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Google Accused of Violating Copyright In China

tubapro12 Re:Copywrong. (247 comments)

John Galt.

more than 4 years ago
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Murderer With "Aggression Genes" Gets Reduced Sentence

tubapro12 Re:Whoa (507 comments)

I have an evil overlord gene, can I get a reduced sentence for trying to take over the world with giant robots?

more than 4 years ago
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AT&T Sues Verizon Over "Map For That" Ads

tubapro12 Re:I'm not seeing it. (249 comments)

I can attest with that speed difference. The other day in the middle of nowhere, OK a friend and I were both loading the same videos from Youtube. I (VZW) used the specially designed Youtube app for my phone and he (ATT) was using the RTSP links from their website (I don't know how the Youtube app works so I don't know if it would affect speed). Anyhow, by the time my phone had finished downloading the video he has still only halfway done downloading the same.

more than 4 years ago
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AT&T Sues Verizon Over "Map For That" Ads

tubapro12 Re:Oh hey, (249 comments)

Either they have no 3G coverage or one of us is color blind (well by that link alone).

more than 4 years ago
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26 Years Old and Can't Write In Cursive

tubapro12 Re:What is the point of cursive? (921 comments)

The font is obviously to blame for this. Actually on my display, using Times New Roman, there's only what basically equals a single pixel difference. The stem of the n in rn is moved to the left one pixel in an m. I imagine that something similar happens with the font of your newspaper...

more than 4 years ago
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Speaking With the Devs Behind a 7-Year Game Mod Project

tubapro12 Re:Marathon Too (100 comments)

Too bad my mod points expired a few hours ago...+1, Funny.

more than 5 years ago
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The Pirate Bay Comes To Facebook

tubapro12 Re:Why is facebook allowing this? (359 comments)

From my understanding of how the "Share this on Facebook" links work, wouldn't Facebook be able to block the referrer to impede these Share links from working?

more than 5 years ago
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The Pirate Bay Comes To Facebook

tubapro12 Re:Why is facebook allowing this? (359 comments)

Its not really that difficult in the right places, even if you're not an illegal immigrant.

more than 5 years ago
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Australian ISP Argues For BitTorrent Users

tubapro12 Re:SO if I (207 comments)

Quoted from Volda (1113105):

A better apology would be say 100 people bought the same car then each person fabricate a few parts and gives it to other people who are then able to form the full car after collecting the pieces from the other 100 people. I think what they are trying to prove is that a individual that uses bit torrent is only giving another person a part of the info they need to complete a file. For them to be able to prosecute they would have to prosecute everyone who is sharing the copies. All or none basically. I believe fair use laws are being used to somewhat protect bit torrent users in this case. It may work for a while but i have no doubt that the politicians will start to make new laws specifying that even a part of a file is equal to the whole file.

There, fixed that for you.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows Security and On-line Training Courses?

tubapro12 Re:Yeah, except (189 comments)

Some of my school's classes are done through Cisco's Network Academy, which will only run effectively in Internet Explorer from my experience. I use Blackboard all the time under Firefox, and don't struggle to run it in Linux either.

more than 5 years ago
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Student Arrested For Classroom Texting

tubapro12 Re:Mandated (1246 comments)

Who's this Noone guy?

more than 5 years ago
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Woman Claims Ubuntu Kept Her From Online Classes

tubapro12 Re:This is a real problem (1654 comments)

They say it "requires Office XYZ" but what they mean is "you need to be able to create and edit Word compatible documents". Most users are going to take the statement "requires Office XYZ" literally because they don't understand the alternatives, and the people saying "requires Office XYZ" are probably even less likely to understand that there are even alternatives available.

This is something that has impressed me about my current college; all of my professors who require their students to submit works digitally have taken the time to point out that their are alternatives to Microsoft and how to get them, namely OpenOffice. Also, all the campus computers have Firefox 3 installed as the default browser, although they have Office 2007 for productivity.

more than 5 years ago
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Ubuntu Download Speeds Beat Windows XP's

tubapro12 Re:Linux on the desktop (515 comments)

This isn't news to me. On my computer which has a Belkin Wireless G USB adapter and dual boots XP and Ubuntu, I've regularly noticed that doing a speed test on Ubuntu gets results up to like 200% faster than a clean XP install, and 120-150% faster than a tweaked XP install (using SG TCP Optimizer). YMMV.

more than 5 years ago
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The Best Computer Mice In Every Category

tubapro12 Re:Again, fail (246 comments)

Wtf is this anyway /.? Seems like these are just about trying to show the flashiest thing they can find and calling it "teh Best <whatever />." I still use a Logitech LX3 myself.

more than 5 years ago
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Data Breach Notices Show Tip of the Iceberg

tubapro12 Re:Some highlights (50 comments)

I've been awake for over 40 hours now, but did anyone else think of data loss caused by icebergs when they read the title?

more than 5 years ago
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The Manga Guide to Statistics

tubapro12 Re:Manga can be anything (164 comments)

Takahashi is the third most common family name in Japan per number of households per here. And Rumiko Takahashi wasn't associated with Rurouni Kenshin from what I recall.

more than 5 years ago
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Distributed, Low-Intensity Botnets

tubapro12 Re:Nothing abnormal about SSH probes... (167 comments)

Precisely my thoughts on the matter. The handful of low bandwidth sites I've worked with that had SSH would have endless logs of failed attempts. And it seemed a large percentage of which even came from within the data center that hosted the servers (probably a sign we should've changed hosts, but that wasn't my call).

more than 5 years ago

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tubapro12 tubapro12 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

tubapro12 (896596) writes "NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected light-toned bedrock on Mars occurring in an alternating pattern with darker bedrock within a rift valley. Researchers at the University of Arizona point to this as a product of a liquid, probably water, passing through the rocks.

"On Earth, bleaching of rock surrounding a fracture is a clear indication of chemical interactions between fluids circulating within the fracture and the host rock," Okubo and co-author Alfred S. McEwen reported in the paper. The researchers also said that layered outcrops can indicate cycles with materials deposited by regular episodes of water, wind or volcanic activity.
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tubapro12 tubapro12 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

tubapro12 writes "OK, what's the big deal on citizens of the United States of America calling themselves American?
Here's some other "United States"
  • United States of Mexico - Mexicans
  • frmr. United States of Brazil - Brazilians
  • frmr. United States of Belgium - Belgians
  • United States of America - Americans?

Also, the biggest reason. Look at the U.S.A.'s history. We claimed it first... and don't gone about that "America is being blah blah insensitive blah" crap. If people dislike America calling themselves Americans, why do so many countries (read: the rest of the World) have a stigma attached to the term and related terms (i.e. yanqui, yank)?

The largest influence on the use of term is obviously the old Yankee Doodle, which first reached popularity in America in the 1770s. This term further evolved in America to refer particularly as a derogatory term towards northerners before and during the Civil War.

Cite: Wikipedia US Disambiguation page"

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Mail server for PostgreSQL on Windows

tubapro12 tubapro12 writes  |  more than 7 years ago Anyone know a good one? I've gone through more Google pages and open source community projects then I care to keep up with. Still no joy.

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1 Teraflops at only 62 Watts

tubapro12 tubapro12 writes  |  more than 7 years ago AP has an article describing a new processor from Intel expected to run at 1.01 Teraflops while using only 62 Watts of electricity. While the chip is only in the research stage, its a very promising step for supercomputers.

A similarly powerful supercomputer in 1996 at Sandia National Laboratories took up more than 2,000 square feet, used nearly 10,000 Pentium Pro processors, and consumed more than 500 kilowatts of electricity.

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Arkansas Lawmaker Looks To Legalize Ticket Scalping

tubapro12 tubapro12 writes  |  more than 7 years ago An Arkansas state rep. is seeking to legal charging higher prices for tickets and all this because the Little Rock PD arrested 8 people for selling tickets as high as $400 at the Arkansas-LSU game.

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The Term "American"

tubapro12 tubapro12 writes  |  more than 7 years ago OK, what's the big deal on citizens of the United States of America calling themselves American?
Here's some other "United States"

  • United States of Mexico - Mexicans
  • frmr. United States of Brazil - Brazilians
  • frmr. United States of Belgium - Belgians
  • United States of America - Americans?

Also, the biggest reason. Look at the U.S.A.'s history. We claimed it first... and don't gone about that "America is being blah blah insensitive blah" crap. If people dislike America calling themselves Americans, why do so many countries (read: the rest of the World) have a stigma attached to the term and related terms (i.e. yanqui, yank)?

The largest influence on the use of term is obviously the old Yankee Doodle, which first reached popularity in America in the 1770s. This term further evolved in America to refer particularly as a derogatory term towards northerners before and during the Civil War.

Cite: Wikipedia US Disambiguation page

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HTML 4.01 Recommendations

tubapro12 tubapro12 writes  |  more than 8 years ago It surprises me how many popular 'tech' websites are still not using valid HTML 4.01 even with all this time after December 24, 1999; yes it's been that long.

Take for instance Slashdot. Yes, the almighty nerd news source doesn't even use HTML 4.01 (I can't validate /. as they appear to be hiding their homepage from robots: Attempts at validating /. gives an error 403).

Nor Google.

I say its about time they get around and update their codes. Or at least read Why to use HTML 4.01.

On the plus side, Wired News is Standards compliant (by the Firefox Web Developer extension). But... however, they aren't exactly valid according to the W3C.

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Audio Player "Nimbus" (2.1.5)

tubapro12 tubapro12 writes  |  about 9 years ago My audio player based on FMOD has reached beta 5. Today I've been working on the library system. I just found out I can't upload the new version yet, however, the library tool isn't complete yet; so I'll give you a link to the older version (and will add a link to the newest ASAP when my file host is ready for uploading again!).

Here's the link to download beta 4 (.25MB). http://www.savefile.com/filehost/files.php?fid=8632463

If you would like a copy of the source code, as always, just email me.

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