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Fujitsu Psychology Tool Profiles Users At Risk of Cyberattacks

godel_56 Re:LOL ... powering down ... (30 comments)

We used to have a receptionist who would install pretty much anything from anywhere. Animated dinosaur cursors? Bring 'em on. A game? Make it so. She'd click any link, any button, anywhere.

Periodically it was just easier to wipe her machine, re-install from an image, and then let her destroy it again.

"For example, the researchers found that users who are more comfortable taking risks are also more susceptible to virus infections"

That also applies to real life and STDs. In that case anyone sleeping with your receptionist should use a lot of latex protection.,

about a week ago
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Writers Say They Feel Censored By Surveillance

godel_56 Re:Depends on who is searching. (130 comments)

For example, if I wanted to see most recent documents, and I had appropriate workstations available, in about 10-15 minutes, if I though you were worthy of a deep search, by looking at date stamps and sector sparing tables for las sectors pared, and which files they are attributed to, I could likely find everything that changed on the disk from 5 days before you booked the ticket, up to now.

Even if things are encrypted, that's information, and there are exposed timestamps that could tell me if I should copy/confiscate for further examination, and/or find something incriminating to hold you personally on, or hold you on the suspicion of having done.

Bulk File Changer by NirSoft. howtogeek.com says "BFC was created to help you build file lists from multiple folders then edit their creation, modification, and last accessed times. You can also adjust the file attributes (Read Only, Hidden, and System). It also integrates seamlessly with Windows so that you can copy, paste, and move files around."

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

Also from Nirsoft is Folder Time Update http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/f... They are less than 150KB for the two of them.

about three weeks ago
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Glowing Hobbit Sword Helps You Find Unsecured Wi-Fi

godel_56 Re: And walking around with it ... (67 comments)

One does not simply walk around in public with a glowing pointy object.

That's actually Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer's other attribute, when he gets horny.

about a month ago
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Scientists Say the Future Looks Bleak For Our Bones

godel_56 Re:just do strength training (115 comments)

Use multi-joint barbell exercises like squats and deadlifts. They build bone density and stave off the effects of osteoporosis.

Or just drink some milk for the calcium and go for long walks when you're in your teenage years (especially for females), and of course later as well.
You could add some wrist and ankle weights to enhance the effect, oh, and get some sun for the vitamin D.

Our bones don't have to be as strong as our ancestors were, they just have to be strong enough to get us through our lifetimes without breaking down.

about a month ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

godel_56 Re:America! (230 comments)

In all seriousness, though, I think Sony ought to release the movie and I think everyone who believes in free speech ought to buy a ticket, whether they see it or not. Let's turn this movie into a blockbuster! That's the American thing to do! Well, at least back when Americans acted like Americans.

You've got to be joking! Everyone buys a ticket and gives a huge profit to Sony and Fox?

Fuck that, I don't think so.

about a month ago
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How Your In-Store Shopping Affects the Ads You See On Facebook

godel_56 Re:I love contextually useful ads. (69 comments)

Bring it on Google and Facebook. Consolidate all of my data. Have at it. I sure as hell wasn't doing anything with it.

...just keep giving me predictive traffic, weather and restaurant options.

Hell, I may even let you read my mail :)

Heh. What makes you think you have the choice? They probably already are.

about a month and a half ago
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Shale: Good For Gas, Oil...and Nuclear Waste Disposal?

godel_56 (Most) nuclear waste isn't waste. (138 comments)

Most of the "waste" from pressurized water reactors still has about 97% of its extractable energy left in it. It could fairly easily be reprocessed and reused in a PWR again, or used almost as-is in the future generation IV design fast neutron reactors.

The reason most used fuel is not reprocessed now, apart from the NIMBY complaints about the processing plants, is that "virgin" fuel is so cheap and abundant that the small extra cost is not deemed to be worth it.

about 2 months ago
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

godel_56 Re:What about long-term data integrity? (438 comments)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't SSD's have a point where they put on too many write's per bit?

Tech Reportchecked a bunch of SSDs for write durability and virtually all of them made it to 600 terabytes of data writes or better.

For an ordinary desktop user, write durability is not a problem. Now what about storage durability? With 3 bits per cell, how long before the data fades?

about 2 months ago
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

godel_56 Re:Americans are known to be ignorant an shallow.. (376 comments)

Only because most of the world lives under socialist regimes disguised as democracy, whether it's the dirty boot heels of dear leader kim, or the 'soft', stagnant, and effeminate, culture that's been grafted onto scandinavia.

As opposed to America where you're living under fascist regimes, state and federal, disguised as democracy.

about 2 months ago
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Study Shows How Humans Can Echolocate

godel_56 Artificial Clicker/ (136 comments)

I wonder if some sort of artificial pulse generator would be an improvement, rather than producing the clicks yourself.

You'd be guaranteed repeatability and might be able to shape the pulses in order to get a better result. Would differently formed clicks work better at different ranges or with different surfaces?

about 3 months ago
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Study Shows How Humans Can Echolocate

godel_56 Re:I do this with water temp. (136 comments)

I do something like this when I'm in the bathroom at work.

I can literally turn on a faucet here without touching the temperature of the water and the instant the water starts coming out warm I can hear the sound difference.

It's like the sound gets more "noisy" and less "linear" when it's hot water coming out. I can even tell as it's warming up since the pitch changes as well then holds steady at full-hot.

Anyone else do this? I'm starting to wonder if I'm alone here.

It's more likely a change in the physical dimensions of the pipe with temperature, rather than anything to do with the density of water. The pipe expands and its resonant frequency decreases.

about 3 months ago
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"Ambulance Drone" Prototype Unveiled In Holland

godel_56 Re:People are the problem (82 comments)

Here in the Netherlands the problem is not in getting an AED on the site, but to find someone who can apply it. There are many people trained in using AED's and we here in the Netherlands possibly have the highest density of AED's, and although there is an elobrate system to call trained people to a person with a cardiac arrest, the problem is still in getting enough volunteers to join in. It is no use to have an AED within 200 meters from every house, if you don't have people who can apply them. AED's are not difficult to use, but in a case of emergencie, you need someone who can keep his/her head calm and follow the instructions.

The defibrillators I've seen give audio instructions plus have clear illustrations of how to use them. Unless the bystanders are REALLY stupid, it shouldn't be a problem

about 3 months ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

godel_56 Re:On the other hand... (700 comments)

Right, that makes all the difference, because this is perfectly reasonable:

>We've discovered some counterfeit parts in your car.
-Oh, really? Well, I'm going to drive over to the dealership take that up with them.
>We've already handled the problem. We crushed your car into a cube.
-Uhhh...
>You have 15 seconds to move your cube.

As I understand it they're not bricking the device, they're bricking the OS's ability to use the device. As a result the customer will take it back to the person who supplied it. They're the ones who will be up for the cost.

about 3 months ago
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VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better

godel_56 Meh (220 comments)

If he was going to change it why not go straight to scrypt, which is known to be resistant to GPU decryption?

about 3 months ago
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How 3D Printers Went Mainstream After Decades In Obscurity

godel_56 Re:Making stuff to make stuff (69 comments)

The solution to "can't manufacture stuff at home" is inventing cheaper manufacturing tools. I don't think we'll see replicators any time soon, but there's no reason why, for example, plumbers shouldn't be able to print plastic parts for dishwashers on-the-fly or in the shop rather than waiting for it to be delivered.

It will be better to order the part from a 3D copy shop which can afford better equipment and processes, and have sufficient volume to justify the expense.

about 4 months ago
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New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

godel_56 Prementrual Dysphoria (138 comments)

SSRIs are also the preferred treatment for PMDD and in small doses, about 5% of the usual dose for depression.

In this application it also works almost immediately, no waiting 6 weeks for something to happen. The original article I saw speculated that it affects the amount of GABA in the brain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premenstrual_dysphoria

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

godel_56 Re:Simple (635 comments)

. . . and my daily-use TV is a widescreen, high-definition tube . It works great! Cost me only $40! And at 126lb, no one is going to steal it. In fairness, it fits the built-in TV cabinet perfectly and at the time a similarly-sized LCD model was close to $600, so it made sense to go with the tube.

With the massive power savings you could get by replacing this old junker, you could pay for a new flat screen in a few years. However you'd have to make sure it had the inputs to talk to your old signal sources. I've seen some new TVs with HDMI inputs only.

about 5 months ago
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News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials

godel_56 Re:New for Nerds? (132 comments)

It's not nothing. It's a glimmer of hope for us here in Australia, that that piece of shit Murdoch could eventually lose his near monopoly in Australian newspapers - and, therefore, a significant part of his ability to manipulate the government. And not before time.

With our luck, he'd probably sell the papers to Gina Rinehart. :-(

about 5 months ago
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Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives

godel_56 Re:What kind of fish? (180 comments)

We have an overabundance of carp here. Normally eating carp seems to be an ethnic thing around here.Even then, only an older generation bothers with it. I would like the world to come and rid the Mid U.S. of carp, so I have included the only recipe I know for carp. 1 pressure cooker 1 5-lb. rock 1 carp Pressure cook the meat till it slips from the bone (about 2 hours) let cool, discard the fish and eat the rock.

I've never tried it, but I've heard they can be OK eating if prepared correctly. The recommendation I heard was to skin and fillet the fish, and age it in a freezer for some weeks. I think they used it in a stew after that.

about 5 months ago

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WI-fi phones make local network using VoIP

godel_56 godel_56 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

godel_56 (1287256) writes "Australian researchers have developed software that allows WiFi capable mobile phones to communicate with each other where there is no mobile reception, using mesh networking and VoIP. Researchers envisage it being used to provide emergency communications in cases where the central phone towers are out of action, such as in the recent Haiti disaster."
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