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Comment Re:Parking? (Score 1) 118

From Wikipedia: "Since 1996 she has been docked at Pier 82 on the Delaware River in Philadelphia."

What does it cost to leave something that huge parked in (what I presume is) a good spot in a major city for twenty years?

Currently $60,000 per month, but I don't know who owns the dock. It's right by the Walmart and there's a lovely view of the ship from the Ikea cafeteria across the road.

Submission + - Elon Musk: 'One In Billions' Chance We're Not Living In A Computer Simulation (

An anonymous reader writes: At Recode's annual Code Conference, Elon Musk explained how we are almost certainly living in a more advanced civilization's video game. He said: "The strongest argument for us being in a simulation probably is the following. Forty years ago we had pong. Like, two rectangles and a dot. That was what games were. Now, 40 years later, we have photorealistic, 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously, and it's getting better every year. Soon we'll have virtual reality, augmented reality. If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then the games will become indistinguishable from reality, even if that rate of advancement drops by a thousand from what it is now. Then you just say, okay, let's imagine it's 10,000 years in the future, which is nothing on the evolutionary scale. So given that we're clearly on a trajectory to have games that are indistinguishable from reality, and those games could be played on any set-top box or on a PC or whatever, and there would probably be billions of such computers or set-top boxes, it would seem to follow that the odds that we're in base reality is one in billions. Tell me what's wrong with that argument. Is there a flaw in that argument?"

Submission + - Angie's List To Charge User $1000 For Any Post That Runs Afoul of New T&C ( 2

Kagato writes: Customers of Angie's List may end up regretting not reading the new terms and conditions. Effective June 1st they added the following to the terms and conditions: "If You post Content in violation of this Agreement, You agree to promptly pay Angie’s List One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) for each item of Content posted in violation of this Agreement. We may (but shall not be required to) to issue You a warning before assessing damages." It's not clear what the consumer oriented website intends to do with the stipulation, but the rest of the terms and conditions are vague enough that they could attempt to fine members for just about anything they find objectionable.

Comment Re:Bad reasons (Score 1) 211

If you made a list of internets, it would be a short list. Hard to claim that "internets" have become generic when there's only the one.

More correctly internet (small 'i') has always referred to any network, such as your local LAN or maybe a multi-site network. Small 'i' internets are countless. The Internet (capital 'I') refers to all of the interconnected internets.

Comment Re:Its just the phone company billing data ... (Score 1) 143

In high school (early 70s) we had use of a computer timesharing service (Leasco Response Inc utilizing HP 2000A computers) via a TTY Model 33KSR and an acoustical coupler, but a dial lock was placed on the phone outside of normal class hours. A small bunch of us would frequently stay after classes and dial up using the pulse method on the hook button.

Comment Re:Change log? (Score 2) 115

Same here.
Popup without ANY indication what was installed or why.
No mention of anything in AppStore Update history either.
They do that already for regular security updates.
Why not for the auto-pushed one ?
At least I would have expected to see a "Security update automatically installed on December 23. Click here for more info." message.

I agree. You can find the install info, but not in the App Store where you'd expect to see it.
About this Mac -> More Info (opens System Info) - under Software, click on Installations, then click on the Install Date header to sort.

Comment Re:It should be noted that... (Score 1) 115

What you assume is incorrect. Automatic updates are not enabled on my Mac, and this update was the first ever that installed all by itself, merely notifying me after it had done so.

It installed automatically on my Mavericks machine with a notification afterwards. The option I have checked that allowed it is: System Preferences -> App Store -> and checkbox "Install system data files and security updates"

Comment Re:I'm not sure these buttons belong to the Wash P (Score 1) 136

No. Bezos bought the Washington Post newspaper and online version, but he did not buy the Washington Post Company, which owns slate.

First, Slate is a property of the Washington Post Company but is not part of the Washington Post. Neither it nor Foreign Policy nor the Root have been sold. In fact, Bezos isn't even buying the building in which the Post is currently located.
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