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Where Cellular Networks Don't Exist, People Are Building Their Own

youngone Re:what about spectrums rights? (104 comments)

The only job I've been drug tested for is my current one. The factory guys are all drug tested randomly, and management decided that it was only fair if everyone had to be tested too. I'm not sure if it has any relevance, but the company is American owned, (but I'm not in America). Luckily for me my drug of choice is made with water, grain, hops and yeast.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

youngone Re:Clearly (391 comments)

I won't buy it, I won't have one even if they give them away. I won't ever buy a Sony product again, due to their shoddy rubbish failing repeatedly just outside the warranty period, (2 x Playstations, 2 x TV's).

about two weeks ago
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UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

youngone Teachers (388 comments)

I'm not in The UK, but my teenagers tell me that the IT teachers they have seem to be one chapter ahead of them in the text book, and are not terribly confident of their subject knowledge. For instance my year 12 son, (16 years old), helped the teacher set up a DHCP server for the class lab, as he had done it before at home with me, but the teacher had never actually done it, just read about it.

about two weeks ago
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Is 'SimCity' Homelessness a Bug Or a Feature?

youngone Re:SimCity 2000 available for free (393 comments)

In my view Sim City 2000 was the best version of the game ever, but I haven't actually played all of them, so maybe there is a better one somewhere.

about two weeks ago
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FBI: North Korean Hackers "Got Sloppy", Leaked IP Addresses

youngone Lies, Damn Lies etc (219 comments)

So according to Clapper, the North Koreans connected to Sony's network through proxies, except when they didn't, also we're still trying to determine how the North Koreans accessed Sony's network. Clapper just sounds completely out of his depth here, no clue about what went on and probably doesn't even understand the briefings he will have been given.

about two weeks ago
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Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

youngone Re:Here's an idea (233 comments)

Exactly. Helmets don't protect heads from concussion, mouthguards do, make them compulsory, take away the huge pads and helmets, make tackles above the shoulder illegal, problem solved.

about 2 months ago
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Using Naval Logbooks To Reconstruct Past Weather and Predict Future Climate

youngone Re:US Navy still uses sextant and chronometer (102 comments)

I'm not surprised they still do this, and no, it is not done at night, just at midday.

about 3 months ago
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US Remains Top Country For Global Workers

youngone Re:Diversity vs monoculture (123 comments)

I love "New Zealand - pretty, but cold". It's about right, except for the top bit of the North Island, which is neither.

about 4 months ago
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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

youngone Re:Whoosh (97 comments)

This is my experience too, and the experience of most of the people who belong to the camera club I belong to. Flickr is finished really, the MySpace of photography.

about 4 months ago
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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

youngone Re:Whoosh (97 comments)

Not anymore they're not, all the photographers I know, (quite a lot of amateur club photographers) are leaving Flickr in droves. The club I belong to have closed our Flickr account too.

about 4 months ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

youngone Bullshit Numbers (198 comments)

"It logs the non-clinical information on 80 million people in Britain " when the population of Britain is about 64 million.

about 5 months ago
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Sony Tosses the Sony Reader On the Scrap Heap

youngone Re:That kinda sucks (172 comments)

The second part of your post is why they're in trouble. I won't buy any of their products either. Neither will lots of other people.

about 6 months ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

youngone Global Warming is not true. (552 comments)

And I can prove it. Here in the Southern Hemisphere the last three months have been much colder than the preceeding three months, so there!

about 6 months ago
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Hints of Life's Start Found In a Giant Virus

youngone Re:Yet another proof creation doesn't work! (158 comments)

You keep saying "We Know..." about something Jesus is purported to have said, or that "We know that God gave us free will..." as if these are facts. I don't know anything about any Gods at all, because I've never been given any evidence that any God exists. The Bible, or any other religious writing is just something written a long time ago (usually) by some religious people, so can't be counted as evidence for anything.

about 6 months ago
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Mt. Gox CEO Returns To Twitter, Enrages Burned Investors

youngone Re:This just in. (281 comments)

But there are some Unicorns and Rainbows, right?

about 7 months ago
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Why China Is Worried About Japan's Plutonium Stocks

youngone Re:Serously? (398 comments)

Tojo had been deposed as prime Minister in July 1944, otherwise I think your comment's probably right. On a personal note, my father was serving in the British Army, 2 Parachute Regiment in 1945, and I'm pretty sure he would have been sent to Japan at some stage if the Invasion went ahead. So I'm reasonably comfortable with the US use of nuclear weapons on that occasion. Purely from a selfish point of view of course.

about 7 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

youngone Huh? (465 comments)

Of course they do. This is just someone trying very hard to cover their arse. Not a very good attempt I would say.

about 7 months ago
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US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU

youngone Re:Obama's police state? (272 comments)

Designed and made by Hugo Boss.

about 8 months ago
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US-EU Trade Agreement Gains Exaggerated, Say 41 Consumer Groups, Economist

youngone Of course it is worth it (97 comments)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is similar, but less likely to work, as a bunch of independent minded Asians are involved, Has similar proposals. Corporations will be able to sue governments if new regulations interfere with business. Not sure I voted for that. Pretty sure I won't get the chance to.

about 8 months ago
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Chelsea Clinton At NCWIT: More PE, Less Zuckerberg

youngone Re:Role Models (255 comments)

I was not aware of that, but I'm not surprised.

about 8 months ago

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