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NASA's New Horizons To Arrive At Pluto With Clyde Tombaugh's Ashes

fufufang Re:Not all of his ashes.. (108 comments)

And still a tremendous waste of money to placard those who fund NASA for emotional reasons, not scientific reasons.

What do you think is going to do more for NASA? The discovery/proof that Mars once was a planet with liquid water and perhaps even microbial life (which is HUGE from a scientific perspective), or two Good Ole American Boys planting the Stars & Stripes on the surface of the red planet, broadcast "live" on all major TV networks in the US and around the world? It is all about emotion: enthousiasm, national pride, and conquering that Final Frontier and leading the way. That's how it worked with Apollo.

Not to mention that they probably needed something to balance the probe anyway -- might as well use someone's ashes for symbolic purposes.

about two weeks ago
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What Northern Hemisphere Astronomers Are Missing From the Southern Hemisphere

fufufang Re:See nothing (104 comments)

Probably not. GLONASS is a recent addition to the smartphones. It is space technology. They also want to use satellite to track the planes, rather than having to pick up the black boxes when bad things happen. I think people will interact with space technology more often. I think at least the interest in Earth-bound space technology will increase.

about a month ago
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School Defied Google and US Government, Let Boys Program White House Xmas Trees

fufufang Re: Considering how few boys graduate at ALL (355 comments)

It really depends on which branch of STEM. Biology and chemistry are more balanced, but if you study Computer Science, good luck finding girls in your own department. I think works need to be done to make certain branches of STEM subjects to look cool.

about a month ago
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BGP Hijacking Continues, Despite the Ability To Prevent It

fufufang Re:BGP? (57 comments)

I think most people on this website knows what BGP is, hence the acronym.

about a month and a half ago
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North Korea Denies Involvement In "Righteous" Sony Hack

fufufang Re: Poor Sony... (85 comments)

I think that particular (group) of employee is probably Korean. Based on the current flippant attitude of North Korea, it is the easiest to blame everything on North Korea, which is perceived as evil.

about a month and a half ago
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North Korea Denies Involvement In "Righteous" Sony Hack

fufufang Poor Sony... (85 comments)

Using North Korea as a scapegoat was a perfect strategy for Sony. Blaming the attack on a nation state is way better than admitting its poor security practices. But North Korea has now denied the involvement, I wonder what they are going to do...

about a month and a half ago
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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

fufufang I have never learnt cursive (523 comments)

I moved to United Kingdom when I was 13. I was never taught cursive in school. I am doing fine. However I don't think it is a good idea to teach texting, because different kind of input method may come along and make texting obsolete, e.g. Swype.

about 2 months ago
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New Russian Law To Forbid Storing Russians' Data Outside the Country

fufufang That's Russian citizen's loss. (206 comments)

Does this affect the rest of the world? Nope.

Let's move on, nothing to see here.

about 7 months ago
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Turing Test Passed

fufufang How useful is this bot? (432 comments)

The program pretends that it is a "13-year-old boy". How often do you take advice from 13-year-old-boys? I assume that Slashdot is not rampant with teenagers.

about 8 months ago
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US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU

fufufang Re:Ha! (272 comments)

I think the difference between Bush and Obama is that Bush wasn't hypocritical. Bush didn't tell everyone that he was going to make his government more open, whereas Obama did.

P.S. I would upvote you if I had mod points.

about 8 months ago
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NASA Money Crunch Means Trouble For Spitzer Space Telescope

fufufang Re:I am not from the US (107 comments)

If you are from the US, please tell your senators to STOP BICKERING and get US back into space. Quite a lot of people outside the US feel this is not just about the US, it is about the humanity.

about 8 months ago
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After Knocked-Down Damages Claim, Apple Again Seeks to Ban Some Samsung Phones

fufufang Re:Apple is no longer competitive... (114 comments)

From Wikipedia:
"The IBM Simon Personal Communicator, ca. 1993, the first touchscreen phone."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...

Touchscreen phone running Windows Mobile was quite common in Asian market before iPhone. It is true that they weren't as polished.

about 7 months ago
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After Knocked-Down Damages Claim, Apple Again Seeks to Ban Some Samsung Phones

fufufang Re:Apple is no longer competitive... (114 comments)

I was trying to say that these days Apple probably has more lawyers than engineers... I can't delete/edit my comment...

about 7 months ago
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After Knocked-Down Damages Claim, Apple Again Seeks to Ban Some Samsung Phones

fufufang Apple is no longer competitive... (114 comments)

If Apple is indeed competitive, because it has more lawyers than engineers.

about 7 months ago
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NASA Money Crunch Means Trouble For Spitzer Space Telescope

fufufang I am not from the US (107 comments)

I find it extremely sad that the US has recently lost the ability to conduct human spaceflight. I also find it extremely sad that the funding for NASA is still under threat. I don't know what to say really... I hope the future exploration of mankind doesn't depend on countries with questionable human right record like Russia and China.

about 8 months ago
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Famous Paintings Help Study the Earth's Past Atmosphere

fufufang Re:artistic licence... (126 comments)

And because we know the artistic style for sunsets remain stable over the years...

about 10 months ago

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RSA Key Extraction via Low-Bandwidth Acoustic Cryptanalysis

fufufang fufufang writes  |  about a year ago

fufufang (2603203) writes ""The attack can extract full 4096-bit RSA decryption keys from laptop computers (of various models), within an hour, using the sound generated by the computer during the decryption of some chosen ciphertexts. We experimentally demonstrate that such attacks can be carried out, using either a plain mobile phone placed next to the computer, or a more sensitive microphone placed 4 meters away."

Shamir of the RSA fame is in this, we are totally doomed."

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