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Cody Wilson Interview at Reason: Happiness Is a 3D Printed Gun

bloodhawk encourage people like this (145 comments)

People dumb enough to make a gun from 3D printed plastic should be encouraged not told they are idiots. The Gene pool is already polluted enough, let these morons make their toy gun grenades so that the rest of the human race can move forward without these anchors.

6 hours ago
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Americans Uncomfortable With Possibility of Ubiquitous Drones, Designer Babies

bloodhawk Re:Personal Drones (153 comments)

We, the American community, can train each other in the proper operation of the tool known as a "firearm" without the nanny-state looking over our shoulders, as we do with so many other specialized tools.

Evidence says otherwise!

2 days ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

bloodhawk Re:Duh (805 comments)

excuse me but the liberals are aweful too, currently we have NO VIABLE PARTIES. They all play the popularity game or push their own personal agendas rather than that of the people and it is a result of a completely broken system that we have now. Yes I despise the previous government more than any I can think of in the past 40 odd years I have been on this planet, but the liberals currently would run a close second on my most hated list.

3 days ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

bloodhawk Re:Duh (805 comments)

The multi party system does not work really well at all, the last 2 governments are the clearest demonstration of that that we have had in a long long time. It is a hotbed of corruption, pork barrelling and pollies playing to popularity rather than doing what is best for the people. They don't care what damage they cause as the system encourages them to make deals for the here and now in order to get their way and secure their popularity. the system combined with mass media has made it a joke which is little more than a popularity contest.

3 days ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

bloodhawk Re:Duh (805 comments)

excuse me but the greens are NOT a credible threat. The way the minor parties manage to get wins in government is a true indictment on the system where the minority are actually holding the majority to ransom in order to get other legislation passed, the system in Australia is as fucked if not more so than the American one. the Greens are a bunch of arsehats that would bankrupt the country faster than even Rudd could manage. The only reason the greens get much of a showing is because of how truly aweful our current two main parties. The only other real contending party self exploded a few years ago whose catch phrase was "keep the bastards honest", sadly the days of a viable alternative party seem to have gone.

4 days ago
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How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

bloodhawk Re:Business class is a misnomer (146 comments)

I have worked for several of the largest IT companies over the past 30 years, I think only once have I ever travelled business class out of the companies pocket, and even then it was because I was travelling with government clients who get Business Class for overseas trips. economy or more likely DISCOUNT economy is standard for just about all companies, Business class is a luxury very few companies provide, So I would have been far more amazed if the article said they allowed it.

5 days ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

bloodhawk Re:Wanna give up on these guys yet ? (574 comments)

The same issues exist in open source and can take weeks, months or sometimes never to get fixed depending on whether you can find someone that wants to spend time and has the information to investigate such problems. Any significant upgrade brings with it a small fraction of a percent of people that have strange configs, customisations and/or drivers and hardware that simply were not thought of or encountered during testing. invariably those issues take a lot longer to resolve than failures that affect everyone.

5 days ago
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Private Keys Stolen Within Hours From Heartbleed OpenSSL Site

bloodhawk Re:Oh, man, what a mess (151 comments)

With the amount of Bot Net's out their costing peanuts to rent it would be pretty tough to protect from this in any meaningful manner without prior knowledge of the exploit.

about a week ago
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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

bloodhawk Re:Because ... (240 comments)

Or just someone that doesn't use their smartphone beyond the basic apps. Myself included, I use mail, calendaring, the included camera apps and a couple of apps from companies whose services I utilise, never bought an app and don't use all of the ad sponsored apps. I have a phone mainly to use as a phone.

about a week ago
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Private Keys Stolen Within Hours From Heartbleed OpenSSL Site

bloodhawk Re:The CA should not revoke the certificates, (151 comments)

Windows and IE's default behaviour is surprisingly the best of all the browser experiencing when it comes to revocation checking (not just the latest browser either, this behaviour dates back at least to 8).

about a week ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

bloodhawk Re:It's not surprising (245 comments)

for games *nix is definitely NOT more developer friendly, it has improved massively in the last few years but for developer simplicity and tools it is only just starting to catch up now.

about a week ago
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93 Harvard Faculty Members Call On the University To Divest From Fossil Fuels

bloodhawk Re:I assume they dont want to make money (214 comments)

The only difference the decision on whether they invest in those stocks or not is who ends up getting the profits. I am sure others that will happily use the profits for far worse causes than Harvard ever would will be happy to take the shares off their hands. The amusing thing here is the divestment of such interests is more than likely to the detriment of the planet rather than to its good. who owns the shares doesn't change fosil fuel usage, it only changes who gets the money.

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

bloodhawk Re:Whatever you may think ... (445 comments)

people and companies get sued all the time over things that they are supposedly protected from in the EULA/license. EULA's and licenses can't override laws and there are many laws around liability especially with negligence. Really it would come down to the court to decide if someone decided to sue over it and the outcome is far from guaranteed.

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

bloodhawk Re:He's sorry now ... (445 comments)

while the comparison between cars and software is ridiculous. Many places do not permit a EULA or any other agreement to sign away a persons rights to protection from negligence regardless of what the product is, such clauses can be deemed invalid.

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

bloodhawk Re:Names! (445 comments)

The reviewer was named too.Dr Stephen Henson

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

bloodhawk Re:Reality Check. The sky is not falling. (239 comments)

none of those are even in the same ballpark of criticality compared to this vulnerability. All of them combined don't even come close.

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

bloodhawk Re:Mountain out of a molehill (239 comments)

trivial? excellent then you can show us how to trivially identify what data has been leaked/exposed and what needs to be reported to the various authorities that require reports on exposed privacy data.

about two weeks ago
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A Conversation with Ubuntu's Jono Bacon (Video)

bloodhawk Re:We don't do flash (53 comments)

As soon as the open source world produces something better than h.264, I'm sure everyone will rush to adopt it.

Because the market always chooses the best technology for the job? Next you'll be telling us that the best musicians end up at the top of the pop charts!

No they don't, but if you intend to replace an incumbent then you need to offer something better, not something "almost" as good.

about two weeks ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

bloodhawk Re:Symmetry... (99 comments)

except for Russel Crowe, we are actually rather happy to return him to NZ and America is also welcome to keep Mel Gibson permanently too.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

bloodhawk Re:Difficult decision. (650 comments)

In that case Windows XP is also still for sale and supported. Now they call it Windows 8.1

about two weeks ago

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