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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

PRMan Re:more pseudo science (833 comments)

And if your DNA says that humans are 6000 years old, you will believe that?

http://www.cs.unc.edu/~plaisted/ce/humanity.html

3 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

PRMan Re:more pseudo science (833 comments)

They ALWAYS pick 500 years. Because it was at the height of the "Little Ice Age". It's so transparent now it's completely ridiculous, but the GW crowd eats it up time and time again.

3 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

PRMan Re:more pseudo science (833 comments)

I'll keep denying until somebody can explain to me why going in and out of ice ages wasn't manmade, but now we should freak out and spend billions over 1 or 2 degrees of "manmade" "climate change" over the last hundred years (when it has been going back down for the last 15 years straight).

3 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

PRMan Re:more pseudo science (833 comments)

Which track record is that?

  • Spontaneous generation
  • Lamarckian inheritance
  • Miasma
  • Bloodletting
  • Aether
  • Java Man

Be careful putting too much faith in almighty science. They've been wrong before, you know. A lot. And people died because of it.

3 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

PRMan Re:more pseudo science (833 comments)

And that would be correct. Perhaps one of his ligers escaped and jumped on his car. He might take the "obvious" car accident excuse, but there is no guarantee that it happened.

3 days ago
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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

PRMan Re:It is a Hobby (214 comments)

A typical church of 700 people has an annual budget of around $2 million. Out of that, they have to pay for 5-6 pastors, office staff, janitorial staff, etc. And their bills are huge with electricity, water, printing costs, etc. Nobody's getting rich except for a very small percentage on TV.

3 days ago
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GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

PRMan Re:Hero ? (236 comments)

No, you make notes from the tape and record those as being, "From your memory".

3 days ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

PRMan Re:Details on the exploit? (147 comments)

Basically, they tried to put an unlimited iPad SIM card in a PC. They disassembled the driver to find out how it authorized them and realized that there was no security, it just went to a hidden website. They went to the website and it didn't work but then they changed their agent string in their browser to impersonate an iPad. At that point, it showed him his account information. After that, they just incremented the number up and down and realized that it showed them EVERYONE'S account information.

4 days ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

PRMan Re:Dear slashdot, (92 comments)

Um, no. Transaction malleability is easy to find on any miner's log. I am sure these guys are correct.

about a week ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

PRMan Re:Planning (92 comments)

The people that left their coins sitting on Mt. Gox's servers instead of getting them off immediately? Yes, those people are unusually stupid.

The people that are buying Lambroghinis ( http://articles.latimes.com/20... ), apartments ( http://www.uproxx.com/webcultu... ) and even castles in Estonia ( http://thebitcoinnews.co.uk/20... ) for mere pennies on the dollar don't seem very stupid.

about a week ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

PRMan Re:Planning (92 comments)

Some of the "missing" bitcoins were found in accounts that Karpeles forgot that he had previously told people he had control over. If he weren't the guilty party, wouldn't he have mentioned this upfront. Looks ultra-shady.

about a week ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

PRMan Re:Planning (92 comments)

Karpeles IS unusually stupid (OK, let's say arrogant and naive). He claimed to have lost 2,000,000 bitcoins until people looked at the PUBLIC blockchain and found that he had previously had access to accounts where some of the "missing" bitcoins were still sitting. Then, all of a sudden, when the Japanese court threatened him with arrest, he was suddenly able to "find" and produce them.

about a week ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

PRMan Re:sounds like it really was sheer incompetence... (92 comments)

This was a KNOWN and PUBLISHED flaw since 2011, along with clear instructions about how to avoid it. Any casual first-time programmer of bitcoin would have seen this when learning how to program bitcoin (it's on the Wiki: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Tra...). Mt. Gox, having been around since 2010, could have not noticed I suppose, except that Gavin Andreson (the lead bitcoin developer) is on record as having warned them about this flaw multiple times. And it was brought up in a Bitcoin Foundation meeting where Karpeles was present.

about a week ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

PRMan Re:Flawed assumption (92 comments)

The blockchain is PUBLIC. The vulnerability they mentioned is legitimate. They found 6000 successful attempts on the blockchain of double-spending a change transaction (all bitcoin transactions have an initial transaction and a change transaction, unless the amount matches perfectly).

These weren't related to known Mt. Gox addresses. How is this hard to understand that these guys know what they are talking about? Many of us in the bitcoin community could see this the very next day, as soon as we looked.

about a week ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

PRMan Re:The fake is a lie. (92 comments)

Nobody has seen Karpeles lately, BTW.

about a week ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

PRMan Re:As it was weeks ago... (92 comments)

Every natural disaster results in hundreds of fake charities being set up to collect donations.

You mean like the Red Cross? Where they collect billions and give virtually nothing.

about a week ago
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LA Police Officers Suspected of Tampering With Their Monitoring Systems

PRMan Re:Futile? (322 comments)

I used to work at an auto parts store where someone was stealing from the registers. Since we had just hired a guy back after going to jail (presumably for something he didn't do), all eyes were on him. It was a slow night, so my co-worker and I took a look at the shift logs and who worked 1-2 shifts before the money was found missing (because it had safe drops, you couldn't always tell the next shift).

It took us about 20 minutes to find the culprit. It was totally easy. So this is complete BS.

about a week ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

PRMan Re:Back up your vote with your wallet (195 comments)

Actually, the EA CEO was pretty torn up about it, but yeah, bottom line means way more.

about a week ago

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PRMan writes "TGDaily reports that Sony is coming out with a new "unbreakable" security measure for CE devices called CLEFIA. One can only imagine what new horrors Sony has in store for trouncing the Fair Use rights of its customers, while protecting the interests of the MAFIAA.

Also, one can only speculate how little time before this expensive, unbreakable encryption method falls to enterprising young programmers..."

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