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GNU/Linux Running On An 8-Bit Processor

teslafreak Re:Ultimate tech hipsters (361 comments)

Also of note, AVR and PIC chips are available in a lot of prototype and home lab friendly packages. Many (most?) of the ARM chips are in xQFP, and you can use those at home, but it's quite imposing.

more than 2 years ago

New Samsung TV Watches You Watching It

teslafreak Re:Omnipresent Surveillance (320 comments)

This, or disable them. Snip a wire or two, cut a solder trace, it's probably not tough. In fact, covering the ports with electrical tape would disable the camera completely, and most likely impair the microphone to a great degree.

more than 2 years ago

Linux From Scratch 7.1 Published

teslafreak Re:Who cares? (94 comments)

Right. A bunch of the software in OS X, and a bunch of the libraries that software on it uses are made by the Linux/Unix crowd. You enjoy Angry Birds though, i'm sure that will be practical experience for a job at some point.

more than 2 years ago

LulzSec Leader Sabu Unmasked, Arrested and Caught Collaborating

teslafreak Re:Hey wait a sec (511 comments)

Yep, watch out for Gitmo. The secret base, so secret that everyone talks about it all the time, and it gets referenced on almost every news site at least once daily (even if the story doesn't directly have anything to do with it).

more than 2 years ago

Apple Forcing IT Shops To 'Adapt Or Die'

teslafreak Re:Why Apple is good (715 comments)

I would mirror your sentiments on both the damage ratio between home and professional uses, and also on businesses not buying as much new hardware. Our company used to run a 3 year cycle on computer replacement, but now we only replace when it can't be fixed. Also, I worked at BestBuy about 4 years ago, and when you had business customers at all, it was usually a software issue. With people in general, it was often physical damage.

more than 2 years ago

Ubisoft Has Windows-Style Hardware-Based DRM For Games

teslafreak Re:And they wonder why people pirate (473 comments)

Pirates don't pirate because of DRM. They pirate because ..... only to be hit with DRM.

So in other words... they pirate becuase of DRM.

more than 2 years ago

Iran Shuts Down US Virtual Embassy

teslafreak Re:U.S. (451 comments)

it is not the place of the US to incite rebellion in Iran

Oh the horrors! Someone put up a website! Now all the Iranians will have to login and read all of it. You know, people wouldn't rebel unless they agree. If they really are content with their lifes, they would see the site, possibly read it, say "I don't agree", and log off.

more than 2 years ago

MythBusters Bust House

teslafreak Re:Not to be too pedantic (631 comments)

Can, but almost never are. Drive down any busy road in any city as proof.

more than 2 years ago

Using a Tablet As Your Primary Computer

teslafreak Re:Let me be the first to say (627 comments)

"unless I have specific reason to think I’ll never a full-blown computer"

Oh no, you don't think he accidentally a whole iPad do you?

more than 2 years ago

'Alternative Medicine' Clinic Attempts To Silence Critics

teslafreak Re:Storm... (515 comments)

My dad drinks more water than most people I know. He had cancer. Granted, one instance doesn't make a trend, but still. I would imagine people like Lance Armstrong drink a ton of water, and there again...

more than 2 years ago

Boeing Delivers Massive Ordnance Penetrator

teslafreak Re:Cool! (381 comments)

No, he's right. Look at a list of the wars the US has been involved in within the last 20 years. You will indeed find that we are the biggest threat to peace, you know, provided you are into terrorists or the particular brand of peace/oppresion that dictators bring.

more than 2 years ago

Robot Controls Person's Arm To Manipulate Objects

teslafreak Re:The perfect legal defense ... (77 comments)

I didn't want to punch them, but the arm insisted it had to be done.

more than 2 years ago

Mario's Raccoon Suit Enrages PETA

teslafreak Re:No fur? (491 comments)

Actually, you're only stomping turtles that are trying to kill you. So, that one is pretty okay too. Going down random pipes in search of new levels though, thats the TRUE menace to society.

more than 2 years ago

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Broadcast System

teslafreak Re:EAS is so low tech (271 comments)

I saw the same behavior with a standard cable box. The display even changed from saying the channel I was on, to saying EAS. It locks it down, you can't change the channel until the display goes back to normal.

more than 2 years ago

iOS 5 Update Available

teslafreak Re:umm... (473 comments)

There isn't a single Apple product that could be considered "seamless", there isn't any large piece of software worthy of that title. I've had app crashes on my iPad and on my Nexus One (and on every computer I have ever used for a decent amount of time). Apple's hardware isn't years ahead of anyone either. Their computers use largely the same hardware everyone else is using. They make good products, if the features are what you are after, but thats all.

more than 2 years ago

LHC Gets Android App

teslafreak Re:Faster Than Light (53 comments)

Furthermore, the license is convoluted enough that this is always the case, no matter which product you are using.

more than 2 years ago

Phelps Clan Tweets Intent To Picket Jobs Funeral Via iPhone

teslafreak Re:Her Defense Was Pretty Good Too (699 comments)

I can attest that religeon (in general, nothing specific) kinda sucks.

more than 2 years ago

Kevin Mitnick Answers

teslafreak Re:Without remorse there is no rehabilitation. (161 comments)

He's in a legit line of work now, helping secure companies against the same type of attacks he had used to take your information, and you think he hasn't reformed? Part of your last sentence pretty much sums it up, "And he always will be in my eyes"... There's just no convincing some people, and your hard headed line of thinking isn't really his fault.

about 3 years ago

Canadian Firm Gave Libyan Rebels Surveillance Drone

teslafreak Re:Idiots (165 comments)

Not really. More like a more maneuverable RPG.

about 3 years ago


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teslafreak teslafreak writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I live in the best place on Earth, the USA. I am an avid supporter of the right to bear arms. I am not yet a member of the NRA, but will be shortly. I currently own 2 guns, and have a third on the way. I like to engage in (at least somewhat) intellegent conversations. My grammer is terrible. My spelling is okay, if I am paying attention. I do lots of work in Perl.

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