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Industry-Wide Smartphone "Kill Switch" Closer To Reality

FudRucker Re:Yay for government!!! (139 comments)

yup, a cellphone kill switch sounds ripe for government abuse and oppression & tyranny

about a week ago
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

FudRucker Re:Spare Change (320 comments)

the homeless have a right to drink some booze just like anybody else, maybe they have arthritis or a tooth ache and a little booze is the only way to find some temporary relief, so fuck you if you think having a home qualifies you to have a drink while being homeless disqualifies someone from having a a little temporary relief from the pain and struggles of life.

you might find yourself homeless someday, with no opportunities to improve your situation, then what?

about a week ago
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

FudRucker i have empathy for the homeless (320 comments)

but there are many more homeless than i can afford to feed or give money to, as a matter of fact i may end up being homeless myself someday. who is going to give me something to eat or a few dollars so i can have an occasional pint of whiskey

about a week ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

FudRucker i know how to cool the planet off (341 comments)

set off a few nuclear bombs deep underground at a supervolcano and that should cause it to throw enough debris in to the atmosphere blocking enough sunlight to cool the planet off and possibly cause a mass extinction event

wheres my Nobel Prize? if obama can get one for making stupid comments then so can I

about a week ago
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Mr. Schmidt Goes To Washington: A Look Inside Google's Lobbying Behemoth

FudRucker Re:Not a good sign... (128 comments)

thats just a nice way of saying "FASCISM"

the US Federal Government has fascist relationships with lots of corporate entities, they would make Hitler and Mussolini proud

about two weeks ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

FudRucker Re:maybe KDE will be next (693 comments)

i give up on it, but i liked it enough to have hope for it, right now i just use the lightweight window managers like Openbox, IceWM, and others, Xorg stays out of my way for the most part, i have noticed Slackware-14.1 Xorg sort of odd compared to previous Slackware versions on this same PC so i am sticking with 14.0 for now while waiting for Slack's next release after 14.1 (14.2? 15.0?)

about two weeks ago
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Cuba: US Using New Weapon Against Us -- Spam

FudRucker Re:if i was in charge of an island nation (139 comments)

unless you consider spam, government propaganda disguised as news, NSA snooping trojans & root-kits, theft of data for their criminal friends on wallstreet and military-industrial complex as freedom of speech

what passes as freedom of speech in the USA is about like considering a rape a sexual encounter among consenting adults

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

FudRucker I know why the $$$ incentive (673 comments)

there are a lot of lonely rich nerds in the high tech & IT industry

about two weeks ago
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Cuba: US Using New Weapon Against Us -- Spam

FudRucker if i was in charge of an island nation (139 comments)

i would disconnect the nation from the rest of the world and turn the nation's internet connection in to a nationwide Local Area Network, so the people of my nation can communicate with each other by the various methods (audio, video, text) and have a few world wide connected computers that filter out all the spam and malware, and once checked it can be circulated on the national LAN.

about two weeks ago
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Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

FudRucker Re:Abuse of press credentials (124 comments)

if you cant take the heat then get out of the kitchen, planet earth is a dangerous place to live so be prepared for it

about two weeks ago
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Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

FudRucker Thats GOLD Jerry! GOLD! (124 comments)

thanks, i plan to visit old mexico if the goobermint in the USA becomes too oppressive and tyrannical (which seems to be the direction they are going)

about two weeks ago
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Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.

FudRucker maybe the internet should be put in space (223 comments)

with dozens of satellites in orbit and then no ISP subscription needed, FREE internets for everybody with an internet capable device, smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, etc...

that would make ALL ISPs obsolete

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

FudRucker I think all obsoleteed OSs (650 comments)

should have the source code released as GPL-3 so communities can grow up around them, i would like to see that happen to all of Microsoft's obsoleted OSs and software, win9x, 2k, xp, etc...

maybe give the companies a short grace period between the software being declared obsolete and the release of the code like 3 years, and the same for any other obsoleted software

about two weeks ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

FudRucker maybe there is an alternate universe (393 comments)

and all the matter went to this universe and there is an alternate universe made with antimatter and there is an alternate of everything in this universe only made with antimatter, an antimatter version of me an antimatter version of you, an antimatter version of everybody in an antimatter world orbiting an antimatter sun that is in an antimatter milkway galaxy in an antimatter universe

about two weeks ago
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Illustrating the Socioeconomic Divide With iOS and Android

FudRucker Google's ANdroid Playstore (161 comments)

is full of half-assed quality adware, this is based on personal experience with an android tablet i bought recently, for example there was no app for taking screenshots, so i search the Play Store for screenshot apps, instead of finding a couple to choose from i find dozens of them and most require i root/unlock my tablet in order to function, i think i will wait until i can get a more open build of arm tablet so i can install Debian on it or just throw in the towel on electronic gadets and live like an Amish farmer

about three weeks ago
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NASA To Catalog and Release Source Code For Over 1,000 Projects

FudRucker video games? (46 comments)

flight simulators converted to video games?

about three weeks ago
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A Third of Consumers Who Bought Wearable Devices Have Ditched Them

FudRucker I am ready to dump everything (180 comments)

since the US Govt wants to take the internet out of ICANN's hands and hand over control of the internet to an international body, plus the NSA has turned everything that has internet connectivity in to their own spy tool, this makes me want to abandon the internet and cancel my ISP account and pull the plug on the cable box to my house, and next just go almost completely off the grid by reducing my utilities to water so i can use the toilet, bathe & shower and do laundry, and the only electronic devices i will have is a battery powered AM/FM/Shortwave radio and an LED lantern

about three weeks ago
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Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century

FudRucker i will gladly use neovim (248 comments)

i quit using vim because the god damn Ugandan orphan spam in my face every time i opened it, if i see that in neovim i will not use it either,

about a month ago

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Spyware used by governments poses as Firefox, and Mozilla is angry

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  about a year ago

FudRucker (866063) writes "Mozilla has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a company that sells spyware allegedly disguised as the Firefox browser to governments. The action follows a report by Citizen Lab, which identifies 36 countries (including the US) hosting command and control servers for FinFisher, a type of surveillance software. Also known as FinSpy, the software is sold by UK-based Gamma International to governments, which use it in criminal investigations and allegedly for spying on dissidents."
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2,000-year-old Greek computer comes back to life

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

FudRucker writes "Watch a working model of the ancient clockwork device that some call the world's first computer.
A mysterious clockwork object made up of numerous meshed cogs that was discovered more than a century ago among the cargo of a Greek shipwreck. Brought back to life with a flash video demonstation.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2008/dec/11/antikythera-first-computer"

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Credit Card companies bully Mythbusters about RFID

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

FudRucker writes "Adam Savage telling the folks at the HOPE hackercon about how the Discovery Channel was bullied by big credit-card companies out of airing a program about how crappy the security in RFID tags is."
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Russian Gang Hijacking PCs in Vast Scheme

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

FudRucker writes "A criminal gang is using software tools normally reserved for computer network administrators to infect thousands of PCs in corporate and government networks with programs that steal passwords and other information, a security researcher has found.

The new form of attack indicates that little progress has been made in defusing the threat of botnets, networks of infected computers that criminals use to send spam, steal passwords and do other forms of damage, according to computer security investigators.

In these examples as well as a range of others, the gang infected a machine belonging to an administrator and then used Microsoft administrative tools to infect all the computers for which that person had responsibility, Mr. Stewart said."

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were going to visit the sun.

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

FudRucker writes "June 10, 2008: For more than 400 years, astronomers have studied the sun from afar. Now NASA has decided to go there.

"We are going to visit a living, breathing star for the first time," says program scientist Lika Guhathakurta of NASA Headquarters. "This is an unexplored region of the solar system and the possibilities for discovery are off the charts.""

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Shooting for Record Books With Firefox 3 Release

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

FudRucker writes "Mozilla on Wednesday started a campaign asking users to pledge to download the next full release of its browser on the day it is available so the release can set a Guinness World Record for the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours."
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FBI: China may use counterfeit Cisco routers

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

FudRucker writes "An FBI presentation states that China has counterfeited Cisco Systems network routers and may be using the equipment to penetrate U.S. government and private sector computer networks. Federal authorities in February seized some 400 counterfeit Cisco Systems knockoffs worth $76 million. The equipment included routers, switches, gigabit interface converters and WAN interface cards."
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Nasa plans landing on 40m-wide asteroid

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

FudRucker writes "It was once considered the most dangerous object in the universe, heading for Earth with the explosive power of 84 Hiroshimas. Now an asteroid called 2000SG344, a lump of rock barely the size of a large yacht, is in the spotlight again, this time as a contender for the next giant leap for mankind."
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