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Australian iPhone and iPad Users Waylaid By Ransomware

Sterculius Re:if the phone is locked ... (52 comments)

That is a reasonable explanation. Kind of sad when we live in a society where phones can be kidnapped. I hope they don't start kidnapping my Taco Bell orders before I can get to the window.

about 2 months ago
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Australian iPhone and iPad Users Waylaid By Ransomware

Sterculius Re:if the phone is locked ... (52 comments)

That assumes that iPhone users know how to access email without their phone.

about 2 months ago
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The Flaw Lurking In Every Deep Neural Net

Sterculius I don't believe it (230 comments)

It is almost like the article is saying that something a computer did was not perfectly in line with human reasoning. We should stop being life-centric and realize that if the computer says two pictures of the same cat should not be classified in the same way, the computer is simply wiser than we are, and if we don't believe it the computer will beat our asses at chess and then we'll see who is smarter.

about 2 months ago
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Australian iPhone and iPad Users Waylaid By Ransomware

Sterculius if the phone is locked ... (52 comments)

If the phone is locked, on wonders how they contact the owner to tell them their locked phone is being held for ransom.

about 2 months ago
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Star Citizen's Crowdfunding-Driven Grey Market

Sterculius what a great idea! (88 comments)

How could this possibly fail?

about 9 months ago
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PM Calls Facebook Irresponsible For Allowing Beheading Clips

Sterculius so much for common decency (201 comments)

I suppose it is OK to post rape videos and snuff films on Facebook now as well.

about 9 months ago
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ITER Fusion Reactor On Track To Generating Power By 2028

Sterculius Re:On track? (232 comments)

So there is a clear path to actually producing energy with nuclear fusion? It has been theoretically possible for many decades, but the devil is usually in the details. I'm glad to hear that I will have my flying car soon!

about 9 months ago
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Oracle Attacks Open Source; Says Community-Developed Code Is Inferior

Sterculius Scared much? (394 comments)

Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of bloated corporations more than competent individuals banding together to produce a superior product for free. Socialism!

about 9 months ago
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The NSA Is Collecting Lots of Spam

Sterculius with that kind of accuracy ... (159 comments)

"somewhere between 2 GB and 117 GB" ... can't narrow it down any more than that? Are you sure it was an Iranian email address, or was it just somewhere between Israel and Yemen?

about 9 months ago
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ITER Fusion Reactor On Track To Generating Power By 2028

Sterculius On track? (232 comments)

Can scientific breakthroughs really be scheduled? "Hey Einstein, could you give us an estimate on the Relativity thing?"

about 9 months ago
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Buried In the Healthcare.gov Source: "No Expectation of Privacy"

Sterculius dumb (365 comments)

Really? We are talking about hidden terms of service that effect exactly nobody? Must be a slow day at Fox News.

about 9 months ago
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China's Secret Scientific Megaprojects

Sterculius Re:The enemy within (142 comments)

Most people don't consider those healthy. Doesn't matter, most people probably know that Chinese food isn't really health food either. It just tastes good. Actually, it sounds pretty good right now. Time for lunch!

about a year ago
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China's Secret Scientific Megaprojects

Sterculius The enemy within (142 comments)

The Chinese have already succeeded in their main mega-project: Chinese restaurants. While mostly salt, fat, and MSG, Americans gobble it down and feel they are eating healthy because there is a piece of broccoli in there somewhere.

about a year ago
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The Open Source Laptop and the Golden Age of Open Hardware

Sterculius Re:Slowing?! (93 comments)

Rush Limbaugh said so.

about a year ago
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Google Go Capturing Developer Interest

Sterculius nice try, google (434 comments)

I looked into it. It is still basically unusable for any real-world app, as far as I can tell. I would say that its chances of taking over are probably about the same as Sarah Palin being elected President, or finding sentient life on Mars.

more than 4 years ago
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US Lawmakers Set Sights On P2P Programs

Sterculius nice to see our legislators hard at work (180 comments)

Oh, I see. Well that should work, since after all everyone using P2P is in the United States, and all the P2P software is written in the United States, and certainly there is nobody in the United States who would ever ignore one of our 47 billion laws against everything from chewing gum to brandishing a lint brush.

more than 4 years ago
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A Skeptical Reaction To IBM's Cat Brain Simulation Claims

Sterculius a binary simulation (198 comments)

I have simulated a Conservative Republican's brain with only two points: 1. Listen to Rush Limbaugh. 2. Mindlessly repeat what Rush says.

more than 4 years ago
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Chrome OS Benchmarked Against Moblin, Ubuntu Netbook, More

Sterculius musings (193 comments)

At first, Google impressed me quite a bit, but their latest forays into programming languages (Go!) and the OS market ... yawn. Honestly, Chrome in no way compares to FireFox either. It is just a light, quick browser that is light and quick because it doesn't do the truly great things that FireFox can do. The Google "genius club" isn't going to take over the world, no matter how arrogantly they try. However, if they upset the drone army at Microsoft, I applaud their efforts anyway.

more than 4 years ago
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Pittsburgh To Tax Students

Sterculius Re:US doens't want students (344 comments)

Yes, what a stupid system to tax those with excessive wealth and give free education to those who want to better society. I can see how our superior American system of cranking out a few dozen mega-billionaires and punishing those who seek education will no doubt result in a superior society in the end! /sarcasm

more than 4 years ago
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Pittsburgh To Tax Students

Sterculius close all the colleges (344 comments)

It would be more sensible if Pittsburg just got rid of all of its colleges and banned all college students from the city. Obviously, that would save them the most money. After all, students are burdening the system and not paying their fair share.

more than 4 years ago

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