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How Governments Are Getting Around the UN's Ban On Blinding Laser Weapons

cgfsd Pink Floyd (180 comments)

I guess they have never been to a Pink Floyd concert, oh wait Pink Floyd pre-dates 1995.

about 4 months ago

Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

cgfsd Re:Biometric security - Copyrighted (171 comments)

Sorry, our DNA is copyrighted and adding it to our records would be an infringement on the copyright.

about 5 months ago

Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

cgfsd Ink Dye like the banks (664 comments)

Wouldn't be awesome if you could activate an ink dye that exploded all over the person who stole your phone?
Recovering a stolen phone is pretty much hopeless, but at least you would have the satisfaction that the perp looked like a smurf.
Of course the downside, hackers would think it would be funny as hell to set off the dye on people they didn't like.

about 9 months ago

The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

cgfsd Re:being against subsidies.... (769 comments)

The problem with AZ is that the power company was paying 4 times the going rate to buy power from solar panel users.
In essence making the rest of the consumers pay for people's solar panels.
If it were the going rate, I would have no issue with solar panels, but why should I pay more so someone else can have solar panels?

about 9 months ago

In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

cgfsd Hourly versus Salary (311 comments)

Most of the higher paying jobs tend to be salary, which 40 or 50 hours pays the same.
Companies are cutting back on overtime, so the lower paying jobs are kept at 40 hours or less.

about 9 months ago

Drones On Demand

cgfsd Women in Bikinis (49 comments)

Why do I picture an attractive woman in a bikini sun bathing in her back yard surrounded by thousands of drone?
Oh wait, screw the drones, I am still picturing the attractive woman in a bikini....

about 9 months ago

Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

cgfsd Butterfly (158 comments)

So it is true, if a butterfly flaps its wings in China .... The Butterfly Effect

about 9 months ago

NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

cgfsd Buy a decent camera (104 comments)

Instead of spending $1500, why don't they buy a decent camera with a flash for 1/10 of the cost.
Maybe throw in a tablet for $300 to help documentation.

The Glass sucks at low light conditions and high contrast conditions found in coolers and kitchens.
Using Glass sounds good, but common sense sounds even better.

about 9 months ago

How Airports Became Ground Zero In the Battle For Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals

cgfsd Its all about the Tax (66 comments)

It all boils down to companies paying tax to someone one, be it the government or airports in this case.
As long as everyone pays the taxes, no issues. Try to bypass the taxes and lawyers shall descend upon thee.

SFO is cheap compared to other airports for taxes, in Vegas it works out to be about 50% tax on top of the rental bill.

about 10 months ago

UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific"

cgfsd Route for the Whalers (188 comments)

Is is just me, or does anyone else route for the whalers in Whale Wars?

about 10 months ago

Weev's Attorney Says FBI Is Intercepting His Client's Mail

cgfsd All prison letters screened (109 comments)

In prison, all communication to the outside public is recorded and screened.
Standard protocol.

about 9 months ago

Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

cgfsd Re:The real problem with google glass (363 comments)

Myth #11 - Glass is useful

I have one, I can confirm that the Glass is a $1500 conversational starter, that is about it.

Buy a tablet at 1/10 the cost.

about 10 months ago

Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

cgfsd Re:Yea, because glassholes will have learned (363 comments)

I have a Glass, it is pretty useless actually. It can take pictures but you either need to wink or touch the Glass to do it.
The video is pretty much worthless, it takes a few seconds worth of video and if you want to continue you have to tap the Glass.

You can see where someone points a camera, you can see where the Glass is pointed as well.

Trust me, the Glass is less useful that a tablet that is 1/10th the cost.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: College Club Fundraising On the Fly?

cgfsd PORN (89 comments)

Do what every college student does now a days, make porn!
Although the amateur radio club might not be a good pool to pull from.

about 10 months ago

Physicists Test Symmetry Principle With an Antimatter Beam

cgfsd Charlie Brown's Teacher (106 comments)

Anyone else read that and hear Charlie Brown's teacher in their heads?

about a year ago

NSA and GHCQ Employing Shills To Poison Web Forum Discourse

cgfsd Same shit, different media (347 comments)

Governments have been doing this for a very long time, the only difference now is the media in which it is delivered.
Previously it was the newspaper and radio, now it is the Internet. Playbook stayed the same.

about a year ago

I'd prefer military fiction books that are ...

cgfsd Set on fire (236 comments)

I prefer military fiction books that are set on fire.
Then again, I just to watch the world burn.

about a year ago

Anti-GMO Activists Win Victory On Hawaiian Island

cgfsd Re:going after GMO is like banning screwdrivers (510 comments)

"I'd love to see the natural way that potatoes would breed with jellyfish to get the genes to glow when they need to be watered."
Sounds like a great plot line for a B horror movie, mind if I use it?

1 year,20 days

Juno Needs Radio Amateurs!

cgfsd E.T. (82 comments)

E.T. Phone Home, but only use Morse code please.

about a year ago

Boeing Turning Old F-16s Into Unmanned Drones

cgfsd Mystique of a Fighter Pilot (239 comments)

There goes the mystique of a fighter pilot. Now any fat guy in shorts and sandals can belly up to the controls. Wahoo, I have a new job career!

about a year ago


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