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How Target's Mobile App Uses Location Tech To Track You

peragrin Re:Already in Europe too (34 comments)

Europe, Japan, Korea, etc passed the USA for most tech a while ago. The USA is no longer the latest and greatest but instead go for cheap knock offs.

Generations of paying people bottom dollar for hard work and top dollar for doing nothing.

1 hour ago

The World Is Not Falling Apart

peragrin Re:"The World" is irrelevant to most people (195 comments)

Because I let you choose to spread your idiocy that's why.

More people right now are living in peace with their neighbors than between the Yeats 1500-1900

If Iraq was fought like other wars in history the USA' army would be 50 million soldiers. Not 1.2 million.

There are 320 million people in the USA with an army of 1.2 million. That's 1/2 of 1%. There are more homosexuals people in the USA 3-5 million than soliders.

Even China with 1.2 billion people only has an army of 3 million.


Comcast-TWC Merger Review On Hold

peragrin Re:Google's acquisition of Android Inc. Q.E.D. (82 comments)

True but do you really think they will lower rates or merely raise them?

The with 50% control of the nations ISP for end users do you really think thing will get better or will they try to turn themselves into AOL where you have to pay to access all forms of content and content providers have to pay even more to access the customers?

Something like 80% of US citizens don't have a choice in the matter of which ISP they use. they get one choice. Why is it that google fiber has rolled out into two cities and only those two cities have more than 2 competing high speed ISP's?


The Slow Death of Voice Mail

peragrin Re:Voicemail won't die (231 comments)

Not really. IF I call and need answers but get your voice mail I hang up and send an email with all relevent information. If I don't get a response back then I will call again. However I do give an hour or two to hear back.

Voicemail isn't nesscary. Now fax machines those aren't going anywhere until programmers can figure out group emails with only one person responding.

2 days ago

JP Morgan Breach Tied To Two-Factor Authentication Slip

peragrin Re:Why the banks support a standard 2 factor syste (71 comments)

Do you not realize the only difference in the singles is the seed numbers to get started with?

I use Google auth with both Google and Dropbox. It shows two different numbers( more actually as I have multiple google accounts).

The algorithm is open so people can study it. Back doors can be found and published. Why can't banks use stanardised and tested instead of closed systems with back doors?

2 days ago

TSA Has Record-Breaking Haul In 2014: Guns, Cannons, and Swords

peragrin Re:And how many were terrorists? Oh, right, zero. (275 comments)


But pressurizing and then shooting holes in the walls and windows is simple enough to test, pressure drop/time shows everything you need to know.

Then they would blow it up for boredom's sake as teaching science to idiots is dull and repetitive.

2 days ago

The Magic of Pallets

peragrin Re: More job loss (247 comments)

A warehouse that needed 10 burly guys can now get by 2-3. Heck many can get by with one or two full time and 1-2 part time. Said business can easily shift tens of millions of dollars of equipment annually.

The same is holding true in the front office needing only 1-2 people for accounting.

3 days ago

Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General For Conspiring With Movie Industry

peragrin Re:Who cares? It's the state that time forgot. (114 comments)

Wyoming is great if you value your privacy. I mean the air gaps are huge.

Mississippi is just a swamp.

4 days ago

Councilmen Introduce Bills Strongly Regulating UAV Use in NYC

peragrin Re:hooray for the government (68 comments)

And when you die in a fiery plane crash as an idiot UAV operator flew too close to a jet and got pulled into the engine during landing. Never mind that is illegal to operate there drone pilots can do it all.

I saw a drone video from inside a firework display and al I could think of does that idiot realize he is flying through a flak field and if just one firework hits the drone that drone is free falling back to the ground. Sure fireworks are poor flak by shooting cardboard, but Murphy is a tough bastard.

about a week ago

SpaceX To Attempt Falcon 9 Landing On Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship

peragrin Re:Hmm (81 comments)

Because they became billionaires through luck ambition and pinching penny's. Not by doing cool things.

Also it is relative to the interests of the billionaire themselves. While most don't like Larry Ellison for oracle. Those billions are being spent on make awesome sailboats and doing major races with them for personal glory. Of course he is doing it the Larry Ellison way so some don't like him for it but the advances made in hull design over the last decade have been impressive.

about a week ago

Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

peragrin Re:This is not the problem (677 comments)

Economists are finally getting concerned because AI can replace them.

when robots came for maids,i didn't cry out as I wasn't a maid
when robots came for factory workers, i didn't cry out as I wasn't a factory worker.
When computers came for book keepers, i didn't cry out as I wasn't a book keeper
now the machines are replacing politicians and lawyers and I cry all the time but no one tries to help me.

about a week ago

Curiosity Detects Mysterious Methane Spikes On Mars

peragrin Re:Obviously (68 comments)

no no no the USA doesn't invade a country. Russia invaded Crimera and is still there.

the USA storms in messes up the place, kicks holes in the walls, maybe set some drapes on fire, and then brings in new drapes, and if you are lucky puts the furniture back into the correct orientation. We then empower the locals through bribes to continue working with us. While our soldiers head back home. Which then creates warlords that we have to mess up the place again in the future.

You see invasions mean our troops stay. in reality the USA marches in and marches back out again and again.

about a week ago

Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

peragrin Re:Short sighted (230 comments)

You shut down your laptop? What year is this? 2002?

I haven't shut down a laptop in 3 years and even though it was only because I was traveling and would be out of contact for five days.

about two weeks ago

Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

peragrin Re:Sounds Better? (433 comments)

You really want to give someone a taste test. Given them organic beef, regular lean beef, and venison. Odds are they can't name them correctly.

it is usually only hunters or family there of that can tell the difference.

about two weeks ago

Airbus Attacked By French Lawmaker For Talking To SpaceX

peragrin Re:So it is official. (168 comments)

The USA has launched more tonage and people into space. People by a massive number. Tonage is close.

The French have had many launches though.

about two weeks ago

Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked To Block Competitors

peragrin Re:Not incompatible (161 comments)

Not only that but apple has already testified they were contractedly obligated to fix those holes.

Lastly competitors used hacks and bugs in fair play to provide compatibility. By blocking competitors he was bug fixing too.

Lastly why didn't Microsoft's play for sure work with non Microsoft products?

about two weeks ago

Airbus Attacked By French Lawmaker For Talking To SpaceX

peragrin So it is official. (168 comments)

French Lawmakers have bigger balls than american lawmakers who encourage companies to off shore jobs

about two weeks ago

Doctors Replace Patient's Thoracic Vertebrae With 3D-Printed Replica

peragrin Re:How about replacing with an adamantium vertebra (55 comments)

True but you wouldn't want to either. You need your bones the way they are, it is tough to get ligaments to grow and attach to metal. Without ligaments your muscles don't have anything to anchor too.

about two weeks ago


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