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Comment: Re:Waiting... (Score 1) 134

by duke_cheetah2003 (#48455369) Attached to: Here's What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030

Don't bother. The website was horrifically obnoxious even after it took 15 minutes to load. The presentation was just so annoying difficult to navigate I gave up after a few clicks. Whatever happened to simple web page layouts that present information in an easy to consume manner? Text and pictures... don't need all this flash and crap.

Comment: A Taste of Armageddon (Score 1) 107

by duke_cheetah2003 (#48454473) Attached to: How the Pentagon's Robots Would Automate War

Why fool with building robots and junk to fight each other? Let's just take the next step and follow the original Star Trek episode "A Taste of Armageddon" and let computer software decide who gets killed in simulated wars. Would save tons of money!

Or you know, we could just try being peaceful with each other. The relative world peace we've enjoyed since WW2 has been nice. Sure there's been small wars here and there, but overall we've been pretty well behaved and civil with each other. Let's work improving that?

Comment: Re:Shoot one (Score 3, Insightful) 212

by duke_cheetah2003 (#48422623) Attached to: Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

So in your mind, the relationship between the Secret Service and the general public should be modeled on how the US military responds to an invading army?

Sounds good to me. Why continue with the illusion that American government is "of the people, by the people, for the people." It's not. Why continue the illusion it is?

Comment: Re:Stupid, trucks cause the problem (Score 2) 554

by duke_cheetah2003 (#48392023) Attached to: The Downside to Low Gas Prices

There is no downside to lower gas prices. lower prices on anything is always a positive.

Heartily disagree with this. To me, the OP points it out perfectly:

Consumers are already starting to buy the sort of gas-guzzling vehicles, including Hummers, that had been going out of style as gas prices rose; that's bad for both the environment and consumers, because gas prices are inevitably going to increase again.

Problem. On so many levels. We as a collective need to stick to the fuel efficient vehicles to conserve the supply. It's not limitless. I agree also with the OP, if people are going to be morons with the memory of a stoner, then yeah, crank up the taxes to discourage a return to the gas guzzlers.

Comment: Get whacha pay for (Score 1) 178

by duke_cheetah2003 (#48389939) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Non-USB Flash Direct From China Safe?

The price makes the item suspect. One must oneself, why is this so much cheaper?

While being malicious is possible, it's probably much more likely its substandard and either won't work very well straight out of the box, or will fail fairly quickly compared to a 'normal' priced one.

Comment: Relay to upstream provider (Score 1) 405

by duke_cheetah2003 (#48380335) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

OK, I had a very similar setup with AT&T ADSL some years ago, and basically I had the same problem, most other SMTP hosts were bouncing my emails and/or flat refusing to even communicate with my server.

In my case, the solution was to relay all my email through my internet provider's SMTP, authenticating with my ADSL login. Once I handed off all my email to the upstream SMTP, things worked perfectly.

Most customer assigned IP's are pretty much blocked out from relaying any email these days. If I were in your position, I'd try to setup to relay to your upstream SMTP so you can relay mail effectively. Having your own SMTP talk to everyone else's SMTP for outbound just doesn't really work very well anymore. Contact Comcast and find out the details on setting up to relay to their SMTP.

Comment: Re:IPv6 as a help? (Score 1) 135

by duke_cheetah2003 (#48357403) Attached to: Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites

I predict that we will see a lot of NAT with IPv6, just because ISPs want to make static IP addresses more expensive. You are correct however, that in any sane set-up it is very rare and generally not needed.

This makes no sense. One of the selling points of IPv6 is there is so much address space, not only can every single human being have their own address.. every device they own, including their car, their 20 phones and 50 computers and 2 fridges and microwave oven can all have their own address too.

Comment: Re:Just cheating themselves (Score 1) 438

by duke_cheetah2003 (#48356405) Attached to: The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

This isn't true at all. Cheaters get better grades than many fair students. The cheaters then get better jobs and make more money, while the fair students may miss out.

Bzzzt. Sorry, this is wrong. This is not the fault of the cheaters/non-cheaters in education systems. This is the fault of recruiters and who ever interviews candidates for a position. Don't you like, do any kind of aptitude testing on a potential new employee? Would weed out, I'd think at least, the cheaters who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground, from those who actually know what they learned.

Sorry, don't buy this. Employers need to better test their applicants to ensure competence for the job being offered.

There's also the class of 'cheaters' who are just really smart people and think the education system is bullshit and they're rather spend their time doing something else, so they cheat to pass tests. They're probably more capable than those who don't cheat at all.

Comment: Re:Just cheating themselves (Score 1) 438

by duke_cheetah2003 (#48356345) Attached to: The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

Imagine, a work force of people who will lie and cheat because they feel entitled to.

I think you just described a majority of business relationships in the United States. Ever watch any George Carlin? Business people lie and cheat and fuck each other over everyday. Nothing new here. Also doesn't really have much to do with cheaters. We already have that workforce, it's all around you.

Comment: Re:Unless Yes (Score 1) 706

by duke_cheetah2003 (#48356281) Attached to: President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Uh err... care to connect the dots on how regulation of the nature *WE WANT* equals government control the internet? I never advocated for that, I don't think Obama did either. I don't think ANYONE (except maybe the government and even that is questionable in my mind) is advocating that any one entity control the internet.

I thought we were talking about regulating internet providers so they cant run parallel businesses that create conflicts of internet (like ISP's being content providers.)

Next time, try less swear words and insults and provide more information.

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