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Many Lasers Become One In Lockheed Martin's 30 kW Laser Weapon

GReaToaK_2000 More importantly... (202 comments)

Can it pop a giant bowl of popcorn in a house from a plane?

about 7 months ago
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First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

GReaToaK_2000 Re:If you don't like metro... (800 comments)

Here's the thing.
Metro UI sucks just as much as the window system Ubuntu and many other linux distributions have 'glommed' onto. It's all Mac like and I personally don't like it.

I preferred the windows 7 design. Oh and the whole "it's (win8) smaller and faster" is crap! I finally got windows 7 installed on my hp 2000 notebook and that was tough because hp didn't want me to do it, but they finally "allowed my downgrade". Now my notebook is fast and awesome!

I like my windowed layout. I have my applications laid out a certain way when coding and I hate the way Metro UI fights you at every step of the way to do this. They want to force you to have one app visible at a time. They started this on Linux with Gnome3, which is why it sucks so much. I can't stand the layout there either.

The only way I even remotely get what I want (in the linux realm) is to use CentOS. Not even fedora is good anymore.

I don't know who came up with it or why but it sucks.

about a year ago
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North Korean Missile Raised To Firing Position, Says US Official

GReaToaK_2000 Its almost like... (636 comments)

They want to be provoked or attacked. I'd like to believe they wouldn't be stupid enough to pull the trigger, but this is the closest they've ever gotten.

The other thing that confuses the hell out of me is that we are so bent on preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons yet, NK has been working on this since the beginning of the Bush (duh-bya) terms and we have YET to take them very seriously. We are sort of taking them seriously but it's still nothing like what we do with Iran.

So, is it that we don't think they'll do it OR do we think they will and we can go in and flatten them and setup right next to China? But, isn't SK close enough for us?

Now to the paranoid stuff... Who's behind this? Is it an attempt to get another war started? We have a LOT of interest in that area, Japan, SK, Malaysia, Philippines, etc. What is the point of this for NK to do this? and why aren't we taking this as seriously as we do Iran?

We have seen in the media that NK is portrayed a whining baby with dangerous toys.

China probably doesn't want to do anything because they are so close but if they felt threatened they could just run over them and be that much closer to SK.

So again, what is the deal with this? I hope that it's just saber rattling and NK will back down but they've done it enough that if they back down again it will only prove to most of the other nations they are a joke.

Oh and another thought occurs, is this a diversion? Could they be in league with Iran and/or Syria? I know we as Americans tend to have the attention span of a goldfish but still... This is really a threat we shouldn't be totally scoffing at.

I know this didn't come out exactly as I intended but it's the culmination of a lot of thoughts I've been "noodling" around for a while about NK.

Thanks.

about a year and a half ago
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Uniloc Patent Case Against Rackspace Tossed for Bogus Patents

GReaToaK_2000 Yeah but... (76 comments)

You can still patent genes???

about a year and a half ago
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We Should Be Allowed To Unlock Everything We Own

GReaToaK_2000 This is similar to UV (317 comments)

The UltraViolet movement of the movie industry is an attempt to control your ownership of the DVD you purchased.

about a year and a half ago
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Huge Meteor Blazes Across Sky Over Russia; Hundreds Injured

GReaToaK_2000 NOT related to DA14, please RFTA... (409 comments)

According to three of the articles I read the paths (vectors) of the inbound meteors are very different.

Stop the hysteria and read before you start freaking out.

about a year and a half ago
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Virtual Superpowers Translate To Real Life Desire To Help

GReaToaK_2000 Just Sayin... (56 comments)

But if they can show that virtual reality and games can have a positive affect on the mental state of people, you can't tell me the reverse isn't true.

about a year and a half ago
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Mother Found Guilty After Protesting TSA Pat-down of Daughter

GReaToaK_2000 Excuse me! But PLEASE Remember... (652 comments)

this is what "We the PEOPLE" have ALLOWED to get this far!!!

The stupid and scared people(sheep) of this country(Animal Farm) who have sacrificed freedom for "security" and allowed the continual erosion of our rights.

It is reversible but it takes a movement to do it.

It's disgusting and I agree with the people here who are pissed off but it's the continued apathy of these same people who don't vote and don't run against the current congress who are just as much a part of the problem as the TSA dick heads.

The hero (heroin) is Andrea Abbott who fought the good fight. There should be more support for her and her legal battle than talking heads. There should be more people fighting the 1% who are the PIGs of the "Manor Farm".

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Rectifying Nerd Arrogance?

GReaToaK_2000 really? (823 comments)

Like the preps/jocks/etc. when I grew up didn't affect how arrogant I became after post-grad?

It's life. The dumb-asses who poorly treated the geeks and nerds (not just computer geeks and nerds) get to become the whips of arrogant intelligent people when they graduate.

The problem is how long it takes those to grow out of that phase of life. Hell it took many years to reduce my own arrogance in my field. I still struggle with it from time to time.

Watch The Big Bang Theory, it's a really good analogue.

about 2 years ago
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Curiosity Spies Unidentified, Metallic Object On Mars

GReaToaK_2000 Was there localized deformation? (396 comments)

It doesn't look like there is any local deformation of the Martian ground where that shiny object is.

So, to me it doesn't seem like it's something that "fell off" Curiosity nor it's landing contraptions. This doesn't mean that it's not but just saying it's rather odd that there are no "crater-like" rings or dirt moved around the shiny thing.

Granted a gust of the Martian atmosphere may have re-covered the "crater" but there would still be some sort of visible change in the soil around it.

I think it might be Martian "ore" of some sort.

about 2 years ago
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Galaxy Tab Sales Ban Lifted, Samsung Sues Apple Over iPhone 5

GReaToaK_2000 YA type of "cold war" (196 comments)

Only now it's mutually assured destruction via patent law.

The only winners are lawyers, judges and monopolies.

The rest of us suffer the wounds and sores of stagnating technology and lack of innovation.

I knew I should have studied to be lawyer.

Sigh.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Wants Another $707 Million From Samsung

GReaToaK_2000 Re:Hard to like Apple any longer (316 comments)

It took this long for people to realize that Apple has never been nothing more than a cut-throat Capitalist company?

Really? Steve Jobs was NEVER a Saint nor was he ever nothing more than Bill Gates (in his Microsoft days) with a "cool veneer".
I'm sorry to all you Apple distortion field loving fanboys and girls out there but Steve was ALWAYS a vicious business man.
The difference between Jobs and Gates (besides the obvious) is that Gates changed over time and became an amazing philanthropist. Even in Jobs’s dying days he was still cut throat, admirable if you’re a business person but that’s it.

I’m tired of the rhetoric. Apple is just another company that since it’s driving force (Steve) is gone has been reduced to pissing matches with patents.

I hope Samsung wins.

about 2 years ago
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Samsung: Apple Stole the iPad's Design From Univ of Missouri Professor

GReaToaK_2000 Re:Apple ultimately stole the idea from God (362 comments)

Yeah, but Steve Jobs always thought he was God's gift to technology so that was never an issue. ;-)

I bet Steve had a pretty big shock when he passed.

more than 2 years ago
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Forget 6-Minute Abs: Learn To Code In a Day

GReaToaK_2000 How to get free advertising dollars... (306 comments)

Make some insanely stupid comments of a technical nature and post it on /.

Sit back and watch your site get millions of hits.

more than 2 years ago
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Laser Powers Lockheed Martin's Stalker Drone For 48 Hours

GReaToaK_2000 Oh yeah... (129 comments)

So that's what they need the Sharks with freaking Laser beams for...

more than 2 years ago
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Army Creates a Directed Lightning Bolt Weapon

GReaToaK_2000 Power ON! (214 comments)

Extra Crispy!!!

Need a Jump??

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook, Zuckerberg Sued Over IPO

GReaToaK_2000 Re:Wwwaaaahhhhhhh (445 comments)

I love seeing how people interpret statements with their own biases. It was purely with tongue firmly in cheek.

I was mocking all those people who bought into Facebook thinking they were going to make a quick buck off yet another tech stock IPO.

Personally, I think Zucker did the right thing by pricing the stock at the high end. Not because he wanted the max amount of money (although I am sure that was a part of it) but mainly because he didn't want the stock to balloon out of control, only to crash down later.

So, no, I don't believe in all the negative comments others decided to label and troll my comment with.

Just typical /. I think the stock with slowly rise as FB finds a way to cash in on all that data people stupidly put in there. I think it will make $100/share in less than a year.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook, Zuckerberg Sued Over IPO

GReaToaK_2000 Wwwaaaahhhhhhh (445 comments)

We're not making our millions off another tech IPO...

Waaahhhh!!! I want my money!!!

more than 2 years ago

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