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The Best Parking Apps You've Never Heard Of and Why You Haven't

Lumpio- Why I haven't heard of them? (163 comments)

Well, for one they only seem to really work for US locations and I'm quite a ways from there. ParkMe did find some nearby results but the information was wildly wrong.

2 days ago
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Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office?

Lumpio- What!? No! (226 comments)

No! Nobody in their right mind should be "programming" in VBA. Especially not kids. Who the hell wrote this article!?

about two weeks ago
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Google Now Arrives In Chrome For Windows and Mac

Lumpio- Re:Watch out (74 comments)

What? A company whose revenue is mostly based on targeted ads TRACKS people? Oh no! How could they do this to us!

about three weeks ago
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Is DIY Brainhacking Safe?

Lumpio- It's called "DIY Brainhacking" (183 comments)

Is it even possible for that to sound the least bit safe to any sane individual?

about a month ago
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Movie and TV GUIs: Cracking the Code

Lumpio- Leverage, for one, was a masterpiece (74 comments)

A brilliant combination of real software and fake GUIs on the same screen - they obviously had a product placement deal with Microsoft, and in one scene they literally dragged a file from SkyDrive into the usual bleeping "FBI Database Lookup" window. I wish I had a .gif of that...

about a month ago
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Embarrassing Stories Shed Light On US Officials' Technological Ignorance

Lumpio- Sheds light...? (299 comments)

I thought this was a commonly known fact.

about a month ago
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The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On

Lumpio- Re:Peak "platform" (505 comments)

We could also add "service". SPaaS - Solution Platform as a Service.

about 2 months ago
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The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On

Lumpio- Re:Peak "platform" (505 comments)

Not as bad a "solution". I've seen knives marketed as "cutting solutions".

about 2 months ago
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Building an 'Invisibility Cloak' With Electromagnetic Fields

Lumpio- I wish they'd stop calling it that. (71 comments)

I think it's only justified to call something an "invisibility cloak" when it does what people actually expect an invisibility cloak to do, that is, make things actually not visible. How about calling it a "stealth cloak" because that's what I imagine most people would associate with being invisible to a radar, as opposed to the naked eye.

about 5 months ago
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Dutch MEP Petitions To Ban Export of Surveillance Software

Lumpio- I think it would be better (81 comments)

if they didn't ban just export but import as well.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Time To Regulate Domestic Drones?

Lumpio- Re:Drones? (190 comments)

Let me blow your mind: there are also bees called "drones". They are neither machines nor remotely operated, all they do is fly!

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Time To Regulate Domestic Drones?

Lumpio- Re:"Domestic"? (190 comments)

I'm pretty sure if it's a good idea to have regulations on drones in one single country in the world, they're a good idea everywhere.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Time To Regulate Domestic Drones?

Lumpio- "Domestic"? (190 comments)

Does that mean drones flown within the borders of your country, or drones owned by citizens of your country? If this is another NSA-esque "it's OK to spy on just about anybody in the world as long as they're not a citizen of the US of A" thing, I'm going to be angry.

about 6 months ago
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SCOTUS Says DNA Collection Permissible After Arrest

Lumpio- Re:I dont see the difference (643 comments)

A cheek swap does not equate to GATTACA.

about 10 months ago
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UN Debates Rules Surrounding Killer Robots

Lumpio- Re:Jeeze, Now I have to support the UN? (215 comments)

But humans are more easily swayed by fear, emotion and political pressure. Let's just remove the human factor already and welcome our new electromechanical overlords.

about a year ago
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Google, Apple Lead Massive List of Companies Supporting CISPA

Lumpio- Re:Google hates privacy (153 comments)

If it's anonymity you want, there's software for that. Anonymity online hasn't ever been guaranteed unless you take some steps to ensure that.

1 year,4 days

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