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Comment: Is this guy living in realiaty (Score 1) 606

by VEGETA_GT (#46334765) Attached to: 'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

I have to spend 2 hr's getting down town to a switch site today. I will be doing this for over a week and its a waste. I am even using public transit as driving here would take even longer. Now outside the city (Toronto) I can drive around a lot better. I agree the public transit is better in the city but overall i hate coming into the city. This is why I love even out side of the bedroom city/suburban areas. Moving out of the main city has MANY advantages such as easier communities that make people HAPPY.

Comment: This real or spoofed Data (Score 1) 743

by VEGETA_GT (#44708003) Attached to: Snowden Spoofed Top Officials' Identity To Mine NSA Secrets

I keep seeing the Us government keep putting out new revelations of how he did things to try and make him look worse and worse. In all honesty, I get the feeling at least some of what they are saying is pure BS in a smear campaign. Its just the feeling I get and am interested if others are right.

And as others have stated, for him to get all this data so easily (nothing shown shows any real hardships in gathering data) to me says these NSA systems may be very open to attack. As there security measures seam rather lax. I get the feeling there idea of security is a armed guard standing over the server watching for hackers.

my 2 cents plus 2 more

Comment: pacemakers ?? (Score 1) 811

This can be considered scary if devices you can not remove could be affected. IE pacemakers, screw with that and you could kill the person. But then take items like a advanced artificial arm with loads of electronics getting fried by these scanners. These types of devices are expensive and usually customized to the person. So yes better training needed and the pat down should be some what realistic for someone who just cant do through the device.

Censorship

+ - SOPA flaw: Doesn't stop content piracy->

Submitted by DillyTonto
DillyTonto (793644) writes "Analysts at Cato Institute and elsewhere are pointing out that all the arguing about how to implement and enforce the punitive measures in the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act are irrelevant. Both allow "pirate" sites to be disappeared by having DNS entries deleted but neither does anything to get them to stop distributing copyrighted content. The result is an infringement on civil rights in the U.S. and no impact on the problem the legislation was designed to stop."
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+ - Senate Contact Forms Disabled As SOPA/PIPA Protest->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Trying to contact your senate representative regarding PIPA and SOPA? Well you won't be able to do it via the web. All Senate 'contact' links are redirecting to an error page. Does this represent a concerted effort by senators to ignore their constituents, or are so many of them using the forms that an inadvertent DDOS is going on?"
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Comment: Re:Well this is disturbing. (Score 2) 445

by VEGETA_GT (#38426354) Attached to: Hard Drive Makers Slash Warranties

honestly the 5 year warranty of some drives greatly affects which drive I buy. I am usually Seagate fan but if a Samsung has better warranty I will buy that instead. I remember when I found one time the drives form Segate I wanted were only 3 year so I bought WD and Samsung at the time. So if WD and Seagate drop their warranty period and other makers keep higher warranty then my cash goes to the bigger warranty. If you don't stand by your product then I have no reason to either.

Jeebus. I think I could actually forgive the misspelling of Seagate (at least you were consistent), but your grammar/homophone abuse kills me: where/were, there/their, buy/by.

I once had a coworker that largely taught himself English from books, newspapers and TV in his home country before moving to the USA. Very smart guy, but made English mistakes like this due to a lack of formal English education (which is difficult to correct as an adult)

This post was quite intelligible despite the grammar/spelling errors, so cut him some slack, you don't know his native language.

Native language is Canadian, I mean English. Never been the best at it either. But this is what happens when I type fast and get back to my job.

Comment: Re:Well this is disturbing. (Score 3, Interesting) 445

by VEGETA_GT (#38424138) Attached to: Hard Drive Makers Slash Warranties

honestly the 5 year warranty of some drives greatly affects which drive I buy. I am usually segate fan but if a Samsung has better warranty I will buy that instead. I remember when I found one time the drives form Segate I wanted where only 3 year so I bought WD and Samsung at the time. So if WD and Segate drop there warranty period and other makers keep higher warranty then my cash goes to the bigger warranty. If you don't stand buy your product then I have no reason to either.

+ - Terror arrest used as fodder to fund Real ID Act ->

Submitted by
BeatTheChip
BeatTheChip writes "There's been a lot of buzz in recent days concerning the deadline to deliver on the federal Real ID Act. Congress is looking for corners to cut. One tactic is to attach emergency policy to the Real ID in order to sustain funding for its development by authoring members in Congress. In an effort to link the two, Rep. Lamar Smith and others asked DHS to increase enforcement of the Real ID Act over a terror suspect apprehended by lawful means."
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Comment: Re:What's the saying about hypocrisy? (Score 1) 944

by VEGETA_GT (#32032354) Attached to: Steve Jobs Publishes Some "Thoughts On Flash"

I agree

its one control freak company (apple) not liking that another control freak company (adobe) will not release control of its protocols. sorry but the fact apple is the same in that it is very closed sourced. Hell apple expects you to give up control of even organizing your own music to its applications. Them not liking another control freak company is just funny. He makes valid points but those points can be turned back on apple.

Comment: Re:Sorry Netbook wins still (Score 1) 1010

by VEGETA_GT (#31274248) Attached to: iPad Will Beat Netbooks With "Magic"

Thanks for making my point, ipad is not a computer, there for it can't be considered a netbook replacement. Don't get me wrong ipad has its uses but its a over-sized iphone (I say iphone as ipad will take a sim and can be used on cell network for data, so closer to iphone the itouch). I agree it could be a nice toy but apply is trying to say it will replace a netbook, but again there are many reasons why I can't see that ever happening, only some listed above.

Comment: Re:Sorry Netbook wins still (Score 1) 1010

by VEGETA_GT (#31273838) Attached to: iPad Will Beat Netbooks With "Magic"

Choice is good, and many may like a ipad, but lets be honest, its not a netbook replacement. they may say it is but it can't be as a netbook is a standard linux/windows based toy while the ipad or the up and coming smiler products with andriod software are not full out systems. some will liek the netbook for what it is, and it may be all many need, but it can't be considered a netbook replacement.

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