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NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant

Gallomimia Re:April Fools? (274 comments)

I clicked on this article because it sounded like an April Fool's joke because the NSA would never admit to this, would they?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Promises Not To Snoop Through Email

Gallomimia Didn't you already promise this? (144 comments)

Your word means nothing. We already had that promise and you broke it. No we don't want another empty promise. You promised Windows 98 would be faster, and the only thing it was faster at was crashing, using up all a computer's memory to encourage upgrades, and catching viruses. You been promising that for decades. Why should this promise be any different?

about three weeks ago
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Fake PGP Keys For Crypto Developers Found

Gallomimia Why Google? (110 comments)

Why would we rely upon the certificate transparency system of Google, purportedly a member of the PRISM Project?

about a month ago
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Malaysian Flight Disappearance 'Deliberate'

Gallomimia Re:I'm not saying it was aliens... (436 comments)

What a coincidence! That's the island from Lost. They're filming a sequel. It's called "Fucked."

about a month ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

Gallomimia What's wrong with singular HD's? (983 comments)

I just can't see why you haven't thought of grabbing 10 or so 2TB or 3TB drives, copying a segment of the data to them and putting them back in their anti-static bags on the shelf somewhere. SATA drive docks are cheap, or plug it into your eSATA port to access the drive. Perform updates once per week on only the lead drive. I think the problem that remains is software to index it all and know which files need to be backed up and which are on drive X of Y.

about a month ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

Gallomimia Re:Hmmm... (983 comments)

Don't worry. The solar wind will push it that way anyways.

about a month ago
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Sulfur Polymers Could Enable Long-Lasting, High-Capacity Batteries

Gallomimia Re:Still a ways to go...until we get where? (131 comments)

They already have cordless electric car charging stations. Put it on the floor of your garage at home, drive in, walk inside, forget about it. Takes zero time to manage your charge.

about a month and a half ago
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Sulfur Polymers Could Enable Long-Lasting, High-Capacity Batteries

Gallomimia Re:ICE 20% efficient, Electric 98%. (131 comments)

How exactly does an airplane refuel itself in mid air? Magic second tank that stores extra fuel in a way that doesn't take up the same weight/space a normal tank does?

What the hell do you mean "how does it refuel in midair?" It flies up to a refueling tanker or blimp and takes on fuel through a big hose. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...

about a month and a half ago
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Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

Gallomimia Re: ieee floats (664 comments)

I guess you're still in grade eight? Division by zero results in positive or negative infinity, depending upon the sign of the numerator. You'll learn that in grade ten I believe.

about 2 months ago
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Snowden Used Software Scraper, Say NSA Officials

Gallomimia Re:Stunning. (227 comments)

They just want to prevent people from archiving all the porn pay sites and releasing them via torrents.

about 2 months ago
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Snowden Used Software Scraper, Say NSA Officials

Gallomimia Re:Stunning. (227 comments)

It's entirely possible he ran the results through grep or maybe sed to determine which documents were valuable and which were worthless. Therefore anyone who uses wget, grep, or sed throughout their daily work is going to be added to a terrorist watch list and interrogated on weekends at Guantanamo.

about 2 months ago
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Would Linus Torvalds Please Collect His Bitcoin Tips?

Gallomimia Is Linus's time worth more than $136/h? (231 comments)

Not saying it would take an hour for him to bother with collecting these tips, but let's consider whether it's actually worth the time it would take Mister Torvalds to actually do the act you're begging him to do. The earlier posts regarding the amount of the tips are rather correct. It's pretty small considering. Nice thought tho, getting actual pay to the devs who make all of the software we love to grab for free (beer), on top of the fact that it's open sourced and free (libre)

about 3 months ago
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Startup Out of MIT Promises Digital Afterlife — Just Hand Over Your Data

Gallomimia Genius. Truely genius. (241 comments)

The guys who are starting up and building this project are absolutely brilliant. Not because they're trying to emulate human behavior, or even because they're trying to make a digital afterlife. The former is probably not that hard, and the latter is just marketing spin. No, they're brilliant because they've found the ultimate way to tap unlimited funding! They will attract millions of dollars from the NSA, CIA, Rothschilds, Bilderburgs, Rockerfellers and Koch brothers. They will never have to worry about work again, and can probably siphon off a few bucks for themselves or side projects. Spectacular genius. Only in America.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

Gallomimia What he Deserves VS What he will Get (822 comments)

A pardon? Fuck that. What he deserves is to be the interim leader of the world until we can hold a full plebiscite on how the world should be governed and why all of the so-called rules he broke are meaningless and worthless and not actual crimes for him to be pardoned from.

What is he going to get as soon as the US coaxes him out of hiding and into their waiting and loving arms? Piano wire and a secret grave. Torture until he reveals the location of the compromised documents which remain. If you think words and promises are enough for the people who want this guy to shut up, you really need to give more thought and examination into who they are, what they are capable of, why they want it.

about 3 months ago
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Surveillance Watchdog Concludes Metadata Program Is Illegal, "Should End"

Gallomimia You think they give a fuck?? (138 comments)

Trust a lawyer's self importance to think that his job is not a make-work career and that the president and congress and the people who tell them what to do actually give a fuck about the law and what's illegal or not.

about 3 months ago
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Schiller Says Apple Is the Last PC Maker From the Mac Era, Forgets About HP

Gallomimia Wrong. It was Packard Bell back then (474 comments)

It's merged so many times with other corporations that you really can't say it "still exists".

about 3 months ago
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Lawsuit: Oracle Called $50K 'Good Money For an Indian'

Gallomimia That's a great idea! (409 comments)

Because it worked so well for Apple selling products built by slaves at FoxxCon

about 3 months ago
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The Mystery/Myth of the $3 Million Google Engineer

Gallomimia He is nameless because... (173 comments)

He is being paid for piece work. He doesn't sleep, he eats through a needle, and he doesn't have time to give you his name!

about 3 months ago
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Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

Gallomimia Re:There's a catch in the Florida Law: (1431 comments)

I found this summary of the situation very enlightening as I read the actual article, after reading this. It appears that the shooter knew all of this in advance, being a seasoned veteran of the force. The gun went off only after there had been an assault. He was pissed and looked for his excuse to kill the asshole who is not only texting in a theater, but also not doing what this old cop says.

about 3 months ago
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Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

Gallomimia Re:Tragic story, equally tragic reporting (1431 comments)

This news article spent all its fluff text berating cell phone use in theaters and labeling it as a rising problem, while completely skipping over the insane individual who KILLED someone.

Insane individual who used to be a cop.

about 3 months ago

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