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Congress Wants Your TSA Stories

peektwice Re:Bruce has been scrubbed from the hearing... (328 comments)

Yeah, the only people left on the witness list are representatives from TSA and Homeland Security. Schneier was apparently the only voice of reason on the witness panel, and he's been scratched. If I had to guess, which I don't, I'd say the gub-mint scratched him.

more than 2 years ago

Hacker Exposes Parts of Florida's Voting Database

peektwice ironic (261 comments)

I think that there's a decent bit of irony in the fact that he "hacked" the voting database of the State of Florida, and then laments the ability of the United States Government to keep its data secure. Apparently while he may or may not be a decent cracker, he doesn't know the difference between state and federal government.

more than 3 years ago

Gun With Wireless Arming Signal Goes On Sale Soon

peektwice Defensive firearms must be utterly reliable (457 comments)

Defensive firearms must be utterly reliable. This firearm, by definition, is not utterly reliable. I can see them being sued because their product didn't function at the one time it was desperately needed. I predict that it will sell a few copies, and then fizzle. However, that won't stop the anti-gun lobby and idiot Democrats from attempting to pass laws requiring that all firearms have this bug (I mean "feature).

more than 4 years ago

Powerful Linux ISP Router Distribution?

peektwice Re:Mutually exclusive (268 comments)

They are mutually exclusive. The OP is taking the Wal-Mart approach. He's getting some of the cheapest shit possible, and then telling himself that it's just as good as "commercial grade" equipment.

more than 4 years ago

Best Man Rigs Newlyweds' Bed To Tweet During Sex

peektwice Re:Um... (272 comments)

Another possible 'whoosh'... but I think it's because she's married now, and no longer has to look good for the wedding. It happens EVERY time. Woman works out like crazy for months to fit into a particular dress size, then once the wedding cake hits her gullet, the fat starts piling on. To be fair, men get fatter too, but we don't "false advertise" for the wedding.

more than 4 years ago

Researchers Hijack Mebroot Botnet, Study Drive-By Downloads

peektwice Re:arrest them (130 comments)

AC does have a bit of a point in his troll. There is a certain criminal element to the "researcher's" tactics. Is it ethical to break the law to study lawbreaking?

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Releases Linux Device Drivers As GPL

peektwice Re:Hell called (362 comments)

Am I to believe that the Cubs are going to win the World Series too?

more than 5 years ago

Judge Thinks Linking To Copyrighted Material Should Be Illegal

peektwice Re:Library card catalog (390 comments)

you forgot to enclose your post with <pedantic> </pedantic> tags. If no one uses it, it will die.

more than 5 years ago

Judge Thinks Linking To Copyrighted Material Should Be Illegal

peektwice Library card catalog (390 comments)

I'm pretty sure that this also means the end of the Dewey Decimal system, since it links to copyrighted material.

more than 5 years ago

How To Manage Hundreds of Thousands of Documents?

peektwice Re:Answered your own question (438 comments)

Absolutely correct. However, I would take it a step further and say that you need a document management system that manages security, meta-data, retention, disposition, etc. Examples are Documentum, IBM FileNet P8, Alfresco, etc. Here's a place to start readin:

more than 5 years ago

Pixar's Next Three Films Will Be Sequels

peektwice Who didn't see this coming? (379 comments)

This is Disney's modus operandi. The differences are that Pixar films have great story lines and aren't musicals. Other than that, I for one totally expected that Disney would start making sequels. Guess what's re-releases.

more than 5 years ago

Fluorescent Monkeys Cast Light On Human Disease

peektwice Re:Just a matter of time (174 comments)

He's not dead

He will be in a minute.

more than 5 years ago

Fluorescent Monkeys Cast Light On Human Disease

peektwice Re:Fluorescent monkeys? Bah (174 comments)

Exactly. I too, wish to nit-pick the whole "glow-in-the-dark" monkeys thing, because they don't really glow in the dark. They fluoresce. Hopefully this isn't to pedantic.

more than 5 years ago

Judge Says Boston Student's Laptop Was Seized Illegally

peektwice Re:FInally someone has a clue (190 comments)

Simply being a dick doesn't warrant getting the cops all over you. You may think so, but you'd be what I like to call "wrong". I will now wait for the search warrant, since I was a dick.

more than 5 years ago

The Case For Working With Your Hands

peektwice Re:Err... what? (386 comments)

No, the plumbing companies create a false shortage of plumbers, lobby the government for a new type of work visa, and get low paid workers from third world countries to come do the job for 30% of what Americans will do it for.

more than 5 years ago

German Gov To Ban Paintballing After Shooting

peektwice Re:Really Germany? (580 comments)

What are they going to do next

Make you wear a helmet while driving your car.

more than 5 years ago



Apple wins decision about royalty rates

peektwice peektwice writes  |  more than 5 years ago

peektwice (726616) writes "Looks like Apple have won the decision from the copyright royalty board. According to ARSTechnica,

The Copyright Royalty Board has handed Apple and other online music store operators a big victory, as it has decided to keep the royalty rate the same for physical media and "permanent" (nonsubscription) music downloads.

Here's the scoop."
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Future evacuees in Texas will get background check

peektwice peektwice writes  |  more than 6 years ago

peektwice writes "Apparently in Texas, emergencies negate your freedoms and rights, just as they did in New Orleans. The story reads: "Texans seeking to escape the next hurricane or state emergency by evacuation bus will first be submitted to criminal background checks, the state's emergency management director says."

It goes on to say: "Since it's a government record they're checking you against, there is not the same invasion of privacy concerns that may come up in other contexts," said professor Charles Rhodes, who teaches constitutional law at South Texas College of Law. "I think the need for it would outweigh any privacy concerns. This is a public safety issue""

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