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Device Boots Drones, Google Glass Off Wi-Fi

maxwells_deamon I wonder what the all network block is (184 comments)

If I was going to implement something like this I would try the following:

Request for DHCP address detected:
            is it from a prohibited MAC address range?
                          Give a bogus Gateway address (packets from the device are lost)
            Else give legitimate address

about a month and a half ago
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Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

maxwells_deamon Perfect Breakout player (231 comments)

The Apple II had just come out when I started college. I got a job in the computer center. I had a hacked copy of the breakout game. I just set the paddle position to be the same as the position of the ball in the code.

When I knew someone was coming into the computer room, I would fire it up and then turn around and talk to them while still moving the paddle in my hands. I was facing away from the screen so I could obviously not see the ball.

People got shell shocked and stuttered but almost no one would ask how I was that good at the game.

about a month and a half ago
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My degree of colorblindness:

maxwells_deamon Re:I am not colorblind (267 comments)

Cataracts and issues with the vitreous (the "clear" fluid in the eyes) can cause color vision issues. She might want to talk to a eye surgeon if it interferes with her ability to work.

Most eye doctors will ignore such issues as a normal part of ageing unless specifically told that it causes work problems
 

about 2 months ago
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My degree of colorblindness:

maxwells_deamon Re: Different colors (267 comments)

It is also possible it is due to the vitreous in the eye. I have had some problems with my eyes and had a similar issue

about 2 months ago
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Fujitsu Is Growing Radiation-Free Lettuce In Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

maxwells_deamon Re:Not radiation free (146 comments)

I was thinking that the only way they could do this would be mass spec processing to remove all the radioactive elements (like carbon 14) from the soil and air before supplying this to the plants, They would be the most expensive plants ever harvested but in theory possible.

Then I noticed the plants were being grown in a building that is "totally free of chemicals" must be virtual food or uneducated people writing the article.

about 5 months ago
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New Cologne Answers the Question: "What Does a Bitcoin Smell Like?"

maxwells_deamon Dust (61 comments)

It is created by computers. Thus it smells link the dust that comes out when I use a can of air to clean my computer

about 5 months ago
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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

maxwells_deamon Re:bonus (664 comments)

I think that is the problem. they need to get a real warrant. If they just show up and demand the phone and cuff the jerk, A half way awake person will refuse the search and then destroy the phone. They need probable cause to narrow it down to a specific apartment and then go to a judge and then look like idiots if the they don't find 10 out of 10 of the phones they look for.

Also it does not earn any revenue for the city like traffic fines do

about 6 months ago
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Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

maxwells_deamon Re:It'll be short-lived (392 comments)

Amazon sells it as well

about 8 months ago
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Best skywatching equipment at my disposal:

maxwells_deamon not disposable (201 comments)

I would never dispose of anyone's best sky-watching equipment!

about 8 months ago
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Most Drivers Would Hand Keys Over To Computer If It Meant Lower Insurance Rates

maxwells_deamon Re:This is just a stupid idea. (449 comments)

What I am most worried about is that it would look at the road with 1/2 an inch of snow on it and decide that driving is not safe today. Or worse, we are driving in winter weather and it pulls off to the shoulder and parks because the snow is too thick.

Yes, many people can not drive in winter conditions, but I don't want to wait on the side of the road for two days for the road surface to clear

about a year ago
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US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures

maxwells_deamon Re:Hangings (1160 comments)

No the court recently declared that unless waved by the defendant, a jury must be involved in sentences of capital punishment. That does not mean that the judge/prosecution can not prevent the death penalty from being considered.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Mitigating DoS Attacks On Home Network?

maxwells_deamon Re:So.. I doubt you're actually,really getting DOS (319 comments)

I am not sure about DSL networks but there is another possibility I have seen on other types of networks. Is it possible there is a broken/infected computer/hardware on the same subnet at the ISP?

The user changes the mac address and gets a new DHCP assignment from the ISP. which changes the IP address each time but is in the same subnet because it is in the same local geographical area . Whenever the router wakes up it finds out that everything on the subnet is getting slammed. The ISP should be able to figure this out.

Wireshark also should help but I would be tempted to do a live boot from CD to a machine that is only connected to the DSL modem then run it from there. Get everything else know off the system.

lots of DSL modems now have wireless access built in. if that is being abused by a neighbor that could also be the problem. Check that out and clamp it down if there is wireless there.

it could also just be a bad modem,

1 year,10 days
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U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed

maxwells_deamon Re:The Blame Game (1532 comments)

there were more total votes for democrats in the house than total votes for republicans. Both sides use gerrymanders to protect seats of incumbents, I used to live in a district that was essentially broken into two large pieces connected by a strip that ran down the center of an interstate highway. the strip was only about 10 feet wide and at least a couple of miles long,

1 year,22 days
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Technologies Like Google's Self-Driving Car: Destroying Jobs?

maxwells_deamon The problem is political (736 comments)

Since the Luddites were first in vogue the number of hours has gone down, the retirement age began to mean something, and we could afford social welfare programs. Employment back then was miserable.

If you lost your job and did not get work again decades ago it was because you were not willing to do some types of work.

Now we have all this Ayn Rand crap being spouted all over the place and anyone who wants to see continued progress is being labeled a communist.

Most of the jobs that practically anyone could do now do not provide a living wage. You are expected to work 2+ jobs if your skills are not unique.

People who are older than 50 are particularly being damaged by this. Extending Social Security to older and older ages can not continue. It is causing many more valid disability claims.

Listen to the Tea Party people carefully. They want to return to a feudal society.

The problem will eventually solve itself with protests, strikes and perhaps violence. I hope it does not go that far, but I don't see much hope in the short term.
 

about a year ago
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Technologies Like Google's Self-Driving Car: Destroying Jobs?

maxwells_deamon Re:The Jetsons (736 comments)

it was in "The Door Into Summer" and perhaps "By His Bootstraps" most of the cars crushed did not even have working engines

about a year ago
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Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM

maxwells_deamon writing a book and need screen shots? (413 comments)

If the screens and features do not change, why call it a new release? Screen shots in a book that may be incorrect or that say "preview" on them don't impress publishers.

People who do support work for a living and can not play with the real thing before it goes out to the real world look really dumb.

about a year ago

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Google campaign to celebrate the first amendment

maxwells_deamon maxwells_deamon writes  |  more than 4 years ago

maxwells_deamon (221474) writes "Google has started a campaign to celebrate the first amendment of the US constitution. They are asking people to submit a 30 second video that demonstrates your freedom to speak, rock, or assemble.
The best videos will be part of their “1 for all” campaign to publicize the first amendment on YouTube, TV and other media."

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