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Satoshi Nakamoto Found? Not So Fast

capebretonsux Re:Sue? (182 comments)

I have no idea if he could sue or not, but if this indeed the guy, the $400 million worth of bitcoin he's rumored to have could buy all sorts of retribution!

about 4 months ago
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Nissan Unveils 88 Pound 400-HP Race Car Engine

capebretonsux The ultimate sleeper (239 comments)

Man, one of these in one of those little Smart cars.

...tires would be a bit of an issue.

about 6 months ago
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Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters

capebretonsux Those aren't drones! (370 comments)

They're the next gen of skeets!

about 7 months ago
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NZ Traveler's Electronics Taken At Airport; Interest in Snowden to Blame?

capebretonsux Re:The Whole Issue (453 comments)

I'd claim that the computer was 'standing it's ground', when a stranger approached it bearing a screwdriver in a threatening manner!

about 7 months ago
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US Lawmakers Want Sanctions On Any Country Taking In Snowden

capebretonsux Re: Hey US... (650 comments)

I remember thinking when I'd first heard the news he would be given a visa and 'a change of clothes' it would include a big 'I love Putin' t-shirt.

about a year ago
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TSA Orders Searches of Valet Parked Car At Airport

capebretonsux Re:And the story is...? (453 comments)

At first I thought your comment was in seriousness, and then...

taught that hatred and murder is good [foxnews.com]

...you linked to Fox news.

Quite funny.

1 year,4 days
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Ask Slashdot: Good Tracking Solutions For Linux Laptop?

capebretonsux Easy! (253 comments)

Just set up your laptop to post crap about bombs, etc, if you don't reset a timer after a period of time. The NSA will find it for you right quick!

1 year,15 days
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Mice, Newts Retrieved After a Month Orbiting Earth At 345 Miles Up

capebretonsux Re:Cause of death (85 comments)

Without a doubt, heart attacks. I work with lab mice every day, and they're very high strung creatures. When we order mice from a supply house they often pack in one or two 'extra' mice in the event a death occurs in transit. This is just regular shipping via truck/plane, so the stresses of going through a launch into orbit being so much more I'd expect a high mortality rate.

about a year ago
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Cyber-Terrorists Attacking U.S. Banks Are Well-Funded

capebretonsux I wonder... (83 comments)

This attack will continue till the Erasing of that nasty movie.

...if they'd be so kind as to add the Star Wars prequels to their list.

about a year ago
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United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea

capebretonsux Re:Good luck with that (567 comments)

Google 'Halifax explosion'. It'd be bigger than you think.

about a year ago
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'Download This Gun' — 3-D Printed Gun Reliable Up To 600 Rounds

capebretonsux Re:The World is not entirely filled with idiots (582 comments)

How much better off would the US -- to say nothing of the rest of the world -- be, if we'd just shrugged off the 9/11 attacks as unique criminal acts by deranged cultists, rather than a military event that called for multi-trillion-dollar wars?

Impossible to say, really, one may as well ponder the state of the world if Christianity hadn't come about as well. But if I had to guess, the US wouldn't be in so much debt and they wouldn't be as hated in some countries. Saddam would still be killing his own people and the Taliban would still be hanging people from goalposts in soccer stadiums. On and on it goes, and I see no relevance in speculating about it. Any 9-11 discussion, especially here on slashdot, tends to get out of hand no matter what your viewpoint, so I tend to avoid them. My point was that it is normal for attitudes to change in response to tragic events.

about a year ago
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'Download This Gun' — 3-D Printed Gun Reliable Up To 600 Rounds

capebretonsux Re:The World is not entirely filled with idiots (582 comments)

Well, I'm Canadian so I can't speak with certainty on how laws are 'dictated' in the states, but here we vote in our politicians, and so the laws they 'dictate' are a consequence of having the majority of the populace choose their leaders. You may be more informed, but I don't believe that the vast majority of Americans are insane. Maybe what you meant was more like this:

There's something to be said in favor of not letting... the politicians you voted into office to overreact to tragic events and allow insane people to indirectly dictate the laws that the rest of us have to follow.

Don't like your laws? Blame your politicians, and vote them out in the next election. The 'Insane People Dictating Laws' lobby can't have that many supporters, could they?

But I guess that's pre-9/11, pre-Sandy Hook, pre-Dunblane, pre-Oklahoma City thinking, huh.

I think the vast majority of sane people realize that it's normal for world/societal views to change after major events. It's a strange view to take that things should just be a shrug of the shoulders and a 'business as usual' attitude... but that may explain some things in itself.

about a year ago
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'Download This Gun' — 3-D Printed Gun Reliable Up To 600 Rounds

capebretonsux Re:The World is not entirely filled with idiots (582 comments)

Now of course in this big World and with the Internet, we will see some asshat who will print a gun using sub standard material, load it up with high pressure rounds, turn the camera on... and kill a bunch of kids.

It's a dickish reply to your comment, I'll admit, but the first thought I have when reading about 3D-printed firearms is that regulation is necessary because many unstable twats out there have access to the internet, and while 3D printers aren't all that widespread just yet, I see them becoming more popular in the years to come. I think the point is that if someone is of sound mind enough to qualify to purchase/register a firearm, is this kind of thing really necessary?

(From a technical standpoint, though, this is pretty cool stuff I will admit. I'd like to see this kind of thing used to repair something on the ISS)

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Feel About Recording Your Entire Life?

capebretonsux Re:dreams (379 comments)

So when you're counting sheep, you're... oh.

about a year ago
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Facebook Breaks Major Websites With Redirection Bug

capebretonsux Deja-vu (179 comments)

'For a short period of time, there was a bug that redirected people logging in with Facebook from third party sites to Facebook.com. The issue was quickly resolved, and Login with Facebook is now working as usual.'

Yes. Never mind that gitch in the matrix.

about a year and a half ago
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Man Charged With HIPAA Violations For Video Taping Police

capebretonsux Re:What about my privacy? (620 comments)

I think the fact that you automatically (automagically?) believe that the cop has enough psychiatric training to arrive at such a conclusion after just minutes (I'm assuming) of encountering the individual 'having a breakdown' is pretty interesting. I'd have to wonder what qualifies this cop as being able to determine the difference between a person having a mental breakdown and someone who's consumed a quantity of 'recreational substances'. If indeed the person was having a breakdown, I'd agree, that shouldn't be uploaded anywhere. But videos of drunks and crackheads being arrested by cops occasionally happens on prime-time TV, doesn't it? The point is whether or not you believe that the cop in question missed his chance at a shining career in mental health with his diagnostic acumen, or whether or not he was just pulling it out of his ass to cover himself after the fact.

One scenario isn't funny, the other is. Hard to say without a psychiatrist/psychologist weighing in. Personally I believe the cop is full of it because he sounds full of it, trying to charge a bystander weeks later with a bs charge.

about a year and a half ago
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Bluetooth Used To Track Traffic Times

capebretonsux Heh (133 comments)

Of course, if you live in Calgary and you have to drive anywhere via Deerfoot, Crowchild or Genmore anywhere near rush-hour times you're painfully aware of how congested the traffic is, no need for realtime updates when there's 40 cars of stop and go in front of you.

about a year and a half ago

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