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Automotive Grade Linux Released For Open Source Cars

fastgriz I don't want a "branded user experience" (88 comments)

I want an open source platform that doesn't have to be "jail broken" to make it work the way I desire and get rid of the bullshit that marketing snakes decided to inflict upon me.

about 4 months ago
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WV Senator Calls For Ban On All Unregulated Cryptocurrencies

fastgriz HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA (240 comments)

He should call for a ban on illegal file sharing too.... oh... wait.. What an impotent petty little tyrant.

about 8 months ago
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Do We Really Have a Shortage of STEM Workers?

fastgriz Fake job bro (491 comments)

I work in a small town with a very small number of high tech employers. The place across town posted a job with extremely specific job requirements that happened to align perfectly with my resume... I applied for the job and immediately received a back channel request to withdraw my application because the job opening was posted for a temporary foreign worker they had who had to be given a permanent position or go home... Apparently they were required to post the job and could only hire her if there were no qualified applicants who were US citizens... It's a small town, I didn't want to burn bridges, and already had a good job so I withdrew but I wonder how often this happens where the applicant for the fake job does not get a heads up and has his time wasted interviewing for a fake job opening...

about 8 months ago
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Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

fastgriz Re:And they vote! (625 comments)

They sure voted in 2008.... Hope and Change... Astrology... what's the difference?

about 8 months ago
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Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

fastgriz And they vote! (625 comments)

Explains the government we have.

about 8 months ago
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Bitcoin Payments Go Live At Overstock — Two Quarters Early

fastgriz They don't actually accept bitcoins (182 comments)

My understanding is that they provide an easy way to convert your bitcoins to USD during checkout.

about 9 months ago
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FDA Will Regulate Some Apps As Medical Devices

fastgriz Re:Stop, wait, reverse that (130 comments)

I thought reading the article was a violation of Slashdot rules...

1 year,26 days
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FDA Will Regulate Some Apps As Medical Devices

fastgriz Protection racket (130 comments)

Can't have cheap apps cutting into the business of big campaign donors.

1 year,27 days
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Snowden Spoofed Top Officials' Identity To Mine NSA Secrets

fastgriz Re:question (743 comments)

The problem was that he was not evil. He is a good person who had moral problems with the evil that his employer was engaged in. The lesson for the NSA is to only hire evil people if they need to do evil things. They need to screen out good people of conscience and hire sociopaths.

about a year ago
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Snowden Spoofed Top Officials' Identity To Mine NSA Secrets

fastgriz Consider the source (743 comments)

Given their track record, anything the NSA says should be considered to be a lie. Therefore, if they say Snowden used his 1337 h4x0r skillz to break the rules, it is a safe bet that he did not do anything of the sort and the NSA is just fabricating a story to pacify lawmakers asking how this could happen. Since they commit perjury in front of Congress with impunity, lying to reporters wouldn't even be a blip on a NSA spin-doctor's moral radar.

about a year ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever

fastgriz Alt-F4 (506 comments)

Alt-F4 works even better!

about a year ago
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Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years

fastgriz Thank god for the delete key (491 comments)

"Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process."

about a year ago
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Hybrid Hard Drives Just Need 8GB of NAND

fastgriz "Normal" office computers don't need local storage (373 comments)

"Normal" office computers don't need hard drives at all. They don't need powerful CPUs or GPUs either. If the users could be weaned off of MS Office, a Raspberry Pi and network storage would probably meet the needs of the "normal office computers, not running data-centric applications" in Seagate's research.

about a year ago
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Dentist Who Used Copyright To Silence Her Patients Drops Out of Sight

fastgriz tl:dr (260 comments)

When confronted with a multi-page contract from a phone company or dentist or whatever, I have been writing "toolong didntread" on the signature line.... No one has said a thing about comment-as-signature. I wonder what a court would think of that along with testimony that the contract was sprung on me at the point of sale, and, as it is not practical or convenient to stop a small, routine transaction in order to seek legal advice, most people, including myself do not read the contracts.

about a year ago
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Obama Reveals Climate Change Plan

fastgriz Re:Change the subject. (577 comments)

Yes, we all know that it's Bush's fault, doesn't that go without saying at this point?

I'm not sure what Bush has to do with Obama trotting out this extralegal Climate Change agenda that he knows will accomplish precisely nothing as far as actual Climate Change is concerned.

How could anyone miss the fact that this is a classic use of the bully pulpit to distract a bunch of mouth breathers from the avalanche of deadly serious scandals that make Watergate pale in comparison?

about a year ago
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Obama Reveals Climate Change Plan

fastgriz Change the subject. (577 comments)

This has nothing to do with saving the planet. It's a totally transparent (!) and cynical attempt to change the subject away from the web of scandals entangling Obama.

about a year ago
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Chinese Firm Approved To Raise World's Tallest Building In 90 Days

fastgriz Re:2,750 foot = 3048 african swallow wingspans. (307 comments)

African swallow wings were easy to google without getting swamped in pr0n since no one fetishizes that... Wait... now they do!

about a year ago

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