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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

maliqua USR Courier V. Everything (561 comments)

Started life as a 9600 this modem saw everything up to v.90 and kflex from both the client and isp end configurations what a machine.

That modem was built to last it was built when modems where fairly new, and remained relevant with just a firmware update now and then until modems them selves became all but extinct.

12 hours ago
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Smart Car Tipping Trending In San Francisco

maliqua I think the meaning is less profound (371 comments)

Speaking as someone who when they first saw a smart car said to themselves "I wonder if i run out into the road and shoulder check it if it would tip over" I don't think the vandals in question are doing this to make a statement. I think its most likely that they had a similar thought combined it with youthful enthusiasm and the great decision making power that only a group of teenagers can have.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Infiltrated RSA Deeper Than Imagined

maliqua Deeper than *I* imagined? (168 comments)

I can't imagine anything deeper than "balls deep" as i originally assumed the NSA was into RSA. This leaves me dumbfounded I have written the NSA and asked for schematics on how they managed to get past balls deep, how much further they went, and did they get a whole leg in? did they get past the hips? was there a a device similar to the jaws of life employed in the process?

about three weeks ago
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Yahoo May Build Its Own YouTube

maliqua Hey Yahoo Just don't (162 comments)

Try to shove yahoo+ down our throats and it might work out for you

about three weeks ago
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Owner of Nortel Patents Sues Cisco For 'Immense' Patent Infringement

maliqua Re:redefining Research (83 comments)

touche i never looked at it that way

about three weeks ago
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Owner of Nortel Patents Sues Cisco For 'Immense' Patent Infringement

maliqua Re:Canadian company goes bankrupt (83 comments)

at least cisco is a company that does something, delivers products and or services...

the part of capitalism that we can all agree is necessary

about three weeks ago
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Owner of Nortel Patents Sues Cisco For 'Immense' Patent Infringement

maliqua redefining Research (83 comments)

a Virginia-based 'research company'

"ABOUT SPHERIX Spherix is committed to advancing innovation by active participation in all areas of the patent market" -http://spherix.com/

That sure doesn't sound like they're even pretending to be a research company they're patent trolls plain as day says it right on the first page of the site

about three weeks ago
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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

maliqua Re:Kickstarter skeptics eat your heart out (300 comments)

I'm not the only one. If you read the founders Reddit posts they also appear to be under that assumption.

Ok explain to me what possible scenario they would post "Dude we're f***ing rich we sold our tech to a creativity grave yard, thanks for the support early on screw you guys i'm going home (to my new home on my private island)"

about three weeks ago
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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

maliqua Re:Kickstarter skeptics eat your heart out (300 comments)

what possible IP could facebook want from Oculus that would be worth that much to them?

Technologies that allow them to directly compete with things like google glass? the oculus is a vr console that has lower lag than any other vr headset ever made, seems to me that's the piece they wanted and its more likely to end up in augmented reality displaying us advertisements and convincing us to like things than FB going from a platform for casual gaming to producing tech geared towards hardcore gamers.

about three weeks ago
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Adam Carolla Joins Fight Against Podcast Patent Troll

maliqua so much murder in america (126 comments)

why is none of it towards these kinds of people

about three weeks ago
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A Call For Rollbacks To Previous Versions of Software

maliqua Re:Downgrading is a horrible idea. (199 comments)

what's with the string of people saying "No you can't because of something server side" if something server side prevented you from rolling back due to incompatibility it would prevent people who haven't upgraded from working in the same way.

The best solution, in your opinion is to STFU and do what apple and google says is best for us then?

I have never heard an opinion on this site i respected less.

about 1 month ago
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A Call For Rollbacks To Previous Versions of Software

maliqua Re:The ones I really hate... (199 comments)

This *IS* an issue on phones, my current android phone is virtually unusable and slow since i updated the fact that i can't roll back and the performance was so hideous has tainted my view of Android entirely i'm not even considering an android device for my next phone

about 1 month ago
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Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

maliqua Re:Lies (452 comments)

not only is it stylish it protects me from the harsh Canadian winter

about a month ago
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Firefox OS Will Become the Mobile OS To Beat

maliqua Re:Why? (205 comments)

so it works on low end hardware as long as you never do a system upgrade

about a month and a half ago
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Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"

maliqua Re:i interpret it to mean (497 comments)

as the OP suggested a law or something that is considered settled doesn't mean its immutable simply that it has held up to enough scrutiny to be accepted and used without the need to reconfirm its results. It does not mean that it should never be questioned and reexamed, nor does it mean it cannot be changed in light of new evidence

about a month and a half ago
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The Science of Solitary Confinement

maliqua Re:This just goes to show (326 comments)

why not he had control of the situation and he knew it was a finite time.

people go to the dentist...

about 2 months ago
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The Science of Solitary Confinement

maliqua Re:Kudos to Director Raemisch (326 comments)

to be clear i was not making a statement i was asking a question that i didn't see addressed by the article

about 2 months ago
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The Science of Solitary Confinement

maliqua Re:Kudos to Director Raemisch (326 comments)

yes i'm aware of that but was that decided by the judge/jury or after he was imprisoned by the wardens? I didn't see that mentioned

about 2 months ago

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NSA Director Heckled as he asks security community for understanding

maliqua maliqua writes  |  about 9 months ago

maliqua (1316471) writes ""When NSA Director Keith Alexander appeared at the Las Vegas security conference Black Hat Wednesday morning, he hoped to mend the NSA’s reputation in the eyes of thousands of the conference’s hackers and security professionals. It didn’t go exactly as planned."
Taken directly from the article very entertaining read."

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18 Year old shot dead in toronto by police

maliqua maliqua writes  |  about 9 months ago

maliqua (1316471) writes "It appears the militarization of north american police forces has caused another unnecessary death, this time in Toronto Canada, where a 18 year old boy with a knife isolated alone on a bus was shot 9 times by police and then tazed."
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