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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

kheldan Re:Nah, this is just stage 1 (311 comments)

Youtube and netflix alone take half of all traffic.

..and SPAM takes up the rest.

yesterday
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

kheldan Re:how pretty (205 comments)

I second this. I turn all that crap off whenever possible. It's just a waste of CPU cycles and annoying. I don't need Pretty Pretty Blinking Lights in an OS, I need an OS that is rock-solid reliable, how about you work on that, Microsoft?

2 days ago
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If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

kheldan Re:"The Cloud", LOL (150 comments)

Here, let me improve your process:
Keep TWO copies, in separate locations, neither in 'the cloud'.

about a week ago
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If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

kheldan "The Cloud", LOL (150 comments)

I have a perfect, 100% effective solution to this problem: I don't, and never have used 'The Cloud' in the first place. It's a stupid concept, it's poor data security, it's a waste of money, and you're asking for trouble if you use it. Store your data some other way that you have 100% control over, don't let complete strangers do it for you.

about a week ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

kheldan What right do they have anyway? (144 comments)

These are not court records or other official records, they're results in a goddamned search engine. How is it that Google thinks they have the right to decide who is and is not removed from their results? They should either honor all requests or no requests, not 'play god' like this.

about two weeks ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

kheldan Sounds like bullshit to me (446 comments)

This all sounds about as legit as making a list of your 'perfect mate' or using a numerical rating system for the opposite sex. It also smacks very much of someone's personal agenda for society.

about two weeks ago
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Ex-NSA Director Keith Alexander's Investments In Tech Firms: "No Conflict"

kheldan 'No conflict' (59 comments)

..in a pigs' eye!

about two weeks ago
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Prosthetic Hand Capable of Delivering Texture Sensations

kheldan Not a medical professional, but: (30 comments)

Seems to me that when some area of your body doesn't get much or any stimulation for long periods of time, it gets more sensitive. If you lose a limb the associated sensory nerves get zero stimulation, as well as the associated area of the brain. Wouldn't those nerves and that part of your brain 'turn up the gain' and experience more 'noise' in the absence of 'signal' (hence 'phantom pain')? Then you attach something that provides a 'signal' again; 'gain' goes down, S/N ratio goes up?

about two weeks ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

kheldan Re:Calling Captain Obvious (208 comments)

Ban the driver

No. Fuck you, asshole. So-called 'driverless cars' aren't even an actual reality yet, and there's already assholes like you chomping at the bit to take away yet another of our freedoms: Drive ourselves somewhere. I do not want my driviing privilege taken away from me because some assholes can't be bothered to be competent drivers! Go after the bad drivers and get them off the roads; leave the rest of us alone!

about two weeks ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

kheldan Re:Lots of cheap carbon stuff (652 comments)

So bringing this world countries up to 1st world standards of living..

Yeah, because THAT works out so well, too. Do you read the news? We live in a world where there are assholes running around attacking, maiming, and outright killing little girls because they have the audacity to want to learn to read, write, and do math. What you want is laudable, but it's not going to happen anytime soon unless the human race makes some evolutionary leap and stops being nothing more than slightly smarter animals, because on average that's about what we still are.

about two weeks ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

kheldan Re:Lots of cheap carbon stuff (652 comments)

What part of 'accidents happen' don't you understand?
What part of 'birth control isn't widely available in such-and-such country' don't you understand?
What part of 'birth control is frowned upon by the dominant religion in such-and-such country' don't you understand?

about two weeks ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

kheldan Re:Lots of cheap carbon stuff (652 comments)

2014: Responding to ACs

Yeah, I shouldn't, however..

Not a 'conservative' anything, not affiliated with ANY political party, just pragmatic: All over the world people have unprotected sex all the time. Offspring are inevitable. The farther away from being 1st-world status a country is, the less available (and the more discouraged) birth control of any sort is. Organized religion doesn't help in this regard, either. So I stand behind what I said, like it or not. The more bored people all over the world are, the more they're going to fuck out of sheer boredom than anything else, and the more offspring, intentional or not, there's going to be, and the worse problems will get because of it.

about two weeks ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

kheldan 'Global solution', what a joke that is (652 comments)

There isn't going to be any 'global solution' because you can't get everyone in the world on the same page about pretty much anything; you get more than five people together in a group and you can't even agree on where to go for lunch without there being a problem. You might get the U.S. and it's 1st-world allies on-board with programs to be more energy efficient, but does anyone really think you're going to convince China and India? Pretty much everyone else is too busy trying to be competitive with everyone else to be worried about little things like what's going to happen to the world in a couple hundred years so you can't expect them to help.

about two weeks ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

kheldan Re:Lots of cheap carbon stuff (652 comments)

..having sex.

Yeah sure just what we need, even more humans being born because people have nothing better to do than fuck. Sure thing that'll fix all our energy problems.

about two weeks ago
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Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

kheldan Re:What do you expect? (367 comments)

Five bucks says they conveniently 'forget' to remove all that code from the production versions, and furthermore 'forget' to tell anyone they forgot.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

kheldan Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

Unless I personally know a politician on a first name basis..

So you never vote for anyone outside of whatever town you live in?
You do realize that both the GOP and the DNC both absolutely love people like you, because not only do you self-identify as a radical/dissident/political undesirable (btw you probably have an open file on you at the FBI), but you ensure that you keep yourself out of their way and remain irrelevant, while in the end still being subject to whatever agenda they're keeping -- and unless you want to go all Home-Grown Terrorist on us, you have no say anymore to speak of. You want to actually make a difference instead of throwing your vote away on someone with zero chance of being elected? Get more involved in politics and get outside of whatever podunk backwater town you live in and help get reasonable, intelligent, non-corrupt (if there can be such an animal) people nominated so we don't have to put up with the string of utter and complete losers we've been stuck with for the last too-many elections.

about three weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

kheldan Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

Get your head out of your ass, 'dadinportland@yahoo.com', because apparently you haven't been paying attention.

about three weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

kheldan Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

Like we had a choice in 2012!? What were we supposed to do, vote for a 3rd party candidate? With the way our political 'system' 'works' it would have the same effect as staying home and not voting! Oh and enjoy your virtual punch in the face for calling me a liberal, you fucking jerk!

about three weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

kheldan Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

Friend, for half a second there I thought you were going to be one of those 'if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear' jackasses, but then I read on and discovered that you actually understand: What one man can create, another man can hack in a fraction of the time, and some bored teenager somewhere in the world will crack it in about three days and spread the hack all over the Internet by the end of the week.

Also, SCREW YOU Obama Administation, for your big fat 'Fuck You' to the American public and their civil rights and constitutional rights.

Party on, AvitarX.

about three weeks ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

kheldan Maybe in 100 years.. or so.. (549 comments)

There would have to be massive infrastructure, of course, to support a colony that size, and as someone else pointed out, we're not going to up-and-move 1,000,000 people to Mars, even if the infrastructure magically appeared out of thin air.

Honestly, I'm a big fan of the idea of starting with the Moon. Build a colony there. Most of the bugs can be worked out that way, relatively close to Earth, where people can be reasonably rescued if things go horribly wrong. Once we have a million people in permanent settlement on the Moon, then we could realistically think about having a million people living on Mars.

about three weeks ago

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Moderation FAIL

kheldan kheldan writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Apparently some asshole on /. thinks it's his mission in life to moderate every single post I make down by one; I see what you're doing, knock it the hell off, jerk.

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