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Mt. Gox Gone? Apparent Theft Shakes Bitcoin World

The Archon V2.0 Re:Magic the Gathering Online Exchange (695 comments)

You go to Hell. I've got enough Black Lotuses stashed to fund my retirement. Yeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

about 7 months ago

Australian Police Deploy 3D Crime Scene Scanner

The Archon V2.0 First use: (65 comments)

Checking for any jack-in-the-box crime near the Magic Roundabout.

about 7 months ago

Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

The Archon V2.0 Re:Two options (526 comments)

Or clone the hard drive to an image and leave that somewhere so you don't need to muck about inside a laptop designed for technicians with very tiny hands and a fetish for 10 screws of varying lengths holding each component in.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

The Archon V2.0 If I were Obama? (822 comments)

"If... you were Holder and Obama, what sort of deal would you try to strike with everybody's favorite secrets-leaker?"

I'd offer him pardon on almost everything, leaving only a trivial (1-2 months) jail sentence left over. Then I'd have him murdered while he was in prison.

The intelligence community is happy because I've sent a clear message of what happens to whistleblowers, and I can continue to play innocent and act pro-whistleblower as I have for ages, letting accusations of it being an assassination fade into conspiracy theory while most of my voting base continues to ignore the problem or is glad I got rid of another "terrorist lover". Seriously, what are the pro-privacy advocates going to do? Vote against me on this issue by voting for a Republican who wants to peek into their bedrooms to make sure there's no sinning going on? Ha!

What? It's not what I personally want to see done, but then I'm not hypocritical, power-hungry, interest-beholden, and immoral enough to ever want to be President. If I were President, obviously that would not be the case.

about 8 months ago

The Dismantling of POTS: Bold Move Or Grave Error?

The Archon V2.0 There's other factors to consider (582 comments)

Some years ago I was listening to a radio program where they mentioned some company in Australia(?) planning to dismantle the urban POTS and replace it with something newer. But the reasoning wasn't just for upgrading: It was because they couldn't get the parts anymore.

Some of the manufacturers had stopped making the relays and whatnot that the POTS used, so the options were to convert to a new set of POTS hardware (an expensive Red Queen's race), get a huge order of compatible components custom-made (ditto), or upgrade-and-cannibalize the urban network to get them enough parts to maintain the rural POTS for another couple of decades and hope the entire system could be upgraded before they emptied their supply.

about 10 months ago

Sleep Is the Ultimate Brainwasher

The Archon V2.0 Re:Windows (210 comments)

Great, now the extreme overclockers will be replacing the liquid in their cooling rigs with cerebrospinal fluid.

about a year ago

Everything You Needed To Know About the Internet In May, 1994

The Archon V2.0 "Flaming"? (168 comments)

I just realized... I haven't heard "flaming" as slang for writing a vitriolic e-mail/post for, what is it, a couple years now?

about a year ago

NSA Internet Spying Sparks Race To Create Offshore Havens For Data Privacy

The Archon V2.0 Offshore data havens? (166 comments)

Holy hell, William Gibson's Virtual Light is coming true! At least we don't have to worry until we see the middle class vanish and the rise of Christians who worship exclusively by watching television.

Oh, shit.

about a year ago

What Valve's Announcements Mean for Gaming

The Archon V2.0 Re:I am disappointed in Valve (182 comments)

Well, at least all our jokes are still intact. After the trauma of moving from "DNF" to "Valve can't count to three" I don't think I could live through the wave of memes associated with finding another glacial publisher of a beloved property.

about a year ago

What Valve's Announcements Mean for Gaming

The Archon V2.0 Re:AMD Mantle on SteamOS = perfection (182 comments)

Your rebuttal was quite succinct, but I feel it inadequately addressed your concerns with the previous poster's argument.

about a year ago

GTA V Proves a Lot of Parents Still Don't Know or Care About ESRB Ratings

The Archon V2.0 Re:Some people... (621 comments)

That's basically why I went for indie and other not-AAA games. Unless they're using Steam they're typically 100% DRM free. Currently playing Trine 2 and Gunpoint, two very different games I didn't even have to install, just unzip and go.

about a year ago

GTA V Proves a Lot of Parents Still Don't Know or Care About ESRB Ratings

The Archon V2.0 Re:Some people... (621 comments)

It's subjective. I feel the same about most sitcoms and reality TV.

about a year ago

LucasFilm Combines Video Games and Movies To Eliminate Post-Production

The Archon V2.0 Re:Soo.... Machinima... (79 comments)

And then the nude mods start showing up....

about a year ago

LinkedIn Accused of Hacking Customers' E-Mails To Slurp Up Contacts

The Archon V2.0 Re:What the hell is "left open"? (210 comments)

> Which makes the linked-in customers idiots.

They're not customers anymore than cattle are customers for the slaughterhouse. Their main customers are recruiters.

about a year ago

How Africa Will 'Leapfrog' Wired Networks

The Archon V2.0 Re:Your url sucks (183 comments)

It's what happens when you copy a URL off a Google result page without visiting it - Google search results point at a tracking URL that then points you at the real thing. If you want the real URL, you need to click the link and copy the result out of the address bar.

The actual URL is

1 year,13 days

Schneier: We Need To Relearn How To Accept Risk

The Archon V2.0 Re:Diminishing returns (478 comments)

It's not a big risk, but people think it is. A threat that would make a good action movie and only kills two Americans a year will get more attention in Washington than a mundane threat that kills a million.

1 year,13 days

For Overstated Claims, Gore, Tesla Upbraided By NWS, NHTSA Respectively

The Archon V2.0 Re: Gore (195 comments)

That your best argument for Al Gore is to snark on how Rush Limbaugh is worse speaks volumes about how fucked-up the American political landscape is.

1 year,26 days

The Pirate Bay Launches Browser To Evade ISP Blockades

The Archon V2.0 Re:different reasons though (118 comments)

So a malum prohibitum or civil offense is enough justification to make something blockable? That's not even a slippery slope, that's halfway down the hill. Build the infrastructure and it WILL be abused, particularly if it's all behind closed doors.

about a year ago


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