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iTunes Flaw Allowed Spying On Dissidents

StickANeedleInMyEye Re:Black hats (82 comments)

Most? doubt that seriously, look at the US and a company name is 'Blackwater'.

about 3 years ago
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AT&T Pushes 'Connected' Clothing For Healthcare

StickANeedleInMyEye Help I've fallen.. (63 comments)

and how do you wash and dry these things?

more than 3 years ago
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California Assembly Approves Internet Tax

StickANeedleInMyEye Re:I would like to invite Amazon... (454 comments)

Montana isn't near major urban areas or on flight paths either - higher shipping costs.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Demonstrates His New Bionic Hand

StickANeedleInMyEye Re:Cybernetics is getting out of hand (124 comments)

you've made a huge leap across the 'make-sense' barrier by removing your hand completely just because of it's size and limited function. it's quite possible you'd want that back sometime soon.

more than 3 years ago
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Hackers Penetrate Nasdaq Computer Networks

StickANeedleInMyEye Never waste a good crisis (106 comments)

Old news. This happened last year. The most interesting part of the entire article appears at the end, almost as an aside.

"Prosecutors said Albert Gonzalez, perhaps the most renowned hacker, perpetrated his biggest theft ... According to a 2009 federal indictment, he used computers located in the U.S., Latvia and Estonia, in a conspiracy that netted more than 100 million stolen credit-card numbers."

Disturbing given the sheer magnitude of people affected.

more than 3 years ago
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British Teen Jailed Over Encryption Password

StickANeedleInMyEye Re:Different in the USA? (1155 comments)

Specifically the part that says "LALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!".

hahaha!!... that's funny! sadly, it's true too.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Schedules Chrome 6, 7, and 8 For This Year

StickANeedleInMyEye Re:Speculation (138 comments)

Either that or my dog ate the floppies!

my dog ate my versions of Windows 95b and Larry 5 the same year!!

more than 4 years ago
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The Technology Behind Formula 1 Racing

StickANeedleInMyEye Better yet... (175 comments)

Better yet...Let the engineers drive the F1 cars they've designed! That would provide great post-race interviews ... lmao !!

more than 4 years ago
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It's Time To Split Up NSA Between Spooks and Geeks

StickANeedleInMyEye Re:Why does Google need to 'partner' with the NSA? (122 comments)

Well... theoretically they could. I suppose they would probably more efficient than two or three govt. agencies by an exponential factor too. It's more a matter of choosing between the lesser of two evils but remembering that they're both still evil.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Are Digital Hearing Aids So Expensive?

StickANeedleInMyEye Re:Medical... (727 comments)

Recently paid $6k for my mothers new hearing aides. The form was a mold of her ear canal - the chip was fitted into the mold with controls exposed. Difficult? No. Obscene - yes!

more than 4 years ago
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Typical ambient noise level, where I am right now:

StickANeedleInMyEye Re:Most rooms are pretty quiet (331 comments)

"Napoleon... like anybody could even know that!"

more than 4 years ago
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Police In Britain Arrest Man For Bomb-Threat Joke On Twitter

StickANeedleInMyEye Re:sigh (577 comments)

It's sad when the tabloids have more influence on the politicians than the voters.

more than 4 years ago
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NY Times To Charge For Online Content

StickANeedleInMyEye Re:Oh well (488 comments)

Nonsense. If the NYT's dies off too bad. Sentimentalism over the Times. That paper has been crap for years.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Programmers Need To Learn Statistics

StickANeedleInMyEye definitley a conspiracy (572 comments)

This is a vast right wing conspiracy backed by Fox news "Fair and Balanced".

more than 4 years ago
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End of the Road For NASA's Mars Rover?

StickANeedleInMyEye Re:Anyone seen the movie Saw? (181 comments)

if they only would have used sealed wheel bearings... but - the weight, only expected a 90 day lifespan, etc... chuck it. bring on beta version .001a tested in Mojave desert for 180 day expected lifespan = 12 yrs on Mars!

more than 4 years ago
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Sum of my now-open windows, desktops, terminals:

StickANeedleInMyEye Re:many many xterms (258 comments)

all your konsoles belong to us

more than 4 years ago
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Impressive Robot Hand From Shadow

StickANeedleInMyEye saw this in the 70's (101 comments)

Anyone who has a hand impairment like a quadriplegic or has studied hand movement knows that full wrist articulation is paramount. The wrist can even expand and contract some atrophied hand and forearm muscles so that fingers partly open and close.

Even if this isn't their newest video, what it shows is sadly they don't understand fundamental hand/wrist finger interaction.

I suppose this is not a robotic related rant ... but the sense of touch is still missing here and that seems lacking in the restorative efforts of researchers.

more than 4 years ago

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