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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

LordKaT The Answer is Violence (394 comments)

Verizon is too big, and our government does not care.

The only answer is to actively work to destroy Verizon until they acquiesce or no longer exist.

5 days ago
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Deaf Advocacy Groups To Verizon: Don't Kill Net Neutrality On Our Behalf

LordKaT There is really only one answer to this. (76 comments)

There is really only one answer to Verizon. They need to be broken up. Is the government wont do it, we should do it.

about a week ago
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You Can't Kid a Kidder: Comcast's Cohen May Have Met His Match In FCC's Wheeler

LordKaT So what you're saying is ... (56 comments)

... that he's not gunning for a c-level position at Comcast, Sprint, or T-Mobile? Guess we'll have to see how favorable he acts to Verizon and AT&T.

about 4 months ago
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Spamhaus Calls for Fining Operators of Insecure Servers

LordKaT I used to love Spamhaus (170 comments)

Honestly, I used to love Spamhaus, but as the years wore on, I got into the IT world, and I had to interact with them I've come to really loathe them. A decent service, I guess, but every single person that is involved with them comes across like a whining child, and I hate ever having to interact with them.

about 8 months ago
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Google: Our Robot Cars Are Better Drivers Than You

LordKaT Good, good ... (722 comments)

Now go and take this out into New York City on 5th avenue at 5pm ET rush hour during the work week.

No, seriously, I want to see how well this car performs in a city where the posted 40mph speed limit oin the Staten Island Expressway is ignored by the vast majority of cops and motorists, the normal speed is about 70mph or so, and people will rear end you out of spite if you go too slow for them.

Then get me the data on how much less it costs to run this car.

about 9 months ago
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Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

LordKaT Just another very trusting person (871 comments)

The basic problem with this article - and the authors previous articles - is that they assume that law enforcement, judges, and government are morally just entities who will always attempt to enforce laws based on their spirit and not their own personal ambitions.

The reason the fifth amendment exists is not to protect criminals from prosecution - as you ignorantly assume in your first article - but to protect innocent people from prosecution from crimes they didn't commit, a protection that lingers from the days of King George. An individual would be forced to admit their guilt one way or another. If they said they were innocent, and lawyers later proved them incorrect, they would be charged with two crimes. Claim guilt and you get no trial.

This system allowed two charges to be claimed against the perpetrator, who was potentially innocent of the crime but because of policing techniques and lawyers arguments could be found guilty ... and I've yet to see anyone step up and proclaim that policing techniques, no matter how modern, are perfect.

The ability to choose not to speak up for yourself means police are forced to perform their duties as efficiently and honestly (although that's not always the case) as possible. It's also a good opportunity for your lawyer to talk strategy with you and see what the potential outcomes are of an investigation and trial.

Really, all this proves is that samzenpus is a naive little child living in a much larger world where he believes the big government is a protective father, and not an entity of politicians, judges, and LEOs. It's a bad trait of smart people who should know better than this.

about 10 months ago
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How The NSA Targets Tor

LordKaT Re:They target Tor via the ISP's (234 comments)

Yeah, that was probably your problem. Also, keep a check on any torrents you have running - running those at full tilt can consume an ass-load of bandwidth too.

Tor basically asks "how much bandwidth can I use" and then uses it. I have to keep an eye on it because I run a live stream at HD resolutions, and being conscious of my bandwidth usage is priority #1.

about 10 months ago
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How The NSA Targets Tor

LordKaT Re:They target Tor via the ISP's (234 comments)

I run a non-exit Tor node, and have not received any letter like this, on FiOS. Although, I DO limit my bandwidth consumption via Tor.

about 10 months ago
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NASA Testing Frickin' Laser Communications

LordKaT Re:Speed, yes. Latency... NO. (108 comments)

oh god, reading all of the comments ... I love girlintraining. Best troll ever.

about a year ago
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NASA Testing Frickin' Laser Communications

LordKaT Re:http://tech.slashdot.org/ (108 comments)

Yes, the website a29. is amazing, isn't it? 29 a's, all lined up in a row. My, how far technology has come!

about a year ago
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Chrome's Insane Password Security Strategy

LordKaT Incorrect title (482 comments)

Title should read: "Elliott Kember's Insane Password Security Strategy"

Seriously, why are you storing passwords, at all? Unless you're storing them on in an encrypted space of some kind that requires two-factor authentication you shouldn't be storing passwords at all (and even then I really question your sanity).

about a year ago
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Electric Car Startup 'Better Place' Liquidating After $850 Million Investment

LordKaT So then ... (193 comments)

You mean the lack of customers is a hindrance to business? You mean to tell me that businesses don't exist to make the world a better place by trying to force a product into a niche that isn't exactly there yet?

Huh. I could have sworn this was going to work. I mean, there's absolutely no profit in fossil fuels, right?

It's not about being "old fashioned" either. It's about what works. Electric doesn't work for the vast majority of the world - yet. The business there right now is either niche ultra-high-end, or utility - both of which require a large up-front investment that you're only going to find in certain places. There's a growing niche for big-city transport, but that requires investments that many municipalities aren't willing to make just yet.

There are also a lot of problems that electric doesn't solve, like the big-haul transportation industry. Sure, you could offload that work to a national rail network, but then you run into the problem of overloaded rail traffic. In America, that's a bigger problem than you would actually imagine. (eg: it's becomming

Electric cars might be coming for the masses, but these guys were way ahead of the curve. A successful business launches right before the peak of the curve - and we're nowhere near there yet for electric cars.

So then, I'm not surprised. Sad that it didn't work out for them, but, really, did you expect anything else?

about a year ago
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Apple Yanks "Sweatshop Themed" Game From App Store

LordKaT The definition of PC (184 comments)

If it makes you feel uncomfortable, force people to stop talking about it. The definition of political correctness!

about a year ago
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Tesla Motors Battles the New York Times

LordKaT Re:Unexpected consequences of paywalls. (700 comments)

I wonder if there was a software glitch telling him the car was fully charged while it wasn't.

As for driving through Manhattan - yeah I know, it eats up fuel; but, it's within the supposed range. In the writers defense, nobody told him that city driving would be worse for the car. Hell, the popular assumption with regenerative braking is that it's actually better because you'll regenerate more power as you brake.

The NYT article seems pretty fair, from a consumers standpoint. Admittedly, driving through Manhattan - as a life-long New Yorker - gives me fucking nightmares, but who's to say some guy driving to Boston from South Carolina, wouldn't like to make a brief drive through Manhattan. After all, it's within the range guidelines.

about a year and a half ago
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Mars' Reull Vallis: a River Ran Through It

LordKaT Re:Online Income (41 comments)

I think Dr. Who had a stroke.

about a year and a half ago
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New York Passes Landmark Gun Law

LordKaT Re:Militia (1591 comments)

I'm confused. So basically what you're telling me is that you want the ability to overthrow the government, but still benefit from its laws and regulations?

I'm so confused :|

about a year and a half ago
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New York Passes Landmark Gun Law

LordKaT Re:Militia (1591 comments)

Just out of curiosity, but if you really feel that these types of laws hinder the second amendment and are of a tyrannical nature, and you intend to take arms and form an organized militia to fight or overthrow the current government, then why oh why do you care about its laws in the first place?

about a year and a half ago

Submissions

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Nom nom nom nom

LordKaT LordKaT writes  |  about 5 years ago

LordKaT writes "Nom nom nom nom nom, nom nom. Nom nom, nom nom nom nom. Nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom; nom, nom nom nom nom. Nom. Nom? Nom nom? Nom nom nom nom nom nom nom. Nom nom nom, nom nom nom, nom nom nom nom. Nom nom nom nom nom — nom nom nom nom, nom nom, nom nom, nom — nom nom nom nom. Nom, nom nom nom nom? Nom nom nom nom nom nom? Nom nom, nom nom? Nom nom nom nom! Nom?"
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My left nut is larger than my right nut

LordKaT LordKaT writes  |  more than 5 years ago

LordKaT (619540) writes "My left nut is larger than my right nut but does it produce more sperm than my right nut? Discuss."
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My Attempt to Get Banned in Thailand

LordKaT LordKaT writes  |  more than 5 years ago

LordKaT writes "In the wake of Thailand blocking anti-Royal websites, I figured I should do my part to land on their shitlist. Aside from getting blocking in Thailand there's also a good chance I could get nuked from space.

From space!

So, in the interest of dying in one of the most awesome ways possible, I present to you my attempt to get blocked in Thailand."

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Unanswered 2008 Presidential Candidate Questions

LordKaT LordKaT writes  |  more than 5 years ago

LordKaT writes "This years presidential election scares me, and I mean scares the shit out of me. Not so much because of policy, mind you, but because of the skeletons in the closets of John McCain and Barack Obama — and the willingness of the media to not even investigate those skeletons."
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I conducted an experiment on my ant farm.

LordKaT LordKaT writes  |  more than 5 years ago

LordKaT writes "I used to have an ant farm, not because I wanted one, but because I was fascinated by the marketing. You see, ant farms are advertised as having the smartest and most amazing insects living between two panes of glass.

Well, when I had my ant farm, I didn't give a shit about raising them and letting build their tunnels. No sir, I conducted experiments! My final experiment stood out above the rest: just how smart are these little fuckers?"

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Austism Causes Brain Damage

LordKaT LordKaT writes  |  more than 5 years ago

LordKaT writes "Words of wisdom from a "high functioning" autistic man. Some gems include: stay in school and "learn as you much," playing with and talking to a my little pony doll to simulate conversation with women, handsome rich boys are inconsiderate and disgraceful, "tobacky" should be shot to the moon, wars result in "prickly wicklies."

Why, god, why does the Internet expose this stuff?"

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What Can Brown Break For You?

LordKaT LordKaT writes  |  more than 6 years ago

LordKaT writes "So here's the story: I moved from the east coast to Seattle. Since I flew out here, I decided to have my computers shipped out to me via UPS. This turned out to be a horrible mistake, as UPS is, apparently, run by a bunch of monkeys with baseball bats. this is a warning to all nerds out there: don't ship anything with UPS: they will destroy it."
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Journals

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Microsoft, Linux and not being able to view StrongBad

LordKaT LordKaT writes  |  more than 11 years ago You know what? I hate Microsoft. No, not because it's the popular thing to do on slashdot, rather, I hate them because of the proprietary stuff they force on the Internet. It's a royal pain in the ass.

Something else that pisses me off is that Macromedia has not fixed the audio desynch in their linux Flash distribution. It's really not that difficult guys, you count the frames, and if they don't match up, sync them! Oh well. That just means I'll need to use the windows computer to watch the weekly Strong Bad e-mails.

If anyone reads this, could you let me know if there is any legal reason why one would not distribute a linux distro on CD in a place of business? Granted, I'm sure some distro's would rather not have their material distributed on a physical format, but I think it would be cool to offer customers a free operating system (with a bright yellow sticker that says "Source Code Included" and another in a bright red star that says "100% Free").

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