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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

mallyn Re:Where are these photos? (336 comments)

Thank you. This friend speaks for me. Don't take the darn picture!

about 2 months ago
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Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don't Know Where It Would Go

mallyn Can We Have A Vitrification Train Instead? (258 comments)

Folks: What would happen if instead of trying to figure out where to send the waste to via rail; we would have a portable vitrification system that can be sent to different power plants via rail. Vitrification (go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V... for the wikipedia article) could possible be implemented via a portable facility that can be transported by rail. The portable vitrification facility would go from power plant to power plant and vitrify the waste to a glass like substance, which should be safer to handle and store. If all you are railroading around the country is a vitrification plant; there should be no problem with local communities. All you are moving around is an electric (or gas) furnace and associated support equipment. If that derails or is involved in an accident, then it would be no worse than just a piece of machinery such as a lathe or miling machine falling off of a train.

about 2 months ago
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DEF CON Advises Feds Not To Attend Conference

mallyn Please move this out of Vegas (It' too hot!!!!!) (250 comments)

Folks: If I was a fed, I would be happy not to go there! That has got to be the most uncomfortable place to hold a conference like this. It's been over 100 degrees there lately. That is hot and uncomfortable!! Can we please move this thing to a place that's cooler and more comfortable, like Seattle or Portland, Oregon??????? Mark

about a year ago
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Best Buy To Carve Out Space For Microsoft Stores

mallyn Re:Juxtaposed store signs? (214 comments)

If you are in the Portland, Oregon area; may I please suggest you look at Free Geek for cables and stuff? Their thrift store has a pretty good selection of stuff and it's cheaper then BB or Amazon. I buy the wall-warts that need for my lighted sculptures there. Another place, but it requires more diligence in hunting, is the Goodwill outlet store; the one that us locals call 'The Bins'

about a year ago
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Intel Claims Haswell Architecture Offers 50% Longer Battery Life vs. Ivy Bridge

mallyn Re:Well then (120 comments)

So what? Amtrak has seat-side power for your computers. What you say does not make sense. (

about a year and a half ago
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Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will

mallyn Thank you (215 comments)

Thank you for writing these comics!

about a year and a half ago
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How Mobile Devices Kill Your Creativity

mallyn Re:Is it someone creative saying this? (126 comments)

I also watch movies and listen to music while working on stuff. I have my workbench next to my computer with DVD drive. I put on a movie and then go at it.

I can do stuff such as saw metal, engrave glass, grind and polish gemstones; all while watching and listening to a movie.

I can generally get the plot line of a movie while listening; I don't have to keep my eyes glued to the screen all the time.

The one thing that I have yet to master (and give me time) is to sing and dance with Julie Andrews in the Sound Of Music while welding without burning my finger off :(

about a year and a half ago
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How Mobile Devices Kill Your Creativity

mallyn I use slashdot to kill time while my welding cools (126 comments)

Folks:

I am creative. I create artistic clothing and jewelry.

I also use slashdot.

Right now, I am welding together a necklace. I am on slashdot now because I have to let the welds cool down so that I can move the work and then weld another section. If I don't wait for the weld to cool down, I will burn my finger off. And that means 'ouch' and a trip to the emergency room.

So, I use slashdot to kill time until my weld cools off and I can move the work for my next weld.

Well, I guess it's cooled off enough now, so bye bye slashdot.

about a year and a half ago
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Boston Cops Go Undercover Online To Crack Down on Concerts

mallyn Re:What a waste (229 comments)

This whole thread has introduced me to a new definition of the word 'house concert'!

I have been to house concerts here in Portland, Oregon and they are **far** different that what is alleged here

One house concert was a string quartet in somone's living room that started at 7 PM and ended at 9 PM. You could not hear anything from outside.

The other house concert was a small chorus (un-amplified) with a baby grand piano. It was also in a living room. And you could not even hear it from the front walkway of the home, let alone the neighbors. It was over at about 9:30 PM

The third house concert was a Christmas carol sing along where the family invited many of the neighbors over dessert and singing. It ran from about 8 PM to 10 PM. You could barely hear anything from the front walkway.

And Boston wants to ban these?????

about a year and a half ago
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Boston Cops Go Undercover Online To Crack Down on Concerts

mallyn Re:What a waste (229 comments)

Great post! Well said!!!

about a year and a half ago
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Boston Cops Go Undercover Online To Crack Down on Concerts

mallyn Re:What a waste (229 comments)

Well, if you enjoy your work, then it is not work and is not depressing.

What do you define as work?

Charlie Brown calls work the crab grass of life.

I happen to enjoy what I am doing. I love to solve problems and clean up other people's messes. It gives me a great ego boost.

When I am done with that, I then do more of what you call work to creat my artistic jewelry and clothing.

about a year and a half ago
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Boston Cops Go Undercover Online To Crack Down on Concerts

mallyn Re:What a waste (229 comments)

Folks:

First thing; they have got to get off the darn donuts! :(

I just got royally chewed out big time by my doctor to stay off of donuts from now on because of my high LDL.

I have never been reamed out like this before. He told me that I was killing myself by eating donuts!

I suggest that if they stop eating donuts, they just might get more energy to do more than just sit around.

about a year and a half ago
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Schneier: The Internet Is a Surveillance State

mallyn Re:SPAM away (333 comments)

This has to do with surveillance because I know that I am indexed, spidered, cookied, and monitored by the various facebooks, twitters, googles, bings, and so on and that it benefits me to increase my visibility. More people are aware of my art without me having to spend $$$ on advertising.

about a year and a half ago
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Schneier: The Internet Is a Surveillance State

mallyn Re:tor (333 comments)

I do the same as well. I make lighted jewelry and clothing. I spend just about every spare minute outside of my job engaged in these hobbies.

However, I still have to purchase my tools and raw materials on line. So the powers to be know I make lighted clothing and jewelry. I have a web site for crying out loud! (www.allyn.com).

I do extensive searches on Google, Wikepedia, LinkedIn, and Facebook for techniques in TIG welding, Sewing, Lapidiary, Engraving, Plasma Welding, and many other crafts. All I do on my computer at home with cookies and all.

So now the world knows that I make lighted jewelry by tig welding scrap pieces of steel together and then polish it with tools that I purchase on line. I then light it with LED's I purchase on line from three large LED vendors.

I also make lighted clear plastic raincoats. The optical fiber I use for those I purchase on line. The high power LED's I purchase on-line. The lithium batteries I purchase on-line. The only thing I don't purchase on line is the clear vinyl, but I am engaged on an on-line discussion on LinkedIn on what materials I can use to replace the PVC for my clear raincoats.

I wear my lighted clothing and jewelry out and about. Undoubtedly, there are numerous pictures of me dressed up on-line that I don't know about. So what? Should I care?

Local police know that I do this stuff. Most likely the local FBI, CIA, Secret Service, and other 3 letter agencies know about this. You do a google search for lighted clear plastic raincoats, you will see me right up there in the images section.

And, so far, cross my fingers, no one has sent me to Guitanimio or any other place.

:)

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Flagged Channels For XBMC PVR?

mallyn Re:Don't try it, it's illegal (328 comments)

Here is what I do while not watching tv. No tv for 32 years. This site is safe for work. It shows my hobbies. www.clearplastic.com

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Flagged Channels For XBMC PVR?

mallyn Re:Rule #1 (328 comments)

Better still:

Write some code

Or better yet:

Help the linux kernel community fix and tune the kernel

They can always use help fixing broken patches

Or help testing. Get some old PC's from the dump and set up a testing farm to validate linux kernel code

Much more satisfying then watching tv

about a year and a half ago
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Texas School Board Searching For Alternatives To Evolutionary Theory

mallyn When is this going to end????? (763 comments)

I am tired of this evo and creat arguement. It's been going on long enough.

about a year and a half ago
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Turning SF's Bay Bridge Into a Giant LED Display

mallyn You Can See Light Art in Portland, Oregon As Well (99 comments)

I am a light artist here in Portland, Oregon who makes wearable light art.

If you are interested, I am planning to try to go to the OMSI After Dark event here in Portland tonight (Wednesday, January 30), wearing one of my pieces of light art jewelry.

If you can't make it there, I do have a sample of my kind of light art on www.allyn.com

I do go to the Portland Dorkbot meetings at BackSpace wearing my lighted art as well.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Is Your New Years Eve Tradition?

mallyn SISS (Stay In and Stay Sober) (256 comments)

After 7 PM, I am in the house for the night.

With approximately 30 percent of drivers later on New Years Eve driving DUI; it's not a good night to be out on a bicycle, which is my mode of transportation.

Besides, SISS is cheap and I have nothing to regret when I get up in the morning of January First.

So, right now, I am working on refurbishing one of my pieces of lighted jewelry to wear at a party in mid-January.

about 2 years ago

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Search Engine more dangerous than Google

mallyn mallyn writes  |  about a year and a half ago

mallyn (136041) writes "This is an article about a search engine that is designed to look for devices on the net that are not really intended to be viewed and used by the general public. Devices include pool filters, skating rink cooling system, and other goodies"
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Linus, Theo De Radt, and Richard Stallman to swim the English Channel

mallyn mallyn writes  |  about a year and a half ago

mallyn (136041) writes "As a gesture of unifying their ideologies, Linus Torvalds, father of Linux; Theo De Radt, father of OpenBSD; and Richard Stallman, father of GNU; will together swim the English Channel on Thursday, April 18th, which is the day that Microsoft will release its earnings information."
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What would happen if slashdot were to magically dissapear

mallyn mallyn writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mallyn writes "Folks:

What would happen to life if some good fairy were to wave a magic wand and cause Slashdot to disappear overnight?

Considering some of the comments that I see, could that fairy be doing society a favor by making Slashdot disappear?"
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Why does slashdot keep putting me to asleep?

mallyn mallyn writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mallyn writes "Why does slashdot keep making me very sleepy? I have trouble staying awake while reading slashdot?"
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Micro (under 1 mw) laser diode modules

mallyn mallyn writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mallyn writes "Folks:

I am looking for micro power laser diodes (under 1 mw or preferably under 100 microwatts.

I am looking for something that is safe for the eyes (such as supermarket scanners). I would like to incorporate them into my light art work.

Does anyone know of a source for micro power laser diodes?

Please, don't suugest wicket laser. All of their stuff is *way* too big for my application."
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Best Graduate Schools for IT Security

mallyn mallyn writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mallyn (136041) writes "Folks:

I would like opinions on what are the best schools for IT Security, especially for computing forensics?

I am also looking for opinion on whether any of the so called for-profit schools that specialize in computing security are worth it or not. I have had people tell me to stay away from those programs.

I have over 20 years of IT experience with a strong background in operating system internals; I am looking for something with a good solid education and not just a degree.

Thank you for your help"

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