot order you to stop filming them performing their public duties, because doing so has already been established to be an individual right. It's practically identical to how a police officer cannot order you to answer their questions while you are being detained. They can lie to you about it (whole other argument there), but you do not have to speak at all during questioning. The only exception I know of is identifying yourself when ordered - but if you fail to identify yourself in a jurisdiction that requires it, you don't get arrested for refusing to obey a lawful order - you're arrested for failing to identify, a specifically and highly limited exemption to the 5th Amendment. If a cop arrests you for filming after he tells you to stop, consider yourself lucky - you were just handed a decent payday.

Now, it's not OK to shove a camera in his face, mind you - stay 50 feet away if you can (unless you're the subject of the original police action and are filming for your own safety) so they can't claim that they felt threatened or that it was a matter of the blanket excuse of "officer safety". As long as a reasonable person in the same situation would not feel their safety was threatened by your filming, then you're good to go.

oh, and IANAL.

about 6 months ago
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Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

radiumsoup Re: I predict the future.... (475 comments)

not entirely sure what you're saying, but AT&T actually (partially) rolled out first, because they already had the infrastructure in place (but it wasn't turned up to capacity).

about 6 months ago
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Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

radiumsoup Re: I predict the future.... (475 comments)

Have you seen what has happened because of the Google Fiber rollout? Here in Austin, you have AT&T scrambling to match the offer after the mere ANNOUNCEMENT by Google that they intended to offer service, and now there's a local ISP called Grande doing the same (although they already had a few fiber rings around the city to service their business customers, so their entry into the fight was a simple choice). That's right, with nothing other than a statement of intent, we have a virtual land race for uncapped near-gigabit internet for under $80 a month. If that's not competitive economics at work, I don't know what is.

about 6 months ago
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What Caused a 1300-Year Deep Freeze?

radiumsoup Re:What Caused a 1300-Year Deep Freeze? (258 comments)

if only you were the first post, we could have avoided a hundred others and a lot of useless debate!

go quicker next time

about 6 months ago
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What Caused a 1300-Year Deep Freeze?

radiumsoup Re:umm no. (258 comments)

but, damnit, where will my Quarter Pounder come from if they stop making more due to lack of feed?

wait... Quarter Pounders do come from livestock, right?

about 6 months ago
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What Caused a 1300-Year Deep Freeze?

radiumsoup Re:Climate change is for pussies. (258 comments)

at the risk of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, you did cite an Arizona State study, so I must, out of principle, ignore your entire post altogether.

/go Wildcats

about 6 months ago
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US Government To Study Bitcoin As Possible Terrorist Threat

radiumsoup Re:Your tax dollars hard at work (210 comments)

well, Marx did say that Socialism was just the stepping stone on the path to Communism. (paraphrasing)

about 7 months ago
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Sony Tape Storage Breakthrough Could Bring Us 185 TB Cartridges

radiumsoup Re:By way of context... (208 comments)

it's only anecdotal if you have cause to believe he's lying about the facts. He stated his numbers and timeframe, and that's data. It's not something wishy-washy like "since as long as I can remember, we've hardly ever had a failure", which would be anecdotal. Even if you want to stretch it to the point that you require that it be peer reviewed before *you* call it "data", it's still referred to as "data" to the reviewer. Anecdotal evidence is that which is unreliable or untrue due to its basis on opinion and not on facts.

about 7 months ago
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OpenSSH No Longer Has To Depend On OpenSSL

radiumsoup Re:He's right when he's driving in the UK (144 comments)

that depends entirely on your geography. If, for instance, you try that in, say, Los Angeles... you're going to die horribly. Try it in a rural country road in England, and you'll be just fine.

about 7 months ago
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E.T. Found In New Mexico Landfill

radiumsoup Re:Why, God, why? (179 comments)

not that there's much use for them now, to be sure - but as a kid, this was one of those games I spent hours and hours and hours on trying to beat... I had always thought it was me not being able to figure it out (I had no way of knowing otherwise, really) and only now am I aware, because of articles like these, that it was practically unbeatable due to its shoddy planning. As for the quality, it was what it was, and it wasn't really any worse than the other games available for the 2600 at the time, so I didn't really know the difference. I liked it because it made me think about strategy in ways I hadn't otherwise yet learned at 8 years old, it taught me planning because I mapped out on paper some of the puzzle piece locations so I could try and find a pattern (sorta like D&D, even though I was never allowed to play that), and most of all because it certainly taught me patience beyond my years. I look back fondly at the E.T. game - not for the gameplay, but for what I learned as a young gamer because of what I now know are its flaws.

But yes, now that they're there in the ground, no real reason to dig them up - they're not going to be worth anything and all it really does is waste time and money to verify an "urban legend". Big whoop.

about 7 months ago
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Frigid Brown Dwarf Found Only 7.2 Light-Years Away

radiumsoup Re:Nearest Star? (142 comments)

wouldn't that be the 8th closest star to Earth?

about 7 months ago
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Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

radiumsoup The real question (448 comments)

The real question is, "what does she bring to the table" as a member of the Board? Does her tenure as a faculty member in the Stanford School of Business matter? What about her time as the director of the Stanford Global Center for Business and the Economy?

about 7 months ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

radiumsoup Re:Dear slashdot, (92 comments)

you are aware that the groups are not mutually exclusive, right?

about 7 months ago

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