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Doritos Creator Art West Dead at 97

gd23ka This one didn't eat the crap it was selling you (178 comments)

Obviously this guy stayed away from the transfat ([partially] hydrogenated fats) MSG/ Aspartame mix he's pushing down your throats. Expect to go a bit earlier as a result of your diet, Americans.

about 3 years ago
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DISH Network Unveils Movie Streaming Service

gd23ka http://www.dishonline.com (49 comments)

I couldn't find any links to the site itself in the articles but that's our boy. Enjoy!

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Protect Data On Android?

gd23ka Worry about QUALCOMM AMSS on your phone! (238 comments)

There is a megabyte worth of firmware on your phone on a chip that has access to your camera, the mikes, the flash, virtually everything
on a device such as an "Sprint EVO 4g".

This device has two cores on a SOC, the general application ARM11 core you know about that runs a linux kernel and then there is another ARM9 core that
runs Qualcomm's AMSS software which is a CDMA2000 stack. This radio core has the same access like the general application core
to the camera and the mikes, in fact there is support for the camera in AMSS (aka "multimedia extensions").

The radio is my main worry right now. I've already gotten rid of the smithmicro device management software and all the other HTC agents in the
android environment but I'm seeing that the kernel(!) is maintaining http connections to sprintpcs.net servers. These I address with iptables right
now. The cameras both the front facing (!) camera and the camera in back are taped over by the way I suggest you do the same.

My impression is this thing is a turd of a mobile tracking bug and I'm thoroughly disgusted with it and the scum that is pushing it.

FYI on Qualcomm AMSS (Advanced Mobile Subscriber Software): http://avs234.net/docs/cpu/qualcomm/80-VH700-1_B_AMSS_Overview.pdf

more than 3 years ago
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Are 10-11 Hour Programming Days Feasible?

gd23ka Get out. (997 comments)

The thing to do is to ask for a cut. Not that I would take it, people working for weeks 10-11 hours straight every day for no good reason tells me the entire program is a fail.

more than 3 years ago
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Trek Tech That Most Needs To Be Invented Before I Die:

gd23ka TSA in space?? (633 comments)

I think the point of having a warp drive is to be able to leave this shithole and the point of having phasers is to make sure there are no arguments before or after.

more than 3 years ago
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NX Compression Technology To Go Closed Source

gd23ka So what (286 comments)

Someone will come along and make a better opensource alternative to it.

more than 3 years ago
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Organs of UK Nuclear Workers Secretly Harvested; Energy Secretary Apologizes

gd23ka Re:No one should be exempt from organ donation (309 comments)

The idea is to discourage you from killing me prematurely just because you consider my life less valuable than that say of a judge or policeman. And then maybe I don't want that life you're about save with my organs to continue, have you thought about that? Do I want to empower a person I would prefer dead?I have a right to dictate what happens with any part of my body, my organs down to my blood and sperm.

more than 3 years ago
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Mystery Missile Launched Near LA

gd23ka Re:One BILLION dollars (858 comments)

Yes he is in fact he invented television!

more than 3 years ago
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$2,000 Bounty For Open Source Xbox Kinect Drivers

gd23ka Re:Microsoft's position is tricky (274 comments)

No kinect for you bro, actually also no cell phone either you have just as little control over that thing. In fact it's 10pm, do you know what that root kit on your linux box is uploading?

more than 3 years ago
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Hiding Backdoors In Hardware

gd23ka Re:Undetectable? (206 comments)

Not if you're looking at a ton of encrypted crap coming out of your machines and going to the weirdest of ip addresses. Right now
you can still try to discover some of these things on your own, but once you're on a trusted computing platform you're going to
be completely locked out. That stream of bytes going to wherever might just be law enforcement access on your computer and
you will never know.

more than 3 years ago
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Some Countries Want To Ban 'Information Weapons'

gd23ka Re:Technically this is old news. (321 comments)

I would love to see it the same way, why don't we just invite the chinese head honcho say to San Francisco, have him shot in the face by some John Hinckley/Sirhan Sirhan borg we put up to it, put the borg onto death row, apologize profusely and make a big deal out of it and tell the chinese scum elites in private there is more of that coming.

Only this is not how the world works. In reality all governments in the world (possibly with exception of _some_ of the "rogue" nations) work together hand in hand and if you want to hit the chinese communist scum between the teeth you need to go to New York for that. While you're there don't stop hitting.

about 4 years ago
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Former Military Personnel Claim Aliens Are Monitoring Our Nukes

gd23ka Re:Not a Reuters story (498 comments)

In theory the police is there to help and protect you as well and that too _may_ have been the case in earlier times. Nowadays we know the realities quiet well. As far as journalistic integrity goes, that has been turned and twisted into "resonsible journalism'. I glance through your mainstream shit to know where we are at in the story book but hey I know how this plantation works I've already been here for a whlie.

about 4 years ago
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Former Military Personnel Claim Aliens Are Monitoring Our Nukes

gd23ka Re:Not a Reuters story (498 comments)

Who gives a fuck what mainstream media journalist have to say today? Go dig on a Florida beach.

about 4 years ago
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UVB-76 Broadcasts New Voice Message

gd23ka Who cares why would you want to go there? (560 comments)

Only to discover drunken Ivan and Pavel guarding it and it's fully automated retransmitting an audio signal from a vhf satellite.

more than 4 years ago
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Hardware Hackers Reveal Apple's Charger Secrets

gd23ka Dirty Apple tricks w MacBook chargers.... (371 comments)

It would seem that Apple's AC chargers for MacBooks have a serial prom or similar with a serial
number:

AC Charger Information:

    Connected: Yes
    ID: 0x0100
    Wattage (W): 85
    Revision: 0x0001
    Family: 0x00ad
    Serial Number: 0x00b2fce8
    Charging: yes

more than 4 years ago
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Google's Plan To Save the News Through Reinvention

gd23ka Re:I'm allergic to kool aid! You can have mine! (83 comments)

To quote Burger King, "Have it YOUR way" then :-). Like I said, you can have my kool-aid,
you seem to be really into it :-)

more than 4 years ago
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Google's Plan To Save the News Through Reinvention

gd23ka I'm allergic to kool aid! You can have mine! (83 comments)

The one reason people don't turn on the news anymore is because they can see
the huge disparity between reality and the useless propaganda thrown into their
faces - in between a bunch of commercials for diabetes drugs and anti-depressants
and anybody who hasn't seen the scooter guy with that scooter you can get on
Medicaid when the junk food and prescription drugs have worn you down to the point
you can't walk anymore.

Wrapping this pile of crap into a new Google News Fajita with extra kool-aid?
Not going to work.

Let me quote Zbigniew Brzezinski one of the globalist go-fers:

"For the first time in all of human history mankind is politically awakened - that's a total new reality - it has not been so for most of human history.""

more than 4 years ago

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Salt Water Discovered as Abundant Energy Source

gd23ka gd23ka writes  |  about 7 years ago

gd23ka (324741) writes "Erie cancer researcher John Kanzius finds way to burn salt water, what may be the most remarkable and significant water science discovery in a hundred years.

The discovery was accidentally made with a radio-frequency generator originally intended for cancer treatment in an attempt to desalinate seawater with it. It was discovered that as long as the salt water was being exposed to the electromagnetic energy, it would burn. It is believed that the radio frequencies used weaken chemical bonds in the salt water, releasing the hydrogen.

This exciting discovery is now fueling serious thought of using the most abundant resource on earth — salt water — as a fuel."

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gd23ka gd23ka writes  |  more than 7 years ago

gd23ka writes "Australia and Belgium force their electorate to the ballot boxes. Disaffected in Australia and don't want to get out of bed on election day? Pay a fine or go to jail or at least explain why you couldn't come. With these laws on their books both countries enjoy a high percentage of participation in their elections. Proponents say that forced participation in the elections strengthens democracy. What are your thoughts on the matter? You can read Slate's opinion piece first or tell me right away: Is mandatory voting a good idea for America?"
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gd23ka gd23ka writes  |  more than 7 years ago

gd23ka writes "So the Slashdot crowd thrives on little geek gadgets well here's one you don't have in your arsenal yet. Introducing the Talking Urinal Cake. I kid you not. It's there and it's waiting to have a word with you in restrooms all over the state of New Mexico. Procured at the expense of the state at $21 per unit, it plays the official DWI avoidance motto. Batteries to last for about three months of operation. I wonder if there's a way to replace them."
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gd23ka gd23ka writes  |  more than 7 years ago

gd23ka writes "Heise Online News is carrying an article the German Government plans to create
trojan software to penetrate privately owned computers and search them online. Infecting computers
with government malware is not new, the only question is how will American spyware and antivirus detection
kits deal with it. Oh and of course the entire concept of secretly searching computers opens a can of
worms for itself, the infection mechanism could for example be installed at one of the few big national internet
providers like T-Online and be triggered by whatever you choose to do with your internet connection.
As always the babelfish is your friend but I'm also providing a translation of the article:

In its answer to a minor inquiry of the Die Linke ("The Left") party on the lawfulness of searching the contents of
computers online the government of Germany has published details to the "Bundestrojaner" (Federal Trojan) it has
planned. The inofficial Federal Trojan designation refers to parts of a program that will infect a PC with spyware
code in order to allow police authorities and secret services to search computers online. ...
As far as the lawfulness of such an online search is concerned, the German government points towards a lawsuit that is
held in German Federal Court. Early december one of the investigating judges had ruled online searches of computers
illegal however the General Federal Attorney Harms immediately filed an objection to this ruling. ...
All told, the answer of the government to the inquiry leaves no doubt that the online search of computers will be an
indispensable instrument of criminal investigators and in-land security agencies. One advantage in contrast to
the physical search of a computer is that the accused does not know of the investigations conducted against them
and can't interfere with the investigation. ...
According to the German government there has not been an online search of a computer since due to the fact that
the only known incident that was authorized by an investigating judge in Bonn was stopped through a motion
filed at the German Federal Court. ..."
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gd23ka gd23ka writes  |  about 8 years ago

gd23ka writes "Google Video's dissent filters kicked in hard when Infowar.com's Alex Jones, an Austin Texas independent radio host and journalist put his newest award winning television documentary online for free... and hundreds of thousand of viewers of the documentary on western government sponsored terrorism against their own citizens, threatened to send Terrorstorm to Google Video's Top Ten. Google's decisive answer to Alex Jones assault on the status quo was obviously to reset the viewing statistics on the videos to zero. They were caught, now it's up to you to shame them."

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