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Comment: Re:STFU Obama, you're a fucking traitor!! (Score 5, Insightful) 374

by r_naked (#49783781) Attached to: Obama Asks Congress To Renew 'Patriot Act' Snooping

I am pretty sure that they were referring to the 4th amendment (from Wikipedia):

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Now I'm a Libertarian, and I read that as: "If you don't have a fucking warrant, then you don't get to collect SHIT. No metadata, no *actual* data, no GPS data, nothing. It is real simple, if you are trying to build a case against me, then you had better have a warrant to collect ANY data (at least that is the way it should be). In reality, there is no constitution any more -- it is just a faded memory.

Comment: Re:Nexus all the way (Score 4, Insightful) 434

by r_naked (#49625273) Attached to: Google Can't Ignore the Android Update Problem Any Longer

The Nexus 9 *just* got 5.0.2, so even this argument is flawed. I would love to post something like: "Google needs to amend their contract with OEMs to say something like: upgrade your shit or else", but since even Google can't keep their shit updated, what hope is there?

-- Brian

Comment: Re:How About (Score 0) 224

by r_naked (#49308261) Attached to: Chevy Malibu 'Teen Driver' Tech Will Snitch If You Speed

First I would never do this to my child. It is my opinion that you raise your children correctly and then you can trust them.

With that said, all a parent has to do is hide a GPS somewhere that the kid knows nothing about. Compare GPS to what the car has to say, and if they differ, then they know the car has been tampered with -- BUSTED!

I feel sorry for any parents that feel the need to use such methods....

-- Brian

Comment: Butt FUCKING UGLY (Score -1) 214

by r_naked (#48920985) Attached to: Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

I don't give a fuck if Cortana is a full featured AI, that can not only talk to me, but also give me a fucking blowjob. The OS is so fucking ugly that it makes Linux from 1994 look good. I would use CDE before I would use the horrendous UI that is Windows 8/8.1/10. That shit is only getting worse. What is really sad is that I am typing this on OS X Yosemite. I *HATE* the OS X interface, but at least it isn't butt ugly. I never thought that Microsoft could fail, but if they release Windows 10 without making MAJOR changes -- they will.

Comment: Re:Mushrooms (may work with other drugs) (Score 1) 187

by r_naked (#48670003) Attached to: Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

The "jumpiness" you experience without it is simply your eyes trying to fix on any number of objects as you are panning (my layman's interpretation).

That is actually my understanding as well. The brain wants to focus on what it has been trained to be the most pertinent objects, so it just jumps from object to object. I am fairly certain this is why people that are put under deep hypnosis can recall details of a situation that they can't do consciously. I don't think the brain discards that information, I think it is like off screen rendering that still gets saved to RAM :)

I tried your finger trick, and while it was definitely smoother, it still was not like watching a 48 or 60fps video.

Comment: Mushrooms (may work with other drugs) (Score 1, Interesting) 187

by r_naked (#48667325) Attached to: Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

Anyone that has done mushrooms can tell you that seeing the world at the frame rate that the brain is capable of processing is a load of fun. I have no idea how psilocybin affects the visual processing center of the brain -- or hell, it may affect the eye itself, what I do know is stepping out into a room and looking around without the brain discarding the frames that it doesn't feel like processing is amazing. However, it does look completely fake. It is too clear / crisp. Our brains aren't used to seeing every little change -- they discard information. So, if you are watching a movie at 48 or 60fps, it looks fake is the best way I can describe it. That is because when you are looking at the screen, you have a central place to focus, and my guess is the brain doesn't discard information if you aren't moving.

Again, this is just my guess, but I think the reason video games look much better at high frame rates is the fact that they already don't look realistic. We are expecting really crisp, sharp, fast graphics. Literally -- it is all in your mind.

As a test, pan your head from left to right and notice the "jumpiness" that is reality. Now, eat about a half gram of shrooms, and do the same thing. It is no longer jumpy, and you get a REAL smooth pan.

Comment: Re:Unlicensed taxi broker (Score 1) 280

by r_naked (#48558449) Attached to: Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

I have two sisters that are complete and total wastes of life. They will snort, pop or inject anything that is put in front of them, I can't stand to be around them. However, it is their bodies and their right to do whatever they please, and I will defend that to my grave.

So, not only are you wanting to tell me what I can and can't do, but also want to tell me what I should or should not believe? And of course you know my political beliefs better than I do. Who the fuck do you think you are? You are a fucking piece of work.

Comment: Re:Unlicensed taxi broker (Score -1, Flamebait) 280

by r_naked (#48556471) Attached to: Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

Ultimately Uber is a broker for unlicensed taxi. There should be a restriction on unlicensed taxi on the roads. In other words, I'm surprised they exist anywhere. They really shouldn't, there are very good common sense reasons for insisting on licensed taxi.

This is slashdot, so anything that interferes in the right of someone to make money from a "disruptive" service is communism.

Drug smugglers, paedophilic video distributors and illegal arms salesmen are all just creative entrepreneurs trying to make an honest buck.

Did you really just throw pedophilia in with guns and drugs? *THINK OF THE CHILDREN* you fucking left wing piece of shit. Here is a little cheat sheet for you -- from a Libertarian and a true fucking patriot:

Child porn == BAD == directly harming someone else against their will
Guns == GOOD == Able to defend myself from assholes like you
Drugs == INDIFFERENT == My fucking body, I do with it as I please. If my actions ON drugs interfere with other people, THEN by all means, lock me up.

Get that through your thick fucking skull you anti-American left nut fucking bastard.

Now, with that said. Uber is fucking awesome. They don't need to abide by the laws that are currently in place -- the laws that are currently in place need to go away. If I want to pay my neighbor to drive me to the airport is that OK with you? How about placing an ad on craigslist, is that OK? How about this, it is my fucking money, I will spend it how I please. If I want to buy a hooker -- MY MONEY, THEIR BODY. Got it? I am so tired of mother fuckers like you trying to tell me when, where, how, why I can or cannot spend my money.

Kindly fuck off and move to Canada.

Comment: Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (Score 1) 698

by r_naked (#48369243) Attached to: US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

I no longer teach my child what is illegal and what is legal (or more to the point, I teach him that just because something is illegal, doesn't make it wrong). I teach him (what I believe) is right from wrong. I also teach him how not to get get caught when doing something that shouldn't be illegal, but is (I also teach him that there are consequences if he DOES get caught). For added bonus, I also teach him how to wreck a little havoc on systems like this. This is pointless, and a complete and total waste of money.

This country has gone to total shit, and I honestly have no clue how to get it back...

Comment: Re:Pedantic (Score 1) 291

by r_naked (#48231463) Attached to: Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

I use my box as an OpenVPN gateway, a "cloud storage" server, a web server, mail server and various other things. So when I connect TO my box the connection is pityful at 5mb. I could easily put 30mb of upstream bandwidth to use. For that matter if they offered a 90/90 plan, then I would upgrade just for the 90mbits up.

-- Brian

Comment: Pedantic (Score 4, Interesting) 291

by r_naked (#48209771) Attached to: Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?


With that said, no, it isn't going to create anymore of a divide than already exists. I have Brighthouse Cable, and I can get their 90mb plan for around $80/mo, but I am sticking with their 30mb plan that is bundled with their basic HD plan. Why? I used mrtg to monitor my usage and found that I wasn't taking advantage of the extra bandwidth. We (at least in the US) have no services that take advantage of the extra bandwidth. I can stream Netflix, Amazon, etc... in HD just fine. Granted, their idea of HD sucks, but that isn't the point. Before the MPAA found out about USENET (and I still want to find out who talked -- and beat them), I more than took advantage of the extra bandwidth, but now that USENET is gone (well, so neutered as to be useless for my purposes), I never find myself "waiting".

  Now, what we need is more UPSTREAM bandwidth. I get 5mb up, and that is usable, but having 30/30 would be REAL nice.

With all that said, this is obviously *MY* use case scenario. I would love to hear from others in the US that need more than 30mb, and what you use it for / how you use it.

Comment: Re:What do you expect? (Score 4, Insightful) 367

by r_naked (#48069097) Attached to: Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

Absolutely there is justification for this, and as has been pointed out MANY times on this thread already, THEY MAKE IT VERY CLEAR.

* Install it in a VM
* Don't visit your normal sites / "private" sites that you don't want MS (or whoever) to know about
* Create new accounts for any site that you don't care that they know you visit, but you don't want them to have your login credential.

I mean this is brain dead stupid obvious shit...

I am running it because I WANT MS to get that feedback. I don't want them to be tracking my normal usage though.

I have switched to Linux Mint after the Win8 fiasco, but I don't want to see MS fail. They keep me in business, so I want to give them as much feedback as possible.

This whole article is a non-issue if you pay attention to what you are agreeing to. *sigh*

-- Brian

Human beings were created by water to transport it uphill.