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Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

nedlohs Re:So to cicumvent the screen locker... (374 comments)

We always just added

echo "sleep 1" >>$HOME/.bash_profile

to their .bash_profile (or the equivalent if they were using something other than bash).

And might have sometimes done:

cp /bin/sh /somewhere/world/write/readable/sh-[username]
chmod 4755 /somewhere/world/write/readable/sh-[username]

2 days ago
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Uber Capping Prices During Snowmageddon 2015

nedlohs Re:So what will this accomplish? (154 comments)

None of that has anything to do with "Apartments are practically divorced from price competition" or why you used "they don't become cheaper when more landlords own the same limited number of apartments" as evidence for that claim.

2 days ago
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Kepler Discovers Solar System's Ancient 'Twin'

nedlohs Re:I'm on Exoexoearth, I guess. (67 comments)

No I didn't. But exodog isn't a word and hence isn't a more specific term than dog.

2 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

nedlohs Re: to apple fan boys (521 comments)

You have a strange idea of "clearly given". I have no idea what that paragraph was trying to say.

Which is fine, my is worse than your english.

2 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

nedlohs Re: to apple fan boys (521 comments)

None of which has anything to do with the word "niche".

2 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

nedlohs Re:Tax (521 comments)

No. Please point out the bit where I gave them special praise or implied anything more than "the bare fucking minimum"?

3 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

nedlohs Re: to apple fan boys (521 comments)

One would hope so if you think "niche" means "intellect". Do you know there are online dictionaries you can use to check the meaning of words you don't know before you throw them around?

Since there are many alternative products clearly they are not significantly overcharging. If they were they would not have half the market.

3 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

nedlohs Re:Tax (521 comments)

Right, the "Cash paid for income taxes, net" line item in the filing has nothing to do with taxes or anything like that.

3 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

nedlohs Re:Tax (521 comments)

The filing has the number in it. Since you looked at it, why the fuck not read it there instead of in a comment here?

3 days ago
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Kepler Discovers Solar System's Ancient 'Twin'

nedlohs Re:I'm on Exoexoearth, I guess. (67 comments)

Are you claiming those planets are actually orbiting the Sun?

If not then exoplanet is more specific than planet and certainly not wrong. Do you also complain when people say they have a pet dog, with something like "No, you have a pet mammal"? (cue the next guy calling you wrong and getting even less specific).

3 days ago
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Uber Capping Prices During Snowmageddon 2015

nedlohs Re:So what will this accomplish? (154 comments)

They clearly are not confusing them. "If the exchange is for money, then the buyer values the money less than he values the thing he buys, and the seller values the thing he sells for less than he values the money he gets" is basically the text book definition of economic value after all.

3 days ago
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Uber Capping Prices During Snowmageddon 2015

nedlohs Re:So what will this accomplish? (154 comments)

"but they don't become cheaper when more landlords own the same limited number of apartments" - other than begging the question why do you think they would?

3 days ago
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"Once In a Lifetime" Asteroid Sighting Monday Night

nedlohs Re:Insensitive clod! (59 comments)

I didn't! I still can't see the stars with all these clouds and snow.

4 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

nedlohs Re:Good (392 comments)

That is being illegal won't make criminals stop using is irrelevant.

If they don't use encryption you spy on them and bust them that way, if they do use encryption you save a step and bust them for that instead. In fact the encryption one will be much less work.

Not that it should be illegal of course.

4 days ago
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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

nedlohs Re:Other than the obligatory security theatre... (110 comments)

Yes, If the higher ups decide that the plane is going to do a 9/11 style attack the pilots will get the order to shoot it down.

about a week ago
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U.S. Gas Stations Vulnerable To Internet Attacks

nedlohs Re:Once more (100 comments)

Because it's easier.

about a week ago
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

nedlohs Re:Do You Even Literate, Bro?! (376 comments)

So she has a history of sexual assault, yet her reaction to a pervy prof asking for nude photos was to send the photos rather than saying to herself "learning some physics is not worth this crap" and blocking him on facebook/email/whatever and sending the logs/etc to the university.

Yes he is the one abusing his position of authority. he is the one at fault (taking MIT's investigation of the matter at face value - I don't have the details they have after all). That doesn't mean she can't make some better decisions in the future.

If it was a prof at a university you were attending who you will bump into over and over again over the next few years and who is respected by the rest of the academic staff you deal with you have an actual dilemma since they can screw you over if you don't comply with their abuse. But in this case there's no loss in just bailing out - well other not getting to have a perv teach you physics which sounds like a plus really.

 

about a week ago
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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

nedlohs Re:Suitable Penalties Need To Be Given (247 comments)

Dish's market cap is $34 billion. If they fine them $16,000 for of the 57 million calls then Dish certainly won't be making anymore...

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

nedlohs Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (820 comments)

Should we mandate that all cars should smell strongly of rotten eggs, just in case a someone is looking the other way in an environment with a lot of background noise drowning out the mandated fake engine noise?

about a week ago

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