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DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation

ne0n waiving my consultancy fee today (124 comments)

Pro tip for DARPA: use perl, hand out the source. Same end result but probably a few reverser suicides along the way.

about two weeks ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

ne0n Re:Not just iPhone (421 comments)

But to release a high end phone with this obvious engineering deficiency is like a smack in the face to loyal Apple consumers.

Loyal apple customers needed a smack in the face anyway.

about three weeks ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

ne0n Re:Solution (410 comments)

With a lighter gov't and no IRS maybe the thumb on the scale wouldn't be necessary. Then if you eliminate the graft and pork from fighting scores of bogus wars, including the phony "war" on drugs, it's a huge net economic win that could put America back in the black.

Newsflash: it's not sustainable to employ the entire country in federal government. Didn't you guys learn anything from Greece?

about a month ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

ne0n Re:Thus the problem with the TEA party (410 comments)

You're right amigo. Gotta prop up that industrial-military complex or everything falls apart like Detroit. Can you imagine the utter FAIL if the USA became more peaceful like Canada or productive like China but hopefully without all the forced labor and communism...

about a month ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

ne0n Re:Simplify Taxes (410 comments)

I hope you're being sarcastic about simplification. Obviously the IRS is too quick, responsive and slim for its own good or there wouldn't be this problem. Fighting identity theft, as we've learned from TFA, requires a bloated bureaucratic behemoth barely capable of sustaining its own weight, sort of the lovechild of an aging tug-of-warrior with a flaccid former sumo star. More weight to throw behind this fight against fraud wouldn't hurt.

about a month ago
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Akamai Warns: Linux Systems Infiltrated and Controlled In a DDoS Botnet

ne0n Re:Hmmm (230 comments)

Well, it's for a good cause... TFS did mention DDOS against the entertainment industry. Good news is news worth reading.

about a month and a half ago
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China Pulls Plug On Genetically Modified Rice and Corn

ne0n Re:Wow (152 comments)

People aren't much concerned about the natural pesticides which we've evolved to tolerate/enjoy over millions of years - it's the ignorant approach of engineering food to produce glyphosate-dependent staple foods or force crops to produce toxins and then letting it loose on the world. You can't prevent cross-pollination with natural crops. 20-50 years later when we find out it's toxic after all, who pays that bill?

about 2 months ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

ne0n Re:$230 (611 comments)

Ghostery is my new convenient friend. Blocks the adwhores & leaves js-heavy websites functional without the NoScript whitelisting nuisance. With AdBlock Plus it's nearly perfect.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

ne0n Belly Fat (146 comments)

As demonstrated here using a small dog?
Gary Larsen ahead of his time as usual.

about a month ago
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Android Wear Is Here

ne0n Re:Google play services required (129 comments)

Install apps from f-droid or via saved apk. I regularly backup all my Play apps on a sacrificial phone (no privacy, never gets used) for use on EDC devices that do not have Play installed. It's a win-win: privacy while having the ability to purchase apps as needed, like Swiftkey/Minuum/Fleksy (no dodgy warez thx) and Lucky Patcher takes care of the shitty "licensing" garbage. If/when you become ready to unplug from the matrix there are red pills everywhere.

about 3 months ago
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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

ne0n Re:the real question is... (228 comments)

Careful now, you'll confuse the 'Murricans with that Centigrade technology. And to answer your question, anybody who likes black & blue steak is liable to want a high temperature oven.

about 4 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

ne0n Re:Only $15/hour? (1040 comments)

Let the Fed keep printing, the bankers keep on bailing out, the party will never end! Oh, and inflation is years away, IF EVER. No need to adjust prices or wages to account for millions of deficit dollars per American, soon to be billions. Thank the military contracts and foodstamps for preserving this country from the commies.

about 5 months ago
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Google To Close Its American Moto X Factory

ne0n Re:USA == Central Bureaucracy (154 comments)

I'll donate an old bath tub for this mission. Keeping my towel tho.

about 5 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

ne0n Re:Dumb reasoning? (566 comments)

Recommending Bitlocker is a blatant admission that the NSA has gotten its filthy mitts all over the project and instead of Lavabiting TC, forced TC to produce a compromised product. Good move on TC's part, as anybody with enough brain cells to read can grok whatever's between lines that big.

about 5 months ago
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Dump World's Nuclear Waste In Australia, Says Ex-PM Hawke

ne0n Re:Commodity of the future (213 comments)

Give it to Africa. Huge desert land, they could use some fertile material.

about 5 months ago
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AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money

ne0n Re:Only the great Master of Paper can save AMD (345 comments)

The best thing AMD got right was the upgrade path, S939 kept my machine current for years before the glorious AM3 socket. Every Intel we've built OTOH only has one good CPU per socket and no upgrade path after that.

about 5 months ago
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Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

ne0n Re:Friends don't... (415 comments)

Friends don't let friend iMessage.

...but when they do, nothing of value is ever lost.

about 5 months ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

ne0n IRS is above the law (632 comments)

Seeing as the US govt has spent itself into an event horizon of the current magnitude while trying to prosecute 64 simultaneous, one-sided "wars" against brown folk the world over, all you Americans have just got to tighten your belts a little bit. Priorities like fattening the Republicrat fatcats and sponsoring automated killing machines to further the War on Drugs/Terror/Arabs/Commies/Mexicans are there for a reason. Of course the IRS needs your money more than you do! That's why they're above the law. If you don't like it file suit in a secret court.

about 6 months ago
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SF Evictions Surging From Crackdown On Airbnb Rentals

ne0n Re:Read your lease... (319 comments)

So renters are breaking the contract and whinging when the eviction notice arrives? These twits ranting about it can sftu, gtfo and find another place to live. The issue isn't how much rent costs, it's basic contract/rent/lease law. And respect. And common sense. San Francisco isn't special and/or unique unless you're counting hipsters per square meter.

about 6 months ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

ne0n Re:It wasn't just private opinion. (824 comments)

Taking rights away from others? Rubbish. It's not a right to obtain governmental approval of your cohabitation strategy or sexual preferences.

about 7 months ago

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