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The debate over climate change is..

mSparks43 Re: n/t (278 comments)

Did you spend the last 10 years in a cave.

Average surface temperature of the planet has been cooling fairly rapidly since 2005.

Yey

Next stop Ice age.

All the stop agw toons got what they wanted.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

mSparks43 Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

No.

I mean that The Internet doesn't "exist" in the real world.

It's not a hard, tangable object that can be legislated.

This is different to companies (where for a company to exist in a country it needs to have people in that country)

Now they can try - and they will have small "wins". a few insignificant number of people will have a hard time, a few others will comply with the legislation.

But in the whole any legislation can have no more impact on what people do on the internet than an ISP trying to block thepiratebay.

In fact, TPB and wikileaks are perfect examples.

The entire weight of the western worlds governments thrown behind trying to shut them down and negligable impact - even in their own borders - at best.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

mSparks43 Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

You cannot serve warrents to search property in other countries.

Simple as that.

Servers and data fundamentally don't obey those rules.

The internet doesn't live in the real world. Its rediculous to try and impose real world rules on it.

But fun to watch them try.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

mSparks43 Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

Someone pointed out that governments don't really matter anymore.

Doesn't matter how true it is. They are gonna bitch scream and stamp their feet till mommy buys them what they want.

about two weeks ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

mSparks43 Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

For a great majority of the past 60 million years (since mammals emerged on earth),

THERE HAVE BEEN NO POLAR ICE CAPS

Big thanks
I'd mod point you up but I already posted.

He's the wikipedia link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G...

about a month ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

mSparks43 Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

RE point (2)

Why the F#@# would you want to trigger another ice age you crazy b#57@4D?

Damn man, those things are nasty.

about a month ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

mSparks43 Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

Are you arguing for or against the fact we are still coming out of an ice age?

I get confused because the media seems to lambaste any scientists that dare to say the end of the last ice age would be happening with or without humans.

about a month ago
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EFF Tells Court That the NSA Knowingly and Illegally Destroyed Evidence

mSparks43 Re:Sorry, destruction is not proof of claim (269 comments)

Yes, being honest (snowdens means) should clearly be a criminal offence, and is a terrible way to do business..
Freedom is slavery and all that.

For all those saying "nothing will be done".
Loosing this court case will almost certainly lose the NSA their budget.
And by destroying evidence they took one giant leap towards loosing the case.

about 2 months ago
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TrueCrypt Cryptanalysis To Include Crowdsourcing Aspect

mSparks43 Re:How about the build tools and the OS? (131 comments)

It's perfectly sane if you're the NSA or affiliated with them, not so sane if you are using products they've tampered with.

The point with the compile chain/tool, is the compiler can be modified to build in exactly that kind of feature (there's an example from bell I think that did something very similar, since C compilers are compiled by previous version of themselves).

Its far more ubiquitious than it should be, for example these guys
http://www.phoenixintelligence...
Have a ton of hardware installed at microsoft, analysing everything that goes through microsofts servers.

It wouldn't be so much of a problem, if they hadn't re-engineered themselves into industrial espionage.

about 2 months ago
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TrueCrypt Cryptanalysis To Include Crowdsourcing Aspect

mSparks43 Re:How about the build tools and the OS? (131 comments)

I'm not sure you understood me correctly.
You create an encrypted container using the password "superstrongnoonecanaccesspassword".

then your container has put into it "thiscontainerspassword="superstrongnoonecanaccesspassword""
encrypted with
AllTheFedsHaveThisDecryptKey.

Like Bitlocker.

about 2 months ago
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TrueCrypt Cryptanalysis To Include Crowdsourcing Aspect

mSparks43 Re:How about the build tools and the OS? (131 comments)

"But only at times the material is actually in use". .....

Or when such key material is encrypted into the file with a master key.....

about 2 months ago
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TrueCrypt Cryptanalysis To Include Crowdsourcing Aspect

mSparks43 Re:How about the build tools and the OS? (131 comments)

Actually, this isn't true.
Because encrypted container that contains "weak" encryption wont be able to be decrypted by a build that doesn't have the same weakness.

It's also the reason bitlocker isn't a replacement - I cant use bitlocker on linux, I use truecrypt containers to store stuff in the cloud, and access from a variety of machines.

what it really needs is some tidying up, forget about whole disk encryption, and concentrate on making sure the install is safe from tampering.

about 2 months ago
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Experts Unable To Replicate Inmarsat Analysis

mSparks43 Re:The explanation is simple (245 comments)

It was an unintended consequence of the top secret "suitcase nukes" held in the planes that caused the towers to collapse.

(roughly equivalent to 2KTn's of tnt, you can see that on the seismographs just before the buildings collapse)

These cool little bastards release their entire payload as electrical energy (causing steal supports to pretty much vapourise) and have very low residual radiation (low levels of alpha particles, no harmfull to anyone except those who come in direct contact with the debris)

about 3 months ago
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RightsCorp To Bring Its Controversial Copyright Protection Tactics To Europe

mSparks43 Re:Porn (196 comments)

It's funny how Americans think the American law system applies to the rest of the world.

It's also not so much of an issue in the UK where it would go to small claims court which costs next to nothing to defend, and is comparably expensive to bring.

One piece of paper denying responsibility and citing lack of evidence (IP != responsibility) is enough to get it thrown out and they loose their filing fees.

afaik.

about 3 months ago
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The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

mSparks43 Re:Buggy whips? (769 comments)

Well, not exactly.
They measure it's immediate impact in a controlled environment.
Not the impact after a couple of weeks after people have had time to dtofr.

Case in point,
The youtube video linking to the petition finishes with several links to high quality videos explaining why prices are rising (falling supplies of fossil fuels) and why alternative energy sources are essential to protect our way of life.

about 3 months ago
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The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

mSparks43 Re:Buggy whips? (769 comments)

The funny thing is, when there's a "complaint ad" like this, most people (even yo super dumb Americans) tend to either be ambivalent or investigate and decide or themselves.

So such advertisements seem more likely to encourage solar power than discourage it.

about 3 months ago
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Government Accuses Sprint of Overcharging For Wiretapping Expenses

mSparks43 Re:Well, at least... (114 comments)

But you gotta admit, the ideal outcome is the court deciding they undercharged, slapping the government with another $21mill for Sprint plus legal expenses.

Which is quite possible when the government branch that brought the action finds just how many wiretaps they were actually doing (all of it's 54+ million customers)

about 5 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

mSparks43 Re: Greenhouse and Volcanoes! [Re:Pressure or Volc (560 comments)

What it does is explain why the surface temperature is so hot.
regularily compressed gas to very high pressures passing over lava.

Not a thing to do with the optical properties of co2 or the sun.

about 5 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

mSparks43 Re: Pressure or Volcanoes? [Re:Venus] (560 comments)

Exactly.
But on venus the atmospheric gad is so dense it does reach those temperatures.

Thanks for proving my point.

about 5 months ago

Submissions

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mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 7 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."

Journals

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DARPA Plagarism

mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 6 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  |  more than 7 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  |  more than 7 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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