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The Quantum Experiment That Simulates a Time Machine

Falos Re:He is correct. There are no Grandfather Paradox (132 comments)

> I cannot return to my original universe as we didn't have the means to capture signatures in my timeline yet when I left
titor ur such a n00b learnto4D already


Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

Falos no subject (420 comments)

> we're prohibited from getting Do solid concrete walls prohibit you from information? Walls be illegal now. They're just mad that break-in solutions don't work. Like paper documents in a flashbox.

Or they actually CAN break in and this is all elaborate fakery.

2 days ago

Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

Falos nc (418 comments)

> Grand Wizard
Who do I have to kill to get THAT in front of my name? For a hate group they sure know how to pick bitchin' titles.

about a week ago

Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords

Falos It's got both! (322 comments)

"because Terrorbullyism" AND "because For The Children"

I'm waiting to see this kind of bullshit inevitably optimize into a final solution. It's funny, because "more" oppressed and regressive countries will see it used as well.

It'll probably be some kind of dead-man or canary thing, that ultimately amounts to a very hard fact of "I don't have the password. I can't disclose it, and you can't fuck me for Obstructing Justice or whatever because it's outside me. It has to be supplied by [mechanism? person?]."

about a week ago

Pirate Activist Shows Politicians What Digital Surveillance Looks Like

Falos Re:People forget about people. (81 comments)

I sympathize. Many groups have overzealous individuals, and seeing them wave your banner is a bit of a drag, a phenomenon frequent enough that I want a word or phrase to refer to it. But at least some people indulge the benefit of the doubt - I'm willing to believe in the existence of prudent bronies and good dubstep, out there somewhere.

Somewhat relevant

about two weeks ago

Wireless Keylogger Masquerades as USB Phone Charger

Falos Re:One more reason to use a wired keyboard (150 comments)

> wireless mouse data
Kind of sounds like an interesting challenge. Countless points of failure, though, even with a predetermined OS, web browser, etc.

about two weeks ago

How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

Falos Re:Find the source (324 comments)

"Made for" aside, people are also prey. It's like "buyer beware" in the world of consumer products slash snake oil, except with the absence of guides like price tags and visual features and functional testing, and you can be approached easier.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

Falos Television Static (790 comments)

Or as the kids call it, "snow".

And by kids I mean old people.

about two weeks ago

Radio, Not YouTube, Is Still King of Music Discovery

Falos nc (126 comments)

People still use the top-40 echo chamber to tell them what to listen to, details at eleven.

They need netflix for the same reason.

about three weeks ago

HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

Falos Re:Conform or be expelled (320 comments)

No, that's critical, valuable, private information! You doxxed yourself! You're guilty of putting someone's safety at risk! You'll be hearing from your lawyers!

about three weeks ago

Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

Falos Re:Why do I want to upgrade? (437 comments)

> Does the circle take you to the home screen? Or the square? Better try both and see!
Fuck these devs
Fuck every course or book that teaches this
Fuck your hipshit GUI rot

about three weeks ago

Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

Falos Re:Not expensive for an audiophile device (391 comments)

Zero is an absolute and should be reserved for logistic impossibilities or exaggerations.

"Pathetic number of sales" and "Sony will make money" can be simultaneously true.

Especially when it costs shit to do, mostly in the form of "it's shiny!" marketing.

about three weeks ago

Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

Falos Re: Clearly (391 comments)

> it doesn't mean it isn't a valid product
It's a valid product.
It's a valid music player.
China says it's about $0.10 to add such function to your consumer electronic.

The product's capabilities decide whether it's $1200 valid, and they're delivering three-figure at best.

about three weeks ago

Who's Responsible When Your Semi-Autonomous Shopping Bot Purchases Drugs Online?

Falos Other side (182 comments)

This bot was only semi-autonomous, it was placed and written and instructed all very specifically. It's hard to consider these events to be unowned.

Today's is easy to consider. But let me play Devil's advocate:

Is the butterfly responsible for the tornado that happens 20 years later?

Then there's a line somewhere and we don't know where it is.

about three weeks ago

Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

Falos Re:Dupe (840 comments)

Paying someone to build a laptop. Boom, the world now has two brand new laptops. Well, one's refurbished.

GGP may have some merit if such events manage to cause trickle down, at least. But the prole workers exist to shuttle money upwards (job exists because overhead's less than profit) so ultimately the re-purchase event is probably a funnel upwards, not down.

Toshiba and HP and Lenovo CEOs depend on these people.

about three weeks ago

Bots Scanning GitHub To Steal Amazon EC2 Keys

Falos Re:Summary without technobabble (119 comments)

You won't see anyone whining about their rights or "it's MY information!" or intellectual property or "we need to change (git) policy!" here.

Quarantine or bust.

about a month ago

Putting a MacBook Pro In the Oven To Fix It

Falos Re:In other news (304 comments)

> who write angry tirades

about a month ago

Putting a MacBook Pro In the Oven To Fix It

Falos Re:Could build in an auto-fix setting (304 comments)

Someone's earlier comment pointed out they don't go through the thermal cycles a laptop does. "My router has probably seen three." or such.

about a month ago

Geoengineered Climate Cooling With Microbubbles

Falos Re:What percentage... (114 comments)

TFA says the fitting was already being researched for fuel efficiency reasons, so that may throw a bone to the "what will it cost" crowd, results pending.

about a month ago


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