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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

voss Dont cancel by phone (374 comments)

Turn in your equipment and cancel in person. Comcast has figured out if your willing to sit in their DMV like customer service center for 30-45 minutes they aint gonna keep you. Id rather sit quietly at a customer service center than try to argue with the phone guys who get paid to keep you.

13 hours ago
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Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

voss I dont think people understand whats going on (78 comments)

China of 2014 is not the same as China of 1974.

Will his lawsuit win...uh probably not but hes following legal channels and not publicly protesting. In theory hes not suing the government
hes suing his cell phone company.

about a week ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

voss Re:About things "accidentally breaking" (455 comments)

Its not a matter whether public servants lie, they can lie but sometimes they are just mistaken in the heat of the moment, but members of the public can also lie, remember things wrong,etc.

The cameras cut both ways but they do so fairly.

about two weeks ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

voss This has nothing to do with privacy (455 comments)

police officers have no right to privacy while performing official duties and the public has no expectation of privacy on a public street.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

voss Asrock is the same (294 comments)

I have 3 asrock based computers...two of them 970 extreme 3 mobos running Linux Mint debian. Bios upgrade from the bios menu is easy and quick.

about two weeks ago
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IBM Creates Custom-Made Brain-Like Chip

voss Actually... (105 comments)

A commodore 64 running NATO COMMANDER on a datasette could run the George W Bush thought process.

about a month ago
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Japan To Launch a Military Space Force In 2019

voss Re:Mech fighters (150 comments)

Gundams are easy. Breeding Tsundere girls with naturally pink and blue hair...a bit harder.

about a month and a half ago
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

voss He did NOT admit he was lying (266 comments)

There is a difference between making a false statement to congress and lying to congress.
The difference is intent. You can unknowingly make a false statement based on lack of information.

There is nothing in any article about this about attempt to cover up or lie. It seems like he been misinformed by his own subordinates
and after Brennan was briefed by the inspector general he went to congress and told them the truth.

"“Recognizing the importance of this matter and the need to resolve it in a way that preserved the crucial equities of both branches,
  Director Brennan asked the CIA Office of Inspector General to examine the actions of CIA personnel,” Boyd said."

about a month and a half ago
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Rupert Murdoch's Quest To Buy Time Warner: Not Done Yet

voss Re:so one billionaire (63 comments)

The Fountainhead on HBO would kick ass and I say that as a Democrat.

about 2 months ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

voss If federal reserve cash ever disappeared (753 comments)

Some private company would invent something to replace it.
There are just too many microtransactions on too many levels to totally replace cash.

about 2 months ago
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Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

voss Its called "recycled water" (242 comments)

If its purified to normal drinking water standards its fine.

about 2 months ago
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The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

voss Most humans couldn't pass that test (285 comments)

When was the last time the average person created something original?

about 2 months ago
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Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies

voss I got my 24% discount from snapshot (353 comments)

That fob was on their for 6 months...the key thing here is it was my choice...and its not on there anymore and im still getting the discount.

about 2 months ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

voss The difference with Sully and air france pilot (468 comments)

Sully had lots of training, had flown multiple types of planes, was a flight instructor and heres the kicker, had certification
as a glider pilot so when the engines failed he knew what to do and his co pilot and him were on the same page.

about 2 months ago
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The AI Boss That Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

voss Im a union rep (162 comments)

If they started replacing management with expert systems that gave us
a) Increased autonomy
b) more pay (fewer managers and less dead weight at the top has to mean a few more dollars available for the rest of us)
c) Fewer stupid irrational decisions made for political reasons

Not only would you not hear a peep.
The computer would probably get presents on boss'es day.

about 2 months ago
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Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

voss We are probably quarantined (686 comments)

If there is intelligent life close by to notice us they probably have monitored us pretty well and could detect use of atomic weapons in the 1940s, 50s and 60s(nuke tests).

IIf I were a more advanced peaceful civilization id probably quarantine earth for a while and keep it under observation remotely.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

voss Re:White Moto X (711 comments)

The fact that they were sold on a galaxy s3 does not mean they were deceived into thinking it was an iphone.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

voss Microsoft fanbois? (711 comments)

The actually exist?

I know people use windows but there are microsoft fanbois since Windows 8 came out???

about 3 months ago

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Nigerian kids use OLPC laptops to find porn!

voss voss writes  |  more than 7 years ago

voss (52565) writes "Apparently MSNBC is reporting that reporters from Nigeria had spotted school children using their laptops which had been donated by the One Laptop Per Child program to surf for porn. Yes and these laptops do run linux! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19871792/"

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