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Will Japan's New Government Restart the Nuclear Power Program?

DDLKermit007 Re:Hopefully (177 comments)

Hell, don't even need that. Just tally up the land that's unusable due to the coal mine fires that have raged underground for decades!

about 2 years ago
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The Trouble With Bringing Your Business Laptop To China

DDLKermit007 Hah, I had this problem... (402 comments)

I had this problem when I was doing work with associates in China when I was working to develop some software to use there. After going out one night I noticed the next day my laptop had been gotten into. Sure they poked around, but I didn't care. Not stupid enough to actually bring any data physically there with me. Checked the machine for anything funky, but seemed he was poking around to copy any interesting data. In the end they ended up trying to screw us & do the job we were doing which was they found really hard without our actual software in their hands. We just ran pointers that always pushed data from China back to the US where we churned through the data because I was a paranoid maniac. Sucks the company went under due to them, but felt a sort of sick satisfaction they ended up looking really dumb when everything ground to a halt suddenly.

about 2 years ago
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Brainstorming Ways To Protect NYC From Real Storms

DDLKermit007 Look to Tokyo (203 comments)

They have worse storms every few months.

more than 2 years ago
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DirecTV CEO Scoffs At Competition From Apple TV

DDLKermit007 Re:Irony alert! (264 comments)

So you mean a Roku or Boxee Box...

more than 2 years ago
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IBM Offers Retirement With Job Guarantee Through 2013

DDLKermit007 Re:They're acting like they're in trouble! (192 comments)

I used to work for MGM Resorts in Las Vegas. Nevada has it bad for "at will" work state, but corps like MGM just get so big it's easier to file people away to the point the useless people make up 70% of staff if not more. Getting them to fire someone is hellaciously difficult. Corps like that are deliriously faerful of things like unemployment.

more than 2 years ago
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China Plans To End Executed Prisoner Organ Donations Within 5 Years

DDLKermit007 Re:sure... (214 comments)

That's kind of my thoughts too. But also at least IMO, if you screwed the pooch enough to where you are going to be put out of the state's misery, you forfeited both your rights asa citizen and a human being. Problem is, China scoops up people on dubious charges as is. I'm sure at least once was the "wrong for them, right for someone else blood typing".

more than 2 years ago
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US Mobile Carriers Won't Brick Stolen Phones

DDLKermit007 Re:sue the carrier as an accompilce in the theft (269 comments)

Eh, so ladies don't let men pay your bills and life will be less troublesome? Same shit happens when a guy pays for a woman's car. Breakup? Oh you bet your ass he's suddenly gona stop payments so repo comes.

more than 2 years ago
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US Mobile Carriers Won't Brick Stolen Phones

DDLKermit007 Re:sue the carrier as an accompilce in the theft (269 comments)

I miss my Nokia's with the SIM locks. Pull the original SIM card? Well guess who needs to know the lock code now. A bit annoyed iPhones & Android phones dropped that feature outright.

more than 2 years ago
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TomTom Satnavs To Set Insurance Prices

DDLKermit007 Re:I guess it's time to say "I told you so"? (605 comments)

Really? Why the over-engineered thinking? They will just raise the rates of everyone, and then say "if you have our GPS unit, your price can go down". They really aren't punishing anyone, just those that don't conform to their desired methods.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Intends To 'Digitally Destroy' Textbook Publishing

DDLKermit007 Re:$.99 Textbooks? Doubtful but... (396 comments)

When was the last time you saw a book that was able to be fed to a stack scanner? That requires destroying the binding on the book.

more than 2 years ago
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New Cable Designed To Deter Copper Thieves

DDLKermit007 Re:This won't work (668 comments)

Fuck, we just need to bring public caning back, or hack parts of limbs off. Those have to be for heinous things though like theft that causes damages of $5,000 or more (cane them for less). Take two fingers each time. Figure if someone can't figure out after five tries, they really don't enjoy having functional hands, and eating. Figure after the first time it'll just stop. People who steal stuff like copper won't be served by MORE education. They are out of the K-12 educational system by then, and generally methed outa their head.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows Admins Need To Prepare For GUI-Less Server

DDLKermit007 Hah...time to learn... (780 comments)

Time to learn PowerShell bitches or go serve fries! I'm busting my balls now with Server 2008 to learn. Get the cash grab techs out, and make room for more real ones. Could go for the not having a GUI option for remote services however.

more than 2 years ago
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North Korean Nuclear Facilities, From 30,000 Feet

DDLKermit007 Re:Is your parting line supposed to be a critisism (182 comments)

Actually there was a third reason that's gotten "forgotten" because it's inconvenient. It was to see what they would do to a real human population-center. The choice was either Germany or Japan, and we were hellbent on seeing what it could really do. I remember when I was in Hiroshima at the Peace Museum reading documents uncovered after the war that generals and I believe even the present saying that Germany was a better choice to nuke, but Japan was better to hit. Reason being that they would be far less equipped, and able to study what hit them, unlike the Germans who were much further along at building their own. Hell, we even laid off on bombing raids in Hiroshima leading up to the bombing because otherwise we weren't going to have anything left to nuke (also in the documents displayed)!

more than 2 years ago
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Notch Asks For Trial By Combat

DDLKermit007 Re:Sounds very unprofessional (205 comments)

Are you kidding me? To most who likes Notch & Bethesda? I'm sorry, but I'm all for this going down. Plus, this is an olden form of dispute solving that WAS acceptable by courts. Just before it was IRL, and slightly more dangerous. If they accept, no matter what happens, everyone comes out smelling like roses. Great PR for everyone which shareholders love.

more than 3 years ago
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4G and CDMA Reportedly Hacked At DEFCON

DDLKermit007 Re:We need Authentication/Encryption NOW (139 comments)

You make it out to be way worse than it is. If you go over cellular, should just SSH back to your home connection. The wireless insecurity isn't much to worry about at that point. WiMax is a huge joke security-wise anyways. WiMax was cracked last year already in this regard. Seems he spent the year building better tools.

more than 3 years ago
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4G and CDMA Reportedly Hacked At DEFCON

DDLKermit007 FYI (139 comments)

It's WiMax that's fallen. It was already cracked open as of the last Defcon. Some other cool stuff is being done with it too. The WiMax authentication system is a joke.

more than 3 years ago
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Jury Acquits Citizens of Illegally Filming Police

DDLKermit007 Re:Not justice (277 comments)

This is almost the only reason I like Japan's legal system. Convictions are heavily tied to not losing your job there. On the inverse? It's a bitch to get cut loose if you ARE innocent. Best you can hope for is the DA realizing this, getting you to sign a paper that says you did it, and time in lockup spent as your sentence. Good luck getting a job in that country afterwards however. On the major upside? People keep their noses extra clean in that country generally. That, or you reaaaaally are the only one to blame for pissing off the Yakuza.

Rather cool segway, Japan is finally trialing jury trials. I should check to see how those have been shaping up. Sure the results will be a bit bizarre.

more than 3 years ago
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Ubisoft Hops On the Online Pass Bandwagon

DDLKermit007 Re:Another attempt to kill the secondary market (134 comments)

I lend quite often. It's called I switch my password to something temporary to let a buddy play, or just signin once to their machine, download the game, and put the hack on to put Steam into permanent offline mode on their machine.

more than 3 years ago
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IT Night Shift Workers: Fat and Undersexed

DDLKermit007 Sunlight... (203 comments)

People need it, shift workers don't get very much of it. Just the bit most get in passing going to & from work helps allot. Without it, people are in general a bit more unhappy & lethargic.

more than 3 years ago
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Skype Forcing Mac Users To Upgrade Client

DDLKermit007 Re:ooVoo (250 comments)

Eh, ooVoo is a shareware client that hides all the good features for paid users. Plus the annoying ads if you don't pay are unusually annoying.

more than 3 years ago

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U.S. Based Companies Sued For Heat Pipe CPU Cooler

DDLKermit007 DDLKermit007 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

DDLKermit007 (911046) writes "Do you have a heat pipe CPU cooler inside your system? American Technology, Inc. is suing some of the companies that have sold enthusiast heatsinks and cooling equipment to our community for years. Interestingly enough, American Technology, Inc. looks to only be targeting the "little guys" in its lawsuit."
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