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Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows

RocketRabbit Re:So... (177 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 week ago

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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

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 three weeks ago

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 a month ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 2 months ago

Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

RocketRabbit Re:Apple REULEZ! (408 comments)

While iTunes could stand improvement, of course, it is still oly about a million times better than anything else. At least a million.

If you check the little box that says "let iTunes manage my music library" it does. It makes folders based upon ID3 tags and files that shit away proper. Now if you're one of those tards who thinks you can manage your library better than iTunes, maybe it will piss you off.

It only has the best MP3 encoder out there. You can pipe music around the house to your other Apple gadgets. You can use your Apple gadgets as a remote control. On and on.

Yeah iTunes could stand work, but much, much less work than any of the alternatives.

about 2 months ago

An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

RocketRabbit They only have a budget of hundreds of millions... (112 comments)

Listen, Mozilla only has just over three hundred million dollars per year to spend on their browser project. This is barely enough to keep the lights on as it is! If you lot want fancy research projects, please consider turning on the Mozilla ad-bar and donating when you download.

After all, not only are our executives STINKING rich, but the heat and electricity that keeps the offices going are both generated by shoveling hundred dollar bills into a steam boiler.

about 2 months ago

UK Ham Radio Reg Plans To Drop 15 min Callsign Interval and Allow Encryption

RocketRabbit Re:Scrap all the rules (104 comments)

I'm a General too, and I always thought that one of the main objectives of Amateur Radio was to foster international good will. Other objectives include engendering technical innovation (after all, most innovations in radio were made by and for amateurs) and building a cadre of trained radio operators ready to go in case of the outbreak of war.

about 2 months ago

Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

RocketRabbit Can I get one without the NSA hardware backdoor? (181 comments)

Can I get one without the NSA hardware backdoor? I'm talking about iAMT. It would be nice, a guy can dream.

about 3 months ago

CMU System Lets You Get To the Good Parts of Video, Fast

RocketRabbit Usenet is the new Slashdot (32 comments)

Come to the last non-commercial, unkillable, non-Dice-affiliated forum on the internet - Usenet! Misc.news.internet.discuss and comp.misc are the new Slashdot (one computer related, the other just miscellaneous news). Sick of Rob's slashvertisements? Timothy's awful editing and dupes? Need to post some GNAA spam or just get a complaint about Scientology off your chest? Do it in style on Usenet!

Fuck Dice. They just killed Freshmeat - how long until Slashdot is toast too?

about 5 months ago



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