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How Identifiable Are You On the Web?

Guy From V Honeypot (157 comments)

See Comment Subject.

2 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

Guy From V Terrorists and Pedophiles (269 comments)

I remember a quote from a security whitepaper which basically says something to the effect of "Unless your security method is being utilized by the worst of the worst criminals, say pedophiles, human traffickers and terrorists...then assume it is compromised."

Now, how one would find out what those sorts of people use for data security, you got me...but it seems like a good assumption.

2 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

Guy From V Re:Under US Jurisdiction? (269 comments)

Antediluvians. (Not the vampiric kind).

2 days ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Guy From V Re:Sounds Better? (431 comments)

"Sounding better" is subjective but what isn't subjective is that the "roomy and warm" sound we associate with pressed vinyl audio is the result of the frequency limitations audio must adhere to due to the nature of the physical media and the displacement of material the grooves create. There's a certain point at higher and lower frequencies in a given recording that extremes in highs and lows need to conserve both physical material and space since it is the depth and width of grooves that make vibrations low freq (groove depth) and high freq (groove width). It's merely those limitations that give LPs the "warmth" some people say sounds better and "livelier". It's basically just a matter of opinion if it sounds better or not...but it is hard fact that vinyl does NOT sound more like the original live sounds that created the LP. Digital has much less limiting factors, but then other anomalies have to be dealt with that are unique to digital...like pre-echo, the process of "averaging" points on wavelengths and compression artifacts and distortion.

I think...whatever...at least I sound like I know what's going on. In any event, I have pirated a lot of Waves DAP software bundles over the years. That gives me a sliver of semi-credibility.

3 days ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

Guy From V Re:The disturbed sand? (463 comments)

Because wind and rain rarely occur there at all, that's why only a few months ago when an extremely rare wind event happened it uncovered geoglyphs previously undiscovered.

4 days ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

Guy From V Re:oh delicious irony (463 comments)

It would take a damn good rake to manipulate every grain of sand that was disturbed so that they were reoriented the exact way they were gently eroded over centuries so that they resembled adjacent, undisturbed grains even remotely close enough. Also, even if that could be done, does it really matter anymore? Might as well just get a sewing machine out to fix the Shroud of Turin you wore like a cape and ripped a corner getting it caught in your bike chain. ...yeah that was the best analogy I could think of without interrupting my stream-of-typing consciousness, screw it.

4 days ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

Guy From V Re:Atari 2600 - Raiders of the Lost Ark (222 comments)

Gotta love those tsetse flies and humming the snake charming tune...like you will be now that I mentioned it.

about a week ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

Guy From V SuperShadow, Nostradamus of Star Wars (267 comments)

Its truly a sad day when anything that the inimitable and infamous SuperShadow brewed up in his mind is more relevant than real upcoming canon SW material.

about a month ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

Guy From V Re:Link to the study. (422 comments)

And gastric acid is ~1.5-2 pH. I'd use that to etch gunmetal any day. What's your point?

about 2 months ago
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Why the FCC Will Probably Ignore the Public On Network Neutrality

Guy From V Re:Where are the gun nuts? (336 comments)

You got an amazing amount of Democratic party talking points in that post, almost enough to make someone ignore how little any of them have any meaning to the subject at hand. Close, though.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Guy From V Re:Not just Chimps and Humans (224 comments)

IMHO wild canid (i.e. wolf) pack mentality and hierarchy is much more complex and nuanced than the primate model, I'd even go out o a limb and say it's probably much more "evolved". Wolves are highly social, even more so than most primates, and exhibit a mosaic of harder-to-describe interaction such as pity, shame, the ability to "agree yo disagree", vastly intricate verbal and nonverbal communication (moreso than most animals) - shown most obviously in the number of different howls ...and practiced deception plus forgiveness and atonement. I don't have a specific link or citing for what I'm saying but I have studied this subject for a few years on and off online and in print. Primate social interaction seems simplistic and lacking comparatively.

about 3 months ago
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Astronomers Find Star-Within-a-Star, 40 Years After First Theorized

Guy From V Re:Hmmm. (72 comments)

Will the original Hawking please stand up?

about 3 months ago
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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

Guy From V Add One More "least untruth" (200 comments)

In response to a FOIA request a ProPublica journalist filed for just this kind of information last year, the NSA told him they couldn't do those kind of searches that they apparently just did. Well, dang...it's a good thing that they figured out they could, I mean gosh...if they'd just got it squared away last year then we'd have known a lot earlier how clean their hands were in all this.

about 3 months ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

Guy From V Re:We suffer the 1st amendment for this (188 comments)

The 2nd Amendment is still a somewhat sturdy foundation for a failing 1st, though it's begun to show some hairline cracks that need to be shored up posthaste.

about 3 months ago
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Hackers Break Into HealthCare.gov

Guy From V Re:Yep. (150 comments)

Obamamancer.

about 3 months ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Guy From V One Angry Gamer (1134 comments)

These search results on the One Angry Gamer website about The Fine Young Capitalists game dev team (who also happen to be women, some might remember them as the team who wrote the game Depression Quest), who got blackballed by unscrupulous writers for a handful of well-known gaming and tech review outfits because of the second-rate "escapades" of one Zoe Quinn and her "relations" with several of them. Ironically, it was 4chan who stepped up to raise $5,000 to fund them when the rest of the community dropped them like a sack of shit because of Ms. Quinn and her "conspirators' " favoritism. PS quotes=sexual escapades and pillow talk railroading.

about 3 months ago
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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

Guy From V If this is true... (134 comments)

Then Encyclopedia Dramatica will be the unbiased source on how long they will sarcastically abide the policy before they just trash the hell out of it and forget the whole thing and not care anymore.

about 3 months ago
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Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance

Guy From V Virtual Veto? (65 comments)

Is this functionally the same as a meatspace veto? What about a holistic immersion filibuster via TRON-esqye deconstructing LASERs?

about 4 months ago
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Is Storage Necessary For Renewable Energy?

Guy From V Re:Expert?? (442 comments)

This is taken from an article named Engineering.com...in my fantasy world this article would have some basis grounded in reality. I've learned the hard way that this isn't always the case, however.

about 4 months ago

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Smart Gun Maker Filed For 'Remote Kill Switch' Patent

Guy From V Guy From V writes  |  about 7 months ago

Guy From V (1453391) writes "Discovered by a reader over at TTAG. Though filed for in 2006, and received in 2008, the maker of the first marketable (therefore possibly mandatory by force of law) firearm with what is considered smart gun tech, this remote transmitting device patent patent from Armatix is exemplary of why many consider this technology an affront to the Bill of Rights and the 2nd Amendment."
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Charles Carreon Finally Surrenders In Epic Legal Battle With The Oatmeal

Guy From V Guy From V writes  |  about a year ago

Guy From V (1453391) writes "Charles Carreon, zany lawyer and poster-child for the Streisand Effect (sorry Babs) for his lawsuit against The Oatmeal creator Mattew Innman last year in his original role as legal counsel for Funnyjunk, as reported by ArsTechnica, seems to have finally called it quits. In other news, the River Styx has reportedly dropped below 32 degrees Fahrenheit."

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