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Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

CanHasDIY Re:Of, For, and By the People (140 comments)

if you think the holocaust was progressivism, then you still havent learned the meaning of the word.

No, I haven't learned your meaning. I can Google "define progressive" just the same as anyone else, and guess what? The actions of Germany's National Socialist Party very much do fit at least one of the definitions.

all you've succeeded in doing is godwining yourself by used the tired cliche of liberals = nazis.

Hey, speaking of people who don't know the definition of things - that's not a Godwin.

Godwin's law applies especially to inappropriate, inordinate, or hyperbolic comparisons of other situations (or one's opponent) with Nazis – often referred to as "playing the Hitler card".

Pointing out that Nazi-ism was a type of progressive mentality doesn't qualify, because it's accurate. You not liking the accuracy of the comparison notwithstanding.

in short: you're ignorant.

But less so than you, so I'd call that a win.

9 hours ago
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The "Rickmote Controller" Can Hijack Any Google Chromecast

CanHasDIY Re:Maybe it's just me ... (131 comments)

Per TFA - you can totally point it to goatse rather than Rick Astley.

Although for some people, there's little actionable difference between the two.

yesterday
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Activist Group Sues US Border Agency Over New, Vast Intelligence System

CanHasDIY Re:Privacy while crossing the boarder? (77 comments)

If we're talking about the southern boarder, just cross with everyone else. Illegally.

No shit.

Besides, if they want to fuck with you, they won't do it at the border, they'll wait until you're deep inside the Constitution-Free Zone. Because that's how the New America works.

yesterday
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

CanHasDIY Re:...The hell? (283 comments)

The fact that he's been doing it since 2000 with nary a change. Dice has only owned the site for a couple years.

Elsewhere I did comment about a possible quid pro quo with Timmy involving blowjobs...

yesterday
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Medical Marijuana in Vancouver Extremely Easy to Come By

CanHasDIY Welcome to MicroDot (1 comments)

Welcome to MicroDot, SlashDot's sister site!

News for stoners, stuff that... uh... what were we talking about again?

yesterday
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White House petitioned to save those in hot cars

CanHasDIY Re:Just Do It (13 comments)

See #2 above.

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White House petitioned to save those in hot cars

CanHasDIY Re:Just Do It (13 comments)

I've replaced 4 car windows so far. I now feel obliged to keep signs on all my windows explaining that my hybrid is on, that the AC is on, that it is cooler inside the car than outside, that hybrids can be very quiet when they are turned on.

Nobody gives a fuck about your rationale, the fact is by leaving children/animals alone in the vehicle you are being negligent, and at the very least deserve your window busted out.

FYI, death by overheating is not the only bad thing that can happen to a child/animal that's left alone in a car. When I was about 6 my dad left my brother (then 9) and myself alone in his truck... long story short, my brother knocked the truck out of gear and we went crashing through the neighbor's living room. Had their little girl been playing 3 feet to her left she would have been crushed.

Another anecdote, a friend of mine from work told me about how, once in the 1990's, his wife left their 3 daughters in a running vehicle while she ran in to a store. Some pervert stole the van and raped the daughters (all 3) before dumping the whole she-bang on the side of a back highway.

The moral here is, don't be a negligent fuck, and if you insist on being a negligent fuck, don't be surprised when someone who isn't breaks out your window and calls the police on you.

yesterday
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White House petitioned to save those in hot cars

CanHasDIY Re:A law to violate personal space (13 comments)

Liberals need a law to do the right thing. Ask first for permission!

What's scary is that I presume the people needing permission to do good, righteous things are the same people who claim the only thing stopping people from doing deplorable things is law.

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White House petitioned to save those in hot cars

CanHasDIY Re:Just Do It (13 comments)

1) That whole "if reasonable suspicion that a crime was committed" part went right over ya, didn't it?

2) Sometimes it's worth jail time to do the right thing, look at MLK.

yesterday
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Researcher Finds Hidden Data-Dumping Services In iOS

CanHasDIY 2 Questions (93 comments)

1) Can this method be used to bypass iCloud?

2) Does anyone have a write-up of how it works? I've got a lost-to-pawn iPad that need wiped, and will likely have more come into the shop in the future.

yesterday
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White House petitioned to save those in hot cars

CanHasDIY Re:Just Do It (13 comments)

Bad idea, unless you're in a very isolated location. The sound of a breaking window has a habit of bringing people out of the woodwork, and if you're running away, it's not gonna look very good. Might make more sense to:

I never said, "bust the window and run away."

I said, do what needs to be done, but do not positively identify yourself. Completely different than the scenario you dreamt up.

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Skype Resolver - Download Skype Resolver 2014

CanHasDIY Get Your Terms Right (1 comments)

Hey, dumbfuck scammer: DDOS stands for "Distributed Denial Of Service," not deliberate.

Dumbfuck.

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White House petitioned to save those in hot cars

CanHasDIY Just Do It (13 comments)

If you see a kid/pet trapped in a hot car, and it's obviously a dangerous situation for them, just do what has to be done to free them, and don't give your real name or identification. That way, you know you're doing the right thing, and nobody can sue you for busting out their window (because, you see, they don't actually know who you are).

yesterday
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

CanHasDIY Re:...The hell? (283 comments)

Also, keep in mind that this is the same 'ignorant fucking douchebag' who doesn't understand why we have a 5th Amendment

Seriously, if you don't realize what a pretentious, self-absorbed prick Haselton is, go read his reasoning in the link I just posted.

Or, just wait a couple hours then come back here and read the smart-ass, poorly reasoned responses he will inevitably make in response to all the posts calling him out on his douchebaggery. That's always fun.

yesterday
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

CanHasDIY Re:To all the people modding these types of posts (283 comments)

Nobody's modding them up, I think ol' Bennett and Timmy have some sort of quid pro quo agreement going on.

Probably has something to do with blowjobs. How else would these masturbatory B.S. BH blog posts, which obviously annoy the living shit out of the majority of the people commenting here, keep making their way to the feed?

Somebody should kick Bennett the $10 needed to register a domain so he can blog like a normal douche-nozzle and stop treating Slashdot like his own personal soapbox. I'll bet masterdouche.net is probably still available.

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The New Science of Evolutionary Forecasting

CanHasDIY But Does It Scale (63 comments)

On island after island, the same kinds of lizards have evolved.

Sure, in close islands with identical ecosystems. But if this hypothesis scales universally.... why don't we have kangaroos or elephants in the Americas?

4 days ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

CanHasDIY Re:Freak out everyone for 6 months?! (381 comments)

We spell color without the "u" as well..

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Worst Idea Ever? Missouri DOT Considers Assaulting Speeders With 150dB Cannon

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  about 3 months ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "The Missouri DOT has come up with a... let's say 'novel' solution to the issue of drivers speeding through work zones: Fire a 153dB LRAD sound cannon at their windshield.

MoDOT employee Michele Compton claims the device will only be triggered by speeders (however they choose to define that term), and that "The sound easily penetrates the windshield and well-insulated cab of a car, even overriding the vehicle's engine sounds and a radio turned up loud enough to jam to tunes at highway speeds."

Several people have brought up valid questions about the system's use — will it be able to tell if it's pointed at a car or a motorcycle, and compensate appropriately, or just blast the poor biker off the road? Aside from the obvious physical danger such a weapon would cause if deployed on a busy highway, there's also a more Orwellian component to be concerned with: Tasers were originally issued to police officers as less-than-lethal "deterrent" devices, and the scope of their use has crept into "compliance" territory. How long before the government is using the military grade weaponry such as the LRAD not to punish lawbreakers, but to control the populace in general?

Oh, wait, that already happened."

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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants to "Fix" the Second Amendment

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  about 3 months ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "In his yet-to-be-released book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, John Paul Stevens, who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court for 35 years, believes he has the key to stopping the seeming recent spate of mass killings — amend the Constitution to exclude private citizens from armament ownership. Specifically, he recommends adding 5 words to the 2nd Amendment, so that it would read as follows:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed.”

What I find interesting is how Stevens maintains that the Amendment only protects armament ownership for those actively serving in a state or federal military unit, in spite of the fact that the Amendment specifically names "the People" as a benefactor (just like the First, Fourth, Ninth, and Tenth) and of course, ignoring the traditional definition of the term militia. I'm personally curious as to what his other 5 suggested changes are, but I guess we'll have towait until the end of April to find out."

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GunGeoMarker App Finally Shows its True Colors (And They're Hideous)

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  1 year,7 days

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "The GunGeoMarker app for Android, which is probably the worst non-malware app ever thought up, updated in a way that completely changes the functionality of the program: instead of a garbage program that brings up a static map of your current location and only allows users to enter a single, 30-character-or-less post, the app now (via a button labeled, "What the Project Really Is: HONEYPOT" ) opens your web browser and directs you to the author's latest masturbatory blog post, in which Brett Stalbaum showers himself with praise for the success of the 'project,' as well as removing what little functionality existed in the first place.

  Apparently the whole point of this exercise was to give an excuse for Stalbaum to demonize those with differing opinions, as well as justify some self-inflicted back patting. Kudos, I guess?"
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MIT: One Step Closer to 3D Holography, Better Medical Imaging

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  about a year and a half ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "Remember that scene in Back To The Future: Part II, where Marty is 'attacked' by the holographic Jaws? Researchers at MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics have gotten one step closer to such a technology: record-setting Optical Phase Arrays that can actively steer light, in the form of a 4,096-emitter array that fits on a single silicon chip. From TFA:

Chips that can steer beams of light could enable a wide range of applications, including cheaper, more efficient, and smaller laser rangefinders; medical-imaging devices that can be threaded through tiny blood vessels; and even holographic televisions that emit different information when seen from different viewing angles.

Neat."
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Valve Pulls a Sony, Eliminates Right to Sue in Newest Steam Subscriber Update

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  about 2 years ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "Per an article on PCGamer:

Valve has made some major changes to the Steam Subscriber Agreement, changing the way it handles customer disputes and banning any class action lawsuits over the service. In both cases, it informs us, this is for everyone’s own good – ours as customers, and Valve’s as a company.

The specific paragraph from [Valve's] blog post goes like this:

“It’s clear to us that in some situations, class actions have real benefits to customers. In far too many cases however, class actions don’t provide any real benefit to users and instead impose unnecessary expense and delay, and are often designed to benefit the class action lawyers who craft and litigate these claims. Class actions like these do not benefit us or our communities. We think this new dispute resolution process is faster and better for you and Valve while avoiding unnecessary costs, and that it will therefore benefit the community as a whole.”

Considering the decidedly less-than-noble motivations of others whose practices Valve is emulating (I'm looking at you, Sony... you too, EA), this submitter finds that statement dubious at best, as well as wondering what recourse, if any, current Steam subscribers will have to avoid being forced to either agree to get screwed, or lose access to our games."
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Verizon Wireless Goes Ahead With "Bucket" Data Plans

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "Previously, it was reported that Verizon was considering eliminating their current data plan scheme, as well as the grandfathered unlimited plans, in favor of a new 'bucket' plan in which up to 10 devices would share a data allotment. Verizon officially acknowledged it today, called the "Share Everything" plan, which will go into effect as of June 28, 2012;
according to USA Today:

Under the new pricing plan, a smartphone customer opting for the cheapest data bucket, 1 gigabyte, will pay $90 before taxes and fees ($40 for phone access and $50 for 1 GB). Customers can add a basic phone, laptop and tablet to share data for $30, $20 and $10, respectively.

Those of us still grandfathered into the unlimted plan will be forced to either sign up for Share Everything, or one of the tiered pricing plans currently in effect."
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New Samsung TV Watches You Watching It

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "Straight out of 1984, Samsung has unveiled a new series of telescreens with integrated cameras and microphones, complete with facial and voice recognition software. Best of all, there appears to be no physical indication of the mic and camera's status, so consumers have no way of knowing when they're being monitored, or by whom... and if you don't find the idea of a TV that watches you creepy enough, apparently Samsung's Terms of Service include a clause allowing third-party apps to make use of the monitoring system, and use the data gathered for their own purposes.

Nothing Orwellian about that..."

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Nokia Applies for Vibrating Tattoo Patent

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "Tired of waiting for the Pip-Boy or Omni-Tool to be invented? Never fear! Nokia is developing the basic technology needed to make your dreams a reality: haptic-feedback tattoos. According to the patent application, Nokia is proposing “a material attachable to skin, the material capable of detecting a magnetic field and transferring a perceivable stimulus to the skin, wherein the perceivable stimulus relates to the magnetic field.”

Basically, the process is the same as for normal tattooing; the difference is in the ferromagnetic ink.

Kind of brings new meaning to the term "embedded device," doesn't it?"

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U.S. Congress Quietly Criminalizes Protesting

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "From Huffington Post:

H. R. 347, better known to those in the DC beltway as the 'Trespass Bill' — potentially makes peaceable protest anywhere in the U.S. a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. H. R. 347, and it's companion senate bill S. 1794, make protest of any type potentially a federal offense with anywhere from a year to 10 years in federal prison, providing it occurs in the presence of elites brandishing Secret Service protection, or during an officially defined 'National Special Security Event' (NSSE). NSSEs , ( an invention of Bill Clinton) are events which have been deemed worthy of Secret Service protection, which previously received no such treatment... Past NSSE events included the funerals of Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, and the national security concern that was Superbowl XXXVI. Other NSSE protected events include the Academy Awards and the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions... HR 347 & S. 1794 insulates such events as the G-8, WTO and presidential conventions against tough questions and politically justified protests.

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New Android App Combines Business, Pleasure

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CanHasDIY (1672858) writes "According to PCWorld, German IT firm Fraunhofer have developed a system of dividing a single Android smartphone into two; one for personal use, and one for business. The technology, known as BizzTrust, will be displayed at the IT-SA trade show running at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre until October 13; a generic explanation of the software is available in PDF format here."
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Obama and Romney respond to ScienceDebate.org questions - paraphrased

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  about 2 years ago

Converting candidate responses from legalese to English, please wait...*

Question 1: Innovation and the Economy:

BO: I plan on dumping at least twice as much money into corporate pocketbooks via the continued fucking-up of the US intellectual property process. Oh, yea, and I plan on hiring a shitload of STEM teachers to prep future patent lawyers, er, "engineers" for this task.

MR: Less taxes and regulation for businesses, more H1B Visas and foreign "trade agreements" that take jobs away from Americans.

Question 2, Climate Change:

BO: Sure, it's a problem, but I've already dumped a shit-ton of your money into the "clean energy" companies my buddies own, as well as attempting to set up a "carbon credit exchange" scam, er, system, that would have funneled even more taxpayer dollars into the hands of my campaign contributors - what the fuck else do you expect me to do about it?

MR: Probably bullshit, but I won't let my disbelief in the concept prevent me from using this as an opportunity to badmouth my opponent and recommend further redistribution of wealth to my also-rich homies!

Furthermore, since China doesn't give a fuck about the environment, I don't think we should either.

Question 3: Research and the Future:

BO: Uh, like I said before - more of the public's money given to corporations so they can privately profit; seriously, what don't you guys get about that?

MR: Agreed, with the caveat of, you guessed it, less regulation for the same corporations. After all, corporations are people, and if you can't trust people with your money...

Question 4: Pandemics and Biosecurity:

BO: ... Pass.

MR: Less taxes and regulation on business... Oh, and more public surveillance. How are we supposed to know who's sick if we're not watching you all 24/7?

Question 5: Education:

BO: Earlier in my administration, I proposed adding 100,000 STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) teachers... just don't ask how that's going...

MR: Education is a serious issue these days... which is why I recommend busting teachers' unions, defunding public schools in favor of private "charter" schools, and of course, blaming the current abysmal state of education solely on my opponent.

Question 6: Energy:

BO: Hey, I mentioned giving fuck-tons of taxpayer money to my buddies who run "clean energy" companies, right?

MR: I disagree with my opponent; I think we should be giving fuck-tons of taxpayer money to the oil companies my buddies run instead.
Can I getta 'Keystone Pipeline,' anyone?

Question 7: Food:

BO: Food safety was pretty fucked up when I came to office, so I made new rules that changes what qualifies as 'fucked up.'

MR: More government regulation and taxes. Hey, if those agri-business chumps want the same deal I give the oil and pharmaceutical companies, they need to pony up some campaign bucks, ya dig?

Question 8: Water:

BO: My administration has invested millions in fresh water conservation and restoration efforts. Granted, these programs would have existed anyway regardless of who held this office at the time, but hey - I do, so I get to take the credit. Suck it, Bush.

MR: Disband the EPA, less regulation on businesses, privatize the 'fresh water industry'.
What could possibly go wrong?

Question 9: The Internet:

BO: I promise to ensure online freedoms, granted they don't run afoul of all the new intellectual property and civilian surveillance we have/are coming up with.

Ha ha, remember when I told you I was going to veto CISPA? Suckers...

MR: The internet is for businesses to make money off of. Period. End of discussion. If you're somehow, some way preventing businesses from making as much money as possible from the internet, my administration will come down on you like fucking Mjölnir, you filthy fucking anti-capitalist pirates.

Question 10: The Ocean

BO: Funneling money into the Gulf to try and fix the problems caused by the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Also, I'll again take credit for several state-level programs I had nothing to do with.

MR: Government should handle this, never you mind. Seriously, we got this one, and unless you work for the government or the industrial fishery complex, it's really none of your concern. Now fuck off, peasant.

Question 11: Science in Public Policy:

BO: Science is, like, important, so I try to have my decisions guided by science. The decisions I let the media get wind of, anyway. Probably not a whole lot of science to, say, monitoring the communications of every American, so we just do it.

MR: Stupid nigger doesn't even know what 'science' is... If he did, he'd know the Earth is only about 6,000 years old, man rode dinosaurs, and Darwin was a Marxist.

Question 12: Space:

BO: Dude - Under my leadership, NASA put a fucking SUV equipped with some serious instrumentation on MARS. More in the works, stay tuned!

MR: Hey, so long as the military industrial complex and my campaign-funding buddies can make shitloads of money off of it, why not?

Question 13: Critical Natural Resources:

BO: Rare earth minerals are expensive, and the Chinese don't seem to keen on cutting us any deals, so my administration is looking into alternative materials that can be gathered domestically. We're also working on some electronics recycling programs that show real promise - stay tuned, more to come.

MR: Government regulation is the problem, not material scarcity; deregulate the mining companies, and the rare earth minerals will flow from the ground like water from a busted hydrant. Oh, also - Drill, baby, Drill!

Question 14: Vaccination and public health:

BO: Look, a lot of people don't get the proper vaccinations because they're just too damn expensive. So, I (and by I, I mean Congress) passed the Affordable Care Act, which... uh, which... OK, so it doesn't really do anything to get prices down, and in fact will likely increase the price of healthcare due to the compulsory insurance purchasing requirement... can't win 'em all! :3

MR: Less regulation for the pharmaceutical industry, and forced inoculation for the entire populace. Small government, you know?

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Setting up a Gmail account -- funny things

CanHasDIY CanHasDIY writes  |  more than 2 years ago So, I'm making a Gmail account for my in-law's business, and I'm to the part where you have to create a password. Just for a giggle, I entered 'fuckgoogle' into the box - here's where it gets funny:

Password - as soon as I got to the 'l' in the password, the strength meter jumped all the way to the top, but when I entered the final letter, it jumped right back down to the weakest.

Date of Birth - will only let you create an account if the DoB is between 1 and 150 years ago.

OK, so not that funny.

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