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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

pkinetics Re:Quarantine? (413 comments)

TSA too busy frisking old people, and groping young people and molesting children.

yesterday
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

pkinetics Re:Completely Contained? (413 comments)

Or the person traveled there on vacation and came back with it.

yesterday
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Robotic Taster Will Judge 'Real Thai Food'

pkinetics Re:Moron (102 comments)

I think the implied assertion was that people who think spicy = flavor are morons.

In other words, just cause it burns more doesn't mean it tastes better.

yesterday
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Robotic Taster Will Judge 'Real Thai Food'

pkinetics Re:Misread (102 comments)

A taste bud to nowhere boondoggle

yesterday
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

pkinetics Re:Walked past Security Theatre (212 comments)

I prefer the Pitfall Harry model. Must leap across the alligators

2 days ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

pkinetics On the one hand (406 comments)

Yeah, cause I hate downloading all the bloody apps.

On the other hand, doesn't this get close to bundling like the whole Windows and IE issue

On the foot, I usually root and load custom rom on my phone anyway, so this is less of a concern

On the other foot though, that just bloats up the ROM.

On the knee, how many of these apps do I really want? I'd rather be able to pick and choose at time of install.

On the other knee, i want i want i want...

Awww Hells bells...

2 days ago
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Facebook's Atlas: the Platform For Advertisers To Track Your Movements

pkinetics Re:And this ... (89 comments)

Sell your demographic info to the highest Nigerian Scam bidder

2 days ago
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Google Partners With HTC For Latest Nexus Tablet

pkinetics Re:Ecch ... (74 comments)

I think the only reason I have HTC Sync Manager on my computer is so that it installed the appropriate USB driver doohickey thingymajingys so that ADB and Fastboot would work correctly. Other than that, I only used it long enough to be confused as to what its purpose is. Software to solve problems that don't exist?

about a week ago
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Once Vehicles Are Connected To the Internet of Things, Who Guards Your Privacy?

pkinetics In the future (130 comments)

I can totally see people getting ratted out by their Internet of Things devices.

Mother: Who ate the last piece of cake?

Fridge: Gary ate the last piece of cake.

Wife: Where was Gary last night?

Car: Gary was at the strip club with Larry and Moe.

Police Officer: How fast were you going?

Gary:I don't know.

Chevy: Gary was going 57 miles per hour. He was 7 miles over the limit.

Police Officer: Have you had anything to drink?

Gary: No officer.

Chevy: Gary was tailgating with Larry and Moe. The cooler says they have consumed 3 cases of beer.

about two weeks ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

pkinetics Re:How about you risk your own money instead... (215 comments)

Hmm.... Assuming that your backing contributes to the big picture success, is like saying I bought a Hershey's chocolate bar, so I should be part of their financial success.

In the vast majority of kickstarter campaigns that reach their objectives, they do not have giant pay outs down the road. Would you expect to be part of their down the road success? What if it takes 5 more years? Do you still expect to be part of their payout?

I will never understand why some backers think their tiny financial contribution should somehow be worth more than the 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration that the originators put into it.

Hey Project A only asked for $10k and somehow ended up at $500k! We deserve some of that profit!

Never mind that now the developers need to change their entire ordering, tooling, assembly, quality assurance and shipping strategy.

People in this mindset expect ownership without any work or risk.

about three weeks ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

pkinetics Re:Yeah, so? (215 comments)

It is not a card game. It is a software game based on the card based concepts.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Cleans Up News Feed By Reducing Click-Bait Headlines

pkinetics Re:Automated Clickbait Answers (61 comments)

I feel the same way when any site makes me do some stupid 20 click throughs to read an entire article.

The multiple clicks pissing me off has reached the point of 1 now. If your presenting information, and you have to make me reload the damn page 10 times to update a little paragraph, you're doing it wrong.

about a month ago
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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

pkinetics Curiosity (146 comments)

Probably a rhetorical question

Has any technology that was rushed / pushed after 9/11 actually worked as promised?

Or has it been the usual over hyped marketing pitch "We can solve your problems! And even ones you don't even have!"

about a month ago
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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

pkinetics Re:Frankly (146 comments)

Hmm.. I wonder what would happen if this company developed teleporters

about a month ago
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

pkinetics Re:Not surprising (188 comments)

Microsoft more interested in making hipster outdated / we are borg commercials than making a real usable product.

about a month and a half ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

pkinetics Re:Problem is (419 comments)

And the medical industry would diagnose the kids as have PTSD and ADHD and medicate the hell out of them as soon as possible.

Yes, I'm rambling.

On a side note, whatever happened to pen pals? Has social media replaced that as well? Get instant notification that the family you visited got blown up...

Yes, I'm a bit of an a$$ today...

about a month and a half ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

pkinetics Re:Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (419 comments)

While this is sarcasm, lots of kids today are soft and don't equate hard work to earning something. They don't value half of what they have. Heck, they have little concept of why education is important. Too much instant gratification over trivial things.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

pkinetics Re:Contact Us (278 comments)

Or worse, designed by the HR department using FrontPage or Word. Or asking the intern or PFY to do it using WordPress or some other painful environment

about a month and a half ago

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