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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

LookIntoTheFuture Re:not supposed to be on the web! (329 comments)

I'm not sure bash was ever intended to be involved in web facing applications. That's not what it's for! Once you go down that road, even indirectly, there's a lot that can go wrong.

Maybe next someone will run arbitrary user input from the web through g++, execute it in ring 0, and call it a security hole?

Ah. So you've heard of systemd?

Dun, dun, dun, tsss. Is it getting hot in here?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Keep Students' Passwords Secure?

LookIntoTheFuture RFID chips (191 comments)

How To Keep Student's Passwords Secure?

How about we do away with passwords and have the kids get mandatory, government issued, RFID chips imbedded under their skin. Problem solved!

about 2 months ago
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Dremel Releases 3D Printer

LookIntoTheFuture Dongs (105 comments)

The new 3D printer has a 9-in. x 5.9-in. x 5.5-in

You could make a wide variety of big colorful dongs with this thing! For... educational uses of course.

about 2 months ago
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Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google

LookIntoTheFuture Third-Party Doctrine (126 comments)

it leaves unresolved the tension between security and convenience when both companies' devices are configured to upload user content to iCloud and Google+ servers for backup and synchronization across devices

The existence of the Third-Party Doctrine makes the decision simple for me.

about 2 months ago
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The Case For a Federal Robotics Commission

LookIntoTheFuture Re:This is offtopic, I know (70 comments)

Thanks. I really just wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one. I spent the bulk of the last 15 modding APK's posts as troll. :)

about 2 months ago
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The Case For a Federal Robotics Commission

LookIntoTheFuture This is offtopic, I know (70 comments)

I keep getting 15 moderator points regularly. This is the 4th or 5th time in a row. How could that be?

about 2 months ago
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Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World

LookIntoTheFuture Re:What are the bounds of property? (166 comments)

In a perfect world, people would be polite and ASK if they could take photos of you or your property. But in this reality, people can do whatever they want without thinking about anyone else. Empathy is frowned upon. It's mine and I want it NOW NOW NOW. Wah! he's not letting me do whatever I want to! What an asshole!

about 2 months ago
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The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada

LookIntoTheFuture Meh (194 comments)

Let me know when these things can drive themselves in the rain and snow. Until then, yawn.

about 3 months ago
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Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

LookIntoTheFuture Re:Blocking Google (78 comments)

Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

Instead of suing, he should be thankful for the privacy service they are providing.

about 3 months ago
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Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

LookIntoTheFuture Blocking Google (78 comments)

Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

Can I pay Verizon to block Google for me?

about 3 months ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

LookIntoTheFuture Re:Read much (363 comments)

Which is precisely why everyone ignores nerds.

Right, because only "nerds" jump to conclusions.

about 3 months ago
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Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification

LookIntoTheFuture Re:Nothing is ever good enough (167 comments)

Don't fuck with my coffee!!!

What, you don't like creamer?

I do. Nothing beats hot, fresh, ropey jets of jism in my morning coffee. Its DNA changes all the time. My coffees doesn't. That's how it should stay.

about 3 months ago
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Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification

LookIntoTheFuture Nothing is ever good enough (167 comments)

Don't fuck with my coffee!!!

about 3 months ago
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Steve Ballmer Authored the Windows 3.1 Ctrl-Alt-Del Screen

LookIntoTheFuture Re:old message (169 comments)

So this is something you'd prefer?

That looks like something the BOFH would do. Yes, No, close button - they would all be devastating.

about 3 months ago
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Steve Ballmer Authored the Windows 3.1 Ctrl-Alt-Del Screen

LookIntoTheFuture Windows 8 (169 comments)

Well, at least it doesn't have a childish sad-face imoticon like the Windows 8 version.

about 3 months ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

LookIntoTheFuture Hype (289 comments)

Google often leaves the impression that, as a Google executive once wrote, the cars can “drive anywhere a car can legally drive.”

Wow, that's just a big ol' lie isn't it?

about 3 months ago
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Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

LookIntoTheFuture Re:Ineffective advertising (149 comments)

Overrated? Come on, it totally looks like an ash tray.

about 3 months ago
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Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

LookIntoTheFuture Re:Ineffective advertising (149 comments)

I'm anything BUT an Apple fan, but I think their new design for the Mac Pro is better looking and probably more functional from a shape perspective than this idea from Alienware. Glad to see manufacturers trying new things, but I hope they keep looking.

That thing makes me want to start smoking again so I could ash in it.

about 3 months ago
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Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job

LookIntoTheFuture Profit (538 comments)

At a time when tuition prices are rising faster than ever, why are we skimping on the most fundamental aspect of college?

Because profit is all that matters?

about 5 months ago

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