* Posts by Fred Bauer 1

9 posts • joined 19 Jan 2010

US legalizes jailbroken iPhones

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Not the law makers

The "law makers" didn't change their mind. It's the Copyright office that's made the exemption, as they are allowed to do under the law.

Google: Flash stays on YouTube, and here's why

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HTML5/Chrome doesn't work

I've tried the YouTube HTML5 beta several times... and I keep turning it back off. Although it performs better for basic video, in Chrome you can't jump ahead in the content like you can with flash, and loading while paused doesn't seem to work (yes, I have a slow connection sometimes). If these limitations remain, it'll never fly.

Flying car gets helpful road-kit weight exemption from feds

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Price "estimate" is

$194,000. $10,000 to reserve one. Yah, I can't afford it.

Twitter on a ZX Spectrum

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PDP-8s and TTYs

The PDP-8 was easy to ID... but then I've got a PDP-12 front panel in my basement.

As for the Teletype, "The "HERE IS" key was used to alert another Teletype that it was awake" is somewhat correct, but there's more.... It caused the sending if the teletype's "answerback", a (I recall 20) character sequence that was "programmed" by breaking off tabs on a plastic drum.

Of course, I've seen many Teletypes connected to PDP-8s.

New ISS machine makes water from waste CO2

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Pointless...

Since you'd use up oxygen to burn the methane...

Giant solar-powered aircraft takes to the skies

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FAIL

Check your math

Flying continuously, they'd do it in 23 days. You are thinking they are only going 44 miles per day!

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FAIL

The point is

the same as climbing Everest, or flying solo across the Atlantic, or flying a balloon around the world, or...

Your internet policy sucks, US tells Aussies

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Not the same thing

While the DCMA as the effect of making certain activities using the internet possibly illegal, it doesn't actively stop you from doing them. What Australia is doing is preventing those activities proactively, rather than just punishing those who commit crimes.

FCC evicts wireless mics from future 4G band

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The FCC doesn't pay anybody

In the US, there is no compensation for users forced out of the 700 MHz band. The few licensed users (broadcasters and film companies) can afford the switch. The rest (theaters, churches, etc.) were unlicensed, and were taking their chances.

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