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Comment Sat on the fence (Score 1) 1

In reality, when it comes around to Microsoft and Google nothing will ever be settled. They will always be fighting to gain market share.

Back when google launched it was a friendly search engine many many years ago and friendly, but now it is just an appalling spy machine for government agencies as is microsoft and microsoft are controlled by the gov and are complicit with cofee https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Online_Forensic_Evidence_Extractor
or https://www.microsoft.com/government/en-us/pages/default.aspx

What I am saying is Google and M$ will prostitute themselves without a care in the world as long as they can rake in some cash from users and this goes all the way up to the highest governmental level in the advent of SOPA PIPA etc.

It is my prediction that Google will merge "" with microsoft within the next two years and Yahoo will side or merge with facebook.

Comment Sub Means below? (Score 3, Interesting) 264

So is this story misleading to say that absolute zero was achieved. Wikipedia The Celsius and Fahrenheit scales are defined so that absolute zero is 273.15 C or 459.67 F. https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_zero

But in the news story it says SUB and SUB means below, yet there is no mention of the temperature whatsoever in the article and going beyond absolute zero is not possible even out in space! You can get close, but not to absolute zero otherwise you would have created the ultimate weapon!

Enough said.

Comment Re:Let's face it ... (Score 1) 138

Compare the revenues received by the estate of Elvis Presley in 2012 with those of any year while he was alive.

In other words, STFU.

Compare the Drugs Elvis took, he is dead... get over it or try pimping your arse in Las Vegas as Elvis. Lisa Marie-Prestley has also made a hash of things, from Danny Keogh, to Scientology and another husband etc etc......

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Comment Re:Let's face it ... (Score 1) 138

I really do like your comment when you said;

So Apple's riding high on a mountain of cash right now, and the i-Stuff is deluging its coffers with more money every quarter - but the end of that ride is in sight, and it won't be much more than a decade before litigation is ALL the company has left - because Steve Jobs, the technological Elvis, has left the buidling for good.

Thank you for a bit of sanity

Google

Submission + - Microsoft Concerned about 'Weak and Unusual' FTC-Google Settlement (ibtimes.co.uk) 1

DavidGilbert99 writes: "Google response to the conclusion of the FTC's antitrust investigation was unsurprisingly positive:

"The conclusion is clear: Google's services are good for users and good for competition."

Microsoft's negative outlook at the deal was equally unsurprising:

"The FTC's overall resolution of this matter is weak and-frankly-unusual. We are concerned that the FTC may not have obtained adequate relief even on the few subjects that Google has agreed to address.""

Comment Apple has a problem and they know it (Score 0, Troll) 138

I would just like to say, with the amount of patents Apple are filing and the lawsuit with Samsung; Apple have been quite devious and covert in their operations. As a company they know they are losing a large customer base and everything they do at the moment just compounds the fact that they cannot be trusted!

Other companies are getting a bigger bite of the Cherry....Not Apple! (No Pun Intended) and Apple have generated ph33r for themselves losing market share.

The CEO of Yahoo Marissa is sooner or later going to have to admit she made a mistake "sharing a bed with Apple and iphones for all Yahoo staff".

This will probably come out in the news over the next two weeks. There is something seriously wrong with Yahoo including siding with law enforcement agencies now and a privacy policy almost worst than Microsoft, Google, Paypal, Facebook.

Well at least I have got that off my chest.

P.S Happy New Year to all the honest people out there,
Love
NSN

Comment Trying to be realistic (Score 1) 1

It is nice to have a discussion regarding this but some of my friends in the USA are of the same view as me; that US Drone strikes kill innocents and I find it hard to have sympathy with those who have died in the gun attack.

One of my friends from the Royal Air Force was shot down and killed after a bombing raid in Iraq and was trying to land in Kuwait. American's called this friendly fire.

Lets be truthful, nothing is friendly when it comes around to weapons of any calibre.

Maybe some sanity can prevail....enough wars, the people do not want them!

Love NSN

It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Farewell Slashdot!!!

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: Many people are submitting their Obituary to dash slot dot dotty black slash slashback. What is your Obituary?

Mine is hacker, soldier, linux, wasted my life installing Gentoo unless paid by the hour, Kinky BSD, wasted life patching dealing with M$ spyware, Carnivore, Magic Latern, GCHQ, burning play stations, parachute jumping, Q Basic, Java, C, C++, LISP, Delphi, commodore 64, Acorn, ZX81 spectrum, camping, survival, astronomy, jedi knight, over-sexed teenager, wife, kids, IRC addict, trance music, bills, credit cards, food, ssl ssh.

My Obituary should read "What a hash he made of life".
PlayStation (Games)

Submission + - CT Killings Reignite Debate on Violence in Video Games (foxnews.com)

Velcroman1 writes: The Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre has inspired fresh talk about the affect that violent video games like "Call of Duty" and "Grand Theft Auto" are having on children and young men like Adam Lanza, who was known by his friends to be a gamer. “It’s impossible to say what caused any given person to commit a horrific act like this,” said Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University and one of the country’s leading experts on video game violence. “But we can say whether violent video games increase aggression and they do.” Bushman’s latest study, published two weeks ago in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, showed that people who played a violent video game for three consecutive days showed increases in aggressive behavior and hostile expectations each day they played. While gamers often scoff at such studies, the evidence is overwhelming, Bushman said. “It’s like smokers saying tobacco isn’t harmful. The scientific evidence is clear,” he said. “A single cigarette won’t cause lung cancer, but smoking over weeks or months or years greatly increases the risk.”

Submission + - Wal-Mart implicated in widespread bribery in Mexico (nytimes.com) 1

Darren Hiebert writes: "An excellent example of investigative journalism conducted by the New York Times has implicated Wal-Mart in extensive bribery, revealing the company as "an aggressive and creative corrupter, offering large payoffs to get what the law otherwise prohibited" in its in-depth story The Bribery Aisle: How Wal-Mart Got Its Way in Mexico."

Submission + - "Electric-Shock Handcuffs" Could also administer drugs to detainees (huffingtonpost.co.uk)

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: Handcuffs which could deliver electric shocks, drugs and sedatives to people who are under arrest could be the future of law enforcement, after a US company applied for a patent on the device.Scottsdale Inventions LLC made the application, according to the website Patent Bolt. http://www.patentbolt.com/2012/11/shocking-next-gen-law-enforcement-handcuff-system-revealed.html

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