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Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law

l0ungeb0y Meanwhile in the US (89 comments)

Microsoft, Oracle et al seed "insider info" to Congress-Critters who recently legalized Insider Trading by Congress Critters after they were caught with their hands in the "Insider Trading Cookie Jar" en mass, courtesy the H1-B Visa Gang and other Lobbyist Groups but we can all rest assured, that the majoritywere tech stcoks 'cause they are HOT HOT HOT. Why aren't we killing the heads of State to preserve our way of life?

8 hours ago
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Journalist Sues NSA For Keeping Keith Alexander's Financial History Secret

l0ungeb0y Re:If true. If. (140 comments)

You mean the Democratic-Republican party turning into the Democrats and Republicans, and then doing a member swap between Northern and Southern State Confederate War lines after Kennedy's civil rights "betrayal" on the Democrat (Confederate/KKK) ticket he was elected on? Old news is old news. Glad to see you're finally wising up

yesterday
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Is the App Store Broken?

l0ungeb0y The Entire Web Dev "Ecosystem" is Broken (213 comments)

With all these frameworks and "platforms", and more and more "drag and drop" app building for Mobile and Browser apps, Web Development is no longer a sustainable means of employment for freelancing. Within the next 5 years, any High Schooler CS student will be able to drag and drop their way to a Cloud Hosted Web and Mobile App with a REST-API. It's to the point that the median wage is less than I can make as a full-time employee -- which means contracting is becoming no longer viable a because clients willing to pay my rate of $110/hr (which I consider very reasonable considering my skillset) are farer and fewer between especially when there's a legion of scrubs out there willing to together something in Angular (today's a very popular MVC that holds your dick for you while taking away all that nasty OOP stuff like inheritance and abstraction) for as low as $35 or $40 an hour. Thank god I have a few in-demand specializations and some arcane knowledge. But it's hard to want to stay Contracting when lately I get job offers (just one today in fact) offering $150k to $200k a year + benes on a regular basis. So while Contract work seems less viable, Full-Time seems to be offering better wages than ever. Probably due to the strong demand for Developers capable of filling Leadership roles. However, I'm not giving up just yet, and working on creating something that doesn't exist yet, a self-generating API platform and hopefully will turn to the new fangled "begging" economy to raise a livable wage (or more) to develop the UI portion in the form of some Services or Apps over on Kickstarter once I have a demo and a fancy video. But if the Begging Economy stuff doesn't work, yes I will likely take a FTE position at a Company sometime in the next year or two.

yesterday
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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

l0ungeb0y Re:New Microsoft CEO (137 comments)

Microsoft have always had a huge case of "Not Invented Here", and I don't see that changing.

I believe you mean, "Not copied, ripped off, or acquired and gutted here"

about a week ago
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

l0ungeb0y We Don't Need Another Snowden (190 comments)

We need direct action to dismantle the Fascist regime presently in power by eradicating the NSA and the TSA, returning the FBI to Law Enforcement, charging the members of Congress found to be conducting rampant Insider Trading with Federal Charges rather than giving them a pass and revoking the Patriot Act. Until then, it doesn't matter if we have 1,000 Snowdens, because it wont mean jack shit beyond tabloid fodder.

about a week ago
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China Plans Particle Colliders That Would Dwarf CERN's LHC

l0ungeb0y US STEM Efforts in 2028 (218 comments)

The President of the US will proudly announce the Free Education Market, in which all American children unable to afford a Million Dollar College Tuition common among even State Colleges on their own must apply for and accept a College Scholarship Loan from an approved provider in the National Marketplace. All recipients of these scholarships will agree to work for a salary reduced by up to 90% until the cost of the Scholarship is paid back plus interest of up to 20%. All Children who do not obtain a Scholarship from the Free Market will be barred from employment. The White House has hailed this a critical step in returning America to the forefront of the Science and Technology.

about a week ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

l0ungeb0y Re:Here we go... (454 comments)

Considering that the Jews are gleefully committing Genocide of Canaan 2.0, I don't get how anyone can say that those willing to fight back against the Jews rather than just lying down and dying are "aggressors" The racist Jews who spit on Christians, drive non-jews from their lands and want to bury all Palestinians into the ground to have their "Promised Land" all for themselves are the aggressors.

about two weeks ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

l0ungeb0y Bullshit (272 comments)

Just because they don't have exact figures, doesn't mean they don't know the outcome. They've already seen the effects our underwater noise making with naval craft and underwater military technology has had. But hey, as long as they can say "we don't know exactly100% for sure" it's A-OK, because the US needs jobs. And so the self-proclaimed "most transparent", "pro middle-class", "pro environment", "anti-lobbyist" President in History® gives BP, Shell and Exxon the OK to drive aquatic mammals into killing themselves and to suffer social separation because that's EXACTLY what they already know happens when we bombard the ocean with sonic disturbances. They just don' t know HOW MUCH WORSE it will be. just that it will be worse.

about two weeks ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

l0ungeb0y So instead of Wage Slaves... (100 comments)

We'd have "Attention Slavery" that rewards group think and attention whoring. I'd much rather have an anonymous task based system than something that rewarded sycophants and celebrities. But I recognize this might very well be the currency that Main Stream America's been waiting for.

about two weeks ago
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ExoLance: Shooting Darts At Mars To Find Life

l0ungeb0y Unintended Consequences (50 comments)

Dropping darts onto the denizens of another planet could result in starting an interplanetary war with a highly advanced race of microscopic life forms. Is satisfying mere "scientific curiosity" really worth the risk?

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Have Developed a Material So Dark That You Can't See It

l0ungeb0y Re:Paint for a room (238 comments)

Not at all. I'm talking about a lit lamp illuminating the seating area creating a "floating island", not just a dark room with no lights.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Have Developed a Material So Dark That You Can't See It

l0ungeb0y Paint for a room (238 comments)

Imagine the surreal experience of opening a door to a room painted floor to ceiling with vantablack and only a small area rug serving as an "island" with a wing chair, ottoman and side table with table lamp floating in space, I can only wonder if you'd get a floating sensation while sitting in the chair.

Another, more cynical part of me suspects that our Government's Intelligence community is already planning on creating such rooms to "enhance" interrogation or make solitary confinement more solitary.

about two weeks ago
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William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

l0ungeb0y No one cares, so why does it matter? (278 comments)

So what if the NSA stores your data? Who cares if it's "Constitutional"? The Constitution is just a piece of paper and doesn't mean a damned fucking thing because even if some uppity people over at the ACLU or EFF make a case out if it, it will be discarded under the veil of "National Security" Face it, the USA is a Police State. AND YOU WONT DO A FUCKING THING ABOUT IT BECAUSE YOU ARE A WEAK POWERLESS WAGE SLAVE WHO VALUES YOUR SUV, JOB AND GADGETS OVER "LIBERTY" and look to someone else to fix the things you don't like. So I don't see why anyone should care -- because no one cares and nothing will be done. Perhaps these articles get posted because people like bitching about how powerless and helpless they choose to be in their pathetic existence as peons of the wealthy elite whose interests the NSA serves.

about three weeks ago
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Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

l0ungeb0y Dubai will love this (162 comments)

In Dubai, they already arrest and convict people if they find race amounts of marijuana on the soles of their shoes, I can only imagine they will be among the first to implement these detectors at their airport so they can have fun arresting even more infidels who come to visit their dystopian tourist trap.

about three weeks ago
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Google's Experimental Newsroom Avoids Negative Headlines

l0ungeb0y Because Nothing Bad Ever Happens (109 comments)

Thank you Google for protecting me from reality no one should have to know about bad things that happen, in fact, why should we know anything at all except for Google approved happy thoughts. Every year Google seems to do something that makes me hate them more and more. So fuck you Google - you're a bunch of authoritarian asshats who think you should control the information we have access to while trying to turn everyone into your personal little database to mine and sell info from. Just go fuck yourselves.

about three weeks ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

l0ungeb0y Re:Pretty sure this won't work (311 comments)

I wonder if they'll issue exhumation orders for Tor Johnson so the can carry out the execution...

about three weeks ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

l0ungeb0y Re:Pretty sure this won't work (311 comments)

You forget that this case is in Texas and that Porn and the Internet are involved. Quite literally anything can happen here.

about three weeks ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

l0ungeb0y Bullshit (608 comments)

I present Exhibit A: The army of skinny-jean, unshaven "Brogrammers" who use end to end, non-scalable, non-portable, all-in-one blackbox frameworks like AngularJS and a handful of selected NPMs or Gems commonly used amongst 90% or more of the existent Rails or NodeJS based sites, while writing flat MongoDB collections because they totally don't get NoSQL but love to use it because it's the new hotness and refer to themselves as "elite hackers" while fist-bumping and drinking beer at their SOMA office in SF.

about three weeks ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

l0ungeb0y Re:more leisure time for humans! (530 comments)

It has earned it's reputation because it completely failed to address much less solve one very crucial factor: HUMAN GREED. Communism assumes the system will be for the equal benefit of all, while human greed dictates that one person or a group of persons will want to consolidate as much wealth and power as possible. So what happens is the people assuming power take as much wealth and power as they can, leaving the people they were supposed to represent poorer and with less freedoms than they had before. There is no way Communism can work unless the human element is taken out of the equation. Essentially, we'd have to delegate Governance and resource allocation to an AI.

about three weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

l0ungeb0y Re: Land of the fee (702 comments)

But a few jackasses drive airplanes into some buildings and it's goodbye liberty, hello 'safety'.

All that after the CIA was repeatedly told to go to hell by Bush and his Cabinet when they tried to raise all hell about the intel they had from multiple sources that an attack using airplanes within the US targeting the WTC was imminent.

It's almost like our own Government wanted it to happen so they could use an excuse to trot out the "PATRIOT" Act and step up their War on Civil Liberties when Bush Sr's plan to suspend the Constitution for the War on Drugs didn't gain much support. But that would **never** happen and anyone that thinks so is an Alex Jones loving crackpot looney.

about three weeks ago

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Romney Being Blackmailed for $1.0M Bitcoins in Tax Records Scandal

l0ungeb0y l0ungeb0y writes  |  about 2 years ago

l0ungeb0y writes "The Secret Service is investigating an attempt to blackmail Mitt Romney for $1,000,000 in "hard-to-trace Internet currency" to not divulge the contents of his purportedly stolen tax records. It would seem the "Streisand Effect" is getting teeth in the era of Anon and Wikileaks. Also noteworthy of discussion is Main Stream Media's refusal to reference Bitcoin by name. Tinfoil has anyone?"
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Portfolio Update

l0ungeb0y l0ungeb0y writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Just added a couple pics from yesterdays shoot at Dalva.
Overall, the shoot went really well. I was very pleased with the makeup provided by Kamilla and the models were of course a pleasure to work with.

Being that I'm sitting on an 80gig dedicated server at a rather fab colo facility, I feel I need to get off my butt and put together my own portfolio page... the musecube thing doesn't cut it. So be looking for my link to update to a real online portfolio with many pics. On that vein, I'm also thinking about putting together an online mens rag, not porno, but something akin to Maxim but strictly photographic... but more on that later.

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Double Trouble

l0ungeb0y l0ungeb0y writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Wow, getting lots of demand for my photoskills by models here in SF.

I just did a shoot last Saturday with Christy Holt which turned out very well.

This Sunday I will be doing a shoot on location with pin-up girls Susan Church and Dangerrr Doll. This shoot is already shaping up to be a very wild and fun happening complete with cat fight and plenty of that glam we all love. So be prepared for some very hot shots with these 2 done up to the 9's and at each others throats!

Also, Starri Noir has asked to pose as well. I am honored by that because of her affiliations with Eric Kroll, who's work I happen to greatly admire.
I am looking forward to doing some very obscure and artsy shots with her in the next week or so.

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