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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

TheKeyboardSlayer Sigh. (91 comments)

Just because it doesn't work for you in your situation doesn't mean it doesn't work for Ken where he is. That's an ignorant view of things.

about 2 months ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

TheKeyboardSlayer Re:If you make this a proof of God... (612 comments)

Because I am stick of hearing the "how can something come from nothing" argument from creationists. Whether or not something could come from nothing has nothing to do if there is a god or not and proving it can does not prove there is a god. Any rational person can see this, but I would never accuse a creationist of being rational.

Sounds like you need some cheese....

about 5 months ago
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Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits

TheKeyboardSlayer Prenatal Vitamins (554 comments)

I guess doctors that PRESCRIBE prenatal vitamins are just doing it because it does nothing medically for anyone.

about 9 months ago
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Orson Scott Card Pleads 'Tolerance' For Ender's Game Movie

TheKeyboardSlayer Re:See My Movie (1448 comments)

I'm going.

I don't give two squirts about what Card does in his personal time nor what he does with money he earns from writing books or making movies. I give him money when I'm entertained by his books...the transaction is completed at that time and I no longer want to have a say in how he spends said money. We'd have a pretty exhausting existence if everyone who paid money to someone for a service or product wanted to dictate how it was spent.

I loved the book and I will most likely love the movie.

about a year ago
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Ender's Game Trailer Released

TheKeyboardSlayer Re:every time i see "Ender's Game" (470 comments)

FTFY:

Ender's game = hunger games for 13 year old boys

Yes I read the book, I thought it was garbage pulp fantasy for those of limited breadth and imagination.

yeah, I guess that's why it won the 1985 Nebula award...it totally lacked so much.

about a year ago
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Chrome, Firefox, IE 10, Java, Win 8 All Hacked At Pwn2Own

TheKeyboardSlayer Re:What about Opera? (183 comments)

They don't try because they say the userbase is too small. But it just hit 300million users. It's also one of the most popular mobile browsers out there...it was tops in May of 2011 iirc.

Sidenote: The organizer of pwn2own, Aaron Portnoy, supposedly uses the Opera Browser. Go figure.

about a year and a half ago
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Chrome, Firefox, IE 10, Java, Win 8 All Hacked At Pwn2Own

TheKeyboardSlayer Re:Once again, no Opera (183 comments)

They're switching to a modified version of webkit for rendering and using the V8 javascript engine. A browser is much more than just a tool for rendering and a javascript engine and this is the only thing they're sucking in from Chrome.

Just the same, the current version uses Presto...and that's the one that pwn2own could check out right now...and they haven't every tried Opera in the history of pwn2own. It'd be great if they gave it a parting shot.

about a year and a half ago
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Chrome, Firefox, IE 10, Java, Win 8 All Hacked At Pwn2Own

TheKeyboardSlayer Once again, no Opera (183 comments)

Once again, pwn2own ignores the Opera web browser. This makes me sad...I recently switched exclusively to Opera after toying around with it for almost 10 years now. I've been completely happy since. I will say this, Opera takes security more seriously than any other browser out there...just an example is when the Certificate Authority hack came into play in 2011...All other browsers were twisting their knickers but Opera just yawned and said:

Browsers that do not have protection against blocked revocation lists will need to rapidly issue an update to fix any new certificate abuse. In Opera, users are protected automatically when the certificate is revoked. If the CA has a general problem, or a CA is no longer being used, we can remove it from our list of trusted CAs behind the scenes, and the user will also be secure, without needing to change anything in her browser.

This was the default setting in opera.

In my opinion, Opera has my interests at the forefront when it comes to security. Whether or not that would translate to being more resistant to hacking attempts at pwn2own, I have no idea...but I really wish they'd give it a go one of these years just to see.

about a year and a half ago
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Iran Deleted From the World's Banking Computers

TheKeyboardSlayer Re:I wonder what happens when.. (667 comments)

They become a full nuclear power. Do we sit down and talk, then play nice with them?

I don't think any country will allow it to get that far unfortunately :/

more than 2 years ago
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SSN Required To Buy Palm Pre

TheKeyboardSlayer The Reason... (543 comments)

The reason is very simple...you're spending close to 500 bucks when you get a plan, pre pay for a month, buy a touchstone, a case, add in the insurance, etc. So, it makes complete sense. I gladly provided mine to pick up my Pre.

more than 5 years ago
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How Do You Sync & Manage Your Home Directories?

TheKeyboardSlayer Spideroak (421 comments)

SpiderOak https://spideroak.com/ Why? Because it's encrypted and even spideroak can't decrypt your data. That makes all my stuff safe from prying eyes. No one else can do that.

more than 5 years ago
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Encrypted But Searchable Online Storage?

TheKeyboardSlayer Spideroak (266 comments)

Spideroak is the only company I know of that DOESN'T HOLD THE KEYS to your encrypted data. Even if they wanted to 'see' your data, they couldn't. https://spideroak.com/

more than 5 years ago
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95M-Year-Old Octopus Fossils Discovered

TheKeyboardSlayer evolution be damned (290 comments)

Well...Evolution be damned. Or maybe, only when it fits perfectly for evolutionists to quote. In this instance, it looks like creationists win.

more than 5 years ago
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Researcher Says Social Networks Link Terrorists

TheKeyboardSlayer well...um... (212 comments)

you know another thing that's been linking terrorists together for the past 50+ years right? *cue hitchcock-like music* THE TELEPHONE!!!!! *end music*

more than 5 years ago

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