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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

asylumx Re:Can we stop using the word 'TAPE' (535 comments)

Linear tapes are impossible to edit.

How do you figure? Hollywood made much of its money doing exactly that.

yesterday
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

asylumx Re:People like you... (535 comments)

Just curious, what would your opinion be if the question here was putting cameras on every street corner?

yesterday
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

asylumx Re:Delayed action (434 comments)

A single person giving up 1/8 of their income for the benefit of everyone instead of themselves is just putting themselves at an economic disadvantage

Really? Most of us pay much more than 1/8 of our income for the benefit of everyone INCLUDING ourselves anyway. It's called taxes.

yesterday
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

asylumx Re:What? (434 comments)

Crap... No mod points.

yesterday
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

asylumx Re:If by "decreeses" you mean "increases", then ye (299 comments)

It's a matter of choosing my battles. I don't make it a point to explain myself to people who willfully misunderstand me. I think there's some instagrammed stock photobullshit that probably has those words in front of it in cursive on a tumblr somewhere...

Um... I'm pretty sure that's exactly what you're doing here. If this is the kind of battle you choose, I'm not sure what ones you don't choose.

2 days ago
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It's Easy To Hack Traffic Lights

asylumx Don't emergency vehicles use this? (144 comments)

Don't emergency vehicles sometimes use this to their advantage to turn an intersection into a 4-way red light so that they can get through? I know I've heard of ambulances and fire trucks having a button that makes all stop lights near them turn red, but I have never tried to verify the truth of the claim.

5 days ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

asylumx Re:Why the backlash? (561 comments)

As a white male, I have zero belief that my opportunities are being limited by these initiatives. I'm not sure what you're afraid of, but I, for one, appreciate the different thought processes and ideas that come from people who *aren't* white males. We are stronger together than we are apart.

about two weeks ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

asylumx Re:THESE BLAST BOINTS (306 comments)

I don't know that anyone would call the storm troopers "accurate" though...

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

asylumx Re:Confusing the issue (337 comments)

Not to mention, the Surface Pro 3 line doesn't even fully release until the end of August...

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Find Evidence of How Higgs Particle Imparts Mass

asylumx Re:Another giant leap? (91 comments)

Now it doesn't mean it IS a Yeti. It doesn't mean it's even our kind of Yeti.

What d'ya mean? Every Yeti is our kind of Yeti. Perhaps the Higgs Boson just needs to leave giant footprints in the snow.

Without the Higgs Boson, there would be no snow... so doesn't that kind of mean that the snow itself is the "footprint in the snow" of the Higgs Boson?

about a month and a half ago
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Ancient Bird With Largest Wingspan Yet Discovered

asylumx Photos? (55 comments)

I've been googling but can only seem to find artists' renditions. Does anyone have a link to any photos of the fossils?

about 1 month ago
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The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

asylumx Re:501(c)(3) Classes (228 comments)

According to my joke? The ones that are most profitable.

about 2 months ago
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The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

asylumx Re:501(c)(3) Classes (228 comments)

Why not religion ? Stallman makes a decent prophet.

But very little actual profit.

Well then he won't make a very good religion...

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

asylumx Re:Java or C# + AngularJS (536 comments)

Agree. Also .NET MVC is really getting pretty good as a framework.

about 2 months ago
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Western Energy Companies Under Sabotage Threat

asylumx Re:No airgap? (86 comments)

Stuxnet affected airgapped machines...

about 2 months ago
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Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

asylumx Re:Isn't the FB Newsfeed a giant experiment anyway (219 comments)

I have to agree. The comments on these articles is much ado about nothing. This is news for nerds and the nerd response should be followup questions. What did the research show? What does that mean about humans? Did people from different cultures and backgrounds react differently? etc.

The responses we see here are less nerd-like and more political.

about 2 months ago
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Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

asylumx Re:A/B-Testing (219 comments)

so all kind of products trying to claim they're healthy while they're absolutely not isn't happening, and never has happened?

e-Cigarettes, for example.

about 2 months ago
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Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

asylumx Re:I think it's fine (219 comments)

If your relationships with your friends are solely (or even largely) based on Facebook, you're doing it wrong.

about 2 months ago
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China Leads In Graphene Patent Applications

asylumx Re:How does a country lead in patents? (86 comments)

Either you misread my question, or I have no idea how I'm supposed to interpret your answer: If patents only apply to the country they are filed in, how did China file for 2200 patents? Do they really mean that Chinese companies filed for 2200 US patents? Or do they mean Chinese companies filed for 2200 Chinese patents? Samsung is a Korean company, as another comment mentioned, so the lawsuit you mentioned doesn't really make sense.

about 2 months ago

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Italian Earthquake Scientists Convicted for Missed Prediction

asylumx asylumx writes  |  about 2 years ago

asylumx (881307) writes "Six seismologists and one public official in Italy have been convicted of manslaughter charges for failing to correctly predict a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in 2009 that killed at least 300 people. During a meeting a week before the quake, the scientists declared it was unlikely but not impossible for a major quake to occur, even though the area had been experiencing recent seismic activity. From the article: The Italian geophysics institute expressed "regret and concern" about the verdict in a statement Monday. It said the ruling "threatens to undermine one of the cornerstones of scientific research: that of freedom of investigation, of open and transparent discussion and sharing of results." Let's hope other countries don't follow suit!"
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US Supreme Court weighs on on Warrantless GPS Trac

asylumx asylumx writes  |  more than 2 years ago

asylumx (881307) writes "We've been following this story on Slashdot for a while now, well the US Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously that the police violated the Constitution when they placed a Global Positioning System tracking device on a suspect’s car and monitored its movements for 28 days. While the vote that the tracking was illegal is unanimous, there is some disagreement whether it simply constitutes a search (which should require a warrant under the 4th amendment) or if it was a breach of reasonable expectation of privacy. The latter seems to imply that GPS Tracking without a warrant is sometimes legal."
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US Eavesdropping Couples' Intimate Phone Calls

asylumx asylumx writes  |  more than 5 years ago

asylumx (881307) writes "Congress is looking into allegations that National Security Agency linguists have been eavesdropping on Americans abroad, including military officers in Iraq who called friends and family in the United States. One former linguist said military intercept operators would often share recordings of what he called "phone sex" and "pillow talk.""
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