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Halo Developer Bungie Reveals Destiny and Its Vision of MMO Gaming

sherpajohn Ummm, its already out there... (147 comments)

Secret World. Not doing so well. That part's not so secret.

about 2 years ago
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Machine Gun Fire From Military Helicopters Flying Over Downtown Miami

sherpajohn Re:This is why (1130 comments)

I love the fella who says something to the effect of "if its to protect the kids I'm all for it". Right. Miltary helicopters to protect schoolchildren. you people really are fucking looney aren't you?

about 2 years ago
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Machine Gun Fire From Military Helicopters Flying Over Downtown Miami

sherpajohn Re:This is why (1130 comments)

What if someone on the ground started shooting back?

"Charlie Delta Foxtrot - switch to live fire now!"

about 2 years ago
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Marlinspike's Droid Firewall Kills Tracking

sherpajohn Re:This firewall monitor non internet activities? (164 comments)

These same folks have a SMS encrypter and yes, a call scrambler application, the latter does not even require an unlocked phone, though WhisperCore and WhisperMonitor (which is part of the former I think), require you unlock and replace the Android on your phone with thier custom kernel. Interesting that they can scramble calls outside the kernal or firmware.

more than 3 years ago
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Marlinspike's Droid Firewall Kills Tracking

sherpajohn Re:This firewall monitor non internet activities? (164 comments)

What do you mean "the phone itself"? What else is sending out information but applications? Little elves hiding in the keypad? Sorry, I don't understand what you mean...an android phone is a device running the android OS - I would expect everything to be an application, even the part that connects to your mobile provider. Maybe I am looking at it the wrong way.

more than 3 years ago
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Pub Patrons Down Under Subject To Biometric Datamining

sherpajohn Hats off! (138 comments)

I was told that I could not enter a pub in Worcester this spring as I was wearing a Tilly Hat. "Dress code" I asked? "No, we just need to be sure the CCTV gets good images of your face in case anything bad happens". This was not even a club per se, though they did have a DJ, there was no dance floor. I have heard there's live music club in Worcester that requires photos, but have not been there yet. I am not one of the - "if you have nothing to hide, why ask for privacy" lot, but on the other hand, if its a requirement of a venue, I'll follow it if I really want to be there.

more than 3 years ago
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Boeing 747 Recycled Into a Private Residence

sherpajohn Re:THey should house a server farm in it (239 comments)

If you sunk it in a lake, it would rapidly fill up with water - aircraft are *not* air tight...

O'rly? Makes me wonder why they seal the doors, and how they deal with the half normal atmospheric pressure at 35,000ft or so? I guess something that's not air tight can still experience http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_decompression right?

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Announces New iPods, iTunes 10, Social Network, AppleTV

sherpajohn No iTunes yet but... (579 comments)

We got a few significant OS X 10.6 updates today - firmware, graphics and security. Well maybe not today, MacBook has not been on for a few days...darned wedding.

more than 4 years ago
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Intel's Superchilled Test Rig

sherpajohn Screw yer Giga-hurts nonsense! (147 comments)

I am more interested a a FPU (food processing unit) than a CPU - how long to render Natalie Portman in hot grits?

more than 4 years ago
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Internet Access While Sailing? (Revisited)

sherpajohn Re:BGAN (308 comments)

And that is background IP - if you want streaming IP - @256k that's $42 per minute ~ $2500 an hour. Hmmm, I think the hooker in port is gonna be cheaper than the cam show on the high seas!

more than 4 years ago
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Root DNS Zone Now DNSSEC Signed

sherpajohn Re:Huh (94 comments)

As long as you are not rooting for the wrong team, I don't see why not.

more than 4 years ago
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100 Million-Core Supercomputers Coming By 2018

sherpajohn Re:Sorry - I can't help myself (286 comments)

Only if they run Linux and can render Natalie Portman covered in hot grits faster than my imagination already does....woohoo!

more than 5 years ago
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EMI Sues Beatles Usurper Off the Net

sherpajohn Re:Heh Heh (358 comments)

I wouldn't be surprised if this fellow came to Toronto to drive my car to a norwegian wood, saying "you won't see me, I'm a no where man, if I needed someone in my life". But you can think for yourself, "what goes on - its all too much" Yet I say hey bulldog, its only a northern song I am singing here...

more than 5 years ago
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Fear Detector To Sniff Out Terrorists

sherpajohn Where is the standard response? (342 comments)

Usually for these loss of freedom stories, we get the bleated "If you aren't doing anything wrong you have nothing to be afraid of" response. Where is it? Wait, what's that I smell? Scared sheeple?

more than 5 years ago
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NCSU's Fingernail-Size Chip Can Hold 1TB

sherpajohn Reminds me of the old joke... (227 comments)

IBM invented a storage device with infinite capacity, problem was seek times were forever!

more than 5 years ago
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Real-LIfe Distributed-Snooping Web Game To Launch In Britain

sherpajohn Obligatory cop-out (419 comments)

"You have nothing to fear if you are doing nothing wrong" Yeah right... ...First they came for the communists, and I did not speak outâ"because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak outâ"because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak outâ"because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak outâ"because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for meâ"and there was no one left to speak out for me...

more than 5 years ago
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Why the FBI Director Doesn't Bank Online

sherpajohn They got it wrong, well a big part... (360 comments)

It should not be why he does not bank online, its should be why he is not allowed online. What a fool. Why don't we license people to be on the interwebs?

more than 5 years ago

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Peter Jackson set to film the Hobbit

sherpajohn sherpajohn writes  |  about 7 years ago

sherpajohn (113531) writes "Peter Jackson will be the Executive Producer of two films based on the the Hobbit.
Legal issues between Jackson and New Line Cinema over profits appeared to dash hopes the creator of the film version of the Lord of the Rings trilogy would be able to complete the story by filming the prequel. Today it was announced he would be the Executive Producer on a two part prequel based on the Hobbit."

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