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HP Buys Cloud Provider, Gets Marten Mickos To Head Its Cloud Division

twmcneil Good! (35 comments)

At least if he's working for HP he won't be able to do any real harm to anyone any longer.

3 days ago

Former Microsoft Exec To Lead

twmcneil Re:Can we just have single payer yet? (214 comments)

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.
Winston Churchill

We're still trying 'everything else'.

about 9 months ago

CBS 60 Minutes: NSA Speaks Out On Snowden, Spying

twmcneil The NSA is so Credible (504 comments)

Who in their right mind would believe anything the NSA says? They have lied to everyone about everything.

about 8 months ago

Chimpanzee "Personhood" Lawsuits Fail In New York Courts

twmcneil Re:Human soceity not ready for this (370 comments)

Imagine having to grant a dolphin the right to confront their accuser in a court of law.

You just got the attention of thousands of eager lawyers.

about 9 months ago

RMS Calls For "Truly Anonymous" Payment Alternative To Bitcoin

twmcneil Re:RMS in the afterlife (287 comments)

And he was probably right on over 90% of those things.

about 9 months ago

Researchers Build Covert Acoustical Mesh Networks In Air

twmcneil "utilizing the near ultrasonic frequency range" (107 comments)

So, dogs will bark constantly when these devises are attempting to communicate? Bring Rover in to work with you. Problem solved.

about 10 months ago

British Intelligence Responds To Slashdot About Man-in-Middle Attack

twmcneil Translation (256 comments)

"Yeah, we hacked your shit. Now GFO."

about 10 months ago

Edward Snowden Leaks Could Help Paedophiles Escape Police, Says UK Government

twmcneil Snowden is a Patriot (510 comments)

Seems the way to counter this effort to demonize Snowden by the people who are criminally spying on everyone is to keep repeating that Snowden is a Patriot. But I see that this course of action will quickly degenerate into a shouting match. I'm pretty certain I would lose any shouting match to an idiot, so the percentages don't look good here.

about 10 months ago

New York City To Get Manhole Covers That Wirelessly Charge Electric Vehicles

twmcneil Data Acquisition is Proabably the Real Motive (112 comments)

"Oh, and we'll have to bill you for charging your vehicle of course. Just sign here to authorize us to obtain your credentials wirelessly anytime your vehicle passes over a manhole cover."

Who needs old fashioned tracking devices that have to be surreptitiously installed under a vehicle? You just gave them permission to track you full time.

about a year ago

Why Does Windows Have Terrible Battery Life?

twmcneil You linked to Dvorak? (558 comments)

That's treason around here. Hand in your Slashdot card as you pass through the exit.

about a year ago

Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

twmcneil Corruption (871 comments)

Do you still trust those same police officers to handle the other aspects of your case fairly?


To make sure any exculpatory evidence is brought to light?


To interrogate other witnesses without leading them towards a pre-set conclusion?

And... No.

I have been a juror on criminal trials and I am always surprised at how hard it is to tell the difference between the cops and the criminals.

about a year ago

Hackers, Gamers and Tech Workers: The UK Needs You For a New Cyber Army

twmcneil They Should Do Like the Americans (104 comments)

Why don't they just arrest the people they want, charge them with 50 gazillion stupid "crimes" and then offer the "applicant" a plea deal in return for their cooperation? Just like we do here in the States.

about a year ago

Saudi Cleric Pummeled On Twitter For Claiming Driving Damages Women's Ovaries

twmcneil WTF? (408 comments)

It's shit like this that makes it hard for me to believe that they could find 15 of their countrymen intelligent enough to learn how to pilot a plane.

about a year ago

A Timely Revision of Elop's "Burning Platform" Memo

twmcneil Re:"Burning Platform" (144 comments)

Nothing personal, but I'm not certain that you could have done such a complete and utterly devastating job of running Nokia into the ground. I mean, that was one hell of a company with some outstanding potential. It takes a lot of real talent to ruin something so perfectly.

about a year ago

Group Attacks Bad Software Patents Before They're Approved

twmcneil Re:Good intentions but potentially harmful (82 comments)

I thank you for your reasoned response and suggest that your comments might be better received in this forum if coming from a proper ID as opposed to posting as AC. Just a thought.

about a year ago

Group Attacks Bad Software Patents Before They're Approved

twmcneil Re:Good intentions but potentially harmful (82 comments)

a better strategy is to just record and publish lists of prior art after the patent issues

The best part of your plan is that it keeps all the patent attorneys gainfully employed. Amiright?

about a year ago

John McAfee Triggers the Ultimate False Positive

twmcneil The Real Overdose (47 comments)

I may die of an overdose of John McAfee stories.

1 year,5 days

Making a Case For Cyberwar Against Syria

twmcneil Cute Idea But... (203 comments)

How does this square with the ACM's Code of Ethics, Section 1.2 - "Avoid Harm to Others"?

1 year,10 days


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