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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

Zeio Re:Never mind the quantity, feel the quality (331 comments)

The police are paid by corrupt politicians with counterfeit dollars aka federal reserve notes. The LEOs and Military Brass take pay and pension and work daily to undermine or flat out destroy freedom and liberty here in the police state USSA. They are designed to make arrests to feed people into the law-machine for extracting wealth. They are not primarily out to maintain law and order, as we can see from Ferguson, this outfit is not smart FBI types that can profile a criminal or crowd and work to maintain law and order. They are generally morons who didnt serve in the military with guns, they never pay for a crime they commit (thin blue line, weasel justice system) and they dont care about law an order, they care about feeding people into the machine.

I refuse to put them on a pedestal in the days of lawless government.

about two weeks ago
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EFF's Cell Phone Guide For US Protesters

Zeio Re:Better Idea (82 comments)

I like how we still think we can stop the police state with voting for politicians that support an expansion of police state power and doing "sneaky stuff" to try and get around the jackboots. IF its not already too late, the only way out of this horrible 1984 world we live in is to consider the government as the enemy of freedom and liberty rather than seeing it as something that can be fixed by playing by its rules.

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

Zeio Re:The problem is hipsterism, not engineer culture (262 comments)

Ive noticed this. Bad. It shows up with the flocks of NJ, NY license plates. But true computer science genius is a rare commodity now days. Part of the reason it doesnt pay. The secretary at Microsoft made a buttload of money. Nowdays, with scamming, outsourcing, part timing and contracting along with strategic dilution and Steve Jobs Pixar stunts, most regular nerds are not setup to make it big. Its a few elite non-engineers that get together and fleece the talent for every cent its worth. I am lucky to work at a startup where everyone in engineering is way above average, and there are some serious heavy hitters with no attitudes there.

But this in the last 8 years in SillyCON valley has become an exception. The wolves are here to fleece until this bubble pops. They also collude with oligarchical collectivists and governments to analyze every piece of information about you.

about three weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

Zeio Re:San Francisco mentality... (262 comments)

Yep. Exactly what I've seen here. I've made a lot of money here but never enough to even carve out a simple middle class life. We are planning to move out of the area soon. For all the talk about being the masters of the universe here in SillyCON valley, the Native Americans had better and more accessible housing in the form of leather hide teepees than we get here in SillyCON valley. Its all open and flowers and wonders and apple logos and googlers - yeah, until you suggest they build more places for regular middle class folks to live. Not going to happen. Sad really as all these NJ, NY and other stock market grifters showed up and made SillyCON valley no longer about innovation but more about get rich quick schemes and oligarchical collectivism which colludes with the police states worldwide.

about three weeks ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Zeio Re:for christ sake stop comparing things to NASA (225 comments)

"Social Security and Medicare are financed by a special tax specifically intended for them,"

Not anymore.

That money is treated like all other revenue. Its marked with "IOUs" , but the revenue generated is spent like its in the general fund these days.

about 2 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Zeio Re:for christ sake stop comparing things to NASA (225 comments)

The ability for the government to provide water, roads, infrastructure and schools that don't produce idiots is being utterly crippled by entitlements listed above as you can see adds up to the tune of 2 trillion.

The discretionary budget is the actual part of the government actually trying to govern and run things, the statutory part is generally people literally doing nothing productive and receiving money.

By the time you take out defense spending, the budget of the US government is laughably small for 300+ million people.

about 2 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Zeio Re:Idiocracy is here. Now. Not in 500 years. (225 comments)

Doubtful. Read about Srinivasa Ramanujan - some random guy, in random back woods India, randomly gets a boot on math by Gauss, invents / discovers and creates his own notation for himself of all the math discovered since Gauss 1820-1830 to 1900 in his own notation and sends the basis for all super fast pi series (the latest being a improvement of Ramanujan's formula by the Chudnovsky brothers or some such).

Ramanujan dies of a cold in 1920 at the age of 32.

You telling me all the people in a world of 7 billion with minds like this get discovered? Rubbish.

Ramanujan used to say Shiva would come and write formulas in blood in his dreams and people around him though he was a weirdo because he hoarded paper to write this stuff on.

http://cronodon.com/images/Ram...

I doubt you'll find all these minds the way things are today.

Most people around Ramanujan at the time probably acting like the fools in Idiocracy do towards Joe Bauers.

about 2 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Zeio Re:Idiocracy is here. Now. Not in 500 years. (225 comments)

Not sure if you travel much. But please to pay a visit to South Africa, Pakistan or some other places like those and drive around a bit. Any place with high birth rates, and you'll see, just like in Idiocracy, smart educated caring people have less kids to do a better job raising them than the animal-humans in some of the third/fouth world places. The population growth rate has gone down, yes, but the population is still going up.

It is well documented the growth is largely in under and undeveloped countries.

Current annual birth rates are ~ 130,000,000 - about the same as it was in 1980 - but, all the smart countries, Japan, EU, USA, etc, are hanging up the wedding tackle and all the retards are keeping it up.

Also, try giving a steak dinner, a hot shower and a car to drive to work for 7 billion every day. Aint gonna happen anytime soon .

about 2 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Zeio Re:Idiocracy is here. Now. Not in 500 years. (225 comments)

IQ != effective use of intelligence. Smart Germans worked for Hitler, smart people can be poor.

Not that I consider Steven Hawking all that useful, I do like this quote:

"I have no idea what my IQ is. People who boast about their IQ are losers."
The Science of Second-Guessing, Stephen Hawking

If you think there is enough to around to make a First World standard of living you are smoking the good stuff. I'm no Malthusian, but 7 billion people driving to work and taking a hot shower and eating steaks for dinner? Lol.

about 2 months ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

Zeio Paul Revere (560 comments)

Would consider the Massachusetts supreme court a kangaroo court of traitors.

The governments in the USSA are police state loser governments. Broke, debased currency, terrible schools, jackbooted military and LEO thugs getting pay and pension to do the dirty work of a corrupt government, they cant even provide proper roads or water supply anymore.

about 2 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Zeio Idiocracy is here. Now. Not in 500 years. (225 comments)

As the 21st century began... human evolution was at a turning point. Natural selection, the process by which the strongest, the smartest... the fastest reproduced in greater numbers than the rest... a process which had once favored the noblest traits of man... now began to favor different traits. Most science fiction of the day predicted a future that was more civilized... and more intelligent. But as time went on, things seemed to be heading in the opposite direction. A dumbing down. How did this happen? Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd... it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most... and left the intelligent to become an endangered species.

Some had high hopes that genetic engineering... would correct this trend in evolution.

But sadly, the greatest minds and resources... were focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections. Meanwhile, the population exploded, and intelligence continued to decline...

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, (he awakes 500 years in the future) he awakes in 2014. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed-down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

about 2 months ago
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Investor Tim Draper Announces He Won Silk Road Bitcoin Auction

Zeio Re:The problem with Bitcoin (115 comments)

Looks like the Joseph Smith's Kirtland Bank three dollar bill all over again. Mixing religious devotion to monetary policy.

I dislike central banking myself, but to invent another unbacked currency to replace another seems a step backwards.

about 2 months ago
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Investor Tim Draper Announces He Won Silk Road Bitcoin Auction

Zeio Re:The problem with Bitcoin (115 comments)

Interesting to see Anonymous supporting bitcoin here. I have a feeling there is a campaign which is subverted trying to push this stuff. Its not backed, and it has severe implications when stolen. The currency of the future has ridiculous flaws out the starting gate. And if Jeff Bezos, a big time oligarchical collectivist is in love with it, I am wary.

about 2 months ago
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Investor Tim Draper Announces He Won Silk Road Bitcoin Auction

Zeio Re:The problem with Bitcoin (115 comments)

If that's true - if its so great, back it.

about 2 months ago
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Investor Tim Draper Announces He Won Silk Road Bitcoin Auction

Zeio The problem with Bitcoin (115 comments)

Bitcoin is deflationary in a world with increasing population. Also BTC has made land grabbers and early adopters rich - it doesnt look like the currency of the future to me.

The other issue is that it cannot be recovered when stolen - this makes the identity theft issue utterly lethal.

If something similar to BTC came about that was convertable to energy or bullion that would be of interest - then the whole digital-only nature of the currency would be alleviated to some degree (a computer/HDD crash can wipe you out is a valid fear).

The other thing that needs to come about is transaction escrow. Some mutually agreed on non-governmental third party should provide escrow for large transactions.

I think that Amazon and others love BTC simply because they dont have to pay a tithe to credit card companies, but credit card companies help us deal with fraud, bad products, identity theft, etc. If you pay your credit cards off in time you get a company that can be helpful in dealing with fraud and identity theft vs nothing.

BTC is like walking around with krugerrands and bearer bonds without security.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

Zeio Straight Talk and Nexus 5 D820 (146 comments)

I have used Straight Talk for years. They sell BYOP activation kits. It comes with 4 sim card and a CDMA activation code. micro/nano AT&T, micro/nano T-Mobile. I use AT&T Straight Talk.

With the Nexus 5 you take the micro AT&T, and you get unlimited talk, text and data (up to 3GB on 4G, the rest on a throttle) for 45/mo. Its also got LTE as well as HSPA+/HSDPA.

There is a 60/mo plan that allows SMS and calls to international numbers if you need it.

I prepay a year at a time and get this for $495 for 12 months.

I use a rental SIM when traveling to Japan from here ( http://jcrcorp.com/mobile/mobi... ) . Europe I've used Swisscom prepaid.

Anyways, the Nexus 5 D820 seems to go everywhere and work.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

Zeio Re:Not likely. (365 comments)

I'm not sure why they couldnt just natively EFI boot Surface Pro OS (Win 8.1) on the Macbooks. That seems like a sounder strategy to get converts than throwing away hardware. Apple hardware is the only reason to use Apple these days. (Nice touch pad, nice keyboard, relatively durable, good display).

about 2 months ago
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B-52 Gets First Full IT Upgrade Since 1961

Zeio Re: I wonder (190 comments)

What's so funny? The fact total outlay is the same or higher, costs are rising and the readyness of the air force is going down with more expense than ever in part due to rising costs, the deleterious effects of inflation and ineffciency. If we the people can't make you honest maybe the chicoms and Putin can remind you.

about 3 months ago
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B-52 Gets First Full IT Upgrade Since 1961

Zeio Re: I wonder (190 comments)

You are a pawn in a larger game. The total amount being consumed is going up but your fiefdom may be going down. I covered this in the post. Good job trying to defend baseline budgeting with ad hominem and nothing to back it up.

about 3 months ago
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B-52 Gets First Full IT Upgrade Since 1961

Zeio Re:I wonder (190 comments)

As someone whose spouse works in government and I have friends in the government supplying parts to the Air Force, I have knowledge about budgets. They are NEVER cut. In fact, not getting an increase is getting a cut. Also they ALWAYS burn all the money appropriated, as not doing so will mean that the money will not be available the next budget cycle. The stupid corrupted government may take the money they have a use it stupidly but lets not even claim there is ever a cut.

In fact the government uses baseline budgeting which prevents the ability to ever even cut the total amount - its just moved around from one corrupt thing to another.

I do agree that between radar hunting missiles and missile systems and the ability to completely destroy any country's (beside China or Russia) radar and SAM and AAA capability before flying manned sorties over enemy airspace prevents the need for anything more than a B52 - a radar cross signature of the the empire state building and subsonic - perfectly usable in a modern theater. If the B52 cant fly at FL350 with impunity, you have a lot more work to do or your friends that need burning from the air got a fresh load of portable/hand held SAMs.

about 3 months ago

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