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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

ThatsNotPudding Whole house filter (595 comments)

Just like having a water filter and/or softener at the entrance of a house's service, LED bullbs (and other electronics) might live up to their projected lifetimes if they were fed with filtered, rock-solid power, free of spikes and sags.

4 days ago
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Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market

ThatsNotPudding Re:So offer a cost effective replacement (185 comments)

...the best approach is to continue and fix the flaws as they are found.

You mean *after* they've been known about for years by blackhats - or far more likely and terrifying - the TLAs.

4 days ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

ThatsNotPudding Just one more step (308 comments)

Coming soon: Roundup-ready bacteria!!

5 days ago
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Device Allows Paralyzed Rats To Walk, Human Trials Scheduled Next Summer

ThatsNotPudding Accidental (85 comments)

"The rat has no voluntary control of its limbs, but the severed spinal cord can be reactivated and stimulated to perform natural walking. We can control in real-time how the rat moves forward and how high it lifts its legs."

This also accidentally describes the nearly-attained goals of the US state security organs (with assists from the POTUS and the Supremes).

5 days ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

ThatsNotPudding Missed one (405 comments)

Being Black in Ferguson is taxed, as 70% of their budget comes from traffic tickets and court costs and draconian fines such as being 5 minutes late to your kangaroo court hearing.

about a week ago
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SkyOrbiter UAVs Could Fly For Years and Provide Global Internet Access

ThatsNotPudding Quarkson (48 comments)

Quarkson. Jeremey Quarkson?


POWER!!

about a week ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

ThatsNotPudding Funny (474 comments)

Prime Minister David Cameron said in a speech outside 10 Downing Street on Friday morning. "It would have broken my heart to see our United Kingdom come to an end."

A heart, he no doubt had stolen from a Welsh, Irish, or Scottish street urchin.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

ThatsNotPudding NSL (504 comments)

I'm betting an NSL with the ink still wet makes all this pretty, untrue words.

about two weeks ago
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Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

ThatsNotPudding Bin Laden Playbook (183 comments)

Attack the US Homeland (vomit), and watch the paranoiacs and self-serving greedy pricks (Chertoff, et al) come to power. This will do far more damage to a supposedly enlightened, modern country that respects the rights and privacies of its citizens than the actual attacks, even if successful.

Mission Accomplished

about two weeks ago
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US Military Aware Only Belatedly of Chinese Attacks Against Transport Contractors

ThatsNotPudding Re: real computer systems? (13 comments)

9/11 came and went and they didn't learn a thing. Incompetent as ever.

Far more pointedly: the Boston Marathon came and went. So either they let it happen to gain even more power [adjusts tinfoil hat], or all the 'post 9/11' security is total, absolute bullshit, with everything to do with career advancement then an early retirement to a payment in kind consulting gig, and nothing at all to do with the Fath^H^H^H^H Homeland.

about two weeks ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

ThatsNotPudding Clarification (294 comments)

The main difference is it is cheaper because it can be produced from massively subsidized, aquifer-draining corn.

Plus, corn is used extensively as feed for cattle. But since they really can't digest it for long without getting sick, Big Beef lays on the antibiotics.

Subsidized Corn: making people fat, draining aquifers, and creating superbugs - what can't it do?

about two weeks ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

ThatsNotPudding Problem solvers (974 comments)

So why are so many terrorists engineers?

Because analytical minds can wall-off moral issues and cast murderous tasks as merely problems to be solved, up to and including nuclear weapons and genocide. Oppenhiemer wept and whined about what he was part of, but only after solving the problem.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

ThatsNotPudding Optimization (129 comments)

"We save time by automatically discarding all white faces."

about two weeks ago
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Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

ThatsNotPudding Apple Angels (191 comments)

A thousand angels, parsing the fuck out of every word on the head of a pin.

about two weeks ago
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WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

ThatsNotPudding Corruption? (200 comments)

Corruption? Probably not. Hide-bound thinking bordering on Good-Ole-Boy-ism by NASA? Absolutely.

about two weeks ago
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Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

ThatsNotPudding Authors and Scientists (191 comments)

Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists pollyannaishly forget about the ultimate, unstoppable evil: Corporations and their politician lapdogs.

about two weeks ago
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Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

ThatsNotPudding Related News (421 comments)

In related news, the price of PCs in Italy just shot up by about 100 Euros.

about three weeks ago

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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."
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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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