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Photographing Police: Deletion Is Not Forever

reilwin Re:Privelege (482 comments)

So meta cops are moose?

Don't you mean meese?

more than 2 years ago

NASA Squandering Technology Commercialization Opportunities

reilwin Re:Because... (48 comments)

How likely would NASA be able to get funding obtained from an increase in the tax base, though?

more than 2 years ago

Transparency Grenade Collects and Leaks Sensitive Data

reilwin Yes, this WILL blow you away (103 comments)

It will cause you to quite literally be blown away by law enforcement when they see you holding what appears to be a grenade.

Joking aside, I fail to see how this is supposed to be comparable to wikileaks. While wikileaks is undeniably intended to help whistleblowers, this is a tool suitable for multiple (not not necessarily ethical) purposes. Mind, I don't see too many corporate espionage agents actually using this as is...

more than 2 years ago

PlayBook Jailbreak Tool Released

reilwin Jailbreak instruction manual (60 comments)

Am I the only one who initially thought that this was an instruction manual on how to break out of jail?

more than 3 years ago

Google Tweaks Algorithm As Concern Over Bing Grows

reilwin Re:What? (397 comments)

Have you actually tried to find Google as a search provider for IE9? Last I tried it, Google wasn't even present until the list of search providers. Clicking on "see more" resulted in loading a webpage...again, without Google present. Using the search field present on that webpage to look for "Google" yields no results.

If I recall, I finally got Google by searching on Bing for how to set up Google as the search provider for IE9. I ended up downloading an addon from Google which added it to the list of search providers in IE9.

more than 3 years ago

The Challenges of Tapping Blood Flow For Power

reilwin Re:Another problem to solve (143 comments)

The basic premises of the Matrix is fundamentally flawed. Why the ^%$^ would you grow humans when you can grow, you know, YEAST, for much more benefit at a fraction of a hassle?

I recall the director being interviewed and mentioning that the original promise was that humans were being harvested not for energy, but for brainpower, to act as biological computers. However, this idea was scrapped as too technical for the general audience to understand.

more than 3 years ago

Google Cuts Chrome Page Load Times In Half w/ SPDY

reilwin Re:Embrace, Extend, ? (310 comments)

This is open sauced.

And it's a damn good sauce too!

more than 3 years ago

The Death of BCC

reilwin Re:So true (366 comments)

Treat me like a slave or a commodity, and I will leave.

There's lots of room for interpreting in the meaning of "telling a person what to do", but why object to "being told what to do"? There was no mention of slave-like behaviour, just a statement of fact. Seriously, does your boss actually ask you if you want to work? No, he tells you to because he's paid to do so, and you're paid to listen and work.

Mountains out of molehills...

more than 3 years ago

Piracy Boosts Anime Sales, Says Japanese Government Study

reilwin 1337 lawsuits? (199 comments)

The results of the study come at an interesting time. For years anime distributors where considered quite lenient towards piracy, but last week the American anime distributor Funimation announced lawsuits against 1337 alleged BitTorrent downloaders.

Wait, really?

more than 3 years ago

Blogger Sued By Restaurant For Bad Review

reilwin Re:Google cache to slashdotted original (166 comments)

The linked videos of his visit are hosted on youtube and in one you can see the poor chef throwing his implements into the air and missing the catch several times.

more than 3 years ago

Stuxnet Authors Made Key Errors

reilwin Re:'Amateur' mistakes? (228 comments)

What says they don't have something else, much better hidden, while Stuxnet gets all the attention?
Maybe Stuxnet was meant to be discovered and cover the trail of another attack.

about 4 years ago

PhD Candidate Talks About the Physics of Space Battles

reilwin All your marines... (361 comments)

So, the victorious orbital forces would have to bring in a transport ship chock full of Space Marines and drop them all at once in little capsules (little because they can only be so big for the atmosphere to effectively brake them, and because you don't want all your Marines perishing in some unfortunate incident

Ah, so I suppose a few of them perishing would be acceptable.

more than 5 years ago

Obama Wants Computer Privacy Ruling Overturned

reilwin Re:Misleading headline (670 comments)

By not contradicting his appointee's position, he's supporting it.

That depends on whether he's even aware of what's happening. He's one guy, and bureaucracy can't keep you up to date on everything.

more than 5 years ago

Asimov Estate Authorizes New I, Robot Books

reilwin Re:Bullshit (426 comments)

I found this a very interesting short story on the consequences of prolonged copyright.

more than 5 years ago

The US's Reverse Brain Drain

reilwin Re:Moral of the story (757 comments)

The moral of the story: education is still too cheap for foreigners in the United States. If you want more US citizens to obtain degrees in these fields, charge much more to people from other countries - this will decrease demand from foreigners and open spots to US citizens.


Using McGill University and Harvard for comparison:

McGill foreign students tuition fees: about $31k a year.
Harvard students tuition fees: about $34k a year.

Not including administrative fees, club fees or expenses for room and board.

more than 5 years ago

Air Force & NASA Fire Off Green Rocket

reilwin Re:Ethical question (157 comments)

What if this happened in your lifetime...and you're not part of the crew?

more than 5 years ago

How Much Money Do Free-To-Play MMOs Make?

reilwin Re:bad math (157 comments)

It's an error in the summary. The article states:

Indeed, James reveals that Three Rings' MMO Puzzle Pirates takes in approximately $50 each month from each paying user (ARPPU) for a total of $230,000 a month, all resulting from microtransactions.

more than 5 years ago

Throwing Out the Rulebook For MMOs

reilwin Re:Reasons, reasons (245 comments)

Real-time play? Actually, a turn-based combat MMORPG would be nice. Think something along the lines of Final Fantasy Tactics during battle.

One turn-based combat mmorpg I would suggest is Dofus. The combat is quite similar to FF Tactics, although it is a limited F2P.

more than 5 years ago


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