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Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

RocketRabbit Re:It's time (216 comments)

There are many defense and intelligence nitwits on the board of Yahoo (and Google) so it'll stay around because doubtless there is some national security / Gestapo spy value in the property.

yesterday
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

RocketRabbit Re:Don't laugh... (251 comments)

YouTube has all the soaps, within an hour or two of their airing in the eastern time zone.

We moved to a rural mountain area with no broadcast TV and I refuse to pay for what amounts to utter shit. However my wife watches GH and it's practically her only vice so we had to figure something out. Turns out somebody already did.

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

RocketRabbit Re:Comcast Business Class (291 comments)

Easy - open the modem / router thingy and snip the wires leading to the antenna. Solder a big resistor on there instead.

about two weeks ago
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Cisco Slaps Arista Networks With Suit For "Brazen" Patent Infringement

RocketRabbit Re:Come on people, (96 comments)

Linus Torvalds might agree with you.

about two weeks ago
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BlackBerry Will Buy Your iPhone For $550

RocketRabbit Re:Bah hah hah (120 comments)

But they didn't "fight," they complained and then caved! Backdoorberry.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows

RocketRabbit Re:So... (178 comments)

They are collecting all our data and sharing it with the NSA though. A few National Security Letters and bam, whatever Google has the NSA has too.

It is also reasonable to expect that the NSA has agents in place at Google as well.

Plus there's the suspiciously strange fact that Google just built a huge datacenter right next door to the NSA as well...

about a month ago
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Researchers Develop $60 Sonar Watch To Aid the Visually Impaired

RocketRabbit Really, really lame. (30 comments)

Blind folks have been using "clickers" for what, over a hundred years now. They are inexpensive, need no battery, and do not require any new technology.

Usenet - the new Slashdot. Now with less beta.

about a month ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

RocketRabbit Re:India... (438 comments)

Why not just go while hog and say you interviewed "over 9000" of them as long as you're making shit up?

Usenet - the new Slashdot at comp.misc

about a month ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

RocketRabbit Re:Another 15 minutes (716 comments)

It was actually the decline of Disco which started the downward trend in murder rates. This downward trend was further accelerated by the appearance of Chuck Lorrie shows, which have a soothing effect.

about a month and a half ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

RocketRabbit Re:Also announced Nexus player (201 comments)

Not when people start complaining about the shitty battery life. This could be bad for intel. Perhaps the reason why the phones are so huge is that they have a gigantic battery?

about 2 months ago
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Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?

RocketRabbit "Data Center Thought Leaders..." Really? (237 comments)

I mean how much did these fucks pay Dice to say this hackneyed phrase? Data center thought leaders.

God Slashdot is such a fucking hive of shit these days.

about 2 months ago
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Windows Flaw Allowed Hackers To Spy On NATO, Ukraine, Others

RocketRabbit Re:I wonder how long the NSA (97 comments)

OR, was the intelligence that the NSA was collecting from Russia using the same vulnerability valuable enough that the NSA didn't want the hole closed despite the fact that it was also being exploited by the Russians?

OR, did the NSA discover that the Russians using this attack and decide to use it to feed them some bad intel?

I mean, sure, the NSA has suffered a leak or two lately, and their characteristic odor has been found wafting about certain vulnerabilities such as the OpenSSL hole, but let's not pretend they are just blundering incompetent fools here. Unpopular, Gestapo-esque, Orwellian? Sure. But not stupid.

about 2 months ago
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Experts Decry Randomized Ebola Treatment Trials As Unethical, Impractical

RocketRabbit Re:Beecher was a fraud! (193 comments)

And this, sir, is why we're fucked and it's also why "science" is becoming a religion. Immune to criticism, repetition of mantras, accusations of insanity toward anybody who disagrees, and all the hallmarks of every fundamentalist ideology.

As I said in the first post, the societal momentum behind this kind of thinking is too powerful to overcome, and you're an exemplification of this thesis.

about 2 months ago
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Experts Decry Randomized Ebola Treatment Trials As Unethical, Impractical

RocketRabbit Beecher was a fraud! (193 comments)

If you look into the fraud perpetrated by Beecher you'll start to question whether or not there is even any "placebo effect" that can not be attributed to other, more rational and reasonable explanations such as the natural healing process.

Sadly, while the individual can indeed research these issues themselves and come to the proper conclusion regarding the largely unwitting fraud otherwise known as drug testing, the momentum in society and especially the medical community can not be easily overcome.

about 2 months ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

RocketRabbit Re:The Nobel Prize Committee blew it (276 comments)

Wow, brainwashing works great. You're a fine example of just how far they can go with today's media technology.

about 2 months ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

RocketRabbit Re:The best keyboard is the IIGS ADB original. (304 comments)

I have read about, but never seen these computers. There used to be an amazing variety of computers and they all ran BASIC so one was instantly conversant (more or less) with them.

We have a sort of sad, overpowered monoculture these days. The loss of BASIC as the default operating environment across the board is perhaps the biggest tragedy of the late 20th century. What we gave up in the jest for speed was the idea that everybody could be a programmer.

about 2 months ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

RocketRabbit The best keyboard is the IIGS ADB original. (304 comments)

The best keyboard is the IIGS ADB original first version board. The key switches are by Alps (built like a Swiss watch), it is heavy with a solid metal frame under the plastic, the control key is in the correct place UNLIKE THE MODEL M and it also has a proper latching caps lock without a moron light.

With a Keyspan USB adapter this old Apple keyboard will work fine with any modern computer, and if you have a Mac you can even daisy chain old ADB equipment off it because Apple has kept a load of ADB drivers in OS X "just in case!"

If you want something with a more standard PC layout, that has high quality, the Apple Extended Keyboard II is also good, but like the model M (and UNLIKE the IIGS keyboard) the keys are just mildly clicky. The IIGS keyboard has the most clickety keyboard OF ALL TIME.

I shouldn't be telling you this as they are already $70+ used but what the fuck, I have a few extras.

about 2 months ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

RocketRabbit Everyone needs 2010 America level consumption? (652 comments)

Who says so? The whole global warming scam has already been exposed despite the shrill and constant propaganda to the contrary. Alternative fuels and wind / solar are already in wide production, and electric cars are a thing too.

These eggheads want neo-feudalism, and they spelled this out clearly years ago with Agenda 21. Prince Charles will still go big five hunting in Africa, but you will be chipped and tied to your home county unless you spend your saved-up carbon credits for a trip that will have to be approved.

If you think I'm nuts read the fucking UN's Agenda 21 documents yourself. The future ain't looking too good, but you will be told how green it is. Too bad you won't be allowed to see it from your one room carbon-neutral cubical / apartment / bathroom.

about 2 months ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

RocketRabbit Re:DAESH, not ISIL (478 comments)

So we should be supporting the Iranians when they call the USA a Zionist lackey?

Or when North Korea calls the USA a den of reptiles, that is OK?

Or is this one of those good for the goose, but not for the gander type situations that we somehow ALWAYS seem to find ourselves in?

It's fucking Islamic State dude, no matter how much you close your eyes and stamp your feet.

about 3 months ago

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