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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 a week 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks ago
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What Came First, Black Holes Or Galaxies?

invictusvoyd To form supermassive blackholes (76 comments)

There need to be supermassive stars . Like this one which is 265 solar masses ! . Chandrashekars limit tells us that a star will collapse into a black hole at >= 5 solar masses . I somehow always imagined supermassive giants collapsing into black holes and galaxies forming around them . The question is is ther only one supermassive star in a galaxy ? or per galaxy? . What if another massive star in a galaxy goes supernova and collapses. will it disturb the gravitational balance?

about three weeks ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

invictusvoyd fluxbox (611 comments)

The road becomes my bride . .. I'm stripped of all but pride .. so in her I do confide .. coz she keeps me satisfied ... gives me all I need ..

about 2 months ago
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DARPA Developing the Ultimate Auto-Pilot Software

invictusvoyd OMG! (75 comments)

Thats what was flying Flight 370 !!

about 3 months ago
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Code Quality: Open Source vs. Proprietary

invictusvoyd Re:Not a surprise (139 comments)

Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow .

--- Linux Torvalds

about 3 months ago
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44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

invictusvoyd Re:Fakes (121 comments)

yeah garbage man .. they just dont know what BIG data is.. and they dont care .. Ignorance is bliss . AFAIK big data is a form of evil feeding on the ignorant ..

about 3 months ago
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44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

invictusvoyd Re:Fakes (121 comments)

Twitter and microblogging in general have limited use. I dont think anyone would be interested in knowing what you ate for breakfast today . For example ,the only twitter feed I see some sense in following is probably "Richard Stallman" ( the fact that I dont follow it is another thing . ) . So to think of it , twitter is meant to have more "followers" .. The stats are kinda predictable ..

about 3 months ago
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First Glow-In-the-Dark Road Debuts In Netherlands

invictusvoyd Useless - rather make better headlamps (187 comments)

On the other hand, some things (like animals and pedestrians) require some means of illumination at night.

Right. Also, this cant work on overcast days . I really don't see the point of it . I'd say they'd rather invest that effort on headlight technology

about 3 months ago
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AT Black Knight Transformer Hits the Road and Takes a Hop

invictusvoyd Fragile (33 comments)

Special ops? those engines/motors couldnt take a 7.62x39 mm bullet (popular militia / rebel round) . The whole crate would come crashing down . Add armour , the weight will be too much for sustained flight .. Looks very nice but IMO it's got a long way to go before it gets practical.

about 3 months ago

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