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Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded a New Magazine

qbast Re:Great Magazine, But... (53 comments)

Drop Linux Voice, subscribe to some hardcore porn mags and in month or two you will lose 'dangerous subversive' label.

13 hours ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

qbast Re:cause and/or those responsible (659 comments)

Oh, USA raised their hand quite proudly: Rogers (captain) was awarded Legion of Merit and Lustig (air warfare coordinator) got Navy Commendation Medial. Admitting a fault would be rather incompatible with that.

yesterday
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"Intelligent" Avatars Poised To Manage Airline Check-In

qbast Re:This is for non-readers (102 comments)

... and failing to recognize answer half of the time, because 'natural' look fooled you into using natural language instead of narrow set of keywords.

2 days ago
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Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security

qbast Of course not (134 comments)

Only No Such Agency gets the data so it is like no tracking at all.

about a week ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

qbast Idiots (147 comments)

What the hell they are complaining about now? If court ruled that how Aereo previously defined itself was illegal, then obviously it has to change it. First they win now they complain about it?

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

qbast Re:Probable cause (223 comments)

I would love to see those 12 requests.They must have been something *really* special.

about two weeks ago
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

qbast Re:Bling Bling Motherfucker (265 comments)

They can afford it while the only thing you can afford is cheap insults.

about two weeks ago
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

qbast Overreaction (265 comments)

It is just a big mall with AC, not beginning of Mad Max. Calm down.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

qbast Re:i remember when (223 comments)

Are we supposed to hate tourists now?

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

qbast Re:Probable cause (223 comments)

"I was a very conservative, Reagan-loving Republican." - obviously he is trying way too hard to appear harmless. Only most hardened jihadist fanatic would go this far, so good job NSA. He will slip sooner or later.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

qbast Probable cause (223 comments)

Apparently being Muslim is good enough for probable cause. So much for freedom of religion.

about two weeks ago
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Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles

qbast Re:Signals (144 comments)

It would be interesting "conversation" with lag measured in thousands of years.

about two weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

qbast Re:Christmas is coming early this year (702 comments)

Can you even do that? If I remember correctly you can't just stop in the middle of security procedure and go back. So your $500 precious is going to some happy TSA goon anyway.

about two weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

qbast Re: Land of the fee (702 comments)

Be happy you are *still* allowed to keep your trousers on.

about two weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

qbast Re:Actually makes good sense (702 comments)

Of course I would care if my bomb was stolen! It takes quite a lot of money and effort to build one so I would be very unhappy if it went missing.

about two weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

qbast Re:No it makes no sense at all (702 comments)

I honestly do not get what this "powering on of electronics" is supposed to achieve. Only the most idiotic of plots would be foiled by this.

- please turn on the laptop
- [it powers up, truecrypt prompt shows up]
- come with me please, you have been randomly selected for additional screening

about two weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

qbast Re:Actually makes good sense (702 comments)

Well, it is your problem if you miss the flight, not theirs. And don't act as if you are in great hurry, they might take you for more in-depth check just for the hell of it.

about two weeks ago

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