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Ad Tracking: Is Anything Being Done?

waspleg My mod points (303 comments)

You have them. Fuck ads. All of them. Always. Forever.

about 4 months ago

Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

waspleg 1 option here - Comcast (513 comments)

20 mbps/$76mo. Steadily increases. It started out $20 for first 6 mos, then $50 something after that, 5 years later in the same apartment it's ~$76 with nothing but internet.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

waspleg Sounds like ... (478 comments)

They're trying to limit legal liability to me. No cameras on the bus but if some shit goes down they have proof of what actually happened.

about 5 months ago

Slashdot BETA Discussion

waspleg Fuck Beta (60 comments)

Long live Classic.

about 6 months ago

Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

waspleg They need (343 comments)

to take away Obama's and give him that one. They should do it while playing the candidate Obama vs President Obama videos in the background.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Reimagine a Library?

waspleg I work for a public high school. Grades 6-12. (231 comments)

Our Media Center has 33 desktops with internet connections. Those + the large Anime/Manga (this is limited to 9-12 graders) sections are by far the most utilized. It's also where you come to get issued a netbook (if you're eligible) or a graphing calculator or a required-for-a-class novel. Outside of these things it's used for testing, and tutoring (including after school).

Teachers have access to a BD/DVD and even, yes, VHS video section as well as borrowing blu-ray players, getting things laminated, and the ability to schedule the computer use (along with our 5 other labs).

The building I worked at previously was a "community school" which meant people could come in off the street to use it like a public library, those people were mostly interested in the computers for job searches or whatnot.

about 6 months ago

Fighting the Flu May Hurt Those Around You

waspleg Re:Hrrrrr... (351 comments)

Ah yes, the pervasive "I GOT MINES" ... Baby Boomer?

about 6 months ago

Fighting the Flu May Hurt Those Around You

waspleg Re:Probably going out/to work (351 comments)

This may surprise a lot of people in Germany, but in the US the general rule is, you don't have any vacation days and can't afford to take time off of work to see a doctor.

And if you do take time off of work to get well and figure out how to pay a doctor and any treatment they might suggest, it's entirely possible that, upon attempting to return to work, you find yourself jobless.

Therefore, again generally, we tend to take as many over-the-counter drugs as we can to begin feeling half-way human so we can keep working every day even if it kills us and those around us (which, according to TFA, it does).

I wish I had mod points for you. Too bad there is no +5 Insightful/Sad Truth.

about 6 months ago

AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

waspleg Re:choice (1034 comments)

It's called being Detained. We can "detain" you indefinitely without saying you're under arrest. You can't leave. So it's arrest without rights. Ask a Gitmo inmate.

about 6 months ago

I Became a Robot With Google Glass

waspleg Do. Not. Want. (134 comments)

I don't care if you're okay with annihilating what little privacy remains in your own life. I'm not okay with you using your headset to remove mine. Go fuck yourself.

about 6 months ago

Federal Court Kills Net Neutrality, Says FCC Lacks Authority.

waspleg Re:Choice of providers? (383 comments)

It's not just this. Where I live there actually other options but you can't subscribe to them because they've divided up large areas in to monopolies for various companies. For example, if I try to get Charter cable instead of Comcast and I go to Charter's site I get told "we don't service your area but Comcast does here let us redirect you to their order page". In other areas it's only Brighthouse or nothing. Comcast is by far the largest though.

about 6 months ago

Canonical Moving Away From GNOME Control Center

waspleg Can anyone explain to me... (208 comments)

Why anyone ever thought Canonical wouldn't end up being vile shit bags? I have never liked Ubuntu specifically because it has a corporation tied to it ... and being that the nature of corporations is to make money at all costs and above all else, their stupid anti-OSS decisions could and should have been foreseen at the start (yes, this is worth the karma hit from fanboys).

about 7 months ago

Andy Rubin Is Heading a Secret Robotics Project At Google

waspleg Re:So, capitalism will fail and most people seem t (162 comments)

(arguably it was never really successful. I'll reference Bill Hicks for that)

        "Now I'm no bleeding heart, okay? But, when you're walking
        down the streets of New York City and you're stepping over
        a guy on the sidewalk who, I don't know, might be dead...
        does it ever occur to you to think 'Wow, maybe our system
        doesn't work?' Does that thought ever bubble up out of you?"

about 8 months ago

Andy Rubin Is Heading a Secret Robotics Project At Google

waspleg So, capitalism will fail and most people seem to.. (162 comments)

have an allergy to anything that resembles socialism even if that's what they really want and don't know it (speaking as an American here). I just read an article somewhere yesterday that both Applebees and Chili's restaurant chains are replacing all of their waiters with a tablet based systems.

When there is no work for anyone left and we're all under total 24/7/365 surveillance then what? I can't have Amazon delivering packages to my non-existent residence since robots took our jobs ;) (I'm in IT but it's not like we're immune; no one is).

about 8 months ago

Google and Microsoft To Block Child-Abuse Search Terms

waspleg Gonna get sued (308 comments)

They're baiting the MPAA/RIAA by doing this. They're going to get sued by every agency that doesn't want something found be they torrents or unpopular political views. Slippery slope ready for action.

about 8 months ago

Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece

waspleg MST3K == (726 comments)

You can find pirate copies with the audio already synced but you should donate to them anyway. It's a new release and hilarious.

Check it out I have no affiliation; I'm just a fan.

about 9 months ago



Russia thinks the Chinese have trojan appliances

waspleg waspleg writes  |  about 8 months ago

waspleg (316038) writes "FTFA: According to news outlets in Russia, batches of Chinese-made electrical appliances such as kettles and irons have been found to contain chips designed to spy on their owner and launch cyber attacks."
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