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Reeves Rumors Reversed

cacba Re:And once again... (156 comments)

They get rewarded for stories, not verification. I dont keep track of which random website didnt verify their story because it just happens way too often.

If only some clever person would create a system that did track the reputation of organizations and individual writers.

more than 3 years ago

Michigan Governor Wants 'Open Source' Economic Model

cacba Re:Here's my model (237 comments)

Thats an excellent model to survive, perhaps let more forests grow inside of cities.

more than 3 years ago

Threat of Cyberwar Is Over-Hyped

cacba Re:The real problem... (123 comments)

I disagree, viruses infiltrating enemy electronics can have a very similar affect to human infiltrating enemy structures. A few similar capabilities are sabotaging production and leaking information. They are also similar in that it is difficult to prove who controls them. Cyberwar may be a silly name but it is correct in the characterization. It is a new domain and because it hasnt seen many important attacks is struggling to be separated from its lone hacker past.

more than 3 years ago

Threat of Cyberwar Is Over-Hyped

cacba Re:Well... (123 comments)

Was stuxnet a one sided attack and therefore not a cyberwar?

more than 3 years ago

Wikileaks To Name Swiss Bank Tax Evaders

cacba Re:I realize this will harm my "Karma". (783 comments)

There are two distinctions.

One: Google is working within the laws though abusing their intent. Hiding money and ignoring local laws (ie declaring any amount above $100k that is outside the country) is illegal. One is a problem with the system, the other is ignoring the system.

Two: Elected officials have more trust placed in them then a private corporation and need to be judged to a higher standard.

more than 3 years ago

New Study Links Video Games and Mental Problems

cacba Re:Correlation =/= causation (306 comments)

It seems they have defined a video game addict in such a way that it implies you are mentally ill. The real question is how many mentally ill arent video game addicts. Which makes this a study on how prevalent video games are amongst the mentally ill.

more than 3 years ago

Smart Grid Brings Powerline Broadband Back?

cacba Re:You know that Internet 2 that everyone wanted? (120 comments)

The problem is a lack of competition. When ISPs can act like monopolies they will maximize profits and charge each customer what they are willing to pay. Netflix who needs the internet and is making gobs of money can be held for ransom. Yahoo on the other hand can be given it at near cost. Now thats innovation.

more than 3 years ago

Why Teach Programming With BASIC?

cacba Re:Scratch (709 comments)

The android app inventor is web based version of scratch for android.

Not written from chrome.

more than 3 years ago

Banknotes Go Electronic To Outwit Counterfeiters

cacba Re:Go electronic! (441 comments)

Take a picture of her tattooed QR code.

more than 2 years ago

Nigerian Email Scam Victim Sues Bank, Loses Appeal

cacba Re:Duh... (312 comments)

The check has cleared, yep thats final clearance as well. Double secret final clearance, well now that you ask there seems to be a 3 week hold on the check for irregularities.

This issue goes beyond Nigerian scam, a paypal payment can appear in your account but later be reversed days afterwards. How many ebay sellers wait a week to ship after payment? Certainly not me.

more than 3 years ago

How To Cut a Nanotube? Lots Of Compression

cacba 1/50000th of a hair (38 comments)

The size of a hair is easy to imagine. The size of half a hair is still easy. 1/50000th of the hair is harder than x meters. Also, meters are fixed measurement, while hairs vary in size.

more than 3 years ago

NSS Labs Browser Report Says IE Is the Best, Google Disagrees

cacba Re:beta Apples to outdated Oranges (205 comments)

The study used IE 8, IE 9 (beta), Chrome 6. IE 8 still performed orders of magnitude better than chrome 6. That is stable to stable, apples to apples.

Studies take time. I doubt chrome has radically changed their social security in the last three months and neglected to say anything. GDP statistics take months to produce, yet they are extremely useful.

I am skeptical of this study, but not for your reasons

more than 3 years ago

NSS Labs Browser Report Says IE Is the Best, Google Disagrees

cacba Re:beta Apples to outdated Oranges (205 comments)

The reason the test used Chrome 6 was it was performed Sept 17-27, before the Chrome 7 release of Oct 21.

The test specifically stripped out Y & Z from potential malware links.

more than 3 years ago

NSS Labs Browser Report Says IE Is the Best, Google Disagrees

cacba Re:Socially engineered attacks ARE a huge problem (205 comments)

Data points: IE 9 gets 99%, Chrome gets 3%, Funded by Microsoft. What a beautiful line.

No I haven't looked at how the study worked, on Slashdot being first is better than being right.

more than 3 years ago

Apache Declares War On Oracle Over Java

cacba Re:Java is the new COBOL (428 comments)

Im confused, was cobol the only way to develop on millions of computer (aka smartphones)?

more than 3 years ago

An Anonymous, Verifiable E-Voting Tech

cacba Re:another requirement (236 comments)

The above post is correct. You can only prove that your ballot was correctly included in the counting process, not how that ballot voted. The counting process is complicated so that anonymity and verifiability occur. Read first, comment later.

more than 3 years ago

First Chrome OS Notebooks Due This Month

cacba Re:I don't think this will compete directly with i (246 comments)

Im not sure what your point is, the levels of sarcasm elude me. The OP clearly has no knowledge other than from the summary but is making market predictions. It may as well be gibberish.

Also netbooks are currently better than my laptop from 5 years ago, which was definitely worth the money.

more than 3 years ago


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