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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

bickerdyke Re:Amateurs... (366 comments)

But what if they would find out that there is MORE stained money found in the debris than there was inside?

In what way would that benefit a thief to leave money, stained or not, at a crime scene?

I left open the option "just for lulz". Yes, not everyone personally benefits from causing confusion.

Sounds to me like either a source for lulz or a way to wash (somehow literally) dirty money. (with a little inside help of course)

Nevermind. I didn't realize you were the actors in Office Space that had to look up the dictionary definition of money laundering.

Money laundering only works if you get the "clean" money back after it's been "laundered". If you have a guy on the inside that would get the money after it's been replaced, whether it's extra or not, it's not money laundering. It's just plain theft. And you wouldn't even need to go through hassle of laundering it, they would just steal it to begin with.

I even wrote "literally" laundring it - like removing stains.

And there is a huge difference if your inside man is replacing extra money: it won't be missed, lowering the risk of detection.

Sorry I'm not comming up with laid out plans for the perfect crime as a response to a /.-post, but I guess getting finding a way to have someone trusted (like another bank) replacing your stained bills would be the way to go if you were in that line of business.

2 days ago
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

bickerdyke Re:Amateurs... (366 comments)

Many times, it destroys the money completely in the process, but as it seems, usually enough remains that the practice continues.

Well, it's not their money they're destroying...

The most effective measure taken to discourage the practice was to pack bags of dyes inside the ATM cassetes, so that the money is stained and rendered unusable. If you try to deposit stained money, it'll be confiscated on the spot.

Hmm... they can take the stained money, but neither deposit or spend it.....

They're probably going to leave behind stained money, as it is of no use to them. The bank, on the other hand, of course will re-deposit their own stained money....

But what if they would find out that there is MORE stained money found in the debris than there was inside?

Sounds to me like either a source for lulz or a way to wash (somehow literally) dirty money. (with a little inside help of course)

2 days ago
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

bickerdyke Re:Positive pressure? (366 comments)

Several manufacturers now make various anti-gas-attack modules: Some absorb shock waves, some detect gas and render it harmless,

Well, somehow I don't think those manufacturers haven't tried your idea yet. It's not about preventing this kind of attack would be particularly difficult - it just hasn't been neccessary so far.

2 days ago
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Drone Maker Enforces No-Fly Zone Over DC, Hijacking Malware Demonstrated

bickerdyke Re:Photocopiers (164 comments)

Somehow this reminds of photocopiers refusing to copy things which resemble some random selection of paper money bills.

It's more like a random selection of yellow circles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

2 days ago
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How One Small Company Blocked 15.1 Million Robocalls Last Year

bickerdyke I don't get this (145 comments)

Why do you need to route calls through a seperate business just to do some basic black/whitelisting? That's a basic feature of anything that can forward or route calls anyway.

3 days ago
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Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

bickerdyke Re:Wiped my Grub though. (207 comments)

How about ASKING the user if an unknown bootloader is detected during install? "Hey, did you install this here on purpose?"

3 days ago
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Germany Plans Highway Test Track For Self-Driving Cars

bickerdyke Re:Your situation isn't everybody's. (90 comments)

Don't forget safe tailgating by reducing the distance between cars as the first car can signal to the trailing car that it's going to break before even the actual brakes are moving. No need to factor in human reaction time anymore.

4 days ago
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Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data

bickerdyke Re:Encryption? (197 comments)

Humbug. What could possibly go wrong?

5 days ago
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Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data

bickerdyke Re:Encryption? (197 comments)

...which adds to the point that an email account, that doesn't contain emails about the subject at hand should also be part of a criminal investigation.

5 days ago
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Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data

bickerdyke Re:Under Search Warrant (197 comments)

In which case the non-US citizens should be glad that the US authorities even went that extra mile and got a judge to sign a warrant and not NSL to get the data of foreign agents without judical oversight.

5 days ago
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Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data

bickerdyke Re:US Datacenter hands over non US data (197 comments)

Foreign dependencies because multinational companies wnat to make business in those countries, too. Most countries demand that a part of your company is in that country if you want to sell something there. (Or at least a local distributor who is responsible for what is imported and sold)

It's tax reasons why those companies exist in Ireland, and not in France or Germany.

5 days ago
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Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data

bickerdyke Re:Encryption? (197 comments)

If *I* worked for wikilieaks, I sure would have an additional freemail account somewhere that I'd use for facebook, slashdot, mailing cat pictures to friends....

5 days ago
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Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data

bickerdyke Re:i LOL at the lousy excuse ! (197 comments)

Fuck man, stop giving us this shitty excuse!

Under US laws Google has to pay *A SHITLOAD OF TAXES* and what Google did?

Google shifted its money, via accounting, around the world, to Ireland, to Luxembourg, to many other tax havens, so that it doesn't need to pay those taxes

No. Obviously Google hasn't to pay a "shitload of taxes" as US (and other countries) laws allowed them to legally shift their money around the world.

You're mixing that up with "should have to pay"

5 days ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

bickerdyke Re:Free choice != Consequence-free choice (663 comments)

Absurd and extreme: yes. Irrelvant: no

Just wanted to show where this line of thought ends when you think it through.

I think we agree that there is a middle ground. But touting that choices are always actual choices, is overly simplistic.

about a week ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

bickerdyke Re:Free choice != Consequence-free choice (663 comments)

Right.

But it's still no defense for armed robbery. "I asked him for his money or his life. He had the free choice and gave me the money voluntarily"....

So, how much harm is done by a "or else find yourself a new job" depends on the given individual. To some it's only a "...or else switch to another employer" but for some it's "...or else become homeless and die on the street like a dog"

about a week ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

bickerdyke Re:Paid sick leave (663 comments)

+1 common sense

about a week ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

bickerdyke Re:Just Require an IQ Test (663 comments)

Wow. Great. So you've proven that even exact statistics can't predict the outcome of a single event.

Yes, not everyone not vaccacinated will get catch a disease, yes, there are possible side effects and not everyone vaccacinated is completly immune. Which is espescially obvious as you even mention the fast mutating flu as an example.

From here on, it's statistics and personal risk analysis. I, for example, am pro-vacc, but don't get flu shots. I'm in no risk group for flu complications, I'm in no risk group for catching the flu (office worker, hardly ever in a group of people), too lazy to make an appointment so I'm not taking the (small) risk of side effects for something that not even protects for a whole flu season. (due to the named high mutation rate)

On the other hand, I got all other recommended shots. 5 or 10 years protection from even nastier diseases is worth the small side-effects-risk. (To me)

That would be completly different if I was working as teacher, cashier or whatever.

I've got a WAIS 3 combined cognitive function test score of over 180 (that's all you need to know),

Guess that's combined 3 IQ tests with a result of 60 each...

about a week ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

bickerdyke Re:its a tough subject (663 comments)

Yes. If nature was simple. But it isn't, except for some commenters here.

It starts with that life is based on probabilities.

Probability of infection x Probability of outbreak

vaccaination lowers the probability of infection, but not to 0 as you might encounter a new strain of whatever. In return, being in a largely vaccacinated group, reduces the infection risk of unvaccacinated subjects, too.

about a week ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

bickerdyke Re:its a tough subject (663 comments)

Rule of thumb: It's not a free choice, if there is a big "or else...." attached.

about a week ago

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Telecommunications data retention unconstitutional

bickerdyke bickerdyke writes  |  more than 4 years ago

bickerdyke (670000) writes "The highest german court ruled this morning that the advance retention of telecommunications data is unconstitutional. Collected data has to be deleted immedeatly.

Comming into effect January 2009, telephone and internet providers had to store information about each and every telephone, internet or email connection for 6 months. 35,000 people sued against that law at the Bundesverfassungsgericht

Article in german: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Karlsruhe-kippt-Vorratsdatenspeicherung-2-Update-943695.html
Press release: http://www.bundesverfassungsgericht.de/pressemitteilungen/bvg10-008.html"

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