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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

realperseus Re: Tag, you're it! (184 comments)

Next thing you know, Hillary Clinton will say that Hamas needs to store and fire rockets from hospitals and kindergartens because they don't have anywhere else to fire them from. Oh wait, she just did.. .

about a month ago
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After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

realperseus Germany Excluded from "League of Nations" because (219 comments)

. ..because Germany has not allowed the Google mapping cars to traverse their entire countryside? Yea, I know there is more to this than that, but seriously, check it out...

about a month and a half ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

realperseus What The?!? (216 comments)

Our government has better things to do than waste MY tax dollars on such nonsense! Sigh..

about 2 months ago
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'Motherlode' of Data Seized At Bin Laden Compound

realperseus Re:Truecrypt (718 comments)

You assume that a SEAL can actually use a computer sensibly? It's not really part of their core skill set...

Err, in general, Navy Seals are a lot smarter than your average squids...

more than 3 years ago
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Ceglia Sues For 50% Facebook, Old Emails as Evidence

realperseus Re:Stupid Zuckerberg (350 comments)

I think the same intoxicant caught up with Mark Zuckerberg. At one time he probably would have been thrilled to have enough to by a modest house and a sports car. Now it's snowballing and he wants to keep in snowballing for himself. Looks rather like it's beginning to melt.

Money also draws people that love money, think people that literally dream about making money with other peoples money. Zuckerburg attracted these types of people with his money. These folks perhaps said "Listen, we can double-triple-quadruple-makemore of what you have now. Just follow us". This, coupled with greed, has produced many of the 1% of the population that control 40% of the wealth here in the states.

One day from now, we'll be buying our gasoline/petro from the HSBC gas station. Then again, we already maybe doing that..

more than 3 years ago
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FBI Wants You To Solve Encrypted Notes From Murder

realperseus Re:Some ideas. (466 comments)

The 1st thing that popped in my mind upon seeing the notes was the game show "Wheel Of Fortune". Perhaps the letters in the note equate to the letters that would be picked to spell out/almost spell out what the author wanted to code/hide?

more than 3 years ago
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Internet Groups To Stream Live IPv4/6 Announcement

realperseus Starting Shortly.. (185 comments)

It is 9:55 AM EST. On the conference call number they just announced that they will be starting shortly.. .

more than 3 years ago
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Four Outrages Techies Need To Know About the State of the Union

realperseus Re:Using Education as an Economic Scapegoat (489 comments)

Show some fucking initiative as an adult and you won't need to go to a public school to handle the changing world.

You'll be eating this post in 20 years.. .

more than 3 years ago
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Four Outrages Techies Need To Know About the State of the Union

realperseus Re:A modest proposal (489 comments)

As a late boomer I love that idea. Just pay back to me what I put in adjusted for inflation, of course. I could then retire right now. If that doesn't work for you get your lazy ass back to work and pay for my retirement as I paid for your grandpas.

Nodding head.. .

more than 3 years ago
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DSL Installation Fail

realperseus Re:Not buying it (371 comments)

I had Qwest technicians on-site last October to get DSL working. They were knowledgeable and completely professional; the work was first rate. I don't believe this story is accurate. The "contact my primary phone service provider" bit probably indicates that some third party is involved and the submitter is falsely attributing this cockup to Qwest.

Oh, and my DSL performance is excellent as well. If you have the choice between Qwest and Comcast, get the former.

I'm not buying it either. Must be some kind of a joke.. .

more than 3 years ago
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If I'm the driver, I like to go ...

realperseus Re:Whatever everyone else is doing (717 comments)

Truckers communicating on their CB radios most likely caused this to happen.. .

more than 3 years ago
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If I'm the driver, I like to go ...

realperseus Re:Whatever everyone else is doing (717 comments)

Please stay to the right (in the US). Allow others to easily pass you

Bay Area drivers on the San Francisco Peninsula seem to have a terrible habit of pretending to pass, and not actually doing it. This results in what I call "log jams", particularly on 101. 280 is just insanely fast most of the time, and it's wide; but you can still sometimes get a log jam. I haven't driven in the East Bay too much; but I have noticed that they tend to be a bit more aggressive. The "log jamming" problem seems to crop up in a lot of places here though. I've seen it on I-5 also.

I've been looking for the proper word that describes the conditions created by the natives traveling the QEW in Ontario Canada and now I've found it!

more than 3 years ago
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'Zombie' Satellite Returns To Life

realperseus Re:Just like that? (98 comments)

Not too long ago the norm was actually for transponders to simply be open.

He means like this

more than 3 years ago
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'Zombie' Satellite Returns To Life

realperseus Re:Nice story submission! (98 comments)

This just means you didn't see my 1st submission which was full of typos and mis-spellings.. :-)

You mean *gasp* Slashdot editors actually did something?!?!?!? O.O

MIND BLOWN

They're out there... :-)

more than 3 years ago
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'Zombie' Satellite Returns To Life

realperseus Re:Nice story submission! (98 comments)

Seriously, three short lines which clearly convey the entire summary of the story, contains lots of links to both story and background, AND doesn't contain terrible typos! Also, geeky and interesting. This is what slashdot needs more of.

This just means you didn't see my 1st submission which was full of typos and mis-spellings.. :-)

more than 3 years ago
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Beware of Using Google Or OpenDNS For iTunes

realperseus Re:4.2.2.{1-6} (348 comments)

I'm surprised no one mentions the above free/public/fast DNS resolvers :-p

(Nodding head)

more than 3 years ago
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'Zombie' Satellite Returns to Life

realperseus Re:typos galore (4 comments)

Thanks. I'll clean it up and resubmit it...

more than 3 years ago

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DOD Testing of GPS Could Lead You Astray

realperseus realperseus writes  |  more than 3 years ago

realperseus (594176) writes "Unbeknown to many, the US Department of Defense began conducting tests of the GPS system in an area that will affect the entire Southeast region of the United States. The testing commenced on January 20th and will be completed by February 22nd. In this Flight Advisory, the FAA does not give a reason for these tests. Nor is it mentioned if, or how, these tests will effect consumer GPS products in the region.. ."
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'Zombie' Satellite Returns to Life

realperseus realperseus writes  |  more than 3 years ago

realperseus (594176) writes "The American telecommunication satellite, Galaxy 15, has been brought under control after spending most of the year traversing the sky, wreaking havoc upon its neighbors. The satellite is currently at 98.5 west (from 133 west). An emergency patch was successfully uploaded, ensuring that the conditions which caused it to "go rogue" will not occur again. Once diagnosis and testing have been completed, Intelsat plans to move the satellite back to 133 west.""
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'Zombie' Satellite Returns to Life

realperseus realperseus writes  |  more than 3 years ago

realperseus (594176) writes "The American telecommunication satellite, Galaxy 15, has been brought under control after spending most of the year traversing the sky, reeking havoc upon its neighbors. The satellite is currently at 98.5 west (from 133 west). An emergency patch was successfully uploaded, insuring that the conditions which caused it to "go rouge" will not occur again. Once diagnosis and testing have been completed, Intelsat plans to move the satellite back to 133 west."
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Mom and Pop ISP's Take Up the Usenet Fight

realperseus realperseus writes  |  about 6 years ago

realperseus (594176) writes "While watching the news this morning, I was pleased to find out that not all internet service providers are buckling to the NY State attorney generals censorship quest. LocalNet, as well as other IPS's , have thus far refused to submit to Cuomo's bravada . I find it refreshing that these "Mom and Pop" ISP's are not wavering to the pressure but personally wonder just how long they can hold out. Does anyone care about the last bastion of freedom known as USENET any more?"
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The First Public Movie Theater in the US

realperseus realperseus writes  |  more than 6 years ago

realperseus (594176) writes "Buffalo New York lays claim to the air conditioner, grain elevator, windshield wiper and implantable cardiac pacemaker. It may be time to add another: The first motion picture theater. Mitchell Mark and his younger brother, Moe, opened Vitascope Hall in the basement of Ellicott Square in October 1896. Moviegoers entered through the Marks' first-floor Edisonia Phonograph Parlor, an early penny arcade using inventions of Thomas Alva Edison's factory."This is one of those very hazy areas of theater history. Really, no one can say with any certainty what was the very first purpose-built movie theater," said Karen Colizzi Noonan, president of the Theatre Historical Society in Elmhurst, Ill., which records and preserves the history of America's theaters. "Given the date, it is more than probable that this one was the first in the U.S. We have no evidence of any earlier movie theater.""

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