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Cell Phone Jamming Devices Enjoy an Increase In Popularity

foo1752 Re:I use my iPad on the train (805 comments)

I mean, it's raw uncut assholishness, all the time, and everyone KNOWS it, but for now, they all DO IT anyway.

Actually, the point is that the assholes don't think what they're doing is assholish at all. This will never change.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Dividing Digital Assets In Divorce?

foo1752 Re:Blegh (458 comments)

I mean even the RIAA and MPAA isn't going to sue for sharing with your wife.


more than 2 years ago

FCC Bars Lightsquared From Using Airwaves

foo1752 Re:Sucks for Lightsquared (178 comments)

I know that it is probably too much to ask, but if you had read some of the letter from the NTIA, they specifically mention that there are no performance standards for GPS equipment to be compared against. That is, no one ever told manufacturers of GPS equipment that they had to deal with so much interference in neighboring frequency bands. The result of this may be that some standards are developed, but that does nothing for the huge installed base of GPS receivers.

more than 2 years ago

New Cars Vulnerable To Wireless Theft

foo1752 Fob range extender (280 comments)

This just sounds like they build a range extender for the key fob, allowing the fob to be MUCH farther away from the car than it would normally have to be. This is nice to allow access to the car and to get it started, but once you've driven the car out of range of the (range-extended) fob, you'll never get the car started again. Maybe it doesn't matter if they're just taking the car to a chop shop. Still scary, though.

more than 3 years ago

Cook's Magazine Claims Web Is Public Domain

foo1752 Re:Recipes aren't necessarily copyrightable (565 comments)

(the GPL is a copyright license).

No, the GPL is a license. The creator of the work retains the copyright.

more than 3 years ago

Droid X Self-Destructs If You Try To Mod

foo1752 Re:Easy for hackers to fix? (757 comments)

then the equivalent of "jamming in a penny" should be safe and effective

Except that the "eFuse" is inside one of the ICs, probably one of the processors, and is completely inaccessible. Since you won't be able to modify the code that checks the state of the fuse AND you can't physically "jam a penny" into the fuse, you're still shit out of luck.

more than 4 years ago

Cisco Says Vegas Conference Attendees' Information Was Leaked

foo1752 Re:so what? (97 comments)

Losing credit card numbers or bank account numbers for large groups is bad; losing email addresses is not.

Losing email addresses is not AS BAD as losing more sensitive information, but it is still not good. I, for one, wouldn't be happy about that information being exposed.

more than 4 years ago

ASCAP Declares War On Free Culture, EFF

foo1752 ASCAP v. RIAA (483 comments)

It seems that the ASCAP should be going after the RIAA so that artists can actually make money on music recordings again. Forget about free. People are willing to pay for music, but even when they do, how much do the artists actually get anyway? Not much, if anything.

more than 4 years ago

Fatal Flaw Discovered In Invisibility Cloaks

foo1752 I see no sig... (255 comments)

I'm sorry, my "Disable sigs" preference has completely cloaked your sig.

more than 4 years ago

Dell Defect Turning 2.2GHz CPU Into 100MHz CPU?

foo1752 Re:scours of users (314 comments)

Actually, it was used as a noun. According to the wiktionary, "scours" is described as "diarrhea in horses and cattle caused by intestinal infection." That sounds about right.

more than 4 years ago

Recovering the Slums of the Internet?

foo1752 Re:4chan (218 comments)

Mod parent +5,000, Insightful.

You missed your chance, dude. You should have said: Mod parent over 9000, Insightful.

more than 4 years ago

Terminator Franchise To Be Auctioned Off

foo1752 Re:Everything but the first two films? (256 comments)

Forget "rebooting." What they need to do is to combine franchises. I'm anxiously awaiting the Alien vs. Terminator movie, myself. Its set in the future after the Terminators have wiped out all of the humans. Tag line: Alien vs. Terminator: Who ever wins, we're already dead, so we don't give a fuck anymore. It's going to be huge!

more than 4 years ago

Lawyer Demands Jury Stops Googling

foo1752 Re:Heaven forbid... (517 comments)

Given how important a functioning judiciary is to society, jury service really ought to be better rewarded, so competent people don't have such a strong incentive to get out of it.

Even if I did want to serve on a jury (I've never been given the opportunity), one or the other of the lawyers would probably reject me as a juror. Its widely known that they don't want smart, well-informed people on the jury so that their bullshit can work better.

more than 4 years ago

Dirty Coding Tricks To Make a Deadline

foo1752 Re:Here's one... (683 comments)

Don't be absurd. Even the lowliest code would know that it is "#define" and not "#DEFINE" and that there is NO equals sign! Gah!

about 5 years ago

CoS Bigwig Likens Wikipedia Ban to Nazis' Yellow Star Decree

foo1752 Re:This is only the beginning. (567 comments)

it is the only way to be sure, of course.

more than 5 years ago

Can "Page's Law" Be Broken?

foo1752 Re:Page's Law. (255 comments)

Why would he bother? Google is (will be) far more notable than any silly "Page's Law" will ever be.

more than 5 years ago

Huge Supernova Baffles Scientists

foo1752 Re:Ruh-roh! (358 comments)

(eying the sun nervously)...

Do not look directly at the sun with remaining eye!

more than 5 years ago


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