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Comment: Re:Then maybe it's time for some new laws... (Score 1) 259

by Reziac (#44324445) Attached to: DOJ: We Don't Need a Warrant To Track You

While that's true, part of the problem is people who believe that we only have rights that are specified in the Constitution, and all other possible rights -- we don't have. Eg. privacy. People don't get up in arms and try to change things because they believe they have no right...

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Comment: Re:But wait... (Score 1) 120

by RockDoctor (#44324435) Attached to: New Moon Found Orbiting Neptune

The asteroids were known long before Pluto was discovered, though. And classified as asteroids for over a century by then.

Perhaps more relevant ... Ceres (the first asteroid) was discovered in 1801, but the increasing number of bodies discovered in that region didn't lead to the proposal and implementation of the term "asteroid" until 70-ish years later after the introduction of photography as an astronomical technique (and several years more to become accepted practice) ; Pluto was discovered in 1930, and other trans-Neptunian objects started being added after advances in space telescopes and adaptive optics made them more visible, a bit over 60 years later.

Some data: discovery years of asteroids (1801, 1802, 1804, 1807, 1847, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850 ...) ; discovery years of KBOs (1930, 1977 (Chiron, if you count it), 1979 (Charon if you count it separately from Pluto), 1992, 1993, 1993, 1993, 1993, 1994, 1994, 1994, 1994, 1994, 1994 ...).

I'd say that "asteroids" became accepted as a class a couple of decades after their count started to accumulate substantially (following a change in observation technology), and the various classes of trans-Neptunian object (not all of them trans-Neptunian) became accepted a decade and a half after their counts started to accumulate (following several changes in observation technologies).

I can't claim to be terribly happy about the demise of Pluto as a planet. I argued for a criterion of sphericity under self-gravity and a Sun-centred orbit, not this "gravitational clearing" guff. Which would give us probably a couple of hundred planets when the count is finally in. Large, but not un-manageable as a class. Possibly by then, you'd treat "icy", "rocky" and "gassy" planets as separate classes - on the grounds of different material properties and probably different histories and locations. But that wasn't the way the professionals went, and I'm content that the subject was battered around a lot.

Engadget: 2013 Macbook Air update fixes flickering screen and WiFi, available now->

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If you've been experiencing unstable WiFi as well as flickers while Photoshopping on your new mid-year MacBook Air, Apple's got you covered. The tech giant reports that the patch addresses the aforementioned issues cropping up in "rare instances," as well as a bug that causes audio levels to jump around during video playback. The software update -- 1.0, if you're interested in the details -- is available from Apple Support in the links below.

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Apple updates MacBook Air WiFi after connectivity problems
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The new MacBook Air for 2013 has outstanding battery life thanks to its Haswell processor, but those power-sipping capabilities are no use when coupled with WiFi problems. Apple is hoping to solve users' WiFi complaints starting today with a patch that is...
2013 Macbook Air update fixes flickering screen and WiFi, available nowEngadget
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New MacBook Air software update brings trio of fixesCNET
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Comment: Re:"try gentoo!" (Score 1) 407

by Kielistic (#44324431) Attached to: Why JavaScript On Mobile Is Slow

There are api docs, millions of tutorials and active communities that will help people out. What more could a "noob off the street" demand? I do not mean to be insulting but there is only so much the internet can do. Another of the benefits of the jQuery library is that it is widely documented, known, and discussed. That makes it easy to pick up for self-learners.

Of course you can use jQuery to do what you want. Or at least parts of what you want. I would recommend learning the library on lesser projects though. That will give you a better idea of what to do and what is and isn't possible. You're trying to run before you can walk. A novice isn't going to pick up a new technology and out-do the current champions. You may find that their suckiness stems from certain limitations of the platform.

Comment: Re:Political Correctness has no place in Kernel De (Score 1) 1501

by Tamerlin (#44324429) Attached to: Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

If they are unwilling to change, and I unsurprisingly tend to agree with Linus's stance on the fakery involved in being "professional", then she can either deal with it or leave. The people on that list were the way they were long before she got there even if she has been involved with it for the last few years.

Linus is trying to justify being an arrogant asshole under the guise of being casual. He's the sort of person who'd get his ass kicked time and again in person because he's such an asshole if he acted like he does online, hiding behind the anonymity of the internet. He's the perfect example of the biggest down side to the technology age.

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Comment: Re:One Million ... (Score 1) 172

by symbolset (#44324417) Attached to: Microsoft Has 1 Million Servers. So What?

They paid SCO the license fees in advance to support a bogus lawsuit against UNIX - some $50M and now have a permanent fully paid up irrevocable worldwide license to all of SCO's (now TSOG's) fictional intellectual property. This was a decade ago. Try to keep up.

They even convinced some of their finance partners they would "backstop" SCO investments including Baystar and RBOC, and then reneged. Of course they made it up in other ways off the books since.

Comment: Re:The CIA Does All Kinds of Crazy Shit (Score 3, Funny) 38

by OhANameWhatName (#44324415) Attached to: James Bond's Creator, and the Real Spy Gadgets He Inspired

you know about Project MKUltra

Pffft, anyone with any sense KNOWS that this is a complete fallacy. Even when it's documented by the CIA, it's just documented to throw people off the scent of the real projects the CIA are involved in .. projects like hunting down imfamous and deadly major islamist extremist terrorist organisations that organise precision aeroplane attacks on very public US targets ... or putting a stop to the massive production and importation of heroin ... and overthrowing foreign dictatorships in favor of democratic governance!

And don't even try to suggest that MkUltra has continued due to it's outlandish success and that the CIA is still involved in 'DID' programming practices and systemic child abuse. If you try to suggest that, I'm going to call you nasty names and I'll guarantee, you WON'T like them.

Comment: Re:yard sale (Score 2) 109

by garyebickford (#44324413) Attached to: Don't Tie a Horse To a Tree and Other Open Data Lessons

A friend of my brother years ago did do that. These two hippies were short on rent, so they went around the neighborhood and and scrounged up a bunch of free stuff, then held a garage sale. It went so well they did it again the next week, and the next. After a year the city told them they had to either quit or get a business license. By then they had already rented a storage unit to keep their inventory, so they went the next step and opened a storefront and called it 'Antiques and Funk'. Last I talked with him (about 1980) he was bitching about the 'hippies coming in and shoplifting'! :D

Comment: Re:Political Correctness has no place in Kernel De (Score 1) 1501

by Tamerlin (#44324411) Attached to: Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

If Sarah cannot stand the heat, she should go back to the kitchen.

See - now that is political incorrectness.

Yet also a fair statement. After all, when you attempt to join a community you either abide by the rules and customs of that community or else you leave and go elsewhere. You do not demand that community change to meet your world view.

Linus is an arrogant jackass. He's not someone to look up to. Any community riddled with people like him is bound to exclude the best people in its field, to its detriment.

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Journal: What Dustin Brown's deal means for Kings, Leafs fans, Joe Pavelski - NHL - Sport

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About two and a half years ago, the Los Angeles Kings were on the verge of trading Dustin Brown. On Thursday, they signed their Stanley Cup-winning captain to an eight-year deal worth $5.75 million annually—that he negotiated himself. ( http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-07-18/dustin-brown-contract-david-clarkson-joe-pavelski-sharks-drew-doughty)

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Comment: Re:Then maybe it's time for some new laws... (Score 1) 259

by bondsbw (#44324407) Attached to: DOJ: We Don't Need a Warrant To Track You

The 4th amendment is subject to interpretation, and currently SCOTUS and the rest of the federal government choose an interpretation that keeps power at the federal level. The states could (through passage of another amendment) make the preferred interpretation explicit.

A Constitution Convention is also a threat to the very power of Congress, which means that Congress and the federal government wouldn't want to piss off too many people at the state level. For now, the federal government basically tells the states to bend over and take it.

Comment: Re:A step in the right direction (Score 2) 109

by garyebickford (#44324405) Attached to: Don't Tie a Horse To a Tree and Other Open Data Lessons

There's lots of incorrect assumptions in these comments, but I'll just pick on yours. The first essential problem is that the law is not a logical system although it has some appearances of one, because that's what makes it possible to even begin to make some sort of sense of things. But, even if it were a logical system, it would run into what I like to call the Goedel problem - the Incompleteness Theorem, which states very roughly, any logical system powerful enough to describe itself is incomplete. This means that there are statements that are true but unproveable, and statements that are provable but false, and statements that not even be assigned a truth value (that may appear at first glance to be either true or false).

Just for starters, "This statement is a lie." I visualize all this as a pair of trees, one black and one white, that start from 'true' and 'false' and attempt to cover all of a decision space. It turns out that there are places that can not be reached by either tree, and parts that are in one or the other depending on the angle you look from.

The second essential problem is that a law may require a person to act a certain way, but in a particular circumstance that may be a bad idea. For instance, it is certainly illegal to push someone out a window against their will - but what if you happen to know the room is about to explode? Should you break the law? (This is also why Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics can not be programmed in, but only established the same way our present legal system works - have the robot make a judgment, with the proviso that if they guess 'wrong' in a particular circumstance, they might be punished. This provides a motivation for the robot to do the 'right' thing, and to try to figure out what the right thing is, incorporating knowledge of law and ethics and whatever else might factor in.)

Finally, the legal system has to be viewed as a kind of neural network or similar 'living system' (complex adaptive systems are cool) composed of a large number of 'entities', that continuously tries to converge on an optimum in the context of a continuously varying environment.

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Consider your network first; try asking relatives, friends, professors, classmates, co-workers at summer jobs, and others. Meet new people and take the opportunity of using the conversation to ask them and make them aware that you are in a job search. Learn about their jobs or their organizations, and to get the names of others who might be useful in your job search.Your resume is very important. Make you resume is easy to read and the most important details stand out. Be certain to distribute it to employers, yes apply for more than one industry, you like to work for.

Being prepared all the time can take you far, make sure to have a copy of your resume at all time but always be certain that your resume is always updated. You will never know if you will be called for a last minute interview.

Have a habit of updating your database daily. Take note of all the employers you contact, the date you sent your résumé, any contact made, people you talk to, and notes about those contacts. Take note of opportunities as soon as you hear them; better keep a notepad at all times. Also a “to do” list can help so that you can organize your list of priorities and keep you focused on finding that perfect job.

A company always helps; a friend who is in a job search too can help you. Arrange to speak weekly and report on accomplishments, best practices, and future plans.

Be updated to all there is about employers in your field, read trade journals or professional publications, and read the newspaper. It is very impressive during an interview if you know about the latest merger or coup in the industry.

Practice for each interview, practice makes perfect! Be prepared and you can nail it for sure! And do not ever miss an opportunity, as soon as you here about an opening go ahead and call at once.

Stay confident, this is very important, interviewer can sense if you are nervous and you lack confidence that could make you fail the interview. Job hunting could be very tiring and it sure to take your time and energy. Remain confident, but prepare yourself for challenges ahead and do not over do it. Don’t get disgruntled if you are still looking for a job and it seems like everyone you know has an offer.
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Comment: Re:Don't whitewash Nixon here. (Score 1) 424

by betterprimate (#44324399) Attached to: Jimmy Carter Calls Snowden Leak Ultimately "Beneficial"

He never sold weapons to drug cartels.

True, you'd have to wait for Reagan for that. Of course, he was straight up selling arms to terrorists and using the money fund drug trafficking contras to fight communists. (Yet another episode in a long, terrible history of covert US actions to support terrible people just because they are the enemies of our enemies.)

Reagan essentially created the drug cartels. Which is among many great examples of why we should not allow political and social ideologies to fuel our foreign policies and warfare; instead we should take a consistent diplomatic stance of neutrality.

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The Royals haven’t been any better with Ervin Santana on the mound of late, as his ERA has climbed from 2.64 to 3.37 over a string of five-straight starts since his last win. ( http://www.betonline.ag/sports-betting/baseball/mlb/tigers-royals-betting-1557)

Comment: Re:Can we discuss the fourth amendment now? (Score 1) 322

by HiThere (#44324393) Attached to: NSA Admits Searching "3 Hops" From Suspects

Why would they bother? Slashdot records aren't all that secure...or that significant. The only ones that might give them (the NSA) ANY trouble are the anonymous cowards, and that would just be disentangling them.

Just for example, look at how they (Slashdot) disguise your e-mail id. It designed to be difficult to write a script that keeps working, but certainly not impossible. And histroic records of posts are kept in accessible form for months, if not years.

Now I'll admit that for the NSA to "break into" Slashdot and read their records is violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse law, but I don't think it would ever be applied to them.

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Comment: Re:Congress is "angry" (Score 1) 322

by icebike (#44324379) Attached to: NSA Admits Searching "3 Hops" From Suspects

If congress is angry its only because they are getting flooded with email complaints and have to send out the same form letter hundreds of times per day.

I got three just yesterday, from 2 senators and a congresswoman. Two of them were word for word identical, one from a Democratic senator, the other form a Democratic house member. WORD. FOR. WORD.

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