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Insurance Company Dongles Don't Offer Much Assurance Against Hacking

camg188 Re:Spoofing! (199 comments)

I can see spoofing the insurance company but what malicious hacks could these dongles do to your car?

about a week ago
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Study: Belief That Some Fields Require "Brilliance" May Keep Women Out

camg188 Like a supermodel (218 comments)

"in which inborn ability is prized over hard work"

about two weeks ago
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Human Language May Have Evolved To Help Our Ancestors Make Tools

camg188 Student tasks show evolutionary path? (154 comments)

"may have evolved to help our ancestors make tools"
That's a really big "maybe" based on some college students tasked to do it. It seems to me that language would be huge advantage for any activity, not just tool making.

about two weeks ago
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Finn Linked To Lizard Squad Christmas Attack

camg188 ORLY! (51 comments)

No mention in TFA about how they determined this guy was in the Lizard Squad except that he claims to be.
"Rumors have been circulating", but no mention about what the rumors are or if they were involved with identifying this hacker.
Hey, but if it's on Finland's MTV then it must be true. But why is my skeptical sense tingling?

about a month ago
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Viacom's Messy Relationship With YouTube and The Rise of Stephen Colbert

camg188 Re:Lost His Balls (78 comments)

Colbert lost his integrity

The Colbert Report is a fictional comedy show. I hope you are refering to his professional integrity to deliver laughs, not news.

about a month ago
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Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General For Conspiring With Movie Industry

camg188 lol you Exxon haters (114 comments)

If you own any shares in a mutual fund you most likely an Exxon stockholder.

about a month ago
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Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

camg188 Re:Study financed by (285 comments)

Automatic speed/red light cameras
Distracted driver legislation
M.A.D.D.'s push for DUI BAC change below 0.01
All these make alarming claims about carnage on the roads requiring onerous legislation, but if you check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stats you can see that driving is safer now than it has ever been. There is no need for these laws. There are less injuries and fatalities year after year despite more cars on the road and more total miles driven.

about a month ago
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Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

camg188 Rejected in Ohio! (285 comments)

The state of Ohio is passing legislation that will effectively ban automatic traffic light and speed cameras by requiring that a live police office issues the ticket.

about a month ago
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Startup Magic Leap Hires Sci-Fi Writer Neal Stephenson As Chief Futurist

camg188 Re:OT, but (48 comments)

I'm sick of the word 'code'.

App

about a month ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

camg188 Best solution for publishers (699 comments)

Quit using flash and javascript.

about a month and a half ago
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DOOM 3DO Source Released On Github

camg188 Re:The fact remains... (323 comments)

Biological sex is not binary, so it is difficult to arbitrarily say that an individual is biologically one sex or another.

It's in the chromosomes. It's all about the X's and Y's.

about 2 months ago
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Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

camg188 Re:"very telling" indeed (157 comments)

The gop ... reacted with a coordinated attempt to get the new, largely democratic, set of voters to become disillusioned and not vote.

Voters were disillusioned by promises of hope and change but delivery of more government as usual. promises of the most open administration but delivery of the opposite. A lot of people were hurting from 2008 and were not any better off in 2014.

about 2 months ago
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UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008

camg188 FYI (98 comments)

FYI
NSW = New South Wales
SMH = Sydney Morning Herald

about 2 months ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

camg188 Re:wont last (287 comments)

I used to work a second job at Walmart, in the electronics department. At least once a month I would get somebody trying to buy a game system with a bogus coupon. Most of them were $100 off of a Nintendo DS.

about 2 months ago
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Elusive Dark Matter May Be Detected With GPS Satellites

camg188 Explain it like I'm five (67 comments)

collection topological defects, or energy cracks.

This is not a good description. I've no idea what a topological defect or energy crack is.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Aims To Offer Windows 10 Upgrades For All Windows Phone 8 Lumias

camg188 Re:Who cares (77 comments)

My daughter got a Lumia. It's pretty nice hardware for the price. I've seen it for $89 recently. I can't comment about the OS though, but my daughter likes it.

about 2 months ago
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Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes

camg188 Easy for criminals to avoid (202 comments)

This would be so easy for criminals to work around. Just use a cheap prepaid phone and change it often, as seen on Breaking Bad. They are less than $15 at Walmart.

about 2 months ago
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Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes

camg188 Re:About time for a Free baseband processor (202 comments)

It depends on what information they are collecting. The article is paywalled so I didn't read it. Are they doing a Man in the Middle attack where they could collect data sent from people or are they tracking phones when they poll for available mobile bases?

about 2 months ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

camg188 Think of the children (316 comments)

They have also agreed to ensure that terrorist and extremist material is captured by their filters to prevent children and young people coming across radicalising material.

The old "think of the children" argument.

about 2 months ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

camg188 Re:The UK doesn't have freedom of speech (316 comments)

Free speech protection includes more than just speeches at a rally. The actions of the IRS were directed at conservative groups applying for for tax exempt status. These groups wanted tax exempt status not because they were supporting specific candidates but rather where trying to change public opinion through education/informational campaigns. In fact, this particular tax exempt status is only given to political education/information groups.

The IRS purposely impeded certain groups trying to publish political information. How is that not trying to limit the free speech?

about 2 months ago

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