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Comment Kevin Bloody Warwick (Score 3, Interesting) 57

The only thing I need to say about Kevin Bloody Warwick is this:

In his lectures in the Intro To Cybernetics module at the University Of Reading, he played long video clips from The Lawnmower Man. With a straight face.

(Source: BSc in comp sci at Reading, 2000 - 2003)

Comment Re:No the complaining will start... (Score 1) 369 will be a CNAME dns record, referring over to - so their server will be accessed as if it's part of's domain, elevating the cookie to First Party status even though it's transmitted to-and-from an entity which is third-party. The wrinkle is that interestingsite have intentionally given shadyads the authority to do this, by adding that dns record.


Twitter Sued By British Soccer Player 264

norriefc writes "Here in the UK super injunctions are all the rage. These are injunctions that bar the press from even mentioning that the injunctions exist. Recently a Twitter account exposed several of these super injunctions and named several people involved and what their alleged indiscretions were. Now one 'famous' soccer player is trying to sue Twitter and the yet to be named tweeters for invasion of privacy, apparently in ignorance of the Streisand effect. I'm doubtful of an American company paying much attention to UK anti-free-speech laws"

Comment TV-B-Gone (Score 1) 260

Just throwing this out there, I'm not available to go do this myself, but a TV-B-Gone or similar "universal TV turner-offer" device would be useful for this action. Even if you're not visibly obviously "doing protesting", you can help Sony reduce their carbon footprints by turning off all their store display TVs for them.

Comment Re:Yeah yeah (Score 3, Interesting) 580 and a recent episode of Security Now went into a bunch of detail about the theory of how it works.

(tl;dr hard crypto-guesswork puzzles are used to restrict the creation of their new digital currency. It is apparently anonymous and untraceable, and some sites already exist that will trade it for RL US$)

Comment Re:Rate of incoming new bugs v.s. outgoing fixed b (Score 1) 481

A large part of the purpose of a Firefox beta is to gather feedback on new features. If new features can't be gradually rolled out in betas, then when can they be?

*RC*s should be stable, with no new features. "Beta" just means "it's still being worked on, but you can out this fairly stable version".

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