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Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

Wookie Monster Re:Real Problem (264 comments)

Citation Needed. I suppose I can search for it, but I assume you already have data which backs up your claim regarding the number of ex-military police.

about 5 months ago

Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

Wookie Monster The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One (704 comments)

What was the true intent of the exchange? Lure in suckers and then claim they were hacked? How can they prove that an outsider stole the coins?


about a year ago

US Customs Destroys Virtuoso's Flutes Because They Were "Agricultural Items"

Wookie Monster Shit happens (894 comments)

If those instruments were this important to him, then they should have been insured. What if they're stolen? Destroyed in a fire? The customs official should be fired for being an idiot too, but this doesn't doesn't change anything. The point of the article is for us to get all worked up over the evil USA -- and it's succeeding. If this guy lost the instruments some other way, it wouldn't be newsworthy.

1 year,25 days

Theo De Raadt Says FreeBSD Is Just Catching Up On Security

Wookie Monster Re:Do these projects OpenBSD, FreeBSD matter anywa (280 comments)

Yes, but why? Just because Netflix chose to use it doesn't in any way justify anything. http://www.logicalfallacies.info/relevance/appeals/appeal-to-popularity/ BSD (2 flavors) vs. Linux: How should I decide? They're all Unix-like, open source, and supported. Which is faster? More stable? Reliable? Secure? In all cases, anecdotes are not useful. Where's the evidence? Is it the license that matters?

about a year ago

The Real Story of Hacking Together the Commodore C128

Wookie Monster Not the last 8-bit design (179 comments)

Several times in the article, he mentions that the C128 was the last 8-bit computer to be designed. This isn't true -- a year later, Tandy announced the CoCo3, also with 128KB and capable of 80 column text display. It didn't run CP/M, but instead it ran Microware OS-9.

about a year ago

Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake

Wookie Monster Re:Makes sense (665 comments)

Remove the key. On every keyboard I've used for gaming, I popped out the windows key and solved the problem. If I ever actually need to use the key (which I don't) there's the other one on the right side.

about a year ago

Snowden and the Fate of the Internet As a Global Network

Wookie Monster We've always been at war with Eastasia (505 comments)

It's a lot easier for government to control the people when they cannot see what's truly going on around them.

about a year and a half ago

Nicaragua Gives Chinese Firm Contract To Build Alternative To Panama Canal

Wookie Monster Re:Why waist the money? (323 comments)

There are literally people dying on this planet for lack of fresh water and this is just used as hydraulic fluid and then thrown into the ocean while ships pass by. Everything is wrong with this.

Have you ever considered the cost involved transporting fresh water to those who need it?

It's cheaper to dig a canal than to widen one, because you're going to be digging through a bunch of dry land with no special engineering issues. Then you knock the ends out. It's cheaper still if they import a bunch of Chinese slave labor.

Even cheaper when you use local Nicaraguan slave labor.

about a year and a half ago

Drug Site Silk Road Says It Will Survive Bitcoin's Volatility

Wookie Monster Re:I sell actual things in Bitcoin (293 comments)

So, you like BTC being unregulated, but you want governments to make certain activities illegal. How is this not regulated?

about 2 years ago

MIT To End Open-Network Policy In Response To Recent Attacks

Wookie Monster Re:Lame. (144 comments)

Terrorists didn't win you say? Consider that the next time you're at the airport.

about 2 years ago

New Java 0-Day Vulnerability Being Exploited In the Wild

Wookie Monster Re:Why does this VM have so many vulnerabilities? (193 comments)

Primary reason: Punching holes in the security sandbox. A lot of the code in the JVM itself needs to grant itself "privileged access", but upon doing so it may have accidentally done so for user code as well. This is the greatest flaw in the Java security architecture, not because it doesn't work, but because it's hard to use correctly.

about 2 years ago

Multicellular Life Evolves In Months, In a Lab

Wookie Monster Flocculation (285 comments)

Yeast already has a natural ability to flocculate, differing by strain. All they did is use artificial selection to produce a new strain of yeast with higher flocculation. The article mentions that yeast evolved from a multicellular life form and that the next experiment will use single celled organisms which did not evolve this way. I suspect it will take much longer than 60 days to see any results.

about 3 years ago

MIT Researchers Make Advance Toward Photonic Circuits

Wookie Monster Re:I have lots of questions (55 comments)

Making a sphere out of this should be no different than making any type of black colored sphere. The light is converted to heat and the sphere warms up. If the heat is allowed to slowly escape, then equilibrium is reached. Otherwise, the sphere melts and potentially destroys its heat absorbing properties. Or the liquid sphere radiates heat away. In a black hole, heat cannot escape at all.

more than 3 years ago

Optimus Keyboard Pre-Orders In Mere Hours

Wookie Monster Re:Wide keycaps (319 comments)

The keys have the usual 3/4 inch spacing, but the width of the keycap on a "normal" or laptop keyboard is about 1/2 inch. Atari ST was about 5/8 inch.

more than 7 years ago


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