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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

kheldan Won't prevent routing (345 comments)

They can compromise DNS all they want, but they can't prevent routing of packets from one numeric IP address to another numeric IP address.

If they were actually trying to mess with DNS then they should be prosecuted under hacking laws, because if you or I were to do this thing, that's what would happen to us.

Bastards.

11 hours ago
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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

kheldan Re:Under US Jurisdiction? (269 comments)

Would you care to expand on that statement, since I don't see how it relates to what I said?

2 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

kheldan Re:Under US Jurisdiction? (269 comments)

Amplifying the OP here. I know people in general seem to be getting dumber and dumber with every passing decade, but have people reached the point where Google can say stupid shit like this and really expect everyone to believe it? You may as well just call the FBI, NSA, CIA, DHS, and whoever else wants to snoop on everyone, and ask them to create a share on their servers for your most-personal, most-important data, and store it in the clear, at least that way you'd save some tax dollars. For fuck's sake people, 'the cloud' is a bad joke. You want to keep your personal data safe from snooping? Do as at least one other commenter on this story has said: Put it on a storage device not connected in any way to the Internet. We do not live in a day and age where the government gives a flying fuck about your 'right to privacy', if these bastards had their way we'd all be living in a world where George Orwell's 1984 would look warm and fuzzy by comparison.

2 days ago
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California's Hydrogen Highway Adds Another Station

kheldan What if? (87 comments)

What if all vehicles were hydrogen fuel cell electric? Yes, carbon emissions would drop to nothing (for vehicles), but what about global oxygen levels? Fuel cells bind up the hydrogen with oxygen from the atmosphere to make water vapor. Has anyone run the numbers on how this would affect oxygen levels?

3 days ago
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Hollywood's Secret War With Google

kheldan Re:I can see it coming . . . (175 comments)

That's fine, they can do that. But people will know that these things exist, will assume Google is broken, and go to Yahoo, or Bing, or some other search engine to find them. If it keeps up, after a while, people will stop going to Google for anything at all, because they'll assume it's always 'broken'. Google will run itself into the ground.

5 days ago
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Keurig 2.0 Genuine K-Cup Spoofing Vulnerability

kheldan Re:But does it report artificially low ink levels? (269 comments)

Because we're living in a day and age where people are getting lazier, dumber, and less skilled. They apparently can't be bothered to learn to brew a goddamn cup of coffee themselves, or use a drip coffemaker, or any other coffeemaker for that matter, they have to have it NOW! and it has to be so simple that a 2 year old could do it without screwing it up. Furthermore it's one of the single most wasteful and expensive ways to make coffee I've ever seen, what with all these 'single use' containers that in 10 seconds flat become more plastic waste that I'm not even sure can be recycled easily (metal foil glued to it, plus the coffee waste and whatever filter it uses). I lose respect for anyone who actually buys something like this.

5 days ago
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In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

kheldan I'm not handing a cop my phone for any reason (207 comments)

Among other things it's basically giving them permission to search through my phone if they feel like it. Nope, I'll stick to a physical card.

about a week ago
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Feds Plan For 35 Agencies To Collect, Share, Use Health Records of Americans

kheldan Re:Not to mention (209 comments)

'Opting-out'

That only works if they don't have the information in the first place; does anyone really believe at this point that anyone actually deletes anything when you tell them to? That only works when they don't have anything of yours in the first place.

about a week ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

kheldan Re:I'm sorry (415 comments)

Anyone remember DivX? Not the codec, but the business model. Pay a small fee for a DVD, which you have to play in a special DivX player, and pay a 'rental' fee every time you want to watch it. Remember what happened to that? It fell on it's face to the resounding 'Hell, NO!' from the populace. That's what should happen here; people will say 'What do you mean, I have to pay Microsoft monthly to use my computer? Screw that!'. Microsoft is barking up the wrong tree.

about a week ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

kheldan Re:Don't laugh (197 comments)

If you can't discuss rationally, and have to resort to insults, you've lost.

Really, is that so? Then that must be the other guy (You, I think?) because I'm the one who got an insult thrown in my face to start with.

..oh, and also:

Worrying about 'winning' 'arguments' on the Internet

Seriously, this is 4chan-level bullshit. Be sure to enjoy 'winning' in this way, if you think that's what's happened here, because generally speaking someone who places so much importance on Internet arguments does so because they feel so completely irrelevant in real life.

..and, of course, that is accompanied by the need to 'have the last word'. So please, allow me to indulge you: Go ahead and have the last word. Wouldn't want to feel responsible for making you cry.

about two weeks ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

kheldan Re:Don't laugh (197 comments)

The overall point is, no matter how they get to the destination, what really matters is that they're taking the journey. Time itself will teach them when they need to blink that LED with an RPi or if they need to use a couple transistors.

If you're saying 'use these toys as a gateway to get them interested in REAL electronics' then I'm all for that. BUT: What I see all the time is a total lack of understanding or even interest in the underlying hardware that makes the toys work that they're playing with. They scoff at anything using discrete components, but are completely lost when it comes to something as simple as using a MOSFET as a power switch for something that requires more than a microcontrollers' GPIO pins can handle alone.

Oh, and you can take your 'grandpa' bullshit and shove it up your ass, motherfucker.

about two weeks ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

kheldan Re:clock speeds yes (197 comments)

Yes, but, as others have pointed out: If the power rails supplying the thing are fluctuating and/or there are temperature extremes and/or there is radiation of one flavor or another sleeting through the thing, is it going to keep running reliably, or is it going to latch up on you, or reset, or maybe execute an instruction incorrectly, sending it off in a totally unexpected direction? If the ECC in your car screws up and the engine quits, you pull over to the side of the road and call a tow truck. If you're in a spacecraft, and on launch or re-entry when it screws up on you, you are probably going to be dead.

about two weeks ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

kheldan Re:Herp a derp fast computers DEEERRRPPP (197 comments)

Truth be told: I work at a *ahem!* major microprocessor manufacturer, and even the cutting-edge SoC's we're working on right now, that are not even close to being at a stepping ready to be released into the market, still have an embedded 8051 in them. Being myself old enough to have had a CDP1802-based computer, built entirely by hand on perfboard when I was back in high school, I just have to laugh at anyone who actually believes that you have to have multi-core, multi-gigahertz-clocked processors with gigabytes of memory for any given application. I laugh even harder at kids who think you have to have at least a microcontroller, if not a Raspberry Pi board, to make an LED blink on and off; they think I'm trolling them when I tell them that two bipolar transistors and a few passive components will do the same job.

about two weeks ago
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Why Elon Musk's Batteries Frighten Electric Companies

kheldan Re: Are they really that scared? (460 comments)

There's a good reason to keep a grid connection even if most of the year you're drawing nothing from it.

..which is why I said in my comment:

Only throw the switch on the grid connection when necessary

All this amounts to just more growing pains. The energy industry is reacting much like the music industry has when confronted by the reality of digital music: Try to get it declared illegal, and sue the crap out of everyone involved with it. Problem is they're trying to hold back floodwaters with a broom, and I think they know it. Alternative energy is here to stay, and the sooner they embrace that, the better for them and everyone else. I can't even imagine how many of them would slit their wrists if cheap, clean, safe fusion power became a reality.

about two weeks ago
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Why Elon Musk's Batteries Frighten Electric Companies

kheldan Re: Are they really that scared? (460 comments)

'Fuck the police'.
Install solar, including storage, on your house. Get grid electric service to satisfy their 'requirements'. Connect a single light bulb to it, run the house off your own setup 99% of the time. Only throw the switch on the grid connection when necessary.

about two weeks ago
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Technical Hitches Delay Orion Capsule's First Launch

kheldan Re:"Or-E-On" (71 comments)

Do everyone a favor and go back to /b/ where you belong.

about two weeks ago
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Technical Hitches Delay Orion Capsule's First Launch

kheldan Re:"Or-E-On" (71 comments)

We don't have enough sourpuss punkasses like you on the Intarweb. Please kill yourself.

about two weeks ago
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Technical Hitches Delay Orion Capsule's First Launch

kheldan "Or-E-On" (71 comments)

I just wanted to take this opportunity to express how much I've cringed this week every single time an NPR newsreader mispronounced 'Orion' -- except Jack Speer, who actually pronounced it correctly.

about two weeks ago
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The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS

kheldan Euphemism: 'Value-added services' (238 comments)

Oh, you mean like targeted ad injection and other MITM type garbage? That's fine, you can keep those anyway.

about two weeks ago
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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

kheldan What if I don't want Apple in my finances? (375 comments)

What if I don't? Is it going to be forced on me? I think not. What about poor people?

There will always be legal currency issued by your country, it will never be done away with completely, and I'll be DAMNED if I'm going to have every single financial transaction I make, no matter how small, tracked by someone.

about two weeks ago

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Moderation FAIL

kheldan kheldan writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Apparently some asshole on /. thinks it's his mission in life to moderate every single post I make down by one; I see what you're doing, knock it the hell off, jerk.

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