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Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes

Starvingboy At war against the citizenship (202 comments)

Why does it feel like they are waging a covert war against average citizens going about their daily routine? FFS, knock it off already!

about two weeks ago
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Japan's Shinkansen Bullet Trains Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Starvingboy Re:And still nothing in the US (111 comments)

Don't knock it until you've tried it, well run public transit systems are VERY convenient.

about 2 months ago
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SpaceX Landing Video Cleanup Making Progress

Starvingboy Just do it again (54 comments)

To heck with fixing up the video, just launch another rocket already and try again.

about 6 months ago
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London Police To Wear Video Cameras In Pilot Project

Starvingboy Re:Lets be realistic (152 comments)

What if your boss told you "I want you to wear a camera that records EVERY SECOND while you are on the clock". Would you willingly accept?

Ever work a call center job? Everything is recorded. You get used to it, and learn to play it to your advantage. Welcome to the real world.

about 7 months ago
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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

Starvingboy Re:elections are bought (465 comments)

I just put my money where my mouth is. I'm in. (I mean, C'mon, it's Lessig we're backing. He's one of the good guys)

about 7 months ago
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New Houses Killing Wi-Fi

Starvingboy Re:Its insulation, and not new (358 comments)

. You really want 12 gauge as a minimum, with individual runs from the breaker box to EACH outlet, 10 gauge if you can afford

I'm as big a fan of Overkill as the next guy, but just think for a second how big your breaker panel would have to be if you had ONE breaker per outlet.

more than 3 years ago
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House Passes Amendment To Block Funds For Net Neutrality

Starvingboy Re:Exasperating (393 comments)

Seconded. And the more I learn about politics, the worse it becomes.

more than 3 years ago
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DDoS From 4chan Hits MPAA and Anti-Piracy Website

Starvingboy Link Please (318 comments)

Anyone have a link to the affected sites... :

more than 4 years ago
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UK's Channel 4 To Broadcast In 3D

Starvingboy Re:3D is gimmicky at best, painful at usual (126 comments)

Meh. I expected the same, but went to a "3D" movie that I wanted to see anyway. I have to say, it was pretty cool. The movie avoided the typical cheezy in your face shots, so I'm sure that helped. Big Thumbs Up for "Cloudy with a chance of meatballs" if you're into silly kids movies.

about 5 years ago
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Massive Power Outages In Brazil Caused By Hackers

Starvingboy Re:Why? (462 comments)

Often, they do when installing new lines. A lot of this stuff is REALLY old, and nobody want to touch it because if it breaks, you have to spend a LOT of money to update the entire thing.
Also, it is often cheaper to just get the circuit from the phone company.

about 5 years ago
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Landmark Health Insurance Bill Passes House

Starvingboy Re:My Issue Is... (1698 comments)

I don't get this line of arguement. I don't ask insurance to feed and maintaine myself or my car. The only time I contact either is a "Uh-oh" situation. My few medical run-ins have resulted in horrendous bills that require months or years to repay. Calling the current system "competetive" is laughable, everyone I know (Doctors included) hates it, but nobody knows how to make it better.
That being said, my faith in the government to fix things is shaky at best.

about 5 years ago
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This Hallowe'en ...

Starvingboy Missing Option: Work! (709 comments)

I'll be at work, thank you very much. How about a nod to us 24/7 operations guys! My costume will be "Business Casual"

more than 5 years ago
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This Hallowe'en ...

Starvingboy Re:Jehovah's Witnesses? (709 comments)

I have to ask: Is your quote for real? I had a good friend, Bruce Clark, who was a Jehova's witness, who I'd not put it past him to have said that sort of thing... Blew my mind when I read it.

more than 5 years ago
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Freshman Representative Opposes "TSA Porn"

Starvingboy Re:Cancer risk? (620 comments)

Meh, perhaps I didn't make it clear enough. I just want to try it with pair of RF shielded boxers. I don't care about the metal detector, I'll let them try to figure out why it's going off and why their scanner does not work. Last time I read the rules, they did not have anything banning silver threaded underwear. It's not banned, nor dangerous, therefore they must let me pass. Blank stares and shrugs should answer any other questions sufficiently.

more than 5 years ago
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Freshman Representative Opposes "TSA Porn"

Starvingboy Re:Cancer risk? (620 comments)

I'm not worried about the "danger", I just wanted to check around before I drop $100 on RF impervious underclothing (yep, it exists). It could be fun if they put those scanners in at my local airport.

more than 5 years ago
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Freshman Representative Opposes "TSA Porn"

Starvingboy Re:Cancer risk? (620 comments)

Since you are the only +5 I found with any vaguely scientific information, any idea if RF shielding clothing would block this scanner?

more than 5 years ago
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When watching a movie, I like to add calories via ...

Starvingboy Missing Option: Real food (457 comments)

I actually like to eat real food. Before I quit going to movies, I'd bring quesedillas, or a pizza or similar from the restaurant across the street. The ticket takers never even looked twice.

more than 5 years ago
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US Declares Public Health Emergency Over Swine Flu

Starvingboy Re:Yawn (695 comments)

Guess we'll just have to wait to see how the thing plays out. If it's as bad as the 1918 bug, I doubt if there is a heck of a lot we can do to slow it down. I just don't see how fanning the flames of hysteria (as I see on the news) is going to help much. Maybe I'm watching the wrong channels, but I'm not seeing them mention survival rates, just body count and a color coded map of suspected incidents that narrow it all the way down to the STATE level. Just my opinion, and hell, I'm an IT guy, so that counts for bunk :

more than 4 years ago

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