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Comment: Re:Who wants to update?? (Score 1) 1012

by Belaj (#29958420) Attached to: Mac OS X 10.6.2 Will Block Atom Processors

Skipping the tire analogy, I could say that :
Apple knows its OS best and the Apple approved choices are the optimal choices and thus, the best result for the customer;
or that blocking hardware that works fine is just an attempt to maintain a stranglehold on the ecosystem (and their profits).

My initial point was that attacking the person shows the lack of merit of your argument. If their argument has flaws, expose them. If they are indeed morons, then it's self-evident and there's no need to lower oneself to name-calling.

Comment: Re:Who wants to update?? (Score 2, Insightful) 1012

by Belaj (#29958388) Attached to: Mac OS X 10.6.2 Will Block Atom Processors

Skipping the tire analogy, I could say that :
Apple knows its OS best and the Apple approved choices are the optimal choices and thus, the best result for the customer;
or that blocking hardware that works fine is just an attempt to maintain a stranglehold on the ecosystem (and their profits).

My initial point was that attacking the person shows the lack of merit of your argument. If their argument has flaws, expose them. If they are indeed morons, then it's self-evident and there's no need to lower oneself to name-calling.

Comment: Re:The police are morons (Score 2, Informative) 746

by Belaj (#29341721) Attached to: Police Swarm Bungie Office Over <em>Halo</em> Replica Rifle

My glock 21 is a semi-automatic firearm and it is still accurate to call it an automatic. If the firearm in question uses gas from the firing of a bullet to load another round and prepare the firing pin to strike again. Then it is an automatic.

Depends on the context: Fully Automatic compared to Semi-automatic

Security

+ - Researcher says Sears downloads spyware->

Submitted by BobB-NW
BobB-NW (666) writes "Sears and Kmart customers who sign up for a new marketing program may be giving up more private information than they'd bargained for, a prominent anti-spyware researcher claims. According to Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Ben Edelman, [cq] Sears Holdings' My SHC Community program falls short of U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) standards by failing to notify users exactly what happens when they download the company's marketing software."
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Government

+ - Libraries on Canadian DMCA: Don't restrict rights->

Submitted by thirty-seven
thirty-seven (568076) writes "The Canadian Library Association is speaking up in the ongoing debate on copyright reform in Canada. They urge the federal government to keep the rights of consumers in mind when drafting new copyright laws. The CBC article mentions how rigid copyright laws could outlaw the timeshifting of TV shows or backing up a music CD for private use.

The CLA's press release has a list of concerns, including not making Crown copyright more restrictive, specifically naming the American DMCA as something to avoid, and saying:

New copyright legislation must be carefully crafted so that it punishes copyright-infringing behaviour but does not ban devices that might be used to circumvent technological prevention measures.
"

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Robotics

+ - Mapping a submarine volcano with a robot

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Roland Piquepaille
Roland Piquepaille writes "Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have recently used their robotic underwater vehicle called ABE (short for Autonomous Benthic Explorer) to 'paint' stunning images of a submarine volcano submerged about a mile deep in the Pacific Ocean, and located about 290 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand. As said the lead researcher, 'This is the first time anywhere in the world that a submarine arc volcano has been mapped and surveyed for hydrothermal venting at such incredibly detailed scale.' Beautiful... But read more for additional details and pictures."
United States

+ - Minority climate change opponents not so minor?

Submitted by Sedennial
Sedennial (182739) writes "Over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called "consensus" on man-made global warming. These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.

Minority Climate Change Report"

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