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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

FluffyWithTeeth Re:No one wants a DRM'd weapon (448 comments)

It's an old myth that you see spring up every now and then.

Just goes to show how rigorous Slashdot's editing is...

about two weeks ago

The Patents That Threaten 3-D Printing

FluffyWithTeeth Re:How have patents helped the world lately? (134 comments)

They're not about helping the world. They're about protecting the rights of inventors, rather than having large companies steal their work and reproduce it in a manner they can't compete with.

about a year and a half ago

Sony Marketing Man Tweets PS3 Master Key

FluffyWithTeeth Re:I think (351 comments)

It's more that they've lost territory, but are winning the war. You can't break the latest update on the Wii without owning specific, unpopular games. The old ones used incredibly common games or required no game at all, but how many people are going to buy an obscure game just to install a software hack?

You could buy a modchip for the same price, and that will always work.

more than 3 years ago

UVB-76 Explained

FluffyWithTeeth Re:Analysis of tones? (222 comments)

It's changed a few times, but it has essentially just been broadcasting the same thing for decades, excepting the spoken word transmissions.

Subtle encoding are completely useless for number stations, so it's unlikely it does that anyway. The point of number stations is that they broadcast to huge areas using shortwave, in easily recordable formats. This way, agents in foreign territory can use basic shortwave radios that can be found anywhere, and decode the messages using the one-time pads they are issued with. This method of encryption is impossible to break, and can be done with essentially no equipment.

about 4 years ago

Google To Add Pay To Cover a Tax For Gays

FluffyWithTeeth Re:Why so discriminating? (1036 comments)


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more than 4 years ago

Google Explains Why It Became an Energy Trader

FluffyWithTeeth Re:More crazy US laws. (112 comments)

GP said electricity, not energy, they could well be producing more electricity than they use.

For an example of an industry producing more electricity than it uses, may I point you towards something called "power stations"?

more than 4 years ago

Cows On Treadmills Produce Clean Power For Farms

FluffyWithTeeth Re:Meat cows? (640 comments)

Doesn't matter if they are dairy cows. Exercised cows = happy cows = better milk.

Yes, I too learned all my farming knowledge from playing Harvest Moon.

more than 4 years ago

YouTube's Bandwidth Bill May be Zero

FluffyWithTeeth Re:by that logic (188 comments)

More accurately, this is like saying "I don't own a car, so my petrol costs are zero", and everyone in the comments going "But that doesn't include your bus tickets or the time you spend walking!", and completely missing the point.

more than 3 years ago

UK Police Promise Not To Retain DNA Data, But Do Anyway

FluffyWithTeeth Re:European Court Ruling (372 comments)

This is a ruling which has been completely ignored by UK authorities, so no. It isn't relevant.

It should be, but apparently legal obligations don't mean anything if you're the government.

more than 4 years ago

Chuck Norris Attacks Linux-Based Routers, Modems

FluffyWithTeeth Re:Try lack of jurisdiction (193 comments)

His name is only written in the source code, which I doubt anyone cares about. The issue is the researchers who decided to call it "The Chuck Norris Botnet" and then publish papers about it, using that name.

more than 4 years ago

Chuck Norris Attacks Linux-Based Routers, Modems

FluffyWithTeeth Re:As far as misleading headlines go (193 comments)

I've also got to question the sense of naming a botnet like this. Sure it's memorable, but what's to stop Chuck Norris from taking legal action against the researchers who coined the name? I certainly wouldn't want my name associated with a criminal enterprise.

more than 4 years ago

FBI Probing PA School Webcam Spy Case

FluffyWithTeeth Re:Prey (312 comments)

Okay, I just read a bit more and it looks like apparently they aren't even *allowed* to take the laptops home, they're just lent out for a couple of lessons. So the laptop WAS stolen, and the camera correctly identified the thief.

more than 4 years ago

FBI Probing PA School Webcam Spy Case

FluffyWithTeeth Re:Prey (312 comments)

To be honest, this story sounds like they did almost exactly that.

Obviously an investigation is needed, but doesnt this situation seem most likely:
Student reports his school laptop stolen so he can keep it for himself
School activates anti-theft software (which includes webcam)
School recieves image of said student, proving he lied to steal the laptop
School sends letter to student's parents telling them what their child has done.

Now I don't know if that's true, but frankly it sounds more believable than some evil school big brother conspiracy. I guess the the FBI investigation will find out in the end though.

more than 4 years ago

PA School Spied On Students Via School-Issued Laptop Webcams

FluffyWithTeeth Re:Hmm (941 comments)

And the parents whose children will be going to school there in a couple of years time? Should they have to pay out of their own pockets to get their children a decent education because some individual or group of individuals committed a stupid crime?

more than 4 years ago

Harder-Than-Diamond Natural Carbon Crystals Found

FluffyWithTeeth Re:I don't know about you (250 comments) you think that the meteorite was made by magicians?

Space is natural too.

more than 4 years ago

Games Workshop Goes After Fan Site

FluffyWithTeeth Re:GW's new line of business (174 comments)

So you're complaining about GW's focus on non-tabletop areas when you... haven't spent any money on their tabletop division in probably about a decade?

This is not exactly surprising.

more than 4 years ago


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