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Comment: Re:What's the point (Score 1) 353

by ThePeices (#47411237) Attached to: Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies

I feel the exact same way about all those reckless, careless, risk-taking, jock-want-to-be’s who risk their lives and wellbeing playing senseless games on the field, riding bikes and skateboards without thought or concern, and adventuring up mountain sides without care.

I find it absolutely appalling that I am forced to cough up my money to pay for their reckless behavior, broken bones, torn ligaments, hamstring injuries, and more!!

Im having a really hard time trying to figure out if you are serious, or trolling.

Seriously, you have done a bloody good job at straddling that fine line perfectly. I am impressed.

So which is it? I truly cannot tell.

Comment: Holiday in the USA? (Score 2) 702

by ThePeices (#47403167) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

I live in the Southern Hemisphere. Im not a terrorist, im a tourist looking for a holiday this year. Id love to come to the USA for a holiday, to go and see the sights and generally enjoy a holiday in a country full of history and things to see and do. ( love to see NY, the Grand Canyon, the science museums etc)

But this TSA absurdity is so fucked up, so scary and frightening, you couldnt pay me to holiday there.
There is no way in hell im going to subject myself to the indignity, radiation exposure, nude body scanning, device seizure and random harassment of Security Theatre in the US.
Fuck that shit.

Ill go be a tourist and spend my money in another country.

Comment: Re:What's the big deal, Occulus? (Score 2) 131

by ThePeices (#47397199) Attached to: Oculus Suspends Oculus Rift Dev Kit Sales In China

Its because there are a limited number of devkits being made and there is a limited number of kits being made per day.

The dev kits are for developers, not end users. The manufacturing is not scaled up for mass dev kit production, for very obvious reasons. The consumer version will have no such limits.

Comment: Consciousness (Score 2, Flamebait) 284

by ThePeices (#47394979) Attached to: Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

Wow, if we discover the exact region and mechanism for how consciousness emerges from brain activity, then this, in my mind, is the final nail in the coffin of the Soul Hypothesis ( the religious explanation for consciousness being external to the brain, and as something that survives death ).

Of course, the religionists will carp on about how this study is all a big conspiracy with science finding or some other claptrap, but for the rest of us, this could be a major discovery!

Comment: Re:US Epic fail (Score 1) 266

by ThePeices (#43957555) Attached to: Decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Plant May Take Decades

I thought you were joking about the Flat Earth membership increase, so I did some research and discovered it to be shockingly true.

Then I read the Flat Earth FAQ on their website....

I now exist in a dual state of utter horrified disbelief that people can be so gullible and stupid, and total despair at the state of Humanity

You are right, were morons. We deserve whatever we reap from our stupidity. The world would be a better place without us.

I used to have such high hopes for the future of Humans, now I have a total lack of faith in Humanity.

Comment: Re:first (Score 1) 334

by ThePeices (#43955025) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Promises Profanity Over Linux 3.10-rc5

I'm still running Debian on 64 MB of RAM. With Xwindows and icewm. I can even browse the interwebs for a while with firefox until I hit a page with javascript requirements that beat the OS requirements. Sadly that is becoming the norm (I'm looking at you gmail)

Yes, because 64MB of RAM should be enough for anybody, amiright?

Just because you can, doesnt mean you should. In the age of large and cheap computing resources, saving every last byte and cycle is less of a concern than it used to be.

Comment: Article is Flamebait (Score 3, Insightful) 317

by ThePeices (#43920193) Attached to: Israeli Army Retweeting 1967 War As It Happened

Why post this article on Slashdot? Its obvious flamebait, bringing out all the hatred, hand-wringing and dubious justifications from all sides of this conflict.

Nothing good is going to come from all the comments in here, ive already seem my fair share of sheer hatred in the comments so far.

Why post this Slashdot? Because its on Twitter?

Comment: Re:Second Click.... (Score 1) 398

by ThePeices (#43918517) Attached to: Keyless Remote Entry For Cars May Have Been Cracked

I know with my Nissan, and I believe that all cars are the same, you need to press on the unlock button twice to unlock the passenger doors..

Not all cars. In my car ( 2006 model), pressing the unlock button unlocks all doors ( except the boot, which has its own unlock button on the keyfob )

Comment: Re:Just a thought. (Score 5, Funny) 398

by ThePeices (#43918427) Attached to: Keyless Remote Entry For Cars May Have Been Cracked

Add to the fact that most in-vehicle theft is performed with a broken window

Isnt that kinda dangerous for the burglar? Walking around with a broken window to be used to break into a car is unwieldy, and they can easily cut themselves on the glass of the broken window they are carrying.

Not to mention it would look pretty suspicious walking down the street with a broken window.

Comment: Re:But not to give them a chance to correct it fir (Score 1, Insightful) 404

wow, why so angry?
I see you have resorted to ad-hominem attacks and childish name calling.

Did he rape your mother?
Did he douse your dog in petrol, set it on fire and burn it to death?
Did he kidnap your sister and dissolve her, alive and screaming, in concentrated acid?

So again I ask, why so angry?

Comment: Re:How can you DDoS an MMO? (Score 2) 127

by ThePeices (#43892155) Attached to: DoS Attack Forces EVE Online Offline

Why do the gaming servers respond to requests from non-players?

Ahhh, this question is unanswerable as it is one of the few true mysteries of the universe, like magnets ( wtf, how do they work!), velcro, and the location of the proverbial "other sock".

Why do gaming servers respond to requests from non-players? Well dude, the answer might as well be 42, nobody knows.

Comment: Re:EVE Offline (Score 1, Funny) 127

by ThePeices (#43892139) Attached to: DoS Attack Forces EVE Online Offline

EVE Offline. That is all.

Hey, I see what you did there! Ive spent the last 6 minutes rolling on the floor laughing my ass off, and only now have the breath left to sit down and write this, such is the sheer power of your mastery of wit.

You put comedians the world over to shame, your stand above us mere mortals, and we all bow to thee; God of Comedy.

"The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy." -- Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards