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Comment: Re:Hemos Says: "So Long, and Thanks For All The Fi (Score 1) 1521

by bn557 (#37222146) Attached to: Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

Same happened to me :-/ I created an account in either late 98 or early 99 (too much happened in the last dozen years to be sure), forgot what my login/pwd were, so I recreated this one with my massive UID. It was still fun at the anniversary party to have a 'low uid' though. Lots of 7 digit UIDs in the Ann Arbor area.

Comment: Re:If I were to guess (Score 2, Insightful) 257

by bn557 (#33733114) Attached to: Seven Words You Can't Say On Google Instant

I'm guessing they have some algorithm that has blacklisted terms that the highest use patterns involve offensive material searches, regardless of the non offensive implications. Because they don't control their result ordering, these terms could provide offensive material in the future (or rather, are more likely to).

All said and done, put me down in the `meh, doesn't bother me` camp though. I still hit enter with this due to the momentary lag between when I finish typing and the results showing up (slow internet connection).

Comment: Re:That's nice... (Score 1) 392

by mhajicek (#29902111) Attached to: Tesla Roadster Breaks Distance Record For Electric Car
A solar panel is a buy once use for a long time item. While it is true that oil companies are really energy distribution companies, the sun does it's own distribution. I wouldn't be surprised if the oil companies are some of the ones lobbying for orbital solar power as opposed to ground based solar and wind. If you have your own solar panels and wind turbines you don't need to pay a giant company to distribute power to you.

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