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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

PC_THE_GREAT Whitecard? (242 comments)

Terrorism seems to be the new white card for power abuse.

I wonder how tourists would feel about visiting the US now when they can easily be labelled as a terrorist for no reasons at all.

5 days ago
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Researchers Test Developer Biometrics To Predict Buggy Code

PC_THE_GREAT lol (89 comments)

lol what the f*ck!
I quote from the Microsoft research paper:
"In this paper, we investigate a novel approach to classify the difficulty of code comprehension tasks using data from psycho-physiological sensors. We present the results of a study we conducted with 15 professional programmers to see how well an eye-tracker, an electrodermal activity sensor, and an electroencephalography sensor could be used to predict whether developers would find a task to be difficult."

15 developers is enough to reach a conclusion???
Note that the paper is about investigating the difficulty of code comprehension, not how bug are introduced, while it may be indirectly linked, it is not for a fact linked, it is just an assumption, there's no such direct relationship.
Also each developers codes differently and requires different working conditions, and feels different emotions while coding, how the heck can they assume that EEG results will show any similarity?

This is a bullshit research wasting time and money. Probably some kind of marketing feat that will be used to claim Microsoft no longer makes bugs in its code or just some sort of conspiracy to turn programmers into zombies hooked to machines.

Lol blame the programmer for the bug when bugs occurs for a lot more reasons than just one human doing the coding, building a program is more than just about a programmer.

Anyways, it is a research paper :p, everyone should bow down and say "amen you are right" :s. Stupidities

about a week ago
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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

PC_THE_GREAT Awesome. (253 comments)

Extremely great news. Happy for many of my closed ones, i hope that this could lead to a potential solution to fix type 2 diabetes, i have a lot of familly members having this, despite regulating food intake and doing regular exercise. I just hope pharmaceuticals companies do not manipulate things to create a drug that one should be dependant on forever but instead create a one X number of dose fix it all thing :).

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

PC_THE_GREAT Re:the blogger did not ask for a lawyer (424 comments)

So if you can't afford a lawyer, there's no law for you? :D So next time you can't afford a lawyer, don't bother fighting the case, shoot yourself? is that the logic?

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

PC_THE_GREAT French and Freedom of Speech (424 comments)

:) Here goes for French and there so called freedom of speech. hAh, people having fought for liberty, fraternity and equality, now they can't even "rate" or 'criticise" a restaurant. That Judge is a dick head. :) Yeah, I challenge him to sue me now for saying that his decision is like that of a child.

A blog is a personal space. You are free to read it, or ignore it.

Anyways, here's an archive of the Article in question: http://web.archive.org/web/201...

Use google translate if you don't understand French.

It mostly is about aperitif not being queried for, not served on time, bad waitressing, lack of good PR by the owner, bad wine serving abilities etc...

Good read if you like food.

My opinion about this, someone went to a restaurant counted what she experienced at the restaurant, and she got fined for counting her experience. Dafuq.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

PC_THE_GREAT Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

If Microsoft stole an antique and shipped it to china, and then was ordered to produce it, they can only produce it IF china decides to return it back. Otherwise Microsoft can keep on dreaming.

about two weeks ago
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Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

PC_THE_GREAT Where the fault lies? (231 comments)

When someone says reset phone and reset data, the OS should ensure a clean wipe not a soft wipe. Should atleast fill it with 0s. And people should try to keep most of their data on sd cards and move those alongs when they get new phones.

What kind of people sell sd cards along with phone. I thought everyone are misers.

Am tempted to know what kind of nudie pics where available :p.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

PC_THE_GREAT Re:But 7 works fine. (681 comments)

You don't get it. whether you buy it or not, there'llbe thousands of morons who will buy it, even if dealing with MS has shown that they will need to invest a hell lot to upgrade, or they'll eventually be forced into an upgrade. They will do it simply because there are "others" doing it.

about three weeks ago
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France Cries Foul At World Cup "Spy Drone"

PC_THE_GREAT France? (138 comments)

All the ways france is not a valid football team :D they are going to lose :D being spied on or not :D .. I guess they are just looking for excuse as to why they will lose.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?

PC_THE_GREAT Re: Python (466 comments)

Python breaks a lot. Libraries keeps changing a lot, I have no idea whether they heard about keeping backward compatibility when they started developping Python.

Python Engineering wise is a nice language, usage wise, it is not something i consider mature, many will disagree, and well i am not here to impose my view, so please feel free to disagree.

Want something nice to learn, Try Perl, Try GoLang.

about a month and a half ago
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EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability

PC_THE_GREAT Re:Thyroid problem (625 comments)

And then there are asshole of MD who prescribes Cortisone to young kids who has no clue that this will turn them obese at some point.

about a month and a half ago
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In-Flight Wi-Fi Provider Going Above and Beyond To Help Feds Spy

PC_THE_GREAT Mafia (78 comments)

The Government seems to become more and more of a mafia, so why continue ranting but still keeping the system the same?

We have enough resources and technology to make a system whereby the entire nation gets to vote/decide on any small decision that gets taken. We can even add a weightage system to it so as experts in the field's opinion get more value.

It is about time that we eliminate that form of central decision making, which instead of working for the people, are indulging into spying on them, under the pretense that it is for your own good.

about 4 months ago
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Study: Video Gamer Aggression Result of Game Experience, Not Violent Content

PC_THE_GREAT They had to do a study to learn that? (180 comments)

Either a lot of researchers are really retarded or are living in a different world than me. This has been so obvious after so many years of Quake! No one became violent from this, only those who loses sulks and gets frustrated. That was always the case.

Am amazed at how money is spent in stupid researches like these when these things are pretty obvious. Pffft, I guess when funding is given for researchers, whoever manages to give head to whoever is funding, gets the money. There are so many interesting and worthwhile researches out there that shall benefit humanity more than dumb researches like this, and then you wonder, why bright kids start selling drugs to sponsor their own researches.

about 4 months ago
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Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

PC_THE_GREAT Hormonal issues (710 comments)

"In short, Horvath said that she felt she was being treated differently internally simply due to her gender and not the quality of her work. " Pfft chicks and their hormonal issues, they always screw everythings up, from the article, it seems even the boss's wife contributed in making the situation... messy.

According to Horvath: “I met her and almost immediately the conversation that I thought was supposed to be casual turned into something very inappropriate. She began telling me about how she informs her husband’s decision-making at GitHub, how I better not leave GitHub and write something bad about them, and how she had been told by her husband that she should intervene with my relationship to be sure I was ‘made very happy’ so that I wouldn’t quit and say something nasty about her husband’s company because ‘he had worked so hard.’”

That's a face palm!

+pc

about 4 months ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

PC_THE_GREAT Re: Privacy (465 comments)

Well journals couldn't be secured that much in the old days. Now we can hence we have no excuse not to respect the privacy of the dead.. Following ur logic if u found a journal which had a lock in it u wud still have had to break it if u were not given the key. Hence breaking in :)

about 5 months ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

PC_THE_GREAT Privacy (465 comments)

The thing is, she has willed the iPad, but she hasn't willed her life, and her accounts. Imagine you willed your computer, this in no way implies for example that you would want your heir to have access to your facebook account and who with whom you've been sleeping with over the past ten or 20 years of your living.

about 5 months ago
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The Rise and Fall of Supersymmetry

PC_THE_GREAT Quality of the actual link (138 comments)

I don't know about you, but that link goes to an article that has been very cleanly written, no information overload, very well planned. I was surprised that people can write scientific stuffs using such clarity.

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots

PC_THE_GREAT isn't that illegal and dangerous? (253 comments)

dafuq. You are paying for that, plus it is your home network that you are opening up, and the isp believes he can decides who to allow or not in your network??

about 5 months ago
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Android Beats iOS As the Top Tablet OS

PC_THE_GREAT Re:ANDROID != LINUX (487 comments)

caseih, I'd say, you really do not know what you are speaking about.

The OS = The Kernel.

The Kernel = Linux

Android runs on top of a Linux kernel to perform its system calls, so i'd say Android is just no more than a shell.


You don't believe me? You don't agree with me? Doesn't matter doesn't change anything.

Am not particular a fan of GPL but credit must be given when it is due. Am happy that Android actually has been released under a lesser restrictive license like Apache though! Way to go google!

+PC

about 5 months ago
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Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search

PC_THE_GREAT data protection act? (248 comments)

Don't they have a form of data protection act whereby, one is legally enforced to keep private data secured?
How can one claim the guy gained access to the data illegally if you are posting the data?

about 6 months ago

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eccouncil.org defaced

PC_THE_GREAT PC_THE_GREAT writes  |  about 5 months ago

PC_THE_GREAT (893738) writes "Apparently The plague (Eugene Belford from the movie Hackers ) defaced eccouncil.org (so called self naming “International Council of E-Commerce Consultants" ).
No information is yet out on who did it. But in the recent defacement, the cracker mentionned :
P.S It seems like lots of you are missing the point here, I’m sitting on thousands of passports belonging to LE (and .mil) officials”
Furthermore the defaced website holds a copy of snowden's passport and a letter that the DoD states that snowden has atleast 5 years of experience in infomation security.
Funny thing is that, s/he also sent an email to the eccouncil asking that s/he is requesting to have a go at the ceh exams, and that his/her details are on the eccouncil's website!
More to that, the original article mentions that the IP address that is controlling the DNS for the domain was used earlier this month in an attack on a Flash-based game called Realm of the Mad God. — See more at:"

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