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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

cHiphead That explains some things... (578 comments)

By only hiring the liars that are able to escape detection, aren't they effectively guaranteeing corruption throughout the agency? Isn't that effectively what this policy means?

about two weeks ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

cHiphead Re:Please stop this madness! (774 comments)

I'd suspect this, it puts the kitchen sink on top of everything, it's a hell of a way to introduce copious amounts of subtle exploits.

about two weeks ago
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Cyanogen Inc. Turns Down Google, Seeing $1 Billion Valuation

cHiphead Re:Google just pissy (107 comments)

You're kidding right? At this point, CM is the Digg equivalent of mods. The users have been steadily moving on to third party to CM mods and this valuation is smoke and mirror crazy level nonsense.

about three weeks ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

cHiphead Re:Soon to be patched (329 comments)

Lol.

You pay for Software Assurance and yet their release cycles seem to push past the edge of the 3 year SA agreements in so many cases, requiring ongoing renewal of SA in order to not lose it.

They took notes from Cisco's playbook on how to long term fuck their clients.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

cHiphead Re:Fine! (365 comments)

From your "starting point" video summary:

He has taught at major research institutions and small liberal arts colleges, and his been active in education reform, developing and implementing an elective Bible course that is currently available for public high school students in Texas.

You are kidding right? I watched parts of that nonsense and it's entirely propaganda for anti-common core, conspiratard conservative should-be-home-schooling douchebags that need their religious views justified by applying them to the public educational system, trying to infect every facet of historical context with religiosity regardless of factual truths. Common core is probably just too hard for willfully ignorant people to adapt too. I think a lot of it is stupid, but I'm not an educator and don't devote my time to research on the topic.

The example of 'Roman math' was a case of not-following-the-directions so an answer was marked wrong. Part of the purpose of the boxes is to teach the material in a functional manner that allows for better visualization of how to develop equations and functions, at the end of the day, these kids will grow up to become the next computer scientists, since everything is computer based now. They need this stuff, even if it's the 'long' way of problem solving and can be done quicker (that's another lesson that comes after you get the fundamentals down).

There was already a monopoly for textbooks. Sometimes it seems that Texas is just mad that they are no longer a predominate driving force behind textbooks (and good riddance, with their succumbing to religious indoctrination as a part of curriculum in their educational mandates).

You are the one spreading propaganda.

about a month ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

cHiphead Re:I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

Google Wallet or bust, fuck ISIS, and now Apple, with their strategies based on taking over the market for NFC payments instead of just fucking offering an option for NFC payments.

about a month ago
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard

cHiphead It's difficult but not in the way you kids think (145 comments)

I miss being able to plug a modem into any phone line and have internet access. Cable and DSL just destroyed that freedom of mobility (and we all accepted it, in exchange for Mbps bandwidth instead of Kbps bandwidth). Wifi kinda brought it back but its all locked down in Terms and Conditions away from any rights conveyed as a result of the lines being covered by common carrier rules.

about a month and a half ago
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

cHiphead Re:Good (108 comments)

You're kidding right? This is absolutely a farse. The data set isn't insanely large and they could simply redact any specific records that may relate to active investigations.

The LAPD obviously doesn't want people to know they just run the shit out of everyone without cause, effectively committing searches without probable or even generally reasonable public safety cause.

about 2 months ago
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Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General

cHiphead Re:Bad actors? (149 comments)

A house is your private property to do with as you see fit, including renting it out to whomever you wish. If you are worried about that sort of thing, live somewhere with a HOA.

about 2 months ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

cHiphead It's from a more recent era, but I like it... (701 comments)

LEEEEEEROYYYYYYY JEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNKIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNSSSSS

The filter seems to not like it in all caps, but really that's the only way to accurately type the phrase out. So I am including this text to bullshit the filter so we can all enjoy the proper caps usage of a proper go phrase.

about 2 months ago
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EFF Tells Court That the NSA Knowingly and Illegally Destroyed Evidence

cHiphead Find the backups. (269 comments)

Backups. There's usually a backup somewhere that still contains the data.

about 5 months ago
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Iranian Hacker Group Created Fake News Organization For Social Engineering

cHiphead Re:News Organizations (57 comments)

I feel it was the McDonald's inheritance fortune from years back that poisoned NPR. Republicans saw a chance to siphon some profits from the teat of a public institution and immediately did their damnedest to wrestle their own control into the foundations that manage that money. CPB was the first domino to really fall to them.

about 5 months ago
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Iranian Hacker Group Created Fake News Organization For Social Engineering

cHiphead Re:News Organizations (57 comments)

Open society naturally grows more liberal, and as a response, politics grows more conservative in its attempt to counteract change.

Thankfully in this cycle, looks like society is winning on the spin-of-the-wheel for cultural development.

about 5 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

cHiphead Re: Fishy (566 comments)

Thats nonsense, of course the NSA backdoored bitlocker.

Stop fostering fear of an open source tool that actually worked, now you're doing to work of the NSA for them.

about 5 months ago
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Watch Dogs Released, DRM Troubles

cHiphead Re: Entire Article... (123 comments)

I feel like that would explain the Arma3 FPS lag issues.

about 5 months ago
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Spotify Announces Single User Hacked, No Personal Data Stolen

cHiphead Re:Thought they used Facebook for all logins? (50 comments)

My wife in the US got in by invite with a non-FB login, this was before any FB login integration was added. I'm stuck with a FB login b/c I was in the interim where they required it.

about 5 months ago
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Steve Ballmer In Talks To Buy Los Angeles Clippers

cHiphead Re:Who cares? (76 comments)

You cared enough to comment on it.

News is news, this has a connection with tech, moreso than some of the other bullshit that hits the front, let's just exhale a breath from our nose in amusment/annoyance/cynicism and move to the next submission.

about 5 months ago
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Steve Ballmer In Talks To Buy Los Angeles Clippers

cHiphead Chairtastic (76 comments)

I can't wait to see him throwing chairs onto the court mid-game. 'DEFENSE DEFENSE DEFENSE'

about 5 months ago
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$200 For a Bound Textbook That You Can't Keep?

cHiphead Re:Because they can. (252 comments)

Voting with your wallet is not a choice, the University dictates it, and this will spread like a cancer.

about 5 months ago

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