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Making Wireless, Not Ethernet, the Heart of the Network

MeatBag PussRocket Re:The number of devices is not most relevant (346 comments)

whoever told you Apple does security well was selling you something. Wireless will *always* be inherently less secure than a wired. to suggest that this makes me "not good at my job" is like me being upset because my mechanic cant install a flux capacitor in my car.

more than 3 years ago
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Making Wireless, Not Ethernet, the Heart of the Network

MeatBag PussRocket Re:The number of devices is not most relevant (346 comments)

i totally agree that workplace health is an important part to many things (including productivity) but the notion that an iPad is an adequate replacement for a desktop or even a laptop in terms of productivity absurd. If everything you do on a computer would be no less constrained by use of an iPad i serously doubt you need a computer at all. Its useful for reading email and reviewing documents and the like, but composition is really impractical, If its not a Mac or mixed OS environment already, setting that up can be cumbersome, et al. i mean, its a cool device, but lets not be fooled into thinking its going to be a good replacement for a desktop, ever.

more than 3 years ago
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Making Wireless, Not Ethernet, the Heart of the Network

MeatBag PussRocket Re:The number of devices is not most relevant (346 comments)

Your job may be vital to your organization, and you may be "goddamned good" at it, but thats really besides the issue. Any corporate network contains mountains of proprietary data that is placed at risk when people who dont understand how to manage that data (you) attempt to hook up whatever you damn well fancy. Computers are not magic no matter how much you'd like to believe otherwise. Ethernet is not powered by unicorn blood an IT staff are not wizards (no matter how much some of us would like to believe otherwise). Getting a virus is only one potential problem, and truthfully the ability to not get a virus has no bearing on "knowing what you're doing"

At the end of the day, if your flashy electronic status symbol causes a network issue and then no one in your office can work, it really doesnt matter how 'goddamnded good' you are at your job, you cant do everyone elses too.

I've seen a number the power-suit, anger-management, "i'm a type-A", throbbing hard-ons; thinking they're the next Richard Branson. its a great wet-dream until you fuck up and get punted from your high horse by people that care about advancing the goals of the business over their own personal agenda.

more than 3 years ago
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Making Wireless, Not Ethernet, the Heart of the Network

MeatBag PussRocket Re:The number of devices is not most relevant (346 comments)

considering that one of the primary things these executives appear to do is "watch Netflix" i dont think you're being cynical at all.

more than 3 years ago
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Favorite Sony Gaffe?

MeatBag PussRocket Re:Missing option (329 comments)

yeah, when news of the PSN hack made it to NPR this morning i did a serious doubletake.

more than 3 years ago
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Pickens Wind-Power Plan Comes To a Whimpering End

MeatBag PussRocket Re:Atlas Shrugged (346 comments)

lol, no worries, just thought i'd point out some useless information.

more than 3 years ago
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Pickens Wind-Power Plan Comes To a Whimpering End

MeatBag PussRocket Re:Atlas Shrugged (346 comments)

Calling a Texas oilman a Yankee [anything] is mildly offensive. The north and the south of the US still dont play nice, the stereotype of the stuck up autocratic Yankee and the dimwitted racist southerner is alive and well and sadly theres enough people on both sides that fulfill the stereotype to keep it that way for a long time.

more than 3 years ago
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Tron: Legacy

MeatBag PussRocket Re:Thoughts? (412 comments)

by slashdot standards i too could have a 4 (or possibly3) digit UID. and wot that i've left my 20's ifee pretty damn old. no, not taking geritol yet, but i certainly cant live like i used to.

more than 3 years ago
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Tron: Legacy

MeatBag PussRocket Re:The writing was idiotic (Spoilers?) (412 comments)

through an I/O bridge most likely. incidentally i thought it was cool that he didnt send a text or a tweet or a facebook update, it was nice they played true to the idea of the grid being stuck in the 80's

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Tron: Legacy

MeatBag PussRocket Re:The writing was idiotic (Spoilers?) (412 comments)

i bet you rip on star wars for use of some mystical energy field controlling your destiny and glowing swords that somehow make photons stop dead after about a meter. do you also feel star treks ability to solve any problem with the main deflector dish troublesome? and that pesky holodeck too.

the neat thing about science fiction is that ITS FICTION. its based on science (which comes first) but in the end, you guessed it, its fiction.

more than 3 years ago
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Tron: Legacy

MeatBag PussRocket Re:A worthy successor (412 comments)

i'm *almost* willing to take back all my replies on this thread to mod this funny.

more than 3 years ago
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Tron: Legacy

MeatBag PussRocket Re:I liked it... (412 comments)

try listening to the Beatles with one headphone and you'll see how well his point stands. early days of stereo were VERY heavy handed with the effect

more than 3 years ago
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Tron: Legacy

MeatBag PussRocket Re:Tron 1.0 (412 comments)

thats because Mel Gibsons brain functions in a language consisting with fists, racial epithets and dislocated shoulders.

more than 3 years ago
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Tron: Legacy

MeatBag PussRocket Re:I loved the original, but.. (412 comments)

though not explained in any way in the movie i think perhaps the ISOs ability may be why he has green beans and such. perhaps they can create organic things in a digital world and vice versa. wouldnt that be pretty badass, chick can make a light bike or a laser tank out of thin air? hence the cure cancer change government, religion etc etc.

at least thats how my mind fills in the details.

when did we all lose our imagination so badly that our only option for plot gaps is to criticize, rather than using the clay of our minds to smooth out the rough edges? such a jaded and bitter people we humans have become.

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Tron: Legacy

MeatBag PussRocket Re:Spirit of the original? (412 comments)

actually i think its quite fitting to have the curves and whatnot. i mean Tron was just a representation of the state of the art at the time... there was no ray tracing, no vector based lighting no bump mapping, hell Mandelbrot sets only started making their way into computer graphics in 1981 and Tron was released in '82. in the same way, this Tron:legacy represents the cutting edge of what is available. Disney/Pixar is the tip of the spear when it comes to digitalization in movies. they give ILM a run for tis money. not to mention that even for the purpose of the story technology is so many light years from where it was in 1981. My Phone could likely have done all the "CG" work in the original Tron. we have the internet, now and things are measured in Gigabytes and Terabytes and even substantially larger orders of magnitude. the creation of a virtual world that is curvaceous and complex is almost necessary to the storyline. how could you justify the sheer number of FLOPS at your fingertips not representing a fundamental shift in the way the grid looks and feels?

more than 3 years ago
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Tron: Legacy

MeatBag PussRocket Re:Saw it Sunday (412 comments)

thankyouthankyouthankyou! i've been telling everyone this but... i dont think my friends are geeky enough to get it... at least, not in a zen-digital-jazz kinda way.

more than 3 years ago
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Tron: Legacy

MeatBag PussRocket Re:Daft Punk (412 comments)

i was surprised to see people pooping on the soundtrack, personally i think its an amazing testament to their versatility. i hear everyone crying for more "Better, Faster, Harder, Stronger" but the movie wasnt wall-to-wall action, any movie has an ebb and flow and an arc of a storyline, i think the key for them was to tone it down enough so that the music wasnt a distraction from the dialog which oftentimes overlaps. If you look at it as a Soundtrack first and foremost, i think in many ways it compares with some of Hans Zimmer and John Willams' best work. do i think that the track 'The Game Has Changed' is better than the Dark Knight theme, even though there is much similarity? yes. Would i put "End of Line" on equal footing with the Imperial March? yes. some my cry heresy, but if you look at the tracks side by side, its clear they belong in the same space. even the more traditional sounding tracks like Adagio for Tron are beautiful and organic and have a very timeless quality about them. what other artist can do such variety of work and still be unmistakably two French freaks in Cyborg costumes?

i think too many people were looking for Homework, when they should have been looking for Tron:Legacy OST.

more than 3 years ago
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Tron: Legacy

MeatBag PussRocket Re:Thoughts? (412 comments)

makes me wish i actually signed up when i was reading this back in high school... its ok, i'll let the other old fogeys think i'm young and devilishly handsome, it gives me an air of superiority via vitality.

more than 3 years ago
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US Army Unveils 'Revolutionary' $35,000 Rifle

MeatBag PussRocket Re:Does it Jam in Hot Dusty Conditions? (782 comments)

wait, what? i seem to remember there being US troops in a part of the world that has its fair share of sand.

more than 3 years ago

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Man finds warrantless GPS attached to his car.

MeatBag PussRocket MeatBag PussRocket writes  |  more than 3 years ago

MeatBag PussRocket (1475317) writes "A Reddit poster located an FBI GPS Tracking device under his friends car. Other Reddit users identified the device as a Cobham Orion Guardian ST820, used exclusively by the Military and Law Enforcement. his past August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that placing tracking devices underneath cars isn't actually a breach of the Fourth Amendment, so long as law enforcement official think someone is a criminal. Furthermore, this can be done even if your car is parked in your own driveway—a location that does not hold the same reasonable expectation of privacy as, say, a garage. Don your tinfoil hats and write your Congressperson. Sooner or later the Bill of Rights will be worth less than a roll of toilet paper"
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New food-growth product a bit hairy

MeatBag PussRocket MeatBag PussRocket writes  |  more than 5 years ago

MeatBag PussRocket (1475317) writes "An article from Marketplace.org ( http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/04/28/pm_hairmats/ ) reports: "A Florida company has developed an all-natural product that it says could revolutionize how food is grown in the U.S. It's called Smart Grow, but it might be a tough sell. It's inexpensive. It eliminates the need for pesticides, so it's environmentally friendly, but its human hair... Plant pathologists at the University of Florida have found the mats eliminate weeds better than leading herbicides... University of Florida researchers have found that hair mats can also make plants grow up to 30 percent larger.""
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