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US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

ThatsNotPudding Cuba (180 comments)

I wonder if the Norks knew about the on-going US / Cuba negotiations, with the US side-objective of removing one more semi-allied state from their nearly empty ranks.

Relatedly, I'm pleased that this mostly disappointing lame-duck President called the GOP on their kowtowing to the grandchildren of those that fled the collapse of the immorally corrupt Mafia / CIA backed Bautista regime that made their families filthy rich. To quote a former history teacher: "The most a woman could aspire to under Bautista was to become a high-class prostitute."


Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

ThatsNotPudding Odds (566 comments)

Being shot by the homeowner is the single biggest fear among would-be intruders, ranking higher than being caught by police.

But the most likely outcome of John Q Programmer playing out his 'Home Alone with a Gun' scenario is accidentally killing another family member that returns home unexpectedly.

This will be down-rated into oblivion by thin-skinned, heavily-armed nerds defending their Dirty Harry / Rambo RPG fantasies.

Want to actually murder someone and get away with it? If you're a White American male, become a cop and kill as many minorities as you wish, with the only 'punishment' being a paid vacation during the whitewash 'investigation'.

What a country.


In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

ThatsNotPudding Don't worry (423 comments)

Soon, Cuban cigar production will be industrialized to meet pent-up demand, followed by the sacrifice of quality on the altar of profit margins...

The Miracle of the Market Place!

2 days ago

Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

ThatsNotPudding Do not (175 comments)

Do *not* stare directly at the Freedom Blimps, as you will be targeted by the Freedom Drones.

2 days ago

New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

ThatsNotPudding Alien (113 comments)

It reminds me of Nostromo and its cargo.

Sure hoping for a better outcome.

2 days ago

Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

ThatsNotPudding Economists (653 comments)

They are right up there with the holders of MBAs as folks who cannot demonstrably prove their multiple, oft-times conflicting theories even freaking work.

2 days ago

Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

ThatsNotPudding Perfect (174 comments)

Instead of trying save people from the ravages of heart attacks, they'll all be golden parachuting into their new startup selling this crap to vain and insecure one-percenters at immoral levels of profit.

2 days ago

Ubuntu Gets Container-Friendly "Snappy" Core

ThatsNotPudding I assume (149 comments)

I assume there is a component to this called Snappyd.

about two weeks ago

CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

ThatsNotPudding Huh? (769 comments)

How about Bush, is this enough to put Bush in jail?

Now, why should DICK Cheney's lap dog be sent to jail? That's like convicting Pinky and letting The Brain walk free.

about two weeks ago

'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

ThatsNotPudding Bin Laden Playbook (218 comments)

That shit is all on you, and has been publicly supported by your own politicians and much of your citizenry. If anything, America has been putting on a clinic of how to erode and undermine civil rights, and then exporting that everywhere else.

America ignored her own Constitution on her own terms.

This is what I refer to as the Bin Laden Playbook: he gave it to us on 9/11, and our political parties and their cronies (and future employers) in the Surveillance Industrial Complex have been profitably running them ever since that day. Pavlov's Dopes, indeed.

about two weeks ago

IoT Is the Third Big Technology 'Wave' In the Last 50 Years, Says Harvard

ThatsNotPudding More accurate: PoT (196 comments)

the Panopticon of Things.

about two weeks ago

How the FCC CIO Plans To Modernize 207 Legacy IT Systems

ThatsNotPudding Wow (74 comments)

Youth is not a real asset here. He is going to destroy systems with years of business logic in them and try to replace all that work in a short period of time. Good luck with that.

Just another half bright kid who doesn't know what he has just proposed.

Yikes. Proof that Ageism goes both ways.

about three weeks ago

Researchers Discover an "Off Switch" For Pain In the Brain

ThatsNotPudding Morphine (83 comments)

"Someday, they'll be a Cure For Pain.
That's the day I throw my drugs away." RIP, Mark Sandman

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

ThatsNotPudding Re:Aerial or underground ? (516 comments)

No - it's not even a question. Bury the lines and you will remove a large number of causes for power outages.

I can only assume there is never any storm / flood water in these utopian locales, or that it remains so pure as to be incapable of conducting electricity.

about three weeks ago

Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

ThatsNotPudding Dependency (143 comments)

It gives us a foundation on which to build our economy. It gives us hope.

, said the addict.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

ThatsNotPudding The final nail (267 comments)

I think the final nail in the anti-system movement [a proud member] was Torvalds' non-chalant, I-can't-be-bothered-with-such-trivialities response when asked about this virus. I can't be the only one that was stunned by his attitude, assuring the rapid takeover of Linux by the Red Hat / NSA consortium.

They will be coming for your kernel one day, Linus, but there will be no one left to speak up.

about a month ago

Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

ThatsNotPudding Follow the money (550 comments)

It appears RedHat has realised that, through systemd, it can readily provide preferential support for its own projects, and place roadblocks up for projects it does not control, thus extending its influence broadly and quickly. By using tenuous dependencies amongst its own projects it can speed adoption even faster.

And who is one of Red Hat's most lucrative customers?

The National Security Administration

about a month ago

State Department Joins NOAA, USPS In Club of Hacked Federal Agencies

ThatsNotPudding Internet 3 (54 comments)

Maybe it's time for FedGov to build their own Internet that is intentionally incompatible with the foundational building blocks of the Internet (except at well-controlled, secure interface conversion gateways).

about a month ago

Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable

ThatsNotPudding Don't be thick in front of me, Al. (150 comments)

"Can I build around 50 miles of Tehachapi mountains?"

about a month ago



Wireless Meters Telex All Clear to Crims

ThatsNotPudding ThatsNotPudding writes  |  more than 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  |  more than 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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http://belmont-ca.patch.com/articles/plans-underway-for-a-visa-free-floating-community-off-half-moon-bay-coastline/media_attachments/edit?upload_started=1344471883asset%5Bnew_asset_attachment_attributes%5D%5Bto_id%5D2493494asset%5Bnew_asset_attachment_attributes%5D%5Bto_type%5DArticlearticle%5Bnew_asset_attachment_attributes%5D%5Buser_id%5Dnew_asset_attachment_attributesIn 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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