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Wikileaks Competitor In the Works

Crashspeeder I'm surprised they're willing to do this (333 comments)

With the negative attention Assange has gotten around the world for publicizing mostly US leaks, what do these people expect will happen when they leak documents and practices of the other 202 countries (according to Wolfram)? They won't be safe anywhere.

more than 3 years ago

Sex Drugs and Texting

Crashspeeder NEWS FLASH! (287 comments)

Extroverts do more stuff than introverts...AND GET LAID!

more than 3 years ago

When You Really, Really Want to Upgrade a Tiny Notebook

Crashspeeder More components, more heat? (104 comments)

I'd guess he's going to need added ventilation, especially with a 3G modem and more powerful CPU. I'm not convinced this thing is stable or has anywhere near decent battery life.

more than 3 years ago

An iPhone App Store That Apple Doesn't Control

Crashspeeder Re:Ah, history - where are you? (144 comments)

Could it be because the webapps are crippled by design? What good is a texting app that can't access your phonebook? That doesn't work terribly well as a webapp does it, now? If you want something useful, it'll have to be written in Obj-C.

more than 4 years ago

Need a Friend? Rent One Online

Crashspeeder Turing? (134 comments)

Assuming this is strictly online (I can't be bothered with reading TFA) then it sounds like a very clever scam or an awesome Turing competition with unwitting participants.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Signs Android Patent Deal With HTC

Crashspeeder The enemy of my enemy is my friend (174 comments)

A very good strategy on Microsoft's part. I wonder how long this will last and what it will allow HTC to use. Possible HTC phone in the future that runs Android and includes some Microsoft R&D projects?

more than 4 years ago

Beijing Sweetens Rubbish With Giant Deodorant Guns

Crashspeeder Environmental impact (111 comments)

Is it just me or is anybody else worried about what they'll end up putting in these sprayers? It doesn't help much if it's something loaded with CFCs or something. Also, is covered the thing in plastic a good idea? If they starve the landfill of air wouldn't everything decompose more slowly?

more than 4 years ago

Scientists Discover Booze That Won't Give You a Hangover

Crashspeeder Re:My fool-proof no-hangover method (334 comments)

Spoonful of sugar usually works for me. Oddly enough it was my mom that encouraged it. I think it only failed to work two or three times. Got a friend of mine to do it too and it worked for him as well.

more than 4 years ago

Google Buys iPhone Search App, Kills It

Crashspeeder Re:Totally idiotic conclusions (223 comments)

Slashdot should be embarrassed for all the FUD they've been posting.

Agreed. You can also still search IMAP accounts, the only difference is it's slower than this app since the app itself downloaded copies to the phone while native search searches the server. This has nothing to do with ad revenue.

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Pedal Issue Highlights Move To Electronics

Crashspeeder BMW uses electronic throttles (913 comments)

The E46 3 series used a drive-by-wire system, no throttle cable. BMW never blamed floor mats or pedals, hell as far as I know nothing went wrong. The worst part is that they're limiting the recall to Toyota only. I have a friend who told me months ago that her throttle stuck on the highway in her '06 Lexus IS250. Toyota claims it's only the American pedal assembly but Lexus doesn't use the American pedal, it uses a Japanese-made assembly from a different manufacturer and yet it still sticks.

It seems to me that Toyota didn't do enough testing and refuses to accept responsibility to the full extent of their screwup.

more than 4 years ago

Mozilla Releases SeaMonkey 2.0

Crashspeeder I think... (185 comments)

I think I just threw up a little. I hated Netscape more than I hate FF3. I'll stick to FF2 and Google Chrome.

more than 4 years ago

Impressing Security Upon End-Users Visually?

Crashspeeder People are stupid (157 comments)

it doesn't matter how you explain it to them, whether it's pretty pictures or text, they won't understand or care.

more than 4 years ago

Court Orders the Pirate Bay To Delete Torrents

Crashspeeder Re:The solution is clear (455 comments)

If Peter Griffin can do it, I have faith in TPB. What could possibly go wrong?

more than 4 years ago

Court Orders the Pirate Bay To Delete Torrents

Crashspeeder The solution is clear (455 comments)

TPB needs to buy a plot of land somewhere, declare it a country, establish a governing body and be out of reach of all these different jurisdictions that cave under the pressure of the MPAA, RIAA, and their international equivalents. I'd gladly pay a handsome fee to move to such a country if they promised it wouldn't be rife with real life crime. I guess that's just be being idealistic though.

more than 4 years ago

Yahoo Offered Lap Dances At Hack Event

Crashspeeder Red tape (572 comments)

Clearly the only reason this is a big deal is because somebody at Yahoo circumvented the required paperwork in order to use the company testicles.

more than 4 years ago

Trapped Girls Call For Help On Facebook

Crashspeeder In vs. Out (380 comments)

Generally a pipe has two directions you can travel, in and out. Ignoring the fact that walking into a pipe is a terrible idea and probably doesn't smell like rainbows and sunshine, I find that should one feel they are "lost" in a drain they should generally travel in the opposite direction they had originally chose to travel in. Clearly things get a little hairier when you start making turns at junctions but in that case, you asked for it. In either case, they should not have been deprived of the Darwin Award.

about 5 years ago

Exoskeletons for rent in Japan

Crashspeeder Numerous applications (5 comments)

This product could have numerous applications from helping mobilize paraplegics and quadriplegics to uses in battle. The Japanese version is very sleek though its movements look a bit cumbersome ATM. They walk around like Robocop...very awkward. The American version looks very raw and robotic but moved nicely, very fluid. The artist renderings in the American video looked like Terran Marines from Starcraft...awesome!

about 5 years ago

Sony To Put Chrome On Laptops

Crashspeeder I thought they meant Chrome OS (278 comments)

That was a huge letdown. I thought the OS was what would be installed on the Sony laptops. I thought Google had a huge leg up all of a sudden. The browser being installed isn't that big a deal.

about 5 years ago


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