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Singapore Builds First Vertical Vegetable Farm

mogness Re:Grow house (141 comments)

It's not really that serious. The drug laws are strict but it's actually fairly common to come across illicit substances in SG, just like everywhere else. The cases that make the news usually appear because people are stupid about it, trying to take E out to clubs or smoking weed in the street like they think they're in Amsterdam. Most people who want to don't have a problem. No, there aren't dealers on corners or people walking up to you on the street offering you drugs like back in the US, but we like it that way. Anyone who's been here more than a few years knows someone who knows someone that has drugs. We live on an island country that's only slightly bigger than Manhattan, and we have the world's busiest port. You'd be kidding yourself if you thought they'd catch everything coming in, or if you thought they prosecute every single possession case.

Porn is also illegal here, but it's silly to think no one is looking at it.

Singapore's policy with just about everything is if you can keep it to yourself they aren't interested. Keep your head down and you can smoke all the weed you want, if that's your thing.

What I find craziest of all is that in the first three years of my adult life in the US I had six, maybe seven run-ins with law enforcement. I've been in Singapore for almost four years and I've not yet ever been confronted by a single police officer. And people say Singapore is a police state?

about 2 years ago
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Study Suggests You Can Learn New Things In Your Sleep

mogness Re:I learn stuff in my dreams. (99 comments)

I still can't imagine why anyone would willingly want to repeatedly perform such touchy and precise control manipulations.

I used to be a horrible driver.
Seriously bad, as in, I wrecked four cars in two years.Thankfully never causing any bodily harm to anyone. Of course, that was when I was 16, but I fault this largely on my inability to focus while driving an automatic. I would *space out* while driving on straight roads for long periods of time or even sometimes when going through repetitive stop-and-go traffic. The first car I bought with a manual transmission changed my life- I never had a wreck again and it's been ten years since I started driving a manual. Something about focusing on the revs and shifting gears keeps me focused on driving. Not to mention the fact that it is more enjoyable for me to drive than an automatic. Just food for thought.
Cue the flames on how I'm a moron for not paying attention while driving and what kind of idiot american driver I am etc...

about 2 years ago
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How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led To Mat Honan's Identity Theft

mogness Re:Why Mat? (222 comments)

I read in his original article that he had a three character twitter username (@mat), and that was why the hackers targeted him

more than 2 years ago
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When Geeks Meet, Are They More Likely To Have Autistic Kids?

mogness Re:When I was a kid we didn't have autism spectrum (327 comments)

Best to include a control group in your study that would expose subjects to the "old way" of roasting peanuts, whatever that is. Then we'd know for sure. :)

more than 2 years ago
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Cop Seeks Wiretapping Charges For Woman Who Videotaped Beating

mogness Re:This guy is just blowing smoke. (662 comments)

please revert back to this thread once you have caught on to the running joke, thx :).

more than 3 years ago
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Egyptian Charged For Threatening Facebook Post

mogness Re:Funny (101 comments)

I read that the same way, had a chuckle ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Anonymous Creates Its Own Social Network

mogness Re:Anonymous isn't an activist group (271 comments)

So what's your point? Because there was a CIA office in the WTC that Al Qaeda was justified in attacking the building?

I don't see your logic at all. You comparison would make more sense if it was a well known fact that Al Qaeda was planning to deploy missiles to target Obama. And if, knowing that fact, he then went and hid in the CIA office of the WTC. I get the feeling that your post is a straight up troll though, so I'm not sure if I'm wasting my breath.

And anyway, the destruction of the CIA office in the WTC was by no means the primary objective of the 9/11 attacks. They were terror attacks, not strategic warfare, and it's debatable that these guys even had intelligence on that office being there. Moot point.

more than 3 years ago
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Women Arrested For Refusing TSA Search of Children

mogness Re:"belligerent" (1017 comments)

I got a ticket once for "improper use of median".

what were you doing to get the ticket, eh? improper use of the median lights up some pretty strange images in my head :).

more than 3 years ago
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Women Arrested For Refusing TSA Search of Children

mogness Re:Not fear - disgust (1017 comments)

You would have gotten more utility and value from your money if you had wiped your ass with a dollar bill and flushed it.

Wish I had mod points for you sir.

more than 3 years ago
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Patched MS Bluetooth Flaw Exposes Even Disconnected PCs

mogness Re:Confusing (147 comments)

No need to worry. Reports around the web are contradictory to this article, all say it's extremely unlikely that an attacker could gain access to your machine using this vulnerability. You're more likely to get blue-screened.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2011/07/12/ms11-053-vulnerability-in-the-bluetooth-stack-could-allow-remote-code-execution.aspx
https://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/microsoft-fixes-critical-windows-bluetooth-bug-july-patch-tuesday-071211

What's more, you'd have to be sharing your bluetooth id AND the attacker would have to be within range of your signal.

more than 3 years ago
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Capcom Announces Unreplayable Game

mogness Re:Forget second hand (535 comments)

Even so, overly-aggressive DRM only serves to justify piracy further, giving pirates a leg to stand on. There have been a good number of recent releases where the pirated version was actually better than the original release because the DRM was such a pain.

more than 3 years ago
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Ars Looks At In-Flight Internet — State of the Art vs. Things To Come

mogness Re:No shit, Sherlock (101 comments)

There's a whole section in the article titled 'Round the globe.

more than 3 years ago
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Ars Looks At In-Flight Internet — State of the Art vs. Things To Come

mogness Re:No shit, Sherlock (101 comments)

Cross-country flights are not exclusively what this article is talking about. In fact, there's a nice image on page two of the article showing Lufthansa's coverage area from Western Europe to the Western U.S.

more than 3 years ago
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Ars Looks At In-Flight Internet — State of the Art vs. Things To Come

mogness Re:No shit, Sherlock (101 comments)

Maybe you have a two hour flight. On an 18-hour flight there's only so much you can read, sleep, and watch before you start to get antsy. I'd surely welcome internet on those flights.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Compromised, Again

mogness Re:I wonder if the hackers would stop.. (452 comments)

My point was that most people aren't really being affected by these things but there's a very loud group of people running around yelling boycott from the rooftops and acting like Sony's starting the next holocaust- it's only going to make it harder for the common people to relate to your cause.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Compromised, Again

mogness Re:I wonder if the hackers would stop.. (452 comments)

There it is again, and this is what I'm talking about.
Come on people, we're not talking about ethnic or religious persecution here, we're talking about a consumer electronics company. It's really overblown.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Compromised, Again

mogness Re:I wonder if the hackers would stop.. (452 comments)

Sorry but I think you guys are just really out of control with this Sony stuff. How do you take a statement like "I don't care that Sony is a shitty retailer, it doesn't affect me" and blow it out to "I don't care about anything going on in the world." I care a lot about things that are going on in the world, but what has Sony really done that warrants this kind of behavior? Are they dumping toxic chemicals? Causing global warming? Killing babies?
Oh, they may have accidentally released your e-mail address and a hashed password.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Compromised, Again

mogness Re:I wonder if the hackers would stop.. (452 comments)

I think you're stretching a little bit, comparing someone boycotting Sony products with someone ignoring the existence of concentration camps. I'd love to see you explain how those two things are even remotely alike.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Compromised, Again

mogness Re:I wonder if the hackers would stop.. (452 comments)

In all honestly, Sony hasn't done anything to me personally that warrants a boycott. I know it's cool and all to bash Sony here at Slashdot and I'm not saying that some people don't have a right to be pissed because I know Sony's done some pretty shifty things. For me though, I own a PS3 and the PSN being down for a month with no indication to the user of when it would be back up is the *only* thing that even made me a little annoyed. And let's face it, they got hacked. I mean, they're responsible for not having a secure system but I still don't really blame Sony per-se. Anyone can get hacked. They didn't have any of my personal information except for the hotmail address I use as a spam box, so that's a non-issue. What else has there been? The removal of the linux option from the PS3. Yea so. I wasn't using it anyway. Not affecting me. That rootkit-on-cd thing that everyone is always talking about. I never got hit with that either. So. I'm probably a typical Sony consumer and all of this nonsense hasn't touched me. There's no reason for anyone in my position to consider a boycott.

more than 3 years ago

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