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NYU Group Says Its Scheme Makes Cracking Individual Passwords Impossible

Anarki2004 Seriously? (277 comments)

Fucking pop-up ads and a re-direct to google play? What is this shit!? I was trying to stick it out, but you've gone too far this time. Unbelievable. I quit.

about 7 months ago
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Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs

Anarki2004 Re: Decreased Costs (1043 comments)

So you're saying that poor people simply need to stop fucking? Genius! Why did nobody think of this before? Oh, right...it doesn't work

about 9 months ago
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Full Screen Mario: Making the Case For Shorter Copyrights

Anarki2004 Re: Innovation? (361 comments)

Posting to undo flamebait mod. One would think that I could simply select the correct moderation after the fact, but that would entail logic.

1 year,4 days
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I Get Most of My Caffeine Through

Anarki2004 Re:Missing option (283 comments)

Is that a Klingon drink or something? I think you were trying to say Yerba Mate.

about a year and a half ago
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Light Field Photography Is the New Path To 3-D

Anarki2004 Re:Bought a Lytro (79 comments)

While it is technically stereoscopic 3D, my HTC evo 3D takes and displays 3D photos and videos at a decent quality and resolution as long as the lighting isn't too dim. I'm not sure what you mean by "realistic 3D". Do you mean to have the ability to rotate the photo and view from multiple vantage points? Because AFAICT that would require a snapshot from more than one perspective (ie the evo 3d - and that only supplies two shots. For a good example, consider bullet time from "The Matrix"). If you want the ability to take a photo of something and rotate it 360 degrees, you need a shot of it from more than a one or two angles.

about a year and a half ago
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Glasgow To Be UK's First 'Smart City'

Anarki2004 Re:FYI (98 comments)

I'm a courier and I work all sides of Chicago. While I must admit 25th and Washington isn't exactly the first place I would choose to hang out, areas around 51st and western make me way more nervous (and that's not even actually going into the neighborhoods around there).

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Are the E-Ink Dashboards?

Anarki2004 Re:Use LED LCD TV instead -- not really (242 comments)

At those kinds of rates solar/wind power starts to look rather enticing. There are numerous home-brew solutions that could allow you to cut that bill down significantly. Some low-cost solar panels and a battery bank that kicks on during peak usage hours for example. This doesn't make sense everywhere but at $0.40/kWh, it might be something to consider. Of course, there will be upfront costs and I'm lazy and only do math out of necessity, but I'm willing to bet that the turnaround on such a project could be at or around ten years if you choose your materials wisely and do most of the work yourself. I'm a tad off-topic here, but that just seems crazy. Also, please excuse my extensive abuse of commas.

about a year and a half ago
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Can a New GPU Rejuvenate a 5 Year Old Gaming PC?

Anarki2004 Haven't read a word of TFA (264 comments)

But I can emphatically say: "no". Excuse my grammar. I have a P4 HT clocking around 3.4ghz. I would overclock it if the mobo wasn't an HP OEM and what-have-you. I also have a 1Gb Nvidia card. My point is that my computer meets the minimum specs for prettymuch every modern game sans the CPU. You simply can't run a newer game on a single core machine without serious gameplay consequences. If I had even a core 2 duo, the rest of my setup would beat the shit out of games like crysis. So, once again: a new GPU will only make your textures look really awesome at 3 FPS.

about a year and a half ago
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Slashdot Mobile: Now For Tablets As Well As Phones

Anarki2004 Re:Tablet is HIGHER resolution than many laptops (123 comments)

I occasionally have problems with getting the desktop version of various sites to load. Whenever my default browser can't manage it, Opera Mobile has a change user agent setting that seems to actually work.

about 2 years ago
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Climate Change Could Drive Coffee To Extinction By 2080

Anarki2004 Re:Why coffee? Why not beer? (345 comments)

Some if us are still going strong.....drug free(ish) mind you....

about 2 years ago
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EC Sends Statement of Objections To Microsoft For Violating Anti-Trust Agreement

Anarki2004 Re:The only way... (173 comments)

replying to undo accidental troll mod

about 2 years ago
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Radio Royalty Legislation Described As 'RIAA Bailout'

Anarki2004 Re:Please be more specific (272 comments)

You forgot to mention that the key of A is out of the question as well.

more than 2 years ago
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NASA To Investigate Mysterious 'Space Ball'

Anarki2004 Re:Already solved (192 comments)

I see your schwartz is as big as mine!

more than 2 years ago
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US Chamber of Commerce Infiltrated By Chinese Hackers

Anarki2004 Re:errr (173 comments)

I think that faux Chinese is what some people refer to as "moonspeak". Correct me if I'm wrong here.

more than 2 years ago
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QuakeForge 0.6.0 Released In Time For Christmas

Anarki2004 12 Years (30 comments)

Now if only somebody could make a decent android port with usable controls for a touchscreen device. Maybe like the controls from Shadowgun for example.

more than 2 years ago
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17-Year-Old Wins $100K For Creating Cancer Killing Nanoparticle

Anarki2004 Re:Biology Question (255 comments)

E-cigs are capable of delivering a great deal more nicotine than a traditional cigarette. It all depends on the concentration/density of the e-juice you put in your atomizer. If what you say is true about e-cigs not working then it is probably not the nicotine that offers the relief, but some other chemical.

more than 2 years ago
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TV Ownership Declines For Second Time Since 1970

Anarki2004 Re:Right... (349 comments)

I always thought that was Oceania. That, or maybe London.

more than 2 years ago
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Plate Readers Abound in DC Area, With Little Regard For Privacy

Anarki2004 Re:License "blinders"? (268 comments)

I was wondering about something of this nature. I saw an episode of mythbusters in which they tried several methods (one of them being blinders), none of which were successful. My idea would use just a couple of high-intensity IR LEDs around the license plate (something they never even considered). Anybody know if this idea would work?

more than 2 years ago

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Electronic Cigarettes: Blessing or Curse?

Anarki2004 Anarki2004 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Anarki2004 (1652007) writes "A bit of back story: Electronic cigarettes were invented by Ruyan in 1993 as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. They allow for the intake of nicotine without the presence of carcinogens that are typically associated with combustion. Currently they are under scrutiny due to their nicotine-based nature. Proponents from both sides of the issue are coming forward in the debate. As of recent times e-cigs have begun to cut into the pockets of big tobacco. Recently there have been talks of banning e-cigs altogether in some parts of the USA. Additionally, there is a petition that you can sign, or you can participate in the debate at wide variety of forums by simply searching for relevant terms."
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thepiratebay.se Blocked In North America?

Anarki2004 Anarki2004 writes  |  about 2 years ago

Anarki2004 (1652007) writes "The famous torrent website thepiratebay.se is silently being blocked by Comcast, AT&T, and other ISPs in the USA. I have been unable to find a link to a proper news article, but the reddit page makes it clear. Anecdotal, but from my Chicago connection, I can't connect unless using a proxy. On the other hand, a traceroute shows the server not responding to be in Sweden so perhaps my conjecture is wrong?"
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FCC Chair Seeks Comcast-NBC Merger Conditions

Anarki2004 Anarki2004 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Anarki2004 (1652007) writes "From the article: The head of the Federal Communications Commission proposed regulatory conditions Thursday to ensure that cable giant Comcast Corp. cannot stifle video competition once it takes control of NBC Universal. Comcast is seeking government approval to buy a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal from General Electric Co. for $13.8 billion in cash and assets. The deal would create a media powerhouse that both produces and distributes content."
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DARPA Wants To Control Soldiers' Brains

Anarki2004 Anarki2004 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anarki2004 (1652007) writes "DARPA Wants to Install Transcranial Ultrasonic Mind Control Devices in Soldiers' Helmets.

From the article: "my laboratory has engineered a novel technology which implements transcranial pulsed ultrasound to remotely and directly stimulate brain circuits without requiring surgery. Further, we have shown this ultrasonic neuromodulation approach confers a spatial resolution approximately five times greater than TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) and can exert its effects upon subcortical brain circuits deep within the brain""

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New Crop Circles Spotted at Wiltshire, Britain

Anarki2004 Anarki2004 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anarki2004 (1652007) writes "From the article: "This design, believed to reflect the passage of the sun and moon through the skies, is composed of a staggering 193 rings, with six outer rings and a seventh inner ring. Even if these are just some bored guys hanging out in a field or some kind of ad campaign, they’re still really impressive, aren’t they? That’s a whole lot of planning and work over night just to get some attention. You have to appreciate that kind of dedication to the cause of publicity""
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New Sony OLED display can roll into cylinder

Anarki2004 Anarki2004 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anarki2004 (1652007) writes "Sony’s New Flexible OLED Display Can Roll Into Tiny Cylinder While Playing! From the article: Sony recently debuted its latest in OLED technology: a 4.1 inch screen that’s only 80 microns thick. The super flexible display can roll up into a cylinder just 4 mm in diameter – while still showing moving images at 432×240 resolution! Instead of brittle integrated circuit chips, the flexible screen has an on-panel gate driven circuit – a world first according to Sony. That innovation would allow everything but the power supply to roll and flex in applications."
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ALA Pushes For Ban Of Electronic Cigarettes

Anarki2004 Anarki2004 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anarki2004 (1652007) writes "The American Lung Association is jumping on board the ban-E-cigs-train. From the article: So, while the ALA admitted that electronic cigarettes contain fewer chemicals than tobacco cigarettes, they refuse to acknowledge the obvious health benefit that lack of the most toxic chemicals provides to the smokers who switch. Are lives and lung health the real issue here or is nicotine addiction? The ALA must know that numerous studies show that, absent the tobacco smoke, nicotine is relatively harmless and comparable to caffeine. The American Heart Association acknowledges that nicotine is "safe" in other smoke-free forms such as patches or gum.

For those of you not in the know, electronic cigarettes (also called personal vaporizers) are a nicotine delivery device that resembles a cigarette in shape and size, but does not burn tobacco. It is less a expensive alternative to the traditional tobacco cigarette that is by all appearances (though not thoroughly researched) also healthier."

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Proposed Ban For Electronic Cigarettes (updated)

Anarki2004 Anarki2004 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anarki2004 (1652007) writes "this story is being resubmitted because the original was linking to an outdated article and my first attempt at a re-submission was flagged as spam (too close together maybe?) The original submission can be seen here

The FDA tried to block imported e-cigarettes, but a Washington, D.C., court ruled that FDA can't regulate the products. In its appeal, the FDA argues e-cigarettes should be considered the same as gum and patches that help smokers try to quit. The agency can regulate those products.

The FDA, citing concerns that the devices still may contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals, has tried to suspend the sales of the e-cigarettes nationally, and in Michigan, the new ban doesn't specifically address them.

As a former smoker and an extremely satisfied user of electronic personal vaporizers, this ban would force me and thousands of others to either switch back to analog cigarettes, or give up nicotine all together (which as any smoker/former smoker knows is not an easy task). The only people who will benefit from this law are pharmaceutical companies peddling smoking cessation products, and the tobacco industry. This proposed ban does absolutely nothing to benefit the citizens.

Additional Links:

Hubpages.com

E-Cigarette-Forum Discussion

Freep.com"

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Proposed Ban For Electronic Cigarettes

Anarki2004 Anarki2004 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anarki2004 (1652007) writes "note: original submission linked to outdated article

There is yet another ban that nobody asked for being proposed in several states currently. From the article: Eddie Schmitt no longer has to wait for smoke breaks at work or brave chilling winds outside airports and bars to sate his nicotine cravings. The 28-year-old North Side advertising analyst's newfound freedom comes in the form of electronic cigarettes. They're made of a metal tube, a battery and a cartridge filled with flavored nicotine. Schmitt inhales and gets what he says is a warm, vaporous hit without producing a smelly cloud of smoke like a regular cigarette. It might soon be slightly tougher to get that type of nicotine fix in Illinois. Lawmakers and anti-smoking groups are trying to ban the sale of e-cigarettes, citing the federal Food and Drug Administration's lack of approval. Advertisement. The ban recently sailed through the Illinois Senate on a 49-4 vote and is now under consideration in the House. While the measure would prevent convenience stores, tobacco shops and mall kiosks from selling e-cigarettes, a big loophole remains — there's no way to stop smokers from buying them online.

As a former smoker and an extremely satisfied user of electronic personal vaporizers, this ban would force me and thousands of others to either switch back to analog cigarettes, or give up nicotine all together (which as any smoker/former smoker knows is not an easy task). The only people who will benefit from this law are pharmaceutical companies peddling smoking cessation products, and the tobacco industry. This proposed ban does absolutely nothing to benefit the citizens."

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Proposed Ban For Electronic Cigarettes

Anarki2004 Anarki2004 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anarki2004 (1652007) writes "There is yet another ban that nobody asked for being proposed in several states currently. From the article: There is debate about whether or not the FDA has jurisdiction over e-cigarettes. There's a bill currently in Congress that would further complicate that debate. The Family Smoking Prevention And Tobacco Control Act was passed by the House on April 2nd, and is now in the Senate. One of its provisions would allow the FDA "to review and consider the evidence for additional indications for nicotine replacement products." That could be interpreted to allow e-cigarettes to fall under the FDA's jurisdiction.

As a former smoker and an extremely satisfied user of electronic personal vaporizers, this ban would force me and thousands of others to either switch back to analog cigarettes, or give up nicotine all together (which as any smoker/former smoker knows is not an easy task). The only people who will benefit from this law are pharmaceutical companies peddling smoking cessation products, and the tobacco industry. This proposed ban does absolutely nothing to benefit the citizens."

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Mail servers for n00bs

Anarki2004 Anarki2004 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

More often I am reading about people running their own personal mail servers to prevent mega-corporations from processing/retaining their private data. I am somewhat new to the prospect of operating/maintaining a private mail server but have a generally sound knowledge of computers. My question is this: what sort of tools, literature, and tips would you offer to a person who wants to run a private mail server from his home connection? Is this sort of project feasible for somebody who doesn't have some formal training? Try to keep in mind that I am not an IT professional but I do have some basic know-how in the field.

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