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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Tarlus Re:Sadistic (397 comments)

Hunting is not for everybody and not every person should be expected to understand the appeal. As a person who has hunted for most of his life, I will say that while I greatly enjoy the process of doing my research, learning the patterns of the animal, learning the lay of the land and practicing my skill set in such a way as to be undetectable when on the field. It is far more easily said than done and can be a tremendous challenge, depending on what it is you are trying to hunt. Most hunts you may not even find your quarry and you will wind up empty-handed.

All that said, I have never enjoyed nor will I ever enjoy killing things. But I do not waste them and I find it to be a far more ethical and healthy alternative to beef. It saddens me to say that not all people who hunt share my perspective, and there are some murderous sons-of-bitches who just like to kill things and create the negative stereotype you perceive, but please understand that does not describe the majority of us.

I wholeheartedly agree that the use of drones tips the scales unfairly and hope to see every other state government take queues from Alaska.

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Tarlus Re:Whats the poing of hunting as a sport? (397 comments)

As a responsible outdoorsman I will not attempt to sway your beliefs nor argue about pointlessness or justification, but yes, it is a far more involved process than simply pointing a gun and pulling the trigger. If you have ever attempted to hit a target the size of a paper plate from hundreds of yards using a rifle, you would understand that it requires a great deal of practice, fine-tuning, muscle control and serious consideration of your target and surroundings. Factors such as wind and trajectory have to be considered. Unless you can guarantee 100% that your shot will take the animal then and there, you have no business pulling the trigger. (Regretfully, not all outdoorsmen emphasize ethical and responsible hunting, though all who I associate with do.)

about three weeks ago
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New Windows XP Zero-Day Under Attack

Tarlus Re:Too Bad (241 comments)

But Adobe won't.

about 5 months ago
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New Windows XP Zero-Day Under Attack

Tarlus Re:Upate to the most current (241 comments)

Ya know if you weren't a raging fanboi

...followed by a "raging fanboi" rant. Classy.

You throw Torvalds' name around a lot but you don't really seem to know who he is or what he does, do you?

about 5 months ago
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DragonFlyBSD 3.6 Brings AMD/Intel Graphics Drivers & Better SMP Scaling

Tarlus Re:Still a useless hobby project... (48 comments)

So are the vast majority of Linux distributions, but it sure is nice to have options, isn't it?

about 5 months ago
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Only 25% of Yahoo Staff "Eat Their Own Dog Food"

Tarlus Re:Webmail is a goddamn disaster. (292 comments)

Same here. I very much prefer using a standalone mail client for a number of reasons. But at the same time, I really appreciate having webmail as a backup. Both have their niches and I would not be comfortable relying exclusively on just one.

about 5 months ago
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Apple Developing Curve Screen iPhones and Improved Sensors

Tarlus Re:iWatch? (243 comments)

iVambrace?

about 5 months ago
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Apple Developing Curve Screen iPhones and Improved Sensors

Tarlus Re:Curved Display? (243 comments)

Calm down there, Bucky. It's just a phone.

about 5 months ago
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Smartphone Sales: Apple Squeezed, Blackberry Squashed, Android 81.3%

Tarlus Re:It's like Apple fanboy pepper spray (390 comments)

At the end of the day, it's a fucking cell phone. Who the hell cares what other people want to buy?

about 6 months ago
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Smartphone Sales: Apple Squeezed, Blackberry Squashed, Android 81.3%

Tarlus Re:As a canadian.. (390 comments)

Once upon a time, BlackBerries were at the top of the game in part because of their capabilities with enterprise services as well international data rates (great for traveling professionals). They were once the best phone to effectively manage centrally using the company server.

But then iPhones and Androids set the standard for modern smartphones - including usability, Exchange/ActiveSync, and most importantly, no more need for BES. It was great for its time but it's a horribly dated approach now. Troubleshooting BES issues and supporting clunky, clumsy, inconsistent BlackBerries has become one of the greatest headaches in my time in IT.

RIM had their chance to get their shit together and move forward with the times but I have yet to use a BlackBerry that wasn't incredibly frustrating to operate and troubleshoot.

about 6 months ago
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Android KitKat Released

Tarlus Re:the name (358 comments)

Everyone's got their themed code names. OSX uses (or used) felines, Ubuntu uses alliterative and alphabetical animal appellations, Debian uses Toy Story characters, etc. I think it's fun.

about 6 months ago
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Android KitKat Released

Tarlus Re:Along the theme... (358 comments)

But for Apple, cleaning this mess up will cost them 100 Grand.

about 6 months ago
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Mac OS 10.9's Mail App — Infinity Times Your Spam

Tarlus Re:Apple done fucked up good (158 comments)

And of those, the vast majority didn't adopt it by choice, they just let their device install the update when it notified them that one was available. They use it now whether they like it or not.

I bought a new phone with iOS7 preinstalled so I never had a choice in the matter, but I've been perfectly fine with it. The icons are kind of bright but the applications themselves are clean and sterile in their design. The visual flair (animated backgrounds, parallax effect) are superfluous but easily disabled.

about 6 months ago
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The Boss Is Remotely Monitoring Blue-Collar Workers

Tarlus The Boss? (228 comments)

Didn't Snake kill her?

about 6 months ago
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Torvalds: Free OS X Is No Threat To Linux

Tarlus "Threat?" (314 comments)

Was this ever even really a concern? Any person running Linux on a Mac is not doing it because of the cost of the OS (which comes included with the hardware anyway). It's cool that Apple is making their upgrades free, but even $30 for previous upgrades is not that expensive if it's something you want or need.

about 6 months ago
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Torvalds: SteamOS Will 'Really Help' Linux On the Desktop

Tarlus Re:Not happening (304 comments)

Don't forget that they have also gotten Steam running on more traditional distros (well, Ubuntu) as well. SteamOS could help them to iron out the kinks, generate greater driver availability get more game binaries made for Linux. With all of that worked out, you could start playing these games smoothly on your distro of choice.

about 6 months ago
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Facebook Lets Beheading Clips Return To Its Site

Tarlus Logically (277 comments)

Then they should allow fully uncensored hardcore pornography.

I mean, if it's so people can condemn it and not celebrate it.

about 6 months ago

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