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NASA Chief Tells the Critics of Exploration Plan: "Get Over It"

Spiked_Three US and Science (216 comments)

Look a few articles down, and you will see one about FIRST robotics. Robotics is absolutely a requirement of any future space program.

Yet, slashdot, a web site for geeks, has a comment post count of 6.

This by itself is hugely important - there is little to no interest in a fundamental technology of the future.

Couple that with the US's current anti-science sentiment, and NASA being a science department of a funding challenged government, and the US days of space exploration is done for a while. Close NASA, sell the assets to the Chinese, let someone else take their rightful place as leaders.

about 4 months ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Spiked_Three Re:I would think (379 comments)

Funny thing is professionals that should be fired can be prominent members on open source projects.

I made no such leaps of conclusions. You are pathetically digging in hopes to somehow convince ... yourself? ...

I admit, I have not written SLL code, but I have written diffie-helman, and other borderline classified cryptology code, using an in-house written large-integer math, written by a kid who worked for ME. He just also happen to be part of SSLeay, ever hear of it?

Your assumption that writing SSL is too difficult for an amature has nothing to do with anything, as well as being fundamentally wrong, and proof who is out of their league.

about 4 months ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Spiked_Three Re:I would think (379 comments)

would you call that whining? or twitching? I'm having a hard time classifying it..

about 4 months ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Spiked_Three Re:I would think (379 comments)

Absolutely - trolling to me is getting idiots to prove themselves incompetent. The more whining and twitching and crying I see, the better.

I have yet to see one valid counter point - no matter how 'subjective' I am.

about 3 months ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Spiked_Three Re:I would think (379 comments)

No, terrible analogy.

Let's try a different one;

Michael Jordan is a paid professional. You are not, but because you are free, thousands cheer for you, after all, you never miss a basket (because thousands cheer for you).

Blam, you miss a basket. Only fucking idiots would still be cheering for you.

about 3 months ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Spiked_Three Re:I would think (379 comments)

I think the quote that comes to mind is "how many cockroaches do you need to find in your bowl of spaghetti?"

I'm simply pointing out, that a talking bullet of open source, is no longer valid. Unfortunately it is a bullet needed to counter so many other negative bullets.

And let's be clear, you have never met/heard of a prominent security researcher who favoured open source over closed source. You may have met someone who thought they were all that, but in fact were not. Open vs close source has to do with public access to source code. Anyone 'prominent' who was anyone, would be offered a look at the closed source, if it was indeed for security evaluation. As much as I agree obfuscation does not lead to good security, it certainly does not detract from it. Had this code of openSSL not been publicly available, it could have been fixed before most of the internet was subject to people trying to take advantage of its errors. Sorry, hard reality.

about 3 months ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Spiked_Three Re:I would think (379 comments)

man the truth stings, doesn't it?

Modded flame bait, with 0 argument against, in fact several replies in support of.

Totally validates the sig eh?

Look open source noobs, get over it. Understanding reality is half the battle towards accomplishing something.

Feel free to mod this as flamebait - it was totally intended as such, and modding so will give me great satisfaction.

about 3 months ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Spiked_Three Re:I would think (379 comments)

You are right, it is nothing like closing the door after the horses got out, it is more like closing the door after all the horses are dead.

Multiple eyes on code, security, these are things that are great about open source, except they aren't. This is a prime example of how bugs get through anyhow, major bugs. So it is now shown beyond a shadow of anyones doubt, open source is NOT superior in these respects.

Design and QA are 2 more things open source does not do anywhere near as well as closed source. It doesn't take much of a leap to understand open source it what it is, a free less than ideal solution that is NO competitor to closed source.

about 4 months ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Spiked_Three Wrong problem (355 comments)

The problem is that you think the iPad is the problem.

LEGOs can be used infinite ways, to create all kinds of things from the imagination. Guess what? So can an iPad.

It is the lazy f'n parents, who take the easiest way out to pacify their over protected brats, and wonder why they cry when they don't get what they want later in life.

about 4 months ago
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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

Spiked_Three Re:Not just an RC Plane (218 comments)

Again, results. The guy with the wing has them, you with your quad do not.

Now I do know the guy who sends up a red on an octo fitted with infared in bad weather. So there are some special cases when a multi rotor might be more appropriate, but day to day SAR, no, not even in the ballpark. If altitude is a problem you put something other than a POS GoPro on it. You arent trying to find anything real time anyhow. Actually, never mind. I'm starting to doubt you have ever done anything real, just your imagination.

about 4 months ago
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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

Spiked_Three Re:FAA Didn't get the Memo? (218 comments)

well, it's still in an appeals process, so I wouldnt say decided, but at the moment the FAA is on the losing side for sure.

about 4 months ago
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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

Spiked_Three Re:Not just an RC Plane (218 comments)

you have no idea what you are talking about. Butt out while you can. This dude has been doing it for a while, last I read I think he had located 11 deceased children, and he uses a wing. How's your quad record?

Quad's do not have the range, period. It is common sense, called glide.

about 4 months ago
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FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

Spiked_Three Re:Fuck the FAA (218 comments)

wow - I expected a few of you to know what has been going on.

The FAA fined someone $10,000 not long ago. His lawyer filed a motion to dismiss. The administrative judge you name, indicated the FAA has no current authority to do dick (pirker vs. FAA).

The FAA has appealed, but at the moment, the ruling is The FAA doesn't have dick. Even with the appeal, because of how the ruling is written (somewhat intentionally I ber), the stay from appeal also means the FAA doesn't have dick.

If the FAA thinks they are going to force a humanitarian effort with support of local law enforcement to cease in order to extend their dick, guess what is going to get stepped on?

about 4 months ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Spiked_Three Re:informal poll (641 comments)

holy shit. the fact you think OSS software is even in the same league as Adobe apps is an indicator you are totally clueless.

about 4 months ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Spiked_Three Re:informal poll (641 comments)

People run windows, because, ummm, maybe it has software that is usable?

Adobe apps for instance. Yes, I could run them on an overpriced mac, that is an option, if I do not mind being locked into the most obviously nefarious corporate slime in existence.

The fact that you don't understand this, means you probably are very limited in your understanding of how people use computers in general. That takes nothing away from your technical skills. Just wouldnt put you in charge of I.T. at a company bigger than say, 2.

Look, windows is still at over 80% market share. You are flat out ignoring reality when you say you dont get why anyone runs windows. It does not make you look smart, I'm sure that was what you were trying to accomplish.

about 5 months ago
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Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?

Spiked_Three Other similar situations (157 comments)

wasn't there a discovery that determined if you were likely to commit a crime? Or be serial killer or something like that?

How did that work out / what ever happened with it?

Society (in the US anyhow) already allows unrelated information to be used, for discrimination anyhow. I mean your automobile insurance costs is based on your credit history for gosh sakes. Why not allow insurance companies to reject you completely if they know you are going to get sick. I mean its not like insurance is for evening out costs or anything. Let the free market, and genetic fate determine your place/status in life.

about 5 months ago
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Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

Spiked_Three ummm (512 comments)

dude, you study language, in the context of this planet at best.

Do you also believe that ALL life requires carbon?

Get back to us when you have some, any, references to language on another planet.

about 5 months ago
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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

Spiked_Three Marketing ploy? (300 comments)

The New Coke for the 21st century?

Take a good product, ruin it, have consumers reject it, then bring back the old and net an increase in sales....brilliant (again).

about 5 months ago
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3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

Spiked_Three Re:Not a nerd (251 comments)

run out of meds?

about 5 months ago

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Is there any useful TV guides?

Spiked_Three Spiked_Three writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Spiked_Three (626260) writes "Very occasionally, I do admit I watch TV. Problem is that it has become nearly impossible to find something I want to watch. My on screen TV guide list 400+ channels. TV Guide's commercial website is so filled with advertising it is useless. And not one single app that I know of considers things I have watched before, sports I like v. sports I hate, or the simple fact that I am NOT looking to pay to watch some movie. So, with TV program scheduling being such a valuable copyrighted asset, where does one look to see if there's anything on they might actually be interested in watching?"
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Spiked_Three Spiked_Three writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Spiked_Three (626260) writes "In the "other vendors have viruses too" dept;

CNet is reporting that an Apple QuickTime flaw is being exploited to attack MySpace users. The attack works for users of Internet Explorer and Firefox, although it has already been disabled for Internet Explorer user. FireFox users are still at risk until Apple fixes QuickTime."

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