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This Satellite Could Be Beaming Solar Power Down From Space By 2025

kcornia Re: My god, what has science wrought??? (245 comments)

How the hell is social security "welfare" when I pay the max into it every year?

You want to make the case for modifying it then go ahead, but these constant attempts to redefine it are garbage.

Is the mortgage interest deduction included in your 2.3 trillion? IMO that's much more of a welfare program than social security, so lets cut that first ok?

I say that knowing I'll lose close to 10k per year (net).

1 year,6 days
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FBI Considers CALEA II: Mandatory Wiretapping On Every Device

kcornia No possible way this goes anywhere (318 comments)

This is such a wildly inappropriate idea that if it gets any legs at all the reasonable powers that be will jump on it and squash it good.

I cannot allow myself to believe we as a country are willing to seriously consider implementation of anything like this.

about a year ago
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BFG Tech Sending Out RMA Denial Letters, 'Winding Down Business'

kcornia Re:details details (327 comments)

Maybe because you should honor your commitments, like the one you made to the creditor when they loaned you money? Fruits of YOUR labor? Sounds like you're STEALING the fruits of VISA's labor and then transferring stolen goods.

Jesus what a douche.

about 4 years ago
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Apple Blindsides More AppStore Developers

kcornia Re:More to this story? (716 comments)

I'll need some evidence submitted before I can answer that last question.

more than 3 years ago
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Cutting Umbilical Cord Early Eliminates Stem Cells

kcornia Re:ORLY? (139 comments)

We saved cord blood for both our kids and and I remember the cord blood folks saying "we like to get at least 100 million cells for a good sample."

So of course I asked how many they got for ours and the answers were like 3 and 4 BILLION.

So while this may be true, it doesn't seem like they're exactly hurting for cells, based on my totally anecdotal account anyway...

more than 4 years ago
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A Look At How Far PC Gaming Has Come

kcornia Re:Doom (427 comments)

I dunno man, being able to have sex with a prostitute and get VD because you didn't use a condom, that shit was pretty revolutionary.

Leisure Suit Larry represent!

more than 4 years ago
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A Look At How Far PC Gaming Has Come

kcornia Re:Doom (427 comments)

Don't forget IRQ settings... I remember being so pissed off about having to learn all that stuff just to play games, but like you said once you got the games going, it was all worth it.

Elder Scrolls: Arena and Civilization were so unbelievably awesome in their time. The fact that both are still going strong validates my statement.

more than 4 years ago
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Comcast's War On Infected PCs (Or All Customers)

kcornia More Phishing (304 comments)

Over under on new phishing e-mails is about 2 seconds.

From: Comcast
To: Joe Usar

NOTICE: Your computer has been infected

To who it may concarn:

Please be to aware that your computer has been infected by virus. Please click here and verify your payment information so we can authorize removal of your viruses. If you do not your account blocked!!!!

more than 4 years ago
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Yahoo Pulls the Plug On GeoCities

kcornia Re:Advertisement (427 comments)

Having never seen an advertisement on FB, I was wondering what the hell the original post was talking about on Facebook. Your mention of AdBlock clears it up though, thanks AdBlock!

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Broadband Cap Trial Rescheduled In Texas

kcornia Re:They can either do it openly or covertly (353 comments)

I can't imagine bandwidth usage is that much less predictable than energy. Same concepts apply really. People at home, AC use/energy goes up. People at home, broadband usage goes up. I know I'm oversimplifying things but hell, even the heavy users bandwidth is predictable; 24/7 heavy bittorrent traffic.

How hard is that really?

more than 5 years ago
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When Politicians Tax Violent Video Games

kcornia but but but, it's for a good cause!! (315 comments)

I'm sure ALL the tax revenue will go towards educating kids on the dangers of violent video games and/or to the victims or violent video game inspired violence, right?

RIGHT?

more than 5 years ago
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Atlantis Seekers Given Thrill by Google Ocean

kcornia other interesting lines close by (321 comments)

To the right and up a bit there's some additional lines on the sea floor that are a bit too straight to be chance. Very interesting and I see a lot of treasure hunting headed that way very quickly.

more than 5 years ago
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EHR Privacy Debate Heats Up

kcornia Re:Dangers of EHR (182 comments)

Think of a company deciding whether to hire person A or person B. If they were able to get hold of health records and find out that person B has a higher cardiac index than person A, and therefore hire person A, how would you feel if YOU were person B? What if the cardiac index is due to genetics and not life choices? There was a stupid movie that dealt with this, maybe had Ethan Hawke in it?

Would you like a diagnosis on your chart preventing you from being employed?

This is just one of many examples. The last paragraph in the article has more.

more than 5 years ago
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NPC Hirelings Coming To D&D Online

kcornia Re:Are they truly NPCs? (50 comments)

It didn't go anywhere for two reasons. First, people playing orcs would strafe, attack wizards first, and all sorts of other things and own low level players/parties. Second, people abused it by finding their friends and letting themselves be killed with little fight, etc.

The first one was quite entertaining. The second, meh.

about 6 years ago

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kcornia kcornia writes  |  more than 10 years ago

What the hell is up with first posts?

I just don't get it. Did there use to be a contest back when /. was young?

I cannot fathom the person who anxiously awaits a new story so they can race to get first post. In what universe could a person view this as an accomplishment, and/or feel any sense of success at all?

Truly baffling.

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