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In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

ebunga The real definition of wealthy... (311 comments)

You are wealthy when you can live comfortably off the income of your income.

about 5 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

ebunga Re:Sure (500 comments)

Bill Methmaker says, "FUCK YOU COPS. COME BACK WITH A WARRANT."

Wanda Punchingbag-Methmaker says, "HELL NO. IGNORE HIM. SEARCH IT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. HE'S MAKING METH, CHEATING ON ME, AND HE PUNCHED ME."

Guess what, that's consent to search. However, I would really hope that the police would at the very least have the person sign an affidavit consenting to the search. Paperwork is important in a nation of laws.

about 7 months ago
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How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry

ebunga How much longer until the shovelware discs? (333 comments)

The fun isn't over until you can get a quarterly subscription to a stack of DVDs or USB jump drives or something containing "100,000 of the best [platform] Mobile Apps" delivered to your door for the low, low price of $125 per quarter.

about 7 months ago
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ISP Fights Causing Netflix Packet Drops

ebunga Remember colos offering "Cogent-free bandwidth"? (289 comments)

Yeah, that's still a thing, for a reason. They should seriously go the Akamai route... that way access ISPs can tout a "fully-Netflixed network!"

about 7 months ago
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Could IBM's Watson Put Google In Jeopardy?

ebunga Consumer-grade search? That's beneath IBM. (274 comments)

If IBM were to get into search, it would be an expensive enterprise product. They don't do "commodity grade" anything. They just don't get the business concept.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Creating New Online Accounts Reduce Privacy Risks?

ebunga A creepy anecdote (164 comments)

For the longest time I had a fake facebook account, as did an acquaintance. Despite the fact that neither of those accounts were connected to our real lives, and the fake accounts did not follow each other, Facebook was able to suggest I may know my acquaintances brother...

Facebook is a stalker so dedicated to looking in your windows while masturbating in the bushes behind your house that it not only planted the bushes, but also built the house.

1 year,10 days
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Should the Next 'Doctor Who' Be a Woman?

ebunga gender identity... (772 comments)

Imagine living as a male for 1200 years, and suddenly you are a woman. That would cause... issues...

about a year ago
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What's Stopping Us From Eating Insects?

ebunga What billionaire invested in bug farming? (655 comments)

Seriously. This year has been a non-stop onslaught of "YOU WILL EAT BUGS". It's DeBeers diamonds all over again.

Stop trying to manipulate me you shitbags. I'm eating a goddamned steak wrapped in bacon wrapped in a bigger steak, served between two pork chops. FOADIAF.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Setting Up Non-Obnoxious Outdoor Lighting?

ebunga A few tips... (445 comments)

1) Burglars like to see where they are going
2) turn off your goddamned lights when not needed

about a year ago
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MS To Indie Devs: You Have a To Have a Publisher

ebunga Re:How hard is it to be a publisher? (463 comments)

If I were speculating, and I am, it probably involves an exchange of money, an NDA, and enough hassle that unless you were an established publisher you wouldn't want to bother.

about a year ago
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Majority of Americans Say NSA Phone Tracking Is OK To Fight Terrorism

ebunga And that's why we have a Constitution (584 comments)

The scared masses will do anything to feel safer, for the children, and their children's children. We restrict the ability of the rabid hordes with just laws, rules, and a system that was supposed to make passing laws at the national level a major pain. Unfortunately that system has failed and we are left with mandatory sexual molestation at airports. But hey, if it saves just one life, it's worth it.

about a year ago
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Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio?

ebunga Re:Multi-track is what we want (749 comments)

Oh hell no. Listening to raw tracks is a bit like seeing a first thing in the morning. Have you actually taken a song from raw tracks to a final mix? It's not exactly an easy task. If you really want to try it, take a look at http://www.shakingthrough.com/stems and have fun with your favorite DAW.

about a year and a half ago
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Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio?

ebunga It depends... (749 comments)

Yes, a difference is noticeable on many recordings, but most of the time it doesn't degrade the listening experience. On the contrary, lossy recordings played on crap speakers in a crap listening space often sound better than those same recordings in lossless format on proper studio monitors in a proper listening space.

Mumble mumble psychoacoustics.

about a year and a half ago
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Solaris Machine Shut Down After 3737 Days of Uptime

ebunga yeah... solaris 7 machine here... (409 comments)

ebunga@rock:~$ uptime
    6:26pm up 3969 day(s), 15:20, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.01

Yeah, like I'm letting that machine onto the public internet. Long uptimes aren't about reliable operating systems. It's all about reliable power.

about a year and a half ago
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Iceland Considers Internet Porn Ban

ebunga Re:Porn is bad for the mind (684 comments)

Porn is almost as bad for the mind as fluoridation. Do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk, ice cream? Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream!...You know when fluoridation began?...1946. 1946, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual, and certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works. I first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love... Yes, a profound sense of fatigue, a feeling of emptiness followed. Luckily I — I was able to interpret these feelings correctly. Loss of essence. I can assure you it has not recurred, Mandrake. Women, er, women sense my power, and they seek the life essence. I do not avoid women, Mandrake...but I do deny them my essence.

about a year and a half ago
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Codec2 Project Asks FCC To Modernize Regulations

ebunga Re:Be careful... (89 comments)

Did you seriously say "fewer young people"? I'm seeing the exact opposite on every band except 40m. Even the VE sessions tend to be staffed with mostly under-30-year-olds these days. It's a very different hobby than when I was first licensed, mostly for the better.

about a year and a half ago

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