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Time To Close the Security Theater

lisany Re:No amount of security will prevent terrorism (457 comments)

The cost of always locked cockpit doors is that no longer will children be able to go up and check out an airplane cockpit flown by a real life pilot. That's a pretty sad thing, as someone that did get to check out the cockpit many years ago.

more than 3 years ago
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Samsung Wants To See iPhone 5 and iPad 3

lisany Funny... (136 comments)

I want to see them too.

more than 3 years ago
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The Abdication of the HTML Standard

lisany Re:HTML *was* simple (298 comments)

Heh, sorry, tables were never okay to use tables for layout.

more than 3 years ago
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Debian 6.0 To Feature a Completely Free Kernel

lisany Why should I care? (283 comments)

Why should I care if the Linux kernel is free of non-free firmware? Does that have the added benefit of rending the hardware devices I use unusable? If so, well done Debian: you've successfully maintained the honourable badge of forcing your users to work as if it was 2000.

about 4 years ago
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PayPal Withdraws WikiLeaks Donation Service

lisany Re:Dangerous (794 comments)

Simple solution for S3: Encrypt everything that you put up there.

about 4 years ago
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US Presidential Nuclear Codes 'Lost For Months'

lisany How is this a problem?!?! (322 comments)

How is this a problem?? We couldn't nuke the planet for a few months? That's a fucking selling point folks.

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Lashes Out At Android

lisany Re:They are for two different people (864 comments)

I set up my iPhone by typing in my Mobile Me account details and my IMAP account credentials. Pretty simple. Not that I use Mobile Me for email - I have my own postfix/courier setup for IMAP mail. Google can keep the private data of other suckers.

more than 4 years ago
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Data Deduplication Comparative Review

lisany Re:Use ZFS. It offers dedupe, compression, etc. (195 comments)

Except NexentaStor (3.0.3) has an OpenSolaris upstream (which has gone away, by the way) kernel bug that hanged our Nexenta test box. Not a real good first impression.

more than 4 years ago
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Happy 17th Birthday, Debian!

lisany Re:Thank you (225 comments)

Nope. Step-mother and father purchased another year. They saw the obvious value in it! $99/yr for unlimited one-on-one tutelage on their own computer is a simple choice. Besides, if they didn't buy it for a second year I would have for them!

more than 4 years ago
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Happy 17th Birthday, Debian!

lisany Re:Thank you (225 comments)

No. You get them a Mac and buy them a year of 1-on-1 training from Apple. The number of support calls I've fielded went to zero from the old windows system. My step-mother is happy to call the Apple store, load up the iMac and have the Apple staff show her how to do something. It's wonderful.

more than 4 years ago
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Android Outsells iPhone In Last 6 Months

lisany Non-story (514 comments)

Apple released their new iPhone product at the end of the sixth month of this year. Let's wait til year's end and look at a graph of sales throughout the year of similar products and compare the lifespan of a product line.

more than 4 years ago
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Tennessee Town Releases Red Light Camera Stats

lisany Re:"Presumption of innocence"? (567 comments)

I'm not sure where you've been for the past 150 years but photography is not new.

Who do you think has to prove innocence when the likeness of a man with no twins is caught on film shooting someone? I'd say a photograph is very compelling evidence and I'm pretty sure the courts agree, but, IANAL.

more than 4 years ago
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Tennessee Town Releases Red Light Camera Stats

lisany Screw em (567 comments)

As someone who has almost been run over by morons failing to stop at a stop sign and red light I endorse red-light and stop sign cameras. I say put the cameras at every intersection and raise the penalty for not stopping at stop signs or red lights.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Launches New Magical Trackpad, 12 Core Macs

lisany Re:So... (432 comments)

So, how do you move backward in the browser window history? *lots of mouse stuff*

I use z to navigate backwards and x to move forwards. Opera has had these keymappings available for years and I can't begin to imagine how much strain on my wrists they have saved. Hands are usually on the keyboard anyways, why not use them?

more than 4 years ago
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Spectral Imaging Reveals Jefferson Nixed 'Subjects' for 'Citizens'

lisany Re:Don't worry (360 comments)

I prefer not to have my corpse desecrated and mutilated post mortem. It certainly doesn't matter after I die but having the comfort while living that my corpse will not be desecrated and mutilated is quite comforting indeed.

more than 4 years ago
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Anti-Speed Camera Activist Buys Police Department's Web Domain

lisany Re:Bluff City is south of Bristol Motor Speedway (680 comments)

So what, exactly is the problem? The speed limit is posted so there really isn't an excuse to ignore it. Why is there an addiction to speed when driving slowly - at the posted rate - is safer? I'm also curious at how many people, when pulled over for speeding tell the cop, "You know what, Copper, you got me. I was breaking the law and I'll accept and pay the ticket." Do people actually own up to breaking the law accept the consequences?

(Probably not, it's easier to post on Slashdot!)

more than 4 years ago

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