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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

JThundley The obvious (162 comments)

The only situation I can think of is doing this with people. Obviously the technology isn't there yet. I know for a fact that the world doesn't need any more of me running around in it. You're welcome world!

about a week ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

JThundley Re:Pope Francis - fuck your mother (894 comments)

I don't mean to be harsh, but the only feeling this evoked in me was confusion.

about two weeks ago
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Engineer Combines Xbox One, PS4 Into Epic 'PlayBox' Laptop

JThundley But still (78 comments)

2 consoles in one box, but still not as powerful or versatile as the PC it emulates poorly.

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

JThundley Re:Pope Francis - fuck your mother (894 comments)

Just because you don't approve of art doesn't mean it's not art.

about two weeks ago
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Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste

JThundley Bill Gates' opinion... (245 comments)

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Inventor of steaming shit is ok with drinking piss!

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Distro For Hybrid Laptop?

JThundley Re:Touchscreen + Linux... (210 comments)

I'm going to second the recommendation of a KDE4 distro. I installed the latest Kubuntu to an external drive recently. When I booted it on a touch-screen laptop, the touch-screen worked great out of the box with 0 configuration! I was shocked!

about three weeks ago
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Kim Dotcom's Mega Again Announces Encrypted Browser-Based Chat Service

JThundley Encrypted chat (40 comments)

I love reading about all these different encrypted chat systems, but I can't find one that suits me. Can anyone recommend something that you can use on your phone and computer ala Google+ chat?

about a month ago
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Argentine Court Rules Orangutan Is a "Non-Human Person"

JThundley Re:Monkey Business (187 comments)

The real question is if any police officer will arrest the chimp for breaking laws. If orangutangs are people, then they need to play by the same rules as us.

about a month ago
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Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

JThundley Re:Sony? (177 comments)

So let me get this straight: Sony advertises that you can install Linux on the PS3, users buy the PS3 and install Linux on it, Sony removes the said advertised feature, and it's the user's fault because other machines are better at running Linux?! Great logic you have there.

Don't forget that many people installed the update which removed Other OS by accident, or they wouldn't dream that installing an update would purposely remove an advertised feature. I am flabbergasted that you so quickly take Sony's side in this issue.

about a month ago
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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

JThundley I get it (269 comments)

I get it, I did the same thing and bought 2 refurbished Sansa devices for more than the retail price of a new one. Why? Because they work great with Rockbox. Not to mention there's no stupid touch-screen interface! I can control these blindly while driving.

about a month and a half ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

JThundley Slashdot and Portrait (567 comments)

I have 3 monitors in portrait mode at work and it sucks for reading Slashdot. I have to scroll left and right to read the comments!

I'm seriously considering "going normal".

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Files a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit For Activating Pirated Software

JThundley Re:Thanks for the TorrentFreak link... (268 comments)

Yes, because it has torrent at work. My work wouldn't let me download a Kubuntu torrent even after I offered to choke the upload.

about 2 months ago
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The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

JThundley Re:Scripts leaked (528 comments)

Don't fucking insult me.

about 2 months ago
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The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

JThundley Scripts leaked (528 comments)

At first they thought the data was fake; all the scripts read like movies everyone has seen already.

about 2 months ago
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FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools' iPad Documents

JThundley Re:I just don't get it (229 comments)

You'd be correct actually. I don't expose myself to any advertising at all. I used to use mythtv which had commercial auto-skip, now I don't have cable TV at all. I download youtube & twitch videos and use adblock and noscript.

If iPads are so easy to use, why were professional educators unable to figure them out without training? If they're so easy to manage, why were mere schoolchildren able to bypass a professional IT department's restrictions? If iPads are so capable, why can't I run the browser of my choice on them?

about 2 months ago
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FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools' iPad Documents

JThundley Re:I just don't get it (229 comments)

Well you answered your own question there, people want new shiny. Advertising is waaaaaay too effective on some people.

I think it's good that students got around the restrictions and are doing things they weren't intended to do. As the old saying goes, you don't learn to hack, you hack to learn.

about 2 months ago
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Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition

JThundley Surfaces suck (101 comments)

I recently started working with the Surface Pro 3 and it blows, hard. Microsoft makes the hardware, the drivers, and the operating system yet none of these things work properly. I ask myself why these things don't work properly, but then I remember who is behind it. I'm going to list a few of the issues I've run across so far, and I'm sure I'll find more.

I've had issues where the keyboard cover (which is made specifically for the surface) stops working for no reason. Device Manager says there's no driver installed, so you install a driver but Device Manager still says there's no driver even though there were no errors reported. The only fix was to "refresh" Windows, which means reinstalling windows on top of the other install and re-installing all your programs. Very time consuming for a device made for the Surface by the same company that should just work.

Doing regular driver updates stopped the Surface Dock ethernet from working. Again, I had to reinstall Windows. All I did was Windows Updates that came from you-know-who.

One of the firmware update drivers makes the firmware update device fail to start. Device Manager says to reboot to make it work and they provide you with a reboot button. You click the reboot button, your system starts rebooting, but then you get an error saying you can't reboot because the subwindows from Device Manager are open and need to be closed first! Why even give the user a reboot button if they're not allowed to click on it?

I also see the display weirdness that people complain about. Some fonts look super crisp and nice on it's high resolution display, but others are blurry and ugly. If you change the resolution and then VNC into the machine, your mouse cursor is actually in a different position on the device and you can't really click on anything.

I've had trouble booting Linux on them too, but maybe I've just been doing something wrong. This has stopped me from imaging the software installs.

I would never want a Surface for myself.

about a month ago
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Google's Lease of NASA Airfield Criticized By Consumer Group

JThundley Re:Jealous? (138 comments)

They are whiny bitches. I get their emails and one thing that really bothered me is that these people are behind the banning of Buckyballs. Buckyballs are super strong, small sphere-shaped magnets that are really fun to play with. But because babies eat them and die, Consumer Watchdog wants them off the shelves. It pisses me off that because it's dangerous to babies, nobody else is responsible enough to own them.

Reminds me of the quote:
âoeCensorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it.â

â Mark Twain

about 3 months ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

JThundley Re:And? (367 comments)

Right, this is the woman that thinks that NOBODY should EVER use ANY animal byproducts, except when it comes to her life-saving medicine made from animal byproducts because she fights for animals and therefor is the only exception of the rule she wants to impose on everyone else. She is the fucking dictionary definition of "hypocrite".

about 4 months ago

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