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Researchers Scrambling To Build Ebola-Fighting Robots

asifyoucare Russell Crowe (87 comments)

I hear Russell is good at fighting ebola, or something like that.

about two weeks ago
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Adobe: Click-to-Play Would Have Avoided Flood of Java Zero-days

asifyoucare April Fools? (111 comments)

Adobe lecturing anyone on security?

I must have imagined all those flash vulnerabilities.

about two weeks ago
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China Bans "Human Flesh Searching"

asifyoucare s/Fresh/Flesh/ (109 comments)

Nice racist typo!

about three weeks ago
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Details of iOS and Android Device Encryption

asifyoucare Re:What about iCloud? (146 comments)

Is iCloud encrypted under the consumer's key? That seems like the smart thing to do.

No, that is absolutely not the smart thing to do. Brute force attacks on the key are throttled by the phone hardware, but there would be no throttling on internal iCloud attacks on that same key. Not only could a government get your data from the cloud but it then has the key for anything you didn't backup to the cloud.

Presumably attacks within the cloud could normally only be performed by government agencies, and I guess its is slightly better that your naked selfies be accessible to only the government than available to any skilled hacker.

about three weeks ago
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The Single Vigilante Behind Facebook's 'Real Name' Crackdown

asifyoucare Re:What an asshole (305 comments)

Facebook is disingenuous. If there's no problem with their policy, how can enforcing it be a problem? OK, so this guy is weird and his reports targeted a specific demographic - but why is Facebook apologising? Is Facebook henceforth only going to enforce the policy against non-drag members, or are they going to ensure that the policy enforcement proportionately represents all demographics, or are they going to do nothing and keep this policy - while mouthing some PC mumbo jumbo?

about three weeks ago
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Will Apple Lose Siri's Core Tech To Samsung?

asifyoucare Irrevocable License (161 comments)

Presumably Apple has this. Or, someone is due an ass-kicking.

about a month ago
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Underwater Landslide May Have Doubled 2011 Japanese Tsunami

asifyoucare The size of Paris? (27 comments)

Nice choice of units. Luckily volume isn't important.

about a month ago
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Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

asifyoucare cut utility profits from 8% to 41% (517 comments)

cut utility profits between 8 and 41 percent? Many panel installations are subsidised. Probably that won't continue if market penetration increases 50 times. No, I haven't read the article to see whether they've taken that into account, because I'm not new here.

about a month ago
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Physicists Find Clue as To Why the DNA Double Helix Twists To the Right

asifyoucare Re:Does life depend on the right twist of DNA? (120 comments)

... and if right or left twisting DNA could equally support life, then the fact that all DNA is right-twisting suggests that life arose just once (or very few times).

about a month ago
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Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US

asifyoucare A matter of trust (191 comments)

Do you trust Alibaba to distribute their profits to shareholders? I don't. I don't expect dividends or buy-backs, but I do expect that shareholders will be left holding theoretical chunks of value that can never be realised, and that are thus worthless.

about a month ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

asifyoucare 8,300 ? (249 comments)

The council has 8,300 PCs to administer a city with less than a million people? Wow, what the hell do these people do all day?

about a month and a half ago
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John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

asifyoucare Romero? (266 comments)

Was he that guy who was lucky enough to hire Carmack?

about 2 months ago
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Mozilla 1024-Bit Cert Deprecation Leaves 107,000 Sites Untrusted

asifyoucare Re:And I care about this why ?? (67 comments)

It doesn't, Joe still has to do the browsing himself.

about 2 months ago
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Hacker Disrupts New Zealand Election Campaign

asifyoucare "Whale Oil" (75 comments)

I assume his last names are "Beef Hooked". Not so much my joke as Whale Oil's.

about 2 months ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

asifyoucare Re:Wait a minute (542 comments)

re "chop of the arms off an unmarried couple so they aren't holding hands.", yes that sounds like the Iranian solution to that problem.

about 2 months ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

asifyoucare Re:I can't believe we're afraid of these assholes (542 comments)

Iran's government is fighting over whether or not to implement rusting-edge technology, with calls for impeachment if they go ahead. It's like they WANT to remain in the 8th Century. Why is it exactly that we're afraid of them?

We're afraid of them because they're not content to merely stay in the 8th century themselves - they insist on everyone else going back to the 8th century too.

about 2 months ago
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

asifyoucare Re:clarifying rumors: (133 comments)

I've got points but there's no AWESOME mod.

about 2 months ago
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HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

asifyoucare Re: Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (137 comments)

How is "Pakis" offensive? It is clearly an abbreviation of "Pakistanis", and I assume you don't find the full word offensive. I'm Australian and we're frequently referred to as "Aussies". Nobody is offended by that, of course. Australians often call Englishmen "pommies" and Americans "yanks". Again, nobody gets offended, but there's probably more reason to be offended by those terms than by "pakis".

about 2 months ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

asifyoucare begs FFS (186 comments)

Her resignation does not beg questions; it prompts or raises them. To beg the question is to assume a particular answer in the reasoning used to arrive at that answer.

about 3 months ago

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asifyoucare asifyoucare writes  |  about 8 years ago

asifyoucare (302582) writes "One of the more interesting aspects in the SCO v IBM case is the investment by Baystar in SCO. Baystar's Larry Goldfarb has long alleged that he was encouraged by Microsoft to invest in SCO, thus giving SCO the cash to continue their apparently meritless suit. He claims that Microsoft said they would "backstop" the investment, and presumably that word means some sort of guarantee of the investment.

It has long been alleged that Ex-Microsoft employee Richard Emerson promoted the SCO investment to Baystar, but in his latest declaration Goldfarb also names Kenneth Lustig and Tivanka Ellawala. So, if Goldfarb is to believed, and there seems to be no reason to doubt him, the encouragement to invest in SCO was not the work of a lone misguided employee. Rather, it was done with actual authority from Microsoft.

It is ironic that this declaration was in response to claims of tortious interference by IBM in SCO's business. IANAL (yet) but it looks like the beginning of similar suit that could be brought by IBM against Microsoft.

As usual, Groklaw has all the juicy details."

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