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EFF Uncovers Widespread FBI Intelligence Violations

TheL0ser In other news (268 comments)

In other news, water is wet, gravity still pulls downward, and no you cannot have Jessica Alba.

more than 3 years ago
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New Hampshire Bill Could Lead To Adoption of Approval Voting

TheL0ser Won't pass (416 comments)

I can think of no way this isn't equally good for everyone. In light of that, there's a very slim chance this will pass.

more than 3 years ago
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State of the Union Address Goes Web 2.0

TheL0ser Re:Drinking games (239 comments)

Better, simpler game: Choose a side. While that side is standing and clapping, chug. Make sure you have 9-1 already in your phone, you'll probably need it.

more than 3 years ago
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Terrorists Bomb Moscow Airport

TheL0ser Re:So much for security theater (640 comments)

still wouldn't stop the first clever terrorist to shove the bomb up his ass.

Since when is shoving anything up your ass considered "clever"?

more than 3 years ago
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RIAA Threatens ICANN Over Music-Themed gTLD Standards

TheL0ser Re:simple solution: .riaa ghetto (174 comments)

There's an easy solution to this. Give them their own .riaa gtld and let them ghettoize it however they like.

Please let this happen. So many people would block it so fast it would probably make a sonic boom or three.

more than 3 years ago
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Polynomial Time Code For 3-SAT Released, P==NP

TheL0ser Re:encryption (700 comments)

but won't stop people with supercomputers.

If someone with a supercomputer is trying to break your encryption, I would think you have bigger problems to worry about.

more than 3 years ago
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Wikileaks To Name Swiss Bank Tax Evaders

TheL0ser Re:What is more damaging to society? (783 comments)

An individual who seeks to minimize his tax obligations or a government that feels that it is ENTITLED to tax everything that moves?

First one. Second one can be seen to come along as a result of the first. I'd like to think if people didn't dodge taxes we wouldn't see so many of them.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Tunnels Into GameStop, Steals Games

TheL0ser Done before (210 comments)

Someone's been watching a few too many bank heist movies.

more than 3 years ago
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JFK Library Launches Largest Presidential Online Archive

TheL0ser But (69 comments)

But does it show who really shot him?

more than 3 years ago
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Balancing Choice With Irreversible Consequences In Games

TheL0ser Re:Alpha Protocol (352 comments)

Sure their games are glitchy but...

Every single aspect of Alpha Protocol apart from the choices/consequences system is utterly mediocre.

So very true. It wasn't the fact that there was a "win game" button that made me dislike it. Those buttons are not all that rare. It was the fact you could collect SEVERAL "win game" buttons and just not even have a challenge anymore.

more than 3 years ago
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Jeopardy-Playing Supercomputer Beats Humans

TheL0ser Re:Buzz in Times (220 comments)

But to a human the 5 seconds or whatever it happens to be (been years since I've watched Jeopardy) isn't much. Watson can go through a lot of possibilities in five seconds, or even just four and give the answers at the last moment.

more than 3 years ago
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Jeopardy-Playing Supercomputer Beats Humans

TheL0ser So what this is saying... (220 comments)

So the AI triumphed, and they're calling it a huge success? I wonder how the programmers feel about this. Pretty satisfied, I'd imagine.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Pitches Heavy Lift Vehicle To Congress

TheL0ser Re:Politician Engineer (275 comments)

Slightly worse, I'd say. You're a single person, so you can just point at a color, whatever it may be, and call it good. They have to pass a resolution to create a committee to appoint a group to review the plans, and then squabble about who gets what in their state.

more than 3 years ago
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Major Sites To Join ‘World IPv6 Day’

TheL0ser Re:Retarded (247 comments)

It's precisely BECAUSE something could go wrong. A full day on a site like Facebook is more than enough time to see any major issues crop up, yet isn't long enough to deeply impact their service*.

*I know, I know..."Facebook" and "service" in the same sentence. Hurpadurp.

The juvenile side of me wants to make a joke off of "long enough" and "deeply impact", but I'd rather just say this: A full day on facebook is also a lot more likely to cause thousands of grandma's and others to claim the internet is broken if something goes wrong. I hope ISPs are going to be ready for support calls.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Use a Real Guitar With Rock Band 3

TheL0ser Re:Lame (180 comments)

It was a difficult decision posting this xkcd here or on a comment farther down.

more than 3 years ago
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Assange Could Face Execution Or Guantanamo Bay

TheL0ser Re:Lemme check my calendar... (973 comments)

There was a "do not insert hand/foot/body part" warning card shoved into the blender we bought last night. I'd say a warning on the front of 1984 wouldn't be all that batty...

I spent a second thinking about what body part you could insert that wasn't hand or foot. I immediately doubled over in sympathetic pain. Well played, sir.

more than 3 years ago
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Assange Could Face Execution Or Guantanamo Bay

TheL0ser Re:Lemme check my calendar... (973 comments)

Because the publishers felt they didn't need to put "THIS IS NOT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL" on the front cover of the book.

They're regretting that decision now.

more than 3 years ago
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Assange Could Face Execution Or Guantanamo Bay

TheL0ser What grounds? (973 comments)

Maybe I'm missing something, but last I knew "We don't like him" wasn't a valid reason for shipping to Gitmo or executions (not that there always is a valid reason, but still...). Assange isn't a US citizen, so that throws treason out the window, so what's the justification?

more than 3 years ago
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ISPs Warn Europe — Website Blocks Don't Work

TheL0ser Re:Sigh.... (210 comments)

Hey, now. There's that whole "cruel and unusual" thing. The acid and glass, ok, but Rosie O'Donnell? That's just crossing a line.

more than 3 years ago
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Verizon Finally Unveils Apple iPhone

TheL0ser Quote from the conference (480 comments)

"If the press writes about something long enough and hard enough, eventually it comes true"

They have that kind of superpower and are using it for an iPhone? What about cold fusion, hovercars, faster-than-light travel, and decent tasting frozen dinners?

Oh, and that world peace stuff, too, I guess.

more than 3 years ago

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