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Microsoft Rolls Out Robot Security Guards

sxpert Microsoft ? (140 comments)

ok... cue BSOD joke in 3... 2... 1...

about a month ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

sxpert Re:how much does that cost to build? (419 comments)

yeah, it's called "public investment", each person pays a little bit so that everyone can use the thing, think "public roads"

about a month ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

sxpert Re:Is it wrong to wish for it to crash? (419 comments)

there's no way for the train to derail, considering the design (the thing literally runs in a 3 ft deep ditch)

about a month ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

sxpert stupid germans (419 comments)

will the stupid germans pick up their transrapid stuff where they left it now ?

about a month ago
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Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit

sxpert they're a french company (124 comments)

under european law, they have no standing for requesting this sort of code to be removed, as the code was obviously created as a research tool and for interoperability.

screw those idiots... let's start git cloning the hell of it ;)

about 2 months ago
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The Malware of the Future May Come Bearing Real Gifts

sxpert Re:RedHat NSA link? (103 comments)

The NSA are one of their biggest customers

about 2 months ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

sxpert Re:Awesome! (774 comments)

lets add emacs to it

about 2 months ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

sxpert Re:This is malarky (774 comments)

no, it will soon include emacs !

about 2 months ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

sxpert Re:it solves some unicode issues (774 comments)

either that, or lennart is using linux as a host os while he's writing his own... it will soon be time to jettison this crap !

about 2 months ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

sxpert Re:Systemd (993 comments)

hilarious link with this newspaper like graphics saying "the london stock exchange choses windows over linux for reliability"

yet, wikipedia here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L... states :

Technology

The LSE's current trading platform is its own Linux-based edition named Millennium Exchange.[12]

Their old trading platform TradElect was based on Microsoft's .NET Framework, and was developed by Microsoft and Accenture. Microsoft used the LSE software as an example of the supposed superiority of Windows over Linux in the "Get the Facts" campaign,[13] claiming that the LSE system provided "five nines" reliability, and a processing speed of 3–4 milliseconds. For Microsoft, LSE was a good combination of a highly visible exchange and yet a relatively modest IT problem.[14]

Despite TradElect only being in use for about two years,[15] after suffering multiple periods of extended downtime and unreliability[16][17] the LSE announced in 2009 that it was planning to switch to Linux in 2010.[18][19]

about 2 months ago
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

sxpert Re:DO NOT TRUST TESLA. (156 comments)

citation needed

about 3 months ago
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How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

sxpert Re:RPN FTW (359 comments)

yeah... my 48GX was stolen a few years back... been using an emulator on the iPhone lately

about 3 months ago
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Hack an Oscilloscope, Get a DMCA Take-Down Notice From Tektronix

sxpert wayback machine (273 comments)

the article is safely stored in the wayback machine, and i have made a backup away from the reaches of the stupid DMCA.
yet another project ripe for the application of the streisand effect

about 4 months ago
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Irish Politician Calls For Crackdown On Open Source Internet Browsers

sxpert abusing alcoholic beverages (335 comments)

see what abusing alcoholic beverages can do to you ?
he probably had way too much guinness that night !

about a year ago
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First Few Doctor Who Episodes May Fall To Public Domain Next Year

sxpert wrong title (216 comments)

should read "elevated to public domain"

about a year ago
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French Police To Switch 72,000 Desktop PCs To Linux

sxpert the text is incorrect (183 comments)

technically, the Gendarmerie are the military police force, that is mostly managing the countryside.

about a year ago
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Undiscovered Country of HFT: FPGA JIT Ethernet Packet Assembly

sxpert Re: Huh? (452 comments)

technically, it is theft.

about a year ago

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TSA sets up road checkpoints in Tennessee

sxpert sxpert writes  |  more than 3 years ago

sxpert (139117) writes "wonder if the US are the land of the free ? Wonder no more, it's all gone. TSA is now setting up road checkpoints in tennessee...
What next ? internal passports / visa just like in Russia ?"

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Warner Bros. bitten in the rear end by DMCA

sxpert sxpert writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sxpert (139117) writes "When you attempt to access http://www.thewb.com/ from out of the US, you get redirected to http://www.thewb.com/non-us.html where you are greeted with the following ominous message :

It looks like you're trying to visit theWB.com from outside the United States. Unfortunately, due to complicated domestic and international entertainment law, our website is restricted to viewers within the US. But please write to your local government representative if you want to fight this injustice, so hopefully one day, fans like you from all over the world can enjoy theWB.com.

So it appears the DMCA turned around and bit it's masters in the butt
pretty ironic, isn't it ?"

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