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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

snarfies Re:Uh... Yeah? (242 comments)

A government spying on another government = okay

A government spying on another country's people = not okay

A government spying on its own people = OMGWTFBBQ

about 4 months ago
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Intel Announces Devil's Canyon Core I7-4790K: 4GHz Base Clock, 4.4GHz Turbo

snarfies Meh. (157 comments)

Still no consumer-level octo-core? I'll continue to stick with my Q9450 then. I'm not willing to spend thousands on a Xeon.

Before you ask, I do video work as a hobby. I often utilize all four of my cores at 100% capacity for 6+ hours on end when performing filtering and encoding. No, I am not interested in the AMD FX and their half-cores.

Get it together, Intel. I will buy as soon as you sell.

about 5 months ago
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OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND

snarfies Still using Sandforce? (113 comments)

NOPE. Not interested.

about 5 months ago
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Netcraft: Microsoft Closing In On Apache Web Server Lead

snarfies Netcraft Cofirms! (102 comments)

It is now official. Netcraft has confirmed: Apache is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered Apache community when IDC confirmed that Apache market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that Apache has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. Apache is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be the Amazing Kreskin to predict Apache's future. The hand writing is on the wall: Apache faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for Apache because Apache is dying. Things are looking very bad for Apache. As many of us are already aware, Apache continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

about 5 months ago
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First Transistors Made Entirely of 2-D Materials

snarfies Re:To all who say it's not two-dimensional (137 comments)

But a piece of paper appears to have three dimensions.

Even when you look at it edge-on.

So it is still totally incorrect to call a piece of paper two-dimensional.

about 5 months ago
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Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

snarfies 4chan's /g/ technology board (480 comments)

You are an idol on 4chan's technology board, /g/, including an iconographic picture of you in that board's sticky. At one point you've even addressed us, or at least some common misconceptions circulated on 4chan (http://stallman.org/to-4chan.html).

Do you read 4chan at all? How did we come to your attention? Are you okay with your demigod status there?

about 8 months ago
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Are You a Competent Cyborg?

snarfies !cyborg (101 comments)

That's like arguing that I am an ox because I use a tractor to plow my field rather than do it all by hand.

about 8 months ago
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Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?

snarfies The report from Netcraft: (303 comments)

It is official; Netcraft now confirms: Apache is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered Apache community when IDC confirmed that Apache market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming close on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that Apache has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. Apache is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be a Kreskin to predict Apache's future. The hand writing is on the wall: Apachefaces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for Apache because Apache is dying. Things are looking very bad for Apache. As many of us are already aware, Apache continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

All major surveys show that Apache has steadily declined in market share. Apache is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If Apache is to survive at all it will be among web server dilettante dabblers. Apache continues to decay. Nothing short of a cockeyed miracle could save Apache from its fate at this point in time. For all practical purposes, Apache is dead.

Fact: Apache is dying

about 9 months ago
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Adobe Adds 3D Printer Support To Photoshop

snarfies Why Photoship? Well... (73 comments)

Could it be because nobody is buying their stupid new subscription-only version of Photoshop, and this is a desperate attempt to make it tempting again?

Yeah, that's probably it.

about 9 months ago
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EU Committee Issues Report On NSA Surveillance; Snowden To Testify

snarfies Re:Where? (177 comments)

Yes, in fact, I do. Political will tends to fade pretty quickly on the wrong end of a gun barrel.

about 9 months ago
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EU Committee Issues Report On NSA Surveillance; Snowden To Testify

snarfies Where? (177 comments)

I'm no expert in EU politics, but I know they meets in Brussels (Belgium), Luxembourg and Strasbourg (France), per Wikipedia. I also know, despite being a dumb amerikkkan, that none of those places are in Russia. Snowden will absolutely be captured if he appears in any of these places and would be a great fool to testify there.

about 9 months ago
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Linksys Resurrects WRT54G In a New Router

snarfies Re:$300? (310 comments)

YOU could, maybe. Most people can't.

I have my own VPS, and I'm not even sure I can.

about 10 months ago
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US Federal Judge Rules NSA Data Collection Legal

snarfies Translation: (511 comments)

NSA has dirt on Judge William Pauley.

about 10 months ago
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Roku Finally Adds YouTube To Its Iconic Media Player

snarfies Meh (80 comments)

Call me back when Roku finally adds support for uPNP and/or DLNA.

about 10 months ago
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How the NSA Is Harming America's Economy

snarfies I'm out! (330 comments)

When SOPA was a looming thing, I was in the market to move from shared hosting to a VPS, and so I made it a point to chose a VPS that was in another country.

Sadly, I chose the Netherlands, who are NSA collaborators. I'm just waiting for a specific piece of software to be released, and I'm out of there and on to a new server in a new country - I'm thinking Switzerland right now. Iceland is too expensive.

about a year ago
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Lost Star Wars Footage Found On LaserDisc

snarfies Re:The Real Story (157 comments)

This is not a new phenomena. There was an anime OVA called To-Y that, on the open market, usually went for around $700. It was only printed once and didn't sell well, but has a strong cult following.

Yes, I own one. Mine has been autographed by key animator Yuzo Sato, and as such I have no idea how much it will sell for after I die (since it will only be pried out of my cold dead hands).

about a year ago
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Technologies Like Google's Self-Driving Car: Destroying Jobs?

snarfies Re:why leave the house (736 comments)

Sure, if you want an insanely dull and boring life.

Like, if I never want to meet people, make friend, get a girlfriend? I think I might need to get out now and again just to get to their homes.

Concerts. Restaurants. Bars. Sporting events. Hell, shopping! I can buy literally anything online right now, today. But I sometimes I want to see and touch and feel what I'm buying.

about a year ago
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Your preferred Linux distribution for 2013?

snarfies Re:Gentoo (627 comments)

And yet you continue to use it. Therefore, you do, in fact, accept it.

about a year ago
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Feds Allegedly Demanding User Passwords From Services

snarfies Move your services. (339 comments)

I needed to switch providers during the whole SOPA debacle, and decided it was a primo opportunity to move to an overseas VPS. I made sure to pick one that has no presense in North America. And now I'm glad I did.

about a year ago

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Woman Banned for Wanting a Safe Space Within Star Citizen Community

snarfies snarfies writes  |  about 6 months ago

snarfies (115214) writes "Gameranx reports that a woman was banned from Star Citizen for trying to start a safe place for females within the game. She was banned for "trolling" and told that she could only attempt to appeal her ban through customer support, and if she attempted to do so the ban would be made permanent. Anyone else who has asked about this incident has also been banned. She details her entire experience, along with screencaps of the entire thread and the official responses she has recieved, on her page.

Ben Lesnick has been contacted through his Twitter, and says he will look into the matter."

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Ultima IV recreated in Flash for online play

snarfies snarfies writes  |  about 4 years ago

snarfies (115214) writes "Despite the fact that Jeff Vogel of Spiderweb Software recently declared that Ultima IV is a terrible game, Phi Psi Software has ported this classic to Flash for online play. The original game data has been completely transferred into XML making the game almost completely data driven, and progress can be saved in your browser."
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PA State Attorney General Subpoenas Twitter

snarfies snarfies writes  |  more than 4 years ago

snarfies (115214) writes "State Attorney General Tom Corbett wants to know who's saying bad things about him in fewer than 140 characters. Corbett subpoenaed Twitter, asking that it hand over the “name, address, contact information, creation date, creation Internet Protocol address and any and all log in Internet Protocol address” associated with two Twitter accounts, @bfbarbie and @casablancaPA, which have only 68 and 123 followers, respectively [as of Wednesday night, 124 and 206]."
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Lower Merion principal denies using webcam to spy

snarfies snarfies writes  |  more than 4 years ago

snarfies (115214) writes "Harriton High School Assistant Vice Principal Lindy Matsko this morning decried the "many falsehoods and misperceptions" about her role in the Lower Merion school's webcam tumult sparked by a student's lawsuit.

"At no time have I ever monitored a student via a laptop webcam," said Matsko, who is in her 25th year working for Lower Merion School District, "nor have I ever authorized the monitoring of a student via a laptop webcam, either at school or in the home. And I never would.""

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End of the Line for Wireless Philadelphia?

snarfies snarfies writes  |  more than 6 years ago

snarfies writes "Mayor Michael Nutter said yesterday that the city has no plans to spend "additional dollars" to keep alive a citywide wireless Internet program created by former Mayor John Street. Earthlink has said in a published report that if there is no deal by Thursday (today) it will shut down the network, but Wireless Philadelphia CEO Greg Goldman said in a mass e-mail yesterday that the wi-fi network continues to operate in 80 percent of the city and that Earthlink isn't allowed to "unilaterally" impose deadlines for transferring or turning off the network or removing equipment."
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Man sues 92 companies over chip patent

snarfies snarfies writes  |  more than 6 years ago

snarfies (115214) writes "Ninety-two firms have received a writ from a man called Jerry Harthcock, who alleges they have all infringed a patent he filed. Harthcock claims he registered patent number 6,347,368, "Microcomputing Device for Exchanging Data while Executing an Application," in 2002. All MIPS RISC cores include an element that infringes his patents, and the defendants all manufacture, use or sell products that so infringes this patent he claims. lolwut"
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