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Comment: Re: Christmas is coming early this year (Score 1) 702

by Gogo0 (#47404099) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes
yes, as so many of these batteries have been modified to be weapons with such disasterous effect on board planes, this is now a necessary measure.

*enough training can endow passengers with martial arts skills that can be used to deadly effect, passengers must be tied down
*laptops and other heavy objects can be used to bludgeon, no carry-ons allowed
*the in-flight meal plastic eating utensils can be deadly when applied correctly, eat with your hands
*a wild passenger could open the emergency door in-flight with disasterous effect, it should be locked
*a blanket and bottle of water can be used to waterboard other passengers in the privy, no more toilets, beverages, or articles made of cloth
*psychology may be applied to coerce a flight attendant into unknowingly aiding a terrorist plot, flight attendants must also hold a degree in psychology OR allow no one on board with an IQ over 50 OR gag all passengers

there are *so many* ways to fuck things up, the only way for TSA to secure flying is to expand the no-fly list to include absolutely everyone

Comment: Re:Chicago Blackhawks too? (Score 1) 646

by Gogo0 (#47268183) Attached to: Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks
if "redskins" is denied a trademark due to some people finding it offensive, how did N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitudes) ever get a theirs? the N-word has always had negative connotations, no one can claim that it wasnt a hot-button word when N.W.A. was new. its sad that the govt is again passive-agressively strong-arming, i wonder if harry reid or other outspoken idiots were behind this.

i've never heard someone call a native american "redskin" before. it's always been in reference to the football team.
i have however, heard the term "chief" used disparagingly. why are the kansas city chiefs not also on the hook?
the overall question i have is, how can we more effectively sanitize the world to no longer offend anyone at all? handling these case-by-case is stupidly inefficient.

Comment: Re:Maybe they should ask corded phone manufacturer (Score 1) 399

by Gogo0 (#46864165) Attached to: Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches
Citizen EcoDrive analogues are solar powered with a battery for backup. after a while without light (for instance, under your sleeve) the seconds hand movement stops until it sees light again and then quickly updates. in cases of very low battery, it will only move the minute hand every 2-5min or so. ive had my 8700 for about five years now. its a tank, was only $350 new (likely cheaper now), looks nice, and i've never had to care about swapping the battery. itll probably make it a few weeks after my death, at least.

Comment: Re:Asymetrical warfare (Score 2) 147

by Gogo0 (#46283503) Attached to: Iran's Hacking of US Navy 'Extensive,' Repairs Took $10M and 4 Months
DoD public-facing server are supposed to be cordoned off, DMZ'd, hardened to the point where theyre nearly unusable, and not contain anything but data classified as PUBLIC (ie, lose the server and you lose nothing important). These are part of many DISA requirements that simply werent followed. These guys were lazy/bad/apathetic -they arent now (though still getting paid the same, so why should they care).

The "Bloodstream" is just some official talking out of his ass about something he doesnt understand, unless he is talking about the DISA network the navy rides (which could /correctly/ be analogized as the 'bloodstream' of the global navy network). But that would be actual serious shit, and a different story altogether. Or maybe its a regional/theatre ops center with connections to lots of enclaves. Who knows.

My guess is that the web admins had a lax PKI implementation and local admin accounts that shared username/password with other servers. This "bloodstream" thing makes no sense as there are supposed to be physical and logical boundaries between enclaves. how much access do you have to your ISP's equipment? DoD networks are supposed to be like that to compartmentalize things.

Really, most of the explanation of what actually took place sounds like gibberish.

Comment: Re:Is it a plague or more like the common cold? (Score 1) 338

by Gogo0 (#46052613) Attached to: Facebook Is a Plague That'll Burn Out In a Few Years, Says Study
i used to hate it, probably because it was popular for people to hate it. "i have REAL friends, not VIRTUAL friends" and all that.
i dont dislike it anymore though. turns out its very handy for stuff like:
>organizing/joining events with friends
>sharing/seeing pictures taken at parties
>finding something to do ("i want to go drinking tonight, anyone else?" to 150 people at once is convenient)
>nurturing relationships with women (a look at their FB will tell you a lot)
>expanding your real social network (discovering and then meeting friends of friends)

if you fill your friends list with strangers that send you friend requests, then FB is a waste of time. fill it with people you know and it can enhance your meatspace social life

Comment: Re:Good idea ... (Score 1) 59

by Gogo0 (#45960117) Attached to: Japan To Tax Online Sales Of Foreign-Made Content
any culture other than their own is "junk culture" to many. the japanese govt has initiatives to repel things like hanryuu (korean wave) and make people more interested in japanese culture/content and thus creating a demand for more. hard to do when K-Pop groups are releasing albums in japanese (does that make it J-Pop?) and the fact that japanese tv sucks (not all, but most) to the point that no one overseas would want to watch it even if they could understand it. i know more than a few early-20s girls that are watching 'The Walking Dead' and are more interested in reruns of 'Dr House' than the new (second) season of 'Doctor X'

Comment: Re:Reasonable expectations (Score 1) 256

by Gogo0 (#45615233) Attached to: NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide
i dont agree that it is "totally painless", its a huge pain and inconvenience for no perceived benefit.
i do however agree that there is a lunatic fringe that takes it too far. the entire "flying experience" is shit! uncomfortable flying, lugging baggage, immigration, waiting in an airport for hours, more-expensive food/beer... security checkpoints are just another shitty part. that one point out of many is a stupid to cancel a vacation to america or anywhere else someone want(ed) to go that has mildly-invasive security.

Comment: Re:Sabotaged (Score 1) 309

by Gogo0 (#45451045) Attached to: Blue Light of Death Plagues PlayStation 4
there were pictures of ten year old kids stitching air jordans, the "think of the children" was (rightfuly) strong. if foxconn has that sort of thing going on, its less-publicized.
it matters less to most though. plenty of people are willing to switch from nike to adidas or the like. phone/pc/console choice seems to carry almost a religious dedication for a lot of people. theyre not willing to switch from their chosen brand, even if they think their brand does deplorable things.

Comment: Re:Don't answer the door. (Score 1) 273

by Gogo0 (#45287745) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe'en?
the thing with american holidays is that most are relatively new and based on some other culture's ancient celebration. changes were made because when great grandpa got off the boat, he didnt have a herring to gelatinize (or whatever) and had to figure something else out. then through generations the original traditions are further diluted. without centuries-old traditions to adhere to, our holidays tend to evolve. maybe 'evolve' is too positive a verb, how about 'our holidays change'? its a shame if via popular culture the decades-old celebrations are marginalized, though. i havent lived in america for five years now, so ill take your word for it on the cheap plastic crap sale. but that does seem to be the normal trend.

we had apple bobbing in america when i was a kid too. i think the hand sanitizer generation was likely the cause of its decline.

With your bare hands?!?