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$20 'Toy' Deactivates Cheap Home Alarms, Opens Doors

Luuseens Unlocked with a 20$ 'toy' (153 comments)

Unlocked with a 20$ 'toy'.. While the 'security system' "can be bought on E-Bay for $7.80 AU". The real toy here is the alleged security system. If you expect a 7.80$ system to add any protection to your house, you're a moron and deserve to be burgled, imho.

about a year ago

Microsoft's Most Profitable Mobile Operating System: Android

Luuseens Re:WP8 Isn't all bad (309 comments)

Except it does actually have a taskswitcher.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Move Legal Data With Torrents?

Luuseens Re:World of Warcraft (302 comments)

Indeed, World of Warcraft used to (still does?) provide the updates and installs as a thin torrent client. You could even extract the torrent file from the binary and use a different torrent client to download the update files if you wanted to.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Buy a Raspberry Pi When I Have a Perfectly Good Cellphone?

Luuseens Re:Arduino Uno (273 comments)

Sounds like you're mixing up 'USB Host' and 'USB Client' terminology. If you connected your ATmega to a PC and have it act as a USB joystick, it's a USB client device, not a host device. As far as I know, no Arduino supports acting as a USB Host in hardware. It can be emulated, or additional hardware (e.g. SparkFun's USB Host Shield) can be used, though.

about a year ago

UK ISPs Respond To the Dangers of Using Carrier Grade NAT Instead of IPv6

Luuseens Re:I can predict the future (165 comments)

Except maybe very rural areas (which are pretty hard to find in UK), there is usually a very good selection of providers. Virgin and BT being the bigger players, and a bunch of smaller companies as well.

about a year and a half ago

Intel Demos Optical Data Transfer For Servers

Luuseens Re:but (71 comments)

You'll find that electrons will need a whole lot of time to 'travel from power supply to the motherboard'. As per : "These speeds are on the order of millimeters per hour." It's the pulse (wave) that electron movement creates that is close to lightspeed, not the speed of electrons themselves.

about a year and a half ago

Java Zero-Day Vulnerability Rolled Into Exploit Packs

Luuseens Re:Oh Java... (193 comments)

False. You don't need the Java browser plugin for Minecraft, only the JRE.

about a year and a half ago

Curiosity Scrubs a Mars Rock Clean

Luuseens Re:I can't wait (60 comments)

Then kill it.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: 2nd Spoken/Written Language For Software Developer?

Luuseens Re:Russian (514 comments)

Meant to say 'if you are not looking for shady information'. Sorry.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: 2nd Spoken/Written Language For Software Developer?

Luuseens Russian (514 comments)

I would say Russian. It's my 3rd language (English being my second), and it has helped me a lot when searching for some specific info on the net. There is a wealth of information on programming to be found; especially if you are interested in security. This might be less relevant for you if you are looking for information that might be considered 'shady' (e.g. jailbreaking phones, breaking certain security features), but I've found it very helpful.

about a year and a half ago

72% of Xbox 360 Gamers Approve of "More Military Drone Strikes"

Luuseens Which answer was selected by default? (446 comments)

Makes me wonder: which answer was selected by default? Were the Yes/No answers equally randomized, or was "Yes" initially selected by default, and people just clicked "Ok" to get rid of the question?

about 2 years ago

Cheap Incubator Backpack Could Reduce Infant Deaths

Luuseens Natural Selection (76 comments)

This is just a musing I have had for a while. The medicine as a field has seen vast improvements over the years, the survivability of a person and average age have boomed. Is this such a good thing, really? For each of us individually, yes. Hell, if not for the incubators and similar early treatments, I would not even be here. What about the bigger picture? Are we, the humanity in general, slowly messing up our gene pool? Take away the healthcare, white and pink pills, and we are more screwed than the people some 100 years ago. Allergies, heart problems, the works. The fact that medicine helps us get to the age of reproduction is, in my humble opinion, not all that helpful in the bigger picture. Don't scald me too harshly - I admit that without advances in medicine I would not have made to my first birthday.

more than 4 years ago

Men Cross 5 Mile Wide Lake In Inflatable Castle

Luuseens Sorry, but.. (17 comments)

the princess is in another castle.

more than 4 years ago

Scientists Build World's Fastest Camera

Luuseens Steam? (130 comments)

Steam, you say? Here comes Valve, and a small lawsuit. There are just never enough lawsuits in this world!

more than 5 years ago

Copyright Lobby Targets "Pirate Bay For Books"

Luuseens the oldest enemy.. (356 comments)

I say, we all go after the oldest enemy of the poor ol' copyright owners! *queue spooky music* The Libraries!! Someone should teach those copyright breaching, information sharing rat bastards a lesson!

more than 5 years ago

My longest stretch without sleep (catnaps count) ...

Luuseens Re:I made it 164 hours, once... (605 comments)

Had similar thing, actually. Hadn't slept for ~60 hours straight, plus very little sleep in the previous days. Saw a damn Mech Warrior bot coming at me. Slammed the brakes, only to be explained that that's just a pile of logs at the side of the road by a rather creeped out passenger.

more than 5 years ago

Building a Better CAPTCHA

Luuseens Re:OCR (197 comments)

"__ cups in a pint?" or "A Bakers Dozen is __".

Indeed, it will be really fun to g2google before every comment just so I can find out these values. Some people are still sticking with metric system, some - with Imperial. Also, there is a limited amount of "cups in a pint" variations that can be put in a CAPTCHA system (since these have to be human generated), so it will not take too long to write an automatic solver of this problem. Therefore, while the CAPTCHAS of today are vulnerable to solutions of cheap workforce, this is actually vulnerable to automatic solving, which is way worse.

more than 5 years ago

Building a Better CAPTCHA

Luuseens Re:maybe we could use pictures instead (197 comments)

cracking your CAPTCHA: have a database of pictures of famous people, and compare the given picture with the database, or have a face recognition algorithm of some sorts. computers would actually be better at solcing the CAPTCHA this than humans. Especially since there are much less pictures of famous people than permutations of how textual CAPTCHA can be generated

more than 5 years ago


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