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Not Even Investors Know What Google Glass Is For

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:If it really knew where it was... (496 comments)

As the heading of your phone is not equivalent to the heading of your head, that is not sufficient for a good information overlay.

about a year ago
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Playstation Controller Runs Syrian Rebel Tank

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:Does this mean that gaming controllers (232 comments)

The military walkie talkie I had to use during my military service did not even work properly on a mild sunny autumn evening (or any other weather), so I figure the reason a military walkie talkie costs that much is basically because the military pays that much...

about a year and a half ago
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Who's Your Favorite Vampire Hunter?

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:JCVH? (336 comments)

So, basically, he was a Twilight vampire?

more than 2 years ago
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Predicting Life 100 Years From Now

PseudonymousBraveguy Cryogenics (552 comments)

Ob xkcd

more than 2 years ago
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Homeless Student Is Intel Talent Search Semifinalist

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:I really hate this article (464 comments)

So, by extension most of the inhabitants of countries like the USA or Australia, are losers, because their ancestors moved there because they were starving in wherever country they came from (or send there as criminals)?

more than 2 years ago
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Viruses Stole City College of S.F. Data For Years

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:Missing details (93 comments)

I can see the need for some sociology or psychology students to access porn, but only a very few on very specific projects. Methinks some faculty spanking material was the greater concern than student access to "research data" which could have been addressed by granting specific machines a bypass in the firewall configurations.

Methinks the porn blocker was probably overzealous*, and blocked way to much.

* In general, those blockers come in two variations: The overzealous type, which gets in the way of normal usage, or the useless type, that blocks next to nothing.

more than 2 years ago
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The Future of Hi-Tech Auto Theft

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:why is the CD player on the same network? (272 comments)

Well, it is usually on a different (layer 2) network, but usually there is a gateway routing messages between the two. Why? Because the CD player is embedded in the entertainment system, and that system displays information from the engine (e.g. current mileage), or you may be able to configure your engine via the entertainment system (like switching your engine and gearbox to "sport" mode). However, the gateway does not blindy route any message to any network, there is usually a fixed configuration which message should be routed to which network.

Nevertheless, most development in the field is centered around safety, and not focused at security, so I'm not that surprised that vehicular networks are hackable.

more than 2 years ago
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Mathematics Says Romney and Santorum Tied In Iowa

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:not a tie (457 comments)

"Slightly more likely" in this case equals "so deep in the margin of error that there is no meaningful distingtion between the votes for each of them"

more than 2 years ago
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Mathematics Says Romney and Santorum Tied In Iowa

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:Higher Power (457 comments)

The qualifier is only shown after the second moderation. So if somebody moderates troll, and afterwards you moderate underrated, your moderation causes the "troll" qualifier to show (but increases the score back to 2)

more than 2 years ago
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Avoiding Facial Recognition of the Future

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:knee jerk (258 comments)

However, lending your key to somebody else is much easier than lending your face...

more than 2 years ago
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Avoiding Facial Recognition of the Future

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:Enough with the poor research. (258 comments)

Germany: You are only allowed to put up a camera on your private property if it is not possible to identify any persons not on your property

more than 2 years ago
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Actual Damages For 1 Download = Cost of a 1 License

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:What what what? (647 comments)

I'm quite sure there will be a new trial, and this glitch in the matrix will be corrected thoroughly.

about 2 years ago
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German Parliament Backs Nuclear Exit By 2022

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:Hey Germany.... (364 comments)

Yeah, if your definition of "sell" includes paying other countries to get rid of our surplus wind and solar energy on windy and sunny days, the yes, we "sell" energy.

about 3 years ago
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Porn Reportedly Found At Bin Laden Compound

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:Too cynical? (537 comments)

To understand this, I think we need to make clear the difference between sexuality and pornography. For example, lots of shows show girls in bikinis on the beach, or strippers dancing with a pole - that's pornography.

Your definition of pornography is quite different then my definition. If the girl (or boy, for that matter) is clothed, it is not pornography. As an example for a even stricter definition of pornography, in Germany, for anything to count as pornography, it has at least to show penetration, or depict genitals in a "provoking" manner (e.g. an erect penis, or a slose-up shout of a vagina.)

more than 3 years ago
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Porn Reportedly Found At Bin Laden Compound

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:Too cynical? (537 comments)

There may be few countries that meet all proposals, but there are scores of countries that meet at least one of them.

more than 3 years ago
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I prefer to listen to recorded media via ...

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:Electrostatic... (344 comments)

wow, you do need more amps... I simply reach over and turn the volume up so even when they start screaming at the top of their lungs I still cant hear them.

No, what you really need is this. With the right frequency, you could probably bounce them out of the door.

more than 3 years ago
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See The Supermoon Tonight

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:Crash (102 comments)

Apparently it's blamed for the tsunami.

Yeah, and everyone was blaming it on the earthquake. But it was the moon all along! And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for that meddling kids!

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:Easily CSI (1200 comments)

They could use 10/8. This would never be routed to the internet, but would be a syntactically correct IP address (and more compareable to the 555 telephone numbers, which are also usually syntacticaly correct)

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:Hackers, obviously... (1200 comments)

Shamelessly copied from the youtube comments:

she's really very smart. She squirted out that stream of technobabble to cover her exit, went back to her cubicle, cat'd a shell script to track the guy's IP address, opened a random VB file to display in case her boss (who happens to be a big VB fan) walked by, whipped up the GUI with Tcl/Tk, and spent the next 15 minutes looking for a better job.

Actually, "VisualBasic" was probably just product placement. I hope it generated lots of support calls to Redmond.

And you say there are no funny comments on YouTube!

more than 3 years ago
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Hacking a Car With Music

PseudonymousBraveguy Re:Uh, what? Nonsense! (133 comments)

Your car will probably have a lot more then just two busses. It will probably even have ECUs that are conected to more then two busses. However, I'd guess that in theroy the network of ECUs and busses will be fully connected, e.g. most systems report data to the dashboard, so that will be a point where many busses will meet. (Not that this would help taking over the bus or safety relevant systems in any relevant way)

more than 3 years ago

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