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Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

denis-The-menace Re: Surprising (92 comments)

I'm sure it being used to detect if you are scanning currency.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

denis-The-menace Re:Powershell (729 comments)

No this IS.

"Batsh is a simple programming language that compiles to Bash and Windows Batch. It enables you to write your script once runs on all platforms without any additional dependency."

about three weeks ago

DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

denis-The-menace Oh look, Protesters.. (261 comments)

Oh look, Protesters. Let's brick their car with V2V.

I'm sorry. I have ZERO confidence that V2V will not have a back door for abuse by authorities, never mind the hacker/crook people.

It would have to be passive and have an OFF switch.

about a month ago

A Better Way To Make Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs

denis-The-menace Re:Just wait until they become hackable (28 comments)

It is a legitimate concern not brought up in the most tactful way. Anybody in their 20s should push for this because they will have one in 30 years or so. It might even be a job requirement ( ) (yup, it still gets hacked in the series)

Just look at what they can do with a CAN-bus in cars today:

Now imagine people instead of car. Yup, that's coming. Nothing's off limits.

If it's doable, some asshole will go for it.
Whether it's for kicks or cash.

about a month ago

A Better Way To Make Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs

denis-The-menace Just wait until they become hackable (28 comments)

your limb(s) hitting you.
your hand(s) crushing everything.
Your brain getting zapped by the interface.

"good times" are coming.

about a month ago

If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

denis-The-menace Re:One word... (305 comments)

But it doesn't make bombs easily like the other reactors designs.

That's why they didn't choose Thorium for fuel.

about a month ago

Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency

denis-The-menace Re:Not about leverage or influence (266 comments)

For years the US portrayed Russia/USSR as an evil empire.
Russia would respond with "but the US is no better".

Snowden is the poster child proving Russia right all along.
Where ever he goes, Snowden will always do that.

about 2 months ago

Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service

denis-The-menace Re:Wrong decision (484 comments)

Wouldn't the ruling also make cable boxes illegal, too?

The cable network is a public network in the sense that hundreds or thousands of people are on that network.

about 3 months ago

Judge: $324M Settlement In Silicon Valley Tech Worker Case Not Enough

denis-The-menace $507.03 (150 comments)

$324.5 million / 64000 workers = $507.03

These tech workers are getting fuck either way.

about 3 months ago

Security Researchers Threatened With US Cybercrime Laws

denis-The-menace Re: See... (156 comments)

And we have a proper analogy.

Somebody give this guy some points.

about 3 months ago

Thorium: The Wonder Fuel That Wasn't

denis-The-menace Re:Real Reasons Thorium is Being Held Up (204 comments)

RE: 2) The salt 'plug' that is often cited as a major safety asset for the LFTR has some major engineering obstacles that have been be able to be addressed yet

Can you list a few of these "some major engineering obstacles" ?
The only salt plug I've read about are "Freeze plugs" that melt upon "a bad thing" happening.

about 5 months ago

OpenSSH No Longer Has To Depend On OpenSSL

denis-The-menace Re:symbolism over substance in the realm of secury (144 comments)

funny how this is perfectly accepted in RL in airports.

I think it's because TSA screening actual goal is get the sheeple accustomed to be harassed by their government.

about 4 months ago

Cost Skyrockets For United States' Share of ITER Fusion Project

denis-The-menace Should have gone with thorium (174 comments)

If they would have TRIED with something like LFTR (liquid fluoride thorium reactor) we would have something by now. They HAD a reactor working but moth-balled it in the 70s.

Bravo 1%'rs. Profits are in. Progress is out.

Within 10 years China/India will sell us thorium-based solution for a massive profit.
Just watch.

about 6 months ago

Navy Creates Fuel From Seawater

denis-The-menace Re:They do. (256 comments)

And since then, the existing Nuke industry have made puppeticians create laws to PREVENT new nuclear tech from being developed.

Only the military can get around such laws against progress.

This is why this is geared towards military needs.

about 6 months ago

What Fire and Leakage At WIPP Means For Nuclear Waste Disposal

denis-The-menace Too bad it's impossible* to reuse nuclear waste (154 comments)

Too bad it's impossible* to reuse nuclear waste.

*Impossible because the rules in the US are as such that you are not allowed to do anything that could result in threatening the revenue stream to current nuclear energy giants. Guess who helped write them?

Technological solutions exists but China will have a solution within 10-20years and we will buy from them because of these "Super Important" laws.

When that happens, the US will rightfully become the banana republic it so desperately want to become.

about 6 months ago

US Intelligence Officials To Monitor Federal Employees With Security Clearances

denis-The-menace Re:Whistle blowers (186 comments)

I agree.
Government corruption is best measured on how bad whistleblower laws are in that country.

about 7 months ago



The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies

denis-The-menace denis-The-menace writes  |  more than 2 years ago

denis-The-menace (471988) writes "Many slashdot readers have complained over the past few years that the Slashdot moderation system is broken. Now I think I know why. I've been a Slashdot participant since the 1990s, and used to have a low-numbered account. I don't like censorship. A lot. I was surprised and offended when I discovered active censorship happening right on Slashdot. Read on for details."
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Is Google Chrome The New IE 6 For Web Designers?

denis-The-menace denis-The-menace writes  |  more than 5 years ago

denis-The-menace (471988) writes ""Just when you thought you were done with IE 6 and its hacks and exceptions, now you've got a new browser to consider: Google's Chrome.

The good news is that Chrome is a lot more compatible with web standards than IE 5 and 6. However, Chrome has its own idiosyncrasies and bugs.""

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Using DVI/USB KVM switches with legacy PCs

denis-The-menace denis-The-menace writes  |  more than 7 years ago

denis-The-menace writes "I would like to have a KVM switch with modern connectors (DVI / USB) but still have a way to use legacy PCs (VGA / PS/2) on it. For converting PS/2 connectors on a legacy PC to USB you can get converters (eg. $60 @ For converting a VGA connector on a legacy PC to DVI, I suppose you could use the DVI-2-VGA converter that comes with most video cards these days, plug that in the DVI connector in the KVM and use a regular VGA extension cable back to the legacy PC. I called tech support at Avocent but the clueless "telephone lifter" at the other end gave me the runaround. Has anybody tried to do this already or am I chasing a pipe dream?"

denis-The-menace denis-The-menace writes  |  more than 8 years ago

denis-The-menace writes "Pink Floyd's Peter Clifton was sitting watching television when he saw NASA was searching for original Apollo 11 footage. He had forgotten that in 1979 he ordered footage from The Smithsonian for use in The Dark Side of The Moon demo film. He had all but forgotten a pristine 16-millimetre film of the moon landing was part of his vast personal film catalogue"


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