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

king neckbeard Re:What are they going to do? (227 comments)

Not that so much as being a hacker doesn't make you have magical powers.

2 days ago
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Australia Moves Toward New Restrictions On Technology Export and Publication

king neckbeard Re:Innovative sheepdips (90 comments)

They also didn't write the standard. IEEE did. What CSIRO did was develop some key elements, although it's not clear whether or not anybody involved in the creation of Wi-fi even looked at their research.

2 days ago
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Australia Moves Toward New Restrictions On Technology Export and Publication

king neckbeard Re:The right to be presumed innocent? (90 comments)

How about we export the politicians that sell our rights away instead? Violent crime is the lowest it's been in decades, and national security is just an excuse to maintain the power structure.

2 days ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

king neckbeard Re:Does the job still get done? (657 comments)

Or, we could just have much shorter shifts and less time working. We could have one person working in a household, and have them only work one short shift a week.

3 days ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

king neckbeard Re:This is not the problem (657 comments)

To be fair, the overwhelming majority of economists could be replaced by the dice in a standard d20 system, so the fear isn't without a basis.

3 days ago
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Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

king neckbeard Re:IF? (250 comments)

Found that. When you said amusingly terrible, I thought you meant it in the sense of every powerpoint presentation being terrible, but that might have been the worst powerpoint presentation I've ever seen. That was just painfully bad.

5 days ago
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Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

king neckbeard Re:IF? (250 comments)

Has there been any indication that newspapers and such are going to publish full scripts or anything like that? They might report on leaked scripts and torrents containing said scripts, but that's not what a newspaper is going to be interested in.

5 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

king neckbeard Re:He's telling the truth (281 comments)

The CIA and NSA are bosom buddies who only withhold information from each other when there's an actual threat. But if it's just an ordinary citizen, they'll be more than happy to double-team you.

5 days ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

king neckbeard Re:Sounds like they should ban the cabbies (295 comments)

Most businesses fail in general, so claiming that most businesses fail due to too much competition is sort of a moot point.

Regarding your examples:
x86: I'm pretty sure that Intel had a great deal of legal control of that market, and they've certainly not been shy of anti-competitive techniques.
mom-and-pop computer stores: I believe they were displaced largely by websites like NewEgg and TigerDirect, as the model they have allows them to undercut them and in many ways be more convenient.
donut franchises: There's not a shortage of donut shops, and I've seen a decent number of indie donut shops
mobile devs: that was basically the same niche as websites and flash games, neither of which has ever been a particularly reliable method of making a living.

That the diversity of a market doesn't always increase doesn't mean that there is an inevitable and irreversible race to the bottom. A market only has a limited carrying capacity, and when it exceeds that, there will be some degree of pruning. That doesn't mean that the population is doomed, though.

5 days ago
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Facebook Offers Solution To End Drunken Posts

king neckbeard Re:Or You Could Just Not Drink To The Point of Int (134 comments)

We have an unhealthy societal perspective regarding alcohol, which you are indicating right there in your post. The drinking done by these people is probably not causing a great deal of harm, but we have an unprecedented level of access to cameras and semi-permanent communications. Therefore, this otherwise healthy activity can have harmful effects on your career or personal life.

about a week ago
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US Navy Authorizes Use of Laser In Combat

king neckbeard Re:USS Ponce? (225 comments)

Both the term 'ponce' and the USS Ponce are named after Juan Ponce De Leon. He's just perceived a bit differently in different places.

about two weeks ago
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Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

king neckbeard Self-inflicted (190 comments)

It's arguable that they only have themselves to blame for not doing better audits. A lot of malware comes from ads, which end up in botnets, which end up clicking ads to make money.

about two weeks ago
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Feds Plan For 35 Agencies To Collect, Share, Use Health Records of Americans

king neckbeard Re:As a Federal Inmate (209 comments)

Or, you know, a genetic flaw, exposure to a disease, or environmental contamination. Also, allopathic medicine is a technically incorrect nomenclature that would probably not accurately apply completely to any kind of doctor except for an anesthesiologist.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

king neckbeard Re:From Jack Brennan's response (769 comments)

That's not even what I claimed. I claimed that they the CIA and NSA are bigger threats than anything they protect us from. They very rarely actually protect us, the CIA has nearly ended the world a few times, and the NSA records everything all the time with worse internal security than a Chuck E. Cheese. Terrorism is not a threat (and the incompetence of most terrorists is more effective at stopping terrorism than the NSA). There is not an existential military threat, just a great degree of political dick waving. Thus, the threat of our unchecked TLAs is greater than the threats that justify the existence of said agencies.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

king neckbeard Re:From Jack Brennan's response (769 comments)

And that the information was obtained by torture in no way indicates that the information could not have been obtained without torture.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

king neckbeard Re:From Jack Brennan's response (769 comments)

If you want to make us safer, shut down the CIA and NSA completely. They are more dangerous to us than any threat they claim to protect us from.

about two weeks ago
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Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

king neckbeard Re:so much for open source bug discovery being bet (172 comments)

The manner in which you state it seems far more common in strawman arguments than the actual arguments being made. Most claims regarding FOSS security are rooted in averages in situations with all other factors being roughly equal.

about two weeks ago
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Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

king neckbeard Re:Wha?!?!!! (172 comments)

They apparently use code that's two decades old, as this bug was only recently fixed

about two weeks ago
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Material Possiblities: A Flying Drone Built From Fungus

king neckbeard sounds familiar (52 comments)

An unmanned vehicle made of light yet strong biological material? So, a bird?

about two weeks ago

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