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ArkOS: Building the Anti-Cloud (on a Raspberry Pi)

n0dna Re:Home servers? (166 comments)

Comcast stop capping their customers a while ago. I still double check every time Steam has one of their holiday sales though. :)

about a year ago

US Contemplating 'Vehicle Miles Traveled' Tax

n0dna Re:Sounds like a headache (1306 comments)

Those who use less of it should be rewarded and those who use more of it punished. There definitely needs to be petrol excise taxes.

Fuel taxes in the United States vary by state. The United States federal excise tax on gasoline, as of February 2011, is 18.4 cents per gallon and 24.4 cents per gallon for diesel fuel. In January 2011, motor gasoline taxes averaged 48.1 cents per gallon and diesel fuel taxes averaged 53.1 cents per gallon.[7] For the first quarter of 2009, the mean state gasoline tax is 27.2 cents per US gallon, plus 18.4 cents per US gallon federal tax making the total 45.6 cents per US gallon (12.0 /L). For diesel, the mean state tax is 26.6 cents per US gallon plus an additional 24.4 cents per US gallon federal tax making the total 50.8 cents US per gallon (13.4 /L).[8] There are also a few states that charge sales tax on top of the excise taxes and the retail price.

more than 3 years ago

An Open Letter To PC Makers: Ditch Bloatware, Now!

n0dna Re:PC Decrapifier (609 comments)

Then you can go here to batch install the useful stuff you do want.

more than 3 years ago

An Open Letter To PC Makers: Ditch Bloatware, Now!

n0dna Re:Fantasyland (609 comments)

I have purchased several machines from Dell, Toshiba and HP at various price levels. The uninstallers work perfectly fine. Even for things you ought not remove if you want OSD and hot buttons and the like to continue working.

On behalf of those of us who know better, I'd like to offer your 'fuck you' right back to you.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Introduces One-Time Passwords

n0dna ZeusBot (215 comments)

"Man in the Mobile"

Smartphone variant already set to harvest OTP.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Introduces One-Time Passwords

n0dna Re:Great idea. (215 comments)

Discover also does this.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Patents Game Demos With Feature Erosion

n0dna Prior Art (200 comments)

Infamous, Prototype and Bioshock2 all got progressively less fun to play as they wore on...

Or does the patent only apply to demos?

more than 4 years ago

Amazon Pulls Book Publisher's Listings; Ebook Wars Underway?

n0dna Purchase the Dead Tree Version (297 comments)

Until all of this crap blows over and the industry pulls its collective head out of its collective ass I'll continue to do it the way I have for years now...

Buy the dead tree version so the author gets paid and then download the ebook from a torrent site.

more than 4 years ago

Amazon Sells More Ebooks On Christmas Than Real Books

n0dna Re:Price is the problem. (111 comments)

Sorry, near me in the US, the paperbacks usually go for $7.

That makes the $10 nearly 50% more.

more than 4 years ago

Amazon Sells More Ebooks On Christmas Than Real Books

n0dna Re:Price is the problem. (111 comments)

That's my point exactly.

If the physical paperback is $7, why is the ebook $10?

Yeah, it's only a couple of bucks, but if the ebooks actually cost $3 more apiece to produce, I'll eat my hat.


more than 4 years ago

Amazon Sells More Ebooks On Christmas Than Real Books

n0dna Price is the problem. (111 comments)

I got a Sony PR-505 last year and have yet to purchase a single ebook.

The DRM bothers me, but there are enough python scripts running around that will strip it out of the epub/pdf formats that it's not that much of a concern.

Price is why I don't buy them. While there are a handful of public domain books worth reading (opinion) the real content is only for sale.

I just flat-out refuse to pay 50% more for the same content in basically the same format that the publisher already has filed away somewhere. When do you think the last time that a major popular author wrote out a manuscript on a typewriter was? Or longhand? You know it's already in an electronic document format somewhere.

No printing, no binding, no shipping, no stocking, no returns. No fuel, no toxic waste from the paper making process, no toxins from the inks.

Yet I get to pay 50% more?

more than 4 years ago

Calling Video Professor a Scam

n0dna Re:What it really sounds like (385 comments)

Calling Farmville a game is like calling Mattel (Hot-Wheels) a car company. :)

more than 4 years ago

Amazon Expands Kindle To the PC

n0dna Re:Why Windows XP? (149 comments)

Extended Support period until April 8, 2014.[2]
Only critical security updates will be provided unpaid. Paid support is still available.
Service Pack 2 supported until July 13, 2010.

Want to try again?

more than 4 years ago

New Wheel of Time Book — Chapter One Online, Released Oct 27

n0dna Re:Why all the dissin'? (269 comments)

Well, those people could respond too.

Like almost all the others posting here, I tried, I really did. I made it through the first 6 before I stopped.

Hell I even continued to buy them until the prequel came out just in case he ever finished them, but at some point nearly everyone I know who has tried to read them noticed that "nothing was happening", it looked like "nothing was ever going to happen", and when long-dead characters keep reappearing that meant "nothing had actually happened."

about 5 years ago

ELF Knocks Down AM Towers To Save Earth, Intercoms

n0dna Re:Nobody likes ELF. Not even their "allies." (616 comments)

I'm really not trolling here, but PETA has been funding ELF for years. has a reprinted article from the NY Post.

I don't see many stories that are very recent, outside of what seem like blogs and bash-fests, but since PETA has denied ties all along, it doesn't make much difference to me whether they claim to have stopped or not.

about 5 years ago

Skype Trojan Can Log VoIP Conversations

n0dna Re:Does it... (151 comments)

Yup. You're missing something. They hide those kind of details in the article.

Go ahead. Read it. I won't tell anyone.

about 5 years ago

Options For a Laptop With a Broken Screen?

n0dna Re:Oblig. (544 comments)

I wish I had mod points, I literally laughed out loud.

Well played. :)

more than 5 years ago

What Did You Do First With Linux?

n0dna "Byte-Compling EMACS" (739 comments)

For about 11 hours, iirc.

Then the installer continued...

more than 5 years ago


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