* Posts by MyBackDoor

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Microsoft vs AWS: If you can't bark with the BIG DOGS get off the PORCH

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"...dismisses claims it will raise prices once it’s got you by the short and curlies in the future."

Where is the proof of dismissal?

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When the Schmidt hits The Man: Look what the NSA made Google do

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Once you become a god....

"... artificial distinction between consumers and businesses eventually goes away,"

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Facebook invents Caller ID ... say Hello to today's staggering technology

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Wow......great news.........By the way has anyone seen my keys?

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GoDaddy buys 200,000 domains for $28.1m – that's $140 a piece

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Re: Angry, Angry, Angry

The internet has turned into a marketing machine, nothing more, not a damn thing more. So buying .com's is exactly the same thing as buying billboard space...anyone can do it.

The internet is a mall with infinite parking and no handicap spots, but it certainly has VIP parking.

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Republicans in sneaky bid to reauthorize Patriot Act spying until 2020

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Re: Please dox these senators @RedneckMother

"Hmm... a quick check via search engine reveals that the Vegas Bookmakers are not giving odds on the reauthorization."

Implying a sure thing are they? Even if it doesn't pass, all the little nooks and cranny's that make the bill invasive will bleed over to other bills 1 by 1, quickly or slowly. One of those methods similar to "Look I quit! Now look elsewhere!"

Anymore I look to the skies wondering what the hell is taking those alien invaders so long.

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Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs

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"In this case, Google has written bad software which brings about obsolescence."

I would agree with you, but the fact that this software is probably a C module running an HTML 5 module, it was obsolete day one. However, if it would just run plain C... Of course this also shows that there is absolutely no organization on how and when a developer/company should issue update modules. But, then we are back to the plain C argument, but this time we have to ask that if the main module is written in C, then how come a simple update of the HTML 5 module isn't possible? So, hey, I do agree after all :-).

If they think deprecating software will force TV sales, or TV sales need the latest software, then they are not so 'smart'. BTW, I honestly don't give a shit about any of this, so fuck both sides of the fence :-)

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Re: HTML 5 is the future, and good riddance

Pretty much. This pretty much proves that writing anything in HTML 5 comes with such dependencies that it's really just fluff for web browsers and should never be in a position to be considered "deployable". Basically, it's 1995 when it comes to intuitive design with HTML 5 and shouldn't leave a web browser.

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Trading Standards pokes Amazon over 'libellous' review

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Re: Why has the seller not commented on the review?

And if the reviewer said no or didn't respond at all?

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Re: Trading Standards

"They have no business censoring or editing the review and are not liable for what its' posters say."

No business at all?

You linked a trial about private citizens, you'll have to link a case about how if party A. (Amazon) makes a profit off of party B. (the seller), how party A. can in no way be responsible for the profit of party B. I do see what you mean, but if someone rented a store in a mall, would the mall just allow people to wrongfully protest outside that store, with no responsibility? Maybe, if the mall somehow had an EULA for this specific case, so does this mall (Amazon) have one? If it does, obviously you or no one else can't hide the fact that that's a shitty mall.

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Mortal Kombat: Brawler gaming's quintessential gorefest

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Master System? Do you mean Genesis?

What the editor left out was that this was the first internet based PvP game for home consoles (SNES), which wasn't anything to shake a stick at....ever. You could even trash talk via im/email!!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBAND

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Lawyer: Cops dropped robbery case rather than detail FBI's StingRay phone snoop gizmo

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Oops

"...to avoid revealing details of a controversial mobile phone surveillance program.."

But they just revealed it!!! Details please!

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That's right: FBI agents can't pretend to be ISP repairmen to search homes without a warrant

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Re: Data vs Physical?

"...no disincentive to try it again and again."

But in this specific case, they turned over a lot of cash and cannot travel to the country for 8 years. That's not exactly a WIN for the defense. Of course regardless of the verdict, then you have the more serious situation of having to answer to the not so up-and-up people who placed bets with you, bets you may not make good on. Truthfully, in a way, it's a win for the government because they now have some cash in pocket that NOBODY is going to come asking for (well, at least not from the government :-).

To the defendant: Running an illegal gambling ring in Las Vegas of all places is not so...wise guy.

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable in crunch talks with FCC, DoJ over $42bn mega-merger

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Re: More sourceless rumors

"More sourceless rumors"

Well, then throw the article in the rumor bin with these pages...

http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/support/contact-us.html

http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support

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Re: And 2x bad == ?

2x == Rude Robotic customer service, and of course a 10% increase in your bill (to start, until 49 billion is made, then another 10% because...well just because).

Honestly, it will be interesting to see what happens when you combine the 2 greediest piece of shit ISP's in one country. The CEO's might as well have their company photos taken while they give the camera the finger.

P.S. Why is there no middle finger icon? I find that rude.

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Apple will cut down 36,000 acres of forest in 'conservation scheme'

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Re: And if Tim Cook abandons capitalism to live naked in a cave

Protecting 56 miles of the tribes land at gun point is for the tribes well being, not because the filthy rich want to strip the lands resources!! You people always blame the rich for untouched land secretly hiding oil!! The rich didn't hide the oil there, so leave then alone!! Besides, if it was about profit, then if blood......wait, wrong article. Sooooooo sorry.

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Google has tested its speedy QUIC internet protocol on YOU – and the early results are in

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Re: Hubris

Well...it doesn't really matter if it's half baked, it can still be used for non-internet functions (if it functions as advertised). But, even if it is half baked and everyone knows it, it might not matter because they are proposing this spec to a panel of people who just might consider Google as the almighty (or at least an employer!).

I truthfully don't know WTF Fazal is talking about, he's clearly informed. I just fear that the people who will ultimately accept this spec also don't know WTF Fazal is talking about. But then again, maybe Fazal doesn't know WTF Fazal's talking about (had too, it was just 'there'! :-) ).

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Re: Nope

DDG only gets better. That being said, I'm wondering how much longer it can mature without Google, MS, or Yahoo stepping all over it. It's turning into a beast, and I'm sure that is not being ignored by the other players.

If you've used DuckDuckGo over the last 6 months or so, then you've seen how it's starting to "learn". If you've been shopping with DuckDuckGo recently, then I seriously doubt you'll be using anything else for the time being. For a search engine that is not fully frontal commercialized, it's ironic how great it is at shopping. For non-shopping, it still needs some more learn'n, but it's happening.

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BOFH: Explain? All we need is this kay-sh with DDR3 Cortexiphan ...

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Re: Allocation mismatch.

""Dual Dunham" as in Olivia and Folivia."

"Dual Bishop" or as in Walter and Walternate.

"Let's build a gate to cross into another universe." This would work, but the word 'protocol' disqualifies Walter, he couldn't communicate with the gate like Olivia or the other CortexKids.

So I'm still thinking it should'a ben flippy.

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Allocation mismatch.

Should of been...

"Dual Bishop Processor" (he's the brain unit)

"Dunham Gating Protocol" (she's the "gate" jumper)

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Hungry Apple fanbois can now buy a lunch date with Tim Cook

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$5 blow, no dinner.

Head is head.

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Google’s plan for WORLD DOMINATION takes shape. And it begins with a patent

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Mountain Trolls

This is where a billion dollar corporation is allowed to freely troll based on their income, while a smaller troll would be fought tooth and nail if they tried such a patent. A patent to detect health levels?Yeh, I've played real time strategy games in the last 30 years, what's the big deal?

Big trolls can get away with this, because the big trolls bought laws to kill off the small trolls, making the 'club' ever so tighter.

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Selfie sticks BANNED by Apple: No hipster tools' tools allowed at WWDC

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Re: Why have age limits at all?

Dude it's Apple. They don't think about things like that, they just want people who are old enough to act stupid and be flashy. Kids, especially smart kids, don't behave that way at all.

Apple is the image of being nothing more than image. Anyone who attended an Apple conference pre-iPod era always felt that shadow, didn't talk about it, but felt it (I haven't been back since those days...*shudder*) It's similar to how you feel like a cash dispenser at Windows conferences...don't talk about it, but feel it down your back. If you want an event that is non-biased, open to expression, and will let you bring your children, then you better head over the Comic-Con or something similar, because I.T. shows are all dried up.

"Federal law prohibits collection of data on under-13s. The same data that would be required to participate in this type of contest. "

Uh, 2 things. 1. When you pay 1600usd, you're in no contest. 2. If attending an I.T. event requires you to hand over data...hmm, let us know how it went! (sucker)

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Four boggling websites we found hidden in the BitTorrent network using the Maelstrom browser

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"...looking to share our vision of how the Internet can work"

The vision of ridiculous over-the-top advertising is already working on the internet. Why don't they show us how the internet isn't going to collapse if they don't hammer ads in your face.

I miss pop-ups.

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Adobe, Level 3 drive a stake through heart of vid-stream creature before it attacks again

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More patent news...

I'm starting to think I should be registering patents at TheRegister.

"The Register - Patenting the hand that feeds IT"

Maybe we all should become patent trolls because it apparently works enough to make headlines.

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Quantum not buying Dot Hill. Takes the OEM, master disti path instead

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Great...

Will they start making consumer hdds again? Should I forever be stuck with Seagate/WD, or can a company rise again that advertises the true space of the hdd in binary. That was what I liked about Quantun, they advertised what they sold without using binary to decimal sales hack techniques.

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Videogame publishers to fans: Oi, freetard! STOP RESURRECTING our dead titles online

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Re: I feel this won't end well because not enough influential people care about old games.

"This has to do with modders and archive.org, not Google."

No, it has to do with copyright, hence the need for the DCMA exemption. Did you not read the article at all, the bold part in particular? However, you're right it isn't about google...not yet. Give it a year, watch.

By calling out the EFF, apparently they want to do with video games what they have already done with music, movies and books. They're trying to turn a trifecta into a superfecta. How this isn't bluntly obvious to everyone is beyond me. Ask yourself, if you were google, would you want to add video games to your storm?

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Re: I feel this won't end well because not enough influential people care about old games.

It's not really about old games, but making something free so g**gle doesn't have to pay for it. G**gle's MO is to take something that has value, and turn it into something that only has value for google. Apparently the best way g**gle has to do that is to make it free from cash price, but costly to your privacy. Old games they may be, but you never know what some old games might turn into if you modifiy them, however how much modification is required to the game to qualify for an exemption isn't specified.

It's odd that you picked "It's A Wonderful Life", because that movie has already felt it's share of greedy lock down by the copyright extensions (which is why it is no longer broadcasted 24/7 on EVERY channel around Christmas). However, it is a great example of what happens when your implied worry is executed...lock down!

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Re: very fair and balanced

"Of course you can't expect too much from the publication that's trailblazing the slur "freetard"."

Wouldn't expect anything else from a person/robot that is caught up in so much fear that they can't use their real handle. Grow some balls.

If google can get this exemption through, then they could host a mirage of games online, which isn't something they have tried...yet. Although I'm not too sure what is required for a game to be considered "modified", but if the requirements are fuzzy, google just might be gearing up to take on Steam. I never thought about it before this article, but I'm surprised google hasn't tried to push for exemptions like these already.

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Twitter yanks firehose from DataSift, other resellers

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Re: Closed Systems are not eco-Systems

"If your business model siphons value from the ecosystem, where 'value' is defined by the host of this system..."

You mean profit, not value. What you're speaking of is modern business practices taught strongly in business classes since about 1965. This wasn't always the case. There used to be some form of a pyramid in place with not only employees, but clients. Essentially, that went away with the increase of profit margins that are demanded for higher bonuses (essentially, what else?).

Once upon a time, Twitter would of been proud that companies have found ways to expand profit margins with their company beyond their forecasts. And that would of been the 'value' in Twitter. However, today all companies seem to see it as profit they are loosing because they don't want to share. There is a 5 letter word, starts with a G.

But, where does the profit come from, what is the real value to any of this? Your personal data. You're the profit. Which essentially just makes the whole thing reek of greed because nobody anywhere, not in the front, back or middle is making money from any tangible resource they offer exclusively. There isn't anything exclusive about fetching and serving up someone else's words in text, so why all the fuss about who gets what? It's similar to how thieves make a score then turn on each other for a bigger piece of the pie...actually, it might be that exactly (depending on your view).

I only posted to comment on your opinion because the actual story here is just bandits screwing over other bandits, which makes your points more interesting than this heist story. BTW, I do understand your points, it's just that if you widen the scope, I find your points and my own worthless because the whole thing is metaphorically...legally challenged.

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Tech troll's podcasting patent blown out of the water by EFF torpedo

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"...(EFF), which challenged Personal Audio's '504 patent, argues it is not a particularly new or novel idea."

Unlike "Rounded Corners" or paying immediately "1-Click Shopping". Go EFF! Fight those trolls for you corporate overlords, you hairy troll.

In all honesty, it is a bullshit software patent, but how's that new? It's easy to believe that ANY software patent is bullshit (because it basically is). If the EFF wants to play attack dog for it's "sponsers", fine, but every now and then an attack dog will bite it's master. But maybe the EFF is just a lapdog.

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US govt bans Intel from selling chips to China's supercomputer boffins

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Re: I wonder...

This news might have something to do with that debt. I'm also wondering if China is not in favor of this blacklist as well. Remember how X amount of cotton was shipped to China from the USA to be fabricated, then sold back to the USA? Maybe this is ultimately to stop the fabrication of the chips in the USA, to start fabrication in China. It would yield China a higher profit margin off the USA (yet again).

I seriously doubt this is anything other than a primer to shift currency to China to make some dues on our trillions we owe them. It's one thing when it's 2 or 3 players, but when an entire industry is cut off, then it looks like we are yet again exporting our number 1 export...jobs!

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Foreign firms must obey EU laws no matter where they're based, says EU. Hear that, Google?

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Re: Tit for Tat, EU. We can do that too!

"Says the person using the Latin alphabet to write in English."

Says the human using fingers to communicate. (How far can we take this?).

Some of you need to stop being trolled by the anti-US, anti-EU, anti-ant squad. It' 2015 and there isn't one government on Earth that sees in any other color than Gold. Choice without deviance looks like this...

A. Get owned.

B. Be owned.

C. All of the above.

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Oh, hi there, SKYNET: US military wants self-enhancing software that will outlive its creators

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Since 1976 the whole thing had been commercialize. College is a business now, and like a business, they have affiliates. You're lucky to have experienced college as an educational institution, our rather how it's advertised. Today, it appears that if you don't go ivy league, you'll be stuck in some abstraction nightmare learning abstract methods that will never even run on a microwave, let alone anything that would leave orbit.

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"...will be processed by the IRS using COBOL programs."

C, if it's filed electronically or scanned in, it will be C. Most of the COBOL that did heavy lifting set sail in the early 80's. However, if it requires human editing or a human interface for audit, then all bets are off (but COBOL is still heavily used, along with overly expensive mechanical custom keyboards). It wasn't until recent, very recent, that you started to see actual window form GUI's for internal service systems.

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Facebook does fling COOKIES around, but privacy is assured

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Re: That explains...

Yep, you have to loop it back. If you do the same with Google, pages load much much faster, or they don't load at all. Sites like these are the web equivalent of bloatware and spyware. if user binaries did this shit, you'd have more horrific stories similar to Java/Adobe. Well, Lenovo was just caught doing our, and you see how that went. Why should web bits be treated any different.

I missed the part were running a website entitled you to a license to steal privacy, but apparently it's literally a real license.

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You. FTC. Get over here. Google is INVADING our children's MINDS – anti-ad campaigners

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Re: Major Shock!

ddg gets better all the time, not sure what the learning software is doing, but it's working. I can and can't disagree with you. I can, because somethings are still so heavily anchored to the top in Google, you know they'll be on the first page (Stackoverflow, GitHub, etc.). I can't agree with you because shopping on ddg is actually better! There is just so many sites out there that don't pay Google that they just won't show on Google. It makes shopping on there more of a oddball experience in finding lower prices (which you do), sort of like pre-Google!

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Re: Major Shock!

No, but there is actual truth to this. A friend has this going for his child and I was just curious so I checked it out. It can literally go from the cartoon straight into a commercial that is seemingly or obviously tailored to fit the cartoon. This shit is weird. In all honesty, if you can watch a few cartoons on there, you should just to see how Google is brutally clutching adverts to children. To put it in perspective, it takes VLC longer to load the next video in the playlist than it does for the advert to cut it. It wasn't a new low for me and my opinion on Google, but it was just another piece to back my already degraded opinion of them.

For the rest of the examples in the article, I don't know. I really didn't pay that much attention, but it did seem all SNAFU otherwise. Of course them claiming they don't take food and beverage ads while HOSTING a McDonalds channel is laughable, but also typical two-faced Google bullshit.

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Apple Watch: We ROUNDUP the ROUNDUPS. Yes, Roundup-squared

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Joke

Well, apparently you're tagging your posts with icons representing the nature of the device? What I don't understand is that if you already have an iPhone, then this is useless. Codependent proprietary computer devices that make one or the other obsolete...WTF? Wasn't the whole point to put what you have on your mobile, independently on your wrist? I clearly missed a announcement or three, because I don't get it.

Yeh, have another icon Apple.

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Nvidia v Qualcomm, Samsung: Thumbs up from judge in patent row

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Re: Don't get too excited...

"You seem to advocate theft by QualComm and Samsung."

Nice try, advocator! Troll on!

The only thing that made me post on this, was this...

Virginia "has a faster time to trial than most jurisdictions in the United States."

If this is true, then Virginia needs either A. More patent suits, or B. Needs ALL patent suits. I'm getting tired of reading about billionaire babies using the legal system for commercial gain. You read about this what, every week? Sometimes literally every other day? It's fucking ridiculous. So, the faster, the better.

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US Senate to probe the Obama-Google love-in

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Re: The golden rule of Silicon Valley is...

True, but whoever has the gold, is also the target.

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Re: So...

Let me knock the door.

LSD brings up an interesting point (but when doesn't LSD). If you find all things Googly just about down right disturbing and sad right now, is that feeling induced by Google? If I tell you to pick a number ending in 'leven', have I put 11 in your mind...?? OOhhh, Ahhh...

Remember what the door man said!

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Here we are now, entertain us: Caltech team designs micro, high-res 3D imager

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Phone?

"...reproduce "a replica accurate to within microns" of an original object snapped on a mobile device."

So, map your environment for a VR experience, but base it off an existing picture? Take a picture of an elephant, make a elephant with a 3D printer? Hopefully I'm guessing correctly and eventually it eliminates the temporary picture. Of course I'd trade the micron accuracy for a larger resolution, if possible. Not much is mentioned in the methods of down sampling or scaling with it comes to 3D image devices like these, but I hope there's options. Otherwise, it will sort of be like going everywhere with a 50mm prime lens, which isn't great, especially for 3D imagining (I won't be cuddling a Lion at 5 feet "for best results").

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Al Franken to FBI: We need MORE revenge smut arrests

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Re: @MyBackDoor "walking sack of crap"

If you play with fire, you'll get burned. Utopia != Reality.

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"walking sack of crap"

Yes, I completely agree, but if you allow yourself to recorded doing such things....

I don't know, it seems like on one hand you have a sick problem, while on the other you have a problem of stupidity. Maybe a lose/lose isn't a draw, but something makes me feel like it is. If the recording was done secretly without consent, that's one thing, but if not it seems like if you make your bed, then you might have to sleep in it.

Whatever, get'em senator, I'm sure you really care!

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Apple Watch: When I think about you, I digital touch myself

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Re: Ah, The Divinyls...

"What's the link with the Apple watch story?"

Probably that the watch is passe and would of even failed in 1993...

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"although the heartbeat thing is theoretically quite cute and romantic,..."

You can say theoretical, but I think Apple thinks it's a fact, thus will ultimately try to sell on this point. However, what if the thing is hacked and starts beating non-stop or in a hyper manner that could put an hypercondriac over the edge?

Going way out now....bear with me. What if companies bought they're way in and had some sort of control over the device (probably will). That's not far fetched, but what if every time you walked into a health store, the store set the watch to beat faster? Could they increase they're sales in any sort of way?

There is a certain amount of physical manipulation tied to devices such as these, great and small. With every added type of physical manipulation, the user slowly turns into a rat being nudge through a maze. It is a crappy watch, but some things sneak their way in on crap, later to become a standard for all things.

Anyways, yeh it's a crappy watch. Doesn't even look good. Reminds me of the early knock off plastic Casio's you'd see in Gold Circle/VanLeunens display cases. In fact, you still see these in places like T.J. Maxx and "Value" stores.

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Re: Remote tapping?

You know, this could be the ONLY thing interesting about this. In fact, how goes the market for wireless dildos anyways?

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Chelsea Manning sets up low-tech Twitter account from prison

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Re: Huh?

"... of political bias, what they mean is that they disagree with them. Is that it?"

Absolutely! That's why some of us disagree with ALL CURRENT political biases :-)

P.S. I had to edit out your first part, it didn't fit with my global view of politics... so is that politically biased? :-)

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Re: more characters

Or how about the fact that everything released seemed to have a bias touch on it, without hard evidence? This "leak" seems like it was cooked up like a Jessie Jackson piece. "I care, but only if I'm front page caring". The only thing I can find that MIGHT be helpful out of this whole leak is that it might of been a precursor to rising curiosities in people like Snowden...but that's a big MIGHT.

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Re: Huh?

What do you mean by "now"? Every political story has a bias or else it isn't political. It's one of the many reasons to not like politics.

Where is Assangle's Tweet on the matter, or is he still held up in some diplomatic hidey hole?

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