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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

koan Re:Known this forever (124 comments)

If everything we do revolves around how much it cost then I'm done.

Good luck.

15 minutes ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

koan Known this forever (124 comments)

And yet nothing changes, there is no hardening of infrastructure, no preparation or planning.

3 hours ago
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"Intelligent" Avatars Poised To Manage Airline Check-In

koan Help Wanted (102 comments)

Humans need not apply.

5 days ago
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Led By Nest, 'Thread' Might Be Most Promising IoT Initiative Yet

koan OK (79 comments)

I'm all for automation and I think it looks promising.
What I don't want to see are solutions that are dependent on outside resources (for example SIRI on the iPhone, it has to use a connected server to do what it does), I prefer to see solutions that are autonomous, inclusive and complete without the need for Internet or an outside server (unless you choose to do so)

about two weeks ago
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The AI Boss That Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

koan Soon... (162 comments)

You won't even have to train the workers, they will have Google Glass like interface with which instructions sent from the AI tell the "human" what to do.

Humans will become the hands and feet of the AI.

about three weeks ago
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Google and Microsoft Plan Kill Switches On Smartphones

koan Laugh (137 comments)

that a technological solution has the potential to end the victimization of wireless consumers everywhere

Does that include the victimization the phone companies are doling out with their 2 year plans, termination fees, data caps and generally shitty service?

about a month ago
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Project Un1c0rn Wants To Be the Google For Lazy Security Flaws

koan Well.. (43 comments)

Shodan HQ?

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Fixing Windows 8 Flaws, But Leaving Them In Windows 7

koan Duh (218 comments)

Microsoft doesn't want another Windows XP, I'll wager they are after a 5 year turn around or perhaps even faster.

$'s.

about a month and a half ago
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The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

koan Re:Laugh (398 comments)

What exactly are you trying to say?

about a month and a half ago
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The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

koan Re:Think harder Rick (398 comments)

With the last name "Cohen" hyperbole is expected.

about a month and a half ago
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The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

koan Re:What, exactly, is expected here? (398 comments)

People like you are dangerous, I know you can't see it, but you're far worse than Sterling.

about a month and a half ago
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The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

koan Laugh (398 comments)

It is hard to imagine any more heinous way of earning money than by benefiting from racism," writes Rick Cohen

I find the whole thing hilarious, all the old man said was "I don't want to be around or associated with blacks" to a woman who is on video as saying
"Blacks are stupid and crazy"
http://nypost.com/2014/06/01/s...

Then the media circus is queued and he is "forced" to sell the team, winds up getting 2 billion tax free.

Racism never entered into it, if a person says "I don't want to be around those kinds of people" it isn't "racism" it's a personal preference.

My suggestion is that things went exactly the way Sterling wanted them to, and it's hilarious, the other option is that he was played to get the team out from under him.

about a month and a half ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

koan NSA (566 comments)

The message on TrueCrypt's new website got me thinking:
        Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues

        Let's isolate the first letter of each word:
        (U)sing (T)rueCrypt (i)s (n)ot (s)ecure (a)s (i)t (m)ay (c)ontain (u)nfixed (s)ecurity (i)ssues

        Result?
        utinsaimcusi

        Let's spread that!
        uti nsa im cu si

        That is latin for
        "If I wish to use the NSA"

        Stay away from future Truecrypt releases. This is clearly a warning from the developers.

about a month and a half ago
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The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

koan NSA (475 comments)

The message on TrueCrypt's new website got me thinking:
        Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues

        Let's isolate the first letter of each word:
        (U)sing (T)rueCrypt (i)s (n)ot (s)ecure (a)s (i)t (m)ay (c)ontain (u)nfixed (s)ecurity (i)ssues

        Result?
        utinsaimcusi

        Let's spread that!
        uti nsa im cu si

        That is latin for
        "If I wish to use the NSA"

        Stay away from future Truecrypt releases. This is clearly a warning from the developers.

about a month and a half ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

koan Re:Even better bundle (321 comments)

Yeah I like how ATT sells it as a favour to the customer when it's really about being able to charge more for your information when they sell it to 3rd parties.

about a month and a half ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

koan This (321 comments)

Is what monopolies get you, but aside from that why would *anyone* use their US phone for such a thing?
Buy a sim or get a cheap Canadian burner phone or.... how about just asking directions.

Data roaming is a scam just like text messages.

about a month and a half ago
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Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

koan Idiots (216 comments)

They rarely give life sentences for murder, but OMG computer crime? You're done.

about 1 month ago
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EU Launches World's Largest Civilian Robotics Program; 240,000 New Jobs Expected

koan Training your replacement (171 comments)

Is what this reminds me of.

about 2 months ago

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011

koan koan writes  |  more than 2 years ago

koan (80826) writes "The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, allows companies or the government free rein to bypass existing laws in order to monitor communications, filter content, or potentially even shut down access to online services for "cybersecurity purposes." Companies are encouraged to share data with the government and with one another, and the government can share data in return. The idea is to facilitate detection of and defense against a serious cyber threat, but the language is so broad it could be used as a blunt instrument to attack websites like The Pirate Bay or WikiLeaks"
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