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Patent Troll Says Anyone Using Wi-Fi Infringes

Ocyris Re:Classic patent trolling (436 comments)

Actually a google search indicates that Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC is being used by Cisco Systems, Inc. and Motorola Solutions, Inc. Papers were filed back in May.

more than 2 years ago

DOJ: We Can Force You To Decrypt That Laptop

Ocyris Re:What about a one time pad? (887 comments)

Considering that the key for a one time pad must be as long or longer then the data to be encrypted I don't see how that helps. Can anyone really memorize several GB worth of random values?

And I'm not sure what you mean by revealing it would be meaningless. Once the key is known revealing the plain text is a simple matter for a one time pad.

more than 3 years ago

ISP's War On BitTorrent Hits World of Warcraft

Ocyris In the words of Yamamoto... (252 comments)

"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."

more than 3 years ago

On Several Fronts, US Gov't Prepares To Regulate Online Privacy

Ocyris Re:And one by one... (123 comments)

They'll just package it with the backdoor mandate the NSA wants. It'll pass under some title like "The Citizen Privacy, Security and Safety Act" because how could someone possibly oppose those?

more than 2 years ago

7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail

Ocyris #7. They Have Too Many Natural Predators (320 comments)

Come on now. Everyone know if you eat zombie flesh you become a zombie. Before you know it we'll be up to our necks in zombie lion, zombie tiger and zombie bears. However, zombie birds will probably be the worst considering the distances they can cover.

more than 4 years ago

Narco-Blogger Beats Mexico Drug War News Blackout

Ocyris Re:American Guns!! Yay NRA!! (518 comments)

I guess you never know when you will need an M-16 with a large clip to take down your own country's elected government.

Pet peeve of mine.

This is a Clip
This is a Magazine

The clip is used to feed rounds into the magazine. The magazine may either be fixed like on an M1 Garand or Removable like on an M-16.

more than 4 years ago

Abandon Earth Or Die, Warns Hawking

Ocyris Re:Die. (973 comments)

In the long run we're all dead?
Then why even try in the first place? Could it be that there is some worth in doing something despite the fact it may amount to nothing in the big picture of things?

more than 4 years ago

Colleges Stepping Up Anti-Cheating Technology

Ocyris Re:Problems with TurnItIn type services (439 comments)

I actually had a situation similar to #2 but both classes were during the same semester. I simply went to both professors and asked if it would be a problem to reuse my paper and neither had a problem with it. Got an 'A' on both papers too.

Now a classmate of mine did something similar but didn't first check with the professors. He didn't get in trouble but was asked to rewrite one of the papers.

more than 4 years ago

US Plans Cyber Shield For Private Companies and Utilities

Ocyris Re:boondoggle (178 comments)

Do keep in mind that the NSA is one of the largest employers of Ph.D. Mathematicians in the US. They wrote the book on SELinux and are generally considered to be 5 years ahead of the next leader in the private sector.

Who ever put the NSA together did a good job, at least in the sense of it accomplishing its mission.

more than 4 years ago

EU To Monitor All Internet Searches

Ocyris Re:This will never fly (340 comments)

As a legislature becomes more isolated from it's constituency it begin to more closely resemble an oligarchy.

As long as the courts are allowed to reinterpret a laws meaning these kind of things are inevitable.

more than 4 years ago

BP Says "Top Kill" Operation Has Failed

Ocyris Re:Amazing (768 comments)

Removing explicit Limited Liability protection that the government provides to all corporations from lenders and plaintiffs would be a good start. With owners suddenly being personally liable for the actions of their company they'd really start to care about what they did.

more than 4 years ago

Proposed Law Would Require ID To Buy Prepaid Phones

Ocyris Re:And yet... (615 comments)

Because it's not about catching crooks, it's about maintain an image of potency. I can also see this being used as a stepping stone to a revival of REALID to "curb fake IDs" and "protect us from terrorists" all while doing neither.

more than 4 years ago

FTC Could Gain Enforcement Power Over Internet

Ocyris Re:A good thing, democratically speaking... (134 comments)

Pretty sure electronic fraud law cover that, as well as RICO. Once you start directly interfering with commerce you're done. That not even taking into account the fallout in PR.

more than 4 years ago

FTC Could Gain Enforcement Power Over Internet

Ocyris Re:Uh... (134 comments)

Thank you Wickard v. Filburn

more than 4 years ago

Volcanic Ash Heading Towards North America

Ocyris Re:How long till the Tea partiers blame Obama? (338 comments)

And why is it I don't hear either side giving any real consideration to a reinstatement of Glass-Steagall? No, they want to give the power and responsibility to the FED. The very institution at the heart of the matter which also didn't see it all coming. All the talk of regulation reform is just moving deck chairs on the Titanic.

more than 4 years ago

High Fructose Corn Syrup Causes Bigger Weight Gain In Rats

Ocyris Re:give me more of that (542 comments)

Are you advocating free trade capitalism?!? Blasphemy!

more than 4 years ago

Gamers Pay To Play With Girls

Ocyris It's Official (408 comments)

We've hit a new low... Though I do applaud the inventor for a creative business model.

more than 4 years ago

Health Care Reform

Ocyris Re:A false choice, of course... (2044 comments)

Though on other side, the question all Americans should be asking themselves is: do private insurers have better resume???

Before WWII I say they had a decent record then we got FDR's wage and price controls which set everything in motion.

One can easily bash gov't - bashing health insurers might backfire (who like all the big businesses have their hand in pretty much everything). And if gov't does shitty job, one can always vote for opposition/independent - you rarely if ever have much choice when dealing with health insurers.

The problem with this is once you create a hugh new bureaucracy those people employed by it aren't about to vote against their own lively hood.

more than 4 years ago


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