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FISA Court Extends Section 215 Bulk Surveillance For 90 Days

Grog6 You Can't Vote Out the Gestapo. (82 comments)

As long as they can OK this for themselves, in Secret Courts, We, the People are Seriously Fucked.

I saw a major article today about how all the successful Supreme Court Cases are handled by an inner circle of DC Lawyers, who are personal friends of some of the Justices.

It's All Insiders at this point in the government in the parts that matter; the rest are Country Hicks that will do whatever the Fuck they're told. Yes, I mean Congress.

We are headed down a dark road my friends.

It's already Ugly, why do you think so much was left out of the CIA Torture Report, and they're Still Worried it will lead to uprisings?!
Note: they haven't said where they expect those to occur... :)

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

Grog6 Re:Have the Germans threaten to invade (687 comments)

Godwin is no longer a conversation ender, since the Snowden revelations.

You have to be able to talk about Nazi's when your country is going that way...

about two weeks ago
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Ron Wyden Introduces Bill To Ban FBI 'Backdoors' In Tech Products

Grog6 How long until he gets a phone call... (109 comments)

"You know, that's a nice life you have; drop the bill and none of your illegal activities come out."

All congresscritters are criminals, so this won't take long to kill. :(

You can't vote out the Gestapo.

about two weeks ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Grog6 Re:Let's do the math (307 comments)

If we create those Machine Descendants Incorrectly, we Automatically make them our Descendants. :)

Remember, Weight that SkyNet() Function really high, to minimize this outcome in Your Code!

about three weeks ago
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Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin's Creed Unity Poor Performance

Grog6 I've never seen Ubisoft shills before... (262 comments)

I wonder if the NSA let them use theirs?

Ubisoft==Do Not Buy.

I only got FarCry3 because it came with a video card for free; talk about a game for damaged psychopaths... Sorry, I meant "Written By".

about a month ago
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The Disgruntled Guys Who Babysit Our Aging Nuclear Missiles

Grog6 Re: Automate! (176 comments)

Even for the Computers, it's the Women that get you every time. :)

about a month ago
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The Disgruntled Guys Who Babysit Our Aging Nuclear Missiles

Grog6 Re:Automate! (176 comments)

This:
"Skynet went online on August 4, 1997. Human decisions were removed from strategic defense. It originally became self-aware at 2:14 am Eastern Time on August 29th, 1997. In the ensuing panic and attempts to shut Skynet down, Skynet retaliated by firing American nuclear missiles at their target sites in Russia. Russia returned fire and three billion human lives ended in the nuclear holocaust. This was what has come to be known as "Judgment Day". "

Nuclear Armageddon is Bad, M'kay?

about a month ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Grog6 Short answer: He's Black. (706 comments)

That's why the Repubs hate him.

about a month ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

Grog6 Re:Stupid is as stupid does (572 comments)

Agreed; I won't use them from here out; what will they do next week?

Especially when their business tanks suddenly.

about 2 months ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

Grog6 That's the stupidest comment ever on /. (572 comments)

The Chinese Govt doesn't give a rat's ass about this; they're filling their pockets too.

I have at least one counterfeit problem a year, and our supply chain is as locked down as it gets.

If a medical device fails, and someone dies because of their driver, they'll all be in prison, from the ceo to the guy that sent it to M$.

about 2 months ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Grog6 Re:Is this legal? (700 comments)

"Service required" is what their cellmate will be saying; this will not end well for them.

If they get out of it for $50 for everyone in the class action lawsuit, it will be cheap, IMHO.

If M$ knew about it before they distributed it thru their driver distribution channel, they also seem to be on the hook. :)

I've never seen Corporate Suicide before; I wonder who's brilliant idea this was? :facepalm:

about 2 months ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

Grog6 Re:Not an April Fools joke? (164 comments)

I use the mouse lefty, and the keyboard with the right. Arrow keys for motion, and a Rosewill RK-9000 mech keyboard, wired for PS2.

USB limits you to 6 key presses per transfer.

PS2 is 'all key presses get sent' 200 times a second in hardware with a decent mobo.

I have every key programmed for something, and I've been using some of the main ones for >30 years now.

I had to learn a new whole set of "fast functions" when Crysis came out; adding cloaking, armor, and all really was hard to do for a bit.

A side effect we noticed after the new functions were working was that when you change the function of a key, it "takes" much faster. Something in the rewiring, I guess. :)

about 2 months ago
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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Grog6 This is the "Oh Noes, the ISIS has WDM" moment. (376 comments)

This is how they're going to justify going back into Iraq, especially since Oil prices are Crashing.

Cheney's crowd can't handle that, so Something has to happen.

Who is "They"? Wait a week and we'll see, won't we? :)

about 2 months ago
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Liking Analog Meters Doesn't Make You a Luddite (Video)

Grog6 Re:Analog displays are better in some situations. (155 comments)

I can glance at the tach and see that I need to shift RSN, as the rate of approaching the redline is pretty close. :)

Analog is much better than a digital display that updates every few dozen mS with a number that is interpreted by a different part of my Brain. :)

about 2 months ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

Grog6 Re:Barney (487 comments)

The guy that did the early spreading of Captain Tripps was state trooper; just imagine how many people he's been in contact with.

And how many they have been in contact with...

about 2 months ago
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Hacking USB Firmware

Grog6 Re:Signed Firmware (97 comments)

The UV light damages the silicon over time, degrading the oxide layer.

It will fail to some other structure, and stick high or low eventually.

A good cosmic ray strike while you're programming at 21V can make one popcorn open, lol.

about 2 months ago
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GlaxoSmithKline Released 45 Liters of Live Polio Virus

Grog6 Re:Let's wait 28 days (209 comments)

Hell Yeah!

rofl

about 2 months ago
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Hacking USB Firmware

Grog6 Those little windows... (97 comments)

...were made of fused quartz, because UV wont go thru normal glass.

That's why the erasable ones were so expensive.

about 3 months ago
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DARPA Technology Could Uncover Counterfeit Microchips

Grog6 This tool needs to hit the market asap. (35 comments)

I have had numerous problems with counterfeit transistors and Zener diodes.

How can you profitably screen thousands of rectifier diodes for their zener point, then grind off the original markings, and mold on new partnumbers??

At $0.003 each?

At least the transistors failed spectacularly. :)

about 3 months ago

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