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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

atheos AT&T is next (311 comments)

Next up, AT&T is sued over a prank phone call. None of this could have happened if it weren't for those pesky kids, and the phone company!

about 2 months ago

Boston Trying Out Solar-Powered "Smart Benches" In Parks

atheos Spike (119 comments)

Will these be with or with spikes?

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Do You Do If You're Given a Broken Project?

atheos Re:You were not hired to finish the project (308 comments)

If he makes it work, the original "respected" designer will jump in and claim all the credit....No-win situation. Leave now.

Well, that all depends really. Is he receiving a paycheck in the process?

about 8 months ago

Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

atheos Re:Sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen (448 comments)

"In the real universe, the phone service rep is a minimum-wage worker in a foreign country, whose top priority is keeping down their time-per-call-resolution metric"
And I would call that problematic by design. Mr Hiroshima didn't chose this for Paypal's business model, and Paypal is ultimately responsible for this.

about 8 months ago

NYT: NSA Put 100,000 Radio Pathway "Backdoors" In PCs

atheos Re:Where are they? (324 comments)

agreed, it sound theoretically possible minus the 8 mile claim.

about 8 months ago

Ford Rolls the Dice With Breakthrough F-150 Aluminum Pickup Truck

atheos Re:20 year old news? (521 comments)

exactly, this isn't THAT radical. My 10 year old Honda Insight is mostly aluminum.

about 9 months ago

Satanists Propose Monument At Oklahoma State Capitol Next To Ten Commandments

atheos Re:Fireworks in 3...2...1... (1251 comments)

no, not in the least. Satanists (in the minds of Christians) just help to validate the Christian world view. The Atheists will continue to be the ones primarily driving the evangelicals nuts. Us, and the new pope.

about 9 months ago

How LucasArts Fell Apart

atheos Re:So .... (178 comments)

overtime calculations don't work that way.

about a year ago

Criminal Complaint Filed Against Facebook After Girl's Death

atheos Re:That's stupid (559 comments)

"If Google is capable of doing it....." How about you? Are you capable of doing it? Good luck with your startup.

about a year ago

Driver Trapped In Speeding Car At 125 Mph

atheos Re:It's called the key (1176 comments)

I blame hollywood, since the "stuck accelerator" is a popular trope in film. I've had numerous discussions with people on this matter who had no idea that simply shutting off the ignition would bring your run-away car to a halt. Just don't trigger the steering wheel lock.

about a year and a half ago

Moscow Plane Crash Caught On Passerby's Dash Cam

atheos Re:One word: Lawsuits (253 comments)

the first time you need it, even if it's the only time in your life, you'll be glad you had it.

about a year and a half ago

Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church

atheos Re:Kudos (1061 comments)

"They have made MILLIONS off of suing people that attack them for their repugnant views." I've heard this statement made frequently, can you provide a source to a list of these cases including any damaged that they have collected?

about 2 years ago

Media Center Key Accidentally Gives Pirates Free Windows 8 Pro License

atheos Re:Too expensive. (255 comments)

"Apple sells hardware. Microsoft sells software. " Mission statements aside, they both sell software and are in competition with each other.

about a year ago

Fisker Hybrids Get Bad Karma From Superstorm Sandy

atheos Re:Why does this matter? (414 comments)

"How do you 'hide' the damage these cars have? ;-)" Easy, pop a kick panel and inspect any ground cables, and exposed metal above the floor level. These cars start rusting within days of exposure, and you can usually see a waterline once the carpet and/or kick panels have been exposed. I've had the not-so-pleasure of informing numerous people that their cars were submersed at some point in their history, and not a single person has responded with anything similar to "oh yea, I already know that".

about 2 years ago

Apple Announces iPhone 5

atheos Re:meh (1052 comments)

Certainly someone from apple could bring us Hologram Jobs, patent it, and sue anyone else that does anything similar.

about 2 years ago

Radio Shack's TRS-80 Turns 35

atheos My first computer (231 comments)

nothing but good memories for the TRS-80.

more than 2 years ago

Linux Users Banned From Diablo III Servers

atheos Re:Jesus, stop being pathetic! (518 comments)

They don't need to support "linux" any more than they support "windows". Not perm-banning users for running in Wine would be pretty sufficient.

more than 2 years ago

Cisco's Cloud Vision: Mandatory, and Killed At Their Discretion

atheos Re:Voting with wallet (307 comments)

I own about a dozen of those Pc Engine WRAP / ALIX boards - some of the best money I've spent.

more than 2 years ago

Lack of Vaccination Sends Babies In Oregon To the Hospital

atheos Re:Vermont. (1007 comments)

don't give them any more ideas.

more than 2 years ago

Lack of Vaccination Sends Babies In Oregon To the Hospital

atheos Re:Autism (1007 comments)

they got the memo, and they simply moved it into the "conspiracy" category. There is NO reasoning when it comes to these people.

more than 2 years ago


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