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Lucas Says Ford, Fisher and Hamill May Return For Next Star Wars

spoilsportmotors Re:It's a trap! (253 comments)

See: LICD for further explanation.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Which Candidates For Geek Issues?

spoilsportmotors Re:So you like NDAA, SOPA/PIPA and high unemployme (792 comments)

Which is why the Commerce Clause obviously applies to this issue and gives Congress the right to intervene.

Just like everywhere else.

more than 2 years ago

Are You Better At Math Than a 4th (or 10th) Grader?

spoilsportmotors Re:This is not the same test (845 comments)

The answer to which is obvious, even to someone that took geometry nearly 30 years ago, or never, if they're willing to think for a few seconds.
The question is really: "which statement would explain why we can equate the lengths of the two line segments" - and there's really only one that's likely.

about 3 years ago

Do Developers Really Need a Second Monitor?

spoilsportmotors Re:I think it's kinda silly (1002 comments)

My kingdom - such as it is - for mod-points. This is exactly what I'm doing now, and it would be insanely painful to have one monitor with all this crap crammed into it. Also holds true developing and debugging windows applications; code/IDE on one monitor, application on the other; in certain cases, the window flip will cause events to be hit in code you don't want, and the "extra" monitor pays for itself almost instantly in reduced frustration and developer time.

more than 3 years ago

White House To Drop Details of Cyber ID On Tax Day

spoilsportmotors Don't worry (276 comments)

It'll be For The Children. Or to help Thwart Terrorism. But really, it's just to help pay off the MPAA & RIAA, and make the jobs of the vast legions of winged lawyers that much easier.

more than 3 years ago

Magical Chinese Hard Drive

spoilsportmotors Re:Infinite harddrive! (347 comments)

If /dev/random is web scale, then I will use /dev/random

more than 3 years ago

New Adobe Flash 0-Day

spoilsportmotors Re:Version check (133 comments)

Neat. According to that page, I have version installed, which isn't listed in their table. Mind you, I'm running a dev version of Chrome, so who knows what vulnerabilities I'm actually exposed to.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Patents Remotely Disabling Jailbroken Phones

spoilsportmotors Re:A new low (381 comments)

This seems remarkably topical, for some reason

more than 4 years ago

New Sandbox Framework For Chromium Released

spoilsportmotors Re:Chromium Browser? (109 comments)

I'm astounded that you - or anybody else would agree with RIAA's heavy handed tactics. For shame.

more than 4 years ago

400 Turns of Civilization V

spoilsportmotors Only Nine Hours? (320 comments)

Not to put to fine a point on it, but somebody's doing something wrong. Remains to be seen if it's Civ V or the reviewer.

more than 4 years ago

Secret Copyright Treaty Leaks. It's Bad. Very Bad.

spoilsportmotors Re:Copyright (775 comments)

Nope, they were charging too much to see a copy of the memo, and there was this NDA that I would have had to sign...

more than 5 years ago

Sony To Put Chrome On Laptops

spoilsportmotors A friend of the devil? (278 comments)

Makes you wonder what the full terms of the deal was. Hard to see that you could make any kind of deal with Sony and not have some Evil rub off on you.

This becomes a nasty little quandary for the ethics department - and it'll be interesting to see what comes of it. The Chrome browser is not only fairly decent (ignoring the current lack of extensions), but evolving at what can only be considered to be an alarming rate, at least if your a competitor.

more than 5 years ago

Deposit Checks By iPhone

spoilsportmotors Re:Checks (293 comments)

Probably, considering that I couldn't get my state treasury to issue a single old person. Stupid economy.

more than 5 years ago

Bill Would Declare Your Blog a Weapon

spoilsportmotors Re:Not too worried (780 comments)

If I call you a mealy-mouthed anti-intellectual pompous turd-brained gutter rat with a Terry Schiavo-like IQ and all the sense one would expect from a decayed chunk of dog vomit, you think I should be fined or go to jail?

No, but I do think that you should work harder on your insults if you really mean them 'to cause substantial emotional distress'.

more than 5 years ago

Swedish ISP Deletes Customer ID Info

spoilsportmotors Re:Wow (177 comments)

Case in point: working for money and customer support are not mutually exclusive.
Watch for people asking where to sign up...

more than 5 years ago

College Police Think Using Linux Is Suspicious Behavior

spoilsportmotors Re:Probable Cause? (1079 comments)

No, but having those things mean you have the ability to do things the government doesn't want you to do. The easiest way to prevent crime is to take away everyone's freedom.

Actually the intent is to make everyone a criminal to further empower those in charge. They don't want to prevent crime, they want everyone to be a criminal waiting to happen.

more than 5 years ago


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