* Posts by James

37 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Jun 2007

Microsoft: Don't rush to download Windows 7 RC


reverse psychology

1. Give it away for free.

2. make it expire.

3. make people buy it when it does expire

4. profit!!?!

I actually like it so far. I am thinking about making it my primary OS.

Android tethering app tossed


fuck 'em

I'm tethering anyway. There's more than one way to get the app.

T-Mobile pushes consumer mail

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really, no android app?

thanks t-mobile. dicks!

Israelis develop 'safe' plutonium: good for power, bad for weapons



haven't the israelis officially disavowed to having nuclear weapons?

Lockheed offers ready-to-go supersoldier exoskeleton

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build a better soldier, and they'll weigh him down again.

"With our enhancements to the HULC system, Soldiers will be able to carry loads up to 200 pounds with minimal effort," according to Lockheed's Rich Russell.

Until his battery runs out or his rig gets broken.

What happens if this rig goes down while in use?

this is a dumb idea for combat troops. most will ditch theirs and carry a minimal load.

Robot 'Spider-man' casts net to nab burglars


That's like the dumbest thing I've ever seen.

who doesn't carry a knife?

and really, can't you just pick up the net and sling it over your back and keep stealing?

and doesn't that net make a handy binding for all your booty?

and it doesn't lash you to the machine?

and who isn't going to destroy that machine once they get netted?

Battlestar Galactica prequel shuns space, spaceships


what the mother fucking fuck?

Why do the empty suits always ruin geek TV trying to mainstream it for the sheeple? If you're too stupid to understand it, you shouldn't watch it. But television in general is completely at odds with the content. TV is anti-content.

Bittorrent declares war on VoIP, gamers


go to hell comcast shill

You don't know what you're talking about.

less than 1% of Internet users uses bittorrent. How about focusing on a problem which affects every internet user? how about spam or botnets? Stop those then we'll talk about congestion.

Palin demands $15m to search her own emails

Paris Hilton


it doesn't cost $15 to do an exhaustive search of yahoo email. Palin is full of shit up to her ears. This is extortion and should be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law. I hope a judge orders her to turn them over now without trying to make the taxpayers pay anything. She's nothing but a lying conniving bitch.

McCain begs for YouTube DMCA takedown immunity

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fair use?

the so-called use will cause irreparable harm to the artists whose work it is. The artists have already made it perfectly clear, the use of their work in that instance is unauthorized. And the artists have the right to say who can and can't use their work for clearly commercial purposes. It's called copyright. Claiming it's not commercial is just stupid. Because money is not the goal doesn't make it fair use. It's clearly not fair use.

Comcast details BitTorrent 'delay' tactics


bollocks on a stick!

I use comcast and they certainly block the hell out of bit torrent. They also penalize bit torrent users by blocking http requests when a torrent is being downloaded or seeded. I fixed this "issue" by putting my torrents on port 80. Comcast are lying bastards. They are still doing this today. They block it by infinitely delaying it. They only delay it until the TTL expires. thus effectively blocking it. Comcast should be forced to remove the offending equipment from their network.

Vodafone to offer Nokia 'Tube' iPhone rival

Dead Vulture

what about the US?

US mobile service providers offer the worst phones. They're all dumbed down and vendor locked.

My last 4 phones have all been nokia.


n-gage QD


n80 (which is ready for replacement).

I was so praying that the tube would come in a flavor for T-mo USA. Which as we all know uses 1700AWS for 3g. 1700MHz for downstream and 2100Mhz for upstream. Total pisser, since no useful phones actually support it yet.

I am clearly a nokia fanboy. I just wish I could get the latest nokia phones here without donating a kidney to pay for them.

Legal digital music is commercial suicide


WTF is lala?

why would I use that when A) I can get any music I want from iTunes, and B) I can get any music I want from thepiratebay if I don't feel like paying for an album.

3,400 votes vanish from Florida election

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this is better than the 2000 election when Gore had -16000 votes in one precinct

Volusia County, FL had one of their machines tally -16000 votes for Gore in 2000. That's right, you read negative sixteen thousand votes.

Windows veteran jumps to second Silverlight

Jobs Horns

wait, so silverlight 1 failed, but they think silverlight 2 will be better?

silverlight failed to gain even limited marketshare. So what does microsoft do? Make silverlight 2. That doesn't seem like a winning business strategy.

Why don't they take their time and make it right the first time?

White House admits non-existent email backups


violation of the presidential records act

this law requires all correspondence to be archived. They did not archive it, so they violated the law.

Winehouse cans Bond theme project

Paris Hilton

isn't winehouse french for trainwreck?

ok, she can sing, but damn, what a trainwreck.

Japanese geeks offered smaller-than-Eee little laptop


there's no such thing as a japanese geek

the whole island is so fricken weird, there's no geeks. they all dress weird and listen to jpop and eat fish eyeballs and speak really fast japanese. they're all strange. still, cool umpc.

Network Solutions hijacks customer sub-domains for ad fest


it's just plain unethical

This is dishonest and unethical. Domain owners should receive at least free hosting if their domains are used to produce ad revenue. What if you don't agree with the advertising on your domain or worse yet, what if somone sues you for false advertising?

Sony touts 'world’s first' digital noise cancellation cans


not exactly hard to do, mind you

to cancel out noises, one channel needs to have the waveform inverted. so, left or right channel would be inverted. This would cancel out everything. so, you have a mic on one side with a dsp that inverts the sound waves and throwing that into one ear. Then the headphones play whatever you want them to. pretty low tech actually

How to be a failure at Guitar Hero III


alright lame asses

playing the guitar and reading music are also two separate skills. I play trumpet, piano, drums and other stuff. I also read music fairly well. I can play guitar hero just fine. Reading music tends to help you with the guitar hero skills because your hand-eye coordination tends to be a bit tighter. Playing guitar is a hand-hand skill. How many guitarists do you know that actually read music?

Just because you suck at a video game doesn't mean you need to bash the game.

I can fix a leak just fine but that doesn't automagically mean I can rescue a princess.

Get over yourself and stick to solitaire.

Sysadmin admits trying to axe California power grid


anyone else think the "20 computer experts" thing is BS?

I've always believed that businesses lie about their recovery costs just for the courts to go harder on the BOFHs. anyone else believe that?

Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS revamp due 11 December?


so what does that mean?

I bought an 8800GTS 640 superclocked a few months ago. Was that a mistake?

the specs are a bit dodgy. the memory is faster but has a smaller bus connection. what does that mean?

what performance differences will we see?

Illegal immigrant finds work as spook for the FBI and CIA

Black Helicopters

isn't that treason?

shouldn't she be hanged?

Babbling net software sparks international incident


don't Israelis speak English already?

I know a few Israelis. They all speak English well. As far as I'm concerned, English is the language of the world now.

Mac OS X firewall blocks Skype and online gamers

Dead Vulture

online gamers use Mac?

since when? who gives a crap about the OS X firewall?

Beer better than water: Official

Paris Hilton

"replace lost calories" HUH?

isn't the point of exercise to burn off excess calories?

it's no wonder the fat bloke can't lose his beer belly.

Acme unveils 'ideal' mobile gaming PC

Black Helicopters

SLI multi-monitors

matrox triple head!

that's how!

Ballmer again: AT&T and Verizon should rule the airwaves

Jobs Horns

Buck Fallmer

Who is he to talk about the wireless spectrum?

just keep making your windows Mr. Ballmer!

Leave the wireless telco to the ...wireless telcos!

AT&T asks king's ransom for Napster tunes


"They're very price insensitive" ??????

That doesn't make it right OR legal!

and probably because young music fans aren't spending their own money!

AT&T has been on my shit list for the past 10 years. I will never do business with them. Despite them being the ILEC in Miami now.

Pennsylvania woman in legal doo-doo for lav profanities


"Freedom of speech is not an unfettered right"

I agree. However, she is not yelling fire in a crowded theater here. She's cursing her overflowing toilet in her own home.

She should sue this cop and his force for wrongful arrest. She should sue the district for wrongful prosecution. She should send a message that most Americans seem to have forgotten. Keep your nose out of my asshole. The government massively overstepped their bounds here. The police seem to believe that they have more power than they actually have.

Comcast busted for bagging BitTorrents (again)


I'm a comcast subscriber.

They use filtering for sure. This filtering allows burst speeds for me of over 20Mbit. I also can't seed torrents for crap. Not all torrents are illegal. I just downloaded the OpenSuSE 10.3 DVD over torrent. Now I can't seed it. There is a simple fix for this however on a Linux firewall:

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport <YOUR TORRENT PORT> --tcp-flags RST RST -j DROP

This should alleviate the strain. The problem for me at least is that I use more bandwidth than the granny next door. Comcast thinks that I shouldn't be allowed to use more than the granny next door. I paid for "unlimited" service. I expect it.

As for the US and its consumer laws, the country is facist. Facism is when the corporations become the government. When we have trade organizations writing legislation that our congress pass without reading, then we have facism. This is why these companies are allowed by the government to harm consumers.

Most business contracts you sign in the US will have a clause stating that the other party can change the terms of the contract at will, without notification. We sign the contract because there is no alternative. They all state it. Even though it's against our constitution to do such a thing, the trade organizations have written their own legislation and have passed it with our sad congress.

Brute force attack yields keys to Google's kingdom


It must be your computer

I have no "rogue sites" in my google results.

your computers are probably infected with some sort of spyware that replaces the google search page with its own trash.

Women say no to pink tech toys


so I take it you won't be buying a new zune?

Seriously, the person responsible for that new zune and any pink jewel encrusted doohickeys ought to be dragged through the streets. Though I can say this, If I were a 13 year old girl, I would love that thing

Google Adwords dive-bombed by American Airlines


how does American Airlines have so much to pay its lawyers?

Aren't they a recipient of federal bailout money?

How can they afford to pay their lawyers for such a frivolous lawsuit

Samsung spotlights 'first' five-megapixel camera phone


I thought the nokia N95 was five megapixel.


I believe that it is.

HEADLINE should read: ‘Samsung spotlights its 'first' five-megapixel camera phone’

DVD ripping to be rendered impossible?


is it possible?

I don't believe this would be possible with current hardware.

The DVD software designers are not simply going to destroy half their customer base by following these guidelines.

The law provides for fair use. I want to watch the DVD's that I own on every device I own. I have to rip my DVD's for that purpose.

They must comply with the law.