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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

Mashiki Re:Not so sure (334 comments)

Not only that, a guy is decapitated by a british speaking terrorist. The timing was just too good, specially because it helped to move the public opinion away from Israel/Gaza. Coincidentally, the moment Hamas stopped getting press they basically surrendered.

You haven't really been paying attention to the stuff that's been on-going then. It's similar to the people who don't watch what the jihadi's are doing then say: "but he was such a nice neighbor," after they found out that ran off and committed a suicide attack. Hell Jawa Report has been tracking the guy they suspect for at least a year. As a point, they were also instrumental in nailing several dozen other terrorists or want-to-be terrorists to the wall who are now spending time in federal prison.

yesterday
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

Mashiki Re:why the focus on gender balance? (548 comments)

Why must everything be gender balanced?

Because the "social justice warriors" tell you it must be. And if they don't get their way, they'll whine, cry, and call it rape.

2 days ago
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Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries

Mashiki Re:Could have fooled me (208 comments)

Funny, I bet you weren't complaining when the liberals held a government with a "small minority of the electorate" from 1993 to 2006. But held a majority in parliament.

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Mashiki Re:*Dons asbestos suit* (1196 comments)

Shouldn't be a surprise, after all there's a huge shit-storm going on over zoe quinn as well, with the possibility that she used sexual favors to gain publicity. This of course has led to various sites like kotaku, polygon, etc., to change their reporters handbook. Other various things include reporters giving money to various people, then reporting on them. Reporters shacking up with various people and giving them favorable coverage. Sarkesian much like Quinn, are both bottom feeders of the highest order.

Some crap here

2 days ago
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Fake NVIDIA Graphics Cards Show Up In Germany

Mashiki Re:Ahh...so this strikes again huh? (75 comments)

How did this get upvoted? There was never any swapping of AMD for Intel, just taking of lower speed parts and marking them for higher speeds.

Quite wrong, see back in oh '96ish both intel and amd used the same boards, so did cyrix. The way it used to be was, Intel was topshelf, AMD was middle shelf, cyrix was low. They all fit on the same board, had the same pin count, and all the rest. The 'guts' of the cpu's were effectively the same as well, this all changed a few years later when intel and amd finally went their own ways in terms of cpu design and manufacturing. You then saw the first generations of split mobo designs, some of the more interesting ones were Slot1/SlotA.

2 days ago
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Fake NVIDIA Graphics Cards Show Up In Germany

Mashiki Re:Ahh...so this strikes again huh? (75 comments)

The celerons were the same way, it was an excellent generation of cpu's that were rock solid for ocing. You could take an off the shelf 200, 266 or 300, and simply bump up the FSB muliplier, while adjusting the side bus divider and "magic" would happen. Getting 400/500/600+Mhz out of them on air cooling only wasn't only possible, it was super easy. Huge business with mobo manufactures, intel wasn't too happy though.

2 days ago
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Fake NVIDIA Graphics Cards Show Up In Germany

Mashiki Ahh...so this strikes again huh? (75 comments)

Back in the late 90's there was a serious issue with videocard's and their bios being reflashed to something else. Wish I had the magazines with the articles on it still, but it ended up being a rather large investigation. Happened with ati, nvidia, matrox cards quite a bit.

There was also the massive, and I do mean massive counterfeiting of fake Intel and AMD cpus, the most common thing that was done was resilkscreening the cpu. They would turn around and take a cyrix, or lower end amd/intel cpu scrub off the designations, then reapply them, and sell them back on the market. You didn't know that they were fake until you plugged them into the motherboard and surprise that $600 intel cpu was a resilked el-crapo cyrix chip.

In all these cases, the primary source for these were from SE-Asia, mainly Thailand, and Vietnam. It was so bad, that these things were showing up in legitimate supply chains from major distributors like Ingram Micro, Supercom, etc. Even the packaging was legit, serial numbers on the packages were legit, so it was a very well organized scam.

2 days ago
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HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

Mashiki Re:Interesting... (135 comments)

It's not anymore of an internal identifier than molex is.

3 days ago
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HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

Mashiki Interesting... (135 comments)

It's not just HP that uses the LS-15 style, Acer does too for their laptops. Incoming recall for 4-6 years worth of cables coming from Acer tomorrow then?

3 days ago
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A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

Mashiki Re:Doesn't work (157 comments)

The only thing we have in Canada is CleanFeed it's it's optional for any ISP, they can use it, or not use it. Large ISP's like Bell and Rogers use it, or have used it in the past. Not sure if they still do. Smaller ISP's like distributel, teksavvy, execulink, etc., don't use it.

4 days ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

Mashiki Don't worry guys (524 comments)

I can find plenty of astroturfing groups that are soros backed and do the same thing, but that doesn't make it "front page news."

4 days ago
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

Mashiki Re:In other news... (216 comments)

Energy costs make up a small part of a family's budget compared to health care, education, etc etc.

Really? Last study I saw on this done by the frasier institute here in canada put energy costs right up around 46% of where yearly expenses go. I'd go hunt for it but far too lazy at the moment.

5 days ago
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

Mashiki Re:In other news... (216 comments)

Here in Ontario, "windpower" accounts for under 1% of our daily generation. Nuclear accounts for ~70-75%, while hydroelectric makes up ~10% give or take a bit.

http://www.ieso.ca/Pages/Power...

5 days ago
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

Mashiki In other news... (216 comments)

US starts buying more nuclear power from Canada, quickly pulling a Germany. In 5 years, subsidies much like those in Germany will then be gutted, and there will be a mass rush to build new coal and NG power plants until reactors can be refurbished or built anew.

5 days ago
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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

Mashiki Re:Global Warming? (273 comments)

There is no mod option for "dumb as a post." There's been a dozen peer reviewed papers that have come out in the last year saying the same thing. Once you step away from the political ipcc, things start to become the "land of conflicting scientific opinion."

5 days ago
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Whole Organ Grown In Animal For First Time

Mashiki Excellent... (76 comments)

This will be a brilliant investing opportunity when the technology comes to age, whether "having your own grown to sell" or simply "investing in the company."

5 days ago
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

Mashiki Re:Amazing (275 comments)

Sure, but if you also read the report you'll quickly notice that the demographics of "what people play" are vastly different. Women will generally stick to management/sim/etc style building. Men will stick to racing, rpg's, action games. This of course is one of the fundamental piss-off points, that the "sjw's" seem to forget.

about a week ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

Mashiki Nope (507 comments)

Still not cool, it's about as "cool" as activex with all of the broken sandbox and security issues though.

about a week ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

Mashiki Re:Do the math (336 comments)

You can still get 100w bulbs? I thought everyone had gotten around to "banning" them...you know, for the environment or something. Oh well, off to my mercury filled death lamps, and led bulbs jam packed with rare-earth-elements that are mined causing plenty of environmental damage...

Anyway, PC's are calculated for max load. My gaming rig has a max-load rating for it's PSU of 700watts, on average though for browsing, and so on it's in the 180 watt range.

about a week ago

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FCC wants to decide what's news

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  about 6 months ago

Mashiki (184564) writes "The FCC has decided that they know what news you need to know. This sounds familar doesn't it? Everyone remembers the fairness doctrine. The CIN, will "ferret out information from TV and other media, and determine what's best." Including but not limited to, the format, type of information, and whether or not it's newsworthy. But with this, they say don't worry we won't do anything wrong and it's voluntary. As we all know, the government is highly trustworthy. There have been no flagrant abuses that have come to light in the last year, and we can trust in their unbiased opinions, and their objectives right?

Let's think on that a moment, and remember that Putin did something similar 14 years ago, and let's look at the state of the media in Russia today."
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EU probes new Google privacy policy

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "The EU is probing Google's new privacy policy to determine whether or not it breaks the bloc's data, and privacy laws. This investigation could delay the rollout of the new policy, and bring increased pressure against Google, as they are already under investigation for their existing competition practices."
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Google Announce cross-product tracking, no opt-out

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "Google has announced new privacy rules across all products(email, search, youtube, plus, etc). With this change, comes a unique twist. You can't opt out. I'd say google pulled a netflix, but it could be much interesting than that depending on where you live. Since this flies in the face of the privacy laws of other countries to track across sites, when you refuse to allow users to opt-out of tracking altogether."
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DOJ seals records of murdered border guard

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "The DOJ has sealed the recorders of a border agent, who was murdered by a weapon procured during the Federal Government's Fast and Furious program, operated by the ATF, which allowed weapons to walk into the hands of known criminals. Perhaps the most troubling issue at hand from the most transparent administration ever, is how quickly they wish to silence any information of how these weapons were moved, and who has been murdered by them."
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EA modifies ToS for ORIGIN again

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "Following what seems to be a brilliant move by everyone favorite company Sony, EA has amended the terms for ORIGIN their downloading service to include the following clause: "By accepting these terms, you and EA expressly waive the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY THIS PROVISION, YOU AND EA ARE FOREGOING THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL.

YOU AND EA AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING."

You have until tomorrow(Aug 25th) to opt out, if you want."

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