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Bill Gates Patents Detecting, Responding To "Glassholes"

drpimp Or another obvious one ... (140 comments)

Like trying to use your laptop in a public area (airport perhaps) that has cameras virtually everywhere. Which then would cause the user to either override the blur to cancel or not use their machine. What we need is a glasshole app that works with a blurring technology to decode the blurred screen. That way only the user with the glasses can read their screen. This could be allow customization to the user with some sort of private key shared with the glasses or also another type of public key shared among anyone who has that key can see the picture.

about a week ago

Bill Gates Patents Detecting, Responding To "Glassholes"

drpimp So ... (140 comments)

So this glasshole walks into a bar. I don't know what happened after that. It was either the intruding camera detection blur or the alcohol but all I then remember is talking about closing the analog hole and I soon realized I might be in a situation not to my liking.

about a week ago

An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

drpimp Unless of course ... (353 comments)

You browse or use an app with 50+ tabs open at any given time ... true story my co-worker does this in almost every single app he has open that has tabs. It is sad ... that is all.

about three weeks ago

Facebook's Face Identification Project Is Accurate 97.25% of the Time

drpimp Well to be fair ... (149 comments)

Slashdot users already promote their privacy via face and neck beards and have been for years.

about a month ago

Britain's GCHQ Attacked Anonymous Supporters With DDoS

drpimp 3 Words! (133 comments)


about 3 months ago

HealthCare.gov Can't Handle Appeals of Errors

drpimp Re:Coders (208 comments)

Or instead, maybe they should have hired architects, engineers, and/or developers and not "coders" or "programmers".

about 3 months ago

New Hampshire Cops Use Taser On Woman Buying Too Many iPhones

drpimp Re:Unauthorized export resale? (936 comments)

To be fair, the cops did pull out their iPhone thinking there would be an app for that but surprisingly there wasn't so the taser was the next closest thing.

about a year ago

Facebook Switching To HTTPS By Default

drpimp Yawn ... (92 comments)

Glad the populace on there will enjoy HTTPS as I have been explicitly been using for years now. I never wanted my pesky network admins sitting on the wire and watching what I post when I am at work ... errrrr on break ... errr I mean ...

about a year and a half ago

Lab-Made Eggs Produce Healthy Mice

drpimp Re:Are they as nutritious as organic mice??? (81 comments)

Are the genes actually modified? Or are the stem cells inhibited to use already pre-coded information for developing into eggs. The details therein define a difference but I haven't looked at the research enough to actually determine if your statement has validity.

about a year and a half ago

Nebraska Sheriff Wardriving, Sending Letters About Unsecured Wi-Fi

drpimp Re:Proactive Police Work Preventing Victimization (248 comments)

Where do they stop? What's next, telling women to wear covered clothing to prevent legitimate rape too?

about a year and a half ago

DOJ Says iPhone Is So Secure They Can't Crack It

drpimp That's Odd (454 comments)

I thought all you had to do was use a little social engineering and you can do what you want with the data. /ducks

about a year and a half ago

Is Phoenix the Next Silicon Valley?

drpimp Re:LOL (555 comments)

Sure we aren't talking about Alabama here. ASU has some of the hottest college chicks in the US. If you got out of the basement now and then you might have known that. Albeit that has nothing to do with this topic so why Phoenix you ask ... because it's easier to melt silicon there? DUH! /ducks

about a year and a half ago

Could Google Fiber Save Network Neutrality?

drpimp Re:Not likely (230 comments)

Pfft! You act like telecoms are not already doing that.

about 2 years ago

FBI Caught On Camera Returning Seized Server

drpimp Re:Noobs much? (267 comments)

Agreed but I don't think all field agents are a fail. At my previous job, which was actually raided by the FBI, they seized servers took what I assume they were looking for, deleted the video captured during the actual seizure which was found by IT when they returned them weeks later. After this was when I began my search for a job at a company that wasn't under scrutiny of a federal agency.

about 2 years ago

Is Extraterrestrial Life More Whimsical Than Plausible?

drpimp Re:Obama ate a dog. (344 comments)

I am assuming you intend to further embellish that it was all beef and halal. In other news, Romney will just attach one to his roof.

about 2 years ago

Zuckerberg Made Instagram Deal Alone

drpimp Re:Was told, not consulted. (307 comments)

Dude this is /. we all know you only have like 4 friends ... not really a good sample size.

about 2 years ago

Microsoft Releases ASP.NET MVC Under the Apache License

drpimp Re:Visual Studio is decent, nothing more (177 comments)

You can't compare apples to oranges. PHP is not a web framework, it's a language that just so happens to may have a bunch of "web" features.
Most of what you listed are web frameworks.
If you compared raw C# to PHP code, you *might* have a good debatable argument, but if you want to compare apples to apples you need to compare the following.

ASP.NET MVC *vs* Symfony2

If you actually questioned writing a CGI app in C# vs PHP then you *might* has a closer comparison.
The libraries (namespaces / functions) within the language have similar abilities to accomplish the same tasks, but who really wants to do this in this way???

With that said, I choose my frameworks on a case by case basis. Bashing PHP just because n00b coders simply choose this as an easy way to bang out stuff is too much of an umbrella statement. Bad coders will write bad code in ANY language period.

about 2 years ago

Huge Triangle-shaped Spot Over the Sun

drpimp Rooted! (229 comments)

That is the only possible answer. They have rooted our Sun and found a way to tether. Anyone know when the next OTA update is going out to fix this?

more than 2 years ago

Moglen: Facebook Is a Man-In-The-Middle Attack

drpimp Re:So is every ISP (376 comments)

Screenshot o.O say WAT ??? cough ... Steganography ... cough

more than 2 years ago


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