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Author Says It's Time To Stop Glorifying Hackers

DynamoJoe Johnny Depp Approves (479 comments)

Hackers=bad but we'll make movies about swashbuckling pirates until the wheels fall off.

about 6 months ago

China Says It Is the Target of US Hack Attacks

DynamoJoe Re:About time. (242 comments)

It's wrong to do it. It's more wrong to NOT do it.

about a year and a half ago

Man Charged With HIPAA Violations For Video Taping Police

DynamoJoe one of these days it's going to get streamed (620 comments)

Doesn't the app stream to a remote server while it's recording? Good luck deleting the video there, officer.

about a year and a half ago

AIG Contemplates Joining Stockholder Suit Against US Gov't

DynamoJoe class action sloptrough (354 comments)

I expect the settlement (whatever the end value is) to be 90% cash to the plaintiff attorneys and 10% to be distributed to the plaintiffs in the form of AIG stock.

about a year and a half ago

Apple Confirms iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million In 24 Hours

DynamoJoe Re:Perspective (428 comments)

Upon rereading, it appears you're right. I can't even spot satire anymore.

Fuck it, I'll blame autocorrect.

about 2 years ago

Apple Confirms iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million In 24 Hours

DynamoJoe Re:Perspective (428 comments)

So we should believe the metric when it works in your favor but disbelieve it when it doesn't. Are you running for public office? And your metric is bullshit. "Superiority" is subjective and best left to the individual. That's what choice is all about.

about 2 years ago

Samsung Beats Apple In Tokyo, Itching To Sue Over LTE Patents

DynamoJoe Of course they are. They ALL are. (221 comments)

Sammy probably buys several of every new cellphone to examine them for unlicensed IP to keep the lawyers busy. I'm pretty sure all of them do this.

about 2 years ago

Harvard Software 3D Prints Articulated Action Figures

DynamoJoe Re:Another high-paying job to be lost to automatio (75 comments)

Or, it's good for the marketplace in that there will be more choice for consumers and lower prices all around, with a lower cost of entry to those who wish to produce. The industry will also have a larger, cheaper talent pool to select from, lowering their costs. Markets will open up for custom parts that didn't exist before. LOTS of money will change hands, stimulating the economy. Lawyers will benefit because this surely will be a hotly litigated subject for the next few decades.

Those who already work in the industry probably won't be supplanted by this anyway. Designing for a run of 10,000 is a different skillset than designing your own Iron Man Mark 1 action figure and hoping it doesn't crash your MakerBot.

more than 2 years ago

Critics Blast Apple's Cheesy New Ad Campaign

DynamoJoe Who cares? (244 comments)

Really, why does this matter?

more than 2 years ago

RIAA Admits SOPA Wouldn't Have Stopped Piracy

DynamoJoe foresight (153 comments)

That just means they'll try harder next time.

more than 2 years ago

Man Claims Cell Phone Taken By DC Police For Taking Photos

DynamoJoe shame the cop wasn't dumber (318 comments)

it would have been great if he had simply blanked the memory card and handed it back. It would have given a forensics app something to work with.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Wins EU Ban of Smaller Samsung Tablet, Demands $2.5 Billion In Damages

DynamoJoe even less (377 comments)

Rounded to the nearest cent, it's $0.00 per unit. Maybe they're hoping to write Apple a check for zero dollars and zero cents.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Goes Back To EPEAT

DynamoJoe Re:Apple is about fashion not technology (225 comments)

I'd bet most of Apple's customers don't even know what EPEAT is. Or anyone else's customers, for that matter.

"Oh my word, this product lacks EPEAT certification! I cannot purchase this!" -- absolutely no one in an Apple store, ever.

more than 2 years ago

RIM CEO On What Went Wrong

DynamoJoe Re:I like John Dvorak. (299 comments)

I give him credit for having a reliable game plan. If he needs page views, he bashes Apple and gets at least one fact wrong. Word will spread among The Apple Faithful(tm), and they'll read his work and argue it endlessly, not realizing or caring that every click lines his pockets. He has done this for at least a decade.

more than 2 years ago

Kaspersky Says Lack of Digital Voting Will Be Democracy's Downfall

DynamoJoe most of the people here can make a computer lie (388 comments)

I want to go back to voting with punch cards. It's cheap, simple (unless you're a retiree in West Palm Beach), there are less opportunities for shenanigans, and there's an archive to go back to for a recount rather than "oops, district 733 crashed; they don't count this year".

more than 2 years ago

NSA Claims It Would Violate Americans' Privacy To Say How Many of Us It Spied On

DynamoJoe back of the envelope calc (221 comments)

(A (Campaign contributions) * B (number of years of service) ) + ( C (cost of jobs given to friends/relatives ) - D (their actual productivity) ) + E (speaking fees paid to the senator after the senator's retirement) = TCO Now subtract TCO from the gains from favorable legislation and you'll see that your average senator can be a real bargain. Collect them all!

more than 2 years ago

Assange Loses Latest Round In Extradition Fight

DynamoJoe Re:Guilty? (296 comments)

I won't consider him guilty until he's convicted, and maybe not even then. He had to know as soon as he gave up anonymity, something like this would happen to him. The powers that be will ruin him as much as they can, as publicly as they can, both as a warning to others and as a distraction from the truths he helped reveal.

more than 2 years ago


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