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Blocking Gun Laws With Patents

bdrees Re:Collect Yer Brass! (1165 comments)

Couldn't agree with you more... I've been reloading for 20+ years, well trying to these past 10 years, but the prices are already so ridiculous. I've been stock piling for years, only problem is I enjoy shooting too much, never seem to have enough on had for reserves...

more than 2 years ago
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Blocking Gun Laws With Patents

bdrees Re:Collect Yer Brass! (1165 comments)

"policing" your brass! always thought that was a strange term for collecting your brass....

But you added a key word there.... responsible...
You think the idiots out there causing crime are responsible?

more than 2 years ago
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Lessons Learned From Cracking 2M LinkedIn Passwords

bdrees Hackers the movie (198 comments)

Can they atleast confirm that the top five used password are still God, Love, Sex, etc etc, or what ever they were in that movie?

more than 2 years ago
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Geezers Pick Stronger Passwords Than Young'uns

bdrees Education (189 comments)

I tend to believe that its a difference in education between the generations. I know the vocabulary in my family is completly different in the older generations of my family. Half the time my teenagers dont understand the conversations when my grandparents are around, and there always asking "what did they mean" later on.

about 2 years ago
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Osama Bin Laden Didn't Encrypt His Files

bdrees really? (333 comments)

FTA "17 of the 6,000 documents have now been publicly released."
17 un encrypted documents translates into "It appears that Osama bin Laden didn’t encrypt any of his computer files"
Must be that Arabic Math, I never did learn with an abacus...

more than 2 years ago
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Books I bought to read, but haven't yet:

bdrees Re:Insensitive clod (298 comments)

It was read to me by, how was it worded? I haven't seen it in so long. "Our overlord"...

Much obliged Grammer Nazi! =)
I honestly know how to spell it, just dont have enough coffee in the system to connect my fingers to my brain this morning!

more than 2 years ago
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Want To Get Kids Interested In Programming? Teach Them Computer History

bdrees Re:This got in here how exactly? (200 comments)

Well, I too, am one of those old timers that faced tough times, for me it was almost 10 years ago I lost my great job, the difference is I chose to stay in the field for the experience instead of claiming unemplyment or flipping burgers, the down side, was I was paid about the same as a burger jockey. About a year ago, I finally got the oppertunity for another great job that landed in my career path, and am now reaping the benefits.
My point to this story, while it may sound like gloating (its not), is that I believe its about the choices we make durning the difficult times. History has proven that NO job is stable, plan ahead and dont rely on anyone else!
I'm absolutly with you on the cheap fodder being produced now days (I work with too many of them), and they just dont have the attitude of creating their career, they do what they can to get by, and thats about it. But that is their choice, they will have to deal with their consequences down the road.

more than 2 years ago
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Books I bought to read, but haven't yet:

bdrees Insensitive clod (298 comments)

Where is the obligitory "I can't read you insensitive clod!"

more than 2 years ago
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'Dating' Site Imports 250k Facebook Profiles

bdrees I can hear it now.... (140 comments)

Woman: Why in the hell are all these women calling you.
Man: Honey, it’s just cause someone hacked my face off of face book and put it on a dating website

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Could Disrupt Mobile Payment Industry

bdrees What kind of disruption? (1 comments)

This does not exclude the payment gateway company's that rule the fees. what kind of a disruption would this start?

more than 3 years ago
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Canadian Firm Plans 78-Satellite Net Service

bdrees Re:This will be great! (143 comments)

If you have a phoneline, you should be able to access dialup. Right?

Not true, While living in the Lower Ugashik area of Alaska, my dial tone was partially carried by microwave. Microwave and Dial up do NOT mix.

more than 3 years ago
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How Open Source Might Finally Become Mainstream

bdrees more secure? (231 comments)

FTA: "Beijing and Moscow see American information technology as a threat. They want systems of their own" and "especially programs sold by foreign vendors, has immense implications for the country's national security. "
How does open source help fight security in the short term? wouldn't open source make it easier?

Sounds to me more like a cost savings move than a security move....

more than 3 years ago
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Cloud-Sourcing's Long-Term Impact On IT Careers

bdrees Wheres the Stats to back it up? (157 comments)

What would have been interesting to see is the stats to back this up.

Break it down to size of business and the number of resources dedicated to the Cloud Sourcing across time. (Theres that damn "Cloud" word yet again)

I would just about bet that less than 5% of small and mid size businesses dont even know what the hell Could Sourcing is, let alone are using it.

Now look at the comparison of employees in small and mid size business compared to Lage corps and I bet it would make this article disappear!

more than 5 years ago
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Scientists Turn Used LCDs Into Medicine

bdrees Re:PVA is the main ingredient in Elmer's glue.... (30 comments)

From the Article
"In terms of cost, we're not looking at this as a commercial venture," he told iTnews.

"What we're doing is diverting a resource from landfill or incineration and treating it with green technology."

This then poses the question, if it can't be done cost effectivly, why bother?

more than 5 years ago
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POWER7 To Ship In First Half of 2010

bdrees Price Cuts? (73 comments)

IBM has not cut prices on its current Power6 and Power6+ servers, but if the upgrade guarantee doesn't grease the sales skids, that will be the next move.

more than 5 years ago
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F-22 Raptor Cancelled

bdrees R&D (829 comments)

I look at it like I do Technology, there will *Always be something better tomorrow*.
The research and development used to culminate the F-22 will surely be used in the next F-XX.

more than 5 years ago
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Music Game Genre On the Decline

bdrees /.'ed (225 comments)

the link to destructoid got destroyed.
Anyone know what the "Number of New Features" is?

more than 5 years ago
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Researchers Use Salmon DNA To Make LED Lightbulbs

bdrees Why (66 comments)

Thats one bright fish.... Seriously, Why did we give some research team money for this?

more than 5 years ago

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Zombie Alert Hoax: Emergency Broadcast System Hacked

bdrees bdrees writes  |  about a year and a half ago

bdrees (1015815) writes "Emergency alert: zombies are rising up in Montana.
"Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. Follow the messages onscreen that will be updated as information become available. Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous."
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