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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

mlw4428 How's That Free Market Working For Ya? (277 comments)

An unregulated business practice designed to funnel jobs and monies overseas? Say it ain't so, George, say it ain't so!

about a week ago
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New York Judge OKs Warrant To Search Entire Gmail Account

mlw4428 Re:Example of slippery slope (150 comments)

Why is this any different to you than a search warrant against your house?

about a week ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

mlw4428 Disney-fication Is Complete! (588 comments)

Now we can have loads of girls thinking that they're special goddesses instead of mere mortal princesses. How trite.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

mlw4428 Re:Unsafe at any speed (above 100 MPH)... (443 comments)

I'm not a troll...I actually love Tesla and hope they come out with an option in my price range. I'd certainly take a free one and happily drive it.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

mlw4428 Re:Unsafe at any speed (above 100 MPH)... (443 comments)

I get what you're saying, but if the "high speeds" were "nearly" 100MPH it's not unreasonable to wonder just how the car got literally ripped in half. I do wonder about the safety of a car like that. A lot of the US's top Interstate speed limits are between 70-80MPH. You're not talking a huge difference in speed at that point, so it's not unreasonable to at least question the safeness of the car and ask for some additional testing/data.

about two weeks ago
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Judge Shoots Down "Bitcoin Isn't Money" Argument In Silk Road Trial

mlw4428 Re:Bitcoin isn't money but it's still a financial (135 comments)

God, then pay cash. You act as if YOUR legal financial dealings are important. Unless you're buying anthrax, massive amounts of coke, or guns with serial numbers filed off than chances are your dealings are about as interesting to the government as my pissing schedule is to you.

about two weeks ago
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KeyStore Vulnerability Affects 86% of Android Devices

mlw4428 Re:Serious? (71 comments)

Third party firmwares patch this. However it's the carriers and manufacturers who lock down bootloaders, void warranties, and refuse to allow a more open environment that refuse to make additional changes or updates. I've got a Note 2, it was updated by Samsung nearly a month before Verizon could come out with the update and that was delayed quite a bit from when Google released 4.4.2.

You can blame Google all you want, but it's an Open Source OS and patches can be backported by anyone. Sadly the only people interested in doing that have no power over the carriers and device manufacturers.

about a month ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

mlw4428 Re:why would I want to hang with a buncha cunts (561 comments)

I don't think that intelligence (perceived or not) is equatable to a hobby.You can't get "more intelligent" and those few that are true blue geniuses didn't just start being a genius the way you or I go out and start stamp collection. It's a biological trait, not a sociological construct.

about a month ago
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Prisoners Freed After Cops Struggle With New Records Software

mlw4428 Re:This is what a right is (128 comments)

Due process and speedy trial could be argued as including additional processing time due to a new records management system. Obviously a reasonable amount of time should be considered, I'd think that some additional time, especially for a violent crime, would not be considered unreasonable.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

mlw4428 Re:It's too slow. (254 comments)

The performance reasoning may go away sometime soon. Microsoft has been working on a native compiler and has a preview for Windows Store apps. They've said they're bringing it to the full .NET platform. At which point you get all the performance of C++ with the benefits of a robust framework and a good language.

about a month ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

mlw4428 Re:Massive conspiracy (465 comments)

I don't see how it 's a conspiracy. I don't recall tax law as being akin to criminal law and thus "innocent until proven guilty" doesn't really apply. All they did was target political groups (both conservative and liberal according to TFA) and audited them. I truly don't understand the big deal over this -- personally I think ALL political non-profits should be audited several times a year to ensure they're following all financial laws.

about a month ago
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$3000 GeForce GTX TITAN Z Tested, Less Performance Than $1500 R9 295X2

mlw4428 Re:Wrong premise (151 comments)

You're absolutely right on that. They artificially lock out features that their higher-end non-gaming cards have (such as VT-d support, etc). Nvidia doesn't want YOU to use GTXs for computing or scientific applications...they want you to use cards like Tesla or Quaddro. In fact I bet the biggest difference between the GTX Titan Z and Telsa K40 is less price and more specific features. In fact when I looked the K40 was a bit pricier but was outranked in sheer performance (CUDA cores, pipelines, etc), but you can't virtualize GTX, it doesn't work with GRID computing, and a few other features.

about a month and a half ago
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Getting the Most Out of the Space Station (Before It's Too Late)

mlw4428 Mother Russia... (155 comments)

Ol' Mother Russia should not forget that NASA pays them good monies to send our astronauts into space. Space X is slowly becoming a viable option and American commercialized companies will carry far more weight with NASA than Russia will. Putini should also strongly consider the effects of the US (and US's allies) in implementing trade sanctions and embargos on his nation and how quickly things can go south without a single bullet needing to be fired.

about a month and a half ago
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Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Would Not Get a Fair Trial – and Kerry Is Wrong

mlw4428 Re:Ellsberg got a fair trial (519 comments)

First of all I'm neither an authoritarian nor a hack. Name calling doesn't get you anywhere. Secondly I never said I agreed with the NSA's spying on American citizens, because I don't...but I'm also not one who says that it's acceptable to break a law to show another law has been broken. He didn't go through proper channels or even TRY to work within the system first. In fact he's recently came out and said he assumed a false identity and was trained to be a spy...this was never about him being a moral, upstanding, concerned citizen and I certainly wouldn't consider him morally superior to the NSA.

Lastly America is not a democracy. You and I don't have to agree to anything the government does, in fact the entire populace doesn't have to agree. We're a Republic and your elected representative is the one who has to agree or disagree -- which they did. Many times.

So before throwing out baseless insults and accusations you should take time to try and understand the situation in its entirety and not kneejerk into some reaction because "Gubmit bad, Snowden good".

about 2 months ago
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Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Would Not Get a Fair Trial – and Kerry Is Wrong

mlw4428 Re:Ellsberg got a fair trial (519 comments)

Well he's already admitted fault...so in all aspects he is guilty.

about 2 months ago
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Heartbleed Bug Exploited Over Extensible Authentication Protocol

mlw4428 Re:What? Bad interpretations (44 comments)

It's more likely that the person who wrote the apple slashdot submission didn't apple understand the apple article and just apple wanted apple apple apple apple apple apple.

about 2 months ago
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Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Would Not Get a Fair Trial – and Kerry Is Wrong

mlw4428 Re:Ellsberg got a fair trial (519 comments)

Your post is totally and completely irrelevant. This isn't about the content of the documents; it's about the fact that you cannot break the law to prove that someone else broke the law. It would be like me shooting a murderer, even if I had undeniable proof of the murder, without being authorized to do so by a court during his trial.

What Snowden did was wrong legally and ethically speaking (morally he is fine in what he did, but morality isn't everything). Regardless of anything and everything else he did break the law. He should stand for his crimes. Nothing else outside of that is relevant and everything else pertaining to the contents of the leak is a separate discussion.

about 2 months ago
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Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

mlw4428 Re:Misinformation? (493 comments)

That's assuming you get it as a child. If you don't catch chicken pox as a child and you don't get a vaccination for it you could catch it as an adult. It's much more severe as an adult and the chance of complications increases, even in healthy adults.

about 2 months ago
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Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

mlw4428 Re: I predict the future.... (475 comments)

> If that's not competitive economics at work, I don't know what is.

It's more like AT&T being scared in a very specific market for a very specific subset of people. The majority of the rest of us have all of Crapcast, Frontier, Verizon, Cox or one of the other mid-level large size ones. Most of those don't even do FTTP and Frontier hates FTTP and their CEO is committed to selling DSL as "high speed" with a bandwidth of up to 7Mbps.

There really isn't much in the way of competition and what there is is very limited...almost as if to have juuussstt enough to ensure the FCC or other parts of the government aren't coming in to bust up a monopoly. In the unregulated ISP market there isn't competition...only the appearance of one to keep the peasants entertained.

about 2 months ago

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