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South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

In hydraulis Re: Debtors Prison? (467 comments)

Honestly, no. But the idea amuses me.

about 7 months ago
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South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

In hydraulis Re: Debtors Prison? (467 comments)

If she lost a VHS tape 9 years ago, and the store went under since then, (1) there's no victim

Are you seriously not seeing the cause-effect relationship here?

about 7 months ago
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Linksys Resurrects WRT54G In a New Router

In hydraulis WTB: A rugged router built to withstand heat (310 comments)

I've just expanded the comments on this page, ran a search for the term "heat," found a few mentions of overheating but no suggestions to prevent it. So let me ask here:

Does any Slashdotter reading this have any recommendations for a DSL modem-router (combined unit preferred) that can withstand, say, an Australian Summer while operating under load without crapping out every few minutes?

I realise that it will involve heat sinks and/or fans, and that the price will reflect this. Perfectly understandable. That said, this is for a small business/home environment, and I don't have an unbounded budget.

Compatibility with DD-WRT, OpenWRT, Tomato, etc. would be a godsend, too.

Asking because no router I've bought during the past ten years can make it through ten minutes of anything-more-than-idling without dropping sync repeatedly in an endless loop once the Summer heat sets in. (What a hideous sentence.)

Thank you.

about 9 months ago
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Internet Commenting Growing Away From Anonymity

In hydraulis Re:Yes, because moderation is oh so hard to do (384 comments)

Which means either you get spam, flames and shitposting, or forced registration/real id.

Third option: They are abandoned by the readership.

about 9 months ago
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Member of President Obama's NSA Panel Recommends Increased Data Collection

In hydraulis Re:There will be no next 9/11 (349 comments)

I was under the impression that the 11th September attacks surprised (but delighted) bin Laden, and that they were masterminded by this guy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalid_Sheikh_Mohammed

I am aware that his confessions have been doubted as having been obtained under torture, but I'm not up-to-date on the latest developments / information.

about 9 months ago
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Maryland Indictment Says Silk Road Founder Tried To Arrange Murder of Employee

In hydraulis Re:bitcoin value (294 comments)

It was use of the word "evolution" that sealed his fate.

Going straight to hell for that one.

about a year ago
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NASA Wants To Bring Back Hunks of Mars In Future Unmanned Mission

In hydraulis Re:Red Rover (82 comments)

Don't take it personally. Yesterday was just one of those wtf days.

Gimme a hug!

about a year ago
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Fears of Olympic Cyber Attack Detailed After Snooping Revealed

In hydraulis Re:Oh gosh! A Cyber Attack!!! (109 comments)

Got it. Thank you for your time and patience.

about a year ago
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NASA Wants To Bring Back Hunks of Mars In Future Unmanned Mission

In hydraulis Re:Red Rover (82 comments)

I can understand the thought processes that transpired here, but I can not conceive of that which brought you to take the fruit of such processes and publish it.

about a year ago
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Fears of Olympic Cyber Attack Detailed After Snooping Revealed

In hydraulis Re:Oh gosh! A Cyber Attack!!! (109 comments)

Sorry, I forgot to include kickbacks/bribery/corruption in the revenue sources. Consider that list amended.

about a year ago
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Fears of Olympic Cyber Attack Detailed After Snooping Revealed

In hydraulis Re:Oh gosh! A Cyber Attack!!! (109 comments)

Okay, but I still don't understand how a bunch of mouth-breathing sadists tuning in from home translates into revenue.

Money comes from advertising contracts, broadcast licensing and, to a lesser extent, bums on seats. I can see the money flow there. I don't see how a brief spike in home viewership will benefit them.

about a year ago
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Fears of Olympic Cyber Attack Detailed After Snooping Revealed

In hydraulis Re:Oh gosh! A Cyber Attack!!! (109 comments)

By ratings, you mean people would have turned on the news for a few minutes just to see it? And this would result in increased revenue?

Not trying to be snarky, but I don't understand how those eyeballs translate into revenue. There's quite a leap between flicking on the TV and buying seat tickets.

about a year ago
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Technology, Not Law, Limits Mass Surveillance

In hydraulis Re:With all due respect ... (191 comments)

No, his credibility disappeared the moment he introduced the notion of a hypothetical true Scotsman^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H American.

Strike-out tags unavailable. Thanks Slashdot.

about a year ago
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Electric Vehicles Might Not Benefit the Environment After All

In hydraulis Re:Which has multiple benefits (775 comments)

Disasters are appearing all over the world

I read this as dentists. Thanks for the laugh.

about a year ago
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Tennessee Official: Water Complaints Could be "Act of Terrorism"

In hydraulis Re:Scare tactics (407 comments)

Says you.

Has it been tested? Any reason why it wouldn't scale?

about a year ago

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