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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

ArsenneLupin Re:The world we live in. (585 comments)

was it really the best idea to go out in a suit made of meat and barbeque sauce?

tasty

5 days ago
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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

ArsenneLupin Belly Fat (146 comments)

Indeed, the puppy is very well hidden... but not in belly folds but in buggy html or miguided deep link protection. Anybody has a URL of this picture which accepts to be viewed from Slashdot?

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

ArsenneLupin Hacking the machine (146 comments)

"Hacking the machine" was only one of many attack vectors. The more common attacks desribed were fixing stuff to the side of your body, rather than to the front or to the back (easily twarted by making you turn sideways, or visually looking for the much more obvious bulges if you try to "hide" weapons that way), or hiding the weapons behind a piece of Teflon (which reflects the rays the same way as the body, hiding everything behind it... but there still might be tell-tale contours if not done right)

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Training Materials Leaked

ArsenneLupin Re:McDonallds should sue ... (249 comments)

do you want fries with that.

The difference is they take "no thanks" for an answer.

about two weeks ago
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Hotel Charges Guests $500 For Bad Online Reviews

ArsenneLupin Re:Libertarians, discuss! (183 comments)

Liability for what? A bad instead of salty taste?

about three weeks ago
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Hotel Charges Guests $500 For Bad Online Reviews

ArsenneLupin Re:Libertarians, discuss! (183 comments)

This makes sense when you hold an event there that may involve urinating etc, but normally, once everybody has gone home the liability stops in the butt.

As long as it doesn't happen in his mouth...

about three weeks ago
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Hotel Charges Guests $500 For Bad Online Reviews

ArsenneLupin It even gets worse... (183 comments)

We can only take people's word for what wedding they are attending, therefore we are not responsible for guests booking under different names or choosing to attend another event. We will not question guests about their intentions after a reservation is made.

So, even if a person not in your wedding party leaves a bad review, you may get dinged for it if that person was mean enough to say he belonged to you when he checked in...

about three weeks ago
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Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

ArsenneLupin Re:Next wave of phishing? (149 comments)

... and they'll use a greek lower case omicron (), rather than an accented o. The looks exactly the same as an o (except on Slashdot, of course. Slashdot hates Unicode...)

about three weeks ago
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Newly Discovered Virus Widespread in Human Gut

ArsenneLupin Re:Most of you have it... (100 comments)

everyone seems to want to share it.

... and I just thought only monkeys behaved like this...

about a month ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

ArsenneLupin Re:And? (195 comments)

That's not even fast... some cyclists are that fast!

about a month and a half ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

ArsenneLupin Re:The death of trains (195 comments)

High-speed rail is less susceptible though because it's newly built without level crossings.

Not throughout... or else incidents such as this wouldn't happen...

about a month and a half ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

ArsenneLupin Re:And? (195 comments)

a teacher teaches

... but good teachers also listen. And recognize when a student gets it right, even if the student expresses it "strangely". Irate Engineer doesn't seem to be able to notice when somebody speaks about energy rather than drag... and even if both may be proportional to the square of velocity, they are not the same thing!

about a month and a half ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

ArsenneLupin Re:And? (195 comments)

Hey Jimmy*, drag is proportional to the square of velocity *because* of air resistance. Thought you might like to know, but knowledge doesn't seem to be your happy place.

Please re-read "Jimmy"'s post. He was speaking about energy being proportional to the square of velocity, not drag. Reading comprehension...

about a month and a half ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

ArsenneLupin Re:I wanted to write about this place (424 comments)

It's not like there is a shortage of places to eat.

Apparently, in that region of France there is... or rather, a shortage of quality places to eat.

about a month and a half ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

ArsenneLupin Re:I wanted to write about this place (424 comments)

"The bartender was at his best when finally serving Bud Light!"

FTFY :-)

about a month and a half ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

ArsenneLupin Re:I wanted to write about this place (424 comments)

Some readers may get the hint (especially those working in recruitment...) that something is off with the restaurant. But unfortunately it still doesn't communicate what exactly is off. Is the service bad (as was the case)? Is the food bad? Do they try to screw you with the bill? Are other patrons too loud? Is the place dirty (inside)?

Some patrons might not care (or care less) about some bad points, so it still helps to know what exactly is wrong, in order to know whether it would matter to them. The original review conveys it very well, but a "job-certificate" style review would not...

about a month and a half ago
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Scientists Have Developed a Material So Dark That You Can't See It

ArsenneLupin Re:I was able to sneak into their laboratories (238 comments)

I was expecting something else. But then I remembered that it's Vantablack, not Vantared...

about a month and a half ago
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Are Tethers the Answer To the Safety Issues of Follow-Me Drone Technology?

ArsenneLupin Re:Not sidestepping (88 comments)

What the FAA does not allow is any unlicensed aircraft (which includes models, balloons, kites, gliders, rockets and probably tennis balls), tethered or not, to be used directly or indirectly for commercial purposes.

So, does this mean professional tennis tournaments are forbidden in the US? So, how are these guys able to skirt the FAA regulations?

about 2 months ago
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Are Tethers the Answer To the Safety Issues of Follow-Me Drone Technology?

ArsenneLupin What a tangled mess! (88 comments)

(At the risk of being modded redundant...)

Just imagine these on a crowded ski slope, when every other ski runner has these. Not only will they tangle with each other, but also with the overhead ropes of ski lifts.

And if your particularly unlucky one stretch of tether might get tangled behind a rock while another stretch of the same tether gets tangled around a fellow skiers neck. No, I don't want these on any slope where I am skying. Even if the FAA don't have jurisdiction, hopefully the resorts will forbid them.

about 2 months ago
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New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets

ArsenneLupin Re:What haven't they lied about? (201 comments)

âoeHe didnâ(TM)t get this data,â Alexander told a New Yorker reporter. âoeThey didnâ(TM)t touch â"â

What a piece of alphabet salad... Americans, you have guns. Please shoot the webmaster where this was copy-pasted from!

about 2 months ago

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Luxembourg PM Juncker to resign over spy scandal

ArsenneLupin ArsenneLupin writes  |  about a year ago

ArsenneLupin (766289) writes "Luxembourg will hold new elections after Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker announced he would resign following a secret service scandal.

Mr Juncker, Europe's longest-serving head of government, told parliament he would step down on Thursday."

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Luxembourg Prime Minister Resigns over Spying Scandal

ArsenneLupin ArsenneLupin writes  |  about a year ago

ArsenneLupin (766289) writes "Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Europe's longest-serving leader, Wednesday said he would step down over a scandal involving the small country's small secret services, who were alleged to have created a "big mess" by indulging in a spate of misconduct on his (or rather: Mister Mille's...) watch.

When will president Obama follow suite?"

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Pope Benedict XVI resigns due to old age

ArsenneLupin ArsenneLupin writes  |  about a year and a half ago

ArsenneLupin (766289) writes "In a statement released by the Catholic Church, Benedict VXI said that “after having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.”
Hopefully the new pope (if there will be any...) will be more open-minded and tolerant of minorities"

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