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Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All

gl4ss Re:Duh (84 comments)

...around here(Asia) finding an open AP is simple as finding apple pie. the wifis are either open or the password is something simple that never changes(phone number of the place usually), there's no way of telling if the person is inside the restaurant either or 50 meters down the street - only the expensive establishments have one time use code systems and such.

also, in most western countries buying a data capable simcard anonymously is easy as pie as well and buying a phone to use it with anonymously is easy as well(after you do that, you just keep both of those separate from your usual sim and phone). additionally, all the 3g connections are natted to hell and back so that's an extra hurdle, needing nasty parsing of the logs since just the ip doesn't tell anything.

besides though, mostly the feds care about who it was(the dealer) getting paid to than who paid(the client).

I don't get their point about TOR though, since they say that it could be easily blocked. blocked how? within your network? who cares about that though? and if you can't use TOR how are you getting hooked up with your dealer in the first place?

browser fingerprinting isn't that good though. it's a crap way, suitable for selling what's almost(mostly) fake user tracking data.

5 hours ago

Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

gl4ss Re:Various hacking tools? (217 comments)

it's stupid though.

if they want it to be even, make them play on the tournament holders computers and raffle them at start of the game.

seriously, I thought the serious tournaments were played in this fashion but I suppose not. otherwise it's like letting javelin throwers bring their own stuff and not have people go through them(and yes sports like ski jumping have quite scientific ways to measure things like suit lift, because all that has been regulated).


ISS's 3-D Printer Creates Its First Object In Space

gl4ss Re:Next step - Semiconductors (68 comments)

we're not too close to 'printing' electronics on earth either. printing a chip takes a fab now.

replacement brackets and such though, sure, today. you can also print circuit boards today(with special inks that form into metal layer when mixed.. google cartesian co). but circuit boards are quite far from printing semiconductor electronics as such. solar panels too. power supply components are mostly coiled coppers and chips. making good enough caps on iss in short order.. maybe not.

i would expect them to be doing titanium parts on iss before semiconductors. though the common currently in use technology for doing that kind of relies on having gravity.


The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

gl4ss Re:No Different. (437 comments)

yes, since most programmers would recognize that they actually should know how an oracle program they coded works so they wouldn't think of it as way of talking to/with god.


The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

gl4ss Re:Hmmm ... (437 comments)

the hosts file method of filtering though actually works and has a practical application.

and this is more like a gui on top of linux than an operating system of it's own though? the downloads page doesn't link to sources? why was it made as it's own "operating system" rather than simply an application? because god said so?


Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

gl4ss Re:Let's do the math (299 comments)

why? are the genes degenerating or something?

2 days ago

Another Hint For Kryptos

gl4ss Re:Why bother? (50 comments)

"in berlin the doomsday clock is forgotten on this day"

it's something like that.

4 days ago

Indian Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Snub Android One Phones

gl4ss Re:...or maybe (53 comments)

exactly. how cheap is it anyways? it needs to be under 80 bucks to be cheap enough to be a cheap android handset. nokia x is 80 bucks. 20 bucks more is not cheap(nokia x xl was 100 bucks on launch, like 8 months ago). from what I could find android one launch price was 100 bucks, though it has quad core. but the fuck the target audience cares about that? nothing. two things matter: how nice it feels in the hand and how good the screen looks - ram and other numbers not so much. the third thing that matters is brand and that matters a whole lot.

and noname chinese is around in the same range - and be good, since some of the cheapos in the same price range really don't feel like cheapos.

nokia x line is going to die though, thanks to microsoft, not because the sales are bad(because the sales for it are good, too good in fact). but the other nokia can start making them again in few years... I got one and it does everything a smartphone needs to do.. the camera isn't very good by nokia standards(my previous one was a 808) but that's about it, with play apps installed it's like any other android except cheapo cheap and feels solidly built - and it comes with all the apps asians expect pre installed, that includes line etc.

and yes I got sort of a habit of buying dying phone os brands knowingly.

4 days ago

Google's Project Loon Can Now Launch Up To 20 Balloons Per Day, Fly 10x Longer

gl4ss Re:Helium shortage (114 comments)

you would think helium to be a tad more expensive then if it is in fact as you in shortage right now.

though, what do they fill these with? surely just not air, the blurb is all kinds of stupid. I think the engineering problem with filling it is more akin to cutting the feed at the right point more than anything to not rupture the vessel that is being filled. just filling a thing with air in 5 minutes on it's own isn't that impressive, since you can fill emergency exit slides etc far, far faster than that.

more than that, it's more of a problem of moving the thing to the different deployment points than anything else- unless they aim to launch the balloons at the same place. always thought that the fucking filling of the balloons to be the easiest part and the networking behind it, powering the node while it is in the air etc to be the hard part- that, and well, the general longevity of such a system, like, will this deploy before mobile networks to such far reaches? you can make pretty big cells with 450 and 900mhz.

4 days ago

Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

gl4ss Re:We'll build our own station (235 comments)

well they got russian hookers already everywhere else than on the space station so maybe that's it.

it's a joke though. they can't afford it, it gives them no meaningful bonus of any kind - science or military wise. ruble is already in the gutter and they would rather use the money and resources for jets and missiles. but talk is cheap.

or maybe they'll just photoshop it. the pro russia regime russian media has started being so sloppy lately that you have to even start wondering if being so sloppy in the pro putin regime news is some kind of deliberate quiet resistance("so you want me to create a fake news story about some american jet allegedly to be blamed for downing the passenger jet? fine, but I'll do a shitty job at it")

5 days ago

Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

gl4ss Re:Owning stock (203 comments)

liquidating the company by selling off it's assets and giving the money to stock holders is always an option so kind of yes.

I think they're not really much looking beyond of that and if they're investing in oil specifically through some investment mechanism or another, there's really no vote except that they believe oil to be more expensive later on(or cheaper, depending on what they were betting on, red or black).

and uh exxon or whatever only needs 1 owner for it to be worth billions in money to anyone doing any sensible maths about the value. however, if they want to invest in biofuels but not in a _fuel_company then they're kind of fucked.

the courts shouldn't be deciding this one though. shame on the students for trying. if they want to affect where the money goes then they need to get someone on the board which decides where the investments go.

and if they want to dump the money on solar roadways or some shit like that, ban them from the school campus for trying to kill the charitable fund(and fail them for maths and engineering).

about a week ago

Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water

gl4ss Re:Hmmm ... (167 comments)

going for the cyclist market isn't bizarre at all if you know that the dehumidifier water makers already have been in car size form for years(as seen on pimp my ride many, many years ago).

if he had just made a box to sit in the yard, then nothing new there. but put the box in a drinking bottle and boom new invention(nevermind if you need to be next to a waterfall for it to make enough for you to drink).

about a week ago

Martin Jetpack Closer To Takeoff In First Responder Applications

gl4ss Re:Not a jet pack (54 comments)

the use cases would be extremely, extremely limited.

guess that's why they had to sign up homeland security to pay the bill with foot in mouth.

if there's so little time that you can't get to the place by walking, from where you launch this, it's unlikely you can bring this thing near enough.

if there's so little space around that you can't drop from a copter, unlikely that you can land this thing(cliff edge in the middle of a steep cliff or something - and really that's a quite rare case).

if there's so bad visibility that you can't use the copter, it's unlikely you can use this.

the only logical actual market for this thing is the personal relaxation extreme sports market.

because really, it's just not something that you could keep in your usual kit with you 100% of time and will need regular maintenance and most of all it still needs a pilot.

but anyhow, as it is it is pretty much just another +2 years addition to another jetpack, flying car etc project.

about a week ago

Nokia's N1 Android Tablet Is Actually a Foxconn Tablet

gl4ss Re:It's an Intel Atom (109 comments)

why would you not build fat binaries of your ndk apps?

the code is most likely going to be 2-4% of the size of the application(provided that it has any images, textures, models or such), so building it in so called fat mode to include both the x86 and arm builds is a pretty easy choice. and yes it's totally very easy and I reckon the amount of apps that include arm assembly can be counted with one hand.

*yes I'm aware that a bunch of devs haven't done it that way, but I have not heard any complaints about stuff not working or not being available from my asus zenphone wielding friends(they're pretty cheap too, intel is giving the chips away for practically free or some shit like that).

about a week ago

Collin Graver and his Wooden Bicycle (Video)

gl4ss Re:A long and current history of wooden bikes (71 comments)

yeah, sure it was for him challenging and fun.

but if they're going to go around making video articles, why not do one about the lego cnc machine(equally pointless, but involving computers), rather than a woodworking project?

I mean, this isn't burningmannews.com or like that.

I'm not dissing the project as such, just dissing the editors for choosing it to include it on the site. add insult to injury that it's under "transportation" on the site. and that they used significant time to create this.

and I maintain that actually riding around on it, to go to 7-11 or whatever is going full hipster. when it would be 200% more practical with just a little sliver of rubber.

about a week ago

Nokia's N1 Android Tablet Is Actually a Foxconn Tablet

gl4ss Re:Wait a second, this is very interesting. (109 comments)

it's a Nokia brand name, not Microsoft, nor Microsoft owned Nokia.

you see, Microsoft didn't buy the rights to the name Nokia for everything. Nokia just can't make _phones_ for a few years using the Nokia brand, they can make devices though. even though the part that MS bought included Devices and Smart devices(the microsoft infested shit, which had at that point barely any original r&d going into it that wasn't from microsoft).

this can all be very confusing and may raise many questions about why microsoft bought a brand name it's going to kill off from it's own products, why they bought the most dysfunctional division to integrate into itself and so forth. but I recommend that it's just better to just try to not think about it. possibly to stop them from jumping ship to android(this is an android device and what seems to have been most popular phone from nokia in asia is an android phone too, the x series). did they buy them for the developers? they fired most of them, pretty fucking expensive.

about a week ago

UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

gl4ss Re:Ask the credit card for a refund (306 comments)

a) you can get chargebacks

and b) deducting the fine from the card without notifying/permission from the card holder(or perhaps even just because the card wasn't present at the transaction) is probably against the rules of the said credit card provider and the provider of the charging services to the said hotel.

the cc processors should just drop the stupid hotel - it's giving a bad vibe to using credit cards, they're not supposed to be some magic "we'll charge whatever we want from the card when we feel like that" for the companies.

about a week ago

City of Toronto Files Court Injunction Against Uber

gl4ss Re:Toronto Municipal Gov't divided (169 comments)

just wondering a little bit about uber in general,

How much Operations they have in the city?

I mean, they don't need to have an office in the city, they don't drive the cars. they don't need to have anything in the city. Has Iran asked Facebook to stop operations in Iran?

Sure the city can start fining Uber drivers and app users if they want and that would probably be bad for popularity of Uber in Toronto, but what has the service to do with where it's used from?

about a week ago

Collin Graver and his Wooden Bicycle (Video)

gl4ss Re:A long and current history of wooden bikes (71 comments)

well, but those people are sensible enough to make the bike useable by using some rubber on the wheels UNLIKE THIS GUY.

but this project is not about practicality but just about making a dangerous to drive all wooden bike(except for the glue in the plywood??).

I guess the editors have already gone full hipster. it's like going full retard, but to usability. and in them going full hipster they mistake that being impractical and having gears means that it's nerdy. stay tuned for some free energy videos next week as they go not just full hipster but full retard.

about a week ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Non-USB Flash Direct From China Safe?

gl4ss Re:Probably fake cards, actually (178 comments)

that's pretty darn unlikely though.

so that's not really a thing to worry. besides, if it happens, he can make a blog post about it on some blog he has ads on and get 20 million hits as he would be the first.

he could turn card encryption on too in whatever os he is using it on, which would make the sd firmware inserting files into the filesystem or altering them even more unlikely.

about two weeks ago



Would You Board Flight 666 to HEL?

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  about a year ago

gl4ss (559668) writes "http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/board-flight-666-hel-20244972 Superstitious people might want to skip this one, the flight AY666 to HEL. Currently in Helsinki the weather is great, even if HEL is due to freeze in few months."
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Android-x86 3.2-RC2 released

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  about 3 years ago

gl4ss (559668) writes ""The test build is based on the Android 3.2.2. We fixed and added many x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for netbooks or tablets.". android-x86 can be used for running android on generic x86 hw or in virtual machines, which is useful for development purposes among other things."
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Google acquires Motorola Mobility

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gl4ss (559668) writes "http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Google-to-Acquire-Motorola-bw-4079820793.html?x=0 . (g&m))"today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share in cash, or a total of about $12.5 billion, a premium of 63% to the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday, August 12, 2011. The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies." So Motorolas frequently re-organized phone subsidiary has found now a new home, at a sizeable premium. Is this start of Google starting to defend Androids patent troubles and what will this mean for the rest of Android manufacturers?"



gun crime vs. gun control

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 11 years ago

wtf has this to do with slashdot?


gazillion idiot posts in a second. NONE of wich were unbiased, and riddled with serious thought holes.

israel has low gun crime ratio? wtf, the country is in (half) state of war ffs. oh yeh, legit shooting isn't gun crime and legit rocket strikes from another side of the fence isn't gun crime either.

guns don't kill people, idiots with guns thinking they can protect people kill people.

guns are fun. ON A FREAKING SHOOTING ALLEY. that i must admit.



gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 11 years ago

yes. i'm developing my theory and practice of karmawhoring.

seriously, there should be a howto to karmawhoring.. though.. it could end up pretty short. following just about 3 rules one could easily expand his karma to excellent in ~3 weeks.

hmm. karmawhoring robot could end up intresting..
aw i guess i'll have to try to finish my google linkfarm detector/filter searcher..

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