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Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives

ireallyhateslashdot Take the , (180 comments)

Take the what? Is this my browser? I don't know what the hell you're talking about.

about 2 months ago
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EA's Dungeon Keeper Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole

ireallyhateslashdot Re:What? (367 comments)

Sadly, he is not.

about 8 months ago
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Computer Scientists Invents Game-Developing Computer AI

ireallyhateslashdot Re:What's that smell? (103 comments)

Did you check out the link? See the game? Yes, it's entirely possible that an AI wrote this game. That said, it's kind of a crappy game. It's very short, and doesn't have much in the way of emotional involvement. I'm still excited to see what the future holds...

about 10 months ago
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Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece

ireallyhateslashdot People are just getting this now? (726 comments)

I kinda thought that was the point from the beginning. I'm kind of surprised that almost 20 years later people are finally starting to get the point of the film. I loved it when I saw it in the theater, and I bought it on VHS, and then later on DVD. It's a great film. Sure, it's cheesy as hell, but still, the message is good. You just gotta read between the lines.

about a year ago
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GTA Online Runs Into an Online Roadblock

ireallyhateslashdot Re:This is the work of the LORD (102 comments)

I'm not sure why we should praise a New Zealand pop singer. I'm also not so sure that the "thou shalt not kill" thing applies to pixels. I'm pretty sure that God would have said something like "thou shalt not use algorithms to effect the deletion of pixels through the interaction of a user interface".

1 year,19 days
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Exxon Charged With Illegally Dumping Waste In Pennsylvania

ireallyhateslashdot Re:Can we have someone go to jail now, please? (246 comments)

And also why we have such a thing as "negligence". They apparently were negligent; either in their maintenance protocols, equipment checks, or, well, making sure that contaminated waste is securely and safely managed. I would say that that warrants a criminal charge, but that's just my opinion.

about a year ago
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Obama on Surveillance: "We Can and Must Be More Transparent"

ireallyhateslashdot No abuse? Really? (537 comments)

"What you're not seeing is people actually abusing these programs."

Nope, no abuse to be found.

The link above details how the NSA fed information to the DEA, and if and when there was a court trial resulting from that information, the DEA manufactured a source for the information so that they never had to admit that they got it from the NSA. The DEA called the process of disguising sources "parallel construction". To quote Reuters from the article:

Some defense lawyers and former prosecutors said that using “parallel construction” may be legal to establish probable cause for an arrest. But they said employing the practice as a means of disguising how an investigation began may violate pretrial discovery rules by burying evidence that could prove useful to criminal defendants.

This is an abuse of the legal system, pure and simple. When you're hiding information from the defense, and potentially the judge and prosecution, you've broken the trial system.

We are seeing abuse, Mr. President.

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Decides Your Silence May Be Used Against You

ireallyhateslashdot Re:Bad Summary (662 comments)

Or, alternatively, don't commit crimes.

The cops can ask me any question they want. I know I didn't kill someone with a shotgun.

You probably have already committed at least one felony today, and you probably weren't even aware of it. Our laws are so complex, and many of them so outdated, that it is nearly impossible to go about your daily life, upstanding citizen or not, without breaking at least one law.

The reason why you shouldn't talk to the police isn't because "you haven't done anything wrong", it's because you don't know whether or not you've done anything wrong. If the police are not, and never have been, on your side; it is their job to find people who have broken the law, and any communication with law enforcement will be used to forward that goal.

about a year ago
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Google Releases Glass Factory System Image, Rooted Bootloader

ireallyhateslashdot Re:But... (74 comments)

So when the pizza guy comes into your apartment complex and snaps a shot of you trying to seduce him into a gay sex orgy for free food and posts it on his google+ equivalent of a facebook wall you'll be alright with that?

I'm not sure a pizza delivery guy would be able to afford Google Glass.

about a year ago
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Large Corporations Displacing Aging IT Workers With H-1B Visa Workers

ireallyhateslashdot It's about time we fixed this (617 comments)

We need to scrap (or at least greatly reduce) the whole H1-B visa program. Corporations are using it to exploit foreign workers and keep local wages artificially low. When is Congress going to step up and do something for the American workforce?

Oh, yeah, that's right. It's the same corporations that fund their election and re-election campaigns that are committing the abuse.

about a year and a half ago
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How To Sneak Into the Super Bowl With Social Engineering

ireallyhateslashdot Re:hmmmm (164 comments)

Social engineering is social engineering. Penetrating a security system is penetrating a security system.

about a year and a half ago
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How a Chinese Hacker Tried To Blackmail Me

ireallyhateslashdot Re:Words mean things (146 comments)

Damnit. s/or/on/.

about a year and a half ago
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How a Chinese Hacker Tried To Blackmail Me

ireallyhateslashdot Re:Words mean things (146 comments)

I'm not sure luck and government support == not a hacker. Hacks can rely (and succeed) or luck. Hacks can rely on incompetence (social engineering relies on the incompetence of others). And I'm not so sure that being paid by a government means that someone is not a hacker.

about a year and a half ago
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How a Chinese Hacker Tried To Blackmail Me

ireallyhateslashdot Re:Words mean things (146 comments)

You're half right. Criminals can be hackers, and hackers can be criminals. They aren't mutually exclusive.

about a year and a half ago
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Why You Shouldn't Design Games Through Analytics

ireallyhateslashdot Re:Reality Check (134 comments)

You have to admit though, it's a horribly bad analogy. It's bad in multiple ways.

Just because you don't like it doesn't make it bad.

about 2 years ago
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New Call For Turing Pardon

ireallyhateslashdot Re:Let it go (231 comments)

You're right. And those people make up a very small percentage of the 350,000,000 people we have here in the US.

I don't want to call you racist, but you're making it very hard to not come to that conclusion.

about 2 years ago
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New Call For Turing Pardon

ireallyhateslashdot Re:Let it go (231 comments)

No, it's about the same; the difference is 1%.

about 2 years ago
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New Call For Turing Pardon

ireallyhateslashdot Re:Let it go (231 comments)

Yeah, because white people don't collect welfare. Only black people. (and, yeah, that's sarcasm)

about 2 years ago
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If Tech Is So Important, Why Are IT Wages Flat?

ireallyhateslashdot Re:tech is a fairly broad category (660 comments)

Boston is by far the most segregated city i've been in (and I've lived in the South), so there is something to it.

I've got to agree. I just moved from Boston to North Carolina, the differences amazed me. Although, I lived in Detroit before that, and nobody does racial segregation quite like southeast Michigan.

about 2 years ago

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