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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Himmy32 Re:child casualties (637 comments)

Hamas fires weapons in areas with civilians so that when Israel retaliates against the launch site they kill children. It doesn't mean that Israel isn't also responsible for the death of the kids and other collateral damage when they return fire. They know when they pull the trigger that this is the case. Both sides are to blame.

During a hostage situation, if you shoot at the hostages to get at the criminals behind, you are still responsible for killing the hostages.

5 hours ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Himmy32 Re:child casualties (637 comments)

People have the right to complain about abuses on both sides. Either way the only things coming out of the current conflict right now is suffering of innocent children. Both sides should be ashamed.

During a hostage situation, if you shoot at the hostages to get at the criminals behind, you are still responsible for killing the hostages.

Both sides suck, finger pointing isn't helping.

6 hours ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Himmy32 Re: Radicalization (637 comments)

But it's still probably wrong to shoot at his children or bystanders, even if he's standing next to them.

8 hours ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Himmy32 Re:Please Explain This Crap (637 comments)

If you read this thread, there is rarely support for Hamas. But not that doesn't sanction the killing of children or shelling schools by Israel. The citizens there can't leave basic necessities like concrete to build houses or basic foodstuffs like fruit are blockaded.

People have the right to complain about abuses on both sides. Either way the only things coming out of the current conflict right now is suffering of innocent children. Both sides should be ashamed.

8 hours ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

Himmy32 Obligatory personal blog remark (506 comments)

This week in the exciting adventures of what irks Bennett.... cellphone keyboards.

Tune in next week for yet another complaint about something that no one cares about.

yesterday
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

Himmy32 Re:EVD (167 comments)

Or a whole lot less, considering how many other TLA's there are for EVD. It takes to the third page of google for there to be a page on ebola when searching for EVD. But if you say Ebola everyone knows what you are talking about.

Now I can understand wanting to abbreviate "ebola hemorrhagic fever", which is way more descriptive.

5 days ago
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Amazon Fire Phone Reviews: Solid But Overly Ambitious

Himmy32 Bias (58 comments)

If you don't want to listen to nerds or think this site has a bad bias, then the comment section probably isn't for you. Whenever you get a group of like minded individuals together, you are obviously going to get biased opinions reflecting their mindset. That isn't always a bad thing.

about a week ago
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Researcher Finds Hidden Data-Dumping Services In iOS

Himmy32 XOR (98 comments)

The summary seems to imply that law enforcement and being an attacker are mutually exclusive...

about a week ago
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Gameover ZeuS Re-Emerges As Fast-Fluxing Botnet

Himmy32 Fast Flux (62 comments)

The article linked to Wikipedia on what Fast Flux was:

The basic idea behind Fast flux is to have numerous IP addresses associated with a single fully qualified domain name, where the IP addresses are swapped in and out with extremely high frequency, through changing DNS records.

In case anyone else didn't know that was Fast flux was.

about three weeks ago
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Insurance Claims Reveal Hidden Electronic Damage From Geomagnetic Storms

Himmy32 Re:Industry being destroyed! (78 comments)

I say we launch a spaceship with a team of oil drillers to place nukes on it.

about three weeks ago
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Insurance Claims Reveal Hidden Electronic Damage From Geomagnetic Storms

Himmy32 Re:Look somewhere else (78 comments)

Good idea, however even if geomagnetic activity was a significant cause to consumer equipment failures, I think that would be hard to see through the random noise on other reasons for buying new equipment like sales and new models.

about three weeks ago
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Insurance Claims Reveal Hidden Electronic Damage From Geomagnetic Storms

Himmy32 Re:Buy Surge Protectors (78 comments)

Not to be pedantic, but people probably would want power conditioners not surge protectors to guard against those conditions. Surge protectors are built to prevent voltage spikes where power conditioners are built to deal with brown-outs and "overvoltage" generally along with spikes.

about three weeks ago
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Insurance Claims Reveal Hidden Electronic Damage From Geomagnetic Storms

Himmy32 Deductible (78 comments)

Probably the damages are below the cost of a homeowner/renters deductible. Lot's of difference between making a claim on a $30 microwave and a $20,000 piece of industrial equipment. Even more so the correlation would probably not be a tight as consumers probably would have a much larger standard deviation on time between equipment failure and when the claim was filed.

about three weeks ago
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FTC Files Suit Against Amazon For In-App Purchases

Himmy32 Re:Interesting... (47 comments)

No one has problems with the micro-transactions themselves. But for them to be made without having to type the account password. So when you die in an app a dialog might pop up saying click ok to get another life and the parents account gets magically charged $10. No one really cares if the person charges that much for a life, but that there is a proper warning and approval. Free to play will be just fine, unethical apps that try to scam small children hopefully won't.

about three weeks ago
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FTC Files Suit Against Amazon For In-App Purchases

Himmy32 Re:watch you kids (47 comments)

A more apt comparison would be, Little Billy go play in the ball pit at the fast food restaurant. The restaurant has put a button in the ball pit that charges the parents credit card without the parents approval when jumped on. And in that case you think it's a problem that the parents would want their money back...

about three weeks ago
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FTC Files Suit Against Amazon For In-App Purchases

Himmy32 Re:Parental responsibility (47 comments)

No one is going to argue that parents shouldn't be watching what their children do. However if the system is set up that you can spend $100 in 2 clicks in Playskool-like game without entering the account password, something is wrong. The whole point of the suit is that apps could buy from the app store from inside the application without entering the password or having any sort of Parental Control. Amazon knew that this was a problem and profited off of it. And you are calling the parents greedy...

about three weeks ago
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India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates

Himmy32 Re:All about trust (107 comments)

Deliberately giving out bad certs and being hacked are a little different. But as your comment shows their reputation has suffered because of the breach even 3 years later.

about three weeks ago
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IBM To Invest $3 Billion For Semiconductor Research

Himmy32 Re:Global Foundries doesn't want the chipfabs (68 comments)

POWER7 (2010) is at 45nm which is what Nehalem (2008) was. POWER8 is just coming out now and is 22nm which matches the current size of Intel's. They are a little behind in lithography but definitely not a decade. A decade behind would be 90nm.

about three weeks ago
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India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates

Himmy32 Re:Typical (107 comments)

The whole world is filled with people with dubious ethics. Some regions just have slightly more effective means of controlling them.

about three weeks ago
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India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates

Himmy32 Re:All about trust (107 comments)

Let's be honest the outrage in India over this is going to be small. The current furor is over people getting raped and hanged while defecating in the open. The US doesn't really have a leg to stand on with the Snowden revelations and espionage in Germany. Nor do too many people want them to be the Internet World Police. It's a complex world with every country playing the spying game. No one is really shocked when someone else gets caught.

The only thing that will come out of this is lack of trust for some Indian certs, and hopefully some awareness that these attacks are happening.

about three weeks ago

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