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Iceland Stands Down On Travel Alert: From Orange To Red and Back Again

sir_eccles worthless (29 comments)

it just says "volcano insurance" over and over again

5 days ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

sir_eccles London Taxis (431 comments)

Just fyi, Geely makes the current iteration of the famous London Black Taxi Cab.

about 2 months ago
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$10k Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At Planes Goes Nationwide

sir_eccles Easier to get rid of the windows? (264 comments)

It's just a source of structural weakness in the airframe anyway. Just get rid of the windows and replace with cameras.

about 3 months ago
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I Want a Kindle Killer

sir_eccles Re:The gillette razor/iPod problem (321 comments)

*ding*

The device is not what is important. Seamless integration with a content store is the reason ipods and kindles took off. To compete you need to either license all the content yourself or use someone else's store. this is a very high barrier to entry.

about 3 months ago
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Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

sir_eccles Or properly fund the police force (626 comments)

You know through taxes.

While you're at it how about properly funding schools through taxes rather than bake sales. Actually there are a lot of things that could benefit just by being properly funded by taxes.

about 3 months ago
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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

sir_eccles Re:Who has the biggest Koch? (465 comments)

But the joke doesn't work if I use someone elses' name.

about 4 months ago
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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

sir_eccles Who has the biggest Koch? (465 comments)

I'm not sure people realize how much money is needed.

about 4 months ago
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Jimmy Carter: Snowden Disclosures Are 'Good For Americans To Know'

sir_eccles I got a letter from President Carter (289 comments)

They'd done a sloppy job of resealing the envelope after steaming it open. Back to wax seals I guess.

about 5 months ago
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Egg-free Flu Vaccines Provide Faster Pandemic Response

sir_eccles Re:Mercury next, please (64 comments)

It has already been removed from single dose vials since around 2001.

about 6 months ago
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Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches

sir_eccles Googlebomb Cameron (270 comments)

Associate it with something "naughty" (ala Santorum) and demand it be added to the filter for the sake of the children and voila slowly but surely Cameron will be filtered out of UK life.

about 7 months ago
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JPMorgan Files Patent Application On 'Bitcoin Killer'

sir_eccles Re:Have some time to help nuke JP Morgan on this? (292 comments)

Of course he doesn't know what he is talking about, very few who have commented so far appear to know anything about patents. This is nothing new or suprising for slashdot.

about 9 months ago
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Lawsuits Seek To Turn Chimpanzees Into Legal Persons

sir_eccles Re: You may think it troll, flame bait, etc, but.. (641 comments)

Rubbish. The Jewish view of marriage is pretty much just as a legal contract with some added fluff. There is even exchange of consideration. It would be better the other way round religion should keep its nose out of marriage.

about 9 months ago
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Could Slashdot (Or Other Private Entity) Sue a Spy Agency Like GCHQ Or NSA?

sir_eccles Secondary contributory infringement (188 comments)

A better choice might be to sue those well known private companies that helped the agencies do this, the enablers so to speak. Make it annoying enough and these companies may think twice about co-operating so freely next time.

about 10 months ago
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Health Exchange Sites Crushed By Demand; Shutdown Blanks Other Gov't Sites

sir_eccles USPTO is open for business (565 comments)

They have 4 weeks of cash reserves!

about a year ago
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My NSA-induced paranoia level:

sir_eccles Immigrants (290 comments)

Most immigrants should be ticking "they have a detailed file about me", of course they are freely given the majority of the information by the applicant while they go through the various visa/greencard/naturalization processes so perhaps it isn't quite the same.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Most Secure Browser In an Age of Surveillance?

sir_eccles do you still have the box your computer came in? (391 comments)

Realistically not using the internet and living in a log cabin in the woods may be your only option.

More realistically what you do on the internet isn't that important.

about a year ago
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FDA Calls On Medical Devicemakers To Focus On Cybersecurity

sir_eccles Obvious NSA joke (40 comments)

In Soviet Russia pace makes you?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Supporting "Antique" Software?

sir_eccles 20 year old antique?? (212 comments)

Am I the only one laughing at the thought something from the early 90s is now considered antique?

about a year ago
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Did Internet Sales Tax Backers Bribe Congress? (Video)

sir_eccles What is the primary function of politicians? (317 comments)

It should be to serve the country, passing laws for the positive benefit of the people as a whole.

What it ends up being is trying to get re-elected because then those nice people keep dropping off envelopes stuffed with cash.

about a year ago

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