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Comment: Police become yet again more redundant (Score 1) 324

by tengeta (#33643118) Attached to: Police Publish 'An Introduction To PEDO BEAR'
The article should say instead: "The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department knows that Pedobear is an Internet joke, but that hasn't stopped them from becoming a joke themselves." I mean seriously, you could be using those resources to actually bust real pedophiles and they do this? Good job policemen, way to earn your bailout money.

Comment: For once people pay attention?! (Score 1) 187

by tengeta (#33018444) Attached to: Utah State Prof Says Hybrids Don't Kill More Pedestrians
I ride my bike a lot, and since hybrids have gotten more popular I abandoned sound as a source of clear roads because there really are times where the thing shows up. 100% eyes all the time... which is probably what everyone should have been doing in the first place. Don't walk out in front of moving cars, and you suddenly don't get run over by them.

Comment: So basically... (Score 1) 186

by tengeta (#33018426) Attached to: Company Claims Patent On Spam Filtering, Sues World
They are suing smaller, financially troubled companies, while leaving giants that can actually put up a fight in the courtroom alone. Sounds like a real legit claim! Maybe companies should be banned from patent filing when they try crap like this (yes Apple, Microsoft, and IBM, I'm looking at you too).

California Legislature Declares "Cuss-Free" Week 262

Posted by samzenpus
from the f#*k-those-f@^king-f%&kers dept.
shewfig writes "The California legislature, which previously tried to ban incandescent light bulbs, just added to the list of banned things ... swear words! Fortunately, the measure only applies for the first week of March, and compliance is voluntary — although, apparently, there will be a 'swear jar' in the Assembly and the Governor's mansion. No word yet on whether the Governator intends to comply."

Comment: And this is still why, even in 2010. (Score 1) 368

by tengeta (#31256076) Attached to: Scaling Algorithm Bug In Gimp, Photoshop, Others
The 70 year old professional photographer tells me there is just a difference and digital hasn't made it up yet. He isn't giving up his film camera and I really can't blame him. I guess this isn't the camera's fault and it shouldn't effect them if left unedited, but it makes you question if analog devices and systems should be abandoned at the current rates.

How To Replace FileVault With EncFS 65

Posted by timothy
from the for-secretive-tweakers dept.
agoston.horvath writes "I've written a HOWTO on replacing Mac OS X's built-in encryption (FileVault) with the well-known FUSE-based EncFS. It worked well for me, and most importantly: it is a lot handier than what Apple has put together. This is especially useful if you are using a backup solution like Time Machine. Includes Whys, Why Nots, and step-by-step instructions."

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