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Researchers Discover New Plant "Language"

webbiedave It's true... (70 comments)

Vegetarians are conversation killers.

about a month ago
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Valve's Steam Machines Delayed, Won't Be Coming In 2014

webbiedave Steam / Vapor (134 comments)

Someone do something witty with that will ya? It's too early for me.

about 4 months ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

webbiedave Re:Lies (544 comments)

I'm also not ascribing malicious intent but a professional producer should catch it well before air and direct the editor to fix it.

about 5 months ago
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Phil Zimmerman Launching Secure "Blackphone"

webbiedave Internal name: FUNSA (156 comments)

and it will no doubt employ WSS aka Wireless Security Standard (internal name: What Snowden Said).

about 8 months ago
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Fifth Circuit Upholds Warrantless Cellphone Location Tracking

webbiedave Eli and Jedediah... (149 comments)

... and the rest of Amish went along their day, unaware of how right they are.

about a year ago
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Wolfram Alpha Drills Deep Into Facebook Data

webbiedave Re:Nick Kolakowski Strikes Again! (70 comments)

Then how did you post this? ;)

Simple. His computer and the server must be one and the same.

about a year ago
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Samsung Accused of Paying For Negative HTC Reviews

webbiedave Re:Let me get this straight (112 comments)

Just getting paid, dog. Just gettin' paid. Wait, hold on. My boss is telling me something. What's that, boss? Oh, they we're serious about stopping these internet posts? So I don't get paid for this one? That is some straight up bullshit.

I just lost my job.

~Internet Reviewer for Hire!

about a year and a half ago
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Samsung Accused of Paying For Negative HTC Reviews

webbiedave Let me get this straight (112 comments)

A Taiwan-based corporation that brings in a lot of revenue to its government is now hurting and then goes to the same government it has given billions to and asks it to investigate the legitimacy of negative articles from its competition which, in turn, creates negative publicity for their competition?

about a year and a half ago
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Linus Torvalds Explodes at Red Hat Developer

webbiedave Re:Linux i like. Linus not so, after seeing a talk (786 comments)

Well, unlike Jobs, Linus is creating/maintaining/guarding some of the most important code in the world... which is *free*. He can dick it up all he wants I say.

about a year and a half ago
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As Fish Stocks Collapse, Overpopulated Lobsters Resort to Cannibalism

webbiedave Where's PETA? Oh there they are. (231 comments)

FTA: "allows him to observe a juvenile lobster tethered with a rope to a spot on the ocean floor."

He wants to study cannibalism, huh? Just wait until PETA reads that juicy little line! They'll eat him alive.

about 2 years ago
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Judge Rules Defense Can Use Trayvon Martin Tweets

webbiedave Awful analysis by OP (848 comments)

Time to update the Miranda warning to include: 'Anything you Tweet or post can and will be held against you in a court of law'?

Sorry but courts allow emails to be introduced as evidence so long as authenticity can be established. Why shouldn't this hold true for tweets and facebook posts? This has absolutely nothing to do with Miranda.

about 2 years ago
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New Content-Delivery Tech Should Be Presumed Illegal, Says Former Copyright Boss

webbiedave One of the plaintiffs is PBS. (379 comments)

They sure as hell won't be getting a donation from me this year.

about 2 years ago
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Sergey Brin Says Facebook, Apple and Gov't Biggest Threats To Internet Freedom

webbiedave And... (500 comments)

The race for control of the seven kingdoms begins!

more than 2 years ago
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Dreamhost FTP/Shell Password Database Breached

webbiedave Conversation probably went like this (123 comments)

If I had to guess, the conversation at Dreamhost probably went something along the lines of:

"The passwords are hashed though, right?"

"Yes."

"So they can't reverse the passwords out of it?"

"Virutally impossible."

"Is there any advantage they gain from having the hashed passwords?"

"Well, it would allow them to brute force their guesses against it without fear of being slowed down or blocked."

"But wouldn't they need to know our salting algorithm for that to be useful?"

"Um..."

"Let's go ahead and change the passwords."

more than 2 years ago
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Million Dollar Crowdturfing Industry Dupes Social Networks

webbiedave Re:Still not a problem.... (170 comments)

The problem comes with the numbers. You say the average person is not so dumb, well, half of the people are dumber than that.

Hate that quote... grumble, grumble... MEDIAN... grumble, grumble.

more than 2 years ago
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Fedora Aims To Simplify Linux Filesystem

webbiedave Gordian Knot (803 comments)

Now, for those who did not know, there's no Gordian Know. It's Gordian Knot.

more than 2 years ago
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Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Alan Turing?

webbiedave Re:Why not a British actor? (269 comments)

You mean like Batman (Christian Bale) and Superman (Henry Cavill) and Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield)?

more than 2 years ago
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Wikipedia Losing Contributors, Says Wales

webbiedave This is horrible news!! (533 comments)

Now we won't be able to read a detailed plot of the latest crappy Hollywood movie or know which episode of Family Guy a particular subject was culturally referenced!

more than 3 years ago
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Study Links Game Piracy To Critics' Review Scores

webbiedave DRM now = Don't Rate Me! (199 comments)

Those who review games without permission will be hauled into court (all records sealed, of course).

more than 3 years ago

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