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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

Redmancometh Re: 400 Millimeter Dollars (180 comments)

Sometimes there are overload parameters /shrug

about a month ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Redmancometh Re: The problem is... (190 comments)

The cowpox trick for sure, and possibly others.

There was the case where some of the weaponized agent got out and infected some people who were vaccinated.

about a month ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

Redmancometh Re: Angler PC malware? (122 comments)

You do have a point, but I trust the Debian repos 100%. They are so behind that I figure if there was malware in them...someone would have said so by now.

I have yet to hear of a single case of this happening. Granted, that could just mean they are better at covering their tracks..

about a month ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Redmancometh Re: The problem is... (190 comments)

The vaccine does not work against several variola strains.

about a month ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Redmancometh Re: The problem is... (190 comments)

The vaccine is ineffective against the "cooked" strain which Russia tried to weaponize, and we keep at USAMRID. Look into the India-1 strain.

about a month ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Redmancometh Re: The problem is... (190 comments)

The Russians actually attempted to we aponize the India-1 strain via refrigerated cluster bomb in the vector facility. They told us it was sewage treatment equipment when we inspected.

about a month ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

Redmancometh Re:Kidnapping. (176 comments)

This is easily one of the best posts I've read all day.

about a month and a half ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

Redmancometh Re: Angler PC malware? (122 comments)

No need. I have this newfangled feature called "sources.list."

about a month and a half ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

Redmancometh Re: Antivirus (122 comments)

So if I write an application for everyday users I get to pay/request to be added to the whitelist of every AV people use?

That probably wont kill independent software development.

about a month and a half ago
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Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

Redmancometh Re:Youtube Comments (238 comments)

8:24am and already the boy aint right.

about a month and a half ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

Redmancometh RBN? (176 comments)

I wonder if this is the same guy who was supposed to have been leading the Russian Business Network. There were/are a lot of rumors that his father was someone well-connected inside of the Russian government. It would explain how they've operated with impunity how long they have.

about 2 months ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

Redmancometh Re:Let them drink! (532 comments)

Okay let me backpedal a wee bit and re-label it a "potential problem." And yes I can, I think.
A massive portion of the food we sell in the US cannot be lawfully sold in Belgium.

Im fairly certain they have socialized medicine.

Anyways the context is important because the US has used very similar logic as a justification in NYC for trans fats, and before it was struck down, the large soda ban.

about 2 months ago
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CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

Redmancometh Re:Reinstate the Prohibition (454 comments)

I believe edibles and "concentrate" like wax and honey oil are a totally different ball park. They will certainly fuck you up way past functional with very little (with strong edibles)

about 2 months ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

Redmancometh Re:Let them drink! (532 comments)

Which sounds like a great argument against nationalized healthcare...one I mentioned on here a long time ago

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

Redmancometh Re:Well unless... (249 comments)

As the brief states the cop did not have probable cause for the stop OR the search. The cop not having PC to stop the car was the issue..not a lack of PC to search it.

The highway was 25 miles away by air, but I didnt see it specify how far by vehicle. Further it specifically states it did not intersect the border.

All of these are specified as reasons for the decision.

So maybe the power has some stipulations, but it certainly exists, and has for 100+ years.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

Redmancometh Well unless... (249 comments)

This is great unless you're one of the 2/3 of people that live within 100 miles of the border in a "constitution exempt" zone.

about 2 months ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

Redmancometh Re:Guy is a moron (358 comments)

Okay I looked into some of the provisions of stand your ground and your right. It's seemed to me like in the Zimmerman case it was self-defense not stand-your-ground. I don't really have an opinion on that case though..I wasn't there.

East Dallas absolutely exists. If you know where puff n stuff is on Columbia that area is East Dallas. Roughly from where main turns into elm down to beacon and Columbia.

What happened to me happened on S St Mary in Junius Heights. There are 3 neighborhoods in that area, and I've always heard them referred to as "East Dallas." South of 30 is South Dallas, and that's a much worse place to find yourself late at night.

Still, drive down St Mary or that part of Santa Fe and you'll see it's not much better than oak cliff.

Not to be racist, but for the most part East Dallas is Mexican and South Dallas is black.

Dallas didn't annex everything around them like Houston did..Mesquite is it's own city not East Dallas.

about 2 months ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

Redmancometh Re:Guy is a moron (358 comments)

I have no idea how someone could have a problem with stand your ground. If someone attacks you and they're stronger/faster than you, and have you pinned, or you csnt get away what do you do?

Even if you manage to call the cops A) They're gonna show up after things have run its course, B) The assailant will probably be gone, and C) You might be in a trunk by then.

Are you just supposed to pay your hospital bills, get robbed, or get murdered? Also isnt self defense already an absolute defense to murder/assault?

Not that I agree with the guy above...thats a severe overreaction.

Full disclosure: I (a white guy) have been the victim of race based violence in E dallas. I defended myself with a knife I carry and my hands, and got away. One was too injured to flee, and him and his buddies paid my hospital bills once he dimed them.

But what if I hadnt had a weapon at the time? Would they have stopped at all? Or would I just be saddled with 10k in hospital bills and my identity/wallet being stolen?

about 2 months ago
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US Marshals Accidentally Reveal Potential Bidders For Gov't-Seized Bitcoin

Redmancometh Re:This is what happens (101 comments)

"Secretaries are usually well versed in things like email"

I don't really consider email proficiency to be a thing sorry.

about 2 months ago

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Ask Slashdot: Where to Sell a Vulnerability

Redmancometh Redmancometh writes  |  1 year,17 days

Redmancometh (2676319) writes "A friend of mine (mostly him), and I recently found a vulnerability in skype that allows for massive leaks of information. I've never heard of it, so I believe it would be considered a 0-day, and I believe it would be invaluable to blackhats.

I contacted Microsoft and was told they don't offer compensation for skype vulnerabilities at this time. I don't care about having my name on the technet blog, and I pretty much just want money.

My question is rather simple:

Who do I sell this to? I would strongly prefer I sell it to a whitehat company, or organization. I don't know the legality of selling it to blackhats, but it's certainly not out of the question.

Have any of you had an experience with this?"

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