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VK CEO Fired, Says Company Under Kremlin Control

Adam Colley Re:Surprised? (142 comments)

Are we at war with Eurasia or Eastasia? I forget...

8 hours ago
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VK CEO Fired, Says Company Under Kremlin Control

Adam Colley Re:Surprised? (142 comments)

We call them Randroids these days.

8 hours ago
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VK CEO Fired, Says Company Under Kremlin Control

Adam Colley Re:Surprised? (142 comments)

Only on Babylon 5

8 hours ago
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WRT54G Successor Falls Flat On Promises

Adam Colley Re:OMFG compile! (105 comments)

You know the man pages are the manual right?

How about you bother to learn something instead of coasting on the work of others for a decade then complaining things don't fulfil your every need after you've contributed exactly bugger all.

yesterday
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Adam Colley Re:Time to start patenting... (165 comments)

It's okay, he can pay for them with the power generated by his perpetual motion device and the winnings from his nobel prize.

about two weeks ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

Adam Colley Ah, antimatter (393 comments)

God hid it.

God is made of it.

Okay, that's the god excuses out of the way... now on with the physics!

about two weeks ago
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Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

Adam Colley Re:old news (357 comments)

You're new here, aren't you.

about a month ago
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Sony Announces Virtual Reality Headset For PS4

Adam Colley Re:going to be terrible (112 comments)

The 3DS is shite and is still selling in some numbers.

So will this.

It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to work.

(Am I the only person who on seeing this thought "Hrm, a potentially cheaper than all the others VR headset, how will I be able to hack this for PC use etc.?")

Also, those whining that the PS4 doesn't have enough horsepower to run it are clearly dumber than pond scum, the PS3 had enough horsepower to do it. You may need a little less detail, explosions/reflections etc. might be a tad less realistic but does it matter? Do you sit there pausing the game and criticising the graphics or actually play the damn thing, good lord.

about a month ago
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NSA Can Retrieve, Replay All Phone Calls From a Country From the Past 30 Days

Adam Colley Re:In unrelated news... (320 comments)

Hey

We have our own problems thankyou -.-

about a month ago
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NSA Can Retrieve, Replay All Phone Calls From a Country From the Past 30 Days

Adam Colley Re:Google search is already doing that: (320 comments)

Aye, the CPU and bandwidth requirements would be non-trivial

I call FUD on the above, surprising there's anything left to call FUD on at this point -.o;

about a month ago
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How the NSA Plans To Infect 'Millions' of Computers With Malware

Adam Colley Re:All the more reason... (234 comments)

You could afford a 1541?

Most of us couldn't, cost more than the computer itself!

about a month and a half ago
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Author Says It's Time To Stop Glorifying Hackers

Adam Colley Re:You keep using that word (479 comments)

I'd say the stupid people are those who allow words to be redefined by journalists who could write what they know about hacking on the back of a stamp.

There was an earlier attempt to popularise the use of the term 'Worm' for crackers which would have avoided confusion with racial terms but heh, cracker is what we're stuck with now.

The white hat / grey hat / black hat distinction as mentioned above does seem to be the most well understood way of making the distinction these days however.

about a month and a half ago
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The Ultimate Hopes For the New Cosmos Series

Adam Colley Re:There is at least hope. (183 comments)

Also, he killed Pluto, that bastard

(but seriously, he's pretty good and a sensible choice for the new Cosmos, imho)

about 2 months ago
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Old cellphones, in my household ...

Adam Colley Recycling... (171 comments)

Yup, given away here...

What I consider an old phone is generally still a useful device, leaving them sitting around deteriorating when not in use helps nobody and it's not really worth the hassle of selling them on and having potential idiots bring them back because they can't use them / dropped them in the bath / put them through the wash etc.

about 2 months ago
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Is the West Building Its Own Iron Curtain?

Adam Colley Re:Irony (337 comments)

War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength

More seriously, it is getting a bit that way here and the idea that you can be held simply for travelling to a country the government of the day doesn't like is outrageous.

For a start anything you do outside the country is none of their damn business. Secondly people may well have very legitimate reasons for going, perhaps they have friends/family there, perhaps they're working for an aid agency, amnesty, independent media or doctors without borders? This country is going to hell in a handbasket.

Additionally, this scumbag government is trying to get rid of the human rights act and withdraw us from the european convention on human rights, the tabloid fodder they're using to justify it is that prisoners may get the vote if we stay in. (which they should have anyway, they're supposed to lose their liberty, that is all, not be tortured/raped/beaten in private prisons or detention centres and not disenfranchised.)

about 3 months ago
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New Russian Fighter Not Up To Western Standards

Adam Colley Re:Hrm...fuck off (354 comments)

Indeed it was a reference to the Potemkin villages (Apparently NK still has them for the tourists) -.o

Wow, never had so much hate directed at me for using a Facebook login before, good lord.

~makes a note to use his real slashdot login in future~

about 3 months ago
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New Russian Fighter Not Up To Western Standards

Adam Colley Hrm... (354 comments)

From model villages to model aircraft eh?

about 3 months ago
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How Quickly Will the Latest Arms Race Accelerate?

Adam Colley Re:When will it come to a screeching halt? (197 comments)

It was Einstein...

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

about 3 months ago

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