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Senator Rand Paul Detained By the TSA

soulsteal Re:US Constitution Art 1 Section 6 - Compensation (941 comments)

But that's the beauty of it: he was never under arrest! He was prevented from entering the secure area by which he might continue on his travels, but he certainly was never under arrest.

more than 2 years ago

Picture Blocking Beer Cooler Keeps Your Face Out of Embarrassing Photos

soulsteal Re:Absolutely flawless (200 comments)

A decent photographer would know to drag the shutter so you get a good blend of ambient light with enough fill flash to freeze the action and properly expose the subject.

more than 2 years ago

Massachusetts Lottery Broken

soulsteal Re:Winnings taxable? (376 comments)

If your business model is to purchase lottery tickets, then I'd think the lottery tickets would be a deductible cost of business leaving only the 80k to be taxed.

more than 3 years ago

Judge Issues Gag Order For Twitter

soulsteal This is gonna be tough (154 comments)

From what I can tell, most Twitter users are brain-damaged. The writing alone will identify them immediately!

more than 3 years ago

Kodachrome Takes Its Final Bow Today

soulsteal Re:Remaining inventory (262 comments)

You can stillmdevelop it, it'll just be black and white.

more than 3 years ago

Another Gulf Oil Rig Explodes

soulsteal Gee Wally... (423 comments)

If only there had been some sort of procedure by which the off-shore drilling could have been suspended, like, say, a moratorium....

about 4 years ago

Employees Would Steal Data When Leaving a Job

soulsteal Re: honesty a 2 way street (457 comments)

To stab him in the back and steal his customers after you were fired is wrong, even if you didn't deserve to be fired.

That's not wrong, that's capitalism, baby.

about 4 years ago

"David After Dentist" Made $150k For Family

soulsteal One can only hope... (234 comments)

that they put some away in a 529 plan to pay for his future education!

more than 4 years ago

Will Your Answers To the Census Stay Private?

soulsteal Re:first post? (902 comments)

I was told there would be no math! :(

more than 4 years ago

Court Says Parents Can Block PA "Sexting" Prosecutions

soulsteal Re:Insanity (383 comments)

Oh, you can have the sex, but only after it's been sanctioned by the church and blessed by the Lord Almighty via marriage. Anything else makes the Sweet Baby Jesus cry...

more than 4 years ago

Western Digital Launches First SSD

soulsteal Damnit! (163 comments)

You fool! Don't give them any ideas!

more than 4 years ago

An Exercise To Model a "Solar Radiation Katrina"

soulsteal Re:Since when? (225 comments)

Insurance comapnies had seen this before with Hurricane Betsy in New Orleans and Hurricane Camille in South Mississippi. They knew that huge-ass storms could come through and level the places and they knew the value of all the property. They relied on the out that Federal Flood insuance gives them on their policies. Except that when Katrina came through, it brought more water than Camille or Betsy ever did, so people got flooded who were living higher than the 500-year floodplain.

It was just a giant mess, but it wasn't helped that everyone involved made bad choices. I say this as a native of Biloxi, MS.

more than 4 years ago

Suggestions For a Coax-To-Ethernet Solution?

soulsteal Re:Similar project for me (608 comments)

I removed the possibility of crosstalk with my cable modem by separating the coax running to my office from the rest of the coax in the house. This way, the MI424WR's sit on a single piece of coax and only talk to themselves. I have purchased 3 MI424WR's total as one of the original two I purchas3ed for this use died mysteriously after 6 months. It could have been more an environmental failure (office, small space, pet fur) than hardware, but I'm reconfiguring my desktop layout to account for this.

That said, I enjoy having the hardwire connection when my 30-foot, through-three-walls, oft-dropped WiFi connection annoyed me to hell and back.

more than 4 years ago

Suggestions For a Coax-To-Ethernet Solution?

soulsteal Similar project for me (608 comments)

I researched this and found that the Actiontec MI424WR router that Verizon provides for their FiOS service makes a nice, high-speed coax-ethernet bridge. You can purchase them used from BCD Electro. I bought a pair to utilize the coax under my house that ran from the main cable splitter to my office. I re-routed the cable under the house to the location of my wireless router and hooked everything up so that my desktop internet connection went this way: desktop <-ethernet-> MI424WR <-coax-> MI424WR <-ethernet-> WRT54GL. There are guides on how to set them up to act as bridges and it's pretty simple. For the cost of a decent USB WiFi adapter, I have hardwired connectivity that provides me with 2x the throughput as my now-dead USB WiFi that it replaced.

more than 4 years ago

Home Router For High-Speed Connection?

soulsteal Actiontec Mi424WR (376 comments)

This may be what you're looking for. Offers 10/100 WAN ethernet interface, NAT, the whole she-bang.

You can find them used on eBay for under $40 shipped. I personally used a pair to utilize a coax line in my office for hard-wiring my desktop as my wireless was being spotty. Through put is better than 802.11g and ping times are in the 3ms range.

more than 4 years ago

Murderer With "Aggression Genes" Gets Reduced Sentence

soulsteal Re:Where's the... (507 comments)

We can measure the speed or location of a murder but not both at the same time?

more than 4 years ago

FBI Investigates Liberator of Court Records

soulsteal Re:So, it took 1.9 years? (445 comments)

His Perl script pulled almost 20 million PAGES. It doesn't say exactly how many RECORDS were pulled. I'm assuming most records are multiple pages. Basic math says the script rain for 18 days, so (18*24*60*60)/3 = 518400 possible records to be pulled in that time at an average of 39 pages per record to reach the 20 million pages.

more than 4 years ago


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