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Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

Vryl Re:Go Amish? (664 comments)

Has aerospace solved the halting problem then?

about 7 months ago

Algorithmic Trading Glitch Costs Firm $440 Million

Vryl Re:Visual walkthrough and commentary of the mayhem (377 comments)

1. Queue all orders
2. Delay. 1 second? 2 seconds? Even maybe 5 seconds.
3. Randomise the queue
4. Execute all orders
5. Goto 1

Should stop this kind of bullshit.

more than 2 years ago

Why We Love Firefox, and Why We Hate It

Vryl Ummm... RAM Hog? (665 comments)

That thing had to go. I miss my plugs, but, that fucker had to go....

more than 2 years ago

Neutrino-Powered Financial Trading In Our Future?

Vryl The solution to all this nonsense (275 comments)

1. Queue all orders
2. Delay. 1 second? 2 seconds? Even maybe 5 seconds.
3. Randomise the queue
4. Execute all orders
5. Goto 1

Kills front running, probably kills HFC. Basically strategy proofs the whole thing. Somebody cryptomath geek can probably finess the protocol some more, but this is the basic plan.

more than 2 years ago

John Romero's Doomy View On Android and Ouya

Vryl Who the fuck is John Romero (375 comments)

No, seriously, who the fuck is John Romero?

more than 2 years ago

Google Joining Fight Against Drug Cartels

Vryl Cartel's exist because people like to buy drugs (253 comments)

Prohibition fails. Google are just supporting the problem, not the solution. They should be advocating decrimilization and treatment as an illness, not as a crime.

more than 2 years ago

Windows 8 Pre RTM Metro UI Leaked

Vryl Surely this is just fashion? (484 comments)

Reminds me strangely of BeOS.

Everything old is new again.

more than 2 years ago

World Is Ignoring Most Important Lesson From Fukushima

Vryl Inherently unsafe (328 comments)

Nuclear reactors are inherently unsafe. There is no fool proof method to ensure cooling.

Which is why it is not possible to actually insure them. So they are subsidised.

Which is why nuclear energy is artificially cheap.

There are so many other inherently safe methods of producing power, that nuclear is ridiculous. Get over it already.

more than 2 years ago

Solar Company Folds After $0.5B In Subsidies

Vryl You were almost correct (694 comments)

It's not the that the subsidy is too low, it's that the subsidy for carbon based energy production is way too high.

about 3 years ago

Wikipedia Losing Contributors, Says Wales

Vryl Moderation vs Administration (533 comments)

I think you are pretty close. /. recycles its moderators. Very quickly. This is probably not quite doable for wikipedia.

I suggest that there is some limit on the length of time one can be an admin. Increase the size of the pool (still have screening), but decrease the time you can admin. There are lots of ways. Some sort of cycle - 6 months on, 6 months off - that sort of thing...

more than 3 years ago

Hypertext Creator: Structure of the Web 'Completely Wrong'

Vryl Die Ted, die. (357 comments)

Gee Ted, in your awful future, I would've be paying PER WORD.

Fuck you. You lost. Move on.

more than 3 years ago

HBGary Federal Hacked By Anonymous

Vryl Re:Anonymous Win, HBGary Fail. (377 comments)

There is some truth to what you say, but I don't think this is publicity that the hive will mind.

They have been "hackers on steroids" for a long time now, and this just furthers their reputation as people not to mess with.

I doubt that anyone will do time for this - it's just simply to easy to be anon these days. The only members of the hive who have been caught are LOICers not proxying.

Regardless of all of that, this is still massive HBGary fail.

The emails are the gift that keeps giving, see wikileaks angle today.

more than 3 years ago

HBGary Federal Hacked By Anonymous

Vryl Anonymous Win, HBGary Fail. (377 comments)

Lets just score this:

Anonymous: No damage. No arrests, no lawsuits, no exposure of anyone that wasn't already in the open.

HBGary: Emails stolen. Websited pwnd. Crap security protocols exposed. Significant reputational damage. Corporate imaged tarnished (looking like fools will do that to you).

Summary: There IS such a thing as bad publicity.

Final Score:
Anonymous 5, HBGary, 0.

more than 3 years ago


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When I discovered what causes Tourettes

Vryl Vryl writes  |  more than 8 years ago

One day, this happened.

Since then, my observation has been verified more and more, especially by the goings on inside Wikipedia.

One more time: "Tourettes is caused by exposure to fuckwits on the internet"... or something like that.

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