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Security-Focused BlackPhone Was Vulnerable To Simple Text Message Bug

Nerrd Re:Security is a process ... (39 comments)

"SANs are immune to hacking" Oh man. That is rich. Can I interest you in a very fine Bridge? only slightly used.

1 hour ago
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DEA Cameras Tracking Hundreds of Millions of Car Journeys Across the US

Nerrd Re:Cam-tastic (151 comments)

uh, we don't fight opium production. If anything we support it. Haven't you seen the statistics on Afghanistan?

yesterday
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Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg

Nerrd Re:Wow .... (155 comments)

I read the article, and still can't figure out what they are really doing or how they are really gonna use it ...

The article says quite clearly: The scientific problem they're solving has to do with recovering proteins from test tubes in the lab.

2 days ago
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UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

Nerrd Re:Nope (331 comments)

Congratulations - you have made the exact same argument that was made against HD in the first place. Guess what: people will upgrade, because people who aren't you, can notice a difference in the living-room.

4 days ago
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Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

Nerrd Re:Hasn't this been known? (163 comments)

Thats just because no one has bothered to make a malicious 40Gb NIC. There's nothing inherently secure about a PCIe card using DMA.

about a month ago
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Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

Nerrd Re:ROM (163 comments)

SPI Flash - is an eeprom.

about a month ago
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Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

Nerrd Re:ROM (163 comments)

PROM or EPROM actually.

about a month ago
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Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

Nerrd uh - by design? (163 comments)

It shouldn't surprise anybody that a malicious PCI-E card can access a system.

about a month ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Nerrd Just Figuring this out? (567 comments)

I've been using one of my three monitors in portrait mode for decades. It was more important when you couldn't fit a full page of text in landscape orientation. It's also quite helpful to conserve desk real-estate.

about a month and a half ago
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Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise

Nerrd Re:Oregon... (198 comments)

The more reasonable approach - which is actually used in a lot of places - is to pump water uphill. The real problem is when there is no shortage of water, and the reservoirs are full. This is precisely their argument when not honoring wind contracts.

about 4 months ago
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Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise

Nerrd Oregon... (198 comments)

Part of the problem might be that they can't sell the power. The wind farms we currently have are already producing more power than the bonneville power administration is willing to purchase - even though they are under contract to do so.

about 4 months ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

Nerrd Re:So-to-speak legal (418 comments)

They're not a utility - they damn well can terminate service for any reason.

about 4 months ago
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That Toy Is Now a Drone

Nerrd Line of Sight (268 comments)

Line of sight between the operator and the model - has always been a legal requirement of operating R/C aircraft.

about 7 months ago
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Is It Really GPS If It Doesn't Use Satellites?

Nerrd Re:THIS JUST IN (298 comments)

The Gyro Compass was patented in 1911.

about 8 months ago
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Is It Really GPS If It Doesn't Use Satellites?

Nerrd THIS JUST IN (298 comments)

British Navy Invents Dead-reckoning.

about 8 months ago
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Measles Virus Puts Woman's Cancer Into Remission

Nerrd What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (74 comments)

I just can't help asking myself, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

about 8 months ago
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3D Maps Reveal a Lead-Laced Ocean

Nerrd Re:Avgas (266 comments)

It is tetraethyl lead - just like cars used.

about a year ago

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