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SEC Decides Telcos Must Give Shareholders a Vote On Net Neutrality

SCVirus Re:Shareholder interest is in profits not right/wr (107 comments)

The relative power of the output of significantly above average intellects of the world massively dwarfs the monetary assets of the 'one percenters'. Give me the intellectual output of 20 grade students of my choice and I can own the white house and Greece in a decade.

more than 2 years ago

Smart Camera Tells Tobacco From Marijuana

SCVirus Re:Wonderful (167 comments)

Yeah, why do we keep demonizing the usage of poppies and hemlock! They are natural therefore good!

more than 2 years ago

FBI File Notes Steve Jobs' Reality Distortion Field

SCVirus Re:Old Pot/Kettle drama (337 comments)

If not by the FBI, then by various investigators (opposition research). Skeletons don't always restrict public service, you just need to know about them to handle them.

more than 2 years ago

Megaupload Shutdown: Should RapidShare and Dropbox Worry?

SCVirus Re:Yes (428 comments)

Rapidshare does not pay users. Rapidshare responds to takedown requests. Rapidshare has been active in court.

more than 2 years ago

Why Richard Stallman Was Right All Along

SCVirus Re:For the record (807 comments)

Considering left/right is an (outdated) method of specifying economic values, claiming (mis)usage of an civil rights trampling law to quell protests is wholly illogical.

more than 2 years ago

Raspberry Pi Beta Boards Unveiled

SCVirus Re:Arduino, anyone? (161 comments)

I see that you are attempting to make the troll 2.0 look stupid, by criticizing the very nature of trolling 2.0.

Trolling 2.0 is an attempt to herd a segment of the readership of the materials to be caught in an uncomfortable zone of cognitive dissonance. In this case, it is between their confirmation bias ( the bias is towards low level technologies) and their desire to not be associated with stupidity. This was poorly executed, but in an ideal case, a significant segment of the target would, for a brief moment, be highly inclined to accept and internalize the stupidity, then a painful moment of doubt is to occur, etc, etc, etc

more than 2 years ago

German Court Issues Injunction Against iPhone & iPad

SCVirus Re:Great! (349 comments)

So that's Google's master plan for Android dominance.

more than 2 years ago

Siri Protocol Cracked

SCVirus Re:You still need iPhone 4S (403 comments)

for each phone: id = secure_get_uuid() phone.flash(id) db.add(id)

more than 2 years ago

No Charges For Child-Whipping Judge Caught On YouTube

SCVirus Re:federal law vs. state law (948 comments)

But this was a beating for copyright infringement-- a clear case of interstate commerce.

more than 2 years ago

MS Traces Duqu Zero-Day To Font Parsing In Win32k

SCVirus Re:There are a lot of Microsoft shills here... (221 comments)

10 year old equipment? No. But NT4 was released 15 years ago, and was expected to work on hardware considerably older than that. In the mid 90s, security was a joke. Every operating system had a plethora of unpatched, often public, remote root vulnerabilities.

The real question is, "Is there any good reason this was never changed?".

more than 2 years ago

OpenBSD 5.0 Unleashed On the World

SCVirus Re:Not provably secure (185 comments)

OpenBSD WAS more secure in-so-far as its default installation was and is very minimal, and somewhat security oriented. When this was compared to relatively bloated default installations of other distributions/operating systems, it was quite reasonable to consider OpenBSD more secure.
However, as the number of programmer hours on other systems continues to increase relative to OpenBSD, it is unlikely that OpenBSD is significantly more secure than some other modern operating systems (even in this biased criteria).

more than 2 years ago

China's Cyber-Warfare Capabilities Overstated

SCVirus Re:There is plenty of proof (140 comments)

.... he was implying that perhaps 'cyberattacks' were the method by which sufficient wheel-schematics were acquired, not that it is immoral or odd that they would attempt to acquire such.

more than 2 years ago

Is Perl Better Than a Randomly Generated Programming Language?

SCVirus Re:Perl Is way better (538 comments)

> But then I'm not sure that anything can truely be done "perfectly". Python.

more than 2 years ago

Phelps Clan Tweets Intent To Picket Jobs Funeral Via iPhone

SCVirus Re:Her Defense Was Pretty Good Too (699 comments)

Trolls will be trolls. The only correct response is to give them the minimal level of rights required by the relevant statutes, and to PLEASE AVOID FEEDING THE TROLLS.

more than 2 years ago

AT&T Starts Throttling Heavy Wireless Data Users

SCVirus Re:Perfect Plan (158 comments)

False. The scale is discrete, therefore it will not necessarily always be possible to define a top 5% within reasonable margins of error.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?

SCVirus Re:This attitude makes me sick and I'm tired of it (1016 comments)

>anyone who tells you otherwise is in to voodoo and black magic or trying to make some profit. Not true. Give me a budget of 30 million USD, and I can recover at least 10 sequential bits with 80% certainty.

more than 2 years ago

FBI Leaves Cleared Names On Terrorist Watch List

SCVirus Re:Traffic stops and such (181 comments)

Terrorist watchlist == reasonable suspicion (in theory, obviously this doesn't hold in practice) Therefore (with the flawed assumption assumed true) if the name is on terrorist watchlist, you have reasonable suspicion, and can apply that in your dealings with them.

more than 2 years ago

10-Petaflops Supercomputer Being Built For Open Science Community

SCVirus Re:What is a Dell 'Zeus' server? (55 comments)

It's a server used in the stampede cluster.

more than 2 years ago



SCVirus SCVirus writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SCVirus (774240) writes "Blizzard annouced today that they have finally formed an exploratory committee, as to whether it would be profitable to create a game that is not World of Warcraft. Full story here."


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