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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

bswarm Re:Slashdot Users (240 comments)

Using Linux? Check.

4 days ago
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FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

bswarm Re:Stop these fsckers (125 comments)

I got those calls too, 3-4 times per week. They say they're from "Windows Support" not M$. I give them the runaround, wasting their time. Here's what to do, tell them you can't talk on this number and use the infected PC at the same time because it's your car phone, and to call back on your home number, and give them a number to... (use you're imagination here) Calls stopped.

about a week ago
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Tesla Model S Hacking Prize Claimed

bswarm So (59 comments)

Basically they guessed the password to gain control of the accessories you can operate with an android app? Some hacking job there, lol.

about two weeks ago
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US House Passes Permanent Ban On Internet Access Taxes

bswarm Re:Bundled Fees? (148 comments)

You should see my water bill, $17 for water plus about $100 in taxes and surcharges every month.

about two weeks ago
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US House Passes Permanent Ban On Internet Access Taxes

bswarm Bundled Fees? (148 comments)

Franchise Fee $4.91, FCC Fee $0.09, Total fees $5.00 per month. For TV and Internet.

about two weeks ago
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Utility wants $17,500 refund after failure to scrub negative search results

bswarm Legal Hacking? (3 comments)

This is nothing less than glorified hacking. Using a service to polish a turd, I hope it backfires for both sides of the turd.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Kills Off MapPoint and Streets and Trips In Favor of Bing Maps

bswarm Re:Garmin for the win (174 comments)

I have a Garmin Nuvi, you can load topo maps on it and use it for off-road, hiking, and mountain biking. I've also found you can pull the gpx files off of it and import them into Google Earth, which is really cool.

about three weeks ago
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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

bswarm Re:Cali... (579 comments)

I looked it up for Ca... "Crosswalks A crosswalk is the part of the roadway set aside for pedestrian traffic. Most intersections have a pedestrian crosswalk whether or not lines are painted on the street. Most crosswalks are located at corners, but they can also be located in the middle of the block. Before turning a corner, watch for people about to cross the street. Pedestrians have the right-of-way in marked or unmarked crosswalks. Crosswalks are often marked with white lines. Yellow crosswalk lines may be painted at school crossings. Most often, crosswalks in residential areas are not marked. Some crosswalks have flashing lights to warn you that pedestrians may be crossing. Look for pedestrians and be prepared to stop, whether or not the lights are flashing." http://apps.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/hd...

about three weeks ago
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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

bswarm Re:Cali... (579 comments)

I got 2 tickets this way. I turned right at a green light, pedestrians were way over on the other side of the street. I asked the cop that ticketed me about it, as long as there's someone in the crosswalk, it's a ticket.

about three weeks ago
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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

bswarm Cali... (579 comments)

In Ca, it's a ticket if a car enters a crosswalk while a pedestrian is using it, no matter if they're on the other side of the intersection or not. And the new walk signals have a visor around them so unless you're almost directly in front of it, you can't read it. They also started using audio signals, which beep and talk, for the blind.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

bswarm Re:...with no known X11/Linux driver (681 comments)

I miss those BSOD's so i installed the BSOD xscreensaver

about a month ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

bswarm Re:Maybe Ubuntu Will See The Light (681 comments)

You could always install and log onto gnome-flashback (gnome-fallback on pre 14.04) if you want a conventional desktop. Yeah, didn't like Unity either.

about a month ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

bswarm Re:How to fix Windows (681 comments)

If they gave me a $10,000 PC with windows on it, the first thing I'd do is wipe the partition and install KDE. Linux isn't a problem, it's a solution.

about a month ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

bswarm How to fix Windows (681 comments)

Install Linux

about a month ago
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US National Archives Will Upload All Its Holdings To Wikipedia

bswarm Re:why? (108 comments)

In case their hard drive crashes like the IRS's did.

about a month ago
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Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing

bswarm Re:laser beam focus? sounds harmful... (198 comments)

Wouldn't it be a shame if the voltage regulator failed and overdrive the lasers? Zap!

about a month ago

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