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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

rotorbudd Re:Repeat? (437 comments)

"get a piece"

I saw what you did there.

2 days ago
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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

rotorbudd It Was Windows Fault (77 comments)

"The retailer left its computers vulnerable by switching off Symantecâ(TM)s Network Threat Protection (NTP) firewall in favor of one packaged with Windows. âoeIt is highly advised and recommended the NTP Firewall component be deployed and that Windows Firewall be discontinued,â the report states."

See, wasn't that easy?

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans?

rotorbudd Re:Solution looking for a problem (115 comments)

These are WOUNDED veterans.
That means they were injured trying to help preserve your right to be a complete asshole.

about two weeks ago
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SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

rotorbudd Just (132 comments)

Flush it down the drain.

about 2 months ago
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Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

rotorbudd Wow! (284 comments)

That sounds like the experiments that my wife has been doin

about 2 months ago
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Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice

rotorbudd Re:Wonderful car analogy! (255 comments)

What? Read the article?
This IS slashdot right?

about 3 months ago
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Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice

rotorbudd Wonderful car analogy! (255 comments)

Did the editors do this, or is it in TFA?

about 3 months ago
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Behind the Great Firewall: What It's Really Like To Log On From China

rotorbudd You Can Help (90 comments)

Just run a Tor obfuscated bridge.

about 3 months ago
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Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

rotorbudd Re:Ethanol IS a scam (432 comments)

I've been running my '83 240D with (aprox.) 50x50 mix of bio-diesel and Jet A for several years.
I get all the jet fuel I want for free and the bio runs around $3.75 a gallon.
Seems to run better with this mixture than straight diesel, and it smells like french fries!

about 4 months ago
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Is Carbon Fiber Going Mainstream?

rotorbudd Carbon Fiber? (152 comments)

You mean Italian chrome?

about 4 months ago
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Physician Operates On Server, Costs His Hospital $4.8 Million

rotorbudd Re:Typcial (143 comments)

I bet this was the typical "I'm a physician. I'm the smartest person in the building. I can handle anything."
See: The most dangerous thing in the world
  "A Doctor in a Bonanza"

about 4 months ago
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Texas Sheriffs Crash $250k Drone They're Not Supposed To Be Flying

rotorbudd Re:Cops do whatever they want (93 comments)

Ha!
That movie is on right now

Thanks,
Major Major M. Major

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Offers To Shed 3.9 Million Subscribers To Ease Cable Deal

rotorbudd Re:Come to me Google Fiber! (154 comments)

And the Comcast doesn't? ;)

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Offers To Shed 3.9 Million Subscribers To Ease Cable Deal

rotorbudd Come to me Google Fiber! (154 comments)

Got the news earlier this year that the area I live in is on the short list for fiber next year.
Crapcast can bite me if it shows up.

about 5 months ago
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Siphons Work Due To Gravity, Not Atmospheric Pressure: Now With Peer Review

rotorbudd I'm Confused (360 comments)

Does it suck or blow?

about 5 months ago
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Astronomers Discover Pair of Black Holes In Inactive Galaxy

rotorbudd Re:Any chance of finding gravitational waves? (45 comments)

. Also, their separation is by a couple thousand light years,

TFA reads:
"The separation between the black holes is quite small: 0.6 milliparsecs, or about 2 thousandths of a light year. That's about the width of our Solar System."
So gravitation waves might be seen AT that distance

about 5 months ago
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

rotorbudd Re:Remember Oliver North (87 comments)

No, they won't be selling ARMs to Iran.

about 4 months ago
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Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

rotorbudd Re:So I was all "Social contract, move to Somalia" (397 comments)

And how many people will consider beer waste handling as an important enough issue to vote out someone? None. They're going to be more interested in big ticket items like gay rights or abortion. This is how the government stealthes in an array of regulations that eventually consume our every moment.

So, if you think the "big ticket items" are gay rights and abortion, you've bought into the democrats (and most republicans) stealth plan to hide from the "real big ticket items".

about 5 months ago
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Fluke Donates Multimeters To SparkFun As Goodwill Gesture

rotorbudd Re:Good PR Move (250 comments)

Yeah we call support when it comes back from failing the yearly calibration that the FAA requires.
And guess what Fluke says?
"Failed calibration??? We'll send you another if you'll give us the bad one to study"
I've owned Fluke meters for over 30 years, and you can tell these guys care about the product the make.

about 6 months ago

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Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords

rotorbudd rotorbudd writes  |  about a month and a half ago

rotorbudd (1242864) writes "The New York Times reports that Hold Security has discovered that a Russian crime ring has amassed over a billion unique records.

" A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say.""

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Was Brendan Eich removed to get closed source DRM into Firefox?

rotorbudd rotorbudd writes  |  about 4 months ago

rotorbudd (1242864) writes "From Vox Popoli:
"Eich stood firmly in the way of Mozilla incorporating DRM into Firefox. Now that he's gone, and his technological authority with him, Mozilla immediately caved to Hollywood interests. It's also interesting to note that the justification for Mozilla making this change is given as fear that users will abandon them. That demonstrates that the campaign to #uninstallfirefox was based on a sound principle, even if it was not quite as successful as I would have liked it to be.""
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Peoria Mayor Sends Police to Track Down Twitter Parodist

rotorbudd rotorbudd writes  |  about 5 months ago

rotorbudd (1242864) writes "Guess the good Mayor has never heard of the Streisand Effect.
The original Twitter account had a total of 50 followers. The new account has over 200
"Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria, Illinois, ordered police to track down whoever was responsible for a parody Twitter account mocking him.""

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Eric Schmidt Tried To Get Google To Hide His Political Donation In Search Result

rotorbudd rotorbudd writes  |  about 9 months ago

rotorbudd (1242864) writes "Departing Google CEO Eric Schmidt was known for some of his bumbling public statements — like saying that privacy didn't matter — but apparently he made some internal blunders as well.
One of the biggest: asking Google's search team to remove information about a political donation from its search results."

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Obamacare Marketplace: Info Can Be Shared With Law Enforcement

rotorbudd rotorbudd writes  |  about a year ago

rotorbudd (1242864) writes "Maryland's Health Connection has an interesting statement at the end of it's privacy policy.
"Any information that you provide to us in your application will be used only to carry out the functions of Maryland Health Connection. The only exception to this policy is that we may share information provided in your application with the appropriate authorities for law enforcement and audit activities. ""

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