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'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

Killall -9 Bash Re:Yeah, no... (323 comments)

Let me tell you about my mother.....

about 6 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Killall -9 Bash rape culture? (1198 comments)

Rape culture?
Here's what rape culture is: women are many times more likely to get raped by someone they know, but they want to blame ALL MEN. That's your fucking "rape culture".

Nerds are the bad guys now? LOL! Give me a break.

Yes, there is much misogyny in nerd culture, and I am proud of it. Women have in the past, and CONTINUE to reject *authentic* nerds, and we are RIGHTLY angry about this.

I point out nerd authenticity, as there seems to be some confusion as to whether or not nerds are sexy now. They are not. What you think is nerd sexyness is hipster faggotry. Leonard on TBBT doesn't dress nerd, he dresses hipster.

Nerd culture is male, and to pretend geek girls actually exist is silly. Sure, you see chicks at conventions; Damaged girls looking for attention and/or whores trying to get their hands into your geeky wallet.

*REAL* geek girls only exist if you modify the meaning of the word. Is someone obsessed with Korean soap operas a geek? Is a polyglot a geek? Is someone obsessed with knitting a geek? No, no, and GOD NO.

about 5 months ago
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AT&T Hacker 'weev' Demands One Bitcoin For Each Hour He Spent In Jail

Killall -9 Bash Re:A fifth horseman (449 comments)

What's your interpretation? Bloodshed and violence over politics are things that only happen in countries besides USA? That this quote couldn't possibly apply to the land we live in because our government isn't tyranical?

I'm sure people told "TJ" the same things when he wrote it.

about 6 months ago
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AT&T Hacker 'weev' Demands One Bitcoin For Each Hour He Spent In Jail

Killall -9 Bash Re:A fifth horseman (449 comments)

His "troops" that is, people who think the likes of McVeigh, Stack, and Heemeyer as heroes probably doesn't need any more reason to rally. Most normal law-abiding citizens aren't going to rally behind the banner of McVeigh. He should have played the game and named a couple random founding fathers. Now he's allied himself with only those who find murdering innocent people a valid way to change the federal government (worked well didn't it?). I don't see him gaining much support.

McVeigh is the Oswald of our generation. A below-average special forces wanna-be who got duped into thinking he was being the hero, when in fact, he was getting setup to be the patsy for something horrible.

Weev putting McVeigh on a pedastal for being anti-government proves that he's out of jail because he made a deal and switched sides.

Comming soon: a new white-hat collective founded and lead by Weev, and staffed by future federal prison inmates.

about 6 months ago
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RFC 7258: Pervasive Monitoring Is an Attack

Killall -9 Bash Re:Primitive! (67 comments)

If you think the central problem with stop&frisk is that its disproportionately unfair to poor people (pedestrians), then you are clearly a thought-criminal, and I'm going to need to see your papers.

about 6 months ago
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Kerry Says US Is On the "Right Side of History" When It Comes To Online Freedom

Killall -9 Bash Re: Sure, I guess I agree (261 comments)

In the old days, people who played at war died on the battlefield. That was a good thing, because we're better off with such men dead. The problem with modern warfare is that they come home alive. In an ideal war, both sides slaughter each other and the last man standing dies of his wounds before he makes it home.

When was that exactly? I watch a lot of history channel, and history is mostly filled with kings and generals standing BEHIND the lines of poor people with pointy sticks.

about 7 months ago
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Google May Be $1 Billion Behind In Tax Payments To France

Killall -9 Bash Re:Same tricks played in UK (199 comments)

Why shouldn't they use "tricks" to avoid evil behavior by various governments. Google owes France $1 billion!? Really? For what? For creating jobs in France and for benefiting French people through its free products for which the French government has not contributed 1 cent?

You could make the same argument about any tax levied by any government anywhere.

about 7 months ago
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Anonymous's Latest Target: Boston Children's Hospital

Killall -9 Bash Re:That is why social Hacking is Bad MmmKaa. (329 comments)

So you are expecting every small company to afford a large network infrastructure.

Small companies like banks and hospitals..... sure.

about 7 months ago
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Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots

Killall -9 Bash Re:This shit is already polluting the SF Bay Area (253 comments)

Same in Philadelphia for at least as long. Took multiple calls to tech to get someone on the phone who even knew what the fuck I was talking about. First two phone calls, the techs pretended(?) to not know what I was talking about. So, hang up and try again. Tech support roulette is fun!

During 3rd call to comcast tech support, I was told this was an "Xfinity wifi"-specific issue, and I'd need to call a separate number.

So, I called the dedicated Xfinity WiFi tech support number. They started by asking me what location I was trying to connect from. Home? Oh, well then, you need to call the home internet support number. 1-800-COMCAST. Wow. Thanks.

It wasn't until the 5th phone call that I got someone on the phone who knew what I was talking about, and they transferred me to a higher-tier tech who could turn off the hotspot.

about 9 months ago
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How To Take Apart Fukushima's 3 Melted-Down Reactors

Killall -9 Bash Re:Wait for better robots (167 comments)

Some are saying the exclusion zone should be a bit bigger based on this info.

Better idea: Make a video game to get kids used to the idea of evacuating the country to France.

about 9 months ago
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Safety Measures Fail To Stop Fukushima Plant Leaks

Killall -9 Bash Re:Color me Shocked! (157 comments)

Yes and still with the newly disclosed leak they are still fucking right! You still will get more radiation flying coast to coast, from xrays, and from radium watches your father kept in a box than from Fukushima Take your anti-nuclear alarmist bullshit and shove it up your ass, you luddite!

Grandpa's pocketwatch, flying coast to coast, and x-rays at the dentist are external radiation sources. They aren't in your food. They aren't tiny particles in the air or water you can drink or inhale.

about 9 months ago
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Safety Measures Fail To Stop Fukushima Plant Leaks

Killall -9 Bash Re:380 million becquerels isn't a whole lot (157 comments)

And we don't typically dump smoke detectors into the ocean, or ground water that is leaking into the ocean.

Nope, spent smoke detectors are stored in land fills. Land fills covered by magical domes that keep out rainwater.

about 9 months ago
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We Can Avoid a Surveillance State Dystopia

Killall -9 Bash Re:Wait what (267 comments)

In what country did you grow up in the 80's in, because all of the terrorism I remember happening in the 80's happened in other countries.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

Killall -9 Bash Re:It might be an unpopular opinion... (822 comments)

The Constitution is written in English. I consider myself to be an armchair expert in English.

You Constitutional lawyers make me laugh. Please, define words for me, because I can't find a dictionary.

about 10 months ago
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Limitations and All, Chromebooks Appear To Be Selling

Killall -9 Bash Re:most people never wanted local storage (126 comments)

Outside of a minority of technically minded folks, most people never wanted local storage in the first place. They don't want to understand it, manage it, back it up, or deal with it in any way. That simple fact is one of the key drivers toward cloud computing, web apps, and away from the local-storage model of computing.

Everyone wants local storage. The non-technically minded folks just don't know it. The only drivers towards cloud storage are marketing hype, marketing hype, and more marketing hype. "Cloud" is the new "E-".

People's data is generally safer in the cloud than locally.

Safer from what? Hackers? The NSA? I think yuo aer confusssed.

Sure, workstation-type computers will still be available for the few people doing CAD, etc, but they will be far more expensive and not generally purchased by most of the general public.

Oh, I see now. Its still the 1990's, and the desktop PC is still dying. We'll all be going back to the client-server structure.... any day now.....

I know very few people who really want a PC any more. They virtually all prefer tablets, smartphones, and so on.

That's funny, because everyone I know already has a smartphone, and the few who also have tablets found they can't actually do anything with it, and still use their PCs/Macs.

The death of the PC is being predicted by retarded market analysts who look at PC sales instead of PC ownership. PC sales are down for multiple reasons:
1. 5 year old PCs are still fast enough
2. windows 8 is terrible
3. we are (still) in an economic depression

Big companies WANT us to buy shit computers that can't do anything, because then we'll HAVE to use gay "cloud" apps for everything, and pay monthly fees for the privilege. It's the first step in instituting a 21st century techno-serfdom, with IP owners replacing the land-lords of old.

Don't think so? Wade through the annoying and insulting Office2013 install process, and then tell me Lord Balmer isn't telling us piss-ants to get back to the turnip fields.

about a year ago
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Are Lenovo's ThinkPads Getting Worse?

Killall -9 Bash Re:Selling points (271 comments)

Thinkpads turned to shit once IMB ThinkPads became Lenovo ThinkPads. Lenovo has done nothing but shit all over the brand they purchased.

The only thing Lenovo has gotten right is making it VERY SLIGHTLY less painful to download drivers.

about a year and a half ago
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In Wake of Poor Reviews, Amazon Yanks SimCity Download

Killall -9 Bash Re:Not sure... (511 comments)

PeerBlock detects a connection to the amazon EC2 cloud when I attempt to launch SimCity. SimCity will not launch unless i disable PeerBlock.

So....

I don't know if the SimCity main servers, or maybe just authentication servers are hosted by Amazon.... but... NO EXCUSES. IIRC EC2 has plenty of tools for rapidly cloning servers.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Can't Intel Kill x86?

Killall -9 Bash Re:They just can't do it, cap'n! (605 comments)

Christ, I keep hearing this shit. I've been hearing the code monkeys lament the backwards compatibility tribulations of the windows ecosystem since the days of Windows95 fucking up 16-bit Windows3.1 code. AND IT ISN'T THE PROBLEM. It is A PROBLEM, but not THE problem.

I can name a whole shit load of things wrong with (pick a version of) windows, none of which have anything to do with backwards compatability, or anything else under the hood.

The problem with windows 15 years ago is that Microsoft didn't know how to innovate. All they could do is steal the good ideas of others.

The much worse problem with windows today is that they've stopped stealing good ideas, and started developing horrible ones in-house.

Microsoft is an alchemist that has discovered, after years of toil, a method for turning gold into shit.

about a year and a half ago
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Judge Rules Defense Can Use Trayvon Martin Tweets

Killall -9 Bash Re:*walks on by* (848 comments)

I can't see how people don't understand how Trayvon's character may be pertinent.

Zimmerman's story is that he was following a suspected burglar. He called 911, and continued following the suspect despite the dispatcher telling him "you don't need to do that". The suspect noticed he was being followed, and confronted Zimmerman.

Investigating Trayvon's personality traits answers the following questions:
1. Is it possible or plausible that Trayvon was the burglar robbing homes in the area? If so, 'racial profiling' goes out the window. Maybe there are more possibilities for why Zimmerman was following Trayvon than 'racial profiling' and 'good detective work', but the jury will be presented with those two, as they are the opposing claims.
2. Was Trayvon Martin an agressive, confrontational person? If so, Zimmerman's claim that Martin struck first is more believable... and that story needs help. True or not, its a little hard to believe a 17 year old punched an adult with a gun.

more than 2 years ago

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SimCity launch problems

Killall -9 Bash Killall -9 Bash writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Killall -9 Bash (622952) writes "from attackofthefanboy.com:

Sim City recently went live on the Origin store, and as the perils of digital downloads go, masses of people are all attempting to download the game at once. While this wouldn’t be a problem if everything goes smoothly, it rarely ever does. EA and its Origin platform are taking a ton of criticism tonight as many are left out in the cold when trying to download the new city-building simulator.

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