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Bitcoin Trademark Troll Now Sending Bogus DMCA Takedowns

DreamArcher Meta Voting on Humanity (120 comments)

Once you hit -10 you instantly die. Same with meta voting on driving. Every car has a heads-up display and you can instantly vote other drivers up or down. At -10 your car turns off. PS, I patented both of those already.

about 3 years ago

The 8-Bit Computer That's Been Built By Hand

DreamArcher Re:not quite... (161 comments)

I was right there with you stabbing my wirewrap tool into the desk yelling "JUST WORK!!!"

more than 3 years ago

Studying the Impact of Lost Shipping Containers

DreamArcher Mob code word? (236 comments)

Isn't "fell off the back of a truck" code for stolen? I'm sure it's the same for shipping.

more than 3 years ago

Personal Electronics May Indeed Disrupt Avionics

DreamArcher WiFi in planes (505 comments)

Isn't American Airlines rolling out WiFi in some of there planes? I can't turn on my Gameboy but the operator can run their own wireless network? On the other hand is the price for me bring righteous is I have to pay with my life I'll just turn my shit off.

more than 3 years ago

World Health Organization Says Mobile Phones May Cause Cancer

DreamArcher No friends call me (354 comments)

Now I'm happy I have only 1 friend and he never calls me.

more than 3 years ago

Anonymous Denies Sony Claims of Disruption, Credit Info Theft

DreamArcher Re:No Plausible Deniability (275 comments)

It's just playground-rules. A few of the strongest egos call the shots, and the mob follows. Anyone can be anon and nobody can be anon both at the same time. No-org is just an attempt to stay out of trouble. It's just semantics and it won't keep the guilty out of trouble.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?

DreamArcher Re:In my corporate environment.... (1307 comments)

Agreed completely. Denying IT access and expecting to be allowed a rogue server on a corporate network is completely ridiculous. When this machine gets hacked or goes ape-shit and floods the network intentionally or unintentionally guess who is going to catch the flack for allowing it. Regarding hobbyist vs professionals: It's not about who has more technical experience but the professionals know corp policies and how the shit will hit the fan.

more than 3 years ago

The Hobbit Filming at 48fps

DreamArcher How About No 3D (423 comments)

Just say no to 3D. Do viewers really want 3D or are movie companies pushing it to make bank. I think we all know.

more than 3 years ago

Google's Driverless Car and the Logic of Safety

DreamArcher Still wouldn't be worse (510 comments)

Why not? We let drunks, non-licensed, non-insured, aggressive, douchbags, etc drive. I'd rather have a robot control their car instead of them.

more than 3 years ago

Samsung Plants Keyloggers On Laptops

DreamArcher Re:Boycott (515 comments)

Embargo on. I'm in the market to buy a laptop for my son's graduation gift. Samsung just removed them self from my list.

more than 3 years ago

FBI Wants You To Solve Encrypted Notes From Murder

DreamArcher Nothingness (466 comments)

Probably not even encrypted but just gibberish. FBI wastes 100000000000000000000000000000 man-hours trying to decrypt it. Please send the FBI to change the oil on my car. Money better spent.

more than 3 years ago

Why Doesn't Every Website Use HTTPS?

DreamArcher Re:load balancing (665 comments)

It works fine with load balancing if the SSL is terminated at the load balancer so the data can be read. i.e. required for cookie persistence... plus all sots of other fun stuff.

more than 3 years ago

Why Do Videogames Struggle With Sex?

DreamArcher Why even have sex in games? (465 comments)

I don't see anything wrong with it in general, but how can it be the same for a 13 y/o (or worse a 13 y/o girl), and a 35 y/o married man with 4 kids? That's just ridiculous. I know games have ratings but doesn't magically make the understanding equal.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Shows Off Radical New UI, Could Be Used In Windows 8

DreamArcher Bubble Buddy (403 comments)

Sponge Bob will love this.

more than 3 years ago

Glen Beck Warns Viewers Not To Use Google

DreamArcher Doom Sayer (1276 comments)

According to Glen the world has only had 1 year before self destruction for the past 5+ years. No news here.

more than 3 years ago

Court Rules Dungeons and Dragons Threatens Prison Security

DreamArcher Re:Usual Slashdot Timeliness (353 comments)

Crap! A 2. If I live til the next turn I'd like to pull out and attack with my huge vorpal weapon.

more than 3 years ago

Court Rules Dungeons and Dragons Threatens Prison Security

DreamArcher Re:Of course they got it wrong (353 comments)

You've done jail-time haven't you. You were wrongly convicted like all criminals. Don't lie. It's OK, you'll feel better tomorrow.

more than 3 years ago

Court Rules Dungeons and Dragons Threatens Prison Security

DreamArcher Of course they got it wrong (353 comments)

I really don't care about criminals rights, but the court got it wrong. The dungeon master is not the leader of the party and does not give orders or directions. DM represents an interface to the world. The party makes their own decision.

more than 3 years ago

EMC Engineer Steals Almost $1 Million of Kit One Piece at a Time

DreamArcher Details? (235 comments)

So kit = stuff = gear. So what? Why do they not specify what this stuff is? I've unfortunately had my home robbed and neither the police report or insurance report said "They stole stuff".

more than 3 years ago


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