top How Did the 'Berlin Patient' Rid Himself of HIV?
you don't remember correctly:
top Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"
"Unlimited" is a very easy word to understand, and I'm sure it has a definition in Webster etc. If they don't mean unlimited, then they should call it something else. If they call it unlimited, then you should be allowed to trust your understanding of the English language to know what you're buying. If you're planning on using 500GB/month and you only get 30GB/month, then the service they're delivering is clearly not what you bought. I don't understand why this is so difficult to understand.
top Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell
There IS definitely a link between excessive testosterone and the lowering of sustained logic,
reason and mental stability and order. (Just as there is similar evidence liking excessive
estrogen with similar behaviors among women) What happens to people, both men and
women when they are on steroids? That's been well established in the medical sciences
Except that it hasn't. If you're thinking about the so-called "roid-rage" phenomenon, it is mostly media created and in any case has nothing to do with normal uses or levels of testosterone. Remember that people who use steroids to get bigger muscles use more than 10 times the replacement dosage(!)
top OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week
Without looking at the code or the commits...
... you should probably not talk about things you don't know anything about..?
top Star Trek Economics
I'm pretty sure there's not enough drugs to go around in such a society (leading to scarcity, etc. ad absurdum). Or perhaps you have a very unrealistic view of what people do when they have no constraints on their time?
top Firefox's Blocked-By-Default Java Isn't Going Down Well
You obviously know what you're talking about. I would like to subscribe to your newsletter...
top Transgendered Folks Encountering Document/Database ID Hassles
Wikipedia might be enlightening
about a year and a half ago
top UK Court Sanctions Apple For Non-Compliance
According to the judge, what they added was false, misleading, and did not convey the intent of the order -- and he analyzes each added statement in depth. In addition they used too much time to comply when it came to newspapers, where the judge expected "earliest possible time" to mean the next couple of days and not a month. As a punishment they now have to pay _all_ of Samsung's legal expenses (i.e. not only legal fees), they have to keep the notice up for much longer, and they have to put on their home page that they lied in their previous attempt.
You don't have to agree with a judge's order, but you do have to follow it. Judges tend to get pissed off if you try to worm yourself around an order -- not something that should be news for Apple's capable legal team.
top Ask Slashdot: Seamonkey vs. Firefox — Any Takers?
[...] or WorldWideWeb on NeXT, which I believe was a 320x240 4000 color machine [...]
The NeXT had a 17" monitor with 1120x832 pixels with 4 different shades of gray.
Python 3.3 didn't add a "yield" keyword, it added a "yield from" construct. Python has had "yield" since version 2.2. Python also has type annotations that "don't do anything":
top Opa 1.0 Released
If I'm reading it correctly, your source needs to be distributed if it touches the opa compiler...?
top An HTTP Status Code For Censorship?
As far as I know, there is nowhere left in the world that is as free as the United States [...]
I think I'm far more free in Australia than you are in the United States, and Norway has us both beaten. But perhaps we both have an unrealistic idea of what "free" means.
Norway is great in many (most?) ways, but I do believe the US has us beat when it comes to real and/or legislative freedoms... I've lived in the US for 15+ years but only visited Australia, so perhaps you had something specific in mind?
.. or perhaps I have an unrealistic idea of what "free" means ?-)
top Wikipedia Mobile Apps Switch To OpenStreetMap
Perhaps now they feel they've captured a significant enough portion of the market and decided to start capitalizing on it? That would be my (admittedly uninformed) guess[...]
Google Maps API is still free to use as long as you don't charge for access to your website:
top Feature Phones Make Java ME, Not Android, the #2 Mobile Internet OS
have access to a great deal of actual and current mobile usage data, and this is just completely at odds with reality.
That is my experience too. Statcounter is more representative of what I'm seeing:
top Fix For Apache DoS Bug In the Pipes
Request-Range is also affected, better turn it off:
RequestHeader unset Request-Range
top Ask Slashdot: FTP Server Honeypots?
Seconded! I've set it up so it only accepts one failed ssh login attempt from an unknown ip address before it denies _all_ access. (I need to be able to log in while I'm on vacation, so I can't turn it all the way off...)
top How Windows 7 Knows About Your Internet Connection
CLI is dead and has been for years. People don't want it and that's why the world runs on GUI.
Two words: Windows PowerShell.
top IMSLP Taken Down By UK Publishers Group
Anybody who would use GoDaddy as a provider must be fairly fucking stupid. Could a more disreputable outfit, with shittier customer service, ever be found?
But they're cheap. And who needs customer service, it's a fucking domain registrar? Disreputable? If you think you only buy shit from reputable companies I've got a big fucking surprise for you.
They should switch away from GoDaddy, so they don't have to share a server with 4000 other customers...
top Verizon To Throttle High-Bandwidth Users
[...] In the case of bandwidth marketing, it has always been a lie, since dial up modems, companies always selling far more than they can actually provide.
Living in the US, that's certainly true. It's not necessarily true in other parts of the world though. Where I'm at right now (http://goo.gl/PjjiL), I pay ~$120/month for 25Gbit up/down + a static IP address. I consistently get just over 3200 KB/sec, i.e. what I'm paying for plus a few extra bytes.
top Chinese Written Language To Dominate Internet
To the extent that you agree with established fact, your statements contribute nothing. To the extent that you disagree with established fact, your statements simply are wrong. When you feel an urge to broadcast your opinions to the world, reconsider.
Now that's quotable
:-) ... yes, I know it doesn't hold in general, but how often does anyone talk to Mr. G. Galilei these days?
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