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GPS Spoofing With $3000 Worth of Equipment and a Laptop

Datamonstar Only scary when terrorists do it? (180 comments)

I think it raises some serious issues for being used at all by anyone. Not just terrorists.

1 year,4 days

'Smart Gun' Firm Wants You To Fund Its Prototype

Datamonstar Re:I'm sorry (558 comments)

Those that support gun disarmament that actually have a clue are not going to contribute to this. They won't contribute to anything that will enable continued gun manufacture. In other words, they don't want guns to be safer, they want them to be gone.

Sorry, mate, but you're dreamin'.

Get rid of guns, and in 10 years, you're fighting the war against swords and knives. After that one, it's only 5 years before the war against knuckle dusters begins. Once that's ended, it's the ones with big muscles that'll have all the power.

You might as well have stopped at guns. Violence is a war that will never end as long as there is incentive for violence. Get rid of that, and every weapon ever made will be wide out of memory as well.

about a year ago

'Smart Gun' Firm Wants You To Fund Its Prototype

Datamonstar Don't aid them. Let them fail. (558 comments)

Don't do it. If there's a market for this product, it will stand on it's own.

Any tool that is meant to protect you and your loved ones, but can't provide protection any longer after you're dead is a broken tool.

This is broken by design only to appease opponents who are either misguided or overzealous about a bad solution to a perceived problem, or are simply attempting to hinder your rights through obfuscation.

Don't do it.

about a year ago

John McAfee Explains How He Milked Information From Belize's Elite

Datamonstar Trust (275 comments)

This is why you don't completely trust hardware. Ever.

about a year and a half ago

How Do You Give a Ticket To a Driverless Car?

Datamonstar How? I'll tell you how. (337 comments)

A fucking ass-load of regulations and "licensing" fees, that's how. I expect it will get more expensive for us commuters without any access to public transportation. It really sucks.

about a year and a half ago

West Antarctica Warming Faster Than Thought

Datamonstar Fresh penguin of Antartica (247 comments)

Innnn... West Antartica, born and raised...
On an iceberg is where I spent most of my days...
Chilling out maxin' relaxin' all cool
And shooting some icicles outside the school...

I'll spare you poor folks the rest...

about a year and a half ago

New Hampshire Cops Use Taser On Woman Buying Too Many iPhones

Datamonstar UPDATE! (936 comments)

There has been a recent update in this report. Officers have now stated that upon searching the woman's vehicle, they discovered an accordion. Authorities have not commented on additional charges being filed, however New Hampshire is a right to silence state, opening up the possibility of a life sentence for crimes committed with an obnoxious instrument.

about a year and a half ago

Is Intel Planning To Kill Enthusiast PCs?

Datamonstar Big loss of customization. (1009 comments)

I tend to buy a higher end motherboard and a mid-range CPU. Unless they really go overboard on model options, I highly doubt this will be possible anymore with Intel chips being soldered to the board. For instance, if I wanted better performing or well-featured motherboard, then I would be forced to also purchase the more expensive CPU that is inextricably coupled with it instead of simply buying a less features CPU with just the amount of processing power I need.

The customer loses in this respect.

I'm also not used to swapping motherboard as often as Intel users, since AMD is much more sane in socket changes. I dislike installing motherboards.

about a year and a half ago

Is Intel Planning To Kill Enthusiast PCs?

Datamonstar Re:Fake nerds (1009 comments)

Many of us still appreciate the elegance of mercury-filed tubes. Those of us who haven't yet gone completely mad, that is.

about a year and a half ago

Is Intel Planning To Kill Enthusiast PCs?

Datamonstar Re:Even if this was true... (1009 comments)

Good luck storing multiple sample libraries on SSDs. Maybe on a NAS housed in a separate room from the recording area. With sample-based production, atmospheric noise doesn't matter anyway, though.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Best 32-Bit Windows System In 2012?

Datamonstar Re:Multi-Lib Linux. (313 comments)

I mean 64-bit, obviously.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Best 32-Bit Windows System In 2012?

Datamonstar Multi-Lib Linux. (313 comments)

I personally favor a multi-lib Linux environment (Slackware multi-lib, currently) for my desktop. It's not that hard to set up and once you do, you get all the 32 and 64-bit libraries running seamlessly together without any conflicts. This way,you can utilize more then 3.5 (4.0) GB RAM without sacrificing your apps that haven't made the transition to 32-bit yet (looking at you, Citrix).

about a year and a half ago

Why Would a Mouse Need To Connect To the Internet?

Datamonstar Razor products (249 comments)

Razor products are just shitty. I've purchased only one item from them, a copperhead mouse, but that'll be all I ever buy. I returned that thing three times for three different problems. All of them were known issues that they just chalked up to being part of the process of owning a Razor product. Logitech gets my money now. It's a mouse that only does mouse stuff and does it well.

about a year and a half ago

FCC To Allow Cable Companies To Encrypt Over-the-Air Channels

Datamonstar Re:THERE GOES CABLE! (376 comments)

You can watch Daily Show and Colbert Report for free online.

about 2 years ago

Proposed Posting of Clients List In Prostitution Case Raises Privacy Concerns

Datamonstar Why? If they're so worried... (533 comments)

If they're so worried that their lives would be disproportionately scarred (obtaining or keeping a job, treatment of members of their families within the community).. then why not just LEGALIZE prostitution already? That way you won't have to hurt anybody's social ego, and it couldn't be used as an extortion tool as efficiently. This prompts me to believe that some familiar names are on this list...

The logic in this boggles the mind otherwise.

about 2 years ago

Linus Torvalds Will Answer Your Questions

Datamonstar Open Source and the "Cloud Creep" (460 comments)

Looking at distros like Ubuntu, and the general way general computing is becoming increasingly more focused on walled gardens and subscription-based services, it seems that there's a definite push towards cloud-based distribution and handing of data even within open source projects. In your opinion, what steps should the open source community, Linux and other open operating systems in particular, be taking to stay relevant in the face of all this drastic change?

about 2 years ago

West Nile Virus Outbreak Puts Dallas In State of Emergency

Datamonstar Living in the area (167 comments)

It's not that bad. the disease is mostly affecting people with weakened immune systems, the really young and the really old. This is not too different than the flu in that regard, except it's much more difficult to control the spread of it and it has some really nasty side effects if it goes untreated.

That said, I think treating it like a dire emergency is not the right way to go. I really don't want me or my children breathing in any chemicals unnecessarily. If any of us get sick from the virus, we'll go to our doctors that we trust or a emergency room. With all the pollution we already have on top of allergens, I really don't want to know what adding those chemicals to the mix will do, but there's a chance that it may be even less treatable than the disease.

about 2 years ago

Russian Wikipedia Shutters In Protest of Internet Blacklist Plans

Datamonstar Re:Not Just English Speakers. (84 comments)

Yeah, we've been known to pork pork or buffalo Buffalo buffalo from time to time.

about 2 years ago

Julian Assange Served With Extradition Notice By British Police

Datamonstar Re:His work? (612 comments)

It's got people talking about the (perceived, at least) blunders of their governments, at the very least. This is a worst a start. It definitely has made me question my own government (US) more, and it sends the message that they are not immune to scrutiny.

more than 2 years ago



Datamonstar Datamonstar writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Datamonstar (845886) writes " reports a confirmation of sorts for the existence of Duke Nukem Forever. According to the article:

"In what almost feels like a sick joke, the guys at 3D Realms have appeared out of the ether to reaffirm the existence of the vaporware that is Duke Nukem Forever."
The picture's authenticity was confirmed "After finding an image of Duke on a Gameasutra jobs posting for a programmer at 3D Realms, members of the Shacknews messageboards discussed its authenticity until George Broussard, co-creator of the franchise, popped up to verify it as an in-game image." The article is quick to admit that "The screenshot offers little in terms of information. It simply shows Duke in typical fashion: grimacing behind a pair of sunglasses while holding some pistols." But it also states "It took 'em 10 years to make this screenshot, so you'd better appreciate it." If this event is any indication at all, it would seem that the game's production is still moving (somewhat) forward after all."


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