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Comment: Re:It depends (Score 3, Informative) 197

by Adriax (#49347801) Attached to: What Makes the Perfect Gaming Mouse?

I prefer using a trackball. But the only decent form factor (thumb ball, 3+button and scroll wheel) I can find is the logitech mx570, which has horrible life expectancy for the buttons.
My experiences have mirrored the reviews. 6 month average before the left or middle button stops clicking normally and starts going off randomly. The little springs in the buttons crap out and don't push the button back properly.

Comment: Re:Defense? (Score 1) 274

by Adriax (#49200189) Attached to: Laser Takes Out Truck Engine From a Mile Away


*bad mobster accent" "No sir officer, nothing illegal here. We're just three guys going for an afternoon drive in our truck.
Oh, the trailer? The one with the 30kw laser assembly and diesel generator to power it? The 30 foot long double wide trailer that weighs 20 tons? Oh, that's my grandma's. We're just delivering it for her. Why, is a tail light out?"

Comment: Re:One Word ... (Score 1) 234

by Adriax (#49156563) Attached to: As Big As Net Neutrality? FCC Kills State-Imposed Internet Monopolies

Now begins the stall tactics. "Grass roots" opposition on the basis of the project would be a huge waste. Officials who support the projects finding themselves target by cookie cutter *insert politician name here* attack ads on cable.
All so their lobby drones have more time to rewrite the laws and make it illegal again.

Comment: Re:Is that really a lot? (Score 2) 280

by Adriax (#49143935) Attached to: Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average

So you honestly believe that employers who currently treat their workers like disposible slaves wouldn't keep doing the same thing if they could start paying them 1/10th what they currently do?
You have gone completely off the libertarian deep end. Dear god i hope you aren't in a position of educational authority.

Comment: Re:Is that really a lot? (Score 4, Insightful) 280

by Adriax (#49137399) Attached to: Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average

Bullshit. Minimum wage is supposed to keep employers from abusing the desperate by making sure someone working full time or more can afford to survive without working themselves to death.
When people have to work 18 hours a day, 7 days a week just to afford a roof and food they find crime becomes an attractive alternative.

Comment: Re:Expectations of privacy (Score 1) 303

by Adriax (#48748263) Attached to: FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places

Silly citizen. It only took a decade of engineering work with industry help to lift the veil of privacy on those conversations. You can't seriously expect privacy when circumventing it is so easy.

If you want privacy, don't use a method of communication so easily tapped into by multi-million dollar custom hardware and and 24x7 team of highly trained agents.
I mean, you might as well be yelling it for all to hear.

"It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that ain't so." -- Artemus Ward aka Charles Farrar Brown