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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

OutOnARock Re:Annual manual StartSSL dance (394 comments)

HTTPS shuts out those remaining users of Internet Explorer on Windows XP

You say this as if it were a bad thing.....

4 days ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

OutOnARock regarding donuts..... (295 comments)


Build a better Krispy Kreme and you will own the world and everything in it.....

about a week ago
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California Sues Uber Over Practices

OutOnARock Re: Go California! (139 comments)

The same thing applies to groceries stores, bookstores, any brick and mortar store. Ever wondered why we don't have 30 supermarkets in one city block ?

with the obvious exception of Starbucks......

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

OutOnARock Re:Comcast Business Class (291 comments)

If I had only two bullets and was locked in a room with Comcast, Hitler, and Osama Bin Laden... I'd shoot Comcast twice.

Well, yeah, because the other two are already dead.

Geez.....its the level of evil, not that they are alive.....

If I only had two bullets and was locked in a room with Comcast, Dick Cheney, and Kim Jong Un, I'd shoot Comcast twice....

Better or blurry?

about two weeks ago
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Is Chernobyl Still Dangerous? Was 60 Minutes Pushing Propaganda?

OutOnARock Re:Ra-di-a-tion (409 comments)

Excellent Repo Man quote :)

Ordinary fucking people.....I hate them......

That's way that ain't a repo man I know that don't do speed......

and the #1

No one is innocent

about three weeks ago
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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

OutOnARock it will have to be two digital devices (375 comments)

I work at an property and casualty insurance company out on a rock. Our president has lunches once a month and all the employees rotate through, he answers questions, people mingle, etc.

I went as a fill in this month and one of the questions is whether our firm would issue digital ID cards on smartphones, and he said we were looking into it...

I was shaking my head slightly and he looked at me and asked with a smile, "So what is the IT guy's opinion?"

I smiled and replied, "Cool tech, but personally, I would never hand my phone to a member of law enforcement without a warrant."

He replied, "I can see your point."

So sure, while I can agree that having some sort of digital something that keeps secure digital records that are public record anyway to provide to law enforcement upon request, AND a smartphone, is certainly better than a wallet full of paper and plastic cards AND a smartphone.

But ONLY a smartphone, or any single device, with my personal and what likes to be considered private data as well, I don't think so....

about three weeks ago
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How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

OutOnARock ....so if we..... (186 comments)


Grew corn all summer and it "inhaled" carbon dioxide...

then we sequestered the dead stalks instead of letting them rot on the ground and "exhale" carbon dioxide....

wouldn't that start reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?

and if we sequestered it deep underground under enormous pressure for long periods of time, we'd create new oil...

about a month ago
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Highly Advanced Backdoor Trojan Cased High-Profile Targets For Years

OutOnARock Re:Microsoft Windows only (143 comments)


You could also throw in that the combination of Powershell and Windows Server allows the machine to run "headless"

....just saying....

about a month ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

OutOnARock Re:Is it April 1st already? (400 comments)

Yahoo *is* Bing, actually, as far as the search engine backend goes.

And Bing really is a search engine backend

[rimshot]

I see what you did there.....

about a month ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

OutOnARock Re:"eye sore" (516 comments)

Cartman's "Brown Noise" ?

about a month ago
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Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

OutOnARock Re:It's only worth it (237 comments)

sorry to reply to my own, but "as the name implies where I live,"....need more coffee..its only 8:30a in paradise

about a month ago
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Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

OutOnARock Re:It's only worth it (237 comments)


.....and as my name implies, Honolulu has an awesome public bus system.....

....now if we get the HART train system actually up and running, then we'll really have something...

about a month ago
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Carmakers Promise Not To Abuse Drivers' Privacy

OutOnARock c'mon man, 3 biggest lies told by carmakers (98 comments)


1. We put the check in the mail.

2. We promise not to abuse Drivers' privacy.

3. We won't cum in your mouth

about a month ago
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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

OutOnARock Fucking A...... (223 comments)


Fucking A......Where is the kickstarter for this dude????

Fucking A......$0.99 a day streaming of the proceedings where do I sign up?

Fucking A......TWC: "But Your Honor, when we say unlimited for $34.99, we don't really mean unlimited and we don't really mean $34.99"

about a month ago
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How To End Online Harassment

OutOnARock Re: here we go (834 comments)


At least here in the United States, a human with a penis is not allowed to be a mammographer.....

and yet a human with a vagina is allowed to be a Andrologist (specialist of the penis)

yes I had to look that up......

about a month and a half ago
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PC Cooling Specialist Zalman Goes Bankrupt Due To Fraud

OutOnARock learned a long time ago in investing (208 comments)


if the bank loans an entity $1,000 and that entity cannot pay, that entity is in trouble

if the bank loans an entity $2.98 billion and that entity cannot pay, the bank is in trouble

about a month and a half ago
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Disney Patents a Piracy Free Search Engine

OutOnARock What would happen with this (164 comments)


What if you made a cartoon of a Jewish Mickey Mouse being thrown into a Nazi gas chamber by Nazi Bugs Bunny......

1. Would it show up on Disney's search?
2. Would the use of the cartoon characters be protected by the First Amendment's use for political satire?
3. How long would Disney's lawyers fight #2?

about a month and a half ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

OutOnARock Re:How big a fuss is it, really? (415 comments)

Seconded.....
Try reading your cell phone when you are riding your motorcycle in traffic.

Dangerous and very illegal in most states these days....

Glance at the left wrist.....FTW!!!!

about 2 months ago
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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

OutOnARock Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (392 comments)

I got an email today that NFL sunday ticket streaming is now $99 instead of $199 as the season is half over
You might want to look into this:

about 2 months ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

OutOnARock UnxUtils (230 comments)

I use UnxUtils .... gives me all the GNU userland I want, no alternate shells needed

http://unxutils.sourceforge.ne...

Add the install directory to the Windows path and there you go!

about 2 months ago

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