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UPS: We've Been Hacked

Calydor Re:Well I am Glad (57 comments)

Or the breach was one that pulled stuff out little by little to avoid detection, and they were afraid of the hackers opening the flood gates if they went public that the breach had been detected.

7 hours ago

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Calydor Re:Enough World of Warcraft already (146 comments)

With the timing of Titan getting scrapped and the massive gameplay changes in Draenor (such as disabling any and all non-NPC flight until 'later') I can't help but get the feeling that Titan was WoW2, set sometime in the past of Draenor before the Legion appeared, and now large parts of it have been ported over to WoW.

about a week ago

Giant Greek Tomb Discovered

Calydor Re:meh (164 comments)

Are you SERIOUSLY saying that England is the one spelling the English language wrong, or was this more tongue-in-cheek than can be conveyed easily in text?

about a week ago

Historians Rediscover Einstein's Forgotten Model of the Universe

Calydor Re:Extraordinary misspelling? (35 comments)

Consistent incorrect spelling of a proper noun from another language as a legitimate word in your own language ... If Einstein never saw the name in writing it's a rather easy mistake to make.

about a week ago

T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P

Calydor Re:This is going to end so well for them! (147 comments)

There are currently 6.8 million WoW subscriptions (not subscribers due to people with multiple accounts etc.) worldwide.

If it's an even split between the three regions, that's about 2.3 million WoW accounts in the US. The population of the US is 318.5 million people. T-Mobile has about 50 million customers according to Wikipedia.

Some quick and dirty math: 50 million is about one sixth of the US population. One sixth of those 2.3 million WoW accounts comes to about 400,000 accounts.

400k angry people is a lot, sure - but since the patch can ALSO download directly from Blizzard's servers I don't know how many will even realize the problem that way.

about two weeks ago

A Look At Advanced Targeted Attacks Through the Lens of a Human-Rights NGO

Calydor Re:NGO? (25 comments)

I thought they were a New Global Order.

about two weeks ago

40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

Calydor Re:So 60% positive ? (256 comments)

There is also a difference in success rates to keep in mind.

A cheap medical test that flags 50% falsely for an illness (and sends them to the more expensive test to be cleared) but almost NEVER clears someone who is actually sick is much better than one that is as likely to clear you as flag you if you ARE sick.

This terrorist list? We have no idea how many terrorists slip through the net, though given the lack of daily bombings it's probably very very very few - simply because there are very very very few terrorists in the first place.

about two weeks ago

Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

Calydor Re:Well at least they saved the children! (790 comments)

Oh, to be the unknown pedophile in charge of maintaining that file list ...

about three weeks ago

Dungeons & Dragons' Influence and Legacy

Calydor Re:Other Systems (127 comments)

Tunnels & Trolls (abbreviated T&T) is a fantasy role-playing game designed by Ken St. Andre and first published in 1975 by Flying Buffalo. The second modern role-playing game published, it was written by Ken St. Andre to be a more accessible alternative to Dungeons and Dragons[1][2] and is suitable for solitaire, group, and play-by-mail gameplay.

Judging from the above blurb I'd say D&D influenced T&T which in turn influenced you.

about a month ago

Former NSA Chief Warned Against Selling NSA Secrets

Calydor Re:Snowden is cheaper (138 comments)

Depending on how it's done, yeah.

In case it wasn't obvious mine was intended to be funny to show the disconnect in lines of thought, that somehow doing something illegal for personal gain is less serious than doing it because you think it's the right thing to do.

about 2 months ago

Former NSA Chief Warned Against Selling NSA Secrets

Calydor Re:Snowden is cheaper (138 comments)

Which one makes you not have a sense of humor?

about 2 months ago

Former NSA Chief Warned Against Selling NSA Secrets

Calydor Re:Snowden is cheaper (138 comments)

Selling it is a federal offense.
Giving it away is treason.

about 2 months ago

Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

Calydor Re:Sensationalist summary (435 comments)

"The IT company I work for is full of young, sporty guys."

There, a similar statement going on the most common stereotype for men - that only geeks work with computers. The GP's post likely meant that despite these women having the looks 'necessary' to just sit at home while their husband earns all the money they have chosen to go into the IT field. It's a stereotype BREAKER, not a stereotype ENFORCER.

about 2 months ago

AT&T Says Customer Data Accessed To Unlock Smartphones

Calydor Re:Hmmm ... (65 comments)

Because at some point the red tape would become counter to conducting business.

If one of these employees is the store manager or even regional manager, why WOULDN'T he have the authorization to grant access? Would they need to call the AT&T HQ every time they need to look up a record to have access granted from within?

about 2 months ago

Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

Calydor Re:Fuck Amazon (210 comments)

Then why are paperbacks usually cheaper than hardbacks? Of the same story, I mean.

about 2 months ago

Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

Calydor Re:multiple cell towers too, or grocery stores (347 comments)

This is why there would be multiple ISPs AT THE DATACENTER.

Do you have ten different sets of plumbing running to your house so you can pick and choose between the best supplier of fresh water? A dozen different power cables so you can switch power company easily?

about 3 months ago

Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

Calydor Re:Wait a sec (772 comments)

It is the belief that Darwin's Theory of Evolution (with later minor revisions and adjustments) is the explanation of how evolution works. As long as something is a theory you are open to other explanations, but you can believe that this particular theory is the right one due to overwhelming evidence that still does not prove it as hard irrefutable fact.

about 3 months ago


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