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Top E-commerce Sites Fail To Protect Users From Stupid Passwords

SGDarkKnight 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (162 comments)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5? That's amazing! I've got the same combination on my luggage! [Sandurz and Darth Helmet look at each other in horror]

about a month ago

NRC Expects Applications To Operate Reactors Beyond 60 Years

SGDarkKnight Re:Training is allowed (135 comments)

You've never worked inside a 40 year old nuclear plant before, have you?

about 2 months ago

Creationism In Texas Public Schools

SGDarkKnight FSM! (770 comments)

I wonder how hard it would be to get them to teach about the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster! Hell, I would enroll in that class!

about 3 months ago

Shots Fired At US Capitol

SGDarkKnight Re:Really? (608 comments)

no worries, she was proably using apple maps and followed the directions a little too closely

about 7 months ago

Apple's War Against Jailbreaking Now Makes Perfect Sense

SGDarkKnight Re:If this were really about theft... (321 comments)

and since the defaults are all idiot-proof...

The only thing I can say to this is, make something idiot proof and the world will produce a better idiot.

about 10 months ago

My plans for summer ...

SGDarkKnight Planning my next grand adventure (187 comments)

This summer I'm planning my next big trip for next year. I already burned all my vacation doing a trip of a life time, and may very well not be able to top it, but I will see what I can plan out. Earlier this year (the coles notes version) i climbed/hiked 3 mountains, 1 volcano, 1 galcier, canyoning, caving, cliff jumping, absailing, ziplining, jumped off a 200m tower, a 134m bungee jump, a 15,000ft skydive, swam with white tipped reef sharks, went diving at the great barrier reef, hiked through a few rain forests, climed to the top of 3 grand waterfalls, sailing for 3 days across the whitsundays, and more i'm sure i'm forgetting to mention. All within 6 weeks, across 10,000km covering New Zealand and Australia. I think my bucket list is almost empty, and topping that trip will be difficult!

about a year ago

FDA Approves Software For iPhone-Based Vision Test

SGDarkKnight Hrmmm... (46 comments)

So is it still the iPhone, or eyePhone now?

1 year,7 days

Automated System Developed To Grade Student Essays

SGDarkKnight Re:Sample Admittance Essay (253 comments)

"Up up down down left right left right B A select start"

there, fixed that for you

1 year,14 days

Apple: 75% of Our World Wide Power Needs Now Come From Renewable Power Sources

SGDarkKnight Re:What about... (262 comments)

Acutally it's a law in china that they are allowed to pull students from school and put them to work in the factory until production levels are met for their launch date. They get away with it by stating it's some sort of work co-op program, even though the hours are brutal just as the work conditions. That's also why their suicide levels are higher. Google the conditions on apple factories in China and you will find ample articles on it

1 year,24 days

Apple: 75% of Our World Wide Power Needs Now Come From Renewable Power Sources

SGDarkKnight What about... (262 comments)

the child slave labour you have china enforce whenever you release a new product, until your production demands are met? Let me know when you stop doing that shit.

1 year,28 days

3D Printable Ammo Clip Skirts New Proposed Gun Laws

SGDarkKnight Re:Hair-splitting (1862 comments)

technically it's called a cartridge, but round has become more acceptable over the years.

about a year ago

An Oven That Runs Android

SGDarkKnight Excessive heat and electrocis? (123 comments)

I'm just curious how the electronics would handle the excessive heat over the course of time.

about a year ago

Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings

SGDarkKnight Wow... (1388 comments)

I think this person might just want to drink the cool-aid if he isn't already!

about a year ago

Microsoft Axing Messenger On March 15th

SGDarkKnight They just emailed everyone on their lists! (218 comments)

"Microsoft on Tuesday mass emailed its 100 million+ Messenger users to let them know that the service is officially being retired on March 15, 2013

I've never used messenger, never signed up for it, never even been to the registration page, and I still got an email notice telling me that I need to switch to skype. I think they just emailed everyone who has ever used hotmail, or any variation since it's creation.

about a year ago

Bruce Perens: The Day I Blundered Into the Nuclear Facility

SGDarkKnight Umm... (181 comments)

Thats the whole story? I was sort of expecting more. Well, to the final question of that rather short article. It was most likely the area where they kept their spent fuel bundles. I know in some nuclear power plants, the spent fuel bundles have to be kept in a pool of water for a number of years until their half life is met, and they can be transfered to a dry storage facility. Normally the "pool" is not guarded or locked due to personel constantly going in and out, but there is radiation checks that are done upon exiting the area, also you wear a device for monitoring your radiation dose.

As for the blue glow, you can read all about it on wiki


about a year and a half ago

Graphics Cards: the Future of Online Authentication?

SGDarkKnight This could go either way (178 comments)

I could see this being a good thing, and a bad thing. If online accounts are using hardware to determine the user account, whats to stop someone from just "borrowing" your hardware and connecting to your account? Sure, they could still have user names passwords and such as backup, but then what would be the point of doing the hardware authenication? Plus how much of a pain in the ass would it be to upgrade your computer and notify the online account to expect changes in your hardware for the next time you login?

Bah, i think i'm rambling now... need coffee... or beer... beer sounds better

about a year and a half ago

A Black Hole's Spinning Heart of Darkness

SGDarkKnight Re:Fascinating (121 comments)

Ha! "HER medium" must of been one of those certified psychics!

about a year and a half ago

Regarding Identity Theft:

SGDarkKnight Hahaha! (244 comments)

I can't wait to see what SGDarkKnight does when he finds out what I'm posting on slashdot with his account!

about a year and a half ago

Suitable Technology's Telepresence Robot Lets You Roll Remotely

SGDarkKnight Interaction? (51 comments)

On the main website they don't really mention anything about interaction, but in the deviceguru link they state it outright that you "have the freedom to move and interact with people as if you were there". Isn't this just a glorified version of a mobile chat device. I remember the episode of TBBT where Sheldon built one similar, but it did have the "hands" so to speak which I consider "interaction" and not just "chatting" which is what this one appears to be.

about a year and a half ago



Newest Super Computer

SGDarkKnight SGDarkKnight writes  |  more than 5 years ago

SGDarkKnight (253157) writes "Globe and Mail — Scientists unveiled the world's fastest supercomputer on Monday, a $100-million (U.S.) machine that for the first time has performed 1,000 trillion calculations a second in a sustained exercise.

The technology breakthrough was accomplished by engineers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and IBM Corp. on a computer to be used primarily on nuclear weapons work, including simulating nuclear explosions.

The computer, named Roadrunner, is twice as fast as IBM's Blue Gene system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which itself is three times faster than any of the world's other supercomputers, according to IBM."

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