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Siemens SCADA Hacking Talk Pulled From TakeDownCon

Manfred Maccx Re:Security through obscurity (104 comments)

This was perfectly viable 10-15 years ago. Nowaday, the requirement for data archiving, process data historian, plant floor management, etc... make it almost impossible to have a true, complete isolated process network. You always end up having a dual-homing computer or firewall somewhere on that network. Therefore, a potential hole.

more than 3 years ago
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Sizing Up the Daedalus Interstellar Spacecraft

Manfred Maccx Re:Spaceship? (191 comments)

Could you please send me an application form.

more than 3 years ago
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DRM-Free Games Site GOG.com Gone

Manfred Maccx Re:More to the story.. (326 comments)

All their games that they were selling were tweaked to work on modern OS. I bought some and they worked flawlessly on Vista 64.

more than 3 years ago
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Hurt Locker File-Sharing Subpoenas Begin

Manfred Maccx Re:Culprit ? (376 comments)

Mod this guy UP...too bad I don't have anymore point today :(

more than 3 years ago
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Hawking Picks Physics Over God For Big Bang

Manfred Maccx Re:But what created the law of gravity? (1328 comments)

If there indeed is no such thing as a soul, then science should be theoretically able to create life out of bunch of atoms through chemical reactions. If that happens, it would be a strong argument against God's existence. But so far, science couldn't create even an amoeba, simplest of all beings. I guess there's a component scientists are missing

Well, if the study described in that link is true and valid, your point is not true anymore and we could then have that strong argument as you said. http://www.edge.org/documents/archive/edge318.html

more than 3 years ago
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Hawking Picks Physics Over God For Big Bang

Manfred Maccx Re:But what created the law of gravity? (1328 comments)

Science still can't explain from where soul is coming from and what happens with it after death.

You are making a big assumption here. You are assuming that there is such a thing as a "soul" and you are assuming that science can't comprehend it. So far, even if there are still a lot of things to learn about the brain, science got a pretty good grasp on the electro-chemical processes happening in our brain and many other animals' brain too.

more than 3 years ago
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Hawking Picks Physics Over God For Big Bang

Manfred Maccx Re:But what created the law of gravity? (1328 comments)

Because it make us all fuzzy inside? :) More seriously, probably because it's a mental perception of a proper social order. Probably something that we acquired through evolution so that we can develop and live properly through a group, large or small.

more than 3 years ago
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Gulf Oil Leak Plugged?

Manfred Maccx Re:glad to see this (611 comments)

He's not talking about the well pressure but simply the water pressure at that depth. That's not going to be removed

more than 4 years ago
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Ubisoft's Constant Net Connection DRM Confirmed

Manfred Maccx Re:BRING IT ON !! (631 comments)

I think that you are oversimplifying the issue and the way that the DRM is communicating with Ubi's validation systems. It's probably going to be an encrypted key exchange or something like that, not a simple ping.

more than 4 years ago
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US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum

Manfred Maccx Re:Really? (1324 comments)

I read that one with a smile because where I live it would have read as follow: ...they might even have a guy in their class whose parents go to church or something like that. They learn that not everyone thinks like their parents do, there are alternatives Of course the point is moot as where I live there is no homeschooling...

more than 3 years ago
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US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum

Manfred Maccx Re:Really? (1324 comments)

Of course they will but at least the kids are not going to be isolated and will have a chance to benefit from some external influence at school.

more than 3 years ago
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Panel Warns NASA On Commercial Astronaut Transport

Manfred Maccx Re:Bad bad idea (319 comments)

Not sure about that. I'm pretty sure that Nasa issue the specs, requirements and the scope of work but the engineering is done by those companies not by the Nasa.

more than 4 years ago
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IT Workers To Get Fewer Perks, No Free Coffee

Manfred Maccx Re:the school district model (620 comments)

You first said:

(Lesson kids: never *ever* burn bridges unless you have no choice. Swallowing some pride now can save your bacon big time later)

Then you go with:

and I offered to provide contract assistance at a nearly extortionist rate (easily 3x what they were paying me). It was pointed out to me that I was unlikely to get hired if asking that much money, to which I replied "who said I wanted to be hired?"

Me think that you still not have learned your lesson on burning bridges...

more than 4 years ago
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Nuclear Reactors As Art

Manfred Maccx Re:Expensive (118 comments)

Wasn't it the case with the canadian Candu reactor? I was under the impression that they were fairly standard, especially in Ontario. (I'm sure that the main objective was to save on the posters :) )

more than 4 years ago
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Laser Weapon Shoots Down Airplanes In Test

Manfred Maccx Re:Usefulness (627 comments)

And you are expecting to see the high caliber bullet coming?

more than 4 years ago
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Virtual Bank Woes

Manfred Maccx Re:Don't trust anyone (127 comments)

Because the bounty system won't works. It will simply be abused. The bank put a bounty on the frauder head, the frauder get one of his friends to kill him or even use an alt to do it, and simply share the bounty money with him. The bounty system is more a bragging system. The more on your head, the more you are supposed to be "hot". Most people with a large bounty on their head try to not get kill because they are proud to have that bounty on them, it's not really because they car about dying and loosing that ship they are in at the moment. So, in that context, putting a bounty on a frauder, will not do have any impact or do any good.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Developing Nuclear Reactor For Moon and Mars

Manfred Maccx Engine (424 comments)

It's a Stirling Engine....not Sterling.

more than 4 years ago
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Teen Killed At Chinese Internet Addiction Camp

Manfred Maccx Re:er...uh...okay (334 comments)

/. seriously need to find another way of distributing the mod points...Why is this guy modded Troll?? My guess is that most people who get points don't even know what moderating means. A shame..

more than 4 years ago
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Alan Cox Quits As Linux TTY Maintainer — "I've Had Enough"

Manfred Maccx Re:Thanks (909 comments)

On the other side, fighting back those stupid ideas during half your waking hours or quitting all the time may not be a good strategy either...can lead to 10 or 20 wasted years arguing...

more than 4 years ago
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How They Built the Software of Apollo 11

Manfred Maccx Re:shut up already (220 comments)

Please mod up the parent!!!!

about 5 years ago

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