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Journalist Sues NSA For Keeping Keith Alexander's Financial History Secret

hxnwix Re:If true. If. (200 comments)

It's true, ISIS is media savvy!

about 2 months ago

States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

hxnwix Re:Crazy (778 comments)

Wrong on all accounts

Nope, correct on all accounts. Try again.

about 2 months ago

Peer Review Ring Broken - 60 Articles Retracted

hxnwix Re:Wish I could say I was surprised (178 comments)

Look at the moderation your posts have received. Nobody likes you; nobody thinks you're right.

about 2 months ago

Train Derailment Dumps Two 737 Fuselages Into Clark Fork River

hxnwix Re:How did this get modded up (187 comments)

You can't prove a negative

It's called proof by contradiction.

about 3 months ago

Rising Sea Levels Uncover Japanese War Dead In Marshall Islands

hxnwix Re:How much have the seas risen? (182 comments)

Well, I know Venice's big problem is that the city is actually sinking into the mud. That's been known for a long time. There are parts of the city that are always a good more then 5 inches under water. You'll see buildings with door ways that are about 4 feet submerged. So I'm a little dubious of that reference.

As to this situation. I'd have to see the thing. I can't take anyone's word for this sort of thing anymore. There's too much "opinion making" going on with people trying to distort the issue to suit their own personal grinding axe.

I could do the same thing... but I won't... I'll just say I'll need to see more to believe a word of it.

You have no idea that you're not thinking for yourself, do you?

about 3 months ago

Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk

hxnwix Re:"NOAA's *worst case scenario*" (323 comments)

Indeed, I also can not accept such "theories" as "water is wet," "the sky is blue." Clearly, the science isn't in yet on the wetness of water.

about 4 months ago

Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk

hxnwix Re:Where does 7 feet of water come from? (323 comments)

Indeed. Global warming, a scam, has been disproven! DIS-PROVE- (gigantic wave washes over you)

about 4 months ago

Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk

hxnwix Re:Where does 7 feet of water come from? (323 comments)

Yep - but this is about expanding water in the REST (non-arctic) of all earths oceans, and combine THAT with the melting Antarctic ice...

Don't be focused on what's happening in the arctic circle alone...

They're intentionally missing that point. No need to explain it - they can't understand it.

about 4 months ago

Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk

hxnwix Re: Where does 7 feet of water come from? (323 comments)

It comes from ice sitting on land that melts. There's enough of that to raise the sea level by seventy meters.

about 4 months ago

Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk

hxnwix Re:Where does 7 feet of water come from? (323 comments)

Haha, no, I don't think I'm going to spend my time explaining such things as "the oceans are large." You are pig ignorance exemplified.

about 4 months ago

Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible

hxnwix Re:Netflix is a terrible test case (227 comments)

VOIP uses approximately no bandwidth relative to Mexico city's landline connection, such that the drop in Netflix traffic concomitant with any easily observed or difficult to not observe event would afford more than adequate bandwidth for voice traffic. "Packet switched networks," as you say, does include GSM, which would certainly be jammed in such an event. Perhaps the old analog cell networks could fall under the circuit switched definition, but they'd be of less use than a 2 meter piece of wire you hang outside and use to tell your folks that you didn't die, but Jose and Linda are dead (just kidding, Dad, we were all outside lying on the big trampolene and smoking dope when the big one hit. It was actually kind of fun, except we got dusty when the house collapsed.)

I do generally agree with what you're saying, though. Fucking internet is bullshit; I hate this garbage too. Nobody reads these days. Time was, we'd blue box for hours ultra long distance about phreaking just because it felt good to tie up vital resources. And these electric cars! Useless in a crisis. Well, now that I think about that more, I realize it's also not true. But I'd agree with anyone who waxed philosophical about machining piston heads that you can't exactly build your own solar panel and so '68 mustangs outgun teslas in mad max eventualities.

about 4 months ago

FTC Approves Tesla's Direct Sales Model

hxnwix Re:Tesla is a bad model (328 comments)

Wow, thanks for the Rush Limbaugh talking points. Very informative.

about 5 months ago

Singapore & South Korea Help NSA Tap Undersea Cables

hxnwix let's get some crap out of the way (137 comments)

You're not important enough for anyone to care about your private communications.
All countries spy.
I, for one, think it's hot that the NSA sees my sexts.
If the NSA didn't do this, we'd already be dead.
Everybody already knew the NSA does this, so it doesn't matter.
It's not espionage if it's the data wasn't encrypted.
The constitution is a ball of twine to be picked at until nothing remains.
Burma shave.

This fucking bullshit dispensed with, you are now free to have a meaningful conversation.

about 10 months ago

Exxon Charged With Illegally Dumping Waste In Pennsylvania

hxnwix Re:They dumped the waste water yet no misconduct (246 comments)

It's according to how much actual toxic waste was in the water.

While the article (and the excerpt above) mention a list of scary chemicals that "can" be found in wastewater from natural gas drilling, it's also quite possible that the major component was... mud. And a small percentage of oil (usually three percent or less, and even lower for a natural gas well, all the way down to "practically zero") - and other not-very-toxic stuff. Or "toxic chemicals" found in parts per million or lower. If they were using fracking chemicals, the mud might have had some bleach and surfactants in it.

Now, if the rock they were drilling through had a high metal content, the water may have picked up some of that - but probably not too much, overall. Enough to break water standards, but not enough to be actually dangerous.

Since there's no charges, it was probably low-concentration stuff - a technical violation, but not serious.

Dear lord, drilling mud is more than just plain mud. "Parts per million! Who cares about a few parts per million!?"

Those are the parts that get you!

1 year,10 days

Apple Isn't the Next Microsoft (and That's a Good Thing)

hxnwix Too successful (269 comments)

iOS has become too mainstream. The masses like it. This can't be tolerated! So, how can this be rectified?

Make it look more like windows phone metro crud. Then, only the fanboys will like it.

about a year ago

With Sales Down, Whale Meat Flogged As Source of Strength

hxnwix Re:Ok, so if no-one is eating it, why bother with (311 comments)

It's a nationalism thing. Even if no Japanese person would eat a single mouthful of whale, the Japanese nationalists would still want whales hunted solely to stick a finger in the eye of the gaijins.

about a year ago

Turkish PM: "To Me, Social Media Is the Worst Menace To Society."

hxnwix just let them have the park! (418 comments)

Forget the plans to replace the park (the last remaining public park with trees in the city) with yet another shopping mall. That's all the protesters want! It's all over real estate developers wanting to bulldoze a park.


about a year ago

Overconfidence: Why You Suck At Making Development Time Estimates

hxnwix break the problem down into parts, carefully... (297 comments)

Break the problem down into parts. Carefully consider contingencies. Get creative - sleep on it. Think about it in the shower. What bullshit will crop up as I work on this project?

Using all your experience as to how long similar components took to implement in the past, plus how much longer it would have taken if worst case nuclear godzilla attack had occurred, compute time estimates for each component.

Add all the time estimates together.

Multiply by the Planck constant in Joule seconds / (pi^3 / e^2) * 10^34... approximately 1.58. It has something to do with brane theory and the double slit experiment. Trust me.

about a year ago

Fisker Lays Off Most Workers, Plans To Shop Around Remaining Assets

hxnwix Re: Remember, boys and girls: (276 comments)

Indeed. Furthermore, how many trillions has the US spent supporting a government in Afghanistan that is no less hated and corrupt than the Republic of South Vietnam was? A government that will last just as long without US support?

And yet, these cretins worry over things costing less than a thousandth the cost. Keep cutting discretionary spending and keep stealing from social security to cut taxes on the rich, US, and you'll be just like Russia in no time. Minus the natural resources. We Norwegians hoped Obama might get you back on track, but you guys apparently resent it, and it is ultimately your right to decline and deteriorate if you want.

FYI, unemployment for graduates with engineering degrees is less than 1% here, and immigration into Norway is easy for skilled workers. Send your useful people to Norway and let the rest finally have things as they please. You deserve better, and the idiots just plain deserve it.

about a year and a half ago



iPhone SIM lock bypassed

hxnwix hxnwix writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hxnwix writes "Gizmodo reports that the iPhone SIM lock has been bypassed in a manner replicable by anyone, provided that they have a Turbo SIM card. The method does not require opening or modifying the phone. According to users on the bladox forums, it allows the iPhone to, in non-roaming mode on other carrier's networks, make and receive calls, make a GPRS data connection and send & receive SMS messages."
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