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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

Noishe Re:The death of leniency (643 comments)

You're either racist, or bad at making jokes.

about three weeks ago

U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

Noishe Re:The death of leniency (643 comments)

> will take away their 'human' side and they'll just be encouraged more towards robot enforcers.

This is exactly how an officer should be enforcing the law. Every law applied equally to every person.

about three weeks ago

Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN

Noishe Re:Only took 10 years (113 comments)

Fuck go daddy for that practice. I lost a good domain name and have been bad mouthing them for over a decade because of it.

about 2 months ago

Microsoft Takes Down Domains

Noishe How about a home brew dynamic DNS system? (495 comments)

Just setup a CloudFlare account and host your dns through them for free. Then use their api on your server whenever your ip changes.

An example of using the API is as follows... taken from

curl \

    -d 'a=rec_edit' \

    -d 'tkn=8afbe6dea02407989af4dd4c97bb6e25' \

    -d 'id=9001' \

    -d '' \

    -d '' \

    -d 'type=A' \

    -d 'name=sub' \

    -d 'content=' \

    -d 'service_mode=1' \

    -d 'ttl=1'

about 2 months ago

Microsoft Takes Down Domains

Noishe Re:How about a home brew dynamic DNS system? (495 comments)

You should not be using port 25 unless you are hosting a mail transmission agent. If you are submitting email from a user agent, you should be using port 587.
Port 25 has been deprecated by the IETF for over a decade and is reserved for transmission, not submission.

about 2 months ago

Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page

Noishe Re:much ado about nothing (506 comments)

Nous ne comprendon pas!

about 7 months ago

Full Screen Mario: Making the Case For Shorter Copyrights

Noishe Re: Innovation? (361 comments)

In Canada, download vs upload is defined by the initiator of the data transaction. Offering pieces of data for download does not count as uploading, it counts as downloading, as the other party has to make the request from your computer. Think of it as push vs pull instead of download vs upload. As such, the torrent protocol just so happens to never ever upload anything at all, in Canada.

about a year ago

I typically visit a doctor (for medical reasons) ...

Noishe Re:I only go... (415 comments)

Which two, as per the CDC?

about a year ago

I typically visit a doctor (for medical reasons) ...

Noishe Re:I only go... (415 comments)

Thanks for making everyone around you sick.

Maybe they should vaccinate themselves so they don't get sick...

about a year ago

Indiana Man Gets 8 Months For Teaching How To Beat Polygraph Tests

Noishe Re:AMERIKAN GULAG! (356 comments)

Well no...

The guy didn't technically get in trouble for teaching people how to break the polygraph test.

He got in trouble for inciting them to lie while under oath. But that doesn't really matter, since he pled guilty.

1 year,8 days

Software Developer Says Mega Master Keys Are Retrievable

Noishe of course they are retrievable (136 comments)

Once you enter your password into a website, the website can do anything that you can do.... Duh

Yes, mega doesn't have your key stored on their servers.
Yes, at any point while you're logged in they can change this fact, or they can just log your password, or whatever.

Doesn't matter what the website is, you have to trust it to use it.

How is this news?

1 year,12 days

New JavaScript-Based Timing Attack Steals All Browser Source Data

Noishe Re:css change? (167 comments)

yeap. the issue is the browser code, which essentially boils down to:
draw link with normal style
lookup link in visited database
if link exists in database
    then draw link with visited style
The problem is that visited links get drawn twice, while non-visted links get drawn once. It doesn't matter if the links are styled the same or not, as the browser will still go through the motions, and take additional time in the visited case.

The browser doesn't care if the styles are both the same or not. If it did care, then it would have to do an additional comparison on every style that will change how the link is drawn, which would just be too slow.

about a year ago

AMD Overhauls Open-Source Linux Driver

Noishe Yay AMD (126 comments)

This is a great step in the right direction. Hopefully it's not the last step.

about a year ago

How an Aussie University Creates the World's Best Hackers

Noishe Re:Makes Sense (76 comments)

Just as my mod points expire...

You're absolutely correct that it's the teachers that matter and not the institution.

Mind you, the institution also has to have the right culture in place to first attract and then tolerate the actions of teachers like this. I would also extend your point, and say that the professors matter just as much at a large university as they do at a small one.

about a year ago

First Radeon HD 8000M GPU Benchmarked

Noishe Re:Even AMD thinks AMD CPUs suck (68 comments)

Wouldn't AMD be targeting the 8000M for intel boards? If you're going to get an AMD cpu and integrated graphics, they want you to go for a Trinity solution.

about a year and a half ago

New Drug Could Cure Nearly Any Viral Infection

Noishe Re:What's a virus? (414 comments)

You do realize that RNA is made based on the code in the DNA, right?

The same way cd's are made based on the code (data) in your hard disk.

Yes, data is encoded.
No, the format is not even remotely close.
Yes, it's really really easy to tell the difference.

more than 3 years ago

US Navy Creates MMO To Fight Somali Pirates

Noishe Oh the irony (318 comments)

Click the link and a pdf opens with a wonderful graphic on the front... a somewhat familiar graphic....

So, they want to fight piracy by stealing the cover off of the pirates of the Caribbean movie?

Fight pirates... with piracy!

more than 3 years ago



Motorcycle accident results in bionic bottom.

Noishe Noishe writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Noishe (829350) writes "A man involved in a motorcycle accident in the UK has been given an alternative to the dreaded colostomy bag. He now carries around a remote control to activate his "bionic bottom" made out of muscles taken from above his knee. The muscles were wrapped around his sphincter and then attached to electrodes that are controlled by a remote control he now carries in his pocket."
Link to Original Source

Quebec forces video game makers into French

Noishe Noishe writes  |  about 7 years ago

Noishe (829350) writes "Video game characters such as Lara Croft and the Mario Bros. will have to hone their accents now that a joint industry-government initiative aims to boost the number of games available in French.

"Players are used to playing in English," said Jean-François Patenaude, a manager with a small video-game retail chain in Montreal. "I don't think it will change much for them." Patenaude even suggested that the deal could increase operating costs for smaller retailers, who will be forced to buy copies of games in both English and French."

Link to Original Source

Noishe Noishe writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Noishe (829350) writes "What do people on slashdot do to block cyber squattors? I've noticed that almost every cybersquatted page I've ever had any interest in is registered with godaddy, and its dns is always hosted at, where N is some number. Shouldn't it be really easy to block any dns entries hosted by this site? This type of blocking should be built into firefox by default."

Noishe Noishe writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Noishe (829350) writes "We all know about running windows on a Macintosh with bootcamp, but what about running MacOS on an intel machine?

Apple computers are using standard harddrives, video cards, ram, and CPU's.

Does anyone have any experience with getting OSX up and running on an otherwise normal PC? Why haven't motherboard manufacturors introduced clone boards just like they did in the 80's for pc's?"

Noishe Noishe writes  |  about 8 years ago

Noishe writes "I heard it on the news today, and I'm really saddened. The New York times as an obituary online.

He was filming a bull stingray when it spooked, and pierced his heart with it's barb. He died seconds later, with just enough time to bull the barb from his chest. Stingray attacks only kill 2 or 3 people a year worldwide, so this is a very unfortunate piece of bad luck."

Noishe Noishe writes  |  about 8 years ago

Noishe writes "An Irish Scientist claims that he accidently discovered a method of creating free energy with a magnet powered device.

Since he was unable to garner much support, and lots of people weren't even willing to talk to him, he issued a public challange to the world's scientific community by taking out a full page ad in the Economist.

From The Article:
Sean McCarthy, Steorn's chief executive officer, said they had issued the challenge for 12 physicists to rigorously test the technology so it can be developed.
"What we have developed is a way to construct magnetic fields so that when you travel round the magnetic fields, starting and stopping at the same position, you have gained energy," McCarthy said."


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