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Are 'Nudging Technologies' Ethical?

AtomicOrange Re:Here I am (227 comments)

That happens all the time in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. You'd better patent that before it gets snatched up by Apple!

more than 3 years ago
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Are 'Nudging Technologies' Ethical?

AtomicOrange Re:Here I am (227 comments)

You charge people $100 to take a dump on your living room carpet? Intriguing... if you would adjust your business model to anyone's carpet - I think you'd have something there...

more than 3 years ago
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One-Way Sound Walls Proven Possible

AtomicOrange Re:Really necessary? (177 comments)

Personally I think the racking of a 12 ga shotgun to be a great deterrant. I want the robber to hear that, because if he doesn't leave then the slug/buckshot mix will ensue.

more than 3 years ago
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Crashed Helicopter Sparks Concern Over Stealth Secrets

AtomicOrange Re:Don't believe everything you read (484 comments)

Stealth doesn't have anything to do with being hit with an unguided RPG. RPG's are a pot shot weapon, fire and forget. No guidance, No avionics, no control capabilities. What evidence do you have that the helicopter was hit by an RPG? There were no accounts of this at all.

Way to join the conjecture (because that's all any of this is), but really?

more than 3 years ago
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Crashed Helicopter Sparks Concern Over Stealth Secrets

AtomicOrange Radar signatures (484 comments)

Humans with parachutes can actually have a larger radar signature than most modern stealth aircraft. Typically a stealth jet is attributed to the radar signature of a bird or smaller (perhaps an unladen african swallow?). No clue about a helicopter with stealth features, but it's safe to say that it's likely similar.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Sues Rockstar Saying GTA:SA Is Based On His Life

AtomicOrange Re:The most dangerous man alive (124 comments)

I wonder if he gets out of the car and beats the hookers he just slept with to death just to get his cash back?

Don't we all?

more than 3 years ago
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Kuwait Bans DSLR Cameras Use For Non-Journalists

AtomicOrange Re:funny and ironic (446 comments)

I was out hiking with my DSLR (I'm not a professional but consider myself a seasoned photographer) and here is the exchange that went down:

Random guy with a DSLR: I wish I hadn't spent the money on mine when my little handheld takes much better pictures for cheaper...

Me: ... Uh yeah, sure.

Random guy with DSLR: ::walks off::

Wife: Some people really shouldn't be allowed to touch an SLR.

People need to realize that they really don't need an SLR when all they are doing is turning it into a giant automatic snapshot camera. Woo, I'm a pro because my lenses can detach and I can set it on the mountain mode or portrait mode. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge gadget guy, but at least people need to have some perspective on what they're buying and learn how to use it.

more than 3 years ago
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Real-Life Gadgets For Real-Life Superheroes

AtomicOrange Re:Trespassing... (391 comments)

If they don't leave immeadiately upon hearing me rack my shotgun, putting a round into the chamber; then yes I'm willing to protect my family. My personal moral obligation is fufilled.

more than 3 years ago
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Could CA Violent Game Law Lead To an Industry Exodus?

AtomicOrange Re:No (142 comments)

I slaved in a grocery store at that age for meager wages, working with morons for managers, and probably violating many OSHA codes for age-related work. I paid for gas, insurance, and taking a girl out on dates. I'd call that pretty disposable because none of those are required for a teenager - just strongly desired.

more than 3 years ago
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Comic Sales Soar After Artist Engages 4chan Pirates

AtomicOrange Re:Here are the files (305 comments)

You rock, I've had those files sitting on my NAS for years. Hadn't taken the time to find a good viewer. Thanks!

more than 3 years ago
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How Google Avoided Paying $60 Billion In Taxes

AtomicOrange Re:And yet they provide lots of jobs and services (1193 comments)

I'm an engineer, I steer clear of economics. Feel free to provide examples if you'd like. I'd enjoy a good read. Independant, non-biased evidence would be nice too.

more than 3 years ago
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How Google Avoided Paying $60 Billion In Taxes

AtomicOrange Re:And yet they provide lots of jobs and services (1193 comments)

President Reagan, is that you?

All kidding aside: I'm no Economist, but the arguments for trickle-down theory seem pretty good to me.

more than 2 years ago
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How Google Avoided Paying $60 Billion In Taxes

AtomicOrange Don't Blame... (1193 comments)

Don't blame the company (unethical as it may be). Blame the tax code that allows for such schenanigans to exist and occur.

more than 2 years ago
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Australian Visitors Must Declare Illegal Porn To Customs Officers

AtomicOrange Re:Typical Exchange (361 comments)

People have no imagination or depravity these days, sheesh. Good on you.

more than 3 years ago
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Given one free trip to the past in a time machine, I would..

AtomicOrange Re:Take my love, take my land... (1270 comments)

I will admit that my wife and I really enjoy Joss Whedon's work. I don't want to say that everything he's made is gold... but I sure do enjoy everything that he's made and i've seen so far. (Still haven't seen Dollhouse - and I'm making my way through the Buffy/Angel series).

more than 3 years ago
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Pirated Software Could Bring Down Predator Drones

AtomicOrange Re:Eminent Domain (123 comments)

Kind of like changing Global War on Terror to Overseas Contingency Operations?

It sounds so much friendlier.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/24/AR2009032402818.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_Terror

more than 3 years ago
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Pirated Software Could Bring Down Predator Drones

AtomicOrange Re:Linux? (123 comments)

Enjoy the FBI tracking device...

more than 3 years ago
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Putting the Squeeze On Broadband Copper Robbers

AtomicOrange Re:Somebody tried to steal copper wire from my hou (282 comments)

My interpretation:

::noise outside:: (burglar attacking grounding strap with crowbar)

(homeowner exits house and arrives on scene)
Homeowner: Well, Sir - what are you doing?

Copper Thief: I'm making off with your copper grounding strap, old chap. (continues attempt)

Homeowner: Well sir, you shall have to cease and desist henceforth or I shall have to alert the authorities...


Apparently, I've made you and the burglar out to be British (stereotypically colloquial, naturally). But I have to say, I'm impressed the guy kept at the attempt with you just standing there.

more than 3 years ago
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Putting the Squeeze On Broadband Copper Robbers

AtomicOrange Re:Tinfoil applied: Theory follows (282 comments)

I'm guessing more at a rally, like say Anonymous or the type. People who are trying to hide their identity.

more than 3 years ago
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Putting the Squeeze On Broadband Copper Robbers

AtomicOrange Re:Mmm, Smartwater. (282 comments)

I'm glad I wasn't the only one thinking, "What the hell does expensive electrolyte bottled water have to do with this?"

more than 3 years ago

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