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How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms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 two weeks ago

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 a month ago

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 8 months ago

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

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

Undiscovered Country of HFT: FPGA JIT Ethernet Packet Assembly

sxpert Re: Huh? (452 comments)

technically, it is theft.

about a year ago

Schneier: The US Government Has Betrayed the Internet, We Need To Take It Back

sxpert Re:Mesh internet / web of trust now! (397 comments)

either latency, or constant speed traffic with mostly useless junk inside

1 year,10 days

Ask Slashdot: Why Won't Companies Upgrade Old Software?

sxpert Stock market (614 comments)

Companies nowadays only bother about their stock price, everything they do is related to this.

the only location in the company where you have up to date machines is where they handle buying and selling stocks with the money they have in the bank between the time consumers pay for the products, and the time (up to 6 months or so) they pay their providers.

the rest of the company really doesn't matter, as long as it ca keep the flow of money coming in...

about a year ago

Texas Company's Antique Computers Are For Production, Not Display

sxpert nuclear war resistant (289 comments)

This company is probably the only one in the area that will still be operational in case of a nuclear war. that type of computing device is pretty much impervious to EMPs.

about a year ago

The Pirate Bay Claims It Is Now Hosting From North Korea

sxpert Re:Not yet (309 comments)

HSBC is from Hong Kong... nothing to do with the UK

about a year and a half ago

Swiss Referendum Backs Executive Pay Curbs

sxpert Re:Next week's headline: Swiss mass exodous (284 comments)

"this" has already passed. according to swiss constitution, a text that was validated in such a referendum MUST be written into law. guess the swiss will be able to get rid of those parasites...

about a year and a half ago

US CEO Says French Workers Have Three-Hour Work Day

sxpert tire production (1313 comments)

besides, producing tires consists of laying layers of rubber on a form, and send the form into a mold that takes multiple hours to cure. once all molds are filled. there's not much you can do, besides waiting for the curing process to finish...

about a year and a half ago

Recession, Tech Kill Middle-Class Jobs

sxpert Re:As intended. (586 comments)

the goverment are just the puppet heads

about a year and a half ago

A Humanoid Robot Named "Baxter" Could Revive US Manufacturing

sxpert all hail our new found robotic slave (414 comments)

HAH... very nice to know robotic slaves are now cheaper than chinese slaves... BUT

This doesn't solve the problem of how people will pay for the tons of MOAR USELESS PLASTIC SHIT that is going to be unloaded on them at amazon, unless capitalism just gives up, and everything is given out for free

see, there's a finite amount of potential buyers of shit, and, for now, they need money

to buy it. Replacing all those people with robotic slaves will prevent the distribution of money in payment of work done to produce the shit. Nobody will this be able to buy the stuff, and capitalism will thus fall on it's head

about a year and a half ago

Computer Science vs. Software Engineering

sxpert *MA is all that matters (322 comments)

Julie Larson-Green will be able to bullshit her superiors about the advancement of the projects she supervises like no other !

about 2 years ago

Is an International Nuclear Fuelbank a Good Idea?

sxpert Re:um no (187 comments)

including destroying water reservoirs in palestinian areas constructed by the european union, for no other good reason than to thirst up said palestinians.

about 2 years ago

Is an International Nuclear Fuelbank a Good Idea?

sxpert Re:Secrets (187 comments)

you forgot about

Iran : "Israel has had nukes for a while, why can't we ?"

about 2 years ago

Is an International Nuclear Fuelbank a Good Idea?

sxpert Re:Energy Dependence is tricky at best (187 comments)

The wheat Board was shut down to allow "The Markets" to take over, and make people hungry with their stupid nonsensical speculation bullshit and High Frequency Trading of food, whatever the dumb-ass thing this is

about 2 years ago

Is an International Nuclear Fuelbank a Good Idea?

sxpert Re:Energy Dependence is tricky at best (187 comments)

because, so far, Iran is a wholly independent nation, that hates the US so much that there is no way in hell they'll ever allow a US citizen to roam the country free at anytime, and I'm not even talking about visiting their nuclear enrichment sites As to Israel, they've been secretly building atomic bombs for the last 40 or so years... Considering that Iran will back down on their Nuclear Bomb building project is, at best misguided, from the US / Israel side

about 2 years ago



TSA sets up road checkpoints in Tennessee

sxpert sxpert writes  |  more than 2 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  |  about 6 years ago

sxpert (139117) writes "When you attempt to access from out of the US, you get redirected to where you are greeted with the following ominous message :

It looks like you're trying to visit 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

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

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