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Adobe Warns of Critical Flash Bug, Already Being Exploited

al3k We are aware of the situation (244 comments)

...but just hold on for two weeks and we'll make it alllll better

more than 3 years ago
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Forming New Mobile Networks With People-Borne Sensors

al3k Redirect... (49 comments)

All I can imagine are situations similar to setting an open access point to redirect everything to meatspin as a prank...or possibly something slightly more malicious

more than 3 years ago
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Prosecutors Request Closed Courtroom For Goldman HFT Programmer's Trial

al3k Not Unheard Of (250 comments)

Courtrooms have been closed several times before to protect trade secrets. The Supreme Court case Ruckelshaus v. Monsanto opinion points out that once secrecy is lost, the property interest is forever destroyed and that it should be protected during the process. There are many other ways to preserve secrecy so closing the courtroom may not be necessary in all cases but that may be the only way to protect the trade secret in this situation.

more than 3 years ago
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The Push For Colbert's "Restoring Truthiness" Rally

al3k Ignore the Troll (703 comments)

It seems like 3/4th of the publicity Glenn Beck gets is from people calling him a raging idiot. Maybe if we just stop paying attention to him, and Jon Stewart stops making fun of him every single show, he might just go away when he realizes most people don't care about the crap he spews out of that hole he calls a mouth.

about 4 years ago
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Ping Could Be Apple's Social Networking Backdoor?

al3k Re:Is It Only Through iTMS Application? (271 comments)

Depends on the distro and package maintainer but python is typically a dependency because it has support for python scripted plugins. The Arch package maintainer actually got rid of this dependency, which I noticed when one of my plugins stopped working after an update.

about 4 years ago
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25% of Worms Spread Via USB

al3k Business opportunity.. (190 comments)

Trojan Hacker edition significantly lowers the chance of UTD's (usb transmitted diseases)

about 4 years ago
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The Moon Is Shrinking Like a Wrinkled Apple

al3k Al Gore says.. (116 comments)

It's lunar cooling!!

more than 4 years ago
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A Million Kids Misdiagnosed with ADHD?

al3k Re:Sigh (711 comments)

I have two younger siblings who are on ADHD medication. They are lively fun people to be around when they aren't on their medication (usually during the summers when they aren't at school because my parents believe the medication will magically bring about better grades). On the other hand, they are zombies and very different people when on the medication. It kills their appetite and they are much less outgoing, it is a very noticeable difference.

more than 4 years ago
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A Million Kids Misdiagnosed with ADHD?

al3k Re:Sigh (711 comments)

But then parents have to deal with them. Why let kids be kids when you can just have them pop a pill and turn into zombies? All the cool parents are doing it.

more than 4 years ago
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Linux Wall Warts Small On Size, Big On Possibilities

al3k Erm...Ok (316 comments)

Not that SheevaPlugs aren't cool but....slow news day?

more than 4 years ago
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Ray Kurzweil Does Not Understand the Brain

al3k Whaaa... (830 comments)

About half of that is the brain, which comes down to 25 million bytes, or a million lines of code.

I'm not even sure what to say about this statement

more than 4 years ago
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First 3-D IMAX Porn Movie Made In Hong Kong

al3k Where? (201 comments)

I was surprised that there are actually adult movie theaters equipped with things such as IMAX, I wouldn't think National Amusements would be jumping at the opportunity to throw porn up in their theaters.

more than 4 years ago
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EFF Reviews the Verizon-Google Net Neutrality Deal

al3k Seems like all they do (162 comments)

"So long as your ISP claimed that it was trying to prevent copyright infringement or helping law enforcement, it could be exempted from the net neutrality principles."

So all they have to do is claim? "Preventing copyright infringement" seems to be high up on the list of motivators for anything the ISP's do anymore (and the Feds for that matter). This is so vague it seems like it could be stretched to essentially allow the them to do anything they wanted under the guise that it is "effectively reducing pirating."

more than 4 years ago
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Flash Ported To iOS and iPhone 4

al3k Battery Murderer (231 comments)

I'm sure this will only improve the iPhone's awesome battery life! (iphone owner)

more than 4 years ago
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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Frozen

al3k Re:Took long enough _ (202 comments)

Debian operates under the "It's done when it's done" philosphy. I usually just disregard deadlines when they mention them

more than 4 years ago
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Churchill Accused of Sealing UFO Files, Fearing Public Panic

al3k Re:Bad summary (615 comments)

So let's say, hypothetically, that I'm the grandson of Lee Harvey Oswald's landlord and I made claims that she once overheard Oswald conspiring with others, that I could get my report in a secret file too!?

more than 4 years ago
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What Tools Do FLOSS Developers Need?

al3k we need... (310 comments)

a text editor with a web browser, email client, irc, calculator and tetris......oh wait

more than 4 years ago
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Kernel Contributor Corbet Says Linux Community Is 'Intimidating'

al3k At least its open at all... (177 comments)

At least you can metaphorically break into the linux kernel at all, even just for your own fork to mess around. I would literally have to break into somewhere to look at windows code

more than 4 years ago
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Truth Or Dare — What Is the Best US Cell Company?

al3k Different Story for AT&T in western Ohio (395 comments)

It really depends on where you will located the most, like 30 people before me have said. I know everyone likes to bash AT&T but in my situation its the only major carrier in the Dayton-Columbus-Cincinnati area that will get coverage around where I live. I went out four wheeling with a friend into the middle of nowhere and had 3G coverage west of Dayton close to the Indiana border on my iPhone. I also travel back and forth between Dayton and Columbus all the time and have mostly seamless coverage. Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint don't get coverage at all and I had horrible customer service issues and phone hardware problems several times with both Verizon and T-Mobile. I have a few friends who had Sprint who had to get boosters from the Sprint store in order to even use their phones at their house. Its all about location, just do your research and ask peoples opinions around where you will be located the most.

more than 4 years ago

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