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In UK, Two Convicted of Refusing To Decrypt Data

GeorgeStone22 Re:A thought experiment (554 comments)

2-5 years might be less than you'd get for disclosing the data.

more than 4 years ago
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UK National ID Card Cloned In 12 Minutes

GeorgeStone22 Re:The solution is simple... (454 comments)

"The real shame is the government has spent billions of our tax dollars without acknowledging this fact. Is it even a British company thats producing the cards? Or are these tax dollars going to another economy?"

What a great comment from the daily mail article.
Tax dollars in the UK. Amazing.

more than 4 years ago
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Turning Classic Literary Works Into Games

GeorgeStone22 Of mice and men. (93 comments)

Guide your retard around the maps making sure he doesn't kill anything, but watch out for curly!
Collect the mice to win the game!

more than 4 years ago
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Censorship Struggle Underway In Iceland

GeorgeStone22 Re:fp!! (251 comments)

I love how the Icelandics had the audacity to blame the British for the collapse of their banks..

more than 4 years ago
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Fewer Than 10 ET Civilizations In Our Galaxy?

GeorgeStone22 Re:Why (642 comments)

What's to say it isn't a last ditch effort?
The race is dying and this is our last ditch effort. We've realized if we don't do something the human race will become extinct.
Our last, somewhat selfless chance, is to send out the mother ships with our building blocks on board.
It's the only way to keep our legacy alive.

Although if I was us (Wait what..), I'd also send all the information we have gathered. Maybe in the form of a mind image that could be deployed to the new inhabitants.
Giving them all the knowledge of our species.

more than 4 years ago
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Fewer Than 10 ET Civilizations In Our Galaxy?

GeorgeStone22 Re:Why (642 comments)

Wouldn't it be funny if Pandas were the probe.
They've been trying to let themselves become extinct as not to expose that they're seemingly useless but we keep trying to save them.

more than 4 years ago
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Which Game Series Would You Reboot?

GeorgeStone22 Re:MDK (1120 comments)

It might actually happen since Interplay came back from the ashes.
Their 10p stock price isn't promising though.

more than 4 years ago
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Which Game Series Would You Reboot?

GeorgeStone22 MDK (1120 comments)

Anyone remember that game? It was awesome.

more than 4 years ago
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Bill Gates Remembers 1979

GeorgeStone22 Re:Dr. Who (310 comments)

Erm, when it comes to something as global as computing systems, segregation will never work.
You need compatibility, ease of use, and cost effectiveness.
This basically means one OS was always going to come out dominant.
What about if it was Apple's OS? Would we be decades behind when it comes to hardware design?

There's a lot of what ifs and maybes in what you say, no, spew.

more than 4 years ago
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Bill Gates Remembers 1979

GeorgeStone22 Re:Dr. Who (310 comments)

Arg. I don't care how shit you think the Windows OS is, Gates' philanthropy is worth it.

more than 4 years ago
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Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man

GeorgeStone22 Re:Nothing to worry about... (652 comments)

Oh shit.
In 2038 I'll be 50 years old...
Hey, is this room getting smaller? Is that my heart I can hear?

more than 4 years ago
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26 Years Old and Can't Write In Cursive

GeorgeStone22 Re:Are you freaking kidding me? (921 comments)

As soon as I left school I stopped writing. My cursive was/is horrid and i've always been ashamed of it, so the jump to a keyboard was much appreciated. My teachers pushed me to write neater but I held the pen differently and couldn't get used to the other technique they tried to teach. And all this happened at 12 years old when I had already been writing for 6 years with no one questioning how I hold a pen. People will judge you on your handwriting, but you're all equal when a keyboard is involved. If I ever have to write anything on a note, it usually takes me 2 or 3 goes until I get to the "That will do" moment where i'm just fed up.

more than 4 years ago
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Hacking Nuclear Command and Control

GeorgeStone22 Re:Auto-update (256 comments)

Sub Commander:"Fire the missiles!" Computer: *bleep blop* Sub operator:"What do you mean am I sure? Fucking thing.."

more than 4 years ago
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Medieval UK Battle Records Released Online

GeorgeStone22 Re:90% success (178 comments)

Haha, you complain about the British "Getting their asses handed to them" in 1944 when warfare was still in its infancy, and include the gem that if it wasn't for the US we would be . Yet, the great USA invaded Iraq (Twice) and gets their asses handed to them both times. Yet claims victory for both. Then there's Vietnam. No you're right. The US is a true master of warfare and we should be happy to have your troops behind us (Most likely shooting us in the back). Seriously, without us in WW2 there wouldn't have been a WW2 and the Nazi's would have taken the whole of europe. No one was doing shit until our little island nation decided enough was enough. You ignorance astounds me.

more than 4 years ago
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How They Built the Software of Apollo 11

GeorgeStone22 Re:Fake (220 comments)

The Russians didn't even use computers to guide their version of the lunar lander. They had mechanical controls in the form of what looked like a giant handbrake.

about 5 years ago
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Online Attack Hits US Government Web Sites

GeorgeStone22 Re:Counter attack (199 comments)

I had a dream last night where I was on an island, but it was actually North Korea. A great big US ship pulled up to it with a Saturn 5 rocket on the deck. Then NK shot 2 little artillery shells at the ship, they missed, but then the Saturn 5 launched and hit the island, to which it caused a nuclear explosion for some reason. Then me and my friends ran away from the blast, I hid behind a rock and my leg got burned a bit. Funny since the dream started with me driving a Ferrari.

about 5 years ago
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BT Drops Phorm, Citing More Pressing Priorities

GeorgeStone22 Re:Not too good. (94 comments)

Not for BT who own pretty much the whole telecommunications infrastructure of the UK..

about 5 years ago
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iPhone Vulnerability Yields Root Access Via SMS

GeorgeStone22 Re:Ouch! (186 comments)

I don't get your mindset. The phone has obviously sold millions upon millions. It's doing something right. It's called usability and the iPhone has it by the bucket loads. Before the iPhone came about putting apps onto a phone was annoying and awkward for the average user. You had to download the .sis (On symbian OS) then put it on a memory card, then finally install it. Apple have made mobile applications accessible to the masses, and Grindr is proof of that. I don't agree with everything Apple has done with the iPhone, but I agree with enough of it to have just ordered a 3Gs. My previous phone was a Nokia 6600 which was probably more feature rich, but using it was torture.

about 5 years ago
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iPhone Vulnerability Yields Root Access Via SMS

GeorgeStone22 Re:easy to stop on att just have them block txt. (186 comments)

I think so. I have some american friends who bought a pay & go mobile to use here in the UK. When I would phone them they would almost always hang up on me. When I asked why they said they only had a little credit left and they needed it. I explained that over here incoming anything is free. Only costs to send.

about 5 years ago

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