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Study Finds Social Media Harder To Resist Than Cigarettes, Alcohol

Agent__Smith I for one... (134 comments)

...welcome our new social media overlords

more than 2 years ago

Internet Kill Switch Back On the US Legislative Agenda

Agent__Smith This really scares me (376 comments)

I personally that any country that will turn off communications is a dictatorship. No matter what side of the aisle one falls on, I cannot believe that anyone thinks it is a good idea to give that amount of power to the government. I cannot think of one good or positive reason for this. I only see nefarious people shutting it down to disrupt the dissemination of information that said people wish to keep under wraps. Anyone who wants that scares me. It scares me that it is even being asked for.

more than 3 years ago

Goodbye Bifocals — Electronic Glasses Change Focus

Agent__Smith Re:Feeling old (166 comments)

Absolutely. I got my first pair of BiFocals about 8 weeks ago. I wish I could afford some of these cool gadgety new glasses as at least it would give some cool factor to the situation.

more than 3 years ago

Nobel Prize Winner Says DNA Performs Quantum Teleportation

Agent__Smith I would like to be the first... (347 comments)

I would like to be the first to welcome our new quantum teleporting overlords...

more than 3 years ago

Playmate Photo From Apollo 12 Up For Auction

Agent__Smith Well at least we can all be grateful... (211 comments)

At least we can all be grateful that the picture didn't roll around in the capsule and blow the hatch prematurely...

more than 3 years ago

Android Passes iPhone In US Market Share

Agent__Smith Re:History repeats itself (550 comments)

Maybe someday Unicef will get into the cell phone business, but until then Google are the people to see...

more than 3 years ago

Pot Grower's Privacy Challenged

Agent__Smith Re:Obligatory (477 comments)

It's DAVE not DUSTIN. lol

more than 3 years ago

Pot Grower's Privacy Challenged

Agent__Smith Re:Let's put it up on Wikileaks (477 comments)

Yep, just like when prohibition ended the organized crime behind it had to find other ways to make money. I am not saying they will go away, but it would sure take the wind out of their sails, at least for a while. You don't see anyone smuggling in alcohol from Mexico do you?

more than 3 years ago

Elliptic Labs To Bring Touchless Gestures To iPad

Agent__Smith I for one... Sorry, has to be done... (55 comments)

I for one would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new touchless overlords...

more than 3 years ago

PlayStation App Coming To iOS, Android

Agent__Smith So what is the big deal? (47 comments)

I was thinking how cool this is until I saw that it does not allow any gameplay. Shoot, even if it allowed you to play PS1 games on the phone it would be cool. There were some great games. It would be a good revenue stream for them as well. lots of us would like to play some of the cool old games.

This lets you show your friends what you did while they were out with actual girls while you sat home all weekend, and message them, which you already do with 22 other programs. Seems like it is a redundant purpose. Too bad. Could have been cool.

more than 3 years ago

Thief Posts His Photo To Facebook Victim's Account

Agent__Smith Even the SCUM are implementing technology (222 comments)

I'm sure that this fine upstanding young man was just doing it to show off and demonstrate that he was powerful. Marking his turf. Kind of like when my wife's chihuahua pisses around the house. The funny thing is that the chihuahua has more class than this looser.

more than 3 years ago

'Pocket Airports' Would Link Neighborhoods By Air

Agent__Smith Amazed I haven't see this yet... (257 comments)

Where is the obligatory reference to MOLLER that usually accompanies this type of story? LOL

more than 3 years ago

Stuxnet Virus Set Back Iran’s Nuclear Program by 2 Years

Agent__Smith Re:And the winner is... (349 comments)

Stopping master card for 2 hours, 200 million dollars
Stopping a throwback from the 14th century from getting nuclear weapons...

To whoever did this, My hat is off to you. Nicely done. The world owes you a great debt.

more than 3 years ago

Amazon Taking Down Erotica, Removing From Kindles

Agent__Smith 21st Century Book Burning (641 comments)

This is incredible. Now they don't even need to buy matches. Just a few keystrokes, and it is like the book never existed. Doesn't even leave ashes...

Quite sad.

more than 3 years ago

Detroit Government To Abandon More Than 20% of City

Agent__Smith I'll buy that for a dollar... (6 comments)

They should legalize the LETHAL RESPONSE security system from ROBO COP as that would allow the city to cut back on the police services with fewer bad results...

more than 3 years ago

Judge Declares Federal Healthcare Plan (Partly) Unconstitutional

Agent__Smith Re:How can this possibly be surprising? (1505 comments)

Hey now. Take a breath. I have insurance, and I pay PLENTY for it. I take responsibility, and I don't even need big brother government to make me. You need to take a breath, and a look in the mirror if you think you need the government to force people to make every move and decision. If that is what you need and want, I am sure that you can go to one of MANY countries that are happy to do those things for you. You have PLENTY of choices if that is what you desire. Please, feel free to explore and even exercise one of these options. As for me, I don't need a babysitter.

more than 3 years ago

A Bionic Leg That Rewires Stroke Victims' Brains

Agent__Smith Such an interesting premise (36 comments)

While the preliminary results are somewhat limited, what a facinating idea. It continues to astound me how versatile our brains really are. The original internet, capable of rerouting around problems.

I want one that makes me run faster and jump higher. Like those suits in Avatar.

more than 3 years ago



What happens when you steal a hackers computer...

Agent__Smith Agent__Smith writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Agent__Smith (168715) writes "This is a presentation from DEFCON 18 in Las Vegas. Apparently some looser kicked in the door to Zoz Brooks appartment and stole his computer. Unfortunately for said looser, it was a MAC and as the thief had no MAC OS disks to wipe the system, he used it without modification. Zoz is a professor at MIT and as he travels and lectures all over the world, he had software installed so that he could log into the machine remotely. 4 months or so after the theft, the system showed up on the interweb, and Zoz began several months of detective work to get his system back. In so doing, he realized that the looser was using his system to fill out documents for government programs (now had his name address soc sec number etc...) and that he apparently has an affinity for Brazilian women with large rear ends. And as such was using the system to put pictures of himself (sans clothing) trying to hook up. (now we know what he looks like) It gets even better when this idiot uses the intact keychain to store all of his passwords (banking, facebook, ebay etc...) It is a hilarious story and well worth a listen. From the website, you can hear the entire presentation, complete with slides of the things that Zoz found on this guy. I have to say that this was easily the funniest presentation of Defcon 18."
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RIAA getting agressive

Agent__Smith Agent__Smith writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Agent__Smith writes "According to the RIAA may soon be going after users that are ripping any file from any CD. This applies even if you own the CD and are ripping one copy to your own computer for your own use on an iPod or other MP3 player... There is a case in Arizona right now testing the water for future cases... This could get ugly and very expensive. So much for fair use."
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