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Comment: I propose an alternate title for this submission. (Score 1) 617

by TheBeardIsRed (#44851197) Attached to: How Amateurs Destroyed the Professional Music Business
After reading through this gentleman's site, I think the post over here on /. should be renamed "Guy on internet who complains a lot complains about one more thing." Seriously, with gems like "I’m quite glad that radios in the workplace have largely been replaced by headphones." and subject's like "Talk to your children about their shitty taste in music." merely posting this over here is troll feeding. If we were to replace the summary as well I would do it with the classic "Old man yells at cloud" image.

Comment: Make up your mind (Score 1) 177

by TheBeardIsRed (#42529063) Attached to: Standard Kilogram Gains Weight
In the title it's "Standard Kilogram Gains Weight", in the description you say "variably increased in mass". There _is_ a difference between weight and mass. I understand that the minutiae of this may be lost on you since you're sourcing articles from pop news sites. Care to update one of those to reflect on this? Is this due to the acceleration of the Earth (weight is a function of mass and acceleration)?

Comment: unfortunate summary (Score 2) 196

by TheBeardIsRed (#34444098) Attached to: Bill Calls For Wi-Fi Base Stations In All Federal Buildings
This is actually a piss poor summary of the bill. Having contracted on a number of government sites let me say that through no attempts at such, the buildings act as Faraday cages. Anyone who read the bill would have noticed that they're talking about using femtocells to improve reception of cell phones throughout the buildings. Additionally, considering the widespread use of Blackberry devices, this would allow them to continue to the roll out of of VoIP which has been happening (at least in both Dept of Treasury and Dept of Commerce) which would lower some of the costs associated with the mobile contracts. Considering the high number of employees with these devices and at 15 million dollar price tag, I wouldn't be surprised if this produced a cost savings within 2-5 years.

+ - Club Mate Across the USA-> 1

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AFresh1 writes "Hackers on a Plane will be driving a truck across the USA delivering Club Mate to anyone who orders a case. It was a big hit at The Next HOPE and Defcon 18 so I'm sure you want to try it, or if you did, you want more.

Right now, we're scheduled to depart on August 16, so get your order in before then. We have tentative plans to roll through Chicago, Kansas City, Lake Havasu, San Francisco and Seattle. We'll be throwing out specific dates and cities once we establish the demand pattern based on your purchases.

Club Mate — "You get used to it""
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Comment: fees fees fees (Score 2, Insightful) 425

by TheBeardIsRed (#32810872) Attached to: Paperless Tickets Flourish Despite 'Grandma Problem'

I realize that things of this nature are becoming less and less common, but a ticket should be just that. A bearer instrument which has the ability to be transferred. Many people don't even know what a "bearer bond" is anymore and the ones who do have mainly just watched a few heist movies.

Also, isn't that ostensibly what the "ticketing fee" is for? Actually providing a ticket?


Crime Show Host Accused of Ordering Killings to Boost Ratings 8

Posted by samzenpus
from the perpetual-motion-television dept.
Police say there is a good reason Canal Livre, a Brazilian crime show, always seems to be first on the scene when someone is murdered: the host ordered the killings. State legislator and host of the show Wallace Souza is under investigation for ordering at least five murders highlighted on the program. "The order to execute always came from the legislator and his son, who then alerted the TV crews to get to the scene before the police. [The killings] appear to have been committed to get rid of his rivals and increase the audience of the TV show," state police intelligence chief Thomaz Vasconcelos said.

+ - Dogs trained to use computers->

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Canine at the Keyboard
Canine at the Keyboard writes "Austrian researchers have successfully trained dogs to use computers, according to a study published online in Animal Cognition. Friederike Range and colleagues from the University of Vienna in Austria have shown for the first time that dogs can classify complex color photographs and place them into categories in the same way that humans do, and the dogs successfully demonstrate their learning through the use of computer automated touch-screens, eliminating potential human influence. Considering that million monkeys at keyboards made the Internet, I wonder what contribution the dogs would make."
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