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After Dallas Ebola Diagnosis, CDC Raises Estimate of Patient's Possible Contacts

NatasRevol Re: Kinda torn on this one (165 comments)

Just use bigger bullets. Like nukes.

2 hours ago
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Lenovo Set To Close $2.1 Billion Server Deal With IBM

NatasRevol Re:IBM is dying (48 comments)

As someone whose company supports mainframes indirectly, I'd suspect both.

3 days ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

NatasRevol Re:Soon to be patched (326 comments)

The reason Windows doesn't have problems like this

HOLY

FUCKING

SHIT

3 days ago
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Catch Oil Polluters With Open Source Tools Using the Homebrew Oil Testing Kit

NatasRevol Re:Is this a joke? (52 comments)

The whole point of the kit is to show that it isn't. Apparently, you missed that.

about a week ago
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Catch Oil Polluters With Open Source Tools Using the Homebrew Oil Testing Kit

NatasRevol Re:Is this a joke? (52 comments)

Sure looks like similar tech, laser absorption/fluorescence.

Shoot a laser through a sample & see what the response is.

http://www.spectrasensors.com/...

Just a *slight* difference in price.

about a week ago
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Catch Oil Polluters With Open Source Tools Using the Homebrew Oil Testing Kit

NatasRevol Re:not really (52 comments)

Make sure to not live downstream/wind of any plants then.

about a week ago
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Amazon Forced To Reboot EC2 To Patch Bug In Xen

NatasRevol Re:Sort of off topic (94 comments)

AKA Amazon's business model.

about a week ago
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Google Quietly Nixes Mandatory G+ Integration With Gmail

NatasRevol Re:What do they mean YouTube Freed? (137 comments)

Yeah, found it.

Now comments won't load on youtube. Not that that's a huge loss, but...

about a week ago

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The last three months were the hottest quarter on record

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  about 3 months ago

NatasRevol (731260) writes "The last three months were collectively the warmest ever experienced since record-keeping began in the late 1800s. http://www.slate.com/blogs/fut...

Taken as a whole, the just-finished three-month period was about 0.68 degrees Celsius (1.22 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 20th-century average. That may not sound like much, but the added warmth has been enough to provide a nudge to a litany of weather and climate events worldwide. Arctic sea ice is trending near record lows for this time of year, abnormally warm ocean water helped spawn the earliest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in North Carolina, and a rash of heat waves have plagued cities from India to California to the Middle East.

Also, it puts to bed the supposed 'fact' that there's been a pause in temperature increase the last 17 years. Raw data here shows it's still increasing. http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gist..."

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Google Play privacy slip-up sends app buyers' personal details to developers

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  about a year and a half ago

NatasRevol (731260) writes "Holy crap, this is bad.

"Without asking permission, Google sends developers the personal details of everyone who buys their app from Google Play.
According to Australian developer Dan Nolan, Google sends him the name, suburb and email address of consumers that his app — enough to "track down and harass users who left negative reviews".
Nolan discovered the trove of customer data on his "merchant account" recently while updating his seller payment details.""

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332 Months of Above Average Temperature in a Row

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  about 2 years ago

NatasRevol (731260) writes "If you're less than 28 years old, you've never experienced a colder than average month for the earth. When does correlation become causation? From grist.com

If you were born in or after April 1985, if you are right now 27 years old or younger, you have never lived through a month that was colder than average.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review: An Embarrassing, Lazy, Arrogant Money Grab

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  more than 2 years ago

NatasRevol (731260) writes "Ron Amadeo puts the Galaxy Note 10.1 through its paces. And hates it.
"I'm sad to report that Samsung failed at execution on all fronts. Samsung has been pushing the skinning envelope further and further, and, with this revision of TouchWiz, they've slammed into a brick wall. Couple this failure with astonishingly bad hardware and a $500 price tag, and you've got yourself a real disappointment. Samsung promised us the moon, and then cut corners everywhere possible, and it's hard to walk away not feeling a little insulted.""

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The building and dismantling the Windows advantage

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  more than 2 years ago

NatasRevol (731260) writes "When the Macintosh was launched in 1984, computers running the MS-DOS operating system were nearing a dominant position in the market. Although PC volumes continued to grow, they did so more slowly and the Mac grew faster. What coincided with this was the emergence of portable computing. The MacBook became easily differentiable as a “better” laptop. It was not faster, did not have more storage or any key metrics being used to sell PCs. Considering the near future, it’s safe to expect a “parity” of iOS+OS X vs. Windows within one or two years. It will, most importantly, have a psychological effect. Realizing that Windows is not a hegemony will unleash market forces that nobody can predict."
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Why WikiLeaks matters, and why politicians hate it

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  more than 3 years ago

NatasRevol (731260) writes "Why WikiLeaks matters,from Robert Schneer: "Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Feinstein, who strongly supported the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, has the audacity to call for the imprisonment of the man who, more than any other individual, has allowed the public to learn the truth about those disastrous imperial adventures-"facts long known to Feinstein as head of the Intelligence Committee but never shared with the public she claims to represent....She knew in real time that Iraq had nothing to do with the 9/11 attack, yet she voted to send young Americans to kill and be killed based on what she knew to be lies. It is her duplicity, along with the leaders of both political parties, that now stands exposed by the WikiLeaks documents. ""
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What the NSA actually is

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  1 year,7 days

Man I love this comment from IamTheRealMike, http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4261215&cid=44947097

"You know, I've read this excuse a million times since Snowden did his thing, and I'm sick of it.

The problem is it's an abuse of language. Saying "Every country spies. It's one of those things governments are supposed to do" is nothing but rhetorical sleight of hand. The word spy conjures up cartoons of men in pork-pie hats and long raincoats following some traitor in a car. The word is loaded with cold war imagery. It reminds people of a time when there was an "us" vs a "them" and spying was a very small scale and targeted activity done against "them" or, at very least, those of "us" working for "them".

We need a new word to describe what's going on in todays world. Spying doesn't even come close to being the right word. How about totalitarian surveillance? But even that isn't strong enough to communicate the reality we are living in.

In today's reality there's no us vs them. There's no good vs evil, capitalism vs communism. There's just bureaucrats and their power, exercised over their own people as readily as over foreigners.

This is not only not "one of those things governments are supposed to do", it's often one of those things governments are expressly prohibited from doing by their own laws. And that's for good reasons!

Please, don't flatter the NSA by calling them spies. They aren't spies at this point. They are real life equivalents of O'Brien, the dedicated agent of totalitarian control in 1984. O'Brien is a far darker and scarier character than anyone who could be described as a spy."

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Black Ops

NatasRevol NatasRevol writes  |  more than 3 years ago

The Manhattan Project employed two hundred thousand people. It had eighty offices and dozens of production plants spread out all over the country, including a sixty-thousand-acre facility in rural Tennessee that pulled more power off the nation's electrical grid than New York City did on any given night. And no one knew the Manhattan Project was there. That is how powerful a black operation can be.

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