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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

Rainwulf Bloody Hell (562 comments)

Mirrors Edge was a satirical poke at an orwellian future, not a fucking blueprint for goverments.

about two weeks ago

UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications

Rainwulf Mirrors Edge (329 comments)

WAS a dystopian future.. WAS.

about two weeks ago

Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

Rainwulf To state the absolutely bloody obvious (463 comments)

1. Why arent EXE files blocked by mail servers? Even inside zip files? If you really need to send an exe file by email you need to look at your process.
2. Why are exe files allowed to run from temp directories by default? Microsoft, you need to make it a "chore" to download and run executable files from a mail client. You have to jump through hoops to run executables from a browser, but browsers arent really the hijack vector anymore.
3. Backups.
4. Backups.
5. Backup your machine. Your computer is about to break soon. If you have that mentality you will be good to go. Treat your computer like a tool thats about to break. Keep your backups ready to go.

about three weeks ago

The Malware of the Future May Come Bearing Real Gifts

Rainwulf Well this makes it easy then.... (103 comments)

To protect yourself from malware, litter your system with artefacts that mimic sandboxes and virtual machines :)

about 4 months ago

The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

Rainwulf Printer Ink (769 comments)

Anyone see the parallel with the ink cartridge business?
See how THAT worked out.
People just started to buy printers that didnt need "manufacturer" ink, or just get "chip resetters"

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

Rainwulf Re:My windows software list. (531 comments)

Oh and Chrome, and Media Player Classic HC.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

Rainwulf My windows software list. (531 comments)

My current OS is server 2008 R2 Standard Edition.
AcdSEE32 bit 2.42 (Yes. OLD AS THE HILLS)
Bullzip PDF Printer.
WinSCP (ftp program)
Office 2010 (outlook required for work)
A whole whack of registry and hacked system files.

about a year ago

Laser Headlights Promise More Intense, Controllable Beams

Rainwulf Re:great.. (376 comments)

So can sunlight!

about a year ago

Laser Headlights Promise More Intense, Controllable Beams

Rainwulf Re:Blindness / Bad Idea (376 comments)

An accident waiting to happen can be applied to anything sharp, hard, fast, heavy, chemicial, high voltage or high current or controlled by a human. What a stupid riposte to a cool new technology.

The dangers of this have aready been taken into consideration, being a lot of safeguards and cut offs that fail safe. Your response has been used against anything possibly dangerous that has ever existed or been created. You must be a conservative.

about a year ago

MS Office For Android: Pretty, But Woefully Incomplete

Rainwulf So wait.. (174 comments)

A microsoft product, not tested properly, telling you a more expensive version is better, and with little common sense, designed for hardware that microsoft didnt design?

So, its a standard microsoft product then right? This isnt actually news.

News would be if it worked and worked well.

about a year and a half ago

No Porn From Public WiFi Hotspots In the UK Proposed

Rainwulf Re:its a defintion (390 comments)

so who are you paying to pick what's acceptable in this modern world?

about 2 years ago

No Porn From Public WiFi Hotspots In the UK Proposed

Rainwulf its a defintion (390 comments)

define.. unacceptable.
and then. filter it.
do you filter on keyword?
or not, what else?

about 2 years ago

A New Version of MS Office Every 90 Days

Rainwulf My 2 bitcents. (292 comments)

Wait, can anyone tell me WHY anyone would want to get new features and upgrade word processing software?
What possible new features could there be to make it worth paying for software on a monthly basis, unless its in its current form broken or unusuable?
If its broken and unusable, it should be fixed for free, since you have already paid for it once. I cant think for the life of me what i would need a new version of office for.
Hell I was still using office 2003 until 3 years ago.
The only reason to upgrade would be due to planned obsolescence..

Sorry. Dunno what i was thinking.
This is a company that replaces a start menu with something that's not a start menu because.. well i dunno honestly.
Did ANYONE say "I wish the start menu was the size of my entire screen, and as a bonus, open all of my apps in huge fonts and large formats for a touch screen and thus not actually be a start menu at all."

I have been using windows since 3.11.

I remember in the days when you could change your background colour in an explorer window. Try doing that now.
It seems microsoft has been innovating by making the software harder to customize to your needs, harder to use, and thus..
oh of course.


I keep getting away from myself here.
Microsoft needs to listen to its customers for once. I own a small business, and to me, customers are PURE GOLD.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

Rainwulf Re:Here are a few authors: (1244 comments)

I think his most commonly repeated word is "peculiarly" and "curiously"

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

Rainwulf Re:Here are a few authors: (1244 comments)

Yea i know. I treat it as a bit less serious, light reading.

Stephen Donaldson is pretty well the direct opposite, and of course the late Robert Jordan.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

Rainwulf Here are a few authors: (1244 comments)

A bit basic by modern standards, but any of David Eddings writings are classic reading.
Modern sci-fi standards, i would recommend Neal Asher.

more than 2 years ago

Superior Anode For Lithium-Ion Batteries Developed

Rainwulf Re:3X expansion? (77 comments)

No, the anode matrix has the physical dimensions designed to store the lithium at its maximum size.
This limitation of the anode matrix is why its incredibly dangerous to overcharge a lithium based battery, as once the anode matrix is full of lithium, it has nowhere else to go, hence.. boom.

This technology is special in that its allowing a much greater growth in the size of the stored particles, while still maintaining electrical contact during discharge, and allowing the full particle size when charging. The anode matrix itself is just designed to hold the lithium compounts while maintaining electrical contact, and yet stopping the anode and cathode from shorting together which once again ends in boom.

Thats the issue with lithium technology, charge too fast, boom, discharge too fast, boom, charge to long, boom.
Pretty well do exactly what it says it can do, otherwise, boom.

more than 3 years ago

Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Persistent Bacteria Go Down

Rainwulf Sing it together! (166 comments)

a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

more than 3 years ago

Unwise — Search History of Murder Methods

Rainwulf Pool Explosion (532 comments)

Hate to be that guy, but reversing the wiring on a pool electrolysis cell does NOTHING apart from clean the carbon grids.

Yes, pool stores are all in on the "you need a new grid" or charging you lots of dollars to clean it when deposits build up on it.

Just reverse the polarity. Hell, some controllers even use a special expensive super amazing automatic clean mode which does....... you guessed it, reverses the voltage every now and then.

This is salt water pools by the way. There is nothing else on any other kind of pool to rewire backwards.
Hooking up ac to the grid directly will just explode it, and you, on the spot.

about 4 years ago

Scientists Confirm Nuclear Decay Rate Constancy

Rainwulf Re:So really... this means? (95 comments)

Oh i find it intrinsically interesting.
I was just wondering if it had any real world implications, which as i have read other people's comments, was noted as to the accuracy of dating methods.
Thats all. Science IS cool, i just wanted to know if this actually had any significance, or just one of those cool but non significant things science brings around ya know.

more than 4 years ago


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