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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

iggymanz Re:Why governments hate this so much (536 comments)

sure, raise a race smokescreen when someone mentions subculture. You set off the bullshit detector.

Argue the contention instead.

about half an hour ago
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Boeing Told To Replace Cockpit Screens Affected By Wi-Fi

iggymanz Re:Ford (133 comments)

because cockpits have magic LCD screens that are totally different from LCD screens mere commoners use

about half an hour ago
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Building a Honeypot To Observe Shellshock Attacks In the Real World

iggymanz order of magnitude hilarty, 7 out of 123 (15 comments)

my domains that have been around for 15 years get hundreds of attacks a day, over a dozen bash vulnerability probe attackers per day in the last week.

about an hour ago
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Boeing Told To Replace Cockpit Screens Affected By Wi-Fi

iggymanz Re:Ford (133 comments)

I was just saying Pinto issue was known provable problem, whereas I'm very skeptical of claim of wifi effects on LCD screen system. We all are in a position to observe such a phenomenon if it existed, but who has ever seen such a thing? Haven't seen my cell phone affect any LCD display system either

yesterday
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

iggymanz Re:Why governments hate this so much (536 comments)

Crazy bullet-ridden land? A couple inner city subcultures doing most of the bullet-riddling, meanwhile there are bigger nice areas where the per capita gun ownership rate is high but there is no gun crime

yesterday
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Boeing Told To Replace Cockpit Screens Affected By Wi-Fi

iggymanz Re:Ford (133 comments)

No, even in Fords internal tests 8 out of 11 rear end collision crash tests at 31 MPH with Pinto resulted in gas tank rupture and fuel dumping out.

yesterday
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

iggymanz Re:Fuck the children (517 comments)

third world doing better and better because of that tech. Third world countries are making your goods, and despite the all the problems that brings in the end they are better off for it. Big corporations may be evil, but they want to expand worker and customer base. That grows an economy.

yesterday
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

iggymanz Re:Binary logs (395 comments)

with ASCII log a human can read the output even with what's included in busybox

you just don't get it, you epitomize the problem.

yesterday
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GNOME 3.14 Released

iggymanz Re:oh yeah, GNOME3 (249 comments)

please post the name of the school so the technically inclined can avoid it

yesterday
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Arducorder, Next Open Source Science Tricorder-like Device, Nears Completion

iggymanz Re:Arduyawn (56 comments)

you're right, that's way too much computer for typical simple embeded app. a four bit S1C60 should be more than enough in most cases

2 days ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

iggymanz Re: feminists controll the law! (194 comments)

No logical fallacy if I am making statement from personal experience about female stalking those I know; you could argue whether it is a lie or true.

The "blanket pass" is tendency I observe in US culture.

2 days ago
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HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet

iggymanz Re:lol (181 comments)

yeah four years ago had client who was miffed I didn't know which disk he should order for his HP3000 (that's right runs MPE operating system) off the top of my head.

Then I pulled up 1,200 HP disk SKUs and said, you know they sell just a few different disks.

2 days ago
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Lenovo Set To Close $2.1 Billion Server Deal With IBM

iggymanz Re:burning living room furniture (48 comments)

Wrong, no big profits in commodity crap, x86 servers have been a problem in IBM financials.

2 days ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

iggymanz Re: feminists controll the law! (194 comments)

the only three cases of stalking of friends and family I know of were of psycho-bitches stalking men. But you think anyone with a cunt between their legs gets a blanket pass, eh?

2 days ago
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How To Find the Right Open Source Project To Get Involved With

iggymanz Re:Zombie rules are what we shouldn't put up with. (57 comments)

False, consult a standard grammar book of English and you will find trailing prepositions are incorrect.

"Find an open source project to involve yourself"

2 days ago
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Amazon Forced To Reboot EC2 To Patch Bug In Xen

iggymanz Re:Compared to Azure (94 comments)

You are confused, the architecture of google is utterly useless for most businesses cases, it does not and can not provide accurate answers to queries.

4 days ago
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When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone

iggymanz Re:So? (173 comments)

There are jobs the electric tools can do that human muscle can not. Try boring a quarter inch dia. hole through an inch of case hardened 4140 chromemoly hand drill and get back to us.

4 days ago
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Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

iggymanz Re:ASIO to monitor the entire Australian internet (212 comments)

Eh, such things are done in the USA, and then the NSA and Obama lie about it. Then, they pass a law saying they can't do it except when they decide there is need.

about a week ago
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Amazon Forced To Reboot EC2 To Patch Bug In Xen

iggymanz Re:Compared to Azure (94 comments)

hahaha

so you've never worked on serious computer systems? The mainframe and vms clusters I've used had databases working for years (over a decade in one case as new hardware joined sequentially to cluster as old retired).

failures very occasional, to say the least

even where I am now the main database is oracle on virtualized linux servers, it's been up for 3+ years

Not everything is apache server hooking to single mysql instance....

about a week ago

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How Not to Design a UI: Slashdot Beta Site is a Train Wreck

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 9 months ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "As with Canonical's Unity and Windows 8, the majority of otherwise intelligent coders are completely out of their element when trying to make a user interface. They fly off on tangents, ignoring any user needs or input, making something understood and useable only to themselves. A bad UI is neither discoverable, learnable, efficient of space, nor capable of providing proper feedback to the user. With apologies, I link to the vilest and most aweful forum interface misdesigned by the minds of idiot-savants in full idiot mode, the Slashdot Beta Site."
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Petition to Say No To War in Syria at Petitions.Whitehouse.gov

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A petition against the United States of America going to war in Syria is at Petitions.WhiteHouse.gov. The reasons given include the USA is not under attack by Syria, there is no declaration of war, and Syria has not attacked U.S. armed forces nor citizens."
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The Glorious Return of the Twinkie

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The geek food staple Twinkie is coming back. The sturdy main component of the foundation to the geek four food groups of sugar, fat, caffeine and bacon; with rumored shelf life on the order of the time span to cool a white dwarf to room temperature; the Twinkie along with Ding-Dongs, Ho-Ho's and Cupcakes will be returning 15 July 2013 A.D. to the shelves under new management of Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulous & Co which paid over $400 mega dollars (U.S.) for the brands."
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Testable Dark Matter Theory with Anapoles

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A simple and testable model of dark matter was made by phyicists Robert Scherrer and Chiu Man Ho, that has dark matter particles with doughnut shaped magnetic fields, called anapoles, that only interact with electromagnetic fields when moving. Hence the they rarely are observed to interact with matter in their present very cold state; however such particles are detectable and this theory can be verified in the near future. These particle are also a type of majorana fermion."
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Draft of IPCC 2013 Report Already Circulating

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "More precise modeling has changed some long term climate predictions: sea levels to rise almost a meter more than present over the next century, but past dire warnings of stronger storms or more frequent droughts won't pan out. Instead there will be less strong storms, but peak winds in the tropics might be slightly higher. Temperature rise of global average will be about 3 degree C total, including the 1 degree C rise over the 20th century. In places where precipitation is frequent, it will become even more frequent; in arid areas, the tendency will be to become even drier. Some new arid areas are expected to appear in the south of N. America, South Africa and Mediterrainian countries. Overall, hardly a doomsday scenerio."
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Planet in Habitable Zone only 22 Light-Years from Earth

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The planet GJ 667Cc, found by data from earth-based observations, orbits once every 28 earth days in the habitable zone of a dim metal-poor M class dwarf. It is surprising to find probable rocky planet with at least 4.5 times the Earth's mass near a star of that composition. At a distance of 22 light-years, such a star could be reached by a fusion powered craft in a trip of several centuries."
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Wifi Signals Damage Sperm

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "Argentinian scientists find that microwave emissions from laptop wifi adapter damage sperm cells and their DNA, in a study led by Dr. Conrado Avendano of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba. At the end of the linked article a U.S. urologist pooh-poohs the results but last quoted words were "..I don't know how many people use laptops on their laps anyway.""
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High Fat Diet is Fine

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A study at John Hopkins of 55 obese but otherwise healthy subjects from the ages of 30 to 65 had the volunteers on a high fat but low carb diet along with moderate exercise. Besides losing weight, there was no observed arterial hardening, which counters the health advise of many decades past. There was also other evidence of cardiovascular health. The subjects even had arterial stiffness improvement after a 900 calorie McDonald's lunch."
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Obama Admin OK with Assassinating U.S. Citizens

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The Obama administration agrees with and will continue the Bush-era policy of having the option of assassinating American citizens if they are working with those considered to be terrorists. No Due Process for You, our state of being terrorized apparently justifies expedited justice."
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