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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

jbssm I dare to disagree (251 comments)

All in all, TPB was still pretty usable compared to other sites. I just can't find any other torrent site that does something as simple as grouping HD TV shows by number of seeds during the last days, like TPB did in the TOP section. That's usability IMO and with an adblocker you got usability together with simplicity, there's nothing wrong about that.

about a week ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

jbssm Re:Well, to be fair... (561 comments)

Why not a "police officer barbie" book where she shoots an unarmed teen of color? It's empowering.

about three weeks ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

jbssm Re:So close, so far (561 comments)

No, you just equality of opportunities in the area you feel you are behind.

You don't ask for general equality of opportunist since you would loose way too much privileges. Why don't you campaign for equality of treatment in military conscription, sports (why do you have your own leagues?), parenting rights, maternity leave, etc? That would show woman are actually interested in equality of treatment, cause otherwise we get the sensation they are just trying to accumulate as much privileges as possible.

P.S.: The book is still dumb though.

about three weeks ago
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Silk Road 2.0 Seized By FBI, Alleged Founder Arrested In San Francisco

jbssm Funny thing, the price went up (219 comments)

Funny thing is, some minutes before the news came out, bitcoin price had a surge, like these aren't bad news for the virtual money.

I dare say that most markets have manipulation to some degree, but the all price of BTC seems to be a huge manipulation... specially when you do the math and see that the top 10 wallets, could bring the price down at once to less that 20$ in every exchange at the same time just by selling their coins.

about a month and a half ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Warg Faces Danish Jail Time

jbssm Re:3,5 years prison - my person opinion (89 comments)

The information, he accessed was very sensitive, and nobody wants their personal sensitive information compromized.

Ok. Shouldn't the Danish legal system be prosecuting Facebook, Google, NSA and CIA first then, and leave the prosecuting of guys like Gottfrid Warg for the end of the process?

about a month and a half ago
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Google Adds USB Security Keys To 2-Factor Authentication Options

jbssm Will this work only on Google sites? (121 comments)

I use Google Authenticator for quite some sites, not only the Google ones.

After reading the links here I'm under the impression that any site outside Google will not work with this method and I'll have to continue using the Authenticator app on my phone. Is that correct?

about 2 months ago
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Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

jbssm Re:So you have to install an app... (113 comments)

> OS X's default permission for GateKeeper is Mac App Store and Developer Signed Apps. It has never been Mac App Store only. The other option is well, "off" (any source).

You are right. I had the idea I had fiddled with the options from Mac Store only to Anywhere, but the default was Mac App Store and Developer Signed Apps after all

I would suggest thought, that JAVA vulnerabilities and Adobe Flash Player (which I haven't installed btw, but many people do) vulnerabilities, are still the greatest threat to OSX now-a-days.

about 2 months ago
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Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

jbssm Re:So you have to install an app... (113 comments)

Depends, if you want to bring previously bugs in the code that are now patched on to this discussion, we will have a lot to talk about now patched bugs on Android as well.

We are talking about the present state of the operating systems, not about what bugs might or might not be discovered in the future.

about 2 months ago
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Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

jbssm Re:So you have to install an app... (113 comments)

My comment was not to disprove that it was possible or not on android without user intervention, my comment was to disprove your statement that this issue affects all operating systems. It does not, iOS it's completely impervious to this attack.

On the other hand, you are right about user intervention. Android seems to need user intervention just like OSX does in order for this to attack to work.

about 2 months ago
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Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

jbssm Re:So you have to install an app... (113 comments)

> affects all operating systems.

Not really. You cannot launch an app that's not signed in iOS to run on that specifically device, thereby all this process just wouldn't work in iOS for instance.

It also wouldn't work in OSX unless you deactivated the permissions to run only Mac Store apps (which many of the people do though).

about 2 months ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

jbssm Re:Meh (201 comments)

Let us know when we can actually buy one... 9 months after it's supposedly out.

about 2 months ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

jbssm Re:Simple answer (942 comments)

0 is a cold winter day, and 100 is a hot summer day.

0 C is a freezing winter day, 8 C is a cold winter day, at 35 C it's a hot summer day and at 100 C I'm getting severely burned.

So what is the difference exactly, except that you learned a set of numbers in Fahrenheit trough your experience, and we learned another set in Celsius trough ours?

about 3 months ago
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

jbssm Re:I would like to see a return... (120 comments)

We could have socialized medicine in the US if we could get this money.

USA doesn't need more taxes to have socialized medicine. USA has the 10th biggest public healthcare expenditure per capita of the world already, more than 20% higher than the UK and Canada for instance.

So, unlike what the majority of the Americans actually thinks, they are paying more for much much less, just out of they congenital spite over "paying stuff to poor people".

Source: PRB Per Capita Public Expenditure on Health (US$)

about 3 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

jbssm Feminism in 1st world, equals self-victimization (590 comments)

It's actually demeaning to all the difficulties that women in 3rd countries pass, that these spoiled girls come making up these stories that they could have done so much better in an equal society.

Yeah, the society it's not equal because we actually have gender discrimination but it's actually favoring woman and feminists are all alright with it. Is this the fair system they preach about?

How can we support quotas that make shitty professionals get in front of more qualified ones, just because they are woman and we need to fill quotas? Where is the fairness in this?

I don't see woman asking for conscription quotas when a 1st world country that doesn't make gender discrimination goes to war. I don't see them to get the same percentage of incarcerated people. You may say it's ridiculous that we expect the same number of woman and men to be incarcerated since that depends on their attitude and they don't commit so many crimes. But why exactly isn't it ridiculous to expect the same number of woman and men to have top administration jobs? Seriously, why do we accept a difference in attitude for incarceration, but not for leadership or any other are where we start to have more and more quotas demands?

What's more ridiculous it's that men actually support them, or at least shut up about the fact, since the social and media pressure is so high for them to support this completely unfair system that they can't actually state their mind.

Nobody it's capable of stating the simple truth that most woman simply don't give so much to their job as men do. Sure, it's true, they get pregnant and that takes an heavy toll on them physically and psychologically some times. But that's the thing. They are not equal, and they claim benefits (even better) for them when they are pregnant... but what's the reverse of the medal? Shouldn't there be one? We are only allowed to make exceptions for woman when that favors them even if unfairly?

Funny thing is that Slashdot it's all about technology. But we don't even see the obvious. Why are there so much more project in new technologies, in new IT services, in start ups for new ideas and application in this area made by men than by woman? All you need is some hard work, a computer and knowledge. So what, are we going yet again to blame society in some way for this and forget the obvious, that perhaps it's just because they don't invest as much time as men in this?

And nobody is seeing all these harassment cases being used as a weapon? I mean, they don't even need proof, they have some problem at work, here it comes an harassment suit, even if totally made up and the social pressure is so high that even if the guy it's innocent, there the woman get's what she wants. Just think about what happened to Strauss Kahn (not that the guy wasn't an idiot), but still there weren't' profs about anything, but everyone in the media automatically sided with the girl and the guy had to ask for his resignation even without a trial.

about 3 months ago
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Washington DC To Return To Automatic Metro Trains

jbssm Re:When I lived in Japan and rode trains every day (179 comments)

No, they have drivers because this is a potentially dangerous environment, with many people around, and protecting peoples lives takes so many implications that it's difficult to pt in an algorithm.

What if someone jumped to the line, or fell in the line, would the automated system be able to see it and break?

What if the doors closed with someone coat on it and that person was being dragged by the metro? Would the automated system be able to detect that?

My point is that: 1 - Sensors and processing are still not developed enough to account for many situations. 2 - Even when they are developed enough, it's still up to the programmers to find an algorithm that accounts for all possible situations, and in there, there will be always the human factor that can make errors.

about 3 months ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

jbssm A'murica (819 comments)

Oh well and continuing the stereotype of Americans having big asses, behaving like kids and making an art of off their lack of basic politeness.

about 3 months ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

jbssm Re:Anthropometrics (819 comments)

Or to just do the obvious and install seats that don't recline like you already have in many low costs European carriers.

about 3 months ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

jbssm Re: Tag, you're it! (184 comments)

Last I hear, Israel is using people in their all territory (and Palestinian territory forcibly settled by Israelis) as a human shield.

In fact, I hear every time Hamas fires a rocket into Israeli (and Palestinian territory forcibly settled by Israelis), they are trying to hit a high ranking official of the Israeli government or army, but they miss 99.999% of the time.

about 5 months ago
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Investor Tim Draper Announces He Won Silk Road Bitcoin Auction

jbssm Re:No, I won the bitcoin auction! (115 comments)

Because if he was lying, the actual winner is extremely likely to issue a "nuh uh. *I* won the auction" statement

Which would have exactly the same weight.

Funny thing is that Tim Draper waited almost 5 days to come forward and tell that he won the auction... just when he saw anyone else was doing it. So, my statement remains: There is zero evidence he actually won the auction except for his word.

about 5 months ago
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Investor Tim Draper Announces He Won Silk Road Bitcoin Auction

jbssm No, I won the bitcoin auction! (115 comments)

Seriously, in this shady world of bitcoin, where people lie and deceit all the time how can anyone take someone word for granted?

There is zero evidence Tim Draper was the auction winner, except for is own statement, that's not backed up by absolutely anything.

Even more, I clearly remember the days where Mark Karpelles was a great guy, a visionary, an entrepreneur that embraced bitcoin... look at what the "bitcoin people" say about him now.

about 5 months ago

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