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Comment: Re:Defensive (Score 1) 91

That's the abstract of the patent. It has no legal weight and is only there to aid in searching through patents.

Then tell me how different from the patent's independent claim (1) below?

1. A computer-implemented method for providing output(s) of machine readable instructions, comprising: (a) providing software comprising one or more lines of machine-readable instructions, wherein said one or more lines are associated with an output upon execution by a computer processor, wherein said output comprises at least one visual and/or audible component; (b) executing said software using said computer processor to generate said output; (c) simultaneously displaying said one or more lines of machine-readable instructions and said output on an electronic display of a user; (d) receiving from said user one or more edits to said one or more lines of machine-readable instructions; and (e) updating said one or more lines of machine-readable instructions and said output based on said one or more edits, wherein said output is updated without re-executing said software.

Comment: Re:Cherry picking salary data (Score 1) 122

How come the parent post is rated as informative/interesting? It has NOTHING to do with the point of TFA but to arouse those who are anti H1B. Of course, TFA highlighted only high number. If you really dig into the data given as a link by TFA, you should at least see what TFA is directed to.

TFA gave a link -- http://www.flcdatacenter.com/d... -- to FLC site which is the list of prevailing wage for all job codes related to areas in the US. The only missing link for comparison in TFA, for me, is the hiring salary from all companies. As a result, it looks to me that TFA assumes/uses those high salaries as a standard paid by most companies (look at the number of applicants given in TFA example) which is unlikely true.

I understand that FLC listed the minimum salary based on job title that a company must pay (if you download and look in the readme.txt). The only problem is that it is just data in the book, but not the data in practice. Think of it as book keeping in accounting, a business owner may keep 2 books - one for submitting taxes and the other for real revenues/losses. Thus, the real salary may not reflect the one used in the application, and it is usually lower for those companies that know the work around.

Comment: Re:Obsessed with keeping government out of busines (Score 2) 289

by parkinglot777 (#49720449) Attached to: North Carolina Still Wants To Block Municipal Broadband

You people don't understand because you seem to be working under the assumption that politicians are out to serve the public, and that this is somehow an ideological issue. If you look at it instead as "scumbag politicians, acting purely in their own self-interest, soliciting big campaign donations from cablecos/telcos" it makes a lot more sense, doesn't it?

Your idea is also an opposite extreme assumption. In other words, one should keep BOTH assumptions in mind and do not whole heartedly believe in only one extreme assumption, then it would make a lot more sense.

Comment: Re:Not sure if smart or retarded (Score 1) 204

The smart thing would be to sort the players. But the bot-users and hackers on one set of servers, and the genuine players on another set. Get money from both camps, without them disturbing each other.

Not sure if this idea would really work. If cheaters have been using bot/hack, why would they be spending more money into the game? Thus, is it really worth keeping them on a separated server that the company has to maintain (spend money)? Got rid of them would be a better choice, I think.

Comment: Re:Wow ... (Score 1) 263

by parkinglot777 (#49577185) Attached to: Crashing iPad App Grounds Dozens of American Airline Flights

But there are millions of flights every years. So are you saying that they saved $1 per flight? Wouldn't it make sense to keep copies of the manual around at the airport so that they could use them if necessary? It wouldn't have any fuel costs to keep them on the ground.

So what you mean is that pilots must read and memorize the document at the airport before they take off? Your suggested solution does not solve anything and is irrelevant. The issue is that they need the document on board, not leaving behind at the airport. The weight of document implies that there are a lot of information you have with on board (35 lbs). Saving fuel cost is what airlines try to do in order to profit more...

Comment: Re:jQuery is for lazy, fat, "developers" (Score 1) 218

by parkinglot777 (#49569917) Attached to: JavaScript Devs: Is It Still Worth Learning jQuery?

Im not being lazy, im being productive. jQuery helps you get things done quickly. Could I get everything I needed done without it? Of course, but when I can get things done much faster with it, I will use it.

You could get things done faster with jQuery so you have more time to be on /.? :-D

Comment: Re: wait, what? (Score 1) 89

by parkinglot777 (#49569493) Attached to: New Zero Day Disclosed In WordPress Core Engine

And all this can be prevented if administrators simply adding one line to their wp-config.php

If you read TFA, you would know that your comment tends to illustrate that you are on the high horse. Your statement is similar to "what should have been done," but that is not the point. The point is that the exploitation is still alive and people should be aware of. If they need to prevent the exploitation, then they could do it in many ways which may include what you said.

“An unauthenticated attacker can store JavaScript on WordPress pages and blog posts. If triggered by an administrator, this leads to server-side code execution under default settings,”

Pynnonen said the best solution until a patch is made available is to disable comments and not approve any.

Comment: Re:Instead... (Score 1) 356

Unless you voluntarily provides them that data by using their special browser.

Does not need to be if they want to be sneaky. Think of the OS as an office building. A browser app is an office in the building. If the owner wants to put surveillance camera right at all entrances of the building without letting you know, then it could happen. Illegal? Perhaps. Impossible? Perhaps not.

Comment: Re:Well done! (Score 1) 540

That's a nice idea, but the reality is usually that the rich people just move away when the poor people come in (especially the ones with families). No way are rich daddy and trophy wife letting their little girl go to school with that rabble!

Actually, rich people wouldn't send their kids to public school anyway. They either send their kids to a private school or home school their kids instead...

Comment: Re:A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 2) 700

by parkinglot777 (#49481133) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status

That makes no sense. The 501(c)3 tax code doesn't mention churches or religion at all. So, no, churches are in no way tax exempt because they're churches. They're tax exempt because they meet the requirements of 501(c)3- just like the Sierra Club and the Humane Society.

I just googled for the requirement on IRS... They "separate" the link into 2 -- for charity ( http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&... ) and for churches & religious ( http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&... ). Interesting eh?

Comment: Re:So the system is manual? (Score 1) 294

How would you propose the scanner automatically determine the gender of the person being scanned?

Remember when the the system was too obscene and display too much detail of human body? If it is still the same scanner (and I believe it is), then it is not a problem. In other words, I believe that the scanner can detect a lot more, and the software/system would be able to detect that. However, it would redacted the display into the current type of display (more abstract).

If they want to use high-tech equipment, they need to apply the right associated technology to it and stop cutting corner.

Comment: So the system is manual? (Score 1) 294

The software doesn't know by itself which gender it is scanning, so someone has to enter either male or female? What if an on-process trans-gender is walking though, what would happen? Doesn't sound like a good system in general...

“He related that when a male he finds attractive comes to be screened by the scanning machine he will alert another TSA screener to indicate to the scanning computer that the party being screened is a female. When the screener does this, the scanning machine will indicate an anomaly in the genital area and this allows (the male TSA screener) to conduct a pat-down search of that area.”

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