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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

LifesABeach Re:the solution: (490 comments)

Could the same CNC machine build a component for home fuel cells?

11 hours ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

LifesABeach Re:What about Front Door Security? (450 comments)

The Terrorists! The Terrorists! What of them? Should they alone, be ignored?

I think at this point in time that if law enforcement can't get to it, maybe, just maybe, there's a good chance; it doesn't exist.

11 hours ago
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China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons

LifesABeach Re:Unintended symbolism? (90 comments)

Damn! Coffee all over the keyboard! XD

What's even funnier is the birds circle till they get their bearings.

yesterday
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China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons

LifesABeach Re:70% terrorist (90 comments)

I was just thinking that it would be a great way to check the tracking software, have the computer just track the birds. 10,000 is about the number of a military division.

yesterday
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Four Charged With Stealing Army Helicopter Training Software

LifesABeach Re:Could be dangerous (44 comments)

So, the US uses xbox'es to train americas helo' pilots? For combat? For saving lives? I smell fish, 3 days in the sun.

yesterday
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

LifesABeach Small Question (264 comments)

Is Microsoft 3 Laws Safe? Federal Courts have said, "no."

yesterday
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

LifesABeach Re:Fox News? (451 comments)

What I find interesting about this is the preception that an intelligent person should need to be lead. Trust? When someone you don't know says, "I know more than you, do what I say." Your first reation is what?

2 days ago
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FCC To Rule On "Paid Prioritization" Deals By Internet Service Providers

LifesABeach Re:We are fucked (125 comments)

I guess is the rulers of the internet don't like the way the internet is run, they could leave. No one is putting a gun to their head, are they?

3 days ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

LifesABeach Re:Simple Facts (200 comments)

You may want search the net, the stuff is worth a little over $2,000/liter.

5 days ago
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Study: Multimedia Multitasking May Be Shrinking Human Brains

LifesABeach Re:Oh crap (87 comments)

You must be drain bamaged.

5 days ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

LifesABeach Re:Think of the children (353 comments)

It does explain why John Dillinger was able to evade the good guys for so long.

5 days ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

LifesABeach Simple Facts (200 comments)

Maybe the business model India used is worthy of attention.

I'm considering a Kick Starter project of sending a vehicle to the Moon to harvest He3. I will use technologies from anyone I chose. I will then sell my bounty to highest bidder. What could possibly go wrong?

about a week ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

LifesABeach Re:Beginning of the End. (207 comments)

It kind of reminds me of the Unicorns invited to Noah's Ark, their comments were pretty much the same.

about a week ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

LifesABeach Re:That's Funny. (207 comments)

And it caused the Artic ice region to melt; that's a fine wind?

about a week ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

LifesABeach Re:That's Funny. (207 comments)

Cool, what state?

about a week ago
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Obama Presses China On Global Warming

LifesABeach So While Evaluating Unicorn? (260 comments)

The President causually picks up the phone, "Hey Ping! My man! Michelle asked you're havin burnt chicken and rice tonight. Cool. How did she know? From the stench blowing through the backyard. Ya, I know, if they didn't complain, what would they talk about? Cool dude, I'll calm her down. HEY MICHELLE! PING SAYS HE'LL CLOSE HIS WINDOW. That ping, what a character."

about a week ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

LifesABeach Re:Black pest 2.0 (279 comments)

Sometimes I hear people talk about how they would survive the Zombie Apocalyspe; but if one removes Zombie, and Inserts Ebola; people get quiet.

about a week ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

LifesABeach US Bombs ISIS (475 comments)

Was Linux used?

about a week ago
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CIA Tested Primitive Chatbots For Interrogation In the 1980s

LifesABeach Re:It seems that Republicans... (65 comments)

Chatbots vs the Laws to be created? Cool, that would make some converstion starters.

about a week ago

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I Met a Security Show Off

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LifesABeach (234436) writes "The company I contract for has been hit by a series of invalid credit card purchases, and general over all hammering of their email servers by a software company offering to sell its security assistance. I smell fish 3 days in the sun. Any suggestions?"
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Be A Dungun Master, Go To Jail

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 3 years ago

LifesABeach (234436) writes "Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rules on effects of playing D&D. Convict with a life sentence for murder had his D&D game confiscated by guards. Convict had found other convicts willing to play D&D. Guards stated that D&D is a threat to prison security. Convict sued for violation of First, and Fourteenth Amendment Rights. Guards argued that, "...games like D&D have “been found to promote competitive hostility, violence, and addictive escape behavior, which can compromise not only the inmate’s rehabilitation and effects of positive programming, but endanger the public and jeopardise the safety and security of the institution." Circuit Judges ruled in favour of Guards."
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Sky-mapping spacecraft lifts off from Cal coast

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 4 years ago

LifesABeach (234436) writes "A spacecraft launched into space early Monday on a mission to map the whole sky in search of hidden asteroids, comets and other celestial stuff. That's when I thought,"Could such a craft chart the Astroid Belt beyond Mars?". I figure there would a massive collection of different elements that could prove to be very useful."
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What Can A Client Do With Your Software Product?

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 5 years ago

LifesABeach writes "I am a Software Contractor currently creating a product for my client. It started out as a project just only for his business to use. Everything is Verbal; and yes, I know that it means anything beyond "Small Claims Statues" has to be in writing to be "Binding". I am about 4 weeks from completing the project, which started 4 months ago. About 2 months ago, my client said that this project could be "Branded" and used by other companies with my client, I did not agree, or disagree. Then a month ago, my client says that he plans to "sell" the technology to other companies for their needs, I did not agree, or disagree. I have not agreed, or disagreed with my clients "dreams" of business commerce. If I had known the Breath and Scope of this project, I would have discussed percentages, not flat hourly rates. How can I constructively change this project from "Hourly", to "Percentages"?"
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$300M Battery Contest

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 6 years ago

LifesABeach (234436) writes "Senator McCain has proposed a prize for a better automotive battery. If some enterprising person can solve this problem, robotics will indirectly receive a quantum leap in turnaround time between charges."
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LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 7 years ago

LifesABeach writes "My job has come to a point where buying a laptop is needed; And the family finances can afford it. So during my web surfing, errrr product analysis, I discover that Microsoft XP/Vista will have the ability to shut my computer down, without my permission. I am beginning to think of the epic event in which Sony's idea of "protection" of their songs was deemed a "Root Kit." I do not have time to mess with some show off lawyer team chocking up the courts. When I buy my computer, Microsoft is NOT a part owner of it. My obvious concern is that I require the use of Linux along with the ability to test on that other OS. My question is, "is XP/Vista going to do something stupid by disabling MY computer in MY day to day normal use of MY Machine which is to multi-partition the hard drive for linux and give that other OS about 40 gig?""

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