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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

Jeff Flanagan Re:Sure... (302 comments)

> climate change is a spurious pseudoscientific theory spurred from flawed mathematical models and unsupported by actual data

You've slipped into an alternate reality, created by oil companies and the Republican politicians that work for them, and swallowed whole by right-wing extremists who actually call themselves "free thinkers."

It's hilarious and sad at the same time.

yesterday
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

Jeff Flanagan Re:DMT (337 comments)

>The shamans of the amazon embark on these intergalactic, cross-universe trips nearly every week.

No they don't. Drugs allow you to explore your own mind, and imagination, not to actually explore the universe. That's just a drug-related-delusion.

yesterday
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

Jeff Flanagan Cowards (225 comments)

Maybe we shouldn't turn chicken every time some worthless sociopath threatens violence.

2 days ago
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Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

Jeff Flanagan Re:Yeah right. (99 comments)

Microsoft's demo with English/German realtime translation was very impressive, with just a single translation oddity toward the end of the demo.

I think this is it, but can't watch the video at work to verify
http://research.microsoft.com/...

3 days ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Jeff Flanagan Re:Move to a gated community (593 comments)

Where I live it used to be like that until they blocked off a bunch of streets to reduce Chicago west-siders entering Oak Park. I'm not saying this is right, since it seems like bigotry to me, but if a neighborhood wants to eliminate undesirable traffic they absolutely can.

4 days ago
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Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

Jeff Flanagan Re:Hmmmm ... legality? (138 comments)

No. Try not to be an entitled asshole. You'd have no right to be pissed, and show yourself to be irrational. You don't get to steal because of pricing errors.

4 days ago
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Why Didn't Sidecar's Flex Pricing Work?

Jeff Flanagan Bennett Haselton writes (190 comments)

Why??? Hasn't he wasted enough of our time?

4 days ago
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9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

Jeff Flanagan Re:Call me racist and evil and bigoted and everyth (158 comments)

Try not to be a Benghazi wingnut. They're the worst. This Republican fake-outrage was discredited just like the rest of them.

4 days ago
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LG To Show Off New 55-Inch 8K Display at CES

Jeff Flanagan Re:Bill's Monitor (179 comments)

That sounds spectacular, but we're going to need a motherboard big enough to hold 2000 GPUs in SLI/Crossfire configuration.

about a week ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Jeff Flanagan Re:Resolution is whacked (566 comments)

Computer monitors nowadays are just Hi-def TV screens. I had better monitor resolutions in the 90s than I do today.

Some of them are, and for a while things did go that way due to very inexpensive 1080p panels making higher-res displays look like a bad value, but that's changed recently. I just got a beautiful 2560x1440 display for only $300 from Monoprice. I'd post a link, but I'd feel too much like an advertiser, so you'll have to search yourselves if interested.

about a week ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Jeff Flanagan Re:You're Doing It Wrong (566 comments)

The examples show lots of web sites in a maximized browser window. I use my widescreen monitor in landscape mode so I can have multiple windows simultaneously visible side-by-side. The examples are doing it poorly!

Yep. The biggest use I get out of wide monitors is working on two things at once on a single display. This way I can get everything done on one display while I watch TV or movies on my second monitor. It would be nice to have a 3rd display that's in portrait mode.

about a week ago
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California Sues Uber Over Practices

Jeff Flanagan Re: Go California! (139 comments)

>Neither is your oh-so-precious government regulations.

Saying stupid things like that makes you look like a childish libertarian type.

about a week ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

Jeff Flanagan Re:I'm sorry (415 comments)

They don't suck, they're just old, and not up to today's graphical standards.

about two weeks ago
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Civil Case Uses Fitbit Data To Disprove Insurance Fraud

Jeff Flanagan Re:Will activity of the cat and couch potato diffe (99 comments)

>Use that wristband as cat's collar. In fact cat and sedentary people are almost indistinguishable, from computer's point of view.

Sounds like you've met my cat. I just threw away a cat tree because she was too lazy to use it.

about two weeks ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

Jeff Flanagan Re:No (545 comments)

>Instead of messing with what your boss wants for 40 hours a week then going home and messing with what you want for another 40,

This is how it works for me, but then my employer isn't looking to exploit and burn-out their workers, and benefits from the things I learn in my self-directed time. there are still 35 and 40 hr a week jobs that pay very well.

about two weeks ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

Jeff Flanagan Re:No (545 comments)

>So the whole tech industry business model is flawed ? Anybody in the SV sticking to 40h/week is pretty likely to get laid off, if not fired, pretty quick.

If that's not flawed, it's exploitative at the very least. It's not something to be emulated in a race to the bottom.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

Jeff Flanagan Re:A related concern (312 comments)

If I had mod points, I'd waste one on a +1, funny for you.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 10 Adds Battery Saver Feature

Jeff Flanagan Re:Stable enough? (96 comments)

Is Windows 10 Technical Preview stable enough for a gaming PC?

Yes, if you only use it as a gaming PC; No, if you want a full-featured stable PC. Steam and games were working fine for me. I only ditched the Win 10 preview because of issues with File Explorer.

about two weeks ago
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Is a "Wikipedia For News" Feasible?

Jeff Flanagan Re:Drudge Report and Slashdot (167 comments)

Probably not. He's really an ignorant conservative. Check his bonkers posting history, and the dumb wingnut meme in his sig.

about two weeks ago

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