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Criminal Charges Filed Against AT&T iPad Attacker

tripdizzle Re:This is NOT appropriate (122 comments)

But shouldn't the public know that their data was vulnerable? How does the alleged attacker know that if he sent sent the info to AT&T that they wouldn't have sat on it and then had him prosecuted in a more quiet sort of way so this info doesn't go public? Shouldn't AT&T and/or Apple be the ones being prosecuted and/or sued for leaving this information vulnerable?

more than 3 years ago
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MIT Says Natural Gas Best To Lower Carbon Emissions

tripdizzle Re:Renewables Advantages Over Exhaustibles (284 comments)

Common sense. Not as far under water means its easier to get to and there is not as much pressure.

more than 4 years ago
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The worst I've ever been in trouble w/ the law ...

tripdizzle Re:Incredible (957 comments)

...Or you are driving a sports car on 694 East, with cruise control set at 63 mph (in a 55) and a green Dodge Caravan flies by you, and then the cop looks up, sees the two vehicles, and just figures its the sports car speeding, and I get a ticket for 84 in a 55, because I drive a faster car than the green, rusted out van.

more than 4 years ago
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MIT Says Natural Gas Best To Lower Carbon Emissions

tripdizzle Re:Renewables Advantages Over Exhaustibles (284 comments)

"Before BP killed the Gulf with the consequences of offshore oil/gas drilling." The Federal gov't is who forced them to go that deep, if they were allowed to drill in shallower water, they wouldn't have had a problem stopping this leak.

more than 4 years ago
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MIT Says Natural Gas Best To Lower Carbon Emissions

tripdizzle Re:Natural gas has one advantage over renewables (284 comments)

When private citizens are telling other private citizens what to do, you shouldn't have a problem with that, because they can't force or coerce you into anything without your consent, the government on the other hand, is a completely different story, since they are able to confiscate your property or throw you in jail if they decide to, "nudge" you in the direction they see fit by taxing.

more than 4 years ago
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Offshore Windpower To Potentially Exceed US Demand

tripdizzle Re:There's wind in them thar.... oceans? (679 comments)

Hopefully our politicians are as forward thinking as you. One of the reasons we need to do this is so that we can save our fossil fuels for when they are absolutely necessary. I don't think we will ever be able to run a tank or a fighter jet off of electricity alone.

more than 5 years ago
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New CyberSecurity Bill Raises Privacy Questions

tripdizzle Re:I believe now is an appropriate time to cue the (319 comments)

Agreed, the govt is supposed to be a referee in the market place and the businesses are the players. Once a referee starts playing sides, it turns to shit.

Most of the problem I see is that we are for some reason afraid of a recession. Recessions are necessary, it makes businesses check their gluttonousness (did I just make that up?) and businesses that are misusing their resources (money and people) they go under, so then other businesses can better use those resources.

more than 5 years ago
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New CyberSecurity Bill Raises Privacy Questions

tripdizzle Re:Preparations for the third Bush administration (319 comments)

I have always looked at political ideologies as circular, with anarchy on top and fascism on the bottom, and conservatives and modern liberals as respectively on the left and right. Both sides have their own separate fascist qualities, like the old saying "Liberals want to legislate the boardroom, conservatives want to legislate the bedroom"

more than 5 years ago
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New CyberSecurity Bill Raises Privacy Questions

tripdizzle Re:How do things like this even come up (319 comments)

Agreed, how can we trust these people to take care of things that are this serious when they cant even get a ban on lead done right:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/23/AR2009032301764.html

They try to put a law in place to protect children from lead, and end up banning minibikes and used book sales, whose lead content is equal to about a glass of water.

They mess up a simple lead ban with shitty wording, and we expect them to deal with such things as our privacy laws and national security. We need to get rid of every single sitting senator and house rep next time around, no matter party affiliation, get rid of them all.

more than 5 years ago
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New CyberSecurity Bill Raises Privacy Questions

tripdizzle Re:I believe now is an appropriate time to cue the (319 comments)

Nothing, anything can be deemed "critical" (kind of like "too big to fail") because there are no stipulations on the term critical.

Such as "We must shut down access to porn sites because it is critical to the morals of our society."

Not specifically saying he would do that (although future administrations might with this power) its just the first thing that came to mind.

(Yes, I said it, porn was the first thing to come to mind)

more than 5 years ago
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Warner Bros. Acquires The Pirate Bay

tripdizzle Re:Oh well (348 comments)

That would be great if the MPAA/RIAA would agree to something like that, since TPB doesnt sell songs or movies.

more than 5 years ago
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Conficker Worm Strike Reports Start Rolling In

tripdizzle My Probs (508 comments)

I must be infected. My XP machine is telling me I may be a victim of software counterfeiting.

more than 5 years ago
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Slashdot Launches User Achievements

tripdizzle Score (1582 comments)

This is me, winning, hard.

more than 5 years ago
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Should Google Be Forced To Pay For News?

tripdizzle Re:Not us. (322 comments)

Nope, no mistake. Know of any software/music/movie makers successfully stop piracy of all their products? Its impossible. You can create laws, regulations, sue people, send government agencies in with their badges and guns, and you will be able to stop and punish a single individual or group, but the data will continue to be dispersed to those who seek it, and you will never be able to catch and jail them all.

Just think of it this way, if you can figure out a way to stop the cycle from starting for a given media, you have the potential to make a lot of money.

more than 5 years ago
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Shouldn't Every Developer Understand English?

tripdizzle Re:This ain't California (1077 comments)

I guess I coulda looked it up, but sometimes I like guessing and being corrected.

more than 5 years ago
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Should Google Be Forced To Pay For News?

tripdizzle Re:Not us. (322 comments)

Hey I'm just telling it like it is. If they want to keep their product to themselves, then sell it on paper, but once you put it on the internet, it is out there, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. The internet is currently like the wild west, and any laws that are put on it will either be circumvented, or just stifle innovation all together.

more than 5 years ago
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Shouldn't Every Developer Understand English?

tripdizzle Re:This ain't California (1077 comments)

No, but the ones there will write your essays (or ese's).

more than 5 years ago
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Should Google Be Forced To Pay For News?

tripdizzle Re:Not us. (322 comments)

such as giving credit where its due

This is done with the "By: (authors name here)" part of the article. Are there websites that are dropping this portion?

and supporting the people who actually do the legwork to research news stories

This portion is done by whoever the reporter/writer is working for. If that business has trouble collecting funds for their product, well, thats their problem, and they need to fix it themselves, not go running to the government for help/protection.

more than 5 years ago
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I expect the last human on Earth to be born ...

tripdizzle Re:Though it's a small sample size so far... (262 comments)

Looking at this page and reviewing the information made me feel stabby. I literally started punching the one real wall in my cube. After that someone walked up and asked me what was wrong, and I just pointed and shook my head.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Fear the End of the R-Rated Superhero Movie?

tripdizzle Re:I can live with it (640 comments)

No, in that sense, I think its kind of funny at certain times where people feel socially uncomfortable, like when someone realizes they are in a room where they are out of their element, or when they unknowingly and/or accidentally attract attention to themselves. These are times where I become an asshole and do what I can to provoke or further the situation causing them uncomfortableness (is this a word?).
Yeah, Im a jerk and I think its funny.

more than 5 years ago

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Can't do this at your school, without paying

tripdizzle tripdizzle writes  |  more than 4 years ago

tripdizzle (1386273) writes "Ever watch that show Glee? Me neither, but apparently, it shows kids doing things in school that under federal law, would be illegal. No, not drugs or gambling, though those are fun too, but singing, dancing, and parodying/re-imagining copy-written works.

"The absence of any mention of copyright law in Glee illustrates a painful tension in American culture. While copyright holders assert that copyright violators are “stealing” their “property,” people everywhere are remixing and recreating artistic works for the very same reasons the Glee kids do — to learn about themselves, to become better musicians, to build relationships with friends, and to pay homage to the artists who came before them. Glee’s protagonists — and the writers who created them — see so little wrong with this behavior that the word ‘copyright’ is never even uttered.""

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Cable TV provider plans its own wireless network

tripdizzle tripdizzle writes  |  more than 6 years ago

tripdizzle writes "Cable TV provider Cox Communications Inc. was set to announce Monday that it plans to have its own cellular network up and running next year, a move that intensifies cable's competition with phone companies."
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