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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

sir_eccles Nothing of value lost? (575 comments)

I mean seriously, was anyone actually going to watch this other than Seth Rogen's mom?

4 days ago
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Tesla Wants Texas Auto Sales Regulations Loosened

sir_eccles Lesson from the past (137 comments)

I recall way back in the mists of time car manufacturers in the UK sellimg kits of parts to avoid the high sales tax on cars.

I'm sure Elon could come up with a similar work around. Wheels sold separately.

about two weeks ago
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Australia Elaborates On a New Drift Model To Find MH370

sir_eccles Re: Weaksauce (154 comments)

Given huge numbers of mothballed aircraft sitting in the desert in AZ why do you need a grand conspiracy to use a commercial airliner full of people?

about three weeks ago
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Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough

sir_eccles hunter2 (223 comments)

Quick someone mention the horse password thingy

about 2 months ago
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Iceland Stands Down On Travel Alert: From Orange To Red and Back Again

sir_eccles worthless (29 comments)

it just says "volcano insurance" over and over again

about 4 months ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

sir_eccles London Taxis (431 comments)

Just fyi, Geely makes the current iteration of the famous London Black Taxi Cab.

about 6 months ago
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$10k Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At Planes Goes Nationwide

sir_eccles Easier to get rid of the windows? (264 comments)

It's just a source of structural weakness in the airframe anyway. Just get rid of the windows and replace with cameras.

about 7 months ago
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I Want a Kindle Killer

sir_eccles Re:The gillette razor/iPod problem (321 comments)

*ding*

The device is not what is important. Seamless integration with a content store is the reason ipods and kindles took off. To compete you need to either license all the content yourself or use someone else's store. this is a very high barrier to entry.

about 7 months ago
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Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

sir_eccles Or properly fund the police force (626 comments)

You know through taxes.

While you're at it how about properly funding schools through taxes rather than bake sales. Actually there are a lot of things that could benefit just by being properly funded by taxes.

about 7 months ago
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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

sir_eccles Re:Who has the biggest Koch? (465 comments)

But the joke doesn't work if I use someone elses' name.

about 8 months ago
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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

sir_eccles Who has the biggest Koch? (465 comments)

I'm not sure people realize how much money is needed.

about 8 months ago
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Jimmy Carter: Snowden Disclosures Are 'Good For Americans To Know'

sir_eccles I got a letter from President Carter (289 comments)

They'd done a sloppy job of resealing the envelope after steaming it open. Back to wax seals I guess.

about 9 months ago
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Egg-free Flu Vaccines Provide Faster Pandemic Response

sir_eccles Re:Mercury next, please (64 comments)

It has already been removed from single dose vials since around 2001.

about 10 months ago
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Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches

sir_eccles Googlebomb Cameron (270 comments)

Associate it with something "naughty" (ala Santorum) and demand it be added to the filter for the sake of the children and voila slowly but surely Cameron will be filtered out of UK life.

about a year ago
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JPMorgan Files Patent Application On 'Bitcoin Killer'

sir_eccles Re:Have some time to help nuke JP Morgan on this? (292 comments)

Of course he doesn't know what he is talking about, very few who have commented so far appear to know anything about patents. This is nothing new or suprising for slashdot.

1 year,12 days
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Lawsuits Seek To Turn Chimpanzees Into Legal Persons

sir_eccles Re: You may think it troll, flame bait, etc, but.. (641 comments)

Rubbish. The Jewish view of marriage is pretty much just as a legal contract with some added fluff. There is even exchange of consideration. It would be better the other way round religion should keep its nose out of marriage.

1 year,20 days
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Could Slashdot (Or Other Private Entity) Sue a Spy Agency Like GCHQ Or NSA?

sir_eccles Secondary contributory infringement (188 comments)

A better choice might be to sue those well known private companies that helped the agencies do this, the enablers so to speak. Make it annoying enough and these companies may think twice about co-operating so freely next time.

about a year ago

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