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Comment Re:Obligatory (Score 1) 390

This was my initial reaction too when this drama first started, but after a few minutes I realized, wouldn't a good lawyer be able to turn this internet backlash into some kind of sobstory about victimization for a dumb jury? There is a realistic possibility that Carrean will make Inman bleed badly, maybe enough to bankrupt him, and that scares the crap out of me. What do the lawyers of Slashdot say? Does he have a good case?

Comment Re:"Not voting" (Score 2) 616

[Paul] was among the 15 who did not cast a vote. Thanks, Ron.

You know, he did put out a lengthy statement Monday slamming this Act and calling a lot of negative attention to it.

Actions speak louder than words.

The voting day was pushed up by 1 at the very last minute (along with some additional, much worse changes). Ron Paul was in Texas campaigning at the time. I could hardly fault him for not being able to fly across the country to vote at the last minute. Knowing RP, I bet it was logistically impossible for him to get from Tx to Ma in time to vote with the time he was given.

Comment Re:"Not voting" (Score 5, Informative) 616

By not voting, the estimable Ron Paul did as much as most people posting about it here on /. have done. So he has a bigger microphone, by not voting on it, he did not do his job.

They pushed the voting day up by one at the last minute. Ron Paul was campaigning in Texas at the time, it was probably logistically impossible for him to get back in time to vote.

Comment Awesome bar (Score 1) 511

I use Chrome and Firefox equally. I love Chrome's speed, but one thing I've noticed is that the message history / auto complete is far superior in Firefox (I believe they called it an 'awesome' bar). E.g. if I press 's' and pops up automatically. Firefox's system for this is really really good, I almost never have to use bookmarks now. But Chrome is entirely reliant on bookmarks. Once Google fixes that I will probably permanently switch to Chrome.

Comment Yahoo is still relevent (Score 5, Informative) 124

If you look at their quarterly reports Yahoo is quite profitable actually, and they are still the third most used website on the internet. In terms of user minutes they trail only slightly behind Facebook (#1) and Google (#2).

Additionally, their patents have separate value that can be quite powerful if used offensively, as all the smartphone manufacturers are doing now.

Comment Re:Hypocrites! (Score 4, Interesting) 477

Here is a good quote on the subject:

"The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation."

--Mein kampf, Adolf Hitler.

That quote does not appear anywhere in Mein Kampf. It was made up, probably by some random guy on the internet.


Submission + - The Owner of Yahoo!'s Patents Could Cripple Facebo

Soupster writes: Yahoo! (YHOO) has been the subject of countless speculation in the press over the last few months since Carol Bartz was sacked as CEO and Dan Loeb bought a 5% stake in the company. One of the areas which has received next to no coverage from the business media is the value of Yahoo!’s patents.Of all the companies that Yahoo! (or its owner) could go after for violating intellectual property rights, perhaps the most intriguing is Facebook. It appears that a significant amount of that ad revenue will infringe on Yahoo!’s paid search, display ad, and social networking patents.

Comment Re:If neutrino were faster than light... (Score 2) 226

If neutrinos were faster than c, the neutrinos from SN1987A would have arrived "five years sooner," while they were measured arriving "3 hours before the dying star's light caught up" as expected...

You are making the assumption that the neutrinos from SN1987A were excited to the same or higher energy level by the supernova that the LHC neutrinos were excited to. My bet is this assumption is false.

Comment Not possible w/ weekends + leave (Score 1) 504

I call BS on this story. How could have spent 331 days at work when their are 104 days of weekend, 4 weeks of annual leave + sick leave? This comes to 134 - 141 days off in a year... The government generally gives a lot of time off for employees.

Unless he spent almost all his time at which case all the porn was probably necessary to keep himself sane. Also I seriously doubt he spent all 8 hours in a day looking up porn, as this article hints at. Most likely this is just more anti-gvmt propaganda by the Washington times.

"Survey says..." -- Richard Dawson, weenie, on "Family Feud"