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Comment: routers in the rain (Score 1) 121

by whistlingtony (#48231475) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?
I have old Linksys wireless routers with DDWrt loaded out in the backyard. It's Oregon. It rains here... I used tupperware containers(or whatever fits from Home Depot), and a little hole for the power cord and some silicone calk in the hole. You can double enclose, and it'll run you maybe $10. :D

Comment: Re:It's a trap! (Score 1) 281

Which, I guess since you called me a "Moonbat American" (which I had to look up. TIL "Moonbat is a term used in United States politics as a pejorative political epithet referring to progressives or leftists." ) means you're probably a rightie (should have known from the spelling, my bad.) and I guess you probably DO think all the security theater and warrantless wiretapping is a good idea and it's caught loads of terrorists....

BTW, I kid. I AM a dirty liberal, but I have conservative friends. We all agree that no one sane wants all this stupidity we've gotten ourselves into. I'm giving Anonymous a hard time, and yes poking fun at conservatives for being dumb, which isn't fair or respectful no matter HOW funny or accurate those stereotypes are. Sorry y'all. One loony does not make a whole ideology. Respect to my Conservative Brothers and Sister. Don't let the Crazy people define you. Don't let the Crazy people define me either.

Comment: Re:It's a trap! (Score 2, Funny) 281

There are roughly 300million Americans. Are you saying only a third of the country is with you? Also, you ironically misspelled Dumbass. Also, I think you maaay have missed what I was saying.... I hope? Unless you're saying that all this security theater and warrantless wiretapping was a GOOD idea and it's caught loads of terrorists?

Comment: Re:And all this simply proves ... (Score 1) 281

to be fair, if I was a terrorist, this went exactly as I'd want. I convince some stupid kid to do something horrible. -> Right wing Political Types start frothing at the mouth. -> Target country spends a bajillionty dollars on nothing and winds itself into a fervor. If I'm lucky they'll invade the wrong country and drive more people into my arms. If I'm really lucky, I'll be able to take all those extra people and take over a bunch of territory in the middle east to create a new Islamic Caliphate.

Do you think asymmetrical warfare is restricted to IEDs? Asymmetrical Politics is a scary scary thing.

Comment: Re:Islam (Score 2) 281

Actually, you are not a racist for noticing that the perpetrator is a muslim. You ARE a racist for infering that all muslims are terrorist because of the action of one person. Any time you're making a broad generalization about an entire people based on the actions of a tiny few or one, yes, you're a racist... and possibly funny, but still racist.

Comment: It's a trap! (Score 4, Insightful) 281

Hey Canada, It's America,

We gave our guys all these fancy abilities. Well, they took them and we didn't complain, which I guess is the same thing. Anyway, they haven't actually managed to CATCH anyone yet. Well, they've found some impressionable people with mental issues, chatted with them online, gave them a plan, weapons for the plan, talked them into it, and then instead of just getting them some mental help they "caught them" so they could tell us what a good job they were doing....

Never mind that I could bring my city to it's knees with $100 and a trip to Home Depot. We're kind of wondering if there are any actual real Terrorists out there at all. They're probably bogarting all the Ebola. I mean, we've got deranged people with guns but those are impossible to find beforehand and so far we just clean up after them and use them to pass new laws.

Don't fall for it. Sincerely,


Comment: Re:This should have been a no brainer (Score 1) 114

I regularly send papers to my lawyer. I regularly send papers to a LOT of people, and those papers are protected. My phone regularly broadcasts to my lawyer. I regularly broadcast stuff to a LOT of people, and those broadcasts SHOULD be protected, but aren't.

Luckily, yes, the courts made the right decision for once. Somehow this happened in Florida of all places. Who knew?

Comment: This should have been a no brainer (Score 5, Insightful) 114

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.

I consider my phone to be "papers and effects" pretty heavily. Everyone does. That this was even a question is pretty annoying.

Comment: Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (Score 5, Insightful) 838

by whistlingtony (#48161181) Attached to: Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

So, let me get this straight.... the only thing that used to stop the issues with Capitalism was the government stepping in, but it's socialist if the government stops companies now so we can't do that... That's some fine logic there. :D

Are you sure it's a socialist police state? You know you can have capitalist police states. They call those fascist. You should look up that word. It's important. "Fascist movements shared certain common features, including the veneration of the state, a devotion to a strong leader, and an emphasis on ultranationalism and militarism. Fascism views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means to achieve national rejuvenation" from Wikipedia.

You need to read more history. You specifically need to read more history about the robber barons and the crash of '29. It might start looking familiar to you.... huge monopolies, too big to fail, no regulation.... You might also look up the Glas-Steagal act and see that we didn't have any large financial problems until it was repealed.

You might also connect government corruption with WHO is paying them, and start to wonder why all those capitalists paying your government are aiming for a socialist state that would put them out of business. Hint: They're Not.

Comment: Re:Wrong assumptions (Score 1) 381

by whistlingtony (#48160173) Attached to: How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

ow. my brain. You're all idiots.

If I was a rich person, running this country (you know the government isn't actually in charge), why on earth would I want martial law declared? I need those peons out BUYING stuff. I'd already be rich. I can kill a hooker and get away with it. What's the point of FEMA death camps? I NEED the poors. I need them to sweat and work for me. I need them buying crap they don't need, on credit, so I get richer...

And please... guns? Pshaw! I know it's a conservative fantasy that a few plucky die hard fans with guns can hold off the military, but Red Dawn was a movie, not reality. Also, a really bad movie. If the National Guard comes to your damn house, your stupid AR isn't going to do squat to hold them off.

You're all idiots.

Comment: Re:Does Nigeria have subways? (Score 1) 381

by whistlingtony (#48160067) Attached to: How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

Yay! Be afraid! Look, for any virus to infect you have to have a decent viral payload and a path of infection. I don't give a !@#$ if they found Ebola can live in blood for several days. Don't touch any !@#$ing blood!

The main issue in Africa is a lack of hospitals and infrastructure. People stay home. They bleed out of their everything all over the sheets. Their family is touching them while they do it, because they care about the victims. They touch the sheets to wash them... in their drinking water with no gloves. It's not a surprise they're having a problem. It's not due to Ebola being super contagious. It's because they're doing it all wrong.

If you're worried about Ebola, don't touch any bodily fluids and wash your hands frequently. Try to avoid getting any cuts on your hands. And don't rub your !@#$ eyes. Problem solved. If you're super worried, stock up on rubber gloves and rubbing alcohol. Perhaps some goggles if you're just stupid paranoid.

But seriously, why do you people NEED to have a world ending emergency? It's like you're looking forward to a Mad Max scenario. It's like you NEED to have something to be afraid of. Ah! The stock market is crashing! Ah! Obama's not a US citizen! Ah! The value of the dollar is going into hyperinflation! Ah! Ebola! Ah! Government takeover! Benghazi!!!!

There are real things to be worried about you know....

Comment: Re:Ebola vs HIV (Score 1) 381

by whistlingtony (#48159835) Attached to: How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

Ebola and HIV spread through pretty much the exact same pathways: blood, semen, etc. Of course, generally, the Ebola victims are bleeding through their eyeballs, so there's that...

As for the incubation period, they're not contagious until they're showing symptoms. Ebola is not really that contagious. Don't lick anyone. If someone is bleeding out of their eyeballs, don't touch the blood. If you do, don't rub your eyes. If someone in their incubation period walks through a mall, it's pretty safe. It's when they run a fever and start vomiting all over the floor that you've got a problem.

Don't play in anyone's vomit either....

2.4 statute miles of surgical tubing at Yale U. = 1 I.V.League