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Ask Kevin Mitnick

insufflate10mg Re:What has changed (285 comments)

So he's not a hacker at all, but a modern-day con man. Period. He has and will always be an embarrassment to the real hackers out there, people that know about processor architecture, heap exploits, and shellcode injections.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Kevin Mitnick

insufflate10mg Re:What has changed (285 comments)

So he's not a hacker at all, but a modern-day con man. Period. He has and will always be an embarrassment to the real hackers out there, people that know about processor architecture, heap exploits, and shellcode injections.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Kevin Mitnick

insufflate10mg Re:What has changed (285 comments)

Kevin Mitnick would not hack and exploit in 2011 - it was easier back when security breaches were unheard of, but now that a decade has passed I guarantee he couldn't hack anything.

So my question to Kevin Mitnick: Can you compromise a brand new PC running updated Windows 7 and a decent antivirus?

I am nearly 100% positive you can't even come close.

more than 2 years ago
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Nintendo Warns 3D Games Can Ruin Children's Eyes

insufflate10mg Re:I disagree. (229 comments)

Children spend their entire lives receiving a different image in the left eye than the right eye. How can that have an impact on the growth of their eyes?

more than 3 years ago
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Nintendo Warns 3D Games Can Ruin Children's Eyes

insufflate10mg I disagree. (229 comments)

From TFA:

3D content 'delivers 3D images with different left and right images, [which] has a potential impact on the growth of children's eyes.'

This is not only false, but illogical as well. The whole purpose of having two eyes at different locations is to see two different images at once and see 3D. Showing the eyes two different images is exactly what should be happening. The problem is actually with the fact that a 3D video will have arbitrarily-selected and static areas of focus, while human eyes typically handle the focusing on their own. Because of this, uninformed people will watch the movie and accidentally (and usually repeatedly) try to change their focus and strain their eyes because the image does not change focus at all. If people would understand this and focus solely on what the video is focusing on, they typically wouldn't get headaches, provided the shuttering/refresh rate is also suitable.

I recently decided to explain this to my friends, and all of a sudden two of my friends who always had headaches after 15 minutes were able to watch a full movie, with off-the-shelf consumer 3D technology nonetheless. Go ahead; try it - just make a conscious effort to not focus on anything except what the video is focused on and watch the eye strain nearly disappear.

more than 3 years ago
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What's the Oldest File You Can Restore?

insufflate10mg Re:Recovering paper tape using SS-50/6800 (498 comments)

You know, it's sad that people like you will soon be extinct and the next generation won't understand what they missed out on. I, for one, will relay the stories.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Puts the Kibosh On Kinect Sex Game Plans

insufflate10mg Re:Licensing? (419 comments)

Would someone with a higher level of intelligence please reply to this particular thread of comments? First I said, "Go Fred!" then "Nevermind, Go Poptones!" then I said, "Wait, Go Fred again!" then I finished with, "Ouch, touche, Bickerdyke!" and "Hey RightSaidFred99, what do you think?"

more than 3 years ago
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Nigerian Email Scam Victim Sues Bank, Loses Appeal

insufflate10mg Re:LINK GOES TO SPYWARE! (312 comments)

There's no virus; the vulnerability that would likely be exploited for such a virus has been fixed for the most part anyway. The file is simply a book by Andrew Macdonald, called the "Turner Diaries" -- extremist right-wing propaganda about the white supremacist and militia movements taking over the US and leading to nuclear war within the US, destroying much of it. The book is set up by finding the diaries of a leader named Earl Turner 100 years after the war.

more than 3 years ago
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Designer Creates Magnetic Lingerie

insufflate10mg Re:Nothing could possibly go wrong here... (8 comments)

Uh. Even a really strong magnet isn't going to provide much resistance.

*article-whoosh!*
*nerd-whoosh!*

Actually, considering this is /., I'm not even surprised.

more than 3 years ago
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Air Force Blocks NY Times, WaPo, Other Media

insufflate10mg Re:Millitary inteligence (372 comments)

An unauthorized disclosure should not make the information unclassified. Over 6.7 billion unauthorized disclosures, on the other hand, means that there is no choice but to declassify the information.

If you can think of a logical reason why information would remain classified after being provided to anyone in the world, I would love to hear it.

more than 3 years ago
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Air Force Blocks NY Times, WaPo, Other Media

insufflate10mg Re:Millitary inteligence (372 comments)

By posting the classified information in a place where the entire human race can view it, it is inherently unclassified. What exactly is classified material? I assumed classified material was named as such because the military/government requires that those viewing it have a certain classification; the leaked cables no longer require any type of special classification to access, so they are essentially unclassified.

more than 3 years ago
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Geocities To Be Made Available As a 900GB Torrent

insufflate10mg Re:might be interesting to host it? (215 comments)

I tried really hard to determine what Touhou is but couldn't figure it out. Care to elaborate?

more than 3 years ago
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WikiLeaks Releases Cache of 400,000 Iraq War Documents

insufflate10mg Re:The irony... (676 comments)

Nope, never watched Al Jazeera, just assumed their spin (as a national news source) would be similar to the US, only opposite.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Working On Solar Storm Shield

insufflate10mg Re:Solar Shield? (85 comments)

A 'solar shield' could be created by simply using shielding materials on every power point that would be affected: transformers, the stations themselves, at the source, etc. Launch a giant project to shield the most vulnerable points in the power-grid to hopefully minimize the damage of a seemingly inevitable catastrophe. With all of the money thrown around in Washington D.C., it seems like a reasonable expense.

People may oppose it for financial reasons, but if the expected solar storm does occur, people will be very thankful that their country was shielded.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Discontinues the Walkman

insufflate10mg Re:What a waste! (250 comments)

How did you even come close to thinking that 200,020,000 is anywhere close to ~7,000,000,000? There are ~310,000,000 people in the US alone.

more than 2 years ago
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WikiLeaks Releases Cache of 400,000 Iraq War Documents

insufflate10mg Re:The irony... (676 comments)

Simple: Al Jazeera would be looking to spin the story against the USA, whereas ABC would be more likely to spin it in favor of the USA. Therefore, I used ABC in an attempt to potentially lowball the estimate and not piss people off via exaggeration.

more than 2 years ago
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WikiLeaks Releases Cache of 400,000 Iraq War Documents

insufflate10mg Re:The irony... (676 comments)

Supposedly the documents show that the actual deathtoll for the Iraq War is over 105,000. Nearly 70,000 of these casualties were civilians. The documents reportedly also tell about incidents of torture by coalition forces, and of civilians being killed at checkpoints (for speeding to get their wife to the hospital). There is an incident described where a single terrorist on the roof of a building caused the military to obliterate the entire building and everyone in it (civilians). It also reports 15,000 bodies being buried without being identified.

Source: WikiLeaks & ABC News (Al Jazeera claims to have found far more embarrassing records but I went with ABC for obvious reasons.)

more than 2 years ago
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WikiLeaks Releases Cache of 400,000 Iraq War Documents

insufflate10mg Re:Wow (676 comments)

Holy Apples-to-Oranges, Capppman!

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Ads Could 'Out' Gay Users

insufflate10mg Re:This just in... (196 comments)

Wrong. Facebook makes money by providing users with a place to post information about themselves publicly. The point of using Facebook is to provide information to the public, and accept or deny communication with third parties accordingly. Nothing forces anyone to click an advertisement; the /. crowd is just extremely sensitive to issues that may have anything to do with Facebook privacy concerns.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Ads Could 'Out' Gay Users

insufflate10mg Re:soooo..... (196 comments)

No, you don't understand. Facebook has a policy saying they won't disclose personal info, like what age you are.

You're 100% right. Sexual orientation, however, is not private and is publicly displayed - there is nothing to "disclose," the user discloses it to the whole internet voluntarily.

more than 3 years ago

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Scientists say strong winds parted the Red Sea

insufflate10mg insufflate10mg writes  |  more than 3 years ago

insufflate10mg (1711356) writes "Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research http://ncar.ucar.edu/home have released simulations showing how a strong/long gust of wind could have reduced the height of the Red Sea in a particular area and reveal a "bridge" type landmass. This story is just another stepping stone in the journey to explain many of the events described in religious scripture."
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Videos/Reports of Unexplained Fireball Pour In

insufflate10mg insufflate10mg writes  |  more than 4 years ago

insufflate10mg (1711356) writes "Incredible footage, undeniable evidence and massive numbers of people in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin phone in reports of an unbelievably large fireball. The footage from many surveillance cameras in the cities show a fireball seemingly larger than the city itself. Some are speculating it was a meteor, but the conspiracy theorists have dawned their tinfoil hats and feel the government will HAVE to explain this one!"
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Need Emergency Slashdot-Level Legal Advice

insufflate10mg insufflate10mg writes  |  more than 4 years ago

insufflate10mg (1711356) writes "Waiting for 3D Monitor in mail. Mail Company arrives and pulls in. I open door in anticipation of playing 3D Counter-Strike. Mail Company pulls out. Called Mail Company; they called me back, said the gentleman left 3D Monitor in Garage. I was In the Garage. What Now? Please Help Slashdot/.!"
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The difference between 2D / 3D TV to laypersons

insufflate10mg insufflate10mg writes  |  more than 4 years ago

insufflate10mg (1711356) writes "I'm having trouble putting into words the difference between 2D and 3D television. When I try to explain, the response is "Well I can see the sides of peoples faces on TV, it looks 3D," which is true, and I don't know how to explain it. When I try asking to describe the distance between a wall and someone's head, they make a rough estimate and are pretty close to correct. The best way I can explain it is the difference between looking at a screen with video playing and looking through a window at the scene. He understands the difference between monoscopic and stereoscopic vision, and the concept depth perception, but that doesn't help him truly visualize it. I would not be asking on Slashdot if I wasn't really having trouble so any assistance would be appreciated."

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