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Hacker Disrupts New Zealand Election Campaign

He Who Has No Name "Rawshark"... (75 comments)

...sounds like a reference to that exact accented pronunciation of Rorschach's name in Watchmen (the original graphic novel, when Veidt calls the police to tip them off).

That can't be a coincidence.

about three weeks ago
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Point-and-Shoot: TrackingPoint's New Linux-Controlled AR-15s

He Who Has No Name Re:For loops are illegal (219 comments)

Yup. They should expect a visit from the ATF's jackboot squad any midnight now. Hope their loved ones and bank accounts are safely hidden, and they have a lawyer on retainer to help suppress the planted extra evidence that gets miraculously "found" during the raid.

about a month and a half ago
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Steam's Most Popular Games

He Who Has No Name Wonder how this would look adjusted for game age (118 comments)

Because I'm neither surprised that almost everybody has a bundled copy of Ricochet, nor that basically nobody plays it.

Hell, nobody played it when WON was still online, and that was over a decade ago.

about 5 months ago
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Civilization: Beyond Earth Announced

He Who Has No Name I'm really excited to play this, because... (89 comments)

...based on the description, I also really enjoyed this game the last time I played it when it was called "Deadlock".

about 5 months ago
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DEA Presentation Shows How Agency Hides Investigative Methods From Trial Review

He Who Has No Name Re:Fruit of the poison tree (266 comments)

Technically, conspiracy for depredation of rights under the color of law is punishable by death. It is legally constructed as domestic treason against the social compact, rather than wartime treason against the body republic.

This shit would stop quick if some of these bastards faced the firing squad on national prime-time television.

about 8 months ago
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ATF Tests Show 3D Printed Guns Can Explode

He Who Has No Name Re:do tell (233 comments)

...when pressure-bearing components are made from thermoplastics, which has never been argued to be a well-suited use. When parts are printed from metal alloys... the game changes.

And for what it's worth, there is a Canadian inventor (who is remaining anonymous) who has successfully printed and fired a single-shot rifle.

3D printing is destroying the separation between idea or data, and fabrication, and it's doing it on an affordable, individual level. Gun control from a regulatory and political standpoint has always depended on tight control over firearm's entry points to commerce (manufacturers and importers), and compliance by intimidation of everyone else. If everybody can be a manufacturer, and it doesn't require machinist skills to make something of workable quality, centralized control is impossible.

Watch - the response is going to be to try and make possessing 3D data or plans a criminal offense. Thought crime.

about 10 months ago
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Why Amazon Fights State Sales Tax, But Supports It Nationally

He Who Has No Name Yay, corporations terraforming our legal system! (165 comments)

A few more decades like this, and you won't be able to tell this nation ever had flesh-and-blood inhabitants just from looking at our statutes and caselaw!

about a year ago
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Ars: Cross-Platform Malware Communicates With Sound

He Who Has No Name Re: comments at Ars... (245 comments)

I'm assuming they had this thing called a "battery". Most computers with built in speakers AND microphones are laptops of some kind.

about a year ago
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Ars: Cross-Platform Malware Communicates With Sound

He Who Has No Name Pooch to the rescue (245 comments)

...it'd also be stupid simple to detect. All you need is a sound meter.

Or, a dog.

about a year ago
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Books With "Questionable Content" Being Deleted From ebookstores In Sweeping Ban

He Who Has No Name Re:Dear MINISTRY OF TRUTH (548 comments)

I'm okay with getting rid of The Scarlett Letter.

about a year ago
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Valve Shows How Steam Controller Works In Real Life

He Who Has No Name Re:Painfully slow (139 comments)

I'd actually pay good money for the left hand-half of this so I could use it like a thumbstick and have variable movement direction / speed input instead of just four discrete keys like the usual WASD config.

Being able to sneak slowly in juuuust the right direction in Deus Ex or Splinter Cell, or steer more naturally in World of Tanks would be great. I'm sick of only having the choice of four directions, and either not moving or going full speed.

You'd also get the ability to do away with dedicated walk and sprint buttons, all you'd maybe need is crouch or use the other touch pad to control height of stance.

about a year ago
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Valve Shows How Steam Controller Works In Real Life

He Who Has No Name Strangely, the best part of this (139 comments)

...was I spent the next few hours playing and replaying Papers Please.

about a year ago
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Boy Scouts Bully Hacker Scouts Into Submission

He Who Has No Name Re:Well... (289 comments)

The BSA is the official boy's youth program for the Mormon church (as selected by the Mormons, not the BSA). Salt Lake City has a disproportionate and unhealthy influence on BSA national policy as a result.

Basically, when the Boy Scouts were on the verge of disappearing into history a few decades back, the Mormons stepped in and said "we'll give you a big shot in the arm but we get the reins". And the BSA said "sure, anything, where do I sign? Right here under where it says 'consent for transference of soul?'"

about a year ago
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Emotional Attachment To Robots Could Affect Battlefield Outcome

He Who Has No Name The Fourth Law of Robotics (194 comments)

Is to be as cute and memorable as possible to increase your own chances of continued existence.

(Sometimes referred to as the "WALL*E Rule")

1 year,3 days
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Final Mars One Numbers Are In, Over 200,000 People Applied

He Who Has No Name Re:Can't we just send them all? (176 comments)

What, they'll build Australia 2: Outback Harder?

1 year,12 days
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Russia Issues Travel Warning To Its Citizens About United States and Extradition

He Who Has No Name What the hell happened to my country? (369 comments)

These are the kinds of warnings WE used to give about RUSSIAN satellite nations.

This is all turning into a bad dream...

1 year,19 days
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UW Researchers Demonstrate First Direct Communication Between Human Brains

He Who Has No Name Let's just cover the basics here real quick... (154 comments)

...bring on the Kaiju, ultimate dutch rudder, we need a young priest and an old priest... ...did I miss any obvious ones?

1 year,25 days
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NRA Launches Pro-Lead Website

He Who Has No Name Re:The Romans found out about lead (780 comments)

The NRA is a gun OWNERS advocacy group.

Firearms manufacturers have the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

The NRA is obviously going to stand in the way of something that makes it extremely difficult or impossible for common citizens to legally acquire firearms and ammunition.

about a year ago

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DoD descends on DEFCAD

He Who Has No Name He Who Has No Name writes  |  about a year ago

He Who Has No Name (768306) writes "While the ATF appears to have no open objection to 3D printed firearms at this time, the Department of Defense apparently does. A short while ago, "#DEFCAD has gone dark at the request of the Department of Defense Trade Controls. Take it up with the Secretary of State" appeared on the group's site, and download links for files hosted there began to give users popups warning of the DoD takeover."
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