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ATM Hack Gives Cash On Demand

tripmine Easy! (193 comments)

Easy Money!

more than 4 years ago
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Skydiver To Break Sound Barrier During Free-Fall

tripmine Star Trek (311 comments)

Am I the only one that though of the space diving scene from Star Trek 11?

more than 4 years ago
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Iran Moves To End "Facebook Revolution"

tripmine Re:What's really going on. (838 comments)

80+ percent participation, not votes. Not that I know any of this for a fact, that's just what the sentence says.

more than 5 years ago
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GM's Hummer Brand To Be Sold To a Chinese Company

tripmine American Cars Sell Like Hotcakes... (429 comments)

...in China. Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co doesn't really care about the lowering demand for SUV's in the United States. They have an emerging middle class that just loves American cars. Remember, a national market does not get any bigger than the Chinese market.

more than 5 years ago
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Papers Sealed In Class Action Against RIAA

tripmine Paper Speakers (215 comments)

Two stories back to back with "paper" in their titles. Where are the jokes?

more than 5 years ago
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J.G. Ballard Dies at Age 78

tripmine Re:For those with ebook readers (162 comments)

I don't want to get into the morality/legality of this but I do agree. What GP said does sound fucked up.

more than 5 years ago
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In Defense of the Anonymous Commenter

tripmine Re:Internet comments will terrify you. (198 comments)

...I discovered that a large percentage of my fellow countrymen are ignorant, illogical, paranoid, quasi-literate, parochial, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, racist, anti-intellectual believers in UFOs.

That does seem to be the picture you get by reading people's opinions online. I find comfort in believing that the sample of opinions posted online isn't representative of the total population since it suffer from a sort of volunteer bias, where the people with the most outrageous opinions have the greater will to express those opinions to a bunch of strangers.
Either that, or we ARE surrounded by ignorant, illogical, paranoid, quasi-literate, parochial, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, racist, anti-intellectual believers in UFOs and are all screwed.

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

tripmine Re:Seriously, guys... (348 comments)

April Fools is pants? Dang! All this time I was thinking that idle is pants!
This changes everything.

more than 5 years ago
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Slashdot Launches User Achievements

tripmine I can haz achievements (1582 comments)

I hope they keep this. It's really cool. And yes the only reason I'm posting is to get the April Fools achievement...

more than 5 years ago
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Valve Claims New Steamworks Update "Makes DRM Obsolete"

tripmine Re:I'm normally a Valve/Steam fanboi... (731 comments)

I'm with you man. I'm also hoping that this will do away with publishers pushing their invasive 3rd party DRM into Steam games. (I'm looking at you Crysis)

more than 5 years ago
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Did Bat Hitch a Ride To Space On Discovery?

tripmine 17,500 milers per hour (422 comments)

That's a shitload of beer.

more than 5 years ago
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The Formula That Killed Wall Street

tripmine Re:Reflexivity (561 comments)

Major tangent: Economics, capitalism, libertarianism - Adam Smith, the rational economic man, the invisible hand, the free market, the virtue of self-interest - all promise the greater benefit. So why the fuck have we not seen these jokers apologize publicly when it's obvious that the self-interested, rational actions of homeowners and lenders in the US have led to a global bloody recession where people from Stockholm to Brisbane are being laid off?

Well, I don't know about all the other fuckers, but I'm pretty sure that in Adam Smith's case, it's because he's dead.

more than 5 years ago
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German Court Bans E-Voting As Currently Employed

tripmine "Electronic" Voting is Unnecessary (82 comments)

Most paper ballots in the US are counted electronically, and still have a paper trail. That's the best of both worlds. The voting system right now in the US is fast, simple, and familiar. There is NO reason to complicate things by adding touchscreen machines of any other kind of nonsense. Like the German supreme court realized, all it does is complicate things and increase the opacity in the voting process.

more than 5 years ago
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Mars Winds Clean Spirit's Solar Panels Again

tripmine Re:Amazing (269 comments)

I think it's even more amazing when you consider that it is 240 watt-hours of energy PER DAY. It's actual power usage I'm guessing is much less. If your lights are incandescent, then they probably use that much energy in less than two hours. Damn, why can't our terrestrial equipment be this efficient?

more than 4 years ago
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How To Keep Rats From Eating My Cables?

tripmine Red Hot Chile Peppers (1032 comments)

I had heard before that hot peppers were used to coat cables, since rodents apparently hate it. A quick google gave me this: this.

more than 5 years ago
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WSJ Says Gov't Money Injection Won't Help Broadband

tripmine In that case... (647 comments)

Good thing Broadband money was cut from the stimulus pack.

more than 5 years ago

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Google Android More Vulnerable Than IPhone

tripmine tripmine writes  |  more than 3 years ago

tripmine (1160123) writes "Or maybe the headline should read: "'Security' Company Spreads Distortions And Exaggerations To Sell Their $3.99 App". Some of my favorites from the article: “Android is open-source, which means the hacker can also understand the underlying architecture and source code,” and “Apple has a sandbox concept that isolates the platform, which prevents certain viruses that want to replicate themselves or decompose and recompose to avoid virus scanners” as opposed to Android where apps can run... oh wait, also isolated in a sandbox."
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Geek Goes Extreme With Christmas Lights

tripmine tripmine writes  |  more than 6 years ago

tripmine writes "The Orlando Sentinel has a story about a geek who can't get enough Christmas light.

"This Christmas, tech-savvy people such as Hansen are increasingly building the biggest, most elaborate holiday lights in neighborhoods across Central Florida and throughout the country. They typically work in fields such as computer programming, Web development, engineering or audio and visual services and are armed with a technical knowledge that the average person lacks. They trade tips and stories on message boards and set up Web sites with step-by-step descriptions of how they installed their lights as well as pictures and videos of the finished product.""

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