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Comment: Re:Interesting. I'd think the opposite (Score 4, Interesting) 194

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48667751) Attached to: The World Is Not Falling Apart

"Conservatives are hesitant to change things, so they don't screw things up."

I think that "conservatives" have a huge gap between what they say they want and what they actually achieve.

Were corporations historically people? Did conservatives change that. Yup.

Was america historically a torture state? Did conservatives change that? Yup.

Was america founded on religious principles, being one nation under god? Or did conservatives change that? Yup.

Was hemp and marijuana historically demonized? Did conservatives change that because they feared the blacks and mexicans? Yup.

I can obviously find hundreds of more examples of conservatives changing things for the worse. Saying that conservatives want things to stay the same does not equate with the rise of corporatism in the us in the last 40 years. Nor does it equate with the greed is good and inequality is great mentality which predominates conservative thought.

You might just have to realize that "conservatives" are far from the historical definition of conservatives "resistance to change" and other attributes. Oh how I wish it were so. America wouldn't have killed hundreds of thousands in iraq, corporations wouldn't be people, wealth inequality would go back to 1950s levels, and do nothing bankers would be vilified as the enemies of real working people.

In short, there is absolutely nothing conservative about today's so called american conservatives. It's a fiction, a more friendly name on the pro corporate anti public interest party. I would name it the fascist party, matching it up to a proper historical definition. If anyone was allowed to use that term anymore.

Comment: Re:Psychologically speaking... (Score 1) 260

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48640383) Attached to: At 40, a person is ...

"Youthful ignorance is not something you can pretend or recreate. And ignorance isn't the Bliss. Ignorance is like a sheet of bubble wrap...."

Well that got crazy pretty fast.. Yeah dude, you got ALL THAT going on. You are really trying hard to recreate that "youthful ignorance" with your post there....

Comment: Re:Not quite... (Score 1) 222

If you recall, the nintendo offerings were the most popular. Far more popular than turbo grafix and sega genesis. Well i guess some neighbourhoods were genesis neighbourhoods but you wouldn't want to spend a lot of time there.

Till the playstation, nintendo was where it was at so I am not surprised. Its a grandiose claim, "all video game history" so I would expect he would not be on a sega saturn or dreamcast (god rest its soul)

Comment: Been there (Score 1) 720

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48487799) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

1st, a projector is an awesome use of space, much more epic, but cannot be used very well in the day with the sun out. If she wants to watch her soaps, then a TV is probably better. We don't do more than 2 hours of tv every few days. Especially nice is if you put the screen over a large window or patio door. I have 105" diag screen and it doubles as a sun and privacy shade.

2nd, as for the computer, I had the same problem. However all i had to do was make an effort to fix it by installing some more high quality fans, and she has gotten used to the white noise it creates. Over time, spouses become more "domesticated" on both sides. You learn to forgive many things that would drive single you up the wall.

As for all those saying "use your spare room". You all are some rich motherfuckers! Maybe ill take the wife out in my spare car as well! Or there's always the spare boat. Ill just use some of that spare money to do it!

Comment: Billionaires wanted (Score 2, Insightful) 117

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48476155) Attached to: Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

If I was a billionaire, I would kick him a few mil. Its fun to have someone stand up to these turkeys. He did appear to be winning and putting egg on the face of the americans for a while there.

We must remember that the USA tried to pluck a citizen from another country by strong arming their justice department. As a non US citizen, fuck all that shit. US law isnt world law and god forbid that ever becomes so. It is so enough already as it is!

Comment: Re:Another pro-government article... (Score 1) 231

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48408747) Attached to: The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

You do realize that the government is made up and elected by you right?

Just because america is fucked up doesn't mean the rest of the world runs their governments like ass.
Having been to a few retirement communities, and watched some documentaries on dementia, this one sounds like paradise to me. Generally dementia patients need a stressful amount of care that "modern" hospitals struggle to provide. Reading about these folks all living happily together like this is idyllic and for sure where I would want to end up if I lost my marbles. I have no delusions that I will be rich and be able to care for myself in that sort of state, nor would i want to burden my children with caring for me as my grandparents did to my parents.

But sure I guess, pile some more guns on the problem you have with healthcare in your country. See if that works.

Comment: Return Policies = enjoy that refurbished card! (Score 1) 111

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48389517) Attached to: An Applied Investigation Into Graphics Card Coil Whine

at least most board partners are quite friendly regarding their return policies concerning it.

ug.. Coil whine happened to me a few years ago on a brand new card so i RMA'ed the card. At the time it took some convincing to issue the rma too iirc. They shipped me some refurb card that never worked right. And the next one didn't work right (unstable or just plain DOA cant recall). By now Im up to 40 bucks just in shipping these crap cards back to the company. Never did get a working card out of it. The next card they sent me was awesome (2gb video ram at the time), but it was never stable. Ended up just buying an AMD card after that.

Should have just stuck with the damn whine, but it was driving my wife crazy (i can wear ear phones). And it was a brand new card under warranty, so I wasnt going to go desolder coils right off the bat!

Comment: Re: Seagate OEM? (Score 1) 142

"Prices right now look like I will be getting another ADATA..." ... "TL;DR: Buy whatever is cheapest, the odds are always the same."

You got lucky. I had 8 out of 10 ADATA 64gb msata drives fail at my workplace over the last year. Adata is crap.

SSDs are a whole different ballgame. Comparing their quirks to rotating hard drives is akin to comparing a car to a train. They do not work the same, nor fail the same.

SSD are by far not all created equal and you must do research before buying them. I like samsung, intel and crucial personally, based on experience. Be sure to keep up with firmware updates as well!

Comment: Re: Save the suspense (Score 5, Informative) 39

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48364377) Attached to: First Victims of the Stuxnet Worm Revealed

Maybe if you RTFA you would notice that it is a bit more complicated than that. The organization or individual who went after the centrifuges infected at least 5 different companies. An electric company, a steel manufacturer, 2 different industrial supply companies and a military importer /exporter company. These targets were all brand new infections, not passed from org to org. So they would have had to break security at at least 5 firms independently. Not too shabby.

You should read the second link, because it is quite fascinating. Who ever did it exploited the servers directly (as opposed to laptop vectors or smart phones or whathave you), and even went so far in two of the companies as first infecting the virus scan servers (one machine named kaspersky, another avserver...). Must have been awfully ballsy and confident about their viruses stealth.

So we have learned that it was a directed attack, over multiple targets, the initial infection was most likely delivered by network access and not by USB.

I think your summary misses most of the interesting parts. The name of the one company with hardly any context would not have added to the slashdot summary at all and would most likely make people miss out on nice simple deconstruction which the second link provides.

China

How Alibaba Turned November 11 Into the World's Biggest Online Shopping Day 115

Posted by samzenpus
from the buy-something dept.
hackingbear writes Bummed that you're home alone on date night, or stuck in your mom's basement, yet again? Don't worry. A new gadget or some scuba gear could help. Observed on November 11 — or "11.11," for the date with the most 1s — Singles Day, which started out as a joke among a group of male college students attending Nanjing University in the 1990s, has become the world's biggest online shopping day, thanks to the e-commerce prowess of China's Alibaba Group. On this day last year, they sold twice what all US companies sold on Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. This year, Alibaba has decided to take its 11.11 promotions worldwide, highlighting global brands including online jewelry store Blue Nile, clothing brand Juicy Couture, and even Costco. Amazon has tried to get a piece of the action. The Seattle-based company launched promotions for the holiday last year on its Chinese site, and it's done so again this year.

Comment: Re:hubris (Score 0) 421

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48125671) Attached to: Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Wow, you either forgot to post as AC, or are from somewhere so racist that your racism seems casual enough to drop the N bomb into regular speech.

I wouldn't be surprised, but for the fact that you have a 3 digit UID.
I would assume that the badly behaving low UID's would have been weeded out a decade ago.

Not too much shocks me on the internet these days, but a slashdot "elder" being racist is like wow. I was given pause.
I dont really care what stupid point you were trying to make about different cultures. It's lost when you use derogatory language.

Comment: Re:Another corporation falls... (Score 1) 252

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48108989) Attached to: Lego Ends Shell Partnership Under Greenpeace Pressure

You might want to look up the purpose of the PR department. The corporation doesn't care, it has no feelings to hurt. Shareholders demand to err on the side of caution.

I would much prefer the citizens bully the corporations than the other way around!

Of course the best solution would be the government to step in and say "no advertising logos in any childrens toys", which is ultimately best for the children. The movie, tv and videogame industry all use fake products to tell their stories all the time. No reason why toys should have real corporate logos in them. Pure mind control of the youth and should be stopped.

Comment: Re:Combine the 2 (Score 1) 279

"Go spend about an hour on youtube to see how to crimp RJ45 ends (it's actually easier than it sounds) and stick with the 568-b standard for all ends. Don't worry about crossover, straight through, etc. Every time I hear people try to be "smart" and talk about doing it "right" I kind of chuckle, and here's why: Part of the gigabit ethernet standard (that is, to receive IEEE 802.3 certification for gigabit) the switches AND the ethernet ports MUST provide the auto-MDIX feature, so fretting about crossover is pointless."

Are you saying here that 1) You don't punch both ends with the proper wiring (straight through) (you also seem to think it doesn't matter) and 2) that you are seriously suggesting wiring wallports to RJ-45 ends as opposed to a proper patch panel?

Boy no wonder you only charge $30 an hour! One gets what one pays for indeed!

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