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Former FBI Agent Pleads Guilty To Leaking Secrets to the Associated Press

subsoniq Re:Priorities (178 comments)

From the FBI press release abut the guilty plea on possession of child porn:

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven D. DeBrota, who is prosecuting the case for the government, Sachtleben could face five to 20 years in prison for the distribution charge and up to 10 years for the possession charge. Both charges also carry up to a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervised release if he is found to be guilty.

about a year ago

HTC Losing Ground Faster Than RIM or Nokia

subsoniq Re:Why is that "interesting"? (280 comments)

I won't disagree about issues with product strategy, but I do question the comment about the HTC Evo 3D not being a good phone. I got one as soon as they came out, and other than the lousy camera functionality (there's a good quarter second delay between pushing the button to take a picture and the picture actually being taken, which results in shaky or out of focus pictures) it''s been an excellent phone. Over a year later and there are no scratches or dings on it even though I don't use a case. It still performs very snappy even with Sprint's crapware that's loaded on it, and battery life is still very good (I usually charge every other day). It's one of the better smartphones I've ever owned.

more than 2 years ago

The Phantoms of Google+

subsoniq Re:nope (214 comments)

Start making your G+ profile then, they already got rid of it several months ago.

more than 2 years ago

Santorum Defends Robocalls To Democrats

subsoniq Re:Stop it. (290 comments)

This has no place on /.

I second this motion. All in favor?


more than 2 years ago

IBM Snags Patent On Half-Day Off of Work Notifications

subsoniq Re:Prior art? (163 comments)

Yeah, Exchange 2007 introduced this in late 2006 when it released.

about 3 years ago

America's Turn From Science, a Danger For Democracy

subsoniq Founding Fathers (900 comments)

All these arguments about the Founding Fathers and what they intended or wanted for this new country they were founding seems to lack a critical part: Who were they, really? How many were there? What were their names? What were their individual beliefs?

Seems to me that either side, the religious right or the non-religious left, are trying to claim the "Founding Fathers" as their own without really understanding who they were or what each of them believed, individually. I bet that if you study the Founding Fathers you'll find them as diverse in their personalities and beliefs as America is today. Personally, I think we should leave the Founding Fathers out of this whole argument, they lived over 250 years ago and the world was a much different place then than it is now. We should concentrate the discussion on the issues we face today and modern solutions to them.

more than 3 years ago

Clothier Slammed For Using 'Perfect' Virtual Model

subsoniq Perfect my ass (471 comments)

They look anorexic to me, not very attractive.

more than 3 years ago

Acer CEO Declares a Tablets Bubble

subsoniq Re:Fever? (692 comments)

computing in the future won't be tethered to a keyboard and mouse, that's 20th century input, we're in the 21'st century now. with voice recognition getting better by the year you'll soon* be able to use your bluetooth hands free headset from your phone with your tablet as a general input device along with the touch interface that we have now.

* Soon can be defined as any time in the next 30 days to the next 30 years, and everything in between

more than 3 years ago

The Dark Side of the Tech Patent Wars

subsoniq Re:Never ask a barber if you need a haircut (196 comments)

Mobile Search is generating a lot of revenue for Google, and it's only going to increase. Having Android as the dominant mobile platform means a hell of a lot of search money for Google.

more than 3 years ago

Pakistani Lawyer Wants Mark Zuckerberg Executed

subsoniq Re:It comes down to... (1318 comments)

Yeah, because one lawyer officially represents the views of all 1 billion Muslims. Just like Rousas John Rushdoony officially represents the views of all Christians, Including the view that your children should be taken from you and stoned to death if they disobey you.

If you think kooks like this in far away Pakistan are dangerous take a look in your own backyard, the Christian Reconstructionists want to do away with Democracy and turn the American government into a Christian version of the Taliban. There are homicidal crazy people in just about any social group.

more than 4 years ago

Look Out, Firefox 3 — IE8 Is Back On Top For Now

subsoniq No Addons? (662 comments)

... means no Foxmarks ... which means No Thank You.

more than 5 years ago

How Do Militaries Treat Their Nerds?

subsoniq MOD PARENT UP (426 comments)

He's right. I spent 8 years as a 3C0x1 (Communications Computer Systems Operator) and the idea that any base would have 400 enlisted people dedicated to programming is utter bullshit, even bases as massive as Eglin or Vandenberg.

more than 5 years ago

MS Critical Patch Fixes 8 Vulnerabilities

subsoniq Re:Doesn't Sound so Bad (202 comments)

it isn't a pain in the ass if you actually have a *clue* to what you are doing, and as for scaling, we run 3000 users per exchange mailbox cluster, and we expect to be able to get well over twice that when we go to Exchange 2007.

more than 5 years ago

Favorite text editor?

subsoniq UltraEdit! (1131 comments)

since most of my time is spent on Windows machines I use UltraEdit. It does *nix regular expressions as well as it's own custom regular expressions, which makes search, replace, and other necessary things a breeze (think 5 gigabyte text files).

more than 5 years ago

Woman Claims Ubuntu Kept Her From Online Classes

subsoniq Re:Expected (1654 comments)

For all of you who are calling this girl "stupid, "moron", or "idiot", let me ask you a question. How many of you know how to change the brake pads on your car? How many can rebuild your carburetor, or even do something as simple as change your oil? I'm going to guess that not very many of you can do any of these things, and yet cars have been around a lot longer than computers, and in the west are about as ubiquitous as telephones and television sets.

This girl isn't stupid because she doesn't know how to configure Linux to connect to the Internet through her ISP, or find an alternative to MS Office that can write a Word doc compatible file her professor can use, it's simply a matter of her not having the opportunity, or taken the time, to learn about something like the principles of operating systems and computers in general. Just like most of you have never learned how to do something as simple as change the oil in your car.

about 6 years ago

Slashdot's Disagree Mail

subsoniq Re:Slashdot? Hockey? (426 comments)

Please ignore the mullet headed, cheap beer swilling hockey fan. His parents dove into the shallow end of the gene pool, obviously, and he does not represent all hockey fans.

more than 6 years ago


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