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Comment: Kudos to them (Score 5, Insightful) 307

by Anonymous Cowdog (#28616777) Attached to: Toyota Builds a Patent Thicket For Hybrid Cars

This is exactly what patents *should* be used for: secure rewards for innovators who take the risk of bringing out a future-leading product.

The US auto companies who had a product vision apparently inspired by Country & Western music unfortunately passed on the opportunity, and now they'll have to pay.

Comment: Wish they would cover the ocean surface (Score 1) 181

by Anonymous Cowdog (#26696685) Attached to: Google Earth To Show Ocean Floor

I wish they would cover the entire ocean surface. There is a lot of interesting stuff out there, and last time I checked they only show the coastlines. Would be fun to see tankers in the middle of the ocean, killer waves on the loose, plastic garbage collected in the middle of the south pacific, tiny sailboats in the middle of nowwhere, reefs, whales, giant squid, narwhal - maybe even Cthulhu is out there somewhere.

Spam

+ - Skype chat spammed

Submitted by
Praveen Dua
Praveen Dua writes "Found this Skype chat thread on my machine — had not accepted any of these users to be able to contact me. Another good thing dead. Time to throw it outside the circle of trust. [12/28/2006 1:01:15 PM] schaa13 says: Hi, You can view funny pictures and jokes at http://www.laamer.com/ [12/28/2006 1:02:01 PM] dua.turkmani says: do i know you? [12/28/2006 1:07:06 PM] schaa13 says: yes [12/28/2006 1:07:12 PM] dua.turkmani says: how [12/28/2006 1:07:18 PM] schaa13 says: skype [12/28/2006 1:07:49 PM] dua.turkmani says: um ok [12/28/2006 3:35:22 PM] * davidua137 left this chat [12/28/2006 9:57:56 PM] johney.dua says: hello [12/28/2006 9:58:14 PM] tanu.dua says: hey vat is this conversation ? [12/28/2006 9:58:20 PM] tanu.dua says: who is adding me here [12/28/2006 9:58:23 PM] johney.dua says: i m also surprised [12/28/2006 9:58:27 PM] johney.dua says: it is all dua [12/28/2006 9:58:28 PM] johney.dua says: i suppose [12/28/2006 9:58:52 PM] johney.dua says: and dont know how i was added to this [12/28/2006 9:58:57 PM] tanu.dua says: 2 mins [12/28/2006 10:01:41 PM] dua.turkmani says: wtf [12/28/2006 10:01:49 PM] dua.turkmani says: i'm lost? [12/28/2006 10:02:28 PM] johney.dua says: even i m lost [12/28/2006 10:04:40 PM] * duaaarti left this chat [12/28/2006 10:04:42 PM] rakeshdua says: why u lost [12/28/2006 10:02:38 PM] rakeshdua says: what is happnng here [12/28/2006 10:05:42 PM] tanu.dua says: all duas have been added [12/28/2006 10:05:50 PM] tanu.dua says: but who has added noone knows :) [12/28/2006 10:05:52 PM] mohinder5115 says: Es ist ein dua versamlung [12/28/2006 10:05:57 PM] dua.turkmani says: wtttttttttttttf [12/28/2006 10:06:03 PM] tanu.dua says: yeh german main kaun baula [12/28/2006 10:06:04 PM] dua.turkmani says: how did you get my sn?!?! [12/28/2006 10:06:11 PM] mohinder5115 says: my dear it is German [12/28/2006 10:06:22 PM] tanu.dua says: wei ishen si ? [12/28/2006 10:06:31 PM] gurdeep.dua says: WAT IS GOING ON? [12/28/2006 10:06:33 PM] tanu.dua says: i knwo only this german sentence :) [12/28/2006 10:06:40 PM] gurdeep.dua says: WATS HAP? [12/28/2006 10:06:59 PM] mohinder5115 says: who is tanu dua [12/28/2006 10:07:03 PM] gurdeep.dua says: HOW DID THIS HAP? [12/28/2006 10:07:12 PM] gurdeep.dua says: WHO r u all?? [12/28/2006 10:07:20 PM] gurdeep.dua says: i dont know any of u [12/28/2006 10:07:23 PM] mohinder5115 says: dua [12/28/2006 10:07:26 PM] gurdeep.dua says: then how com?? [12/28/2006 10:07:35 PM] gurdeep.dua says: all the duas?? [12/28/2006 10:07:38 PM] mohinder5115 says: ask yourself [12/28/2006 10:07:41 PM] johney.dua says: yes [12/28/2006 10:07:47 PM] johney.dua says: all dua's are there [12/28/2006 10:07:59 PM] johney.dua says: to give dua to each other [12/28/2006 10:08:00 PM] mohinder5115 says: where r u come from [12/28/2006 10:08:03 PM] johney.dua says: i suppose [12/28/2006 10:08:08 PM] gurdeep.dua says: singapore [12/28/2006 10:08:16 PM] gurdeep.dua says: wat bout u? [12/28/2006 10:08:17 PM] mohinder5115 says: Germany [12/28/2006 10:08:20 PM] gurdeep.dua says: k [12/28/2006 10:08:35 PM] gurdeep.dua says: gotta get back 2 work [12/28/2006 10:08:41 PM] gurdeep.dua says: c ya all later [12/28/2006 10:08:44 PM] gurdeep.dua says: bye [12/28/2006 10:08:46 PM] tanu.dua says: bye [12/28/2006 10:08:55 PM] gurdeep.dua says: all the duas, my gud duas wid u!! [12/28/2006 10:09:04 PM] johney.dua says: mine too [12/28/2006 10:09:09 PM] mohinder5115 says: i m also to work bye [12/28/2006 10:09:21 PM] johney.dua says: bye [12/28/2006 10:09:29 PM] * mohinder5115 left this chat [12/28/2006 10:28:37 PM] * jembatandua left this chat [12/28/2006 10:47:01 PM] cypriot88 says: who is doing this [12/28/2006 10:50:28 PM] kapil.dua says: even i dont know who is doing this [2:26:12 AM] xili.diona says: halooooooooooooooooooooooo [2:17:30 AM] * bullet922 left this chat [3:33:40 AM] kapil.dua says: helooo [4:46:02 AM] Johney Dua says: sir [4:46:07 AM] Johney Dua says: what is happining [4:47:14 AM] xili.diona says: wer bist du apo kush je ti [4:48:19 AM] Johney Dua says: whqt [6:16:07 AM] vijay dua says: lage raho moona bhai [6:52:25 AM] vikramdua says: hello [6:59:21 AM] * Mohit Dua left this chat [7:00:00 AM] vikramdua says: hi all [7:01:39 AM] * nosnhojd left this chat [7:32:56 AM] zeshkanja_18 says: :| [7:33:24 AM] zeshkanja_18 says: (think) [7:45:17 AM] * vijay dua added kushdua to this chat [8:20:38 AM] Johney Dua says: what is happing [8:12:59 AM] * sandeepdua left this chat [8:23:20 AM] huzam_segah says: selamun aleyküm!! [8:23:47 AM] huzam_segah says: turkey konya [8:24:35 AM] * kartik45 left this chat [8:34:25 AM] * huilingx left this chat [8:38:48 AM] * gygu4ka left this chat [8:45:23 AM] vikramdua says: hello [8:56:20 AM] huzam_segah says: h? [8:56:54 AM] vikramdua says: hi [8:56:58 AM] beduachuot says: hi [8:57:46 AM] vikramdua says: where u all from [8:58:32 AM] beduachuot says: it is important? [8:59:12 AM] beduachuot says: You have a standard for who you are talking with? [8:59:31 AM] huzam_segah says: turkey/konya [8:59:52 AM] beduachuot says: I am not from that [9:00:17 AM] beduachuot says: I stay far away from you [9:00:40 AM] * NAVEEN DUA left this chat [9:02:38 AM] * xili.diona left this chat [9:05:09 AM] DUA says: h [9:05:22 AM] beduachuot says: ??? [9:05:22 AM] DUA says: turkiye/konya [9:05:24 AM] abhidua says: hi [9:05:31 AM] beduachuot says: hi [9:05:32 AM] DUA says: turkye [9:05:55 AM] beduachuot says: ??? [9:06:24 AM] DUA says: turk [9:06:29 AM] DUA says: turkiyeeeee [9:06:36 AM] * beduachuot left this chat [9:06:37 AM] abhidua says: ??? [12/29/2006 11:42:12 AM] palinca_2 says: alô alguem que fale em portugues [12/29/2006 12:06:02 PM] dua says: kimsin sen [12/29/2006 12:06:11 PM] dua says: como te jamas [12/29/2006 12:07:23 PM] palinca_2 says: antonio [12/29/2006 12:07:35 PM] * pierredua left this chat [12/29/2006 12:07:59 PM] palinca_2 says: de onde estás falando [12/29/2006 12:22:16 PM] dua says: flour [12/29/2006 12:24:16 PM] palinca_2 says: ??????? [6:35:46 AM] vijay dua says: hi [8:09:32 AM] afrim_gengsta says: hallo [8:09:38 AM] DUA says: selamun aleyküm? [8:09:41 AM] DUA says: turkey [8:09:45 AM] DUA says: konya [8:10:10 AM] afrim_gengsta says: ve ajlekim selam ra metali [8:10:29 AM] DUA says: ecmain ükran kesira [8:10:39 AM] DUA says: maynemis Ahmet [8:15:19 AM] * dua.turkmani left this chat [8:23:21 AM] * duaneha left this chat [9:50:23 AM] palinca_2 says: olá [10:23:49 AM] Johney Dua says: what is happing [10:31:12 AM] palinca_2 says: :) [10:46:33 AM] vkd1368 says: who is that [10:52:13 AM] vijay dua says: (talk) [11:07:19 AM] * dua-cicegi left this chat [11:28:10 AM] atul.dua says: ye kya hai? [11:31:52 AM] * atul.dua left this chat [1:56:16 PM] DUA says: hiii [3:06:08 PM] patchdb7 says: Who are you? [12/30/2006 11:47:08 PM] * 19 Tepuan Dua left this chat [12/31/2006 8:25:03 AM] Ed Dua says: hello [12/31/2006 8:44:07 AM] patchdb7 says: Are you Preeti's cousin? [12/30/2006 1:28:48 PM] * ingrid.june.dua left this chat [12/31/2006 11:43:34 AM] DUA says: hi? [12/31/2006 11:43:40 AM] DUA says: turkiye [12/31/2006 11:43:45 AM] DUA says: konY [12/31/2006 11:43:48 AM] DUA says: konya [12/31/2006 1:00:36 PM] Vijay Dua says: hi [12/31/2006 1:01:51 PM] DUA says: h [12/31/2006 1:01:59 PM] DUA says: turkiye [12/31/2006 1:02:01 PM] DUA says: konya [12/31/2006 7:05:37 PM] * gurdeep.dua left this chat [6:31:59 AM] kapil.dua says: hi [6:43:58 AM] dua says: no [7:55:30 AM] cypriot88 says: yes [7:55:49 AM] dua says: no [7:55:54 AM] cypriot88 says: yes [7:56:26 AM] dua says: ej ha mut bre mo mos mi prish m nervat [9:22:57 AM] zeshkanja_18 says: (angel) [9:26:13 AM] zeshkanja_18 says: qa keni bon be qeshtu [9:26:15 AM] zeshkanja_18 says: ah [2:52:54 PM] DUA says: merhaba [2:52:56 PM] DUA says: s.elamum aleyküm [2:53:29 PM] Vijay Dua says: Haooy new year to all [2:53:41 PM] Vijay Dua says: happy* [2:56:09 PM] DUA says: turkey konya [2:56:12 PM] DUA says: u? [2:56:18 PM] DUA says: asl?"
Businesses

+ - Study: 2 Out of 5 Bosses Are Liars

Submitted by Freshly Exhumed
Freshly Exhumed (105597) writes "The abusive boss has been well documented in movies ("Nine to Five"), television (Fox's "My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss") and the Web. A new Florida State University study shows that nearly two of five bosses don't keep their word and more than a fourth bad mouth those they supervise to co-workers, leading to poor morale, less production and higher turnover. 'They say that employees don't leave their job or company, they leave their boss. We wanted to see if this is, in fact, true,' said Wayne Hochwarter, an associate professor of management in FSU's College of Business."
Software

+ - Find Friends Using Vanity.. Powered By Google

Submitted by
Lynn Wallenstein
Lynn Wallenstein writes "I just finished my public beta of Long Time Lost, my first software app. Long Time Lost is a free "service" (more so it is a software app written by someone who had some spare time, good programmer friends, a little bit of creativity and a lot of coffee) that allows you to create a "search" for someone you lost touch with. That "search" is then indexed by Google (and other search engines) and then when that person you are looking for (or someone who knows them) does a "Vanity Search" (the process of searching for one's own name on Google... we know you do it!) they find your "search" and can respond to you and reconnect. All information is handled through the system so your private information like your email address isn't out there on the net. It's new, it's Web 2.0, it's powered by Google, it's Ruby on Rails... and it's FREE :) http://www.longtimelost.com/"
Enlightenment

+ - 2007 Predictions, the Web2.0 way

Submitted by JA
JA (869000) writes "How many friends do you have that always like to brag like, I know Apple is going to release the iPhone, I can bet PS3 is going to fail. Well, now that everyone is making predictions for 2007, I have found the perfect place to register them, and visit later to check if you were really ahead of the crowd. No more "Remember I've told you so?" Site is ZapFuture.com."
The Almighty Buck

Journal: Cheapskate tricks #1

Journal by Sax Maniac

Many times, I find myself on the run between work and gigs. Traffic around Boston can be insane, so inevitably I have to choke down some fast food. Not for price, but for speed.

If you do the obvious thing, it will cost you about $7 for one of those so-valued "value" meals. Surely, we can do better. If you're going to suffer the insult of eating crappy food, why overpay for it? You can get a dinner for about $2. Here's how:

"It's when they say 2 + 2 = 5 that I begin to argue." -- Eric Pepke

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