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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

bragr Re:Move to a gated community (593 comments)

The conventional rule of thumb is that your standard freeway costs ~$1 million a mile, depending on the size and local considerations (e.g. prevalent natural disasters in the area). I don't even want to think about the cost of a 2 tiered system. You'd have the normal $1 million/mile for the bottom layer, and then the cost of engineering, building, and maintaining a completely elevated roadway. Not to mention the massive interchanges you need to connect these 2 tiered freeways to each other. I'd guess you'd increase the cost by an order of magnitude.

Also the number one cause of traffic is traffic density. The weaving just exacerbates it.

4 days ago
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ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption

bragr Meh (245 comments)

I assume my email transits the internet in the clear regardless how I send it so I am having a hard time getting angry about this.

about a month ago
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The State of ZFS On Linux

bragr Re:rsync causes lockups? (370 comments)

Back when I did OpenSolaris work, we used a tool called mbuffer which is basically netcat with a buffer on each end. It wouldn't been suitable for internet backups (no encryption) but it works pretty well for cross campus backups and the like.

IIRC it works like this on the sending side: 'zfs send pool/fs@snap | mbuffer -s 128k -m 4G -O 10.0.0.1:9090'

And on the receive side: 'mbuffer -s 128k -m 4G -I 9090 | zfs receive pool/fs'

It can still be pretty bursty but it smoothes out a lot of it.

about 3 months ago
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RAYA: Real-time Audio Engine Simulation In Quake

bragr Somehow (89 comments)

Somehow this will cause someone to puke.

about 4 months ago
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Hints of Life's Start Found In a Giant Virus

bragr I for one... (158 comments)

I for one welcome our new viral overlords.

about 5 months ago
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Neil Young's "Righteous" Pono Music Startup Raises $1 Million With Kickstarter

bragr Title (413 comments)

Had to read that twice.

about 9 months ago
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Security Company Attributes Tor Traffic Surge To Botnet

bragr Re:Botnets and Tor (55 comments)

>The good news is that although the botnet itself is bad, the number of connections and extra clients improves Tor security overall for all the other users. The thing is, the more relays, the more connections, the larger the network... the faster and more secure it is.

That isn't what is happening here. The new connections are clients only so they aren't acting as relays or exit nodes. Tor network stats actually show a slight drop in performance. However, the increased number of clients does probably make correlation attacks harder, if the NSA or someone else is actually doing those.

about a year ago
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EFF Resumes Accepting Bitcoin Donations After Two Year Hiatus

bragr Re:Donated some (93 comments)

welp, the fbi's got me now

about a year and a half ago
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EFF Resumes Accepting Bitcoin Donations After Two Year Hiatus

bragr Donated some (93 comments)

I donated some just because. I don't use my wallet that much anyway and there is never a bad reason to toss a little money EFF's way.

posting ac because <spookyvoice\>ooooo... bitcoin anonymity...</spookyvoice\>

about a year and a half ago
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Cyber Attack From Inside India Hits Pakistan Government

bragr Re:If some government were doing that... (42 comments)

It's just as likely some independent hacker who figures that it is easier to get away with hacking the "enemy". Smart russian hackers don't hack russians, smart american hackers don't hack western targets, smart chinese hackers don't hack chinese targets. Pretty good chance that this is just the same from an Indian perspective.

about a year ago
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United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea

bragr Re:The winner? (567 comments)

France and England gave Germany a lot of slack in the lead up to WW2. Europe suffered so many casualties in WWI that it decimated a generation and made most countries in Europe very war shy. Consequently, when Germany began openly flaunting the restrictions that had been place on it after WWI in the Treaty of Versailles, making demands, and annexing other countries, France and England compromised, made concessions, and offered little real resistance besides formal protest. They hoped by appeasing Hitler, they could diffuse the situation and avoid another full scale war, which worked well obviously because only 60 or 70 million people died during WW2.

about a year and a half ago
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United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea

bragr Re:The winner? (567 comments)

That won't really work in this situation. Kim Jong Un isn't just some bellicose asshole sitting at the helm of North Korean and giving the world the finger because he feels like it. All the confrontations, defiance, and war mongering are instrumental, mainly to keep his hold on power. Take that away and his grip will start slipping. Once that happens he would have to escalate to something we couldn't ignore (probably war, or at least a large conflict), or he'd be replace by someone controlled by the military, which would quite likely go to war as well to solidify their new hold on power. No matter how you look at it, practice bomb runs are better than mass casualties.

about a year and a half ago
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CCTV Hack Takes Casino For $33 Million

bragr Re:The house can't lose at poker. (308 comments)

Well arguably the game could be shorter/have few hands if one of the players wielded a significant advantages, thus causing the casino to "lose" money. On the other hand, missing out on possible income isn't exactly stealing.

about 2 years ago
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Google Begins Blocking Third-Party Jabber Invites

bragr Re:Just wait... (92 comments)

Getting someone's mailing address, email address, or jabber address requires a secondary communication channel anyway. When is the last time you emailed someone to find out what their email address what?

about 2 years ago
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Saints Row IV Announced

bragr Out with the old, in with the new (63 comments)

So they aren't ripping off GTA anymore, and moving on to ripping off Prototype and Infamous instead?

about 2 years ago
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Caltech and UVic Set 339Gbps Internet Speed Record

bragr Scientific computing (79 comments)

>>Put simply, the scientific world deals with vasts amount of data This is so true. I work for a bioinformatics compute cluster and our users have no problem maxing out our infiniband infrastructure. Who needs load simulators when your users sometimes work with >1TB datasets?

about 2 years ago
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Anonymous' WikiLeaks-Like Project Tyler To Launch In December

bragr And then one week later... (101 comments)

And then one week later it will be full child porn and paranoid conspiracy theories and very little in the way of leaked documents. Such is the fate of all darknets I guess. (see Tor, Freenet, I2P, etc).

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 7 Not Getting A Second Service Pack

bragr Installing Windows 7 is not that bad (441 comments)

I usually use Linux, but occasionally I spin up a Win 7 vm when I need it. If you install using a SP1 disk, there are around 100 updates that need to be installed afterward. In my experience, this is comparable to the amount of updates needed after grabbing the latest Ubuntu LTS or a few month old Fedora release (Although Windows update can be slower that Apt or Yum). Sure its not super convenient, but if you are installing Windows enough for it to be a problem, then you aren't doing your deployments correctly. You should really look into WSUS and WAIK for updating and deploying windows, respectively. They are both Microsoft products, but there are also numerous 3rd party tools of variable quality. A proper WAIK install can actually do the patching process during the install, so that when the computer logs in for the first time, it is fully patched.

more than 2 years ago
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Teacher Suspended For Reading Ender's Game To Students

bragr Re:Put them to work (1054 comments)

conservative, sex negative parents != conservative parents

about 2 years ago

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