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Google Adds USB Security Keys To 2-Factor Authentication Options

micahraleigh Re:problem (119 comments)

Well, the IRS has helped some tea party organizations understand they have incorrect political views.

According to Eric Snowden, the NSA has been happy to help their significant others (and potential significant others) by keeping an eye on them.

Some government offices in Ohio helped us learn more about Joe the Plumbers' tax history (since he has incorrect political views).

So you see, the government has lots of time to help. And what will they do with all this time if they can't read our emails?

5 hours ago
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Google Adds USB Security Keys To 2-Factor Authentication Options

micahraleigh problem (119 comments)

How will the government help us correctly understand politics if they can't read our email?

yesterday
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

micahraleigh Re:Overly broad? (420 comments)

Back in grade school I remember reading that without sugar your body can't live for "a single second". As you can probably imagine that stuck out to me as a kid.

Recent studies seem to indicate Alzheimers has more to do with sleep deprivation over time.

2 days ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

micahraleigh fail (348 comments)

Twenty odd countries with "space programs" but no one has the means to put a human on the moon any more (which people did in the 60's!).

Everyone gets more and more ambitious with their goals while related capabilities are being lost forever.

Apologies to the Draper watchers: we really had it better back then.

Anyway, I'd rather keep *my* tax dollars on the earth so I can spend it on my kids and not the religious pursuit of Science.

5 days ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

micahraleigh SimCity 2000 (565 comments)

In SimCity 2000 couldn't you build fusion power plants around 2020?

Sounds like they got it about right.

about a week ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

micahraleigh Re:Scripting language du jour (547 comments)

Having been a C/C++ programmer for 7 years and a C# developer for 4 years, I can tell you for sure the C#(/Java?) guys can crank it out faster, and for most of business the bottleneck is development.

The anecdotal indicator is that C#/Java devs stand to make a lot more money and see a lot more listings.

But I can't comment on how C++14 will or will not affect that except to say people are starting to look more seriously at C++ now.

about two weeks ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

micahraleigh Re:Who cares? (547 comments)

Some of us monitor adoption as if staying current affected our employability.

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation

micahraleigh Re:security through obscurity (124 comments)

I'm not sure it's "alone suffecient", but if I can make reversing too expensive for my competitors, foreign adversaries, etc, I wouldn't call it "the completely wrong approach".

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation

micahraleigh Re:security through obscurity (124 comments)

I'm not sure if you have a legitimate point or are arguing for an ideology here (i.e. everyone should have the same incoming, military, software, etc).

I can reverse engineer the output of a dotfuscated solution, for example, but the code is so mangled during the obfuscation process (where classes are hacked and merged semi-arbitrarily and variable names turn into "A", "x34Kj", etc) that it becomes unmanageable to make any changes to.

Being able to reliably make changes to the source code is almost the entire cost of software development.

about two weeks ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

micahraleigh Re:Good luck with that. (652 comments)

The government will be glad to help us learn what we need using advanced education centers (such as, colleges, sanitariums, and gulags).

A lot of it boils down to making sure the people who vote incorrectly are "re-educated" by the IRS.

about two weeks ago
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

micahraleigh Re:the solution: (651 comments)

"Objectively, though, he's pointing out pretty valuable ..."

Value is not determined by objects. You can't say that something is objectively valuable.

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

micahraleigh Re:Fox News? (460 comments)

You are familiar with the East Anglia Institute scandal, right?

Or the IPCC walking back its own claims? That one has happened several times.

about three weeks ago
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Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

micahraleigh Re:In other words nobody is born smart (269 comments)

Identical twins don't have exactly the same DNA.

This was a (relatively) recent discovery.

about a month ago
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WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

micahraleigh Re:well (200 comments)

MS delivered the tablet first. Should they have won?

about a month ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

micahraleigh Re:Common Carrier (288 comments)

Working for a profit makes you bad?

Are you working for free?

about a month ago
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Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

micahraleigh Re:Empirical Data Trumps Information Theory (211 comments)

That's called inferential reasoning, and in some circles it is another way of saying "speculation".

In the example you mentioned, space can move. And it can move faster than the speed of light.

about a month and a half ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

micahraleigh Re:Ada? (387 comments)

That's some broad strokes there!

about a month and a half ago

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