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Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

ThatsNotPudding Re:Old news... (69 comments)

I've been printing my memory on paper since I could hold a pencil...

Yes, but you've been cheating by using wide-ruled paper and double-spacing.

9 hours ago

Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

ThatsNotPudding Wat (140 comments)

Frankly, I think net neutrality will win out in the marketplace because of the things some companies, e.g., Google, are doing to let their users know that the ISP's are throttling them. The ISP's can't prevent them from doing this and ISP's customers can choose another ISP that doesn't do it, or at least offers better performance.

Since we are talking about the US 'market' here; what the fuck are you smoking?

about a week ago

FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

ThatsNotPudding Obivious FBI is obvious (435 comments)

"Due to this threat, we must have the ability to totally control driverless cars... and cars with drivers... and all electronic devices... and we need to track people in real time for the entirety of their lives..."

about a week ago

Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

ThatsNotPudding Older (401 comments)

"We're the Phone Company. We don't care; we don't have to." -- Lilly Tomlinson, pre-AT&T monopoly break-up

about a week ago

Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

ThatsNotPudding Greed (526 comments)

Greed is a disease more deadly than heroin, hardening your heart and turning you into a right-wing monster, driven to amassing ever more power and lucre until you feel absolutely justified in bending society itself to your warped, dystopian world view. Rockefeller, Walton, Koch, Ellison, Zuckerberg; all the same fuckers.

about a week ago

The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

ThatsNotPudding Lex Luthor (552 comments)

Miami is fucked. NYC, unless they build some wall, is fucked. So where are the debates on how to build the containment walls? Or the storm-proofed shelters? Or the projected increase in FEMA budget?

Time to check the real estate records; are large entities buying up land about a mile inland from existing shoreline?

If they were smart, environment groups should do just that; it would swell their coffers selling increasingly valuable land - after being able to loudly gloat that they were quite right all along.

about a week ago

Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

ThatsNotPudding Re:So what happens... (162 comments)

Terror is the goal, and having people killed are only the means.

Or in the case of Bin Laden, a successful attack would lead to Machiavellian scumbags within the US government turning the country into a police state for power and profit, slowly boiling away the rights and privacies of his real target: the American citizenry (who allowed murderous, abusive foreign policies to be conducted in their name).

And to this day, they are still running his playbook, with zero intention of ever stopping.

about two weeks ago

Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

ThatsNotPudding The sad end (497 comments)

The sad end will be this coven of trolls claiming it was all based on their 'religious beliefs' and our shit-heel 'supreme' court will given them a free pass. At the current increasing decent into madness, they might even reverse the costs back on Mann.

about two weeks ago

Wireless Contraception

ThatsNotPudding What a dumb idea (302 comments)

A dumped ex-boyfriend with some leet skills 'hacking' their ex-girlfriend into an unwanted pregnancy. Great idea.

about two weeks ago

Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You

ThatsNotPudding Neighbor (150 comments)

A one-time neighbor about ten years ago told me: "Oh, no; I don't want a new TV. They've got cameras in them that can watch what you're doing."

At the time, I smiled politely, while thinking he was a total loon. Nope; just prescient.

about two weeks ago

Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

ThatsNotPudding Easy (530 comments)

Something seems different this time. I'm just not seeing the replacement jobs. Help me spot them, please.

Here's some: "Welcome to Walmart."

Here's some more: "Please pull around to the second window."

about two weeks ago

Industrial Control System Firms In Dragonfly Attack Identified

ThatsNotPudding Re:Why can't the Swiss company be named? (24 comments)

Of course, it still is a mystery why US-CERT/ICS-CERT and the European CERTs don't mention any of the company names. The names would certainly be helpful if they wanted to alert asset owners that they may be compromised.

It's no mystery at all.

about two weeks ago

New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets

ThatsNotPudding Billboard Campaign (201 comments)

and huh .... wait. They could get that stuff on anyone, couldn't they. They could get that on me.

I think the most effective campaign to raise true awareness of the dangers of the organs of state security would be highway billboards that merely say:

The NSA knows what you did.

about two weeks ago

NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

ThatsNotPudding Silver Lining (361 comments)

Finally someone pays attention to us Linux folk!

about three weeks ago

Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

ThatsNotPudding Appointee (136 comments)

And Microsoft's appointee to the board is Mr. M. Bracex Tinguish.

about three weeks ago

Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

ThatsNotPudding Chromecast (349 comments)

My Chromecast displays very pretty nature photos as a screensaver when on but not in use - and they sure aren't local images. It also doesn't appear to shut off after a certain period either (at least an hour or so). Time to check my data usage next time I have it in standby.

about three weeks ago

Hierarchical Membrane For Cleaning Up Oil Spills

ThatsNotPudding Lab vs. Field (32 comments)

I read about this and I wish them well, especially when the membranes start to clog-up with real-ocean dirt and bacteria move in to build a cozy biofilm community.

about three weeks ago

Automotive Grade Linux Released For Open Source Cars

ThatsNotPudding Compatability (88 comments)

Just be sure you don't install the Lockheed fluid package into your Girling brakes app; it will lock-up. Literally.

about three weeks ago

Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

ThatsNotPudding Collect it all (242 comments)

The head prick was quoted as saying: "Collect it all." Setting aside the obvious immorality and illegality of their actions (and ignoring all the apologists and their fig leafs), just focus on the stupidity of this approach. What good is having the worlds' best spooks looking for wheat if they are buried under metric tons of chaff?

Unless, of course, the real reason was to golden parachute into cushy, six-figure per month consulting gigs to supplement their Federal retirement packages.

about three weeks ago



Wireless Meters Telex All Clear to Crims

ThatsNotPudding ThatsNotPudding writes  |  about 2 years ago

ThatsNotPudding writes "Wireless utility meters are rapidly being rolled out to make reading them easier / faster for the utility employees. Naturally, there is no encryption and the clear signals can be picked up at almost 500 meters away every 30 seconds, clearly showing ~=zero energy consumption = nobody home. Brilliant."

Off-shoring getting much, much closer

ThatsNotPudding ThatsNotPudding writes  |  about 2 years ago

ThatsNotPudding writes "Business Plans Underway for a Visa-Free Floating Community off Half Moon Bay Coastline
The vessel will most likely be a used cruise ship for foreign entrepreneurs, converted into a co-working and co-living space where no visa would be required, just a passport.

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  Credit Blueseed Credit Blueseed Upload Photos and Videos | Search Patch Archive international waters just 12 nautical miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay, 1,000 foreign entrepreneurs are slated to live and work on an anchored converted cruise ship, providing Silicon Valley companies with what they need most: highly skilled programmers." I guess VCs have finally tamed hurricanes and tsunamis — along with any sense of decency."

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