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Grinch Vulnerability Could Put a Hole In Your Linux Stocking

kylemonger Re:Grinch is not a flaw - has no CVE!!! (118 comments)

Me too, but honestly, this level of fanaticism is why every attempt at DRM is broken, every device is jailbroken, etc. Some people are crazy and simply will not take no for an answer. God Bless Them.

3 days ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

kylemonger Re:Home of the brave? (580 comments)

If they launch an attack on the U.S., North Korea can kiss their asses goodbye and they know it. They can threaten Sony and get away with it, because public corporations are cowardly by nature. But it is a whole other thing to kill Americans in a terrorist attack today. Iraq is still living in butthurt due to 9/11 and they weren't even involved. Sony should have released the film and called North Korea's bluff.

4 days ago
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Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics

kylemonger Re:Charlene don't like it (244 comments)

I can dig it. I've looked up some songs and found that I liked my misheard lyrics better. Toto's "White Sister", for instance:

How can you say you love me?
You don't even love yourself
You live your life like a dog at night
Just waiting on the step

about two weeks ago
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Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics

kylemonger Charlene don't like it (244 comments)

At the time I first heard "Rock the Casbah" I didn't know the word "sharif" so there was no chance at all that I would not mishear that lyric.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Employees Receive Email Threat From Hackers: 'Your Family Will Be In Danger'

kylemonger Re:This is asinine (184 comments)

You can't know its asisnine until you know what their objective is. If their objective is to get the FBI to kick in the door of everyone who Bittorrented those files or otherwise overreact, then making those threats wasn't asinine at all.

about two weeks ago
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Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

kylemonger Re:Here's an idea (233 comments)

Nope, not a fan of rugby. I've watched rugby matches and the carnage is dialed back a bit, but I've still seen guys laid out cold as a mackeral from hits, and I've seen fingers inadvertently raked across faces.

I'd rather see pro football remain as it is, but also see all school sponsorship of the sport ended. Let the adults who want to make a profession of the game go into it with their eyes wide open, not indoctrinated as impressionable young people. If the sport dies from lack of participation, so be it.

about three weeks ago
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Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

kylemonger let it die (233 comments)

The talent well will dry up as parents keep kids out of the sport--- and that's how a sport dies.

Let it die. The trend for every decade I've been alive is that more brains are needed to survive in the workplace, not less. Not only are the jobs more skilled, there are more rules to follow--- you have to have the mental wherewithal to know when you can and cannot say "fucked her right in the pussy", to use one famous example. We don't need otherwise healthy people starting at a deficit because they placed some game during their developmental years.

about three weeks ago
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Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

kylemonger Re:Here's an idea (233 comments)

Helmets also prevent injuries such as fish-hooking the mouth, ears being ripped off, teeth being knocked out, and eyes being gouged, not to mention incidental facial abrasions from being tackled on artificial turf. Playing helmetless would like decrease head to head collisions, but would do nothing for other body parts smashing into the head. A man being wrestled to the ground by multiple opponents is likely to catch a knee or elbow, or get slammed on his back, bashing his head into the turf. There is nothing resembling professional football that I would like to see a human being playing without a helmet.

about three weeks ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

kylemonger Re:I agree, except: (390 comments)

F-14's, and they are from a single planet's defense industry. You'd expect a whole galaxy full of designers to come up with something better in 25+ years. When a beat-up freighter is both faster and more agile than your top-of-the-line fighters, then maybe killing all the aerospace engineers in a tiff wasn't such a great idea.

about three weeks ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

kylemonger Re:Had a realization (390 comments)

Yeah, that's one of the reasons Star Trek felt so wrong. Star Wars pacing and action pasted onto a franchise with callous disregard for pretty much everything. But Star Wars seems a much better fit for Abrams, since that's what he's always wanted to do.

about three weeks ago
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The Strangeness of the Mars One Project

kylemonger Re:Uh, simple (246 comments)

You're kinda missing the point of asteroid mining. The idea is to gather useful materials up there and keep them up there to support a space based civilization. That way you can use and move the stuff around using energy efficient transfer orbits and modest amounts of delta-vee, instead of lifting mountains of material against Earth's gravity. A lot of high-tech from Earth will be needed to bootstrap early operations, but the goal would be a self supporting space-based society based on raw resources available in space, eventually trading with Earth-based societies.

I don't know how long developing such a society would take, but it'll likely be started by people nearly everyone else considers lunatics. Something like Mars One should be a rehearsal for later attempts at colonizing space itself, without a planet under your feet.

about a month and a half ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

kylemonger Re:Pretty cool (267 comments)

I've no comment on Watto, but the pod race was an obvious homage to the chariot race in Ben Hur. I guess they could have demonstrated Anakin's latent force ability in some other way that sold toys, like having him do a fakie 900 blindfolded on his hoverboard. But honestly, the pod race was no more contrived than the ridiculous scenario in Star Wars where they had to fly down this long trench to launch a couple of torpedos.

about a month and a half ago
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What It Took For SpaceX To Become a Serious Space Company

kylemonger Re:Easy! Fraud.. (96 comments)

Well, you heard wrong. SpaceX has launched satellites and delivered cargo to the International Space Station. And to find this out all you had to do was go to their website and click on "NEWS".

about 2 months ago
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

kylemonger Re:It's the OS, Stupid (252 comments)

Why would they need a new OS? When Microsoft introduced the concept in 2002, they simply added the features into XP.

*kaff* 1992.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W...

I used one of the early tablet/laptop convertible computers. Underpowered, underwhelming. The hybrid tablet/laptop has a thirty year history of failure. Microsoft kept trying it and kept failiing. A device that you can hold comfortably in your hand will never be the same device you want to sit in front of for hours doing work. Either the device will be too big to hold or the screen will be too small to work at for long periods. Since you're going to have different hardware anyway, you might as well have separate OSes and interfaces that take direct advantage of the hardware differences.

about 2 months ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

kylemonger Re:There are no "remote" exploits for bash (329 comments)

A lot of things were coded crappily 25 years ago; that much time takes us all the way back to 1989 when the Morris worm waltzed across what passed for the Internet in those days. Given that we still haven't engineered away buffer overflow vulnerabilities after all that time, it's unsurprising that we haven't come close to fixing all the other stuff.

about 2 months ago
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What Will It Take To Run a 2-Hour Marathon?

kylemonger Re:2025 is much more likely. (254 comments)

Hey, maybe that's what previous 2-hour marathon attempts have been missing, that motivational electrical shock grid rolling along right behind the athlete at 2:00:01 marathon pace!

about 2 months ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

kylemonger Re:Does that mean they'll get to vote? (385 comments)

Thinking about Card's Hierarchy of Foreigness will give you an idea what these people are trying to accomplish.

http://ansible.wikia.com/wiki/...

They are basically trying to have chimps and dolphins reclassified as raman, not as humans, not as djur. Raman don't get citizen rights such as voting, but the non-state related parts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ought to apply to them as persons.

http://www.un.org/en/documents...

about 2 months ago
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First Teleportation of Multiple Quantum Properties of a Single Photon

kylemonger In 2001 Alex Chiu warned us... (107 comments)

"Teleportation must be invented. If we don't invent teleportation, China will throw nuclear bomb everywhere. Especially now everyone can live forever."

-- Alex Chiu

But what if the Chinese themselves invent teleportation? What then?!

about 2 months ago
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A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

kylemonger Re:What's wrong with helicopters? (203 comments)

Yikes. I don't think I'd want to be in the line of fire if one of those many rotors decides to let go.

about 2 months ago
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A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

kylemonger Re:What's wrong with helicopters? (203 comments)

I was hoping for something smaller. Something between sedan sized and this thing. But if I could ride somewhere in this thing, get out of it and have it fly off and park itself elsewhere, then fine. Otherwise parking is going to be too much of a hassle.

about 2 months ago

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