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Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification

invictusvoyd News flash (167 comments)

A potent skunk variety of coffee has been recently banned !! . Reports suggest the so called "lunar launcher" could be 20-40% more potent than regular coffee. Some states are pushing for a legislation to allow it for medical use.
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what? it's morning already!!! zzz

about a month and a half ago
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Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

invictusvoyd Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

Evolution of humans and civilizations is a natural phenomenon. Monuments are one of the consequences of this phenomenon. So is global warming , extinction of certain species and also, the effort at respecting "mother earth"

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Nosce Te Ipsum

about a month and a half ago
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Is There a Creativity Deficit In Science?

invictusvoyd Re:Yes, what? (203 comments)

Yes in the reduction in creativeness of the scientific community or yes in the reduction of funding which causes the lack of the daring / adventurous spirit in pursuing the research subjects ?

perhaps yes in the "too much college education dumbs your mind"

about a month and a half ago
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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

invictusvoyd When (110 comments)

O when Am I going to get my free software phone with free software cellular network :(

about a month and a half ago
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Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

invictusvoyd Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

The pyramids were not built for tourism / restoration / fanatic attack and the etc. The restoration is ,in one perspective futile. Nature took its path in creating them and it will in destroying them. Restoring monuments with the sole motive of tourism income is quite foolish .

I love justice . It's just that it's .. impossible.

about a month and a half ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

invictusvoyd Re:Seriously, we're not rapists.... (595 comments)

If u'd date someone who'd rape you, you just havent evolved enough to use the first test .. gut feelin .

about 2 months ago
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NSA Agents Leak Tor Bugs To Developers

invictusvoyd Re:Yes Google and FB are the ones to protect us? (116 comments)

He suggests a massive company like Google or Facebook will eventually have to take up the task of making Tor scale up to millions of users.

So that they can punch as many holes as they want in a heavily "scaled" unmaintainable code base

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emesis

about 2 months ago
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The Star That Exploded At the Dawn of Time

invictusvoyd All the gold (55 comments)

Is ancient ! .. All that gold !!!

about 2 months ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

invictusvoyd Does it really matter ? (375 comments)

The americans have enough already .. there's no USSR .. I wonder why they'd want to maintain an "arsenal" .. wouldnt a few thermo tipped pencils be enough deterrent ?

about 2 months ago
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Your Personal Data Is On Your Phone -- In the Form of Bacteria

invictusvoyd Re:Just leave my microbiome alone (21 comments)

Part of the problem is people changing (upgrading?) their phones every six months . That really does not make sense. I can make a PC last for 5 years ( with linux) . The cell phone industry is a profit oriented pseudo innovative group of capitalists who dont care . The phrase "too many standards to choose from" is most reflected in the cell phone industry.

about 3 months ago
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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

invictusvoyd Re:Not creepy (at all) (106 comments)

I wonder if additions like , alarms for texting , talking on the phone , receiving fellatio can be caliberated into this seat . That would be a nice addition . The no. 1 reason for most road accidents is lack of attention . "eyes on the road and hands on the wheel"

about 3 months ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

invictusvoyd P2P helps movie buffs outside the US (214 comments)

There are a lot of movie buffs in countries where good foreign and hollywood movies are not released. Video libraries are poorly equipped for the niche films and are usually expensive. P2P provides these people with movies they'd wanna watch . I dont think that'd hurt the industry much .. maybe they'll get a few foreign fans .

about 3 months ago
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Want To Ensure Your Personal Android Data Is Truly Wiped? Turn On Encryption

invictusvoyd srm -v -z (91 comments)

1 pass with 0xff
5 random passes. /dev/urandom is used for a secure RNG if available.
27 passes with special values defined by Peter Gutmann.
Rename the file to a random value
Truncate the file

viola ! .. no more naked selfies

about 3 months ago
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Want To Ensure Your Personal Android Data Is Truly Wiped? Turn On Encryption

invictusvoyd What is this android thing? (91 comments)

Is the a public booth around here ? -- Richard Stallman

about 3 months ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

invictusvoyd Re:Translation (Rough) (230 comments)

That makes me imagine , what if people like Steve Jobs were running after jobs with their resume? There is something fundamentally wrong in this whole thing . There is something fundamentally unstable . You are just being exploited by someone whi inturn is being exploited by someone else .. something is wrong..

about 3 months ago
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Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security

invictusvoyd Re:Seriously, an iphone? (143 comments)

What is an I phone ?
-- Richard Stallman

about 3 months ago
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Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners

invictusvoyd Problem traced (93 comments)

The Chinese manufacturer installs the malware on the Windows XP operating systems embedded in the devices.

about 3 months ago
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Prof. Andy Tanenbaum Retires From Vrije University

invictusvoyd Re:His epitaph in future years: (136 comments)

When Torvalds said that "microkernels are like masturbation. It feels good but you dont get anything done" . I wonder if he was right . The folks at HURD are still kinda .. shagging with their kernel.

about 3 months ago
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Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

invictusvoyd Re:This is scary (284 comments)

Right, but anesthesia or a wrench is not exactly the "kill switch" that this seems to be .

about 3 months ago
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Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

invictusvoyd This is scary (284 comments)

But needs deep brain electodes so I guess it wont be easy to pull off .. But with advances in implant devices , zzz (shivers )

about 3 months ago

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