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TSA Defends Pat Down of 4-Year-Old Girl

fifewiskey Re:Of course. (1174 comments)

If our liberties and privacy are constantly eroded to the point that 4 year old girls are put under this type of scrutiny, what are we defending as a nation anymore? To me, it seems the government is becoming the biggest threat to our basic freedoms. So, I’ll just make sure my shoes and laptop are in different plastic containers and no metal is in my shorts while some guy scans me and uploads the naked scans to the internet for the lolz.

All this for a class and some good coffee

more than 2 years ago

The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

fifewiskey Re:We need an open platform / open source PDA. Now (332 comments)

I believe it would be nice to set up some standards but I enjoy the extreme openness that we have today. Anyone can write an app for the phone, and who cares if it gets published or not. It's truly back to the old days of write whatever you need to make things better and share it. Once you begin to lay done the standards and organize the structure you begin to loose that "wild west" feeling.

There is a golden mean between chaos and order, however I lean a little more towards chaos in this situation.

more than 5 years ago

Google Serves a Cease and Desist On Android Modder

fifewiskey Re:Heres my 2 cents (336 comments)

Or could they be bent out of shape because the competition between them, MS, and Apple is heating up. At some point, if Google wants to "ball" with the big boys in their arena they might have to start playing the same game as them. I personally enjoy Google the way they have always been but it will probably come to the point that Google can no longer survive on just the community and googliness alone.

more than 5 years ago

First-Ever USB 3.0 Hard Drive

fifewiskey The new "MAN" (191 comments)

"Freecom outs first ever USB 3.0 hard drive
Mac users will just have to wait."

Mac is now being treated like "the Man" while Microsoft is becoming cool again with their ploy to "leak" windows 7 all those months ago. It pays to make people fill l337 and to not create a stereo type of latte sipping bohemian super artists like Apple has.

Don't get me wrong, I don't hate Mac, I just think it's funny.

Plus you're not super l33t unless you use BSD, or Windows ME...either one.

more than 5 years ago

AIDS Vaccine Is Partially Successful

fifewiskey Vaccine was actually found many years ago! (317 comments)

Didn't Magic Johnson originally find that money will actually cure your HIV? So, this really isn't new news is it?

more than 5 years ago

Google Frame Benchmarks 9x Faster than IE8

fifewiskey This speaks a lot for Google (152 comments)

Google doing this speaks a lot to the character and principles of their company...that is if you trust big companies. I'm not surprised to see that IE 8 is running faster on the Chrome framework. All my experience with IE 8 confirms why I don't use IE. It has been very unresponsive for me in multiple situations. I'm sure this is one of many steps Google is pushing for to "speed up the web".

more than 5 years ago

Intel To Challenge Android With Moblin For Mobile Devices

fifewiskey Re:Jeez (108 comments)

me....oh wait nevermind, trying to produce one now.

more than 5 years ago

Finding the First Trillion Congruent Numbers

fifewiskey Re:Why? (94 comments)

Haven't you seen the movie Pi?....math will allow us to predict the future of the stock market and give us a better understanding in regards to Kabbalah But in all seriousness, very interesting just don't see the practicality of this issue. But as someone already stated, I'm not a big math geek, I'm more of a wannabe and a poser.

more than 5 years ago

According to Linus, Linux Is "Bloated"

fifewiskey Re:Problem (639 comments)

Isn't having a decentralized type command structure what makes Linux and other Open Source projects so great? Just thinking out loud...

more than 5 years ago

Vegetative Patients Can Still Learn

fifewiskey My only request... (159 comments)

If I were to ever become a vegetable I ask only one thing...please read me all the kung-fu books while I'm out so when I come back to 100% (because I will) I can wake up being the most bad ass ever, like Neo in the Matrix. That's not to much to ask for, is it?

more than 5 years ago


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