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The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

vettemph Re:The Schadenfreude... (528 comments)

It doesn't burn. It just warms the heart. ;)

about two weeks ago

Every Weapon, Armored Truck, and Plane the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

vettemph Re:Why only to police? (191 comments)

>> defense of the Nation.

    Our militaty has no experience in defense (which would be done on US soil.) The olny know offense. (which is done over seas)

about two weeks ago

Security Experts Believe the Internet of Things Will Be Used To Kill Someone

vettemph boring. (165 comments)

"Imagine a fleet of quad copters or drones equipped with explosives and controlled by terrorists."

Imagine a fleet of diamond mining slaves equipped with shovels and controlled by capitalists. :)

We could do this all day long. There are too many ways to kill people but only because people kill people.

about three weeks ago

Birth Control Pills Threaten Fish Stocks

vettemph Re:Take your pick, fish (147 comments)

C) The IUD. (that the drug companies keep bad-mouthing because it is not a continuous revenue stream.)

about 2 months ago

Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

vettemph GTFO. (575 comments)

When I buy a device, It is I who gets to decide if the device is an open diary for all to see, or an extension of my private thoughts.
Get a warrant you filthy pricks.

about 3 months ago

Verizon Working On a La Carte Internet TV Service

vettemph Re:It is not just the (108 comments)

I'm Sorry, We didn't get your name.
Was it:
1 Aaron Hernadez
2 Ray Rice
3 Adrian Peterson
4 Michael Vick?

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: PC-Based Oscilloscopes On a Microbudget?

vettemph Re:OWON makes a line (VDS) that looks decent (172 comments)

ie., over half of the nitwits posting so far are recommending logic analyzers.

  If you are referring to the Saleae Logic suggestions, the versions due out in July will have up to 50Ms/s 12bit +/-10volt analog
(plus logic @ 500Ms/s and various bus decode included)

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: PC-Based Oscilloscopes On a Microbudget?

vettemph Re:Salae logic (172 comments)

>> Their upcoming "pro" version adds analog sampling, but it is not yet out.

The pre-order option was due to ship within 90 days
Now the website claims to ship pre-orders in July.
I've bought the standard logic 8 a month ago and can't wait for the Pro 8. I've been watching these folks almost every day. The device and interface is just to good to be true. (tested on linux and that evil/stupid windows)
  I've fix several embedded device issues in one night, the first night that this device arrived.

  I Highly recommend that anyone who is thinking about it, download the software and try it out. It will give you simulated data if you do not have an actual device connected. The simulated data can include SPI, I2C, UART, etc...

about 6 months ago

NSA Surveillance Reform Bill Passes House 303 Votes To 121

vettemph Re:Speak Truth to Power (208 comments)

One man's tax dollar is another man's profit.

about 7 months ago

How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

vettemph Re:Wouldn't trust Apple (194 comments)

I have the following:
$600,000 house (and appropriate decor/landscaping)
Infinity G35
Several Patents (yes, a real job)
A Wife
4 android phones
2 android tablets
3 linux workstations

I would sooner give up tech than use apple products.
I just don't 'get' the ambiguous sexuality of apple products.
(or whatever they are trying to sell besides hardware.)

I won't even go into the frivolous lawsuits.

I can afford them. I'm just not fancy enough. (and don't want to be)


about 8 months ago

Apple Patent Could Herald Interchangeable iPhone Camera Lenses

vettemph Re:how cool/innovative is that (160 comments)

So instead of finding the best way, they found a way of blocking others from making compatable devices.

about 9 months ago

Kim Dotcom Launches Political Party In New Zealand

vettemph Re:What? (133 comments)

My brother has a vast collection of Playboy. That doesn't make him a Bunny. :)

about 9 months ago

Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

vettemph Re:Unsurprising ... (300 comments)

I think Zuck (or the more capitalist folks that he employes) sees the Oculus as an answer to Google Glass. Google has an optical thingy, we want one too. The two devices may not truly compete, but at least it is something to point at during shareholder meetings.

about 9 months ago

Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

vettemph Re:Appearances, all about appearances (409 comments)

Spring water is free.
Tap water is cheap.
Bottled water is expensive (and irresponsible).

about 9 months ago

Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

vettemph Re:dangerous assumption (409 comments)

Correct. She also fails to mention that the tax dollars will be funded with trickle down economics. The business executives are not going to contribute 10% of their own salary. The execs will make those at the bottom contribute more to health benefits to offset the spend on taxes.
  Also, as more money goes into the school system, more money gets skimmed by her union.

  On the other hand, since my wife is a teacher, I would like to see more money going into the school systems. :)

about 9 months ago

Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

vettemph Re:A new law in not what is needed (519 comments)

Yes, so i'll get a 6" round pipe, 1 foot long, and attach it to my zipper, sticking straight out (maybe a slightly upward angle). I'll let my junk rest in the pipe. As long as you don't look down the pipe, you won't see my junk.
  This is the equivilent of a skirt, just at a little different angle. (most of the time, but not always).

  Also, if I hold my camera 2.5 feet off the floor, looking up, I can see up a gals skirt. That is also the same viewing angle that a two year old boy has. A woman can't go around corrupting minors and at the same time get all uppity about her fashion statement and privacy. A woman who wants the privacy needs to cover it up, and not just from a few angles. You can't have iot both ways.

  Of course, my preference is, ...uncovered.

about 10 months ago


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