* Posts by Qwixel

10 posts • joined 31 Mar 2008

FORCE Apple to support BlackBerry hardware, demands John Chen


There is one of the very last gasps of a dying company, folks.

What can The Simpsons teach us about stats algorithms? Glad you asked...


What problem? Without normalizing your scales, you are comparing apples to oranges.

That's it. Problem solved. Someone give me government grant money.

Groupon plans MORE losses next quarter: Will lob wads of cash down marketing's maw


da heck?

Where do I get a few hundred million dollars to toss down a hole?

Sinclair ZX81: 30 years old

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Still got mine too!

And it even works, assuming you can find a 1 amp 9v adapter and a tv that takes composite video. I even have the ram pack here somwhere...

MPs call for crackdown on pre-paid credit cards


Why is it?

Why is it that we keep hearing about all these sites that charge for access to kiddie porn, and all about the people who pay for it and how they have to be stopped one by one to stamp it out, but we never seem to hear about how these site operators continue to be able PROCESS credit card information in the first bloody place?

I gotta think that if you start with the website operators, chances are there will be nothing to sell access to in the first place.

Plus, who cares if the card is fake? The record companies seem to be able to find downloaders for civil cases - but the police can't even be bothered to read a freaking web server log just because they might have a pre-paid card without info?

Unless it is fixed right, all killing prepaid cards will do is increase the number of stolen cards being used instead. That could easily mean YOUR card gets scooped and used for this. Or, more important to the lawmakers - THEIR cards too.

Google chief: Nexus One was 'so successful, we killed it'


The smell of success

I gotta wonder if he has his office repainted every time the google home page changes (to match, in solidarity you know?) Clearly the fumes are starting to get to the poor fellow.

Can you imagine what happened when they added the custom background images? No wonder they cancelled it - he needed time to install a window that could open!

Florida cops taser satnav lake plunge woman


I hate April 1st.

It is no longer possible to tell the fake news stories from the real ones. What has this world come to?

MySQL daddy quitting Sun?

Black Helicopters

Just another cog

and a replacable one. And if that is the case, why does one cog get paid 100x what another cog gets paid?

Bell Canada chokes P2P and privacy?

Black Helicopters

Canada's most reliable network?

Reliable at what? Digging through your data?

Encryption only works so far, eventually they will cross the line and sniff the client and server ends to confirm its bittorrent and kill it.

And if that doesn't work, eventually the dsl upstream will make people jealous of dialup users as they reduce it further and further.

OOXML approved as international standard?

Black Helicopters

Just because its true doesn't mean it isn't a lie.

@Jai - Obviously you haven't heard about the recall in Canada then.

Remember folks, if you don't like the way a vote went, start that mud a flying! People hardly ever care if its justified, just so long as its a good show!


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