* Posts by Smoovious

12 posts • joined 13 Apr 2008

Life hands Sun steaming sack of...

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Boffin

@Owen Williams

I believe when the author used the term "sack of shit", he was using it in its technical context, so as long as it remains in that context, it would be perfectly acceptable to forward it along to colleagues.

-- Smoovious

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How the Feds shook hands with an internet pedophile

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Alert

@Patrick Clark re: Pedophile?

I think that you are thinking of Pediphile, which, AFAIK, is not illegal over here, yet...

-- Smoovious

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New York threatens Comcast with anti-porn suit

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Stop

Enough already!!!

Would you guys just stop calling the alt.* heirarchy "UseNet"?! They are NOT UseNet... they are AltNet...

UseNet isn't 'the newsgroups', it is just one set of heirarchies.

The AG doesn't have a problem with UseNet... UseNet has some pretty stupid rules for creating a new newsgroup, and only a handful of them are binary groups, and nothing to do with what the AG is trying to stop.

AltNet on the other hand, is the anarchy heirarchy. It is just as valuable as UseNet, even tho many of us find what's on them distasteful, it is the epitome of Freedom of Speech.

If he has a problem with the content on some specific AltNet groups, then fine, deal with the specific AltNet groups, and the specific AltNet posters who are doing it.

UseNet is NOT a generic term, and the alt.* heirarchy is NOT a part of UseNet...

-- Smoovious

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Microsoft criticizes EU's 'unreasonable' judgement

Smoovious
Unhappy

anti-American?

Why shouldn't our courts in the US be anti-American?

They're part of the gov't, and our own gov't itself is anti-American...

-- Smoovious

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North Carolina targets WTF licence plates

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WTF as a TLD?

pctechxp> Wonder if I can lodge a request with ICANN to register that as a TLD

If WTF became a TLD? I'd for sure get a handful of domains under it. Would probably end up being one of the more successful custom TLDs created.

-- Smoovious

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Yahoo! counts! the! reasons! it's better! off! without! Microsoft!

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Messenger numbers...

and just how many of those numbers of members using the different messengers, or even the hotmail/yahoo accounts mentioned, are active or inactive?

The active numbers are the only ones that really matter...

-- Smoovious

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Overstock and Patrick Byrne sue New York over Amazon Tax

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@AC

> BTW what actually is a boondongle ? Is this an Americanism I am totally unaware

> of ... well thats just awesome dude.

> Mu

Google "bridge to nowhere"... that's a boondongle(boondoggle?)

-- Smoov

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When flash mobs go bad

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Joke

A justified use of force...

Perhaps the police should have brought out those water cannons the like using... would be an appropriate use of force. Put the water fight up onto a whole new level. :)

-- Smoovious

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Canuck faces life sentence for nude girl webcam scheme

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@Luke Wells

> I'm starting to think that natural selection is not working anymore

ever since we took monkey bars out of playgrounds, removed all the corners on children's toys and furniture, no more lawn darts, etc etc etc

-- Smoovious

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Unhappy

@Cameron Colley

> Are teenager girls brain-dead or undereducated?

Yes.

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Yahoo! Flickr video play sparks online revolt

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Just a name...

Come on... why even the name "Flickr" implies video...

-- Smoovious

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Microsoft discloses 14,000 pages of coding secrets

Smoovious

It isn't the fact that it comes with a browser... .. .

It is the fact that they made it so it can't be removed as a move to thwart the courts.

Even now there is no good reason why IE has to be integrated with the underlying OS the way that it is. It is, so even if you did use another browser, you still couldn't remove IE, and there are some things that will launch IE and only IE no matter what you have your default browser set to.

Also, no reason why Windows Update has to be IE-based. Would probably even run a lot faster if it didn't use the browser to do its job.

Oh yeah... and I used to use Mosaic at the time... and they bought Mosaic out, and stripped out all of the features I liked to have, and turned it into IE... and those features have never, EVER, come back.

-- Smoovious

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