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Single Pixel Camera Takes Images Through Breast Tissue

93 Escort Wagon Re:Not Human Breasts...Doh (43 comments)

Its chicken breast tissue.... thats just blatant click bait. However you want to look at it.

Or it might be chick bait.

Thank you! I'll be here all week!

2 hours ago
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Single Pixel Camera Takes Images Through Breast Tissue

93 Escort Wagon Re:Mmm... (43 comments)

Not necessarily. He mentioned his head... he just didn't clarify which one he was referring to.

2 hours ago
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Security Experts Believe the Internet of Things Will Be Used To Kill Someone

93 Escort Wagon Re:Already been done (142 comments)

Those murders weren't done with refrigerators.

7 hours ago
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Security Experts Believe the Internet of Things Will Be Used To Kill Someone

93 Escort Wagon Re:Already been done (142 comments)

Indeed. Every single bit of technology ever devised has been used to kill people. It's what we do.

No kidding. Remember the Refrigerator Murders of '03? Those were particularly gruesome...

10 hours ago
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Apple and Amazon Launch Black Friday Price War

93 Escort Wagon All the Kindles are on sale... (39 comments)

For sufficiently loose definitions of "all".

The Kindle Voyage does not appear to be included in this sale, which is a shame.

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How the World's First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap

93 Escort Wagon I couldn't focus on the story (124 comments)

That giant sucking sound coming from the south was interfering with my concentration.

3 days ago
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How the Pentagon's Robots Would Automate War

93 Escort Wagon All I can say is... (117 comments)

THANK GOODNESS the Chinese haven't shown themselves capable of hacking our military's systems!

4 days ago
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Highly Advanced Backdoor Trojan Cased High-Profile Targets For Years

93 Escort Wagon Re:Microsoft Windows only (142 comments)

No, because the same would be true if they developed on top of stock OS X or Red Hat Linux.

Using someone else's platform as your base saves development time and money. It doesn't mean it's a smart move, but time and cost considerations seem to be all anyone cares about these days.

5 days ago
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Highly Advanced Backdoor Trojan Cased High-Profile Targets For Years

93 Escort Wagon Re:Microsoft Windows only (142 comments)

I really don't understand why people run sensitive and critical stuff on Microsoft Windows.

Because doing so saves them both time and money - and those two factors trump everything else in their decision-making tree.

5 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

93 Escort Wagon Re:Monitor Tiling! (329 comments)

DOUS's? I don't believe they exist.

about a week ago
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What is your computer most often plugged into?

93 Escort Wagon Re:UPS and UPS (233 comments)

I have my UPS plugged into another UPS just in case. I DONT want my UPS going down even if my UPS goes down. It's been working great keeping my Raspberry Pi online.

Yo, dawg...

about a week ago
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Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

93 Escort Wagon Re:Wait, 314 million per year? (161 comments)

That is a lot of money. What could they possibly be spending it on because it certainly isn't firefox. I mean... it is a nice browser... but.... 314 million?

I'm a little flabbergasted by these numbers.

Some people never learned the lessons of Dot Com 1.0. Remember when Eazel got $20 million worth of venture capital just to make a file manager for Gnome?

about a week ago
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Google Maps Crunches Data, Tells You When To Drive On Thanksgiving

93 Escort Wagon When to drive? (62 comments)

Aggregate historical data is better than nothing; but I'd just fire up Waze.

Google hasn't killed Waze off... yet.

about a week ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

93 Escort Wagon Re:Bing indeed (397 comments)

So either Firefox continues to make it dead easy to change the default search engine to Google, or people will dump Firefox.

I have my doubts regarding whether most users will go to the trouble to change it. I'm always surprised to see how many people never bother to change their landing page or search engine, no matter what the browser is.

about two weeks ago
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The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

93 Escort Wagon Was I the only one (231 comments)

... who read the village's name as "Hogwarts"?

about two weeks ago
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A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

93 Escort Wagon Re:Okay, that's it. (200 comments)

I'm going to bed now.

Hopefully with a leggy woman.

about two weeks ago
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A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

93 Escort Wagon Re:No programming? (200 comments)

Yeah, that silly statement in the summary stood out like a sore thumb.

(As does my bad metaphor)

about two weeks ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

93 Escort Wagon Re:a sad trend (186 comments)

it seems like more and more old people are dying in hang gliding accidents these days.

What orifice did you pull that from? He died from esophageal cancer.

about two weeks ago

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Google patches Android against OpenSSL MITM vulnerability

93 Escort Wagon 93 Escort Wagon writes  |  about 5 months ago

93 Escort Wagon (326346) writes "Google is releasing Android 4.4.4 for certain Nexus phones and tablets. While some users hoping for a new Android release at I/O may be disappointed by the timing of this new KitKat release, it is important update since it is primarily addressing CVE-2014-0224, a significant OpenSSL man in the middle vulnerability discovered recently."
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Remote Root Exploit in Kindle Touch

93 Escort Wagon 93 Escort Wagon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

93 Escort Wagon (326346) writes "This week's SANS Consensus Security Vulnerability email reports there's a remote root exploit on the Kindle Touch, thanks to its NPAPI support, served with a side of full root privileges.

NPAPI support was newly introduced on the Touch with software update 5.1.0. I don't own a Kindle Touch, but if it's anything like my Kindle 3 — I can't imagine too many people are using its web browser. But still..."
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iGoogle going away in 2013

93 Escort Wagon 93 Escort Wagon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

93 Escort Wagon (326346) writes "Users of iGoogle are now receiving notices that iGoogle is being shut down on November 1, 2013. The mobile version will be retired on July 31, 2012.

I remember when Google seemed to be all about offering tools people might find useful, regardless of their money-making potential; but it appears they're now proceeding pell-mell down the track of killing projects they can't monetize."

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When Stallman speaks, you'd better have Pepsi on h

93 Escort Wagon 93 Escort Wagon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

93 Escort Wagon (326346) writes "Some Slashdotters adore Richard Stallman, while others revile him — but we all can agree he's an interesting character. If you're thinking about bringing RMS in for a talk, though, there's a lot to be considered — literally. And you'd better not use the term "open source" or use a penguin in the promotional materials!"
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Netflix does about-face, decides to keep profiles

93 Escort Wagon 93 Escort Wagon writes  |  more than 6 years ago

93 Escort Wagon (326346) writes "Fresh from my Inbox:

We Are Keeping Netflix Profiles

You spoke, and we listened. We are keeping Profiles. Thank you for all the calls and emails telling us how important Profiles are.

We are sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused. We hope the next time you hear from us we will delight, and not disappoint, you.

-Your friends at Netflix"

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