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IBM Snags Patent On Half-Day Off of Work Notifications

virtualonliner x days and x hours off (163 comments)

I am going to patent "x days and x hours and x minutes off"

oh wait...I can go even further to seconds...damnnn

about 3 years ago

Kim Jong-Il Was an "Internet Expert"

virtualonliner Expert on everything (238 comments)

He was an expert on virtually everything in the world. He has written numerous books to prove that.

more than 3 years ago

EFF Asks To Make Jailbreaking Legal For All Devices

virtualonliner Re:PC analogy (278 comments)

Imagine if it were illegal to change the engine of your car, or the wheels.

Hey, someone had to do the car analogy.

more than 3 years ago

Nokia Exec: Young People Fed Up With iPhone and Android

virtualonliner Re:Nobody does that because everyone does that (532 comments)

I really don't want the option of being able to run Apache on my phone and being able to SSH into it so I could configure it right.

But does it run Crysis?

more than 3 years ago

US Bans Loud Commercials

virtualonliner Re:Pretty late for this, don't you think? (289 comments)

oh wait, I actually liked it.
If I ever hear it again, it will be hi, i am billy mays. Would be lame.

more than 3 years ago

'Vocal Fry' Creeping Into US Speech

virtualonliner Re:Nothing new (331 comments)

This. More specifically, I have heard that the "Southern Bell" accent is the closest accent to the original, proper 18th century English, and that "ain't" was a desirable word by the upper class.

For those not familiar, the Southern Bell accent is the kind of accent you might here from upper class white folk in the Deep South. It's almost gone, now, but maybe still exists sparsely. Most commonly, you hear it in movies set in the old South.

And who is to say that the "Southern Bell" accent is the original original? It might have evolved from something else. Like you rightly said, change is not new. Just accept it.

more than 3 years ago

Is the Earth Special?

virtualonliner Size? (745 comments)

If life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion. - Douglas Adams

more than 3 years ago

Does A Company Deserve the Same Privacy Rights As You?

virtualonliner Re:Yes (379 comments)

If we continue on this path, I would expect them to have voting rights pretty soon. If that happens, who decides a corporations vote?

more than 4 years ago

Boeing Gets $89M To Build Drone That Can Fly For 5 Years Straight

virtualonliner 5 Years? (271 comments)

I am going out on a limb and say that it is not running on Windows!

more than 4 years ago

Steve Jobs Tries To Sneak Shurikens On a Plane

virtualonliner Re:Jobs v Stallman (661 comments)

He needs the shuriken for his upcoming bout with Richard Stallman, who's ninja skills are well-known.

...whose ninja skills are well-known.

- Grammar Nazi.

more than 4 years ago

1-in-1,000 Chance of Asteroid Impact In ... 2182?

virtualonliner Re:Well by then... (326 comments)

Mankind posses technology to divert the asteroid, OR we have already died horribly by some great disaster. And by then we personally may or may not have died depending on speed of life sciences research and our living habits.

But would I have my flying cars by then?

more than 4 years ago

BP Says "Top Kill" Operation Has Failed

virtualonliner Re:Expect repost.... from 1979! (768 comments)

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

more than 4 years ago

Google Describes Wi-Fi Sniffing In Pending Patent

virtualonliner Re:Misleading summary? (134 comments)

But, as Seinfeld might ask, then what's the deal with the pending Google patent that describes capturing wireless data packets

The deal is that the patent describes capturing and analysing wireless data packets to extract the IP adress alongside GPS coordinates in order to enhance Google's IP geolocation accuracy. The "mistake" that they owned up to is actually dumping and storing all packets, not just the external IP address. Those are two different things.

In fact, when the story broke out about wi-fi, I suspected it as much. They are sinifing all the IP packaets! To those who say, if you don't want it sniffed, then encypt it or it's on public property and everyone can sniff it or whatever, lets face it, not everyone has the ability to do that. And even if it's not encrypted, does not mean everyone has a right to read it. It's supposed to be my traffic. It's akin to llistening to my wireless calls by capturing wireless traffic that is supposed to be meant for me!

By the way, crying foul when someone captures your unencrypted data is not like getting watched by someone when you stand naked in your window. There is a difference. The watching someone naked bit does not require effort on the part of you eyes. It just happens naturally when you are just wondering around (unintentionally). On the other hand, Google actively drove around the country, intentionally to capture data. It's shady to say the least. And EVIL.

more than 4 years ago

Japan Plans Moon Base Built By Robots For Robots

virtualonliner More please (253 comments)

Can't wait for the TV show of this! Those Japanese have crazy shows.

more than 4 years ago

How Viruses Evolve Into All-Purpose Malware

virtualonliner Virus? Malware? (117 comments)

I think we are at a point where we cannot really distinguish between virus or spyware or scareware or whatever. Virus have already started doing what spyware doing a couple years ago. I mean, it sounds just pointless that we distinguish them. Bad program is a bad program. It does not matter what we call it. Guys at StopBadware came up with a good term a few years ago. It's a badware. It does not matter to the end user what it does!

more than 4 years ago

Three Indicted In Scareware Scam That Netted $100M

virtualonliner Re:Great news (120 comments)

Symantec (and McAfee) is much worse. For starters, it's not inobtrusive like other scareware.

more than 4 years ago

Symantec Finds Server Containing 44 Million Stolen Gaming Credentials

virtualonliner Stupid Summary (146 comments)

The summary is just stupid. I mean when you use a botnet to collect all that credentials, wont you naturally use the same botnet to check them? All that blabber about options was just pointless on so many levels.

more than 4 years ago

YouTube Blocked In Pakistan

virtualonliner Re:Muhammad (299 comments)


Now Great!! Way to get slashdot banned too!! *fumes*

more than 4 years ago


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