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The Rise of Everyday Hackers

nightfury Students (126 comments)

"'Little Bobby Tables', we call him..."

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft Creative Director 'Doesn't Get' Always-On DRM Concerns

nightfury Re:Better answer (572 comments)

"Hello, bug name electronics store? I'd like to order a DysonStation 4..."

"We'll have the installers right out."

"What installers?"

"The installers have to remove your carpet and re-lay it with our special layer underneath which tracks your footsteps. It's for your safety, and to ensure you're only using your vacuum on approved parts of the floor."

"But......"

"As a disclaimer, some customers have reported getting locked out of their houses because they weigh too much, or walk into an unapproved room."

-click-

"Hello, I'd like to order the new OuyaRoomba."

about a year and a half ago
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WA State Bill Would Allow Bosses To Seek Facebook Passwords

nightfury Re:Odious new law? No attribution? Guess who... (316 comments)

So who sponsored the amendment?

The bill itself, sponsored by a Democrat, specifically forbids companies from forcing employees to allow access to their social media accounts. The amendment created an exception. An earlier commenter mentioned that the amendment was proposed by somebody with a big (R) next to his name...

about a year and a half ago
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How That 'Extra .9%' Could Ward Off a Zombie Apocalypse

nightfury Re:Brains (204 comments)

Admittedly, halfway through, I went from Morgan Freeman to Anthony Hopkins. "Thpthpthpthpthpthpthpthpthpthp."

about a year and a half ago
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Why You Should Worry About the Future of Chromebooks

nightfury Re:history repeating (216 comments)

When the device and its software are subject to central managment, YOU don't manage the device, THEY do. That's the point!

Exactly! So they should go get an iPad!

....Wait. Shit!

about a year and a half ago
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Systemd Ditches GNU C Library for Their Own

nightfury Re:rot 13 (92 comments)

I had a hard time finding the entertainment value in this until somebody mentioned Bill Cosby in another post somewhere. Now all I can hear is "Va uvf glcvpny snfuvba Jello Puddin Paaps!" It has made today fairly more tolerable.

about a year and a half ago
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Radio Shack TRS-80 Vs. Commodore 64: Battle of the Titans

nightfury Re:Okay, enough (135 comments)

I took it as a nostalgia piece, and actually found it to be a welcome relief from all of the other April Fools things.

about a year and a half ago
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The Twighlight of Small In-House Data Centers

nightfury Re:in-house data centers: we have one (180 comments)

If your power goes out, what then?

That's actually a perfect example. When the power goes out, the rooftop generators kick on and everything continues.

When your business relies entirely on services provided by other parties, you're just asking to be marginalized. If something in some remote datacenter causes your virtual host to completely disappear, you don't have a guy to jog down the hall and see what's up. All you have is a phone call to customer support.

about a year and a half ago
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USPS Discriminates Against 'Atheist' Merchandise

nightfury Re:Maybe... (1121 comments)

Pascal's Wager doesn't work. If you believe in something because you're hedging your bets, that isn't true belief, and is therefore not faith, and you will go to hell. I would rather not define my life and morals by directly contradicting my own observations.

about a year and a half ago
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Direct-to-Vinyl Recording Makes a Comeback (Video)

nightfury Re:Yeah! (166 comments)

But more importantly, it responds properly to a well placed and timed pitch-nudge applied via middle and index fingers, or a gentle drag on the platter in transition.

about a year and a half ago
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Archos Gamepad Released In the USA

nightfury Re:...its cheaper than the vita.... (106 comments)

The Vita at least has Sony backing.

This is exactly why I would prefer this device over a Vita.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Mac To Linux Return Flow?

nightfury Re:I use both...and am looking for a better option (965 comments)

However, I too have been looking for a solution now that Apple is moving in the iOS-y direction for OS X, in terms of a system that lets me keep the awesome BSD power of Mac OS without being confined to Apple's walled garden of App Store restrictions etc.

Sounds like what you're looking for is... BSD.

about a year and a half ago
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Tesla Motors To Pay Off Government Loan 5 Years Early

nightfury Re:Gee, (243 comments)

FTFSummary:

And it is a tribute to the success of the DOE's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program (ATVM), a program which was chartered by Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush, to accelerate the market for a broad range of promising automotive efficiency technologies

Can you read, or were you being sarcastic?

about a year and a half ago
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Drone Comes Within 200 Feet of Airliner Over New York

nightfury Re:Iran (339 comments)

So clearly you should be clad in armor, riding a horse through cities, slicing non-christian heathens to the ground with your broadsword while on the search for the holy grail of Christ.

Interpretations of scripture change. Compassion as a basis for morality does not. Your religion is no better than his.

about a year and a half ago
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Billionaires Secretly Fund Vast Climate Denial Network

nightfury Re:If you want to convince skeptics... (848 comments)

1) There's no such thing as global warming. (profit)
2) There's global warming, but the scientists are exaggerating. It's not significant. (profit)
3) There's significant global warming, but man doesn't cause it. (profit)
4) Man does cause it, but it's not a net negative. (profit)
5) It is a net negative, but it's not economically possible to tackle it. (profit)
6) We need to tackle global warming, so make the poor pay for it. (profit)
7) Global warming is bad for business. Why did the Democrats not tackle it earlier? (profit)
8) ???? 9) Profit.

FTFY

about a year and a half ago

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