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US Military Blocks Websites To Free Up Bandwidth

Voltageaav Re:Same content, alt sites (164 comments)

I doubt anyone would get court martialed. At worst, they'd get an Article 15. Unless maybe they'd already gotten 2 other article 15s for watching porn. Then maybe they'd get court martialed.

more than 3 years ago
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Mystery of the 'Chupacabra' May Be Solved

Voltageaav Re:Idle... (94 comments)

Weren't there reported chupacabra sightings that were proven to be coyotes with severe mange in 2004? It's even been listed in the wikipedia article for years. It must have taken a lot of work and quite a visionary leap for this biologist too look at wikipedia and come up with this "theory".

more than 3 years ago
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Duke Research Experiment Disrupts Internet Traffic

Voltageaav Re:A big chunk? (80 comments)

If they had, you probably wouldn't even know about it because you wouldn't be reading slashdot. You'd probably just be calling your ISP asking them why your internet connection isn't working.

more than 3 years ago
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Duke Research Experiment Disrupts Internet Traffic

Voltageaav Wow (80 comments)

So you really can crash the internet?

more than 3 years ago
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EVE Player Loses $1,200 Worth of Game Time In-Game

Voltageaav Re:ok i'll say it (620 comments)

Pfft? No corp will give you a frigate? The corp I used to run would give out cruisers, no prob. I was in a PVP corp for a while where we used chain armor reps and one of the guys refused to fly with people who didn't have a full set of slave implants. So he gave out full sets to anyone who didn't have them. He hooked me up with a bunch of extra faction mods too.

more than 3 years ago
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China's Firewall Stymies Google; Users Confused

Voltageaav Re:This is bad for China. (34 comments)

While I didn't read the first two, I did read the last one, you know, the main topic for this article which said "That seems to be what happened last night when there was a relatively small blockage. It appears now that users in China are accessing our properties normally." A small outage that lasts one evening is definitely what I'd call a hiccup. Yes, China has a horrible history of censorship, but they've been steadily improving by a considerable margin. The fact that they're playing ball with Google at all shows that.

more than 3 years ago
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China's Firewall Stymies Google; Users Confused

Voltageaav Re:This is bad for China. (34 comments)

Nice way to not even read the summary. It was more a hiccup in Google's block detection than China Blocking them. Interesting my ass.

more than 3 years ago
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Do Home Computers Help Or Hinder Education?

Voltageaav Re:A challenge to game designers (305 comments)

They did that back in 1987. Math Blaster was awesome! I just haven't seen developers going in that direction in a while.

about 4 years ago
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Do Home Computers Help Or Hinder Education?

Voltageaav Darn Newfangled (305 comments)

Kids are spending too much time on those darn newfangled computer thingys and it's rotting their brains. I say we ban them all!

about 4 years ago
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Indian Government Threatens RIM, Skype With Ban

Voltageaav Re:Double or Politics? (281 comments)

Even worse, they're "Indian Politicians". They make most of ours look like paladins of virtue and justice.

about 4 years ago
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Indian Government Threatens RIM, Skype With Ban

Voltageaav Re:This is all from the Mumbai terror attacks (281 comments)

Which in turn would only hurt the very stupid criminals, and the law abiding citizens. Any smart criminal would be sure to disable the system before they use it as a getaway vehicle. And, there will always be ways to get around things like that.

about 4 years ago
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Police Seize Computers From Gizmodo Editor

Voltageaav Re:Journalist? (1204 comments)

Yes, but is it really stolen if you call the owner and offer to give it back? And then you do give it back as soon as they ask for it? They have to convince a jury that this was theft. I'm kind of curious as to how many found items the police actually put up adds about and how many just get cataloged and thrown in storage. Or where they put the adds if they do put them up.

more than 4 years ago
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New Method Could Hide Malware In PDFs, No Further Exploits Needed

Voltageaav Re:A better test file. (234 comments)

Funny, noscript blocked the whole thing for me.

more than 4 years ago
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Wikipedia Censored To Protect Captive Reporter

Voltageaav Re:To keep him alive. (414 comments)

I've seen several times where a media organization printed something that resulted directly in people being killed. They don't usually care as long as it sells. In this case, it was someone they knew so they did their best to keep it under wraps. A similar case where they hyped something because one of their "own" witnessed it is that airplane that landed in the Hudson. It was all over the news for months and the pilot even ended up getting an invite to meet the President. The same thing has happened many times before with little to no coverage.

about 5 years ago
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Judge OK's MediaSentry Evidence, Limits Defendant's Expert

Voltageaav Re:Unleash the hounds! (283 comments)

So what state did they operate from? Are they licensed in that state and could that have a bearing on this case?

more than 5 years ago
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Camara Goes On Offense Against the RIAA

Voltageaav Re:More exciting than the play offs (316 comments)

Let Father Lindstrom lead us in our worship at Joe Louis Cathedral on this holiest day of the year, Friday, June 12th.

more than 5 years ago
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9th Circuit Says Feds' Security Checks At JPL Go Too Far

Voltageaav Re:Linked article isn't accurate (139 comments)

While I was in the Air Force, I had a security clearence and had to go through the same background checks. I told them from the beginning I had smoked pot before and had no trouble. That's not the issue. The issue is if you lie about it. If you lie about anything and they find out about it, that's when you fail the check. There are other things as well. If you have people you talk to from certain countries. One person I worked with failed his check because his ex wife was from one of those countries. He did eventually get his clearance, but he couldn't work for a while. Doing the check for everyone may seem excessive, but anyone who works in the same building that classified information is kept in could potentially pick up classified information.

more than 5 years ago
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Russia Launches Anti-trust Probe of Microsoft

Voltageaav Re:Anti-monopoly? (221 comments)

In Soviet Russia, You monopolize Microsoft.

more than 5 years ago
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Cloud Computing, Music Lockers, and the Supreme Court

Voltageaav Re:Thank goodness (84 comments)

Yeah, but it's helping their consumers as much as it is them.

more than 5 years ago

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It's finally happening, laser turrets in our fighter jets!

Voltageaav Voltageaav writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Voltageaav (798022) writes "Two different contractors have been working with DARPA on putting lasers into our country's combat planes for missile defense. And they're done with the laboratory tests and ready to put in a real jet for testing. Star Wars, here we come!"
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Red Team Wins

Voltageaav Voltageaav writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Voltageaav (798022) writes "Recent studies indicate that in both First Persosn Shooters and even athletic compitions, wearing red gives you an advantage. It's speculated that this distracts the other team slightly due to the psychological aspect of people turning red when angry."
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Battery life could be extended up to 40 hours.

Voltageaav Voltageaav writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Voltageaav writes "A breakthrough at Stanford University using silicon naowires instead of graphite would allow batteries to store as much as 10X more power than they currently can. The researchers speculate that this could be commercially available within "several years". While the article focuses on the applications of this in laptops, it could also be applied to other areas such as battery electric vehicles and many other things."
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Robotic FX looses patent suit

Voltageaav Voltageaav writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Voltageaav (798022) writes "After Robotic FX won a contract to supply the US Army over iRobot, they lose in iRobot's patent suit against them. Not only does iRobot now have the $286 million contract, but as part of the ruleing, the Robotic FX is forced to disband and their founder is banned from participating in the robotics industry for the next 5 years. They very well may have been infringeing on patents, but is this really better for the country?"
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