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Comment: Re:It helps to actually use the thing. (Score 1) 194

by Khyber (#48218445) Attached to: How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

and $170 more than HP's cheapest laptop which still competes on features, hardware, and usability versus the Mac Mini.

You're just an uninformed Apple Shill. Ever since Apple went Intel, I've ALWAYS been able to find the same or better hardware combinations CHEAPER from other manufacturers. And I used to be an Apple repair tech at Flextronics while Apple was still using G3 and G4 processors in their iBook series laptops.

Comment: Re: It helps to actually use the thing. (Score 1) 194

by Khyber (#48218429) Attached to: How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

That STARTING AT $499 is a laughing fucking joke at 1.43 GHz when the Pentium N3540 quad core is pretty much the same thing at $125 cheaper in an HP laptop at HALF the power draw and 2.1GHz, and the HP laptop comes with an optical drive, remote control, a quick-launch OS for easy access to media and such without needing to boot Windows, and a bunch of other shit the Mac Mini won't come with, including A SCREEN and a webcam - STARTING AT $329.

Give. Me. A. Fucking. Break.

Comment: Re:Impossible Bullshit (Score 1) 207

by Khyber (#48216945) Attached to: Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

Please, I came REALLY close to doing that much while I was in Texas constructing a hydroponics building.

And I'm like half-crippled.

And it was 7 days a week, by my choice. Prevailing wage, room and board, plus spending cash for when I wanted to go out and treat myself. Start work at 3AM, done by 7-8PM, hit the town for a couple hours, come home, sleep hard, wake up, pop coffee down gullet, repeat!

I did that almost a full straight month.

Comment: Re:Guy saves you from becoming Illinois (Score 1) 20

by mcgrew (#48204139) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help

And all the unions can do is stab him

Of course they are. What else can you do when someone is trying to murder you?

As far as Illinois' fiscal problems, they started under Thompson (R), who wanted to both cut taxes and increase spending (sound familiar?). Edgar (R) followed his footsteps, as did Ryan (R). The screaming didn't start until Blago (D) and it's still a terrible problem, but is slowly improving.

Ryan and Blago both went to prison for bribery. Thompson (R) unsuccessfully defended Blago in his bribery trial (note that even Johnny Cochran and F. Lee Baily together wouldn't have been able to keep him out of the slammer).

The current Republican candidate, who "earns" a thousand times the median income, wants to tax my pensions, my social security, haircuts, food, medicine, while slashing both his own taxes and school funding.

No way in hell could I vote for that guy.

+ - NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, U.S. Companies->

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An anonymous reader writes "The Whipgenie document details one company’s involvement in “domestic wire access collection” 2013 an apparent reference to eavesdropping inside the United States. Under current law, such surveillance is only allowed after the government obtains a court order. But the document said that at least one “Corporate Partner” was involved in a “cooperative effort” to break into U.S. communications. This information, it says, is itself classified and should be closely guarded:"
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Comment: Re:Really pisses me off! (Score 1) 173

Next time they threaten you, shove the Telecommunications Act of 1996 in their face and go "I can take you to court over this, if you want to talk about some billing issues, assholes. We gave you billions in taxpayer dollars for a product you didn't deliver. Guess who owes who right now?"

Comment: This is a bullshit article (Score -1, Troll) 108

by Khyber (#48192061) Attached to: China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

See, I'm not ignorant like the rest of these morons writing stories.

What's happening right now is Anonymous and Corporate interests (the whole gamergate bullshit) doing DDoS attacks and penetration attacks. Corporate America (Merck and other companies) tossed a solid DDoS at Anon/Chan servers.

Anon said 'U wot m8?' and has brought about every botnet across every major ISP and host in the USA and UK that they have online, and have been attacking.

This isn't China doing shit, you stupid fucks. Get into the REAL security hotlines and learn what the fuck is REALLY happening.

Note: Give that URL 10 minutes to collect data. Watch how the USA is primary attack target and primary attack origin.

Get your fucking false flag bullshit out of here, and Slashdot editors need to start finding new jobs because they sorely suck at this one.

Comment: Re:lol (Score 1) 328

by Khyber (#48184111) Attached to: Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

That's from a specific machine IN ANOTHER ISOLATED ROOM. You're only seeing the insertion aperture of the polarizer inside of the clean room.

Also, I hit the video record button while the screen was oriented in landscape, but the phone was facing downwards towards the floor and likely thought I meant to do it in portrait. As soon as I realized it (almost instantly) I just went with portrait since there was no way I was likely to get that happening again that day.

Google News Sci Tech: NASA says 1934 Dust Bowl was worst drought in 1000 years: Here's what NASA ... -->

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NASA says 1934 Dust Bowl was worst drought in 1000 years: Here's what NASA ...
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The Dust Bowl of 1934 was the worst dry period in 1,000 years, according to NASA. That doesn't reveal the human suffering it caused, or the art it helped to create. (Photo : Arthur Rothstein / Farm Security Administration)...
NASA and Tree Rings Confirm 1934 Drought Worst in Last 1000
How the Dust Bowl Stacks Up Against Other DroughtsThe News Ledge
1934 drought worst in millenniumThe Hoops News
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+ - Anime fan convicted over illegal pictures of imaginary children ->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A jobless animation fan has made legal history as he was convicted of having illegal pictures of cartoon children.

Robul Hoque, 39, is believed to be the first in the UK hauled before court over his collection of Japanese Manga or Anime-style images alone.

He admitted 10 counts of possessing prohibited images of children at Teesside Crown Court.

His barrister Richard Bennett said: “These are not what would be termed as paedophilic images. These are cartoons.”

And Mr Bennett revealed that such banned images were freely available on legitimate sites.

He said: “This case should serve as a warning to every Manga and Anime fan to be careful. It seems there are many thousands of people in this country, if they are less then careful, who may find themselves in that position too.”"

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