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May 16 Now Earliest Date For Endeavour Launch

ProdigyPuNk Re:Excellent time! (40 comments)

...NASA officials said via Twitter. Really? Twitter !?

more than 3 years ago
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Man Gets 10 Years For VoIP Hacking

ProdigyPuNk Re:Interesting criminal justice system in the US (149 comments)

There's millions of people that WANT to be in this country. Why would we want to keep those whom have already shown themselves to be criminals?

more than 4 years ago
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Man Gets 10 Years For VoIP Hacking

ProdigyPuNk Stupid criminal... (149 comments)

Pena is the first person to be charged by U.S. authorities with VoIP hacking, but he almost avoided prosecution. He skipped bail after his arrest, and was only captured after his Mexican girlfriend turned him in in early 2009.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. NEVER, EVER let your girlfriend know what is going on if you are commiting crimes/running from the law/etc. It gets you in trouble every time.

more than 4 years ago
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Competition Produces Vandalism Detection For Wikis

ProdigyPuNk 20%? (62 comments)

I'm sure it's relatively easy to find 20% of the incidents of vandalism when it's a blatant 'rip out half the page and write profanities' sort of thing, but even those results aren't that great. They can 'turn it up' a bit and catch a higher percentage, but that seems to be a slightly bad idea. If wikipedia is based on information from the community at large, I really doubt the people that insert such knowledge will be thrilled when their edits are deleted immediately.

Also, what about more subtle vandalism, the kind that's hard to detect? A few edits that introduce bias in an article, for example. It's this reason that college students everywhere read wikipedia to get a general idea of a topic, and then go elsewhere to places they can actually cite in a paper.

more than 4 years ago
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Digital Radio Mondiale, a Better Standard Than US-Adopted IBOC?

ProdigyPuNk Re:Different, not necessarily better. (134 comments)

You got the context wrong here. Was talking about the radio stations themselves, not the consumers.

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook Unveils Details of Downtime

ProdigyPuNk No one is thinking about the big losses here... (103 comments)

Let's look at the important thing here with this outage: How many cows, pigs, chickens, cats, goldfish, etc were made to suffer? I know my girlfriend couldn't take care of her virtual cats, and their litterbox ended up full. They were not at all happy. I'm sure the same thing played out across thousands of FarmVille, MyPets, etc accounts. Please, won't someone think of the animal?

more than 4 years ago
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Digital Radio Mondiale, a Better Standard Than US-Adopted IBOC?

ProdigyPuNk Re:Different, not necessarily better. (134 comments)

True, but at least with hybrid DRM you aren't stuck paying outrageous royalty fees to a company backed by your big-station competitors.

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook Unveils Details of Downtime

ProdigyPuNk Re:not very technical (103 comments)

You've got to read some of the comments posted in that thread, it's hilarious.

Anoesj Sadraee It's great to hear and see that big companies like Facebook are so open with what they do. That's rare, very rare. Thanks!

Anne Uriarte ~facebook is stiLL sooo sLow for uz irr! >;'((

Phil McBride this site is becoming less secure lately... hackers are becoming more and more intelligent, i would know, cuz im a white hat lol

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook Unveils Details of Downtime

ProdigyPuNk Official Technical Details (103 comments)

You are using an incompatible web browser. Sorry, we're not cool enough to support your browser. Please keep it real with one of the following browsers:

Obviously, the error was caused by too many people not keeping it real.

more than 4 years ago
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Digital Radio Mondiale, a Better Standard Than US-Adopted IBOC?

ProdigyPuNk The Anti-IBOC site is an interesting read. (134 comments)

Seems like these guys really know what they are talking about. Not only are they criticizing a position - they actually back it up with a bit of science. It really is disgusting to see any proprietary format, complete with royalty payments, forced by the government onto the populace. Makes me hate Clear Channel, et. al. even more.

more than 4 years ago
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Inside Apple's Anechoic Testing Chambers

ProdigyPuNk PR Glitter (229 comments)

The linked techcrunch article sure does have some pretty pictures, but it just makes it that much more sad that Apple missed something with their million-dollar test chambers that any left-handed person will notice in a day or two.

more than 4 years ago
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Where I am now, it's ...

ProdigyPuNk Re:Missing option (525 comments)

I was in San Antonio this past week. It was quite a bit hotter when I came back to Pennsylvania.

more than 4 years ago
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German Airports Use Bees To Monitor Air Quality

ProdigyPuNk Great (44 comments)

FTFA:

Could bees be modern-day sentinels like the canaries once used as warning signals of toxic gases in coal mines?

Just what we need, there will be swarms of honey bees at airports, in parking lots, and at work, all testing the air quality. Somehow the whole "swarm of bees" thing scares me more than the actual pollution - at least canaries were cute.

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone 4 News Roundup

ProdigyPuNk It's still mostly used for calls... (568 comments)

Perhaps Apple (and others) need to shift emphasis back towards the actual calling features of their phones. Who wants a phone that drops calls if you hold it wrong ? It's great that it has new software, etcetc, but any phone I would consider buying needs to include basic features like better than average reception, a decent sounding speaker/mic, and most importantly, does not drop calls if you touch it in it's no-no spot.

more than 4 years ago
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California Tracks Parolees With GPS, Then Ignores Alerts

ProdigyPuNk GPS Is New! (160 comments)

“We have stated several times that GPS is an evolving science, where technology and best practices continue to be fluid,” Hinkle said by e-mail. “This is a new policy, and as CDCR leads the nation in

Now their ineptitude makes sense... I didn't realize that GPS was still an evolving standard with constantly changing technology. Maybe these guys need to hire some devs from Twitter/FaceBook/etc ?

more than 4 years ago
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Guggenheim To Showcase YouTube Videos

ProdigyPuNk Re:I will submit (66 comments)

With Debian Squeeze flash *usually* works (in IceWeasel/SwiftFox), but occasionally the sound will glitch and repeat the same half a second sound over and over again for about 5 minutes at a time. That's when I break out some techno and scream "REEEEMIXXXX!" ...You should try that some time ;p

more than 4 years ago
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Video Games Linked To Reckless Driving

ProdigyPuNk New genre of games ? (337 comments)

Perhaps we need a new genre of driving games. Anyone remember Driver, where the cops would leave you alone so long as you stopped at traffic lights and whatnot ? We need that, only if you do get in a high speed chase you almost always lose, and your xbox/playstation/etc is deactivated for the length of your would-be prison sentence. Maybe that'll get through to the kids ;p

more than 4 years ago
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The Matrix For Businesses

ProdigyPuNk Companies will WANT their employees to use this ? (88 comments)

FTFA: Players start out as citizens of an empire, and can collaborate and compete with other players to become leaders of young companies or presidents of countries. Depending on their interests, they can also become criminal overlords, military strategists, bounty hunters, or business tycoons. The game itself will be free, but Novel will charge money for transactions within the game, like when players want to purchase clothing, weapons, or housing. “Our innovation is that players have never been given the ability to explore real business practices and politics before,” Olson says. “We’ve never had the ability to do anything but kill stuff before [in MMOs].” ...Doesn't sound like something I would want my employees doing instead of, you know, being productive...

more than 4 years ago
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Adobe (Temporarily?) Kills 64-Bit Flash For Linux

ProdigyPuNk Not losing much... (272 comments)

I've only ever used 32bit versions of Flash on Linux, and even those have tons of bugs (or just plain don't work). I can only imagine what the 64bit version is like. I really doubt that it worked any better - Flash on Linux sucks, in general, and whatever makes it die quicker is okay with me.

more than 4 years ago

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So I figured out the user/pass to my old /. account (this one).

ProdigyPuNk ProdigyPuNk writes  |  more than 4 years ago

How old was I when I first got signed up ? I'm 23 now... Wish it was not this username, and wish I didn't have bad karma already... Such is life, I guess. I can't believe the account is still alive after years without signing in.

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