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Libyan Rebels Weaponize Power Wheels Toys

hurting now Re:The US couldn't have done this for under $100mi (310 comments)

We should take a lesson from this... get rid of the damn patents. We'd have to spend millions of dollars to prove that we didn't rip off someone else's design.

more than 3 years ago

Google Announces Chrome OS, For Release Mid-2010

hurting now I for one... (1089 comments)

...continue to welcome my soveriegn overlords... Google.

They have pwned my soul for the past 6 years!!!

more than 5 years ago

Epic Sticking With Classic Controllers For Now

hurting now Re:That makes two of us (64 comments)

My wife uses it in her daily Wii Fit and Wii Sports routine & my grandmother uses it at her nursing home 1x a week... there is a sign up sheet and a line. I have used it for Wii Sports and Zelda's crossbow training, but otherwise, for the games that allow a controller, I use the controller. Heck, my mother touched Wii and hates anything that isn't a typewriter.

more than 5 years ago

10 Business Lessons I Learned From Playing D&D

hurting now Re:What I learned (257 comments)

I also learned that playing D&D makes you sarcastic and bitter.

Really? No shit.

more than 5 years ago

LucasArts To Re-Release Old Games Through Steam

hurting now Brilliant! (147 comments)

This is brilliant marketing by LucasArts... and they are going to make a crap load of cash off it.

By using Steam &/or XBL, they don't have to "go gold", market deals with big box distributors, remaking packaging, etc. And we as the players don't have to screw around with DOSBox or SCUMVM.

I'm excited and ready to buy some classics!

more than 5 years ago

Sony Files Patent On "Any-Object" Motion Control

hurting now Processor (69 comments)

So what proc will they use for this? There current choice is highly suspect (imo)...

more than 5 years ago

If You Live By Free, You Will Die By Free

hurting now Honestly... (251 comments)

Mark Cuban is an ass.

He is a DRM proponent, and can't stand the idea of true innovation whether its a "free" model or not.

Sure, if you live by "free" you will die by "free"... but won't you die happy knowing that you were "free"?

more than 5 years ago

Beautiful Security

hurting now Thnx (81 comments)

While these essays are probably available in some form or another on the web, I'll be in for one of these books. Thank you for the review.

As an Information Security professional, I look for books and other easy to read documentation that I can recommend to management and others who indicate an interest in (or need a push in the right direction) info security. Most of the time, if I e-mail them a link or story, it gets blown off. If I can put a document (screw paper saving) in their hands or a book with a chapter as "homework" I seem to get a better response.

more than 5 years ago

MPLS Provider claims DOS attack...

hurting now Re:I was going to say (2 comments)

Actually no, different financial. As a follow up, today, the MPLS provider is saying that they were not a victim of a DOS, but of a poor network. We are looking for alternatives.

more than 5 years ago

DOJ Confirms Google Antitrust Investigation

hurting now Re:Serves you right! (186 comments)

Anti-trust is based on the altruist idea that the more successful you are - (aka "selfish") - the more evil you are, and the evil successful need to be brought down to favor the less successful, or failures. This also happens to be the moral underpinning for bailouts, welfare, "soak the rich", government healthcare, and many more.

Oh yeah, it's also a Christian ideal.

Being a so called "liberal Christian" I'm very curious about how Anti-trust is a Christian ideal. Doesn't the "Good Book" say to go and do things to the best of our abilities?

more than 5 years ago

Emulated PC Enables Linux Desktop In Your Browser

hurting now Java... making work more fun on Fridays! (165 comments)

So I tell my boss that I'm testing a Linux desktop... by playing games in my browser?! Sweet action, I'm in. Happy Friday!

more than 5 years ago

Judge Tentatively Dismisses Case Against Lori Drew

hurting now Re:They should have found a more appropriate charg (420 comments)

They didn't prove that she had a plan, they only showed that she tampered with an account. Thankfully our legal system requires the burden of PROOF.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Family Safety Filter Blocks Google

hurting now Re:It's the Os (332 comments)

Uhm, not sure where you work, but its more of NSFW!

more than 5 years ago

CA Legislature Torpedoes IT Overtime

hurting now Overtime?! What overtime?! (555 comments)

I'm a salaried sucker who works with information security (obviously I enjoy life less - according to research)... I haven't seen an dollar of overtime since I got this job! Yet, I also believe that I am paid fairly for what I do and the part of the country where I live. I make more than 66% of the people living in my county... given the medium salary for a family of 4 is $29,000 year.

more than 6 years ago




Fox News and Google Gears?!

hurting now hurting now writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Today I was using Chrome and stopped over at Foxnews.com (via Google News). While there, I click on another story. At that point, Google Gears popped up and asked "The website below wants to store information on your computer using Gears. http://www.foxnews.com"

Then there is the cute little box that says I trust this site. Of course I hit deny.

What the hell is going on that neither Foxnews.com or Google Gears says anything about this!? Has anyone else seen this or can share about it?!

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