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'Accidental' Siberian Mummies Part of Mysterious Ancient Arctic Civilization

Razgorov Prikazka Re:Or... (34 comments)

Anexorexia Nervosa is a disease!!
Dont mock or bully people who suffer from it!

about 4 months ago
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL

Razgorov Prikazka Re:"Ancient." "Cruft." (304 comments)

You forgot Windows 1.x, 2.x, 3.x, 95, PocketPC 200x, mobile 5, 6, 7, 8, RT, NT3.1, 3.5, 4.0, XP, Server 20xx, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and finally CE1.x to CE7.x.

Those should be avoided at all times as well if security is the main concern. Have you ever heard of a security breach on a OpenBSD system? You probably did, it's because that is actually newsworthy! News of a new MS security breach is chucked into the same lame bin as 'Cat is stuck in tree', 'Small baby is born', 'MH370 is finally found', 'Cat still stuck', 'MH370 still not found', 'Is this the year for BitCoins'?, "Cat climbed down himself', and other nonsense that will surprise no one at all.

(P.S. This is not meant snarly, cynical or negative, just slightly blasé)

about 4 months ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

Razgorov Prikazka Re:This is Fantastic! (99 comments)

Australians?
You probably mean Austrians. The people in Austria are either called Mr./Mrs Aboriginal or Mr./Mrs Convict. The guy's next door from Switzerland are called Australians.
Dont blame me for getting my topography wrong, it is about as accurate as that stone looks like Australia!

about 5 months ago
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5.1 Earthquake Hits California

Razgorov Prikazka Re:Equivalent (114 comments)

Actually I fail to see why this is news that matters or how this is news for nerds however.
IF it was triggered by a google experiment I could see why it has value on /.
IF it was triggered by a Morlords I could see why it has value on /.
IF it was triggered by a aliens I could see why it has value on /.
IF it was triggered by a cosmic event I could see why it has value on /.
IF it was part of a beowulf cluster of minor earthquakes running on GNU-Linux on raspberry-pi's I could see why it has value on /.
Just some rocks sliding and stuff is no news. Let allone for nerds.

about 4 months ago
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Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

Razgorov Prikazka Re:A lense cover (363 comments)

Well said!
There is a big difference between holding a phone vertically at eye hight (=most probably taking a picture) and the diagonal position used to crush candy or communicate via text or do other stuff.
I think it is a sign on the wall that 99% of the criticism is about taking pictures and only 1% about things like distraction and so forth. It is all about consent and not knowing if someone is (not) taking a picture. And even if the wearer is not actively engaged in taking pictures, remote access tools might be able to take over. There is a reason I got the webcam taped off on my laptop...
I just simply fail to see why a webcam strapped to a face is a nice idea.

about 5 months ago
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First Look At the Animals of the New Hebrides Trench

Razgorov Prikazka Re:Cliche (40 comments)

No Spongebob either :-(

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should I Get Google Glass?

Razgorov Prikazka Re:No (421 comments)

Thing is... that even when you are not filming me, I can not be assured that I am not being filmed.
Ever heard of RAT? Remote Access Tools? So even when you are not aware of actually filming me, someone else actually might. They can even switch off that little LED that signals: Hey I am filming!
Sorry... what did I say again?
There should be a little red recording light?
Never mind! FU if youre wearing it. Hopefully for you it is, the evidence of the attack is on a disk and the judge will tell me: YOU SHOULD LET OTHER PEOPLE FILM YOU WHATEVER THE SITUATION ! ! !

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should I Get Google Glass?

Razgorov Prikazka Re: Slashdot: news for nerds who... (421 comments)

Nice one! Let me elaborate on that theme a bit further:

Slashdot: News for nerds who value their privacy and that of others
Or
Slashdot: News for nerds who value their teeth because they might bump into someone who actually DOES dislike new technology.
Or
Slashdot: News for nerds who value their teeth because they might bump into someone who actually likes new technology AND knows what it might do AND values his/her privacy and has no way of telling you are filming them without their consent.
Or
Slashdot: News for nerds who got rid of gmail because of privacy concerns, who actively block cookies, trackers, google-ads because of privacy concerns, who use xquick instead of google because of privacy concerns, who (after all that effort) do not want to impose Googles tech on others (with or without consent).

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should I Get Google Glass?

Razgorov Prikazka Re:No (421 comments)

No is the short and straightforward answer.
The longer more thought through answer should be: No-no-no-no-no-no-no-Hell-no!

There are way to many camera's as it is today, no need for privately owned ones as well.
There should be a little red 'recording' light on there. So you can go about as you are when not filming me, or get a sub-retinal version for free if you start filming me without consent.
I feel no need for others to film me with a wireless webcam straped to their faces!
So the answer should be NO. Period.

about 6 months ago
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1870s Horse Flu Epidemic Brought US Economy To Its Knees

Razgorov Prikazka Re:ICF (118 comments)

Its a bellshaped curve, not a circle. And it is going to strike hard once it hits!
http://vimeo.com/34571708
(talk on the report requested by the US Department of Energy)

about 6 months ago
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Dead Reckoning For Your Car Eliminates GPS Dead Zones

Razgorov Prikazka Re:My Toyota has had this since 2004... (151 comments)

That is absolutely true. The whole idea of navigation, wether it is on land or at sea is that you take measurements. From a practical standpoint it doesnt really matter wether that is from celestial bodies (natural or man-made) or from known landmarks.
One of the problems a sumarine (whilst being submerged) has is that it can`t do any measurements of that kind. Like LORAN-C, GPS, INS, landmarks, celestial navigation et cetera. So angle, distance and time are the main navigational tools. The main skewing factor there is drift. When in a body of moving water (mainly tide induced) you will move, say north to south, with that water without a way to find out you you are drifting. So sonar is another thing they use to avoid hitting the sea floor. Also using sonar wit a good map gives you some idea of where you are if there are some known "submerged landmarks". Again this is, as you said, a measurement. Also it is a tell-tale-sign for the enemy :-)
Actually, these two techniques (DR, mapping the surface while comparing it to a known map) are two of the seven measurements a typical cruise-missile uses to be... dead on... so to speak.

By the way, when talking about navigation, "a measurement" like shooting a sun or star is called "taking a fix". NavLeetSpeak :-D

about 7 months ago
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Dead Reckoning For Your Car Eliminates GPS Dead Zones

Razgorov Prikazka Re:My Toyota has had this since 2004... (151 comments)

In maritime navigation DR is one of THE most fundamental way's of navigating. As it has been for litterally ages.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_American_Practical_Navigator/Chapter_7

about 7 months ago
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Chinese Firm Can Now Produce 500 Cloned Pigs Per Year

Razgorov Prikazka Re:Finally! (156 comments)

and now they are at it... why not implement some chicken DNA as well. Have bacon and egg`s in one go.
Oh, and bread DNA, baked beans DNA, orange juice DNA, coffee DNA, newspaper DNA, naging wife DNA, sunrise DNA and some razorburn DNA and we are all set for the day!
What a glorious future it will be!

about 7 months ago
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Cartels Are Using Firetruck-Sized Drillers To Make Drug Pipelines

Razgorov Prikazka Re:War on Drugs (323 comments)

Sorry, should have spelled it with capitals perhaps. RISC:

Reduced Interception Subterranean Cargo-system.

about 8 months ago
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Cartels Are Using Firetruck-Sized Drillers To Make Drug Pipelines

Razgorov Prikazka War on Drugs (323 comments)

I guess that people like a 'buzz' and as long as there is demand there is a suplier willing to take riscs to deliver.
Its basically the whole 'prohibition era' all over again with some new tech.
So keep fighting it guys! We all know what the end result will be!

about 8 months ago
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Dial 00000000 To Blow Up the World

Razgorov Prikazka Re:So, this is what Slashdot has become? (306 comments)

Oh, and Jimmy Carter once sent his jacket to the dry-cleaner with a paper with the detonation codes still in one of the pockets. Just so you dont have to write a 'news article' on that in the near future...
I got both pieces of info via QI (Quite interesting), wich is normally considered a quiz, but for the author it is probably a news show...

about 9 months ago
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Snowden Document Says Dutch Secret Service Hacks Internet Forums

Razgorov Prikazka Re:Language? (162 comments)

Whether it`s Dutch, German or English, it should be fora... not forums.

about 9 months ago
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Bitcoin (Probably) Isn't Broken

Razgorov Prikazka Re:you must be kidding (78 comments)

Math is not a system, it is a abstract study of several topics.

about 10 months ago

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Russian Federal Guard Service (FSO) "upgrades" to electric typewriters

Razgorov Prikazka Razgorov Prikazka writes  |  about a year ago

Razgorov Prikazka (1699498) writes "The Russian Federal Guard Service (FSO), who are in charge of protecting high level politicians like president Putin (amongst others), are "upgrading" to electric typewriters for writing sensitive documents with. They have found out that computers pose a security risk and this is their answer to it.
On first sight this seems like a very pragmatic and cost-efficient thing to do. However, the FSO has its roots in the KGB and those were the one's who placed keystroke loggers on the popular IBM Selectric electric typewriter 40 years ago! (http://www.qccglobal.com/news/first-keystroke-logger.php)
So how much safer does this make them?"

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Russia claims Snowden did not cross their border.

Razgorov Prikazka Razgorov Prikazka writes  |  about a year ago

Razgorov Prikazka (1699498) writes "The BBC reports that the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated: [Snowden] had not crossed the Russian border. "We are in no way involved with either Mr Snowden, his relations with US justice, nor to his movements around the world," Mr Lavrov said. Correspondents say Mr Lavrov's comments suggest that Mr Snowden remained airside after landing in Moscow, and so has technically never entered Russian territory.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23045790
So where is Snowden now? The Dutch comic "Fokke & Sukke" have a tip for Snowden: If you dont want to be tried at an American court there is only one place to go: Guantanamo Bay. http://foksuk.nl/"

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European Union wants to ban porn

Razgorov Prikazka Razgorov Prikazka writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Razgorov Prikazka writes "The European Union made a report with the title: "Eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU". This sounds rather nice at first glance, until you reach point 17:"Calls on the EU and its Member States to take concrete action on its resolution of 16 September 1997 on discrimination against women in advertising, which called for a ban on all forms of pornography in the media and on the advertising of sex tourism"
The keyword here is media. This is broadly defined and includes the internet, SMS, email, television and many more. In the broad terms used it might even be banned to send a erotic picture of yourself to your partner."

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Ask Slashdot: What tech for a sailing ship?

Razgorov Prikazka Razgorov Prikazka writes  |  about 2 years ago

Razgorov Prikazka (1699498) writes "There is a lot of technology involved in sailing these day's. EPIRB, FHV-DSC, GPS, NAVTEX, Inmarsat, fishfinders/depth sounders, different kinds of radar (with MARPA or ATA) you name it and there are dozens of manufacturers out there willing to provide, all of them with a range of different products. Right now I am planning a round-the-world-trip and my ship (an 18 meter skerry-cruiser sailing yacht) is in its early construction phase, so I need to shop for some hi-tech gear and basically I got lost in all the possibilities.
What kind of hardware would you recommend as necessary for a trip of this kind? What would you have installed in your ship in order to have a safe trip?"
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Milions of passwords LinkedIn published.

Razgorov Prikazka Razgorov Prikazka writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Razgorov Prikazka (1699498) writes "from the hurrychangeyourpasswordquickly dept.

The passwords of 6,5 million LinkedIn accounts are published on a Russian website. The passwords are SHA1 hashed, and no further account details are provided according to the Norwegian site Dagensit. It seems that 240.000 passwords are already cracked. Linkedin has about 161 million users.

(Google translate Here: http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dagensit.no%2Farticle2411857.ece&act=url

Original here: http://www.dagensit.no/article2411857.ece"

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First halophile potatoes harvested.

Razgorov Prikazka Razgorov Prikazka writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Razgorov Prikazka (1699498) writes "A Dutch based company from Groningen is trying to create a potato race that is able to survive in a saline environment. The first test-batch is just lifted on the island Texel and seem to be in good shape. The company states that rising sea-levels will create a demand for halophile crops.

TFA in Dutch: http://www.rtvnoord.nl/nieuws/nieuws.asp?pid=93291

Googletranslation: http://translate.google.nl/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rtvnoord.nl%2Fnieuws%2Fnieuws.asp%3Fpid%3D93291&sl=nl&tl=en

The company (only in Dutch): http://www.dbiemondbv.nl/home.html

I do wonder if one still has to put salt on ones potatoes when they are grown in salt water..."
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ask slashdot: How to replace Google

Razgorov Prikazka Razgorov Prikazka writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Razgorov Prikazka (1699498) writes "Since the /. story about Googles CEO E. Schmidt considering people as bad guy`s if they want a little privacy (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/12/08/0127219/Google-CEO-Says-Privacy-Worries-Are-For-Wrongdoers) I started thinking. After long deliberation and discussions with friends I decided to abolish Google completely for personal use. Yeah, call me a wrongdoer, I dont really care ;-)
Now I wanted to ask /. what the best replacement is for searching, webbased mail, watching video clips, etcetera."

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