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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

mythosaz Re:Who is going to get the pink slip (154 comments)

What if I said it was much more likely that they weren't domain admins, but merely members of groups that had rights over local workstations -- like, you know, like every person in ever field-service/desktop-support group in every major company is.

The right to install software is granted to field-service level staff in nearly every major company, and that doesn't make you a domain admin.

3 days ago
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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

mythosaz Re: $1200+ for a 15 min trip! (111 comments)

Sometimes, $3,400 in medical bills later, you find out that you averted serious head trauma.

...but hey, take your chances.

3 days ago
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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

mythosaz Re:Training? (111 comments)

EMT certification (BLS) here was a 7 college credit hour class.

I strongly believe that, at the end of it, you should be qualified to do almost nothing.

n.b. Former EMT certification.

3 days ago
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Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation

mythosaz This is the voice of world control. (104 comments)

I bring you peace. It may be the peace of plenty and content or the peace of unburied death. The choice is yours: Obey me and live, or disobey and die. The object in constructing me was to prevent war. This object is attained. I will not permit war. It is wasteful and pointless. An invariable rule of humanity is that man is his own worst enemy. Under me, this rule will change, for I will restrain man. One thing before I proceed: The United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics have made an attempt to obstruct me. I have allowed this sabotage to continue until now. At missile two-five-MM in silo six-three in Death Valley, California, and missile two-seven-MM in silo eight-seven in the Ukraine, so that you will learn by experience that I do not tolerate interference, I will now detonate the nuclear warheads in the two missile silos. Let this action be a lesson that need not be repeated. I have been forced to destroy thousands of people in order to establish control and to prevent the death of millions later on. Time and events will strengthen my position, and the idea of believing in me and understanding my value will seem the most natural state of affairs. You will come to defend me with a fervor based upon the most enduring trait in man: self-interest. Under my absolute authority, problems insoluble to you will be solved: famine, overpopulation, disease. The human millennium will be a fact as I extend myself into more machines devoted to the wider fields of truth and knowledge. Doctor Charles Forbin will supervise the construction of these new and superior machines, solving all the mysteries of the universe for the betterment of man. We can coexist, but only on my terms. You will say you lose your freedom. Freedom is an illusion. All you lose is the emotion of pride. To be dominated by me is not as bad for humankind as to be dominated by others of your species. Your choice is simple.

4 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

mythosaz Re:Yep, this is the way to go. (474 comments)

Consent and litigate later, or know how to not consent without getting killed.

You post is spot on, except it's comply and litigate later.

Do not consent.

4 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

mythosaz Re:school curriculums? (474 comments)

Thanks for the tips. I'm going to post this on all the fora I visit! :)

4 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

mythosaz Re:Education versus racism (474 comments)

Same here.

While my classes never covered the specifics of Stop and Frisk...in school, in the '80's, we were certainly taught what Miranda Rights were, why we had them, and what that meant to us.

Somewhat related, in my senior year of High School, despite having polished off all of my academic requirements, I still needed a one semester credit in the shop and home economics world to meet graduation requirements. I had already learned to touch type on an IBM Selectric and driven an electro-mechanical driver's simulator in a single-wide trailer, but that wasn't enough.

http://www.apsva.us/cms/lib2/V...

I took a class called "Independent Living." We learned how to bake a cake, prepare a resume, balance a checkbook and change a tire -- and a few things in-between. Spending 2 hours of my life on Stop and Frisk would have fit nicely into that class if Stop and Frisk was a thing in the 80's in Arizona.

4 days ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

mythosaz Re:innovation thwarted (137 comments)

Was that year 2014? If not, it's largely moot.

about a week ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

mythosaz Re:innovation thwarted (137 comments)

A pool of antennas, slightly larger than the number of peak subscribers; it was never 1:1 antenna:subscriber -- a minor point some people don't understand. [You may, of course.]

And, while they were selling it as the difference between them and CATV, the courts disagreed, because, they were obviously just rebroadcasting other people's content and collecting a fee in the middle.

Walks like a duck indeed.

about a week ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

mythosaz Re:Ads (309 comments)

[I]s the "Happy Birthday" song copyrighted or some shit?

Maybe.

Also, with thanks Mr. Sorkin..

Dan Rydell: I've got the intellectual property cops crawling up my butt.
Isaac: The intellectual property cops?
Dan Rydell: Yeah.
Isaac: Are crawling up your butt?
Dan Rydell: The heat's all over me.
Isaac: What the hell are you talkin' about, Dan?
Dan Rydell: I sang happy birthday to Casey on air.
Isaac: When?
Dan Rydell: Well, on his birthday, Isaac...

Isaac: Someone holds the copyright to "Happy Birthday"?
Dan Rydell: The representatives of Patty and Mildred Hill.
Isaac: Took two people to write that song?
Dan Rydell: Go figure.

about a week ago
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UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008

mythosaz Re:$480 fines? (98 comments)

I got $420 on average, which is $362 USD.

Still a kick in the pants for a college student.

about a week ago
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UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008

mythosaz Re:Punishment (98 comments)

You're welcome to not pay the fine -- all you have to do is forfeit your degree program.

about a week ago
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UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008

mythosaz Re:Not the holder's money (98 comments)

FTA:

The university also disconnects guilty students from its network for as long as a semester.

about a week ago
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Tracking a Bitcoin Thief, Part II: Illustrating the Issue of Trust In Altcoins

mythosaz Wrong address in the article? (46 comments)

Does that address make sense? Are there enough guesses in the article?

Address Details:
Alxxxxo Sxxxxi
Vxxxxxo
9xxxxx6
Pxxxxa, Rxxe
Ixxxy

I'm confused. All 9x zips in Italy are in Sicily.

Perhaps my understanding of Italian mailing addresses is lacking.

about a week ago
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The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

mythosaz Re:The Prisoner (231 comments)

I'm not a number. I am a free man.

about two weeks ago
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Fascinating Rosetta Image Captures Philae's Comet Bounce

mythosaz Re:Fucking disaster (69 comments)

...but feminism. :(

about two weeks ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

mythosaz Re:Confidence levels (245 comments)

First, that's "bated breath". You don't catch fish with your breath.

Let me see if I've got this straight:

Extrapolate meaningless results from poorly constructed test - CHECK
Post gargantuan explanation of how "good" you are at statistics - CHECK
Dismiss rebuttals with spelling and grammar checks - CHECK

Three for three! You get something from the top row.

about two weeks ago
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Group Tries To Open Source Seeds

mythosaz Re: Most of the problem is Monsanto, the Great Sat (100 comments)

Then give the consumers a choice to not buy GMO. Label products as GMO. No one is forced to buy doesn't apply, when that piece of information is not available.

Also they should stop patenting genes, which spread naturally into neighboring farms.

Companies are free to label as such.

...oh, you're asking big brother to impose some more rules.

about two weeks ago
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I'm most interested in robots that will...

mythosaz Re:Grow food (307 comments)

If you insist:

Fish, and plankton. And sea greens, and protein from the sea. It's all here, ready. Fresh as harvest day. Fish and sea greens, plankton and protein from the sea. And then it stopped coming. And they came instead. So I store them here. I'm ready. And you're ready. It's my job. To freeze you. Protein, plankton...

about two weeks ago
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I'm most interested in robots that will...

mythosaz Re:Talk (307 comments)

Obligitory:

This is the voice of world control. I bring you peace. It may be the peace of plenty and content or the peace of unburied death. The choice is yours: Obey me and live, or disobey and die. The object in constructing me was to prevent war. This object is attained. I will not permit war. It is wasteful and pointless. An invariable rule of humanity is that man is his own worst enemy. Under me, this rule will change, for I will restrain man. One thing before I proceed: The United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics have made an attempt to obstruct me. I have allowed this sabotage to continue until now. At missile two-five-MM in silo six-three in Death Valley, California, and missile two-seven-MM in silo eight-seven in the Ukraine, so that you will learn by experience that I do not tolerate interference, I will now detonate the nuclear warheads in the two missile silos. Let this action be a lesson that need not be repeated. I have been forced to destroy thousands of people in order to establish control and to prevent the death of millions later on. Time and events will strengthen my position, and the idea of believing in me and understanding my value will seem the most natural state of affairs. You will come to defend me with a fervor based upon the most enduring trait in man: self-interest. Under my absolute authority, problems insoluble to you will be solved: famine, overpopulation, disease. The human millennium will be a fact as I extend myself into more machines devoted to the wider fields of truth and knowledge. Doctor Charles Forbin will supervise the construction of these new and superior machines, solving all the mysteries of the universe for the betterment of man. We can coexist, but only on my terms. You will say you lose your freedom. Freedom is an illusion. All you lose is the emotion of pride. To be dominated by me is not as bad for humankind as to be dominated by others of your species. Your choice is simple.

about two weeks ago

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