* Posts by Katie Saucey

418 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011

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US State of Georgia sues 'terrorist' for publishing its own laws ... on the internet

Katie Saucey
Trollface

This is a joke right? Oh yeah, it's 'mericca 2015. Can they not at least plant some 'evidence' and keep this out of the press? Frigg'n noob prosecutors

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'Real' vampires reluctant to 'come out of the coffin' to social workers – barmy prof

Katie Saucey
WTF?

'Real' vampires etc

So... this the research produced when the 'millennials' graduate. Do vampires get their own pronouns as well? Wouldn't want to hurt any vampire feelings by just calling them out for being delusional tumblrite snowflakes, and also risk getting labeled cis-species bigots (or is it anti-vampite these days?).

I want of this ride.

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Microsoft's curious Sway comes to iPad and iPhone

Katie Saucey
Holmes

Re: Clearly you are not optimally leveraging your cloudsourced assets.

I couldn't have said it more cromulently myself.

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Screw you, ISPs: Net neutrality switches on THIS FRIDAY – US court

Katie Saucey
Joke

Re: Have I ever mentioned....

As soon as I figure out how to get my old Delorian up to 88 mph I'll fix everthing, just ignore the unforeseen consequences, and the libyans in the wllmart parking lot. If I fail call, this guy name Gordon Freeman and hope for the best

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Soon your car won't let you drink. But it won't care if you're on the phone

Katie Saucey
FAIL

I don't even know where to start....

Thank god my new car will not only check my blinds spots, park, reverse, and brake for me, it will now make legal decisions for me! I thank all the organizations involved for reminding me I'm a born criminal just waiting to offend, there's just no way I could keep myself from constantly driving drunk and mowing down children. I hope they develop sensors for my house that calls the SWAT team if I raise my voice after a drink, I could be on the verge of shooting up the neighborhood. Maybe some systems could be in place that keeps me home from work if abnormal stress is detected in the morning as well, I maybe ready to assault someone. /sarcasm

Also what happens if the sensor is damaged/malfunctioning? I assume the by default the car would be disabled, and you're SOL in an emergency. I also assume failed attempts to start the car are logged and definitely not forwarded to your insurance company (auto and health), police and other interested parties.

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Doom, Mario, Pac-Man level up to video gaming's Hall of Fame

Katie Saucey
Happy

Sierra adventure games

Gold Rush was a classic. I still remember starving to death many many times aboard a ship to Panama because I couldn't figure out how to eat a pig that was running around the deck. Finally I typed "GRAB THE PIG" and it worked, who would have thought? It must have been a great game for me to still have that in my head over 25 years later.

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Katie Saucey
Flame

No Half-life?

- won over fifty PC Game of the Year awards

- IGN ranked Half-Life as the number one greatest first-person shooter of all time, stating that "When you look at the history of first-person shooters, it all breaks down pretty cleanly into pre-Half-Life and post-Half-Life eras."

HL was a game changer when it was released, I (like a lot of gamers) bought my first 3d add-on card specifically for the HL. Half-life also spawned CounterStrike, arguably they greatest online multiplayer of the last 15years. HL's mod community was and still is huge, with many modder maps becoming instant online classics. I can't believe it didn't get a mention.

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You can't keep a Secret and nor can anyone else: the app is closing

Katie Saucey
WTF?

So he didn't really expect massive trolling?

How frigging new was this guy to the internet?

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Man the HARPOONS: YOU can EASILY SLAY ad-scumware Superfish

Katie Saucey

Re: Any worst than by the NSA or any other ... agency

Of course! No economic espionage here!...I know because the gov said

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Katie Saucey
Black Helicopters

Re: Ain't that a kick in the head

"...consumer market has been essentially wiretapped by a foreign-owned company? That's a little bit on the distressing side."

Any worst than by the NSA or any other foreign gov agency?

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Smartphones merge into homogeneous mass as 'flagship fatigue' bites

Katie Saucey

Re: Obvious

"Phones all do basically the same things"

Agreed. It took me years to justify banishing my Nokia 6120 to the glove-box. My most recent phone is a Galaxy S3 I bought for 45$ CAN (new in box) a few months back. I'd much rather be free of any contracts and have the extra few hundred bucks in my pocket, than take 8 megapixel selfies or whatever.

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'If you see a stylus, they BLEW it' – Steve Jobs. REMEMBER, Apple?

Katie Saucey

@sorry, what? Re: Bundling other people's ideas again

"In the 70s and 80s. Digitizing tablet. The pen worked with a special tablet rather than the screen, though it had simple pressure sensor capability."

I used to love my Koala Pad!

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US drug squad cops: We snooped on innocent Americans' phone calls too!

Katie Saucey
Mushroom

The program was suspended in September 2013 and ultimately terminated..

Sure thing federales "Say hallo to my little friend!"

It's a sad state of affairs when my mom actually reversed her stance on "if you have nothing to to hide...etc" and apologized for suggesting I might be a tinfoiler. I'm sure the recent events in the old world, and the idiots in office (CAN/US incl) are not going to help one bit.

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Sony post-mortem: Obama lobbies for new legal powers to thwart hackers

Katie Saucey
Holmes

.." improve confidence in technology by .."

I have absolute confidence in the technology, IT works as advertised, if you know what the fuck you are doing. The problems arise when the users do not either understand, or they ignore it's limitations, or are sold bullshit dreams by people who should know better.

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Facebook? More like FOGEYBOOK: Zuck's hangout is a cyber-retirement home

Katie Saucey
Happy

Re: An opportunity: How does one post selfies here ?

Somewhat like this maybe?

.-.

(/^\) -Hi! look at me!

(\ /)

.-'-.

/(_I_)\

\\) (//

/ \

\ | /

\|/

/|\

\|/

/Y\

Gave it my best shot.

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SpaceX in ROCKET HOVERSHIP PRANG: 'Close – but no cigar,' says Musk

Katie Saucey
Go

Hat's off beer raised

SpaceX has finally expanded upon, and taken NASA's (also Soviets +others) achievements to the next level, something pesky geopolitics and politicians have stagnated for decades. Even though they smashed their rocket, just hitting the barge seems like a win to me, I seem to recall some Gemini, Apollo and especially Soyuz (23?) landings to be seriously +dangerously off target.

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

Katie Saucey
Meh

I've been thinking about playing....

...but all other problems aside, I would just like to know how many credits a frigg'n docking computer costs. I could have filled a warehouse with the number of joysticks I smashed for my C64 after failed docking attempts.

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Healthcare: Look anywhere you like for answers, just not the US

Katie Saucey

Re: So remind me again

SinTaxes Alcohol, tobacco

As a Canadian living a 20 minutes drive from a prosperous indian reserve, I feel lucky to be able to avoid those taxes. My carton of smokes costs me only 12$CAN, as opposed to north of 90$CAN in town, and the bottle of whiskey is about half price (though I'm pretty sure this is an illegal sale here in Ontario). That aside I'm quite sure I've already contributed enough though various ridiculous taxes and fees to fund a lung or liver replacement, should the need arise to use our great public waiting healthcare system here in the great white north.

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Microsoft has made excellent software, you pack of fibbers

Katie Saucey

MS make the best ever mice

Agreed, I have a MS-branded mouse that I got back in 1999-2000 or so, it's outlasted (with the odd cable soldering job) every Dell/HP/Logitech I've had since.

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Acer to unveil a 15.6-INCH Chromebook WHOPPER at CES

Katie Saucey

Embigggened

Reminds me of Jebbadia Sprinfield. Everyone knows embiggened is a perfectly chrommulent word.

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Hey look! Microsoft's workforce isn't all white men

Katie Saucey

Come El Reg

The only people who care about this type of stuff are the race-baiters (or gender-baiters) that rant on tumblr posts about how unfair the world is. I assume the HR department at most global corps. generally hire based on merit (although MS might have seriously screwed up with the win8 team). The rabid politically correct need to find a new past time.

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NASA's 'crazy' plan yields dramatic pictures of our X-ray Sun

Katie Saucey
Thumb Up

Re: standard units, units smunits

"The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) was designed to probe the distant galaxy looking for black holes"

I just read the first line and thought, cool. I'll let SI units slide.

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Universal Pictures told off for scaring kids with nasty vid

Katie Saucey
FAIL

Some people really believe this

"..all reasonable measures to ensure the ad had been targeted at viewers who were 18 years old or above"

But yet it was still posted online. Add this to the fat book of 'why Hollywood is woefully out of touch with reality' facts, or "Hollywood doesn't give two shits" facts, I bet they still think 8 year olds never stay up past 9:00pm as well.

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NASA preps lobotomy for Opportunity rover to cure amnesia

Katie Saucey
Pint

Re: I hear in the east, they try to wrap things in vodka. Doesn't work either.

Wrapping every in booze for the last 2 weeks seemed to work just fine for me, until this morning that is.

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30 years ago today, the first commercial UK 'mobile' phone call was made

Katie Saucey

lovely upgrade to a Motorola 8500x

Ahhh... the DynaTAC series, the only thing I remember of those phones was my mom's complaints to my father over the 4500$ cost (his only excuse for having one amounted to 'but all my coworkers are getting one!'), at least it got her off my back for dumping 800$ on an 85mb HDD instead of a car. Hard to remember sometimes how expensive tech toys were back in the '80s.

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Microsoft whips out real-time translator for Skype calls

Katie Saucey

Microsoft whips it out

I imagine like most MS products v 1.0 through v 3.0 will be completely counterproductive (or just non functional), although it may result in more Spanish speakers brushing up on their English and vice versa, which can't be a bad thing.

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Sony Pictures email hack: The bitter 'piracy war' between Google and Hollywood laid bare

Katie Saucey
Pirate

Search for "torrents"

First result is:

Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2014 | TorrentFreak

torrentfreak.com/top-10-popular-torrent-sites-2014-140104/

Clearly Google gives zero fucks about the MPAA. BTW, IMO http://kickass.so/ is much better than TPB

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Virgin's SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert during test flight

Katie Saucey
Go

RIP IN PIECE

No matter what happened, progress will be had, unfortunately these guys+families are paying for it.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: My well-known gayness is 'a gift from GOD'

Katie Saucey
Joke

Patent when?

Will Apple file for a patent on 'gay mobile' and 'generally gay' tomorrow?

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Oh you crazy Frenchies. Iliad won't take no for an answer from T-Mob US

Katie Saucey
Coat

The Next plan...

...of coarse should be to construct a large badger.

Mine's the one filled with elderberries.

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4th Century GOBLET could REVIVE CORPSE of holographic storage

Katie Saucey
Coat

Re: Romans: people who knew what's what

but I doubt SAP and Oracle would have convinced many Romans they were relevant or useful.

I'm not so sure. Oracle would probably be able to provide some kind of overpriced slave tracking/trading solution, and I bet Larry Ellison would have gotten on just fine with the likes of Caligula or Nero.

I'll get my tunic..

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Robot snaps on yellow RUBBER GLOVES, preps to invade Canada

Katie Saucey
Terminator

Damn I missed it

I frequently commute from Kingston to Toronto, if I had found this T-800 precursor along the highway I would have scooped it up and FedEx'd it to Mexico for proper disposal (pretty sure that's where Sarah Connor is hiding out).

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Twitter: La la la, we haven't heard of NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES

Katie Saucey
Alert

5 seconds with google....

Pics or it didn't happen!

http://imgur.com/a/KWOV2#0 (NSFW)

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iCloud fiasco: 100 FAMOUS WOMEN exposed NUDE online

Katie Saucey

I don't go near Reddit...

...but I'm pretty sure the writer made a mistake and should have wrote "4Chan.org/b". I just checked a few minutes ago and there are dozens of threads about this on both /b and /pol

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Yes. App that lets you say 'Yo' raises 1 MEEELLION DOLLARS

Katie Saucey
Windows

Yo 'tards

This probably should have been the message app of choice in the movie "Idiocracy".

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Bing's the thing in Microsoft's push for cheap Windows devices

Katie Saucey
Coat

"Some of these devices, in particular tablets, will also come with Office or a one-year subscription to Office 365." So is this a feature, or a bug?

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Minecraft players can now download Denmark – all of it – in 1:1 scale

Katie Saucey

Re: Brb, I'll do Canada

Oops, forgot to say 202 080km of coastline, obviously I'll outsource The Rockies!

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Katie Saucey
Joke

Brb, I'll do Canada

All 202 080km of it. See you guys in 2050.

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Systems meltdown plunges US immigration courts into pen-and-paper stone age

Katie Saucey
Joke

Re: Really?

"Couldn't they just go down to HomeDepot and hire a couple of Mexicans with a van?"

That's the plan. They'll also buy some pens and paper. The Mexicans will have the backlog of docs out of the way in no time. Then let the bureaucratic crawl begin anew!

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STEALTHY NANOROBOTS dress up as viruses, prepare to sneak into YOUR BODY

Katie Saucey
Mushroom

Gives me some itchings of Hugh Howey's Silo series...

...Alastair Reynolds, Century Rain for me.

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Solar-powered aircraft unveiled for round-the-world flight

Katie Saucey
Boffin

Re: pendant alert!

".... or will the batteries be precharged...."

Only enough charge is added to lift off and get up to the initial 8000m or so. The reason the aircraft starts its slow descent at sunset, is due to the increased power required to keep aloft the weight of all the excess energy collected during the day. /Stephen_Fry

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UFO, cosmic ray or flasher? NASA rules on Curiosity curiosity

Katie Saucey
Alien

Re: Isn't this...

" It's all going to end in man eating, radioactive sand-sand squid I'm telling you."

More like Tremors then? Good thing Curiosity is pack'n that laser.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100814/

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Electronic kit low on juice? SPIT ON IT

Katie Saucey
Joke

Cool

Step 1. glue 100 000 (or about) of these MFCs on panels

2. Add bacon smell/taste

3. Release my dogs

4. Dog food powered house

I cannot see how anything could possibly go wrong.

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Samsung's thumb-achingly ENORMO Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Katie Saucey
Meh

WTF is the point of this thing

My thoughts exactly. My Lenovo ThinkPad not only cost less, it runs win 7/linux duel boot, 500GB storage, and has about the same screen size. Granted it might be a bit heavier, and not look as cool, but on the road I can work and play. I view these an acceptable trade-offs.

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Chinese cops cuff 1,500 in fake base station spam raid

Katie Saucey
Happy

Jenny

@AC, ".. but via a different route"

The current owner of (random_area_code) 867-5309 is going to be pissed. Everyone I know (from my 80s generation anyway), all use the "Jenny number" when asked for their mobe number.

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Use strong passwords and install antivirus, mmkay? UK.gov pushes awareness campaign

Katie Saucey

Yeah Nanny States!

"The UK government has launched a new campaign aimed at changing attitudes to online security among consumers and small businesses, dubbed Cyber Streetwise."

Huh, being the UK and all, I figured they would have passed legislation (based on one horror story) called 'Cyber Streetwise', then prosecuted those who did not comply. That said, here in Canada things are not much better.

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Foot-loving cat burglar nicks THREE THOUSAND individual socks

Katie Saucey
Happy

Thank god

For years I have had mismatched socks. I always blamed a gnome or elf (could not be my perfect hounds!) This gnome has been stalking me for years, 'You're crazy!' they all said. Now, I am vindicated and will sleep soundly for once.

The following is the offenders profile I forwarded to the authorities:

Step 1. Steal socks

Step 2. Steal panties

Step 3. ?????????

Step 4. Profit

They should have listened.

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Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April

Katie Saucey
WTF?

"It is expected that Metro apps – meaning those downloaded from the Windows Store – will be allowed to run on the classic Windows desktop."

Great, so MS is bringing back those shitty widgets from Vista, but now they are asking you to pay for them. Hell might as well resurrect Clippy as well!

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China ALSO building encryption-cracking quantum computer

Katie Saucey

China most likely will succeed, only after they've ripped off the research from the west and the US finally goes completely broke.

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Britain's costliest mistake? Lord Stern defends his climate maths

Katie Saucey
Trollface

Re: Here's a suggestion...

'BTW, the first person who says 'consensus' loses the argument, K?

'consensus''consensus''consensus''consensus''consensus'! Rats, well, I didn't feel like arguing today an anyway.

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