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Inventor Has Waited 43 Years For Patent Approval

tarogue Seriously (258 comments)

But they'll let Amazon patent "one-click" shopping?

about 7 months ago
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Huge Pumice Rock 'Island' Seen Floating In South Pacific

tarogue Re:New Zealand has a navy??? (104 comments)

> "Royal Navy" is British.

So is New Zealand. "... united by common allegiance to the Crown."

more than 2 years ago
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Muslim Medical Students Boycott Darwin Lectures

tarogue Re:So fail them (1319 comments)

I don't really understand what evolution has to do with becoming a medical doctor.

more than 2 years ago
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When it comes to jury service, I ...

tarogue Re:I Served Grand Jury..READ WATCH LEARN @ fija.or (528 comments)

Yes the jury can change a law by creating a precedent. However, a judge can declare a person guilty (or innocent) over-riding the jury. I can't remember the specific term, and I'm too lazy to google right now. Also however, the judge can decide the jury is wrong and declare a mistrial and do it again. At the end of the day it's the judge who has all the power.

more than 3 years ago
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US To Send Radiation-Hardened Robots To Japan

tarogue Robots? (183 comments)

To me, robots have to be at least semi-autonomous. These are really just really advanced remote controlled cars. Am I wrong?

more than 3 years ago
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In Virginia, Delivering Broadband To the Customers Big Telecom Forgot

tarogue Re:Surprise, free market better than government (127 comments)

It's not cheaper and it created exactly 1 (one) job. Gov't could have put in cable lines and had FIOS put in creating a lot more than one job, at a much higher speed, for a much lower cost. Yes, taxes would go up, but so would quality of life; and you wouldn't have to rely on just one guy and his truck if something went wrong. What this guy has done is a short-term solution to a long term problem.

more than 3 years ago
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Out of Egypt Censorship, US Tech Export Under Fire

tarogue Re:Egypt's Military, Inc. (217 comments)

Um.. the military is not the Generals, or any of the other "Leaders". The military is the soldiers. The staff may have been getting all the kickbacks the US and Europe could throw them, but the Military didn't see a dime of it. The Military is the soldiers, and soldiers are the people.

more than 3 years ago
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US Army Unveils 'Revolutionary' $35,000 Rifle

tarogue Flee or Die? (782 comments)

Col Lehner says the enemies options have become basically "flee or die". There's 2 problems with that. #1: the wall is probably part of a building; you can always go into another room. Or (as anyone who knows a US Marine will know) you can charge. Marines don't run from suppressing fire, they run toward it. That kind of tactic doesn't require training, it requires fanaticism. Tell me again what kind of people we're fighting?

more than 3 years ago
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US Students Struggle With Understanding of the 'Equal' Sign

tarogue Re:Wrong (1268 comments)

No, they're Scottish, Welsh, English, or (when totaled) British.

more than 4 years ago
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Man Claims 84% of Facebook, Gets Order Blocking Assets

tarogue Re:Not Facebook! (326 comments)

Statute of Limitations is (if I remember right) seven years. The contract was from 2003, it's now 2010. It's hitting it right on the edge, but it should still be able to get in.

more than 4 years ago
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To the extent there are taxes, I mostly favor ...

tarogue Re:Business focus, not consumer focus... (913 comments)

No, Poor people tend to buy only necessities, which aren't taxed. Wealthy people but more crap, which is taxed. Net result is the wealthy pay the most.

more than 5 years ago
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CFLs Causing Utility Woes

tarogue The Real Problem With CFLs (859 comments)

Since so many people have started switching to them, the electric company has raised rates 4 times. We've changed (almost) all our lights, and we make sure computers get turned off at night. Yet we're paying more now than we were when we had 5 computers running 24/7 and every bulb a 60W incandescent.

more than 5 years ago
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March 14th Officially Becomes National Pi Day

tarogue Re:From across the pond (321 comments)

But for sorting by date on a single string the preferred format is YYYY-MM-DD. I never understood why you would write the day first.

more than 5 years ago
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So Who's Running Apple Now?

tarogue Re:Did I miss the news? (399 comments)

At some point, though, Apple will have to overcome the (incorrect) perception that "Steve Jobs is Apple", and that without him, Apple will most certainly fail

Well, last time he left Apple (was forced out) Apple did start to fail, and fail big. He came back, bringing the Lisa (which became the Mac), and presto! Apple was back.

Face it ... without Jobs, apple is just an overpriced PC with proprietary software AND hardware.

more than 5 years ago

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