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Engaging With Climate Skeptics

Ortega-Starfire Re:Great... (822 comments)

>And nothing on Wikileaks invalidates any of the work done at CRU or any other climate research institute.

As soon as I read the email of two scientists planning to delete all data requested under FOIA or the UK version of that law, yes, their work became invalidated.

more than 4 years ago
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T-Mobile UK Employees Sold Customers' Information

Ortega-Starfire Re:Not exclusive to T Mobile (65 comments)

If you read the article, someone has.

I know, I just come here for the stellar conversations.

more than 4 years ago
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The Jet Fighter Laser Cannon

Ortega-Starfire Re:9mm? (464 comments)

>As such when I carry I carry a little Kel-tec .380. Fire's the same projectile as the 9mm Luger (less power charge behind it though, but still decent energy delivery) but it fits nicely in my front pocket with no wardrobe adjustments.

I had that gun. I shot ballistic gel with it and the penetration was good.

Then I put a leather jacket in front of it. Penetration went down to 4 inches in 10% ballistic gel.

You should consider the kel-tec 9mm as a replacement option, and with all pocket pistols, use FMJ instead of JHP.

more than 4 years ago
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The Jet Fighter Laser Cannon

Ortega-Starfire Re:9mm? (464 comments)

Not really. My neighbor has a Serbu Super Shorty he wears in a CC rig (shoulder holster with ammo and handgun on the opposite side), and it is perfectly concealable.

The trick is to learn how to dress when carrying.

more than 4 years ago
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CERN Physicist Warns About Uranium Shortage

Ortega-Starfire Re:Alternative materials? (581 comments)

>Yet periodically we see attention whores showing up in Slashdot articles and crying that we will run out of uranium, a statement which is so obviously wrong that it is hard to explain by incompetence and bordering on the realm of malice.

The same people that write these articles write the same articles proclaiming we are running out of oil within ten years.

We've been running out of oil for over 100 years and running on that same prediction.

more than 4 years ago
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LHC Successfully Cools To 1.9K In Lead-Up To Restart

Ortega-Starfire Re:40 MILLION USD (177 comments)

>*Knock Knock* Hi, its the rest of the world here at your door, we'd love for you to come out and visit sometime!

But whenever we do, you guys tell us to go home! Is that because of our obsession for things that go boom, or some other issue?

more than 4 years ago
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MS Says All Sidekick Data Recovered, But Damage Done

Ortega-Starfire Re:Cloud computer (279 comments)

>Enjoying having XP favor Core0 heavily with that new 4core cpu you'll get

lern2processaffinity

>not to mention that you need XP64 to even use a quadcore..

Wrong.

>and XP64 is buugggyy

lern2update

more than 4 years ago
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Amazon US Refunds Windows License Fee, Too

Ortega-Starfire Re:Screenshot (284 comments)

A screenshot is better than nothing, which is what we have now.

I mean I could post a story right now stating that CompUSA did the same thing for me before and it would be totally untrue. Yet it could seemingly pose as a front page article as we see above.

more than 5 years ago
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Amazon US Refunds Windows License Fee, Too

Ortega-Starfire Re:Screenshot (284 comments)

No, seriously, I'm not a troll. I want verification that this was done.

more than 5 years ago
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Amazon US Refunds Windows License Fee, Too

Ortega-Starfire Screenshot (284 comments)

Or it didn't happen.

more than 5 years ago
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Formerly Classified Global Warming Spy Photos Released

Ortega-Starfire Re:15 wasn't enough? (791 comments)

Wait, you read the articles? I just come here for the stellar conversations.

more than 5 years ago
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Formerly Classified Global Warming Spy Photos Released

Ortega-Starfire Re:15 wasn't enough? (791 comments)

Well, they actually screwed up because of the lack of resolution once already. There was an article and a dupe about it, but I can't remember/I'm too lazy to look up any of the keywords to find it.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Wave Reviewed

Ortega-Starfire Re:Great! (365 comments)

SSD drive. Problem solved!

more than 5 years ago
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Google Wave Reviewed

Ortega-Starfire Re:Great! (365 comments)

>a web browser should never, and I mean NEVER, need half a gig of memory to view my open tabs

Hmm. 512MB of ram should be enough for any web browser?

If it bothers you that much though, just go to your about:config page and edit the

browser.cache.memory.capacity

key to however much ram you think your browser should use.

more than 5 years ago
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Amazon Pulls Purchased E-Book Copies of 1984 and Animal Farm

Ortega-Starfire Re:They have control of device (including plain tx (645 comments)

>Not if Amazon remotely turns off non-drm files reading. Man, they can actually erase books remotely, they can't turn off a feature?

They have. Read up on when they deactivated the text to speech feature.

more than 5 years ago
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YouTube Phasing Out Support For IE6

Ortega-Starfire Re:Market share (481 comments)

Well, how about ATMs? They count!

I can understand your concern about the automatic teller machine machines though.

more than 5 years ago
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Wikipedia Debates Rorschach Censorship

Ortega-Starfire Re:Here they are. (635 comments)

Another point worth noting is that even the APA doesn't condone the use of 'outdated' tests, which the Rorschach would certainly qualify under:

APA ETHICAL PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGISTS AND CODE OF CONDUCT http://www.apa.org/ethics/code.html

http://www.apa.org/ethics/code.html#2.07

2.07 Obsolete Tests and Outdated Test Results.
(a) Psychologists do not base their assessment or intervention decisions or recommendations on data or test results that are outdated for the current purpose.

(b) Similarly, psychologists do not base such decisions or recommendations on tests and measures that are obsolete and not useful for the current purpose.

more than 5 years ago
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Ant Mega-Colony Covers the World

Ortega-Starfire I for one... (359 comments)

...signed up for the Mobile Infantry! Service Guarantees Citizenship!

Klendathu delenda est!

Would you like to know more?

more than 5 years ago

Submissions

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Plumber Joe's Gov records illegally accessed

Ortega-Starfire Ortega-Starfire writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Ortega-Starfire writes "Shortly after the last Presidential debate, Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher had his DMV records illegally accessed. It has not yet been determined who specifically accessed his account or why, but only Law Enforcement and Government officials are supposed to be able to access that data for purposes relating to their jobs.

Information on Wurzelbacher was accessed by accounts assigned to the office of Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers, the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Toledo Police Department.

The attorney general's office is investigating if the access of Wuzelbacher's BMV information through the office's Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway computer system was unauthorized, said spokeswoman Jennifer Brindisi."

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Incorrect data in submission (see url)

Ortega-Starfire Ortega-Starfire writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Ortega-Starfire (930563) writes "Wired posted a story about how McCain put forward a bill to create a sex offender registry. As it turns out, McCain did not put the bill forward, although he was a co-sponsor (so was Obama.)

These facts were not mentioned.

Here is the vote record:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-431

Sponsor: Sen. Charles Schumer [D-NY]

Co-Sponsors:
Cosponsors [as of 2008-10-15]
Sen. Ted Stevens [R-AK]
Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
Sen. John Kerry [D-MA]
Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
Sen. Hillary Clinton [D-NY]
Sen. Barack Obama [D-IL]
Sen. Jon Kyl [R-AZ]
Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I-CT]
Sen. Olympia Snowe [R-ME]
Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
Sen. Arlen Specter [R-PA]
Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD]
Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA]
Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
Sen. Charles Grassley [R-IA]
Sen. Kay Hutchison [R-TX]
Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
Sen. David Vitter [R-LA]
Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]"

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MediaDefender denies entrapment accusations

Ortega-Starfire Ortega-Starfire writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Ortega-Starfire (930563) writes " On slashdot we saw a previous mention of MediaDefender setting up a site to catch movie pirates. Arstechnica covers the response from MediaDefender, which basically states the entire thing was a mistake and was only an internal site they forgot to password protect, and that they were not using this with the **AA. On a side note, if anyone here still has a copy of the download, the Ars team has expressed an interest in looking at it! Send it to them if you can!"
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