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New Zealand Spy Agency To Vet Network Builds, Provider Staff

baker_tony Re:Not Illogical (92 comments)

Still, we're one of the least corrupt countries in the world!

about 4 months ago

USPTO Approves Amazon Patent For Taking Pictures

baker_tony Re:for the love of god (152 comments)

You American's all have guns to protect yourselves, right?
Put 1 and 1 together here... ;-)

about 4 months ago

How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

baker_tony I have a cure! (510 comments)

"a revolutionary technology stands accused of killing a culture."
Holy fucken shit! I can't allow that to happen! I'm going to wear ear plugs from now on so I can keep the culture alive!

about 5 months ago

How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

baker_tony Re:You really can't be serious (510 comments)

Bloody hell, she looks REALLY upset that she can now hear, probably thinking of the culture she will give up, destroy these evil technical whatsits that have allowed this to happen NOW!!!

about 5 months ago

India Plans Mission To Probe Sun By 2020

baker_tony Re:I Don't See How (146 comments)

With all the problems in America, why on earth do you send probes in to outer space?

about 6 months ago

Target Hackers Have More Data Than They Can Sell

baker_tony Re:Uh, it's not 40 million... (118 comments)

Wait, American's aren't using chip and pin yet?

about 7 months ago

Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

baker_tony Re:They're here (514 comments)

Your Enter key broken?

about 8 months ago

Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

baker_tony Like bear traps?! (514 comments)

"Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming."
Like bear traps?!

about 8 months ago

Windows 8 Killing PC Sales

baker_tony Re:Definition of Insanity (1010 comments)

M$! HA! You used a dollar symbol instead of an 'S' for MicroSoft, that's pretty cleaver, haven't seen that before.

about a year ago

Competitors Complain To EC That Free Android Is a 'Trojan Horse'

baker_tony Re:Linux legacy. (315 comments)

Mark my words, 2013 is the year of Linux on the desktop...

about a year ago

Helena Airport Manager Blocks TSA From Taking Full-Body Scanner

baker_tony Re:Think you may want to look at his logs (221 comments)

I do the same when I go to America for work, not that I've been to America recently, avoid the place like the plague thanks to your TSA and revised visa bullshit (how many terrorists from New Zealand have attacked America again?!).
When I go to the UK I always go via Asia now as well, far more pleasant experience than via America and it's airports.
Anyway, rant over

about a year and a half ago

Study Suggests Generating Capacity of Wind Farms At Large Scales Overestimated

baker_tony Re:Ah, Let's Read the Whole Article, Shall We? (209 comments)

> looking at the high wind areas next to metropolises, you have to admit there's some low hanging fruit out there, yeah?

Um, typically metropolises aren't built next to high wind areas. Usually high wind areas are where people don't want to live.

Also, what happens when there's fine weather for a week... You just get people to switch everything off? You can't just turn off and on nuclear/thermal all the time.

Wind is OK when you can balance it with hydro power, otherwise, it's crap.

about a year and a half ago

World's First Linux Powered Rifle Announced

baker_tony Re:Do Not Want! (272 comments)

Cool, so not only does the human have to pull the trigger but the computer also has to allow the shot to be fired. Sounds like a safer solution to me than just letting the person pull the trigger.
I suppose your comeback will be "Oh no! What if I'm getting attacked in my school by a madman with a gun and all I have is my high powered rifle to protect me and the computer has crashed?!"
"Oh no, what if my gun's computer crashes which prevents me from killing wildlife!"
in which case, you have bigger issues than owning a computer powered rifle that crashes. ;-)

about a year and a half ago

World's First Linux Powered Rifle Announced

baker_tony Re:Do Not Want! (272 comments)

TrackingPoint is quick to emphasize the rifle doesn't fire "by itself," but rather the trigger's pull force is dynamically raised to be very high until the reticle and pip coincide, at which point the pull force is reset to its default. In this way, the shooter is still in control of the rifle's firing, and at any point prior to firing you can release the trigger. In the mockups the company had on display for the press to experiment with, the action appeared to be the same

about a year and a half ago

Open-Hardware Licensed Handheld Software-Defined Radio In the Works

baker_tony Re:Kewl (50 comments)

Try using the Internet instead...

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Transporting Computers By Cargo Ship?

baker_tony Talk about overthinking it (249 comments)

I just wrapped my home server in a duvet and stuffed it in to a box when I shipped my stuff from London to New Zealand.
I guess you could put it in a vacuum sealed bag if you were paranoid.
I'd be more worried about knocks when loading it in to and out of vans than anything else.

about 2 years ago

MPAA Boss Admits SOPA and PIPA Are Dead, Not Coming Back

baker_tony Re:They should be happy. (186 comments)

You sir have certainly hurt a nail's head by hitting it.

about 2 years ago


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