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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

brainboyz Re: symbols, caps, numbers (546 comments)

No more so than it would if you manually submitted a preposterously long value to any given HTTP post field.

about a week ago
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Twitter Sues US Government Over National Security Data Requests

brainboyz Re:Leak it (57 comments)

Oh, look, the email server we sent it to you from was compromised. It got out. Darn our luck.

about two weeks ago
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DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

brainboyz Re:Am I dense? (191 comments)

I'm going to go with at least slightly dense.

Since when has "yes, you can search my phone for evidence of criminal activity to use against others" given the police full access to use any data on the phone, even completely unrelated to a crime, for any purpose? Are they now allowed to go through the phone of someone caught for possession and text his wife about his possible mistress? Awfully big can of worms you've got the opener on.

about two weeks ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

brainboyz Re:Corporate Malfeasance (293 comments)

Oh, if only I had mod points to run your racist ass into the ground. Might as well say "men are a small fraction of domestic violence cases, so the government should ignore any case brought forth by a man."

about two weeks ago
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Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss

brainboyz Re:Leader quotation bingo (264 comments)

That'll work about as well as criminalizing firearm possession at keeping it out of the hands of anyone.

"What are you talking about? That's a video of my dear aunt Edna. Yeah, I was trying out a bunch of effects for amusement."

about two weeks ago
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Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss

brainboyz Trading Freedom for Security? (264 comments)

Because that always works out well for those giving up freedoms. Always.

about two weeks ago
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Experiment Shows Stylized Rendering Enhances Presence In Immersive AR

brainboyz Re: Porn ... (75 comments)

You're doing it wrong. Unreal expectations for sex? More like idea generator according to my wife.

Also, based on some of the relationships I've seen, porn is the reason they still have a family. If not for porn as an outlet, they would have long ago ditched the wife (who let herself go) and kids for the fun and bubbly 20-something at work.

about three weeks ago
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Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

brainboyz Re:Someone's going to complain (208 comments)

Actually, in many areas you don't need building permits or permission to do anything you'd like. It has to pass safety inspection in order for you to sell it, but you can build and live in your own house. Most areas want their cut in taxes and permit fees if you build, however.

about a month ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

brainboyz Re:chest thumping... planet of the apes (342 comments)

Because some world and group leaders aren't sane. The only thing holding many of them back is the fact that other players are holding a much bigger hammer.

about a month ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

brainboyz Re:Not MAD. (342 comments)

That's a scary thought, that China might be sitting on 15 or 20k weapons, but claiming sub-1k.

about a month ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

brainboyz Re:You sound awfully concerned about (342 comments)

Just the US and Russia have almost 16k warheads between them. Your sense of "real lasting harm" is skewed severely if you believe the fallout from all of those being launched won't significantly alter the biological capability of the Earth. Sure, most of them will be targeted at specific sites instead of spreading out equally, but it will still cause horrific damage and may trigger enough atmospheric dust to kill most life on Earth.

about a month ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

brainboyz Re:What is there to renew? (342 comments)

Fissle material, explosives, lubes, seals, etc all need to be refreshed from time to time or the reliability of the weapon drops over time.

about a month ago
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Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

brainboyz Re:Jurisdiction (213 comments)

I would say the same thing, but there are several countries that can effectively impose their will anywhere within the Moon's orbit and a handful that could manage anything within the solar system. That said, having navigational control of a big rock on the edge of a gravity well may prove to be a hefty bargaining chip.

about a month ago
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Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

brainboyz Re:Possession is nine-tenths of the law... (213 comments)

That was my first thought. Who's going to argue with someone who maintains navigational control over very large rocks in orbit? Drop the investigation/case or I vaporize your city with a 50m rock.

about a month ago
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UK Ham Radio Reg Plans To Drop 15 min Callsign Interval and Allow Encryption

brainboyz Re: Scrap all the rules (104 comments)

Your officers were full of shit. Having a private channel list is perfectly legal. Your content is perfectly readable: you're changing channels. "QSY channel 4" is no different than "QSY Bob's repeater." Just because an outsider wouldn't know who Bob is, doesn't mean you're using a code or cipher.

about a month ago
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China's Island Factory

brainboyz Re:Might want to tighten the bolts on those sabers (199 comments)

Russia and China float boats in international waters off our coast all the time. China just doesn't have much in the way of a navy capable of stationing them there. Russia, in particular, is known to cruise their subs all over and rumor has it they've shadowed US military ships going in and out of ports. International waters are international and open to use by all. This is not the first and certainly won't be the last time superpowers poke at each other from international borders while saying "I'm not touching you!"

about a month and a half ago
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The Five Nigerian Gangs Behind Most Craigslist Buyer Scams

brainboyz Re:We need to carpet bomb Nigeria (160 comments)

Deregulation does not prevent fraud charges, or lawsuits. As if our laws apply in Nigeria...

about a month and a half ago
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The American Workday, By Profession

brainboyz Re:9 to 5 is a myth (146 comments)

Wrong actually. In CA they're mandatory. Prevents employers from threatening the employee and then later saying they "voluntarily skipped lunch" leading to he-said/she-said.

about 2 months ago
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Magnitude 6.0 Quake Hits Northern California, Causing Injuries and Outages

brainboyz Re:Not strong in Oakland (135 comments)

Because you can feel the relative strength where you are. Also, you start to get a feel for how far away it is based on the motion. Close ones rock'n'roll at the same time, while further ones get a jolt or two followed by a rolling motion.

It's part of the SoCal culture/tradition, so Independence Day had it right.

about 2 months ago

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