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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

s1d3track3D synopsis (224 comments)

skim, reading, brain, wolf, circuit

about two weeks ago
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Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations

s1d3track3D Re:Now thats a performance... (271 comments)

Metallica was originally on the list too but it was discovered that the feds had illegally downloaded their music and well you know the rest,...

about 2 months ago
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NSA Collects 200 Million Text Messages Per Day

s1d3track3D What that looks like (287 comments)

143, 2DAY, 4EAE, ADN, AFAIK, AFK, ATM, B/C, B4, BFF, BFN, BOL, BRB, BTW, DM, Bieber, DWBH, F2F, FB, 420, MM, MSM, IRL, Bieber,...

about 3 months ago
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Intel Dev: GTK's Biggest Problem, and What Qt Does Better

s1d3track3D Re:GTK is trash (282 comments)

instead of reusing an existing toolkit

GIMP version 0.54 (January 1996) "It had a dependency on Motif for its GUI toolkit, which made efficient distribution to a lot of users impossible."

A New Toolkit - The 0.60 Series:
Peter got really fed up with Motif. So he decided to write his own. He called them gtk and gdk, for the Gimp Tool Kit, and the Gimp Drawing Kit. Peter tells us now that they never intended for it to become a general purpose toolkit - they just wanted something to use with GIMP, and it "seemed like a good idea at the time". GIMP History

about 3 months ago
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White House Reportedly Dismissing Key Healthcare.gov Contractor

s1d3track3D Re:Accenture? (284 comments)

It seems just about everyone here agrees this is a crappy company.
How come the gov decision makers don't know this? why was accenture chosen?
What company would you all suggest as the right choice? and why can't the community (i.e. "we the people") alert them to this apparent bad decision? (I know nothing about this company or any good contractor to suggest myself)

about 3 months ago
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Get Ready For a Streaming Music Die-Off

s1d3track3D Re:Blame the artists and record companies... (370 comments)

I'm not disagreeing about the unreasonable behavior of these performance rights organizations
Do you have an alternative business model for financially rewarding music creators?

about 4 months ago
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Get Ready For a Streaming Music Die-Off

s1d3track3D Re:Nope (370 comments)

Yes, the Turntable blog actually points this out.

"As much as we all love turntable.fm, we have decided to shut it down to fully concentrate on the Live experience."

This is good news for music consumers and music creators!

Generally streaming for music creators is "meet the new boss, same as the old boss", i.e. no money

We need a new paradigm where content users and content producers are both happy! (no one else is needed in this equation).
Streaming services provide the same type of service as radio. i.e. as a promotional tool only.

In traditional radio artists essentially do not get paid. In streaming artists essentially do not get paid.

These avenues act as 'discovery' zones and aggregators where we can find new music easily, this service is still needed for both sides. Unfortunately streaming has turned from discovery only into content controller. (i.e. stream from the cloud where all music now exists) you can listen and listen, no need to buy, which is great for consumers but not great for creators.

It's fine that recordings are promotional tools only, the only trouble is that creating recordings takes time and is not free.

about 4 months ago
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Failed Software Upgrade Halts Transit Service

s1d3track3D Re:Never upgrade (125 comments)

So your posting from an un-patched windows 98 box? Or are you still on 3.1?

about 5 months ago
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Failed Software Upgrade Halts Transit Service

s1d3track3D Re:Strange times (125 comments)

Yes and I bet there was a least one developer saying the exact same thing who was overruled by mgmt who proceeded with the push regardless!

about 5 months ago
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Former WaPo Staffer Rob Pegoraro Talks About Newspapers' Decline (Video)

s1d3track3D Re:Transcript? (79 comments)

Try the "Hide/Show Transcript" link below the video (it's javascript only)

about 9 months ago
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Amazon One-Click Chrome Extension Snoops On SSL Traffic

s1d3track3D Re:surprise (95 comments)

Update: One day after the publication, Amazon did not stop tracking, but fixed the vulnerability - the config links are now served over HTTPS. Once again, full disclosure helped the common folks' security.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Hires CEO of Yves Saint Laurent To Head Special Projects

s1d3track3D iShirt (79 comments)

In related news, Apple applies for a patent on the term iShirt

about 9 months ago
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Cornell Researchers Unveil a Virtual Notary

s1d3track3D Hold up in court? (72 comments)

Seems like a great idea but would this actually hold up in court?

about 10 months ago
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Password Strength Testers Work For Important Accounts

s1d3track3D Re:What's really needed... (129 comments)

Yes! Please (Hey, mod partent up)

about a year ago
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Using YouTube For File Storage

s1d3track3D 10GB Free, Wow! (193 comments)

I don't have the time to list how many cloud storage providers offer (at least) 10GB free

about a year ago
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Bill Gates: iPad Users Are Frustrated They Can't Type Or Create Documents

s1d3track3D Yes, finally the truth, thanks Bill (618 comments)

Once again you have your finger on the pulse of what we want and need!
I still cant figure out why you let my two favorite Microsoft features go, Bob and Clippy, please bring them back!

about a year ago

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