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WikiLeaks Will Unveil Major Bank Scandal

algormortis Re:Anti-US Government, Maybe (1018 comments)

You are blowing this way out of proportion. Privacy is one thing, but I personally don't think crimes that affect... you know.. a country deserve that excuse to remain hidden. Whether or not it's a government, industry, or individual shouldn't matter. Inexcusable actions remain inexcusable whether or not people know about them, and people do deserve to know about them, because then something can be done to address the issue. In regards to what you were saying about evidence released by wikileaks being void in court... you're making it sound as if any crime published by wikileaks is granted legal immunity. If wikileaks publishes evidence of one person murdering another, then all one has to do is legally obtain the evidence themselves. If an officer legally obtains a security tape of a crime, no judge would rule the evidence as void simply because wikileaks published the tape first. It doesn't matter how others obtain evidence; what matters is how the prosecution obtains it.

more than 3 years ago
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Sit Longer, Die Sooner

algormortis Re:Another brick in the wall... (341 comments)

If you RTFA, it says you can reduce the effects of sitting if you exercise your ass. No homo.

about 4 years ago
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Girls Bugged Teachers' Staff Room

algormortis Re:Back in my day ... (227 comments)

The Life of David Gale or something like that.

about 4 years ago
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Girls Bugged Teachers' Staff Room

algormortis Re:Back in my day ... (227 comments)

In the movie, the guy actually says: "I will give you a good grade--a VERY good grade--if you would just... study."

about 4 years ago
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Microsoft Applies For Page-Turn Animation Patent

algormortis Re:Spot the prior art (293 comments)

Can anyone beat 1994? There must be earlier stuff than that..

A real book. 3000 B.C.

more than 4 years ago
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University Networks Block Student Project

algormortis Re:what has the university to do with it? (167 comments)

There are more Londons in the US than in the UK.

Yes, but University College London isn't in any of those.

more than 4 years ago
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University Networks Block Student Project

algormortis Re:what has the university to do with it? (167 comments)

Over in the actual article (I know, nobody ever reads it, but I still did), they say this:

Rich Martell, 21, a final-year computer sciences student at University College London, has taken the site down under pressure from university authorities, who were concerned that it was distracting students from their studies.

The /. summary also says this:

"A computer science student at University College London..."

There was no need to read the actual article to know that this did not take place in the United States

more than 4 years ago
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Ultrathin Silk-Based Brain Implants

algormortis Re:Oblig XKCD (98 comments)

Mod parent up. He's completely right--the electrical signals of the brain have to be interpreted by computer software in order to do the most basic of functions. It took years just to get a monkey to move a robotic arm, or a quadriplegic to use a computer mouse. You can't just connect something to the brain and expect it to eventually work.

more than 4 years ago
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Twins' DNA Foils Police

algormortis That's not the real problem here (209 comments)

...a man suspected of drug-smuggling and sentenced to death...

I'm surprised nobody has said anything about this. Sentenced to death for smuggling drugs? That's more of a problem than twin's getting away with theft and... well... drug smuggling.

more than 4 years ago
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New Method Could Hide Malware In PDFs, No Further Exploits Needed

algormortis Re:No *buggy* executable required? (234 comments)

It means "exploit" a reader as in "take advantage of a bug in", not "make use of in any way".

In other words, a perfectly coded pdf reader with zero bugs whatsoever would still be vulnerable..

You contradicted yourself from one sentence to the next. I'm not trying to be a Grammar Nazi here, I'm just honestly wondering if it was intentional, because the only thing I've gathered from your comment is "don't use Foxit." The rest doesn't make much sense.

more than 4 years ago
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Perelman Urged To Accept $1m Prize

algormortis Re:This is hilarious (421 comments)

Your definition of sanity does not apply simply because the man is intelligent. For example, think of John Nash, the Nobel Prize Winner with schizophrenia. That guy hallucinated to the point where he thought he had a roommate throughout college, even though he lived in a single by himself.

more than 4 years ago
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90% of the Universe Found Hiding In Plain View

algormortis Mod parent down (279 comments)

If you read the article, you would've noticed that it mentioned SEVERAL times that this had NOTHING to do with dark matter.

more than 4 years ago
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Piezo Crystals Harness Sound To Generate Hydrogen

algormortis Another idea: (187 comments)

the system could one day be used to generate power from anything that produces noise — cars whizzing by on the highway, crashing waves in the ocean, or planes landing at an airport.

...what about nightclubs? I'm pretty sure the heavy bass would be able to produce at least enough energy to cover the lights, especially since they're off for the most part.

more than 4 years ago
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What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?

algormortis Re:Microsoft (896 comments)

Not to nit pick, but there is no plural form of Virus.

I will nit pick. The plural of virus is viruses: http://tinyurl.com/amfm3q

more than 4 years ago
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What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?

algormortis Re:Microsoft (896 comments)

Not to nit pick, but there is no plural form of Virus.

I will nit pick. The plural form of virus IS viruses: http://tinyurl.com/amfm3q

more than 4 years ago
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Google Readying To Pull Out of China

algormortis Re:Well that is good but. (343 comments)

How about not just trying to not be evil but trying to be good?

I like how you consider bringing business to China "evil." Many Chinese citizens are in need of work, and their laws allow foreign investors to take advantage of the cheap labor available. True, the U.S. isn't in the best economic situation, but it's still not "evil" to give work to people in another country who need it, even if you don't like their government.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Loses Aussie Trademark Complaint Over "i" Name

algormortis Erm... no? (177 comments)

Quote from the above summary:

(Woolworths sells real apples.)

Quote from the article:

Woolworths' application includes a wide class for electrical goods and technology, putting it in direct competition with Apple should the retailer choose to brand computers, music players or other devices.

I guess the following bit from the article was just taken out of context:

''Based on this logic, they would have to take action against every fruit-seller.''

more than 4 years ago
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Another ACTA Leak Discloses Individual Country Data

algormortis Eh? (133 comments)

This is probably the most significant leak to date...

Seems like people have forgotten about the R Kelly incident already.

more than 4 years ago
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LG's Windows Phone 7 Series Early Prototype

algormortis Hah. (103 comments)

I can definitely also see Microsoft coming out with their own "smartphone".

Called it.

more than 4 years ago
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Another Study Attacks Violent Video Games, Claims To Be "Conclusive"

algormortis Re:Uh... no. (587 comments)

I agree with this. The majority of people who conduct these studies and find that video games "make people more violent" are generally trying to prove that they do. Probably everyone can attest to at least one friend they know that acts more aggressive while playing games, but definitely not after. My own brother swears like a sailor when he plays flash games about amoebas and Tetris and the like; it's more of a competitive aggression than a response to violence.

Also, in terms of desensitizing, it's more likely that the news desensitizes people than violent video games. Nobody even flinches nowadays when they hear about another car bomb or some other terrorist attack. Killings happen daily; it's a pretty well-known fact. When the news constantly report it, people stop caring. Playing Halo 3 or COD: Modern Warfare 2 aren't what make people yawn when they hear about the latest tragedy befalling people in Darfur, Rwanda, etc. It's the fact that when news stations constantly report such things, they simply become... expected.

more than 4 years ago

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