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Researchers Create Origami Wheels That Can Change Size

228e2 Re:Fake (52 comments)

I didnt have a problem understanding him. You're just confusing someone who sounds different than you as someone with a mental illness.

about a month ago
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Facebook Lets Users Opt Out of Targeted Ads

228e2 Re:you can do one better (97 comments)

Please. Go right ahead. You wont last nearly as long as FB has because things cost money
Oh boo hoo, you have to suffer through a few ads to use something for free. I guess everyone forgot or was not around for the first 5+ years of ad free FB.
If you want to leave your personal information off of facebook then GET OFF OF FACEBOOK. Don't cry like entitled children because I am sure no one here works for free.

about 2 months ago
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Behind the Great Firewall: What It's Really Like To Log On From China

228e2 Re:You Can Help (90 comments)

This is why everyone hates America. We are so damn dense and lack any global perspective.

Really? The US censors your internet on a national (or any) level comparable to China? Really? You have to VPN to get on CNN/FB/Twitter? You have use TOR to get on Slashdot? Using any of the above sites is illegal in the US?

about 2 months ago
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Behind the Great Firewall: What It's Really Like To Log On From China

228e2 Re:You Can Help (90 comments)

China's attempts to censor the net is magnitudes more successful than ours (US) primarily because the US does not censor the net at all although tv would lead you to think otherwise, and China censors the net greatly.

about 2 months ago
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Shunting the FCC To the Slow Lane

228e2 Re:Bwaaaahahahahah! (194 comments)

Thanks for missing the point.
We can deal with it, but your measures does nothing to further your cause.
And I'm not even mentioning how easy it would be to bypass these filters on a corporate scale. Maybe 3 lines of code, tops?

about 3 months ago
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Shunting the FCC To the Slow Lane

228e2 Re:Bwaaaahahahahah! (194 comments)

I work for the FCC, and my opinions and statements are that of my own.

This is a waste of time.
The people you are throttling that will be effected have 0 say in what goes on here, we work the same job many engineers developers and BA's and testers do across the nation.
Also, most of our work is for services we provide to the public. Most outwards traffic is to look up commands or to mess around on facebook/reddit/slashdot.
And to be honest, im sure over 95% of the people reading this have never heard of neocities.org. Sorry.

about 3 months ago
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Why Microsoft Shouldn't Patch the XP Internet Explorer Flaw

228e2 Re:Really? (345 comments)

Parenting fail.

If your kids are playing with guns, then as a parent you have failed. No simpler way to put it. You were warned not to let kids play with guns for literally years, and now April 8th came, you're still letting them play with guns. I think in this analogy its time for Child Services to come alleviate you of your kids, since you cant take care of them and have failed to follow simple. Don't give me that "its impossible, im too integrated into my ways". No, its possible, you failed to work that cost into your business logic.

No one wants to see children get hurt, but when their legal guardian has sit idly by for years after being lectured, its time to up the ante before that 0day shoots you in the face. This one might shoot you in the foot, but its a lot better than the next one which might be a face full of buckshot.

about 4 months ago
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What percentage of your online communications are encrypted?

228e2 Re:Really? MD5? (186 comments)

^This time a million.

about 4 months ago
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The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

228e2 Re:Buggy whips? (769 comments)

. . . why cant they be both?

about 4 months ago
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Comcast PAC Gave Money To Every Senator Examining Time Warner Cable Merger

228e2 Damn, I want my piece! (133 comments)

I work at the FCC (as an Engineer) I want some of that trickle down . . . . :(

about 4 months ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

228e2 Re:Fuck Obamacare (723 comments)

Because we privitized health care and is very hard to invert the process this far.
Health care is a 2billion+ industry. That won't be disbanded until you pry it from their cold, dead hands.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

228e2 Re:Nope. (452 comments)

This is very true and could be in the back of his mind.
And even with him being the only noted one in his place that uses Linux, he may already have the job security track secured, at the least.

I just worry about the scope creep of this. First its installations, then management, teaching, troubleshooting, on call at odd hours of the night.
It hasnt even been noted to what his main role is, but if he does not work in IT, does he want to end up there? Or does he think this could springboard himself into upper management?

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

228e2 Nope. (452 comments)

The first sentence answers the question.

Since I am the only guy with Linux experience I would have to support the Linux installations.

You're going to be the new Sys Admin. On top of your other work, which I am just assuming is not a Sys Admin role.
Let IT worry about IT.

about 4 months ago
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Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Launches

228e2 Re:Too Little Too Late (166 comments)

But see, I'm so removed from DIII that I didnt even know that there was a patch issued. And thats probably for the best, because im too busy to put the time into Diablo. Now if they didnt fumble the game play between 2 and 3, I might have been more compelled to check out the update, but meh

about 5 months ago
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Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Launches

228e2 Too Little Too Late (166 comments)

I sorta enjoyed DIII. But I've long stopped playing this along with anyone I used to play with months ago.

Maybe if they came out with this sooner with a higher cap, but Diablo just might be done for me.

I'll give Warcraft another chance.

about 5 months ago
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Remote ATM Attack Uses SMS To Dispense Cash

228e2 Re:Physical access? (150 comments)

Isnt this what Barnaby did years ago at Black Hat? Where is the news? Physical access to a (sadly) not locked down computer isnt too hard to compromise.

about 5 months ago
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It Was the Worst Industrial Disaster In US History, and We Learned Nothing

228e2 Re:There real reason ... (290 comments)

I do remember some bs about not allowing an d helicopters in the vicinity because of health reasons and very little coverage.

It is a shame that some things are swept under the rug when they should be magnified appropriately. But when people want to silence an issue, there is ALWAYS a price it can be paid to be achieved . . . .

about 5 months ago
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Overuse of Bioengineered Corn Gives Rise To Resistant Pests

228e2 Re:Well evolution at work (259 comments)

It means we should find what eats or infects rootworms, what "is in rootworm business" and work from there.

I think the Simpsons have shown that this is a very bad idea.

about 5 months ago

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