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Comment Re:It's official, you all live in a Dictatorship (Score 1) 180

>I think my favorite was someone claiming that they had huge college debt, was owed a "well paying job," was owed a refund for their college debt, and that "big business" was to blame. The journalist asked what they majored in and this girl looks at the camera with a proud face and spouts out some arts major or humanities major. I don't recall what it was specifically but I burst out laughing when I watched the clip.

I remember a good buddy of mine from college that I took engineering classes with. (Years and years ago) I did it for fun as I was aimed for CS. After my military stint I ran into him back in the states and apparently he'd switched his major to philosophy after I left, and that he was currently working as a manager at Jiffy Lube. I don't know if he ever felt entitled to anything like in your story, but it made me think of this because I was so baffled by his choices.

Comment Re:And? (Score 1) 207

>The think the more important note here is that the guy with a 707 HP Challenger Hellcat is probably not driving it to work every day.

That may be true mostly, but I have a few coworkers that have some wicked cars, one with a Hellcat, one with an Audi R8, and 'most' of them are daily drivers. I'm on the other end with a 2010 Jeep Rubicon, lifted with 35" tires. I get a whopping 11mpg and it's a daily driver because of my love for my jeep, and I'll keep her a very long time. I save money, electricity, water...I tear out walls to upgrade insulation.... but all bets are off when it comes to the Jeep or my gaming rig.

Comment Re:One stray ; burned a week... (Score 1) 285

Took over a large perl code project from my boss years ago where this happened. Apparently the two people that had worked on it after him each had their own indentation (and programming) styles and it was ridiculously hard to read or debug. I ended up going through all of the code over a few months to make it all conform just so I didn't go insane try to read through it.

Comment Re:$460??? (Score 1) 67

I am one of those iRacing people, but I'll say that the triple screens is absolutely necessary. Ok, it's really not, but I'd be screwed trying to drive with one monitor now if I tried it. The ability to look our my left and right windows is crucial, let alone my side rear view mirrors. As a joke I loaded up Need for Speed Most Wanted on my xbox last year. I was stunned at how I remembered it to how it compared. I can't believe I used to play that now....

Comment Re:$460??? (Score 1) 67

It's exactly what the other two said. A three day class at a skip barber class to drive the "skippy" or the skip barber F2000 open wheel car, is going to cost you several grand. In iRacing they laser every track and there's no bs. There are pro drivers that run it like Will Power and Dale Jr. for instance and even they say that every bump in the tracks are there. If you're going to do something, to me anyway, I'd rather run 3 - 24" monitors in eyefinity with a serious wheel and pedal setup with a big amp and surround sound, than run it on a laptop with one small screen and an old logitech wingman wheel. To each his own though.

Comment Re:Wrong place at the wrong time.... (Score 1) 113

I got pulled by one and thought it was bs at first. "No, something is screwed up." Turns out my insurance had lapsed because I screwed up auto pay, and therefore my license had been suspended. He was facing traffic and I even looked at him when I passed, but his plate reader was mounted on his trunk. All in all, as much as I felt screwed, I'm kinda glad he pulled me and I didn't find out by getting into an accident without insurance.

Submission + - Chaos Computer Club Claims It Can Reproduce Fingerprints From People's Photos 1

An anonymous reader writes: Chaos Computer Club, Europe’s largest association of hackers, claims it can reproduce your fingerprints from a couple of photos that show your fingers. At the 31st annual Chaos Computer Club convention in Hamburg, Germany, Jan Krissler, also known by his alias "Starbug," explained how he copied the thumbprint of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Because these fingerprints can be used for biometric authentication, Starbug believes that after his talk, "politicians will presumably wear gloves when talking in public."

Submission + - "Calibration" error changes Illinois touchscreen votes (watchdog.org) 4

BobandMax writes: In a truly shocking occurrence, a Cook County, Illinois touchscreen voting device changed votes from Republican to Democrat. Voting officials removed the machine and determined that a calibration error was at fault. The voter who brought the problem to their attention, Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan, was later "allowed" to vote for Republicans. Some things never change, regardless technology.

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