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Genetically Altering Trees To Sequester More Carbon

Dragoniz3r Re:Can we get over it already? (279 comments)

I'd be in favor of finding somewhere else to live, just in case the rest of the world doesn't acquiesce to the steps necessary to insure my current locale doesn't flood... but y'know, whatever works for you...

more than 3 years ago
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Linux May Need a Rewrite Beyond 48 Cores

Dragoniz3r Re:Original Source and Actual Paper (462 comments)

Oh look, CmdrTaco published yet another story with a poorly-written, hypersensationalist summary! Par for the course.

more than 3 years ago
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Fifty Meter Asteroid Might Hit Earth In 2098

Dragoniz3r Re:Is it REALLY that bad? (295 comments)

Most of that energy gets wasted in atmospheric compression though. It's not like it all gets transmitted to the water.

more than 3 years ago
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Hawking Radiation Claimed Created In a Lab

Dragoniz3r Re:what bs are you posting (129 comments)

Although, the black holes that can currently evaporate due to this mechanism are (as I understand it) well below stellar mass. The amount of hawking radiation that larger black holes emit is below the amount of energy they receive from the cosmic microwave background, thus they cannot evaporate.

more than 3 years ago
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Twitter Suffers Web Interface Exploit

Dragoniz3r Re:Easy solution (165 comments)

I'm sorry, but 1994 called, and it wants its World Wide Web back. Interactive webpages are the future, they are actually really nice when they're done properly, and denying that is just holding you back. I expect that sooner or later secure programming mentalities will become deeply ingrained in Web programming, and things like this will stop happening. There will always be bugs, but that's no different from any other software.

NoScript is a much better solution than out-and-out disabling javascript anyways.

about 4 years ago
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Twitter Suffers Web Interface Exploit

Dragoniz3r Re:Again? (165 comments)

Then you escape it so it displays, instead of executing... seriously... same way you handle < and > and all the other naughty characters

about 4 years ago
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Twitter Suffers Web Interface Exploit

Dragoniz3r Again? (165 comments)

You'd think people would've learned by now that you can't allow random strings of script in user-submitted data. Why is filtering this stuff out not part of standard input sanitization practices by now?

about 4 years ago
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Airbus Planning Transparent Planes

Dragoniz3r Re:Waste (488 comments)

Plus you're more likely to scare people off by doing so than gain new passengers; who wants to fly on an airline which is so scared of their planes crashing that they fit parachutes to them?

Right, because knowing that my airline provider DENIES their engineering problems, rather than providing backup systems, is what I really want.

about 4 years ago
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Linux Kernel Exploit Busily Rooting 64-Bit Machines

Dragoniz3r Not running it... (488 comments)

Am I the only person who says "hell no" to running that "diagnosis" program? After looking through the code real quick, I have no interest whatsoever in running a program that performs the very exploit I'm supposed to be scared of, cuz I don't have time to make sure ksplite neutralized it properly. Also, since it's only a local exploit, I'm not concerned enough about it to run a diagnosis tool that implements it.

And good lord god almighty, what 12 year old wrote this code, that they think having function names like put_your_hands_up_hooker() makes them cool?

about 4 years ago
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Security Concerns Paramount After Early Reviews of Diaspora Code

Dragoniz3r Re:Protocol, not code (206 comments)

You've heard of encryption, right? You make a lot of bold claims but I don't see any facts to back them up. Doesn't matter how many globs of data your provider is hosting, if they don't have the encryption keys to read them. Of course the challenge then becomes making sure that your friends have your decryption keys, and only your friends. Getting the keys to your friends is relatively easy. Making sure they don't share them with dataharvesters/other people is a little more complicated, and I don't know of a general solution to that problem, but that doesn't mean it's an impossible problem.

about 4 years ago
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US Gov't Makes a Mess of Classifying Sensitive Data

Dragoniz3r Re:Can't hide SSN, wait till it is your health inf (100 comments)

Heck, they LOST (JUST LOST!) Billions of the stimulis money that they have no accounting for

It sounds awful, but frankly I think this fact is blown out of proportion. I occasionally lose the odd dollars in my own budget, which is MUCH less complex than the national budget. It's the same thing, just a bigger scale. Nothing so ridiculous about losing a few billion here or there when you're dealing with a budget of nearly 4 trillion dollars...
Is it a good thing? No, not at all. But it's not something you should keep parroting anytime the subject of government comes up.

about 4 years ago
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US Gov't Makes a Mess of Classifying Sensitive Data

Dragoniz3r Re:Something I've noticed... (100 comments)

Yeah, but then everyone bitches if they try to raise taxes... I mean, obviously, the solution is for governments to be more efficient with the money they do have, and to pay their people properly, but for some reason it's easier to cut people than programs...

about 4 years ago
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New Silicon-Based Memory 5X Denser Than NAND Flash

Dragoniz3r Re:Well that may be problematic (162 comments)

If I remember correctly, the reason is because on a nano-scale, water doesn't "flow", so you can't pump it through effectively.

about 4 years ago
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Drunken Employee Shoots Server

Dragoniz3r Re:Self-defence (309 comments)

Sadly, your parody of reality and actual reality are nigh indistinguishable :(

about 4 years ago
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UVB-76 Explained

Dragoniz3r And now the wonder is gone.... (222 comments)

Good thing I got all my romanticized daydreaming out of the way yesterday, about what an enigma UVB-76 was, and how awesome it is that even as recently as 40 years ago we were creating "artifacts" that would remain mysteries into the modern day (and possibly forever). Thanks for ruining that for me.

about 4 years ago
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Electronic Voting Researcher Arrested In India

Dragoniz3r Re:OT: How to build an trustable voting machine (188 comments)

Those are, in fact, not contradictory, if you believe this guy. I really encourage you to check this link out and listen to it in its entirety, it's very interesting.

more than 4 years ago
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Electronic Voting Researcher Arrested In India

Dragoniz3r Re:governments (188 comments)

Tell that to South America...

more than 4 years ago
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Cambered Tires Can Improve Fuel Economy

Dragoniz3r Re:BMWs, Minis (317 comments)

I don't know anything about minis in particular, so maybe this question is stupid/redundant, but why didn't you rotate your tires to even the wear out?

more than 4 years ago
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Abandon Earth Or Die, Warns Hawking

Dragoniz3r Re:This is pretty much what I've been telling peop (973 comments)

Even if all of humanity was unified, we'd still die eventually if we stayed here. This planet has an expiration date. It's nice to pretend that if we were all hippies and lived like cavemen, that it'd last forever, but that isn't the case. Sooner or later we're gonna have to get out of here, or go extinct.

Earth's "best if lived on by" date is far enough away that I'm not terribly worried about it, but even aside from that, there are always asteroids out there that could blindside us. And I'm sure that's the sort of thing Hawking is referring to anyways.

more than 4 years ago

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The new iPhoneKiller

Dragoniz3r Dragoniz3r writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Dragoniz3r (992309) writes "Ronen Kadushin has done what the entire smartphone industry could not do: Design the perfect iPhone killer. The entire product is open-source, and provides both backward and forward compatibility with all models of iPhones and iPads. Since it's open source, you don't have to wait for your carrier to provide it, you can just download the design files yourself!"
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Mac versions of Valve's Steam and Games Coming

Dragoniz3r Dragoniz3r writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Dragoniz3r (992309) writes "It would seem that the rumors and speculation about a Mac version of Steam were true, as Shacknews reports that "The Mac client for Steam is scheduled to be released this month along with Mac versions of Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal, and the Half-Life series." A video of Steam in action on a Mac is included."
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