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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

cheater512 Re:Another (573 comments)

Err that is more people than Australia.

2 days ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

cheater512 Re:What are they going to do? (227 comments)

Yep. Put 9/11 on anything and Americans freak out.

2 days ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

cheater512 Re:America! (227 comments)

I'd prefer for everyone to pirate it.

You screw the North Koreans (and their supporters) and Sony in one go. Win Win.

And ironically, it seems that will be the only way to watch the movie for the time being. Cause the terrorists have won.

2 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

cheater512 Re:What? (440 comments)

Australian drivers licences are done on a state level. That is pretty normal.

The history there is fairly irrelevant. Right now, the US has more or less what Australia has (just as an example) with minor differences in implementation.
Country, State, County/Local Council.

3 days ago
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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

cheater512 Re:And on the plus side... (322 comments)

Mmmm....nice warm dessert. Yep we don't have enough desserts in general on this planet.
Its good they are making more.

*dool* apple pie. Yummy.

4 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

cheater512 Re:What? (440 comments)

Erm members of the EU are *countries* not states.

Kinda a big difference.

4 days ago
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Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

cheater512 Re: First amendment? (250 comments)

So you think the same about Snowden and Wikileaks?
There is a reason why it is protected.

If the news organisations posted the dump on their websites that probably wouldn't be morally justified, but if there were documents showing Sony trying to screw over consumers then that is definitely in the public interest.

5 days ago
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Sony Reportedly Is Using Cyber-Attacks To Keep Leaked Files From Spreading

cheater512 Re:Is SONY breaking the law with this "defense"? (190 comments)

Of course it was ok for the guys to hack Sony.
Sony fired the first shots years ago.

If we are using second amendment as an analogy, then Sony has been breaking in to houses all around the world.
The hackers who screwed them up royally are just friendly neighbours helping defend the neighbourhood.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

cheater512 Re:Really? (769 comments)

When you are in Gitmo, you hope that you'll be dead soon.

If it was 7.5 days of sleep then you are free then sure it might be a better option then.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

cheater512 Re:Really? (769 comments)

How do you figure that? A beheading is pretty short.

Given a choice between the two, I'd probably go beheading over 7.5 days sleep deprivation.
I'm sure the poor guy at the end of it would agree with me.

about two weeks ago
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Stealthy Linux Trojan May Have Infected Victims For Years

cheater512 Re:RAW sockets without escalation? (129 comments)

Err so that just describes SUID. Nothing magical or unintended, it still can't operate on a system without root.

And it being on a single computer for years just means it has been found on one single computer, with an admin who didn't look.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

cheater512 Re:Really? (769 comments)

7.5 days with no sleep? After half that you'd be saying its pretty brutal.

about two weeks ago
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Google Confirms That It's Designing Kid-Friendly Versions of Its Services

cheater512 Re:The real question is (52 comments)

Eww Quebec. I'd take fast food over french personally.

about two weeks ago
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Google Confirms That It's Designing Kid-Friendly Versions of Its Services

cheater512 Re:The real question is (52 comments)

Really? Where is that exactly?

I haven't heard of a place without McDonalds and toy shops. Sounds like a nice place to live.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools' iPad Documents

cheater512 Re:When we give money to the schools ... (229 comments)

It's obvious isn't it?

The FBI want free iPads too so they are getting the emails so they can figure out how the superintendent convinced everyone it was a good idea, and also to figure what bulk discount they got so they can negotiate with Apple better.

about three weeks ago
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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

cheater512 Re:Mass produce! (194 comments)

37 year payoff is 'barely' not worth it? When the panel efficiency starts drooping somewhat at the 20 - 25 year mark?
A 250 Watt panel doesn't stay at 250 Watts - it drops over time.

It would also be an extremely poor investment.
40 year investment = $16.02 return.
A crappy 1% interest savings account for the same $200 over 40 years = $98 profit.

For something to be a smart investment, it has to pay better than a crappy virtually risk free savings account.
Hell in 10 or 15 years politicians might wake up and decide Nuclear was actually the right solution and then you'd lose money!

about three weeks ago
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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

cheater512 Re:Mass produce! (194 comments)

We are going to need 2,200% or 22,000% changes for solar, not 22%.

about three weeks ago

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