DontLickJesus writes "In a time when television networks are working hard to deal with the changes presented to them, NBC has been very successful in transition, providing much of their content online. However, it would seem this media giant doesn't want to shoulder all of the cost, to the detriment of their advertisers. Saturday Night Live recently featured skits with urls to see the skit again. These sites first load an intro page, simply showing an image of the skit which the user may click on to load the video. This may seem simple enough, but why the extra step?
I cannot personally verify NBC's ties with the companies involved. However, it is not common for sites to be coded in the manner shown (though not unheard of). In my experience the most common use of the techniques involved are when sites are attempting to steal ad revenue or circumvent user anti-tracking mechanisms." Link to Original Source top
DontLickJesus (1141027) writes "Alright, so I have a "UK Lottery" scammer on the hook. I lead him on with a fake name, and they took the bait. I spoke with him on the phone using a Google Voice account, obviously a man of African decent faking a British accent. I could have him keep calling me to rack up long distance charges, but it doesn't seem like enough. We're at the point where they've solicited for money. Where do I go from here?" top
"Overall technology employment is up in America and the wages associated with it are up," said John McCarthy, a vice president with Forrester Research.
The article goes on to say that companies realize the worth of their [IT] staff. This paired along with a recent article regarding the value of data centers when selling a company leads one to believe that the business world, while historically not fond of IT workers, is showing it's true opinion of the sector. Have those reading this article in the tech sector recently experienced this, or is the business side just telling IT what it wants to hear?
I am a developer for a Fortune 500 company in financial services, though in no way associated with the article." Link to Original Source top
DontLickJesus writes "Back in 2000/2001 during KaZaa testing I was able to force upload a file to a client. This was accomplished through a blind reply to a download request in which I knew the hash of the file to be sent. The file hash was KaZaa's security check to make sure the client had asked for the right file. The basics where:
Get File Hash
Request File with Spoofed IP
Reply with known hash
Client downloads file
It seems this could easily create downloading relay nodes if the "Automatically Share Downloads" feature was turned on, and an easy defense for those unlucky enough to be harassed by the RIAA. It would be good for someone to do the same research on Limewire, etc.
I'm going to get flamed for not releasing the technical specs, but I have kids and no time to redo this research. Please someone pick it up, look at the white papers, and show what I'm talking about, thanks. I'm sure you're efforts will make you a god among geeks."
DontLickJesus writes | more than 2 years ago
The reason quantum uncertainty cannot be observed at laboratory scales is because the time scales would allow us to violate causality, and the universe doesn't allow for that. If "dark matter" is a form of Boson-like material, which it definitely seems to act like, it would make sense that it could gravitationally interfere with itself in multiple galaxy collisions. The key being that nothing had the opportunity to stop or alter these interactions, but each interaction had multiple spacial outcomes with equivalent probabilities. "Observation" actually just denotes a probability of interference, and the different ultra-massive pulls from various galaxies would create the uncertain path (double slit), as all mass centers involved would have multiple possible paths ahead of them. Since we had no ability to stop it when it happened, we get the pleasure of watching it now.
Gravity, as I see it, is the inversion and/or scattering of particle uncertainty when highly interacting particles clump together. Physicists would say that any object still maintains the possibility that it could fly part at the electron shell level (theoretically) at any moment. Think if it as a massive object's footprint spreading forward into time. Less massive objects (like you and I) near the surface of the larger simply become statistics in the largest worst-scenario desegregation, and the probabilities of where we end up are much less complex than the massive core of a planet.
The smaller, brighter masses of the continuing galactic parts of collision mentioned in the article were likely sling-shotted through because of the massive gravitational pull of the early dark matter interference, which likely significantly subsided in strength as the dark matter uncertainty was reigned in by the pull of the gravity of the normal matter. Why? Since normal matter can interact with so many more particles/forces, It's level of uncertainty is reduced by the number of nearby particles which could interfere with it. Therefore, it's gravitational footprint would remain relatively static and condensed. This would cause the dark matter (by this time lumped as observed above) to be pulled like a jetstream as the densely certain mass imposed just a bit more certainty on the dark matter around it, reducing the net gravitational pull.
TL;DR; I propose that Dark Matter's low rate of interaction gives rise to gravitational interference. As an echo of quantum uncertainty, it gives rise to large fluctuations in gravitational fields acting on normal matter. Normal matter counteracts this gravitational interference through via higher levels of certainty imposing on dark matter. Uncertainty seems to be a property of particles most purely interacting with forces.
Currently man searches for alien life in a way that often includes speculation and a lot of random data. However, we do have a scientifically accurate way to detect life. In physics, we learn that electron/photons change their behavior based on observation. (See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfPeprQ7oGc for and explanation.) So I offer this: How could one construct this test to see if light was observed by an alien race?