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Comment: Re:cut off one head (Score 1) 251

by Tatarize (#48567745) Attached to: Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

It only got posted to TPB. Other places weren't really needed because those sites would copy it. They were as of lately just magnet links, in that you'd get a link to the swarm and not to the torrent file. And torrents are pretty robust overall so even ten copies of the same file would still be ten copies of the same file and you could, if you wanted, download them all. But, a lot of the topsites would do their releases and "the next guy" was sketchy and nobody would bother.

Comment: Re:Adblock Plus selling advertising access to user (Score 1) 698

by evilviper (#48552005) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

has decided to take money in exchange for allowing "non-intrusive" advertising through its lists, pretty much against the interests of it's users who don't want any ads.

On the contrary. Allowing non-intrusive ads (by default--you can disable this feature in: Preferences) is the best thing any Adblock type program has ever done.

It's actually offering content producers a significant incentive for using ads which are less objectionable to users. The alternative is advertisers benefit by doing worse and worse things, and those who choose to block ads are silent and uncounted. This could help reverse the trend, and keep sites and advertisers honest and decent, and offer counter-incentive to irritation.


Technical Hitches Delay Orion Capsule's First Launch 71

Posted by timothy
from the despite-not-being-run-by-the-usps dept.
According to NBC news, "A series of delays held up the maiden launch of NASA's Orion capsule on Thursday, adding some extra suspense to the first test of a spacecraft that's designed to take humans farther than they've ever gone — including to Mars." The much-anticipated launch, which had been scheduled for launch 7:05 a.m. Florida time, is to boost into orbit — empty — an instance of the Orion crew capsule intended to be part of a manned mission to Mars. As of shortly after 9 a.m. eastern time, troubleshooting has been in progress on the Alliance Delta 4 launch vehicle's hydrogen fill and drain valves in attempt to make the launch within today's launch window, which extends to 9:44 a.m. Besides the technical problem with those valves, the launch was delayed by wind, as well as by a boat that strayed into a restricted area. (Shades of the stray-boat delay in October for Orbital Science's ISS delivery launch.) Friday and Saturday have been designated as backup dates. Update: 12/04 15:03 GMT by T : The launch has been scrubbed.

Comment: obvious (ab)use case : (Score 1) 196

by Thud457 (#48515323) Attached to: IoT Is the Third Big Technology 'Wave' In the Last 50 Years, Says Harvard

I have to admit, it would be nice if my fridge would automatically re-order things I'm running out of and want always stocked.

I would not be nice if my fridge ordered 50,000 pizzas because the script kiddie down the block H@XX0R3D some NSA-mandated vulnerability.

Comment: Re:Good riddance (Score 1) 110

by Thud457 (#48506345) Attached to: Microsoft's Age-Old Image Library 'Clip Art' Is No More
But what of curation?
If I do a web image search, I get 2,000,000,000,000,000 possible matches to wade through. With maybe 0.0001% of them being simplified line art or, heaven forfend, SVG.
Also, that random pile of images has no cohesive style.

wow, me break /.'s spellcheck. There's a surprise.

+ - AI could make lawyers obsolete by 2030->

Submitted by Thud457
Thud457 (234763) writes "Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will dominate legal practice within 15 years, perhaps leading to the “structural collapse” of law firms, a report by Jomati Consultants predicting the shape of the legal market has envisaged.

"First, we unplug all the lawyers" -- robot Shakespeare, Henry 6.0 "

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