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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Often-Run Piece of Code -- Ever?

hlavac OMG dont tell him!!!! (533 comments)

He wants to patent these three lines of code, and he will succeed! We are so screwed :)

about 8 months ago

Thousands of Gas Leaks Discovered Under Streets of Washington DC

hlavac So, this is why (292 comments)

So this is why there is such a big campaign against smoking in US!

about 8 months ago

Panoramic Picture Taken By China's Moon Lander

hlavac Re:It's 2013 (125 comments)

Earth's magnetic field is protecting the satellites. It's much harsher in the space outside of it...

about 9 months ago

Spotify's Own Math Suggests Musicians Are Still Getting Hosed

hlavac Re:Are they really being hosed? (244 comments)

Well, what happens when they can't tour?

They lobby with their friends at ministry of culture and get royalties on blank media from people that have never heard of them doing backups of their data! Yay! Never have to work again!

about 10 months ago

How Big Companies Can Hamper the Surveillance Infrastructure

hlavac Re:They should be much more paranoid. (153 comments)

The problem is not technical, it's legal. As long as there are the national security letters and secret courts ordering people to hand over keys and shut up about it there can be no security. All they have to do is extort one individual with access to the keys...

about 10 months ago

Chinese DRAM Plant Fire Continues To Drive Up Memory Prices

hlavac Re:Opportunity knocks ? (112 comments)

They learned a trick or two from hard drive manufacturers it seems... opportunity for all to rise prices at once!

1 year,4 days

$20 'Toy' Deactivates Cheap Home Alarms, Opens Doors

hlavac Solution to this... (153 comments)

And the solution to this is, of course, to ban DIY electronics right? These are IEDs, Improvised Electronic Devices they are making! Terrorists! To Guantanamo with them!

1 year,7 days

John Gilmore Analyzes NSA Obstruction of Crypto In IPSEC

hlavac Re:Colour me not surprised (362 comments)

If you are top notch and making a decent living, you have so much to lose... It does not take much to threaten you into cooperation. Blackmail is cheap.

1 year,12 days

Yahoo Issues Its First Transparency Report

hlavac Re:Two interesting things (77 comments)

That means they spy on ALL 40,322 of the yahoo users :)

1 year,12 days

Parallels Update Installs Unrelated Daemon Without Permission

hlavac Re:Back to the Future (170 comments)

But the most unsettling part of this is the fact that Parallels had to know they would be found out, and went ahead anyway.

This may just mean they had no choice in the matter. Imagine NSA shows up on your door, tells you you will create a remote access backdoor into your product and not tell anyone or they will screw up you and your company, you will do it too. Any corporation will. It's not NSA writing all those backdoors, it's the poor blackmailed companies themselves, for their own money, with their own know how of their product! And yeah, we can assure the public, NSA does not put backdoors anywhere, right? It's the companies doing it! As for this being a proper place for the backdoor, it is proper place for backdoor into the virtual machines, not the OS.

1 year,14 days

Microsoft Needs a Catch-Up Artist

hlavac Re:But how did he manage to survive? (406 comments)

Ballmer was systematically destroying potential competition within the company for years now to keep that job. He killed the company by doing it.

1 year,26 days

Microsoft To Shut Down TechNet Subscription Service

hlavac Re:This is mostly outdated service (280 comments)

I'm not sure what's going on with MS these days. .... they are now giving their loyal developers the finger.

It is simple. They are hell bent on milking the Windows developers like Apple does with the 30% appstore cut. Since people have refused to put up with closing down the independent development and having to go thru the mandatory microsoft appstore to sell Windows apps, they are going to extract the money in some other way - in this case, making the serious development for Windows expensive.

about a year ago

Keeping Your Data Private From the NSA (And Everyone Else)

hlavac Re:Can't have it all. (622 comments)

You, sir, have a distinct lack of imagination. Let me explain: The same tools that can be used to find terrorists can be used in myriad of other ways. For example, if you are an evil corporation in bed with government, you can use this to find future competition early and derail them. If you are an oppressive government that wants to find silence potential whistleblowers, this is the tool for you. You can find potential future leaders and pacify them to keep the population paralyzed. This has simply too much power not to be misused, especially without oversight.

about a year ago

US Mining Data Directly From 9 Silicon Valley Companies

hlavac Re:land of the free... (404 comments)

Yes, but they DID buy Skype just to compromise its communication protocol so that it can be easily tapped for the Sith lord.

about a year ago

New All-Solid Sulfur Based Battery Outperforms Lithium Ion

hlavac Re:That is very energy dense (322 comments)

What? 1.2Ah per gram, thats like 7g for 12V version, not 175g!

about a year ago

Mars Explorers Face Huge Radiation Problem

hlavac Re:Hasn't Comic Book taught you anything. (283 comments)

Radiation only has positive outcomes!

Well, japanese people are testing that hypothesis right now, we will find out in a few years!

about a year ago

EFF Makes Formal Objection to DRM In HTML5

hlavac Re:impediments to access? (270 comments)

Problem with DRM is you have to show the content to legal users. If they can see it, they can copy it...

about a year ago

Space Diving: Iron Man Meets Star Trek Suit In Development

hlavac Re:The fall...check...landing...what? (133 comments)

100km would be doable using a balloon, considering you do not need the velocity to reach orbit, quite opposite you want to fall down quite close to where you started....

about a year ago

Google Glass: What's With All the Hate?

hlavac Re:Something It Isn't (775 comments)

The scary thing is when this gets inevitably misused, user will not have control over when it's recording/tagging people or not. When you are in area around a "person of interest" it will get taken over.

about a year ago


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