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Black Hat Presentation On Tor Cancelled, Developers Working on Bug Fix

SeaFox What? (1 comments)

A black hat presentation was cancelled for legal considerations? Am I reading that right?

5 minutes ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

SeaFox Re:Local testing works? (768 comments)

How about admit to yourself that you are not _supposed_ to be able to support yourself on a minimum wage job?

What is the purpose of having a "minimum wage" to begin with then?

If the jobs that pay this are only supposed to be for people who are co-dependant on others to meet their living expenses (especially shelter and utilities), what is the goal this "minimum" is supposed to be enabling in the people getting paid it?

2 days ago
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Bot Tweets Anonymous Wikipedia Edits From Capitol Hill

SeaFox Re:In a week it'll need to be updated to @toredits (94 comments)

They'll only use that argument when dealing with regular citizens. That issue will simply not be mentioned when a congressman is involved. Just like how courts rarely entertain the possibility a policeman can be lying, like any other human.

about a week ago
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NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

SeaFox Re:Misuse of FOIA (231 comments)

... the real story is that Snowden, Libtard hero, never even tried to whistleblow.

He's no patriot, he's just a cowardly little shit.

He did something he knew would raise the ire of the government to the point they would want to capture him and torture him, dooming himself to a life on the run for the rest of his days. Yeah, he's a real yellow-belly.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

SeaFox Re:Ask Snowden! (231 comments)

That wouldn't matter. The government would simply claim any messages they don't like the content of were falsified. We could ask them to release their copies then, but they could similarly release doctored emails. The end result would be a classic case of he said/she said.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

SeaFox Re:"unwarranted invasion of personal privacy" (231 comments)

And yet they don't seem to have any problem violating the fundamental rights of nearly everyone in and outside the US.

Irony: Only by becoming a terrorist by the government's standards does one gain acknowledgement of their right to privacy from it.

about two weeks ago
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Source Code Leaked For Tinba Banking Trojan

SeaFox Re:Windows DLL injection attack vector. (75 comments)

Remind me again why a free, "superior" operating system couldn't gain any appreciable market share in the consumer space

Because consumers will generally buy what they're convinced they should by marketing before they get off their butts and actually do research and then make choices. Windows has a major corporation pushing out advertising backing it. Whereas for much of Linux's existence it's coding was a volunteer effort, let alone having paid marketing. Why did Betamax, the superior video cassette tape format, lose to beta? The consumer space was flooded by JVC pushing licensing to anyone, unlike the more restrictive Sony -- gee, kinda like IBM/PC vs Macintosh.

about two weeks ago
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My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

SeaFox Re:LEDs (278 comments)

Some bulbs are still incandescents, mostly because I haven't been able to find a satisfactory replacement. These are small chandelier lights (that would need at least 40 watt equivalent output) and the three-way bulbs on the night stand (Cree just released them). Products are available, but both require shipping from the States. I'll wait a little longer before making the complete switch.

Would you be talking about the small-base bulbs used in bedside touch lights?

about two weeks ago
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Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

SeaFox Re:Visualing this? (155 comments)

Given the accuracy of GPS, it'll probably wind up on your roof, up a tree, or down the chimney...

Kids! Santa's outsourcing!

about two weeks ago
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Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

SeaFox Re:here's my deal (231 comments)

... by the time I am ready to get a new phone, its not worth the time to even post on ebay, toss that shit in the wood chipper (minus battery)...

You could do something more worthwhile with it, too.

about two weeks ago
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Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

SeaFox Who's at fault for this? (231 comments)

Unfortunately, it seems most people are really bad at wiping their phone of personal data before passing it on to a stranger.

How many people actually have the ability to securely wipe data on their phone to start with, without rooting it? For lots of folks, the "factory reset" option is the only thing they can do on their own, and that likely only deletes prefs and network settings and erases file system directory info. It does not overwrite the bits in the phone's storage to make them unrecoverable.

about two weeks ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

SeaFox Re:If everyone loses their jobs... (530 comments)

If everyone loses their jobs, who will be able to buy the products?

Everybody's not losing their jobs. Only the poor people who work on the assembly lines will be. As long as the iPhone's target demographic (which is "not poor people") continues to be employed, the money will keep rolling in. Those unemployed SOBs can use cheap single-core Android phones!

about two weeks ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

SeaFox Re:Any Memory?? what judge will go on just that? (415 comments)

Also, does concealing a memory device now automatically imply child porn?

Where have you been the last ten years? Trying to conceal anything at all from a law enforcement officer implies you're up to something. Only criminals insist on privacy now, citizen!

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Fallout, Facts and Frenzy

SeaFox Re:How in the hell did this pass IRB? (160 comments)

This should never have made it through the ethics board.

Ah, but Facebook isn't a university ... they don't have one of those.

Which one? A board for these issues, or ethics?

/rimshot

about three weeks ago
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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

SeaFox Re:the real question is... (228 comments)

The whole thing sounds like using a massive amount of expensive technology to replace a very small amount of skill.

Exactly what I think when I see those new Ford commercials with the self-parking Focus.

There's probably ways ovens can be improved for modern times, but adding a bunch of sensors and a flat panel display sounds like a way to make a simple appliance less consumer-repairable.

about three weeks ago
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Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

SeaFox Re:One non-disturbing theory (304 comments)

Actually, the reason that bottled water has an expiration date is that it is mandated to.

Is there a source for that? I assumed the reason water (and everything else food/drug related) has an expiration date now was for legal liability. That way there's only a limited time you can get a company for injury for using an old product (even if it was something inert enough it wouldn't expire). They can just point to the packaging and say "Well, Your Honor. Look, the item was expired and the label says not to use it past the date. The defendant willfully ingested/used it nonetheless..."

about three weeks ago
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In 2012, Facebook Altered Content To Tweak Readers' Emotions

SeaFox Re:Why I don't have a Facebook account (130 comments)

It's been easy to think of people who got involved in Facebook as lemmings, apparently guinea pig was the more apt mammal to choose.

about three weeks ago
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Barnes & Noble To Spin Off Nook Media, Will Take It Public

SeaFox Re:My advice to readers (51 comments)

After the likes of Barnes & Noble have done away with them, and some years
of 'Verelendung' (see wiki)...

Wikipedia has no article for this "Verelendung", and the only two mentions of in the entire (English) site are in the titles of listed works by two Germans.

about a month ago
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Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit

SeaFox Re:Is what he's saying really true? (268 comments)

I suspect he isn't half as famous as he thinks he is, and wants to blame Wikipedia for the lack of business opportunities banging down his door.

about a month ago
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FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones

SeaFox Re:Luddites on the loose. (199 comments)

Considering these are basically miniature electric helicopters, I'm not sure a crash is really that big a deal...

To be capable of carrying a package, these are going to be quite a bit larger than some dinky RC copter.
I think being hit with one (or the merchandise it's carrying) could cause significant injury.

about a month ago

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SeaFox SeaFox writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SeaFox writes "Macworld reports that a U.S. judge has denied the request of E360Insight to have Spamhaus's domain pulled by ICANN. Judge Charles P. Kocoras wrote that such an action would "not correspond to the gravity of the offending conduct." ICANN has previously said that even if served such an order they would not have the authority or ability to carry out such a request and it would be the up to the actual registrar to carry out the action. Spamhaus's registrar, Tucows is based in Canada, making the situation even more complicated. Tucows could not be reached for comment at the time of ICANN's statement on October 12th."
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SeaFox SeaFox writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SeaFox writes "Mac-rumor site ThinkSecret reports that at least part of Apple's WebObjects, the web application infstructure that powers the iTunes Music Store and Apple's own online store will be Open-Sourced in a new version to be released next year. A public announcement is expected at the release of Leopard. This follows up the license fee for WebObjects falling from $50,000 to Free when Tiger was released.

From the article:
Apple will not be withdrawing support for WebObjects, sources stressed, despite the software's omission from the list of Application Server Technologies under Mac OS X 10.5 Server and the Intel-based Xserve. Portions of WebObjects code are covered by patents Apple acquired from NeXT, and Apple will keep that code in-house.

Also mentioned are changes to a J2EE-style environment and preformance improvements of four to six fold via a new threading module. Apple aquired WebObjects as part of the 1997 buyout of Steve Jobs's company NeXT."

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