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Power-Saving Web Pages: Real Or Myth?

unjedai Re:Seriously? (424 comments)

Yes, anyone here actually believed this. I guess in your hurry to post, you misread the double-negative in the summary...

turns out there is a not insignificant difference

That's why I don't not dislike double negatives.

more than 2 years ago

Exercise and Caffeine May Activate Metabolic Genes

unjedai Re:Translation? (148 comments)

No kidding. What is this "exercise" thingy?

more than 2 years ago

Is Agriculture Sucking Fresh Water Dry?

unjedai Re:Water is not consumed (379 comments)

I don't consume any water either - I just use it and return it to the eco system (minus my small but ever increasing weight gain).

more than 2 years ago

Robert Boisjoly Dies At 73, the Engineer Who Tried To Stop the Challenger Launch

unjedai Re:In perspective (380 comments)

There's no such thing as an accident

ac ci dent
An unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.

There are such things as accidents. You're just misunderstanding the definition.

more than 2 years ago
top Shut Down, Founder Charged With Piracy

unjedai Re:U.S. law is the new international law (1005 comments)

Looks like is overwhelmed (I'd say slashdotted but this goes beyond slashdot).

more than 2 years ago

Site Offers History of Torrent Downloads By IP

unjedai Re:I'll stand up and say it: (340 comments)

I'll stand up and say that you're wrong - or, since you're judging art, at least in the small minority. That story you linked to praises the movie and gives several reasons why it's in Roger Ebert's list of "Great Movies". You gave no reasons why you think it's horrible. The movie has a very high 8.7 out of 10 stars at based on over 100,000 user ratings. It was nominated for 5 Oscars the year it came out and, although it didn't win any, it has won other awards. Perhaps being in the public domain has helped the movie - but that's not the only reason it's remembered.

more than 2 years ago

Does China's Cyber Offense Obscure Woeful Defense?

unjedai Re:Really? (132 comments)

The official line in Washington D.C. is that there's a new Cold War brewing

Citation needed. Oh wait. It's in the summary. You can make up whatever bullsh#t you like. Nevermind.

more than 3 years ago

NASA Looking To Build 'Gas' Stations In Space

unjedai Re:Would that be .... (201 comments)

Since it's not in Oregon, it'd be Self Serve.

more than 3 years ago

Google Loses Bedrock Suit, All Linux May Infringe

unjedai Re:Um, wtf? (347 comments)

So apparently we can just mix and match random old techniques, and call it innovation and get it patented?

Of course. That's what almost all innovation is. Didn't you see "Flash of Genius"?

more than 3 years ago

Amazon's Cloud Player: We Don't Need a License

unjedai Re:As I and many others pointed out yesterday (539 comments)

Amazon will let you upload ANYTHING (pirated, ripped, bought--makes no difference) and stream it.

So they'll let me upload ANYTHING and then later download it? How dare they!!!

more than 3 years ago

Utah Governor 'Honored' With Blackhole Award

unjedai Re:give it to the legislature, not the Governor... (161 comments)

That makes no sense. If he vetoed it and his veto was overridden it would still become law so that, as you say, "it COULD be hashed out in public". But you'd have sent the message that this bill sucked and was vetoed. I don't see a reason why you would sign a bill you are against. Just makes him look stupid if you ask me.

more than 3 years ago

Utah To Teach USA is a Republic, Not a Democracy

unjedai Re:editorialize much? (1277 comments)

"from the only-two-of-three-wives-agree dept" is also not cool. There are some polygamists around somewhere I hear but I've never seen one and I've lived in Utah for 20 years. And Utah doesn't have a monopoly on them - they are also found in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Canada, Montana, South Dakota... Zero members of the LDS church are polygamists because it's against church doctrine and has been for over a century. Further, only 60% of Utahns are reportedly LDS of which who knows what percent are active church goers. Yeah the state legislature are a bunch of nut jobs but with the most national parks of any state (7) and the greatest snow on Earth, there's a lot to like about Utah.

more than 3 years ago

Utah To Teach USA is a Republic, Not a Democracy

unjedai Re:These are people who still believe Joseph Smith (1277 comments)

Luke 4:17-20 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down.

more than 3 years ago

Wikileaks DDoS Attacker Arrested, Equipment Seized

unjedai Re:Sh (429 comments)

I see you've invoked the dual powers of slashdot-shame-on-you and I-dare-you-to-mod-down, a virtually undefeatable combination. Well played.

more than 3 years ago

Claims About China's April Internet Hijack Are Overblown

unjedai Inconceivable!!! (78 comments)

What?!!! A Slashdot summary was wrong? A sensationalist headline was wrong? No one did any fact checking?!!!! Inconceivable!

This is why Slashdot (News for Nerds) is "news" like Fox News is "news" - it's not. There's no journalistic ethics applied. It's entertainment and maybe occasionally informational.

more than 3 years ago

Google Bans Sale of Android Spying App

unjedai Re:so much for being open (415 comments)

That is, "correct your damned English."

more than 3 years ago

Pay Or Else, News Site Threatens

unjedai Re:Clueless (549 comments)

By reading this comment you agree by contract to pay me $1,000,000.

more than 3 years ago

E-Books Are Only 6% of Printed Book Sales

unjedai Don't forget 1984 and Animal Farm (437 comments)

With a paper book, no one is going to take it from you unless you get mugged, and then, what kind of mugger takes your books? Maybe I'll start spending money on ebooks when I'm guaranteed they're really mine. But that will never happen.

more than 3 years ago



Shakedowns to Fix Negative Online Reviews

unjedai unjedai writes  |  about 2 years ago

unjedai (966274) writes "A company is putting horrible reviews of small business online, and then offering to improve the company's reputation and take the reviews off for a fraction of the cost that a real reputation improvement company would charge. Sierra West received a call from a "reputation improvement company" telling them they had a negative review online and that the company would take the review offline if Sierra West paid $500. "Of course when someone is offering $500 the day (the bad review) goes up seemed not legitimate.""
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What do you do while you're compiling at work?

unjedai unjedai writes  |  more than 3 years ago

unjedai (966274) writes "Poll: What do you do while you're compiling at work?

a. Write more code
b. Work on non-programming tasks
c. Check email
d. Check Facebook
e. Read Slashdot
f. Surf the web
g. Play games
h. Look at porn
i. I never compile while at work
j. Nothing — humans aren't meant for multitasking"

Link to Original Source

Walmart Music Downloads

unjedai unjedai writes  |  more than 5 years ago

unjedai (966274) writes "Today Walmart sent a letter to customers of its music download store informing them that the store will no longer provide support for DRM related issues after October 9th. "Beginning October 9, we will no longer be able to assist with digital rights management issues for protected WMA files purchased from" Walmart has offered only DRM (digital rights management) -free MP3s since February 2008, but protected WMA music files purchased prior to Feb 2008 will no longer be supported. They are encouraging users to backup their music to CDs. Keep reading for the full letter.

Important Information About Your Digital Music Purchases We hope you are enjoying the increased music quality/bitrate and the improved usability of Walmart's MP3 music downloads. We began offering MP3s in August 2007 and have offered only DRM (digital rights management) -free MP3s since February 2008. As the final stage of our transition to a full DRM-free MP3 download store, Walmart will be shutting down our digital rights management system that supports protected songs and albums purchased from our site. If you have purchased protected WMA music files from our site prior to Feb 2008, we strongly recommend that you back up your songs by burning them to a recordable audio CD. By backing up your songs, you will be able to access them from any personal computer. This change does not impact songs or albums purchased after Feb 2008, as those are DRM-free. Beginning October 9, we will no longer be able to assist with digital rights management issues for protected WMA files purchased from If you do not back up your files before this date, you will no longer be able to transfer your songs to other computers or access your songs after changing or reinstalling your operating system or in the event of a system crash. Your music and video collections will still play on the originally authorized computer. Thank you for using for music downloads. We are working hard to make our store better than ever and easier to use. Walmart Music Team"

unjedai unjedai writes  |  more than 7 years ago

unjedai (966274) writes ""Right now, some people are worried there are gremlins in the current voting machines — that electronic voting is unreliable and open to tampering. They spout anecdotal evidence of irregularities here and there to fuel their fear and want paper ballot backups to fend off any conspirators. It's the same kind of itchy-witchy thinking that leads people to hide bags of money under their mattresses. And dare we say that almost all of those those skittish souls are likely older than 40? The younger generation sees the outcry for the tangible comfort of paper ballots as a hallmark of the fuddy-duddy." According to Utah's Deseret News"

unjedai unjedai writes  |  more than 7 years ago

unjedai (966274) writes ""A San Francisco man, Matthew Shinnick, was arrested and jailed when he tried to cash a check at a Bank of America branch after receiving it from someone who had seen his ad for bicycles on Craig's List... Clark Howard found out about this story and... After speaking with BofA, Clark Howard ... asked his listeners to close their Bank of America accounts because of what he feels is unfair treatment of Matthew... A "BofA Money Loss Meter" on his site reports that listeners have allegedly withdrawn several million dollars and closed their accounts." -Wikipedia summary. The San Fransisco Chronicle article is amazing. The "BofA Money Loss Meter" is up to $50 million."


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