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Google Bots Doing SQL Injection Attacks

alienzed technology (156 comments)

is awesome.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?

alienzed iPhone 5 (488 comments)

seems just as smooth as iOS 6 on an iPhone 5 and 4S to me...

1 year,8 days
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Time For a Hobbyist Smartphone?

alienzed ummm (207 comments)

It's called javascript and it runs on all phones already. You don't even need access to the phone itself, just a webserver...

1 year,16 days
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EU Proposes To Fit Cars With Speed Limiters

alienzed good idea, but... (732 comments)

no computer system should be able to 'apply the brakes', if anything they should only, and in the most restrictive sense possible, be able to disallow further acceleration. And when the system is in doubt or fails, it must ALWAYS default to doing absolutely nothing. Big brother my ass though, if it is illegal to speed, it makes sense that it shouldn't be possible for cars to speed. Such a feature should be on e default but should also be easily bypassed by the vehicle's owner. No fixed system can take into account unknown circumstances and as such this should be easily opt-out-able. I think most sensible people will opt-in though...

1 year,16 days
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US Mounted 231 Offensive Cyber-operations In 2011, Runs Worldwide Botnet

alienzed wow (367 comments)

that is so cool.

1 year,29 days
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Obama Admin Says It Won't Fight Looser Marijuana Laws, With Conditions

alienzed Re:Yes, but what about banking? (526 comments)

I don't think it's the cash that is making them vulnerable to robberies... and please, no, don't stop harassing banks, ever.

about a year ago
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Obama Admin Says It Won't Fight Looser Marijuana Laws, With Conditions

alienzed Re:The emperor has no clothes (526 comments)

He's not a King, he is the president and works with thousands of public servants to provide the service the government does... It sounds so strange when people call him by name, as if he was the only person in Washington responsible for anything.

about a year ago
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The Rising Power of Developers

alienzed Re:Reality (122 comments)

ah cynicism, it is strong in this one...

about a year ago
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The Rising Power of Developers

alienzed all the power? (122 comments)

I for one welcome our new developer overlords...

about a year ago
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D-Wave Large-Scale Quantum Chip Validated, Says USC Team

alienzed quantum mechanics has a functional role... (141 comments)

Is there anything in the universe in which quantum mechanics does not have a functional role?

about a year ago
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When Smart Developers Generate Crappy Code

alienzed Re:Coding Architecture Models (195 comments)

In theory, sure. But we are not robots and in the eyes of humans there are no absolutes. Sometimes code is put in the wrong place and guess what? It doesn't always matter...

about a year ago
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It's 2013, and Windows Activation Is Still Frustrating

alienzed DRM (435 comments)

Any DRM that isn't user friendly is the problem. This aptly demonstrates which companies are more concerned about their bottom line than they are about the quality of their wares, and any software where quality comes second, is software to avoid.

about a year ago
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A Mask That Can Give You Superhuman Abilities

alienzed Jim Carrey (68 comments)

and here I was hoping for some Jim Carrey movie idea...

about a year ago
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The Coming War Against Personal Photography and Video

alienzed privacy (221 comments)

With population growth and security issues... privacy will someday be a thing of the past, and the concept of 'hiding' things will be taboo. For those who would defend privacy to the death, what do you have to hide?

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are There Any Good Reasons For DRM?

alienzed hogwash (684 comments)

No matter how creative a person is, they are simply building upon the work of others either by influence, tools, inspiration, cooperation or downright theft. There is no such thing as a truly original work and if any artist would stop 'creating' because they were no longer remunerated for it, they DO NOT have their heart or mind in the right place. Like a lot of jobs these days, artists do not produce anything that is absolutely necessary to life, and while I most certainly believe that very talented artists should gain recognition, I do not think that money is the only/best form of recognition. I am an artist and I create because I love, not because I want money. I find it extremely self-centered of people to claim "this is mine, you have to PAY to experience it", when the cost of sharing the material is insignificant. Any real artist would simply love to have their work appreciated.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Planks Would You Want In a Platform of a Political Party?

alienzed technology patents and copyrights (694 comments)

They either need to disappear or become MUCH less onerous. The digital age has redefined markets and manufacturing of digital goods; it no longer makes sense to consider digital copying as theft.

about a year and a half ago
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CIA To Hand Over Drone Program To Pentagon?

alienzed drone schmone (142 comments)

What does it matter if it's a drone? What's the difference between a drone and a regular fighter jet? Or missiles launched from ships? You're all acting like there's some new element in all this, but there isn't, it's still the American armed forces taking out targets. This has been going on for a very very long time...

about a year and a half ago
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Supreme Court Upholds First Sale Doctrine

alienzed writing as media (648 comments)

is outdated. I realize the importance of the medium to date, but with audio and video being so much more efficient, writing in all it's forms is on the way out.

about a year and a half ago
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3G and 4G USB Modems Are Security Threat, Black Hat Presenter Says

alienzed academic (50 comments)

yeah, all those 'universities' will have to pretend they aren't studying security and privacy in modern technology....

about a year and a half ago
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SimCity 5: How Not To Design a Single Player Game

alienzed scumbag EA (569 comments)

buys the rights to all your old favorite games implements them poorly, making them virtually unplayable.

about a year and a half ago

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