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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

prezkennedy.org Re:Agreement?? (242 comments)

Well... yeah, pretty much.

about 7 months ago

Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

prezkennedy.org Does OpenBSD Actually Work Now? (360 comments)

The last time I tried it, it didn't even recognize my USB keyboard or mouse so it was completely and entirely useless. Seems like they should focus their attention on making an OS that works on computers built within the past decade instead of forking other projects' code.

Maybe that's how it's so secure?

about 9 months ago

Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

prezkennedy.org Re:Myopic viewpoint (360 comments)

Tesla makes toy cars which are fashion statements for people who can afford to waste money on that sort of thing.

Funny, that's how I feel about people who buy Mercedes.

about 9 months ago

Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

prezkennedy.org Re:ALL the exchanges failed (163 comments)

No... they really don't.

Can't say I've used a single Oracle product that didn't end up exploding in my face at one point or another for no apparent reason.

One time I couldn't upgrade MySQL because it claimed I couldn't go from paid to free licensing on that version. I've never paid for MySQL in my life. It's stupid bugs and lack of attention to detail like that which makes me think Oracle is guilty, guilty, GUILTY!

about 9 months ago

Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

prezkennedy.org Re:The Slide-to-Unlock Claim, for reference (408 comments)

Basically what you're saying is this:

We have sliding locks in real life.

When a sliding lock is used on a computer, all of a sudden it's a brilliant idea?

How about rounded rectangles in real life, like erasers and food trays?

All of a sudden when something is a rounded rectangle on a computer it's another brilliant idea deserving of a patent?

Also, online, you could be anyone. Respectfully.

about 10 months ago

Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

prezkennedy.org Talking about Nukes Means They're Desperate (878 comments)

Everyone knows Russia has nuclear weapons. They have a ton. They could blow up the world. So could the United States. That's really irrelevant. Nobody is crazy enough to use them.

What needs to happen is Ukraine needs to ask for EU assistance, and the EU needs to come together on this. If they don't recognize the Russian threat and push back, Vladimir Putin is going to keep chomping up the small fries. Russia is dangerous, but not nearly as dangerous as the Soviet Union was. If the EU moved forces into Ukraine along their Eastern border, Russia would be contained. It would need to be a sizable EU force, and strictly an EU force. No direct US participation on this one, unless it got bloody (which it wouldn't).

By staying out of it, the US could play the role of mediator and the crisis would likely be resolved peacefully. The US and EU both just need to have a backbone when dealing with Vladimir Putin. The man is a tough-guy wannabe.

about 10 months ago

How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

prezkennedy.org Re:Amazon Glacier is NOT expensive for that (983 comments)

Sue the ISP or change providers?

Where do you live that you can change between decent high-speed providers? The best option I ever had was the choice between Comcast and Verizon FiOS. Good luck suing either of them.

Nowadays I'm on a smaller cable provider. And that's the only option, unless you still consider DSL or satellite "high-speed".

about a year ago

How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

prezkennedy.org Re:Do something about your hoarding problem (983 comments)

On yet another hand, exactly how much money do you want to spend archiving and holding onto a high-quality rip of a movie that you're never going to watch again?

about a year ago

Oregon Withholding $25.6M From Oracle Over Health Website Woes

prezkennedy.org On a somewhat related note... (132 comments)

Oracle recommends that I install the Ask toolbar every time there is a new Java update.

Probably a sign of the kind of technical expertise Oracle has and why they should be avoided at all costs.

about a year ago

Damming News From Washington State

prezkennedy.org Re: WTF? (168 comments)

It took no math or science to build the Hoover Dam?

Are you stupid?

It takes math just to put up shelves in the bathroom.

Also, it's a dam. Not a damn. Damn!

about a year ago

US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

prezkennedy.org Re:Why? (578 comments)

Can't say I'll ever be in the Olympics. Maybe McDonald's should pay for security, they are sponsoring this thing afterall...

about a year ago

Urban Terror Code Stolen

prezkennedy.org Re:Happened to me about 10 years ago (264 comments)

I have redundant backups of the pictures I took of my cat. They're located in three geographically diverse locations. Pictures of my cat.

What were you thinking?

about a year and a half ago

Sprint May Have Unlimited Data Plans, But Not Unlimited Customers

prezkennedy.org Re:Unlimited data only because they have to (207 comments)

And for the record, I'm on Sprint and I have absolutely no issues whatsoever. 4G is as fast or faster than what I get at home and I get 4G coverage from home to work. I use a ton of data and could ever afford AT&T or any other phone company that monitors my data.

Cool story bro.

I'm on Sprint and missed two phone calls today because my phone never rang. I have a Galaxy Note II. No 4G here. Most of the time I'm lucky if I get 2 bars. I live right near town as well, which is pretty much D.C. suburbs. It generally takes me about four hours to download 100MB over the air. It's like this wherever I go. Illinois: no signal; Wisconsin: no signal; In-Laws: no signal; Home: no signal; Brother's: 4G with one or two bars, SOMETIMES.

It's crap, and they really need to stop screwing around with crappy promotions and just build out their damn network. I have a year left on my contract, and then I'm going to Verizon. At least then I'll be able to make and receive phone calls.

about a year and a half ago

Bitcoin Hits New All-time High of $32

prezkennedy.org Re:Volatile (339 comments)

Hmm, I can spend dollars, which everyone uses... or I can use bitcoins which almost nobody uses. Seeing as how bitcoins can't completely replace dollars, and dollars can be used anywhere, I'll save myself the time and just keep using dollars.

about 2 years ago

Turning a Kindle Fire HD Into a Power Tablet

prezkennedy.org Re:Why support proprietary systems? (81 comments)

If you don't have the money, you shouldn't be buying a tablet in the first place. It's purely a luxury item.

about 2 years ago

New York Paper Uses Public Records To Publish Gun-Owner Map

prezkennedy.org Re:So Proud of Gun Ownership (1232 comments)

Incorrect. The founding fathers supported Tyranny and Fascism.

Ah, so you sat down and had a conversation with them? How do you know that?

As for the rest, blah blah blah. tl;dr

more than 2 years ago

Your Favorite Technology That Didn't Come To Pass

prezkennedy.org Hoverboard (317 comments)

Still waiting patiently for one of those. Just be careful though, they don't work over water. They gotta have power!

more than 2 years ago

After 60 Years, a Room-Temperature Maser

prezkennedy.org Re:Cold Fusion? (102 comments)

Reading sure is hard isn't it? Maybe you should head back on over to Digg... Oops...

more than 2 years ago

How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led To Mat Honan's Identity Theft

prezkennedy.org Re:the 4 last digit of CC are unsecure (222 comments)

Well for one thing, Iceland has about 340,000 people. I live in a relatively small state... Maryland that has ~5,800,000 people in it. Our largest city alone has twice the population of your country. I would imagine the 17x more population, just for this state alone, would make a single unified system far more complicated. The GDP of Maryland is over $300 billion and the GDP of Iceland is roughly $14 billion. Again, the level of economic activity is considerably higher, just for this single state.

Is it antiquated? Yes. There's a lot of other things here that are old as well, like the roads and infrastructure. You know why? Because many of them were built 60 years ago. For such a massive system, in either case, an overhaul every few years would be tremendously expensive in time, money and effort. This is why Brazil's system is so far ahead of ours. They built it up considerably later. We're getting there, it's just going to take time.

more than 2 years ago



Spiritual Successor to Total Annihilation Being Funded on Kickstarter

prezkennedy.org prezkennedy.org writes  |  more than 2 years ago

prezkennedy.org writes "Uber Entertainment, the creators of Super MNC have posted a Kickstarter for their next project: Planetary Annihilation. Their Kickstarter page has a video of what the game may look like, and it includes controlling asteroids to smash and annihilate entire planets as well as the narrator from Total Annihilation. Put me down for $250 please!"
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Bloggers Suck

prezkennedy.org prezkennedy.org writes  |  more than 9 years ago We've all been hearing about the blogging craze with everyone from old women to young teenagers setting up their own blogs and complaining about life, politics and anything else they can possibly think of. Sure, they have a right to do that, but honestly, 90% of said blogs suck. It could be one of, or a combination of the following: design, writing, pictures, and anything else that could be messed up.

Some people even put advertising on their "blogs" to try and make a couple bucks. Pop-up ads for these free blogs are even worse than having banner ads and Google ads all over the place.

Then we have bloggers who go to war against each other, flaming each other's works like they really matter. I saw two recently flaming back and forth and when I checked their Google Pagerank neither had even a blip. Basically, two people verbally sparing and no one listening in. To put that into perspective, my own website has a Pagerank of 5, which is pretty awesome for a side hobby.

Bloggers for the most part need to realize that in the grand scheme of things online, they are very, very tiny. It takes hundreds or even thousands of bloggers to actually form a voice loud enough to be heard by anyone. Sorry, but that's the harsh truth.


ibiblio is Chugging

prezkennedy.org prezkennedy.org writes  |  about 10 years ago Lately ibiblio has been chugging really slowly. The good news is that they'll be upgrading their file server soon with some nice new hardware. For the past couple weeks the server farm has been getting a software update, so the sites have been a little slow.

My own two sites, PrezKennedy.org and Open Source Gaming have been suffering a little from the slowness. If you've been by and wondering what's wrong, there you go. Check back soon, and everything should be back to normal!


You AREN'T Funny!!

prezkennedy.org prezkennedy.org writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Ok people, there is a reason why you live your life in a cubicle and never see the light of day... and why you're not a stand-up comic. Your humor blows. Stop the crappy jokes already!!


Not so Funny...

prezkennedy.org prezkennedy.org writes  |  more than 10 years ago I just wanted to make the point that most of the comments that are "funny" here, really aren't. They always end up being the tired same ole' things, or they're just stupid. I've already set my preferences to give all comments rated Funny a -2 modifier, just to keep most of them out of my hair.

Now that I've meta-moderated some, I haven't found any of them worthy of being considered funny... unless you're a retard.


What if in the Year 2020...

prezkennedy.org prezkennedy.org writes  |  more than 10 years ago I haven't used this section much at all yet, so I figured it was time to pull it out of the filling cabinet and put it to use. I'll pick an arbitrary year sometime in the future, and try to make some guesses about what may or may not be happening at that time. Hopefully at least one of them will be correct when that time finally arrives. (I originally wrote this for my own site, PrezKennedy.org.

What if:

  • the best cars were made in Mexico?
  • the latest craze was to wear your pants inside out?
  • there wasn't a Kennedy in the U.S. Congress?
  • spam was 99% of all e-mail?
  • GMail accounts started getting full?
  • the world survived the re-election of George W. Bush?
  • computers had 1 terabyte hard drives?
  • Nintendo made a comeback as a handheld only company?
  • China had invaded Taiwan and Japan and controlled them?
  • North Korea had used a nuke against San Fransisco?
  • Iran exists as another democratic republic after a U.S. invasion?
  • PrezKennedy.org finally had more than fifty visitors a day?
  • Blogging went out of style?
  • Star Trek: The Next Next Generation was making its rounds as reruns?
  • Star Wars had finally been milked to the point of utter exhaustion?
  • Micheal Moore wrote Fahrenheit 11/2: How Bush Got Elected Five Times?
  • France finally grew a backbone?
  • game consoles were only the size of today's optical mice?

Scary thoughts... very scary thoughts!! :-o


Hey Bill, Fix my Windows!!

prezkennedy.org prezkennedy.org writes  |  more than 10 years ago Windows XP is supposed to be the easiest operating system to install, ever. It might even be that.... or at least it may look that way from the overview a typical user would see. This all falls apart when something breaks though.

In my case, Windows decided after I reformatted one of my drives (not the one with Windows installed on it) that it wanted to change all of the drive letters around. What used to be the F: drive became the C: drive and therefore, everything stopped working. Now I can't login and play any of the games I have installed, or the new ones I received for my birthday. Of course, trying to switch them back is not nearly as easy as getting them messed up was. Of course, this wouldn't be so bad if Mr. Bill Gates and his proprietary gang would open up their specifications so that tools that work could be used to fix the problem (i.e Linux).

So after spending hours trying to get Windows back up after following not-so-helpful Microsoft tips, trying bootdisks (which can only read NTFS, not write to it) and then even swapping hard drives between computers, it was all a waste. As a last resort, I did a "repair" using my roommate's CD, and then when I went to login after that... I needed to activate it. Microsoft stupidity strikes again... It's not like I want to use it to do real work, I just want to play my games. Why must it be so hard for me to load up my glorified XBOX???

Sorry Microsoft... I really think your operating system sucks... and will continue to suck. Maybe if your engineers used a little bit of common sense when they put the thing together, it would work a lot better. That massive Registry just has to go though... maybe a file setup like Linux/Unix with a directory named /etc would work better. That solution wouldn't require a proprietary program to make modifications to the core operating system variables.

No Windows for me now... guess I'll just have to wait until Monday.

(This came from PrezKennedy.org


Open Source Gaming

prezkennedy.org prezkennedy.org writes  |  more than 10 years ago Open Source Gaming (http://osgaming.net/) has been existance for more than eighteen months. I've been working on rebuilding the site after a phpNuke vulnerability put everything I had done up to this point at risk. The site just recently achieved 120 different links to games and programming tools... with many, many more coming down the pipeline.

I'll be adding updates once in awhile when something significant happens on the site, or if it should be down. Normally all news will only be posted on OSG, since it would be redundant and nonproductive to post it elsewhere as well. Be sure to check out OSG, and if you know of games that aren't listed in the directory, please submit them!

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