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Virgin Galactic Now Taking Bitcoin For Suborbital Flights

coniferous Re:Paedophiles, Terrorists, Drug-Dealers and Hit M (70 comments)

>That providing luxury services to the wealthy top echelons of organized crime Yeah, because the us banking industry is sooo much less scummy.

about 10 months ago
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Xbox One Released

coniferous Re:AMD (310 comments)

And yet, I can still understand your comment with relative ease.

about 10 months ago
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Xbox One Released

coniferous Re:AMD (310 comments)

can we be friends?

about 10 months ago
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Virtual Imaging Tech Helps People Get Over Social Anxieties

coniferous Re:Flooding (41 comments)

It doesn't really work like that. I never had social anxiety before I was attacked. Now i'm constantly getting it wherever i'm going. according to this whole "flooding" theory, i should be experiencing less social anxiety then ever because every encounter should seem less intense then that one. Where exactly did you get this theory from anyways?

about a year ago
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Montreal Union Wants a Camera On Every Policeman's Uniform

coniferous Re: Comes with automatic switch (320 comments)

It was proposed by the police union, so you can pretty much garuntee that turning it off won't be a big deal to them. It really should be on 100% of the time, but I'm sure it will "break" at all the right times.

about a year ago
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Blizzard's Unannounced 'Titan' MMO Rebooted, Development Team Reduced

coniferous Re:Where have I heard this before? (193 comments)

World of warcraft begs to differ. That was a great RPG.

about a year ago
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Nintendo Hijacks Ad Revenue From Fan-Created YouTube Playthroughs

coniferous REALLY? (297 comments)

"'In a statement, the firm said the move was part of an "on-going push to ensure Nintendo content is shared across social media." What the fuck does that have to do with ripping off content producers?

about a year ago
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Bill Gates: iPad Users Are Frustrated They Can't Type Or Create Documents

coniferous Yes (618 comments)

Ipads are wonderful reference devices and even better video game machines. There aren't many places where I would recommend them for business.

about a year ago
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Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

coniferous Holy shit. (1006 comments)

"'[Mass killers such as Lanza] don't believe this was just a spreadsheet. They believe it was a score sheet. This was the work of a video gamer'.

Does this remind anyone else of Jack Thomson?

Bullshit reasoning, and totally fished out of someones ass conclusion.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Yanks "Sweatshop Themed" Game From App Store

coniferous Re:Apple (184 comments)

Same thing happens here too. Big telcos hire out the installations to contractors (usually lowest bid) then dump them when the smallest thing happens.

about a year and a half ago
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BBC Twitter Accounts Hacked By Pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army

coniferous Seriously? (129 comments)

>in an apparent protest at what it sees as reports which don't show the Syrian regime in the best light

Yes, because hacking people makes you look that much better. /s

about a year and a half ago
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41 Months In Prison For Man Who Leaked AT&T iPad Email Addresses

coniferous Re:Good (459 comments)

And a news agency is?

about a year and a half ago
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41 Months In Prison For Man Who Leaked AT&T iPad Email Addresses

coniferous Re:Good (459 comments)

Yeah, but he didn't bring "the gun" to a teacher. He brought it to a fellow student.

about a year and a half ago
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41 Months In Prison For Man Who Leaked AT&T iPad Email Addresses

coniferous Re:Good (459 comments)

Based on the context it was more then just accessing publicly available data. It's not as if he clicked on an link and went "Oh, look, a bunch oh e-mail addresses!". There was effort involved into getting to that list.

That being said, even if he did run into a bunch of e-mail addresses by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.. e-mailing that list to someone and going "OMG LOOK AT THIS" was proof that he knew the seriousness of the list he found. It cannot be argued that he did not know what he was doing.

about a year and a half ago
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41 Months In Prison For Man Who Leaked AT&T iPad Email Addresses

coniferous Re:Good (459 comments)

Actually, they are both at fault here.
I don't see a huge effort by Andrew to contact AT&T and say "uh, guys, you have a huge problem here".
It's very easy to percieve his actions in a malicious way.
Not that AT&T didn't goof, but this was the wrong way to address it.

about a year and a half ago
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New Pope Selected

coniferous Re:So.... (915 comments)

"this institution took four centuries to recognize that Galileo was right." Or more importantly, that the holocaust actually happened...

about a year and a half ago
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Antivirus Firms Short-Changing Customers

coniferous Av software is scummy. (205 comments)

People who profit from other peoples' unethical behavior are accused of unethical behavior themselves? SHOCKER. AV companies are scum.

more than 3 years ago
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Sex Drugs and Texting

coniferous ..Wait (287 comments)

Wait, What? You could come up with any number of conclusions from that data.

Honestly, I interpret it as: overly social teens are more likely to have sex.

This is sensationalist reporting at it's finest. Totally bullshit.

more than 3 years ago
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$2,000 Bounty For Open Source Xbox Kinect Drivers

coniferous Re:Kinect _SOFTWARE_ for Robotics (274 comments)

>MS said they dropped doing the heavy processing on Kinect itself...

There is still that arm processor. It's being used for something. It could be used for something different.

> so I just checked - it's 512 megabits

Thats still too much for buffer. 512 megabits is 64 megabytes. Still more likely that it's for processing

We are arguing about symantics. my point is: This is more then just a couple webcams and a couple of mics. We could debate about the symantics till the cows come home, but at the end of the day there are no hardware solutions that quite reproduce what the kinect does. It's worth hacking.

more than 3 years ago
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$2,000 Bounty For Open Source Xbox Kinect Drivers

coniferous Re:Kinect _SOFTWARE_ for Robotics (274 comments)

Argh, Forgot my breaks.

>But the bulk of the interesting stuff happens on the X360
What? That may be true, but you don't know that. Nobody knows that except microsoft. I kinda doubt it anyways. Microsoft has been going on and on about how it will only effect the Xbox 360s cpu in single diget numbers.
> mostly for large buffer, perhaps
What. 512 megs of memory is MORE then a buffer. That would be incredibly huge and totally useless. There is another purpose for that RAM.
> So, at best, there needs to be another machine loading the code anyway Possibly.
But there is that flash memory on the board as well.... Probably used for code. I have no way of confirming this of course.

more than 3 years ago

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Ask Slashdot: Workplace Main-In-The-Middling SSL

coniferous coniferous writes  |  more than 4 years ago

coniferous (1058330) writes "Recently my work started Man-In-The-Middle attacking all SSL web sites. They have gotten around the usual warnings that pop up by making themselves a Root Certification Authority and self signing all the websites that go through their proxy. I think this is highly unethical and possibly unlawful. Whats the best way to bring this up to users that may not be technically inclined (I intend to go to the union about this and it's a difficult problem to explain)? Also, is this unlawful?"

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