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Rap Genius Returns To Google Search Rankings

GoogleShill Re:Rap "Genius"? (115 comments)

Seriously dude? You're a fucking idiot if you don't understand that music is a subjective art form. The Dunning-Kruger effect lies solely on you.

about 4 months ago
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Rap Genius Returns To Google Search Rankings

GoogleShill Re:Rap "Genius"? (115 comments)

You need to look up the definition of objective, because you really don't have a clue what it means, nor have you produced any evidence supporting your subjective opinion.

Unsurprisingly you didn't mention what type of music you happen to like. It's only childish trolling to criticize others while not exposing your own interests and likes.

about 4 months ago
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Rap Genius Returns To Google Search Rankings

GoogleShill Re:Rap "Genius"? (115 comments)

I wish I had mod points for you.

The "I'm smart and don't like X, so people who like X must be stupid" mentality on here is getting near YouTube levels. I've recently switched to ArsTechnica for most of my news, but still have the /. RSS feed which I monitor and occasionally click through. This article struck me as interesting because I ended up at Rap Genius yesterday after searching for some lyrics to a rap song.

about 4 months ago
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Coca-Cola Reserves a Massive Range of MAC Addresses

GoogleShill Re:Simplyfying inventory management (371 comments)

IP to MAC mapping is done through the layer-3 ARP protocol, not DHCP, although DHCP tends to use the MAC address as the client ID in the chaddr field.

That said, I agree with your post. They don't need an OUI block unless they are manufacturing PHY chips or doing some sort of virtual tunneling.

about 4 months ago
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Sweden Is Closing Many Prisons Due to Lack of Prisoners

GoogleShill Re: can they (752 comments)

Readers, take these "I don't believe true stories because they don't fit with my own preconceptions of the world" responses with a grain of salt. As we all know, the holocaust never happened either, right?

Things like this happen all the time, if you choose not to believe it, then that's your problem.

about 5 months ago
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HTTP 2.0 May Be SSL-Only

GoogleShill Re:Only if I can use self signed certs (320 comments)

Switching certificates, even to one with a different CA doesn't change anything at all with respect to security, assuming equal key strengths. In your hypothetical scenario, the attacker would have had to possess a valid certificate from a CA that you already trusted. That certificate could have been used during the initial handshake as well as during a certificate-switch.

The problem is that your browser trusted a non-trustworthy CA.

about 5 months ago
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HTTP 2.0 May Be SSL-Only

GoogleShill Re:Only if I can use self signed certs (320 comments)

That's really the only thing stopping me from putting HTTPS stuff on my server, it's annoying as hell to have to keep clicking through that warning every time I start a new browser session.

Did you know that you can manually trust the certificate and avoid that dialog every time you visit your site?

about 5 months ago
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Physicists Plan to Build a Bigger LHC

GoogleShill Re:Dallas? (263 comments)

Actually, you don't see ANY "cultures" lining up to spend tens of billions building this, since it's only in the planning stage. When it does come time to build it there will be plenty lining up to pay for it, or have you forgotten that the US only paid for about 5% of the LHC?

Anyway, keep up the fear mongering, it's always enjoyable to read!

about 5 months ago
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Sweden Is Closing Many Prisons Due to Lack of Prisoners

GoogleShill Re: can they (752 comments)

Tell that to a guy I know who is doing 6-to-life for fingering a flirty, but drunk girl at a party. In all probability, he turned into an asshole towards her afterwards because she wouldn't to sleep with him, so she wanted revenge and called the cops. Thinking that what he did was was fairly innocent, he admitted to what transpired.... Case closed as far as the prosecution goes.

Even if he gets out, which he probably will at some point, he will be on lifetime parole, will have the penalty of returning to prison for even as much as having a drink, must sign up on the sex-offender list and knock on neighbor's doors to tell them he's been convicted of sexual assault... For the rest of his life.

about 5 months ago
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Congress Reaches Agreement ... On Helium

GoogleShill Re:Balloons (255 comments)

I know that automotive-grade nitrous has sulfur dioxide intentionally added to prevent recreational use, so I imagine the welding gas does as well. The clean, food-grade, fully-huffable stuff is harder to come by, but certainly not impossible.

about 7 months ago
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Ferrari's New Car Tech Idea: Make Car Go Really Fast

GoogleShill Germany vs Italy (226 comments)

My 996 Porsche 911 Turbo had steering wheel angle, yaw rate and lateral acceleration sensors and could brake each wheel independently. It also had a viscous coupling in the center diff to keep up to 90% of the power to the rear wheels, only giving the fronts as much as they needed. The 997 model introduced an electromagnetic coupling for even more precise control (and the ability to run different diameter tires). Even in a 50 MPH slide with all four wheels spinning, that thing would go almost exactly where you pointed it. That feeling is one of the finer things in life.

I didn't RTFA, but I don't see what Ferrari has done here that Porsche didn't have 9 years ago.

about 7 months ago
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How Car Dealership Lobbyists Successfully Banned Tesla Motors From Texas

GoogleShill Re:Holy Fuck People! (688 comments)

Oh, the irony.

NYC has a Tesla dealer right in the city even though the competitive dealers were lobbying to prevent it. The TX free market only applies to certain industries.

about 7 months ago
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Google Speeding Up New Encryption Project After Latest Snowden Leaks

GoogleShill Re:Not impenetrable to Google (248 comments)

That's not entirely true. If an SSL handshake negotiates an RSA symmetric key, then anyone holding the server's private key can decrypt the captured stream after the fact. To achieve Perfect Forward Secrecy (the inability for a stream to be decrypted some time in the future), you must use an ephemeral DH key negotiation.

about 7 months ago
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Study Suggests Violent Video Games May Make Teens Less Violent

GoogleShill Re:Makes many less violent, and some more violent (120 comments)

The question should be whether or not increased firearms ownership causes more deaths in general.

I don't understand how correlating firearm ownership with other types of deaths is significant at all.

I agree that socioeconomic factors are a far, far bigger factor in violent crime in general. I was merely pointing out the flawed logic of using homicide statistics to support the "more guns == less crime" argument.

about 8 months ago
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Study Suggests Violent Video Games May Make Teens Less Violent

GoogleShill Re:Makes many less violent, and some more violent (120 comments)

Your rhetoric is flawed because it only includes gun crimes, not total gun deaths, and the idiotic cartoon associates drunk driving deaths to gun deaths, which is not correct because nearly every drunk driving death is an accident and he doesn't include accidental gun deaths.

To put it in perspective, the US has the highest per-capita gun ownership in the world, and is #11 as far as gun deaths. I certainly wouldn't want to move to any of the countries beating us in that race.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate

It's often hard to know when a death is a murder, but it's pretty easy to tell if a death is from a bullet. Lots of murders go unreported and lots of gang deaths get reported as self defense. Just because it's legal to start a fight with someone and kill them once you start to get your ass kicked doesn't mean that the violence rate is any better.

about 8 months ago
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Gore's Staff Says He Was Misquoted On Hexametric Hurricanes

GoogleShill Re:AL GORE CREATED THE INTERNET! (216 comments)

I don't know which is sadder, the fact that you actually believe Gore said anything to that effect or that 5 people modded you up.

about 8 months ago
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How Deadbeat Facebook Friends and Using ALL-CAPS Can Lower Your Credit Score

GoogleShill Re:Kind of a warning sign actually (362 comments)

Not taking on ANY credit is not smart and can actually hurt your credit score more than a few late payments. Cell phone and utility bills don't positively affect your credit score at all, but they can negatively affect it if you are late on payments. Only loans and revolving credit help you out.

I have a house that has a fixed-rate 30 year loan and a tenant living in it paying off the entire principal + interest. That house is LITERALLY making me money just sitting there appreciating and I'll have it paid off far before the 30 years is up. If you can do it responsibly, going into debt now can make you a lot more money than saving up for everything. Judging from your other posts, you flatly believe that home loans are ripoffs, but I can mathematically prove that my decision to go into debt to buy the house works out better for me financially, plus I have extra money to live a better life right now.

There are a lot of reasons why going into debt is not a bad thing. You just have to weigh the interest rate against the investment potential.

To each his own, I'm not going to knock you for not going into debt, but don't act like it's the "smart" thing to do.

about 8 months ago

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Edward Snowden Charged with Espionage

GoogleShill GoogleShill writes  |  about 10 months ago

GoogleShill (2732413) writes "

Federal prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, according to U.S. officials.

Is this the beginning of the end for Snowden, or will this act by the US government only push his supporters to provide more aid in avoiding US prosecution?"

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