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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

flyingfsck Inflation (366 comments)

Every day, it is becoming easier to reach that target. To 'retire' on rental income, you need to own 4 or more apartments and that is already over a million bucks.

3 hours ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

flyingfsck Don't hit back, walk away (707 comments)

Then wait for your chance when the bully is not expecting it and then let him have it so hard that he and his whole gang will forever keep clear of you. For example, when you are on the upside of a steep incline, or he is standing on the edge of steps or something that you can hit him off of. Use the advantage of the terrain.

yesterday
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

flyingfsck Re:u wot m8 (565 comments)

Nope, you got it all wrong. It is:
# yum upgrade -y

2 days ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

flyingfsck Even a caveman can do it (338 comments)

Climate engineering works so well, even a caveman can do it. After all, how else can we explain the end of the last ice age?

2 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

flyingfsck Re:Ex Post Facto Law (615 comments)

So, he'll chuck you in the slammer for destroying evidence.

2 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

flyingfsck Re:Joke's on you feds (615 comments)

Don't worry, the Blues Brothers are on a mission from god and will pay the debt of the orphanage.

2 days ago
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NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

flyingfsck Not allowed to play with Russia (71 comments)

Prolly cause Obama doesn't want NASA to play with the Ruskies anymore.

2 days ago
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The Best Parking Apps You've Never Heard Of and Why You Haven't

flyingfsck Re:You should have known better (163 comments)

Hmm, I was totally amazed that some geeks do buy apps. They should all have their geek cards repossessed.

2 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

flyingfsck Re:It's been politicized (844 comments)

Real science over 6000 years, eh? The last ice age was more than 10,000 years ago and before that, there were hundreds more. What caused these cycles? Dinosaur farts? Do you really think that since there were hundreds of swamp/ice ages before, that they have anything to do with us and they will magically stop occurring now, just because we are here? The problem with the climate alarmists is that they are hopelessly short sighted. Five hundred years isn't even a blip in geological time. The climate variability problem is much bigger than the alarmists think and there is bugger-all we can do about it.

3 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

flyingfsck Re:Why so much resistance to climate science? (844 comments)

On a geological time scale, the swings in climate were enormous. The earth changed from a sweltering swamp to a giant snow ball, many, possibly hundreds of times. We had nothing to do with that, since we didn't exist then. At the moment, the earth is warming up following the last ice age 10,000 years ago and it may be due for another ice age in a few thousand years. The cavemen must have burned fantastic amounts of non-existent wood to casue the end of the last ice age don't you think and what caused the end of the previous ice ages? Dinosaur farts?

3 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

flyingfsck Re:Deniers - mammals stabilize climate (844 comments)

OK, now you try to explain how coal was formed and why we get ice ages. There were no humans back then. If you look at temperature evdence on a geological time scale, then mammals have a stabilizing influence on climate.

3 days ago
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93 Harvard Faculty Members Call On the University To Divest From Fossil Fuels

flyingfsck Smoking rope (214 comments)

They should go back to wearing hemp clothes and smoking rope to stay warm.

about a week ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

flyingfsck The centre of the visible universe (639 comments)

The earth is the centre of the visible universe and thanks to Einstein's relativity, everything moves around us. So there is absolutely nothing wrong with the geocentrist idea, it just complicates the orbital mechanics equations when you want to fly a space ship to Mars somewhat, that's all.

about a week ago
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Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

flyingfsck Not in Canada, eh (408 comments)

In Canada the debate is about whether the practitioners have to speak in English to their patients, not about whether the snake oil works or not. However, since it is mainly Chinese using this quackery it doesn't matter all that much...

about a week ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

flyingfsck Re:It's a start (294 comments)

...and the granddaddy of them all: Terminate and Stay Resident (TSR) programs on DOS. I'm getting old, sorry...

about a week ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

flyingfsck Re:Not available (641 comments)

SQL Ledger has a rather large, international user base.

about a week ago
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Judge (Tech) Advice By Results

flyingfsck Re:Too long, didn't read. (162 comments)

Well, obviously the sucker needs to install both McAfee and Norton, just to make sure his machine will be pest free for a few days...

about two weeks ago

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The year of the little Linux PCs

flyingfsck flyingfsck writes  |  more than 6 years ago

flyingfsck (986395) writes "Well, this sure has turned into the year of the little Linux PCs. I just received an email from Mandriva about Linutop http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?products_id=381 a tiny Geode based PC that runs Mandriva off a 4GB memory stick. It pales a bit when compared to the Asus EeePC http://eeepc.asus.com/global/ which has a keyboard, screen, WiFi, Camera and so on all built in, but the application is different. This one is a metal cladded desktop replacement, not a flimsy plastic laptop replacement. Together with the XO and Classmate, 2007 may be remembered as the year Linux was finally ready for the little desktops."
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Carbon Dioxide didn't end last ice age - new study

flyingfsck flyingfsck writes  |  more than 6 years ago

flyingfsck (986395) writes "Science Daily http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/09/070927154905.htm — Carbon dioxide did not cause the end of the last ice age, a new study in Science suggests, contrary to past inferences from ice core records.

Lowell Stott, professor of earth sciences at the University of Southern California, examines a sediment core. (Credit: Dietmar Quistorf)

"There has been this continual reference to the correspondence between CO2 and climate change as reflected in ice core records as justification for the role of CO2 in climate change," said USC geologist Lowell Stott, lead author of the study, slated for advance online publication Sept. 27 in Science Express.

"You can no longer argue that CO2 alone caused the end of the ice ages."

Deep-sea temperatures warmed about 1,300 years before the tropical surface ocean and well before the rise in atmospheric CO2, the study found. The finding suggests the rise in greenhouse gas was likely a result of warming and may have accelerated the meltdown — but was not its main cause.

The study does not question the fact that CO2 plays a key role in climate."

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flyingfsck flyingfsck writes  |  more than 7 years ago

flyingfsck (986395) writes "Are IMAP password attacks the latest annoyance?

The Nessus toolkit includes THC Hydra http://www.thc.org/thc-hydra/, a fast, parallelized login brute forcer. I noticed the following in my mail server logs today:

BSN-61-107-201.dial-up.dsl.siol.net[86.61.107.201]
Dec 24 14:27:53 ns imapd[28250]: imap service init from 64.5.44.212
Dec 24 14:27:53 ns imapd[28248]: imap service init from 64.5.44.212
Dec 24 14:27:53 ns imapd[28251]: imap service init from 64.5.44.212
Dec 24 14:27:53 ns imapd[28248]: Command stream end of file, while reading line user=??? host=UNKNOWN

This doesn't bode well for the new year.

A simple fix would be to add a 'sleep(10)' to the IMAP server login routine to discourage brute forcing, but that means I have to get the source code, do some reading and compiling. Thank GNU for open source software though, since without the source I'd be in trouble."

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