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New Process Promises Ammonia From Air, Water, and Sunlight

phrackthat Re:This could be great (117 comments)

"Safety is not going to be their greatest concern . . ." The mixing of peroxide and acetone creates acetone peroxide (also known as triacetone triperoxide (TATP). Palestinian terrorists have given it the nickname "Mother of Satan" and their bomb makers usually are missing fingers or other appendages.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

phrackthat Hopefully you;ll find some help here (170 comments)

Check out Code Project - lots of great articles on Palm programming: http://www.codeproject.com/sea...

Go to Sourceforge - it may take a while to pick through the weeds, but you should find some useful projects to examine the code:

http://sourceforge.net/directory/os%3Apalmos/?q=palm&sort=update

C programming for Palm: http://onboardc.sourceforge.ne...

http://www.vb-helper.com/review_palm_ides.html -- a review of Palm IDEs - may give you some ideas

http://porganizer.sourceforge.net/ -- Palm Organizer has the essential files for creating a Palm program if you look at the bottom of the page

Try the 1stSource forums, check out the menu on the left for various Palm models and you'll be sure to find some useful info:

http://www.1src.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=156

For some fun - and perhaps some code to review:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/phoinix/ -- Gameboy emulator for Palm

http://sourceforge.net/projects/palmapple/?source=recommended -- Apple II emulator for Palm

More emulators to consider: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2004/...

http://www.codejedi.com/shadowplan/castaway.html -- Atari ST emulator

http://frodopalm.sourceforge.n... -- commodore 64 emulator

Good luck and have fun!

about a month ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

phrackthat Nothing new here - court ruled on this in 2003 (646 comments)

This is going nowhere. Some activists did the same thing in 1999 and a court of appeals overruled the board in 2003. There is nothing new here (which the board's dissenter noted). The court of appeals will rule that the complainants did not have standing to bring the trademark challenge.

about 2 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

phrackthat Re:Too Late... (465 comments)

This is not comparable. The Bush email system was an attempt to obey the law - specifically, the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act prohibits using government property to engage in partisan politics. The NRC and Bush set up a private email system and issued laptops that would use that system so that communications with the NRC would not run afoul of the Hatch Act. There were allegations that some governmental business was conducted on this email system. Also, the LA Times stated only that "thousands" of emails may have been lost - not 5 million. The 5 million allegation came from a partisan report citing "confidential sources." The NRC was not obligated under the law to retain emails. The IRS was obligated to retain and print hard copies of the emails and the "crashes" occurred shortly after Congress launched an inquiry.

about 2 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

phrackthat Re:Email recipients (465 comments)

They subpoena organizations because the systems are theirs - not the individuals. Hence, the subpoena was directed to the IRS. They also need to be directed to the organizations that Lerner and her flunkies communicated with - the White House, the DOJ & the FEC. Of course, Obama will then assert "executive privilege."

about 2 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

phrackthat Re:Wtf (465 comments)

Nice BS AC. Try again. The IRS Inspector General's office stated in a letter that only 6 groups with “progress” or “progressive” in their names were given any scrutiny at all for potential political activity, while 70 percent of “progressive” groups received no additional scrutiny. The letter continued, “In comparison, 100 percent of the tax-exempt applications with Tea Party, Patriots, or 9/12 in their names were processed as potential political cases” and subjected to intrusive scrutiny. Finally, the letter concluded that it “did not find evidence that the IRS used [the term “Progressive”] as selection criteria for potential political cases.”

Further, all of the leftist political groups received their approval very quickly whereas most of the tea part groups have waited years and still haven't received approval of their applications! The reason why "repubs" are still "fucking this dead story" is because it isn't dead you brain-dead fucktard. Nixon merely wanted to use the IRS to oppress his political opponents but was denied - Obama fucking succeeded!

about 2 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

phrackthat Re:Huh? (465 comments)

Bloody sycophant. Jeez. The computers of six people who were targets of Congressional investigation almost simultaneously crash and the backups deleted (without the effected computers having their emails restored shortly after the crash as would normally be the case) AND they can't locate the local or backup copies of the emails on the recipient computers or backup systems?

I guess for you it's Donkeys all the way down. . .

about 2 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

phrackthat Re:Massive conspiracy (465 comments)

Clinton only had Lewinski. Obama has the entire press core fellating him. Where are the Woodward and Bernsteins when you need them?

about 2 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

phrackthat Re:what kind of hardware failure can do this? (465 comments)

What about where the emails were sent? The emails that were "lost" were sent to the White House, the Department of Justice (Lerner sent other emails that we know of trying to coordinate with DOJ to try to drum up prosecutions of Tea Party groups) and the FEC to try to target any alleged political speech. Each of these departments should have independent backups and records on each of the recipient's computers.

A member of the House has already sent a request to the NSA for any metadata it may have on Lerner's emails. Hopefully this will help track down any "lost" emails and who the recipients were.

about 2 months ago
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Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails

phrackthat Re:Just imagine "if" (347 comments)

Wow. IRS targets conservative groups during run-up to Presidential election when Democrat President is incumbent and it's the GOP that doing "mouth-breathing bullshit" and their efforts to investigate are slimy and empty? What facts would constitute evidence of wrongdoing?

  • How about the fact that the IRS admitted to wrongdoing?
  • How about the fact that Lerner took the 5th because her actions in the matter may incriminate her criminally?
  • How about her coordination with the DOJ and FTC to target these same conservative groups?
  • How about her planting a question in the audience at an unrelated event in order to sell her cover story before the scandal broke with the press?
  • How about the bullshit story that the targeting was only done by a couple of "rogue employees" in Cincinnati?
  • How about the fact that the IRS conveniently cannot recover her emails to the White House, the DOJ and the FTC (the very organizations which the investigation was looking into)?
  • How about the fact that the IRS is now reporting that it can also not locate the emails for six more employees at the center of the investigation?

This administration's dissimulation and lies are only making this story worse. Their stories are regularly changing, they're claiming the "dog ate my emails" and the trail of this scandal keeps going up higher and higher in the chain of command in this administration.

This is merely empty mouth-breathing bullshit and slimy political posturing? Would you be so glib about this if these things happened during a Republican administration? If you wouldn't mind illuminating everyone, could you please tell us what criminal actions you would be worthy of investigation? How much evidence is necessary to show corruption? Do you need to have Obama smoking a joint rolled in the printed emails? Does he have to be caught with his hand feeding the shredder or sneaking down the halls of the IRS with a huge degausser wiping hard drives?

Republicans at least had the decency to ask Nixon to step down when 18 minutes turned up missing from the tapes. Democrats blow off every scandal and criminal act they commit as "political theater."

about 2 months ago
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Intel Puts a PC Into an SD Card-Sized Casing

phrackthat Let's integrate everything! What could go wrong? (219 comments)

Hey, it's all good. Once we've got fridges hooked up, coke cans and bottles, Lunchables, and every other food related item and cigarette packs, alcohol bottles, beer mugs, and so forth we can pass a law where they will integrate with our shiny Obamacare system so that your insurance can be adjusted according to what you eat! Perhaps all of our lives little details will become mandatorily given to the government for our own good - you been getting around a sleeping with some honeys (I know, this is Slashdot, but we can all have a dream!) , the government must know because it increases your risk of an STD which increases your risk profile, own a gun? that'll be hooked into the government information pool too. Own a gun? Watch too much TV? Play too many video games? Don't watch enough government sanctioned TV? Everything can be used to enhance your profile of insurance risk, terrorism risk, etc.

The third party doctrine will accommodate any invasion of privacy since, under current law, once information about you becomes available to a third party, the government can compel it's production without a warrant. Once everything you own is hooked up to the Net, it all becomes fair game for government analysis. Of course, once these functions become ubiquitous opting out will become impossible but the courts will continue to waive their collective hands and say that we willingly sent our private information to a third party so it's fair game for the government.

about 8 months ago
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I'd rather pay for my space latte with ...

phrackthat Where the frack (265 comments)

are cubits???

about 7 months ago
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How the Dark Lord of the Internet Made His Fortunes

phrackthat Re:Nobody shot the pr*ck ? (60 comments)

I don't know, pussies can be pretty tough. . .

“Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.”

Sheng Wang

about 8 months ago
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Many UAVs Vulnerable To Directed-Energy Weapons

phrackthat Re:UAV's vulnerable to directed-energy weapons? (153 comments)

I will now coin a new acronym..."KEDW," or "Kinetic Energy Directed Weapon," also known as a "gun," and go speak to a conference about how it is a much worse threat than this...because not only can it shoot down police drones, it can hurt people too!

I think KEPOW works better for a gun. "Kinetic Energy Projectile Ordinance Weapon"

about 9 months ago
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Movie Review: Ender's Game

phrackthat Re:Orson Scott Card (732 comments)

Card has probably had is payday already, whether you see the movie or not.

OSC already stated that he received a flat fee for the movie rights a long time ago and so whether a person sees the movie or not doesn't effect his bottom line.

about 10 months ago
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Movie Review: Ender's Game

phrackthat Re:Orson Scott Card (732 comments)

No problem -- Tolkien wrote these a long time ago, so all Jackson has to do is wait a few more years until the copyright lapses and they become public domain, then he can... oh, right.

Funny, it worked for Disney for decades, on everything from Snow White and Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty to Beauty and the Best and The Little Mermaid, not sure what's different here.

Simple. The Disney company at that time was relatively small and was happy to obey a law that it could benefit from.

Now it's a different story. Disney, thanks to our wonderfully corrupt legislators, is the law.

about 10 months ago
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Movie Review: Ender's Game

phrackthat Re:Orson Scott Card (732 comments)

Enders Game could be the best movie ever, Orson Scott Card is not getting a dime of my money.

Whether you go to see the movie should have nothing to do with OSC. He's already posted on this issue - he got a flat fee for the movie rights long ago and will not be making a dime extra if the movie does well.

about 10 months ago
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German Report: Obama Aware of Merkel Spying Since 2010

phrackthat Re:Credibility gap (280 comments)

How about actually getting a fair and reasonably comprehensive assessment from an unbiased source? Crazy, right?

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/barack-obama/

Politifact is "reasonably comprehensive" and "unbiased"???? Damn! What are you smoking, we'd all like to know cuz that shit must be good!

Up to 2011, they found Republicans to be lying 119 times to 13 for Democrats. Usually Politifact engages in strawman attacks where they dismiss the actual language the speaker used and instead substitute their own language (which would in-fact be false), then label the speaker's claim as false. Try looking at http://www.politifactbias.com/

about 10 months ago
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How To Lose $172,222 a Second For 45 Minutes

phrackthat Re:The efficiency of capitalism (327 comments)

Obamacare is about stealing money from people and apparently there is no mechanism to stop this theft at all.

Well, actually there is a mechanism. It's called the vote. However, you have a lot of low information voters out there and a media that's as loyal as Pravda to the Democrats. The people voted to stop Obamacare by voting in people to oppose it.

Democrats bitch and whine that a "democratically passed law" is being opposed. The media parrots the Dems and tells people what to think - "The evil Republicans are opposing a democratically passed law." But they don't tell the sheeple that the Democrats in the House were voted out over Obamacare and that it is the #1 job of the people who were to voted in to oppose it and shut it down because that is why they were voted in!

The 4th estate is an utter failure. They do not operate to keep those in power honest - they serve the interests of Democrats for the purpose of aggregating power.

about 10 months ago

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Another day, another hard drive crash with lost emails

phrackthat phrackthat writes  |  about a month and a half ago

phrackthat (2602661) writes "Another associate of Lois Lerner had a hard drive crash and lost her emails (and, once again, the hard drive was recycled before investigators could examine it). This time the hard drive belonged to April Sands, an employee of the Federal Election Commission who worked under Lerner when Lerner served as the agency's Associate General Counsel for Enforcement. Sands admitted to violating the Hatch Act by electioneering for Obama using Federal property but the Inspector General didn't bring criminal charges because her email couldn't be retrieved from the recycled hard drive.

Is Lois Lerner a living high-power human drive degausser? That seems to be the only explanation other than massive corruption and we know that can't be the case because Obama said that there wasn't a smidgeon of corruption . . . ."
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IRS recycled Lerner hard drive

phrackthat phrackthat writes  |  about 2 months ago

phrackthat (2602661) writes "The Senate Finance Committee has been informed that the IRS recycled the hard drive of Lois Lerner, which will deprive investigators of the ability to forensically retrieve emails which were supposedly deleted or lost in a "crash." This news comes after the IRS revealed that it had lost the emails of Lois Lerner and six other employees who were being investigated regarding the targeting of conservative groups and donors."
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UC Berkley group working on creating inexpensive 3d printer materials

phrackthat phrackthat writes  |  about a year ago

phrackthat (2602661) writes "A UC Berkley group, in a bid to drive down the costs of 3d printing, has been focusing on more natural materials such as salt, wood, ceramics and concrete (the last two, while not naturally occurring, are made of naturally occurring components). The use of these materials create new avenues for architecture such as printing buildings. Professor Ronald Rael, the head of the project, stated that these materials and the designs they enable will require new IP protections — "This is going to require some IP protection for designs, so if you design architecture in the computer, you're protected, just as music and movies are." I wonder if he's ever heard of design patents?"
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3d printers good for saving lives, not just printing guns

phrackthat phrackthat writes  |  about a year ago

phrackthat (2602661) writes "A boy who had an incomplete bronchus received a new one created by a 3d printer. The new bronchus acts as a scaffolding that should degrade and be absorbed over time as new tissue grows to replace it. Hopefully, all the ninnys who worry about the potential harm that 3d printed guns could hold (although the lives saved through defensive gun use are never taken into account), will now pause to consider all of the wonderful life-enhancing and life-saving benefits made possible by the technology."
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Chilean company makes 3d object using mind-printer interface

phrackthat phrackthat writes  |  about a year ago

phrackthat (2602661) writes "A Chilean tech company claims it has created a 3d object using a 3d printer controlled only by the mind. One of the aims of the project is to create a program to be used in rural areas to teach scientific, artistic and engineering principles. The object is not created by "reading" a fully developed model from the brain of the user, rather the interface starts with a small object and the user gradually develops it through small aggregated mutations."
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DHS declares printed guns may be impossible to stop

phrackthat phrackthat writes  |  about a year ago

phrackthat (2602661) writes "DHS issued a bulletin clearly aimed at making sure everyone believes 3d printers are too scary to be permitted because they make controlling bad guys impossible. Get your Reprap plans while you can people. First we had a run on guns and ammo — will we now see a run on plastic?"
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Proposed 3-D printer regulations

phrackthat phrackthat writes  |  about a year ago

phrackthat (2602661) writes "Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) wants regulations that would possibly track 3-D printers and who has access to them — effectively creating a 3-D printer registry. Of course he apparently hasn't figured out that people can build them from plans off the Net. He's wetting his pants because they can be used to make weapons and he can't stand anyone having weapons that isn't employed by the government. He said, “Terrorists can make these guns and do some horrible things to an individual and then walk away scott-free, and that is something that is really dangerous.” He says background checks, requiring serial numbers and even registering them could be part of new legislation that he says will protect the public."
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Man tries to delete child porn with Samurai sword

phrackthat phrackthat writes  |  more than 2 years ago

phrackthat (2602661) writes "Well, I can think of better ways to try to securely delete files than attacking it with a samurai sword, but what I want to know is what brand drive was he using? It's gotta be pretty good to survive being stabbed by a samurai sword and still work perfectly. In fact that sounds like an excellent advertising campaign (all except for the child porn bit)"
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