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District Attorney Critiques Gizmodo Emails In iPhone 4 Prototype Case

Duradin Re:A tale of two cities (155 comments)

Demanding a ransom is not trying to return it.

about 3 years ago
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US Blocks Huawei From Building LTE Network

Duradin Re:Fortunately your ideas will never be implemente (156 comments)

Shortly after walls became a defensive technique, tunneling was developed as a counter, then counter-tunneling was developed, able to detect and locate enemy tunnels, without using electronics, which we now have.

I have heard of nacro-subs. They "work" because we aren't looking for them. WW2 radar could pick up reflections from a sub's periscope. A semisubmersible does not magically render all our technology useless by having a catchy name.

Where did I assume they don't already use low flying small aircraft? A low flying Cessna would be a skeet shoot for AAA (and make for some good youtube, I'd pay to see Cessna vs. Phalanx (yes, not actual AAA but one can dream)). Low and slow may avoid radar but with an actual military presence you'd be very vulnerable to plain old vision.

Nice threads you've got by the way. *snicker*

about 3 years ago
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US Blocks Huawei From Building LTE Network

Duradin Re:They never really mean it (156 comments)

Moving goods/people to AK and through Canada back to the US wouldn't be cheap for the ne'er-do-wells either.

Don't need to lock down the entirety of the borders, just the ones profitable enough to violate. Alaska would work much like the bulk of Russia, let the land itself be the defenses.

We seem to be up for supporting multiple foreign fronts in under developed areas. Pull the bulk of the troops out of foreign theaters and what standing army we have can be standing in Roman style border posts.

about 3 years ago
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US Blocks Huawei From Building LTE Network

Duradin Re:They never really mean it (156 comments)

"costs to feed and transport this border protection force would be on the scale of a major war."

Given just the cost of transporting fuel in Afghanistan moving the troops there to the Mexican border would probably be on the scale of a minor police action and not a major war.

Move some bases down there and do boot camp on the border.

Tunnels can be detected (to a point where they'd have to dig too deep to be practical) if anyone bothers to put the devices and manpower in and flights over the border would make for cheap gunnery practice.

As for people starving, NPR interviewed a tomato farmer all upset that his illegals were fleeing some new laws, illegals that had skills the local work force lacks, hmm, sounds like the job for a work visa, of course, they wouldn't be cheap illegals then.

about 3 years ago
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iOS 5 Update Available

Duradin Re:is OTA really a good thing (473 comments)

Moving the goal posts, nice.

"If you don't install iOS updates, you can't sync with iTunes at least."

It can't have the latest iOS updates yet it still syncs.

about 3 years ago
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No PDFs, No Co-editing On Underwhelming Apple iCloud

Duradin Re:Duh (189 comments)

No, you just can't get it from the app store anymore.

I have a number of apps that were pulled for using private APIs which still work (haven't tried them on iOS 5 yet) and can be restored to any of my devices from my iTunes backups.

about 3 years ago
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iOS 5 Update Available

Duradin Re:is OTA really a good thing (473 comments)

You should have seen all the hacks I needed to do to get my second generation Touch to synch, there were literally none!

about 3 years ago
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iOS 5 Update Available

Duradin Re:Mandatory (473 comments)

Someone needs to lay off of the haterade.

about 3 years ago
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Real Life Super Hero Arrested

Duradin Re:HBO "Superheroes" documentary on these guys (590 comments)

Call your local (landline) telecom company, if they don't handle the MSAG for your street there's a good chance they'll know who does.

about 3 years ago
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Opera Proposes Switching Browser Scrolling For 'Pages'

Duradin Re:Nobody even uses tablets. That's the problem. (320 comments)

More than four computers in the country was a hype-based phenomenon, then room sized computers were a hype based phenomenon, then furniture size, desktop, luggable, portable, laptop, notebook and even your precious netbook (which have laster longer than I thought they would, though they're now more sub-sub-notebooks then netbook) are hype-based phenomenon. Deal with it.

about 3 years ago
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Mazda Stops Production of the Last Rotary Engine Powered Car

Duradin Words that need be put out of our misery (359 comments)

Once the darling of the English language...

Thank you political wonks, your contributions to the language will be with us (unfortunately) for generations.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?

Duradin Re:Overdue. (1799 comments)

"Middle Ages income distribution per law :

33% lord, 33% church, 33% peasant.

Modern income/wealth distribution :

5% gets 72% of everything. 85% gets 15% of everything. "

You're mixing percentages.

What percent of the population were lords or the bigwigs of the church (and serf's didn't own the land they were tied to, the land basically owned them)?

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?

Duradin Re:Awareness (1799 comments)

$900/month? I though my $300/month with a sizable chunk of it being extra principle was bad.

I suppose that's what you get for getting the Benz when all you could afford is the Civic.

about 3 years ago
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Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

Duradin Re:Thank god (1452 comments)

"like stealing it and then selling it back to me for money"

As is universally pointed out in any discussion about media piracy, you can't steal bits.

That BSD code that just got sucked into a closed commercial product is still right where it was before that, it didn't magically disappear.

about 3 years ago
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Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

Duradin Re:Sounds fair. (1452 comments)

"No. However, Apple fans everywhere forget that Apple was happy to have their DRM on iTunes, and in fact defaulted to ripping your own CDs to DRMed aac,"

Huh? iTunes never imposed DRM on anything ripped from CD. And by the way, AAC is not Apple Audio Codec nor is it proprietary to Apple.

During the time iTMS did have DRM on all files you could use mp3 encoded music just fine on iTunes and the iPod.

And they say Jobs had a RDF.

about 3 years ago
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Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

Duradin Re:Stallman and FOSS (1452 comments)

I thought the same thing, who is RMS to speak of freedom? Unlike the GPL, Apple stuff isn't viral .

about 3 years ago

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