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Apple's "warrant canary" disappears, suggesting new Patriot Act demands

Obscene_CNN Re:Not accurate (3 comments)

At what threshold does something classify a bulk? The older statement was more restrictive. So the canary is dead IMHO.

13 hours ago
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Apple's "warrant canary" disappears, suggesting new Patriot Act demands

Obscene_CNN Submission is interesting but summary needs more (3 comments)

This submission is interesting but I think it needs more text. Please resubmit it with a better article summary and I'm sure it will make it to the front page of slashdot.

13 hours ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Obscene_CNN Re: I never thought I'd say this... (283 comments)

My view is that the subsidies should be used to make broad band available in areas so that people can buy it. I still know people that can't get anything other than dialup because its not offered in their area (Also Note, cell coverage doesn't reach everywhere). The rate of 10Mb sets the bar too high in my opinion, this just jacks up the cost and further delays true access in areas that don't have it. I oppose any sort of Obamaphone implementation

yesterday
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US Military Aware Only Belatedly of Chinese Attacks Against Transport Contractors

Obscene_CNN Time to ping flood those commies!! (13 comments)

Time to ping flood those commies back to dial up!!

yesterday
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The Case For a Federal Robotics Commission

Obscene_CNN ObamaBOTs! Panic!! (70 comments)

Great we are going to have ObamaBOTs! Like nationalized robots are going to work better than nationalized health care. Are we going to have to buy Roombas whether we need them or not?

2 days ago
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New Release of MINIX 3 For x86 and ARM Is NetBSD Compatible

Obscene_CNN Re:Linux clone (93 comments)

Its still going to be slower no matter what you do.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

Obscene_CNN Re:Article sounds like it was written by Lib Arts (391 comments)

They spoke to some CEOs and favored some of their opinions over others. Did they pick and choose? Yes! Is there bias? Yes! Is there a conflict of interest? Yes!

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

Obscene_CNN Re:Article sounds like it was written by Lib Arts (391 comments)

So someone labeled me as a Troll for this statement. I decided to look up the author of the Article Elizabeth Segran. From her web site it says "She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in the field of South and Southeast Asian Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality.". She sure sounds like a Liberal Arts major to me.

2 days ago
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New Release of MINIX 3 For x86 and ARM Is NetBSD Compatible

Obscene_CNN Re:Linux clone (93 comments)

Although Minix does use some of the same tricks Linux does it still has additional overhead of separate servers and message passing. L4 still has a 2% to 4% penalty vs a monolithic kernel. You can optimize it all you want but the piper must be paid and won't go away.

2 days ago
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New Release of MINIX 3 For x86 and ARM Is NetBSD Compatible

Obscene_CNN Re:Linux clone (93 comments)

Minix will never catch linux. The fact is it is slow. Infact its slower than GNU Hurd (now that is bad). Even worse its run by Andrew Tanenbaum who is notorious for rejecting patches for trivial if not egotistical reasons.

2 days ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

Obscene_CNN Re:Not like this won't be abused (139 comments)

Like nobody's credit card has ever been compromised on the internet before or Apple never got hacked.

3 days ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

Obscene_CNN Not like this won't be abused (139 comments)

Not like this won't be abused. I can see them getting pranked a lot with this idea.

3 days ago
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New Data Center Protects Against Solar Storm and Nuclear EMPs

Obscene_CNN Re:Solar storm EMP vs nuclear weapons (59 comments)

Ummm..... your satellite attack scenario has a few holes in it. Orbital mechanics is well understood. Also NORAD finds and tracks items as small as a bolt in space. Keep dreaming, you'll might come up with a plan that is good enough to get yourself on the watch list someday.

3 days ago
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New Data Center Protects Against Solar Storm and Nuclear EMPs

Obscene_CNN Re:Solar storm EMP vs nuclear weapons (59 comments)

Secretly detonate a nuclear warhead... Lets ponder the stupidity of that statement for a moment.... I think someone will notice... Also detonating a nuke would be a full fledged war

3 days ago
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New Data Center Protects Against Solar Storm and Nuclear EMPs

Obscene_CNN Re:Solar storm EMP vs nuclear weapons (59 comments)

A nuclear EMP can be produced by any nuclear detonation. Although an enemy might choose a high detonation to try to knock out just electronics the vast majority of nuclear warheads are going to be used for their blast effect. Thus a bunker would be useful

3 days ago
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Chinese City Sets Up "No Cell Phone" Pedestrian Lanes

Obscene_CNN Its about damn time!! (46 comments)

Its about damn time!!

3 days ago

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Solar plant scorches birds in mid air

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about 1 month ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "The new solar energy plant that is owned by Google and two energy companies is killing birds in mid air. The plant which works by concentrating the suns rays is killing and igniting the birds as they fall out of the sky. BrightSource Energy, NRG Solar, and Google say they are studying methods of reducing the bird deaths."
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The human body shouldn't bend like this

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about 3 months ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "Not your normal slashdot material but the human body shouldn't bend like this. This may make some slashdot readers get turned on while others may wince in pain (It is safe for work). Either way it must be seen to be believed!! (or to claim its photo shopped) ;)"
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Kickstarter won't let you fund a Death Star :(

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about 3 months ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "When you are only working part time you tend to look for business opportunities and additional employment. After seeing a few kickstarter projects being pimped on here leveraging other people's work they give out for free I figured why not go big time. I decided to try and fund a Death Star.

Of course there are a few problems with trying to create this project on kickstarter. First they want a location and high earth orbit isn't acceptable. Next they won't let you fund a $2,900,000,000,000,000,000 USD project. And finally they have this stupid no weapons or dangerous device policy.

Now the first issue can be fixed by a simple change in the webpage to allow places they don't recognize. Its not like this is the first project to built in space. They should be expecting this as they do have a category for space projects.

For the second issue, funding limits. I guess they worry you can't raise $2.9 quintillion in 60 days. Really it would only cost about $2.7 quintillion http://www.pcmag.com/article2/... but after Kickstarter and Amazon take their cut it bumps the price to another $200 quadrillion. I really think that if they would be willing to drop their percentage in half they could still be happy making $100 quadrillion. Lets face it dropping the funding goal $100 quadrillion improves the odds of any kickstarter project working.

Now for the final issue of their weapons policy. Since this project will be built in space there will be no governing laws other than the laws of physics. Why would they prohibit this? I can only speculate that they are under the impression that Death Star owners run around blowing up planets like they see in the movies. In reality there is not one document case of a Death Star owner doing this. As long as they continue to buy into the Death Star control freaks hype from the planet Alderaan we won't be able to get this project off the ground.

This is where I need your help. Please send them feedback to encourage them to make changes to their website and policies to allow this project. You can contact them here. https://www.kickstarter.com/co...

Thank You"

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