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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

YrWrstNtmr Re:Other than the obligatory security theatre... (90 comments)

Jets are scrambled to provide 'eyes on'. Whatever happens, there is a couple pairs of eyes, and probably cameras, to see exactly what happens.
And if things really go pear shaped...shoot it down.

What else would you put up there to see what is happening?

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

YrWrstNtmr Re:Performance Mouse MX (327 comments)

I love the Performance MX. Using one right now, and about to order another for when this one eventually dies.
love the discontinued Revolution MX more. That extra side wheel was the killer.

yesterday
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Local Motors Looks To Disrupt the Auto Industry With 3D-Printed Car Bodies

YrWrstNtmr upsized, good looking golf cart (115 comments)

Motor - 5 bhp, 62-mile range, Top Speed - approx. 50mph*

Not quite the definition of 'car', 3D printed or no.

2 days ago
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Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

YrWrstNtmr Re:My experience with Fios was largely negative (191 comments)

My FiOS experience has been exactly the opposite. 3 installs between 2 houses. Starting with 15/5, then 25/10, 25/25, and now 50/50...absolutely rock solid. Currently, on the advertised 50/50, I'm seeing 56/67.

"rent their hardware"? No...the router was included. Not a great router, but there was no extra line item on the bill for 'rental'.

2 days ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

YrWrstNtmr oh good grief (787 comments)

This is nothing new. The 'exhaust sound' was part of the design criteria of the 1st Gen Mazda Miata. Trying to recreate British sports cars (Lotus).

2 days ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

YrWrstNtmr Re:call me skeptical (357 comments)

The contradiction is due to the cherry picking of data that is the source of this Koch Brothers-bought-and-paid for meme.

As opposed to the Soros-bought-and-paid for meme.
What...you thought there was a difference?

about a week ago
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Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

YrWrstNtmr Push your technical recruiters to hit 20% threshol (479 comments)

Bullshit.
Hire the best people you can.

If they happen to be 5%, 20%, 60% women, so be it.
Threshold? KMA. Let's see who applies and walks throught e door.

about a week ago
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US Central Command's Twitter Account Hacked, Filled With Pro-ISIS Messages

YrWrstNtmr Re:So, um... (128 comments)

Every MAJCOM has one. As well as facebook. Most of the commanders have a public one as well.

about two weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

YrWrstNtmr Bitcoin enabled voters? Are you high? (480 comments)

Yes...yes you are.

" Bitcoin-enabled voters don’t have to place their trust in Florida ballot counters trying to discern the difference a hanging chad and a dimpled chad—nor in black box online voting systems from private companies where what’s happening inside is a mystery. The proof is right there on the blockchain."

So we should put our trust in a bitcoin type system? How about no. Does that work for you?

about two weeks ago
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Would You Rent Out Your Unused Drive Space?

YrWrstNtmr Re:No thanks to kiddie porn on my drive.... (331 comments)

Years of propaganda? That, and also assholes who will use this for their own means, and screw the innocent user, simply because they do not care.

about two weeks ago
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Would You Rent Out Your Unused Drive Space?

YrWrstNtmr Even sillier (331 comments)

They 'pay' you in pseudo Bitcoin.
"Now to rent out something means that there is a compensation for services rendered. This comes in the form of Storjcoin X. Storjcoin X (SJCX) is a token that allows people to buy and rent storage as well as being traded on exchanges. It is a Counterparty asset and uses the Bitcoin blockchain for its transactions."

about two weeks ago
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Would You Rent Out Your Unused Drive Space?

YrWrstNtmr Not a chance. (331 comments)

Drive space is cheap. In addition to not being able to use some of what I have here, I also have to dedicate part of my bandwidth?
Not happening.
In addition, whose responsibility is it as to what is 'stored' on my hard drives?

"proper incentivisation"? You couldn't afford enough to pay me for this.

about two weeks ago
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LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers

YrWrstNtmr Re:No Help At All (219 comments)

And then we run into the idiocy of what is happening in Washington state.
Public record, citizen requests that footage, posts it on youtube. Just because he can.

http://www.businessweek.com/ar...

about two weeks ago
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LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers

YrWrstNtmr Recording starts with Tasing? (219 comments)

I want to see the events that led up to the Taser deployment.

about two weeks ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

YrWrstNtmr Re:Why didn't they take them alive? (490 comments)

Have you ever fired a weapon, when someone is firing back at you?

about two weeks ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

YrWrstNtmr Re:They're dead, Tim (490 comments)

And look, they managed to do it without closing Paris down for a day. Maybe Boston could learn something from France about dealing with Muslim terrorists.

Shut down any and all Jewish owned business. Check
Require people in that area to stay inside, away from windows. Check
Helicopters, and basically every SWAT team in France descending on Paris. Check
"... deployed more than a thousand additional police and paramilitary forces across the greater metropolitan area of Paris, standing guard at department stores, newsrooms and religious sites." Check.

Go on...tell me how many people in Paris were just going about their regular activities over the last couple of days.

Meanwhile, in Boston, they captured one of them alive.

about two weeks ago
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US Army Could Waive Combat Training For Hackers

YrWrstNtmr Same uniform, same rules (223 comments)

If you're actually going to wear the uniform, you need to go through the same stuff. If not, be a GS or contractor.

Having a separate chunk of people that did not have to do that will breed resentment among the rest of the force. Most people in the Army/Navy/Air Force do not have 'combat jobs'. But they all need to meet the same minumum physical requirements, and all went through the same basic training.

about three weeks ago
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US Army Could Waive Combat Training For Hackers

YrWrstNtmr Re:It would do them good. (223 comments)

Why isn't it a good idea? They won't be going into war zones, or at least not those not trained to do so.
br.Why not? The regular USAF COMM troops are routinely riding convoy duty, manning a gun on top of the HUMVEE.

about three weeks ago

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