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Japan Unveils Largest Warship Since WW2

Diamon Re: Japanese Military (282 comments)

No one said the Zero was purpose built to be a kamikaze, I believe the parent poster was referring to the Ohka.

about a year ago

Tool Reveals iPad and iPhone User Locations

Diamon Re: Protect yourself (36 comments)

Luckily, ATMOS doesn't suffer from such security flaws.

about a year ago

GameStick Kickstarter Consoles Delayed To June

Diamon Re:Controller (57 comments)

It looks like it's set up to be used either Joystick & ABXY or D-Pad & Joystick. Why would they line up the joysticks? It only would make sense for games you would play with joystick & joystick (a la Robotron: 2084) which would seem to be in the minority.

about a year and a half ago

Driver Trapped In Speeding Car At 125 Mph

Diamon Re:It's called the key (1176 comments)

I take it you've never heard of a handbrake turn. Stunt drivers use the handbrake to initiate 180 degree turns because it locks the wheels causing loss of traction.

about a year and a half ago

Cuba Turns On Submarine Internet Cable

Diamon Re:Good (132 comments)

Yeah, I meant *one of our* closest, not closest. Obviously Mexico and Canada are closer.

about a year and a half ago

Cuba Turns On Submarine Internet Cable

Diamon Re:Good (132 comments)

Yep, drop the embargo, pull back the curtain on the Great & Powerful Oz. Take away the Cuban government's ability to blame poverty on the US, make them deal with their problems or face the repercussions. If we haven't gotten things straightened out when it's time for Raúl Castro's presidency to come to a close, we set ourselves up for another potential 50+ years of unfriendly relations with our closest neighbor.

about a year and a half ago

Facebook 'Likes' Aren't Protected Speech

Diamon Re:What kind of world... (214 comments)

"Too" implies that people are still considered people, I'm not sure that is an assumption that can safely be made.Perhaps it's time for us all start incorporating to maintain our rights.

more than 2 years ago

Wikileaks Opens Official Online Store

Diamon Caveat emptor (142 comments)

If you buy anything from their shop, they post your credit card info and billing address online.

more than 3 years ago

Rupert Murdoch Publishes North Korean Flash Games

Diamon New Axis of Evil (186 comments)

FOX has now been linked with North Korea and the Ground Zero Imam. They've clearly taken over Iraq's place in the Axis of Evil. When do we invade?

about 4 years ago

Lucas Promises Star Wars on Blu-Ray in 2011

Diamon Re:Six films? (420 comments)

ANH, TESB, ROTJ, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, The Ewok Adventure & The Star Wars Holiday Special.

more than 4 years ago

Matt Smith Leaving Doctor Who Already?

Diamon Re:I disagree (423 comments)

Actually it goes rather far beyond that. The Cyberman infostamps in "The Next Doctor" which contained the information the Cybermen had on the Doctor clearly show all the prior series' Doctors (Baker, Pertwee, etc). Sarah Jane Smith has run into the Doctor and recognized him as a regeneration of the Doctor she traveled with (as has K-9). The histories with all the old enemies (Cybermen, Daleks, the Master) have been preserved and continued rather than rebooted.

more than 4 years ago

Portables Without Cameras?

Diamon Talk to security (442 comments)

Since it seems you've investigated the technical side of the problem do a little leg work on the human side. Talk to one of the security guards and find out who they report to since ultimately that is who your solution must be agreeable to. Explain the situation and ask what measures would be necessary to take in a device with a disabled camera. You can look at possibly using a case, skin or just a sticker that would obscure the camera just make sure that whoever the security guards report to OKs it.

Then the next obstacle is getting the guards to understand that it has been OKd. Assuming that there is probably a small number of guards that you'll deal with get to know them and preemptively bring the subject up to them, show them the steps you've done to disable the use of the camera and let them know you've talked to their boss about it.

Be prepared for them to still balk at the idea and have equipment around that you can use if they wont let the disabled camera pass. Hopefully at this point they will ask their superior about it and he will verify that he gave his OK and next time you'll be able to take your better toys in with you.

Just keep in mind that the security guards are just trying to do their job to the best of their ability. Things that will draw their attention and almost assuredly lead to your and your disabled camera being turned away/confiscated are any attempts to sneak something past them and any attitude at all if they ask about it. And by all means never wait until discovery/discussion of the device would interrupt court proceedings as that is just a good way to piss of a judge and get yourself found in contempt.

more than 5 years ago

A Touch Screen With Morphing Buttons

Diamon Re:This fixes touchscreens (160 comments)

Just hope your PIN doesn't have a zero in it.

more than 5 years ago

Review: Resident Evil 5

Diamon Re:Just a rant.... (121 comments)

Here's some late breaking news on technology

You can disable the games section of slashdot for your account in less time that it took you to post your complaint about them posting news about games.

more than 5 years ago

Child Online Protection Act Appeal Rejected

Diamon Re:too many negatives (251 comments)

I didn't have to not read it 3 times to not know what it didn't mean.

more than 5 years ago

Toshiba Builds Ultra-Small Nuclear Reactor

Diamon Re:Incredible. (683 comments)

How did they manage to shrink a nuclear reactor to only two dimensions?
The third dimension was destroyed in a meltdown.

more than 6 years ago


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