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Texas Sheriffs Crash $250k Drone They're Not Supposed To Be Flying

SpaceLifeForm At $10,000 per pound (93 comments)

Maybe I should get out of my keylime investment.

Someone is getting scammed, and it is you, the taxpayers.

about 3 months ago

US and UK Governments Advise Avoiding Internet Explorer Until Bug Fixed

SpaceLifeForm Re:On it! (link) (153 comments)

Mosaic Link

Of course, it is a bit dated, and some of the bits may be rusty.

about 3 months ago

SCOTUS Ends Novell's Anti-Trust Cast Against Microsoft

SpaceLifeForm Re:What would this ruling have changed, today? (174 comments)

Accidental precedence or not accidental, it is clear that this SCOTUS does not really want to uphold any laws that they disagree with.

It is a corrupt group, almost always by a 5-4 margin.

Sherman Antitrust be damned, the fascists rule.

In their mind, world control is all that matters.

about 3 months ago

Microsoft Issues Advisory For Internet Explorer Vulnerability

SpaceLifeForm The exploit requires Flash (152 comments)


I suspect this exploit has existed for many years now, probably used by NSA too.

about 3 months ago

Microsoft Issues Advisory For Internet Explorer Vulnerability

SpaceLifeForm Re:Windows XP (152 comments)

But his Billness said that IE is part of the OS!

about 3 months ago

Microsoft Issues Advisory For Internet Explorer Vulnerability

SpaceLifeForm Re:Windows XP (152 comments)

Funny by happenstance? Or Funny by design?

Perhaps this is a ploy to drive sales of the garbage known as windows 8.

about 3 months ago

Panel Says U.S. Not Ready For Inevitable Arctic Oil Spill

SpaceLifeForm Plenty of clues (95 comments)

Exxon Valdez

Now, you extrapolate taking into consideration a more remote area with even worse access conditions, and the colder temperatures.

An extreme environmental disaster will be the result.

about 3 months ago

Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power

SpaceLifeForm Re:An obfuscation layer, how nice... (504 comments)

Same applies to bandwidth and content. They should be separated. No bundling.

about 3 months ago

404-No-More Project Seeks To Rid the Web of '404 Not Found' Pages

SpaceLifeForm Re:Actual Utility? (72 comments)


about 3 months ago

The Design Flaw That Almost Wiped Out an NYC Skyscraper

SpaceLifeForm Re:Nuh-uh! (183 comments)

You left out the bail-outs for the city and the insurance companies that would not cover the disaster because, well, because, such a scenario was not in the fine print.


Pure fucking magic!

about 3 months ago

Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

SpaceLifeForm Just an attack on craft brewers (397 comments)

It's all about the big boys that have the market share that can slowly pass on the costs. Fascism at work.

And if you don't understand this, well, you can just fuck off and die, because that is *exactly* how facsists think about *YOU*.

about 3 months ago

The Security of Popular Programming Languages

SpaceLifeForm The real cause of Heartbleed (189 comments)

Was a new feature that was enabled by default. The heartbeat 'feature' should have been *DISABLED* by default. New features should always be disabled, and then you let the developer decide whether to enable it or not. And then *TEST* it! And *CODE REVIEW* it!

about 3 months ago

IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages

SpaceLifeForm Geez. Plants can only uptake CO2 with H20 (703 comments)

Seriously. get a fucking clue. Link

If the rain is not there, the plants do not do what you hope.

Really, Seriously, get a fucking clue.

Buy a fucking vowel.

about 4 months ago

Einstein's Lost Model of the Universe Discovered 'Hiding In Plain Sight'

SpaceLifeForm Space Makes H (118 comments)

H as in Hydrogen.

about 4 months ago

Is Traffic Congestion Growing Three Times As Fast As Economy?

SpaceLifeForm Re:Blame (credit?) Fracking (187 comments)

Riiight. Up about 40 cents per gallon last 10 days.

about 4 months ago

Steve Ballmer Blew Up At the Microsoft Board Before Retiring

SpaceLifeForm Re:I agree with the board here (248 comments)

One must not forget that you can't get to THERE from HERE. And it appears they are following a map that goes to NOWHERE.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Reviewing 3rd Party Libraries?

SpaceLifeForm rm - just rm (88 comments)

Don't waste your time, just delete them. The probability that they don't have security problems is nearly nil.

about 5 months ago

Girl's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

SpaceLifeForm Re:Contracts (387 comments)

Better yet, they should have just lied and said they lost, and put the money in the bank. If they haven't figured out after numerous years that they could not trust their daughter to keep her mouth shut about it, they got bigger problems on their hands, still to come.

about 5 months ago

NSA and GHCQ Employing Shills To Poison Web Forum Discourse

SpaceLifeForm Re:Wait a minute ... (347 comments)

Indicates to me that the docs were put together by outside contractor people that were not familiar with the normal abbreviations.

And based on the quality ot these docs and waste of paper, that fits.

about 5 months ago

NSA and GHCQ Employing Shills To Poison Web Forum Discourse

SpaceLifeForm Re:Lies! (347 comments)

You're hired.

That is some of the clearest well thought out bullshit I've read here is some time, well since reading Cold Fjord above.

Obviously, your programmers deserve a raise too as it is clear the the programmers of Cold Fjord basically have just taken Eliza and put some lipstick on it[0].

[0] - as evidenced by the level of reading comprehension displayed

about 5 months ago


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