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The People Who Are Branding Vulnerabilities

davester666 Re:I have HIV (56 comments)

putting a patch over that vulnerability results in a lot of other problems.

12 hours ago
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Here's What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030

davester666 Re:Not so fancy. (139 comments)

No, all your data will be helpfully routed through your car manufacturers servers and your insurance companies servers. And no using a VPN or SSL, that would violate your cars TOS, which also voids your insurance.

yesterday
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Here's What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030

davester666 Re:car (139 comments)

Yes, the politicians will feel really safe.

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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

davester666 Re:Let's do the math (292 comments)

Considering that they are actively hiding from us, yes, our chances of finding them are very small.

2 days ago
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Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation

davester666 Re:This is the voice of world control. (103 comments)

whoosh and are the silos designed with an in-situ nuclear detonation? probably not.

2 days ago
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Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

davester666 Re:Not sure if it adds up (82 comments)

why? your total would be far less that the GP's total? and it is way more impressive to report the much larger number, even knowing you will get far less.

2 days ago
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Interviews: Ask the Hampton Creek Team About the Science and Future of Food

davester666 Re:What is it? (141 comments)

Everybody wants smaller gov't, but nobody is willing to actually do it.

2 days ago
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Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation

davester666 Re:This is the voice of world control. (103 comments)

I believe a nuclear weapon exploding inside a silo counts as "a direct hit".

2 days ago
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Interviews: Ask the Hampton Creek Team About the Science and Future of Food

davester666 Re:What is it? (141 comments)

The government assures you it is safe to consume.

2 days ago
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How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

davester666 Re:Problem? (180 comments)

so we have to grow lots of corn, then either send it all to the bottom of the ocean or into outer space.

2 days ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

davester666 Re:No more broken iPhones.. (199 comments)

that way, they can also get a phone that is only one version behind the latest one from Google.

2 days ago
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Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

davester666 totally happens all the time (128 comments)

pressure from the West normally gets China to do things differently. Unfortunately, I can't think of ANY examples right now where it has worked in that direct of a manner.

3 days ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

davester666 Re:Consent of the Governed (161 comments)

Unfortunately, now the gov't is "Abraham Lincoln" and the rest of the population is "the Confederacy".

3 days ago
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Indian Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Snub Android One Phones

davester666 Re: Good thought. (53 comments)

smartphone usage rate: kind of meaningless, because we have more access to other computing devices like computers, iPads etc... and we are also tv people...

I would hope they would have a higher volume of sales in India and China because they only have an order of magnitude more people than the US.

and maybe all those smartphone users are just waiting on hold for a plumber to come and install a toilet...

3 days ago
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Indian Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Snub Android One Phones

davester666 Re: Good thought. (53 comments)

there are probably more people who have to hold it in until nighttime so they can go out into the fields and finally go to the washroom than there are that can afford a smartphone in India.

3 days ago
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Critical XSS Flaws Patched In WordPress and Popular Plug-In

davester666 Re:Regular expressions (40 comments)

They should dump html, skip Javascript, and just jump to accepting comments written in Go.

4 days ago
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Top NSA Official Raised Alarm About Metadata Program In 2009

davester666 Re:If only... (110 comments)

don't fall for it. this story is only part of managing the the snowden revelations.

this is to try to minimize that he came forward and told the public instead of going through "proper channels", by making it seem that others had gone through proper channels, and that everything had been carefully scrutinized and it was all on the up and up.

"NSA took the concerns seriously, and many senior officials shared them" = "wow. this looks so wrong. let's do it anyway because we can. and puppies, pedophiles and terrorists."

4 days ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

davester666 Re:Ads (306 comments)

Really? Every time I disable adblock, I get a "what the hell" moment. Banner ads, footer ads, ads on both sides of the content, and if the text is more than a paragraph or two, ads in the middle. And for fun, if flashblock is also off, time for some auto-playing video ads.

On it goes.

4 days ago

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Cisco to cut 4,000 jobs despite strong profits

davester666 davester666 writes  |  about a year ago

davester666 (731373) writes ""Network equipment giant Cisco Systems has announced plans to cut 4,000 jobs, about 5% of its workforce.
The news came after it reported net income of $2.3bn (£1.5bn) in the fourth quarter, up from $1.9bn a year earlier."

Translation: The CEO is having some trouble buying Airplane Gas for his car."

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MS rebranding Windows for portable devices again

davester666 davester666 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davester666 writes "From macnn.com: "The Windows Mobile cellular platform is being rechristened as Windows Phone, says Microsoft's French product chief for the software, Audrey Zolghadr..."

I guess they're hoping we'll finally stop calling it "microsoft wince"..."

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Journals

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Man, I wish I could get into posting to the Journal...

davester666 davester666 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

On a regular basis. But I find it tough to get into a new pattern of living.

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