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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 week ago

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 two weeks ago

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 three weeks ago

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 three weeks ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

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


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

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 3 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

Watch Dogs Released, DRM Troubles

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

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

about 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

$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 4 months ago

SEC Chair On HFT: 'The Markets Are Not Rigged'

cHiphead Re:Fucking Casuals. (303 comments)

You don't understand the issue or you are making money from the technique and have fully disconnected yourself from the ethical implications of HFT scamming.

I'll use plain english terms to describe it since I'm not in that industry and never remember the fancy facade of names used to obfuscate investing practices and technical points from non-industry people.

You can check the bid/ask prices, the type of HFT process that screws you happens entirely AFTER you press the buy button, they see your buy at one data exchange location and literally outrun your network packets to remaining exchange points to buy up what you just clicked 'buy' on. You end up with a portion of what your lowest bid was, but suddenly the other locations that have the product to fill the order are all priced higher from the HFT gamer. This requires special high speed access and high speed API access to the data exchange points.

It's rigging the system. It's a great hack if you are making money for yourself but it's more than just unethical, it utterly destroys any usefulness of financial investment markets, and also leads to caustic disruption of real world economic data.


about 5 months ago

SEC Chair On HFT: 'The Markets Are Not Rigged'

cHiphead Not a surprise (303 comments)

Looks like she's bought and paid for.

It's insanity, we are watching real life crazy people.

about 5 months ago

Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

cHiphead Re:It's Not Really Oracle (163 comments)

In many instances, Oracle is expensive and overly complex for what is the ultimate underlying (and simple) task of storing data in a reliable and redundant fashion. A hardcore geek's RDBMS is not what anyone should ever recommend for any production database environment that does not employ umpteen 'hardcore geeks' at any given time to explicitly manage that system.

Oracle is like a diamond encrusted iphone of DBs, it's got perceived value and makes others think you have money and power, and that perception drives it continued usage.

about 5 months ago

American Judge Claims Jurisdiction Over Data Stored In Other Countries

cHiphead Re:No jurisdiction (226 comments)

This pretty obviously needs to be a subpeona, a search warrant is from a law enforcement standpoint and that has zero use for data in a physical location outside the US. It's an attempt to end run around the system and it's far reaching and needs to be quashed immediately.

about 5 months ago

Evidence Aside, FBI Says Russians Out To Steal Ideas From US Tech Firms

cHiphead Its all bullshit (132 comments)

Everyone was stealing from each other the entire time, now the guys up top have to do their dick waving to match Russian's dick waving with Ukraine. We just felt left out of the dick waving contest so here we go again.

about 5 months ago

The Verge: Google Is Working on a TV Box Of Its Own

cHiphead Re:I'll wait and see (117 comments)

That's so quaint, you still won't cut the cord.

HBO and the other movie channels have had their chance. The cable is cut, they either get with the program and open subscription services to all ala Netflix/Hulu/Vudu/etc. or die on the cable-attached vine. Sorry for the loss of good programming but there's always new programming coming.

about 5 months ago


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