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Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life

Lunix Nutcase Re:Don't do the crime (115 comments)

So you're saying the UK doesn't already have laws against murder or manslaughter?

2 hours ago
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Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life

Lunix Nutcase Re:Don't do the crime (115 comments)

Why would that act in and off itself even remotely warrant life in prison?

4 hours ago
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

Lunix Nutcase Re:Recognition (149 comments)

Moron or troll attempt? Too hard to tell.

2 days ago
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

Lunix Nutcase Re:Recognition (149 comments)

They didn't buy the company. They bought some of its divisions and IP.

2 days ago
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

Lunix Nutcase Re:Recognition (149 comments)

They only licensed the Nokia name for a limited time. They chose the only thing possible.

2 days ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Lunix Nutcase Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (391 comments)

Good for you. I drive on a road with a 60mph speed limit and traffic lights every day to and from work. Your anecdote is not true for everyone.

2 days ago
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Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit

Lunix Nutcase Re:If you can't do, sue! (122 comments)

From the letter, this isn't shooting the messenger so much as normal protection of a proprietary product. If somebody eventually convinces the public that it's insecure, they will deal with that later; maybe they will even have fixed their systems by then. The important thing for now is that whatever systems are out there are all genuinely from INSIDE Secure.

HID fixing the insecurity of their products? Hahahahahahaha. Funniest joke I've heard so far this week.

2 days ago
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Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit

Lunix Nutcase Re:Oh, another one (122 comments)

You've never used or seen HID products before? Do you live in a cave or just never do any work involving security? BTW their iClass products are pretty crap especially the fingerprint readers. Worked at a place who used them to secure the SCIFs and they had a false fail rate of well over 50% based on my own use and hearing about other people's headaches with them. They would also need constant resetting.

2 days ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

Lunix Nutcase Re:Horrific Summary (242 comments)

That would require the editors to be as literate as a five year old. That's just a cruel requirement.

2 days ago
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Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

Lunix Nutcase Re:Consumer based economy. (213 comments)

That's one thing that people often forget in these minimum wage/living wage debates: the employee still has to be productive enough to earn those wages.

And there is no real proof that even a majority of all currently employeed programmers in the US or Europe aren't being productive enough to make their wages that amount to about .0003% of what Zuckerberg is worth. And I dare you to prove he has been "productive" enough to earn the $33 billion dollars he has in paper wealth.

about a week ago
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Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

Lunix Nutcase Re:The single most important skill... (213 comments)

Really, corporations should be doing less of the "let's teach the world to code" crap, and do more convincing people with that hacker spirit to apply their skills and drive to computer engineering, rather than quant finance or law or other career paths taken up by people with that drive.

Sure, but those people would actually want to be paid well. Facebook, Microsoft, etc. would rather foster a future where that person makes what a fry cook does now.

about a week ago
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Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

Lunix Nutcase Re:Consumer based economy. (213 comments)

Yeah, but paying your employees anything beyond poverty wages is SOCIALISM!!!!!

Or, you know, it's simply smart business as Henry Ford found out. He made his money back and then some by paying his workers wages higher than he had any necessity to do.

about a week ago
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Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

Lunix Nutcase Re:Is anyone buying this? (213 comments)

Yes. Politicians.

about a week ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Lunix Nutcase Re:Oh great (547 comments)

If your phrase has 12+ characters, looks like a random pile of gibberish, and isn't sitting around in plaintext anywhere, I think it's probably going to be pretty secure.

You would be wrong. Even 13 character password that has both lower/upper chars, numbers and special characters still has less than half the entropy of a random phrase of 7 words and two punctuation marks.

about two weeks ago
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WhatsApp's Next Version To Include VoIP Calls and Recording

Lunix Nutcase Re:VoIP, eh? (65 comments)

I guess VoIP has become a meaningless term now.
Is FaceTime also VoIP?

How so? If WhatsApp is transmitting voice calls using IP packets it is VoIP. Also, since Facetime also does the same thing it is VoIP as well.

Is clicking on a YouTube video that features dialogue VoIP?

Of course not. Youtube videos are not voice calls.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

Lunix Nutcase Re:Awesome (283 comments)

Stock top-end model, I should clarify.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

Lunix Nutcase Re:Awesome (283 comments)

You don't need to make 100k/year to afford a Tesla. The stock P85 is around ~1300/month which is only about 1/3rd of what is the median income in the US.

Most middle classer's cannot afford a car greater than or equal to their income for a year.

Then they have pretty piss poor money management if true.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

Lunix Nutcase Re:Awesome (283 comments)

Only if you are willing to spend more than half your yearly income on a car.

16k a year for the top end model. That's only around 1/3rd of your income if you make the median income of the US (~51k). And having the median income puts you far, far away from the top 1%.

about two weeks ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

Lunix Nutcase Re:The Nobel Prize Committee blew it (276 comments)

Up until Obama got the peace prize I though otherwise.

Because you believe there was nothing wrong with Henry Kissinger getting one 30 years prior?

about two weeks ago

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