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Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

allaunjsilverfox2 Re:If all goes well. . . (228 comments)

I completely agree. What hasn't happened is someone in politics being publicly humiliated by information that big data has collected. It'll happen and it'll be the fault of someone like Google. That will change things.

Not exactly big data per se, but a politician was recently linked to being at a white supremacist rally. Rep. Steve Scalise, the majority whip in the United States. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

4 days ago
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User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux

allaunjsilverfox2 Re:Crusty Hardware (188 comments)

Things like scanners and printers shouldn't require special drivers in 2015. When we plug a keyboard or mouse into our computers, it just works because they're standard devices with standard drivers.

I would argue a LOT of the Wal-Mart specials don't run without driver support. And before you say, "Then don't buy from Wal-Mart!", Your conjecture is all printers should run without intervention. This is simply not the case. Big box stores provide brands that prefer you have vendor lock in. They can't force you to view the, BUY X BRAND INK NOW! ads without the bundled driver.

5 days ago
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Linux Controls a Gasoline Engine With Machine Learning

allaunjsilverfox2 I didn't see any mention of efficiency. (89 comments)

I am not familiar with combustion engine computation. Does this make the engine more or less efficient? And if it is more effiecent, how does it compare with commercial offerings of comparable use?

about three weeks ago
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India Blocks Code Sharing Websites On Anti-Terror Advisory

allaunjsilverfox2 Re:very dangerous kind of cut and paste services? (78 comments)

If you'd seen MY code, you wouldn't be mocking.

Ok, then show us! You have thrown down the digital gauntlet, let us have at thee!

about a month ago
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India Blocks Code Sharing Websites On Anti-Terror Advisory

allaunjsilverfox2 Re:Criminals (78 comments)

When developing FOSS is a crime, only criminals will develop FOSS.

I would argue that may be true, but the level of output would drop at rather obvious rate. Since most FOSS work is paid work, it wouldn't be advantageous for a company to run the risk of legal issues. So if a company A is only sourced from region B, they will not risk their income on goodwill alone.

about a month ago
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North Korea Denies Involvement In "Righteous" Sony Hack

allaunjsilverfox2 I'd be curious about the consequences. (85 comments)

North Korea is already sanctioned pretty hard. I'm curious what happens when a nation state attacks a multinational company. Do the nations that said company is registered in team up to respond? Do they elect a body to deal with it? And if so, how large does a multinational have to be to elicit such a response?

about 1 month ago
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Chinese Government Moves To Crack Down On Puns

allaunjsilverfox2 This is too meta. (156 comments)

Seriously, I can't tell if this is some kind of Kafka joke. Or if the level of cognitive dissonance their leaders has achieved is some new type of weapon. Either way, it's giving me a headache. o.o;;

about 2 months ago
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Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

allaunjsilverfox2 I wonder if they could add geothermal. (82 comments)

It'd be kind of interesting, extremely site specific. But still a interesting use case.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

allaunjsilverfox2 Not exactly what your asking for. (170 comments)

A quick search shows that, at one point at least, you could run linux on it. Not very useful, but it's still mildly interesting.

about 6 months ago
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LAPD Gets Some Hand-Me-Down Drones From Seattle, Promises Discretion

allaunjsilverfox2 Re:Don't worry (108 comments)

Given their history, I can easily imagine all sorts of spying and they'll somehow manage to kill a dog with it.

And then claim that there was a "clear and imminent danger to the drone" when it gets reported.

about 8 months ago
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Should We Eat Invasive Species?

allaunjsilverfox2 Re:On that note (290 comments)

Give a USian a piece of Bacon without the additives and it's viewed as bad bacon. Nitrates only taste salty to people with very poor taste buds.

Since I'm a "USian", I have to disagree. My favorite bacon is smoked with no preservatives.

I'm willing to believe you, but unless you cut the meat yourself, you can't really be positive about that statement. There are a lot of loopholes in the ways people can present food. Would salt be considered a preservative or a "added flavor".

about 8 months ago
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IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

allaunjsilverfox2 Re:see where your taxes go (322 comments)

'cause it's not Year of the LIRSux Desktop

You got me there, I spent 5 minutes trying to research the word LIRSUX. Then it hit me! You must be referring to LIR6. Which is a fairly confusing, yet true statement. A leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor 6 desktop doesn't exist yet. I'm not sure why anyone would want to base a interface on a chemical, but I'm sure with enough work and determination, you will achieve this goal.

about 9 months ago
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British Domain Registrar Offers 'No Transfer Fees,' Charges Transfer Fee

allaunjsilverfox2 Re:Typical corporation bullshit (77 comments)

Where does the constitution forbid it? If you don't like the term's don't sign up, stop expecting the nanny-state to wipe you're ass. -- roman_mir

You'd have to show me what constitution your referring to. Since the United Kingdom has no single Constitution. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_the_United_Kingdom)

about 10 months ago
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The Net Routes Around Censorship In Turkey

allaunjsilverfox2 Re:Can't Stop the Packets (82 comments)

Considering that the internet/darpanet/packet switching was designed to route it's way long distances through a post nuclear holocaust, with the tools we have now riding on it now, you can't stop the packets, not forever.

You could if you REALLY wanted to. Broad spectrum radio interference, cut physical lines through out the area, kill any messenger pidgins to prevent RFC 2549 usage, Ban drums to prevent tcp transmission.

about 10 months ago
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Earth Barely Dodged Solar Blast In 2012

allaunjsilverfox2 Re:ZOMG a bad thing didn't happen! (202 comments)

Basically, I would have to unplug the Tesla from the charger, and turn off the circuit breaker to the house in the basement. I'd be pretty safe then.

That is until you try to turn your circuits back on and any residual power surges.

about 10 months ago
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Shuttleworth Wants To Get Rid of Proprietary Firmware

allaunjsilverfox2 I can't see this happening. (147 comments)

Perfect example would be dell bios. There is no way DELL would allow a USER into bios. Especially one that might cause issues that can't be condensed into auto-replies.

about 10 months ago
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WSJ: Americans' Phone Bills Are Going Up

allaunjsilverfox2 Virgin Mobile (273 comments)

35 USD for "unlimited" data and 400 minutes of talk time. Texting is "free" using my google voice number. If I really needed to talk more than 400 minutes, I could use something like Skype for voice.

about a year ago
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Interview: Ask Theo de Raadt What You Will

allaunjsilverfox2 Would you ever retire? (290 comments)

If so, How do you think the community would react / correct the situation?

about a year ago
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RoboBeast: A Toughened 3D Printer

allaunjsilverfox2 This could prove interesting. (21 comments)

If it proves sturdy enough, it could be used for quick and dirty parts durning disasters. Or even in situ repairs where humans can not go due to danger. For a example, a squad of drones carry the device itself and a explorer bot. And then you can print off custom tools needed for that situation.

about a year ago

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IP will have problems when IPV6 goes live world wide.......

allaunjsilverfox2 allaunjsilverfox2 writes  |  more than 9 years ago I was recently confronted with a interesting problem. My friend, while discussing the benefits of IPv6 mentioned a interesting side affect. No more tracking via IP. It would be like trying to record a dust mote in a sand storm. IPv6 will make tracking "evil doers" Much, MUCH harder due to the stated metaphor. Too many IPs, And I'm unsure a ISP would WANT to track the users of those IP's. Way too much hassle. But of course I can't be sure of that, i'm very good when it comes to TCP/IP tracking.

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