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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

Nukenbar Re:Hipsterism at its finest (worst?) (285 comments)

Oh thank god. All this time I was thinking that no storage device is 100% reliable and here you come along and shatter that view. Thank you David_Hart for assuring me that SD cards are 100% reliable and never experience data loss. I am switching to SD cards for all of my backups from now on; both at home and at work! I am sure my boss will love how much money I saved him by switching from costly tape and off site providers to simple SD cards. THANK YOU!

Don't be a tool.

No one is saying you keep your one copy of the nuclear launch codes on a SD card. He is saying they have become relatively inexpensive removable storage and that most phone makers outside of apple have acknowledged this.

3 days ago

FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

Nukenbar Re:Much more dangerous than regular van. (435 comments)

I think drug dealers would love driverless cars. No one to arrest. You could say the "owner", but much harder to prove.

about two weeks ago

My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

Nukenbar Re:Dimmable LEDs (278 comments)

Can they use a standard dimmer knob, or do you have to replace it with something else?

about three weeks ago

Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

Nukenbar Re:30m (149 comments)

maybe some, but they ran fiber right to my room in a 100 person apt building in NYC in about 2010.

about three weeks ago

What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant

Nukenbar Re:Be polite (286 comments)

Eh, I consent to a search BECAUSE I have nothing to hide, and then get on with my life.

about a month ago

Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

Nukenbar This has been the law in NY State for year (249 comments)

And I'd imagine a few others based on state constitutional protections, but now it is a federal rule. Seems to be the right decision, but it will be interesting to see if some states put up systems to fast track search warrants now to speed up the process, thereby lowering the amount of judicial review.

about a month ago

Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution

Nukenbar Re:Awesome! (276 comments)

Any change to the law has to start with a lower court ruling somewhere.

about a month ago

Chicago Robber Caught By Facial Recognition Sentenced To 22 Years

Nukenbar Re:Coming soon... (143 comments)

Most jobs of any significance require you to give your finger prints up anyway. Not a big deal if they want to put my ID photo in the big computer as well.

about a month and a half ago

German Scientists Successfully Test Brain-Controlled Flight Simulator

Nukenbar Re:LOL ... (73 comments)

You are thinking of Project X.

about 2 months ago

Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

Nukenbar Re:Amen, brother Amen! (522 comments)

Agreed. I'm never trying to type in "ducking" on my iphone.

about 2 months ago

7.1 Billion People, 7.1 Billion Mobile Phone Accounts Activated

Nukenbar Re:So? (197 comments)

I'm actually surprised you don't see more cell phones that allow for 2+ lines/sim cards.

about 3 months ago

Stanford Getting Rid of $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock

Nukenbar Coal is energy (208 comments)

Unless they want to turn off every light and computer on campus, they are still regularly using coal energy.

about 3 months ago

Police Departments Using Car Tracking Database Sworn To Secrecy

Nukenbar Explain to me why this is bad (202 comments)

If there is a warrant out for my arrest or a license plate is reported stolen, this system can identify it much faster than the old license plate over the radio. This seems to allow the police to stop and question people that they have a legit reason to do so, not just because you crossed the center line.

about 3 months ago

Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

Nukenbar ICE - Why don't phones have this (664 comments)

Most people lock their phones these days. Why is there not a function that I can find the owner's info (whatever they want to put there) and an ICE (In Case of Emergency) number.

Or more so, if I come upon an injured person, it would be nice to let someone know (besides 911) that they are injured.

If I find a phone, what can I do with it if I want to return it? This has happened a few time in cabs. Now days I just give it to the driver and it is now his windfall/problem.

about 3 months ago

Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

Nukenbar Re:Time to move into the Century of the fruit bat. (1198 comments)

There actually many ways I can kill someone and it is not murder, or even illegal.

And I don't even live in Florida!

about 2 months ago

Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

Nukenbar Re:Punishment fits the crime (1198 comments)

This is an interesting point, but it does lead to another problem/cost. If you don't have the threat of a death sentance, then you can't get evil people to take a life without parole sentence without a trial. No one take a Life-WO-parole sentence, no matter how guilty they are, unless there is something worse on the table.

Take this case for instance:

There is no way this dude doesn't take Life-WO-parole sentence without a trial if the death penalty was an option (he got something like 500 years after trial). Those no-death sentence cases cost taxpayer money as well.

about 2 months ago

The Science of Solitary Confinement

Nukenbar Re:isn't it used on violent prisoners? (326 comments)

But human contact and external stimuli in a physical separation situation would required a greater cost. Spending more on prisons is not high on anyone's radar but the ACLU.

about 5 months ago

How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

Nukenbar Significantly more??? (270 comments)

Who can say this? Someone that is 14? I'd say for most people, gaming peaks when you are in your early teens. You just have too much stuff going on later in life.

about 5 months ago

Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

Nukenbar Re:Complete Bullshit (500 comments)

Nobody else can give someone permission to search my domicile. Period.

Not if you are married. It is no longer just YOUR home and YOUR stuff. Now it is, as we would say in the South, Y'ALL home and Y'ALL stuff. Your wife would have just as much of a right to consent to the search.

No the new law seems to apply to a GF or any resident in the home, which I'm thinking goes too far.

about 5 months ago

South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

Nukenbar Re:Sheriff (467 comments)

It is pretty routine to ignore these types of warrants until they land in your face.

When they first received the warrant they may have rolled by her home, and if she was not there, put it in a pile of unlocated warrant suspects and log it in the computer. Now the next time she had an interaction with law enforcement, say a speeding ticket or a proof of insurance checkpoint, the warrant would pop up and she would be arrested and taken to court to clear the warrant.

about 5 months ago



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