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Update: Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Cancelled

Lunix Nutcase Re:access to broadcom chips (165 comments)

Broadcom makes money from people buying in huge bulk. Not little small fries ordering a few chips here and there.

2 days ago
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Scientists Found the Origin of the Ebola Outbreak

Lunix Nutcase Re:Dangerous virus (81 comments)

Unfortunately, my doctor wasn't in that day and I was sent home (by a rather young doctor, rather fresh from the med school) with a prescription for cough syrup instead of a penicillin shot.

Why would you think a doctor would give you penicillin for a viral infection? Do you know how antibiotics work?

3 days ago
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

Lunix Nutcase Re: Good (108 comments)

No he also mentioned the NSA LOVEINT abuses.

3 days ago
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The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

Lunix Nutcase Re:NSA was collecting data in the 1960s (180 comments)

Yes, and they were slapped down by Congress via the Church Commission for doing what they did in the 60s.

5 days ago
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The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

Lunix Nutcase Re:Haply so, but exec orders and agencies (180 comments)

If this sort of surveillance had been used against the founders, they would have taken steps to prevent the newly-formed government from doing the same thing, just like they did on a number of others issues that they faced at the time, and since the spirit of the constitution is what matters, that's really what's relevant.

So what did they do against the Alien and Sedition Acts?

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

Lunix Nutcase Re:maybe (353 comments)

Doesn't really matter though, you can't charge somebody for bandwidth used to move data, only the bandwidth the end user used.

Says who?

about a week ago
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Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Lunix Nutcase Re:It's supposed to look that way (167 comments)

That the (S)NES and Genesis can output RGB via modding doesn't change the fact that game developers did use the artifacts from the composite output and the CRT to do what the GP mentioned.

about a week ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Lunix Nutcase Re:Mandatory panic! (421 comments)

I was talking about China as was the person I responded to. And just to correct myself, apparently 3 years ago they stopped executing people for it.

http://www.newser.com/story/11...

about two weeks ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Lunix Nutcase Re:Mandatory panic! (421 comments)

And they'll even execute you for non-violent offenses like not paying your taxes.

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

Way to not address my points. You've simply repeated your assertion. Why would any bank finance a car loan without insurance? That would be monumentally stupid.

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

If you were financing car loans would you do so without requiring it be insured? That would be an extremely dumb thing not to do.

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

Why would finance companies and state governments not still require you to carry insurance? No finance company is going to give you a car loan and not require you to insure it. Your post is hilariously naïve.

Oh and the insurance companies are hugely greater in size than car dealerships. Car dealers are chumps in comparison.

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

Accidents and injuries have been decreasing for more than a decade. And yet you're still required to have insurance both by financing companies and state governments.

There is absolutely zero reason to believe that finance companies and state governments will not still require insurance even when cars are automated.

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

Do unicorns and flying pigs exist in that fantasy world, too?

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

And the government requires it to be on the road.

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

Hahahahahahahahaha. No, they won't. They will keep themselves around through lobbying efforts.

about two weeks ago
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Feds: Red Light Camera Firm Paid For Chicago Official's Car, Condo

Lunix Nutcase Re:Pretty obvious (115 comments)

Since when did being a politician or running a corporation ever have a prerequisite of having a moral fiber? Political corruption goes as far back as the first governments. Same with corrupt corporations.

Even the "classical" Western democracies and republics had rampant corruption. It's more "ironic" that you think having a moral fiber was ever regular.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

Lunix Nutcase Re:When every feature undocumented (199 comments)

If you stopped standing near the line trying to shoulder surf their PINs you wouldn't see so many.

Hurr hurr.

That's poor design of the hardware, not the software. When you have to figure out where the magstripe is on the card and then where the reader is so you get the right orientation, you're bound to get it wrong.

I was referring to both hardware and software in my comment. I've seen on numerous occasions a checkers having to help the person not only to swipe but which options to push in order to finish all the payment steps. And, yes, it is poor design. That was my entire point. The person I responded to said these were "intuitive" yet I've seen numerous people (not even just elderly people) struggle to use them.

The ATMs I use that have a simple slot to push the card into, I never get wrong. Card comes out of wallet with me holding the end that goes into the machine last. Very simple.

That's great for you. Plenty of people still have problems with them.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

Lunix Nutcase Re:When every feature undocumented (199 comments)

That's interesting because I see people on a daily basis fumbling with the debit/credit machines at checkouts. Even with basic things like swiping their cards. A big pain point is also becaue each one for each store chain has to be different in unnecessary and inconvenient ways.

about three weeks ago
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Latin America Exhausts IPv4 Addresses

Lunix Nutcase Re:On behalf of all network specialists, (197 comments)

Everyone knew this would happen eventually. No one listened to the chicken littles that were screaming "the sky is falling!" every year for more than a decade.

about 3 months ago

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