* Posts by Hud Dunlap

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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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LOHAN sponsor Pulse-Eight: Supplier of hi-def TV to dogs

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Dog doesn't look happy

Is the show really that bad?

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Ford recalls SUVs … to fix the UI

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Re: Ford

As an owner of a 1996 Land Rover Discovery I can't agree. Land Rover had serious quality control problems. That is why they went under in the first place. Ford didn't really fix that. Apparently Tata has.

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'Open' SIMs, brain chips and Google's Nest: What to expect in wireless in 2015

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Goodbye Google Nest

I bought the Nest before Google before Google bought them. It is ok, but I am looking for replacement since Google bought them. Right now, Nest claims none of the data is being sent to Google. That can change at any time.

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Blind justice: Google lawsuit silences elected state prosecutor

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Re: Great Googly Moogly

Ok so he got thousands of dollars in campaign contributions. What did his opponent get? Most of the big donors play both sides.

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BLAST-OFF! BOAT FREE launch at last. Orion heads for SPAAAAACE

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@Johnr Stupid slam on the Tea Party

The fight against metic has been going on since the seventies at least. Some money was spent on road signs in MPH and KMH. Huge reluctance to switch. The Union people ( absolutely not members of the Tea Party) are just as adamant against it. I was installing some equipment years ago and the Union Rigger asked me what height the feet needed to be set at. I said 50mm and he got his tools and left.

As a practical matter just think of the cost to change everything in the NASA data bases. It is just not cost effective. I am sure at some point it will have to be done but that is a long way off and it will be a huge and expensive project.

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Microsoft: So sorry for NOT paying Xbox indie game devs on time

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This is typical of big companies.

They don't have to pay on time so they don't don't.

The little companies have to pay on time.

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No more lies, T-Mobile US: Download speed caps magically vanished on speed test websites

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What about ATT?

When I run speed test I get great speeds. I have four bars and LTE. I try to download a web page and I have to wait a couple of minutes. Couple of minutes is not an exaggeration and I am not a heavy downloader on my phone.

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NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators

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Re: Please hold...@Billy Catringer

Two election cycles to get rid of the GOP? Did you pay any attention to the election results?

I would be happy to see the GOP and the Democrats for that manner go away. The problem is we have too many people who just vote R or D at election time.

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You know those WEIRD glass sheds in New York? They'll be replaced with Gbps WiFi

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Not even sure it is legal

Before Bell was broken up, they were required to have x number of pay phones per y population with out a phone. This meant that everyone had access to a phone. After Bell was broken up the requirement went to whatever phone company handled that area. I haven't heard of the law being changed. Not everyone has a cell phone or wants one.

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Apple: Want a PATCH for iOS Masque attack? TOUGH LUCK, FANBOI

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Cook strikes again

It is your fault you didn't go through the app store.

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Apple on the art of the deal: 'Put on your big boy pants and accept the agreement'

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And they signed the agreement why?

My understanding is that the company was doing ok before the Apple deal. I keep going back to the story that the CEO started selling stock in February and selling some every month. Netted about $10 million.

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Home Depot: Someone's WEAK-ASS password SECURITY led to breach

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Re: copy paste error?

I think the problem is you have already had a pint or two.

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EFF: VPNs will crumble Verizon's creepy supercookie stalkers

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Cellular Only?

Or can they do it on land line connections or wi-fi. Can pretty much means they will.

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Google's Nest partners up with utility company – on smart thermostats

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It lets utility companies change your settings

CPS here in San Antonio provides similar thermostats and when the electricity demand is too high they change your settings. Nest has something called Rush Hour which in the summer will make your house cooler before peak demands so that when it turns off during peak demand you are not uncomfortably hot. The utility company was offering a whole $30 to sign up for it.

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Branson on Virgin Galactic fatal crash: 'Space is hard – but worth it'

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Re: Untested engine? @ MD Rackham

I guess you didn't read this part of the article.

"In 2007, the unattached rocket engine using that fuel was being tested on the ground in the Mojave desert when it exploded and killed three of 40 engineers observing the test. Investigators found that safety regulations at the site had been violated and that the men killed had been too close to the rocket motor."

An earlier incident true but basic safety rules were not followed. I grew up with the space program in Florida and played chess with a number of the engineers at the Space Center. Lots of people died at the space center. You only really heard about the Astronauts.

Don't let the narrative get buried in all the crap we have seen in the posts above. Concentrate on the investigation. I would suggest you read Richard Feynman's appendix to the report on the Challenger disaster.

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Untested engine?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/31/spaceshiptwo-flew-on-untested-rocket-motor.html

Sounds like some one was trying to hit a deadline to make management happy.

The comments above remind me of the Challenger disaster. Space is hard, they were professionals, it is worth the risk...yada yada yada.

NASA knew the o-rings froze. Launch spec was ambient temperature above 32 degrees, it was 29 when they launched. The Space program was getting hammered for flight delays so they launched anyway and crossed their fingers. The people responsible didn't even lose their jobs.

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Trolls pop malformed heads above bridge to sling abuse at Tim Cook

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Re: Free speech... @malle-herbert

Yes you do. That is why it is called free speech. You don't have to read it. You can reply. What you don't have is the right to stop them from saying it just because you don't agree with them.

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

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Re: Great to hear. @Frankee Lionnygog

The new desktop is ugly. The new font is hard on the eyes. The whole layout is too industrial. I want my attractive desktop back. These aren't bugs to complain about.

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@AC

"I'm straight - woohoo, tell the press and post it online for all the world to see..."

That would be difficult seeing how you posted as an AC.

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Silicon Valley scrooges paid staff $1.21 an hour in a 122-hour week

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Re: There is more to this story... @AC

HR wasn't working the 120 hour weeks, I can guarantee that. The only mistake is they got caught.

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Re: By the numbers... @Jonathan Richards 1 Been there done that.

7-11, 21 days straight. That is not counting the 30 -45 minutes going to work and coming back. Straight Salary. I didn't know at the time that was illegal. By the time I had found out the company had gone out of business but the CEO etc... were wealthy.

When you work that much overtime half of what you do is undoing the mistakes you made because you were too tired.

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Meet Mr Gamification: He's got a NUDGE or two for you

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nothing new here

Back in the sixties shows like petticoat junction, beverly hillbillies, green acres, the red skelton show were supposedly canceled because because they were old fashioned clean family viewing and some one wanted to change peoples opinions of right and wrong.

Red Skelton was told his show was cancelled because he didn't have the collage age demographics. So after his show was cancelled he wen on a very successful college tour.

Conspiracy theory maybe, but I know some hard core liberals who thought it was a good things that those shows were replaced with show like all in the family.

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