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Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed

DivineKnight Re:Bugs are DRM (109 comments)

Now if only Obsidian by Rocket Science were available...

4 hours ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

DivineKnight Yeah...no (366 comments)

What this will do is turn climate into a tactical weapon. Christ, they've done it with everything else.

about a week ago
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Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

DivineKnight Re:Why should they? (243 comments)

There are no innocents, only people awaiting prosecution.

about a week ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

DivineKnight Wait, wait, wait..... (328 comments)

Who and how is this giving legitimacy to polygraph tests? We've known they're filled with errors and are at best unreliable. So who cares if someone is teaching people how to pass a fake test, or are we suddenly taking polygraph tests at face value now? Should I worry about attending the right church?

about two weeks ago
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There's No Such Thing As a General-Purpose Processor

DivineKnight Re:Function List (181 comments)

Speaking of RISC, I have an OT question (but still technology related, so there's that): does anyone know where I can pick up a DEC Alpha CPU + MB (or machine) in about a month's time, with a CPU speed of >=500Mhz? I have this undying urge to tinker with one, but eBay's listing stuff for 266Mhz, or at a price that well exceeds my inner geek's wallet.

about three weeks ago
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Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

DivineKnight Re:I miss the good ole' days (334 comments)

I...I agree. There is so much derp here today that I feel /. is in contest with CNN for most yawns per minute.

about three weeks ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

DivineKnight Re:Time for a revolution (424 comments)

Am I being detained? ;-)

about a month ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

DivineKnight Re:What's really scarry (302 comments)

The less you know, the easier it is to fantasize the implementation.

Which reminds me. NASA, what's taking you so long to colonize Venus? It's right there! Have it done by next Tuesday, or I'm going to vote to have your budget slashed.

about 2 months ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

DivineKnight Re:Anarchy??? (302 comments)

He's a police officer...he doesn't understand any kind of design other than an Authoritarian hierarchy. You can tell him how the internet works, and he won't believe you...or he'll look at the DNS servers, see the hierarchy there, and claim that it is hierarchical after all. He's spent his entire life fighting against 'Anarchy' (watchword), and he'll be damned if he'll let it exist once he's discovered a 'nest' of it.

He's off in his own little world, fighting a war against tilting windmills...

about 2 months ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

DivineKnight Re:lol (302 comments)

Agreed. The man has zero understanding of how the internet works...he might as well have said "let's all meet together on Sunday with our flying rainbow pegasuses." And it's painfully obvious...to the point where I am running out of facepalms for this year...I just can't handle the stupid. Obnoxious third-parties spitballing bad ideas at hundreds of miles per hour starts to add up...IT doesn't get paid to do their own job anymore, let alone put up with this political shit.

The next time some moron gets up to talk about 'fixing duh Interwebs,' I vote we trap 'em in a room with a router, with their release contingent upon successfully configuring it. I'll even be kind and leave the manual in there so they'll have something to read.

about 2 months ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

DivineKnight Re:Uhhh (907 comments)

As is the use of debtor prisons.

about 2 months ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

DivineKnight Re:Uhhh (907 comments)

It is.

about 2 months ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

DivineKnight Cinnamon (403 comments)

Come, join us, Cinnamon is what you want.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research

DivineKnight Re:Solution: Financial Independence (109 comments)

Nada. We're in the middle of some of the worst right now. There's a piece up somewhere...can't remember if the link was on fark, gawker, or vice...but they gave a decent explanation of things are being run today (look for the Olive Garden piece) -> there is zero interest is keeping these companies alive, now it's about stripping them of their assets, and getting them to pay a hefty dividend. Feel me? Microsoft today is not the Microsoft of yesterday; Microsoft of yesterday made software; Microsoft of today is a corporate giant that could cut all of its employees, sell off then lease the buildings it currently occupies, sell off its name in certain areas (Microsoft ice cream, etc.), and so on. It's going to die only after it's been pimped out to every piece of gutter trash that the Street can find. And it's brain? Completely controlled by people with the worst intentions for it. It's like one of those zombified snails.

about 2 months ago
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Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

DivineKnight Re:There is no "almost impossible" (236 comments)

And that's why I use throwaway / random passwords...authorize once, throwaway if it needs to reauthenticate. I can't give them what I don't know. ;-)

about 2 months ago
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Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

DivineKnight Re:Naughty Obama wants to see you naked. (236 comments)

I'm sure he does, but like everyone else, if he wants to see tits, he has to pay (am I am not talking about the people lending him the binoculars).

about 2 months ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

DivineKnight Right... (182 comments)

"Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles"...and people will live out their lives in self-contained tubes.

I swear, when some of these CEOs talk about new technologies for education, you can hear the line from The Hudsucker Proxy in the background ("You know...for kids!").

"we can have relationships and communication that are just as good as the real classroom" -> *facepalms* Drop the Web 2.0 'Social Media' bullshit. "It's a social thing, where you communicate with other people, doing other social things, kind of like a party or something, but using our technology!" -> Someone please kill me, it's the same story every single time. Why not just promote the damn VR stuff for what it can do that RL (real life) can't do? Displaying stuff that can't fit into a classroom, like a tesseract. You have this great technology which can be used to push the boundary of what students are exposed to these days, and these jokers want to use it for a glorified chatroom. Gah!

about 2 months ago

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