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How the Internet of Things Could Aid Disaster Response

saleenS281 Except (59 comments)

The internet of things is never going to happen (at least not in the US). Wireless companies will never allow it. They'll probably try to charge you $20/month per device just to add them to your account.

yesterday
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

saleenS281 Re:The White House isn't stupid.. (272 comments)

Or, if they went back to banning speculation on commodities, oil would be $25/barrel. But not allowing wall street to fuck us would be anti-American and borderline COMMUNIST!

about a week ago
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Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners

saleenS281 Re:Backtrack the financials... (93 comments)

The US will never lose a military battle. Russia is attacking our infrastructure, China our economy. If you think this isn't a big deal, you're not getting the big picture.

about two weeks ago
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Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners

saleenS281 Re:Problem traced (93 comments)

It would be just as, if not easier to put a backdoor in a proprietary embedded system. Unless the companies in question both demand and inspect the entire source code for their scanners, it doesn't matter WHAT is running on them.

about two weeks ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

saleenS281 Re:So... (310 comments)

I hope your "no one was harmed" thing was tongue in cheek. First off, for the rest of these gentlemen's lives, a simple search on google will associate their name with the original news stories that may or may not be updated to prove their innocence. But MOST importantly - they were taken into custody and held against their will, after doing nothing wrong. And the police did this KNOWINGLY. Under any other circumstances that would be called kidnapping, and they would have grounds to civil recompense. The *ONLY* issue here is that they can't personally sue the police officers, which is something that needs to change in our justice system to curb this behavior.

about two weeks ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

saleenS281 So... (310 comments)

The cops who falsified their reports are going to jail, right? If I am found falsely testifying under oath, that's my sentencing. What? They'll get off with a slap on the wrist and *MAYBE* a week's paid vacation? I wonder why citizens distrust police in this country.

about two weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

saleenS281 Re:WTF rich people? (1330 comments)

Reality has proven your intelligence is only exceeded by your reading comprehension. Which, given your stance on the subject, isn't really surprising.

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

saleenS281 Re:WTF rich people? (1330 comments)

Here in the real world, any solution that involves "just don't have vaginal sex" is not coming up with a solution at all. Get off the fucking horse, nobody cares that you think it's an acceptable solution, REALITY has proven it isn't, hasn't been, and never will be.

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

saleenS281 Re:WTF rich people? (1330 comments)

Ahh yes, abstinence. In other news, if you don't want to get sick, just stop breathing.

Or, you know, we can have a discussion about rational solutions.

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

saleenS281 Re:Can an "atheist company" refuse too? (1330 comments)

Really? Because that's pretty much a direct summary of Scientology, minus the crazy alien bullshit.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

saleenS281 Re: Not likely. (365 comments)

HP envy. Problem solved.

about a month ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

saleenS281 Re:Cherry Pick Stats (411 comments)

That is a perfect example of you having no clue what you're talking about. The update for PRNG was *NOT* pushed through the play store. It was pushed via handset vendors at their discretion and the discretion of the mobile network operators who control what patches make it out of the gate. From the horse's mouth:

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2289537/google-issues-a-patch-for-android-bitcoin-wallet-app-bug

However, the patches issued by Google, which ensure that Android's OpenSSL PRNG is initialised correctly, thus fixing the bug, might not be within reach for all Bitcoin users who need to update their mobile operating systems as soon as possible. This is because, as Klyubin explained, the patches have been provided to "OHA partners".

The term "OHA partners" refers to the Open Handset Alliance, whose members include Android handset makers such as Samsung, HTC and Sony Ericsson, for example, and the respective mobile phone operators.

Though it's good that these phone makers received the patches, the concern for many Bitcoin users now is whether these partners will roll out the patches to their customer bases.

about 1 month ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

saleenS281 Re:Cherry Pick Stats (411 comments)

You didn't say apps, I didn't say apps - you said "That includes OS level updates" - that is patently false. They do not push OS updates, and they do not require mfg's to allow OS updates to be included in the Android ecosystem.

about 2 months ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

saleenS281 Re:Cherry Pick Stats (411 comments)

That is completely and utterly false. There is absolutely no requirement that a phone has to allow Android updates via the play store to be called Android. I've had 3 Android phones. Not a single one ever got an update through the play store, they all come from the carriers - which is why they're generally bloated, slow, and sometimes non-existent. Hell, even the Galaxy Nexus had to get it's updates from Verizon who held back the updates to the point of idiocy. They were well over 6 months behind every other network.

about 2 months ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

saleenS281 Cherry Pick Stats (411 comments)

Of all the things to chastise them about - software updates isn't one of them. There's frequently and consistently BRAND NEW Android phones that don't support software that's been out for months before before the phone is even announced.

about 2 months ago
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The Energy Saved By Ditching DVDs Could Power 200,000 Homes

saleenS281 Dump the DRM (339 comments)

The only way I'd even consider dumping DVD's to purchase electronic copies is if I actually own the content. The whole premise of streaming services are that you're leasing your content, you no longer own anything, and they can take it away anytime they choose for any reason they choose.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet

saleenS281 Scientists? (453 comments)

PSHHHH. Obviously the first question we should ask them is if they've met our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Scientists need not apply.

about 3 months ago
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Internet Transit Provider Claims ISPs Deliberately Allow Port Congestion

saleenS281 Re:What Level 3 can do (210 comments)

Ahh yes, 768k DSL because Centurylink hasn't upgraded the lines since the 80's. That's absolutely a legitimate alternative to 50mbit cable. Why not just go for AOL dial-up? Other than the fact I can't actually USE a connection that slow for anything beyond email and text based websites... good suggestion. Work from home and hop on a webex? Nope. VOIP softphone while doing ANYTHING online? Nope. And if you really just suggested that 3g cellular based internet that's capped at ridiculously low levels is a legitimate alternative to a wired connection, you're either an industry shill, or borderline insane.

about 3 months ago
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Internet Transit Provider Claims ISPs Deliberately Allow Port Congestion

saleenS281 Re:What Level 3 can do (210 comments)

Ya, you're forgetting the part where he who controls the eyeballs has all the power. Comcast, AT&T, and VZW all have long-haul networks of their own. This is simply their way of trying to either force companies like Netflix to dump Level3 and buy transit from them, or force Level3 to pay them for the transit someone like Netflix would as a direct customer. THIS is the problem with allowing ISPs to have monopolies. What is Level3 going to do? Consumers like myself who literally have no choice of ISP can't just up and pick a new one if Level3 were to "turn off the internet" tomorrow. Sure, I could call and complain, bitch to my local senator, but then what? The big ISPs have bought and paid for all our political representatives, so they don't have to worry about legislative repercussions. I can't switch ISPs, so they don't have to worry about losing me as a customer. Why would they ever change what they're doing?

about 3 months ago
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Steve Jobs Defied Convention, and Perhaps the Law

saleenS281 Re:Jobs himself said ... (311 comments)

It's basically impossible to pay your employees what they're worth while still retaining exorbitant executive compensation (and still turn a profit). I'll let you do the math on who's going to get the short end of that stick.

about 3 months ago

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