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US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

davester666 Re:How to regulate something that is unregulateabl (154 comments)

it is an "after-the-fact" type of situation. you are investigated for X, "oh, you have a bitcoin wallet I see, let's see what transactions you've done, have you filed the right paperwork for all this stuff? no?"

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale?

davester666 Re:Two Steps (110 comments)

buy a case, glue it to the tablet in the form of a triangle, and sell it as a doorstop.

yesterday
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SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

davester666 Re:don't have money to waste (107 comments)

those expenses are not considered part of the proper military budget, and can be cut at will.

2 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

davester666 Re:Thanks (393 comments)

because you generally are getting that rated speed....to Verizon's Internet or Comcast's Internet or whatever.

what they never mention is that most web sites don't pay extra to be part of Verizon's Internet or Comcast's Internet, so they get throttled by poor interconnects.

3 days ago
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FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret

davester666 Re:Transparency (139 comments)

It is totally transparent. You can't see what it is doing at all.

3 days ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

davester666 Re:So black holes are hairy after all? (225 comments)

simply trying to observer a black hole changes it.

just like when you know somebody is watching you, you hold in a fart, even though they are across the room.

4 days ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

davester666 Re:dig slashdot.org (144 comments)

Canadian ISPs: I believe we are studying the concept of IPv6. A couple of years ago, we made a major advance in IPv6, in that we made the home page of our customer-facing website be accessible via IPv6. Of course, as a customer, you can't access it via IPv6, because, well, you can't get IPv6, but know that we are working really hard at considering whether to fund a study as to the feasibility of approving a report on whether we can charge you more for permitting you to tunnel IPv6 traffic over our IPv4 network.

4 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

davester666 Re:Damn I used to like southwest (877 comments)

really wondering why the guy told her he was going to send out a negative tweet...it didn't sound like it (the "threat" of a negative tweet) would result in anything good happening.

4 days ago
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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

davester666 Re:McCarthyism v2.0 (242 comments)

Everyone IS on the list. Well, unless you work for one of the law enforcement arms of the Federal Gov't.

5 days ago
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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

davester666 Re:McCarthyism v2.0 (242 comments)

I believe it is current welded at "-1"

5 days ago
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

davester666 Re:i bet (190 comments)

they are just following the orders of those who are failing.

5 days ago
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'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air

davester666 Re:Perfect to mount (115 comments)

does anybody else feel a small warm spot on their forehead?

5 days ago
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UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters

davester666 Re:It's mostly a nuisance (115 comments)

remember, it's not just blocking these sites, the system is also logging that you are accessing these sites, regardless of whether you opt-in or out.

about a week ago
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Rupert Murdoch's Quest To Buy Time Warner: Not Done Yet

davester666 Re:so one billionaire (63 comments)

they aren't fighting. they are working out the details of who gets to penetrate the other and how deep they get to go.

about a week ago
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The "Rickmote Controller" Can Hijack Any Google Chromecast

davester666 Re:Maybe it's just me ... (131 comments)

yes, the reset procedure is to apply a significant amount of force using a blunt object.

about a week ago
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Activist Group Sues US Border Agency Over New, Vast Intelligence System

davester666 Re:So (82 comments)

illegals aren't a threat to the US gov't.

about a week ago
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Ars Editor Learns Feds Have His Old IP Addresses, Full Credit Card Numbers

davester666 Re:This is news? (217 comments)

why does the gov't have it? it's not like I'm going to phone them to book another flight.

about a week ago
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A Look At NASA's Orion Project

davester666 Re:Speaking of the future... (108 comments)

we need nasa to do all the development work using gov't funds, so once everything works, big corporations can swoop in and use the technology relatively cheaply to go to these asteroids and "own" them [as countries cannot do so].

about a week ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

davester666 Re:Lol (272 comments)

in small print "for foreign workers"

about two weeks ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

davester666 Re:Lol (272 comments)

everything is safe until we absolutely, 100%, know, for sure, with absolutely no dissent from anyone, that it is not safe.

about two weeks ago

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Cisco to cut 4,000 jobs despite strong profits

davester666 davester666 writes  |  about a year ago

davester666 (731373) writes ""Network equipment giant Cisco Systems has announced plans to cut 4,000 jobs, about 5% of its workforce.
The news came after it reported net income of $2.3bn (£1.5bn) in the fourth quarter, up from $1.9bn a year earlier."

Translation: The CEO is having some trouble buying Airplane Gas for his car."

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MS rebranding Windows for portable devices again

davester666 davester666 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davester666 writes "From macnn.com: "The Windows Mobile cellular platform is being rechristened as Windows Phone, says Microsoft's French product chief for the software, Audrey Zolghadr..."

I guess they're hoping we'll finally stop calling it "microsoft wince"..."

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Journals

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Man, I wish I could get into posting to the Journal...

davester666 davester666 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

On a regular basis. But I find it tough to get into a new pattern of living.

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