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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Slashdot can't count votes? (282 comments)

Slashdot runs on Pentium processors. The math is close enough.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive?

duke_cheetah2003 Re:DVD (250 comments)

Correction: 2GB should be 2TB lol.. 2GB HD is actually funny.

3 days ago
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Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Who eats doughnuts with the doughnut men? (461 comments)

Well, it sounds good on paper, but most people drive faster than the speed limit, making the slow drivers very much a serious hazard. So, frankly, you being the goodie-two-shoes driver is actually putting you at higher risk of an accident. Sorry about that. The BEST speed to choose when driving on the highway is the speed the traffic around you is going, to minimize lane changes by other drivers (the cause of many accidents.) So frankly, you are in the minority and therefore the problem, not the speeders. Drive a safe and responsible speed for the roads you're on, and it's often not the posted limits.

Goodie-two-shoes driving sounds great on paper, but in practice.. well, it's going to get you killed man. If not by an accident, then by a road-raging driver who shoots you or runs you off the road.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive?

duke_cheetah2003 Re:DVD (250 comments)

I have DVDs that I've burned as a teenager kept in a nice, high-quality soft "archival" binder for the last 18 years. Nearly all of them, of varying quality/expense, are unreadable due to degradation.

Same experience as this guy. While I do have a handful of CD's that were written 15 years ago that're still readable, I have a ton of DVD's that have degraded and caused loss of data that were written less than 5 years ago.

Optical media, at least the writables we as consumers have access to are completely inadequate for long term storage. No comment on BluRay consumer writables however, as the loss of data from using DVD's for archival really turned me off of optical media.

Magnetic tapes or sealed HDD's are probably the best bet. I am currently using a pair of 2GB external HDD's for my long term archival of data, which I mirror periodically, keep one in a safe place (usually at least) and the other is my working copy. When one fails, I will replace it with a similar HDD. This to me is the easiest solution, and resilient enough for my needs as well as portable.

3 days ago
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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

duke_cheetah2003 Swatch (462 comments)

Didn't Swatch try this same ploy with Costco, trying to go after them for buying their junk from one country to resell it else where? And they're losing every court battle over it, too.

Sadly, doubt anyone will try to drag UbiSoft into court over video game key revocations.. but yeah.. what they are doing has set precedent against them having a leg to stand on in a court.

4 days ago
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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

duke_cheetah2003 Congrats! (462 comments)

Dear UbiSoft,

You've just entered the same realm as Sony as a completely assbackwards company with no respect for your customers whom I will never do business with again, no matter what.

(not that I had a very high opinion of UbiSoft as it was, but this kind of shenanigan just brought it to the bottom.)

4 days ago
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Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

duke_cheetah2003 Why marked cars then? (461 comments)

If police feel they are under threat by being identified, then why the heck are in they in clearly marked cars, wearing recognizable uniforms? I mean, if you're going to say knowing where you guys are is a problem then lets go all the way, get into normal cars and wear normal clothes.

Or you know, you could try not treating most of the population like lesser people than yourselves and show a little respect for people occasionally. I'm getting really tired of Law Enforcement's "we're better than the civilians" attitude.

4 days ago
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Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Who eats doughnuts with the doughnut men? (461 comments)

I guarantee that your life will not be adversely affected if you were to just drive 5mph BELOW the speed limit everywhere you went, all the time. In fact, you could even save someone's life, will experience less stress, and usually save money on gas and tires.

Sorry bro, logic fail here. There are many cases where driving less than the speed limit is actually MORE of a hazard than driving the correct speed for the highway. I can't even begin to tell you how many times a slow driver has caused problems or even an accident. They are just as much a hazard as the speeders.

People just need to pay attention to what is going on and drive speeds that are appropriate to the conditions of the road, including weather and other drivers. In my opinion, speed limits (on freeways & highways, mind you, on city streets I agree everyone should be VERY close to the limit posted) are more of a 'recommendation.' Having just returned from a roadtrip into and out of the San Diego CA area, I can tell you, most people drive faster than the posted limits, but not excessively. Most drivers seem to pick a speed that is safe for the conditions. It's the idiots who have no clue how to drive and drive inappropriate speeds (faster or slower than the posted limit) that are causing problems.

4 days ago
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The Paradoxes That Threaten To Tear Modern Cosmology Apart

duke_cheetah2003 Re:I don't get it (231 comments)

Start on page 254 of his book and work your way through as he describes the field and how it (supposedly) permeates everything.

This just instantly makes me think of "The Force."

about two weeks ago
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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

duke_cheetah2003 Invisible (324 comments)

Needs to be 100% invisible, the stigma of wearing one of those things was just intense.

about two weeks ago
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Your Entire PC In a Mouse

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Now if I could just type... (165 comments)

...on the keyboard...

From TFA: 2 x USB 3.0 ports

That covers keyboard... and a second mouse if you're strange!

about two weeks ago
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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

duke_cheetah2003 Re:There isn't a technical way (562 comments)

That's a chimera, it something that anyone with any technical understanding of security issues knows does not and cannot ever exist. It's like building a lock that only "good guys" can open: computer systems, just like physical locks, cannot distinguish between good guys and bad guys. If you build a weakness into a system that police can access with warrant, then so can $EVIL_COUNTRY's state-sponsored hackers, with no need for such legal formalities.

Yeah, you also forgot to point out.. what self-respecting bad guy is going to use the government approved and mandated locks? None!

The whole idea is retarded on so many levels, it leaves me flabberghasted that any supposedly 'intelligent' person would even suggest this, yet.. our beloved POTUS has done just that...

about two weeks ago
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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

duke_cheetah2003 Stupid (562 comments)

I dunno where the President gets his information from.. but.. Seems to me, even if you could pass any sort of law requiring everyone to use some backdoored encryption method so police and intelligence goons are listen in when courts say its ok.. with me here? If that happened... what delusional idiot thinks the bad guys are going to use the method the police/intelligence can easily spy on? Does anyone in government really think they're are that frickin' stupid? Nobody is that stupid.

That's why most of the posters here are all singing the same tune: "Not going to work, just spying on everyone EXCEPT the bad guys with this retarded idea."

Really? The POTUS is this stupid? Wish I could say I'm surprised.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Two things (403 comments)

1) Don't run your fileserver on your router/firewall. You're asking for problems.

Really? What problems might you be speaking of? I've been running router+firewall+CIFS file server on the same box for at least a dozen years, never had a problem yet.

about two weeks ago
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Is 'SimCity' Homelessness a Bug Or a Feature?

duke_cheetah2003 Re:SimCity 4... (393 comments)

I'm with ya there! I was glad the rollout of the new 'wanna-be-SimCity' was a flop cuz I managed to get a refund for it. Terrible game. Wouldn't even pirate it. SC4 was the last true SimCity.

about two weeks ago
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Is 'SimCity' Homelessness a Bug Or a Feature?

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Which is stupider, the book or the game? (393 comments)

They lost their way after SimCity 4 + Rush Hour.

This. SimCity 4 was in my mind the last SimCity game. The two games that followed it with that 'brand' on it (SimCity Societies and SimCity 2013) are not part of the series. They're just bad ripoffs.

about two weeks ago
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After Outage, Sony Makes Peace Offering To Users of PlayStation Network

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Question (95 comments)

Since you are boycotting them how again were YOU hurt by the PSN outage?

Sony deserves hatred. And they have hurt me, by filling my news pages with their ineptitude of being hacked, what, two, three times in 2014 alone? Go away Sony and go away Sony lover.

about three weeks ago
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After Outage, Sony Makes Peace Offering To Users of PlayStation Network

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Why the anger ... (95 comments)

On the other hand, I suspect that many Sony employees had a much less pleasurable time of cleaning up the mess.

Payback for the CD Rootkit they infected millions with is sweet irony. I cry tears of joy every time I hear about Sony getting hacked. No company deserves it more.

about a month ago
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After Outage, Sony Makes Peace Offering To Users of PlayStation Network

duke_cheetah2003 Counter offer (95 comments)

I have a counter offer for Sony. When they cease to exist, I will stop hating and boycotting them.

about a month ago
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Snowden Documents Show How Well NSA Codebreakers Can Pry

duke_cheetah2003 Re: Do users really care? (278 comments)

If you reject people with facebook and similar stuff and people don't share your principles, you've just rejected 99.9% of the human population.

You say this like it's a bad thing?

about a month ago

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