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Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?

cyberzephyr Identity (206 comments)

If you folk's look at it from my perspective: Where i live the police photograph the Tat's of the gang guy's and gal's why not document a Cyborg?

about three weeks ago
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UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

cyberzephyr Seriously! (190 comments)

I want some of the weed they're smoking. I don't think the tech is ready yet.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

cyberzephyr Re:IDK or is it care? (145 comments)

All i was saying is that i was tired. I really don't care what you thought.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

cyberzephyr IDK or is it care? (145 comments)

I have to look at this tomorrow so i'm stepping out. For many reasons.

about 3 months ago
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NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

cyberzephyr It Sucks (455 comments)

To be NADA.

Just like the rest of the auto makers. Don't forget Tucker.

about 3 months ago
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Google To Spend $1 Billion On Fleet of Satellites

cyberzephyr Re:180 satellites... (170 comments)

Finally, someone got it.

about 4 months ago
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Google To Spend $1 Billion On Fleet of Satellites

cyberzephyr Re:180 satellites... (170 comments)

Google was one of the first civilian companies to use Sat imaging in that unique way. Remember they bought and old sat back in the day and it turned into Google Earth.

I'm just sayin.

about 4 months ago
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Google To Spend $1 Billion On Fleet of Satellites

cyberzephyr Where's the Doctor? (170 comments)

Where's the Doctor when you need him?

That is a lot of satellites going up.

Thoroughly with tongue in cheek :-)

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?

cyberzephyr Rolling stone (285 comments)

Rolling Stone for sure!

about 5 months ago
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Threatened Pandemics and Laboratory Escapes: Self-fulfilling Prophecies

cyberzephyr Level 4 Containment (94 comments)

I remember hearing about a Lvl 4 containment site getting concreted with people inside of it.

I can't lay claim to it but i do believe it.

about 5 months ago
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Level 3 Wants To Make Peering a Net Neutrality Issue

cyberzephyr Re:Indeed. (182 comments)

You Suck again!!!!

about 6 months ago
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Level 3 Wants To Make Peering a Net Neutrality Issue

cyberzephyr Re:Indeed. (182 comments)

YOU SUCK!!!!

about 6 months ago
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Level 3 Wants To Make Peering a Net Neutrality Issue

cyberzephyr Re:Indeed. (182 comments)

YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!

about 6 months ago
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Pine Tree Has Largest Genome Ever Sequenced

cyberzephyr The Beauty of trees (71 comments)

You have to pay attention to the fact that they were here before we were.

We would not be able to breathe if they were not here!

Wake up!

about 6 months ago
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Pine Tree Has Largest Genome Ever Sequenced

cyberzephyr Re:As a Bonsai artist (71 comments)

Have you grown one yet? I have done it for 20+ years.

about 6 months ago
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Pine Tree Has Largest Genome Ever Sequenced

cyberzephyr As a Bonsai artist (71 comments)

I'm not surprised. trees and plants were here before we were.

about 6 months ago
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Controversial Torrent Streaming App 'Popcorn Time' Shuts Down, Then Gets Reborn

cyberzephyr Re:I know i'm going to get zapped by this but... (199 comments)

I think so but at the same time it reminds me of "old school" cable where people were buying the Mike Tyson fight and charging for it, i personally saw the Tyson and Holyfield fight (Tyson bit off his ear) and had to pay $20.00 for it and it lasted what? Fifteen seconds? Thank god the $20.00 paid for beer afterward.

That seems to be the problem in my mind, the Companies concerned are not getting a cut of that revenue.

about 6 months ago
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Controversial Torrent Streaming App 'Popcorn Time' Shuts Down, Then Gets Reborn

cyberzephyr I know i'm going to get zapped by this but... (199 comments)

I found out about Popcorn time from Huffington post last week and used it 3 times. It was amazing. If you did not get the chance to see it then, too bad. Netflix sucks by comparison for something that lasted 4 day's.

Now as for legality, I feel something might have been illegal about it (hehe) but i wish it were not. I am totally unashamed about what i did. It truly was something to see.

about 6 months ago
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What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?

cyberzephyr Educated guess (330 comments)

I feel the reason that the car will not be electric is that most Military vehicles can run on just about any fossil fuel available in case of emergencies or low fuel.

about 7 months ago

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A kick in the teeth

cyberzephyr cyberzephyr writes  |  more than 3 years ago

cyberzephyr (705742) writes "This is not a scoop but a bitch.

Seagate sells the "Go-flex" @2TB for $149.99 ($99.00 with COSTCO)

Anyway and i know your'e going to laugh because i did, I bought this thing so it would save me in case it (my 250GB) died.

CDR Taco, My HD (250GB) croaked 1 week after i plugged the thing in. So i replaced it with a 500GB thinking that the replica software was going to work and whoa! The replica drive died too and it was a 2TB replacement drive.

They (Seagate) told me they would replace the unit but if i wanted DATA recovery from the drive it would cost me $700.00-2400.00.

I'm in the middle of re-building my machine and am a bit pissed since i have the original drive and 5 years of stuff i just can't get back.

Can you help with advice or something please?"
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SF Net Admin gives up the code

cyberzephyr cyberzephyr writes  |  more than 6 years ago

cyberzephyr writes "This is from EWEEK, Nine days after locking down the city's IT system, a disgruntled network administrator invites Mayor Newsom to his cell and gives him the access codes. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom demonstrated his negotiating prowess July 22 by breaking a nine-day-long standoff between an overly protective city network administrator and the city's attorney and IT department. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Newsom obtained the access codes to the city's IT system switches and routers after conferring with embattled network administrator Terry Childs, who has been in jail since July 13 on four felony counts of computer tampering in lieu of $5 million bail. Childs, a certified Cisco Systems network administrator, changed access passwords for administrators above him because he claimed they were negligent about viruses and malware getting into the system. When he was threatened with suspension and loss of his job for insubordination, he locked down the system and kept the access codes to himself. Childs was the chief designer of the system's FiberWAN (Fibre Channel-connected WAN), which contains about 60 percent of the city's sensitive HR, payroll and other personal data. The system has been running on virtual autopilot for the last 10 days while Department of Technology head Ron Vinson and others have been trying to regain access. Vinson declined to return numerous messages left on his office phone by eWEEK. Childs, 43, a resident of Pittsburg, Calif., pleaded not guilty in court July 17 at his arraignment. He will have a bail hearing July 23 in hopes of lowering the $5 million bail levied by a judge last week. He has worked for the city for five years and makes $127,000 per year. Last week, the network administrator gave city officials what turned out to be incorrect passwords. On July 21, Childs' defense attorney, Erin Crane, approached the mayor's office about a secret meeting with Newsom, the Chronicle reported. The visit was so hush-hush that Newsom did not tell District Attorney Kamala Harris or law enforcement officials he was going to do it, Newsom spokesperson Nathan Ballard told the Chronicle. The city system also handles confidential law enforcement documents, inmates' bookings, payroll records, and departmental e-mail. Apparently, it has no backdoor access, even for highly authorized administrators. Cisco engineers brought in by the city worked for days trying to break Childs' codes but with only minor success. San Francisco Chronicle columnists Phil Matier and Andrew Ross have more details on how the standoff ended here."

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cyberzephyr cyberzephyr writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I like the learning curve /. gives. It is a really good site for the next generation of computer users to access.

I have always been doubtful about these kind of sites but, since i have been here, i see nothing wrong with this site.

You guy's are showing what open source looks like and stand up for it!

An admitted MS slave, i like what you are doing.

THumbs up to /.!

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cyberzephyr cyberzephyr writes  |  about 10 years ago

Moderating this site is fun and incredibly informative.

My mind gets energized when i get here and do my part in the process.

I hope more of us geek types get off our butts and vote.

Thanks.

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cyberzephyr cyberzephyr writes  |  more than 10 years ago I feel great about doing the moderation obligation. It was fun for me. I hope other folks who get the chance to do it-----Will.

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cyberzephyr cyberzephyr writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Well, i'm trying this out for the first time and i hope i don't make a fool of myself.

Learning /. is fun and fustrating at the same time.

I say: So WHAT!

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