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Grinch Vulnerability Could Put a Hole In Your Linux Stocking

mSparks43 Re:I read the report and was perplexed (116 comments)

cowsay is a program which generates ASCII pictures of a cow with a message.

I think someone sent him a prank saying that if you can install cowsay

cowsay got root?

will tell you whether you have root access or not.
When in fact it just prints an ascii picture of a cow.

2 days ago
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A New Law For Superconductors

mSparks43 Re: That's amazing (53 comments)

quite. I know I'm being a little bit counter intuitive. but that is just to help me understand better.

so. taking that drift velocity for example.
that v ag = uE doesn't seem to depend on C. and u would appear to be a divide by zero in a superconductor.

2 days ago
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A New Law For Superconductors

mSparks43 Re: That's amazing (53 comments)

that's what made me "think the question out loud".

but you disagree with yourself.
for example "light" can travel faster than light if they are travelling in different mediums.
a vacuum has really high resistance and I seem to remember that electrons travel at different speeds depending on the resistance.

2 days ago
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A New Law For Superconductors

mSparks43 Re: That's amazing (53 comments)

do electrons travelling in super conductors travel faster than the speed of light?

3 days ago
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Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

mSparks43 Re: I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making statem (192 comments)

but what did the anti anti net neutrality group say.

we're they for or against both sides sharing the cost
or did they say one side paying it all was double charging.

err does not compute.
kill them

3 days ago
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Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

mSparks43 Re: I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making statem (192 comments)

but what did the anti anti net neutrality group say.
we're they for or against both sides of a trade sharing the cost
or were they complaining making one side shoulder all the cost was double charging.

does not compute
kill them

3 days ago
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Tracking the Mole Inside Silk Road 2.0

mSparks43 Re: Nature of the beast (81 comments)

I for one would like to thank the fbi for doing so much to promote the darknet market places.

with site operators taking home $400,000 a month and counting. it's going to become a highly competitive market for darknet market places if they keep up this level of attention.

about a week ago
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Utilities Face Billions In Losses From Distributed Renewables

mSparks43 Re: Reduced revenues != lost profit (280 comments)

I hope it does.

it's fuxing nonsense that you can generate electricity cheaper via microgeneration than you can buy it from the grid.

but what they mean is the grid providers face loosing billions out of the extra normal profits they make price gouging grid customers.

about two weeks ago
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Swedish Police Raid the Pirate Bay Again

mSparks43 Re:Hey Look (184 comments)

Not just back up.
But no longer blocked by the Great firewall of (not so) Great Britain.

although the site is 500 server errorring a lot due to the overwealming amount of traffic this generated.

Funny as F'

about two weeks ago
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Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita

mSparks43 Re:Friends Don't Let Friends... (60 comments)

PS+ is a subscription service
And
https://support.us.playstation...

Which is why I didn't end up buying one.
Went round to a friends to see if it was worth getting. "Lets fire up multiplayer then" - "We can't, you have to pay extra for that".

Then Battlefield 4 came out on the PS3 (it was advertised as PS4 "exclusive") which settled the argument. (BF4 is still a crashy pile of shite btw, but only FPS other than BF3 with realistic helicopters afaik)

Next title I play regularily will be back on the PC, which I haven't really done since the counter strike days.

about three weeks ago
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Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita

mSparks43 Re:Friends Don't Let Friends... (60 comments)

Certainly gone that way. Such a shame, the PS3 & Other OS got me off pc gaming and onto the console.

PS4 gets me off the console and back into PC gaming. (luckily I didn't buy a PS4 before finding out online play was now pay monthly. So knew not to bother)

about three weeks ago
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Tor Eyes Crowdfunding Campaign To Upgrade Its Hidden Services

mSparks43 Re:Secure (106 comments)

If it has access to the wider internet other than through tor, the IP address of the host network.

A lot of those taken down seem to be on VPS hosts, which provide virtually zero opsec for the actual server being identified. Since you don't need to get the IP address of the server, just the name of the VPS service provider (e.g. from a 404 page)

about a month ago
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Tor Eyes Crowdfunding Campaign To Upgrade Its Hidden Services

mSparks43 Re:Secure (106 comments)

Yet nobody seems to be considering the possibility that TOR simply isn't providing the anonymity that it claims

Well, yeah, because:
http://www.dailydot.com/politi...

However, upon further examination, no one could quite figure out where all supposedly seized hidden services were. After all, the biggest Dark Net markets are still in operation. The biggest child pornography sites are still running. In fact, the seized websites represent less than a third of Dark Net commerce.

Update Nov. 8, 8:31am: Far from the original number of 414 seized hidden services and lower even than the number 50 provided to the New York Times, the FBI told Forbes that it had seized 27 actual sites but 414 .onion addresses that all go to the same sites.

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Seems pretty obvious that it was 27 websites all hit by the shellshock bug to give up their real IP.

about a month ago
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Tor Eyes Crowdfunding Campaign To Upgrade Its Hidden Services

mSparks43 Re:To be revealed... (106 comments)

More likely they were all running on webservers with standard internet access.

Pretty straight forward to get a webserver or other service to identify itself if the machine it is on can resolve a standard url.

plain jane simple post shellshock bug.

about a month ago
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Tor Eyes Crowdfunding Campaign To Upgrade Its Hidden Services

mSparks43 Re:Separate the hidden service from the tor daemon (106 comments)

agree with that.

hidden service operators should be running a separate "last mile" service.

Something like sticking it on a I2P network with no internet access and routing out through tor on another section of the network.

about a month ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

mSparks43 Re:What could possibly (316 comments)

Absolutely nothing can go wrong.
I'll be reporting pretty much all the BBC content on a regular basis.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?

mSparks43 Re:Water cooled! (202 comments)

Make it wireless and do the processing offsite.
Doh!.

about 2 months ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

mSparks43 Re: IRL (204 comments)

So if he's paying for his service, and my phone provider isn't getting paid.
Then who's stealing his money?

about 2 months ago

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mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

mSparks43 writes "AQ2:LTKTBM. strange name, but signifies the mesh of technologies that bring it together. Advanced AI. Developing Physics, Sound and GFX. LTKTBM has been taking the Action Quake 2 community (which is approaching its 10th birthday) by storm, but is still relatively unknown to the wider world. AQ2, which has been voted #1 all time classic mod by several prominant gaming sites in recent years still holds its own, and LTKTBM brings it to the 21st Generation."

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DARPA Plagarism

mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

To whom it may concern,

It has recently been brought to my attention that patent application number 20070162405, Characterizing and predicting agents via multi-agent evolution describes exactly work I released in the public domain in 1997.

The game in question can be downloaded from:
http://www.cam-direct.co.uk/ltk

Although the later versions use much more sophisticated algorithms than those description in this patent, the patent itself describes exactly the work that was released in 1997.

A history of its evolution can be viewed via the news and plans section of the same site. The web archive can also verify that these sites present a true representation of its development.

Any advice you can give or if this email should be directed elsewhere, or if you require anything else from me to stop this blatant plagiarism would be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely

Mark Parker
LTKTBM developer.

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Police drones take to the skys

mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 7 years ago In what can only be described as another BBC 'through the back door' news article, it emerged this week the Merseyside poolice have got their dirty little hands on a RC spy drone.
I for one can see a few problems that arn't mentioned in the article. Firstly wind, and secondly, that they should make for quite good target practice.
You can also watch the little creep

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Neocons. A history of pain

mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  about 8 years ago A series of videos on youtube examines the history, mistakes and skewed agenda of the group collectively known as neocons. Highlights the reasons for the links between Bush and Osama Bin Ladin, and shows how America has continuously lied to itself so much, that when it eventually believes its own lies no-one can understand why the facts dont appear to match the believed reality.

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mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  about 8 years ago

Information accessibility is becoming an increasing concern, with current AI technology able to create complete psychological profiles from a few small snippets of information, the 'cold caller' issue takes on whole new meanings, as the ability to extract exactly what someone is thinking becomes increasingly easy can we ever rely on IP technology to convey our thoughts and concerns?

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