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Facebook Taking On Apple?

CSMastermind Re:I can haz (127 comments)

Actually I think that Facebook is shooting for something completely different than the Amazon market. Amazon is trying to bring competition to the app-space where Facebook is attempting to subvert everything that's done on the phone. Amazon want to sell apps that will run on your phone. Facebook wants to give you apps that run inside of the Facebook app. Facebook wants to be to the iPhone sort of what ChromeOS is to the netbook. You turn on your phone, open up the Facebook shell and then run all your apps inside their framework, this approach is much more damaging to Apple than a competing market like Amazon is.

more than 3 years ago

What LulzSec Logins Reveal About Bookworms, and Passwords

CSMastermind Re:Selection bias, anyone? (136 comments)

They got the passwords by getting into a unknown website's database (obviously smart money is on The email breakdown at the top of the article corresponds to the email that was associated with the accounts. None of the email services (hotmail or gmail) were actually compromised. Knowing Lulzsec's past work they probably got access via a simple SQL injection.

more than 3 years ago

What LulzSec Logins Reveal About Bookworms, and Passwords

CSMastermind Did anybody here finish the article? (136 comments)

Any /. theories on ajcuivd289 ? I'm stumped, unless one dude has a lot of dupe accounts.

more than 3 years ago

Libyan Rebels Weaponize Power Wheels Toys

CSMastermind Re:Creative, but predictable. (310 comments)

ANAL = Ammonia-Nitrate + Aluminium Powder an extremely volatile mix. So much so that the heat from rubbing two rough wooden boards together can set it off. So if you make the container and pressure plate out of wood, there's no way for a metal detector to find it, our jammers don't work because there's no RC signal, and there's no give-away like an ant trail because it's victim operated and completely self contained. Just because a people have less access to modern technology doesn't make them any less creative. Any insurgent, whether in Libya like in the article, Iraq, Afghanistan, soon Yemen, is on equal mental footing to us.

more than 3 years ago

Libyan Rebels Weaponize Power Wheels Toys

CSMastermind Re:Creative, but predictable. (310 comments)

Insurgents in Iraq have been stripping RC components to make IEDs for years. In Afghanistan we came across IEDs with *no* metal signature made from wood and AnAL, with multiple triggers, including anti-tampering devices.

more than 3 years ago

My longest stretch without sleep (catnaps count) ...

CSMastermind 52 Hours I think... (605 comments)

I've actually worked a 48 hour shift at work thanks to lots of redbull. Also in the Marine Corp infantry I've experienced plenty of sleepless days. Then there's the Case Western Sci Fi Movie Marathon I go to once a year with the intent of not sleeping from Friday morning until Sunday night.

more than 5 years ago

Comcast Floats a 250GB Monthly Bandwidth Limit

CSMastermind Re:Comcaast usage policy: Pay more, get less (578 comments)

No he didn't start tracking until the 20th of January so that month's number is low. And it's not the end of the month yet so May's number is low.

If you consider 11 days in January = 61.67 GB that's ~5.6 GB per day. So if that was an accurate of per day bandwidth the entire month it would be about 174 GB for the month, much closer to his February number. We can do the same thing with May and find 7.715 GB per day and a projected 239.165 GB for this month.

Overall if you were to plot the numbers it shows a steady increase in usage from January to now. So if anything you should have left out the "and got her back in May" part because that would imply he's slowly sinking deeper into the world of the internet after February.

more than 6 years ago



Google Time

CSMastermind CSMastermind writes  |  more than 6 years ago

CSMastermind writes "Google today released a new feature: Google Time. It's a service that allows users to send emails at any time, even the past! From the main page: "Any email you send to the past appears in the proper chronological order in your recipient's inbox. You can opt for it to show up read or unread by selecting the appropriate option." Main Page:"
Link to Original Source

CSMastermind CSMastermind writes  |  more than 7 years ago

CSMastermind writes "CNN ( 2_archive/2007/04/01/8403349/) among others are reporting that a startup called Powercast has developed and patented a device, the size of a dime and costing 5$ to make, which allows power to be transmitted wirelessly. The device has already gained FCC approval and the company has inked deals with the likes of Phillips."


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