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Here's What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Waiting... (143 comments)

Don't bother. The website was horrifically obnoxious even after it took 15 minutes to load. The presentation was just so annoying difficult to navigate I gave up after a few clicks. Whatever happened to simple web page layouts that present information in an easy to consume manner? Text and pictures... don't need all this flash and crap.

2 days ago
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How the Pentagon's Robots Would Automate War

duke_cheetah2003 A Taste of Armageddon (115 comments)

Why fool with building robots and junk to fight each other? Let's just take the next step and follow the original Star Trek episode "A Taste of Armageddon" and let computer software decide who gets killed in simulated wars. Would save tons of money!

Or you know, we could just try being peaceful with each other. The relative world peace we've enjoyed since WW2 has been nice. Sure there's been small wars here and there, but overall we've been pretty well behaved and civil with each other. Let's work improving that?

2 days ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Shoot one (212 comments)

So in your mind, the relationship between the Secret Service and the general public should be modeled on how the US military responds to an invading army?

Sounds good to me. Why continue with the illusion that American government is "of the people, by the people, for the people." It's not. Why continue the illusion it is?

about a week ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Who's using Firefox anyway ? (396 comments)

For that matter, people still use Yahoo for searches?

about a week ago
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How To Anesthetize an Octopus

duke_cheetah2003 How?? (105 comments)

How did this make it out of the Firehose? This has nothing to do with computers or computer related tech, or even space, or even anything nerdy.

about two weeks ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Stupid, trucks cause the problem (554 comments)

There is no downside to lower gas prices. lower prices on anything is always a positive.

Heartily disagree with this. To me, the OP points it out perfectly:

Consumers are already starting to buy the sort of gas-guzzling vehicles, including Hummers, that had been going out of style as gas prices rose; that's bad for both the environment and consumers, because gas prices are inevitably going to increase again.

Problem. On so many levels. We as a collective need to stick to the fuel efficient vehicles to conserve the supply. It's not limitless. I agree also with the OP, if people are going to be morons with the memory of a stoner, then yeah, crank up the taxes to discourage a return to the gas guzzlers.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Non-USB Flash Direct From China Safe?

duke_cheetah2003 Get whacha pay for (178 comments)

The price makes the item suspect. One must oneself, why is this so much cheaper?

While being malicious is possible, it's probably much more likely its substandard and either won't work very well straight out of the box, or will fail fairly quickly compared to a 'normal' priced one.

about two weeks ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

duke_cheetah2003 Expected from Ubisoft (473 comments)

This company has a history of releasing draconian DRM and broken games. I wouldn't do business with them, personally. They're not a good company.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

duke_cheetah2003 Relay to upstream provider (405 comments)

OK, I had a very similar setup with AT&T ADSL some years ago, and basically I had the same problem, most other SMTP hosts were bouncing my emails and/or flat refusing to even communicate with my server.

In my case, the solution was to relay all my email through my internet provider's SMTP, authenticating with my ADSL login. Once I handed off all my email to the upstream SMTP, things worked perfectly.

Most customer assigned IP's are pretty much blocked out from relaying any email these days. If I were in your position, I'd try to setup to relay to your upstream SMTP so you can relay mail effectively. Having your own SMTP talk to everyone else's SMTP for outbound just doesn't really work very well anymore. Contact Comcast and find out the details on setting up to relay to their SMTP.

about two weeks ago
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Police Body Cam Privacy Exploitation

duke_cheetah2003 Already been done (301 comments)

Aren't we already showing people breaking laws and on their worst days with all the various Cop Reality shows? What's the problem here? Such footage has already been commercialized!

about two weeks ago
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'Dark Magma' Could Explain Mystery Volcanoes

duke_cheetah2003 Dumb term. (77 comments)

"Mystery Magma" would have been my first choice, but after reading the article... seems like a much better choice would have been "Deep Magma"... Dark Magma makes zero sense and is just dumb. Someone needs to get kicked in the arse for thinking this was a good term.

about two weeks ago
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Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites

duke_cheetah2003 Re:IPv6 as a help? (135 comments)

I predict that we will see a lot of NAT with IPv6, just because ISPs want to make static IP addresses more expensive. You are correct however, that in any sane set-up it is very rare and generally not needed.

This makes no sense. One of the selling points of IPv6 is there is so much address space, not only can every single human being have their own address.. every device they own, including their car, their 20 phones and 50 computers and 2 fridges and microwave oven can all have their own address too.

about two weeks ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Just cheating themselves (438 comments)

This isn't true at all. Cheaters get better grades than many fair students. The cheaters then get better jobs and make more money, while the fair students may miss out.

Bzzzt. Sorry, this is wrong. This is not the fault of the cheaters/non-cheaters in education systems. This is the fault of recruiters and who ever interviews candidates for a position. Don't you like, do any kind of aptitude testing on a potential new employee? Would weed out, I'd think at least, the cheaters who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground, from those who actually know what they learned.

Sorry, don't buy this. Employers need to better test their applicants to ensure competence for the job being offered.

There's also the class of 'cheaters' who are just really smart people and think the education system is bullshit and they're rather spend their time doing something else, so they cheat to pass tests. They're probably more capable than those who don't cheat at all.

about two weeks ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Just cheating themselves (438 comments)

Imagine, a work force of people who will lie and cheat because they feel entitled to.

I think you just described a majority of business relationships in the United States. Ever watch any George Carlin? Business people lie and cheat and fuck each other over everyday. Nothing new here. Also doesn't really have much to do with cheaters. We already have that workforce, it's all around you.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Unless Yes (706 comments)

Uh err... care to connect the dots on how regulation of the nature *WE WANT* equals government control the internet? I never advocated for that, I don't think Obama did either. I don't think ANYONE (except maybe the government and even that is questionable in my mind) is advocating that any one entity control the internet.

I thought we were talking about regulating internet providers so they cant run parallel businesses that create conflicts of internet (like ISP's being content providers.)

Next time, try less swear words and insults and provide more information.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

duke_cheetah2003 Re:Goodbye TOR and the like (706 comments)

Wait what? What does government regulation have to do with encrypted comms over the internet? If fact, unless I'm misunderstand, Obama is advocating what a lot of us have been wanting for years.. stripping internet providers of their ancillary businesses of competing with content providers, wanting to shut out 3rd party content in favor of internally created and promoted content?

Enlighten me as to how this even remotely associated with what we do with those pipes, especially if ISP's were reclassified as common carriers, and barred from competing with outside content providers due to conflict of interest? Am I just out in fantasy land believing this right here is what the whole fight is about?

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

duke_cheetah2003 Hot air (706 comments)

Obama can say all he wants. Lame duck president with his opposing party in control of the senate and house. It don't amount to anything but hot air, just what we expected from politicians.

about two weeks ago
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Report: Federal Workers, Contractors Behind Half of Government Cyber Breaches

duke_cheetah2003 I blame the sysadmins/IT staff (61 comments)

They need to be taking proactive steps to securing their systems not only against outside threats, but from the idiots using their systems/networks. Isn't this like common knowledge, your users are your worst enemy?

Oh wait, its the guberment. All bets are all, I guess. Common sense need not apply.

about two weeks ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

duke_cheetah2003 Just cheating themselves (438 comments)

Sadly, most people learn this little gem of wisdom too late in life. Cheating only harms the cheater. It may mildly harm those who employ these people, but it doesn't take long for others to see despite your piece of paper, you're just an idiot who knows nothing, when you cheat.

So I say, if that's what they want to do, let 'em. It'll bite them in the butt soon enough.

about two weeks ago

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