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Comment: Re:What the fuck is this pretentious bullshit? (Score 3, Funny) 131

by peragrin (#48683967) Attached to: Know Your Type: Five Mechanical Keyboards Compared

Vinyl is better as it is compressed differently

Mechanical switches are just like analog vinyl. Because the action is analog it isn't just on or off but has a slight curve between the states. The problem is the in order to be reliable mechanical has to be huge. At least compared to modern designs.

Comment: Re: Ok.... (Score 1) 92

by peragrin (#48674813) Attached to: Kodak-Branded Smartphones On the Way

Well that's because when Britan and the USA (and several other countries) invaded France to take it away from the German Nazi, they never invaded the language. Over the past 70+ years the French Grammar Nazi's have been keeping the French Language pure.

Now the English Languge on the other hand has slept with everybody and picked up a little special parting gift from every Language.

That's why English has rules. Like I before E except after C unless you are an Efficient Ancient.

Comment: Re:"The World" is irrelevant to most people (Score 1) 208

by peragrin (#48666481) Attached to: The World Is Not Falling Apart

Because I let you choose to spread your idiocy that's why.

More people right now are living in peace with their neighbors than between the Yeats 1500-1900

If Iraq was fought like other wars in history the USA' army would be 50 million soldiers. Not 1.2 million.

There are 320 million people in the USA with an army of 1.2 million. That's 1/2 of 1%. There are more homosexuals people in the USA 3-5 million than soliders.

Even China with 1.2 billion people only has an army of 3 million.

Comment: Re:Google's acquisition of Android Inc. Q.E.D. (Score 1) 86

by peragrin (#48666183) Attached to: Comcast-TWC Merger Review On Hold

True but do you really think they will lower rates or merely raise them?

The with 50% control of the nations ISP for end users do you really think thing will get better or will they try to turn themselves into AOL where you have to pay to access all forms of content and content providers have to pay even more to access the customers?

Something like 80% of US citizens don't have a choice in the matter of which ISP they use. they get one choice. Why is it that google fiber has rolled out into two cities and only those two cities have more than 2 competing high speed ISP's?

Comment: Re:Voicemail won't die (Score 1) 234

by peragrin (#48662883) Attached to: The Slow Death of Voice Mail

Not really. IF I call and need answers but get your voice mail I hang up and send an email with all relevent information. If I don't get a response back then I will call again. However I do give an hour or two to hear back.

Voicemail isn't nesscary. Now fax machines those aren't going anywhere until programmers can figure out group emails with only one person responding.

Comment: Re:Why the banks support a standard 2 factor syste (Score 1) 71

by peragrin (#48659911) Attached to: JP Morgan Breach Tied To Two-Factor Authentication Slip

Do you not realize the only difference in the singles is the seed numbers to get started with?

I use Google auth with both Google and Dropbox. It shows two different numbers( more actually as I have multiple google accounts).

The algorithm is open so people can study it. Back doors can be found and published. Why can't banks use stanardised and tested instead of closed systems with back doors?

Comment: Re:And how many were terrorists? Oh, right, zero. (Score 1) 276

by peragrin (#48656389) Attached to: TSA Has Record-Breaking Haul In 2014: Guns, Cannons, and Swords


But pressurizing and then shooting holes in the walls and windows is simple enough to test, pressure drop/time shows everything you need to know.

Then they would blow it up for boredom's sake as teaching science to idiots is dull and repetitive.

Comment: Re:hooray for the government (Score 1) 68

by peragrin (#48625805) Attached to: Councilmen Introduce Bills Strongly Regulating UAV Use in NYC

And when you die in a fiery plane crash as an idiot UAV operator flew too close to a jet and got pulled into the engine during landing. Never mind that is illegal to operate there drone pilots can do it all.

I saw a drone video from inside a firework display and al I could think of does that idiot realize he is flying through a flak field and if just one firework hits the drone that drone is free falling back to the ground. Sure fireworks are poor flak by shooting cardboard, but Murphy is a tough bastard.

After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.