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US CTO Tries To Wean the White House Off Floppy Disks

DivineKnight Re:Seriously? (252 comments)

Nonsense. All they need to do is label the floppies accordingly, and all manner of fun could be had.

"We've lost our 'WMDs.'"

"'North Korea' has proven incompatible with current reforms."

The jokes write themselves.

about three weeks ago
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Finnish KRP Questions Suspected Lizard Squad Member

DivineKnight Re:Script kiddies at work (62 comments)

Being that he's a script kiddy, the hole's he's exploiting have to be known to the world + dog for months, years, possibly decades...this is on the order of having a hole in your living room for weeks, and doing nothing about it, when a hurricane shows up and makes you miserable.

He's underage, a script kiddy, and is truly a threat only to those people who think that 'pa$$word1' is an innovative password.

about three weeks ago
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Finnish KRP Questions Suspected Lizard Squad Member

DivineKnight Re:Script kiddies at work (62 comments)

Hmm, I don't know, grounding him for a month, and taking away his computer for a week or two would probably be as effective as a ten year sentence.

Remember, they're script kiddies, which, before /. and the internet went to the dogs, is one level up from being a newborn user. They're the equivalent of angsty teenagers, and should be dealt with as such; anyone arguing otherwise has had life too good.

about three weeks ago
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Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

DivineKnight Re:Speeding not always an issue (335 comments)

Good luck with that. Your Ford Focus is probably not as safe at 60 MPH as my BMW 328xi (or whatever), so the safe speed differs per car. Additionally, since I suffer from microseizures, and you don't, you may be able to travel more safely at higher speeds than I.

Feel me? Good. Some people are blessed with the right bodies and cars to drive safely at 120 MPH on 60 MPH limited roads; others doing 30 MPH is a challenge.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Is Building a New Browser As Part of Its Windows 10 Push

DivineKnight Re:Nth verse, same as the first (248 comments)

I thought we agreed to ditch JS, and use Python with C-style brackets instead.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Is Building a New Browser As Part of Its Windows 10 Push

DivineKnight Re:ASP (248 comments)

Rofl...thanks for making my day.

about a month ago
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FBI Allegedly Investigating Lizard Squad Member Over Xbox Live, PSN Attacks

DivineKnight Re: Hacker Group? (78 comments)

Sounds like someone has never worked IT before (a summer job for many budding programmers during their high school years). Higher level IT wouldn't happen without knowledge of scripting languages (Python, PowerShell (I guess), Perl, etc.).

As for HR, they can assume I am the postman as long as they meet my hourly rate.

about a month ago
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Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed

DivineKnight Re:Bugs are DRM (171 comments)

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

about 2 months ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

DivineKnight Yeah...no (367 comments)

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

about 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

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