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Texas Sheriffs Crash $250k Drone They're Not Supposed To Be Flying

tusam In some ways, not in others (93 comments)

Similar toys but military personnel usually get real consequences instead of paid vacation when they fsck up.

about 5 months ago

Einstein's Lost Model of the Universe Discovered 'Hiding In Plain Sight'

tusam Re:How big is it? (118 comments)

Given the context I doubt it, since tar itself doesn't do compression.

about 6 months ago

Lessons From the Fiasco

tusam Re:Contractors (501 comments)

Yep. In a big project nobody wants to take responsibility of the whole thing, as long as their little corner is somewhat decent their conscience is clear.

I've always wondered, why is it that when government builds stuff for citizens, the citizens almost never have a say about what gets done? I bet there's plenty of professionals who could give their time even for free just so something that now makes their lives harder would be corrected.

Why not at least have community process where decisions are based on votes and people who e.g. have a relevant degree to the matter at hand get more points?

Optimally, public services should be solid enough that anyone can look at the source without risking security of the system. They should start putting everything on github from now on and hire a small army of devs to process peer reviews.

about a year ago

President of Brazil Lashes Out At NSA Espionage Programs In Speech To UN

tusam Re:Commendable (260 comments)

That's a pretty specific percentage for "probably". :)
It's not the data itself that's often the most interesting thing to spies, it's the context, who, where, when and what else were they up to.

about a year ago

Linus Torvalds Explodes at Red Hat Developer

tusam Exploded? (786 comments)

There's not a single exclamation mark in that response.
The guy swears, not news.
Perhaps next time submit a post about the subject matter being discussed and not how it's discussed?

about a year and a half ago

Hurricane Sandy Damages Space Shuttle Enterprise

tusam Re:Man, who designed that thing? (126 comments)

Obviously it's not made to be hit, it's made to handle thousands of degrees of heat while travelling at Mach 25 while keeping the puny mammals inside relatively safe.
Let's see anything that can take hits from bridge pylons and storms do that.

about 2 years ago

Demoscene: 64k Intros At Revision Demoparty

tusam Re:If you have to ask why this is cool... (207 comments)

Keep in mind that even your comment is already 368 bytes in size.
While pushing random pixels on the screen might be possible (depending on the hardware) with pretty much the same amount of code as hello world would take, fitting anything more complex than that in 64B has never been possible.

more than 2 years ago

Looking For iPad, Police Find 750 Pounds of Meth

tusam Re:heisenbergh (195 comments)

Yeah, he took it in reference to the physicist.
What I meant by auto-tune was that general public don't care about physicists (which might be one reason why names get misspelled), so better make bad music if you care about fame.

more than 2 years ago

Looking For iPad, Police Find 750 Pounds of Meth

tusam Re:heisenbergh (195 comments)

I rarely point out typos but when I do I make one too.

more than 2 years ago

Looking For iPad, Police Find 750 Pounds of Meth

tusam Re:heisenbergh (195 comments)

He would be, for such bad spelling.

Goes to show one thing; if you want to be remembered, forget about nobel prices and learn Auto-Tune.

more than 2 years ago

Comet Lovejoy Plunges Into the Sun and Survives

tusam ZOMG!!1 (209 comments)

Youtube PLS!!1

more than 2 years ago

Ask Hacker and Security Gadfly Moxie Marlinspike

tusam Re:Who writes your paychecks? (70 comments)

At least he sells the WPA Cracker service, but from the stories section of the site, regarding the years of hitchhiking, train hopping, squatting and sailing on a shoestring budget, it could be guessed that he might not be overly concerned of a regular paycheck.

more than 2 years ago

Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore

tusam Re:PulseAudio? (460 comments)

Count me in for avahi, our office network uses .local, if avahi is running nothing in LAN works.
While I realize mDNS isn't his fault there should definitely be a user friendly option to disable it (on install time or like that "Proprietary drivers available" popup on Ubuntu).
Still, have to wonder how much wasted time has this guy's creations imposed on the world.

more than 3 years ago

The Fanless Spinning Heatsink

tusam My kind of technology (380 comments)

Soon at the heart of every computer there's a metal fan.

more than 3 years ago

Man With 10 Million Air Miles Gets Plane Named After Him

tusam My kind of technology (249 comments)

Soon at the heart of every computer there's a metal fan.

more than 3 years ago


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