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Comment: Re: Warning!!! (Score 1) 116

by newbie_fantod (#49451571) Attached to: 'Let's Encrypt' Project Strives To Make Encryption Simple

You realize that you just made me google confirmation bias on a Friday night? I'm sorry, don't see your point.

I wasn't saying that I was wise enough to know who is on the right side of history, just that there is a right side on every issue, and what is right doesn't change regardless of how many people agree with it at any given time

Comment: Re: Warning!!! (Score 1) 116

by newbie_fantod (#49447605) Attached to: 'Let's Encrypt' Project Strives To Make Encryption Simple

I take "the right side of history" to mean the side that promoted right over wrong, as considered at some later date.

This does assume that right and wrong exist, and that we can tell the difference between them. 100 years ago, there would have been a small minority of people on the right side of history vis-a-vi gay rights, but it would still have been the right side of history.

+ - 9th. Century salve proves more effective against MRSA than modern antibiotics

Submitted by newbie_fantod
newbie_fantod writes: "Take cropleek and garlic, of both equal quantities, pound them well together take wine and bullocks gall, mix with the leek let it stand nine days in the brass vessel"

This ancient remedy for a stye (itself, caused by bacterial infection) turns out to be extremely effective at killing Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) — a particularly hardy Super-Bug.

Take equal parts of New Scientist (, and the Beeb ( to learn more.

Comment: Re:Smartphone with 50 Megapixel CCD sensor ? (Score 1) 94

by newbie_fantod (#48676345) Attached to: Kodak-Branded Smartphones On the Way

The only way Kodak can really make a difference... is to equip the Kodak branded smartphone with its own 50 Megapixel CCD sensor

If they released a 100% open phone with complete and transparent control over what data gets transmitted and stored, that would make a difference. Somehow though, I expect the 50MP sensor is more likely.

+ - Wikipedia reports 50 links from Google 'forgotten'->

Submitted by netbuzz
netbuzz writes: The Wikimedia Foundation this morning reports that 50 links to Wikipedia from Google have been removed under Europe’s “right to be forgotten” regulations, including a page about a notorious Irish bank robber and another about an Italian criminal gang. “We only know about these removals because the involved search engine company chose to send notices to the Wikimedia Foundation. Search engines have no legal obligation to send such notices. Indeed, their ability to continue to do so may be in jeopardy. Since search engines are not required to provide affected sites with notice, other search engines may have removed additional links from their results without our knowledge. This lack of transparent policies and procedures is only one of the many flaws in the European decision.”
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