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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

ayesnymous Re:Think of the children (353 comments)

Dear Retard,

The purpose of mod points is to affect the visibility of certain posts for the benefit of Slashdot readership. Whether they are anonymous or not is irrelevant to that stated goal. Mod points are NOT intended to reward or punish user IDs, except for ass masters like you.

HTH

Whether a post is anonymous *is* relevant to its visibility. Anonymous posts start with a score of 0, and the default ./ visibility filter is set to 1.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

ayesnymous Re: Read Slashdot (471 comments)

I'm not surprised you're having poor luck in the general job market. the middle managers who are doing hiring will resent you for your intellect and success. this is why you get thrown the stupid questions like "name all the words in the dictionary from your head". they are tearing you down because they feel bad about where they are in their lives.

You sound like a disgruntled unemployed PhD holder.

about a week ago
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Proposed Law Would Limit US Search Warrants For Data Stored Abroad

ayesnymous Re:Oh baby (131 comments)

Right, so they don't even need to do this.

about two weeks ago
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Proposed Law Would Limit US Search Warrants For Data Stored Abroad

ayesnymous Re:Oh baby (131 comments)

Don't you just love the smell of electioneering in the morning?

This is bipartisan, so how does this give an advantage to either side?

about two weeks ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

ayesnymous Re:Parallax. (425 comments)

You always see the button side of the phone. The camera is on the opposite side. 1mm is likely to be obscured simply by the positioning in the photo.

If they cared so much about it to doctor the photos in a completely obvious way, why wouldn't they just make the case 1mm thicker instead of risking the lawsuits?

This whole article is troll bait.

Parallax, LMFAO. The depths the Apple fanboi apologists go to.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

ayesnymous Re:tape backup (268 comments)

My experience with tapes (VHS and cassette) is that they can be eaten and ruined. Do backup tapes not suffer the same problem?

about two weeks ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

ayesnymous Wonder how many death threats he got (600 comments)

That's what happens whenever anyone tries to make progress on smartgun technology.

about two weeks ago
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The Challenges and Threats of Automated Lip Reading

ayesnymous Re:Jesus H Christ! (120 comments)

We're all going to have to start wearing Burkas if we want any privacy at all.

No because a microphone will be on every corner. They'll have all the cases covered.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

ayesnymous Windows the phone or OS? (352 comments)

"Microsoft is killing off the "Windows Phone" name in favor of Windows." So when someone says Windows, you won't know if they are referring to the phone or the OS?

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

ayesnymous Re:SEC filing: "Millions lost. No Details. Ask NSA (223 comments)

I wonder how charges like that could be reported on legally-required documents for publicly traded companies. "USA Federal gov't fines: $10M* * Details not available. Ask the NSA, maybe they'll tell you."

Yes, that's exactly what they should have done.

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

ayesnymous So then why didn't they threaten Apple? (223 comments)

IIRC, Apple did not participate in PRISM for several years until Tim Cook took over as CEO.

about three weeks ago
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Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

ayesnymous Re:In other words nobody is born smart (269 comments)

You start with the framework, but beyond that intelligence is simply acquired after birth.

Does this also mean that nobody is born gay, since they haven't found any genes that determine sexuality?

about three weeks ago
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Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

ayesnymous Read the previous day's Washington Post article (142 comments)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/... The cops have the right to take all your cash if they stop you for a traffic violation. You have to challenge it and pay your own legal fees to get your money back, which could take a year. Everyone is guilty until proven innocent in this country.

about three weeks ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

ayesnymous Re:Anthropometrics (819 comments)

Since they have apparently reached the limit of human tolerance, one answer is to offer wider seat spacing for a little extra price on some flights. The remaining "dense pack" passengers then have no reason to complain: "If you needed more space, why didn't you choose our XL flight?"

I know United does - it's called Economy Plus.

about three weeks ago
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MetaFilter Founder Says Vacation Firm Forged Court Docs To Scotch Review

ayesnymous Re:Do not ever (116 comments)

The sad part is, they don't. There is no method to break a time share agreement.

Amazing, so they're both a scam. Probably working with each other. Time-share salesman sells a timeshare to someone, then gives that someone's name to his "time-share breaker upper" friend, while they both laugh to the bank.

about a month ago
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Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

ayesnymous As long as the search results are the same, (152 comments)

then I will continue using old browsers on old computers. Who cares if Google doesn't show me the latest bar on top?

about a month ago

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