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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

Bodhammer Re:Moat? Electric fence? (212 comments)

"We have pass the map to find out what is in it" - is that what you mean?

about a week ago
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Facebook Testing Lithium-Ion Batteries For Backup Power

Bodhammer I thought they were using lithium already (41 comments)

I thought they were using lithium already for the depression and mental illness that Facebook causes?

about two weeks ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

Bodhammer Can we get a button? (316 comments)

Can we get a button for lying, scumbag, politicians (sorry to be redundant)?

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask Executive Director Andrew Lewman About Tor and Privacy

Bodhammer Simple questions (61 comments)

Can TOR be trusted and how can I truly know that?

about two weeks ago
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When We Don't Like the Solution, We Deny the Problem

Bodhammer Sounds like (282 comments)

Sounds like the entire problem with American politics right now...

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Wants You To Vote Tuesday

Bodhammer Re:Bad idea (165 comments)

There are a lot of stupid people. If only smart people vote, we will end up with policies that help smart people, and leave the stupid people further and further behind.

OK!

about three weeks ago
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Smart Meters and New IoT Devices Cause Serious Concern

Bodhammer 6079 Smith W.! Yes, YOU! (168 comments)

"‘Smith!’ screamed the shrewish voice from the telescreen. ‘6079 Smith W.! Yes, YOU! Bend lower, please! You can do better than that. You’re not trying. Lower, please! THAT’S better, comrade. Now stand at ease, the whole squad, and watch me. A sudden hot sweat had broken out all over Winston’s body. His face remained completely inscrutable. Never show dismay! Never show resentment! A single flicker of the eyes could give you away. He stood watching while the instructress raised her arms above her head and — one could not say gracefully, but with remarkable neatness and efficiency — bent over and tucked the first joint of her fingers under her toes. ‘THERE, comrades! THAT’S how I want to see you doing it. Watch me again. I’m thirty-nine and I’ve had four children. Now look.’ She bent over again. ‘You see MY knees aren’t bent. You can all do it if you want to,’ she added as she straightened herself up. ‘Anyone under forty-five is perfectly capable of touching his toes. We don’t all have the privilege of fighting in the front line, but at least we can all keep fit. Remember our boys on the Malabar front! And the sailors in the Floating Fortresses! Just think what THEY have to put up with. Now try again. That’s better, comrade, that’s MUCH better,’ she added encouragingly as Winston, with a violent lunge, succeeded in touching his toes with knees unbent, for the first time in several years.’" "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever." 1984 - George Orwell

about three weeks ago
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Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

Bodhammer Re:If some bad Obama stories were spiked... (235 comments)

A bear just finished taking a dump in the forest when a rabbit hopped up to he bear and asked, “Does shit ever stick to your fur when you take a dump?” The Bear grabbed the rabbit by the neck, wiped his ass with him and replied, “Nope.”

about a month ago
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Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

Bodhammer Re:Being a computer scientist (175 comments)

00110001001100110011000100101100001100000011011100110010

about a month ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

Bodhammer Infocom!!! (399 comments)

"Leather Goddesses of Phobos!"

about a month ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

Bodhammer Re:The Children! (284 comments)

I have a little bit of throw up in my mouth now... thanks

about a month ago
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Commerce Secretary: US Wants Multi-Stakeholder Process To Preserve Internet

Bodhammer We are fsk'd (57 comments)

With this administration - " the United States will oppose these efforts at every turn" , means just the opposite and we are totally fucked...

about a month ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Bodhammer Re:Of course! (571 comments)

"they expect an operational reactor within a decade" - by that time solar will be infinitely efficiency and this will obsolete.

about a month ago
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Raspberry Pi Sales Approach 4 Million

Bodhammer Multiple network ports (146 comments)

Add two more GigE ports so it can run PFSense.

about a month and a half ago
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Accessing One's Own Metadata

Bodhammer Re:Request the government to provide it (94 comments)

(US) So sometimes, the people working in government might not even know what the law requires of them.

Understatement of the year prize candidate here!

about a month and a half ago
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Carl Sagan, as "Mr. X," Extolled Benefits of Marijuana

Bodhammer Re:Argument from authority (263 comments)

So they pulled it out of their ass?

about a month and a half ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Bodhammer Re:Unicomp (304 comments)

I just got a Logitech G710+ for home and DAS Pro 4 (Slilent) for work. Both have Cherry MX brown switches. They are not Model M clicky but they have a very good tactile feel and my office mates are not plotting my demise... Highly recommended! I had one with ALPS keys but it was very noisy.

about a month and a half ago
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GlaxoSmithKline Released 45 Liters of Live Polio Virus

Bodhammer Re:Why not LA? (209 comments)

Darwinism?

about 2 months ago

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PayPal shuts out ProtonMail

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  about 5 months ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes "PayPal is restricting payments to and from Geneva based ProtonMail. ProtonMail offers end-to-end encryption of email.

“When we pressed the PayPal representative on the phone for further details, he questioned whether ProtonMail is legal and if we have government approval to encrypt emails, the statement read.

“We are not sure which government PayPal is referring to, but even the 4th Amendment of the US constitution guarantees: ‘The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.’ It seems PayPal is trying to come up with ANY excuse they can to prevent us from receiving funds,” ProtonMail said.
Time to close that PayPal account?"

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Porn shrinks your brain

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  about 6 months ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes ""German researchers looked at the brains of 64 men between the ages of 21 and 45 and found that one brain region (the striatum, linked to reward processing), was smaller in the brains of porn watchers, and that a specific part of the same region is also less activated when exposed to more pornography."

Real Genius Quote
"[Mitch Taylor speaking through the microphone so that Kent hears voices in his head]
Mitch: And from now on, stop playing with yourself.
Kent: It *is* God.""

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New National Database will house all your personal and financial information

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  about 6 months ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes "The Washington Examiner is reporting that the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are building a massive database to hold all of Americans mortgage and financial information.

"But under the April register notice, the database expansion means it will include a host of data points, including a mortgage owner’s name, address, Social Security number, all credit card and other loan information and account balances.
The database will also encompass a mortgage holder’s entire credit history, including delinquent payments, late payments, minimum payments, high account balances and credit scores, according to the notice.
The two agencies will also assemble “household demographic data,” including racial and ethnic data, gender, marital status, religion, education, employment history, military status, household composition, the number of wage earners and a family’s total wealth and assets."


What could go wrong? They have done so well with Heathcare.gov..."

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Peakl Oil Threat Gone - Era of Cheap Biofuels finaly here?

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  about a year ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes "Pacific Northwest Nation Labs has developed a new technology that turns algae to crude in an hour. This press release http://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=1029 describes process and the partner they have selected for the pilot plant. The process is efficient and produces crude oil which can be traditionally refined, clean water, gas which can be burned or cleaned to make LNG, and nutrients that can go back into the process. Is this the end of the Peak Oil threat?"
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ask slashdot - Should I conventionally fund (beg, borrow) or use crowd funding?

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  about 2 years ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes "I'm a hardware tinkerer and have come up with product for home brewing. I would like to commercialize the idea. I could go the conventional route of self-funding, borrowing from friends & family, SBA loan, etc, or go the crowdfunding route. I think I need about $75-100k to get manufacturing, trademarks, circuit boards, and molds made. I would appreciate the opinions of this community on the pro's and con's of the funding options for a startup tech small business."
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Obama Grabs the Internet

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes "Even though a Federal Appeals Court said the FCC did not have the authority to regulate the internet, those clever folks in the Obama Administration have chosen to "reclassify" the internet under rules written for Ma Bell in the 1930's. I'm sure it will be better than health care, autos, and Fannie & Freddie — I mean, what could go wrong? Have a read here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704370704575228152292941636.html"
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Machining for the Geek?

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes "I've been feeling the urge to play with tech that is not directly related to computers and electronics. Metalworking has caught my eye after doing some research on Stirling engines. I've been thinking about getting a cheap Chinese milling machine and lathe after reading sites like The Little Machine Shop, Varmint Al's, and Mini-Lathe.
Anyone have some tips on getting into the hobby? Should I take some classes at the local VoTec or just go for it?"

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