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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

src1138 Re:Why stop there? (599 comments)

Having to mess with firmware adds a layer of complexity to the process of stealing guns. I am guessing the people currently involved with this activity are not knowledgeable of this or spending their leisure time hacking. Sure they will find ways to get around it, but it will take a bit more time and money.

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

src1138 Why stop there? (599 comments)

It could also check your BAC and blood oxygen levels. Even if you are the owner you shouldn't be firing while drunk or high - or unconscious or dead.

This is more useful to cops, military and armed security who have guns issued to them rather than owning them - making sure their weapons don't get to the black market or used by enemies without some technical rework.

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about a week ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

src1138 Re:Ignorance is self-righteous posturing (538 comments)

Hey ! Stop ! using ! up ! all ! the ! punctuation !

Leave some for the rest of us. And who the fuck is Snoden?

about two weeks ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

src1138 Ignorance is self-righteous posturing (538 comments)

"There is not, and there has not been in the world, such a terrorizing and vile violation of human rights of an entire people than the blockade that the US government has been leading against Cuba for 55 years,"

Ha ha ha ha! Funny guy. He needs to read a history book - or even a current weekly magazine.

Abretardo Morono - pushing the limits of ignorant hyperbole!

about two weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

src1138 Re:misogyny? (1262 comments)

Thank you! Criminal behavior != mysogyny.

about three weeks ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

src1138 Re:Money - the ultimate natural selector (511 comments)

I got out of my parent's country as well - go back to your room, junior.

And, yes - what he did was bad enough for me to declare him a pile of feces.

about 2 months ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

src1138 Money - the ultimate natural selector (511 comments)

The article goes on and on about "workaholism" fueling the need for drugs. My ass - the key story referenced is the one about Hayes getting offed by a hooker injecting a heroin overdose on his yacht. I don't feel a lot of workaholism in that story - ridiculously overpaid unscrupulous douchebag with too much time and money that has saddened and humiliated his family managed to have what looks like plenty of leisure time.

Oh, and this shit is not new at all - been happening in this industry for decades. more noticeable now that a Googler has publicly disgraced himself.

I feel for his family - what a piece of shit.

about 2 months ago
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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

src1138 Alpha Waves (106 comments)

I had an idea like this to use an instrumentation amp to detect brain waves - when the eyes are closed you get a lot of low freq alpha waves so you can tell if someone is dozing off. I guess this is less intrusive since it's embedded in the seat.

about 2 months ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

src1138 Re:Learning Doing (608 comments)

Or not if you were referring to the OP and not me :D

about 2 months ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

src1138 Re:Learning Doing (608 comments)

Typical AC - misinterpret what's there and add nothing.

Fuck you.

about 2 months ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

src1138 Learning Doing (608 comments)

Eventually your priority shifts from learning new things to actually utilizing your knowledge to do and make things.

Coming up with 20 good ways to build a bridge is not as productive as coming up with one good way and doing it.

Oh, and check your incredible arrogance at the door - normal people are doing much more complex things than coding, and with today's dev tools the entry barrier is significantly lower (and initial learning curve shallower) than it was 20-30 years ago. You are not "special" because you "get" algorithms.

It seems that "regular people" are those that have more than one facet to their life. I wonder if brain surgeons or mechanical engineers ever think like this.

And of course the best answer is to dumb down the subject matter rather than educate the masses...

Douchebags!

about 2 months ago
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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

src1138 PC load coffee - what the f*ck doea that mean? (769 comments)

Watch that stock graph trend down in a few months when they announce the actual solution. Anything they could do that would prevent workaround (via refils, spoofing, etc.) without adding prohibitive cost to the pods and/or impacting the user experience. Seriously - punishing people who buy their unremarkable coffee makers like this - if their business model (sell machine cheap and consumable materials dear) they can go suck it. It's not like he printer market where there are few alternatives - they have just found a way to make coffee makers as annoying as printers.

I can imagine a scene from Office Space 2 where they take the coffee maker out back for some batting practice.

If you really want to go to coffee heaven, start roasting your own beans. Takes 5-10 mins and makes a world of difference. Plus green beans cost a fraction of roasted.

about 7 months ago
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Aging Is a Disease; Treat It Like One

src1138 Caveat (625 comments)

Wow - people have more faith in Google than I thought.
I thought this was a joke story at first. I interpreted it as "mortality is the number one cause of death in the world".

At least put some sort of qualifications in place lest we preserve a planet full of douchebags.

src1138

about a year ago
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Quadcopter Drone Network Will Transport Supplies For Disaster Relief

src1138 Re:Single-use drones (113 comments)

Hey, my Faberge eggs just arrived via drone....crap.

about a year ago
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Quadcopter Drone Network Will Transport Supplies For Disaster Relief

src1138 Re:Why disaster relief? (113 comments)

For package delivery you would likely be flying in urban areas that have restrictions on unmanned aircraft, autonomous or not. I believe in the US you need at least one operator/spotter with line-of-sight (with their own eyes, not a camera) to the aircraft - not easy in urban areas unless you are in a helicopter yourself.

Nevertheless, I am sure this will happen in a few years, but it will be messy.

about a year ago
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Meet Drone Shield, an Ambitious Idea For a $70 Drone Detection System

src1138 Shield yourself with text messages? (159 comments)

Sounds more like a drone notifier than a drone shield.

about a year ago
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Mobile Sharing: "Bezos Beep" Vs. Smartphone Bump

src1138 Shhhhh - I'm sharing data (180 comments)

Sounds like something that was mildly hot in Japan 6 years ago:
http://www.nttdocomo.com/technologies/future/audio/index.html

about a year and a half ago
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Samsung Blames Galaxy SIII Burn On "External Energy Source"

src1138 Re:If I remember correctly... (169 comments)

And yet this still makes the front page of Slashdot - with a spin-laden misleading title.

MojoKid - you are an ass, and so is the moderator.

more than 2 years ago

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