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Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors

MarkGriz Re:Of course (141 comments)

"so that it breaks"

Manufacturers have been "hacking" your appliances to break prematurely long before the transistor was even invented

about a week ago
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Google Pressure Cookers and Backpacks: Get a Visit From the Feds

MarkGriz Re:Refuse the search? (923 comments)

Is that the new term for angry democrats?

1 year,20 days
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What's Stopping Us From Eating Insects?

MarkGriz Re:I have tried insects before (655 comments)

I haven't tried them so can't comment myself, but assuming your opinion is shared with the majority of the population, it seems processing insects into a food additive, rather than consuming them directly, would be the way to go. It avoids the "ick" factor, hides the bad taste/texture, but preserves the nutritional value.

1 year,22 days
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Teachable Robot Helps Assemble IKEA Furniture

MarkGriz Re:The bad news (88 comments)

No, the bad news is after the robot is finished, you have a piece of IKEA furniture

about a year ago
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Where Will Apple Get Flash Memory Now?

MarkGriz Re:At the prices Apple charges for extra memory (245 comments)

"they could probably pay someone to assemble the bits by hand under an electron microscope"

You mean they don't?!! I didn't mind paying the extra because I though I was getting hand crafted bits.

about a year ago
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Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio?

MarkGriz Re:Better question (749 comments)

Or not using Monster Cable

about a year ago
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GoPro Issues DMCA Takedown Over Negative Review

MarkGriz Re:GoPro sucks (232 comments)

"I have been constantly amazed that a company that tries to push an 'extreme' image hates their customers "

They don't hate their customers. They just have 'extreme' customer service, dude.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Projects For a Heap of Tech Junk?

MarkGriz Re:Sometimes "free" is still too expensive! (210 comments)

Why do you think his "friend" is giving it away.

OTOH..... gene sequencing machine.....ZOMBIE ARMY!!!!

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is It So Hard To Make An Accurate Progress Bar?

MarkGriz Re:Uhmmm. (736 comments)

Not necessarily.

Perhaps our perceived progress in making an accurate progress bar is inaccurate.

about a year and a half ago
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Opera Picks Up Webkit Engine

MarkGriz Re:Opera (314 comments)

Drama queen

Not Oprah.... OP-ER-A

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making Side-Money As a Programmer?

MarkGriz Botnet? (257 comments)

Botnet programming can be quite lucrative, but I hear FPMITA prison is a real bitch.

about a year and a half ago
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"Bill Shocker" Malware Controls 620,000 Android Phones In China

MarkGriz Re:what they should do on this (138 comments)

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the phone company"

about a year and a half ago
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Barracuda Appliances Have Exploitable Holes, Fixed By Firmware Updates

MarkGriz Apologies to Heart... (88 comments)

You lying so low in the weeds
I bet you gonna ambush me
You'd have me down on my knees
Now wouldn't you, Barracuda?

about a year and a half ago
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Thousands of SCADA Devices Discovered On the Open Internet

MarkGriz Re:Security by stupidity? (141 comments)

either the people installing these things are lazy, or the companies selling them are giving lousy security advise.

"It's not that I'm lazy.....It's that I just don't care"

about a year and a half ago
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Disney Wants To Track You With RFID

MarkGriz Re:Why is this creepy? (278 comments)

LOL yes. "AT the Polynesian"

Damn you slashdot, why can't we edit comments.

about a year and a half ago
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Disney Wants To Track You With RFID

MarkGriz Re:Why is this creepy? (278 comments)

Oh please. This is Disney for fsck sake, not the freaking federal government.
Or are you worried Disney might let the FBI know how many time you rode It's a Small World and ate the Polynesian

about a year and a half ago
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Nokia Engineer Shows How To Pirate Windows 8 Metro Apps, Bypass In-app Purchases

MarkGriz Re:Bruce (268 comments)

Or did you perhaps mean Bruce Schneier?

Cut her some slack.... she is after all a girl "in training"

about a year and a half ago
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SEC Investigates Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Over Facebook Posting

MarkGriz Re:Wow, such a minor quibble too. (190 comments)

Or your competitor has a friend at the SEC

about a year and a half ago

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