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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

MildlyTangy Re:You people don't get it (375 comments)

At least I OWN this wallet!

I don't own this phone (and yes, I did pay for it and don't have a contract, but it can be switched off and the NSA can tap it willy nilly). You people want an e-wallet that can be shut off like your phone? Tapped like your phone?

What this is leading to is anybody politically undesirable will be shut out of the economy at the push of a button.

Fuck you technophiles

As a technophile who does not affect you in any way, shape or form (who also lives in another country than you), I would like to convey to you my heartfelt and emphatic "FUCK YOU TOO ASSHOLE".

about two weeks ago
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How the Rollout of 5G Will Change Everything

MildlyTangy Why do we need 800Gbps? (216 comments)

Why do we need 800Gbps on a cellphone? Or even 100Gbps?

So I can download an app in 560 microseconds? I do not see the point. What possible use case is there for that much bandwidth, even if data caps went away (yeah right)..There is only so much you can do with a mobile device.

Does it matter if I download an HD movie in 30mS instead of 400mS? Or even if I download a 4k movie in a fraction of a second, its still kinda pointless.

Now I am fully aware that 640k is actually not enough memory for anybody, but come on guys, what sort of need would we really have for 800Gbps on a cellphone or tablet? There reaches a point where the returns diminish beyond human perception.

about two weeks ago
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Stars Traveling Close To Light Speed Could Spread Life Through the Universe

MildlyTangy Sexism tags (184 comments)

Why the "notsexist" and "!sexist" tags for this article?

I read the summary a couple of times ( yes, I really did! I dont care if you dont believe me ), and I am struggling to find any sexism or innuendo.

Whats the deal?

Is it because of the word "these", or the word "entirely" ?
Or is it because of the sentence "That's more than a third of the speed of light." ?

Its getting really hard to tell these days whats sexist and what isnt, so if somebody could shed some light on this, it would be greatly appreciated.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

MildlyTangy Re:How far away is your room? (720 comments)

It matters by a "care co-efficient" of >0.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

MildlyTangy Re:How far away is your room? (720 comments)

I have placed it in another room and run HDMI and USB cables, but the propagation delay caused horrible tearing and lag when playing games

The signals travel at the speed of light. How far away is your room?

I hate to be pedantic but....ahh fuck it, I LOVE to be pedantic....the propagation delay of signals in anything other than a vacuum is always a fraction of c. So the speed of the signals through a cable can be anything from 65% to >90% of light speed in a vacuum.

But at the end of the day, the propagation delay in the cable itself is still way way less than 1 microsecond, which is not perceptible in the slightest for a human. The electronics at either end of the cable are a whole different ballgame, and are the cause of perceptible lag and delays in a system.

about three weeks ago
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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

MildlyTangy WTF? (523 comments)

How will people function in society if they are completely unable to write?
Filling out a form? Writing a note on a piece of paper? Or the hundreds of thousands of times in a lifetime where you needed to write something with a pen/pencil?

What happens if you forget your phone, or the power goes out, or.....for fuck sake, how can you function with such a disability?

about three weeks ago
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Apple and Amazon Launch Black Friday Price War

MildlyTangy Re:Slashdot continues the downward slide (43 comments)

Whats the alternative?

Seriously, I want to find a new site to frequent that is worthy of a Slashdot replacement, because I too am completely sick of this downwards slide.

Also, bonus points for a site on the INTERnet that does not automatically assume its entire audience is American.

about three weeks ago
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Apple and Amazon Launch Black Friday Price War

MildlyTangy Re:schadenfreude (43 comments)

You fed a troll. Why did you do that?

about three weeks ago
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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

MildlyTangy Re:nothingofvaluewaslost? (244 comments)

At the time I'm reading this submission, it's tagged with "nothingofvaluewaslost". I can't fathom what this is supposed to mean. Lives in West Africa are worthless? Deaths in a developing country are meaningless because there's no economic impact? Am I missing some subtlety or other message here?

What a cynical, awful tag.

You give the masses anonymity, you get to see the worst of humanity. Try not to let it get to you. As a species, we suck, but not all of us are bad.

about three weeks ago
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BlackBerry Will Buy Your iPhone For $550

MildlyTangy Re:Does anyone here on /. plan on taking this offe (120 comments)

Seriously, anyone?

I would like to officially confirm that I am in no way interested in selling my 6+ for anything less than retail.

To get a Blackbury instead of my 6+, they would have to pay me significantly more than what I paid for my smartphone as its obviously a big downgrade.

Do.
Not.
Want.

about three weeks ago
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Ukraine's IT Brigade Supports the Troops

MildlyTangy Re:How do you pronounce the name Skrypnyk? (140 comments)

I'm inclined to say Scary Punk. How far off am I??

Surprisingly, you are way off the mark. It is simply pronounced "Skrypnyk".

about a month ago
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Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

MildlyTangy Re:It's all bullshit (157 comments)

Both Parties are crooks. How can you blame the voters for an evil choice when the choices are evil and evil?

about a month ago
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Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

MildlyTangy America is a Lost Cause (157 comments)

No, I do not agree that representative government is a lost cause. But I absolutely do believe that American representative government is clearly a lost cause.

Americans have no real choice when it comes to change. Obama has proven that change does not happen, no matter that a would-be president says.

Americans have only two choices. And those two choices have proven time and time and time and time and time again that those two choices are bad choices. The influence of money and corruption permeates all levels of government. The People are utterly powerless to effect any real lasting change. The choices are bad and bad. Whats the point of voting in a two party system?

Wake up America.
Seriously. Wake the fuck up.
Even if you do, I think it may be too late.

You have gone far beyond the pathetic joke of the Western world, and are deep into farce territory. So deep that I truly cannot see any way out for you all.

I dont know if you can climb out of the midden that you have let yourselves slide into. It may be a lost cause.

There is nothing else to say. America as a Leader of the Free World is a long lost naive ideal. But you all have yourselves to blame.

  I truly pity you.

about a month ago
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The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

MildlyTangy Slashdot (231 comments)

News for Nerds, Stuff that Matters.

about a month ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

MildlyTangy Re:Which says what? (276 comments)

Serious question here, but how did you determine that you were able to install Windows 2000 Server whilst asleep?

Was it due to sleepwalking?

about a month ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

MildlyTangy Re:510kph is airliner speed? (419 comments)

LOL. You got me. Only objection: there are way more ( more or less attractive ) female actors in that video than there are men. Otherwise.... I think it is, indeed, time to take my dog Keks for a walk. Thank you.

I dont know about you, but I dont see a problem here. It *may* have something to do with the fact that as a guy, I do not find "attractive" men attractive, and it never hurts seeing an attractive woman either. But it also never gets old looking at cute kittehs. awww.

about a month ago
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Drone Sightings Near Other Aircraft Up Dramatically

MildlyTangy Re:Thank ypou for your comments, fool! (132 comments)

We speak the truth, no matter what!

So when are you actually going to start speaking the truth then?

All I see is lolgibberish.

about a month ago
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Drone Sightings Near Other Aircraft Up Dramatically

MildlyTangy Unauthorized FAA Leaks (132 comments)

Not only does the FAA have to deal with these unauthorized drone flights, they have to deal with leaks from within the FAA to the media. These leakers are publicly stating that they are in no way authorized to speak to the media, freely declaring their guilt.

When is the FAA going to crack down on these officials who are leaking information to the media when they have been banned?

This seems to be happening quite alot, and it seems that these officials are able to leak information with impunity, knowing that nobody is going to get fired for unauthorized leaks.

This is not a good look.

about a month ago
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Berlin's Digital Exiles: Where Tech Activists Go To Escape the NSA

MildlyTangy Re:Privacy Does Not Exist (231 comments)

I am sure everyone has seen the recent news that using EEG computers can decipher internal speech. Well, that can be done remotely too using radio waves and its a very old technology. Modern versions use transmitters on satellites and exploit properties of standing waves to penetrate shielding and deep underground. A modern system can track and decode neural signals even 50 meters underground in a moving train, or at 30000 feet in an aircraft. There is no such thing as privacy and if the NSA/CIA wish to listen, there is nothing you or anyone else can do about it.

Stop the cloak-and-dagger, hiding on street corners, that is privacy 1960's style. Welcome to a brave new world.

Dude, you need to adjust your tinfoil hat, you are speaking all sorts of crazy pseudo-scientific gibberish.

Sure, the NSA is listening to our communications, but the shit you are spouting is absolute fiction. I wish it wasnt, because the technology you describe would be stunning and would have amazing far-reaching effects across a multitude of scientific and Engineering disciplines. It would be a massive boon to communications and remote sensing all around the world, and in space.

Maybe you should have a go at writing some science fiction novels, you could make a fair bit of money as an author.

about a month ago

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