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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

wirefall Re:Excessive Data Retention (205 comments)

With age as the only criteria, true. Vision and competence are also requirements...except apparently in Florida

about 3 months ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

wirefall Excessive Data Retention (205 comments)

Shouldn't the DVM only keep data related to current license holders? How many 120+ year olds in Pennsylvania are legally able to drive?

about 3 months ago
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Adam Carolla Joins Fight Against Podcast Patent Troll

wirefall Re:Isnt there prior art? (126 comments)

And your inability to read a tongue-in-cheek comment as such highlights your ignorance of humor...

about 7 months ago
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Adam Carolla Joins Fight Against Podcast Patent Troll

wirefall Re:Isnt there prior art? (126 comments)

No, you don't get it...but this is "on the Internet". That's why I'm patenting all the obvious methods, but adding "on the moon". I'm going to retire in style!

about 7 months ago
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Object Lessons: Evan Booth's Post-Checkpoint Airport Weapons

wirefall Inspiring! (208 comments)

I saw Evan give this presentation at HouSecCon last month and I've been telling everyone to watch it since. I'm not a rah-rah kind of person, but after Evan finished, I wanted to save the world...but I didn't know what was attacking it...so I felt like attacking it and saving it from myself. Oh, and I had an odd urge to plagiarize Hoyt Axton.

about a year ago
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In an arcade with only the following games ...

wirefall Re:Run Coward! (283 comments)

Opiestar - Ron Howard!

about a year ago
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Are You a Geek or a Nerd?

wirefall Neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie (267 comments)

Face it what would you be doing if you weren't out making yourself a better netizen?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Convince a Company Their Subscriber List Is Compromised?

wirefall Trash (247 comments)

I do the same thing, and have had the same response...for each instance, all future messages to that e-mail address go straight to trash. Problem solved.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Virtual Machine Software For a Beginner?

wirefall Dual Homed Hosts (VirtualBox +1) (361 comments)

I could never get any of the free versions of VMWare to work properly with my dual-homed test machine (I have eth0 connected to the Internet and eth1 connected to my lab). I wanted to run security testing VMs,like BackTrack against my lab network. VirtualBox had no problem assigning either of the network adapters. I use it almost exclusively now.

about 2 years ago
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Phil Zimmermann's New App Protects Smartphones From Prying Ears

wirefall Re:Much easier ways (121 comments)

That's why @AHuxley we should all be yelling "bomb, bomb, president" into our phones at all times....

about 2 years ago
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Phil Zimmermann's New App Protects Smartphones From Prying Ears

wirefall Re:Is this thing on? (121 comments)

So you're rockin' a custom ROM? Only because they allow you to. Simple for a provider to disallow anything they don't approve of. If G-DOG says they are required to provide X-access, and your custom ROM doesn't let them...then YOU don't have access. Not true?

about 2 years ago
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Phil Zimmermann's New App Protects Smartphones From Prying Ears

wirefall Re:Much easier ways (121 comments)

Because I can turn on a million mics with a touch of a button...wireless warrant taps for undesirables. Requesting a million warrants and placing a million bugs...do the math. But I agree, a covert camera to record you typing your password is infinitely easier than breaking your PGP key.

about 2 years ago
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Phil Zimmermann's New App Protects Smartphones From Prying Ears

wirefall Is this thing on? (121 comments)

Why would a government wiretapper need to intercept your phone call? Wouldn't they just mandate that your provider give them access to your device to record anything going to your mic? In fact, this would minimize the amount of audio they'd have to sift through...If Silent Circle call, then record audio from mic.

about 2 years ago
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Why Smart People Are Stupid

wirefall Re:Poker hands (337 comments)

It sounds a lot like when a you watch a friend play a hand in poker and you can see all the mistakes, but when you are in the hand you are blind to them.

You can see the mistakes that your friend is currently making and perhaps you would have made the same mistake had you been the player, or perhaps you're a better player and would have made a different choice.

It's similar to something I've always wondered about. Why, when showing somebody something on a computer does it take me forever to find the file I'm looking for in a directory, but when somebody else is driving the mouse I can instantaneously pick out the file and they are now the ones bouncing back and forth looking for it...

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Is the Future of Standing/Walking Workstations?

wirefall LifeSpan TR1200-DT Treadmill Desk (204 comments)

I've had this for a couple of months and it has significantly changed my health for the better.

http://www.amazon.com/LifeSpan-Fitness-TR1200-DT-Treadmill-Desk/dp/B006M2PJV0

I have this setup next to my recliner. I use a splitter and dual monitor stands for both stations, so all I have to do is grab my wireless keyboard and trackball and move from one to the other.

I found fine control of a mouse while using the treadmill to be very challenging. I would definitely recommend using a trackball.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On a DIY Neutron Beam?

wirefall Re:DiY Neutron beams (117 comments)

> Silly. I never said what the coconuts were made of.

Are you suggesting coconuts radiate?

more than 3 years ago
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Suspension of Disbelief

wirefall Ah the good ol' days (507 comments)

"...a wise person transported forward in time from the 1500's to the present day, might scratch their heads and wonder why we think that 18-year-olds should be allowed to criticize their teachers but 17-year-olds cannot."

Especially since anyone criticizing any authority figure in that era, regardless of age, would be equally flogged, caned, and placed in the stocks!

more than 4 years ago
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New Horizons Releases Results

wirefall Mach 65! (60 comments)

If I calculated it right...putting it in those terms just makes it that much more impressive to me.

more than 7 years ago

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First Raspberry Pi computers to be delivered

wirefall wirefall writes  |  more than 2 years ago

wirefall (309232) writes "The BBC reports, "A group of schoolchildren in Leeds are the first to get their hands on production models of the bare-bones computer."

Also, according to the article, those who were first to order Raspberry Pi devices should receive them by April 20th.

ITN has some video regarding the event, http://www.itv.com/news/central/2012-04-12/customers-to-get-their-first-taste-of-raspberry-pi/"

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