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The NSA Is Viewed Favorably By Most Young People

phayes Re:they know they're watching (285 comments)

I know someone with a similar attitude to authority who insulted the french custom officials who had performed a random traffic stop looking for drugs as he was coming back from a weekend in Amsterdam. The douaniers called in a few colleagues and pretty much dismantled the car, leaving him with a bunch of parts. The Douanes is under no obligation to render your vehicle in working order.

I feel no sympathy for the idiot...

yesterday
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The NSA Is Viewed Favorably By Most Young People

phayes Re:Possible reason (285 comments)

It's only suggestive of anything if you believe that your non-representative sample belies your words & is representative.

yesterday
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VirtualBox Development At a Standstill

phayes Re:VMWare is worth the money (277 comments)

Suppliers of mine make VM versions of their appliances (people like Checkpoint, Juniper, F5, Radware, etc). Chasing down bugs (hmm, why doesn't the network interface work on that VM, why won't his one boot, etc) when attempting to deploy these images using virtualbox when they all "just work" using a $100 VMware license is an extremely bad use of my time.

2 days ago
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Safety Review Finds Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site Was Technically Sound

phayes Re:Won't be enough (174 comments)

Naaah the real reason most people continued to watch it was Catherine Schell, even with the weird eyebrows they gave her...

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

phayes Re:Easy (475 comments)

The NSA give you the willies but that of all the others makes you feel warm and cuddly? How exactly is the data gathering performed by the GCHQ, the DGSE, the BND, etc, any different than that done by the NSA?

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

phayes Re:Easy (475 comments)

No, we have all our national equivalents like the GCHQ, the DGSE, the BND, etc, all doing the same data gathering while busily pointing the finger at the NSA as the one who cut the cheese...

3 days ago
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Drone Maker Enforces No-Fly Zone Over DC, Hijacking Malware Demonstrated

phayes Re:kinda illegal already, by a rule referring to a (164 comments)

TFA makes it clear that this is NOT just for Washington DC & not just for hobbyists

The FAA has a list of flight restricted zones where all aircraft are restricted unless explicitly authorized. Phantom already partially respected these regulations but are just tightening up a number of omitted areas.

3 days ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

phayes Re: a better question (592 comments)

Correction: I get close to 50% better battery life. When searching for "mac linux battery duration" the first linksays: "The only two things I *really* loved in OSX were:
* longer battery life
* very fast and efficient suspend/resume".

The second link says: "720p - Mac OS X ...
Result on 720p playback: +1h57 or +42% battery life."

The third link says: "To date the best estimated battery life value I have seen under Linux is 5 hours (I have not run an actual timed test yet) as compared to 7.5 in Mac OS"

Just one web search, three results all saying the same thing I have tested & seen for myself. OS X is much better than Linux. Shut yer trap linux bigot.

5 days ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

phayes Re: a better question (592 comments)

Listen you illiterate twit, I HAVE proven that Linux is less energy efficient than OS X by booting Linux on a Mac & testing how long it lasts. I get almost twice the battery life - just like every one else does.
You, blinded by your prejudice refuse to perform the test (presumably because you'd need to touch a Mac & contaminate yourself) and are unable to comprehend ARS' article which clearly shows the work that Apple has performed on OS X that no other OS has.
As you clearly filter out all information that contrary to your dialectic, and keep posting unsupported out & out lies, we're done here.

5 days ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

phayes Re: a better question (592 comments)

Hey troll boy, learn how to read. The graphs explain precisely and exactly what I repeat time & time again to counter your general ignorance & obtuseness: OSX aggregates running tasks into blocks so that the CPUs can be put to sleep (and not just start transitioning only to transition back when an interrupt occurs). Linux has nothing like Grand Central, nor App-Nap, keeps getting interrupted & thus puts the CPUs into low power modes much less often.

I've said so in my first post in this thread, in my second post, in my third post, in my fourth post, ... I've detailed multiple times just how easily testable OS X's advantage over Linux is in battery time is but instead of performing the test yourself, you keep finding excuses.

The 50% added battery time has been tested & proven by everyone that has tried to run Linux on Macs. You say it's just me? Fine, point out even one recent site that has compared OSX & Linux battery duration on typical workloads. The test is trivial. Linux fails it every time. Thus I CAN know that OS X would be 50% more energy efficient than Linus is, because I have tested how Linux compares to OS X.

People talk about the Apple reality distortion field. You have a Linus distortion field that prevents you from parsing simple phrases & understanding simple graphs.

about a week ago
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Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

phayes Re:Balderdash (216 comments)

It's only apt to blame Bush if you chose to ignore Obama's mistakes. But of course Obama won the NPP so for people like you, he can do no wrong. Bush's actions had repercussions, but the rise to power of IS is almost purely Obama's responsibility.

Obama, by cutting and running - getting out as fast as he could, surrendered sovereignty to the Al-Maliki Shiite government who promptly declared the heads of the allied Sunni tribes terrorists and refused to integrate the sunni tribal members (as promised) into the national army nor continue to pay them to combat AQ. The allied tribesmen and the troop surge (criticized by Obama as sending more troops into a lost cause) that broke AQ in Iraq. It was Obama's abandonment of the Sunnis that what created the power vacuum that created IS. Had Obama not abandoned the Sunni tribesmen and forced Al-Maliki to respect the promises given to the Sunnis there would be no IS.

about a week ago
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Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

phayes Re:Balderdash (216 comments)

Oh sure, Obama is the prince of peace. He won the NPP, closed Guantanamo & left Iraq in a state capable of dealing with IS.

By cutting and running Obama abandoned the partnership with the Sunni tribes that were the main reason violence in Iraq went down to the level it did as Obama took office. In doing so, Obama created the power vacuum that birthed ISIS. But of course some will blame Bush for everything bad in the world.

about a week ago
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Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

phayes Re:Balderdash (216 comments)

Has world peace made a major step forward in the years Obama has been President? No. In fact by abandoning Iraq before they were ready Obama fostered the Islamic State which we will be spending the next few presidencies working on.

Obama was indeed handed the NPP for not being Bush but that says more about the NPP's political leanings and how irrelevant the NPP is than anything else.

about a week ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

phayes Re:Popcorn time! (376 comments)

Oh look at you, trying to climb all the way up onto that high, high horse...

You badly paraphrase gizmo and try to throw dirt on him by equating his remark that women often use sex appeal with "she deserved it".

"well sure" versus RAPIST, hmmm, which carries the most weight? You have to be pretty stupid to not realize which is the stronger term, which is why you don't throw around "she deserved it" or RAPIST casually like you did.

Reread the post that you replied to. Nowhere did Gizmo say "she deserved it" That's all in YOUR mind.

about a week ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

phayes Re:Popcorn time! (376 comments)

We seem to agree that using sex appeal is used by both sexes. Do we also agree that people who denounce women using their sex appeal to unfairly obtain favors does not equal "she asked to be raped"?

about a week ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

phayes Re:Do You Even Literate, Bro?! (376 comments)

No, it's I saw YOU Megol RAPE a child! MEGOL IS A RAPIST! Lets round up a bunch of easily inflamed people & go STRING YOU UP!

My point is that before stringing anyone up, literally or figuratively, BOTH sides of the story need to be presented before a judge. This is not the case at present with regard to TFA & the lynch mobbers need to calm down.

about a week ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

phayes Re:Do You Even Literate, Bro?! (376 comments)

I agree with you 150% but good luck with getting women from societies like Algeria where most of the population believe & treat women like chattel to know their (western) rights and attempt to fight back.

about a week ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

phayes Re:Do You Even Literate, Bro?! (376 comments)

No. So far, we have only heard one side of the story & both sides need to be heard & in front of an impartial judge.

80 years ago when they were stringing up black men in the south, they often had "proof" of their guilt and acted on it. Stop acting like a mob.

about a week ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

phayes Re:Popcorn time! (376 comments)

And it's not as if women don't use their sex-appeal when it suits them.

Well sure. But now you're using the "she asked to be raped" stupidity.

What is stupidity is feigning to ignore reality. Women DO consciously use their sex appeal to their advantage when it suits them. That doesn't mean that they are asking to be raped but neither does it mean that their using sex to their advantage doesn't exist, nor that we cannot all acknowledge that it does. It is abject stupidity to attempt to be blind to this and rejecting anyone who brings it up as a latent rapist is part of the problem.

about a week ago
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Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products

phayes Re:Absolutely fair.. (114 comments)

What better way to learn what undiscovered security holes there are in a product than to be able to see the source code?

Oh, you thought that the reason China wants to audit the code is so that they can "protect" their citizens. Yes, because not at all well known for targeting dissent, no, not at all...

about two weeks ago

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