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Steve Jobs Reincarnated As a Warrior-Philosopher, Thai Group Says

Lunoria iReincarnation (223 comments)

Those Buddhists are in trouble now. I have it on good authority that Apple has patented the iReincarnation app. They are going to have the same fate as Samsung in the next American trial!

about 2 years ago

To me, lotteries represent ...

Lunoria Re:Odds are low, but prize is big (301 comments)

I may only have a 1 in 28,633,528 chance of having a winning ticket, but really it's the only realistic chance I'll ever have to get $50 million.

Anyway I can afford to occasionally gamble the $5 for the minuscule chance of that $50 million.

If those are the odds, and a game cost $5, and you could win over $500M, then buying a lottery ticket starts to make statistical sense. I don't know anything about the lottery in question though... are those the actual odds or just a number you made up for illustrative purposes?

Those odds are for the Lotto MAX in Canada I believe. Top prize is capped at $50M with any extra being more $1M draws.

more than 2 years ago

Downloads of DoS Attack Tool LOIC Spike

Lunoria Re:Those downloading LOIC... (267 comments)

But, downloading LOIC is not a crime (Yet). Therefore why would Sourceforge hand over the IP requests if asked?

more than 2 years ago

Drone Guides Fuel Shipment to Alaskan Town

Lunoria Re:Man is an intriguing being... (140 comments)

I just wonder why someone would be willing to live in a place that is by all measures a risky place to establish a life. Why? When I think of the polar bear, the weather, the isolation and so on, I fail to see the reason why I would want to live there. Man is surely intriguing.

The same could be said for those living in Tornado Alley. People are weird, and they'll live anywhere on this planet.

more than 2 years ago

Taliban Seizes and Burns PCs, Cell Phones To Stop Obscenity

Lunoria Re:Neanderthals All (294 comments)

Who in the world would want to live under and be governed by these Neanderthals? (I realize that this is an insult to true Neanderthals.)

The Taliban rule with guns. He with the most guns sets the laws.

more than 2 years ago

Ubisoft Blames Piracy For Non-Release of PC Game

Lunoria Re:Crazy idea, I know... (424 comments)

Steam also can act as a publisher. The game companies can just use steam to patch their games. You can then run the game from the install directory. No DRM needed.

more than 2 years ago

Snow Falls On the Most Arid Desert On Earth

Lunoria Re:bigger *hint* (195 comments)

Also, what about the animals that don't like the "hot zones" as much as us primates do?

It's called extinction.

more than 3 years ago

Tracking Bracelets for Autistic Kids and Senior Citizens

Lunoria Re:two such devices failed in Denver this month (92 comments)

Guardians are supposed to check batteries and devices every week.

That there makes it unlikely to work. People will check these thing initially and then after a few months they won't check as often. Especially if there haven't been any problems.

more than 3 years ago

Glasses Purge 3rd D From Films

Lunoria Re:April 1st? (123 comments)

Because your friends don't want to see the 'lame' 2D version. Besides, this is /.. WE'd just download the 3D version to watch on our 2D monitors,

more than 3 years ago

An App That Turns Any Drawing Into a Dress

Lunoria Re:XKCD? (63 comments)

I only go to the mall because it has the only bookstore in town. I enjoy browsing books, rather then look for all the newest releases on Amazon.

more than 3 years ago

Playing Around With Tracking Protection In IE9

Lunoria Better than not having it (138 comments)

Getting rid off all the crappy and misleading ads is a plus for IE 9. TFA was vague if it was turned on as default or not. Even if people will have to turn it on, they might realize the benefits.

more than 3 years ago

80% of Browsers Found To Be At Risk of Attack

Lunoria Plug-ins Bad. Here's ours (196 comments)

So, you got to install a plug-in to check if your other plug-ins are secure. Maybe the browsercheck plug-in isn't secure. People need to update their software for security. That's not news.

more than 3 years ago

DSL Installation Fail

Lunoria Re:But then what kind of asshole (371 comments)

Sure, blame the customer. Maybe the customer had an installation date sent some time in advance. The blame lies with Qwest Technicians. If the snow is too deep to do a good job, it's better to explain to the customer and reschedule.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Support Company Sues Customer For Complaint

Lunoria Re:It's called System Graph (292 comments)

You don't even read the stories you post, do you?

The company is called System Graph.

TFA calls it Stemgraph too. Even with a link to the company at

Maybe Stemgraph is the english translation?

more than 3 years ago

Backscatter X-Ray Machines Easily Fooled

Lunoria Re:Better technology (342 comments)

This obviously means that we are going to need better technology. We'll need technology that will be able to give us a full color representation of your completely nude body, but only if you're a hot chick. - Your Friendly local TSA Agent

Bah, There's nothing for the female TSA Agents. I suggest only hot guys get scanned. I don't think slashdotters need apply.

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks Under Denial of Service Attack

Lunoria Re:attacked by whom? (870 comments)

Anyone who wants the US government to look bad? Everyone is going to assume they are behind it anyways

more than 3 years ago

Estonian Economist Suggests Abandoning Cash

Lunoria Re:Sounds great... (454 comments)

That's why you buy a bicycle and make the customer pedal really fast to generate electricity. Too bad I live in North America and most of the adults here would probably pass out trying to cycle.

more than 3 years ago

Web-Users Fall For Fake Anti-Virus Scams

Lunoria Re:PEBKAC (272 comments)

So? Does the fact that the user made a mistake mean that this is not a problem worthy of attention? We need to find ways to make it easier to distinguish spyware that steals your personal information for criminal gangs from the legitimate software that steals your personal information for big businesses.

Simple. Make javascript illegal. That'll slow those criminals down.

more than 3 years ago

Web-Users Fall For Fake Anti-Virus Scams

Lunoria Re:It's a pavlovian response (272 comments)

Not really. Most people know they need an Anti-virus scanner, so if a website tells them they can download one for a small fee, they will. It's no different with auto repair shops. If people don't know enough about the subject, they are usually ripped off. The AV scams are simply harder to stop, because most of them aren't locally.

more than 3 years ago

UK Terror Chief Blocked From Boarding Aircraft

Lunoria Missed Opportunity (237 comments)

She missed a glorious opportunity to praise the airport security for her unplanned security check. It is a good thing that British Security Officers check all people, even the Security Minister.

more than 3 years ago



Air traffic patterns used to predict H1N1 spread

Lunoria Lunoria writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Lunoria (1496339) writes "Canadian researchers have found a way to track the [url=]spread of H1N1 virus.[/url] While this research technique most likely wouldn't immediately help in tracking new and unknown viruses, it should be a help in tracking existing contagions."
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