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Research Unveils Improved Method To Let Computers Know You Are Human

fisted Re:Weak (91 comments)

Yeah! Or why not use a string of numbers, render it in a warped way, apply some distortion and noise.
The human will still distinguish the individual digits - I am not so sure about the bots.

Oh, wait.

2 days ago
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Nuclear Regulator Hacked 3 Times In 3 Years

fisted Re:Good Job NRC (66 comments)

It's spelt "Nucular"

2 days ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

fisted Re:Surprise? (565 comments)

Thunderbird is fairly crappy in general, and doesn't even try to conform to basic standards.
While I personally don't like GUI mail programs, i've recently learned that kmail is refreshingly sane (even despite the leading k!).

Of course, the One True Mail Program is mutt

2 days ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

fisted Re:Clearly (166 comments)

Do not you understand what CGI is, son? Protip: It's not Computer Generated Imagery in this context.

4 days ago
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Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

fisted Re:$200MM (107 comments)

It's obviously $200 worth of M&M's

5 days ago
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The Quiet Before the Next IT Revolution

fisted Re:Wrong (145 comments)

So essentially you're saying that you, as a technically illiterate person, don't give a crap about the opinion of your sysadmin in technical questions.
Oh, wait, you've already mentioned you're a business person. Enjoy your Dunning-Kruger while it lasts.

need to fix the infrastructure when it are broken.

Shall we fix your understanding of the English language while we're at it? Or would that be too mission-critical a business decision?

about a week ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

fisted Re:Which behaviour? (306 comments)

[...] shows you are a troll [...] also marks you as a sadist [...] I am so far beyond your level [...]

This makes your original claim less wrong how exactly?
Since you're so far beyond my level, it should be trivial to point out in which standard, (be it formal or informal, to lower the bar a bit for you) void main() is "valid C".
Protip.

That being said, i have nothing to add to sibling's post.

about two weeks ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

fisted Re:Which behaviour? (306 comments)

You talked about standards, and C89 is the first formal C standard. I'm sorry for your C knowledge if you are indeed oblivious of implicit int (hint: you can and must still return an int from "main([void])".
Furthermore probably sucks to think that a function taking no parameters like foo(void) and a function taking an unspecified number of parameters like foo() and (void) were the same thing. Your mind might be a bit C++-damaged (in C++, foo() in fact means foo(void)).
Educate much?
Consider char (*foo(int))[4];
What's the type of foo?

about two weeks ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

fisted Re:Which behaviour? (306 comments)

Depends on the standard.

No. None of the C Standards ever had void a valid return type for main, and, frankly all of them (since we're talking standards, that means C89 through C11) give you int main(void) and int main(int argc, char **argv)(and equivalent).
It's not like i didn't link a source.

Even "main()" can be valid.

Yes, C89 allowed leaving away the int, that's called "implicit int". Needless to point out, the return type is still int.

about two weeks ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

fisted Re:Which behaviour? (306 comments)

void main(int argc, char *argv[])

valid C

Nope. Not valid C. Valid would be int main(void), int main(int argc, char **argv)(and equivalent), and in some cases int main(int argc, char **argv, char **envp) (and equivalent).
Source

about two weeks ago
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IBM Creates Custom-Made Brain-Like Chip

fisted Re:Flaw in the description (105 comments)

Software can emulate any hardware you build

And what about the performance implications of emulating my massively parallel hardware in software?

about two weeks ago
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AMD Prepares To Ship Gaming SSDs

fisted Re:For gamers? (110 comments)

Same reason there are razors "for men" and "for women", despite being essentially the same thing just differently colored.

about two weeks ago
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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

fisted Re:You go girl (286 comments)

not actually eating the plate.

Wait, that's not how it works?
Shit.

about two weeks ago
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The FBI Is Infecting Tor Users With Malware With Drive-By Downloads

fisted Re:Looks like a fairly simple hack they did. (182 comments)

TOR doesn't operate at the MAC level, your MAC address doesn't make it past your gateway.
So the only way to leak your MAC address is actually transmitting it as whatever kind of application layer payload, or if your TOR entry node happens to be right on your local network...

about two weeks ago
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The FBI Is Infecting Tor Users With Malware With Drive-By Downloads

fisted Re:LOL (182 comments)

Son, are you even trying?

about two weeks ago
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Inside the Facebook Algorithm Most Users Don't Even Know Exists

fisted Re:its interesting, but only if you dont use faceb (130 comments)

Unfortunately sometimes FB is the only feasible and free way to stay in touch with someone, especially when they are technically illiterate.
If there's no such person in your life, okay, but others have to deal with it.
Turns out there's a great way to deal with it, completely eliminating the need to use their website. On one end it speaks numerous IM protocols (incl. facebook chat (which is essentially XMPP)); on the user end it pretends to be an IRCd, offering a uniform way to chat via the various IMs

its completely OT, but i still feel obligated to say it. Facebook isnt interested in you as a person, theyre interested in you as a product.

Yes. But stale. It doesn't even sound smug anymore, can we finally stop pointing this out? Everyone knows it already.

about two weeks ago

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