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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

F.Ultra Re:The only good thing (447 comments)

That's not the ones I'm referring to. A small percentage of the populous have a genetic disposition to be alcoholics without needing large amounts of alcohol. Not that a single glass of wine once in their life triggers the sickness but it's not far from it either, i.e "love at first sight" so to speak.

2 hours ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

F.Ultra Re:The only good thing (447 comments)

Well you can use Heroin and not be addicted also, yes the chance or probably magnitudes higher but still. Also according to some studies, once addicted, alcohol seams to be one really ugly mother: http://www.webmd.com/mental-he...

yesterday
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

F.Ultra Re:The only good thing (447 comments)

smoke or drink excessively

I hope that you understand that you can get lung cancer and be an alcoholic from moderate smoking and driking right? Excessive drinking can increase the risk of beeing an alcoholic but it is by no means a necessity.

And as a side note, do you believe that people who started using drugs did so in order to be addicted to it? Or could there be a whole world of other reasons why they did that?

yesterday
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

F.Ultra Re:Ban caffeine! (447 comments)

+1 That these people use Red Bull is just an indicator that that worked for them. If it hadn't worked or there was no Red Bull then they would go straight to the Cocaine.However gateway drugs exists and it's name is alcohol, it's the number one intoxant that get people to try insane stuff when under it's spell.

yesterday
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Microsoft Runs Out of US Address Space For Azure, Taps Its Global IPv4 Stock

F.Ultra Re:Not sure what they mean... (250 comments)

If you called MS support you will think that you live in India.

about a month and a half ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

F.Ultra Re:Militia, then vs now (1633 comments)

Could it thus be argued that the intention never was for the US to have a standing Army capable of invading other countries but instead a militia of the people that could be assembled if and when it was necessary (due to foreign countries trying to invade the US) ?

about 3 months ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

F.Ultra Re:Original premise is false (582 comments)

No the bug was found because some one was looking at the code. In fact it was a company developing a static code analyzer that used the available source of OpenSSL to test their analyzer that found it, interestingly enough also a Security Engineer from Google found it at roughly the same time. So yes it was found exactly because people where looking at the sources.

Had this been close source then none of the above would have found it.

about 3 months ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

F.Ultra Re:Wat? (582 comments)

Not really ad-hoc, in protocols such as this which is well defined any way, you know that there is a lenght. Playing tricks with that length to see what the server does is black hat 101. In my youth I used this to create cracks for copy protected games, if we have had access to the source code of these games it would still have been faster for us to attack the protocols, and I'm sure that black hats attacking systems such as these feels the same these days. Hard to explain the enormous exploits in the wild for closed sources otherwise don't you think?

about 3 months ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

F.Ultra Re:Wat? (582 comments)

So you and your classmates drove through millions of lines of code during class?

about 3 months ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

F.Ultra Re:Wat? (582 comments)

Thas was becaue Codenomicon tried to develop a scanner cabable of catching errors such as this. Which is another side of the many eyeballs, i.e companies such as these uses the large amount of available source to develop and fine tune their scanners and we the community thus gets a free analysis of the sources.

about 3 months ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

F.Ultra Re:Duh (818 comments)

Yes the public referendums are not mandatory for the politicians to obey in Sweden, that is not the same as "results are often discarded". If we look at the large referendums done since 1922 I can think of only one who was disregarded and that was to keep the left side traffic. In some eyes the nuclear referendum was also discarded but in reality it was followed, that we now 30 years later changed our minds a bit is not the same as discaring the result of the referendum.

about 3 months ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

F.Ultra Re:Duh (818 comments)

He is talking about public referendums and not the elections.

about 3 months ago
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

F.Ultra Re:What a shame (171 comments)

Heartbleed is a server exploit

about 3 months ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

F.Ultra Re:Original premise is false (582 comments)

Well some one must have been looking since the bug was found?

about 3 months ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

F.Ultra Re:Wat? (582 comments)

You seriously think that black hats bother with reading millions of lines of code in the hope of finding an exploit when all they have to do is play with the data sent to services/applications and see if it misbehaves. Which is why exploits are equally found among closed and open softwares.

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

F.Ultra Re:Long-term loss (520 comments)

Because in his view the ISPs should be paid for the bandwidth more than once (what a wonderful model...), sounds like a corporate troll to me.

about 5 months ago
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Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

F.Ultra Re:Maybe Netflix is too big for peering agreements (520 comments)

AFAIK Netflix kind of already does that by handing out those free Netflix proxy servers to ISPs so that they can serve Netflix to their customers without having to peer with Comgest.

about 5 months ago

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