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New Micro-Ring Resonator Creates Quantum Entanglement On a Silicon Chip

Guy From V Re:Not an Ansible (49 comments)

By random I actually meant unintelligible or unknowable since the result would have no possible way to interpret it.

11 hours ago
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Graphene: Reversible Method of Magnetic Doping Paves Way For Semiconductor Use

Guy From V Pathogenic + Magnetic + Biomarker (36 comments)

With all these attributes Graphene could maybe be applied to warfare as a payload. Once inhaled, some kind of detection scheme to track or detect the targets that were in the vicinity. Just put in a little graphene if you want to mark them for future surveillance, put in a shitload if you want them to inhale a bunch more...that would probably work faster than asbestos especially if it were possible to manipulate the structure to make particles ever more wickedly shaped. Like little shurikens or caltrops. Okay maybe not. But you could call that missile the Shinobi-1, that's all.

12 hours ago
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New Micro-Ring Resonator Creates Quantum Entanglement On a Silicon Chip

Guy From V Not an Ansible (49 comments)

I thought that quantum entanglement couldn't transfer coherent communication since it is basically randomized and useful information transfer between particles was impossible.

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

Guy From V This Is All You Need To Know (377 comments)

"We understand 80 percent of traffic on the Tor network involves child pornography.” - Leslie Caldwell, Ast, Attorney General at the Justice Department

(Drops Mic)

13 hours ago
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Ed Felten: California Must Lead On Cybersecurity

Guy From V Re:Oh no States' Rights!! (80 comments)

That's a perfect analogy to this story. Spot on.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

Guy From V Re:In after somebody says don't run Windows. (467 comments)

If this botnet is that good then unless you can monitor all your traffic to and from the suspected infected system with a separate, knowingly uncompromised system. I think a good botnet would be dormant offline and invisible to the kernel, making an offline scan using the suspected system to inspect itself useless as well. If this awesome botnet gets me, hey...oh well.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

Guy From V Re:In after somebody says don't run Windows. (467 comments)

I use visual and audible cues like an oddly running HDD: going by the activity light mostly using SSDs. Also, fan operation, CPU temp, resource monitoring stuff. Just checking out what .exes are running and/or in startup once in a while is a good habit.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

Guy From V Re:In after somebody says don't run Windows. (467 comments)

This is the best answer. I haven't used A/V software in a long time, and an A/V program running without good supervision does more harm than good. Any malware bad enough to worry about will be from an unknown vector as would an active network intrusion. Those things are more straightforward to defend against rather than weirdo, resource-heavy a/v background executables..

5 days ago
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Scientists Slow the Speed of Light

Guy From V Re:I was doing this before it was cool. (139 comments)

Also, I shouldn't reply to dumb-sounding science stories until I at least read the article first, in case it isn't at dumb as they usually are...like this one.

5 days ago
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Doomsday Clock Could Move

Guy From V Obviously... (145 comments)

Scientists are finally of a consensus that yes, indeed, it is time to rock.

about a week ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Guy From V Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (686 comments)

I was thinking that Zoe and Anna were the same person, thanks. I'll try to keep that straight...actually screw it.

about a week ago
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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Guy From V RTLSDR? (290 comments)

Maybe some kind of software defined radio contraption in a flying platform.

about a week ago
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Astronomers Record Mystery Radio Signals From 5.5 Billion Light Years Away

Guy From V In "Real-Time"? (121 comments)

Is "real-time" the new "literally", where how much you mean it matters more than what the word actually means?

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Will Kibbitz With YouTube Stars

Guy From V Probably Not (105 comments)

Is the pres gonna plink with Hickok45 at his "backyard range"?

about two weeks ago
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European Countries Seek Sweeping New Powers To Curb Terrorism

Guy From V Signs and Portents (219 comments)

We have exited the steaming waters of the Acheron and now the maelstrom of the Lethe pulls on our prow.

about two weeks ago

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Smart Gun Maker Filed For 'Remote Kill Switch' Patent

Guy From V Guy From V writes  |  about 8 months ago

Guy From V (1453391) writes "Discovered by a reader over at TTAG. Though filed for in 2006, and received in 2008, the maker of the first marketable (therefore possibly mandatory by force of law) firearm with what is considered smart gun tech, this remote transmitting device patent patent from Armatix is exemplary of why many consider this technology an affront to the Bill of Rights and the 2nd Amendment."
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Charles Carreon Finally Surrenders In Epic Legal Battle With The Oatmeal

Guy From V Guy From V writes  |  about a year ago

Guy From V (1453391) writes "Charles Carreon, zany lawyer and poster-child for the Streisand Effect (sorry Babs) for his lawsuit against The Oatmeal creator Mattew Innman last year in his original role as legal counsel for Funnyjunk, as reported by ArsTechnica, seems to have finally called it quits. In other news, the River Styx has reportedly dropped below 32 degrees Fahrenheit."

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