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Man Convicted of Issuing Competing Currency

The Aethereal Fed (15 comments)

If "attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism", then our own government is the most guilty.

more than 3 years ago

Kinect Self-Awareness Hack

The Aethereal Meh (82 comments)

I liked it, but it has no business being on slashdot. It isn't news. (No, I'm not new here.)

more than 3 years ago

Can You Beat a Computer At Rock-Paper-Scissors?

The Aethereal No Good (292 comments)

Tied over 20 games...seems about what I would expect from a human.

more than 3 years ago

Australia Bans New Mortal Kombat

The Aethereal New (119 comments)

I didn't know there was a new MK coming out. Thanks Australia for the heads up! You can always count on censorship to raise awareness of things I'm interested in.

more than 3 years ago

XKCD Deploys Command Line Interface

The Aethereal Re:The petition is unnecessary... (288 comments)

Not working for me either in FF or IE. Though I get no js errors. Just a prompt where I can't type anything.

more than 4 years ago

In the last 24 hours, I've consumed ...

The Aethereal Re:3000 Calorie Diet (496 comments)

Holy crap. That site recommended I increase my caloric intake by about 50% to reduce my weight. No wonder we have a weight problem in this country.

more than 4 years ago

US Not Training Enough Cybersecurity Experts

The Aethereal Barriers (112 comments)

If we don't have enough cybersecurity experts, why are we passing a law requiring licensing, which will only bar more people from the field?

more than 4 years ago

Photoshop CS5's Showpiece — Content-Aware Fill

The Aethereal STOP! (378 comments)

Stop with the ads! That's like the 4th one today.

more than 4 years ago

Senate Votes To Replace Aviation Radar With GPS

The Aethereal Re:Our rights offline (457 comments)

I don't appreciate your sarcasm. You aren't one of those GPS-deniers are you? There is a consensus now. Deal with it!

more than 4 years ago

Senate Votes To Replace Aviation Radar With GPS

The Aethereal Security (457 comments)

So each plane sends its location back to air traffic control? How is this system secured? This will be breached repeatedly. Also, what happens when a solar storm takes out the satellites? I'm sure GPS is a better system under normal circumstances, but circumstances are not always normal.

more than 4 years ago

Best Way To Store Digital Video For 20 Years?

The Aethereal Re:keep copying it (805 comments)

As I understand it, holomagical disks will be loaded with so much DRM, nobody will be allowed to view the contents. Period.

more than 6 years ago



Quake Reveals Holes in the Great Firewall of China

The Aethereal The Aethereal writes  |  more than 6 years ago

The Aethereal (1160051) writes "The massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake that killed thousands in China this week revealed a breach in the communist nation's outbound flow of online information.

Chinese bystanders were able to send images and videos quickly to the rest of the world in the hours following Monday's quake, exposing holes in the "great firewall of China," media and technology experts say.

"They [the Chinese government] have strong controls over information that comes into the country, but they've never thought of and, until this moment, they've never needed censorship of outbound data," said Clay Shirky, a faculty member at the interactive telecommunications department at New York University."

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