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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

Jizzbug Actually, YES. (448 comments)

Actually the kill switches and degradation modes and remote control overrides are well known... Check Pakistani intelligence, for example. They know their radar systems are degraded and remotely hackable, they know their F16s are degraded and remotely decomissionable, but they are still better than anything else Pakistan can get.

about two weeks ago

Facebook Seeks Devs To Make Linux Network Stack As Good As FreeBSD's

Jizzbug Re:Will Happen (195 comments)

Userland has little to do with in-kernel TCP/IP stack... Your argument is invalid.

about a month and a half ago

The World's Best Living Programmers

Jizzbug Me (285 comments)

I am obviously the world's best programmer. Just ask me to do something and wait for the awesome and novel solutions I come up with.

about 2 months ago

The Profoundly Weird, Gender-Specific Roots of the Turing Test

Jizzbug Sexual dimorphism in corpus callosum's splenium... (136 comments)

Research has long proven that women have a different corpus callosum than men (which makes them better information synthesizers), where their splenium has more parallel channels of communication between the hemispheres of the brain (10 to 15 channels, whereas men only have 1 or 2 channels). Swedish researchers have proven that gay men have female-typed corpus callosum's. Turing's Imitation Game could have originated because as a gay man he realized he was better at pretending to be a woman than other men were...

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

Jizzbug Glom (281 comments)

Glom is written in Gtkmm + PostgreSQL. It is a GUI-based DB and app designer.

about 4 months ago

7.1 Billion People, 7.1 Billion Mobile Phone Accounts Activated

Jizzbug Number of devices per capita (197 comments)

The figure is obviously wrong. First of all, many individuals have multiple mobile devices, at least work and personal. Some people have additional tablets with mobile subscriptions, etc. Also, there are mobile subscriptions for alarm systems, for fleet vehicle monitoring and telemetry, for GSM modems used by SMS txt msg providers, etc., etc.

There may be nearly as many mobile device subscriptions as there are humans now, but it is definitely not 1:1 per capita worldwide.

about 4 months ago

C++ and the STL 12 Years Later: What Do You Think Now?

Jizzbug Re:1M lines? Really? (435 comments)

It is conceivable for a developer to write thousands of lines of code in a day when on a roll.

about 5 months ago

Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Jizzbug Bill of Rights went into effect 1791 (1633 comments)

This fact you point out further destroys the 2nd Amendment "where's the militia?" argument made by anti-gun people.

The 2nd Amendment was passed before there was a legal definition of "militia" at the federal level, because as you point out, the Militia laws had not yet been passed.

When the Militia laws were passed, it was REQUIRED that all males purchase guns by their own means.

about 5 months ago

Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Jizzbug GNOME Shell has the same problem (641 comments)

GNOME Shell has the same problem... With developers worshipping their singular designer, Allan Day, and with Allan imposing his will despite tons of input from users about how his designs are not usable and are tracking behaviors from old versions OS X that Apples long ago admitted weren't usable and has since removed.

I see the problem resulting from this: Since 2010, European developers have eclipsed American developers in the Open Source community, in part because the US is experiencing another tech boom since ~2010, keeping the US devs out of open source and consumed with their professional work.

Our ancestors left Europe for a reason (European == You're-a-peon). These European devs don't have the benefit of that experience.

about 6 months ago

Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours

Jizzbug Re:Ukrainian hackers? (148 comments)

This was us (the U.S.) getting back at Russia for helping Iran capture that CIA drone by spoofing m-code GPS with GLONASS. Now we have demonstrated capability to disrupt GLONASS globally.

When GLONASS went live just before the drone was downed, we were still in the process of launching new satellites to regain GPS superiority (Russia had GPS superiority for a short time there).

See, e.g.,

about 6 months ago

Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

Jizzbug SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED 10 YEARS AGO!! (367 comments)

My bank recently upgraded ATMs... It is obviously running a newer version of Windows, and the UI is the slower piece of crap I've ever encountered.

about 5 months ago

GNU C Library Alternative Musl Libc Hits 1.0 Milestone

Jizzbug Real benefit? (134 comments)

What is the real benefit besides license? Is it correctness?

about 6 months ago

Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

Jizzbug She has Panic Disorder (710 comments)

From her testimony it is obvious that she has a case of Panic Disorder. Her condition can likely be treated with micro-nutrient supplementation, as is commonly done with pigs under stress in agribusiness who develop a form of cannibalism known as ear and tail biting syndrome.

See, e.g.,

about 6 months ago

US Intelligence Officials To Monitor Federal Employees With Security Clearances

Jizzbug Discovery Vault aka Secure Content Monitor (186 comments)

I worked on the software that taps government multi-function printer devices, auditing all scans, faxes, prints, and copies made by government employees.

The product was made by Perceptive Software, it is marketed by Lexmark. Search youtube for public product demonstration videos.

The system was intended to store all classified documents for full-text indexing and partial matching (to find snippets of sensitive information among 500 pages of hamburger recipes), but the government will probably use it in a hot-word or key-phrase mode, since storing all classified docs in it would create a single point of failure / single point of leakage.

about 6 months ago

NSA and GHCQ Employing Shills To Poison Web Forum Discourse

Jizzbug REDDIT -- CAN ANYONE SAY REDDIT?!?! (347 comments)

Slashdot is the home of the Anonymous Coward.

Reddit is the home of the persona management bot.

about 7 months ago

Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?

Jizzbug Popular among European Muslims (280 comments)

I collect foreign nationals on Faceboook, so I can be informed of other perspectives.

I first heard of WhatsApp from all the Muslims in my newsfeed.

about 7 months ago



X11 7.7 Released

Jizzbug Jizzbug writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Jizzbug (101250) writes "The X Window System made release X11 7.7 last night on this 9th of June, 2012: "This release incorporates both new features and stability and correctness fixes, including support for reporting multi-touch events from touchpads and touchscreens which can report input from more than one finger at a time, smoother scrolling from scroll wheels, better cross referencing and formatting of the documentation, pointer barriers to control cursor movement, and synchronization fences to coordinate between X and other rendering engines such as OpenGL.""
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The Contrapositive Proof of the Riemann Hypothesis

Jizzbug Jizzbug writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Jizzbug writes "Yesterday AT&T's On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences accepted an entry, A198382, for a prime-counting function & a contrapositive proof of the Riemann hypothesis. What was accepted is 1 of the of 300 total prime-counting functions that enumerate the prime numbers according to last-digit- & digital-root-preserving sequences. A198382 is the prime-counting function for primes congruent to 37 mod 45 when A198382(n)*90+37."
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