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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

YrWrstNtmr Re:Thought crime (57 comments)

Conspiracy to commit a crime has been illegal for a very long time.

1 hour ago
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Airbnb To Start Collecting Hotel Tax On Rentals In San Francisco

YrWrstNtmr Re:How long is rent going to go up before?dun dun (61 comments)

You gain some extra time out of him each day because he doesn't have to commute

No, they don't. At least my organization doesn't. My workday starts at xx:30, and ends at yy:zz. Whether I am telecommuting or not.

yesterday
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Curiosity Rover Arrives At Long-Term Destination

YrWrstNtmr Re:Knee-jerk reaction (33 comments)

Excoriated?
"All extended missions were rated higher than "Good""

5 days ago
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Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

YrWrstNtmr Re:What spam calls? (208 comments)

You've been lucky. DNC or not, they do not care. They just cycle through every possible number in an area code, and when someone answers, the spiel starts.

A few years ago, it was the car warranty scam. Landline, cell, DNC list....does not matter. Recently, home security scams. I got 2 yesterday. 1 on the landline DNC'd number, one on the cell.

I'm just waiting for one of these virus calls, so I can screw with him.

about a week ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

YrWrstNtmr OK (203 comments)

So where do we go to find the actual "list of exposed credentials" ?

about a week ago
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Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

YrWrstNtmr Smoke/stink bomb (231 comments)

Box of strike anywhere kitchen matches, a roll of masking tape.
Cut the heads off the matches, roll it up into a ball of masking tape.

Throw and run.

Fun, when you're a preteen...:)

about two weeks ago
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Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

YrWrstNtmr Re:Define technology (231 comments)

Remember steel soda cans? Those could be stacked to make tennis ball cannons, fueled by lighter fluid. You could also soak the tennis balls in lighter fluid, ignite them, and play fireball hockey.

That was really cool, until the flaming ball rolls under the neighbors car.
"Do we get it, do we run?"

If we go get it, and it blows up, we're dead.
If we run and it blows up, they'll know it was us, and our dads will actually kill us.

oh, the things that go through the 11 year old mind.

Similarly, ship to shore bottle rocket wars. Speedboat in the river, shooting bottle rockets back and forth.

about two weeks ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

YrWrstNtmr Re:No. (448 comments)

F-14's. not -15's. And the Iranian gov at the time, the Shah, had no thought of the US discontinuing support.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

YrWrstNtmr My 20 year old pickup truck (635 comments)

Only using it, because my 13 year old pickup truck got totaled last year. By some idiot on one o' them newfangled phone-text thingies.
Seriously.

about three weeks ago
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$33 Firefox Phone Launched In India

YrWrstNtmr Re:33 Bucks?!? (83 comments)

Well...the original comment seemed to be based on " does make and receive phone calls". So yeah, it does.

about three weeks ago
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$33 Firefox Phone Launched In India

YrWrstNtmr Re:33 Bucks?!? (83 comments)

You do know that you can trot on down to WorstBuy and get a $40 LG tracfone. And yes, it does actually make phone calls. And text. And all that other crap.
Is it limited as compared to your $300 smartphone? Sure. But its only $40.

about three weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?

YrWrstNtmr east coast hurricanes (191 comments)

Bottom 1/2 of the garage fridge is frozen water.
Always plenty of foodstuffs around
Propane and charcoal grills to cook on
In the event of actually having to bug out, one of the laptops and the main USB secondary drive that normally lives attached to the house HTPC/server. In addition to a few things in cloud storage.

Anything else...home owners insurance.

about three weeks ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

YrWrstNtmr Re:LOL (421 comments)

Well gee, Sparky. Why don't you tell us what pseudoenlighted country you live in. So that we may delve into some random idiotic episode that happens in your hinterland and make fun of it.

Everywhere has some stupid crap going on.

about three weeks ago
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When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model

YrWrstNtmr Re:Fleeing abusive companies? (257 comments)

That "15 pages" is very misleading. I don't think RackSpace Hosting (#12) and a cellphone case store (#16) count as "ISP's"

about a month ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

YrWrstNtmr Re:The three made some mistakes (231 comments)

And in June 2012, it was constitutional in NYC. I agree with you....that is a completely wrong concept. But wrong or right, it was the law of the land.

As far as the Black/not Black thing....you may think it is deeply offensive/racist. Others may look at it as getting shot or not getting shot.

about a month ago
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Is Storage Necessary For Renewable Energy?

YrWrstNtmr Re:We already solved this one! (442 comments)

EG: a solar panel installation could dump unused power to a heating element or something.

That is "storage"...what the article supposes we can do away with.

about 1 month ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

YrWrstNtmr Re:No More Limited Upload Globally (234 comments)

No monthly bandwidth limit on FiOS, up or down. It has been that way for years.

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

YrWrstNtmr Re:Yes (381 comments)

I can easily imagine all the things you mention, and more.

But do I want/need to do them? No
So no, I don't want a 'smart watch'. My life is not diminished by not having one.

about 2 months ago
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Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

YrWrstNtmr Re:The main problem with all elec (247 comments)

Where I live (mid Atlantic) leaving the car(s) outside is very, very common. So common that many people convert the actual garage into actual living space. Removing the garage door and walling it off. Adding insulation and flooring. Man cave, or workshop/toolroom.

about 2 months ago

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