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Comment: Re:SpaceX -whoopie! (Score 1) 333

by MirthScout (#46939923) Attached to: NASA, France Skeptical of SpaceX Reusable Rocket Project

SpaceX's seed money came from Elon Musk's own pockets after he sold PayPal. That seed money paid for The start of SpaceX, the design and building of the Falcon 1 launch system including the first 3 engine and the test launches. Revenue from paid for launches has funded most of the rest of the companie's designs and operations. The government money you are referring to a program that gave money to several rocket companies for design work on heavy launch systems to resupply the ISS. SpaceX got some of that money and it was used as part of the funding to design the Falcon 9.

Seems pretty different to me. See the wikipedia article for an easy source for more complete details.

Comment: Re:Too bad Apple doesn't make SW like their HW (Score 2) 295

by MirthScout (#42167829) Attached to: Apple Declutters, Speeds Up iTunes With Major Upgrade

Yes you can but it is all about how you use the accounts. Each family member should have their own AppleID to use for almost everything (iMessage, email, Find My iPhone, sync, iCloud, etc.). The exception is: do not use that AppleID for iTunes store purchases. Instead create a family AppleID and set all family member's iTunes apps, and iDevices to use the family AppleID for iTunes store purchases. Then each family member gets to manage their own media library and anything one purchases anyone else can easily use without repurchasing.

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+ - Nmap 6 Released->

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An anonymous reader writes "Nmap is a free and open source utility for network exploration or security auditing. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. Nmap 6 is NSE enhanced, ensures better and faster Web scanning, comes with full IPv6 support, has a new Nping tool and Zenmap GUI and results viewer."
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+ - SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches-> 1

Submitted by MalHavoc
MalHavoc (590724) writes "After an aborted launch attempt last week, SpaceX finally became the first commercial company to send a rocket towards the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon capsule blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 3:44 a.m. EDT and if everything checks out, it will attempt to dock with the ISS on May 25th."
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+ - Major Networks Suing to Stop Free Streaming-> 1

Submitted by AstroPhilosopher
AstroPhilosopher (2500630) writes "In a move similar to Hollywood's attempt to have the Supreme Court ban VCRs back in the 80's. ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and Univision are set to appear in court next month to urge a New York federal judge to block Aereo. Aereo opened last month allowing you to stream everything you can already view for free over the 'airwaves' straight to your iPad."
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Comment: Credit risk (Score 2) 344

by MirthScout (#38382630) Attached to: Should Social Media Affect Your Creditworthiness?

"but halfway through the application process, the website asks for his Facebook login. Then his Twitter. Then LinkedIn."

This seems like a fair data point for determining credit risk. Anyone stupid enough to actually enter this information is definitely a credit risk! The same goes for employers or potential employers who are starting to ask for this; if you are dumb enough to give them login credentials to your accounts then you are a security risk.

As for the rest of the article, I don't think the information on your social media sites is the least bit reliable for determining credit risk so financial institutions should not be using it.

Comment: Re:They're right (Score 1) 516

Uh.... no. It is easy. Certainly easier than the 2 years it as taken them to print. Export to a file and/or directory (for some systems you might be able to skip this step). For each requester, copy to physical electronic media (DVD, thumb drive, external USB drive; whatever works). Collect payment and hand over. Requester can convert formats and host if they want.

No hosting required.

Printing them out was pure mean spirited obstruction.

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