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Russia Wants To Replace US Computer Chips With Local Processors

mrbill1234 Re:Good luck with that (340 comments)

Did you read the article? The processors are based on ARM.

about a month ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

mrbill1234 Re:Fox News? (682 comments)

I would love to be a fly on the wall in the Star Chamber where all the MSM other than Fox news conspire together.

about a month ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

mrbill1234 Fox News? (682 comments)

/. is really going downhill....

about a month ago
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Microsoft Rumored To Integrate Android Apps

mrbill1234 Security (189 comments)

If they can run Android apps with the same OS level security as iOS, and the same level of app vetting as the Apple App Store - they may be onto something.

about 6 months ago
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Revolutionary Scuba Mask Creates Breathable Oxygen Underwater On Its Own

mrbill1234 Nitrogen (375 comments)

Water is H2O - the air we breathe is 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% other stuff. I don't see 'N' in the H2O equation. Humans cannot survive with pure oxygen. This is bogus.

about 6 months ago
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Silent Circle Follows Lavabit By Closing Encrypted E-mail Service

mrbill1234 Re:The $1M Question (470 comments)

What's going on now is already a death sentence for cloud computing.

about a year ago
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Silent Circle Follows Lavabit By Closing Encrypted E-mail Service

mrbill1234 The $1M Question (470 comments)

Do the NSA have the private root CA keys to make their life that little bit easier. Most of the top CA's are based in the US. Could they even refused if asked?

about a year ago
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Russian FSB Can Reportedly Tap Skype Calls

mrbill1234 Why? (136 comments)

Why would someone with something to hide use Skype?

Seriously - if you've got something to hide, use something to which you have the source and can control the encryption used.

about a year ago
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WW2 Vet Sent 300,000 Pirated DVDs To Troops In Iraq, Afghanistan

mrbill1234 The studios send reel-to-reel films to the troops. (650 comments)

"The studios send reel-to-reel films to the troops"

As if this were not proof enough that the studios and the MPAA are out of touch with reality.

more than 2 years ago
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'Honey Stick' Project Tracks Fate of Lost Smartphones

mrbill1234 Re:hehe (222 comments)

Yeah, but you aren't going to get the battery out in a hurry.

Actually that switch pisses me off. always moving on its own when it is in my pocket. I wish there was a software option to disable it.

more than 2 years ago
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'Honey Stick' Project Tracks Fate of Lost Smartphones

mrbill1234 Re:hehe (222 comments)

Yeah, try and do that with an iPhone!

more than 2 years ago
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Why the Raspberry Pi Won't Ship In Kit Form

mrbill1234 Re:Assumptions (240 comments)

You are being enslaved by your own government - forget about anyone else.

more than 2 years ago
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Why the Raspberry Pi Won't Ship In Kit Form

mrbill1234 Re:Assumptions (240 comments)

Well, you seem to be going back to that at the moment.

more than 2 years ago
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Megaupload Lawyer Says User Data Will Be Held For Two Weeks

mrbill1234 Re:Deleting evidence (94 comments)

To be fair, all the articles i've read on this issue are pieces of shit - all containing some facts and some half-truths with a dose of speculation.
 

more than 2 years ago
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Megaupload Lawyer Says User Data Will Be Held For Two Weeks

mrbill1234 Deleting evidence (94 comments)

I would have thought that all the evidence would need to be preserved. Surely if any data is deleted that would compromise the case?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tools For Teaching High School Kids How To Make Games?

mrbill1234 Gamemaker (237 comments)

http://www.yoyogames.com/make

There is a free version - and paid for. You can code via their visual tool - or on the command line. My 11 year old son makes fine games using this!

more than 2 years ago
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BT Fiber Infrastructure Plans 'Fatal' To Competition

mrbill1234 Re:main problem is backhaul (100 comments)

I'm on Virgin and have had the same IP address for years. It's not guaranteed to be static - but it is static enough that I don't bother with any dynamic DNS services.

more than 2 years ago
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Which OSS Clustered Filesystem Should I Use?

mrbill1234 Offsite backups (320 comments)

I'm surprised that removable backup media has not caught up with the speed of change in hard disk sizes. In the olden days we used to backup with a couple of QIC-60's and we were happy. Later it was DAT backups, What inexpensive tape backup technologies are available today? It would seem that the best alternative is to use a drive itself as a backup medium and take it off-site.

more than 2 years ago

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