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Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses

Frosty Piss Re:well (181 comments)

How are they going to prevent satellites from observing people in their yards?

Satellites do not fall under this law's definition of "drone".

yesterday
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Frosty Piss Surprise? (559 comments)

Well, yes, of course. When Microsoft throws that much software license cuts and maybe a few junkets for the mucky-mucks in exotic places for âoeconferencesâ, well, this is the way it goes.

Is there anyone who really thought it would go any other way?

2 days ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

Frosty Piss Re:There a war on (267 comments)

...has an well-trained group of mercenaries that specialize in identifying, infiltrating, and disrupting social movements which threaten the profits of the ruling classes...

Here you go...

2 days ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

Frosty Piss Re:It's all funny money... (267 comments)

USDollars are merely imagined by the USGovernment.

Oh they are "merely imagined" by a lot more than just the US Government. And that's why they have actual value.

2 days ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

Frosty Piss Self Serving Story? (267 comments)

I'm not really a fan of any "altcurrency", but this guy just comes of sounding whiney and self-serving.

2 days ago
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Financial Services Group WCS Sues Online Forum Over Negative Post

Frosty Piss Re:As a chrono-American, I can remember... (111 comments)

That's because we've figure out how to monetize it. The "for profit prison', means it is a persons patriotic duty to be incarcerated, to help drive the economy.

Or perhaps we Americans are much more prone to violent and illegal activities (gun crimes, theft, fraud, and so on...) that are likly to get you incarcerated? Americans as a whole are much less inclined than many European societies to actuall participate in scoiety with a goal of "getting along". We are an "I've Got Mine, Fuck You" sort of people.

3 days ago
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Financial Services Group WCS Sues Online Forum Over Negative Post

Frosty Piss Re:As a chrono-American, I can remember... (111 comments)

...when Australia had the reputation, especially with conservatives, as being "America done right." How times have changed!

I'm not sure how this law suit falls outside that view...

3 days ago
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Researchers Discover New Plant "Language"

Frosty Piss Communication? (68 comments)

He found that the parasitic and the host plants were exchanging thousands of mRNA molecules between each other, thus creating a conversation.

I think this is a little bit of a misuse / misunderstanding of the term / concept "communication".

3 days ago
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Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

Frosty Piss Re:Here is TFA (197 comments)

What the hell type of tag is that? I mean, it works, but what the hell? Is that Slashdot-specific, or did I miss some change to HTML?

He thinks Slashdot uses BBcode.

3 days ago
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Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

Frosty Piss What do I think? (197 comments)

I think: "File Not Found".

Bad linky...

3 days ago
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Wikipedia Gets Critical Reception from UK Press at Wikimania 2014

Frosty Piss Copyright dispute with Wikipedia (113 comments)

A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a copyright dispute between Wikipedia and a British wildlife photographer, says Wikipedia is using his copyrighted images without permission. Photographer David Slater complained that Wikipedia rejected his requests for the images to be removed from the website. Although the monkeys pressed the button, Slater set up the self-portraits by framing them and setting the camera on a tripod. The Wikimedia Foundation claims that no one owns the copyright to the images, because under U.S. law, 'copyright cannot vest in non-human authors', the monkeys in this case.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/wor...

about a week ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

Frosty Piss Really? (224 comments)

Do you not look at who you're responding to? That's Frosty Piss, one of our biggest trolls. And now you support his position.

One of the "biggest trolls"? Really? Unlike you, I post *all* my comments logged in, and yet still have "excellent karma"...

about two weeks ago
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Clever Workaround: Visual Cryptography On Austrian Postage Stamps

Frosty Piss Look at me! Look at me! (74 comments)

Sure, but the post office could still reject this custom crypto-stamp based of the fact that it's obvious something covert is going on. And you can bet that when that envelope arrives in China, they will take great interest in it, and its unfortunate recipient.

about two weeks ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

Frosty Piss Re:Just refuse the new gear (224 comments)

comcrap or slime warner

Do you also type "Micro$oft"?

Grow up.

about two weeks ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

Frosty Piss Re:Crapfinity (224 comments)

I dropped Comcrap for OTA and DSL and I save $150/mo.

Sure, Comcast sucks... But what kind of Comcast plan were you on that you could have switched to DSL (or whatever) and reduce your bill by $150 and still have "high speed" Intertubes? I mean, what are you paying now? What was your Comcast bill? $250? Really?

about two weeks ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

Frosty Piss Re:Panama Canal took 33 years, 4 countries (322 comments)

France, US, Columbia, and Panama. Jungle diseases of workers was a huge problem at beginning.

The Panama Canal was built in the early 1900's. The issues you speak of can be adequately addressed with modern knowledge. The main issue will still be engineering.

It might be nice to see a different mind-set break the Western hold on shipping transit.

about two weeks ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

Frosty Piss The Fruits of The Vine (322 comments)

Capitalism and free trade, right guys?

Suck it up!

about two weeks ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

Frosty Piss Re:Over at Dice? (315 comments)

There should at least be the obligatory disclaimer "Slashdot is owned by Dice" so that readers can prepare themselves. Presenting it as a neutral article seems deceptive.

I seem to recall Timothy telling everyone that "sponsored" stories would be identified as such. Perhaps it's just a wild coincidence that this article just happens to be from Dice?

Just because a substantial number of Nerval's Lobster's accepted submissions are from Dice or Dice properties doesn't mean he's a Dice shill...

about three weeks ago
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

Frosty Piss Re:Appropriate punishment (250 comments)

Fraudulent advertising, perhaps?

They were not stating *facts*, but rather their opinion. "Disinformation" is rarely out-and-out fraud.

about three weeks ago

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Monkey "selfies" spark copyright dispute with Wikipedia

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about two weeks ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a copyright dispute between Wikipedia and a British wildlife photographer, says Wikipedia is using his copyrighted images without permission. Photographer David Slater complained that Wikipedia rejected his requests for the images to be removed from the website. Although the monkeys pressed the button, Slater set up the self-portraits by framing them and setting the camera on a tripod. The Wikimedia Foundation claims that no one owns the copyright to the images, because under U.S. law, 'copyright cannot vest in non-human authors', the monkeys in this case."
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NFL to use RFID chips on players

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about two weeks ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "The NFL announced this week that it will be using RFID tracking chips on players during select games in the 2014 season to generate precise positioning data on each player on every play. The data is instantly analyzed by the NFL’s MotionWorks graphics system, which then generates statistics for every play. The data can also be instantly incorporated into the visual elements of the TV broadcast within the broadcast’s standard two-second delay."
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Artist Develops Program to Block Glassholes

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 2 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Berlin artist Julian Oliver has written a simple program called Glasshole.sh that detects any Glass device attempting to connect to a Wi-Fi network based on a unique character string that he says he’s found in the MAC addresses of Google’s augmented reality headsets. Installed on a Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone mini-computer and pluged into a USB network antenna, this system can detect Glass and use the program Aircrack-NG to impersonate the network and send a “deauthorization” command, cutting the headset’s Wi-Fi connection."
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CIA rendition jet was waiting in Europe to kidnap Snowden

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 2 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "As Edward Snowden made his dramatic escape to Russia a year ago, a secret US government jet previously employed in CIA 'rendition' flights on which terror suspects disappeared into 'black' imprisonment flew into Europe in a bid to spirit him back to the United States. On the evening of 24 June 2013, an unmarked Gulfstream V business jet took off from a quiet commercial airport 30 miles from a Washington DC. regional airport discreetly offers its clients 'the personal accommodations and amenities you can't find at commercial airports'. On its best-known mission, the jet flew a U.S. marshals into the UK on to collect radical cleric Abu Hamza after the United States won an extradition order against him. Only Vladimir Putin's intransigence saved Snowden from a similar travel package. The jet's activities can be followed on many flight tracking websites such as FlightAware"
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Russia plans to leave International Space Station by 2020

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 3 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Russia said it does not plan to use the International Space Station beyond 2020, casting a shadow on U.S. plans to continue cooperation with the country and extend the life of the orbiting laboratory until at least 2024. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters Tuesday that Russia is looking to redirect its attention to other projects after 2020. Ever since NASA retired its aging shuttle fleet in 2011, the only way for astronauts to reach the space station is aboard a Russian Soyuz craft, though NASA has awarded cargo resupply contracts to the California-based SpaceX and the Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation."
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Major Study Finds The United States Is An Oligarchy

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 4 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "A new study from Princeton and Northwestern universities has concluded that the U.S. government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country's citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful. According to Business Insider, the peer-reviewed study, researchers concluded that U.S. government policies rarely align with the preferences of the majority of Americans, but do favour special interests and lobbying organizations. The theory of 'biased pluralism' that the Princeton and Northwestern researchers believe the U.S. system fits holds that policy outcomes 'tend to tilt towards the wishes of corporations and business and professional associations.'"
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Snowden's purloined documents are now available online

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 4 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "The ACLU and others have long suspected that the National Security Agency has gone far beyond its mandate of gathering information for counter-terrorism and foreign intelligence purposes. Many Those suspicions were confirmed when, on June 5, 2013, The Guardian released the first in a series of documents provided by Edward Snowden detailing the NSA's unlawful spying activities. All of the documents released since that day, both by the media and the government, are housed in a database maintained by the ACLU and accessible by the public on-line."
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Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 4 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Since the 2008 economic crash, security agencies have increased domestic spying on behalf of corporate interests. This activity is linked to the last decade of US defence planning, which has been increasingly concerned by the risk of civil unrest at home triggered by catastrophic events linked to climate change, energy shocks or economic crisis. Just last month, unilateral changes to US military laws formally granted the Pentagon extraordinary powers to intervene in a domestic emergency or civil disturbance — 'Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances.' The public is being increasingly viewed by the Pentagon as potential enemies that must be policed by the state."
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Alan Turing May Not Have Committed Suicied

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 8 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Alan Turing may not have committed suicide, as is widely believed. Turing expert Prof Jack Copeland has questioned the evidence that was presented at the 1954 inquest, believing that the evidence would not today be accepted as sufficient to establish a suicide verdict. In 1952, after he had reported a petty burglary, Turing found himself being investigated for "acts of gross indecency" after he revealed he had had a male lover in his house. Prof Copeland argues that on the contrary, Turing's career was at an intellectual high, and that he had borne his treatment "with good humour". Prof Copeland suggests that Turing's death was an accident."
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Ex-Napster COO Fatally Struck by Sheriff's Patrol Car While Biking

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 8 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Milton Everett Olin Jr. of Woodland Hills, was struck and killed by a sheriff's patrol car just after 1 p.m. Sunday while riding a bike in the bike lane of Mulholland Highway in Calabasas, he was 65. In addition to serving as a top executive for the file-sharing website Napster Inc., Olin was a prominent entertainment attorney for Altschul & Olin LLP, which he co-founded, and had been practicing law since 1975, according to court documents and the State Bar of California."
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Only Nuclear Power Can Save Humanity Say Global Warming High Priests

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 8 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Four of the best-known scientists espousing the belief that human generated carbon emissions are an immediate and deadly threat have issued a statement begging their fellow scientists to support nuclear power. James Hansen, Ken Caldeira, Kerry Emanuel and Tom Wigley co-signed an open letter over the weekend in which they address "those influencing environmental policy, but opposed to nuclear power". The four scientists write that "continued opposition to nuclear power threatens humanity's ability to avoid dangerous climate change ... there is no credible path to climate stabilization that does not include a substantial role for nuclear power". A frustrated Hansen described this standard hard-green ideology as "a religion of sorts" to CNN over the weekend, acknowledging that he and his fellow pro-nuclear environmentalists have a hard road ahead of them."
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Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Goes After The Deep Pockets

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 8 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "After numerous high-profile lawsuits against tech companies, a Washington State based patent troll Intellectual Ventures is now setting its sights on the financial industry. However, the company has run into some interesting legal arguments as of late. On top of more traditional arguments, two targets of the shakedown operation, Symantec and Trend Micro, are asking a federal judge to bar Intellectual Ventures from seeking massive licensing fees on the grounds that a patent acquired for a fraction of what the company is seeking couldn't possibly be worth so much. Intellectual Ventures bought the patents in question about 7 years ago for a mere $750,000. It is seeking a combined $310 million from the two targets."
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Man buys $100,000 Tesla with Bitcoins

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 8 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "A Florida man bought a Tesla Model S from a Lamborghini dealership with BitCoin. It was the first time the dealer had accepted Bitcoin. The buyer, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought the top-of-the-line Tesla (TSLA) for $103,000, which was equivalent to 91.4 Bitcoins on Tuesday, the day of the sale, said Cedric Davy, marketing director at the dealership. After checking into any legal issues and other research, the dealership worked with Bitcoin payment processor BitPay to handle the transaction. Timing was on the buyer's side. The digital currency, known for its wide price swings, dropped sharply in value on Friday, just days after the purchase. But the dealer didn't need to worry about the risks associated with the volatile currency. BitPay locked in Tuesday's Bitcoin price for both the buyer and the dealership, Davy said. "We're not in the business of speculating so at the end of the day we want to sell the car as priced," he said."
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Only Nuclear can Save Humanity, say Global Warming high priests

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 9 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Four of the best-known scientists espousing the belief that human generated carbon emissions are an immediate and deadly threat have issued a statement begging their fellow scientists to support nuclear power. James Hansen, Ken Caldeira, Kerry Emanuel and Tom Wigley co-signed an open letter over the weekend in which they address "those influencing environmental policy, but opposed to nuclear power". The four scientists write that "continued opposition to nuclear power threatens humanity's ability to avoid dangerous climate change ... there is no credible path to climate stabilization that does not include a substantial role for nuclear power". A frustrated Hansen described this standard hard-green ideology as "a religion of sorts" to CNN over the weekend, acknowledging that he and his fellow pro-nuclear environmentalists have a hard road ahead of them."
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Fuel cells are 'so bullshit'

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 10 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Elon Musk is unafraid to speak his mind. Whether he's talking about other players in the electric vehicle space or sub-par reporting from The New York Times, this is a man with few filters. Musk ays that fuel cells are not part of the solution that electric vehicles offer for giving up the hydrocarbon addiction. After commenting that the only reason some automakers are pursuing hydrogen technology is for marketing purposes, that lithium batteries are superior mass and volume-wise for a given range, and that fuel cells are too expensive, Musk capped it all off with the safety issue. "Oh god, a fuel cell is so bullshit", Musk said. "Hydrogen is quite a dangerous gas. you know, it's suitable for the upper stage of rockets, but not for cars," he said."
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Delta to purchase Microsoft for pilot tablets

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about a year ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Delta Air Lines plans to buy 11,000 Microsoft Surface 2 tablets for its pilots to replace the heavy bundles of books and maps they haul around now. Delta says the Surface tablets will save it $13 million per year in fuel and other costs. Right now, each pilot carries a 38-pound flight bag with manuals and maps. Other airlines, including American and United, have been buying Apple's iPad for that purpose. One reason Delta picked a Microsoft device was that it's easier to give pilots separate sections for company and personal use, said Steve Dickson, Delta's senior vice president for flight operations. Another reason for picking the Surface tablet is that Delta's training software also runs on the same Windows operating system as the tablets, reducing the need to redo that software for another device, Dickson said."
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Marijuana May Grow Neurons in the Brain

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about a year ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "A synthetic cannabinoid — similar to the compounds found in marijuana, but substantially stronger — causes the growth of new neurons and reduces anxiety and depression, say investigators at the University of Saskatchewan. Other researchers have found evidence that the brain contains so-called CB2 cannabinoid receptors, previously seen in immune tissue but thought not to exist in brain tissue. The discovery, they added, could lead to new drugs to treat nausea associated with cancer or AIDS. Most 'recreational' drugs such as alcohol or cocaine inhibit the growth of new neurons, but "only marijuana promotes neurogenesis," according to Xia Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Saskatchewan. These findings are reported in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation."
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Indiana man gets 8 months for teaching how to beat lie-detector tests

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about a year ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "An Indiana Little League coach accused of threatening national security by teaching government job applicants how to beat lie-detector tests was sentenced Friday to eight months in prison. Prosecutors described Chad Dixon as a “master of deceit”. Prosecutors, who had asked for almost two years in prison, said Dixon crossed the line between free speech protected under the First Amendment and criminal conduct when he told some clients to conceal what he taught them while undergoing government polygraphs. Although Dixon appears to be the first charged publicly, others offering similar instruction say they fear they might be next. “I've been worried about that, and the more this comes about, the more worried I am,” said Doug Williams, a former police polygraphist in Oklahoma who claims to be able to teach people to beat what he now considers a “scam” test."
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Legislation Seeks to Bar NSA Backdoors in Encryption

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about a year ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Congressman Rush D. Holt, a New Jersey Democrat, has proposed legislation that would prohibit the agency from installing “back doors” into encryption, the electronic scrambling that protects e-mail, online transactions and other communications. Representative Holt, a physicist, said Friday that he believed the NSA was overreaching and could hurt American interests, including the reputations of American companies whose products the agency may have altered or influenced. “We pay them to spy,” Mr. Holt said. “But if in the process they degrade the security of the encryption we all use, it’s a net national disservice.”"
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Microsoft Buys Nokia's Phone Business

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about a year ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Microsoft is buying practically all of Nokia’s handset business as part of a $7.2 billion deal, the two companies announced today. Microsoft is paying for Nokia’s Devices and Services Business. In addition, it is paying to license Nokia’s patents and to license and use Nokia’s mapping services. Microsoft using its overseas cash reserves to fund the transaction, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval by Nokia’s shareholders and regulatory approval, according to a news release."
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