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Comment Re:I was using Yahoo! News at the time. (Score 1) 804

My Dodge Durango with a Hemi in it gets the same gas mileage as a Ford Fusion. Next excuse please. The gas mileage vehicles get has NOT gone up, it's just leveled out across the board. A Honda civic gets the same gas mileage as a Hundai Santa Fe. Size doesn't matter, or so it seems.

It's really amazing when people do the math. 70MP/H in my durango is 1500 RPM, 70MP/H in my wife's Fusion is 2100 RPM. The problem isn't the engines, it's the transmissions and the lack of "deep cruising" gears.

Comment Re:Not True (Score 1) 804

Stupidity is about as futile of a war as the war on drugs or war on terrorism. There will always be all of these things. Waging wars on these things is just like flushing cash down the toilet. Might i remind you about how much we've spent on the war on drugs? How about the parts of Arizona that are "recommended that US citizens not go into" because the drug cartels are invading and using it for drug routes from Mexico? Seems that war is going great for us too...

Comment Re:fuck the usa (Score 1) 804

Collateral Damage. Tell that to the Japanese who saw the two largest bombs dropped on them in history. Same thing. They might not want a war, but someone in their ranks did, which makes them "collateral damage".

Sucks to be them. Poke the giant, and not expect to get swatted is plain stupid. Quite honestly, i'm very surprised that the US didn't have the testicular fortitude to do it again. IMO, they should've turned iraq/bagdad into a parking lot 5 years ago. The "humanitarian" in me would even give them a little warning... say 3-4 hours. Just let them know it's coming, get out of the way... if you don't, oh well, call our bluff, we dare you.

But no, instead of making sure we're okay at home, we had to rebuild the nation in our image (not theirs mind you). Nor did they want it. So be it, we should've got the hell out of there as quick as we came in. Should have MAYBE taken 6 months to wipe the terrorists off the map (yes, with collateral damage)... not ten years.

As for the "victims" of the 9/11 war, hey, they started it, what did they expect? We'd roll over and take it? No sir, Fuck You. I have every right to live just as much as you do. Just because i don't agree with your religion nor subscribe to it, i should not be allowed to live? Hmmm... Yet, the Arab nations do still live by "eye for an eye" law, yet we're the evil ones because of collateral damage.

Comment Uh, would someone care to explain... (Score 5, Informative) 256

You guys do realize that EBS (Emergency Broadcast System) was replaced by EAS in 1997, and is now being replaced by CAP (Common Alerting Protocol)... Guess nobody does pay attention to them when they blast em out of the radio or TV... The reason it *CAN* soon go to mobile devices is because CAP is an IP based distribution system instead of an "over the air" distribution system.

Comment Again?... (Score 1, Informative) 282

They've been crying wolf for a decade about this. If they'd stop issuing 16 MILLION ip addresses to companies with no viable reason for offices to not use private/NAT addresses, this wouldn't be an issue. How about talking to some of those original companies that got issued /8's? HP now has 2(!!!) /8's in their control. (DEC/Compaq's and their own initial allocation) I doubt a company (even HP) can justify 32 million IPs. Or how about the US DoD? 7(!!!!!) /8's in their control. I find it hard to believe that even the government, who is all about conservation of resources you know, wouldn't be able to use a few different networks globally and such. :) (c'mon 112 MILLION ip addresses just for the DoD?! LEARN2NAT ALREADY! Individual missiles do NOT need a public IP address!)

Comment Punitive damages of 632 million?! (Score 1) 379

So, uh, good for the courts to uphold the fines, but the punitive damages are a little obscene, don't you think? Lets do some cypherin' shall we? 4,366,386 * 100 = $436,638,600 in fines, plus what? a few grand in court fees and filing fees? So the punitive damages caused to Facebook was $632,290,121.46?! Did it really cause that much damage? Or is this FBs new business model to actually turn a profit? I think i can clean up a few million spam messages for $632 million bucks... and i won't charge facebook a dime of that. ;)

Comment Wow, things the gov't wants control over... (Score 2, Interesting) 433

In a word, GTFO. They're already trying to do this with radio and the fairness doctrine, and now trying to regulate reporters and journalists. I guess the only way to control the masses is to silence the masses. Though it could happen, the US is home to 7 (3 of which are at military installations?) of the 13 root servers. Pretty easy to just shut those down. Anyone feel like china/north korea yet?
PlayStation (Games)

PS3 Hacked? 296

Several readers have sent word that George Hotz (a.k.a. geohot), the hacker best known for unlocking Apple's iPhone, says he has now hacked the PlayStation 3. From his blog post: "I have read/write access to the entire system memory, and HV level access to the processor. In other words, I have hacked the PS3. The rest is just software. And reversing. I have a lot of reversing ahead of me, as I now have dumps of LV0 and LV1. I've also dumped the NAND without removing it or a modchip. 3 years, 2 months, 11 days...that's a pretty secure system. ... As far as the exploit goes, I'm not revealing it yet. The theory isn't really patchable, but they can make implementations much harder. Also, for obvious reasons I can't post dumps. I'm hoping to find the decryption keys and post them, but they may be embedded in hardware. Hopefully keys are setup like the iPhone's KBAG."

ASCAP Seeks Licensing Fees For Guitar Hero Arcade 146

Self Bias Resistor writes "According to a post on the Arcade-Museum forums, ASCAP is demanding an annual $800 licensing fee from at least one operator of a Guitar Hero Arcade machine, citing ASCAP licensing regulations regarding jukeboxes. An ASCAP representative allegedly told the operator that she viewed the Guitar Hero machine as a jukebox of sorts. The operator told ASCAP to contact Raw Thrills, the company that sells the arcade units. The case is ongoing and GamePolitics is currently seeking clarification of the story from ASCAP."

Comment Re:I don't blame them (Score 1) 1078

I think it's funny that you referenced living with your parents.

There is no second-hand smoke inside a smokers machine. All the legalities that define second-hand smoke are a proximity to the person with a LIT cigarette/tobacco product. Nicotine on the other hand is a dangerous poison. I can understand putting on a "cleanup" surcharge for a nasty disgusting computer, but voiding their warranty because of it? No. Apple should then REFUND the warranty price because it's not specifically mentioned in the contract, and with this, they've just failed to meet their end of the contract.

As for not letting smokers smoke in resteraunts or bars, that's a personal property issue you damn treehuggers need to get off your horse about. Nobody forced you to walk into a smoke filled bar and sit down with your family there. Most bars out there installed filter systems that will filter out damn near everything. The air you breathe in a bar with one of these machines is probably cleaner than just standing outside. Again, it's a private business, the government has no right to tell me what i can and cannot do on my personal property. (but it'd appear that nobody has the stones to challenge the constitutionality of these bans)

Now get off my lawn.

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