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"Eskimo Diet" Lacks Support For Better Cardiovascular Health

garompeta Re: Eskimo?! (166 comments)

Lol, you must be Russian

about 4 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

garompeta sweet irony (340 comments)

Who would have thought that being truly free implied being severely restricted.

about 10 months ago
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Tor Now Comes In a Box

garompeta Re:Why buy a box for this? (150 comments)

I guess you missed the point: it is simple. Laziness is lucrative.

about a year ago
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Tor Now Comes In a Box

garompeta Re: Make it easy? (150 comments)

Unless you have a firewall to block normal internet traffic, and only allow tor traffic to go through. In that case, even if your box gets compromized, there is no way of launching a side-channel attack.

about a year ago
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Tor Now Comes In a Box

garompeta Re: Make it easy? (150 comments)

I don't see how it is so hard to understand for you, it is very simple, it is a router that connects to tor. It is super practical to anonymize a whole LAN in a single shot.

about a year ago
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FBI Reports US Agencies Hacked By Anonymous

garompeta Re:Huh, that's surprising (156 comments)

Maybe his face looks like a slashdot post. You Insensitive clod!

about a year ago
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Soylent: No Food For 30 Days

garompeta Ahem (440 comments)

"but if I had any money or a girlfriend I would probably eat out more often"

lol, that explains a lot

about a year ago
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EU Considering Sensors In Sewers To Detect Bomb-Makers

garompeta Re:False positives. (219 comments)

exactly this! I am baffled at the level of idiocy, probably it is a politician trying to look cool. Even a high school chemistry student would know this.

about a year ago
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Study: Our 3D Universe Could Have Originated From a 4D Black Hole

garompeta Re:Sorry (337 comments)

What if it is not about turtles all the way, but turtles twisted weirdly. What if there is like a hyperdimensional equivalent of a möbius strip, Klein bottle or... blackholes.

about a year ago
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U.S. Gov't Still Fighting the Man Behind Buckyballs; Guess Who's Winning?

garompeta Re: Sounds good to me (555 comments)

Why on Earth do we have the responsibility to protect stupid people? If stupid people die for doing stupid stuff, it is full-fledged Darwinism. Let nature take its course.

about a year ago
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Elon Musk Admits He Is Too Busy To Build Hyperloop

garompeta What I read... (253 comments)

fuck philantrophy, I am too busy building my iron man suit

about a year ago
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When a Primary Source Isn't Good Enough: Wikipedia

garompeta Citation Needed (333 comments)

I am alive [citation needed]

more than 2 years ago
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A Cashless, High-Value, Anonymous Currency: How?

garompeta Re:Not backed by a government... (400 comments)

About not being backed by anything. Money is never backed on anything, it is based on only on two things: scarcity and its demand. Period. When the dollar was backed to gold, gold itself was backed on what? The current dollar is backed on promises and debts, which is like building houses on a floating log on a lake, and yet it still holds value because the clueless people give them value.

All the currency system has always been a house of cards, and those who were truly aware of it (bankers) always manipulated it for their benefit ("money multipliers" should ring a bell if you passed economy 101).
The bitcoin brought something truly innovative that the history of human kind never ever experienced before, it is getting rid of the bullshit and truly giving the power back to the people.

You are wrong by saying that it is not backed on anything, it is backed on math and in trusted cryptography. By the way, don't use the word Ponzi if you don't understand what a ponzi scheme is all about, it is not a synonym for con or fraud, it is a very specific type of fraud.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Engineers Deny Hack Exploited Chrome

garompeta Re:Does it matter? (244 comments)

For the end user and for practicality purposes: yes, it is the same.
For the engineers, it is one thing less to worry: yes, it matters.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Engineers Deny Hack Exploited Chrome

garompeta Re:The acid test is chrome OS (244 comments)

Cloud is stupid: The more comfortable for you, the more comfortable for the attacker. If you want your data with you all the times, get a flash drive.

more than 3 years ago

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How would you explain it to your grandma?

garompeta garompeta writes  |  more than 4 years ago

garompeta (1068578) writes "Einstein said: "You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother", which I think it is really true in many aspects. Being able to summarize abstractions, simplifying the main points (or even the whole theory) to vernacular language with strong analogies would demonstrate deep understanding of the subject...

I was fantasizing about the consequences of traveling to the past, and the following question popped to my mind: how would we explain to Gutemberg that in our times we don't need a paper to either write or read?
Quite a challenge isn't it? Heh, do you "really" understand it well enough to explain it to Gutemberg? xD"

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