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Rubik's Cube Now Solvable in 20 Moves

pha3r0 Re:Enough! (309 comments)

I can't speak for every /.'er but I can do with 1 finger in one move. But seriously this is cool.

more than 4 years ago

Where To Start With DIY Home Security?

pha3r0 Re:No need to buy them... (825 comments)

This happens at my home at least once a month, let me explain.

They offer to put a sign in your yard and give you a free system in hopes your neighbors see it and sign up. What they don't say is the free system is always free (and is of matching quality) and you will end up paying exactly the same as your neighbors soon enough.

The comment below mine illustrates why I never speak to these people. When I see them coming I sit my dog at the door and answer with 'I am not interested can't you read the sign'. I then snap my fingers slightly behind my back just as they start to talk signaling Shep to leap forward and growl, they NEVER stay.

more than 4 years ago

Google and Verizon In Talks To Prioritize Traffic (Updated)

pha3r0 Re:Get ready to Bend over America (410 comments)

Wait we have 10 major ISP's? Hold the phone. If we did we might actually have competitive broadband and make this whole 'net neutrality' issue moot.

more than 4 years ago

FCC Proposes 100Mbps Minimum Home Broadband Speed

pha3r0 Excuse me... (461 comments)

but why exactly is the FCC telling companies what to do, or for that matter what we want? Perhaps this is why we have a 12 trillion deficit. Its not the FCC's job to make sure we all have internet. It's their job to make sure the internet we do have is fair. This is just another piece of job security masquerading as good intentions.

more than 4 years ago

Google, Apple Call Workers' Race & Gender Trade Secrets

pha3r0 Re:I'm pretty sure (554 comments)

Come now that's the problem with affermative action and equal opportunity both. They are great ideas and as a white male in his late 20's I feel sort of bad when I look around and see 80% of the jails filled with minorities. But then I realize something. I did not put them there. I feel kind of bad when I see the black men panhandeling at the grocery store. Then I realize, I woke up early for the last 5 years took a shower put on some respectable cloths and went either to work or to find work. I did not create that 40 year old wino that keeps asking me for 'jus a lil change bro'. If you feel sorry for them you help them I am to busy keeping my house and food on my table to give a rats ass about anyone who wont help themselves.

Say what you want about slavery, it was horrible but don't ever blame me or my people. Every man in this great country is free and equal. Every man in this great country is also responsible for his own well being.

It is high time we as Americans realize we can't make reparations for every bad thing that happens to everyone. Kids will die, people will hate you whether your black brown or poke-a-dot, and the sun will rise again.

more than 4 years ago

Pen Still Mightier Than the Laptop For Notetaking?

pha3r0 Re:At Law School... (569 comments)

Well there sparky, two reasons off the top of my head. I would find it quite rude for you to take out your cell phone and interrupt with a 'shook-a-snap' every time I drew a graph or tried to explain plancs constant to 50 other snot nosed punks who want the easy way out. Also do you really think taking a 3mp picture of my whiteboard time-line of civil war battles is efficient? Maybe you should just _KEEP_UP_

more than 4 years ago

China Slams Clinton's Call For Internet Freedom

pha3r0 Re:Finally! Youtube in China! (235 comments)

As shutdown said below you don't start with the tanks. I wouldn't even start with armed forces. Go after politcal figures then when they board up behind the military you give them a choice, fire on their own unarmed countrymen or step aside.

Of course you will have mixed results but once the PRC issues orders to fire on unarmed civilians then it quickly becomes a human rights atrocity and other country will then have a reason to help.

I guess part of my point is if the majority of the citizens are unwilling to make a sacrifice now to change their own future why should anyone else roll that ball for them?

When we told the crown to F off most of us realized it wasn't going to happen without huge losses but we knew that we no longer wanted to be oppressed and we knew even if we didn't live to see it our children would.

more than 4 years ago

China Slams Clinton's Call For Internet Freedom

pha3r0 Re:Finally! Youtube in China! (235 comments)

It's like being only allowed to watch State-sponsored TV and government approved books in libraries, and then suddenly being allowed to experience the wealth of the world.

China by no means has access the 'The wealth of the world' just because google stops filtering on their side.

more than 4 years ago

China Slams Clinton's Call For Internet Freedom

pha3r0 Re:Finally! Youtube in China! (235 comments)

I hate being the one to play devils advocate, and I am by no means a fan of China or censorship but I want to pose a question to the class.

Why? I live in America. I hate seeing people held down because we have thus far been afforded great freedoms albeit at great personal costs. Can the 1.3billion Chinese not have there own revolution? Yes, yes I know they can't even legally read about ours but if the majority of them is still content why do we feel the need to exacerbate the situation.

Bonus question, definitely biased though: And if it is okay for us to do this is Hilary Clinton really the one we want rattling the chains?

more than 4 years ago

Failed Games That Damaged Or Killed Their Companies

pha3r0 Re:Enter the Matrix was OK... (397 comments)

MY rule of thumb, if it is based on a movie or toy keep walkin'.

and WTF is up with the spell checker in Firefox it doesn't know the word movie??? Damn it needs to be the afternoon already I need a drink.

more than 4 years ago

Sound Generator Lethal From 10 Meters

pha3r0 Re:Permanent damage at 100 meters too... (314 comments)

I'd like to know if damage is more likely from a a weapon fired from someone standing next to you

Depends does he like you or not?

more than 4 years ago

Sound Generator Lethal From 10 Meters

pha3r0 Re:TFA SAID, "RELATIVELY HARMLESS"!!! (314 comments)

In military parlance, "relatively harmless" means something different than what it does in the civilian world.

Reminds me of my favourite quotes, from Colonel David Perkins after the US's 'thunder run' into Baghdad: "We have destroyed all of his prepared organic defences, along with his equipment...we destroyed probably in excess of 1000 dismounted infantry"

So yeah 'relatively harmless' in military terms means pretty much it's not _for_sure_ going to kill you.

more than 4 years ago

DHS Wants To Hire 1,000 Cybersecurity Experts

pha3r0 World Class? (222 comments)

Napolitano said she doubts it will be necessary to fill all 1,000 of the authorized positions, but she is focused on making DHS a "world-class cyberorganization.""

Umm I thought the TSA was supposed to secure the American transit systems from terrorist and non terrorist threats alike. How does being a world class cyberorganization help achive that goal? Or more blatantly why does the TSA need to be 'world class' in anything?

I don't mean to rant but come on shouldn't Napolitano be saying that they are hiring these people so they can provide a better service to the American people. It is nice to have world class organizations at our national level but with world class comes world class cost and world class complication. Two things America could do without right now if you know what i mean.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Blocks Pirates From Security Essentials Software

pha3r0 Correction (291 comments)

since Windows PCs threaten the entire Windows ecosystem.

The fixed it for yah :)

more than 4 years ago

Verizon CTO Argues For Metered Pricing

pha3r0 Re:Horrible idea... (99 comments)

first off the the obvious. if you go with this plan they will literally lynch your dick

secondly and more seriously who the hell (with a brain) thinks following the power companies pricing structure is a sound business practice unless you have the guys dick in a noose.

more than 4 years ago

Coverity Report Finds OSS Bug Density Down Since 2006

pha3r0 Re:Three? (79 comments)

Honestly here everyone. It's a human error and its bound to happen. Hell why even waste time bitching just read on, use your brain to figure out that the 3 was an oversight and spend all the time you do bitching on a more productive task.

And I know we are all anal retentive nitpicks but by FAR /. has clearer more intelligible writing then any other news or new summary site.

I find typos, not just grammar errors, in almost ever major new story I read. Give the volunteers a break and go chew on someone that's actually getting paid to turn out this trash.

more than 4 years ago


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