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Republican Bill Aims To Thwart the FCC's Leaning Towards Title II

L. J. Beauregard Re:I doubt the Republicans wrote it... (182 comments)

Republicans have long been for making sure the customers get what they pay for.

If you believe that, you seriously need to turn off Fox Propaganda.

about two weeks ago
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NetHack Development Team Polls Community For Advice On Unicode

L. J. Beauregard Re:UTF-8 Already Works to Name Your Pet (165 comments)

It may work well with pets; but name your fruit "éclair", with the accent, and see what happens.

about three weeks ago
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NetHack Development Team Polls Community For Advice On Unicode

L. J. Beauregard Re:NetHack Development Team Not Dead (165 comments)

AFAICT the original query came from the actual DevTeam. The blog post in the submission is from the NetHack4 guy, who I suspect is also the anonymous submitter.

about three weeks ago
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Inside Cryptowall 2.0 Ransomware

L. J. Beauregard Fake the VM (181 comments)

It's detecting the guest services, rather than the VM as such. VirtualBox at least will be no defense unless you run the guest services. OTOH, a fake guest service should defeat Cryptowall. Create a service named "VBoxService.exe" or "vmtoolsd.exe" which does nothing.

about three weeks ago
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Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense?

L. J. Beauregard Re:Morons that cannot do math.... (363 comments)

If the greenies and those making billions off of CO2 hysteria, like Gore,

1) Citation needed.
2) What about the billions that ExxonMobil and BP are making off of denying climate change?
3) If AAAAALLLLL GOOOOORRRRRE! took a wrecking ball to his mansion, composted the shards and retired to a hippie commune, would you trade your Hummer for something that gets at least 30 miles per gallon?

about 1 month ago
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A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

L. J. Beauregard Re:Holy Crap (65 comments)

"Ask Jeeves" still exists as ask.com, which is infamous for bundling their malware with Oracle's Java updates. I have blocked them at the router.

about a month and a half ago
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Music Publishers Sue Cox Communications Over Piracy

L. J. Beauregard Re:Hey, RIAA! Are your profits still in the dumps? (187 comments)

Yeah, the music industry and record stores were run by hip, visionary geniuses from 1925 to 1998, then alla sudden everyone got stoopid.

There are bands from the 60s and 70s that still get airplay today. Meanwhile, just about everyone from ten years ago is now yesterday's news. Is there even one singer or band today who will still be relevant in 2054?

about a month ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

L. J. Beauregard Shorter Slashdot wingnuts: (423 comments)

Ocean warming is not global warming, because the ocean is not part of the globe. Furthermore, ocean warming will have no effect whatsoever on ocean currents and cannot possibly melt either the ice caps or the methane clathrates.

about 4 months ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

L. J. Beauregard Re:Say "No more!" to Climate Posts (423 comments)

The "threats to our political and military stability" come mainly from our needing to buy fossil fuels and thereby fund our enemies. Funny how people who don't believe in global warming do believe in the global jihad, and yet the two have many of the same remedies.

about 4 months ago
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Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

L. J. Beauregard Re:When the people who say it's a crisis.... (200 comments)

So if AAAAALLLLL GOOOOORRRRRE! took a wrecking ball to his mansion, composted the shards and retired to a hippie commune, you might change your mind?

about 4 months ago
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Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

L. J. Beauregard Re:What a Waste of Fossil Fuels (200 comments)

Most Priuses don't charge. Mine doesn't. I fill it with gasoline, and it goes as far on a gallon as Allen West's Hummer goes on three. Anyway, the cool kids have moved on to Leafs and Volts and Teslas, which *do* charge.

about 4 months ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

L. J. Beauregard DYRTFA? Re:It's getting hotter still! (635 comments)

FTFA: "As the area covered in sea ice expands scientists have said the ice on the continent of Antarctica which is not over the ocean continues to deplete." Next time, RTFA.

about 4 months ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

L. J. Beauregard Re:Anthropometrics (819 comments)

IIf airline A has 34 inches of pitch with a $550 ticket and airline B has 30 inches for $500, the passengers will flock to the $500 ticket. Passengers need to start making it clear with their wallet that they are no longer going to fly lower-priced sardine airlines.

There are any number of reasons why I might not choose the cheapest flight. The arrival or departure time may be inconvenient. The layovers may be excessive. I might want to avoid a particular airport. Or perhaps the airline breaks guitars.

But there is not even reliable information, let alone a promise, of how large the seat is going to be; and there is no reason for the airline to live up to an agreement that they never made. In your example, I see only a $500 ticket or a $550 ticket, and no seat size is listed. The actual choice is between $500 for a 30 inch seat and $550 for...a 30 inch seat. If I'm lucky.

about 5 months ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

L. J. Beauregard Re: No real surprise (710 comments)

That's because their claims of enviro-superiority are like medieval "indulgences", permissions to sin without penalty. So Saint AlGore flies all over the world preaching the "Stop flying!" mantra, as if he'd never heard of Skype or Webex.

Thomas Jefferson wrote, "All men are created equal." Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. Therefore all men are not created equal and we need to go back to feudalism. Yes, it's crap. It's crap in exactly the same way that your yelling about AAAAALLLLL GOOOORRRRRE! is crap.

about 6 months ago
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Study: Why the Moon's Far Side Looks So Different

L. J. Beauregard KILL ALL EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!! (79 comments)

Seriously, guys, does every third sentence have to end with a bang?

about 7 months ago

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