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Service Promises To Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You

wisnoskij Re:Not a chance in hell (72 comments)

Probably not with state secrets.

5 hours ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

wisnoskij Science is not the pursuit of Truth. (633 comments)

It is a method that may be used in a pursuit of a truth. In fact that is just a quote taken from every religion on the planet.

11 hours ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

wisnoskij Re:Only 5 years of retirement (379 comments)

No one said it has to, just in the world of averages 95% of the time retiring means starting to die. Many people, do not even make it past the first year. I believe a lot of the statistics point to 18 months life expectancy, in a lot of cases.

11 hours ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

wisnoskij Re:Only 5 years of retirement (379 comments)

Most people get a lot less.
This guy is being pretty optimistic that not only will he even last to 75, but that he will be mostly functional at that point.

11 hours ago
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The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

wisnoskij Re:The total storage capacity is 620 GB. (133 comments)

I was surprised it was so humongous. I think Wikipedia is like a tenth that size and it is based on hosting its own content.

yesterday
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The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

wisnoskij Re:Traffic is up? (133 comments)

I would say sort of the opposite. It became the best place when pretty much every single one of its competitors was raided or threatened out of the business. I burned through a few I liked more before TPB was the only left.

yesterday
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

wisnoskij Re:Becuse it is small (251 comments)

Yes, and would increasing it 13 percent really make a difference? I would say at one point, when you have such a small amount it does not really matter if it is doubled it is still too small for your entire data storage needs, so better to use than money somewhere else.

2 days ago
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Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US

wisnoskij Re:Name (190 comments)

I keep reading it as Alabama.

3 days ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

wisnoskij Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (319 comments)

I think the point is that they should provide x% of Canadian movies/tv shows and feature it in such a way that Canadian viewers are likely to watch it.

3 days ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

wisnoskij Re:Study Questions (457 comments)

Have you ever personally experienced ... other jokes, at an anthropological field site?

Umm. So did the studier notice that they ask the subjects if they have ever experienced jokes at an anthropological field site?

3 days ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

wisnoskij Re:Study Questions (457 comments)

comments about cognitive sex differences.

So everytime someone says something about women being superior or smarter I am being sexually harassed?

3 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

wisnoskij Re:Free Willy! (471 comments)

OK, so they can vote for which British lord rules over them? Woopty f***en do . Since they are not ruled by a Scottish government they are still enslaved by a foreign power.

3 days ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

wisnoskij Re:Known for a long time (218 comments)

The Cat is bringing you the dead thing to eat. Not his fault if you don't.

3 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

wisnoskij Re:If You are Too Incompetent (599 comments)

Yes.
Well nothing is fool proof, but the likelihood of losing control of your gun better be pretty insignificant and inconsequential, or you are incompetent.

4 days ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

wisnoskij Re: I never thought I'd say this... (326 comments)

Yes, but then the cost of living in the city is subsidised by cheap food from the country, and from materials like wood, rock, and metal.

4 days ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

wisnoskij Re: I never thought I'd say this... (326 comments)

You would still need to subsidise. Businesses are only interested in providing a product when it is profitable, and it simple is not in rural locations to run 50 miles of cable for 3 guys.

4 days ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

wisnoskij How Does this Effect Rural? (326 comments)

So how is this going to effect rural Internet?
We do not get anywhere close to that, so are all of our substitutes going to disappear and half the country go dark?

4 days ago
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I think next winter will be:

wisnoskij Re:winter is coming (147 comments)

You realise that the seasons are different there right? Other than a short transition period between the random length Winter and Summer seasons, there is not really an Autumn or Spring.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

wisnoskij Re:Easiest solution... (334 comments)

There should be a service like this!

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

wisnoskij Your Relatives should not be on the Internet (334 comments)

They ... click on everything they receive, and take delight on sending their information to any Nigerian prince that contacts them, "just in case this one is true".

Your Relatives should not be on the Internet. Not only will they be scammed out of possibly every cent they have, but they are probably sending spam and viruses to all of us.

5 days ago

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Ask Slashdot: How to Buy Windows 8 (none upgrade)

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  about 2 years ago

wisnoskij writes "Microsoft is really pushing the cheap upgrade to windows 8.
But some people just want an iso and a product key.

Is there any way to simply buy a windows 8 key, with or without a simple ISO download."

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Spying School District Updates

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  more than 4 years ago

wisnoskij (1206448) writes "The Pennsylvania's Lower Merion School District has suspended 2 IT workers for their involvement in the webcam spying case.
Additionally, the software, LANrev, used to spy on the unsuspecting children will get a update this week that will will disable the option for admins to remotely switch on a computer's webcam."

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