* Posts by BoscoH

9 posts • joined 14 Nov 2008

Climate-change scepticism must be 'treated', says enviro-sociologist

BoscoH
Paris Hilton

Anybody post a picture yet?

Here she is:

http://www.clas.pdx.edu/newsletters/1010/Kari.JPG

Paris, because if you average the two of them, you get a 3.

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Student suspended for posting random satire on YouTube

BoscoH
Megaphone

Hope he can monetize this. Scoreboard, b*tches.

Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone!

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Adobe Flash: 20m phones flip Steve Jobs the bird

BoscoH
Heart

Jobs lied

The Flash ban had everything to do with trying to maintain control of the platform so Apple could control the profits and make sure it got the bulk of them. It is a far better and more appropriate API than Cocoa Touch for 95% of mobile apps.

Valentines because.

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Gosling blows lid off Jobs Java nonsense

BoscoH
Thumb Up

Let's hope for Google

Perhaps Google can at least pick up the slack in the browser. The Oracle lawsuit may make that difficult. But if Chrome becomes the browser that still supports standard technologies the web has adopted, it might be a key advantage for Chrome.

Thumb, because that's what Steve Jobs has up his arse.

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Hefty physicist: Global warming is 'pseudoscientific fraud'

BoscoH
Linux

What if he's right?

Of course he's right. And he's right about the mechanism. I saw this two decades ago taking a class from Nobel laureates Cicerone and Rowland with their hockey stick CFC vs. ozone layer stuff. It was already too late to have done anything, and we lost Big Macs that stayed warm and air conditioning that was inexpensive. Yet the decades between have been a mixed, variable bag for the ozone layer. We found out that it fluctuates a lot anyway and that the dire predictions just didn't pan out. The funny thing was that they whipped the sorority girls into a frenzy with dire predictions about the terrible cancers their kids would get at the hands of a depleted ozone layer. No price could be too high to prevent that! And it's taken 20 years to get a reasonable perspective on that whole thing, while we repeat the same giant pseudoscientific clusterfrack with global warming.

Penguin because I still have funny notes of the lecture when Cicerone put up pictures of cute penguins and said they were all going to die because of CFCs.

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Copyfraud: Poisoning the public domain

BoscoH
Paris Hilton

Conflicted

While the author confuses the supply and demand of actual copies of rare works with some kind of fraud, he lands a fist square in the jaw of Creative Commons. So I am conflicted. Here is where I'd like to see things go, and it's as much a matter of culture as law. I'd like to see lots of content offered freely, as we see in blogs and tweets. No strings attached. No GPL, no CC, no PD badging. Basically, no bullshitake. At the same time, I'd like to see premium content (software, etc.) offered for a price with an obligation that the author step up higher than automatic registration. Right now, there is no cost to claim that something is copyright you. Maybe a nominal yearly registration fee -- the domain name system might be a good model. Just keep the GPL and CC people out of it. All they do is complicate the free flow of information that creators want to be free by convincing creators that the works would have some value if they put GPL or CC restrictions on them. 99.99999% of the time, they don't.

Paris, because she's conflicted too.

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OLPC designer styles goes-like-stink electric motorbike

BoscoH
Paris Hilton

One part missing from OLPC Bike

Where's the hand crank? Paris, because she'd know exactly what to do with it.

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G N' R blogger pleads guilty to copyright violation

BoscoH
Paris Hilton

Posted wrong songs

The gems on this album are "FBI" and "Madagascar". Paris, because she kinda looks like Axl.

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eBay bans sale of Obama inauguration tickets

BoscoH
Paris Hilton

Dear France, We Surrender. Love, America

Greetings from Amerikkka, where we wouldn't want anyone who isn't tightly politically connected from being able to get a ticket and attend an historic event. Hopefully, when 2013 rolls around, they won't be able to give the stupid tickets away.

Paris, because she should be the one being inaugurated this time.

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