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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

FudRucker Re:Can't be pirated? (327 comments)

it can still be pirated, just run line level audio-out on your home stereo to audio line-in on a PC and some recording software and BAM! instant pirate, just do a test run or two to make sure you have the mixer volume levels good so it is not too quiet or not so loud that it picks up noise, there is always a sweet spot where it will sound good

yesterday
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

FudRucker lulz!!! U2 is disgruntled (327 comments)

because even though they gave away their latest album nobody wanted it

yesterday
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

FudRucker not everyone is a U2 fan (609 comments)

sure they have a few hit songs, and i enjoy listening when they are played on the FM radio but i wont go buying their music, i dont buy any music or movies anymore, i just dont consider my income disposable like that anymore, i rather save it for more important expenses

5 days ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

FudRucker Re:Welcome to America! (462 comments)

capitalists??? they are highway robbers, worse than your normal criminals because they use the protection of government to commit their crimes,

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

FudRucker Re:I don't even wear watches (471 comments)

i have a wrist watch, but my motorcycle wears it for me

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

FudRucker just one (471 comments)

the app that tell the date and time, i want my watch to remain stupid and not connected to the internet

about two weeks ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

FudRucker if you really want to cut emissions (486 comments)

kill the commercial airline industry and make people stay home, and QUIT importing crap from all over the world because those HUGE cargo ships burn some of the nastiest fuel in the world, keep manufacturing in home countries, if Sony wants to sell electronics in the USA they need to build them in the USA, same with all other manufacturing, so reconfigure the global economy so companies have to build what they want to sell in those host countries

about two weeks ago
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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

FudRucker nude selfies copyrighted? (134 comments)

i thought copyrights had to be applied for like a patent?

so i can take some nude selfies and then leak them and then sue for millions?

i smell an Underpants Gnome method of profiteering brewing here, must be some stinky underpants if i can smell them from here

about two weeks ago
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Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don't Know Where It Would Go

FudRucker i know where to store it (258 comments)

put as much as possible in Harry Reid's house, fill his bathtub, swimming pool refrigerator, freezer, and leave a note saying "Thanks for Yucca Mountain"

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

FudRucker boil it down and it sounds like this (419 comments)

"giant evil corporation wont give email to giant evil government"

I doubt anybody gives a shit besides a few Microsoft fanboys and a few government sycophants

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

FudRucker at first i was with the old school crowd (826 comments)

for now i have become neutral on the topic of SystemD

i have Slackware-14.1 on an old 686 desktop that uses BSD style boot scripts, and i love it because they are easy to read and edit to my personal taste

i also have a x86_64 laptop that just got a fresh install of Debian Testing (Jessie) and Debian comes stock with SystemD starting with Jessie forward (unlike older releases) and so far it has not given me any problems, of course i did not do any tweaking to the startup scripts on the laptop

about three weeks ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

FudRucker Re:The slippery slope (391 comments)

I can take care of any idiot stupid enough to break in while i am at home, as as matter of fact i would be so brutal to any intruder that they would prefer the cops take them away

about a month ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

FudRucker Re:The slippery slope (391 comments)

the police in both the USA and the UK are now just a goonsquad to be used on the citizens for the war criminals that claim to be a government

about a month ago
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Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access To Free Software

FudRucker fuck you microsoft (159 comments)

i hope you choke and die on your state sanctioned monopoly

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Drop Support For Older Versions of Internet Explorer

FudRucker they might as well (138 comments)

since they have not been able to secure Internet Explorer at all for years when they did claim to maintain and have support for it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

about a month and a half ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

FudRucker The Alliance of Artists should lose this suit (317 comments)

they already bought the Music CD so the owner of these CD ripping automobiles are not stealing the music, and they are not capable of sharing those ripped CDs on the internet, it is just making it easier and safer for the driver because they can pay more attention to driving and not fumbling around with a CD collection while driving

about 2 months 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  |  about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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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