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Judge Orders Child Porn Suspect To Decrypt His Hard Drives

Antony-Kyre Re:Here's his best defense.. (802 comments)

I'm not so sure that's the best defense. After all, if someone went through the trouble of encrypting something in the first place, do you think someone will have easily forgot the key?

Ignoring the constitutional issues at hand, would this be any different than the FBI forcing someone to hand over the key to a storage locker they suspect have illegal goods in it?

about a year ago
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'Energy Beet' Power Is Coming To America

Antony-Kyre Re:So you're using arable land... (238 comments)

I would have thought we would have learned this by now-that growing fuel in such a manner is a bad idea.

about a year and a half ago
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Young Students Hiding Academic Talent To Avoid Bullying

Antony-Kyre Re:This is news? (684 comments)

Let's call bullying for what it is: assault and/or battery. Of course, I'm thinking of physical bullying. There's also verbal abuse, some of which can be ignored and some of which cannot be ignored. Regardless, if it happens on school grounds, the school needs to be responsible and take appropriate action.

The school needs address both parties. In other words, see why the student is bullying other students. That offender may be a "victim" of something him- or herself.

about 2 years ago
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US DOJ Drops Charges Against Two Seized Websites

Antony-Kyre Re:No even a "we're sorry?" (152 comments)

With logic like that, we might as well switch to an absolute monarchy. We as citizens must care about constitutional abuses even if it has no direct affect on a specific individual. An abuse on one is an abuse on us all. I want to say it's only a matter of time before it hits you or me, but I think it's more practical to say this: How can you feel secure when constitutional abuses are ignored? Unless you're above the law, I don't see how that's possible.

about 2 years ago
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Japan Considers '911' Calls From Twitter, Social Networks

Antony-Kyre Re:I predict a rash of tweeds.. (116 comments)

In other words, how do you enforce that people use hashtags only for what they're intended? It's not going to work. Although, they could filter them appropriately. Also, not everyone has or wants a Twitter account.

about 2 years ago
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Man Orders TV On Amazon, Gets Shipped Assault Rifle

Antony-Kyre Re:Sounds like win-win to me! (666 comments)

You'd think journalists having a degree means less misspellings and grammar errors.

more than 2 years ago
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MIT Creates Car Co-Pilot That Only Interferes If You're About To Crash

Antony-Kyre Simpsons did it! (238 comments)

Simpsons did it!

more than 2 years ago
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School's In For Summer At Udacity

Antony-Kyre Re:I haven't read the article, but (105 comments)

Maybe it's hard to tell since four to five years of college is gradual, but was the you who graduated from college much different than the you who graduated from high school? Maybe not for employment purposes, but did it help make you more wise to the world? Not counting the financial burden of college, of course.

What I'd like to see in this country (USA) is the following...
A guarantee that anyone who wants to go to college, can go to college.
Higher Direct loan caps. Maybe triple them. And I mean both subbed and unsubbed loans.
A modification of the 10 year repayment plan for Direct loans. How about zero percent interest for those who make on-time payments? Those who miss a few payments can catch up and reapply for zero percent interest.
First two years of college tuition-free, provided "good standing", for each permanent resident.
Two year grace period before loan repayment so graduates can get on their feet.
And as for graduate school, law school, medical school, we probably need student loan reform too. That way, if someone gets in on their merits, they can afford to pay for it, and not drown in interest-based debt.

more than 2 years ago
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Defense Expert: Hire Hackers and Wage War

Antony-Kyre If this is about cyberwar, (157 comments)

I say it's awfully childish. Do we really want the Internet to be an unstable place? Because it's going to be so easy for others to retaliate, and the losers will be those who lose their rights.

more than 2 years ago
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Judge Rules iDevice Speaker Docks Don't Infringe On Bose Patent

Antony-Kyre Re:Ruling doesn't define computer (67 comments)

If I were able to rewire an iPod to work as a teleportation device, I certainly would count that as an invention.

more than 2 years ago
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2 Year Data Retention For Australian ISPs

Antony-Kyre Why is that ever okay? (86 comments)

If it's not okay for a private citizen to do, why should it ever be okay for the government to do? I haven't read the article, so unless they mean getting a court order in order to break into someone's computer (call it what it is), then I don't see it as being okay. (I'm not Austrlian.)

more than 2 years ago
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Does Grammar Matter Anymore?

Antony-Kyre Yes (878 comments)

Yes it does. We should strive to have proper grammar no matter how unimportant our written work may be. We don't need a slippery slope into a degradation of our grammar. Okay, so maybe I'm a bit of a grammar snob. And I am far from perfect in terms of my grammar. But if you have time to think about what you're going to write, as opposed to having a live conversation, what's the harm in taking a few minutes to make sure it's better than "okay"? Oh, there's also a need to read what you type before hitting submit. It's easier to catch typos that way.

more than 2 years ago
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School's In For Summer At Udacity

Antony-Kyre I haven't read the article, but (105 comments)

are they factoring in that the online students may have much, much, much... much more free time than a "brick and mortar" student?

Seriously consider the possibility that an in-person student may be taking many classes all at once, with attention diversified versus someone online who may only be taking one class.

As I said, I haven't read the article.

more than 2 years ago
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US District Court: Game Elements In Tetris Clone Infringe Tetris Co.'s Copyright

Antony-Kyre Tetrinet (138 comments)

How would this affect Tetrinet?

about 2 years ago
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World IPv6 Launch Day Underway

Antony-Kyre Re:so what is ipv6 good for? (236 comments)

Should we just let the problem get worse until we reach the breaking point?

All mobile devices with the intent of being a phone intended to be sold in America, but manufactured perhaps 18 months after the bill passes, would be required to be IPv6 enabled by default with or without the option for IPv4. Waivers available for companies that would feel an undue hardship.

more than 2 years ago
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World IPv6 Launch Day Underway

Antony-Kyre Re:so what is ipv6 good for? (236 comments)

I haven't read all of your post, but I caught the part about mobile phones. I strongly agree. I agree so much I feel Congress should enact a law mandating all cell phones to be IPv6 enabled by default. That's not to say they can't switch to IPv4, but the less phones that rely on IPv4, the more IPv4 numbers we have freed up for those who cannot transition.

Some legacy devices don't work with IPv6.

In other news, I found out about IPv6 when www.google.com wouldn't regularly load, and doing a ping in cmd.exe resolved to a weird number. Looks like I'm stuck with IPv4 at least with my browser, and hence my whole machine. Although, I don't know if it's really my computer, or some hardware, or my ISP, down the line.

more than 2 years ago
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Startup Applies For 307 GTLDs

Antony-Kyre Re:slash slash slash dot dot dot (239 comments)

I think the holy grail would be to get /. resolve to the website. I'd say modify the hosts file, but I don't think it likes the forward slash. Then there is the browser interpretation of /., such as "http:///." without the quotes.

more than 2 years ago
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19-Year-Old Squatted At AOL For 2 Months

Antony-Kyre Re:Hmmm ... (141 comments)

Ahhh, yes. Waiting for hot water. Have to do this with the sink where I live. What a waste of cold water while waiting for the hot water to arrive. Seriously.

By the way, anyone know if there has been real-life examples of people living in Wal-Marts?

more than 2 years ago

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Missing e-mail

Antony-Kyre Antony-Kyre writes  |  about 2 years ago

Antony-Kyre (807195) writes "Since Microsoft hasn’t been of any help, I’m asking Slashdot. Ever since they switched from the previous look to that “Outlook” look in Hotmail, I haven’t received any spam. This isn’t spam I block. This is spam I’m collecting that I’d like to eventually report and/or investigate (long story). It’s been days now (not opening any messages to check the last time I received e-mail), and I don’t know what to do. I usually expect perhaps dozens a week, but unless a spam network was recently taken down, I figure Hotmail is blocking e-mail at its source. Has anyone else been having similar problems?"
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Sony introduces 4K "UHDTV" television.

Antony-Kyre Antony-Kyre writes  |  about 2 years ago

Antony-Kyre (807195) writes "HDTVs are set to quadruple their resolution with the advent of Sony's ultra-HD 4K resolution. Twice the height and twice the vertical, this HDTV will have four times the resolution of current HDTVs. The name 4K comes from nearly the number of horizontal pixels, contradicting the practice of using the vertical resolution as a standard.

According to the aforementioned Wikipedia article, YouTube does provide 4096 x 3072" content, which is higher than the 3840x2160 pixels such that “4K” is. Is it overkill? Will consumers embrace a higher-resolution standard when some think 1080p is good enough? Only time will tell."
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Antony-Kyre Antony-Kyre writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Antony-Kyre (807195) writes "In an attempt to stop the annoyance of fake news articles being spread around on April Fool's Day, Congress has passed a law eliminating April 1st, and adding an extra day to February. February shall be 29 days long, except in leap year, which shall have 30 days.

(Disclaimer: April Fool's Day joke)"
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Antony-Kyre Antony-Kyre writes  |  about 8 years ago

Antony-Kyre (807195) writes "Does anyone know of a list demonstrating the best and worst gamer-friendly colleges in America? Such things as priorities for gaming traffic, whether the school has something set up so gamers can plug their system into the school's internal network and play that way, etc."

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