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Comment: Short-term solution that won't work. (Score 1) 74

by Last_Available_Usern (#49511661) Attached to: Facebook Working To Weed Out Fake Likes
This will only really work for the accounts that have no activity other than liking one thing (or one person's set of things). As soon as the fake accounts are managed to like a bunch of other random things in addition to the page in question Facebook will be right back where it started.

Comment: Re:Doesn't work (Score 1) 167

I get that you saw an article about adjusting an asteroid's path and you're excited to share that, but you need to consider a few things:

1) That method requires a wealth of energy/time and makes very miniscule adjustments that are applicable to asteroids because their orbit is so huge that small changes a long ways out can make a significant difference. This debris is literally right next to our planet.
2) For the amount of time, energy, and (most of all) money you'd spend doing this you could send both Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck in a Kerbal-inspired space ship zipping around LEO picking up all this debris and still have money left over.

Comment: So what is the answer? (Score 3, Insightful) 106

by Last_Available_Usern (#49471825) Attached to: In New Zealand, a Legal Battle Looms Over Streaming TV
Ban non-business VPN services? Block traffic from these services to residential users? Or better yet, allow VPN traffic to be inspected? There's no way around this problem that will satisfy the media conglomerates that isn't a complete violation of everyone's hind quarters.

Hey big media! Not everyone is downloading your stupid TV content illegally.

Comment: Re:Not in the fire (Score 1) 445

This is far and away the most safe, secure, and cost-effective option, especailly when you consider how many people already own safety deposity boxes. All your out at this point is the cost of two external drives to alternate (if you don't already have them) and the time it takes stop by the bank at a frequency your comfortable with.

Comment: Re:Advert for Razer? (Score 1) 199

by Last_Available_Usern (#49347161) Attached to: What Makes the Perfect Gaming Mouse?
Their mice have been so-so for me but their keypads (ie. Orbweaver) are excellent and durable. While you couldn't say this as much for the older revs, their current software also does everything I need it to (profiles/macros are a snap). Sorry your experience has been crappy but they haven't grown into a monster because everything they make is junk.

Comment: Very confused. (Score 1) 74

by Last_Available_Usern (#49346697) Attached to: Facebook Sued For Alleged Theft of Data Center Design
I would very much like to know the specifics of this case because as I see it, FB had a company come in for a sales pitch, FB opted to not use them and instead made something themselves based on a similar (or even identical) design. To my knowledge, FB didn't try to sell this tech to anyone else, and unless they just failed to mention it they also didn't sign anything saying they agreed to not duplicate the plantiff's tech on their own. Sounds like the company is just salty because they lost a huge sale and is hopeful FB will settle to avoid bad publicity.

Comment: Auto-drive on treacherous sections? (Score 1) 341

we may someday just pass signs requiring drivers to activate auto-drive functionality for certain particularly treacherous stretches of roadway.

So on the sections of road I'm going to be most terrified to navigate I should secede control to the computer? In principal, this makes sense, but in reality this is a pee-your-pants moment that even adrenaline junkies will probably say no thanks to.

Comment: Twice the power of a previous gen console? (Score 3, Insightful) 116

by Last_Available_Usern (#49181675) Attached to: NVIDIA Announces SHIELD Game Console
The company claims the console provides twice the performance of an Xbox 360.

This console is said to have twice the power of a console that was superceeded by it's next gen counterpart 16 months ago. I don't know that this is the strongest selling point for a console unless that was a typo and it was supposed to say Xbox One.

Comment: This is what's wrong... (Score 5, Insightful) 216

by Last_Available_Usern (#48758547) Attached to: Bill Would Ban Paid Prioritization By ISPs

and with Republicans now in charge of both house of Congress, the chances of it passing seem slim.

To preface, this is not a partisan-based slam. This is a slam on our entire system. The fact that we accept something won't pass despite it being universally wanted by "the people" (not pronounced "corporations") shows our biggest hurdle that we as a country need to overcome. Not race/gender equality or financial disparity, but the ability of this country to be propelled forward by a system that is representative to the needs of the many, not the powerful.

...though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"

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