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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

iamhassi Re:He claims this himself (390 comments)

He's 39 and no one has ever heard of him. That alone is enough to mean he did not live up to his full potential if he really has a 197 IQ. IQ only means potential is there, IQ does not guarantee greatness.

about a week ago

Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

iamhassi Re:Well at least they saved the children! (790 comments)

The bigger issue is how much effort Google is placing into search people's accounts for child porn

apparently a lot FTFA: "It’s why Google actively removes illegal imagery from our services -- including search and Gmail -- and immediately reports abuse to NCMEC. "

This is very scary. I wouldn't touch any google device or service with a ten foot pole. If I owned any google stock I would dump it all immediately. While this sounds all well and good, how long before google starts looking for stock tips or other information in email? They already said they will scan your emails for anything they want and you can't do anything about it: "how much privacy users can expect when using Google's services like email. In a word: none. A year ago, in a court brief, Google said as much. Then, in April, after a class-action case against Google for email scanning fell apart, Google updated its terms of service to warn people that it was automatically analyzing emails."

I'm putting my android devices on ebay, I don't want to use anything google for anymore than I have to. Google has gone from "don't be evil" to "only be evil"

about two weeks ago

Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell

iamhassi Re: Men are obsolete (387 comments)

We do not need women, one woman is born with thousands of eggs ready for harvesting and

about two weeks ago

PlayStation Now, Sony's 'Netflix For Games' -- Pros and Cons

iamhassi Re: sega channel (75 comments)

Playstation+ is only $50 a year and it gives you a large selection of games to play? That's cheaper than Netflix, how is this not news?

about two weeks ago

Driverless Buses Ruled Out For London, For Now

iamhassi Re: How many drivers? (84 comments)

Will be as in inevitable or will be as in the jobs are in the future so they're not really "lost" since they don't exist yet? I'm guessing you mean both. Very few will be fired from driverless cars, I'm guessing most people will stop choosing a career as a bus driver. Besides 40 years is long enough that everyone who drives a bus now probably won't be in 40 years.
Taxi drivers could be replaced by smartphone apps, you'll tell your smartphone where you want to go and a taxi arrives to take you do the destination, no need to tell anyone in the taxi where you need to go so no problems with speech recognition or a language barrier

about three weeks ago

Driverless Buses Ruled Out For London, For Now

iamhassi Re: Speech recognition (84 comments)

Agreed, why would you need speech recognition on a bus? I can maybe understand on a taxi, but a bus just goes from one stop to another.

Anyone else notice it said next 4 decades? 40 years, yes everything will be driverless in 40 years. That's sort of obvious, we already have much of the driverless technology in many high end cars now, with them able to stay in a lane, adjust cruise control and even stop to avoid a collision.

about three weeks ago

Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

iamhassi Re: RACIST! (514 comments)

This. The article was confusing, at first I thought he was against h-1b visas and wanted more Americans working, then it switched to not enough black programmers. There is a huge number of minorities working in the tech industry but it's not the black minority. Is Jesse Jackson supporting Americans or blacks only?

about three weeks ago

Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

iamhassi Re: Failsafe? (468 comments)

Gives new meaning to Blue Screen Of Death

about a month and a half ago

When Beliefs and Facts Collide

iamhassi Re:It's Okay (725 comments)

You must be an American if you equate liberal with socialist. In Europe, they tend to be the very opposite of each other.

Yep. The European Liberals actually stand for liberty. The American users of the name are the opposite — their first solution to any problem is to create a government agency responsible for solving it, as well as simply banning the use of anything potentially dangerous — and thus the proper name for them is Illiberal.

You're right: Liberalism in Europe
"In general, liberalism in Europe is a political movement that supports a broad tradition of individual liberties and constitutionally-limited and democratically accountable government. This usually encompasses the belief that government should act to alleviate poverty and other social problems, but not through radical changes to the structure of society."

A "liberal" in Europe wants smaller govt like conservatives do in America, while liberals in America want a bigger govt that has more control and attempts to eliminate poverty by equalizing income like a socialist would, like doubling minimum wage to the same wage most college graduates receive.

about a month and a half ago

15-Year-Old Developing a 3D Printer 10x Faster Than Anything On the Market

iamhassi Re:Another child making unsupported claims (203 comments)

"The most advanced, the most reliable, the fastest 3D printer ever created"

He says it is "fastest", but he does NOT say it is "ten times faster" as the summary claims. He also says it is "advanced" and "reliable" but neither of those adjectives necessarily imply that it is precise.

He also didn't say if it is cost effective. It's easy to make the fastest or best or most reliable of anything, problem is making it at a price that people are willing to pay.

about a month and a half ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

iamhassi Re:Reputational Damage (346 comments)

Didn't google ask for this?

Google: we can't do that without a court order
Bank: here is your court order
Google: WHAAAA?? Can't believe you just gave us a court order!
Bank: ....... O_o

about a month and a half ago

Is LG's New Ultra Widescreen Display Better Than "Normal" 4K?

iamhassi Re:I get it.. but I won't get it (304 comments)

I guess i'm missing the money to purchase something that I can do without! ;-)

Kidding, right? I have three 22" 1680x1050 monitors, only $50 each on craigslist. That's 5040x1050 compared to 1920x1200. Games in eyefinity are beautiful when the screens wrap around you and all you see from the corners of your eye is more of the video game. Looking at one flat screen is annoying now, it's like I'm missing the rest of the game. I don't know why the new consoles don't have two more video outputs for two more screens.

three 30" though.... I don't know if I would want all that, I would have to turn my head to look from one side to the other, I would be exhausted from constantly looking around LOL. 22 to 24" is about the limit with three screens on a desktop if you don't want to have to turn your head to look from one corner to the other unless you're placing the screens several feet away.

about 3 months ago

Is LG's New Ultra Widescreen Display Better Than "Normal" 4K?

iamhassi Re:Is this an ad ? (304 comments)

Agreed. Needs to be at least 6 foot wide, same as three decent sized LCDs, and should be a reasonable resolution, 5760x1080 which is what three HD monitors would be. Then I would be interested, but 3440 isn't even 2x1920, so you're actually losing horizontal real estate compared to 2 cheap HD monitors.

Why buy this 34" at $1,500 when it has less space than two $200 $26" LCDs? I would have 52" total, 3840x1080 resolution and spend $400 instead of $1,500.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Which VHS Player To Buy?

iamhassi Re:Pre Macrovision with 4+ heads (201 comments)

Not always. Heads are used for many things. The first 4 head units were done for better pause action not for better EP mode.

Was this right after "Basic Instinct" came out on VHS? ;-)

If you want porn, watch porn. What the point on pausing a movie to hopefully see some cunt's crotch.

Because you're 13 and internet didn't exist yet, pausing a movie was the best you got.

about 4 months ago

Google Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit Over Default Search on Android Phones

iamhassi Re:flame on! (221 comments)

Bing won't send you ads in your gmail based on your searches on bing.

about 4 months ago

SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

iamhassi Price fixing (256 comments)

Am I then only one that sees that price gouging is going on with SSDs?

I bought my Corsiar 115gb SSD for $69.99 in July of 2012. That's almost 2 years ago. Today a generic 120gb SSD costs $69.99 from newegg. 5 more gb, same price 2 years later. If I want a Corsiar SSD again, a 120gb one costs $109, $40 *more* than what I paid 2 years ago!

More manufactures make SSDs now and more devices use SSD now, but you're going to tell me years later the prices haven't dropped?

Come on, give me a break, obvious price fixing is going on with SSD prices, I can't be the only one that sees this, when the was last time that prices on computer hardware went up years later? Never? This is just like the one billion dollar LCD price fixing scheme a few years ago, I'm sure this will be in the news a few years from now.

about 3 months ago

Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

iamhassi Re:I'm not going to stand for this (312 comments)

Not with my knees.

You're right. I'm guessing these office workers have never been waitresses or had a job requiring 8 hours of standing because if they had they would appreciate being able to sit instead of standing. Standing prolonged hours causes varicose veins and can cause knee and joint pain. Sitting just causes a fat butt. Solution is to get up and walk around every so often. Most of these office workers have regular scheduled breaks, they need to use their breaks to get up and be active.

about 4 months ago

Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

iamhassi Re:Weak? No, it is not. (312 comments)

A person can buy a Maserati, but i said person doesn't change the oil and let water and particulate go into the gas tank, the car will turn into garbage. The car wasn't garbage. The owner was a careless fool at best (and a f*tard at worst.)

clearly you have never owned a Maserati if you think they are not garbage.

about 4 months ago



Surge in PlayStation 3 trade-ins due to PSN Outage

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 3 years ago

iamhassi writes ""The ongoing PlayStation Network outage is beginning to have an effect on the high street, Edge can reveal.

Our sources indicate a growing trend of PS3 consoles being traded in for cash or Xbox 360s, slumping sales of PSN points cards and a shift in the ratio of multiplatform game sales and pre-orders away from PS3.

“In the first week of downtime we did not really see any major change in sales or trades,” says one source, a store manager at a major UK retailer speaking on condition of anonymity. “However from the second week onwards we have seen an increase of over 200 per cent on PS3 consoles being traded in, split almost 50/50 between those trading for cash and those taking a 360 instead.”""

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Shop owner calls customers "tard" in Craigslist Ad

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "In an amazing display of lack of judgement Tony's Computer Shop in St. Charles, Missouri decided to refer to customers as "tard" in a recent ad on Craigslist: "shop owners hate when people say that, and it makes you look like a tard... Tony's Computer Shop , 1207 S Duchesne , St.Charles MO 63301 , 636-493-9392". Copy of the ad incase it disappears"
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Toyota to borrow, test Woz's Prius for a week

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "Only a day after Steve Wozniak mentioned at Discovery Forum 2010 (and reported on slashdot) that he was having sudden and repeatable acceleration issues with his 2010 Prius, the Toyota U.S. President has passed Woz his personal number and his Toyota dealer will be testing the car for a week and giving him a loaner. They're also recalling the 2010 Prius, but of course this has nothing to do with Steve."
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How many Processes are running on your desktop box

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "this same poll was asked Feb 24th, 2000. I think it should be asked again to celebrate it's 10 year anniversary

How many Processes are running on your desktop box?
More than 150

How to pick a really good security question

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "Web developers are always looking for a better way to provide security for their sites. Answers to common security questions like "What's your mother's maiden name" or "Where did you meet your wife/husband" are all too easy to find on social networks as we all discovered from Sarah Palin's email hacking. Lifehacker provides some insight and tips on how to choose a really good security question and what to avoid."
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Hasta la Vista, baby: Ars reviews Windows 7

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "With much fanfare and even a few parties, Windows 7 has arrived. In this extensive review, Peter Bright of dives deep into Microsoft's new OS offering to see what's new, what's still the same, and whether it's worth upgrading."
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Choose Good Security Questions and Better Answers

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi writes "Security questions are a part of the internet, right up there with logins and passwords. No one thought much about them until Sara Palin's Yahoo account was hacked because her security question was something stupidly easy to find online: "Where did you meet your spouse?"

So now security questions have been given the attention they deserve, but I still see supposedly knowledgeable websites (I'm looking at you suggesting really poor security questions.

Because I hate the idea of people googling "good security questions" and being offered poor questions like "What is your oldest sibling's birthday month? (e.g., January)" (Bet I can guess it in twelve guesses or less!) or "Where does your nearest sibling live? " (Gee, hope you two aren't friends on each other's facebook or myspace, because it would only take a minute to find the answer), I've decided to post actual good security questions and why they're good questions.

A good security question will have the following characteristics:
1. Easy to remember, even 5 or 10 yrs from now
2. At least thousands of possible answers
3. Not a question you would answer on facebook, myspace, in a "Fun Questions to Ask" survey, or in a article or interview
4. Simple one or two word answer
5. Never changes"

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iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 7 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "from consumeraffairs: ""When my car is on any kind of slick surface that causes one of the front wheels to slip, ALL power to the drive system is stopped," wrote Christopher of Reston, Virginia", and he had to push his car up a hill because the wheels refused to budge. The dealership was able replicate the problem, and a Toyota spokeswoman calls it a "safety feature"."



did we go to the moon?

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 8 years ago the idiots saying we didnt are way stupider than the people saying we did.

here's a page saying we didnt:

under their "Still Not Convinced?... Here's 32 things that need to be answered!" at the bottom of the page it says for #28:
"In 2002 a top of the range computer requires at least 64 Mb of memory to run a simulated Moon landing, and that does not include the memory required to take off again once landed. The alleged computer on board Apollo 11 had 32k of memory. That's the equivalent of a simple calculator."

umm... maybe because it's running windows jackasses! Guess the morons weren't alive back in the pre-windows days, when I was playing full color video games on a Apple II with a whopping 4k. They had a spreadsheets similar to Excel called VisiCalc that could automatically calculate forumlas AND display them on PCs with only 4k of ram. And this was running on generic BASIC code on the Apple, image a computer completely designed for one purpose only, calculating getting to the moon and back, similar to how PC's require far more processing power to play games that game console systems play with 1/10th of the CPU and graphics abilities.

These are the morons people believe?? I mean sure some of their stuff sounds weird, like shadows and stars and flags flapping in the wind and all that shit, and that all of this was made in a movie studio (although what's with the wind in a movie studio?). If it was in a movie studio all this shit would have been way more perfect! I mean they had some pretty damn good movies come out before 1969 when the first landing took place, like Planet of the Apes and 2001 both came out in 68. If they wanted to fake it i'm damn sure the director of 2001 could have done it and at least got the damn shadows right! They could have gone back and edited and reshot everything until it was completely perfect and still broadcast it as "live", not like anyone would know it wasnt right? See all the "mistakes" only prove it's 100% legit.


my +5 posts

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 10 years ago just my posts that reached +5. I've had quite a few but lose track of them over time.

where's the 8 lbs of lead?? (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday April 08, @04:07AM

Re:Train My Replacement? (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday April 07, @02:54AM

it plays SOUND? .... wow, what's next? (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday April 06, @12:45AM

Re:Normal Practice at Wal-Mart (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Sunday April 04, @07:40PM

Re:Ob5thElement (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday March 30, @04:50AM

Re:how much video can the camera hold? (Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Friday April 09, @07:51PM

Re:Testing (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Sunday April 11, @07:21PM

Re:You could build a video projector (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday April 14

how does frame dragging relate to warp speed? (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday April 19

In other news, slashdot buys XMPCRs (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday August 30

Re:What? (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday November 24, @10:32PM

Re:No Reg Required... (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday December 20, @03:56PM (#11140336)

Re:Not exactly standard... (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Sunday December 26, @09:03PM (#11188320)

screw two words, just one: SCARY (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Saturday November 27, @06:02AM (#10930129)

How much can they really sue for? (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday January 27, @02:37PM (#11495436)

Re:PDA's (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday February 17, @04:47PM (#11705007)

Re:David R Foley (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday February 21, @01:42AM (#11733825)

Re:Photos of the carnage (pun intended) (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday March 16, @04:59PM (#11958371)

just make Blu-Ray HD-DVD DVD-+RW CDRW drives (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday March 17, @04:00PM (#11969185)

/. circa Sept 1995.... (Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday March 24, @06:20PM (#12040789)

screw the fans, all i hear is hard drives! (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Saturday June 04, @12:02PM (#12723713) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:Thoughts on virtual thoughts (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday June 06, @09:01AM (#12734923) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:About time(Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday August 25, @06:27PM (#13402097) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:Rio Carbon still beats it...(Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday September 08, @01:34PM (#13510877) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

THANK YOU APPLE!!!(Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday September 20, @06:55PM (#13609391) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:the defense of liberty(Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Friday September 23, @03:30PM (#13632063) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:marine life? (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday October 11, @12:16AM (#13762414) (Last Journal: Tuesday October 18, @02:42PM)

Re:this sucks, (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday November 15, @01:25PM (#14036532) (Last Journal: Tuesday October 18, @02:42PM)

Re:It's not built yet (Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Saturday January 14, @07:31PM (#14473287) (Last Journal: Saturday December 31, @03:21PM)

It took 6 years (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday February 08, @03:32PM (#14672420) (Last Journal: Saturday December 31, @03:21PM)

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