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Researcher Evan Booth: How To Weaponize Tax-Free Airport Goods

kryps Re:They needed research for this? (288 comments)

I think it's you that's watched too many movies--booze does not burn all that well. While splashing alcohol in 1 person's face and lighting it might, possibly, incapacitate that person, it is not any way to incapacitate the entire flight crew and all the other passengers. The end result would be an attacker struggling to not suffocate, because it is actually very hard to breathe when hog-tied, and especially with one or more knees in your back.

You can not "incapacitate the entire flight crew and all the other passengers" with knives either. But planes have been hijacked with knives before.

about 2 years ago

The Android Lag Fix That Really Wasn't

kryps Re:There are four things that make Android laggy (226 comments)

There are lots of other issues. Two examples:

A) The Dalvik JIT is stone-age technology compared to modern JITs. We are not even talking about profile-guided optimization like the HotSpot VM does. No, it does not even inline getters or setters,

B) The GPU acceleration layer sucks even worse than you think. For example it requires the app to emit display lists for all graphical objects without allowing you to clip those objects first. That means if you have a huge number of objects (say an editor with thousands of lines of text) all have to be created and passed to the rendering layer.

about 2 years ago

What To Do With a 1,000 Foot Wrecked Cruise Ship?

kryps Re:The usual way (416 comments)

Pumping out the fuel will be quite hard since it consists of 200 tonnes of diesel and 2400 tonnes of heavy fuel oil. Heavy fuel oil has to be heated in order to be able to pump it.

about 3 years ago

Muslim Groups Attempt to Censor Wikipedia

kryps Re:Why Are They Only Targeting Wikipedia (1730 comments)

Well but they sure are trying to get flag desecration forbidden. The last vote in the senate missed required 2/3 supermajority by one vote. The House has already passed the amendment several times. -- kryps

more than 6 years ago


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