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Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

SCHecklerX Bad title. (492 comments)

Science by democracy isn't science.

about a week ago
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SystemD Gains New Networking Features

SCHecklerX Re:Put away your pitch forks (553 comments)

IPTables is always 'up'. It is not a daemon. There is nothing to test. You just add/flush rulesets.

And I really don't want some other process deciding to wipe out the iptables configuration that I specify, thanks.

about two weeks ago
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PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

SCHecklerX Meh... (245 comments)

I still use Mason.

about two weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

SCHecklerX Re:My wife hates the L interface changes (437 comments)

Try chomp sms for a SMS app.

To fix everything else, I ended up just installing CM11. I didn't really want to, but Lollipop was just too painful. I couldn't deal with it.

about three weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

SCHecklerX Re:Lollipop = Windows Vista (437 comments)

You can.

Install CM11. That's what I did after suffering through a few days of lollipop.

about three weeks ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

SCHecklerX So when they get out... (914 comments)

.. they are even more psychotic?

Also, torture is uncool, and this would be torture.

There was a scifi short story about this very thing dealing with teleportation. I forget the title and author...

about 10 months ago
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Speedier Screening May Be Coming To an Airport Near You

SCHecklerX So... (163 comments)

They are going back to letting us leave our shoes on, our laptops in our bags, and using simple metal detectors?

about a year ago
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DARPA Training Cadets and Midshipmen As Cyber Warriors

SCHecklerX Dear U.S. Military (65 comments)

Please stop with the 'cyber' shit. It's already difficult enough to take you seriously without your use of this nonsensical prefix for all things computer and network related.

about a year ago
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Dear Asus Router User: All Your Cloud Are Belong To Us

SCHecklerX Re:Open Source is better. (148 comments)

I prefer PFSense on a netgate appliance.

about a year ago
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How Russia Transformed a Subtropical Beach Resort To Host the Winter Olympics

SCHecklerX Re:Celsius (359 comments)

For length, at least, our system is more natural. You can easily divide a foot, for example, into thirds, halves, quarters. Not so much with base 10.

Temperature, mass, etc came about in the same way.

Nature isn't base 10, other than the number of fingers and toes we have.

about a year ago
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Canadian Spy Agency Snooped Travelers With Airport Wi-Fi

SCHecklerX Airport wifi (159 comments)

If you are using an Airport's WiFi without connecting to your trusted VPN, you'll get what you deserve. Airports are a wonderful place to play "Yes, I am that AP" and other fun games while bored hackers wait for their flights.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform?

SCHecklerX I miss Loki (281 comments)

And of course Quake being released on Linux ahead of windows.

about a year ago
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Adobe Adds 3D Printer Support To Photoshop

SCHecklerX Oh great. (73 comments)

Now 'designers' will believe even more that they can be engineers.

1 year,12 days
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The Internet's Network Efficiencies Are Destroying the Middle Class

SCHecklerX Don't understand the premise (674 comments)

Those same technologies were freely available to anybody to use. If you didn't take advantage of it and, worse, didn't analyze your business processes and make them better, how can you blame those who did? Also, I now see smaller companies leveraging tech a lot more efficiently, and using open source a whole lot more than the big guys, so they are ahead of them, mainly out of necessity.

1 year,21 days
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Google Launches Android Automotive Consortium

SCHecklerX Even stuff not controlling the car... (117 comments)

...would be a nice start.

I'd be happy if they could get kenwood, alpine, and other aftermarket head unit manufacturers on board. But these guys hate open systems. Friggin' pioneer wants around $300+ just for a navigation add on, last I checked.

1 year,22 days
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Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters

SCHecklerX What? (370 comments)

I thought those things were just a fancy replacement for clay pigeons.

1 year,26 days
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Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

SCHecklerX Re:Seriously? (399 comments)

I'd feel sorry for your not getting /. right, but I'm not dyslexic!

about a year ago
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Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

SCHecklerX What if she hates what is going on there? (399 comments)

Devil's advocate:

What if that were a sarcastic comment aimed at the lack of help people in Africa get?

One can spin this however they want...

about a year ago
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Massive Android Mobile Botnet Hijacking SMS Data

SCHecklerX Re:LOL WTF LMFAO (117 comments)

This was my exact question. What is the infection vector? I don't care what software is installed, but how it gets there in the first place. If it's not exploiting a flaw in the OS itself, then it's just user stupidity.

about a year ago
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Roku Finally Adds YouTube To Its Iconic Media Player

SCHecklerX Re:Meh (80 comments)

This exists on the wdtvlive. Also, plays pretty much any format you throw at it.

about a year ago

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Open source gets DoD's long-awaited blessing

SCHecklerX SCHecklerX writes  |  more than 5 years ago

SCHecklerX writes "New Defense Department guidance puts open-source software on the same level as commercial software and urges DOD agencies to evaluate it on an equal basis with proprietary offerings. The guidance also encourages services to share copies of open-source software internally wherever possible"
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Court Reshapes Patent Reform Debate

SCHecklerX SCHecklerX writes  |  more than 6 years ago

SCHecklerX writes "In a ruling with huge implications for the technology sector, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Oct. 30 pure software or business method patents that are neither tied to a specific machine nor change something into a different state are not patentable.

Here is a link to the story"

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