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How Do You Keep Up With Science Developments?

sik0fewl Re:Keep it simple (337 comments)

That's not necessary! If it's important enough, they'll post it twice!

more than 3 years ago
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KGB Wants Control of Email and VOIP

sik0fewl Re:The KGB no longer exists (129 comments)

KGB Wants Control of Email and VOIP
The FSB (really just a rebadged KGB) is worried about the abilities...

FSB Wants Control of Email and VOIP
The FSB (successor to the KGB) is worried about the abilities...

See what I did there? All of the facts, none of the bias!

more than 3 years ago
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Assange Could Face Execution Or Guantanamo Bay

sik0fewl Re:attorneys (973 comments)

Don't pretend that getting rid of Saddam was a good thing when you put him there in the first place.

And let's not forget the last time you tried to "help" Iran you ousted an elected leader, eventually leading to the current situation in Iran.

It's the "world policing" that got us here in the first place, so maybe it's finally time to step back and let things run their course.

more than 3 years ago
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The Binary Code In Canada's Gov-Gen Coat of Arms

sik0fewl World population (486 comments)

It's awfully close to the estimated world population.

In decimal, the number is 6,830,770,643. According to Wikipedia, the United States Census Bureau estimates the world population to be 6,872,800,000.

more than 4 years ago
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Court Says First Sale Doctrine Doesn't Apply To Licensed Software

sik0fewl Re:Bad consequences (758 comments)

Reading the USPTO article today I realised that this actually already happens with genetically modified seed, so nevermind! Apparently the legal base for us not being able to resell our cars is already there.

more than 4 years ago
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Court Says First Sale Doctrine Doesn't Apply To Licensed Software

sik0fewl Re:Bad consequences (758 comments)

This ruling has the potential to strip the right of first sale from all future books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, etc.

Think outside the box a little. Imagine if the next car you bought licensed to you the right to use the patents the car uses.

more than 4 years ago
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Target.com's Aggressive SEO Tactic Spams Google

sik0fewl Re:Nothing to see here. (241 comments)

It's hardly spam or even a tactic. It's just a query string.

Not to mention that there are all sorts of searches on all sorts of sites that turn up in Google search results. It's annoying and generally useless. I wish Google would so something to fix it.

more than 4 years ago
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Nielsen Recommends Not Masking Passwords

sik0fewl Re:Making my point with humor (849 comments)

I think focus stealing is the single biggest vulnerability in any OS I've used.

I still haven't sent my password over IM, but I can't count the number of times I've started typing my password into a window that just stole focus, including IM.

more than 5 years ago
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Teen Diagnoses Her Own Disease In Science Class

sik0fewl Re:Surprised? (582 comments)

I know, what the fuck??

After reading the first sentence my first guess was one of Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, or irritable bowel syndrome, leaning towards Crohn's because of the apparent severity.

How can this not have been diagnosed?

more than 5 years ago
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Rotten Office Fridge Cleanup Sends 7 To Hospital

sik0fewl Re:Paaaleeese (410 comments)

Hey, either way you should give him a break. At least he actually quoted it right... well, except the fungus part.

more than 5 years ago
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IE8 Released As Critical Update For XP

sik0fewl Re:what's so critical about a web browser? (409 comments)

I don't disagree that Microsoft has cleaned up their act or that they're products have fewer vulnerabilities, but I wanted to clarify something.

The numbers you are quoting are discovered vulnerabilities, not vulnerabilities.

One could argue that the Firefox team, for example, are simply better at finding vulnerabilities or that because Firefox is open source it allows for more vulnerabilities to be discovered.

more than 5 years ago
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Nine Words From Science Which Originated In Science Fiction

sik0fewl Re:But what about Karel Chapek? (433 comments)

Yeah, I found the relation to German "arbeit" interesting.

I wish I would have took some linguistic and phonology classes while I was in university. I took a class on words with Greek and Latin roots and a few entry level language classes, but that's it.

more than 5 years ago
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Nine Words From Science Which Originated In Science Fiction

sik0fewl Re:But what about Karel Chapek? (433 comments)

Interesting. Here's what etymonline.com has to say. Apologies for those that don't read etymology definitions often... they can be somewhat confusing sometimes. This one isn't too bad.

1923, from Eng. translation of 1920 play "R.U.R." ("Rossum's Universal Robots"), by Karel Capek (1890-1938), from Czech robotnik "slave," from robota "forced labor, drudgery," from robotiti "to work, drudge," from an Old Czech source akin to Old Church Slavonic rabota "servitude," from rabu "slave" (see orphan), from a Slavic stem related to Ger. Arbeit "work" (O.H.G. arabeit). According to Rawson the word was popularized by Karel Capek's play, "but was coined by his brother Josef (the two often collaborated), who used it initially in a short story." Robotics coined 1941 in a science fiction context by Isaac Asimov, who proposed the "Three Laws of Robotics" in 1968.

more than 5 years ago
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Conficker Worm Strike Reports Start Rolling In

sik0fewl Re:Non-story (508 comments)

I like to mod those posts up so people start to wonder if the story is actually true.

It's my own little April Fools joke.

more than 5 years ago

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