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Submission + - Still Little To Do About a Bad ISP (

theY4Kman writes: The Washington Post reinforces the grim situation on Net Neutrality and limited ISP choices faced by Americans: "We have a situation full of lawyerly jargon, with risks that can't be dramatized by putting a sick kid on a stage. I hope you like your Internet provider, because you may be stuck with it for a while."

Comment Re:Natal Brain? (Score 1) 186

Used in this way, the word "artificial" refers to the origin of the intelligence, not the intelligence itself. In essence, generally speaking, if something sounds silly by one interpretation, you should probably consider another one...

You missed my point, or didn't see my other reply. We don't know the what the origin of intelligence is. Therefore, there is no reason to believe that mimicking a human brain will indeed create intelligence.

Comment Some Thoughts (Score 2, Interesting) 81

Based on the pictures, it looks like this thing sticks a few inches off of your face while worn. That could make maintenance in tight areas (read: under low riding cars) a bit of a problem/pain in the ass. I know when I crawl under my little deuce coup, even when the back end is lifted off the ground, My face is about 4 inches under the frame. I think these goggles could make that clearance, but I could easily see this being a problem in other models and in other areas of the vehicle.

It certainly seems like an interesting idea, nonetheless. I would love to see it hit the civilian market at a low enough price. I have to admit, though, that I would be irked if vehicles and other machines began to be designed in such a way that this piece of hardware was near essential to work on them. If it has a low cost, sure, then it might not be a big deal. However, if it has a high cost like some code-readers and is essential to work on your own vehicle, well, that would make me start ranting about my lawn and my Phillips screwdrivers.

Comment Re:Better yet! (Score 1) 139

Yes, much too soon. I enjoy tasteless jokes, but I don't enjoy tasteless jokes.

FTFY. Some people like talking about the issues but keeping it funky; some people are having a hard time understanding this but can relate to it more easily by way of humor. You may not like it, the mods may not like it and I will be modded down, but that's just how I and my friend Anonymous Coward feels.

Comment Huh? (Score -1) 186

'Microsoft engineers are teaching the Natal 'brain' what various parts of the human body look like so that Natal can tell your ascot from your elbow.'

Maybe MS ought to learn body parts. I don't recall having an "ascot".

Comment Re:My psychic prediction (Score 1) 306

How does this effect the Drake equation? Sure, it would alter an input, but that's hardly annihilation.

Well, it's a bit of a problem with Ludwig von Drake - when people start questioning his numbers, he gets frustrated easily, steam blows out his ears, and he has a tendency to either grab his papers carelessly and run around them, tear them up in anger, or start babbling like a madman and eat them...

Comment Did any of you actually READ the link? (Score 4, Insightful) 211

They only want information about the IT skills of their own members. How else would they process ONLY 28,000 responses at 2 minutes each? This doesn't even seem to apply to all Infragard members, only:

"Public and private professionals
self-identified as having information technology expertise."

This would also be why it's called:
"InfraGard Knowledge/Skills/
Abilities Profile"

IT seems kindof obvious that they might want to know what the skills of their own members are if they need assistance on something. Not like the FBI knows anything about technology.

Perhaps they're looking for resources for the next time they have an IT issue/project they need to not fuck up. According to their website, you need a background check to join. Seems like a good way to build a database of IT professionals that you don't need to do background checks on after the fact.


Microsoft Updates Multiple Sysinternals Tools 179

wiedzmin writes "A couple of very useful updates have just been released by Microsoft for the ever so popular Sysinternals tool set. The most notable one is ProcessMonitor v2.0 which will now include 'real-time TCP and UDP monitoring.' Another one, released earlier this year — Desktops 1.0, provides a very unique multi-thread way to get multiple desktops running on your Windows box."

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