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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

ketomax Re:The real crime here (417 comments)

Make each of the female characters from the movie cane him 40 times and see how effective the punishment becomes.


DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

ketomax Re:Biometrics are great until... (383 comments)

Are you okay with your barber charging you for the time spent in fighting your spam.

about two weeks ago

Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA

ketomax Name change (109 comments)

About time we start calling it the ISA.

about a month ago

The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

ketomax Re:Pft (962 comments)

I play DCUO and one of my league mates who is among the top players talks a lot of trash to players who don't play so well. His style of trash talking does not involve racism. Sometimes, we are on the receiving end as well. If anything, it is a bit funny and people who know him, don't really mind it. He did get a 3 days ban for calling another player "a retard" recently. But, he still goes on about it like nothing has happened.

about 1 month ago

Deaf Advocacy Groups To Verizon: Don't Kill Net Neutrality On Our Behalf

ketomax Re:Can you hear me now? (76 comments)

What will they say next? That it benefits the dead?

about 1 month ago

Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

ketomax Re:Black hole? (277 comments)

I bought mine for 10 no problems.

about a month ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

ketomax Re:Reputational Damage (346 comments)

Don't worry it will be automatically deleted after 30 days.

about 1 month ago

Study Finds Porn Exposure Associated With Smaller Brain Region

ketomax Just relocation (211 comments)

The shrinking is temporary, just like the sw***ing and is merely a relocation of mass.

about 3 months ago

How MIT and Caltech's Coding Breakthrough Could Accelerate Mobile Network Speeds

ketomax More research needed (129 comments)

How MIT and Caltech's Coding Breakthrough Could Accelerate Mobile Network Speeds

I wish they also made some breakthrough to increase the data caps we are stuck with.

about 3 months ago

Google Overtakes Apple As the World's Most Valuable Brand

ketomax Brand Value? (84 comments)

I can buy an iPhone, iPad, Windows OS, Microsoft Office (or it's subscription). What exactly does Google sell apart from Ads (and our data)? Google Fiber is not available worldwide. Gmail is awesome even when free. Google glass does not seem like it will be usable because of the backlash. How does Google's brand value serve them when compared to the likes of Apple & Microsoft?

about 3 months ago

Cisco Complains To Obama About NSA Adding Spyware To Routers

ketomax Just buy it (297 comments)

Considering that this is shopping season, NSA should just buy Cisco and stop all this complaining.

about 3 months ago

Cellular Compound May Increase Lifespan Without the Need For Strict Dieting

ketomax Great News (66 comments)

A team of researchers has found that this molecule boosts the lifespan of worms by more than 50%

That is great news for the leeches of our society.

about 3 months ago

Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

ketomax Re:Help! Help! (865 comments)

Nope, you are not the only person who gets turned off by this turn off mechanism.

about 4 months ago

Elderly Mice Perk Up With Transfused Blood

ketomax Re:Vampirism (178 comments)

Here I diffed it for you.

*** current.scenario 2014-05-05 14:16:07.554773500 +0530
--- dystopian.scenario 2024-02-30 14:16:31.182773500 +0530
*** 1 ****
! Young people selling blood to old folks to pay the interest on student debt, mortgage debt, credit card debt... the old generation sucking the blood of the new generation.
--- 1 ----
! Young people selling blood to old folks to pay the interest on student debt, mortgage debt, credit card debt, internet (neutrality) debt... the old generation literally sucking the blood of the new generation.

Although, won't we be in the ruling class by then?

about 4 months ago

Elderly Mice Perk Up With Transfused Blood

ketomax Re:Vampirism (178 comments)

Tru Blood is no match for true blood, if you ask me.

about 4 months ago

SanDisk Announces 4TB SSD, Plans For 8TB Next Year

ketomax Re: Oh goody (264 comments)

Every SSD hard drive that I've owned has failed within a year

What do you do with the hard drives, sit on it?

about 4 months ago

Australian Exploration Company Believes It May Have Found MH370 Wreckage

ketomax For real this time? (293 comments)

What about the pings they received near the current search area? It was said to be consistent with that of a black box. With all the contradictory news around, I don't think I can believe this until they have proof for sure.

about 4 months ago

Google Mulling Wi-Fi For Cities With Google Fiber

ketomax More Services (39 comments)

Google is considering deploying Wi-Fi networks in towns and cities covered by its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service

While they are at it, might as well throw some free Bluetooth & Infrared devices.

about 4 months ago

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

ketomax Re:RAID? (256 comments)

I have been looking at online stores to buy a 2.5 inch internal SSD drive and a matching USB3 drive enclosure for my Dell Laptop since yesterday. The laptop contains a ~750 GB HDD. It is half way through the 3 years warranty period and I do not want to void it by replacing the HDD with the SSD myself. Getting it done through Dell would cost more. I initially tried to find external SSD drives but the costs seem to be 30% higher than buying the enclosure separately. The USB3 interface at 5 Gbit/s seem only slightly slower than the 6 Gbit/s SATA 3 and as such should yield significant performance boost when compared to my current HDD.

Ultimately, though I had decided to delay the purchase so that the price of SSDs can come down further. Thanks to TFA, I now have renewed motivation to buy them today itself.

about 4 months ago


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