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Driver Trapped In Speeding Car At 125 Mph

F-3582 Re:Awesome (1176 comments)

The last part was clearly wrong. Only pulling the key engages the steering wheel lock. Even those setups with Start/Stop buttons still use some sort of transponder key that fits into some sort of hole. You'll never see any type of car that doesn't apply to that rule, for exactly the reason of being able to control the vehicle under those circumstances.

about a year and a half ago
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WW2 Carrier Pigeon and Undecoded Message Found In Chimney

F-3582 Re:Original code (287 comments)

Didn't expect the British to already use Windows back then. Why they shared those serialz via carrier pigeon is beyond me, though...

about 2 years ago
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Do Antibiotics Contribute To Obesity?

F-3582 Stool transplant (252 comments)

Ever heard of this?

It's still in its testing stages, but it might explain this phenomenon. Even though it's been in literature for more than fifty years, now, Dutch physicians are conducting a mass study, right now. It seems to be highly effective against pseudomembranous colitis which is caused by an overflow of Clostridium difficile in the gut flora with the only therapy being a high dose of Metronidazol or Vancomycin orally. However, a stool transplant from a healthy donor has been suspected of being at least 80% successful compared to like 40% success rate of the antibiotic therapy. It might even work on Morbus Crohn or Ulcerative colitis.

Considering that the gut flora is responsible for synthesizing many different substances, most of which dispersing into the blood stream affecting bodily functions, it seems reasonable that a change in its natural composition (like administering antibiotics) might affect certain aspects of the human metabolism, probably leading to late-onset effects like obesity and metabolic defects.

about 2 years ago
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US Court Sides With Gene Patents

F-3582 So, they invented BRCA1 and BRCA2... (255 comments)

Can we sue them now for that deadly invention that is the #1 source of cancer mutations in women killing tens of thousands per year?

about 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Re:Hypocrites! (477 comments)

See, I guess that we're agreeing to something. Of course imposing a censoring infrastructure on others is worse by some orders of magnitude. I was never disputing that. Neverheless, he (the EU) who lives in a glass house shouldn't throw stones. Would you really believe in the honesty of someone who criticizes those bloody hooligans who go on a rampage after some ball game, if the very same person regularly beat up his own wife and kids? Probably not, I guess.

about 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Re:Hypocrites! (477 comments)

Yeah, citizens of those states censoring their web will certainly rejoice: “Phew, at least the US don't censor it!” Are you really just now trying to justify censorship, because there are worse ways to pull it off?

more than 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Re:Hypocrites! (477 comments)

Are you familiar with the phrase “Principiis obsta”?

more than 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Re:Hypocrites! (477 comments)

So, I gather that you are okay with internet censorship, as long as your government controls it, right?

more than 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Re:Hypocrites! (477 comments)

By definition.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Re:Hypocrites! (477 comments)

That's my point. The EU basically says that they have no problem with censorship as long as they decide which sites to censor. And yes, this is hypocrisy.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Re:Hypocrites! (477 comments)

Yup. Tools that are used locally on the computer. Like this AOL thing. If they were to censor the net in order to protect children from seeing this imagery, shouldn't they be censoring ALL sorts of porn, instead? I don't understand your logic.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Re:Hypocrites! (477 comments)

Spending money in order to develop a censoring infrastructure instead of spending it for things like rehab or prevention doesn't protect a single child. Google Cleanternet.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Re:Hypocrites! (477 comments)

I already stated that I wouldn't want to compare the two approaches and I totally understand your point. My point, however was: They basically say “Censorship is cool with us, as long as we stay in control”. And this rhetoric is wrong on so many levels.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Re:Hypocrites! (477 comments)

Göring said similar things years after:

Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.

History doesn't repeat, it rhymes.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Re:Hypocrites! (477 comments)

Doesn't matter. Taking a stance against censorship while giving its own members permission to do exactly the same thing is hypocrisy.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Re:Hypocrites! (477 comments)

No, but slamming the US for proposing a law that includes censorship (regardless of the approach) while permitting their own members to censor their own citizens' access, is hypocrisy.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Re:Hypocrites! (477 comments)

Reminds me of our beloved four horsemen.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

F-3582 Hypocrites! (477 comments)

At the same time they release a directive that includes optional web censoring. For the sake of our children, of course!

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Dumps Partner For Fake Support Call Scam

F-3582 Re:Sophos is a security firm? (212 comments)

This paper is freakin hilarious. Wonder why it didn't make it to /., yet.

about 2 years ago

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Playstation 3 code signing cracked for good!

F-3582 F-3582 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

F-3582 (996772) writes "The PS3 has finally been cracked wide open! The secret code signing key has finally been discovered. Or as Marcan42 tweets:

“FWIW lightning talks tomorrow are at 11:30-13:45. PS3 demo will be 4 minutes _somewhere_ within that range (to be determined). They can try to whitelist every existing piece of official PS3 code... but good luck with that. IOW they CANNOT change keys or fix this in a new firmware, because stuff we sign is every bit as good as existing official software. Wii fakesigning vs. PS3 epic fail: Wii issue is a BUG in console code (fixable), PS3 issue is a FAIL in THEIR secret signer (not fixable).”

Read more: http://www.ps3news.com/PS3-Hacks/Fail0verflow-27C3-PS3-Exploit-Hacker-Conference-2010-Highlights/#ixzz19WiQ5lIg"

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GT5 to be in 3D, will support GPS recordings

F-3582 F-3582 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

F-3582 (996772) writes "From the article: 'Here is some of the first news to come out of the Tokyo Auto Salon 2010: Polyphony Digital has partnered with auto technology company Denso to develop a GPS-track day unit, one of which will be included in the new Toyota FT-86G.' Furthermore 'MotorTrend editor Peter Lyon was also able to confirm that a 3D version of GT5 will be available as soon as 3D TVs become available on the market'"
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Racing Games Cause More Aggression Than Shooters!

F-3582 F-3582 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

F-3582 writes "Games are bad, mkay? Especially first person shooters have been always the target of populist right-wing politicians, as well as publicity-whoring federal prosecutors. However, according to a recent study 'racing games cause more agitation and aggression in players than shooters'. The scientists had created a face-off between Project Gotham Racing, a 3D Ping Pong game and an un-named First Person Shooter, all being played on the Xbox360. According to the article, 'PGR caused the greatest change in heart rate and brain activity, while the FPS caused the smallest change'."
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Medical Representative "Training" Video Le

F-3582 F-3582 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

F-3582 writes "Ever wondered why medicine was that expensive while there are good cheap alternatives? One part of the equation are people called "medical representatives", but could be as well described as "drug dealers" — people who visit your physician in order to convince him/her to prescribe "their" drugs. And apparently they are really good at it. One of the videos intended to train their convincing skills has now been leaked to the public and gives some disturbing insight in how doctors can be manipulated. See for yourselves."
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How to Easily Resign From Yahoo!

F-3582 F-3582 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

F-3582 writes "Now that the streamlining process inside Yahoo is finally leading to a mass exodus of execs and the stock has plummeted it might be the right moment for you to abandon the sinking ship, if you've been actually working there. To aid you in the process there's the DIY Yahoo! Resignation Letter that will make it a cinch getting yourself out of there. Just select the appropriate text blocks, add your name, a proper greeting (e.g. 'Whatever, douchebags,') and click on 'Submit'."
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PayPal Account Freeze Causes Majr Setback for MAME

F-3582 F-3582 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

F-3582 writes "Things are looking grim for the popular MAME project aimed at preserving the arcade games of our past: PayPal has frozen the accounts of The Guru and confiscated approx. $5000 of funds which had been donated recently in order to strike a special deal aimed on dumping a large number of heavily protected MCUs.

This sounds awfully similar to the ScummVM case. And a few others."

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Second Order Against WikiLeakS Bound to Backfire!

F-3582 F-3582 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

F-3582 writes "I just found this interesting article on the Wikileaks blog about the Bank Julius Baer trying to shut them down, but I'm too lazy/tired to write anything about it. Basically it is about the second restraining order (basically an amendment of the first) against Wikileaks which is so overly broad that it might even affect Julius Baer's very own websites, email traffic and corporate communication. It could result in juliusbaer.com becoming de-listed, as well."
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14-Year-Old Hacks Tram System Into Train Set

F-3582 F-3582 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

F-3582 writes "By modifying a TV remote a 14-year-old boy from Lodz, Poland, managed to gain control over the junctions of the tracks. According to The Register the boy had 'trespassed in tram depots to gather information needed to build the device. [...] Transport command and control systems are commonly designed by engineers with little exposure or knowledge about security using commodity electronics and a little native wit.' Four trams derailed in the process injuring a number of passengers. The boy now 'charges at a special juvenile court of endangering public safety.'"
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F-3582 F-3582 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

F-3582 writes "German Bureaucracy has jumped the shark once more! In an overly-broad "Anti-Cyber-Crime Amendment" passed by the German Parliament against the recommendations of numerous experts and companies, four days ago, "developing, programming, passing, distributing and acquiring software that is able to penetrate a computer from the outside is considered illegal". A few people don't seem to like this..."
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F-3582 F-3582 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

F-3582 writes "According to GameDaily (this article) 'Immersion and Sony Computer Entertainment have settled their differences and entered into a business agreement.' When contacted by GameDaily Sony's Dave Karraker stated:

We are very pleased to have reached a cooperative agreement with Immersion regarding the use of its advanced vibration technology (haptics technology). We look forward to working closely with them as we explore new and innovative ways to utilize this technology in PlayStation products.
This 'cooperative agreement' includes 'quarterly installments of $1,875,000 (for a total of $22,500,000) beginning on March 31, 2007 and ending on December 31, 2009; Sony will also pay Immersion certain other fees and royalty amounts. In addition, Immersion has agreed not to sue Sony or enforce the original permanent injunction that was issued back in March 2005.'"
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F-3582 F-3582 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

F-3582 writes "After three months of getting behind the schedule the X.Org Foundation has announced the release of a new X.
From the Press Release: "X11R7.2 [...] incorporates significant stability and correctness fixes, including improved autoconfiguration heuristics, enhanced support for GL-based compositing managers such as Compiz and Beryl, and improved support for PCI systems with multiple domains. It also incorporates the new, more extensible XACE security policy framework.""
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F-3582 F-3582 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

F-3582 writes "Frontal 21 features a (German) article which looks very promising:

Biogas can replace the natural gas which the European Union imports from Russia. This is the conclusion drawn by a new and yet unpublished study by the Institute of Energy and Environment in Leipzig. According to the study, the entire need for natural gas in the European Union can be met by Biogas.
The study infers that there is enough acreage along the gas pipelines to produce the required amount of biomass without having an impact on food production.

If the potential of biogas is utilized properly, the EU will be able to reduce its Carbon Dioxide emissions by ten percent. This alone would achieve the objectives set by the Kyoto protocol.
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F-3582 F-3582 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

F-3582 writes "According to this (German) site a Debian Live-CD has been ported to the Cell. They write:
"The Live-CD is a Debian 4.0 system which is already available for download on several other platforms. The Playstation 3 (PS3) version will include a minimalist Gnome desktop and the Firefox web browser. The officially unreleased Debian 4.0 a.k.a. Etch features Gnome 2.14 and Firefox 1.5.0.7. The Kernel will be Linux 2.6.18."
Furthermore the included Debian Installer will allow for installation of the Live system on the PS3."

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