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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 9 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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.

about a year ago
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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.

about a year ago
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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.

about a year ago
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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.

about a year ago
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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.

1 year,5 hours
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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.

1 year,5 hours
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Roku Finally Adds YouTube To Its Iconic Media Player

SCHecklerX Re:What I would prefer... (80 comments)

I use a Roku (ha!) soundbridge for my music :-) But I only really use it to stream. For my own collection, I just use my phone or mp3 player directly.

1 year,5 hours
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Roku Finally Adds YouTube To Its Iconic Media Player

SCHecklerX Re:What I would prefer... (80 comments)

Check out the wdtvlive plus. It plays pretty much any file format I've thrown at it, and can mount drive shares, or just use a media streaming server. Its internet stuff is ok, but that's not what I use it for.

1 year,6 hours
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Roku Finally Adds YouTube To Its Iconic Media Player

SCHecklerX Re:What I would prefer... (80 comments)

Another vote for the wdtv live (I have a few plus models). It plays everything you throw at it, and can use network mounts or a streaming server. You can even use an alternate firmware to host a web server, torrent client, NFS mounts, etc. Not sure if it is still being maintained, and for my use, the stock firmware works great.

1 year,6 hours
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Streaming and Cord-Cutting Take a Toll On the Pay-TV Industry

SCHecklerX Re:costs (261 comments)

With a good antenna, OTA is really nice these days. Unfortunately, most new tvs no longer include it, but ota also includes an episode guide.

Rather than spend money on a tivo, look into the homeworx or iview units. $40 for a digital tuner that acts as a pvr with your own USB drive.

I also use kat to catch other things. I'd pay for a similar service if it were available, but alas it is not, nor will it ever be.

1 year,2 days
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Study: People Are Biased Against Creative Thinking

SCHecklerX In some ways, this is good (377 comments)

Being creative is fine, but being creative while improving how things are done vs. the opposite is much better.

1 year,9 days

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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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