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

digitalPhant0m Police? (860 comments)

Police were going to be called if he didn't delete the tweet? What were they going to do, arrest him on grounds of slander?

3 days ago

'Just Let Me Code!'

digitalPhant0m No Surprise (367 comments)

This is what happens when doing what you love turns into a job/career no matter what the industry.

4 days ago

MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

digitalPhant0m Re:Here we go... (454 comments)

I'm curious as to what defines 'civilian' in this. I'm not entirely sure that just because someone is not in uniform would classify them as civilian. I don't think there is a standard terrorist uniform.

5 days ago

Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

digitalPhant0m Re:Finally! (238 comments)


about two weeks ago

30% of Americans Aren't Ready For the Next Generation of Technology

digitalPhant0m It's all Lies! (191 comments)

How can you trust the internet? It keeps telling me it will make my penis bigger yet has failed to deliver.

about a month ago

NASA Launching Satellite To Track Carbon

digitalPhant0m Re:what a waste of money (190 comments)

Carbon dioxide, however, is the single biggest contributor to the temperature on earth there is

. Strange, I thought it was the Sun.

about a month ago

Google To Take On Apple's CarPlay

digitalPhant0m Just me? (126 comments)

Google is working on software to complete with Apple's CarPlay

I'm sure glad they're working together.

about a month ago

NVIDIA Is Better For Closed-Source Linux GPU Drivers, AMD Wins For Open-Source

digitalPhant0m Re:Chicken or the Egg (185 comments)

Of course there are a few here or there. The point I was trying to make was that the titles that are available cross-platform usually don't run as well on Linux as their windows counterpart due to the drivers.

Companies don't put the money into better driver development for Linux because the user base isn't there.

about a month and a half ago

NVIDIA Is Better For Closed-Source Linux GPU Drivers, AMD Wins For Open-Source

digitalPhant0m Chicken or the Egg (185 comments)

This seems to always have been a "Chicken of the Egg" problem for Linux.
We want major game titles to run on Linux, but vendors won't port because there isn't a large enough Linux user base; There isn't a large Linux user base because the quality of what is there is often inferior (dues to running in wine, bad/neglected drivers, etc) to Windows.

about a month and a half ago

EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability

digitalPhant0m Re:on behalf of america (625 comments)

Did you show up to your interview with your hair blue and spikey and displaying your tattoos? I'm going to go out on a limb and say you probably combed your hair and covered the tattoos.

about a month and a half ago

Docker 1.0 Released

digitalPhant0m Re:Holy crap! (88 comments)

Queue the scores of responses claiming to "never have had a problem" with .

about a month and a half ago

Latin America Exhausts IPv4 Addresses

digitalPhant0m Re:On behalf of all network specialists, (197 comments)

Then after all of that we'll finally get to move on to the next big thing that was purposed twenty years ago.

Look at the bright side.... We've delayed the IPv6 apocalypse by twenty years.

about a month and a half ago

Credit Card Breach At P.F. Chang's

digitalPhant0m Re:Cash and checks (117 comments)

Now I have to avoid you at the grocery store for fear of being in line behind you while you write a check.

about a month and a half ago

Netflix Ditches Silverlight For HTML5 On Macs

digitalPhant0m Re:Linux soon? (202 comments)

I think your sarcasm detector needs adjustment.

about 2 months ago

Netflix Ditches Silverlight For HTML5 On Macs

digitalPhant0m Re:Linux soon? (202 comments)

I really don't see why they just don't abandon the whole "watch video in your web browser" scenario

Because apps made for the browser are multi-platform. duh.

about 2 months ago

Comcast-Time Warner Deal May Hinge On Low-Cost Internet Plan

digitalPhant0m This seems obvious. (114 comments)

has signed up only 12 percent of the 2.6 million families eligible for the service since it was launched

Perhaps only 12% of those 2.6 million want internet service? I know it's unthinkable to be without broadband but there are people that don't want it. Why the crusade to get to 100%? ... Oh yeah, more sheeple for advertisers.

about 2 months ago

PHP Next Generation

digitalPhant0m Re:I got tired of waiting (213 comments)

it's great for quick and dirty prototyping

I've heard this for nearly every interpreted language. The only problem is: that quick and dirty prototype almost always winds up being the production codebase.

about a month ago



Verizon Wireless snoops on it's customers.

digitalPhant0m digitalPhant0m writes  |  about 3 months ago

digitalPhant0m (1424687) writes "A story at the L.A. Times details how Verizon Wireless has jumped onto the recently popular bandwagon of pushing the envelop (or downright abusing it) when it comes to tracking users without their knowledge.
I'm sure this qualifies as news, however at the rate of privacy abuse revelations the last few years, it's hardly shocking."

Link to Original Source

IBM Reveals 35T Tape Archive

digitalPhant0m digitalPhant0m writes  |  more than 4 years ago

digitalPhant0m (1424687) writes "IBM researchers today announced they have demonstrated a world record in areal data density on linear magnetic tape – a significant update to one of the computer industry's most resilient, reliable and affordable data storage technologies. A whopping 35T (Yes, Terabytes)."
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