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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

DigiShaman Re:Texas? (170 comments)

Texas is the only state in the mainland that has its own power grid too. So if the grid needs to be upgraded to support added load requirements, I would imagine it would be easier politically as it involves only one state.

2 days ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

DigiShaman Re:Texas! (170 comments)

Texas! A model for the rest of the world. Well, except for the patent trolling Marshall, TX. It's our "asshole" of the state.

2 days ago
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"Intelligent" Avatars Poised To Manage Airline Check-In

DigiShaman Re:nice job (102 comments)

You've never traveled with children, have you? Trust me, all sorts of odd situations occur that require a human to intervene to process special/last minute requests.

2 days ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

DigiShaman Re:Black box data streaming (503 comments)

Even over the ocean? So the ISP is satellite based then.

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

DigiShaman Re:Double standards (526 comments)

Perhaps you're right. Perhaps in the end there is nothing that can be done because of who and what we are; self-serving human nature and all that. Like a cycle, the rise and fall of civilization is a natural process. It still sickens me that we live in a world where society is on the decline rather than the assent. Toss a coin, it's going to happen either way at some point and some where. I suppose I could count myself lucky that I wasn't born in N.Korea. An age of bullshit none the less for most of us.

4 days ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

DigiShaman Re:Translation: Slash 18K jobs, apply for 18K H-1B (381 comments)

If we had any elected official worth their salt, they would state that we now have 18k back in the unemployment pool; thus we don't need 18k H1Bs.

5 days ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

DigiShaman Re:Black hole? (275 comments)

I've fucked up and forgot when an SSL cert was about to expire. I found out the next morning when their iPhones could no longer access the Exchange server. Shit happens. This time I include SSL, Domain, and Server hardware warranty expiration notices scheduled way in advanced in my calendar as an event.

about a week ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

DigiShaman Re:Double standards (526 comments)

It's not racism, it's cultural wars that define our political climate. The Republican party is primarily "white" because you can trace back the roots to Europe and its 'Age of Enlightenment'. That momentum is waning due to what I think is the quickening effect brought on by mass media. The Democrat party OTOH represents the power to the people by the people; which sounds good until you realize that power is concentrated into the hands of a few elite and harvested parasitically off the backs of the working middle class. The class with the widest base with a strong work ethos collective. Effectively that puts members of the Democrat party into the "haves and have nots" crowd.

Speaking of the underclass. What you're probably not hearing about (widely suppressed by the national media controlled by the elite) is the huge revolt against illegal immigration by hundreds of cities in America. The Republican party elite want cheap labor while the Democrat party is offering government welfare in exchange for votes. Yet, the people currently living in America don't want either. Yes, even the multi-generational Hispanics don't want them. But do you know what the biggest group of minorities getting fucked over by this is?! AFRICAN AMERICANS!!! They are getting fucked so hard because all the welfare money and assistance is now going towards the illegal imported immigrants courting them as new potential voters. The same potential voters that will be competing for the same jobs at the same skill level as African Americans. The SAME group that vote Democrat. In the end, everyone gets fucked and the political elite have everything to gain. They will destroy this country to hold onto power. And now you know why libertarian leaning folk such as myself throw the whole "bread and circuses" meme around. It can't be repeated enough!

about a week ago
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The debate over climate change is..

DigiShaman Re:Why is there a debate at all? (278 comments)

Shorter version: Politicians and celebrities live by an entirely different set of rules where the law is either warped or outright don't apply to them. So fuck em! The world can burn in a ball of fire if only to serve a teachable moment to humanity for the next 10,000 years from now. The lesson is, hold these assholes accountable or suffer the consequences.

about a week ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

DigiShaman Re:they don't give a fuck (401 comments)

The premise of the parody was funny. The delivery of it was too over the top to be funny after the 2nd F-Bomb was dropped.

And the word of the day is: Amature

about a week ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

DigiShaman Re:Or cut back on the kids (706 comments)

Whether you have kids, or you import a brood of children from Mexico (cheap labor), the population growth vacuum will be filled. If you're not paying for your kids, your tax dollars will most certainly be paying for others in the form of welfare.

about a week ago
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Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security

DigiShaman Re:Any cell phone is a security risk. (134 comments)

Here in the US, my wife gave up on using Skype because the quality was extremely unreliable. At one point, the call kept getting dropped every 5 second. She would try again, and like clockwork, get dropped again. So she had her parents use FaceTime on the iPad. Flawless connectivity with relative low latency (going over fiber in the Pacific no doubt) when communicating to Shanghai. If I had to guess, blocking FaceTime would also be blocking other Apple services for iOS devices. Secondly, Skype packets were probably forged as a means of denial of service.

about a week ago
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Walter Munk's Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment

DigiShaman Re:Now that's what I call... (55 comments)

What, that we should embrace our animalistic underpinning nature (like going after someone's mom and the other accepting it)?! Uh..no. Freewill to transcend conflict inducting behavior from the beginning is what we should be striving for.

about a week ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

DigiShaman Re:Chicken or egg? (230 comments)

The locust voter.

about two weeks ago
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Insurance Claims Reveal Hidden Electronic Damage From Geomagnetic Storms

DigiShaman Re:Buy Surge Protectors (78 comments)

I have seen lightning blow up electronics that were unplugged and sitting in the cardboard box. getting a hard strike 8 feet from the south wall where all the gear was going to be installed. Every single device was fried when we opened the boxes and hooked it up.

I'm guessing from the resultant EMP frying the gates on the chip? Or was there visible damage from stray lightning forking from the original bolt?

about two weeks ago
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Child Thought To Be Cured of HIV Relapses, Tests Positive Again

DigiShaman Re:I hate to imagine it (126 comments)

Meaning the virus can never be eliminated, but only reduced asymptotically; thus the symptoms are asymptomatic.

about two weeks ago
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Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

DigiShaman Re:ASTEROIDS (181 comments)

I'm pretty sure the impact would effect the entire DC area if not the world. I'm not sure if that's a bad thing however.

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

DigiShaman Re:So what happens... (162 comments)

It's mainly targets and not a single target. Bombing on a bus, mall, disco, market, etc all involve densely packed people to inflict maximum casualties. Please see Boston bombings for example here in America.

about two weeks ago
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Gamestop's Ludicrous Idea: Require Preorders To Unlock Custom Game Content

DigiShaman 16bit bliss (86 comments)

So, there are these consoles called the SNES (Super Famicom), and the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive). Back in those days, we didn't have any of that shit to deal with. Oh, except for the long lines of picking up our copies of Street Fighter and Mortal Combat. Oh the simple days of bliss. All you poor bastards, why do you even bother?

about two weeks ago
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UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

DigiShaman Re:Terror (353 comments)

Who doesn't troll on Facebook? The entire existence of Facebook serves as an outlet for trolling. It's therapeutic.

about two weeks ago

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Bill O'Reilly website hacked

DigiShaman DigiShaman writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DigiShaman (671371) writes "Bill O'Reilly (Fox News commentator) had his website hacked on September 19th 2008 following Bill's criticism of Palin's e-mail account being broken into. According to the website, 205 members who signed up after the 14th had their security compromised. An e-mail from Bill states "Rest assured that we are on this. Our defense of Sarah Palin has led some criminals to attempt to disrupt our enterprise. At this moment federal authorites and our attorneys are compiling information against these people. We stand behind our products but, most importantly, we stand behind you. We'll get the bad guys. Count on it.""

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