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SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch and Historic Landing Aborted

Hillgiant Re:Count down abort.. (70 comments)

If you wait till the last minute, they only take a minute to fix.

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

Hillgiant Re:Thanks, assholes (573 comments)

Most of the "3d gun" nutters are specifically printing the lower receiver. Under US law, this is the only part of the gun that is licensed. The rest of it is all accessories. What these nutters are doing is printing the unlicensed receiver and then installing regular gun parts around it. In clear violation of the law, I might add.

about three weeks ago
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Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy

Hillgiant Re:That's an attack! (139 comments)

I'm sure it's just a typo; don't get all wound up about it.

I don't know, it sure has sparked an interesting sidebar.

about a month ago
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Comcast's Lobbyists Hand Out VIP Cards To Skip the Customer Service Wait

Hillgiant Re:Story is BS. Make it Right cards aren't that bi (131 comments)

The entire premise is wrong. Why should some customers have a secret handshake that grants them reasonable levels of customer service? Why can't everyone get this level of service? Or, more to the point, why doesn't everyone get this level of service?

about a month ago
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The Magic of Pallets

Hillgiant Re:Like many inventions ... (250 comments)

Yes, actually. There is a niche in the logistics business of moving pallets from where they are unloaded to where they are loaded. Also, as others have indicated, there are cottage businesses associated with refurbishing and recycling damaged/end-of-life pallets.Some are just stacked. Fancy operations will strap them into pallet sized cubes.

about a month ago
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Viacom's Messy Relationship With YouTube and The Rise of Stephen Colbert

Hillgiant Re:Lost His Balls (78 comments)

Clearly this is about ethics in gaming journalism; not about threats of extreme violence to silence dissent*.

*Even if it is composed entirely of such threats. Modern political debate. So meta.

about a month ago
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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

Hillgiant Re:distributed raid (281 comments)

Implement true one way encryption by sending everything to /dev/null

Saves on disc space, too!

about a month and a half ago
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Why Didn't Sidecar's Flex Pricing Work?

Hillgiant Re:Duh. (190 comments)

All of this Bennett Haselton hate sure make me miss the Jon Katz hate.

Wait... nevemind. I don't miss it.

about a month and a half ago
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Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

Hillgiant Re:currency (138 comments)

I'd buy that for a dollar.

about a month and a half ago
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WaveNET – the Floating, Flexible Wave Energy Generator

Hillgiant Re:Saltwater and MTBF (90 comments)

Cathodic protection is a well understood science. I have seen sub-sea pipeline equipment that had been immersed for 20 years actuate like they are brand new.

about 2 months ago
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Ferguson No-Fly Zone Revealed As Anti-Media Tactic

Hillgiant Re:While I hate the media circus... (265 comments)

Slow down sparky. The First Amendment doesn't have the "In order to maintain a well regulated militia"-type clause.

Moreover, even thought the First Amendment clearly forbids Congressional abridgment of the Press, the Supreme Court has allowed multiple exceptions.

So. Take your pocket copy of the Bill of Rights and put it back in your pocket. Grownups are talking.

about 3 months ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

Hillgiant Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

religion is not an opinion.

Yes it is. Often it is an opinion based on rarely examined and poorly understood precepts, but an opinion none the less.

about 3 months ago
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Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public

Hillgiant Re:"mouse pointing devices"? (121 comments)

mouse pointing devices

You went with that because you didn't know whether to put mouses or mice, right?

It is, of course, mieces.

I, for one, can't stand a dull mouse. I need only the sharpest, pointiest mice.

about 3 months ago
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A New FOSS Conference Comes to Florida (Video)

Hillgiant Video Slashvertisement (9 comments)

What happened /.?
It's like I don't even know you anymore.

about 5 months ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

Hillgiant Re:Here's an idea (448 comments)

They hate us so much, we must kill them.

about 5 months ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

Hillgiant Re:Here's an idea (448 comments)

How dare you, sir. How dare you pollute this debate with FACTS.

about 5 months ago
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UPS: We've Been Hacked

Hillgiant Re:Is this for real? (62 comments)

"at least 8 digits, alpha-numeric with at least one unique character!"

A surprisingly common password.

about 5 months ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

Hillgiant This is Bull Shit (465 comments)

There is no way there were 700,000 people who wanted to watch Fast & Furious 6.

about 5 months ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

Hillgiant Re:god dammit. (521 comments)

Two words:
Chicken Trebuchet.

And they said I was mad at the academy. Maaaaaaaad.

about 5 months ago

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