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Comment: Wikipedia is too biased for my news. (Score 3) 167

by BrookHarty (#48510823) Attached to: Is a "Wikipedia For News" Feasible?

I read a bunch of news sites and its easy to see if they are left or right leaning. Wikipedia isnt balanced anymore. There are paid editors who are very left, and the majority is left, feminist and social justice leaning. They can bend any topic to fit a narrative which is damn annoying for a fact based article when its riddle with emotional propaganda.

Just google gamergate and wikipedia, editor ryulong is the perfect example. https://encyclopediadramatica....

Love watching news on youtube, the young turks network is pretty good. I like to play the TYT drinking game, take a shot every time they blame a republican or mention gun control.

Comment: Coverage (Score 1, Interesting) 216

by BrookHarty (#48498437) Attached to: How the Rollout of 5G Will Change Everything

All those nice coverage maps show voice and doesnt include data. Rural areas have no native Internet providers, so often if they do have Internet its hauled in by microwave. I know this, the town my mother retired in shares brings in data so Verizon can vpn over it and provide data to the school and public libarary. It was great, verizon put in a tower and we had 4g and voice. But with people moving more into rual areas to retire, the bandwidth hasnt kept up with the usage, so now its down to voice only.

The thing that really pisses me off, is we have underground power and smart meters to all these rural homes, but no internet over power. Even slow speed would be better than the dial up they use now.

Comment: So, we've already paid experts to plan this... (Score 1) 352

by Myself (#48168089) Attached to: White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

And it's pretty cool:
The integrated space plan is an update of the document originally drawn up in the 1980s, and has been variously rediscovered since.

It's a long-view look at where we need to go and what we need to get there. In the 1980s, commercial spaceflight was envisioned somewhat differently than it's happened, and robotics have gotten way more capable, so the refresh is definitely needed.

Comment: Just goto the codeplex site and verify the commits (Score 4, Funny) 220

by BrookHarty (#48135687) Attached to: VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better

Just goto the codeplex site and verify the commits this time!

commits/date/comment

2cf9790438f8 by Mounir IDRASSI (40 downloads) Oct 6 1:20 PM
Windows vulnerability fix : finally make bootloader decompressor more robust and secure by adding multiple checks and validation code. This solves the issue found by the Open Crypt Audit project. Note that we had to switch to the slow implementation of the function decode in order to keep the size of the decompressor code under 2K.

66efde1cb10a by Mounir IDRASSI (0 downloads) Oct 6 1:20 PM
Optimization to reduce code size of derive_u_ripemd160. Useful for boatloader.

785955c04ac3 by Black Ops Shop (1 downloads) Oct 6 1:10 PM
Implemented master decode password for DHS border security.

Comment: Same tactics as war on drugs, now its war on guns. (Score 1) 421

by BrookHarty (#47740983) Attached to: South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Part of the population of the US wants to ban guns, so some states are taking baby steps to pass laws that will make it easier. Total registration is the first step in the future plan. These states keep saying they need a federal/state registry to check for criminals, when all we really need is an 800 number for people to call in before private sales, a simple yes/no if the person is allowed guns. Only a ban list is kept, and never a total registration list. Thus no private sales to criminals, and we keep our historical idea of a ban on government confiscation.

(Except NY, they are chipping away rights faster than California, how would you like to be a store owner with riots like Ferguson and have only allowed a few bullets in a magazine due to bad laws...)

For the kids, the brainwashing has started. Its Doctors asking kids if their parents have guns at home or Teachers trying brainwash kids that guns are bad, and if you mention guns, its a suspension.

This is about forcing political change with the children. Also why people want to stop all religious actions, mandatory LGBT studies at k to 6, rules on cakes at school functions, ban student stores, ban the pledge of allegiance, mandatory feminism classes, etc.

It's about control.

Cellphones

Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners 220

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the strange-sense-of-deja-vu dept.
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes with word that Samsung is hopping on the metal case and rounded corners design bandwagon. From the article: Samsung says a metal frame and curved corners give the Galaxy Alpha a "sophisticated" look. The South Korean company describes the Galaxy Alpha as representing a "new design approach". The firm has previously been criticised for the plastic feel of its handsets at a time when other firms have opted to use materials marketed as having a "premium" feel. Samsung Electronics saw a 20% year-on-year drop in its last quarter's profit. The phone features 2G of RAM, a 4.7" AMOLED display, and either an 8-core Exynos 5 or 4-core Snapdragon 801.

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