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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

RivenAleem Re:Charge the officer (793 comments)

It's not really surprising this case went the way it did. So often school bullies get nowhere academically, they don't end up working in laboratories for big pharma X or or in an engineering position at metal fabricator Y. No, the bully personality typically ends up in police enforcement or administrative positions in schools, where they can hold onto a small shred of power over people.

I'm really not surprised that these bullies defended the aggressors here and turned the victim into the criminal.

The officer and school administrators should be treated with zero tolerance for what happened here.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

RivenAleem Re:WTF?? (793 comments)

This wasn't a conversation either. A conversation would imply two-way communication. This was not. This is just a recording of a disturbance in progress.

4 days ago
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NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

RivenAleem I'm not rocket scientist (71 comments)

It's almost as if the problem doesn't prevent them from taking remedial actions!

about a week ago
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Anyone Can Buy Google Glass April 15

RivenAleem Re:Hey look what I bought (167 comments)

Oh, they'd leave it behind alright. But it would coin a whole new meaning to Embedded Devices.

about a week ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

RivenAleem Re:clearly google wants women developers (673 comments)

*Rivenaleem puts on his flame-resistant clothing*

I just saw it as compensation for having to teach girls anything.

*hides*

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

RivenAleem Re:Don't be evil? (673 comments)

G(.)(.)gle

(ascii art filter bypasser)

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

RivenAleem Re:Premise for a movie (673 comments)

I really can't help but feel that you cast Michael Cera perfectly in this role.

about two weeks ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

RivenAleem Re:OMG! (99 comments)

Perhaps the first 1/2 million people to sign up to /. were 'scientists' but ever since then the quality of users has gone too mainstream.

about two weeks ago
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Smart Car Tipping Trending In San Francisco

RivenAleem Re:San Fran = the new Detroit (371 comments)

Exactly, I did this in SimCity and eventually a volcano erupted in what was otherwise a geologically stable area. And simulations don't lie.

about two weeks ago
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Samsung Claims Breakthrough In Graphene Chip Design

RivenAleem Re:Incompetent article writer? (88 comments)

Well, that's not even it's real name. It should be Deutschium. But you can't expect linguistic correctness in a scientific article.

about two weeks ago
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Evidence Aside, FBI Says Russians Out To Steal Ideas From US Tech Firms

RivenAleem Re:No, just no. (132 comments)

And when your Foo Bars don't work in the field, well everything's ... well, you know...

about two weeks ago
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For the First Time, Organ Regenerated Inside a Living Animal

RivenAleem Re:Alright, alright,alright (94 comments)

I would expect that we will also overcome the desire to procreate, once the future of the species is assured. As I read on /. some time ago, Humans really like to have sex, but aren't really keen on raising children, beyond what we feel is necessary to preserve the race. It is seen in every population study. As medicine advances, as our quality of life increases, birth rate drops.

When we start living forever, we won't have this great need to create offspring anymore. We'll still behave like rabbits, but we won't breed like them.

We'll become like almost every iteration of "elven/long lived" creatures in fantasy books, long lives but few offspring.

about two weeks ago
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Evidence Aside, FBI Says Russians Out To Steal Ideas From US Tech Firms

RivenAleem Re:No, just no. (132 comments)

While I agree that for some corporations, security is handled poorly, (not an expert on this, sorry) I would expect that any corporation that knows it's working on a military contract, is not the target of the FBI general alert of which comprises the subject of the article.

This alert is a general one to tech companies in the Boston area, and not to defense contractors. As if your average tech company might just happen to be working on something with massive military potential and not know it. This leads me to think that the only point of this is to spread fear of anything Russian just to give the government something to protect the public against.

about two weeks ago
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Evidence Aside, FBI Says Russians Out To Steal Ideas From US Tech Firms

RivenAleem No, just no. (132 comments)

Anything that the Russians can get their hands on by simply working with regular US companies, is not going to give them sudden military advantages. Any military-relevant research happening in the US is happening in secret.

The kind of companies that the Russians are getting involved in are the type that will publicly announce any major breakthroughs or inventions on the web, because they are interested in domestic and foreign investment.

This is just another FUD statement to try reinforce hate directed at the Russians in order to generate acceptance when the next budget rolls around and we ask why Three Letter Agencies are still being given so much money for spying on citizens of the US.

about two weeks ago
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European Court of Justice Strikes Down Data Retention Law

RivenAleem Re:Almost makes me want to live there (77 comments)

Call me the day the Patriot Act is repealed. At least we realise when a law is bad and remove it.

about two weeks ago
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AMD Unveils the Liquid-Cooled, Dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 At $1,500

RivenAleem Re:here's how stupid this is (146 comments)

Umm why stop there? Why not run it at 2562 C and then you can use both liquid AND gas cooling, as the copper flows, evaporates and condenses.

about two weeks ago
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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

RivenAleem Re:"Digital" (224 comments)

Hey, I read braille, you insensitive clod!

about two weeks ago
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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

RivenAleem Re:Designed? (224 comments)

Careful! I got his newsletter. It had a complex paragraph on the front cover and almost self-destructed if I didn't read it fast enough!

about two weeks ago
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Nanodot-Based Smartphone Battery Recharges In 30 Seconds

RivenAleem Re:Interesting, but they admit low-current capabil (227 comments)

I'm going to have to go with 'gas' stations being fitted with capacitors that charge continually, and discharge rapidly each time a car plugs in to it.

about two weeks ago
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To Reduce the Health Risk of Barbecuing Meat, Just Add Beer

RivenAleem Re:Stupid (179 comments)

Of which Bender will attest: Beer is a vital component.

about two weeks ago

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Duncan Jones (Moon) to direct Warcraft Movie

RivenAleem RivenAleem writes  |  about a year ago

RivenAleem (1590553) writes "The Hollywood Reporter released info on the new director for Legendary Pictures adaptation of the MMO World of Warcraft. Having directed low budget Moon ($1 million) and not so low budget Source code ($35 million) Duncan is expected to have upwards of $100 million to spend on the new movie.

Also, Charles Roven (The Dark Knight Rises and upcoming Man of Steel) to produce with Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner. Jones’ producing partner, Stuart Fenegan, will executive produce while Chris Metzen will co-produce for Blizzard.

Production is expected to start Autumn 2013 with a 2015 release."

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EA/BioWare Servers Hacked?

RivenAleem RivenAleem writes  |  more than 2 years ago

RivenAleem (1590553) writes "I received an email this morning:

We recently learned that hackers gained unauthorized access to the decade-old BioWare server system supporting the Neverwinter Nights forums. We immediately took appropriate steps to protect our consumers’ data and launched a thorough ongoing evaluation of the breach. We have determined that no credit card data was compromised from the servers, nor did we ever have or store sensitive data like social security numbers. Our investigation shows that information such as user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, names, phone numbers, CD keys and birth dates from these forum accounts on the system may have been compromised, as well as other information (if any) that you may have associated with your EA Account. In an abundance of caution, we have changed your password to ensure account security. Please visit this (snipped weblink) to reset your password immediately.

If your link has expired, click here to generate a new email.

We take the security of your information very seriously and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. If your username, email address and/or password on your EA account are similar to those you use on other sites, we recommend changing the password at those sites as well. We advise all of our fans to always be aware of any suspicious emails or account activity and report any suspicious emails and account activity to Customer Support at 1-877-357-6007.

If you have questions, please visit our FAQ at http://support.ea.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5367/ or contact Customer Support at the phone number above.

Aaryn Flynn
Studio GM,
BioWare Edmonton VP,
Electronic Arts

But I don't recall ever being on the NWN forums. I do however have an EA account for Mass Effect. So just what was hacked? Is this email being sent out to everyone who has an EA account? How much of the compromised information is really harmful to me?"

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Seems China liked Avatar afterall

RivenAleem RivenAleem writes  |  more than 4 years ago

RivenAleem (1590553) writes "Despite a previous story of China pulling the 2D version of Avatar from cinema leading people to think that they were, in some way, making a statement of dislike of the movie's theme, China has given the movie quite an honour by renaming a mountain after it.

A photo taken by a Hollywood photographer of the Southern Sky Column in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province became the inspiration for Pandora's landscape, and will be renamed the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain.

It is hoped that the renaming will boost tourism in the area on the back of the movie’s success."

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