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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

Frosty Piss Re:So wear a Guy Fawkes mask (70 comments)

I do not consent.

Unfortunately, many of the sheep in this country (and elsewhere, particularly Australia and the British Empire) simply don't care.

You are overruled. Move along...

4 hours ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

Frosty Piss Re:Baaah... (70 comments)

And now it's there when you Skype with your girlfriend (hah).

Not a far-fetched idea, what with the close ties between tech titans and the Three Letter Agencies. Indeed, these folks probably would not even need cooperation to "scrape" images from Skype and similar applications.

4 hours ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

Frosty Piss Baaah... (70 comments)

Vegas casinos were doing this years ago...

4 hours ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

Frosty Piss Re:No (284 comments)

Up to 1 million. See if you can pry it loose?

2 days ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

Frosty Piss No (284 comments)

I know everyone is all over Uber and and the other one because the cars are "nicer" and the service "better" than cabs. But I have a basic problem with Uber and Lift, and that is in the fakery of their liability claims. The facts are ( as presented in MANY news stories) if you get injured in an Uber or Lift car, those CORPORATE entities will deny virtually all liability. So you go after the driver, right? But guess what? He's not insured for paying passengers. SHELL GAME.

3 days ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

Frosty Piss COBOL and FORTRAN (380 comments)

The story implies that COBOL is an ancient outdated language. But this is not true. COBOL serves a specific niche and does so quite well, and indeed like C and FORTRAN has been enhanced through the ages. Sure, you can't really code a bleeding edge website with COBOL (and FORTRAN), but that's not what they are for.

about a week ago
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Scientists Regenerate Rat Muscle Tissue

Frosty Piss Mmmmmm! (26 comments)

Scientists Regenerate Rat Muscle Tissue

Dinner is served.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans?

Frosty Piss Huh? Really? (115 comments)

Why would they require anything different than any other electronics "discovery" kit? I mean, are we talking about guys with no hands so the kit needs to be prosthetic friendly? Or maybe it needs to be a kit that can not be used to make an IED?

Serious question, what does PTSD or whatever have anything to do with this question?

Anyway, it's a sad sad thing that HeathKit no longer exists...

about a week ago
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Facebook's Auto-Play Videos Chew Up Expensive Data Plans

Frosty Piss Re:Pay For Ad Free (108 comments)

And I haven't paid them dick and STILL don't see any ads.

So you are a free-loading asshole?

about a week ago
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Feds Say NSA "Bogeyman" Did Not Find Silk Road's Servers

Frosty Piss Re: Or so they say... (142 comments)

Jury Nullification

The reality is that this almost never happens. And it will not happen in this case, where the "defendant" is not only accused of being a drug kingpin, but also of putting out "hits" on people he didn't like. He's not going to look good to a jury. Say what you will about drug laws, but this guy "allegedly" took substantial steps to murder people.

about a week ago
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Facebook's Auto-Play Videos Chew Up Expensive Data Plans

Frosty Piss Pay For Ad Free (108 comments)

I paid Slashdot $5 or $10 a few years ago, and have't seen an ad since.

about two weeks ago
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The Frustrations of Supporting Users In Remote Offices

Frosty Piss Re:Au contraire - INDEED (129 comments)

Did I specify "desktop"? No I did not. I'm still the customer, asshole, get over yourself.

about two weeks ago
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The Frustrations of Supporting Users In Remote Offices

Frosty Piss Re:Au contraire - INDEED (129 comments)

I dont 'serve' you, we are peers.

If you are in "support" than yes, you *do* serve me. We may be "peers", but I AM YOUR CUSTOMER.

If you can't handle that, get out of "support".

about two weeks ago
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The Frustrations of Supporting Users In Remote Offices

Frosty Piss Au contraire - INDEED (129 comments)

What a useless and whinging article! You find remote support frustrating?

It's more than that. these "support" people find their "users" objectionable - the people for whom they serve and the reason they have a job.

Many if not most people use computers for a varying scale of applications. Most of these people are not "computer professionals". If you are in "support", your job is to "support" these people. If you can't handle that, it's time for a new job.

about two weeks ago
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SpaceX Challenges Blue Origin Patents Over Sea-Landing Rocket Tech

Frosty Piss Patent Troll Just Like Amazon (75 comments)

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has not and never will launch a rocket. Like Amazon, it is a Patent Troll.

SpaceX is actually doing things in space. Blue Origin is just the money hungry Bezos looking for more money without actually doing anything to deserve it.

about two weeks ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Frosty Piss Re:yet if we did it (463 comments)

well to be fair, im sure a civil case is going to happen. Its just sick. I wonder if there will be any riots over this one

Nah. It was wrong, but people generally don't riot over the death of a rich dude.

Rich white dude.

Anyway it is slightly different that shooting some guy with his hands up, or shooting some guy running away - a pretty standard cop thing. The guy is just as dead, and the point is that the cop was negligent yet being held to different - much lower - standard that a citizen. One expects cops to be held to higher standards, but we find that it just isn't so.

about two weeks ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Frosty Piss Re:yet if we did it (463 comments)

if me or you did this, we would be locked up on vehicular manslaughter

I had said that in the story submission, but the "editors" took it out.

about two weeks ago
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The Apache Software Foundation Now Accepting BitCoin For Donations

Frosty Piss Apache Donations (67 comments)

I usually just send them shampoo and other hygene supplies.

about two weeks ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Frosty Piss Re:Maybe, but maybe not... (254 comments)

I'll agree the GP is just a troll, but unless your real name is Frosty Piss, I don't think you can talk about "having balls".

You may call me Mr. Piss (from the great state of Washington), Mr. Baric. That's Mr. Frosty Piss.

about two weeks ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Frosty Piss Re:Maybe, but maybe not... (254 comments)

Shut the fuck up Russian troll.

Perhaps you might have the balls to log into your account and say that?

I'm not taking a political stance here, only pointing out the way that content complaints work on most social media platforms.

You need to get a grip and behave like an adult if you intend on adding anything of value to the conversation, which your childish comments do not.

about two weeks ago

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Deputy who fatally struck cyclist while answering email will face no charges

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about two weeks ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "The LA County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against a sheriff’s deputy who was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when he fatally struck cyclist and former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in Calabasas last December. The deputy was responding to routine work email when he drifted into the bike lane and struck and killed Mr. Olin. As with a lot of Law Enforcement behavior, let's see a "regular" citizen get away with that."
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Experimental hypersonic missile explods four seconds after takeoff

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about two weeks ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "For reasons yet to be determined, a missile carrying the Pentagon's Advanced Hypersonic Weapon exploded four seconds after it took off from the Kodiak Launch Complex. Ground controllers blew it up remotely. Much of the launch pad and nearby facilities were damaged. This launch is the second test flight for the program, the first, in November 2011, successfully launched the hypersonic 'glide vehicle' about 2,500 miles from Hawaii to a test site in the Marshall Islands. The glider and rocket system were developed by Sandia National Laboratories, which is overseen by the Energy Department and managed by Lockheed Martin."
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Amazon stirs up culture clash over France's bookstores

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about three weeks ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Amazon’s rise has provoked fear and suspicion from the French government that its tactics may be undermining a treasured part of French culture, its bookstores. The French government recently passed legislation with the goal than to thwart what Culture Minister Aurélie Filippetti called Amazon's dumping of low-cost books in France, in order to protect independent bookstores. It prohibits online retailers from discounting books or offering free shipping. Amazon's expansion in Europe has run into roadblocks, as everything from legal constraints in France to union battles in Germany to public shaming over tax avoidance in the United Kingdom threaten to slow its growth. The battle in Europe is as much cultural as it is financial. Read more from the Seattle Times."
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Monkey "selfies" spark copyright dispute with Wikipedia

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about a month 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 a month and a half 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 9 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 9 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 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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Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Goes After The Deep Pockets

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 9 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 9 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 10 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 a year 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  |  1 year,1 day

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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