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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

cogeek Re:Slashdot can't count votes? (248 comments)

There was a hanging chad on one of the votes, so it wasn't counted. Or it was counted twice, or the vote counters put all the votes in the pile they favor.... this is what happens when you let Florida count votes.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive?

cogeek Multiple copies (250 comments)

For me, I have a NAS at home with mirrored drives, if one goes down, the NAS emails me to let me know. I also keep multiple copies besides the NAS, one copy on my personal laptop, one on my wife's and one on the desktop computer. About the only thing this doesn't protect against is the house burning down, but if that happens, my .mp3 collection is the least of my worries at that point.

2 days ago
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What are you most interested in seeing out of CES?

cogeek Re: Autonomous vehicles (162 comments)

Yeah, unfortunately calling in "snow day" for four months out of the year doesn't fly well with most employers. It's a daily fact of life for people that live in areas where they have this fourth season called "winter"

about three weeks ago
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What are you most interested in seeing out of CES?

cogeek Re: Autonomous vehicles (162 comments)

Autopilot for planes and quadcopters is one thing. Autonomous vehicles that drive in nice, sunny southern California are not all that different. What I want to see is an autonomous car tested here in Colorado in blizzard conditions on a 6 lane highway when only one lane's been plowed on either side and no pavement markings are visible at all or the striping is going right down the middle of the one paved lane. A freezing rain coming down making any less than a football field between you and the car ahead of you not enough to have a hope in hell of stopping. When they can show me an autonomous car that can handle that situation when my GPS doesn't even show me in the right lanes, and often shows me clear over on the frontage road, then maybe I'll hand over control of the driving to a machine, but not till then.

about three weeks ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

cogeek Re:The road to hell (545 comments)

Yes, just ask those money-making auto-workers in Detroit how well that worked out for them. $45 an hour, 2 months paid vacation, retirement, to stand there and push a button all day? And everyone feigned such shock when the companies said "F*$% it, we'll move to Mexico!"

about 2 months ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

cogeek Easier way to spot cheats/hacks (224 comments)

if opp_score >= my_score opp cheats, otherwise, they're playing fair!

about 2 months ago
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Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence For the First Time

cogeek Re: AI? They taught it. (77 comments)

Nope, Skynet

about 2 months ago
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Scientists Optimistic About Getting a Mammoth Genome Complete Enough To Clone

cogeek Re:Realer? (187 comments)

I think realer is the bestest choice of words in this article.

about 2 months ago
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Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable

cogeek Re:Lasers and deformable mirrors arnt expensive (150 comments)

Most property already has utility easements unless they're very rural, even then it's simple enough to seize with Imminent Domain for "the greater good"

about 2 months ago
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Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence For the First Time

cogeek Re:AI? They taught it. (77 comments)

Are you not intelligent then or did your parents, teachers, society not teach you anything, you just popped out knowing it all? Intelligence doesn't mean knowing everything, it's the ability to learn and to expand on concepts.

about 2 months ago
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Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead In Congress

cogeek Re:Good (257 comments)

California and New York have the highest tax rates in the nation, how well is everything fixed there? No matter how much is collected in taxes, there will always be politicians willing to flush it down the toilet. People are finally starting to realize it.

about 3 months ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

cogeek Star Wars vs Disney (267 comments)

Given that the Star Wars franchise is owned by Disney now, we should be thankful the title isn't:
Star Wars Episode VII: It's a Small Universe After All

about 3 months ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

cogeek Re:But DC is different,no? (588 comments)

Obama has stated that this issue is not of major concern to him and will not be seeking prosecution.

That's what he's stated, but not what he's done. They've raided several marijuana dispensaries and farms here in Colorado.

How do you know when a politician is lying? When their lips are moving.

about 3 months ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

cogeek Re:Who cares? (399 comments)

The average end user has no clue as to what kernel they're running on. Microsoft is killing themselves with the name change shell game. I've known several people that went and bought a Windows tablet only to find out that the tablet is running Windows 8 RT and they can't install any full Windows programs on it, only downloads from the bountiful Windows app store.

about 4 months ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

cogeek Re:Who cares? (399 comments)

Didn't Netscape Navigator have 100% of the market share at one time? How about AOL? Anybody remember Blackberry?

about 4 months ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

cogeek Who cares? (399 comments)

There's no rhyme or reason for Microsoft's numbering system. 3.11, 95, XP, 2000, Me, 7, 8, 10.... I think MS's biggest mistake with Windows 8 was showing people there are viable alternatives out there. I don't know if they'll come back from this one or not, if it wasn't for their stranglehold on the corporate environment, they'd have died off long ago.

about 3 months ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

cogeek Re:Most taxes are legalized theft (324 comments)

They don't even care about re-election any more. They pass laws that benefit their donors and get a nice cushy "consulting" gig when they retire.

about 4 months ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

cogeek Re:Unintended consequences? (455 comments)

Realistically the only time the footage would be viewed would be when there's an offense that warrants it, such as an officer shooting a suspect or a reported abuse. There's no way you could have every officer wearing a camera and every moment of video reviewed. Most of the solutions I've seen that are in place now don't keep every minute of every day recorded. They buffer 30 minutes or so and when the officer hits a button to indicate it needs to keep the footage it does.

about 5 months ago

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EDA destroys keyboards and mice to get rid of malware

cogeek cogeek writes  |  about a year and a half ago

cogeek (2425448) writes "US government agency destroys keyboards, mice, cameras, in effort to prove their systems are free of malware. Just can't wait until they finish the take over of healthcare."
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