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Comment: Re:Huh... (Score 5, Informative) 450

by salmosri (#34501124) Attached to: Facebook's Zuckerberg To Give Away Half His Cash
This is the original story... An old man walked up a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. "Why do you bother?" the old man scoffed. "You're not saving enough to make a difference." The young man picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back to the water. "Made a difference to that one," he said.

Comment: Re:Law enforcement isn't a US sports game (Score 1) 134

by salmosri (#29891907) Attached to: UK Law Enforcement Is Against "3-Strikes"

You don't go to jail...

"After a three-hour meeting in London, the Featured Artists Coalition, which emerged as a breakaway lobby group in the summer, backed the government's proposed introduction of "technical measures" to combat the rising tide of copyright theft. If they ignore two warning letters, persistent illegal filesharers should have their broadband connections throttled "to a level which would render filesharing of media files impractical while leaving basic email and web access", according to a statement after the meeting."

Source The guardian

Comment: Re:Hmm...Giganews and other services are still the (Score 5, Insightful) 625

by salmosri (#24420783) Attached to: R.I.P Usenet: 1980-2008

If you read the article you'd realize the writer was speaking "metaphorically"

it's hard to completely kill off something as totally decentralized as Usenet; as long as two servers agree to share the NNTP protocol, it'll continue on in some fashion. But the Usenet I mourn is long gone, anyway, or long-transformed into interlocking comments on LiveJournals and the forums boards on tech-support Web sites.

Internet Explorer

+ - M/S Explorer sinks->

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salmosri writes "Stricken Antarctic ship evacuated The M/S Explorer has been listing for hours Enlarge Image More than 150 passengers and crew have been rescued from a stricken tourist ship after it hit ice off Antarctica. The M/S Explorer is listing at 30 degrees close to the South Shetland Islands, in the Antarctic Ocean."
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It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - Without marijuana there would have been no Apple

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Shadi Almosri
Shadi Almosri writes "Apple CEO Steve Jobs gives his view on drugs and the current worldly perceptions on them. Quite controversial but possibly an eye opener? Steve Jobs always leaves me pleasantly entertained by being such an extremely high ranked member of the IT community, yet so incredibly politically incorrect, i find it rather refreshing from the usual Silicon Valley PR we are constantly deluged with. "In my own life, drugs have played a huge role not only in helping me relax and unwind and have a good time, but also in being able to open up my creativity and see things in a new way. Without marijuana, I can almost guarantee you, there would have been no Apple Computer. Certainly there would have been no Macintosh.""

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