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Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

TheRecklessWanderer Re:Wouldn't it be nice... (184 comments)

No Rogers are our friends. Everything is awesome!!

about a month and a half ago
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Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

TheRecklessWanderer Re:An American's opinion (184 comments)

lol of course posted by a coward. It's ok Mr. Troll, we don't want you here either, so something for everyone.

about a month and a half ago
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In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

TheRecklessWanderer Re:In Soviet Maryland (441 comments)

Allowing the police to decide which laws to enforce seems like a bad idea to me.

about 1 month ago
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Can We Call Pluto and Charon a 'Binary Planet' Yet?

TheRecklessWanderer pluto doesn't care (115 comments)

Pluto doesn't care what you call it. It's going to be around when you are dust in the wind. Oh and I don't care either.

about 2 months ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

TheRecklessWanderer Re:Died Outside a Tesla (443 comments)

It's too bad that such a nice car had to give it's life to get rid of one douchebag.

about 3 months ago
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Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

TheRecklessWanderer Re:WUWT (441 comments)

Good those things crap on my car.

about 4 months ago
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Google's Nest Buys Home Monitoring Camera Company Dropcam

TheRecklessWanderer Re:Privacy policy (82 comments)

Google wouldn't buy something in my opinion if they couldn't use it to make money off their core business, which is marketing your information to their customers. Note: You are not their customer. You are their product.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

TheRecklessWanderer SQL Server Express (281 comments)

Has Anyone mentioned SQL Server Express? It's free and does not require a licence. It can work on multiple machines, but it does require a windows license of some form.

about 5 months ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

TheRecklessWanderer You guys are way behind (423 comments)

I've hated Intuit for years. They are bottom feeders.

about 6 months ago
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Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?

TheRecklessWanderer Re:Op Out Knowledge? (157 comments)

Yes you just stick your fingers in your ears and say LA LA LA LA LA LA LA when they try to tell you.

about 7 months ago
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Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

TheRecklessWanderer Re:Yea, because glassholes will have learned (363 comments)

HAHA Glassholes. I love it. You know damned well that everything recorded on the stupid glass thing is analyzed by Google. And then the NSA gets their hands on it. I'm not doing anything illegal so I don't care but it's the principle involved.

about 6 months ago
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Wildstar To Launch On June 3

TheRecklessWanderer Re:How to Falsify Evolution (64 comments)

You are using one word in different contexts in the same question and expecting one answer for all of them. Is that supposed to be clever? It's not. Here are the answers with the context in quotes: US Law: Yes all men are created equal. Biological: No, some people's DNA plays nasty tricks on them. Soviet Cold War Era: All men are equal but some are more equal than others. US Society: He with the gold makes the rules. He born to gold is a lucky bastard. Depending the context there are different answers. You are using light and mirrors to try and prove your point. Good luck with that. As to the limit of reality, humans certainly don't know the nature of the universe, and probably never will. Maybe in 2 or 3 billion years. I think that you should get off your high horse, because in truth it's falling over.

about 7 months ago
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Wildstar To Launch On June 3

TheRecklessWanderer Re:How to Falsify Evolution (64 comments)

I can prove that God is not omnipitent and therefore does not exist. Can God create a rock he cannot lift? Either way, there is something he can't do, therefore he does not exist. Therefore there is no intelligent design, therefore evolution exists.

about 7 months ago
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Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots

TheRecklessWanderer So what happens (253 comments)

So what happens when people start connecting to your router and doing unsavory things. A couple I can think of, human trafficking or child porn, or less evil but still evil trying to get on the other side of your router. What about downloading Torrents? I mean we don't really know how good that firmware is do we? What if the FBI come knocking on your door one day saying, We noticed that someone at this address is doing some bad things. Come with us please.

about 8 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

TheRecklessWanderer Re:Frog is boiling.... (500 comments)

Since when do police need a reason for arresting someone? They can just invent a reason. Just need to get them out of the house, so they can intimidate another person into letting them in the house.

about 8 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

TheRecklessWanderer Re:Frog is boiling.... (500 comments)

It seems to me it might even be worse than that. Hi Can we search your home? No? You're arrested. Lets ask the next person.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You To Tell Your Client That His "Expert" Is an Idiot?

TheRecklessWanderer It's from Intuit (384 comments)

This is an add for the article from Intuit. I've never had any success with any of the products i used from intuit. My company tried their Quickbooks Enterprise which was a horrible nightmare. But i'm sure this is useful. Seeing how they are being so straightforward about their approach, and they aren't using someone elses website to try and make money.

about 8 months ago

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Boxee sold to Samsung

TheRecklessWanderer TheRecklessWanderer writes  |  about a year ago

TheRecklessWanderer (929556) writes "Boxee, manufacturer of The Boxee Box and Boxee DVR as well as developer of the boxee software has been sold to Samsung. Boxee has had a hard time adapting to the quickly changing environment where appliance to TV (morphing into Smart TVs) and i'm sure Samsung is looking to integrate the software in some form or another into their smart TVs."
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TheRecklessWanderer TheRecklessWanderer writes  |  more than 8 years ago

TheRecklessWanderer (929556) writes "Here in Ontario, Canada over the last few years, we have started allowing Casinos to operate within our province. It started off being for "Charity", now some of the newer ones are "Commercial". A commercial casino gets 20% of gross gaming revenue and 100% of net profits from commercial casinos. This number was 2.28 billion in 2002/03 Source: http://corporate.olgc.ca/corp_faq_01.jsp So here is the thing, the government (of Canada) is making money off the addictions of it's population. They even give 2% of gross slot machine revenue from charity and racetrack slots to treatment programs ran by the provinces Ministry of Health. I know they tax alcohol and gasoline and have other "sin" taxes. Does this not strike anyone as a huge problem? Your government is praying on the weak members of society and profiting from them. Even Microsoft doesn't do that."

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Blu-Ray VS HD-DVD

TheRecklessWanderer TheRecklessWanderer writes  |  more than 8 years ago I would love to have a high Def DVD. Right now there aren't that many movies but I think that more will come, and truthfully, I have seen some guys talking about Battlestar Galactica and Star Wars and Trek and I would love to see those in High Def. Most of the new stuff I couldn't be bothered. I have some concerns, tho, and they are keeping me from buying such a device. 1. I spent 10K on a 50" HD plamsma a couple of years ago, and it does not support HDCP. Now I know that all the studios have not enabled the copyright bit to downscale for non HDCP but who trusts them to keep that going. I don't want to find out 1 year from now I bought a piece of hardware that will show 10 movies in high def. 2. Someone else mentioned that there will be another audio standard coming along. I don't want to have to buy a new reciever and do a bunch of other things when this comes along (and we all know it will). 3. How do I know I am buying the right piece of hardware? I have heard talk of Samsung putting out a dual DVD, which would be great. Then who cares? I'll even pay a premium for it, which is only fair. 4. What about the PS/3 and the Xbox 360 add on component? I have an Xbox 360 already and it would be great to put an add-on HD-DVD on that piece of hardware. Since I finished Oblivion, I haven't used the damn thing anyway. So for those reasons, I am holding off on buying a HD-DVD. I am very high on almost every technology curve and I always get the newest stuff I can. I love technology. I have more computers at home than I have at work, and I run a stack of servers at work. It's not the money, it's the getting screwed principle that has me worried. LLAP.

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