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Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

GloomE Re:External IP (210 comments)

Upstream firewall? Not? Oh dear.

about three weeks ago
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Wolfenstein: The New Order Launches

GloomE Re:creepy (167 comments)

<quote>but they also made less than impressive stuff like Syndicate, so it's a bit of a mixed bag.</quote>

Now I'm not sure if you're how to take the rest of your post.
For a 20 year old game what was wrong with Syndicate?

about 4 months ago
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More Troubles For Authors of Controversial Acid-Bath Stem Cell Articles

GloomE Re:Science, I think not (99 comments)

Not reproducible? Of course not! The experiment doesn't work without a cold fusion power supply.

about 6 months ago
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Scientists Revive a Giant 30,000 Year Old Virus From Ice

GloomE Re:Welp (121 comments)

Don't be ridiculous. Nothing could possibly go wrong.

about 7 months ago
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Ancient Chinese Mummies Discovered In Cheesy Afterlife

GloomE Re:Is it edible (64 comments)

I can see this on my pizza.

about 7 months ago
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Confirmed: Earth's Oldest Rock In Australia

GloomE Re:It comes from a land down under.. (74 comments)

Why would he? He knows it can't be more than 10,000 years old. These "scientists" don't know what they're talking about.

about 7 months ago
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Internet Censorship Back On Australian Agenda

GloomE Re:Creationalist (109 comments)

Block ALL the things!

about 8 months ago
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Bitcoin Exchange CEO Charlie Shrem Arrested On Money Laundering Charge

GloomE Re:HSBC (330 comments)

Wasn't David Hicks convicted for stuff that happened in 2001 by a law made in 2006?

about 8 months ago
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How Much of ISON Survived Its Closest Approach To the Sun?

GloomE Re:So... (84 comments)

Only if you mess with it's sister.

about 10 months ago
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Saudi Justice: 10 Years and 2,000 Lashes For Internet Video of Naked Dancing

GloomE Re:Being a Saudi (537 comments)

You must be new.
Citations implies trustworthy, peer reviewed research.
The poster was referring to some prose, so verse is appropriate.

about a year ago
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The Plight of Star Wars Droids

GloomE Re:Characters are created to suffer (245 comments)

I consider all people to be simulacrum of life as well (and a particularly good one), but I don't consider them alive. So I agree, for example if someone was dying, I wouldn't care, you're not really alive, and can't prove that you are either, you're just a bag of chemicals, and chemical reactions.

about a year ago
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With Sales Down, Whale Meat Flogged As Source of Strength

GloomE Re:Source of Mercury (311 comments)

But mercury is a metal.
And metals are strong.
And mercury doesn't fatigue.
So all their claims must be true.

about a year ago
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DoS Attack Forces EVE Online Offline

GloomE Re:How can you DDoS an MMO? (127 comments)

Initially it looked to me like an attack on their DNS servers, not the game itself.
A dig would work or not depending on which name server you were randomly allocated.
If you managed to resolve the required names you could get in and play just fine. Was fun having NPC null almost to myself.

They've brought the lot down now of course, but don't just assume that it's a problem with the game code.

about a year ago
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Astronomers Probe Mysterious Gas In Titan's Atmosphere

GloomE Re:No spectrograph? (104 comments)

RTFA.
Of course it does. That's how they know it's there. They're just not sure what is making it... maybe aromatics.

about a year and a half ago
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Lucas Says Ford, Fisher and Hamill May Return For Next Star Wars

GloomE Re:It's a trap! (253 comments)

Let's just hope that this time there IS underwear in space.

about a year and a half ago
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Researchers Devise New Attack Techniques Against SSL

GloomE I'm safe (33 comments)

The attack relies on the slight difference in processing time of certain packets.
My ISP is so over-subscribed that latency here varies from packet to packet by 1 second.
They are obviously doing this on purpose to protect their clients.

about a year and a half ago
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Fedora 19 Nixing MySQL in Favor of MariaDB

GloomE Re:Postgresql (116 comments)

At the risk of drunken understating...
+1

about a year and a half ago

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