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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

BoberFett Re:Mischief in Relation to Data (104 comments)

Dcollins collins bo bollins, banana fana focollins, fe fi mocollins, collins!

Oh shit...

about a week ago
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Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

BoberFett Re:u can rite any way u want (431 comments)

I'm more confused about the phrase "false facade", that's redundant. Is a false facade real?

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

BoberFett Re:Why should they upgrade ? (641 comments)

Spoken like a technerd.

Do a full TCO analysis for aging hardware. If the numbers make sense to upgade, the PHBs will sign off on it. If the TCO turns out in favor of the old machine, stop your whining because you'll have your proof.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

BoberFett Re:Hardware requirements (641 comments)

You can plan for that eventuality without throwing out that expensive device/controller before it's actually dead.

about two weeks ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

BoberFett Re:Don't bother. (509 comments)

Then please explain how colleges have had to teach remedial course in increasing numbers. That should not happen if failed students were being held back and denied diplomas if they don't understand the material.

about three weeks ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

BoberFett Re:Don't bother. (509 comments)

You're wrong. But don't worry, you get a gold star anyway just for trying.

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why Zebras Have Stripes

BoberFett Re:Terrible summary (190 comments)

What if the zebra is on a treadmill?

about three weeks ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

BoberFett Re:Don't bother. (509 comments)

Ah yes, it's a right wing conspiracy. Nothing the left wing could be doing might be even remotely possible for damaging education in science.

"Little Bobby and Suzy are special snowflakes, they don't need to answer the questions correctly, as long as they tried we'll give them gold stars and boost their self confidence."

Pretty sure that's not a right wing attitude.

about three weeks ago
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L.A. Police: All Cars In L.A. Are Under Investigation

BoberFett Re:"The state" has gone too far (405 comments)

What power does money have without the state behind it? The wealthy are thus because they're tied to the power of the state, not in spite of it.

about 1 month ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

BoberFett Re:Bloodlust (397 comments)

I don't hunt myself, but even I see the anti-hunters in this discussion for the fucking idiots they are.

about 1 month ago
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Environmentalists Propose $50 Billion Buyout of Coal Industry - To Shut It Down

BoberFett Re:How do we fill the energy gap? (712 comments)

Great, then we can cancel those energy subsidy programs for low income families.

about a month and a half ago
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Environmentalists Propose $50 Billion Buyout of Coal Industry - To Shut It Down

BoberFett Re:This is more than a little bit naive. (712 comments)

Want to defeat King Coal? Turn off your computer. That's a win for everyone.

about a month and a half ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

BoberFett Re:Unregulated currency (704 comments)

No, what says volumes about bitcoin is that nobody talks about the value of bitcoin in terms of what it can buy, but in what the value of a bitcoin is when converted to a real currency such as USD.

When there's a thriving economy of companies paying employees in bitcoin and those employees buying every day goods and services in bitcoin, then I'll take notice. Until then it's just another bubble looking for the greater fool.

about a month and a half ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

BoberFett Re:Unregulated currency (704 comments)

Seems to me that level of extortion would have been easy for government to solve if they had truly wanted to. Why do we care if thieves continue to do business with us? Government was complicit in the whole thing.

about a month and a half ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

BoberFett Re: When are the bank runs going to happen? (704 comments)

I'd say it has something to do with the fact that no intelligent investor is interested, leaving this market totally to the amateurs, both from the "investing" side and the "bank" side. MtGox was a card game trading site for crying out loud. It certainly wasn't built to PCI compliance.

about a month and a half ago
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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

BoberFett Re:Micro Center is better (423 comments)

I like having a MicroCenter in Minneapolis, for a B&M store they have a pretty decent selection of modern parts, but you definitely pay for the convenience. I buy from them now and then, but unless it's an emergency I have a hard time justifying the price bump over online.

about a month and a half ago
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Second Federal 'Kill-switch' Bill Introduced Targeting Smartphone Theft

BoberFett Re:Bad Legislation With Darker Possibilities (158 comments)

This already exists. Buy a phone off Craigslist or eBay and you're taking your chances on the IMEI being blacklisted. No need for some federally mandated killswitch.

The whole "theft" excuse is a smokescreen for something else.

about a month and a half ago
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WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time

BoberFett Re:CNN argues it's worth the money (257 comments)

I guess it's not entirely dissimilar from email, outside of presentation.

about 2 months ago
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WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time

BoberFett Re:CNN argues it's worth the money (257 comments)

WhatsApp has nothing to do with SMS. SMS isn't just a general term for "text data sent by someone a phone". It's a specific protocol. WhatsApp data is sent is data over the internet.

about 2 months ago

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