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California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated

Marcos Eliziario Hum... what about CNC machines, lathes and drills (856 comments)

A moderately competent machinist using those devilish tools and with blueprints pirated from evil hacker's sites on the internets could even create a perfect metal replica of an AR-15, or uranium-enrichment centrifugue! Let's ban the screw-driver!

about a year ago
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Social Influence and the Wisdom of Crowd Effect

Marcos Eliziario Re:Rousseau was Wrong (143 comments)

People are stupider in crowds if most of them would probably err the answer for a given question. If most of them would probably be right, it's best to go for majority vote than picking any of them randomly and asking the answer for the question.

more than 2 years ago
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Leaked Doc May Have Forced US To Speed Up Bin Laden Raid

Marcos Eliziario Re:Still think Wikileaks knows what they're doing? (632 comments)

Sir, You've nailed the point. People are too worried about correcting the symptoms, even if it involves doing wrong things. Here in Brazil, there's huge support for a quite unconstitutional law that prohibits politicians under investigation to be candidates. The problem is, unless you've gone to trial, you're supposed to be innocent. What people should be questioning is why it takes so much time to condemn corrupt public agents. Governments got their secrets, but the kind of secret a government has is the real problem, if only crooks involve themselves on the political process, if only crooks get elected, you've got crook's secrets, no matter how much you scream on twitter or Facebook. Really, if you really want to change the government, you've got to seriously consider being part of the government, or at least thinking on supporting directly people you trust. Electing a president is not enough, you've got to be part of lowest level, from city councils up.

more than 3 years ago
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Leaked Doc May Have Forced US To Speed Up Bin Laden Raid

Marcos Eliziario Re:Still think Wikileaks knows what they're doing? (632 comments)

You have a point when you tell there's a huge trust problem with our current governments, but I don't think wikileaks is the solution. We've got watergate without wikileaks, we've got iran-contras denounced even before most people had internet connections. But we've had it all without a guy that blackmails governments and corporations. See, we don't live in a democracy, it's a republic. We don't need systematic leaks, we need laws to protect the free press, we need people who are a lot more responsible before voting. I find it funny that people that never bothers even to see what the congress is doing, that never bothers even to go voting, think that the solution for the problems caused by their lack of involvement is to fuck the institutions. Things are not like they are because there was no wikileaks, things are what they are because people think that posting some sarcastic quote on twitter is political participation. Do you things to improve? Involve yourself locally first. Most bastards on the high echelons started their political careers on the city council level. So what? you go there and make sure people like you are represented on the city council. It takes work? it takes time? yes, it takes! But that's how a republic is supposed to work.

more than 3 years ago
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Soviets Built a Doomsday Machine; It's Still Alive

Marcos Eliziario Re:Doomsday Machine (638 comments)

Those are wide claims you're making here. Given that the propension to violence nowadays in the third world is no different from what it seemed to be in the past, would you mind if I asked you from some reasonable proofs to sustain your emotionally loaded rethorics? Ok. They have AKs now instead of bows. But, when in history humans didn't fight most of their times?

about 5 years ago
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Police Swarm Bungie Office Over Halo Replica Rifle

Marcos Eliziario Re:Ah, paranoia (746 comments)

Right on point. Most of the early constitutions were made to limit the power of state. World was coming from an age of absolute monarchies, so people were really afraid that their new governments would end up being as despotic as the ones they helped to overthrow.

about 5 years ago
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Password Hackers Do Big Business With Ex-Lovers

Marcos Eliziario Re:Text of the Article (197 comments)

mod parent funny.
Oh no. Mod TFA funny.
No! mod Elaine Cioni funny (didn't find the 'freak' mod option)

about 5 years ago
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Google Apps Not the DC Success Many Believe?

Marcos Eliziario Re:Apps (139 comments)

Not to mention companies that spend a lot of money with VPN solutions with two factor authentication, and at the same time leave ssh outgoing unmonitored on their firewalls.
In this scenario having remote access to your network is just a matter of issuing

ssh2 -R 1234:localhost:23 username@host

And now, all traffic which comes to port 1234 on the server (host) will be forwarded to port 23 on the client (localhost).

So, again, there's a lot of people out there using linux without actually knowing shit about security and how linux works. These people like to boost how secure they are just because they are using linux (even if their boxes and networks are badly configured and full of holes). Those people are lamers.

about 5 years ago
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Google Apps Not the DC Success Many Believe?

Marcos Eliziario Re:Apps (139 comments)

Consider this:

I've seen lots of companies using local authentication for their linux boxes, along with a supposedly secret root password configured in every machine. There are a lot of centralized directory and authentication options for linux. But, how much people use it? But, they do know how to setup Microsoft's Active Directory and setup clients to use it.

Linux has ACLs for some time know, something that is way better than the old permission schemes. But, again, I've never seen it widely deployed across a large network. ACLs are the default file permission scheme on Windows.

No to mention that lots of linux and servers desktop out there are not configured with a password on GRUB to avoid people booting into single mode and getting root credentials.

So, while linux is as corporate-security capable as windows under a administrative point of view, most corporations and system administrations are not aware of that. And even when they are, the tools for managing such things are not as straightforward to use as Active Directory;

Being less sucetible to exploits is not the whole game in security. It doesn't matter what is your operating system, a badly configured operating system is insecure no matter which kernel do you use. And at this point, ease of management becomes very important.

about 5 years ago
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Running Old Desktops Headless?

Marcos Eliziario Re:Wow, serial console kiddos. (347 comments)

Hum...
How do you think people debug the kernel with windows?

Of course the public that have to debug the windows kernel over a serial connection is the same demographics that need to debug the linux kernel (device driver authors)

about 5 years ago
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Developing World's Parasites, Diseases Enter US

Marcos Eliziario Re:The US isn't all first world. (337 comments)

I hate to tell it in such way, but your post tells me more of American's absolutely insane eating habits than anything else.

I think it's a bit rude to tell it, but eating only processed food, is expensive, and a sure way to lack a good nutrition and leading to problems such as what you have mentioned. I can't even fathom how do you manage to eat canned food.

Have you ever thought about eating vegetables? If you do, you could even support small scale local farming, thus, generating more jobs, depending less on fuel to transport processed food.

I agree that, of course, Brazil has not the same standard of living as the US, but definitely, our cities are not rotting (on the contrary, we are slowly improving), and even our poor have access to a healthy nutrition with vegetables and fresh foods.

Our biggest health problem nowadays is obesity. And that obesity has been caused exactly because we started mimicking your eating standards.

more than 4 years ago
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Developing World's Parasites, Diseases Enter US

Marcos Eliziario Re:The US isn't all first world. (337 comments)

Putting it on other terms
If you could go back to 1960 with a dozen humble 386's, loaded with the OS, compiler, and full of manuals, you'd be absurdly rich selling it to the powers of that age. Or you'd be instakilled. Either way, the mortgage would no longer be a problem to you.

more than 4 years ago
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Developing World's Parasites, Diseases Enter US

Marcos Eliziario Re:The US isn't all first world. (337 comments)

May I add that as a Brazilian I am deeply disgusted with you, the Americans, having stop exporting jobs for us and had instead sent all of them to China. Actually, not only the jobs, but the technology, the services, the whole fucking thing.

We never had nukes pointed at you. China had/has.

IMHO, you deserve what you have now by your poor choice of partners.

more than 4 years ago
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Developing World's Parasites, Diseases Enter US

Marcos Eliziario Re:The US isn't all first world. (337 comments)

Read GP's entire post before running over his/her dead body with your SUV. He clearly mentioned that money is not a good way to measure the fittest. And of course, your example is a bit extreme and doesn't invalidate the former argument. Remember, nature indeed play dices, we are talking about probabilities, marginal issues and trends here, not black and white things. Don't accuse me! I am not mother nature.

more than 4 years ago
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Nicotine Improves Brain Function In Schizophrenics

Marcos Eliziario Re:Finally, a reason. (297 comments)

Ouch. My bad. I am really fucking sorry.

more than 5 years ago
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Prehistoric Gene Reawakened To Battle HIV

Marcos Eliziario Re:The Dilemma (360 comments)

Of course. You're posting on slashdot. Otherwise you wouldn't have a clue of what it is, unless they wrote "pussy";.

more than 5 years ago
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Nicotine Improves Brain Function In Schizophrenics

Marcos Eliziario Re:Finally, a reason. (297 comments)

Hi Tom Cruise. Didn't know you surfed Slashdot.
Did you got rid of your xenus? I think, those auditing sessions must be a bitch. But of course, it's way better than having to deal with ignorant psychiatrics, isn't it?
Btw, Nicole still looks hot, doesn't her?

more than 5 years ago
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Nicotine Improves Brain Function In Schizophrenics

Marcos Eliziario Re:Finally, a reason. (297 comments)

No. She didn't. despite what the voices told ya, she didn't try to kill you.

more than 5 years ago

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