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Anonymous No More: Your Coding Style Can Give You Away

Rinikusu Re:What complete and utter bullshit. (218 comments)

Okay, I just woke up from a nap, but could you show your math there? Maybe I'm missing something because I come up with.. 50k, not 200k...

2 days ago
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Serious Network Function Vulnerability Found In Glibc

Rinikusu Think you're immune from attacks? (210 comments)

Don't be so glib, see?

I'll be here all night folks. Tip your servers. Make sure they're bolted in, though.

3 days ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Rinikusu Re:What an idiot (180 comments)

And finally, once the FBI is there, knocking down your door (metaphorically speaking), you're pretty much fucked. The investigation that led them to you is probably more than enough to indict you and probably get the conviction, and refusing to turn over your keys once they already have you pinned down will be viewed as contempt of court and you'll sit in prison for a long damned time without a trial. This is why, from what I can tell, the defense is mainly focused on the procedure/evidence that led the FBI to him (poisoning the well) since if they can't give a good accounting for how they connected him to the SR, then all that evidence is for nothing if they used illegal techniques to get it.

about a week ago
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Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

Rinikusu Re:It's about time. (138 comments)

Space Cowboys. Fuck yeah.

about a week ago
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Shanghai Company 3D Prints 6-Story Apartment Building and Villa

Rinikusu Re:TFA says 5 stories high (98 comments)

Are we starting from 0 or 1?

about two weeks ago
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Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

Rinikusu Re:Entitled much? (479 comments)

No, he's right, we interviewed a bunch of "dudes" but no men.

about two weeks ago
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Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

Rinikusu Re:Which is kind of a shame (314 comments)

Yes, which means there's a great market opportunity for local shops to open, of which one may become the next Radio Shack. I'd love a shop (even if it's a dank, basement style shop of yore) where I could see and demo 3D printers (and print stuff for you for a price), arduino/netduino boards, with classes on making/doing. Make it like a gaming store. Hell, you could probably sell magic cards, too (not like they take up a lot of space), but I digress. it's always fun to have a place one can go to talk shop. IRC works for many, but sometimes, a cold beer with a new friend is irreplaceable. The problem is online pricing will always beat store prices (if that store wants to stay in business), so there will have to be some sort of incentive to get people to come out. Bands are having this problem, as is the movie industry. Everyone wants to save a dollar, not sure how to convince people to buy it there.

about two weeks ago
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The Mainframe Is Dead! Long Live the Mainframe!

Rinikusu Come on, now. (164 comments)

Who didn't think mainframes were like the epitome of cool back in the 80s/90s? Who doesn't, now, want one of those massive computer-as-art Cray installations, with the comfy couch and the processor coolant trickling across some sculpture that served as eye candy as well as a radiator, and the subtle blinkenlights flashing away, seemingly at random? And then came the Beowulf.

about two weeks ago
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Pirate Activist Shows Politicians What Digital Surveillance Looks Like

Rinikusu Re:Work at a conference - heh! (81 comments)

Just don't crack a joke about a dongle.

about two weeks ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

Rinikusu Re:This was to be expected? (290 comments)

What's wrong with inflation? If anything, it's a flat-tax that certain segments keep talking about. Use it or lose it.

about two weeks ago
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Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality

Rinikusu Re:I wouldn't get it - not so fast (74 comments)

My Note 4 gives me a "Unfortunately, Touchwiz Home has stopped" or somesuch error about every 3 minutes of use... Really annoying.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

Rinikusu Re:But (640 comments)

Yeah, I don't get this. I use Win8.1 mostly full-time at home (when I'm not on my chromebook or my work laptop) and while I've learned to tolerate win 8.1's bullshit, I still find myself looking at buying a Win 7 Pro license on occasion.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

Rinikusu Re:But (640 comments)

Yep. Get rid of metro and 100% of my issues go away. When I press the start key, I don't want you to flip into a touch screen mode on my non-touch screen laptop and make me forget what the fuck I wanted to do.

about two weeks ago
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Do We Need Regular IT Security Fire Drills?

Rinikusu Yes. (124 comments)

next question?

about three weeks ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

Rinikusu Re:What I'd expect now from the muslim world (490 comments)

Like this guy? http://www.npr.org/2014/09/25/...
Or these guys? http://rt.com/uk/184112-britis...
http://www.theguardian.com/wor... (and holy shit that's the Saudis)

Or maybe you'd like to say "If only the Muslims would fight ISIS and the fundamentalists!"
I mean, who do you think the YPK is made up of? Or Hezbollah (which, oddly enough is an ally in the fight against ISIS and their ilk)?

The fact is, there are MANY MANY MANY Muslims who are sick of this shit, just like non-Muslims. And they speak out against their backwards, inbred rednecks. The media is loathe to report this side of the story (see the Fergeson protests.. the media only concentrated on the trouble makers, not the hundreds/thousands who protested without managing to rob stores and burn shit down). All it takes is a cursory look around and you realize that money is to be made by sensationalism, and you've been had.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?

Rinikusu Similar boat. (325 comments)

1) The submitter could be living in some shared squat space in SFO where the space for a desktop would be a luxury. The cost of housing is prohibitively expensive in some areas and frankly, even though Los Angeles isn't quite to that level, I find myself cramped enough in my 350 sqft studio apartment that I ended up selling my Powermac G5 because I kept kicking it with my shin everytime I squeezed between the desk and the couch. I have literally no space in my apartment for a desktop. I use a laptop sitting askew on my desk, hooked to an external monitor (hooray! dual screens), and have the freedom to just pack the laptop up and go to my gf's house, or to work, whatever (daily occurence). I don't necessarily need the full power of a desktop, but due to my filmmaking efforts I really use the discrete graphics and some storage options for desktops. Basically: Visual Studio, Adobe CC suite, World of Warcraft, and Chrome is where I spend 99.9% of my time.

I'm currently contemplating the MSI WS60 (Core i7 4710MQ?, 16gb RAM, 2x128gb SSDs in RAID0, 1x1TB 7200rpm spinner, Quadro something or other) and GS60 Ghost Pro something something (same as WS60 but with 6gb nVidia GTX 970m and no thunderbolt). Both are available with 4k screens, but that's overkill for my purposes (external monitor for that).

about three weeks ago
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HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

Rinikusu Re:Conform or be expelled (320 comments)

And to think, some folks think we could have *no* government at all because private parties would never do such things...

about three weeks ago
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Analysis of Spacecraft Data Reveals Most Earth-like Planet To Date

Rinikusu Re:Why not gas giants too? (83 comments)

Preferably human-like life, with sexual reproduction. And compatible female equivalent bits for interfacing. And hopes that the male equivalents don't have bigger dongs than human males.

I've watched Star Trek. I know how to handle inter-species relations.

about three weeks ago
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How Long Will It Take Streaming To Dominate the Music Business?

Rinikusu Re:Viable for artists? (169 comments)

You can still buy lots of cassette players.. Urban Outfitters sells them (*shudder*), for example. Bestbuy has a few models, etc. The Walkman may be what you're thinking of, and that's true, Sony discontinued that IIRC. But as to the consumers, I really don't know either. I'm old and I'm too tired to question what young people want these days. I swear, kids will be wanting Commodore 64s and dial-up BBSes again soon.

about three weeks ago

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