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Interview With a Convicted 419 Scammer

deft Horrible interview (184 comments)

If you read the entire article you'd see he eventually just gets upset and cuts it off. No good prepared questions, just amateur personal anger. Really a fail.

about 5 years ago

Ridley Scott Directing Alien Prequel

deft Re:Great! (336 comments)

amen to that. 1979's 'alien' is good, but the 1986 'aliens' is what made my heart thump and want to be a space marine.


more than 5 years ago

RIAA Says "Don't Expect DRMed Music To Work Forever"

deft I support this fully. (749 comments)

I support this fully... as I am purchasing everything with my new DRM'd money. He can't expect it to stay in his account forever now, can he?

more than 5 years ago

Family's Christmas Photos Hawk Groceries In Prague

deft Actually as far as costs go (263 comments)

It would be amazingly hard to sue them, so finding pics of someone in another country that will more than likely never see it, is a fairly safe way to go, and zero costs, with little risks.

more than 5 years ago

Apple Patent To Safeguard 911 Cellphone Calls

deft It would disable 'non-essential hardware component (226 comments)

"It would disable 'non-essential hardware components' and applications on the phone, reduce power to the screen and potentially reduce the phone's processor speed. It also would make it harder to disconnect the call".

That sounds alot like verizons business model for all their phones, emergency or not. Then you just pay more for to get them back.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Blocks Messenger In Five Embargoed Countries

deft wow, pretty biased (194 comments)

I'm not a lover or hater of MS, but I know when a article is biased.

Right after the writer says "it's not clear that Microsoft was ordered to make this change, so what made the company decide that US-embargoed countries aren't worthy of Messenger? Why now?".

If it's not clear, why assume they chose? Why say they aren't worthy... clearly MS thought they were for some time. MS gets no good from blocking it, they just want users. Maybe their lawyers had been arguing with the government and finally there was a decision.

Noone knows... which means don't conclude anything. More info needed.

more than 5 years ago

A Monster LED Array For Irresponsible Fun

deft My IE8 install doesnt see any graphics at all. (225 comments)

it also doesnt have any enbedded videos, and I cant seem to tell if its a bad install, im not p4rompted for any plugins or missing items.. although there clearly is. It rarely pics of embedded video, ever.

anyone help?

more than 5 years ago

Is Your IM Buddy Really a Computer?

deft Re:Some bot-killers (288 comments)

bt 2 of those are just yes no answers. seesm to NOT be what you're looking for.

more than 5 years ago

Belkin's Amazon Rep Paying For Fake Online Reviews

deft Sorry, i had to Mod you down (369 comments)

It wasn't personal, I'm just supposed to do that after I post my glowing review of the belkin backpack as anon. otherwise I dont get paid.

about 6 years ago

Carefully Timed Jerks Could Power Space Elevator

deft I call bullshit (270 comments)

"Why is everyone so obsessed with this terrible idea? Even if we got it to work, there's no way we'd be able to afford the maintenance and energy costs. It just isn't viable."

This guy just copied and pasted his post. I found this same post about plane flight, the space shuttle, the hubble, the mars rover, and the lightbulb.

ok, i lied, but you get the point :)

about 6 years ago

32bit Win7 Vs. Vista Vs. XP

deft 1 2 3 Not Completely useless (641 comments)

Seems to work just fine for the olympics. If you just want to see who was the best, then its fine. The interesting bit being it beats both when everyone is so expecting another dissapointment. That actually is news till we see more.

It doesnt hope to be a quantitative comparison. And a certain audience really does care about that... just probably not slashdot.

People around these parts like #'s alot more. dont worry though, #'s will come.

about 6 years ago

HP Accused of Illegal Exportation To Iran

deft Re:ummm ... printers? (287 comments)

The military is run very much like any other enterprise; cell phones, fax machines, computers, and -printers-. lots of paperwork. a big part of the military is moving data/information, documenting it, getting it in front of people to make decisions. alot of paying bills, aquiring supplies, etc.

anything that helps a business run pretty much helps the military run. the better it is, the more efficient the war machine is.

(although im sure some vets would disagree the paperwork helps anything... haha.. but you get the idea)

more than 6 years ago

Fairpoint Pledges To Violate Net Neutrality

deft This wont effect me at all. (249 comments)

Which is why I'm not looking for a new provider right now.

if it did, I'd be looking up new plans in my area. Thats just rediculous. They are altering and restricting service, with no added benefits anywhere?

The competitors should be advertising that they arent fairpoint as their best marketing campaign ever.

more than 6 years ago

DHS To Grab Biometric Data From Green Card Holders

deft They are just thinking about doing that!?!? (248 comments)

In a world where wiretaps, illegal searches, etc are very big issues, how on earth is simply keeping track of public and readily available, likely easily searchable blogs not an obvious choice over the other ways to gather information??

If slashdot had a terrorist corner, id expect the DHS to log in now and again. anything less would be negligent.

P.S. they should post anon. you know, for security.

more than 6 years ago

Blood From Mosquito Traps Car Thief

deft Jurrasic Park (198 comments)

Seems like a simple case...

extract blood
grow clone
compare characteristics

can i add one more bullet?
make raptors!

more than 6 years ago

Hawaii driles hit magma chamber

deft A LAB!??!! (1 comments)

Well i guess it was good scientists that found it. If it was evil, we'd be seeing a kick-ass LAIR being built!

more than 6 years ago

Sleep Mailing

deft Yeah, I see the solution so clearly now. (195 comments)

Yeah, I see the solution so clearly now, Was trying to solve this riddle for years.

'Cheating on your husband' is to 'virgin birth'
as 'drunken emailing' is to 'sleep mailing'.


more than 6 years ago


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