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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

DigiShaman Re: Cultural differences (78 comments)

Which is why America was give respect by the Japanese post signing the declaration of surrender.

N.Korea is of the same mindset. They will not respect anyone until after they've been conquered by a new ruler.

24 minutes ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

DigiShaman Re: von Neumann probes (377 comments)

Nice! So it's evolution in action. The tree of life branches off yet again!

2 days ago
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Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware

DigiShaman Re:Company I work for got hit... (83 comments)

SonicWALL baby! I block all P2P and TOR traffic at the WAN zone. Also use Content Filtering to block known sources of malware and shit. You can also block certain websites too. Effectively putting the kibosh on the most casual of end-users activity at getting infected. If they're actively trying to work around the protection in place, it's malicious activity that should render the employee frogmarched out of the office with security!. The 3rd line of defense (the 1st one being end user situationally are of such threats in the first place ( Art of Deception and all that) involves anti-malware software installed on all managed end-user machines.

3 days ago
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Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware

DigiShaman Re:Backups solve much of the problem: (83 comments)

I've ran into CryptoWall. Before it rears its ugly head to the end-user, its programmed to first encrypt data both local and via mapped shares. Next, it purges all local shadow copies of whatever local volumes are enumerated to the local host (so as to prevent quick restoration of corrupted data). I can't imagine any of the servers OS getting infected as that would require a user directly executing the malware from console, but in theory yeah, locally attached backup drives could get whacked as well. It's nasty. REAL NASTY!

3 days ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

DigiShaman Re: This is not the problem (658 comments)

Replace "lower class" with cattle. Easy to manipulate for personal gain, but ultimately not required. Escape velocity is about becoming a whole new apex predator.

4 days ago
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A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

DigiShaman Re:Ah Tucows... (65 comments)

Have you been to Cnet lately? They used to be the place to download shareware / freeware back in the early 2000s and prior. Back in the 90s, CNet was the premier place to go for all the latest in computing news and internet fads (along with ZDnet). Back then, Weatherbug was spyware and AVG was the anti-virus of choice. Now the Internet is all flipped upside-down. Cnet contains links to dubious apps and tricks you into some download app, WeatherBug is clean (and awesome), and AVG contains a craptastic IE toolbar that's impossible to remove completely without resorting ripping it out manually via some utility like Autoruns.

4 days ago
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The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

DigiShaman Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (115 comments)

The poverty of a nation is directly proportional to the freedom and type of government they have. They need to rise up and have a revolution. I refuse to curtail my lifestyle so the poor can be impacted less thereby keeping their ruling class government elite fat and happy. Your global concerns is prolonging the problem of oppression and tyranny around the world. Fancy that.

5 days ago
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The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

DigiShaman Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (115 comments)

You can eat better than the ultra wealthy did 100 years ago. From fruits, vegetables, fattened up chickens, etc. Not just what you can buy, but how product has physically changed from industrialization. Also modern medicine and the resulting technology has had a profound impact on civilization.

Screwing up the planet you said? Look pal, Mother Nature is a BITCH! She doesn't care about you. Your job, out of pure circumstance, is to eat, sleep, fuck, and die. Congrats if you have children out of it to continue the chain of reverse entropy that is known as life.

5 days ago
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Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots

DigiShaman Re:How is this more efficient than employees on si (52 comments)

And when they breakdown, the little oompa loompas come out and whisk away the failed robots for repair, all while singing their happy little bits of wisdom!

5 days ago
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Want To Influence the World? Map Reveals the Best Languages To Speak

DigiShaman Re:Interesting, but ... (149 comments)

Which is why in fact a Holy Bible translated into Mandarin loses even more of its meaning to being nonsensical; arguably more then it already is. In a book where metaphorical and literal are so deeply intertwined, is it any wonder old religious text can withstand the time of multi-generational translation?

5 days ago
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Mysterious Martian Gouges Carved By Sand-surfing Dry Ice

DigiShaman Re:How to colonize Mars (26 comments)

"...participation from Red Bull... What could possibly go wrong?"

Your helmet breaks and your eyes bug out like Arnold Schwarzenegger?? But hey, you got da wings man!

j/k

5 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

DigiShaman Re: Don't worry guys... (876 comments)

I agree with that assessment; Sunni vs Shia and all that. In the end, doesn't really matter? They're only at each others throat insomuch as vying (ostensibly) for world domination via Islamic caliphate. The best thing that could happen is that Iran dominates the Islamic community. This would theoretically contain the Islamic threat to a specific region of the world vs the global Sunni. Shia believe in following the line of Ali (Muhammad's son-in-law), so that leaves them more philosophically vulnerable whereas Sunni believe in predestination. I mean, if you believe that God already knows the outcome and that Islam isn't going anywhere, you really have nothing to fear.

I'm not taking sides, but as a Christian, as least there's a point of convergence with Shia (and Judaism) that could finally put all this BS behind us. May take another thousand year or so...but...

5 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

DigiShaman Re:Don't worry guys... (876 comments)

I don't like it, but there are certain fundamental truths of life; one of them being that "the world is governed by the aggressive use of force". Always has been. Always will be.

What side are you on?? Oh yes...there are sides. There are always sides. If you don't pick one, one will be chosen for you. Yeah, another undeniable truth of life.

Again. I'm not telling you what you want to know. I'm telling you what you NEED to know.

5 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

DigiShaman Re:It's just some dipshit with weapons and no hope (876 comments)

I'm perfectly fine with calling him an "Islamofacist" or "Islamic fanatic". Whatever, tag Islam in with his movement per the flag he raised. If that won't be done, then we have a bunch of cowards who just assume turn a blind eye to the evil that's being forged in the hearts of men.

about a week ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

DigiShaman Re: Don't worry guys... (876 comments)

Pakistan has the nuke (with a tenuous pro-western political regime and an anti-western Islamic population). Iran is in the midst of creating one. With regards to Iran, how much of their effort is religious zealotry? How much of it is pure political brinkmanship under the auspicious of Islam?

Sleep tight.

about a week ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

DigiShaman Re:Should Allah be translated to God? (876 comments)

“There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.” echoes a past in which Muhammad waged war against the polytheists of his birthplace. A cult that never died to this day.

about a week ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

DigiShaman Re:Don't worry guys... (876 comments)

Right. And Bush also said of Vladimir Putin "I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. We had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul; a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country." back in 2001.

Bush was many things, but certainly he's been known to say diplomatic BS if only to placate your advisory. Pussyfooting doesn't work too well in the long-run, does it?

about a week ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

DigiShaman Re: Don't worry guys... (876 comments)

No it's not. The Crusades came about because of Islamic terrorism in the past. If it wasn't for Islam, there wouldn't be any Crusaders. Christianity is predominately about showing people the door, but only they can walk through it of their own freewill. Islam OTOH is about spreading the word by force. Ever wonder why they have a sword on the flag? It's for offense, not defense.

about a week ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

DigiShaman Re:Check your math. (876 comments)

Will NEVER happen. That Imam would have a fatwa for his head the instant he speaks up.

about a week ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

DigiShaman Re:Not really missing vinyl (433 comments)

This is why I only purchase used CD stamped in 1999 and earlier, then rip to FLAC. DONE!!! I pretend all other CDs made after that don't exist. HDTracks.com has some decent material too. If you've got the DAC, 192k / 24bit is available. But again as you've pointed out, it's all about the mastering.

about a week ago

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Bill O'Reilly website hacked

DigiShaman DigiShaman writes  |  more than 6 years ago

DigiShaman (671371) writes "Bill O'Reilly (Fox News commentator) had his website hacked on September 19th 2008 following Bill's criticism of Palin's e-mail account being broken into. According to the website, 205 members who signed up after the 14th had their security compromised. An e-mail from Bill states "Rest assured that we are on this. Our defense of Sarah Palin has led some criminals to attempt to disrupt our enterprise. At this moment federal authorites and our attorneys are compiling information against these people. We stand behind our products but, most importantly, we stand behind you. We'll get the bad guys. Count on it.""

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