Re: "I could set up a server in my garage and compete globally with Google!
You don't need huge server farms, and they don't cost billions. All you do is set up a spider, start crawling, and log everything to a database. So you need an internet connection and some sort of database software. It can all be on one machine! The key is what you log, how you log it, and how you set up the search.
Poor little sub-creature, maybe someday you will learn how to use a computer.
The real question is, what could you do if you had access to an huge variety of small-to-medium-sized plastic parts to customize your home with? Don't like the knobs on your kitchen cabinets? Redo them with a faux metal finish. Your chopsticks are broken? Print some new ones. That stupid bracket broke on your can opener? Go to the manufacturer's web site and download the printing plans for a replacement.
Right now all of our plastic items are mass-produced from two or three piece molds, by injection, vaccuum forming or blown. What new items will be available once we can produce items layer by layer?
Ah, yes. It's totally safe to use your real name on the net. There is no chance of a drooling psychopath figuring out who you are, dropping by your house, and doing unspeakable things to you and/or your family. After all, no one ever gets mad when you insult their religion, right? And even if they did, no one ever makes fun of anyone else's religion, so it's a non-issue. Then, of course, there's accidentally mentioning you are home alone and female, which is really not legitimately possible, because the internet has ways of shutting that down.
Really, it's always totally safe to use your real name.
Wait! Are you saying that Pokemon is a contraction of "Pocket Monsters"? Aren't monsters evil supernatural beings? Great, now I can't harm the next monster that pops out of my closet for fear that PETA will find out! They might send one of their nekkit animal-painted women after me!
Re: Re: If Megaupload does business in the US, then it's IN the US.
Actually, he's partially right. I wish there was some sleuthful young journalist who had the audacity to find out if there is any unusual cash flow in the prosicutor and judge's bank accounts. Maybe someone who wants to prove that web journalists are better than print journalists?
I would just like to point out that Tim's reading comprehension sucks, and I guess no one else read the article.
This is an anti-ROBOT captcha, just like the regular captcha. You just have to guess the right word, which robots are less likely to do. The troll comment is a silly aside, not the point of the captcha.
I don't know what all you people are complaining about. This is obviously going to be a huge economic shot in the arm for Panama. Just think, all the billions of dollars normally lost to pirating will now go to the artists! I'm sure that in 2 or 3 years Panama will OWN Hollywood!
But seriously, this is a nice experiment happening far away from where I live. Why, yes, I am a selfish bastard, thank you.
I agree. Actually, after the novelty wears off (took 5 seconds for me) this is a sweet picture. And this is coming from a straight guy who is still slightly homophobic. Sorry, but their amber and blood tinting really doesn't reduce the cuteness.
I was already pro-gay marriage. This pic just makes me more so. No need for lawsuits.
It would be funny if some of PAUS leadership were photographed in a negative manner, as turn about is fair play...
Seems like we are about to have a bunch of tech-savy people disenfranchised from the current crop of ISP's. This could quickly become a large market. Our cruddy low-speed ISP's could be "agreeing" to their own demise from compitition with highly-motivated startups who will have a large enough customer base to be profitable.