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The Latest Security Vulnerability: Your Toilet

Jetra Re:obligatory (211 comments)

I heard of crapware, but this takes the cake.

about a year ago
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Sky Deutschland Considering Using Bone Conduction To Force Ads On Train Riders

Jetra Re:lolwut (205 comments)

Seems that the world is turning into Futurama. Where are our hypnotoads and drunken robots burping fire?

about a year ago
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MS To Indie Devs: You Have a To Have a Publisher

Jetra Going out with a bang (463 comments)

Just like when the Japanese isolated themselves from foreign powers so too does Microsoft follow. However, unlike the physical guns back then, they will be dealing with metaphorical ones and they are asking for suicide. They're not going to fall or collapse. No, they are going to blow up and take as many people with them as possible. The industry's death looms ever near, Microsoft is just going to make it spectacular.

about a year and a half ago
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Hollywood Studios Use DMCA To Censor Pirate Bay Documentary

Jetra Re:Its a Shame (139 comments)

What is even the point of this? Has Hollywood finally just lost their last brain cell?

Hollywood: This Pirate Bay Documentary is ruining our business!
Executives: We'll censor it!
Hollywood: Hell Yeah
Movie-Goer: ...it's already been seen by milions
Hollywood: Sorry, can't hear you over the sounds of the billions that we'll rake in once we take down those scoundrels!

about a year and a half ago
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Medical Firm Sues IRS For 4th Amendment Violation In Records Seizure

Jetra Hazardous to our Health (365 comments)

I was expecting the CDC to pull this stunt, but the IRS?

about a year and a half ago
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Brain Zapping Improves Math Ability

Jetra Re:A shocking future (202 comments)

I'm not too particularly keen on the idea that you have to have an implant in your cerebellum. Seems like so much can go wrong. That is not to say that's a not a great idea, but it'd sure beat the hell out of trying to learn geometry (my brain refuses to learn it).

about a year and a half ago
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Brain Zapping Improves Math Ability

Jetra A shocking future (202 comments)

Manufacturing, tattoo removal, and eye surgery by lasers so far and now this? I have trouble with Geometry and Trigonometry, but I'd rather have someone teach me instead of paying several grand to have a concentrated beam of energy shot into my brain.

about a year and a half ago
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Anti-Infringement Company Caught Infringing On Its Website

Jetra Another Day at the Office (135 comments)

This doesn't really surprise me as governments are against piracy yet they steal from it's people every day.

about a year and a half ago
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John McCain Working On Legislation For 'a La Carte' TV Channel Packages

Jetra Re:Not government's job. (614 comments)

*cough*FCC*cough* I'm in full support of this. TV might actually make a slight return because you don't have to buy so many "useless" channels.

about a year and a half ago
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How To Promote Stage Comedy In a Geeky Way?

Jetra Olden days (123 comments)

Barber Shop Quartets, can't get any geekier than that.

about a year and a half ago
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New CFAA Could Subject Teens To Jail For Reading Online News

Jetra What's the First Amendment? (230 comments)

Want to keep the public in the dark and ill-informed? This is the perfect way!

about a year and a half ago
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HBO Says Game of Thrones Piracy Is "a Compliment"

Jetra Re:Awesome (447 comments)

Wouldn't HBO profit better as a standalone channel purchase than a 6 or 12 moth subscription? If we have to pay a few cents per channel, a lot more people would be willing to drop the sports channels which come standard so as to buy HBO and Showtime.

about a year and a half ago
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New Facebook-Branded Android Coming?

Jetra About time (112 comments)

Aren't they a couple years late on this front?

about a year and a half ago
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Canada Launches ACTA Bill

Jetra In the End, the US will have it's way (91 comments)

Surprised by the under-handed tactic? I'm not. I've known that another bill would come along, but from which direction I couldn't have guess, Canada least of all. Here in America, we can't do shit because it's not on our soil. Because major corporations are overseas, I believe that they finally found the weak point of the world. Should it pass, the dominos shall fall and we will have to submit to a Dictatorship rule.

I pray to whatever Gods or Goddesses will listen to me ask them to Not Pass this Bill!

about a year and a half ago
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Supreme Court Disallows FISA Challenges

Jetra Re:I'm cool with it (306 comments)

Yes I have considered that, but the majority of Americans would say that safety is more important than privacy. Wasn't there a slashdot article covering this very specific topic?

about 2 years ago
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Supreme Court Disallows FISA Challenges

Jetra Re:I'm cool with it (306 comments)

And I believe that too, but I have yet to see anyone rising up and saying that they can't do it.

Americans did this to themselves, I've been trying to smack them awake. Nope, internet crushes willpower.

about 2 years ago
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Supreme Court Disallows FISA Challenges

Jetra Re:I'm cool with it (306 comments)

So, if there was absolutely no surveillance on the American people and one day every major city was bombed, who will you blame then?

about 2 years ago
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Supreme Court Disallows FISA Challenges

Jetra Re:I'm cool with it (306 comments)

I don't see in black and white, I see in gray. Tell me, how's it feel thinking in the extremes 24/7?

about 2 years ago
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Supreme Court Disallows FISA Challenges

Jetra Re:I'm cool with it (306 comments)

I thought the people superceded the Government?

about 2 years ago

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The U.S. Going Over Fiscal Cliff, Tax Deal Might Cushion Landing

Jetra Jetra writes  |  about 2 years ago

Jetra (2622687) writes "The House of Representatives has no plans to take any votes before midnight tonight, meaning the U.S. is technically going over the “fiscal cliff”, with more than $500 billion in tax hikes and $110 billion in automatic spending cuts kicking in for 2013. But the landing still might be cushioned by a deal between Senate Republicans and the White House that would protect couples earning up to $450,000 from most of the income tax increases that would otherwise take effect in 2013 as a raft of tax cuts, including the steep income tax reductions first passed under President George W. Bush, expire."
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Elementary, my dear Watson

Jetra Jetra writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Jetra (2622687) writes "“Do you believe in love in first sight?”

Those are the first words that a shirtless, tattooed, hairy-chested Sherlock Holmes (played by Jonny Lee Miller) speaks to Watson in the new CBS procedural “Elementary.”

Lucy Liu, from the show and movie Charlie's Angels replaces the slow-witted Dr. Watson from Sir Conan Doyle's stories. To most people, this may come as a slap in his face, but I think it brings the Sherlock Holmes of the "Gaslight Era" to the more modern world where civil rights put women in the jobs of men.

The main plot of the story is that Sherlock Holmes is a recent drug addict out of rehab. On finding this out. Dr. Watson goes to confront him about being his companion, making sure he doesn't relapse.

The way I would put the new Sherlock Holmes is a marriage of Sheldon (Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory)) and Dr. House (Hugh Laurie (House)); Egotistical, smart, and very willing to put others down for the sake of being right.

What bothers me is that it seems that the show leans heavily on Lucy Liu's appearances for eye candy. The eccentricy of Holmes is only there just to prove that he's eccentric. His constant butts with the law make me think that this is more of a 1930's cop film rather than about a detective and solving various cases.

This show is by no means bad, but the first episode really grinds the teeth in what Sherlock Holmes is supposed to be: suave, clear-minded, and willing to prove he's right yet give all credit to the police because he enjoys the use fo his art rather than the dissection of it.

Hopefully, we'll get to see more. I think that, even though its got some rough narrative, this could turn out to be a great show that might get swept under the radar like The Event."

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IAEA, Iran begins new nuke talks

Jetra Jetra writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Jetra writes "With the US checking Iraq and Afghanistan, it seems that Iran wants to join the Atomic Age, testing multipoint explosives to detonate a charge. As always, Iran denies such claims. This could either go one of three ways, Nuclear Annihilation, Atomic Power, or a Cold War between Iran and the Middleeast. Isreal warns that it will destroy all silos unless tensions are eased by other countries such as US, UK, Japan, and Russia."
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