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Comment Re:Passing the buck? (Score 1) 74

They CACHE the data. That is, if they don't have an in-date cache of the requested resource, they fetch it from your actual hosting provider. Lawyers, judges, and congressmen can argue it out and decide if they are LEGALLY equivalent to a hosting provider but thus far, no such determination has been made.

Let's say I have a bunch of HTML and images I want to put on the web. So I call CloudFlare and ask them where do I upload them. They tell me I need to get a hosting provider first...

Comment Re:Clearly Samsung's QA department..... (Score 1) 118

Walking across the floor is a lot different from jumping up and punching a hole in the wall and doing itself structural damage.

The old washers had a 'tilt switch' that would stop them if the load wasn't well balanced. The '80s and '90s models had motors too wimpy to get dangerous. The newest ones spin much faster and must take imbalances into account.

Submission + - Why do we kill? Controversial study blames our distant ancestors (

sciencehabit writes: Human bloodlust—from war to murder—traces back millions of years to our primate ancestors. That’s the conclusion of a controversial new study, which reaches far back into our family tree to uncover the evolutionary roots of lethal violence among more than 1000 mammalian species. ased on the rates of lethal violence seen in our close relatives. Based on their research, the team predicted that 2% of human deaths would be caused by another human. And indeed, from 50,000 years ago to 10,000 years ago, when humans lived in small groups of hunter-gatherers, the rate of killing was “statistically indistinguishable” from the predicted rate of 2%, based on archaeological evidence

Submission + - Maryland Hobbyist Suing the FAA over Drone Registry 1

jenningsthecat writes: Maryland drone builder and attorney John Taylor, who in January took the FAA to court over its drone registry program, is now receiving financial help with his suit from DC DUG, the D.C. area Drone User Group. In his Petitoner's Brief, (PDF), Taylor maintains that "(f)or the first century of American aviation and beyond, the federal government made no attempt whatsoever to regulate recreational model aircraft", and that "(t)he FAA seeks to revise history when it argues its failure to register model aircraft, or otherwise treat them in any manner as ‘aircraft,’ in the past was the exercise of an ‘enforcement discretion'"

As of this writing I have been unable to find any news on the progress of the suit beyond its having been filed.

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