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Rumor: Lenovo In Talks To Buy BlackBerry

kilodelta Gotta wonder (70 comments)

If the U.S. government will step in and prevent the sale. After all gov't here LOVES their Blackberry devices. And it wouldn't do to have the Chicom government exercising control over the construction of the phones - who knows what could slip in?

2 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

kilodelta Re:Prison population (407 comments)

Here's a few theories. Better policing, the banning of ethyl lead in gasoline - take your choice.

5 days ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

kilodelta Imagine (183 comments)

A responsive development team. That's pretty cool! Now if only Google would put some time into improving Gmail because their web based product sucks ass.

about a week ago
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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

kilodelta It's a rant against (240 comments)

Backward compatibility. Which btw Microsoft has broken a time or three.

about a week ago
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Proposed Hab Module For Asteroid Redirect Mission Could Support a Lunar Return

kilodelta Re:Why send humans now (55 comments)

I don't think we're going to go machine bodies. Regenerative medicine will see to that.

about two weeks ago
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London Unveils New Driverless Subway Trains

kilodelta Of course (127 comments)

I despise most all of Symantecs products from their craptastic PGP implementation, drive encryption, etc. It's horrendous. It's why I went 100% Unix. Don't need Symantec at all for AV or firewall or PGP or encryption. It's built into Linux.

about two weeks ago
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Indonesian Cave Art May Be World's Oldest

kilodelta Re:You mean... (77 comments)

Great takedown. And here's the thing - humanity as we know it has been around at a minimum of a couple hundred thousand years.

about two weeks ago
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London Unveils New Driverless Subway Trains

kilodelta Re:Well... (127 comments)

Meanwhile in the Boston area we have positively antiquated vehicles on the Red, Green and Orange lines. It's time to move toward the future.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens Over "Real Name" Rule

kilodelta Re:its their own fault (280 comments)

I wouldn't say that. A good friend of mine is on facebook under an alias. Plus I won't admit how many facebook accounts I have.

about three weeks ago
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After Dallas Ebola Diagnosis, CDC Raises Estimate of Patient's Possible Contacts

kilodelta Re:I feel like we are living in an 'outbreak' movi (258 comments)

That plus enterovirus. We had a kid die recently but he had two concurrent infections, one of which was enterovirus. Now they're beating the panic drum.

about three weeks ago
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UK Government Tax Disc Renewal Website Buckles Under Pressure

kilodelta Are Tax Discs (145 comments)

The same as registration stickers here in the U.S.?
> Because for a very long time we here just piled the stickers on the plates. Then when a corner got too full you'd pile them on other corners.

Now parking permits are another matter entirely. They are easily replicated and nobody would know the difference.

about three weeks ago
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Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

kilodelta It's very likely (240 comments)

That underneath it all is a flat file structure and a database product like MS-SQL, MySQL or even PostgresSQL.

What they really need is someone that's good at reverse engineering.

about three weeks ago
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

kilodelta I tend to do (261 comments)

A good 40MPH over the limit on highways. Here in RI most of the highways are 55MPH or 65MPH. But I recall as a kid they used to all be 70MPH.

So I can be found flying down RI-4, or I-95 in a variety of vehicles.

Most recently I had a Subaru Impreza - speedy little beast. I was on I-95N in the left hand lane until I came upon an asshole doing 55MPH there. So I dropped to the right, accelerated. I see headlights behind me while I'm doing 85MPH. It's a State Trooper - he just cuts around me. Didn't even turn the lights or siren on. And the car was in fact RED!

about three weeks ago
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Robotic Taster Will Judge 'Real Thai Food'

kilodelta Re:Moron (103 comments)

Luckily I live in a city that understands spiciness. For example there are several Indian restaurants - all have great food. Then there's a Carribean restaurant near me - the jerk spicing is excellent.

about three weeks ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

kilodelta Re:No he didn't (217 comments)

Yup - I've done this myself. Just walk right in.

about three weeks ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

kilodelta Re:Walked past Security Theatre (217 comments)

I was thinking the very same thing. Besides, what fun in there in hijacking an aircraft anymore when you can just terrorize the thousands of people in an airport instead.

They really don't even think about that.

about three weeks ago
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Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

kilodelta Re:Dupe (488 comments)

Here in the northeast National Grid is definitely scared. They've started dumping all sorts of money into advertising what a good neighbor they are. I say screw them.

What I'm planning to do is get the hell out of this region anyhow. Can't stand the winters anymore. So where I go - I plan to put up about 4kW to 6kW of panels with a storage array connected. Probably lithium ion but maybe even super cap in an external structure. Then cut the cord completely. Tell them to come and disconnect everything attached to the house that belongs to them, including their meter.

about three weeks ago
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Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

kilodelta Can you just imagine (90 comments)

The amount of guilt a parent will be able to lay on a kid in China? I gave my blood for you!

about three weeks ago
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PostgreSQL Outperforms MongoDB In New Round of Tests

kilodelta I've been in plenty of places (147 comments)

Where Postrgres and MySQL were used for web applications and they performed very well.

about a month ago

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