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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Ignacio Unhackable electronics is nice... (599 comments)

... but completely irrelevant when you can just hack the gun itself.

about two weeks ago
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OpenBSD Works To Emulate systemd

Ignacio Oh boy... (1 comments)

Aaaaand queue the bitching...

about two weeks ago
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PHP 5.6.0 Released

Ignacio Re:It's not the knife... (118 comments)

"Other" people's time? As far as I can tell, the only other person's time I'm wasting is yours. Want to go ballooning this weekend? We don't even need to bring fuel.

about three weeks ago
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PHP 5.6.0 Released

Ignacio Re:It's not the knife... (118 comments)

"... if the PHP programmer is better than you."

For every good-to-excellent PHP programmer there is a small army of mediocre-to-bad PHP programmers. You get chefs that deep-fry rubber boots, photographers that can't tell the lens from the viewfinder, and drivers that can't put a car in gear without breaking something.

But it also doesn't help when the programming language tells them that someone somewhere likes to eat overcooked footwear, or hands them a camera which is a featureless cube with two identical holes on either side, or takes away the gear shift and replaces it with a button labelled "Crash".

about three weeks ago
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Broadband Subscribers Eclipsing Cable TV Subscribers

Ignacio Re:No shit. All cable content is crap these days. (85 comments)

That depends entirely on which websites you visit.

Sure, but at least you get a chance to see what happened instead of having someone else unilaterally say "Open wide, here comes the news airplane!". Some is worse, but there's the possibility that some will be better.

about a month ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

Ignacio Re:Adblock Plus/FlashBlock (160 comments)

That's the generally accepted estimate: 10% will never steal, 10% will always steal, 80% might do it given the opportunity.

about 2 months ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

Ignacio Re:Adblock Plus/FlashBlock (160 comments)

They're not trying to convince the 10% that do it knowingly, they're trying to convince the 80% that don't know better.

about 2 months ago
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New Russian Law To Forbid Storing Russians' Data Outside the Country

Ignacio Remember... (206 comments)

Russian expatriates are Russian citizens too. And employment data is a thing that gets stored. I hope they're not looking for work with an Internet company...

about 3 months ago
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2600 Distributor Withholds Money, Magazine Future in Limbo

Ignacio IANAL (1 comments)

... but isn't this considered fraud?

about 3 months ago
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NIgerian born UK TV repairman sentenced 16 months prison for 91% reuse

Ignacio Hah! That'll learn them... (1 comments)

Only people in the First World get to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

about 3 months ago
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Why NASA's Budget "Victory" Is Anything But

Ignacio Two Percent? (267 comments)

2% isn't a victory, it's an "oh my f*cking god, we survived being killed off by the skin of our teeth".

about 4 months ago
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Cable TV Prices Rising At Four Times the Inflation Rate

Ignacio Re:more money - less quality (286 comments)

Nope. A bit of research will show that it is in fact logarithmic. There are obvious diminishing returns once you realize that there are five or six channels showing the same episode of the same show at the same time.

about 4 months ago
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Motorola declares war on the feature phone

Ignacio Wrong (1 comments)

It's not that people don't think it's worth the $337 average for a smartphone, it's that people don't think it's worth the $550 average for a smartphone that's appreciably better than a featurephone.

about 4 months ago
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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Ignacio Blatant Racism (410 comments)

Justice Sotomayor sounds like a huge racist since she doesn't seem to believe that blacks or hispanics are capable of getting admitted on their own merit.

about 5 months ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Ignacio The challenge in something... (1 comments)

.. is part of the fun. Take the challenge away and you may as well stick to 52 Pickup.

about 5 months ago
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Theo De Raadt's Small Rant on OpenSSL

Ignacio Names (1 comments)

There are many, many things you can call TdR. "Wrong" is not one of them.

about 5 months ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

Ignacio Oh for the... (400 comments)

What happened to supermarkets when people started being able to grow their own food?

about 6 months ago
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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

Ignacio Re:Temper tantrum (300 comments)

Facebook might not be a games company right now, but the acquisition of Oculus certainly gives them a huge opportunity to venture in to that market.

And the umpteen millions of subscribers it already has doesn't? Pull the other one, it's full of candy.

about 6 months ago

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Approximately 99% of XOs can't run Windows

Ignacio Ignacio writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Ignacio writes "Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote an article about how most OLPC XOs use a firmware that is incompatible with Windows (read: Windows is not capable of dealing with). One can't help but wonder why MS got involved in the first place, if they're being shut out like this wholesale."
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