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Power Grids: The Huge Battery Market You Never Knew Existed

davydagger Re:Build more nukes! (211 comments)

which is why the program to turn seawater into fuel, while ineffecient on land, is going to be awesome on nuclear powered boats.

The energy would have been lost anyway. Now you reduce the supply line.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/13/newser-navy-seawater-fuel/7668665/

all that unused energy.

yesterday
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

davydagger Re:"Accidentally" (409 comments)

HAHAHA

> Money for milsurplus weapons and vehicles
> No money for accountability cameras.

2 days ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

davydagger Re:"Accidentally" (409 comments)

There are already cameras in cars, and police run public cameras everywhere. How does that data get warehoused, and how does it get collected. Also, who does the training on those cameras. At very least the storage and retrevial system has to be at least slightly compatable with task at hand.

It seems to me, that the government and police where pretty capable of maintaining camera systems when its immediately convienant for them. I am also pretty certain, the logistical hurdle is very much accomplishable when the government is pointing cameras at you for its own benefit.

But I agree with you they have no real incentive to solve what seem like pretty minor logistical issues.

2 days ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

davydagger Re:"Accidentally" (409 comments)

google means: privacy interferes with our business model, your not against privacy are you?

5 days ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

davydagger Re:"Accidentally" (409 comments)

>One cop with a camera is no big deal. 1000 cops with cameras is a logistics nightmare, but still workable.

more so than the guns, radios, batons, etc.. they cary?

> 1000 cameras all linked to facial recognition, license plate recognition, wants and warrants databases, and so on become a powerful tool for tracking and detaining "undesirables" in a fairly large region.

not really, because they only record what the police are interacting with the in the first place. They are certainly not cover an entire area, and certainly not enough to track anyone not dirrectly being confronted by the police.

If the police are following you around, your under surviallence anyway. Cameras or not.

5 days ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

davydagger Re:"Accidentally" (409 comments)

>Anybody else see the irony?

no. If you can see the diffrence between everyone under anonymous centralized surviallence by the government, where the government has the ability to either withhold or reveal information based on its needs, and

visable cameras on cops, that its easy to see when and where they are recording, and their contents can be subopeaned or otherwise demanded in disputes regarding the police, of which they are many, and the word of the police are often taken at face value, and often abuse this knowledge.

So sure, the cops can selectively "have the camera out of service", but then it becomes very plain and obvious what is going on, and it becomes very easy for the media, and other orgs to report with precision.

So yeah, its very easy to go around screaming "hypocrite", if you don't enjoy reading for comprehension. In your case you see what you want to see.

5 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

davydagger Re: Her work (1229 comments)

hitler also did a lot of videos with opinions.

I don't think Sarkeesian is hitler though. Lot of things aren't hitler. There are a lot of actual brutal dictators that fall way short of hitler as far as fucked up.

and then Sarkeesian isn't a dictator, she never murdered anyone or sent anyone to jail.

She's obnoxious, thats it. Death threats are a little overboard, but some trolling.

Well shit, this is the internet.

5 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

davydagger Re:Just proves the point (1229 comments)

Its in the 1990s, that many of us got

1. arrested
2. forced into the mental health system
3. harrassed, excommunitcated, or otherwise lost faced
4. bullied

becuase we played video games, and people like her were the ones egging on, or at least suggesting people do 1 through 4.

So to be honest, now she knows what its like to be at the other end of the social justice stick.

5 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

davydagger Re:My opinion on the matter. (810 comments)

systemd fixes a whole lot of problems.

what does systemd break exactly? Its a far more elegant solution than sysvinit. Especially debian's initscripts. It *solves* a lot of problems, such as hung proccessess and inconsistancy of the quality and features of scripts in /etc/init.d/

It forms a cohesive system, it boots faster, and shutdown speeds are an order of magnintued quicker. Stuck proccesses a thing of the past.

It can also be controlled directly with systemctl, unlike init, which cannot. It incorporates with acpi and udev so its hardware aware, making it very plug and play friendly.

before you do say anything, it *is* modular, and udev and acpi support are optional, and udev still works without it.

sytstemd is needed to compete against other 21st century OSs, and is a top tier solution.

about a week ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

davydagger Re:What's so American (525 comments)

> Does pre-paying your road fees at the pump make you happier for some reason

it does actually. Not from any theorhetical reasons, but mostly implemenation reasons.

What I pay at the pump is pure cash, and takes no longer than paying for the gasoline I pay for anyway.

with toll roads you have a giant clusterfuck of toll collection which:

1. uses cameras and surviellence devices to enforce collection.
2. uses and encourages the installation of radio tracking devices for payment.
3. if 2 is not used, then in causes massive traffic jams.

but in any case, there is no implementation that does not lead to a lot of data collection about my whereabouts that can be readily used as surviallence data.

A country with all toll roads is a country where every single vehichle is monitored, at all times. Not because of the ideaology, but because of any current, and likely implemenations.

I'll pay at the pump, and I don't mind if it costs me more.

about a week ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

davydagger It was like one day the internet was policized (525 comments)

Somewhere around the time google and facebook threw in with the democrat party, and ever since, all digital rights have been enemies of the republicans.

Its kinda funny, because most of the old school internet libertarians stood shoulder to shoulder with everyone else on the internet being pro-net neutrality.

Kotch is a fucking pig, and anyone who follows him proves however they label themselves is just a label, with no real meaning behind it.

about a week ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

davydagger Re:Sigh (744 comments)

just not liking gays is not an OK position, but its not worth kicking javascript's inventor out of the head slot from mozilla, especially when he keeps his beefs personal.

Somewhat hypocritical when the standard of "total social and political banishment" for the slightest anti-gay sentiment isn't implemented accross the board.

about two weeks ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

davydagger Re:Microsoft Products "Just Work" (579 comments)

well no. microsoft knows their customer base. Unlike Apple, microsoft doesn't sell products to the end user, and frankly doesn't care, or even know what the end user wants.

microsoft sells products to corporate purchasing managers.

1. in the form of OEM computer distributers
2. in the form of corporate installs.

So, when you want to buy a new computer, your not thinking ZOMG WINDOWS. you like, "look how nice this Dull computer is", or "ZOMG UFOware gaming laptop", or "sick nVidia graphics card".

Windows comes with the mix, and its "oh, your here".

People grit their teeth and bear it, but think "at least its not a mac", and "at least I got a computer".

the average person doesn't know or care enough to do even basic system mantience(i.e. updates defrag, check disk), far less install an Operating System on their computer, any OS, even windows.

As far as people with open minds go. Firefox and Chrome have the market in web browsing. Its as easy as double clicking an Icon after downloading something, so people do it. Even if a web browser comes stock with the computer, they use another one.

about two weeks ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

davydagger Re:User complaints... (579 comments)

when has a microsoft product ever resulted in zero complaints?

ever?

about two weeks ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

davydagger Re:LibreOffice/OpenOffice still kind of suck (579 comments)

>2014 still using outlook.

failwail of a fucking email client, and a great way to get a virus, and its slow as fucking dogshit. Why in fuck would anyone want to run office? Don't say for exchange server. Thats more fail too. and then we get to the joke of IE, and IIS.

Firefox/Thunderbird + take your pick of postfix, exim4, or qmail(all enterprise grade capable).

microsoft even contributes to the OpenCloud stack.

about two weeks ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

davydagger Re:What a bunch of Wuss (579 comments)

the problem is that germany's concept of "living room" stretched all the way to the arayn mountains, and mabey then some.

How much is enough when you are dealing with a conquering army?

when they decide to stop, thats when,

about two weeks ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

davydagger Re:What a bunch of Wuss (579 comments)

Germany having Italy was more of a penalty than anything. Italian army was damn inadequate, and folded reall fast when tasked with anything other than invading and holding libya.

Also, the Russian forces where more capable than people think, and US forces painfully inadequate.

Brtain Lost, France Lost.

Britain got a second chance cause of the USA, and the soviets did most of the real fighting, invading from the east.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

davydagger Trick Question (382 comments)

There will always be trolls. Its impossible to catch them all. By definition a troll only works when at least one person doesn't understand that its a troll.

a good troll might even fool the mods.

about two weeks ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

davydagger Re:"Hard redirect" (376 comments)

so basicly like malware.

about two weeks ago

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iPhone users demand ethics from apple over manufacture

davydagger davydagger writes  |  more than 2 years ago

davydagger (2566757) writes "Apple iphone users demand that apple redress poor working conditions of workers who make their iPhone. Their demand is for an "ethical" iphone. Given apple's long running and long ignored ethical problems, along many lines, it'd almost be fair to suggest jumping ship. Of course this was long suggested, as there is not a single Apple product where there is no viable competition.(some would say BETTER even)."
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