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YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

FudRucker this is what i got (224 comments)

Debian Wheezy on a i686, 2 gigs ram, 2200 intel core2, nvidia card using nouveau,and with Google Chrome latest stable i went to Youtube and the videos are still showing mixed results, some run smoothly without hitting the CPU much at all, others suck the life out of the CPU @ !00% even worse than compiling source code so my first impression of HTML-5 video is that i am not impressed

4 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

FudRucker what the lack of encryption will do is... (392 comments)

open the door not only for government snoops it will also allow criminals to steal identities, steal passwords, steal credit card numbers, and anything else of value, this idea that the government needs to spy on everything sets a bad precedent and is intruding where privacy is really needed the most

about a week ago
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

FudRucker what is funny about GMO is (351 comments)

did Monsanto or Archer-Daniels-Midland or any of those other HUGE agriculture corporations ever consider what genetically modifying crops would do to its DNA? what if their GM crops DNA meddling is like chemistry where mixing foreign sources cause unexpected and unintended results that could be harmful to people and the farmland's environment in which they grow?

about a week ago
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Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

FudRucker It will never happen (489 comments)

"Getting it right" goes against their business model, they make more money selling you an expensive piece of crap OS, because they know it will be obsolete in a few years and they can sell you another copy of a new version of the same old piece of crap OS again

Like shooting at a moving invisible target = ReactOS will never win trying to catch up to running windows

about two weeks ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

FudRucker Re:Because (592 comments)

you've doubled your chances of getting laid

about two weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

FudRucker some modern electronic gagets can not be fixed (840 comments)

surface mount micro tech components is so small that human hands with a soldiering iron can not fix it, and those electronic gadgets and put together so tightly with hidden clasps that snap together that simply taking them apart destroys them unless you are a specialist with those gadgets

about a month ago
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US Slaps Sanctions On North Korea After Sony Cyberattack

FudRucker i heard that Sony hack was insiders (231 comments)

not north korea, is slashdot becoming just another source for government misinformation and propaganda???

about a month ago
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Happy Public Domain Day: Works That Copyright Extension Stole From Us In 2015

FudRucker i vote with my wallet (328 comments)

i refuse to buy books, movies and music anymore

about 1 month ago
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The Interview Bombs In US, Kills In China, Threatens N. Korea

FudRucker what China should do is (288 comments)

invade North Korea, depose the North Korean government, and depose & disarm the North Korean military, and once they stabilized it, hand it over to South Korea

about a month ago
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Viacom's Messy Relationship With YouTube and The Rise of Stephen Colbert

FudRucker if i was a famous celebrety like Colbert (78 comments)

i would tell Viacom & comedy central to stick it where the sun dont shine, and to back off suing google (youtube) over my videos, it is the celebrities that make Viacom significant (not the other way around) someone with the notoriety of Colbert could go to work anywhere, i would be sure to include something like that in a contract before i signed

about a month ago
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Massive Volcanic Eruptions Accompanied Dinosaur Extinction

FudRucker Re:So - an impact of an asteroid.... (78 comments)

yup, thats what i was thinking, the meteor impact was significant enough to cause volcanoes world wide to go spewing up their stuff

about a month and a half ago
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Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

FudRucker Re:flaimbait??? (484 comments)

theres got to be some astroturfers in here that work for somebody that profits from other people's misery, maybe the private prison system, or a corrupt district attorney, or some corrupt police or sheriff's deputy i hope karma bites you hard on the ass

about a month and a half ago
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Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

FudRucker Re:Enforcing pot laws is big business (484 comments)

still, legalizing it would be the better option, Colorado already proved that with the tax revenue they brought in from legalized marijuana, plus it frees up law enforcement to pursuit more serious crimes, empties jails and prisons of otherwise law abiding citizens that were only merely in possession or smoking a small amount of herb, i hope this forces the federal Govt to finally realize that marijuana should be legalized just like alcohol (legal for any adult, and no driving under the influence)

about a month and a half ago
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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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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  |  more than 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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