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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

rullywowr Re:Great Story! (443 comments)

It must be the POLAR attraction to slashdot stories about electric cars. Don't worry, you can always DISCHARGE these as just more abuse of puns.

about 3 months ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

rullywowr Great Story! (443 comments)

Well, that was an electrifying story! I really got a charge out of it.

about 3 months ago
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The FBI's Jargon List: Internet Acronyms Galore

rullywowr Hey FBI..you can (124 comments)

GFY

about 4 months ago
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Five-Year-Old Uncovers Xbox One Login Flaw

rullywowr Re:Fuck M$ (196 comments)

Balmy and less authoritarian.

Balmer, and less authoritarian.

There, FTFY.

about 7 months ago
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Airgap-Jumping Malware May Use Ultrasonic Networking To Communicate

rullywowr Re:Dupe (265 comments)

Yeah but I thought Mac's are WAY better than PC's because they don't get viruses! OMGz! /sarcasm

about a year ago
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The Mile Markers of Moore's Law Are Meaningless

rullywowr Re:bad example (156 comments)

Of Course it does, I myself use UPS always, except for laptops, i sleep much better since then.

I use UPS too, but sometimes I use FedEx or DHL.

about a year ago
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Aiming For a Commercially Available Submersible

rullywowr Re: 300 Bar of pressure? (66 comments)

The formula is 1.25 Barrs to one Rosie O'Donnell.

about a year ago
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The Register: 4 Ways the Guardian Could Have Protected Snowden

rullywowr Re: spoiler alert (233 comments)

The first thing I got from the article is that it was submitted by Frosty Piss.

about a year ago
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Amazon Angling For Same-Day Delivery Beyond Groceries

rullywowr Re:same day? big deal! (193 comments)

Who said they wouldn't be able to provide a delivery window? The local Chinese delivery always says 45 min to an hour, shows up 20 min later.

In my experience, Chinese is usually ready "in about ten minute. You want egg woll?"

about a year ago
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UK Government Destroys Guardian's Snowden Drives

rullywowr Re:A show of power (508 comments)

It's kind of like burning down the barn because the horse got out of the stall a century ago and now has a massive herd of descendants.

I was thinking it's more like detonating an explosive in a toilet when you could have just flushed the defecation instead.

about a year ago
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The First 'Practical' Jetpack May Be On Sale In Two Years

rullywowr Re:Practical (127 comments)

Or have one on a firefighters ladder truck for high rise rescue, or coastal rescue, much faster to fire up the fan(ny) pack than get an RIB out though heavy surf.

Oh yeah, because having a large ducted fan near a fire is always the best way to put it out.

about a year ago
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Obama on Surveillance: "We Can and Must Be More Transparent"

rullywowr Re:Abandon all Hope, all ye who voted here. (537 comments)

I'd say we need a revolution, but I'm even more terrified of the most eager revolutionaries than I am of the lizards in charge.

I just don't know what to do anymore.

Your IP has been logged. Please remain calm, and await for the authorities in 5,4,3,2....

about a year ago
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Hybrid Hard Drives Just Need 8GB of NAND

rullywowr Re:Of course! And you never need more than 640K RA (373 comments)

Having RAID on the drive itself mostly defeats the purpose of RAID (excepting RAID 0, but even that has issues with this approach). RAID is best for combating downtime due to hardware failure. By sticking both "disks" of a RAID-1 on one drive, you have no recourse if one of those "disks" fails. You can't swap out half a drive to let it rebuild on a good 'disk'.

I was thinking more like RAID 5 or other models with redundancy, just in the same housing. HEY! don't be stealing my idea lol.

about a year ago
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Hybrid Hard Drives Just Need 8GB of NAND

rullywowr Re:Of course! And you never need more than 640K RA (373 comments)

Not really, you're talking about the difference between a couple seconds and 10-15 minutes.

10-15 minutes?!

Back in your day to load each webpage, did they deliver each bit by abacus via horseback? :P

about a year ago
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NZ Professor Advocates Civil Disobedience Against Mass Surveillance

rullywowr Re:Need to Do More (321 comments)

Yeah like in addition to sending email with buzz words, make sure your cell phone has nice a big external battery and GPS location enabled and send it via DHL to Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc. and back home, round trip.

about a year ago
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MS: Windows Phone 8 Wi-Fi Vulnerable, Cannot Be Patched

rullywowr Re:Use windows (146 comments)

Some folks argue that the stories (or, rather, the presentation and discussion of them) are unfairly slanted against Microsoft. For me, it comes down to this:

When a company has a warchest in excess of 500 billion US dollars, as well as immense market penetration in a variety of domains -- desktop operating systems, web browser, word processing software, spreadsheet software, etc. -- it is expected to have its act together.

(CompanyX AND 500 billion dollars) != "its act together"

For example:

Windows ME

Windows Vista

Zune

Games for Windows Live/Steam DRM

Surface RT

Xbox One and their DRM strategy (until it was revoked)

about a year ago
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Hybrid Hard Drives Just Need 8GB of NAND

rullywowr Re:Moving parts and fatigue (373 comments)

The main issue is that if a traditional HDD fails, there is a small chance for data recovery. There also may be a short period where you can catch the drive "on it's way out." When a SSD fails, it often fails spectacularly...often "bricking" the entire drive or corrupting the entire contents.

about a year ago
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Hybrid Hard Drives Just Need 8GB of NAND

rullywowr Re:Of course! And you never need more than 640K RA (373 comments)

As long as the most regularly libraries and executables are cached, it shouldn't seem slow.. for other files, you only need to wait when they're opened initially. I don't even really notice when I open documents over a wi-fi link, so I don't see why opening documents from a 5,400RPM HDD should be much worse.

With that logic, we should all go back to 56k modems because its only slow the first time you load the webpage...right?

about a year ago

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Government Study Finds TSA Misconduct up 26% in 3 years

rullywowr rullywowr writes  |  about a year ago

rullywowr (1831632) writes "CNN reports that a recent government study finds TSA misconduct has risen sharply in three years. Most have heard of the problems such as stealing however they recently report that some employees are sleeping on the job, taking bribes, and letting friends/family through the checkpoints without screening."
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Apple iOS 7 Will Feature Biometric Fingerprint Scanning

rullywowr rullywowr writes  |  about a year ago

rullywowr (1831632) writes "CNN suggests that iOS7 will use biometrics in the form of fingerprint scans. TFA shows an excerpt of some XML code from a beta version of iOS7 which suggests this technology is coming soon. Unlocking the phone and providing security passwords may be as easy as a simple press of the thumb. No word if this is definite for the new "iPhone5S"."
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FAA Reconsiders Allowing Electronic Devices in Flight

rullywowr rullywowr writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rullywowr (1831632) writes "Over ten years after the tragedy of 9/11, the FAA is reconsidering allowing the use of iPads, portable DVD players, and other electronic devices. Cell phones are not part of the reconsideration at this time. This topic has come up on Slashdot before, what do you think about the FAA allowing more devices?"
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Mountain Dew "Dub the Dew" promo pulled due to hacking and internet shenanigans

rullywowr rullywowr writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rullywowr (1831632) writes "Time reports that Mountain Dew's latest promotional stunt to name the new granny apple flavored drink was shut down due to hackers and people suggesting obscene names. Some of the top-voted names by users were the likes of “Hitler did nothing wrong,” “Diabeetus,” and “Gushing Granny" to name a few. In addition, the article mentions the site was hacked with an unwanted banner which said, “Mtn Dew salutes the Israeli Mossad for demolishing 3 towers on 9/11!” as well as some "unwanted RickRolling." The real question is if the security measures not implemented completely or perhaps the masterminds behind the promotion were just unprepared for the brutality of uncensored internet?"
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Best Buy Swipes Drivers License for Returns/Exchanges - Blocked for 90 Days

rullywowr rullywowr writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rullywowr writes "A customer with a defective Blu-Ray disc returns to the Best Buy store where he purchased it. After scanning his driver's license into the system, he is now banned from returning/exchanging goods for 90 days. This is becoming one of the latest practices which big-box stores including Target, Best Buy, and Toys R Us are using to limit fraud and abuse of the return system. You know, the people who buy a big screen TV before the big game and then return it on Monday. Opponents feel that this return-limiting concept has this gone too far, including the harvesting of your personal data. What do you think?"
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Nokia Patents Tattoo That Vibrates When You Receive a Call or Message

rullywowr rullywowr writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rullywowr writes "In a rare move, Nokia patents a tattoo which can vibrate when you get a call or message. The tattoo, which would be made of ferrous ink, would be applied to the user. The tattoo would also link up to a particular phone such as Bluetooth does today. Provisions are made for different sensory impluses, for different calls such as a signature "ringtone." For those afraid of the needle, they have patented a sticker version of the tattoo."
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Cell Phone Jamming Devices Enjoy an Increase in Popularity

rullywowr rullywowr writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rullywowr writes "A story run by local new NBC10 of Philadelphia last Friday illuminated the fact that this particular rider of the pubilc bus system is packing a cell phone jammer and is not afraid to use it. Going by the name of "Eric," whenever he sees someone being "rude" on the bus and talking loudly on their cell phone, he screws the antenna on a flips the power switch. Regardless of the steep civil penalites levied by the FCC (up to $16,000 USD), many (such as "Eric) are still interested by these devices which can be bought on the internet for $40 to over $1000. Opponents of these devices say that not only do they interfere with mobile phones, they often can interfere with "behind the scenes" communication, Wi-Fi, etc. Despite being illegal, TFA points out that they are readily available on the internet (what else is new?). Do you have an instance where you experienced the positive (or negative) effects of a cell phone jammer?"
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AT&T increases data limit

rullywowr rullywowr writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rullywowr (1831632) writes "After many users expressed anger, AT&T moves the slowdown throttling bottleneck from 3GB of data to 5GB of data for users of 4G LTE smart phones. AT&T still maintains the position that less than 5% of its users exceed the 3GB threshold each month."
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