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Comment: Re:Extremely scary (Score 1) 211

Uh... as somebody who knows a LOT more about patents than you do... what you just said is a complete (and likely intentionally disingenous) misreading of a relatively simple part of the statute that is merely there to prevent a substantial loss of patent term due to the bureaucracy at the USPTO taking too long to do their jobs (which they often do, being government bureaucrats).

Comment: Here's an inconvenient question (Score 1) 772

by CajunArson (#47107071) Attached to: Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

Inconvenient question:

You need brain surgery. Who would you want to have perform brain surgery:
1. Good party-line atheist who recites a firm belief in evolution but has shaky hands.. but who cares, after all your brain is just a randomized mix of mutations, so why should it matter? Don't you BELIEVE in evolution?

2. Religious whackjob (gasp! he may even attend a non-atheist church!) who has a detailed understanding of the brain structure and functions. After years of studying the brain, he may even secretly harbor the politically incorrect belief that your brain isn't just a random hodge-podge of mutations.

P.S. --> This doesn't necessarily mean that he disagrees with evolution and mutation as a mechanism for change or that there is common DNA across a large number of species.

Oh, and for those of you who think that anybody who has any religious beliefs is obviously too stupid to be a brain surgeon, you obviously haven't met very many brain surgeons.

Azimov even wrote a story about a similar situation involving robots and an orbiting solar power station back in the 1940s.

Comment: Sensational Summary is Sensational (Score 0) 342

by CajunArson (#46825465) Attached to: Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

Areo would like for all of us to buy into their fairy tale that their service == the entire cloud, but it was blatantly obvious from the oral arguments (that the submitter likely never listened to or would even comprehend if he had) that the justices were going out of their way to make sure that any ruling would not have an impact on services like Drop Box where the service itself has nothing to do with the content being "cloud" stored.

Comment: Re:Is it dead? (Score 0) 110

by CajunArson (#46771123) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

If you had read his comment in context you'd realize that he's saying this: If Intel Baytrail parts can run full-blown Windows 8 with good performance and battery life that's at least on-par with ARM Android tablets.... what do you think will happen when products come out where those same chips get to run Android instead?

Comment: Re:Mr Fixit (Score 4, Insightful) 582

by CajunArson (#46761481) Attached to: How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

" just about every SSL-encrypted internet communication over the last two years has been compromised."

No, it really hasn't.

It's accurate to say that just about every Open-SSL encrypted session for servers that were using NEW versions of OpenSSL (not all those ones out there still stuck on 0.9.8(whatever) that never had the bug) were potentially vulnerable to attack.

That's bad, but it's a universe away from "every SSL session is compromized!!!" because that's not really true.

Comment: WTF?? (Score 0) 641

by CajunArson (#46692871) Attached to: Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

Premise of the Story: XP is older than Dropbox and therefore is useless. Let's go find some people who use XP and then talk about Dropbox.

In other news: This so-called story is a thinly veiled ad for Dropbox that finds interesting ways to drop the word Dropbox into a completely unrelated story!!

P.S. --> DROPBOX BITCHEZ!!

Comment: Re:Intentional (Score 1, Informative) 148

by CajunArson (#46648511) Attached to: Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours

If by "very recently" you mean 14 years ago (literally in the 20th century) that selective availability was turned off.....

As for your other points:
1. The U.S. did not degrade any civilian GPS when they invaded Iraq.

2. If you honestly think the Ukranians are beholden to GLONASS... which doesn't even work for the Russians a large portion of the time.. and are somehow too stupid to buy commercial GPS products that are made in Taiwan and used by the rest of the world, then I have a bridge to sell you.
Hell, even the Russians use GPS (quietly) even though they tout GLONASS because nationalism.

Comment: Meanwhile, people are bailing from the IPCC (Score 0, Informative) 987

by CajunArson (#46624231) Attached to: UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

Meanwhile, after you read past the end-of-the-world predictions that were likely lifted directly from one of those churches that makes a living predicting the End Times, here's a more realistic assessment from a real economist who told the IPCC to remove his name from their "summary":
http://joannenova.com.au/2014/...

Comment: Meh... BORING (Score -1, Offtopic) 20

So all he's doing is a boring experiment and live-blogging it?

Sure, that kind of link-bait would have been fine back in 2002 when "blogs" were all cool.

If Slahdot's standards hadn't dropped so much recently he would have had to do the following things to get on the front page:
1. Print the rats with a a 3D printer.
2. Put the rats ON A DRONE.
3. Use the rat-drone to uncover a secret NSA program that has already produced the stem cells to INVADE OUR PRIVACY.
4. Prove that stem cells create global warming.
5. Write a lengthy academic paper that has nothing whatsoever to do with points 1-4 but instead states.. without coming to a firm conclusion.. that Christians* are inferior forms of life because jargon.

* But not muslims, because even though we talk the big talk we're really a bunch of sniveling cowards. Hey, tomorrow is Sharia tuesday!

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