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How a Google Headhunter's E-Mail Revealed Massive Misuse of DKIM

ZeroSumHappiness Re:I'm surprised no lawyers (115 comments)

Cracked encryption keys in order to send his message through a protected relay.

about 2 years ago
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How a Google Headhunter's E-Mail Revealed Massive Misuse of DKIM

ZeroSumHappiness Re:I'm surprised no lawyers (115 comments)

He was impersonating someone in order to obtain a job offer. (Or so the argument could be made.) That's defrauding.

about 2 years ago
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How a Google Headhunter's E-Mail Revealed Massive Misuse of DKIM

ZeroSumHappiness Re:I'm surprised no lawyers (115 comments)

Nope. This could be prosecuted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

"Knowingly accessing a protected computer with the intent to defraud and there by obtaining anything of value."

By suggesting that Google work with him in his email the impersonation could easily be construed as "intent to defraud" with a job offer being the "anything of value" obtained.

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Turn Air Into Petrol

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Is it just me? (580 comments)

It's not a bad idea, but I would imagine that the salt water would wreak havoc on the solar panels and any electronics attached. Wave power might be a better bet than solar. Perhaps we could build a fleet of these in one of the low-oxygen zones and try to re-oxygenate the water there...

about 2 years ago
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New HAL Exoskeleton: A Brain-Controlled Full Body Suit To Be Used In Fukushima

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Cyberdyne created HAL. (111 comments)

That's a safe bet no matter the premise.

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Turn Air Into Petrol

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Thin air into petrol (580 comments)

I support the repeal of the laws of thermodynamics. I doubt the fundamental congress will take up the bill though. They seem to have been in recess for the last thirteen billion years or so.

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Turn Air Into Petrol

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Is it just me? (580 comments)

Well, it's more likely to need a pipeline. Cheap real estate + easy access to renewables usually means desert. This process requires water. Deserts, as a defining characteristic, lack water. (Yes, yes, I, in an attempt at brevity that this parenthetical phrase defeats, am omitting some fine points about the definition of desert.) Deserts also tend to be rather remote. Therefore, we'll need an incoming pipeline of water (though if you can handle the salinity problem seawater would work fine.) and an outgoing pipeline of fuel. I feel sorry for the poor sap that has to maintain this whole mess of course.

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Turn Air Into Petrol

ZeroSumHappiness Re:fight against global warming (580 comments)

Well, imagine a world where we have so much energy being created through hydro, wind, solar, nuclear (fission and fusion) that we have a true net surplus. We could make oil with this then pump that oil back into the wells we originally got oil from. True sequestration.

The problem we have today is, fundamentally, that we are outrunning nature's ability to handle our activity. The true, long-term value of this then is that we can speed up nature's process to meet our desires.

about 2 years ago
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AOL's New Alto Client Is Visual Email, and You Don't Need a New Address

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Yeah but... (108 comments)

Never has a username been so relevant.

about 2 years ago
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AOL's New Alto Client Is Visual Email, and You Don't Need a New Address

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Yeah but... (108 comments)

Well, I have a few holes in my head that are necessary for my survival. So you're saying Alto is necessary for my survival? Cool.

about 2 years ago
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Researcher Reverse-Engineers Pacemaker Transmitter To Deliver Deadly Shocks

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Isn't it plain and obvious... (216 comments)

As a pile-on to what others before me have said, piercings usually go into healthy individuals. Pacemakers and similar devices usually go into people who are highly vulnerable to immune system compromise.

about 2 years ago
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Will EU Regulations Effectively Ban High-End Video Cards?

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Is this for real? (303 comments)

First they came for our idle power maybe? (Not seriously, but maybe?)

about 2 years ago
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FCC To Allow Cable Companies To Encrypt Over-the-Air Channels

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Install costs going down. (376 comments)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Bring down prices! Hilarious!

No, seriously, hahahahahaha.

about 2 years ago
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Air Force Lab Test Out "Aircraft Surfing" Technique To Save Fuel

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Fuel Saving (205 comments)

Very few cars are most efficient at full load or at high speed. This site even has a calculator, even accounting for the coasting distance (which isn't significantly different between 55 and 130 MPH compared to the length of the trip.)

about 2 years ago
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US Election's Only VP Debate Tonight: Weigh In With Your Reactions

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Waste of time (698 comments)

Unless, of course, congress ends up in a 50-50 split on an important issue. Like, for example, abortion...

about 2 years ago
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Alan Cox to NVIDIA: You Can't Use DMA-BUF

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Face Reality: (946 comments)

+1 Insightful.

about 2 years ago
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Why Do So Many Liberals "Like" Mitt Romney On Facebook?

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Not Just Romney (376 comments)

Maybe to you and me, but to MisterMidi it seemed painfully un-obvious.

about 2 years ago
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Air Force Lab Test Out "Aircraft Surfing" Technique To Save Fuel

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Fuel Saving (205 comments)

Interesting, I didn't realize that the reduction in air density at height greatly offsets the cost to get there. I assumed it would be similar to how gunning it to 130 MPH in a car and then costing down to 55 will kill your fuel economy.

about 2 years ago
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Alan Cox to NVIDIA: You Can't Use DMA-BUF

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Face Reality: (946 comments)

It's been slow that people have been toeing into Linux to be sure, but to shut them out entirely, I fear, would make them all clam up for another fifteen years. I'm hopeful that Steam and Source on Linux will take off, but if I can only get 60% of the framerate on Linux that I get on Windows then sticking with Windows is cheaper because I can put off new video cards longer.

about 2 years ago
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Humble eBook Bundle Lets You Pay What You Want For eBooks

ZeroSumHappiness Re:Books worth more than games (103 comments)

Not really. There are two pay scales on which credit card companies charge fees to merchants, either a flat fee per transaction or a percentage. (Very rarely both.)

The flat fee is usually on the order of 50 cents per transaction. Possibly closer to 30 cents, I'm not exactly sure. Percentage is usually something like 5%. Both are higher for Amex and Discover. (One of a few reasons they're less often accepted.)

The reason gas stations and convenience stores often don't accept credit cards for sales less than $10 is that their margins are tight enough that they usually aren't making a dollar off of you until you get up to at least $10 so between paying for the cashier, rent and fees they're losing money on you.

It's possible that in this case $0.01 is -$0.39 or so but it's more likely that the Humble Bundle is on a percentage scale at about 6%. So $0.01 is $0.0094 instead. They probably don't get rounded out against except maybe by $0.01 per day.

about 2 years ago

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