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Comment Re:Illegal power without Constitutional authority (Score 2) 180

He wasn't modded down. Roman mir posts so much incoherent schitzophrenic babble that his karma is in the toilet. Look at the moderation (click on the number on a comment to see how it was modded). He's at +1 now with 100% insightful. Moderation worked.

OTOH you should be modded offtopic. Moderation failed on your comment. It wasn't informative, it was incorrect. Mods, please pay attention! If someone's sitting below 1, don't assume he'd been modded down.

Comment Re:Heat reflective clothing? (Score 5, Insightful) 104

It may be possible to create a fabric that doesn't let thermal radiation escape, but lets the air through so convection can cool the wearer

Cooling is the removal of heat. Your air conditioner blows hotter air out its exhaust than it blows cold inside. Either you'll be seen or will get rapidly hot.

Firefighters' gear keeps the firefighters cooler than they would without it because the heat their bodies generate isn't as hot as the surrounding air. Too long in that gear and they suffer from heat exhaustion.

Submission + - Gleen Greenwald: New Worldwide NSA Phone-snooping related Leaks "coming soon" (

dryriver writes: The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was ‘coming soon.’ Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring creation of a climate of fear, Greenwald outlined the capabilities of the NSA to store every single call while having “the capability to listen to them at any time,” while speaking via Skype to the Socialism Conference in Chicago, on Friday. Greenwald was the first journalist to leak Snowden’s documents, having travelled to Hong Kong to review them prior to exposure. “What we’re really talking about here is a globalized system that prevents any form of electronic communication from taking place without its being stored and monitored by the National Security Agency,” he said. While he underlined that the NSA are not necessarily listening in on the full billion calls, he pointed out their capability to do so and the lack of accountability with “virtually no safeguards” which the NSA were being held to. The Guardian journalist made hints that he was sitting on further details of the NSA’s billion-call backlog, which he’d keep under wraps until the documents full publication, which he said was “coming soon.” He additionally suggested future exposures to come from Snowden, while lauding the sheer risk the whistleblower took in revealing the NSA’s covert surveillance program.

Comment Re:Maybe its the HARDWARE (Score 0) 164

As for your flaimbait at the end, well your and idiot

LOL! I love the irony. Also, I'd have never seen the AC's comment if you guys hadn't pointed to it.

I don't understand why they're so surprised at this. The sun's radiation and magnetic field isn't stationary, why would the position of the heliopause be? Seems to me that an abrupt transition or an evenly distributed transition would be surprising.

Comment Re:Buying AMD (Score 1) 251

It's outrageous that anyone is dropping bug and security fixes for any software that's still in use. I have an old XP box on my home network that I use to digitize LPs and cassettes with. I'm desperately searching for a replacement for EAC that will work in Linux. Audacity won't quite cut it. With EAC I can record the analog, and five minutes later I have a CD.

Unless I find a good replacement I'll have to take the XP box off of the network and use sneakernet to get the music into the network.

When hardware outlasts software, the software is pretty damned shabby. My other tower is the same age and is happily running Linux, and still will be when the hardware wears out.

My car is ten years old, and if there's a safety defect the manufacturer will still fix it for free. Microsoft should keep issuing security updates until nobody is downloading them any more. EOLing a still useful OS is pretty damned sociopathic IMO.

Microsoft makes shoddy products and has terrible EOL policies. I hate Microsoft's products and policies.

Comment Re:Sheeple follow their games (Score 1) 403

And the fix is... Linux! Before you mod me funny, hear me out.

Pick a good Linux distro and install it dual-boot alongside whatever version of Windows you're running. In the installation of most distros you can add a separate partition; do so.

Alternately, you can run FDisk (which will wipe out all data) and make three partitions. Install your current version of Windows in one of them, then W8 on a second, and then install Linux on the third.

When you boot your machine you'll get a menu giving you a choice of (e.g.) Win 7, Win 8, and Linux. Use Win 7 or Linux for normal computing and Win 8 for the W8-only games.

Submission + - Want To Kick Cocaine? Try Ritalin! ( 5

An anonymous reader writes: The International Science Times reports on a New York study that took 18 cocaine addicts, gave half of them Ritalin and half of them placebos, and hey presto:

"They found that a single dose of methylphenidate normalized the brain pathways, increasing and reducing some of the neural activity between different networks of brain regions. ... [they] theorized methylphenidate may have boosted the brain's control over the automatic, impaired responses that may lead a user to compulsively seek a drug."

Wonder if that means that all those college kids using methylphenidate for study boosting are keeping their weekend habits from becoming regular using it. Better living through chemistry, indeed.

Comment Re:Ah Crap.... (Score 3, Interesting) 743

I had an incident with a black SUV with large, armed men a few years ago. All I did wrong was park in front of the wrong house. Scared the hell out of me, afterwards it just pissed me off that my 4th amendment rights were violated when they searched me and my car with no warrant. They didn't bother asking, they just pointed their tasers at me. Coats read SPD, FBI, and the guy in the ski mask (in July!) had a coat that read DEA. And I'm an old white guy, imagine if I was 20 and black.

Really lessened my respect for cops. No, fuck calling them cops, here's a handle from my youth - PIGS.

Comment Re:Sarcasm (Score 1) 743

OT (or maybe not considering we're discussing our loss of civil rights), but considering PRISM your sig is a little backwards. In Soviet USSA, internet logs on to you.

Come to think of it, it is on-topic. The kid wouldn't have been arrested if the Texas KGB hadn't been trolling Facebook for illegal free speech.

Comment Re:So much for... (Score 3, Informative) 743

I have a cousin who spent ten years in prison for posession; not sure what drug or what amount, but considering your username I'd move to Colorado or Washington State if I were you (possession of small amounts is a civil offense with a small fine here in Springfield). Texas is the closest thing to Singapore the US has when it comes to laws.

Seriously, you should stay out of Texas. Ever heard Uneasy Rider?

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