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Scotland Votes No To Independence

ThatsNotPudding Funny (441 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.

2 days ago

Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

ThatsNotPudding NSL (501 comments)

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

2 days ago

Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

ThatsNotPudding Bin Laden Playbook (182 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

2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

ThatsNotPudding Clarification (290 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?

2 days ago

ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

ThatsNotPudding Problem solvers (949 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.

3 days ago

FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

ThatsNotPudding Optimization (129 comments)

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

3 days ago

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.

4 days ago

WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

ThatsNotPudding Corruption? (198 comments)

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

4 days ago

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.

4 days ago

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 a week ago

The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada

ThatsNotPudding The biggest failing (194 comments)

The biggest failing autonomous cars have is assuming they are *not* surrounded by malicious, aggressive, incompetent, brain-dead animals.

about a week ago

Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

ThatsNotPudding Ding-Ding (291 comments)

The one thing about salt is that it does make stuff tasty, often the highly processed stuff, making it easy to overdo it. Avoiding salt sort of automatically helps one to cut out the heavily processed foods.

Bingo. Processed foods are basically built out of salt and high levels of carbohydrates, which is just a fancy way of saying 'do you want a large order of diabetes with that'?

about two weeks ago

Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

ThatsNotPudding It's worse than that (291 comments)

Where UK citizens would take a month long holiday every year because of the generous vacation time afforded by most European countries, the United States doesn't guarantee any paid vacation or sick time.

Even US worker bees that do have a fair amount of vacation time available to them rarely dare take even 5 days at a time off. Why? The not unfounded fear that some bean-counter or your PHB will start thinking, 'hey, maybe we don't need the guy on vacation AT ALL'. So even while on vacay, we sufferers of never-ending Puritanism can't fully relax due to the fear of a pink slip waiting for us in reward for our holiday tan.

about two weeks ago

Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

ThatsNotPudding Security (162 comments)

I assume the security of the connection is haphazard, because, hey it's only an effing voice call. That, or backdoor mandated by the TLAs.

about two weeks ago

US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom

ThatsNotPudding Re: There's no stopping this. (191 comments)

The farm he spent his entire life building is going to literally be turned into an open pit 150ft deep. ... He plans to use his new found wealth to buy some land that has a trout stream running through it up the road and spend the rest of his days fishing.

Odds are he outlives the fishing.

about two weeks ago

UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

ThatsNotPudding Simple (427 comments)

In any other scientific debate, you never hear about "Higgs Boson Deniers" or "String Theory Fanatics" or "Standard Model dinosaurs". As a matter of fact, this is pretty much the only scientific area where EVERY commentator acts as though they are experts.

Simple. The Kochs and their whores can't make money off any of that.

about two weeks ago

BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

ThatsNotPudding Let me buy a license (363 comments)

Hey, Beeb. If you don't like people pirating your content (I don't, other than watching YouTube), them let them buy access, FFS. I'd be willing to pay a modest fee to watch domestic BBC programs for the convenience of not having to wait months / years / never (Porridge) for the content to show up in alternative media.

about two weeks ago

Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

ThatsNotPudding Wagner (142 comments)

Hitler chose Wagner; neo-fascists always choose hard rock .

about two 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  |  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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  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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