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BGP Hijacking Continues, Despite the Ability To Prevent It

Gravis Zero Re:BGP? (57 comments)

What if we agree to spell out obscure acronyms the first time?

I guess I disagree. I don't want to have to see "Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol" the first time in every article that mentions TCP/IP

good news everyone! using time travel, i have added a html tag specifically for abbreviations. go ahead and try it, it's the <abbr> tag.

about a week ago
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Fedora 21 Released

Gravis Zero yes, it does have systemd (106 comments)

Each of the flavors builds on the "base" set of packages for Fedora. For instance, each flavor uses the same packages for the kernel, RPM, Yum, systemd, Anaconda, and so forth.

about two weeks ago
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Romanian Officials Say Russia Finances European Fracking Protests

Gravis Zero Re:Fracking, not what you think it is. (155 comments)

Thanks to horizontal completions petroleum products (gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, plastics and on and on and on) prices are plummeting.

and with bullets on sale it's even cheaper to shoot ourselves in the foot!

Thanks to horizontal completions, natural gas is now cheaper the coal in the US and coal power plants are being converted to natural gas which is all around cleaner, safer, and produces half the CO2 of coal.

that's as great as getting half as much cancer than normal.

Thanks to horizontal completions, OPEC's 40 year cartel appears to be at an end, and horizontal completions dropping the price of oil has been the most effective "sanction" by far on Russia, putting more pressure on Putin and the ruble then all the heads of state combined.

i'm no fan of bad governments but wouldn't it be better to just do away with OPEC by moving to clean energy like solar?

about two weeks ago
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Iranian Hackers Compromised Airlines, Critical Infrastructure Companies

Gravis Zero you reap what you sow. (61 comments)

it seems our efforts of sabotage are coming to fruition in the form of retaliation.

always remember, you reap what you sow.

about three weeks ago
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Want To Work For a Cool Tech Company? Hone Your Social Skills

Gravis Zero bullshit (139 comments)

fuck you, i have awesome social skills and i'll break the face of anyone who says otherwise!

about three weeks ago
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Slack Now Letting Employers Tap Workers' Private Chats

Gravis Zero shortsighted (79 comments)

The company hopes to attract more businesses with the optional feature

they seemed to have forgotten the part where the employee has choose to use it. i wouldnt be surprised if they lose all their users in a month's time to a similar application that isn't spyware.

about a month ago
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

Gravis Zero obvious reasons (376 comments)

lately, US news and politics are more vapid and transparent than grumpy cat's take on things. the reality is that our political system is really because voters are gullible enough to thing they have a choice about what happens when it's really a one party system. the news spews lies about everything like it's DEFCON 1 everyday when they are speaking of meaninal bullshit. meanwhile there are serious matters that has caused a massive schism in the middle class and shit is hitting the fan. if you protest you are either cordoned off and ignored and/or abused by the police which are not help accountable for their actions. can you blame us for wanting an escape? (psst, the answer is here)

about a month ago
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How "Big Ideas" Are Actually Hurting International Development

Gravis Zero the problem is people (92 comments)

people got them into their current situation and people are keeping them there, it's that simple. it's a global problem, it's just worse in some areas.

about a month ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

Gravis Zero Re:Opposition is from a small elite (550 comments)

the most universally relevant reason being that systemd has a HUGE attack surface. the other reasons all feed into this one issue, it's a blaring and blindingly bright security issue.

Do you really believe that IBM, Oracle, RedHat, HP, CenturyLink, ... are not going to be addressing security problems if and when they emerge?

with thinking like that, you might as well start using Windows because Microsoft will fix it too. the point is that it's a needless complexity that increases the risk of critical/exploitable bugs occurring.

about a month ago
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State Department Joins NOAA, USPS In Club of Hacked Federal Agencies

Gravis Zero "our main unclassified system" (54 comments)

do they ever say when their classified system gets breached? no, of course not, it would let people know how laughable their security really is.

about a month ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

Gravis Zero a sad trend (186 comments)

it seems like more and more old people are dying in hang gliding accidents these days.

about a month ago
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Ars Dissects Android's Problems With Big Screens -- Including In Lollipop

Gravis Zero while he is right... (103 comments)

it's still better than Windows 8. :)

about a month ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

Gravis Zero Re:Opposition is from a small elite (550 comments)

I dont see an issue with systemd,

the issue isnt with systemd per se, the issue is systemd becoming a dependency of things that should not require it. for example, since systemd decided to eat udev, that means that every package that used udev now needs systemd. if you use any of the major desktops, it is a requirement. one the upside, it's fuelling the development of other desktops environments.

... let people who do not want systemd simply configure their system either so that systemd will start regular sys v init or bsd type scripts, or let them change /bin/init to point to the alternatifve init system of their choice.

there is a problem with that, it means systemd is running. there is an additional opposition to systemd itself, the most universally relevant reason being that systemd has a HUGE attack surface. the other reasons all feed into this one issue, it's a blaring and blindingly bright security issue.

btw, if you are GNOME2/MATE holdout trying to escape systemd like me, consider using LxQt. it's still a work in progress but it's usable as an everyday desktop environment.

LxQt repo (works with debian jessie):

deb http//ppa.launchpad.net/lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily/ubuntu/ utopic main

about a month ago
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Low Cost Ground Robot Chassis That Can Traverse Challenging Obstacles

Gravis Zero Re:We've been selling these since 2010 (38 comments)

For now 3D printing only seems to have two real advantages: versatility (especially important if you only have the space/budget for a few manufacturing tools), and the ability to create geometry that is essentially impossible with any other manufacturing process.

not true at all! a huge advantage is the price of making a one-off part. $1K for a mold you are only going to use once is very prohibitive.

about a month ago
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Open Source Self-Healing Software For Virtual Machines

Gravis Zero Re:Immune system for operating systems? (50 comments)

it would take a very long time and huge effort to approach the unbelievably complex sophistication of the immune system

so... when do they start integrating it into systemd? ;)

about a month ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

Gravis Zero easy solution (323 comments)

cut out the bliss point bullshit that makes your products addictive and everyone will be doing better. fewer people will develop type II diabetes and you will have a viable long term strategy. what's that? you dont want to affect your profits despite being a sound strategy? hmm, sounds like you are the problem.

about a month ago
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Maker Joe is a 'Maker' Sculptor (Video)

Gravis Zero Joe may never... (16 comments)

create a Mars colony, build the tallest skyscraper in North America, run a marathon, take a shower, get a girlfriend, be employed, move more than 50 meters at a time,
eat healthy, have basic decency, or grasp what "personal space" is but doggonit, I think he's great!

about a month ago
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Intel Claims Chip Suppliers Will Flock To Its Mobile Tech

Gravis Zero Re:News Flash! Company makes bold inflated claim! (91 comments)

price is a property of a product.

I don't agree. I've seen non-computer related products that were built to last. They lasted 5 times longer then their competitors, but cost twice as much.

In the end, they weren't commercially successful because cheap beat everything else in this market segment. However, I still wouldn't call them poor products. It's simply that people either didn't value or couldn't evaluate the product.

you seem to have a complete lack of understanding of the difference between an item and a product.

good day.

about a month ago
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Intel Claims Chip Suppliers Will Flock To Its Mobile Tech

Gravis Zero Re:News Flash! Company makes bold inflated claim! (91 comments)

Not true. Intel's problem is not that they have inferior product, it's that customers don't want fast more than they want cheap.

price is a property of a product. your chip can have the best tech specs but if it's overpriced then it's a poor product.

about a month ago

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Fusion Experiment Nears Self-sustainability

Gravis Zero Gravis Zero writes  |  about a year ago

Gravis Zero (934156) writes "On Aug.13, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) focused 192 ultra-powerful laser beams on a deuterium-tritium filled capsule. In nanoseconds, the capsule imploded and released a neutron yield of nearly 3 * 1015, or approximately 8,000 joules of neutron energy.

Early calculations show that fusion reactions in the hot plasma started to self-heat the burning core and enhanced the yield by nearly 50 percent, pushing close to the margins of alpha burn, where the fusion reactions dominate the process.

"The yield was significantly greater than the energy deposited in the hot spot by the implosion ... an important advance in establishing a self-sustaining burning target, the next critical step on the path to fusion ignition," said Ed Moses, principle associate director for NIF.

NIF has no plans to attach lasers to sharks."

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We the People do not want police to have UAVs

Gravis Zero Gravis Zero writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Gravis Zero (934156) writes "A "We the People" petition has been submitted to "[p]rohibit law enforcement from using UAVs and armed vehicles" which is a big issue. A recent article shows that police are right on their way to creating a true police state."
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IBM's 90nm phase-change memory tech unveiled

Gravis Zero Gravis Zero writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Gravis Zero (934156) writes "

IBM says it has produced 90-nanometer-size processors that can store multiple bits of data per cell over time without the data becoming corrupted. The multi-level phase-change memory (PCM) technology should lead to solid-state chips that can match NAND flash disks' 1TB capacities, but are about 100 times faster and feature a much longer lifespan, claims the company.

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Google hack 'directed by Chinese politburo'

Gravis Zero Gravis Zero writes  |  about 4 years ago

Gravis Zero (934156) writes "BBC has a well written article about this revelation.

One cable, released by whistle-blowing site Wikileaks, cites a "well-placed" contact as saying the action against Google was "100% political".

A politburo member is said to have been angered after Googling his name and finding critical comments online.

The cable says it is unclear whether China's top leaders were involved.

There is also a video for all you tl;dr people.

I think it's only fair to ask China, "why so serious?""

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