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The Internet Has Transformed Modern Divorce

sirlatrom The Internet... (277 comments)

... has transformed many aspects of modern life, not just divorce. Surprised?

about 2 years ago

Israel Passes Photoshop Law To Combat Anorexia

sirlatrom Re:All part of Israel's new humanitarian plan (488 comments)

238) Stop forcing Palestinians into walled-off ghettos.

There are plenty of "Palestinians" living outside Gaza in Israel. Nobody is "forcing" them to live in the ghetto that Gaza is.

So if I build a nice tall fence around your city/town, you'd freely and with pleasure either tolerate it or move away without feeling even the slightest bit forced?

I do realize that you were trolling, but I'm too drunk to ignore it.

more than 2 years ago

Samsung Hires Steve 'Cyanogen' Kondik

sirlatrom Re:Cyanogen IS Android if you are a geek (177 comments)

The Desire has a rather small internal storage memory, meaning that unless you change the partition layout you will quickly run out of storage space.

more than 3 years ago

New FBI Operations Manual Increases Surveillance

sirlatrom Re:They are watching... (189 comments)

ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 1997) — Computer "eyes" are now up to such tasks as watching for fugitives in airline terminals and other busy locations. A sophisticated face-recognition system that placed first in recent Army competitive trials has been given the added ability to pick out faces in noisy or chaotic "street" environments. The new "Mugspot" software module developed at the University of Southern California automatically analyzes video images, looking for passers-by. When it finds them, it picks out the heads in the images and then tracks the heads for as long as they remain in the camera's field.

Almost 15 years ago, it was already possible to accurately track and recognise people in grainy, blurry, low-res video. As if intelligence agencies *aren't* having a field day with facebook.

But 15 years ago millions of people did not voluntarily (albeit unknowingly, for the most part) submit their personal photos and videos for this kind of analysis.

more than 3 years ago

Dutch To Introduce Net Neutrality By Law

sirlatrom Re:Wonderful. (228 comments)

The US' statistic is also surprising: 5.0 per 100,000 - the highest among OECD countries by a long shot (though still comparatively safe compared to the majority of countries in the world).

That must be all those guns people have the right to carry, and all the murders constantly covered on the news which make people feel like they should probably carry a gun, just in case...

more than 3 years ago

Japan's MagLev Gets Go Ahead

sirlatrom Re:yay! (159 comments)

Why, do you think anyone would attempt a hijack?

more than 3 years ago

TwitPic Will Sell Your Photos, But No Cash For You

sirlatrom Re:What a stupid article. (102 comments)

Posted by timothy on Thursday May 12, @03:59PM from the click-no-to-agree dept.

more than 3 years ago

RockMelt: Google Chrome, Only Better

sirlatrom Re:This is how marketing works (144 comments)

You might as well have written: "I think PC Pro paid Slashdot to bring this otherwise useless story so they could get some advertising money."

more than 3 years ago

Aussie Police Probe Virtual Worlds For Money Trail

sirlatrom I don't mean to be a grammar nazi, but... (87 comments)

... how many polices is the editor talking about which probe virtual worlds for money trail(s)? Or perhaps they (in the 3rd person singular sense of "they") meant to write "Aussie Police Probes ..."

Or maybe they're discussing some police probe based virtual worlds in which the communities are collectively in favour of a particular money trail?

I'm not a native English speaker, so I might be wrong in pointing out that there is a problem here. But I don't think I am.

more than 3 years ago

Red Hat Nears $1 Billion In Revenues, Closing Door On Clones

sirlatrom Re:Diff? (201 comments)

Well, that would give you one very large diff and not several specific ones that you could pick and choose between.

more than 3 years ago

IE9 Released, Media Has Opinions

sirlatrom Re:"Media has opinions" (378 comments)

Funny how your comment came almost the same time as the headline "Red Hat Paid $4.2m To Settle Patent Suit" - were they paid or have they paid? I guess we will never know (unless we read the summary or TFA that is).

more than 3 years ago

Twitter Discards Client UI Community

sirlatrom Re:Twitter's End Game (127 comments)

Seems they are all about the money now...

... because they were not until now?

more than 3 years ago

Example.com Has Changed

sirlatrom Re:IANA (109 comments)

That's a bit like the other day when I accidentally my new server

more than 3 years ago

Study Says Software Engineers Have the Best US Jobs

sirlatrom Re:Software engineer vs. computer programmer? (337 comments)

But surely, the academic title MSc Eng is only allowed to be used by people holding a diploma for such a degree? If this is not the case, then I might as well add a couple of extra degrees to my business card.

more than 3 years ago

Autonomous Audi TT Conquers Pike's Peak

sirlatrom Re:I suspect... (187 comments)

Heck, even trains, the one kind of vehicle that could drive itself completely safely today, are still manned by "drivers" who spend their time pushing a button to tell the computer they're still alive, because passengers would be scared without drivers and unions prevent their removal from the trains.

Well except in at least Copenhagen, Denmark, where our metro is without in-train operators. As far as I know there is no union for the operating computers, as they have yet to gain sentience.

more than 4 years ago

Web-Users Fall For Fake Anti-Virus Scams

sirlatrom Re:How is this news? (272 comments)

Most people are fucking idiots.

Not idiots, but ignorant. You can't blame them for that.

Well, you could, but they wouldn't listen, would they?

more than 4 years ago

EU Commission Says People Have a 'Right To Be Forgotten' Online

sirlatrom Re:As opposed to... what? (200 comments)

I do realise you're being sarcastic, but whereas "scary" and "inconsistent" are valid adjectives to associate with the continent Europe depending on what your opinion is, "nanny-state" isn't because Europe isn't a state, it's a continent, and furthermore The European Commission is a political body within the European Union, which is not the same as the continent Europe. Just the same way as [North] America isn't the same as the United States of America.

more than 4 years ago


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