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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

MiG82au Re:Specialization is for insects (737 comments)

But he was travelling at relativistic speeds and so as far as having time to acquire skills, he's nowhere near 2000.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

MiG82au Re:You do realize most engineers use computers (737 comments)

Do I really rely on computers? I use them to execute hand calculations more efficiently and trivially manipulate large amounts of data. To be competitive today you need computers, but that doesn't mean I'd be dead in the water without one. Sure, some engineers only learn FEA once they start working and as such would be hardly more useful than when they came out of university, but they would still have a hand calc background.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

MiG82au Re:Specialization is for insects (737 comments)

You just quoted a fictional character that lived to ~250. Give yourself a pat on the back.

about 6 months ago
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Encrypted Email Provider Lavabit Shuts Down, Blames US Gov't

MiG82au Re:The death-knell of US cloud providers... (771 comments)

Well I appreciate the replies. I think you're less crazy now, but I still think you're dancing with the devil by considering stalking individuals and spreading the info. Notice that when Manning's material gets leaked, they take care to not expose individuals. He's in enough trouble as it is.

about a year ago
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Encrypted Email Provider Lavabit Shuts Down, Blames US Gov't

MiG82au Re:The death-knell of US cloud providers... (771 comments)

I was and am aware that it's on behalf of foreign enemies. Once you start putting information out on untouchable foreign servers, it doesn't take a great leap to decide that's in fact who you're assisting. And it's not like you'd be exposing information that's in the interests of citizens, you're simply playing tit for tat by gathering intel on employees. You'd easily be considered a spy, and citizenship protects you from that no more than it does from a common crime charge.
You would be screwed so fast, and I'm not sure anyone would support your cause. It really seems like a harebrained scheme to me, on par with demanding to take your weapons into NSA buildings. If you do find anyone crazy enough to do this with you, I suggest at least having a long hard think about it and doing a lot of research on every aspect, rather than jumping in head first while waving the flag around.

about a year ago
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Encrypted Email Provider Lavabit Shuts Down, Blames US Gov't

MiG82au Re:Context (771 comments)

My enemy's enemy is my friend.
Right now he's just trying to survive, so really, no, it's not bizarre.

about a year ago
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AOSP Maintainer Quits

MiG82au Re:Cellular data firmware (221 comments)

I push one button on the drop down menu of my phone to set up a wifi hotspot for my tablet.

about a year ago
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New Android App Encourages Users To Throw Device As High As Possible

MiG82au Re:It's Been Done (156 comments)

I think it serves a purpose: I have found out that many nerds (going by the slashdot motto) have no idea about physics and should be ashamed. All these idiots "cheating" the app using methods that don't result in free fall, which is obviously the only way this app could do the measurement.

about a year ago
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New Android App Encourages Users To Throw Device As High As Possible

MiG82au Re:Easily gamed? (156 comments)

They can't measure the throw acceleration because most phone accelerometers top out at 2 G. Check the datasheets, or just wave your phone around wildly with an acceleration graph running.

about a year ago
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New Android App Encourages Users To Throw Device As High As Possible

MiG82au Re:Easily gamed? (156 comments)

No, see my post below. That condition does not result in ~0 G.

about a year ago
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New Android App Encourages Users To Throw Device As High As Possible

MiG82au Re:Easily gamed? (156 comments)

Time for you and two levels up to go back to school. Acceleration under a balloon will be ~1 G. Acceleration while being spun around will be > 1 G. Acceleration during the ascent and fall will be ~0 G. Acceleration during the throw will be > 2 G, which is what most phone accelerometers top out out, leading me to believe that the app goes by low G duration rather than throw velocity.

about a year ago
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Japan Unveils Largest Warship Since WW2

MiG82au Re:Japanese Military (282 comments)

Apparently you're the dick with no clue whatsoever.
It's similar in size to the next British carrier class which has been sized for 36 JSFs.
Sorry your shitty segue onto a pet topic didn't work out.

about a year ago
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The Latest Security Vulnerability: Your Toilet

MiG82au Re:Surprised me (211 comments)

Did you really just miss the significance of "overflow" and posted a serious reply?

about a year ago
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Home wireless security level?

MiG82au Re:hidden SSID? MAC filter? Really? (438 comments)

Please tell me you're trolling.
I can fire up kismet on my laptop and straight away see what MAC addresses are connecting to your SSID (regardless of whether it's broadcast). It's that easy. I've never bothered trying to spoof a MAC and breaking a wifi key, but getting the SSID and MAC address is trivial.
Guessing MAC addresses by model of laptop, SNORT!

about a year ago
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Man Builds Fully-Functional Boeing 737 Flight Simulator In His Son's Bedroom

MiG82au Re:I'm sure I'll hit my posting limit soon (128 comments)

I don't know if FSX is flexible enough to support a cockpit like that. It could also be X-Plane or Flightgear; both available on Windows.

about a year ago
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Man Builds Fully-Functional Boeing 737 Flight Simulator In His Son's Bedroom

MiG82au Re:Exactly mimics the real thing? (128 comments)

You do realise that there's a big difference between simulating the sensations vs the motions of the aircraft? The motion platform does not roll with the plane because in a coordinated turn there is no sideways acceleration in the pilot's coordinate frame, just a small increase in "gravity". The smooth way airliners are flown, the only axis that is of much use is the pitch.

about a year ago
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Man Builds Fully-Functional Boeing 737 Flight Simulator In His Son's Bedroom

MiG82au Re:Not one of the better DIY jobs (128 comments)

I suspect that "major" might actually mean small manufacturers of GA aircraft in his vicinity which don't have their own simulators. The software on this simulator is probably much more flexible than a professional simulator, allowing you to fly anything albeit with an inaccurate cockpit.

about a year ago
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Training Materials for NSA Spying Tool "XKeyScore" Revealed

MiG82au Re:No, it still looks like Snowden was lying... (347 comments)

I take it you either failed to read or comprehend the presentation then. Unless I'm misunderstanding, slide 18 makes it pretty clear.

about a year ago

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