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Overly Familiar Sci-Fi

FudRucker the future is not separate (368 comments)

as society progresses in to the future it brings with it ideas and things from the past and present, look at the car, from Henry Ford's Model T to a 2014 Ford Mustang, sure they are very different but they both have four wheels and a windshield and steering wheel, gas & brake pedal, seats, etc... the idea does not change, it just gets refined and improved upon

about two weeks ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

FudRucker Re:My motorcycle... (454 comments)

my motorcycle can barely top 90 mph, but i love riding it, I have a dual sport (street legal dirt bike) and it is my only form of enjoyment is going out looking for cool trails to explore on, i wont give that up but i could live without a car if i have to

about three weeks ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

FudRucker the polygraph is a joke (328 comments)

it should be discarded as ancient obsolete junk from the past like phrenology or some other bogus snake oil from the 18th & 19th century,

the polygraph is not even admissible in court because of its dubious reliability, the results of a polygraph does not prove anything

about a month ago
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New Trial Brings Skype to (Some) Browsers

FudRucker just a few words about that (55 comments)

NO THANK! I Dont Want It, considering Microsoft's track record it probably has NSA Spyware in it and i dont want them to listen to my phone sex sessions with clown trannys dressed in nazi uniforms

about a month ago
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Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

FudRucker typical crony/fascism (258 comments)

the corporates in the private sector has been kissing govt butt and the govt been kissing the wallstreet investment banker's butt for decades, this nation is run by gang of psychopathic kleptocratic oligarchs

about a month ago
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ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption

FudRucker Re:Big Brother is listening (245 comments)

nope, i just use the computer and cellphones for trivial low level communications, if i need to communicate securely i would rather meet in person where we wont be listened to or recorded

about a month ago
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ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption

FudRucker Big Brother is listening (245 comments)

DO NOT TRUST your email or internet connection, and DO NOT TRUST your cellphone

there is no privacy anymore, none, nowhere to be found anywhere, thanks to a government that has used terrorism as an excuse to snoop on EVERYBODY and EVERYTHING, George Orwell was a prophet, 1984 is here and now

about a month ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

FudRucker come on people (236 comments)

there has to be a gay joke in there somewhere

about a month and a half ago
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What People Want From Smart Homes

FudRucker Re:I am going to live in the dumbest home (209 comments)

a small house only requires a small heater, since i am going to insulate it and hang drywall (sheetrock) i will also install a small wood stove, something like a ben franklin stove that i can also cook a meal on, i got to cut costs or end up homeless, it is not a matter of choice it is a matter of necessity for survival, i can tolerate heat, if i can get a water well drilled and a manual pump i will get a livestock tank and put some water in it and during the hottest time of the day during the hottest time of the year i can dip in to the water and cool off a little,

about a month and a half ago
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What People Want From Smart Homes

FudRucker I am going to live in the dumbest home (209 comments)

i am basically going to buy one of those big fancy storage buildings that dont have plumbing or electric installed, park it on some land in a secluded spot out in the middle of nowhere, buy some insulation and sheetrock, and some wiring 12vdc and fix it up with solar panels, but i am only going to run automotive grade stuff, like a AM/FM/CDplayer made for a car for a home stereo unit, 12 volt DC lights, etc... and use solar panels to keep a bank of batteries charged up, i am going off the grid (mostly) soon, i got to cut my living expenses or end up living on skidrow with the rest of the homeless, i already am working on drawing up plans for solar heated water and a composting latrine (all legal too)

about a month and a half ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

FudRucker Hey Debian Developers (555 comments)

why not do this, build Jessie in such a way that during the install of Debian Jessie put an option so the user can select either init system so there is a tick option to either select systemD or old traditional init system that debian has used for years, can Debian Jessie be built in such a way that during install the user has a choice to go with either system???
i been using debian & slackware exclusively for the last few years because they are the last two remaining old school distros and if Jessie goes full tilt towards systemD i will be forced to abandon Debian

about 2 months ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

FudRucker Re:Hope! (522 comments)

maybe systemD will cause a Fork in the Debian distro,

i like Slackware too, maybe Slackian_Debware

Gentoo users will make a Debtoo

about 2 months ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

FudRucker Re:Some Sense Restored? (522 comments)

i have to agree, i was running Jessie for a while and systemD is just awful, i rather have the old init system that Debian has used for years, it works and i figure if it isn't broken don't fix it, i have since removed Jessie and switched to Slackware and have made up my mind to stick with Slack and keep my eye out for using only non systemD distros

about 2 months ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

FudRucker i think it will cause a fracutring of the internet (179 comments)

and it already has in a few places, i think Iran has pulled the plug

i think more nations will cut the international wires and develop their own internet within their own nation's borders sort of like a Nation wide LAN, various governments may have some international connections to the WWW but there will be mostly separation between nation's, i dont mind this at all and would stop most of the international cybercrime,

about 2 months ago
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Co-Founder of PayPal Peter Thiel: Society Is Hostile To Science and Technology

FudRucker not totally (238 comments)

i like good science, i hate pseudoscience

i hate high tech hardware that is locked down for my own good, maybe bought an Android tablet for the specific purpose of wiping android off and putting a vanilla Linux distro on it like Debian or Gentoo or maybe Slackware, and most tablets wont boot from other sources, and even if you mount it as a removable storage device and manually delete everything you can on it once it reboots the dang system gets replaced with a fresh copy (system on a chip???) i dont know for sure but i really hate tablets because nothing can be done to them and i got to run the OS that comes with it, and google store is packed full of crappy spamware, ok rant over because i am digressing, thanks

about 2 months ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

FudRucker Re:Just fucking leave it alone! (774 comments)

Absolute and Salix are two distros not listed i can say they are good distros that stick close enough to the parent distro that you can mix packages

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 and a half 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  |  about 6 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 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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