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Researchers Design Bot To Conduct National Security Clearance Interviews

headhot Blame (102 comments)

So when an idiot gets clearance, there is no one to blame? Remember the finger pointing after Snoden (not that he's an idiot) No more of that blame game with this! Problem solved.

about 2 months ago

UPS Denies Helping the NSA 'Interdict' Packages

headhot Re:No need for UPS to help (207 comments)

Or they could have compromised UPS or Cisco's databases.

about 4 months ago

UPS Denies Helping the NSA 'Interdict' Packages

headhot No need for UPS to help (207 comments)

If the device is made (or packaged in the US) and is being shipped overseas, the NSA can grab it at customs, there is nothing the shipper can do about it.

about 4 months ago

Apple Reportedly In Talks With Comcast For Separate Apple Streaming Path

headhot Re:CDNs do not violate Network Neutrality (150 comments)

This is not for a CDN its for DSCP markings on the streams, allowing them to be differentiated over then routers and the CMTSes. Once there the traffic can be metered or prioritized different.

about 6 months ago

Apple Reportedly In Talks With Comcast For Separate Apple Streaming Path

headhot Re:What does this even mean? (150 comments)

DSCP markings on the streams to identify the traffic across the routers and CMTSes. This can then be used to prioritize and meter.

about 6 months ago

The Phone Dragnet That Caught the World's Top Drug Lord

headhot OR... (62 comments)

it was the NSA and they used parallel construction.

about 7 months ago

Google Fiber In Austin Hits a Snag: Incumbent AT&T

headhot Simple Solution (291 comments)

The town should instruct AT&T to remove their poles from the town owned easements, or let google pay for pole access. Problem solved.

about 9 months ago

DHHS Preparing 'Tech Surge' To Fix Remaining Issues

headhot Re:Ineptitude? what did you expect? (429 comments)

Nice trolling.
1. The site was put together by Bi-partisan beltway bandits. No cronies needed to be brought in.
2. Healthcare will still be run by private insures, so the hand sitting beureacrats will be those of the private sector, that have been hand sitting for every one else who already has insurance.
3. Your a moron.

about a year ago

DHHS Preparing 'Tech Surge' To Fix Remaining Issues

headhot Re:Should not be a federal program (429 comments)

Your right, and that was in the Bill. There are states like Kentucky and Washington that have their own sites running. The Feds were only going to run the exchanges for the states that didn't want to do it themselves

about a year ago

TEPCO Workers Remove Wrong Pipe Get Splashed With Radioactive Water

headhot Culture (214 comments)

Its almost like the are in a culture where you can't call out people's mistakes and follow orders blindly.

about a year ago

Google To Encrypt All Keyword Searches

headhot Re:Illusion of privacy (224 comments)

if the RNG that the RSA encryption is based on is compromised, the encryption is compromised.

about a year ago

Workers at Chile's ALMA Telescope Strike Over Working Conditions

headhot Re:Premium not enough? (274 comments)

Its not cheating its call supply and demand and fundamental to capitalism. If there is not enough of something, it becomes more expensive. In this case its labor. Thats exactly what is going on here.

1 year,23 days

DNI Office Asks Why People Trust Facebook More Than the Government

headhot Jail (273 comments)

Because Facebook can't throw political protesters in jail.

about a year ago

Tesla Motors May Be Having an iPhone Moment

headhot Re:I find it hilarious... (452 comments)

Guess your not an engineer. Internal combustion engines are 30% efficient, Large power plant including transmission are are about 80% efficient, so even if the power plant burned gasoline, which they do not, a car running off the grid would be more then 2x as efficient.

Your also assuming that in the US we have not reached peak car. The industry is currently concerned we have. The amount of cars on the road is beginning to plateau.

about a year ago

Steve Ballmer Replaces Don Mattrick As Xbox One Chief

headhot Re:Why hasn't the board fired Ballmer? (343 comments)

Ha, then your not a good investor. If you think Ballmer has screwed up MS, and any one could do a better job, one would expect their stock to rise once he is kicked to the curb, making this the good time to buy the stock low.

about a year ago

Congress Proposes Strategy For Fighting Patent Trolls

headhot Re:Congressman? (96 comments)

He said usually. While it is technically correct, the common use or Congressman for the house Senator for the senate.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What Is the Future of Old Copper Pair Technology?

headhot Re:10 Gbps copper (347 comments)

Yea, for 30ft runs.

about a year ago

PayPal Denies Teen Reward For Finding Bug

headhot Briliant. (318 comments)

Way to piss off the community you asked to hack your system. I'm sure this will go well.

about a year ago

Boston Officials Did Not Shut Down Cell Network After Marathon Bombing

headhot That doesn't mean it wasnt jammed (211 comments)

Why the network operators didn't get requests to shutdown the network, that doesn't mean it wasn't jammed. The military has jammers it uses where they suspect IEDs to prevent triggering via the cell network. There is no reason why the BPD, DHS or other agency would not have jammers for such an occasion. I would be surprised if they did not with all the money that was thrown around after 9/11

about a year and a half ago


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