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Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet

chispito Re:Saddest line ever (120 comments)

Let's see you try to overthrow your government and post about it on the internet. Let's see how long you keep your free internet access (and your freedom in general).

You missed his point entirely. What you're pointing out makes the kid's comment even sadder.

3 hours ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

chispito Re:What an idiot (180 comments)

Yeah they had two agents get into a fight right behind him and when he jumped up to see what was going on (just like anyone would do) another agent snatched the laptop and started the task of getting evidence off it and mirroring the drive's contents.

The FBI is often really fucking good at what they do.

Raise your hand if you immediately started thinking about how you would mitigate this. Voice commands? Bluetooth remote in your watch?

4 days ago
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Hands On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

chispito Re:That's cool and all. . . (170 comments)

But how well would it work for people with prescription eye glasses?...(snip)...3D movies are ruined for folks with glasses - try stuffing two sets of glasses on your head for a couple of hours - it flat out sucks.

3D movies still have never delivered on their promise for anyone. It's just not a comfortable format for film.

5 days ago
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Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

chispito Re:Entitled much? (479 comments)

There's nothing that suggests men are treated differently than women in that interviewing process. It's probably as off-putting to many male interviewees as to the women.

about two weeks ago
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Tiny Fanless Mini-PC Runs Linux Or Windows On Quad-core AMD SoC

chispito With name like "MintBox" (180 comments)

It if doesn't fit in an Altoids tin, I'm suing for false advertising.

about two weeks ago
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NetHack Development Team Polls Community For Advice On Unicode

chispito Re:NetHack Development Team Not Dead (165 comments)

All of my fucking YES.

It wasn't justs a rumor.

Just switch to a different game or a variant. You'll be happier.

about two weeks ago
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Inside Cryptowall 2.0 Ransomware

chispito Re:Versioning (181 comments)

Eventually the ransomware people will get patient and encrypt your files but allow access for 3-6 months before telling you.

That isn't quite how this ransomware works. It isn't encrypting and decrypting your files on the fly, it encrypts your files so you can't use them. What you're suggesting is much more complex and opens up many more opportunities for defeating the malware--for instance, the decryption key would have to be stored on the infected machine.

about three weeks ago
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Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy

chispito Re:It was dry, but not BAD like Phantom Menace (351 comments)

This was not a BAD movie; it just wasn't the movie it could have been. And honestly, you'll never please the fan-boys anyway.

I thought PJ hit it out of the park with the LotR trilogy for fans and uninitiated alike.

about a month ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

chispito Re:I'm confused (589 comments)

I'm critical of how Sony has handled the breach and now I'm critical of this move. What part is confusing?

about a month ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

chispito Re:How far will it go? (191 comments)

nothing will get people's attention like a 2nd amendment deterrent...

You carry a gun to deter distracted drivers? How's that working out for you?

about a month and a half ago
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Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

chispito This is pathetic (250 comments)

Nothing good can come of this for Sony. All it will do is further harm the brand and, by proxy, all the honest Joes already screwed over by the breach. It's pathetic how badly that company needs a coherent PR strategy.

about a month and a half ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

chispito Re:Fire them. (515 comments)

officials accused of abusing their authority should be considered guilty until proven innocent!

I'm not sure if this was intentional, but that's probably every government official.

Throughout all of history.

about a month and a half ago
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NetHack: Still One of the Greatest Games Ever Written

chispito Re:Don't foget (186 comments)

I don't know. Maybe I'm still in the sweet spot of Nethack enjoyment. I've dabbled for ~15 years and have yet to ascend (because I'll binge play it then put it down for months or years). The jumble of fantasy and other popular culture elements is still refreshing, and reminds me of early text adventures like Zork or Adventure/Colossal Cave. If there are no real visuals, to speak of, then I appreciate that I am being asked to imagine something other than straight up Tolkien-esque fantasy.

All that said, Brogue is the most enjoyable RL I've ever played and the one I'd recommend to beginners.

about a month and a half ago
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NetHack: Still One of the Greatest Games Ever Written

chispito Re:Don't foget (186 comments)

These days, you can pretty much skip nethack...

You can skip any video game. Nethack can be quite fun and is nearly always a bit surprising. Don't play games because they're "important."

about a month and a half ago
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LibraryBox is an Open Source Server That Runs on Low-Cost Hardware (Video)

chispito Re:Do we really need this? (47 comments)

I don't have a smartphone. Are there places in the world where people pay for smartphones without any sort of data plan whatsoever?

about 3 months ago
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Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back

chispito Re:Idiots (165 comments)

So they are cowards who were dumb enough to think this wasn't genuinely dangerous?

You have a very strange definition of 'coward.' I'm guessing they're more concerned with the delays this will pile onto the already delayed commercial flights.

about 3 months ago
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Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back

chispito Re:Because (165 comments)

Up until now, they had no idea that a rocket could like, you know, explode?

It didn't explode.

about 3 months ago
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Stan Lee Media and Disney Battle For Ownership of Marvel Characters

chispito Re:We can be certain of one thing (152 comments)

They lost rights to everything they came up with

see, here you're missing "while employed there"

in perpetuity as a standard contract of their employment. I view such heavy handed contracts quite dimly as a result of unbalanced employment negotiation.

about 3 months ago
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Alienware's Triangular Area-51 Re-Design With Tri-SLI GeForce GTX 980, Tested

chispito Re:Dumb (138 comments)

Buy a computer because you like the shape of the case. It's how you guarantee quality.

I love my wife too much to put this thing in our home.

about 3 months ago

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