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FBI Releases File On the Anarchist Cookbook

th0mas_g Re:I Don't Understand This Legacy (375 comments)

It simply blew my mind that someone could be arrested for possession of this book because after all the notoriety it's really not that useful.

Just like locks are put on doors to keep honest people honest, banning the sale of this book keeps the half-heated attempts of "disruption" at bay. Those who would use the tactics in the book aren't going to be stopped by it's ban, just like those who would break into your house aren't going to be stopped by a deadbolt.

more than 3 years ago
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Hacking Automotive Systems

th0mas_g Re:Cccess to unlocked car = can damage it, duh (360 comments)

You can find stuff like VAGCOM (Volkswagen Audi Group ECU editing software) online, and it only costs a couple of hundred quid for the necessary hardware.

Remember: VAGCOM, INC. for all your vaginal communications needs! We offer a first-class answering cervix...

more than 4 years ago
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Cisco Introduces a 322 Tbit/sec. Router

th0mas_g Re:322 Tbits/sec (281 comments)

+1 Funny imaginary mod points to you :)

more than 4 years ago
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Number of USB cable types on hand? (A-B, A-mini, etc.)

th0mas_g Re:USB on hand? (211 comments)

I would've thought most of us /.er's are! :-P

more than 4 years ago
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Computer Failure Causes Gridlock In MD County

th0mas_g Re:remind of a Cult of The Dead Cow tfile (483 comments)

the sensors in some very old traffic lights in the uk can be fooled by flashing your car headlights at them

Yes... here in the US you can see lights with lux sensors attached to the overhead wires. I think the idea is that if the light was red and there was traffic backed up at the light, an emergency vehicle with flashing lights would trigger the signal to turn green for that direction, allowing the emergency vehicle to pass.

If you're caught at one of these lights (works best at night) and you want it to turn green, you can flash your brights a few times. It's worked for me on occasion with limited sucess.

Best if no police see you do this, though. ;-)

more than 4 years ago
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Toyotas Suddenly Accelerate; Owners Up In Arms

th0mas_g Re:Put the damn thing in neutral! (1146 comments)

The rev limiter *should* kick in as soon as you put the car in neutral and the rpms go through the roof.

However, I suppose that if an electronic throttle has decided to go wide open, then it's possible for the rev limiter to go haywire as well. They should be mutually exclusive in the event of failure, but i suppose anything is possible.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Claims They "Just Aren't That Big"

th0mas_g Re:Hi... (283 comments)

Totally agreed. I read the GGP and could vividly hear Billy's voice ringing in my ears as if he were on the tube in front of me actually pitching it. I'm sure he'd consider this a fitting eulogy.

more than 5 years ago
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Who is your favorite fictional doctor?

th0mas_g Re:Missing options (860 comments)

How about:

Doctor Quinn
Doctor Detriot
Doctor Demento
Doctor Feelgood


?

more than 5 years ago
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Fifteen Classic PC Design Mistakes

th0mas_g Re:Worst Mistake That Still Needs Fixing (806 comments)

Agreed. I have one as part of my home entertainment setup. For that purpose (and perhaps for a space saving design on the desk of someone who requires form over function) it's great. For other applications, meh. It is not a computer for the person who wishes to: a) tinker with hardware, b) do anything that requires serious horsepower, and c) avoid spending money on adapters, cables, a keyboard/mouse... etc.

I did the RAM upgrade on mine, and yes... it's not for the faint of heart: very much the potential to break something important in the process if you're not careful.

more than 5 years ago
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Introducing the Warpship

th0mas_g Re:Venture capitalists (361 comments)

I've always heard that a fool and his money are some party!

more than 5 years ago
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Netbook-Run Dice Robot Can Rack Up 1.3 Million Rolls a Day

th0mas_g Re:A good first step (280 comments)

Awwww... I see what you did there. Gross, dude.


:-P

more than 5 years ago
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Obama To Get Secure BlackBerry 8830

th0mas_g Re:CrackBerry: Just say no ;) (191 comments)

and if it's important, they should call you.

I'm sorry, but I DON'T WANT A PHONE CALL! I'd much rather get an email/SMS and respond quickly, efficiently and without the extra "chatter" that happens during the course of a normal phone call.

Maybe I've finally become the anti-social, datacenter-dweller with no ties to the rest of humanity, but I've found that people are stupid and talking to them wastes time. Quick and precise email makes life so much easier. Tell me what the problem is and I'll fix it... then I'll email you back. My blackberry allows me to do this from just about anywhere (inclusive of the "fix it" portion of the transaction).

I admit... the problem with this approach is expecting stupid people to clearly express their issue via text. Most can't do it verbally, so asking them to type it out is a chore.

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Proposes High-Speed Rail System For the US

th0mas_g Obama creates BAMA (1385 comments)

Just maybe, he's attempting to create the sprawl: Boston-Atlanta Metropolitan Axis

It's part of his name, after all...

Am I misremembering Neuromancer, or wasn't high-speed rail critical to the sprawl's economy?

more than 5 years ago
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Universal Remote's Days Are Numbered

th0mas_g Re:Yeah.. (429 comments)

Remember the good old days when you could turn off the TV in biology class from your wrist watch?

Mr. Lane... if you're still out there, I'm really sorry for doing that like 3 times during the trip up the fallopian tubes.

more than 5 years ago

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TwitterBerry, Blackbird and TinyTwitter

th0mas_g th0mas_g writes  |  more than 5 years ago After using TwitterBerry, Blackbird and TinyTwitter on the Blackberry 8830 (CDMA) with OS ver. 4.5.0.77, I'm pretty happy with TinyTwitter. Check it out: http://tinytwitter.com

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