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Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

JThundley I watched and was disappointed. (326 comments)

I love Stallman, but I was very disappointed in this talk. I had the crazy idea that I'd watch it with my girlfriend to show her some Free software ideals, but I don't think Stallman did a good job here. He clears his throat in a strange way very often and he cut down his speech so much that a lot of the meaning is lost. I found myself mentally tuning out very quickly. I think I could do a better job of explaining his positions quickly to non-techies in an accessible way.

about a week ago

Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

JThundley Re:yet if we did it (463 comments)

Which part of the police procedures say it's OK to lie about what happened out in the field?

about two weeks ago

The ESports Athletes Who Tried To Switch Games

JThundley Re:You lost me at... (146 comments)

Most games aren't that intensive, but have you seen Starcraft players?! People truly get *injuries* from their keyboards and mice from playing this physically and mentally demanding game.

about a month ago

Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

JThundley Snooping or running hashes? (790 comments)

Were they really snooping around this guy's email for no reason or do they check your attachments against a list of hashes of known child porn?

about a month and a half ago

US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

JThundley Re:The scammer's dream. (172 comments)

From what I hear all the Bitcoin nuts repeating here, Bitcoin is NOT anonymous.

about a month and a half ago

By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

JThundley How do you define top? (564 comments)

The top species on this planet is, and probably always will be bacteria.

about 2 months ago

X Window System Turns 30 Years Old

JThundley Re:time to die... (204 comments)

The same goes for annoying teletype font.

about 3 months ago

California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs

JThundley Re:"Safety Requirements"? (314 comments)

10 extra feet? Maybe that's the way it is in your podunk flyover town. People at LAX will literally pay hundreds of dollars for transportation from one part of the airport to another.

about 3 months ago

How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry

JThundley Re:App permissions (333 comments)

On android it's very possible to deny specific permissions. It's just buried deep in the settings.

about 6 months ago

Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations

JThundley Re:That's our money. (271 comments)

America's money is not Canada's money. America doesn't pay for the Canadian government's legal defense.

Fuck Beta.

about 7 months ago

20,000 Customers Have Pre-Ordered Over $2,000,000 of Soylent

JThundley Re:You'd be wrong. (543 comments)

Thanks for proving me wrong, I might try this out!

about 8 months ago

20,000 Customers Have Pre-Ordered Over $2,000,000 of Soylent

JThundley Re:Here's a question... why? (543 comments)

Newsflash: Not everyone likes the same things you do. I don't care for eating and I can't cook. Sure there's a lot of food that tastes good, but I could live without. To me, eating is like peeing: it's something I have to do to stay alive. If I was offered the choice to never have to eat or piss again, I'd take it. I'd love to drink the same thing every day and get the perfect mix of what my body needs. I also get much more pleasure from other activities, which I would have more time for. I just hope that Soylent really is as perfect as it's creator says it is.

about 8 months ago

FTC Drops the Hammer On Maker of Location-Sharing Flashlight App

JThundley Re:This app never seemed necessary (187 comments)

Cyanogenmod has this feature, it's called Privacy Guard. It states: "When Privacy Guard is enabled, the app will not be able to access personal data such as contacts, messages or call logs."

about 9 months ago

Winamp Shutting Down On December 20

JThundley Re:Awww (400 comments)

There have been security vulnerabilities in Winamp. I think it's mostly based on funky decoders and streaming stuff. This doesn't really affect me since I trust the source of my ripped music and don't stream stuff.

about 10 months ago

Solid Concepts Manufactures First 3D-Printed Metal Pistol

JThundley Re:This is why we can't have nice things... (333 comments)

My buddy works for the company. If you watched their promo video, you would see that they make dental parts and medical implants as well as aerospace and machine parts.

P.S. The news outlets got it wrong. The company is headquartered in Santa Clarita, California. Texas is their only office with a Federal Firearms License.

about 10 months ago

Torvalds: SteamOS Will 'Really Help' Linux On the Desktop

JThundley Re:Stallman ain't gonna be happy (304 comments)

You don't know what Stallman is about, do you? He doesn't care about "getting work done" or even open source, his objective is freedom and always has been. His goal wasn't to build popular software, it was always to make software that respects the user's freedom. If big companies want to build on his ideas, that's great. The second they stop respecting the user's freedom is the second they are no longer helping the community.

about a year ago

Red Cross Wants Consequences For Video-Game Mayhem

JThundley Re:Real life the game (288 comments)

My favorite torture experience in a game will always be Quake 4. SPOILER ALERT: In the game you're captured by the enemy aliens and strapped into an assembly line where machines saw off your arms and legs while still conscious to replace them with robotic limbs. You fall in and out of consciousness as they pump you full of adrenaline to keep you alive. They slice open your chest and bolt armor onto your body and jam a syringe into your brain to implant some kind of device that allows you to understand their language. All this happens while you watch the poor bastard in front of you go through the same thing and scream bloody murder.

I remember this vividly as some of the most emotion a game has ever evoked out of me. Great game, I've beaten it twice :)

about a year ago

New App Aims To Track Your Dreams

JThundley Re:Maybe we shouldn't be remembering dreams (112 comments)

Man didn't evolve being jolted out of sleep by alarm clocks. More likely they were awoken gradually by light or animals waking up. Maybe ancient man remembered more dreams than modern man.

about a year ago


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