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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

Pinky's Brain Re:Advantages are gone. (473 comments)

In the last 2 decades on a general purpose processor? Why? AFAICS it has been proven without any room for reasonable doubt that programmers have to be protected against themselves in this ... and the performance impact hasn't been relevant in a long time.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

Pinky's Brain Re:Discussion is outdated (473 comments)

Add one extra order of magnitude for amount of buffer overflow based exploits it has caused.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

Pinky's Brain Re:Discussion is outdated (473 comments)

The only thing most IT projects gets done is throwing money down the drain (even when ostensibly successful, like most security sensitive C code).

2 days ago
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Nuclear Waste Accident Costs Los Alamos Contractor $57 Million

Pinky's Brain Re:Clarification (166 comments)

Reprocessing is separate from MOX production.

Presently reprocessing doesn't really do a lot for waste volumes BTW. Used MOX doesn't get reprocessed.

about two weeks ago
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Nuclear Waste Accident Costs Los Alamos Contractor $57 Million

Pinky's Brain Re:A comedy? (166 comments)

The silly thing is, this is the exact same guy now saying it was just the mistake of an individual. Multiple e-mails were sent which suggested mixing organics with the waste salts while the company asked for it to be looked at by someone who could determine it safe ... nothing got sent to the right people. There isn't even a fucking decent inventory.

Mr. Conca is full of shit.

about two weeks ago
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Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

Pinky's Brain Re:Joshua (463 comments)

Just sue the people running wallet/mixing/whatever servers for international money laundering and the anonymity will go away, the money flows become more traceable. They can still transfer it to temporary bank accounts and get mules to get the money out of ATMs, but it all becomes a little harder.

That said, bitcoin is more trouble than it's worth at this point ... just make trading in them illegal, problem solved.

about three weeks ago
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2014: The Year We Learned How Vulnerable Third-Party Code Libraries Are

Pinky's Brain Re:Not a myth (255 comments)

And yet ... we're still using C.

about three weeks ago
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Newest Stealth Fighter's Ground Attack Sensors 10 Years Behind Older Jets'

Pinky's Brain Re:One word. Jamming! (279 comments)

Directional antennas ...

about a month ago
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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

Pinky's Brain Re:Nothing can go Wrong Here (441 comments)

Nope, circular argument ... to trade it you have to own it. You can't use that line of reasoning to justify owning it in the first place.

Even considerably more detail won't save Rothbard&co's arguments either, they can try to bury Locke's Proviso beneath a mountain of detail ... but it won't fool anyone but the naive and the stupid.

about a month ago
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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

Pinky's Brain Re:Nothing can go Wrong Here (441 comments)

There's no such thing as a natural right to enclosure either ... but the concept of rightful land ownership is convenient, as is the concept of a social contract.

about a month ago
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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

Pinky's Brain Re:And who will collect the trash? (441 comments)

This isn't really trying the opposite, it's just a gated community.

about a month ago
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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

Pinky's Brain Re:Nothing can go Wrong Here (441 comments)

It's no more or less voluntary than agreeing to the social contract of any other sovereign nation ... and you will be held to your contract with violence too.

The only difference is that the contract is explicit instead of implicit.

about a month ago
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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

Pinky's Brain Re:And who will collect the trash? (441 comments)

They'll import everything, this isn't going galt ... this is putting your throne outside the country your ruling. I doubt too many other 0.001%'ers will want to paint a target on themselves as much as he does though, so this will go nowhere.

about a month ago
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Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

Pinky's Brain Re:Old news. (285 comments)

It would be even safer to drive the speed limit (or even below it if you have a heavy load) and not trying to change lanes near the point of no return.

Never ran a red light where it wasn't my own fault.

about a month ago
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Facebook Founder Presents Vision For The New Republic, Many Resign In Protest

Pinky's Brain Re: Who cares... (346 comments)

That's silly. Progressives and classical liberals nearly don't exist as a political force and socialists only exist in name only, but they mostly just hand out bread and circuses.

about 1 month ago
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Trains May Soon Come Equipped With Debris-Zapping Lasers

Pinky's Brain Re:They're leaves. (194 comments)

Oops, I meant lawn trimmer.

about 2 months ago
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Trains May Soon Come Equipped With Debris-Zapping Lasers

Pinky's Brain Re:They're leaves. (194 comments)

If a smooth contact could clear the rails the breaking wheels would do it. Rotating bristles will wear an awful lot faster.

You'd need something akin to an assembly of hedge trimmers, so you can just keep spooling thread.

about 2 months ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

Pinky's Brain Re:Deliberate (652 comments)

Oops, meant to say

"The google guys said PV/wind and grid storage couldn't economically make coal and gas superfluous in the near future"

about 2 months ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

Pinky's Brain Re:Deliberate (652 comments)

That's fine and well, but if you give up the economic argument then Google's surrender becomes irrelevant.

The google guys never said PV/wind and grid storage couldn't economically make coal and gas superfluous in the near future, they didn't say Nuclear could ... or even if Nuclear could do it cheaper than PV/wind/grid-storage.

about 2 months ago

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