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PS3 Counter-Strike To Support Keyboard and Mouse

BigJClark Karma to burn (168 comments)

Prepare to be poon'd, consoles

about 3 years ago

Wall Street: Software More Valuable Than Oil

BigJClark plastic ipad? (223 comments)

Apple products made from plastic. Plastic is a byproduct of refined oil.

Ergo, Apple is dependent on Oil, so, in no way, will Apple, ever be more valuable than oil.

more than 3 years ago

Climate Skeptic Funded By Oil and Coal Companies

BigJClark that's pennies (504 comments)

one meeeellion? In a decade?

Get out town, that wouldn't even cover our bar tab for our sales people's trips in a year.

For any decent O&G company, that literally is pennies.

more than 3 years ago

Los Alamos Fire Idles NSA Supercomputer

BigJClark I read that as (65 comments)

I read that as "NSA fires idle supercomputer"

Too bad stupidcomputer, should have kept busy while the economy was slow!

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: FTP Server Honeypots?

BigJClark honeypots (298 comments)

I always found that honeypots also attracted MORE attention to the network, rather than serving as a tool of defense.

Essentially, even if you did get the police involved to the point where they could trace the hackers, chances are they are using some type of TOR technology, and the ones that aren't, the little bobby droptables of the world, probably aren't worth prosecuting.

Save yourself the headache and forgo the unnecessary risk and stress of honeypotting.

more than 3 years ago

Newt Gingrich's Amazon Book Reviews

BigJClark someone else (275 comments)

Who's to say this isn't somebody employed by Newt to read these books, to make it seem like Newt is a well-read, intelligent, individual?

more than 3 years ago

ESRB To Automate Game Rating

BigJClark Hot Coffee Mod (119 comments)

I wonder if this also covers unintentional content that gets released to the public through less than obvious means? (bugs, hacks/cracks)

I mean, when the hot coffee mod was dropped, independent of the developer or publishers control, didn't that send the ESRB into a tizzy?

more than 3 years ago

White House To Drop Details of Cyber ID On Tax Day

BigJClark Re:Connection Error (276 comments)

disclaimer: I am not a US citizen

What scares me infinitely more than giving my ID to a government institution for obtaining a service (drivers license, Liqour store, etc), is the fact that the public sector will be charged with creating a secure, robust, dependable system. It would seem like an absolute blessing for one with questionable morals to be able to steal identities, obtaining records for advert purposes, etc

I don't think they could do it successfully....

more than 3 years ago

Drizzle Hits General Availability

BigJClark Less Expensive? (146 comments)

Less expensive? I thought MySql was free? Any MySql admins here? Are there certain features (grid, flashback, partitioning) that aren't available with the free version?

more than 3 years ago

Ubisoft Announces Music Game For Real Guitars

BigJClark Re:Technique (172 comments)

And that Albert King fellow, never learned how to hold his bloody guitar right, upside-down-backwards, flipped over, jeeez!

What was his nickname again? Oh right, the one of the kings of the blues guitar.

We must not be classically trained.

more than 3 years ago

Book Review: Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

BigJClark Re:Social firewall (114 comments)

Hello Mr V. Awwyakr,

My name is Paul and I'm posting on behalf of Slashdot security team. We are performing a random security audit on your account. If you could provide me with your
username and password, then we can conclude this test and move on.

SlashdotSecurity Team

more than 3 years ago

Cloud Gaming With Ray Tracing

BigJClark no meat about cloud computing? (83 comments)

I rtfa, and its confusing. It started with talk of cloud computing on mobile devices (with no mention how the constant speedbump of network lag were to be overcome) and then droned on about a new chip architecture.

Nothing to see here, moving along...

more than 3 years ago

Is Software Driving a Falling Demand For Brains?

BigJClark Re:Software no-brainer (622 comments)

Sometimes its better to use a tried and true template instead of re-inventing the wheel over and over and over again. This has further ramifications when you include time to test case, database interaction, security modules.

Judging by the tone of your post, you probably feel you can write better code faster than the aforementioned templates. I wish you the best of luck with your blossoming career, but if I can offer a bit of advice, get with the program or start your own company.

more than 3 years ago

Encrypting Phone Storage and Transmission? (2011 Version)

BigJClark A little different (198 comments)

This isn't the exact solution, but you sould be able to tunnel a skype connection over the Tor network, for a short period of time.

Depends on the length of communication, which isn't stating in the question.

more than 3 years ago

Using War Games To Make Organizations More Secure

BigJClark Re:This all goes well (49 comments)

I am an Oracle DBA for BagOfPucks(tm) company, and I just so happen to chum with a head software security guy at Symantec. He informs me off the cuff everytime there are undocumented zero day breaches, so that if pertinent (which they sometimes are), I can act accordingly to protect the system.

Of course, I offset this with buying pizza and beer. Its a very good bartering system, I would imagine that if they ever needed to rebuild an Oracle backend, I would be tapped :)

more than 3 years ago

Oracle Releases MySQL 5.5

BigJClark Re:Why not Firebird? (263 comments)

We use a firebird DBMS at work, and it is an fairly decent flat file solution, but its not on the level of MySQL.

It can be used to serve multiple clients, I've read into people storing massive amounts of data in it for testing purposes, and it does have some cool features (Instead-Of triggers on views), but I think MySQL is the more "mature" solution.

more than 3 years ago

Compiling the WikiLeaks Fallout

BigJClark Re:Surprising in its unsurprisingness (833 comments)

I'm upset that the americans are spying on us Canadians, so much for our brotherhood. Spying on allies? Sounds like a deal breaker for me. Furthermore, the isolation, polarizing view of those in power, for example Hillary Clinton, is evident. American and Non-American? Why word it like that? I interpet that as "with us, or against us."

more than 3 years ago

Scientists Propose One-Way Trips To Mars

BigJClark Re:Little difference? (839 comments)

Mod parent up hilarious. If I had the mod points, I would.

more than 3 years ago

Engineers Propose Lily Pad-Like Floating Cities

BigJClark Re:Septic (309 comments)

Hmm, this is interesting, are you using a gravel field or the long lines? I've personally seen fields successfully over many years in much smaller plots of land (sections). Possibly due to the percolation value of the land.

But agreed, too far from starbucks, so the people will selfishly pollute. I know I'm not providing a realistic alternative, I'm just unhappy with the decision, if it does go ahead.

more than 3 years ago

Engineers Propose Lily Pad-Like Floating Cities

BigJClark Re:Septic (309 comments)

Not necessarily, in less dense population you can use the septic field technology. I realize this might be a hard concept for a lot of people to swallow, but whats comfortable for the individual might not be best for the global society.

They may have to move.

And I don't mean to the ocean, I mean to less dense parts of our planet, spread it out a bit. They might have to make their living off the land, have to forgo certain luxuries, but its better than a constant stream of feces entering into our most valuable and fragile ecosystem.

more than 3 years ago


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