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Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies

ThePeices Re:What's the point (353 comments)

I feel the exact same way about all those reckless, careless, risk-taking, jock-want-to-be’s who risk their lives and wellbeing playing senseless games on the field, riding bikes and skateboards without thought or concern, and adventuring up mountain sides without care.

I find it absolutely appalling that I am forced to cough up my money to pay for their reckless behavior, broken bones, torn ligaments, hamstring injuries, and more!!

Im having a really hard time trying to figure out if you are serious, or trolling.

Seriously, you have done a bloody good job at straddling that fine line perfectly. I am impressed.

So which is it? I truly cannot tell.

about 3 months ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

ThePeices Holiday in the USA? (702 comments)

I live in the Southern Hemisphere. Im not a terrorist, im a tourist looking for a holiday this year. Id love to come to the USA for a holiday, to go and see the sights and generally enjoy a holiday in a country full of history and things to see and do. ( love to see NY, the Grand Canyon, the science museums etc)

But this TSA absurdity is so fucked up, so scary and frightening, you couldnt pay me to holiday there.
There is no way in hell im going to subject myself to the indignity, radiation exposure, nude body scanning, device seizure and random harassment of Security Theatre in the US.
Fuck that shit.

Ill go be a tourist and spend my money in another country.

about 3 months ago
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Oculus Suspends Oculus Rift Dev Kit Sales In China

ThePeices Re:What's the big deal, Occulus? (131 comments)

Its because there are a limited number of devkits being made and there is a limited number of kits being made per day.

The dev kits are for developers, not end users. The manufacturing is not scaled up for mass dev kit production, for very obvious reasons. The consumer version will have no such limits.

about 4 months ago
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Oculus Suspends Oculus Rift Dev Kit Sales In China

ThePeices Re:What's wrong with reselling? (131 comments)

Its because these are developer kits, not the final consumer product. There is only a limited number of devkits, and these kits are for developers, not end users.

The Chinese can resell as many consumer Rifts as they wish, there will be no limit. Dev kits are another matter entirely

about 4 months ago
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Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

ThePeices Consciousness (284 comments)

Wow, if we discover the exact region and mechanism for how consciousness emerges from brain activity, then this, in my mind, is the final nail in the coffin of the Soul Hypothesis ( the religious explanation for consciousness being external to the brain, and as something that survives death ).

Of course, the religionists will carp on about how this study is all a big conspiracy with science finding or some other claptrap, but for the rest of us, this could be a major discovery!

about 4 months ago
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Decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Plant May Take Decades

ThePeices Re:US Epic fail (266 comments)

I thought you were joking about the Flat Earth membership increase, so I did some research and discovered it to be shockingly true.

Then I read the Flat Earth FAQ on their website....

I now exist in a dual state of utter horrified disbelief that people can be so gullible and stupid, and total despair at the state of Humanity

You are right, were morons. We deserve whatever we reap from our stupidity. The world would be a better place without us.

I used to have such high hopes for the future of Humans, now I have a total lack of faith in Humanity.

about a year ago
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Linus Torvalds Promises Profanity Over Linux 3.10-rc5

ThePeices Re:first (334 comments)

I'm still running Debian on 64 MB of RAM. With Xwindows and icewm. I can even browse the interwebs for a while with firefox until I hit a page with javascript requirements that beat the OS requirements. Sadly that is becoming the norm (I'm looking at you gmail)

Yes, because 64MB of RAM should be enough for anybody, amiright?

Just because you can, doesnt mean you should. In the age of large and cheap computing resources, saving every last byte and cycle is less of a concern than it used to be.

about a year ago
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NSA WhistleBlower Outs Himself

ThePeices Re:This guy needs a legal defense fund (860 comments)

This dude has balls of steel and I think deserves our help. If a fund is established, I'll gladly chip in a few bucks.

Do you really want to be seen as aiding and abetting the enemy?

Look what happened to Bradley Manning.

about a year ago
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Israeli Army Retweeting 1967 War As It Happened

ThePeices Re:Article is Flamebait (317 comments)

Oh noes! I didn't capitalize my 'i'....

I apologize from the very bottom of my cold, cold heart.

about a year ago
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Israeli Army Retweeting 1967 War As It Happened

ThePeices Article is Flamebait (317 comments)

Why post this article on Slashdot? Its obvious flamebait, bringing out all the hatred, hand-wringing and dubious justifications from all sides of this conflict.

Nothing good is going to come from all the comments in here, ive already seem my fair share of sheer hatred in the comments so far.

Why post this Slashdot? Because its on Twitter?

about a year ago
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Keyless Remote Entry For Cars May Have Been Cracked

ThePeices Re:Second Click.... (398 comments)

I know with my Nissan, and I believe that all cars are the same, you need to press on the unlock button twice to unlock the passenger doors..

Not all cars. In my car ( 2006 model), pressing the unlock button unlocks all doors ( except the boot, which has its own unlock button on the keyfob )

about a year ago
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Keyless Remote Entry For Cars May Have Been Cracked

ThePeices Re:Just a thought. (398 comments)

Add to the fact that most in-vehicle theft is performed with a broken window

Isnt that kinda dangerous for the burglar? Walking around with a broken window to be used to break into a car is unwieldy, and they can easily cut themselves on the glass of the broken window they are carrying.

Not to mention it would look pretty suspicious walking down the street with a broken window.

about a year ago
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Google Security Expert Finds, Publicly Discloses Windows Kernel Bug

ThePeices Re:But not to give them a chance to correct it fir (404 comments)

wow, why so angry?
I see you have resorted to ad-hominem attacks and childish name calling.

Did he rape your mother?
Did he douse your dog in petrol, set it on fire and burn it to death?
Did he kidnap your sister and dissolve her, alive and screaming, in concentrated acid?

So again I ask, why so angry?

about a year ago
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DoS Attack Forces EVE Online Offline

ThePeices Re:How can you DDoS an MMO? (127 comments)

Why do the gaming servers respond to requests from non-players?

Ahhh, this question is unanswerable as it is one of the few true mysteries of the universe, like magnets ( wtf, how do they work!), velcro, and the location of the proverbial "other sock".

Why do gaming servers respond to requests from non-players? Well dude, the answer might as well be 42, nobody knows.

about a year ago
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DoS Attack Forces EVE Online Offline

ThePeices Re:EVE Offline (127 comments)

EVE Offline. That is all.

Hey, I see what you did there! Ive spent the last 6 minutes rolling on the floor laughing my ass off, and only now have the breath left to sit down and write this, such is the sheer power of your mastery of wit.

You put comedians the world over to shame, your stand above us mere mortals, and we all bow to thee; God of Comedy.

about a year ago
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Dao, a New Programming Language Supporting Advanced Features With Small Runtime

ThePeices Optionally typed (404 comments)

So if Dao is optionally typed, what are the other programming input options? Voice input? Graphical point n click input?

about a year ago
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Vastly Improved Raspberry Pi Performance With Wayland

ThePeices Re:Yes, let's bring that back (259 comments)

The time when everything needed to be specifically ported to a machine to make it perform bearably or at all. How I missed having stuff not work without that extra length to go to.

On embedded hardware, that time never ended... And the rPi isn't really fast enough that you can just run in all software, or even with just the relatively feeble OpenGL hardware, and pretend.

Not to mention the Pi is only $35 and uses a few watts of power, you cant expect current laptop class performance for that price.

The OP ignores the fact that incorporating this tech into the major Pi distros and projects is only work for the developers of said projects, not end users.
End users just wait for the next software update, and then they get vastly improved graphics performance.

I fail to see what on earth is wrong with a major advance in performance to a specific piece of hardware.
I just smell the acrid stench of cynicism wafting from the general direction of the OP.

about a year ago
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Artist Turns Volcano Into Naked-Eye Observatory

ThePeices Re:All is light (55 comments)

All is light. That is all.

That proton over there disagrees.

about a year ago
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Google Glass: What's With All the Hate?

ThePeices Hate because Its not iGlass (775 comments)

All the hate is because it is not made by Apple.

If it was iGlass, the love-in would be tremendous. Of course, if Apple made it, there would be no customer input, no previews, no leaks and no idea the product even existed until after the "one more thing..." moment arrived.

But after that, the store lines would already be forming.

about a year ago
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NASA TESS Observatory Will Hunt For Alien Life On "Super-Earth" Exoplanets

ThePeices Re:I hate these threads (112 comments)

The only acceptable response to those people is a good old fashioned Trolling.

Remember, they are just a (vocal) minority, most of us here at Slashdot do actually have a modicum of intelligence, and can see the true merit behind such scientific endeavours.

about a year ago

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