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Verizon iPhone Rumored For Early Next Year

passion Re:As Annie once said... (251 comments)

I loved the sign I saw in a bar once that said "Free Beer Tomorrow!" ;)

more than 4 years ago

PA School Spied On Students Via School-Issued Laptop Webcams

passion Re:Tape (941 comments)

paranoia is a healthy adaptation to reality

more than 4 years ago

Hiding From Google

passion MITTM? (228 comments)

This sounds like a man in the middle attack to me.

more than 4 years ago

University to Evict Man 13 Years After Graduation

passion sounds like he needs to... (19 comments)

take a cooking class - you know he's still in the dorms because he's too lazy to cook for himself.

more than 4 years ago

DARPA Network Challenge Lasts All of 9 Hours

passion Re:That was pretty fast... (129 comments)

sarchasm - the gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

more than 4 years ago

Wikileaks Publishes 500,000 9/11 Pager Messages

passion Re:News to me (309 comments)

A) this is 2001 you're talking about (8 years ago)

B) I know that lots of IT personnel wear pagers since they need to receive one-way messages sent by a machine to report downtime, and you don't really need to respond with "OK, hang on - I'm on my way!"

more than 4 years ago

Making Old Games Look Good On Modern LCDs?

passion Re:Buy a cheap CRT (367 comments)

You're right - and I think our roads, military, firefighters, police and water systems are run so poorly that we need to find someone else to run them for us... Only through competition will we have the choice of who to hire to spray water on our houses and chase down the arsonists who did it. I just hope they offer frequent buyer's cards.

more than 4 years ago

How Do You Greet an Extraterrestrial?

passion Re:Read FootFall (803 comments)

c) kinetic energy ... or as Neil Stephenson put it recently in Anathem, "getting rodded".

more than 5 years ago

Download Taxes As a Weapon Against File-Sharing

passion Re:Sounds good... (451 comments)

These are tack-on penalties, like not wearing a seatbelt is to traffic offenses. You're not going to get pulled over for not wearing a seat belt, but if you get pulled over for breaking the speed limit and the cop doesn't like your attitude, they'll tack on the "no seatbelt" penalty as well. So if you're in the slammer for some crime, they can tack-on "oh, hey neglected to pay taxes for his ill-begotten gains".

more than 5 years ago

Juror Tweets Could Create Mistrial

passion Re:Is that a Canary? (148 comments)

I think there's a reason they call people who send those messages twits.

more than 5 years ago

Network Solutions Under Large-Scale DDoS Attack

passion Re:Someone should be fired! (139 comments)

Not quite - you're thinking of older versions. Modern versions of Peakflow are teamed with TMS (Threat Management System), which allow you to mitigate DDoS attacks.

From their website, "Surgical Mitigation Arbor Peakflow SP TMS enables you to automatically detect and surgically remove only the attack traffic while maintaining legitimate business traffic â" thereby ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction."

more than 5 years ago

Tooth Regeneration Coming Soon

passion Re:Going rate... (289 comments)

I actually cried when my teeth were replaced with money. Miraculously enough, when I woke up in the morning, my tooth was back, and the money had vanished. By some freak luck, I managed to keep all of my baby teeth in a packet after they all fell out... perhaps these will pay off? Who knows?

more than 5 years ago

Scientists Discover Proteins Controlling Evolution

passion Re:So here's the question ... (436 comments)

Only if the men with short ones fail to reproduce, so this would be up to the ladies to decide this.

more than 5 years ago


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