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Comment: Re: Sometimes even your hack gets outdated... (Score 2) 248

by slasher999 (#49826507) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Your Most Unusual Hardware Hack?

Yeah, any UHF TV (the second knob tuning channels 14-83) could pick up cell phones back then. You had tuned the vcr (you had to program the channel buttons then on cars since there were commonly only 10 or so buttons) up into that range. The speaker wire made an extremely poor but just good enough antenna for you to hear something! From the fading description you were hearing the phones themselves as they drove past your house as opposed to hearing the tower. Had it been the tower you heard they wouldn't have faded but simply gone away in an instant as the cell phone switched to a new one.

Comment: Re: HOWTO (Score 3, Interesting) 1081

by slasher999 (#49259193) Attached to: How To Execute People In the 21st Century

The death penalty is not vengeance in the least. It is a possible penalty for very serious crimes. Generally it's only reserved for the worst of the worst. It's not something taken lightly, but it is one alternative. This is very different from ISIS kidnapping innocent people, touring them and finally publically murdering them. Don't think ISIS is "honest" or have any other redeeming qualities. They are the Nazis of this century and are deserving of being wiped from this planet as quickly as possible.

Comment: Re: HOWTO (Score 0) 1081

by slasher999 (#49259169) Attached to: How To Execute People In the 21st Century

I too believed this for many years. However as I've gotten older I realize that some people are simply too dangerous to others to leave to their own. If these individuals cannot live within the society the rest of us do why is it our responsibility to support them for the remainder of their natural lives? Death penalty is not a secret, people know if you do this, chances are you are going to die for it. They have made their choice, so why do some people feel this odd need to "save" them like they are a stray dog but then insist that the rest of us help pay for it?

Comment: Re: "computer hacking" the convenient catch-all (Score 2) 327

by slasher999 (#49011397) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas

Agreed, and while I doubt the prosecution team would be dumb enough to try and peruse this as a hacking case, based on what I've read if they do the "perp" deserves to get off scot-free. I'm tired of these catch all laws being used Constnatly where they don't apply because prosecutors are either too lazy or too ignorant to determine the actual crime.

Comment: Trend Micro isn't bad really... (Score 1) 467

by slasher999 (#48889579) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

However it depends on how recent it is and how complete a solution it provides. I've used it in the Enterprise IT arena in the past (I've been in enterprise IT for a couple of decades now) and it worked well, both on servers and desktops. Last year though when I purchased a new laptop (my first Windows laptop in years) I looked around for a while and settled on Norton 360. I thought it provided the most complete solution, had decent reviews and I got it at a steal of a price - something like $20 on Amazon as a "deal of the day". I had looked at McAfee (which I still do not care for), was close to purchasing Kaspersky before the sale on Norton 360, and I had dismissed the free tools as simply "better than northing". Now, probably six months later, I don't regret the purchase at all but I do hope I can find a deal on Norton 360 again come renewal time.

Comment: Re: Sweet, can we stop talking about it now? (Score -1) 250

Not sure about the Conservatives mention. It's always been the Libs that go around slapping labels on stuff as being bad for everyone, making broad generalizations based on nothing of substance, complaining to the likes of the FCC about anything they don't like and pretending they were "offended". First example I can think of is Tipper Gore and her war on music. Jello Biafra, hardly a Conservative, called her out on that 20 years ago on Oprah. History is full of examples of Liberals forcing their agenda on the American people.

Comment: Re: Preventable (Score 1) 421

by slasher999 (#48125897) Attached to: Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Blocking travel from specific countries is useless unless all,countries agree to this or we choose to block travel from any country that does not participate in the ban. Nothing would prevent someone from first flying from an infected country to a third country before flying to the US. Really the flu killed more than 50000 times the number of people this year as Ebola has. Is it really that big of an issue here? This is simply people panicking needlessly.

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