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+ - Noted Sci Fi Author banned from Facebook for joke about chiggers-> 2

Submitted by sv_libertarian
sv_libertarian (1317837) writes "Military science fiction author, Michael Z Williamson, has become a victim of Facebook's incomprehensible censorship tools. While pages calling for the death of various people, and openly espousing racism remain up, MZW has twice now been handed 12 hour posting bans over judicious use of the word "chigger", which refers to a blood sucking creature much akin to a Congressman, but much more irritating. Apparently this has set off all sorts of alarms in their censorship software. I wonder how many people who aren't well published authors with a large fan base get sucked up in this crap? Linked images are of course screenshots describing the offending posts and bans."
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+ - Journalist Opts for Google Glass Money-Back Guarantee

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Over at Internet Evolution, tech journalist Ron Miller explains why he marked his $1,500 Google Glass 'Return to Sender'. "When I purchased my Glass," Miller writes, "I knew I had 30 days to decide if I wanted to keep or return it. The device has many charms, but in the end I didn't like peering at a small screen while looking up. And I simply wasn't dazzled. For that kind of money, I wanted to be blown away and I wasn't. I just wasn't." Google CEO Larry Page, on the other hand, loves the device so much he risked upstaging the bride by wearing his Glass at the altar during brother-in-law's wedding in Croatia."

+ - Microsoft is sitting on six million unsold Surface tablets-> 1

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Microsoft took everyone by surprise last year with the Surface tablet. It was something completely new from the company everyone knew as a software company. However nine months later and the sheen has worn off the Surface tablet and Microsoft's financial results on Thursday revealed it has taken a $900 million write down on the Surface RT tablets, leading David Gilbert in IBTimes to estimate it is sitting on a stockpile of six million unsold tablets."
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Comment: Re:Requires more metal (Score 1) 521

by sv_libertarian (#43784859) Attached to: Working Handgun Printed On a Sub-$2,000 3D Printer
Well yes. The chamber on these probably isn't done very well, and likely wears with each shot fired. I think it would be better to print it without a chamber and manually cut it, it should make extraction a bit easier, as would printing it with a fluted chamber. Either way, unless you've got a proper extractor installed, forcing out a spent round, with it's expanded case will take some effort.

Comment: Re:So many people miss the point. (Score 1) 656

Great idea! Let's restrict speech to the same context as the 18th Century. The Founders could not have envisioned the internet, wireless communication, rotary offset printing, and anything else not involving writing by hand or setting lead type in a hand operated press.

There is no distinction between any AI program and some existent game.