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Finfisher Spyware Use By Governments Expanding, Masquerades as Firefox

filekutter Re:In the USA, that's criminal. (108 comments)

Agreed. Obviously a company here in the usa would LOVE to offer up a program like this to sell to the govt, political groups, et al; but can't because of laws which would make it prohibitive, if not too costly. I have to admit my disgust that there are people who would actually consider such a program and its production; its anathema to so many ideals I cherish. These people are obviously bottom feeders. If they DO get a visit from Homeland "security", it will be most likely to purchase or rent the software and hide its use behind "need to know" rules.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

filekutter Re:Just one thing, choice. (951 comments)

True, and its been marketed with very little challenge since the advent of Direct X, Direct Show, etc. Just DX was an easy cap to Linux/Unix along with whining about copyrights and such. Unfortunately though, both Linux and Unix are far superior gaming platforms when supplied with all needed drivers.... they just plain run faster, more efficiently, and without the bloat.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

filekutter Just one thing, choice. (951 comments)

For me its simply choice... an OS that allows me to just install and run any game I want to play. I have to acknowledge that I lay all the blame at Microsoft's feet; they have blocked alternative OSes ruthlessly over the years, but, I still like my games.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Demos C++ AMP At AMD Developers Summit

filekutter Wasn't there news that HTML5 was the code for (187 comments)

Win 8 desktop? So, where will C++ come into the new OS? Don't get me wrong, I am not a programmer, but I am a tad confused. I know the most rudimentary of C++ coding so maybe I"m just whistling dixie in a tube... but does this mean C++ still relevant on the desktop or will there have to be an old Win 95 layering of code?

more than 3 years ago
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Scientists Cleared of Misusing Global Warming Data

filekutter We've seen this before (541 comments)

NOAA is exonerated, but Inhofe now says this is not clearing the charges and instead, will continue to issue charges and slander at the EPA during the now on-going attempts by Republicans to gut the organization. This is almost perfectly mirrored by Gov. Walker's moves to kill worker's abilities to legally negotiate and/or go on strike. Its not what the Government representatives are saying that is important, its what the goals are. For Wisconsin its a move to force employees to accept work contracts and any changes the company may deign to add, without an ability to challenge. For the EPA its the complete neutering of environmental safeguards and monitoring, thus enabling companies to reduce the monies spent to ensure their production has minimal if or no impact on our environment. Both situations are only being pursued by government representatives with the reduction of corporate responsibility and accountability. To finalize this argument I point to the "Prank" call to Walker; wherein you can infer cronyism, and a willfulness to forgo even a semblance of altruism in exchange for a quid pro quo with corporate interests and power.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Eyeing Internet ID For Americans

filekutter Security and profits? (487 comments)

We DON"T need the private sector "enhancing" our security. In fact, that's an oxymoron.

more than 3 years ago
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The Definitive Evisceration of The Phantom Menace *NSFW*

filekutter Absolutely spot on (629 comments)

I have to admit I was disappointed with the second Star Wars, and then a disdain took over as the story lines, dialogue, and elements of the movies were more and more dumbed down "for" children. For that reason I never even bothered to pirate/download the phantom menace. I'd been insulted enough times. Well done and more entertaining than the movie you reviewed! Thank you!

more than 4 years ago
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FreeBSD 8.0 Released

filekutter Re:Why would a desktop user would run it? (235 comments)

Plain and simple... Unix is over 30 yrs old. A rugged, mature, operating system in comparison to the still teenaged Linux. Just the ports system makes BSD eclipse the nightmare of program installation on a Linux box. Yes, you do have lots of nice sand-boxed apps that can install nicely.. but BSD allows you an easy install everything in the Ports dir. I'll take a battle-scarred Unix any day over Linux.

more than 4 years ago
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Review: Dragon Age: Origins

filekutter Re:No coop or multiplayer? (452 comments)

I have been pondering the lack of coop and multi in the game since buying it, but, I also haven't enjoyed singleplay this much in any other RPG since NWN 1 (which just doesn't hold up in comparison). I do wish I could play this on a social server, but I"m perfectly happy to enjoy the level of writing depth in exchange. Absolutely gorgeous game.

more than 4 years ago
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Armadillo Aerospace Claims Level 2 Lunar Lander Prize

filekutter Re:Woohooo (134 comments)

I'm so happy for AA I am going to fly onto my roof and dance nekkid till I get arrested. OH, and for those who may need a chuckle, I present this forum @ Space Fellowship. Arrogance, conceit, mis-understood genius, and more ! Troll heaven abounds ! http://spacefellowship.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=10511

about 5 years ago
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EA Comes Under Fire for Shady PR Stunts

filekutter Re:"Outraged Christian bloggers" ? (228 comments)

Actually Xtian screamers/shouters are a small minority, but unfortunately they get a lot of press and hence are LOUDER. Along with being hypocritical by denouncing "lies", they're still attempting to control the content of all thought and voice... and should be and easily can be, ignored. Their beliefs are not only the source of most of the pain and death around the world but also the source of the most misleading policies coming out of Congress.

about 5 years ago
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DirectX 10 Coming To Linux and Mac

filekutter Re:Why not work on another API? (152 comments)

Due to economic strait jacketing my video card upgrade was the ATI HD3850 on AGP. Thanks to ATI's refusal to release driver support for FreeBSD or Linux I'm basically stuck with fracking Winderz... I'm sure this makes Microsoft VERY happy. I feel like I'm living in a digital version of Cold War Russia.

more than 5 years ago
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UK Company Sold Workers' Secret Data

filekutter Re:much bigger damage to society (122 comments)

I agree with you totally pmarini. Unfortunately this is just the proverbial iceberg tip, with much more still hidden. These are corporations whose activities the last few decades since Reagan have centered on removal of restrictions, merging of interests with national law, and abolition through demonization of unions.

more than 5 years ago
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Quake Live Open Beta Begins Feb. 24th

filekutter Re:I played the closed beta... (60 comments)

I've been playing it daily for quite a while now and having a ball. The game is true to the original with a few very nice new maps, very fast, very frantic. But, what I am enjoying most is finding people who used to play the original Quake versions online. There's just something special about the early quake community that I've missed in the newer online gmaes. It was a community of friendly, eager to help, and even polite players who would then proceed to nail you over and over with perfect rails. Its a very welcome return IMHO. Thanks Id.

more than 5 years ago
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US Nuclear Weapons Lab Loses 67 Computers

filekutter Re:Anyone RTFA? (185 comments)

OMG, Texas has the bomb.

more than 5 years ago
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Fallout 3 DLC and Games For Windows Live Woes

filekutter Re:Screw the DLC (121 comments)

Yes, it can run perfectly on a 'normal' desktop PC. You do need to at least download and install the first official patch and then disable FFShow for Fallout 3 in FFShow's options. Also recommended that you disable the in-game radio on your Pipboy, to stop sound issues. I now run it fullscreen with AA at 4x. 3.2 dual core and ATI HD3850... definitely NOT your upscale gamer but more than adequate.

more than 5 years ago
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Fallout 3 DLC and Games For Windows Live Woes

filekutter Re:Screw the DLC (121 comments)

I totally agree with you on that... Bethesda sat on their hands while the players spent months finding fixes just so we could play a $50 game. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it immensely, but I don't get any feeling of snuggly goodness from that company at all. And then to top it off they jump in bed with Microsoft whose GFWL is the most annoying piece of navigating I've ever seen... I give up. Bethesda should have made the first DLC free as an apology for their mangled product release. Though I want to play the add-on there is no way I'll give them any more money.

more than 5 years ago
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6 Pennsylvania Teens Face Child Porn Charges For Pics of Selves

filekutter Re:Think of the children (1044 comments)

Hmmm, I believe that would be the first trial where NO ONE could view the evidence without being then cuffed and charged with viewing child porn. Sheesh, maybe they'll have to get a Eunuch judge and jury? Silliest arrest I've heard... since the last silly arrest

more than 5 years ago
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AVG Backs Down From Flooding the Internet

filekutter Re:Good Stuff! (297 comments)

I truly hope they have stopped and removed the whole module from the package. I've been using AVG faithfully for a long time but I removed it yesterday and installed Avira for a test drive. I cannot, and will not condone such actions on the part of any company, no matter how altruistic their past activities were perceived. More and more the values I remember from the 1990s are being swept away and replaced by bottom-line interests to mollify greedy CEOs. Look, you can't make ANYTHING perfectly safe, its just impossible. Accept it, and move on. Its a wild, wooly world out there and S**t happens. If you're in the way of it you're going to have a bad day, and there's NO way to stop it except common sense and irrational LUCK. There's no crystal balls for predicting "bad" behavior... the cops are REACTIVE, not Pro-active. AV software should scan when asked and do nothing else. AVG lost my trust forever, into the dumpster with 'em.

more than 6 years ago

Submissions

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Weaponized radiation testing from 1950 to 1970 in St Louis discovered

filekutter filekutter writes  |  about 2 years ago

filekutter writes "Quote from paper: "This piece analyzes a covert Manhattan Project spin-off organization referred to here as
the Manhattan-Rochester Coalition, and an obscure aerosol study in St. Louis, Missouri,
conducted under contract by the U.S. military from 1953-1954, and 1963-1965. The military-
sponsored studies targeted a segregated, high-density urban area..."
Link to research paper:http://gradworks.umi.com/35/15/3515886.html"

Link to Original Source
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Boingboing hacked

filekutter filekutter writes  |  more than 3 years ago

filekutter writes "Boingboing.net has been hacked. A ridiculous photo of a guy with a many-penises costume and this "CORY COCKOROW.. I MEAN DOCTOROW.. SUCKS MANY DICKS. STOP POSTING ABOUT OTHER HACKS AND SECURITY CONCERNS WHEN YOU LACK THE KNOWLEDGE YOURSELF." I won't post the name of the supposed "genius". Its so nice to see the smart people of the Haxxoring community showing their knowledge in equitable ways."
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A Thank You to BSG

filekutter filekutter writes  |  more than 5 years ago

filekutter writes "I just want to make a little thread for people who wish, to just leave a thank you to the entire crew of people who brought us Battlestar Galactica. Other threads exist for critiquing and breaking down the stories, but I just want to thank them for the best shows I've seen in a very... long time. Thank you"
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Southern California Earthquake reported by BBC

filekutter filekutter writes  |  more than 5 years ago

filekutter writes "BBC World TV news reported a 5.4 earthquake in southern California area 20 minutes ago. No further information at this time"
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news

filekutter filekutter writes  |  more than 6 years ago

filekutter writes "I heard today that Bush had said some extremely belligerent (John Wayne-ish) comments in response to the Russian incursion/invasion of Georgia, but have been unable to corroborate this with any of the new services I have in bookmarks. So, my question is only... can I get some bookmarks to independent news sources that people know of where I can get unscripted, non-partisan, yet totally factual news? thank you."

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CNT underbelly

filekutter filekutter writes  |  more than 7 years ago We wipe, we dress, we wash, problems we address. Health care has become an industrial morass cum 1984... Techs......... let me HEAR YOU!!

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