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Kepler Finds Bizarre Systems

TheMidget Re:Planets orbiting Planets? (120 comments)

Almost sounds like a moon.

... with a nice and warm Klemperer rosette in the center...

more than 3 years ago
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Kepler Finds Bizarre Systems

TheMidget Re:Fleet of Worlds (120 comments)

Any Klemperer rosettes?

Don't forget to put on a Trojan before heading into the rosette...

more than 3 years ago
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Full Bladder Improves Decision Making

TheMidget Re:Everyone knows... (229 comments)

To this day I still sleep like a baby through the night. Unless, of course, I'm interrupted by the sounds of somebody else stumbling their way to the bathroom.

... or by that nice feeling of wet pajamas rubbing against your skin reminding you that sometimes it's really better to go ...

more than 3 years ago
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Google's Fight Against 'Low-Quality' Sites Continues

TheMidget Re:SEO gaming - no penalty! (220 comments)

Or maybe, that JCPenney makes most of its money in its brick-and-mortar stores rather than online?

Or most of their online customers go directly to JCPenney's rather than searching for a source of doodads or widgets?

In the end, google might have done JCPenney's a favor by showing them how little business their SEO games actually brought, and that this is an expense they can well do without...

more than 3 years ago
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Google's Fight Against 'Low-Quality' Sites Continues

TheMidget Thanks google! (220 comments)

you-know-what.ragingfist.net
w00t!

more than 3 years ago
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Australian Court Gives Green Light To Disconnect Pirates

TheMidget Re:Woah! (131 comments)

The MPAA is sure getting aggressive against torrent users!

That was not a torrent, that was a whooping big ocean!

more than 3 years ago
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Stuxnet's Legacy: Get Back to Basics or Get Owned

TheMidget What good is SQL injection... (162 comments)

... if you have no goatse.cx, nor goatse.cz, nor goatse.ch, nor goatse.fr to point the SQL-injected website to?

more than 3 years ago
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Trying To Lure Suckers, Company Resells Open Source Blender

TheMidget Re:Legit (294 comments)

None when searching for "O'Neil"

That's expected. The single quote between the O and the N crashes the search database...

more than 3 years ago
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Driver Sued For Updating Facebook In Fatal Crash

TheMidget Re:Same time? (365 comments)

Would it matter where the data was heading at the time?

Sure it does. We (supposedly) live in a fair country where everyone has right to due process.

The point is that the user was doing data transmission with her phone when her hands should have been on the wheel.

So she connected to facebook while sitting in her car idling in her driveway waiting for it to "warm up". After a while she put the phone on the passenger's seat (or into her pocket), forgot to disconnect from the network, and drove off. All the while one of the myriads of silly javascripts included in facebook kept on chattering with the facebook server without her knowledge.

Or maybe, she did indeed have a fancy client that was buffering her update while she was sitting in an area with poor reception, and automatically sending the buffered data when reception was better (i.e. seconds before the accident).

more than 3 years ago
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Lawyers Using Facebook Research For Jury Selection

TheMidget No need to "friending" the office... (283 comments)

granting members of the jury pool free access to the court's wi-fi network in exchange for temporarily "friending" his office

Or, more easily, just offer the entire jury pool free access to the court's wi-fi network, and then firesheep their accounts...

more than 3 years ago
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Financial Malware Hijacks Online Banking Sessions

TheMidget Re:always close your browser. (161 comments)

Which is why I always close my browser after a banking session.

Which is why I always use a secure OS and a secure browser to do my online banking.

If you use Internet Explorer on Windows, "closing" your browser is not enough. Internet Explorer is part of the OS, and keeps on running in the background even if no window of it is showing.

more than 3 years ago
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Financial Malware Hijacks Online Banking Sessions

TheMidget Re:Close browser not just log out (161 comments)

Hence the suggestion that after using online banking, you close the browser not just log out of the session. Or would this not help with this malware?

This trojan only target windiots, Slashdot users intelligent enough to use Firefox should be safe.

For those who do use Internet Explorer: when you close it, it's not really closed; it's part of the OS after all! In order to really "close" Internet Explorer, you'd need to shut down your computer.

more than 3 years ago
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Financial Malware Hijacks Online Banking Sessions

TheMidget Bank, please explain me once again... (161 comments)

... why you require your customers to use Windows when doing online banking?

more than 3 years ago
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Why You Shouldn't Reboot Unix Servers

TheMidget Re:Uptime (705 comments)

The amount of replacement HDDs that I've had to hand out due to users not understanding that a laptop can't be thrown on the passenger seat of a car while it's on and open...

There's quite a difference between carefully moving a laptop, and throwing it...

more than 3 years ago
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Why You Shouldn't Reboot Unix Servers

TheMidget Re:Uptime (705 comments)

That's all fine and good, but it's not like someone sitting with a laptop ON THEIR LAP isn't going to shift around or move at all. If it's on a table, fine. But I guarantee that laptops are moved all the time without dire consequences.

However, keeping it ON YOUR LAP can lead to dire consequences. Especially if you are not moving it enough...

more than 3 years ago
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German Foreign Office Going Back To Windows

TheMidget Money speaks louder than ethics (901 comments)

Users have, it claims, also complained of missing functionality, a lack of usability and poor interoperability.

Especially those users who have a relative or friend who works in the Microsoft PC sales business ...

more than 3 years ago
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Man Uses Snowblower To Put Out House Fire

TheMidget Quite risky (9 comments)

... it could just as well have fanned the flames...

more than 2 years ago
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Shoplifter Gets Caught When Her Mobility Cart Gets Stuck

TheMidget Re:Where's the video? (21 comments)

Porky societal leeches like that should be airlifted to the Serengeti to feed the cheetahs and hyenas, which would also make entertaining video.

Wouldn't that be cruelty to animals, feedings them rotten food like that?

more than 2 years ago
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Shoplifter Gets Caught When Her Mobility Cart Gets Stuck

TheMidget Re:"Mobility Carts" (21 comments)

Did you know you can get a handicap sticker for having a drug addiction?

What did whoever decided that smoke?

more than 2 years ago

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