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GM Names and Fires Engineers Involved In Faulty Ignition Switch

Oysterville Culpability at the Top (307 comments)

Why did GM write into their bail-out a few years ago the clause that they cannot be held responsible for malfeasance which occurred prior to that bail out?

Makes me sick thinking about it.

about a month and a half ago
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Vodafone Reveals Warrantless Wiretapping

Oysterville Apathy (73 comments)

How much of this has to be revealed before the general population in America cares enough to do something about it?

As an American, I worry.

about a month and a half ago
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Crucial Launches MX100 SSD At Well Under 50 Cents Per GiB

Oysterville Function Not Working (107 comments)

I have the Disable Ads box checked. Technical glitch?

about 2 months ago
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Steve Ballmer In Talks To Buy Los Angeles Clippers

Oysterville If Doc Rivers Leaves (76 comments)

Bobby Knight would seem to be the obvious chair-throwing choice in coaches.

about a month ago
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Foam-Spraying Quadcopter Becomes a Flying 3D Printer

Oysterville Convinced (34 comments)

With this I feel now more than ever that my job isn't nearly as fun as it should be.

about 2 months ago
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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

Oysterville Okay, Fine (664 comments)

We all know that the police generally don't put a high priority on retrieving lost smart phones. So, if someone ever absconds with my smart phone and I use the app that I have on it to track it down, I will simply call the local sheriff's office and tell them that I have located my phone, give them the address, and tell them that in 10 minutes I will be going in locked and loaded to retrieve it. That should give them sufficient time to prevent a more serious crime from taking place.

about 3 months ago
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Can You Tell the Difference? 4K Galaxy Note 3 vs. Canon 5D Mark III Video

Oysterville Re:I could presumably count the pixels? (201 comments)

So then what you are saying is having an expensive camera doesn't automatically make someone an expert video camera operator?

about 3 months ago
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For the First Time Ever, the FAA Is Trying To Fine a Drone Hobbyist

Oysterville Classes and Permits (297 comments)

Drones in the private sector are getting to the point where the only way to really resolve some of this dangerous behavior is to require operators of the drones that go over a set height take classes and get some sort of certification. I don't know aviation enough to know what height that would be.

It can be a fun hobby, but if they aren't flown responsibly and safely, eventually a mid-air collision with a helicopter is going to cause a fatality. At least with proper training it would lessen the chances of that.

about 3 months ago
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AOL Finally Admits They Were Hacked

Oysterville Good Timing (54 comments)

Just before Mother's Day, so many a geek can go see Grandma and kill two birds with one stone.

about 3 months ago
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Preventative Treatment For Heartbleed On Healthcare.gov

Oysterville Re:Yea right... (81 comments)

They traditionally haven't paid much attention to the law, so I'm not certain that they would do much different here.

about 3 months ago
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Mazda Says Its Upcoming Gas-Powered Cars Will Emit Less CO2 Than Electric Cars

Oysterville Pick and Choose (330 comments)

When companies pick and choose their statistics so blatantly and make a claim like this, it really makes me trust the company that much less.

about 4 months ago
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The Net Routes Around Censorship In Turkey

Oysterville A Success of the Internet (82 comments)

One of the places where the Internet truly succeeds is by giving everyone a voice, thereby creating a watchdog effect that mass media has failed at themselves. Granted, not many use their "voice" for a worthy purpose, but those that do may never have been heard if it weren't for this medium.

about 4 months ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

Oysterville "Anarchy" (381 comments)

Funny coming from someone who does a show of that name. It's just pretend anarchy.

about 4 months ago
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Tested: Asus Chromebox Based On Haswell Core i3

Oysterville Re:OpenELEC? (103 comments)

Wouldn't a RaspberryPI be cheaper and do the same thing?

about 4 months ago
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Government Accuses Sprint of Overcharging For Wiretapping Expenses

Oysterville Re:wiretapping the wiretap (114 comments)

I seriously doubt that.

about 5 months ago
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Government Accuses Sprint of Overcharging For Wiretapping Expenses

Oysterville Overages (114 comments)

They should have kept better track of their usage. They could have upgraded to a plan with more included wiretaps, or even considered one of the "Shared Family Wiretap" plans.

about 5 months ago
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Damming News From Washington State

Oysterville Re:"Think of the Fish" (168 comments)

Now that we have at least temporarily stopped commercial netting of the sea lion primary preferred food source (smelt), perhaps they will go back to eating those.

about 5 months ago
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Damming News From Washington State

Oysterville Re:"Think of the Fish" (168 comments)

The Hanford reach is what I am referring to. The stretch that isn't dammed because of where it is. That stretch.

about 5 months ago
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Damming News From Washington State

Oysterville Re:up vs down stream (168 comments)

Not really. Anything upstream would have to take at least part of the load.

about 5 months ago
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Damming News From Washington State

Oysterville "Think of the Fish" (168 comments)

That last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River that the OP mentions is also the last stretch of Columbia River that maintains spawning habitat. It also accounts for a very large portion of the salmon that return through the Columbia River estuary every year. If removing this dam would open up more spawning habitat, this would not be a bad thing.

about 5 months ago

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