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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

ComputersKai Re:More ammo for debbie downer (280 comments)

well, if there are a lot of people doing the same...

2 days ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

ComputersKai Re:More Like Subsidized (533 comments)

That would be the argument the conservatives, use, but one must realize that the world isn't perfect, and even "hard workers" can fail. Also, often there are those who still live affluently, despite not actually helping or working hard, often because they were born privileged.

5 days ago
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Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

ComputersKai Re:Youtube Comments (238 comments)

For the meantime though, we'll have to put up with "slidy-tiles" and "curvy-lines" on quite a few things today.

about a week ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

ComputersKai Re:Angler PC malware? (122 comments)

Not all Linux applications come from repositories, either.

about a week ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

ComputersKai Re:Time to get rid of Tor (122 comments)

For voicing opinions safely though...

about a week ago
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Meet LibreOffice Volunteer Robinson Tryon (Video)

ComputersKai Re:If you can't figure out your web site's font is (26 comments)

The website looks decently fine. Plus, other open-source projects are also amazing but have shitty crappy looking websites.
Even Microsoft's operating system Metro interface doesn't look all that good, yet the proprietary MSOffice is still pretty decent.

about two weeks ago
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ExoLance: Shooting Darts At Mars To Find Life

ComputersKai Re:But it's just a misunderstanding! (50 comments)

Breaking News! Convenient yet Cliche Solution to the Weapons Disarmament effort is closer than you may think...

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Successfully Demonstrates Self-Guiding Bullets

ComputersKai Re:Alternate use for this technology (188 comments)

Because they understand that the Israelis are trying to avoid killing civilians?

So, it's as if you can still find it in your heart that they aren't really trying to kill anybody when your house gets demolished by an unexpected military visit, a hospital gets bombed, and a community-congregation area is attacked?

Because Hamas forces them to be human shields? Because they're stupid, enough so to provide hundreds of suicide attackers every year?

Or perhaps, despite the insurgents around them, it is still their home, for a considerable amount of Palestinian Muslims. For example, here in the U.S. in certain cities, even though the crime rate is high, people still choose to live in them. You may say that they just lack the resources to move out, but what about the millionaires and celebrities that still choose to move back to their home cities, no matter how sub-standard they are?
I'm not even going to comment on the sheer number of flaws in the second line in the quote.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

ComputersKai Re:No Paper Money... (753 comments)

...and how long did it take for the criminals to figure out that Tide detergent can be used as currency, as someone earlier mentioned.
There are better ways to reduce crime.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

ComputersKai Re:Drugs (753 comments)

No undocumented, untaxed, under-the-radar transactions will be tolerated.

...unless you're a large corporation
...unless you're rich enough to afford legal protections
...unless you happen to be an important politician

No illegal drugs, no paid-for sex, no firearm/cash transactions.

No matter. The criminal underworld will simply just come up with another "currency", or a barter system. Banning bartering would make no sense.

So, what did you say would be different again, other than losing the freedom of tangible cash?

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

ComputersKai Re:What? (753 comments)

The criminal economy will simply find a new way of paying each other. When the ordinary citizen has a legitimate reason to use cash, what can that citizen do?

about two weeks ago
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Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

ComputersKai Re:hmm I wonder if.... (162 comments)

That would be ironic if the security scanner ended up blowing up the entire checkpoint.
Not exactly the best solution, for other reasons also, but at least it probably works better than our current TSA detectors.

about two weeks ago
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Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners

ComputersKai Re:Chinese hackers (93 comments)

They probably want the U.S. to "notice" them or something, but it probably wouldn't be that easy for the U.S. to send a strongly worded cease-and-desist message that actually would make China stop their activities, at least not very soon, especially when the U.S. just lost a considerable portion of its own credibility a while ago. If the U.S. ceased exploiting our own systems, then they may just be able to pound China from a higher standpoint.

about two weeks ago
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Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners

ComputersKai Re: The Moral? (93 comments)

Only one that sure loves to protect "national security". Of course, there's also some part about a secret court and mass-surveillance, but hey, at least your, well, kind of safe! Right?

about two weeks ago
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Take a Picture Just By Thinking About It, Using Google Glass With MindRDR App

ComputersKai Oops (41 comments)

So, instead of "selfies" now, devices can automatically take pictures of every second of life, whenever one feels like it, to show to the world.

At least now the excuse "the thought just slipped from me" can take on a whole new meaning!

about two weeks ago
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Lyft's New York Launch Halted By Restraining Order

ComputersKai Re:riders "at risk" with Lyft (92 comments)

There is the issue of properly trained drivers for these services, but of course, surely these companies will come up with a legitimate way to fix this. These private companies can also be thought of as a way to encourage the public taxi systems to improve to remain competitive.

about two weeks ago
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William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

ComputersKai Re:No one cares, so why does it matter? (278 comments)

Most of them would have already have been assuaged by the "oh don't worry, we're only collecting m-e-t-a-data", and think that of course, they still live in a happy, democratic country where "at least they know they're 'free'".

about two weeks ago

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