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Picking your brains (zombie subthread)
Authored by: hardmath on Wednesday, November 07 2012 @ 02:37 PM EST
A place to bounce ideas and questions off the convoluted gray matter of fellow


Recursion is the opiate of the mathists.

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One Percent-ers and Citizens United
Authored by: SpaceLifeForm on Wednesday, November 07 2012 @ 03:08 PM EST
How's that ROI working out for you?


You are being MICROattacked, from various angles, in a SOFT manner.

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Gabon gets Leaned On
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, November 07 2012 @ 03:09 PM EST
Stories   around   the net tell how Dotcom's newest venture has had cold water poured on it by the Gabon domain name hosts.

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20 Most Innovative People In Democracy 2012
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, November 07 2012 @ 03:19 PM EST
All the usual suspects, plus Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Tiago Peixoto.

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Apple's shares slide to five-month low
Authored by: Gringo_ on Wednesday, November 07 2012 @ 05:57 PM EST

Couldn't happen to a more deserving company!

Stock in the world's most valuable technology company has dropped more than 20 percent from a record high in September, entering what the market recognizes as bearish ground.

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VirnetX patents VNS + DNS
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, November 07 2012 @ 10:00 PM EST
"The jury, which had sat through the five-day trial, ruled that Apple infringed two patents: one for a method of creating a virtual private network (VPN) between computers, and another for solving DNS security issues" link

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... because he was nailed there ...
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, November 07 2012 @ 10:57 PM EST
Case against dead man dismissed . Monty Python Parrot defence.

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The Register: Microsoft patents spy-TV to check you've paid for content
Authored by: macrorodent on Wednesday, November 07 2012 @ 11:52 PM EST
Apart from taking DRM (Digital Restrictions Management) to a whole new level, it makes real the "telescreen" spying on you from Orwell's "1984":


The "The Register" writer notes that "But El Reg pities the marketing team at Microsoft that gets the task of selling this to the public". I would say probably the only way this can make appearance in real life is if Microsoft + the entertainment industry manages somehow to make it a mandatory feature.

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FutureWeird: Windows 8 takes over Android in web traffic
Authored by: Winter on Thursday, November 08 2012 @ 04:33 AM EST

I suspect that this ought to be in the Newspicks: Windows 8 takes over Android in web traffic in under 10 days only, iOS next?

It’s been just 10 days since the launch of Windows 8 and the OS by Microsoft has already overtaken the best-selling mobile OS, Android in web traffic. According to a new report, Windows 8 users now comprise more web traffic as compared to Android which was suggested to be the most used OS after Apple’s iOS.

This is too weird for words. What does this measure?


Some say the sun rises in the east, some say it rises in the west; the truth lies probably somewhere in between.

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Steam on linux - external beta underway
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 08 2012 @ 06:39 AM EST
Yes it is finally happening. Woo hoo!

Apparently they sought 1000 volunteers for the beta testing and got 60,000
applications in less than a week. The demand is there.

The Valve guys claim to have significantly improved linux video drivers in the
process. Games run faster on linux than on windows.

They are rolling it out initially for ubuntu, but what will work on one linux
flavour can quickly be made to work on others.

Have not been able to play steam games since my last windows machine died.
Seriously looking forward to this. Might finally get the kids to stop nagging me
about wanting windows so they can play games.

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Canada's Supreme Court Strips Patent From Pfizer
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 08 2012 @ 12:20 PM EST
From Reuters (link below): "Canada's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down
the patent on global pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer Inc's [redacted] erectile
dysfunction drug and opened the door to generic competition.

The court backed an appeal by Israeli-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd -
the world's largest generic drug maker - which argued Pfizer had been too vague
when filing its patent, which runs out in 2014 in Canada.

In a unanimous 7-0 verdict, the court said Pfizer had not provided enough
details to identify the active ingredient in [redacted]."[redacted]-idUKBRE8A70XG20121108

They said "Too vague"... if only that kind of reality stick would hit
all the patent case judges out there!

BTW the Groklaw filters cause the Reuters link to fail unless
"[redacted]" is replaced with the proper name of the well known
pharmaceutical brand. :)

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Pfizer loses Canadian [redacted] patent
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 08 2012 @ 12:20 PM EST[redacted]-pfizer

Simple disclosure technicality. Pfizer failed to sufficiently describe in the
patent. So bad paper work.

Patent would have expired in 2014 anyways.

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Police Chief's Custom Spam Filter Blocks Occupy Protestors, Brutality Complaints And (Oops) tl
Authored by: artp on Thursday, November 08 2012 @ 01:53 PM EST

Police Chief's Custom Spam Filter Blocks Occupy Protestors, Brutality Complaints And (Oops) Federal Monitors

People who don't understand tech should get help instead of messing it up themselves.

This just in on Techdirt: Police Chief's Custom Spam Filter Blocks Occupy Protestors, Brutality Complaints And (Oops) Federal Monitors

Henderson [The federal judge] will hear arguments in December about whether to place the Police Department into the hands of a federal receiver, which Oakland officials believe is unprecedented.

When you've mismanaged your post so badly that the police department ends up in receivership via a court order, you've probably done more than filter out anything resembling bad news. A year of unread email certainly didn't improve the ongoing compliance issue. The handling of "Occupy Oakland" didn't instill any confidence in the public that their law enforcement officials were there to serve and protect. Henderson's willful rerouting of email pertaining to allegations of excessive force and brutality shows a very ugly contempt for the citizens under his protection.

Speaking of people who don't understand tech: Maybe I'm just cranky because I asked someone for a flyer for an event, and they directed me to the web page for that event. Unfortunately, someone got so creative on the formatting that it is unreadable, it takes minutes to load and the links don't work. I suspect that there are things that I am not seeing on the page, too. So I sent a cranky technical analysis back, quoted W3C and asked them to email me a copy of the flyer. Sheesh! But this brightened up my day!

Userfriendly on WGA server outage:
When you're chained to an oar you don't think you should go down when the galley sinks ?

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apple doubles down on hiding apology
Authored by: designerfx on Thursday, November 08 2012 @ 02:25 PM EST
So now instead of a javascript that resizes the image to hide
it, they just set the image at full resolution so that no
matter the resolution of your monitor, the samsung apology is

Yep, comedy. From "hiding evidence" to "hiding evidence"

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