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Comment: Re:Now and then.. (Score 1) 270

by JamieKitson (#46333617) Attached to: How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

Also I think that if you married the right person they will love you more than the kids.

Such women only flourish in societies that aren't working to turn both genders feral for the sake of ego-driven identity politics/ideology or profit motive. I wish you luck if you live in the west. You'll need it.

+5 Insightful? WTF is moderating this stuff?

Comment: Light on evidence, heavy on conjecture (Score 1) 110

by JamieKitson (#46324455) Attached to: Lumia Phones Leaking Private Data To Microsoft

TFA reads like a gossip column. I see no evidence to back up any of the claims, in fact the claims themselves seem to be pretty woolly. There's no mention of what's being uploaded and why, could it be a backup option? Local search results, etc? As a Lumia user I would love to read an article by a techie with some experimental results. In fact if this is true I'm surprised that no one's done these tests already, it surely would have got out there by now.

Comment: Depends which is "backup" and which is "media". (Score 1) 187

by JamieKitson (#45725171) Attached to: How much of your media do you store locally?

I keep all the photos I take locally and upload the better ones to Flickr. I call the local store a backup and the Flickr uploads the media and answered 0-20%, but some might view the local store as the media and the Flickr uploads as a backup.

As others have said I stopped collecting music/video locally once I knew I could stream/torrent anything I wanted whenever I wanted.

I'm really surprised at the results of this poll, I hope you all have off site backups!

For all of those of you saying that giving you data to 3rd parties allows them to start charging later Flickr recently went in the opposite direction.

+ - PhD student builds 32 node Raspberry Pi cluster ->

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JamieKitson (757690) writes "The Register has a report of PhD student Joshua Kiepert's side project building a beowolf cluster of 32 Raspberry Pis. "Side project" because he built it purely to test his main thesis and wanted to avoid having to wait to use his university's 32 node xeon cluster. Cue "imagine a beowolf cluster of these" jokes."
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+ - Incredible bionic arm can pick up eggs, hold a beer.->

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JamieKitson (757690) writes "This video uploaded to YouTube shows an amazingly advanced bionic arm. The last third or so of the video shows two incredible demonstrations that show its ability to pick up an egg without cracking it and then hold a (full) beer bottle without it slipping out of his hand. I honestly found it spine tingling. In a good way."
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+ - OS upgrades powered by Git->

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JamieKitson (757690) writes "The latest Webconverger 15 release is the first Linux distribution to be automagically updatable from a Github repository. The chroot of the OS is kept natively in git's format and fuse mounted with git-fs. Webconverger fulfills the Web kiosk use case, using Firefox and competes indirectly with Google Chrome OS. Chrome OS also has an autoupdate feature, however not as powerful, unified & transparent as when simply using git. bod"
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+ - Politicians get 9 year old's blog shutdown, in retaliation for criticism-> 5

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thej1nx writes "Fed up of the frequently unhealthy lunches with limited salad options, provided by her School catering service/local council, nine year old Martha Payne from Argyll in Scotland started a cheeky blog, where she posted photos of her daily school meals and rated them. The blog gained quick worldwide attention, gathering over 2 million hits in just 2 months, with school children from around the world sending photos of their own lunches. The resulting public attention on its nutrition lacking food, shamed the local council into changing the skimpy unappetizing meals for healthier ones, after an initial month-long food fight with her.
Yesterday, the council finally retaliated by pulling her out of class and forcing her to shutdown her blog by informing her that she had been banned from taking photographs of the meals, due to the unflattering headlines appearing in the newspapers.
The 9 year old Martha had also started leveraging the blog by asking her followers to donate to a charity called Mary’s Meals that funds school food in Africa, and starting off herself by sending £50 that she got from a magazine that reprinted some of her photos. The effort which had raised £2000 so far, was also thus nipped down in its buds, by the vengeful council."

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+ - Primary school girl told to stop photographing and blogging school meals->

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JamieKitson writes "British primary (elementary I think to those of you in the US) school pupil Martha/"Veg" has been taking photographs of her school dinners and blogging about them at her blog Never Seconds since April. The blog has gained in popularity and Martha decided to do something with the popularity, namely raising money for an international school dinners charity. Unfortunately the local council, Argyll and Bute, having apparently not heard of the Streisand effect, didn't like the publicity that her blog was generating and have shut her down. There is a happy ending though, similarly to Matthew Inman found recently, donations have gone through the roof and she has already passed her target."
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