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Moscow To Track Cell-phone Users In 2015 For Traffic Analysis

clam666 Re:In Czarist Moscow (63 comments)

>all of whom cooperate fully with authorities' request for information.

You want what? Hahahahahaha. *chambers round* Uhhh...sure. No problem. Here ya go.

about a week ago

Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

clam666 I'm a felon in IT (720 comments)

I have 11 felonies on my record and I work in IT.

I work in data analytics and design in the financial services industry. I've previously contracted with the military, banks, and had a variety of employers and clients, corp2corp, 1099, W2, and never had a problem with either being open about it or a background check.

The biggest issue I've had with being a felon was trying to rent an apartment. I've been rejected at several apartments I've tried to get, but never had a problem with IT jobs whether it was training, contracting. Coding, or handling the data from startups to giant megalith multinationals.

about a month and a half ago

Test Flight For NASA's Orion Capsule Slated for December 4

clam666 Can't wait to watch it (59 comments)

Well I'm going to the launch on some congressional passes with friends and it'll be tons of fun. At least this time the launch is between 7am - 9am rather than 2am as it always seems to be when we attend these launches.

I'm hoping to ustream the launch from the causeway for those who are interested in nerding out.

The Delta IV-Heavy | Orion EFT-1 should be a go and the weather looks (last I checked) good, and my SO and I can't wait.

about 2 months ago

Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

clam666 Technology Related (1128 comments)

Nothing in this thread seems technology related, but I noticed a few things last night.

One of the things I enjoyed was the number of citizen journalists there streaming from their phones. It allowed a wide variety of perspectives and it was quite interesting to see the raw uncensored footage from people there. Some were down the streets, some were with looters, some were watching fires, and some were getting their ass kicked.

My favourite was when BassemMasri's ustream was streaming and his phone got jacked during the broadcast


around 2:30 you can see his phone grabbed and run off with still streaming.

The exchange at the end is great:

Woman: What's that?

Woman: What you running for?

Woman: What you got?

Woman: Let me check it out

Man: Huh

Woman: Are you (running?)

Man: iPhone 6

Woman: Huh?

Man: iPhone 6

Woman: Where'd you get it from

Man: Some nigga

about 2 months ago

The Plane Crash That Gave Us GPS

clam666 GPS vs. Maps. Fight! (236 comments)

GPS is great and works most of the time. The problem is the maps have no consideration whatsoever. Especially nautical charts.

GPS may be accurate, but overlay that with charts and I'm sailing through downtown Cleveland for what good they are. I can't count the false reality they attempt to project.

If part of that $10 billion was allocated to making sure the maps and the GPS coordinates were on more than a nodding acquaintance, then I'd at least run into land a lot less.

about 3 months ago

Tech Recruiters Defend 'Blacklists,' Lack of Feedback, Screening Techniques

clam666 My experiences have been good (253 comments)

I've always had good experiences with recruiters. I refuse to even work with HR departments unless I'm getting a job through a direct social contact and get specifically hired.

For those that have bad experiences with recruiters, I don't know what to say. I give them all my resume and project information, we socialize what the compensation is back and forth depending on the gig and go from there. Maybe I've just had good recruiters, but at most I go for one interview and get the gig or if it doesn't seem to be the right fit, I get the second one. I've never had to go beyond that much work, but, I think a big part of it is I have a fairly narrow and deep specialty with fortune 500 companies (which someone else commented on was a problem) so maybe that's why it hasn't been a big deal with a high demand skillset.

I do, however attempt to avoid HR at all costs. Other than the first day I get the security badge, I never see them again.

Recruiters save me time and energy. If I have a contract ending, or choose to leave my current position for another company, they do all the work. I just have to look nice and show up. I have no interest in going through gyrations to try and find gigs and fax resumes, fill out job websites, I just say what city I'm interested in or what filter criteria I need for any open positions and sit back and watch my money at work..

about 3 months ago

Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

clam666 Re:Rant Mode Activated (720 comments)

SJW - Social Justice Warriors. You've seen the type, quote a billion statistics and lies, hate everything about anything first world countries and love to talk about the trials and tribulations about PoCs (People of Color) while treating them like ignorant animals and disdain.

Usually they've gone to college and taken their first class and see the injustices of the world everywhere.

They're all over the interwebs. You could be talking about how you got a raise and are looking forward to finally being able to buy a house, and then they'll say "You know, some people only live on $2 a day...." and try to make you feel bad about yourself. Or that you just had really hot kinky sex with your spouse and then "You know, all sex is rape because women can't conciously consent...." it's like they're in permanent buzzkill mode.

about 3 months ago

Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

clam666 Rant Mode Activated (720 comments)

I know slashdot loves SJWs, but they've irritated the fuck out of me for years here.

I knew the post wasn't technology based when it contains lines like that while it may be true for McDonald's to say that its tech plans will improve customer experience, the move is also "a convenient way...to justify a reduction in the chain's global workforce."

Can't we just discuss the technology about how it would be to order food this way? Why does is always comes down to some retarded "WHAT ABOUT DER CHILDREN" every time? I didn't see anyone complaining about the internet killing the travel agent business, doctors killing the bloodbowl makers business, or when the internet changed the journalism business? Why is changing your ordering capabilities so detrimental to the world?

A convenient way to reduce their workforce? Those bastards! That workforce wouldn't be made up of a bunch of PoCs that desperately need white people to help them would they since they won't survive on their own without a bit of noblesse oblige? Desperately clinging to their jobs with single tears running down their faces? Is sarah mclaughlin singing about them? That's the height of arrogance and insulting.

"Today Fred Smith announced he was cutting back on the number of his girlfriends, deciding that it was easier and more fair to concentrate on one girlfriend, but critics point out that he was conveniently saving money by not spending it on 5 other women. This change will naturally causes economic waves as these other poor women won't have their social lives subsidized any more. Who will help their social welfare? One woman was quoted as saying, 'You used to be able to support a family of four on one boyfriend. Now what am I going to do? Go back to school to learn how to dress like a slut? Do you know many girl's social lives are less than $2 a day? And 1 in 4 women have to date someone in IT? "

Have people ever actually run a business before? They're talking about using kiosks to improve the customer experience, and it desperately needs improving. The phrase "they fuck you at the drive through" isn't new by any means. I'd say I'm lucky if I get my food successfully 50% of the time, and this is from a workforce that cannot manage to follow instructions written...sorry....pictures of instructions on how to make my food and then manage to put it into a bag successfully.

Sorry again, one employee manages to assemble and microwave my food correctly, and the other manages to put it into a bag. And they have a failure rate of 50% in that complicated ordering pipeline. I assume it's because their brain pans are filled with mayonaise.

I, for one, welcome our new kiosk overlords. I'd like the warm fuzzy feeling in my balls when I can push pictures and get what the picture looks like even 75% of the time. I'll take an increase in customer satisfaction any day over having to spell my order out 6 times and then wonder why this person wasn't drowned in a river as a baby.

Smart people work at minimum wage, realize it sucks, and GTFO as fast as they can for better pastures. If you're over 21 and still working at minimum wage, you're either medically retarded or you've made severely bad choices in your life, neither one of which I want handling my "food" or whatever McDonalds calls it these days. Continuing to repeatedly fuck my dining ability because of fear of "DER TECKNOLOGY" is retarded. Why don't we applaud the tecnological innovations that would actually improve our lives, and let people worry about their lives and better themselves without our pretend concern for them?

about 3 months ago

Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss

clam666 Re:Trading Freedom for Security? (264 comments)

Personally I think this is a good idea. I think props should be given to whomever came up with the idea. A change in techology, that provides safety and protection from the government, should always be welcome.

Huzzah to Keith Bristow.

about 4 months ago

Details of iOS and Android Device Encryption

clam666 Re:So what you're telling me (146 comments)

Yeah really. I canot believe ANYONE would think that LEO is all up in arms that now devices are "encrypted" and the kiddie porn will run rampant.

If you're familiar with public relations tactics, these articles are so damn blatantly obvious.

It's a good deal, google and apple who already work with the government anyway, are now allowed to act like their devices are safe, and the govt. can pretend to act like they're styimed and will never break a case again.

Seriously. Is there anyone stupid enough to believe that the govt. allows encryption techology like this without their control? Or that there aren't backdoor protocols?

Name one thing you can have where the govt. doesn't have you bent over. And people believe they either have, or are allowed to have, something they can't access.

about 4 months ago

Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

clam666 Re: Here's the solution (577 comments)

That's why I just format and reinstall every 6 mos. Apps don't matter, data does. I save data offline anyway as part of my retention plan. The OS and everything gets wiped, which eliminates all the app spoor and rootkits and various things that build up. I have no idea why people aren't wiping their system regularly anyway.

about 4 months ago

FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

clam666 Re:Think of the children (354 comments)

No one actually believes that they don't have access right?

I mean...people do know that any unbeatable tech is snapped up and not in the wild for civilian use?

about 4 months ago

Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

clam666 Phone Value (299 comments)

No one steals phones to use "the phone" with a new sim. Well, some people do, but they are a tiny tiny minority. The real value is stealing electronics is boxing them up and selling them by the kilo to "resource extractors" for the money. No one who makes this a side business gives a crap about your bricked phone.

Phones, depending on type and the resources in them, have a per kilo value. Like anything, it's volume volume volume.

This is totally about law enforcement stopping free communication. It will not stop theft in the slightest. Anyone telling you this has some deterrant about theft is an idiot at best and lying at worst.

about 5 months ago

Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

clam666 Re: You dorks (418 comments)

I know that slashdot has windows popping all over with full streaming video sucking away all my bandwidth.

I know that I can't "window" the damn browser because it's busy floating on top of the article.

I know that it doesn't work on firefox on ubuntu.

I not know I will never ever buy a Duralast tire.

So yeah, they're manipulating and screwing up the content. I don't mind a static banner, or sidebar, and have in fact used advertising before. I don't mind supporting sites I frequent.

But this is bullshit. The experience is crap. How can HTML be this fucked up that you don't even test it with the latest, say, top 4 browsers?

about 6 months ago

Critical Vulnerabilities In Web-Based Password Managers Found

clam666 brainpower (114 comments)

I just remember my passwords. As if someone else storing them is possibly safe.

about 6 months ago

Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

clam666 Re:Easier for Illuminati (468 comments)

Will they be using Nvidia drivers and DirectX?

about 7 months ago

TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

clam666 harddrive (702 comments)

Of course I want to have a fully charged battery in my laptop, that way, when they ask me to power it on and show the BIOS, I have plenty of room to put the explosive where the HD was, and need the power to fire the detonator.

about 7 months ago

TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

clam666 Re:Oh, absolutely .... (702 comments)

Or they're just bad people who go into positions of power with no chance of being fired because they're bullies and jackasses.

When I go through the security screening, I often notice how they're members of the intellectual proletariat, obviously rising up in revolution against the bourgeois pigs who have their foot on their neck as they try to do their performance art about how hard it is being poor. Clearly they are from the non-nobility, who has codified peerage laws specifically naming them as next in line for the throne.P>

about 7 months ago

Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

clam666 Easier for Illuminati (468 comments)

At least now it will be easier for the planes to be flown into buildings without the pilots knowledge and no terrorists needed, by projecting a false camera view.

#911InsideJob #blessed #lolcats

about 7 months ago

Is Time Moving Forward Or Backward? Computers Learn To Spot the Difference

clam666 Re:Sooo.... (78 comments)

Is that the only measure of success?

...and this is why the terrorists are winning. If you're in 'murica, get some Jesus. If you aren't, stop takin' meh jobs!

about 7 months ago



Threats Posted On Your Own Facebook Page Are Crimes, Florida Court Rules

clam666 clam666 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

clam666 (1178429) writes "In an apparent first in Florida law, a state appeals court ruled this week that posting threats on one’s personal Facebook page can be prosecuted under state law.

The 1st District Court of Appeal decided in a criminal case that a Facebook post could be considered a “sending” for the purposes of the “sending written threats to kill or do bodily harm” law, a second-degree felony. In the ruling "When a person composes a statement of thought, and then displays the composition in such a way that someone else can see it, that person has completed the first step in the Wise court’s definition of 'sending'."

The pertinent quote in question:

“FUCK my [relative] for choosin to be a lesbian and fuck [the partner] cuz you’re an ugly ass bitch . . . if you ever talk to me like you got a set of nuts between your legs again . . . I’m gonna fuck you up and bury your bitch ass. U wanna act like a man. I’ll tear the concrete up with your face and drag you back to your doorstep. U better watch how the fuck you talk to people. You were born a woman and you better stay one.”

Even though the Appellant didn't directly send anything to the person directly, because it was posted on his own page, then therefore the thought appears to be sent. As if THIS won't be a stepping stone to more fun rulings."

Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with a Novel Coronavirus

clam666 clam666 writes  |  about 2 years ago

clam666 (1178429) writes "CDC and WHO Health officials identified a new virus that has sickened at least 14 people worldwide, killing eight.

The coronavirus, clinically and genetically similar to SARS, known as hCoV-EMC, is correlated with an unexplained respiratory illness after traveling to the Arabian peninsula or neighboring countries."

Link to Original Source

Washington confirms Chinese hack attack on White House computer

clam666 clam666 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

clam666 (1178429) writes "White House sources partly confirmed an alarming report that U.S. government computers — reportedly including systems used by the military for nuclear commands — were breached by Chinese hackers.

I mostly submitted it because I just loved the phrase "The attack originated in the form of a spear phish, which involves a spoofed inbound email with either a link to a malicious website or a weaponized document attachment such as a .pdf, Microsoft Excel file or Word document"

Damn those weaponized Excel files."

Sabotaging the Workplace CIA style

clam666 clam666 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

clam666 (1178429) writes "The 1944 Strategic Services Field Manual is declassified by the CIA, with its intent being to show how to teach saboteurs how to disrupt the enemy. The goal being do cause as much disruption as possible.

Around page 28 it gives gems for management and empployee sabotage including "Insist on doing everything through
'channels.' Never permit short-cuts to be taken
in order to expedite decisions.", "When training new workers, give incomplete
or misleading instructions.", "If possible, join or help organize a group
for presenting employee problems to the management.
See that the procedures adopted are
as inconvenient as possible for the management,
involving the presence of a large number of
employees at each presentation, entailing more
than one meeting for each grievance, bringing
up problems which are largely imaginary, and
so on.", and my favorite, "Act stupid."

It seems like where I work the used this as the basis of the employee handbook."

Link to Original Source

Sea Ice Ends Year at Same Level as 1979

clam666 clam666 writes  |  about 6 years ago

clam666 (1178429) writes "Thanks to a rapid rebound in recent months, global sea ice levels now equal those seen 29 years ago, when the year 1979 also drew to a close.

Earlier this year, predictions were rife that the North Pole could melt entirely in 2008. Instead, the Arctic ice saw a substantial recovery. Bill Chapman, a researcher with the UIUC's Arctic Center, tells DailyTech this was due in part to colder temperatures in the region. Chapman says wind patterns have also been weaker this year. Strong winds can slow ice formation as well as forcing ice into warmer waters where it will melt.

Why were predictions so wrong? Researchers had expected the newer sea ice, which is thinner, to be less resilient and melt easier. Instead, the thinner ice had less snow cover to insulate it from the bitterly cold air, and therefore grew much faster than expected, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center

In May, concerns over disappearing sea ice led the U.S. to officially list the polar bear a threatened species, over objections from experts who claimed the animal's numbers were increasing.

On a personal note, I, for one, hopefully welcome our new polar bear overlords."


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