* Posts by Hud Dunlap

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Fiat Chrysler recall BLUNDERING could lump carmaker with $105m fine – report

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Re: Dose of Reality

I doubt they lied. Most of them don't know what they are talking about but will give you an answer anyway.

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Jeep drivers can be HACKED to DEATH: All you need is the car's IP address

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@Kev99 It wasn't the engineer

Sounds like marketing or upper management. This reminds me of an old Chevy I had. It had a six cylinder engine and worked real well. Marketing decided that model needed a V8. It fit. So the next years model had a V8. It fit. Sort of. You need to yank the engine to replace the plugs. I think someone figured out how to lift the engine just a little bit to change out the plugs. That wasn't an engineering decision.

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FEMALE BLOOD-SUCKERS zero in on human prey by smelling our BREATH

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Re: Not convinced.

Even the mosquito magnet uses two different attractants depending on region of use. Ther is more to this than just CO2.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub mega-slab DELAYED 'cause you demanded it

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Kudos to Microsoft

For manufacturing in the U.S.

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Comcast: We're twice as fast as Google's 1Gbps Fiber (for x4 the price)

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uh folks...It is up to 2 gig

Do you really think you will actually see that much speed?

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Apple's chip'n'firmware security demands behind HomeKit delays

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More things to buy

"Its new approach requires an AppleTV to work as a central hub,"

I take it that means a newer Apple TV than the one I have.

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Mathematician: SUNSPOT DROUGHT will mean mini ICE AGE from 2030

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Re: This good be good news or bad news.....@vorlands right hand

Don't quite get all of the down votes. Wunderground.com has been saying the same thing about colder winters, hotter summers and blaming it on climate change.

So if it does happen the climate change people are still going to blame climate change.

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Surviving Hurricane Katrina: A sysadmin's epic DR (as in Didn't Realise) odyssey

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Re: Guns and Katrina @Jason Hindle

Watch this documentary

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2520398/ Assaulted Civil rights under fire Produced by Ice T.

It has a section on Katrina that is very scary. Only the criminals had guns when the authorities were done.

The rest of it is very interesting.

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Five lightweight Linux desktop worlds for extreme open-sourcers

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Re: Bad marketing El Reg @Khaptain

Wow. I haven't see a firestorm like this in a long time.

I have to agree with you. I am thinking about moving over to Linux and I can't say that this article helped me at all.

Preaching to the Choir is not very useful.

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

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Re: Er, no, you're NOT a vampire @ Volands right hand

Source? I never heard of the Aspen thing.

Maybe that's why it didn't work last time.

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Apple Watch sales in death dive after mega launch, claims study

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Re: Evidently you've never bought anything from a 'hardware' Apple Store

Even Home Depot is doing that. The answer is of course no.

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Hacking Team hacked: Spyware source code torrent blurts govt customers

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Re: "claiming to only deal with ethical governments"

That's like the old joke: "What's an Honest Politician?" " One that stays bought"

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Rampaging fox terrorises rural sports club, victim sustains ‘tweaked groin’

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Re: Oh FFS... A better headline would be 'Humans reach new lows in cowardice'

I guess you have never had a rabies shot. I know a couple who did. They hurt like hell, multiple shots required and she almost died from an allergic reaction to the shots.

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Smart meters set to cost Blighty as much as replacing Trident

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Question for Kat Hall

A few years ago Smart meters were being pushed in the U.S.. Here in Texas there were fights over privacy issues since they monitored your use every minute. Some people were arrested for not allowing the power company to come on their property and change out the meter.

Now I am for a meter that sends data once a month so the meter reader doesn't get into an altercation with my dogs. There is no reason for the power company to invade my privacy and constantly monitor my usage.

You have mentioned how high the cost is in the U.K., but what about the U.S.? Is there any major difference in the meters?

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Verizon outage borks phones, TVs, internet for hapless East Coast folk

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Thats why I pay for a land line

It is only for emergencies.

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Hubble spots Pluto's moons are a chaotic mess of tumbling rock

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Re: Pluto is simply spawning.

Turtle eggs.

The great A'tuin.

Although I am not sure where the Elephants come from.

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ROBOQUAFF! Boffins build smooth robot arm to lift a pint of beer

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You had a fine article until this point.

" Modelo, a Mexican beer that – like many brews served in the US – tastes like making love in a canoe"

I take severe offense at that. Negro Modelo is a fine dark beer. Great with spicy food.

I have been to California many times and tried the various "craft beers" and they all taste like they were made by beginners.

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KFC's new secret ingredient is a bluetooth keyboard on your tray

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Re: Elven herbs and spices?

When the chain first opened up it was very good. I agree with you on the current state of affairs.

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Manchester car park lock hack leads to horn-blare hoo-ha

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It could have been a three letter agency.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2014/01/nsa-jams-san-antonio-garage-openers.html

This went on for a lot longer than the article suggests.

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The next Nest? We talk to Ring, the doorbell-come-security system

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A general problem with IoT devices

I just upgraded my internet connection, now my WiFi has a new name and password. I only have a Nest controller so it wasn't a big deal but what if I had ten, twenty devices?

As far as door bell and security I have dogs.

If they got the price down to $50 I might be interested. If I am in the backyard with the dogs I never hear the doorbell.

Of course as someone else already said, if they get popular, they are just going to get stolen.

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HP wag has last laugh at US prez wannabe with carlyfiorina.org snatch

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Re: why @Nate Amsden

Yes I wish she would go away too. Unfortunately a lot of the Conservativs( and I use that term loosely) think she is great. If you try to expose how bad she was you are denounced as a leftist clown.

Just see the comments from this article.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/04/unlike-hillary-clinton-carly-fiorina-welcomes-tough-questions-from-media-public/

No one seems to ask the tough question. " You were fired after two years because you destroyed the company you were in charge of. Why is that a qualification for any elected office."

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Ex-Goldman Sachs programmer found guilty of code theft … again

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Re: Dual sovereignty @Chris 244

Thanks for the case information. Prohibition certainly screwed things up.

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=260&invol=377

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Stateside security screeners sacked for squeezing 'sexy' sacks

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The victims are coming forward.

This should get interesting.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-victims-denver-airport-groping-scandal-20150415-story.html

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Grandmaster FLUSH: Chess champ booted for allegedly cheating with iPod app in the loo

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Re: ODWR

I believe that line was used in different ways in a number of different book.

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Apple swears that NO FANBOI will queue for its new gumble

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Re: PR move @skeptical 1

The reason for the down vote.

http://dilbert.com/strip/2015-04-02

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THOUSANDS of alleged pirates' addresses to be handed to Dallas Buyers Club

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Re: Give them a break....

It was a great movie. Well worth the time to watch.

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Toyota Yaris Hybrid: Half-pint composite for the urban jungle

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What about battery life

I had a 2003 Honda Insight for ten years. I was on my third battery when I got rid of it. The first battery made 60K miles. The second made 30K. The battery was $4K and the electronic control module. was $1K. I did a little research at the time and found that once the first battery fails the next one doesn't last as long. I was lucky that I was covered by an extended warranty. I sold the car before the warranty ran out.

Other than a brake job and scheduled maintenance the only issue I had with the car was battery related.

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Anti-gay Indiana starts backtracking on hated law after tech pressure

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Re: So what about the other nineteen states and the U.S. Government@the coward

First off Native Americans have a very special legal status based on over two hundred years of various treaties. The fact that you don't know that means you have a very limited knowledge of American History.

Secondly the article clearly states the law is based on the one that Bill Clinton signed in 1993, not an exact copy. Different authors are going to use different language based on their backgrounds or perhaps court rulings in their state. Since the Federal law was passed in 1993 I am sure there are a lot of court cases to look at.

As far as your comment "Dunlapse". Really? I haven't heard that one since fourth grade.

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So what about the other nineteen states and the U.S. Government

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/03/27/19-states-that-have-religious-freedom-laws-like-indianas-that-no-one-is-boycotting/

So why the hoopla now? In 1993 Bill Clinton signed the Federal Law that the State laws are based on.

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AT&T, Verizon and telco pals file lawsuit to KILL net neutrality FOREVER

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Re: The GOP has started already

The people are for net neutrality? That is a buzzword. it has no meaning. What we have now is a three hundred page document that was not released before the vote. What is actually in it, I don't know. I have other things on my plate, but from what I have heard it is fixing a problem that doesn't exist.

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Re: AT&T and Verizon are ever-attuned to the public mood @David 132

Hey, I got down voted for an informational post.

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When too elephants fight the grass gets trampled

This needs to be updated to "when an elephant and a donkey fight the grass get trampled".

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@ Danny 14 Thanks to one political cartoonist.

http://www.infoplease.com/askeds/donkey-elephant.html

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The GOP has started already

http://joeforamerica.com/2015/03/gop-working-gut-net-neutrality-rules/

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Hey, Woz. You've got $150m. You're kicking back in Australia. What's on your mind? Killer AI

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Omni magazine many years ago...

They had an Sci Fi Story where a house was accused of killing it's owner in the year 2040. They got some of the top Defense Attourney's at the time to write up a defense for the house. If memory serves F. Lee Baily wrote a brilliant defense complete with fake precedents.

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No wonder Apple won't talk to El Reg

"The former HP engineer," He sure didn't make his $150 million dollars from HP.

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White House taxes Silicon Valley to skill-up American workers

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Hey El Reg

Who's in the picture?

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Out of time: Huawei, LG unveil watches nobody wants to buy

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Re: What am I missing?

You hope it resets to the time. I had one of the early "Atomic Clocks". Every time a massive front came down past Colorado the time would jump. The bigger the time jump the bigger the storms. I got three days warning of massive thunderstorms. Much better than the Weather service.

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FCC Republicans slam brakes on net neutrality, but this wagon ain't slowing

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@Kieren McCarthy

It is interesting that you are saying how great this will be but you haven't read it. The only credible things I can find on the subject is that five people had read it and it is 330 pages long.

As far as the element of fear I suggest you start following the discussions on the various Campaign finance laws. You might want to start with the Swift boaters vs. Kerry. The courts have already ruled that freedom of Speech is restricted with 180 days of a Federal election.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swift_Vets_and_POWs_for_Truth

I don't normally like Wikepedia but it will get you started.

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New Mexico mulls sale of first US commercial spaceport (and LOHAN launchpad)

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No one spoke in its favor but it is moving on?

http://www.kvia.com/news/nm-senate-panel-passes-proposal-that-would-put-spaceport-up-for-sale/31374288

Not quite sure why he-and a lot of other people- are going on junkets to Turkey.

http://turkishinvitations.weebly.com/elected-officials-who-went-on-gulenist-turkey-trips.html

So why does he want to sell it and to whom does he want to sell it to?

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Net neutrality crunch poll: Americans want to know WTF it is

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The FCC is just following Nancy Pelosi.

"We have to pass this sucker to see whats in it."

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Linux clockpocalypse in 2038 is looming and there's no 'serious plan'

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Re: Nah...@blood beast error.

It is clear that Tristan did read your second paragraph. Just because you worked on it and didn't see a problem he did. If he hadn't been one of the people fixing things ahead of time there would have been a huge issue.

I replied to your original post and I did read your second paragraph. Just because you didn't see a problem in your own little world doesn't mean that other people didn't.

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Re: Nah... @bloodbeasterror

No they didn't. Back when I worked for a Semiconductor OEM I spent many hours testing equipment to make sure it didn't have problems. My employers equipment didn't. Some of the other vendors that I worked with had major problems. Such as complete lockups.

The reason we didn't have major issues with Y2K is because everyone was testing ahead of time.

The biggest problem with Y2k was the H1-B visa. The Y2K bug was the "reason" the U.S. started letting in so many foreign tech workers.

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Saudi govt pauses flogging dad-of-3 for Facebook posts – after docs intervene

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Re: IT Angle? @ Bloodbeastterror.

As I said in my post. Other sites are covering it. It is not like the Reg is breaking something that no one else is. You didn't even respond to my point that the video of a beheading that was leaked out is using the web to "raise the awareness" as you say would be more of a valid article for this site.

I don't go to political sites for tech news and I don't read El Reg for political news.

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IT Angle?

I have followed this on other sites but I don't see why it is on the register. A lot of people say stupid things on and off the internet and pay the consequences.

As others have pointed out, if you violate the laws of your country you suffer the consequences. Be glad you live in the west. I surprised that El Reg didn't mention the video of the women being beheaded that was briefly on Youtube. Smuggled videos that end up on social media sites seem to me to be more of a story. Wikileaks anyone?

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Hollywood vs hackers: Vulture cracks Tinseltown keyboard cornballs

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What about the recruit

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0292506/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_17

Al Pacino gets busted at the end of the movie by the main character hacking the CIA's computer so it can record Al Pacino admitting he is a double agent. In reality it is just a modified screen shot saying the lap top is connected to the CIA computer. Al Pacino thinks he is busted so he gives up.

Decent movie.

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FBI fingering Norks for Sony hack: The TRUTH – by the NSA's spyboss

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More Sanctions?

I thought we had so many because of the Nuclear Program we couldn't add any more.

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What an ACE-HOLE! This super-software will whip you at poker, hands down

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Re: casinos.... @Phil dude

Richard Feynman had a funny story about his first visit to a casino. He had looked at the math of some game and decided he could play all night on x amount of money. Fifteen minutes later he was out of money trying to figure out what happened.

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Re: Yawn @Aerobatic

The software to analyze faces is already here.

http://www.emotient.com/products

The above is not quite the site I was looking for but it gives you the idea.

I couldn't figure out how to word the search but some basketball teams are using software to look at college basketball prospects while they are playing. The claim is the looks on their faces while they are playing is an indicator of how well they will do in the pro's.

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