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Comment: Re:but they will waste no time (Score 1) 284

by OhioJoe (#41724823) Attached to: NetFlix Caught Stealing DivX Subtitles From Finnish Pirates

I don't see how that means it's stealing.

Correct. If they charged *more* for the subtitled movies, then it'd be wrong. I agree with how you suggested the site should capitalize on the irony and congratulate them through a press release.

However, there is something to be said if they have gone on record lamenting piracy and then did this. But that still doesn't invalidate your point.

Comment: I wonder why they have all that fresh air? (Score 2) 136

by OhioJoe (#36282782) Attached to: Facebook May Make Tiny Town a Data Center Mecca

Town better start writing some zoning regulation laws. The very thing the fresh air is attracting will attract more things which will attract more things which will take the fresh air away. That's not even considering the potential of the then thriving server farm industry driven economy tanking if those server farms pull out to go to fresher air, causing a cascading effect of failing businesses and massive job losses..... But then again I'm one of those "worst case scenario" kind of persons.

Comment: Re:Moron (Score 1) 40

by OhioJoe (#36196118) Attached to: Space Station Becomes Dark Matter Hunter

lol. retard alert.

how exactly do you expect to "harness the power of dark matter"?

So, what is it about dark matter that makes it so it can't be harnessed? :) I'm being facetious somewhat, since we don't know what dark matter is, and can only see the massive effects of it in a macro view of space.

However, he might mean that if dark matter is made up of particular particles, then we can 'collect or create' those particles into an array so as to create gravity in space, for one. Propulsion in our atmosphere for another. Really, there is a ton of things we could do if we found it and knew how to manipulate it.

Comment: DOS them back? (Score 1) 298

by OhioJoe (#36189710) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: FTP Server Honeypots?

Maybe we can form an anonymous-esque group dedicated to DOS'ing (or worse if possible) IP's known to sweep numerous hosts and ports (i.e., each have our own servers listening for the same type of requests). If nothing else, at least knock them down for a while, each time they pop up on the radar.

Won't be effective against blind servers, and on second thought, we don't want to DOS blind servers anyway. :(

Desktops (Apple)

+ - Apple's Marketing Genius..->

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OhioJoe writes "I've long said that as much as I despise Jobs & Co.'s parental lockdown of the products YOU buy, I still always applauded them on their marketing genius, to create fans so enamored, they'd go out and lie for you in their blogs and reviews. Now there's an MRI reading to back that up."
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Books

Jumbo Dual-Screen "Kno" Tablet Debuts At D8 106

Posted by timothy
from the maybe-don't-supersize-me-quite-so-hard dept.
itwbennett writes "The Microsoft Courier may be a dead project, but that doesn't mean you can't still have a dual-touchscreen e-reader. And a super-sized one at that, says blogger Peter Smith. The Kno, which debuted at All Things Digital's D8 conference yesterday has 'two 14.1-inch (1440 x 900) capacitive touch screens. Each screen has its own battery, giving the Kno 8-hours of battery life, but a hefty weight of 5.5 lbs. ... If Kno (the company) has its way, students will be carrying around a Kno (the device) rather than a stack of textbooks. That's the reason for the huge screens; most textbook pages can be shown 'full size' on a 14-inch screen.' Engadget, who got some hands-on time with the device, says 'the entire experience is essentially a WebKit instance.' Price is still up in the air but Ina Fried at CNET says the company is aiming for a price well under $1,000."
Cellphones

+ - Sprint to market Android phone.->

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OhioJoe (178138) writes "Nothing from Sprint's website, but industry insiders at Samsunghub.com say another Android phone is coming down the pike, and from Sprint no less: "Samsung Electronics has confirmed that a Google Android based phone will be launched in the second quarter of next year in North America. The phone is expected come on Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile and Samsung is speeding up the development to cater to the service provider's needs.""
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