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Court Shuts Down Alleged $120M Tech Support Scam

spiritplumber Re:"This is windows support calling... (124 comments)

I used to do this on IRC with scriptkiddies... I told them that I was behind a proxy (usually true) but my "real" IP address was 127.(somenumber).(somenumber).(somenumber) and then watch them ping-o-death themselves. The nineties were fun.

2 days ago
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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?

spiritplumber Re:A tragedy, but stretching the bounds of relevan (152 comments)

Doesn't matter. If that particular combination of payload and delivery system resulted in at least one human life ending prematurely, then by dictionary definition it's lethal.

about a month ago
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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?

spiritplumber Re:Geneva Convention? (152 comments)

That's actually a thing, though - the way things are now is very counterintuitive. Passing a law that states "Police forces are not allowed to use weapons that are banned by the Geneva Convention" should get about as much popular support as a bill endorsing Youtube cat videos. If we draft it, how do we get a congressman to introduce it?

about a month ago
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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?

spiritplumber Geneva Convention? (152 comments)

This stuff wouldn't be allowed in warfare, why is it allowed in use by civilian agencies?

about a month ago
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Preferred smartphone screen size?

spiritplumber Re:Whatever size gives the best battery life. (258 comments)

The HTC G1 does this, if you can still find it. You can put Android 2 on it using Cyanogenmod, and it has a physical keyboard.

about a month ago
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Sale of IBM's Chip-Making Business To GlobalFoundries To Get US Security Review

spiritplumber Re:Its a lot of landmines to dodge. (95 comments)

I did a bit of work for NASA a couple years ago and per ITAR regulations, as a foreign national, I was not allowed to read the code I was writing. I'm serious.

about a month ago
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

spiritplumber Bad idea (150 comments)

they should capitalize on the "Nokias are indestructible" meme, and make ruggedized phones.

about a month ago
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Researchers Scrambling To Build Ebola-Fighting Robots

spiritplumber I have some already (87 comments)

I have some of these robots already, they were developed in partnership with Inertia Labs of Battlebots fame. Please tell me how I can contact these folks so that I can hand the technology and protoypes over! I'm serious! http://www.robots-everywhere.c...

about a month ago
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Rosetta Takes Stunning Self-Portrait 10 Miles From Comet's Surface

spiritplumber Good! (62 comments)

If the public catches wind of a new space race that the US is losing, then NASA will get more money! Excellent!

about a month ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

spiritplumber Re:The Nobel Prize Committee blew it (276 comments)

Managing to win an American presidential election while being a person of color is a significant achievement. Not Nobel worthy, but signficant. Not that the non-science Nobel prizes mean anything anyway.... they weren't set up by Alfred Nobel in the first place.

about a month and a half ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

spiritplumber Re:Chimps have rights, babies don't (385 comments)

I'll start being pro-life when the pro-life folk stop being anti-contraception.

about a month and a half ago

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