* Posts by This Guy

9 posts • joined 31 Jul 2008

Google advises flushing your website

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Ever used C's "fflush" command in C to 'flush' (empty) an I/O buffer to wherever it's supposed to go?

Same thing.

Indefinite liability for online libel must end

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The problem

...is that of "nuisance complaints." Plenty of commenters have said things similar to "don't publish anything libelous, then". But everyone has the right to be heard in court, and every suit defended costs a serious wedge. Get dragged into court enough times, and even if you win every case, it starts to not be worth the hassle.

Did we say you can read that?

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@ "I'm with the cops on this"

That's the point: there is the "going equipped" law (fuzzy though it may be). There's the similarly open-ended "loitering with intent." The anti-terror laws SHOULD have been drafted in similar language; there's a large body of case law, it would have removed the hand-wringing over the word 'reasonable', and it likely would have been clearer all round.

So why didn't they?

US judge says University can ignore Christian course credits

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@ Jason The Saj

"I don't think I read one post where anyone even bothered to look into the book being used before dismissing it. Sounds to me like most of you worship the scientific method in name, but are just like most christians in being unchristlike, you are very unscientific in your methods."

Did you see alafair's post before you pronounced judgement?

And not all of us have the time to research every news story that lands in front of us. So we accept that when the college says the course isn't rigourous enough for their requirements, they're telling the truth.

Plus, who worships the scientific method? It's just a way of doing things. It's worked better than anything else, that's all.

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@ "Mythjudgment "

Not BJU credits, credits from high school courses using a "textbook" produced by BJU.

And mythology study is fine, but the history course given as an example (in which the BJU book was used) supposedly ignored historical figures as people and only analysed them as believers, which leads to "Hitler was bad because he was an atheist"-level cognitive failure.

Yahoo! knows! where! you! are!

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@ Lars

Punter: customer, user. Kinda. May contain traces of "man in the street."

Google tells Congress it's not Phorm

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For the paranoid among us...


The "Customise Google" FF extension also has a very nice checkbox in the options: 'anonymize Google cookie.'

I don't think they're out to get me - I'm just prepared in case they change their mind. (",)

Cuil confesses 'serious file corruption'

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@ Simon

That's the right pronunciation - the cuil pronounced "cool" has an accent on the 'u'.

And @ Irish AC: so am I; I've never heard that translation. 'Rear', 'corner', 'goal'; yes. 'Knowledge'? Never.

Quantum porn engine foiled by strawberries and muffins

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@ @Jeff

Um... Do you perhaps mean Fionn MacCumhaill? As far as I know, the "MacCuil" spelling is a double transliteration _back_ from the English "MacCool."

If they were thinking of the Salmon of Knowledge legend when naming it, there's far better ideas along the theme of "fishing rod." (",)

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