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Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet

peragrin Re:Saddest line ever (93 comments)

When did your friends come from Cuba? 50 years ago with teddy Cruz' s father or were they within the last twenty years. Your answer makes a huge difference. Cuba is repressive but the two facts that this localnet exists inside Cuba and is known to the outside world in general means it isn't half as bad as you are assuming.

That doesn't make Cuba policies good it just means they are less restricive than you assume.

1 hour ago
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Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet

peragrin Re:Saddest line ever (93 comments)

The NSA is already going through your bank statements, and emails because you used the words destroying and communism in the same sentence.

Do you really think that America is any better? we give up rights to the government daily. just look at the TSA. you have to have a body cavity search just to board a plane now. They want to expand the TSA to cover all transportation too.

2 hours ago
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In Addition To Project Spartan, Windows 10 Will Include Internet Explorer

peragrin Re:Internet Explorer (98 comments)

How old is COBOL again? how many places are still using programs built on COBOL?

2 days ago
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Local Motors Looks To Disrupt the Auto Industry With 3D-Printed Car Bodies

peragrin Re:Open Auto (122 comments)

Regulatory capture is the new Nazi/ Goodwin.

It is like these people want the USA to look like China once again with smog filled cities, posioned water supplies, cars that kill every time there is a 10 mph accident as the human body can't take it.

3 days ago
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US Army Wants Weapon To Destroy Drone Swarms

peragrin Re: That would be a Directed EMP (208 comments)

The problem is plastic explosives are difficult to focus. Try blowing up a building using at drones. You need to blow one up for every window. And most doors will require several drones with explosives to get through.

To get a better idea of the effectiveness of kamkize attacks review the pacific sea battles of world war 2. You need to expend a lot of ordnance for minimal damage.

Shove a firecracker up your ass and blow apart your legs. Set a firecracker off at your feet and you might get burned. Explosives have a big difference

5 days ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

peragrin Re: Limited power to change working situation... (348 comments)

I am in the same position. What I do is set my my desk up so I can fully stretch my legs under neath. Every 15 minutes I tighten as many leg and stomach muscles as I can for at least 30 seconds. It isn't much but it does improve circulation a bit. I just wish I could figure out a way to boost cardio too.

about a week ago
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Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

peragrin Re: Windows 10 is Windows 7.10 (489 comments)

Ah nope. The metro interface will be part of a new smart display. If you have a touch screen and if some other conditions are met you will see metro. Otherwise you will see the standard desktop.

Basically a convertible tablet laptop will/should change between metro and standard desktop depending on orientation of the display.

about a week ago
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Cuba's Pending Tech Revolution

peragrin Re: Did Congress pass a law? (122 comments)

Obama can close guantamo. He can't transfer prisoners. He can't get them trials on american soil.

Congress didn't stop the closing of that base the govenors did by refusing transfer requests.

about a week ago
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US/UK Will Stage 'Cyber-Attack War Games' As Pressure Against Encryption Mounts

peragrin Re: Um... (77 comments)

What prevents burglaries in the USA is more along the lines of cheap goods for the masses and stiff penalties for all involved in dealing with stolen goods.

Car stereos stopped being stolen once auto makers started putting in good systems to begin with. Yes it stil happens but not nearly as often.

about two weeks ago
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Belgian Raid Kills 2, Said To Avert "Major Terrorist Attacks"

peragrin Re:They've had that long. (257 comments)

And yet when Christianity was in it's dark ages, and islam and the arbors saved their history guess how old islam was?

about two weeks ago
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Belgian Raid Kills 2, Said To Avert "Major Terrorist Attacks"

peragrin Re:They've had that long. (257 comments)

Interesting fact.

When Christianity turned 1400 they were hyper violent, and it took 4-500 years for that to wear down.
Guess how old Islam is?

Religions age about a 1000 time slower than people.

You start out young and idealistic, and you try to convert people peacefully. Then you get all angsty in your teenage years and try to force people to believe your way is the right way. Then you slowly mature into adult hood.

Read the old testament to learn what the jews did in their first 2000 years.

about two weeks ago
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Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality

peragrin Re:Holodeck? (74 comments)

That's something I would hate. Who cleans the holo deck after Kirk/Riker bang holo characters ? Since you are fucking a force field the pressure is probably prefect however when you are done, you junk would all just drop to the floor.

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'

peragrin Re:The answer was in front of our faces. (272 comments)

heard a joke on the radio the other day.

A boston museum recently opened a time capsule from 1795 and examined it's contents(true). inside where some coins, an engraving by paul reevre(both true) and Keith Richard's birth certificate.

Everything was then packed back up for another 100 years or so.(the capsule was part of a building undergoing renovations)

about two weeks ago
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The Next Decade In Storage

peragrin Re:Bubble Memory (93 comments)

I see your bubble memory and raise you holographic memory.

about two weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

peragrin Re:No. Hell No. Bad Idea. (480 comments)

Personally I think non of the above should be on all ballots. He would win landslides every time. If he gets a majority the election needs to be Reheld and new candidates need to be chosen.

about two weeks ago
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Fields Medal Winner Manjul Bhargava On the Pythagorean Theorem Controversy

peragrin Re:I dno't know. (187 comments)

If you are going to nominate for lifetime achievement in pedantry I would go Slashdot.org instead if just one article.

about two weeks ago
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Sloppy File Permissions Make Red Star OS Vulnerable

peragrin Re:666, the sign of the devil. (105 comments)

yet 666 isn't the sign go the devil.

it is 616. and even that may be wrong.

about two weeks ago
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Fewer Grants For Young Researchers Causing Brain Drain In Academia

peragrin Re:Quarterly forecast (153 comments)

Microsoft spent more on r&d than Apple for the last decade.

Which company spent it better?

Spending matters little if you don't do much with it. Even pure research while costing a lot for little return can have benefits. (See HP and mem resistor )

The USA doesn't do much of either type any more.

about two weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

peragrin Re:Why do I want to upgrade? (437 comments)

My nexus 7 2013 only received lollipop mid December maybe? Google seems to have limited bandwidth for updates and allows updates in some random order. It takes 3 months to roll out an update.

about three weeks ago
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Heinlein's 'All You Zombies' Now a Sci-Fi Movie Head Trip

peragrin Maybe the novelization might (254 comments)

Looper wasn't bad as they used multiple actors for the different ages. Is showing the audience that this person is the older/ younger version of themselves.

I often find time travel loops in movies are hard to sort out which character is from which reality/time.

Books it is easier.

about three weeks ago

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