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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

Swave An deBwoner Re:Missing conversion in the summary (422 comments)

Not quite. You're converting "ounces" as a measure of weight. The "20 ounces" referring to soda is a measure of liquid volume.

Roughly, 1 gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds. There are 64 fluid ounces in 1 gallon and 454 g in 1 lb.

(8.34 lb * 454 g/lb) * (20 oz / 64 oz/gal) = 1174 g.

5 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

Swave An deBwoner Re:Spying? (179 comments)

Stop making sense!

about two weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Swave An deBwoner Re:This sounds like something from The Onion (724 comments)

I suspect that Intel was not "listening to gamers' complaints" but rather listening to some of the big game manufacturers' complaints, e.g., maybe this ticked off somebody at Ubisoft:

http://www.vg247.com/2014/06/11/ubisoft-attempts-to-explain-why-assassins-creed-unitys-co-op-has-no-playable-women/

There were several blog articles on this "incident" at Gamasutra.

about three weeks ago
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iOS Trojan Targets Hong Kong Protestors

Swave An deBwoner Re:Advanced? Requires a Jailbreak & manual ins (72 comments)

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/surprise-ios-7-1-jailbreak-for-most-iphones-and-ipads-uses-year-old-flaw/?comments=1

jdale Ars Scholae Palatinae

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FTR: if pangu team releases a public jailbreak with vulnerabilities disclosed to them during my training I consider this in no way okay.

...

So finally after 1.75 years of being known to me, having tought it to 50-70 students a "friend" takes the bug and sells a jb based on it.

I'm not even an iOS user, but in my opinion if he discovered an exploit and has sat on it for 1.75 years, I consider that in no way okay. The fact that he also shared it with other people makes it worse, even if it was only a small and supposedly trustworthy group. You cannot control a secret you've shared with 50 people, that's absurd. And any exploit you find is likely to be independently discovered as well, especially more than a year later.

countcracula Ars Scholae Palatinae

I am not involved in the scene at all but have watched from the sidelines while all of the petty arguments are tossed around and drama is happening. Stefan Esser has been a part of pretty much all of it. So I share this sentiment. You can share a secret with three people when two are dead.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X

Swave An deBwoner Re:that was fast (174 comments)

Papa's gonna buy me a diamond ring?

about three weeks ago
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Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X

Swave An deBwoner Re:I have an idea (174 comments)

Hey, the last update is 4 days ago. What have you guys done for me recently?

about three weeks ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

Swave An deBwoner Re: Forest Circus. (299 comments)

For some people it can be rather hard to pay for the training and permits to be able to get a CCW permit.

Gee, if they didn't get their firearms training in the military and they have no family or friends to teach them and they can't afford to pay for training, I'm not sure I want them to be carrying.

about a month ago
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Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

Swave An deBwoner Re:5 Ridiculous Myths You Probably Believe (222 comments)

Yes, a pet peeve of mine.

With all the hype and hoopla insurance companies have been ladeling out about "wellness" and "preventive care", the fairly well established correlation between poor dental status (decay, gum disease) and heart disease goes unmentioned lest their hypocrisy be uncovered. and their profits diminished.

about a month ago
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US Military Aware Only Belatedly of Chinese Attacks Against Transport Contractors

Swave An deBwoner Re:Punishment Tricky (13 comments)

TRANSCOM learned of only two of the incidents.

Apparently they didn't know that they were compromised.

Hooray for privatization of government functions.

about a month ago
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Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

Swave An deBwoner Re:"Against a wall" (149 comments)

Please. I'm having a contractor come in to move my walls so that they hug this case the way they are supposed to. Trapezoidal rooms .. here I come!

about 2 months ago

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iPhone and iPad users report severe motion sickness while using iOS 7

Swave An deBwoner Swave An deBwoner writes  |  1 year,28 days

Swave An deBwoner (907414) writes "I don't know what I can say except to paste a couple of excerpts from the original article at theverge.com:

"It's exactly how I used to get car sick if I tried to read in the car." Other forum users are reporting feelings of illness, eye pain, and dizziness as well.

Another user, nybe, writes, "I had to go home 'sick' from work because of the intense nausea due to using my iPhone with iOS 7.""

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Two Years Later, David Pogue Discovers Amazon Prime Includes "Free Movies"

Swave An deBwoner Swave An deBwoner writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Swave An deBwoner (907414) writes "In his "State of the Art" column, NY Times columnist David Pogue discovers that Amazon Prime members can use the service to watch some movies for free. This service was announced, when, early in the summer of 2010? The title of his column today is "Potluck for the Eyeballs: A New Streaming-Movie Service""
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NY Times goes paywall

Swave An deBwoner Swave An deBwoner writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Swave An deBwoner writes "Today marks a significant transition for The New York Times as we introduce digital subscriptions. It’s an important step that we hope you will see as an investment in The Times, one that will strengthen our ability to provide high-quality journalism to readers around the world and on any platform. The change will primarily affect those who are heavy consumers of the content on our Web site and on mobile applications."
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Report Looks at How China Meddled With Internet

Swave An deBwoner Swave An deBwoner writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Swave An deBwoner (907414) writes "Another article on the temporary rerouting of much of the Internet through Chinese IP space, discussed here on /. yesterday:

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/11/16/1838223/For-18-Minutes-15-of-the-Internet-Routed-Through-China

But today's NY Times article contains a curious statement:

While sensitive data such as e-mails and commercial transactions are generally encrypted before being transmitted, the Chinese government holds a copy of an encryption master key, and there was speculation that China might have used it to break the encryption on some of the misdirected Internet traffic.

What "encryption master key" are they talking about?

TFA can be found here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/world/asia/18intel.html"

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