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Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

Imrik Re:Oh yay, more about the bullshit clock (214 comments)

Nukes are generally almost completely unhackable as they use technology designed during the cold war, no networks, no commercial interfaces. They're probably far more vulnerable to social hacks than technological ones.

2 days ago
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Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

Imrik Re:Wow you sure showed me! (214 comments)

Genes aren't the only things that are hereditary. Many behaviors are learned from the environment rather than being innate to a person's biology.

2 days ago
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Calls For European ISPs To Filter Content Could Be Illegal

Imrik Re:I hope it works (60 comments)

More likely, a voluntary blocking of opinions that the ISP doesn't like.

4 days ago
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US Lawmakers Push For a Permanent Ban On Internet Access Taxes

Imrik Re:Geez, that was scary (100 comments)

It's not their fault you have a small browser window and/or low resolution display.

about two weeks ago
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NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission May Not Actually Redirect an Asteroid

Imrik Re:Mars Needs Nothing (73 comments)

Mars days are roughly the same as Earth days. Moon days are almost the same as the lunar cycle on Earth, so the moon has far longer days.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

Imrik Re:Free? (703 comments)

If you just accept the automatic credit transfers, you're probably right, but if you work with an advisor you can usually get the 2 year degree to replace the 2 years of breadth requirements that 4 year universities require. However, you will need to make sure you cover the few classes that are required as prereqs for the major.

about three weeks ago
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Indiana Court Rules Melted Down Hard Drive Not Destruction of Evidence

Imrik Re:How is this supposed to work...? (181 comments)

It is illegal to destroy evidence of a crime if you know that it is required or likely to be required as evidence and you destroy it with the intention of preventing it from being used as evidence.

about three weeks ago
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Indiana Court Rules Melted Down Hard Drive Not Destruction of Evidence

Imrik Re:I disagree... (181 comments)

The hard drive "failed" and was subsequently recycled, there would be nothing recoverable after it was melted.

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

Imrik Re: Cat and mouse... (437 comments)

Then why wouldn't the Norwegian be able to subscribe to the US movie library?

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

Imrik Re: Cat and mouse... (437 comments)

I'm not saying that this is the way it should be, just that this is the way the contracts are written.

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

Imrik Re: Cat and mouse... (437 comments)

If this wasn't the case, then why wouldn't they be able to just allow people to subscribe as US citizens regardless of where they live?

about three weeks ago
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Anthropomorphism and Object Oriented Programming

Imrik Re:Ya, Sure. (303 comments)

Neither of those means quite the same thing as "the program knows your name." The first could be a reference to attribution, the second could be a reference to the program's name.

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

Imrik Re:Cat and mouse... (437 comments)

Netflix is obligated to give the appearance of enforcing its licensing agreements, it doesn't have to try to succeed.

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

Imrik Re: Cat and mouse... (437 comments)

If they're on holiday somewhere they should get the content for where they are, not where they subscribed from.

about three weeks ago
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Google Fiber's Latest FCC Filing: Comcast's Nightmare Come To Life

Imrik Re:One fiber to rule them... (221 comments)

We have buried cables here, they get water in them.

about three weeks ago
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Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

Imrik Re:It depends... (335 comments)

All google returns is a book that suggests that we are all guilty of three felonies a day and other results based on the book. Other than giving money to the author for his sensationalist title I can't find any way to verify whether this is true.

about a month ago
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Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

Imrik Re:Are they good? No. (335 comments)

Well marked cameras placed in areas where they belong are a good thing IMO. However, I often disagree with cities on where they belong. They should go in areas with a lot of accidents resulting from excess speed and in school zones. I could also see temporary ones being put up in construction zones. Unfortunately, cities typically place them to maximize revenue rather than to improve safety.

about a month ago
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Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

Imrik Re:Not seeing the issue here (209 comments)

That would fall under the undercover operations clause.

about a month ago
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Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware

Imrik Re:How? (83 comments)

Most small businesses are incorporated.

about a month ago
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Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware

Imrik Re:Why single out Australia? (83 comments)

Most people on Slashdot are from the US. Australians speak more or less the same language so we care more what happens to them.

about a month ago

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