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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

TheDarkMaster Re:Amateurs... (324 comments)

In the second that a "poor" bandit get caught by this system, human rights guys would fly in the ATM manufacturer's neck. And note that when the deceased is an ordinary citizen like you or me, you do not find the human rights guys anywhere.

8 hours ago
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

TheDarkMaster Re:Amateurs... (324 comments)

Is now.

8 hours ago
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

TheDarkMaster Re:Amateurs... (324 comments)

You forgot to mention that they are always in groups and using assault rifles. They are doing it so often in my city that soon we will have no usable ATM anymore, maybe not even banks given the lack of concern of them to leave the building intact.

8 hours ago
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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

TheDarkMaster Re:It'll never happen (197 comments)

Not uninterested, cautious. If you were a form of highly advanced and evolved life, you will risk trying to directly contact a primitive, stupid and violent life form like us? They would wait until we mature enough to make possible a contact. And I honestly doubt they have not tried before and we confuse them with "gods"...

11 hours ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

TheDarkMaster Re:Status sells (506 comments)

Good question. My best guess so far is an very aggressive marketing campaign ("every computer in a movie is a Mac", remember?) combined with a device that, despite having a lower hardware to that of competitors, do the work that target audience wants. And perhaps the most important part, is charged as a luxury item in such a way that the public believes that only wealthy and successful people can have one, so anyone who wants to look wealthy and successful do anything to get one too.

yesterday
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

TheDarkMaster Re:The tortoise lays on its back (506 comments)

Just one from many possible examples: Try watching a movie in 1080p on the IPhone6. Without having to crop the image. And, the film uses the Matroska (MKV) container. Add on your "overall experience" the "delightful experience" that is dealing with iTunes... Between the touchwizard (which I can disable anytime I want and exchange it for something else) and deal with iTunes for everything (You're stuck with it, good luck), I prefer the touchwizard. And recall that this is just one example of many.

yesterday
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

TheDarkMaster Re:The tortoise lays on its back (506 comments)

Ahhh... The typical fanboy nonsense rebuttal. For the hardware part, see the specs from a recent Apple product and from one competitor. Not convinced? So check the specifications for this one. Still not convinced? Try this. The reality distortion field from the late Jobs only works on dumbass guys like you.

yesterday
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

TheDarkMaster Status sells (506 comments)

Your product can be clearly inferior hardware and be much more expensive than the competition, but if your product is considered a status symbol that lets you win rich partners, so it sells no matter the price.

2 days ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

TheDarkMaster Re:Hmmm ... (290 comments)

Unless the entire production chain involved to create the product you want to buy with bitcoins has also been paid with bitcoins, it will be virtually impossible to buy the product you want using the same 200 bitcoins for a long time. That is why I consider the bitcoin useless, its value in real currency varies way too much.

about two weeks ago
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Google Aims To Be Your Universal Translator

TheDarkMaster Still useless to Brazilian portuguese (122 comments)

A Brazilian like me will have to do a good effort to make sense from what you wrote if you do not know brazilian portuguese and try to use Google translate.

about two weeks ago
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PC Shipments Are Slowly Recovering

TheDarkMaster Re:PCs are still awesome imo (130 comments)

I agree with the case of animes. They have a freedom of subjects and stories that American filmmakers can only dream of doing the same.

about two weeks ago
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PC Shipments Are Slowly Recovering

TheDarkMaster Re:PCs are still awesome imo (130 comments)

I must admit I also build my computers largely for the fun of doing it and doing hardware experiments like any good mad scientist. And being able to build your own computer in my country in particular is very important, otherwise you become hostage to crooks who loves to sell shit as if it was a luxury item.

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

TheDarkMaster Re:Application installers suck. (324 comments)

You have a pretty low ID to have forgotten already how is an proper created MSI package or installer. These rogue installers are a recent thing, few years ago I only saw these installers with "irresistible deals" on really questionable applications with very shitty vendors.

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

TheDarkMaster Re:Application installers suck. (324 comments)

Full stop. Really.

A proper Windows installer is way, way better than the amateurish Linux "installers". But, real serious, pay attention to the subtle detail that the problem is not the installer idea, is who is making the installer. An installer works perfectly well when they have no one wanting to use it as "trojan horse" to fill your computer with trash, and if the developer of this installer decided to go rogue changing the way of installation will not magically solve the problem.

And more, the "click, click, click" have a good reason to be: Options. If your application has several installation options is perfectly normal to have several buttons "next", what the criminals who make these rogue bundles do is abuse this option to purposely try to trick you. It is not a failure of the idea itself, is a character flaw of who uses the idea.

about two weeks ago
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Entanglement Makes Quantum Particles Measurably Heavier, Says Quantum Theorist

TheDarkMaster Re:FTL communications? (109 comments)

Well, the idea is transmitting a message. If I understand correctly what you wrote, then the problem is that scientists do not have a method to assign a specific polarization to the entangled photon, I am correct? And if they can "read" the photon but still can not "write" on it, but someone finds the method of "writing" without interrupting the entlangment, then sending messages would be possible right?

about three weeks ago
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Entanglement Makes Quantum Particles Measurably Heavier, Says Quantum Theorist

TheDarkMaster Re:FTL communications? (109 comments)

Sorry but the no-communication theorem seems BS. If you are able to obtain the polarization of the photon and you are also able to force this photon in a given polarization, and the photon is in an entangled state (existing in two places at once), so I do not see what would prevent the transmission of information using this effect and the theorem fails to explain what would be a good reason for this communication be impossible.

about three weeks ago
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WSJ Refused To Publish Lawrence Krauss' Response To "Science Proves Religion"

TheDarkMaster Re: Yawn (556 comments)

"They didn't publish a retort from a respected scientist after publishing a some complete woo by a charlatan."

In Brazil this is the norm. And believe me, the "newspapers" here still make a huge effort to make you believe that they are "neutral" and "unbiased".

about three weeks ago
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"Disco Clam" Lights Up To Scare Predators Away

TheDarkMaster Useless site (49 comments)

Why nowadays these useless sites require javascript to to display even the most basic content?

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

TheDarkMaster Today's movie theaters are crap (400 comments)

My experience on actual movie theaters, ignoring the question of the film itself be good or not:

- The picture quality is ridiculously bad , I have seen only one movie theater years ago where the image was reasonably good;
- Popcorn is ridiculously expensive and bad;
- The sound is always too high and always exaggerates in the bass (ohhh explosions!);


These days I can buy a big quality TV at an affordable price, a home theater and so I can watch the movie I want whenever I want and with hot, quality popcorn. Why in hell I would go to the theather?

about a month ago

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How secure is Windows XP limited user account?

TheDarkMaster TheDarkMaster writes  |  more than 6 years ago

TheDarkMaster writes "I need to grant user access to my pc for parents. Of course I can't say what a hell my little sister (or others) can download from net, and I need to use a limited user account for her. But, how secure is this account? They can survive a "OMG, CLICK HERE NOW!!!!" "insuspect" file or something else?"

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