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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

no-body Simple (242 comments)

The whole functioning mechanism here is a question of supply and demand with heavily restricting supply and creating profit.
Every human lately devoid of fur is essentially naked, so there is an immense supply of nakedness.
Now, to create this market, supply is restricted, in many countries by law and heavily penalized, often with death penalty.
With those restrictions the market value of relatively few individuals showing few and then suddenly more of their skin create sensation and revenue.
In essence, who should care at all since once the restricted masses will recognize all this is just an illusion because everyone has it, this market will collapse.
So, be careful not to invest in any of this scam.

9 hours ago
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Anti-Ebola Drug ZMapp Makes Clean Sweep: 18 of 18 Monkeys Survive Infection

no-body Main Problem (89 comments)

with Ebola control is health care infra-structure in affected countries. A far cry from what would be necessary to contain further spread. There was one report on a radio station that there are like 10 doctors in a whole country (Africa, forgot the name).

Even if you have the best drug available defeating the virus in a day, it won't help at all under those circumstances - spread by body fluids from infected individuals.

The outcome can only be guessed...

3 days ago
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Robot Printer Brings Documents To Your Desk

no-body great! (64 comments)

Even less movement possible in office environment. Soon there will be robots to deliver coffee and spoon-feed office workers...

3 days ago
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Is Storage Necessary For Renewable Energy?

no-body Dreamer (442 comments)

Energy transport line losses across 1/2 continent won't do any good and there is no rolling sunshine across this continent, not even talking about "rolling" winds and tides always available.

So, what's the real game here with getting the prudent and necessary things done?

Arguments are researched for impact - example: The argument "jobs endangered" comes up again and again, if there is a demand for change. Any decision-maker does the right thing s/he is paid for....

about two weeks ago
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Clever Workaround: Visual Cryptography On Austrian Postage Stamps

no-body Seems it's censored at YT too (74 comments)

At least initially: Video not available, click here to see why (or similar) - this BS happens often.

Now it works.

about three weeks ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

no-body Red flags: (272 comments)

- Jobs in danger
- Jobs created
- Freedom
- Security

Look who is talking and who is supporting (bribing) them.

Applies to all politicians in the US where the supreme court is smoking what? - pot, no cannot be, they would be more sensible.

about a month and a half ago
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Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line

no-body Re:Made it! (117 comments)

I have - they should be e-liminated, not limited.

Ok. Fine. That works too. But you're missing the point.

The issue I have with this entire thing is they want to use *my* tax money to buy ads for politicians I don't support.

Your point: Well, that has been tried, reducing tax you pay being used for stuff you don't like - try holding back the % used for war spending if you don't like it and see what happens. Looks like a hassle.

The tax system and government should be trustworthy, apparently they are not. Why is a good question. Not sure who the bigger crooks - corporate or government head-hanchos and who is doing more harm to the greater part of a population?

With Lessing - let's see what happens if he can avoid the ego trip and big head from getting Step 1 and Step 2 in his game together and stick to his plans, it may fail or not. Maybe he comes from another angle with more smarts for the better of normal people. Crowd-sourcing and PAC may be new and disappointment is probably big in people about what is happening with no real remedy in sight. With the small amounts of $ 3 and $ 4 spending on campaigns - everyone seems to be doing it now and there is a limit to exploit this.

Maybe he makes written and public contracts with politicians to hold them liable on their promises or better have commitments they later stick to in order to get funded. Sure is better than the humble/mumble backroom stuff going on right now.

It will show.

about 2 months ago
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Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line

no-body Re:Made it! (117 comments)

I have no problem with laws *limiting* campaign donations

I have - they should be e-liminated, not limited. There will always be backdoors and workarounds.

Think the US Supreme Court with it's corporate-tinted philosophy would support that or the politicians cutting off their funding?

The system is purely money-driven, doubtful if the idea behind MAYDAY-PAC can change that, but worth a try.

http://www.scu.edu/ethics/publ...

about 2 months ago
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Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line

no-body Re:Made it! (117 comments)

If he's successful, he'll take tax money from you and 300 million others and give it to candidates running for office.

If he's unsuccessful, you'll be a sucker and we'll all be a lot better off.

If a functional democratic system treats every candidate the same way in supporting i. e. financing after a certain popularity threshold is reached, who would that entity be other than an entity of the governing system in place?

As it is currently in the US, it's a hotchpotch of corruption destroying the very foundation of democracy. Can't even guarantee voting integrity across the board when some goons thinking doing the right thing are turning the screws somewhere in secret.

As for your aversion of using tax money used - where do you think is all that corporate money coming from? Who gets bilked and taken to the cleaner so the coffers of the "higher ups" in the pyramid - corporations as persons or individuals are overflowing?

Whenever you pay something, someone is taking a cut from it - at least you have the sales tax written on your receipt and there you know what is taken out.

I am happy that I can see my sales tax in roads getting fixed, public places kept in order, traffic light functioning, police working with gangs to keep the violence in check etc.

If you want to call me a sucker, look in the mirror to see one!

about 2 months ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

no-body Underlying cause? (361 comments)

Are they in any way successful in catching "terrorists"?

Hardly - maybe they caught one guy in - was it San Diego - to give money to some far away organization labeled as well, offensive/dangerous in some way (don't recall all details).

There was also a hearing and a lied number of 20-isch? was admitted but later debunked.

So - all in all, the tremendous snooping effort is not showing much result and essentially being a flop.

Remedy: Increase effort in more and more complex systems.

Otherwise, maybe it's just inner need for control, power and conditioned thinking which motivates and attracts humans to participate in this nonsense (religions come to mind following the same principle).
Actually a very dangerous route this is taking - thought control (if you THINK that, you are...) and modeled prediction of events based on secret procedures

about 2 months ago
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Eric Schmidt and Entourage Pay a Call On Cuba

no-body Ya - freedom of movement (190 comments)

US - the free country and people living there proud of all that freedom can't travel to this island?
Just be proud, don't read the small print and the world is OK.
Ah - don't forget to hang your flag out the frontyard.
Solves everything.

about 2 months ago
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New Evidence For Oceans of Water Deep In the Earth

no-body Re:Yess!!! (190 comments)

Resources exist to be consumed. And consumed they will be, if not by this generation then by some future. By what right does this forgotten future seek to deny us our birthright? None I say! Let us take what is ours, chew and eat our fill.

CEO Nwabudike Morgan "The Ethics of Greed"

Very old game: Mose 1,28: vchiwschuha urdu - unsustainable nowadays

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...
http://www.ohvec.org/galleries...

about 3 months ago
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New Evidence For Oceans of Water Deep In the Earth

no-body Re:Yess!!! (190 comments)

How is water "irreplaceable"?

Oh yoi... once it's "harvested", sold, processed - how does it get put back and be available again?

Water aquifers, oil, coal, any mining "takings", helium and what else have you.. maybe some recycled to a degree but the original source is gone for good.

about 3 months ago
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New Evidence For Oceans of Water Deep In the Earth

no-body Yess!!! (190 comments)

Another irreplaceable resource to exploit an make a buck!

about 3 months ago
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Almost 100 Arrested In Worldwide Swoop On Blackshades Malware

no-body What? (87 comments)

Only 100 - that can't be. NSA is not that understaffed!

about 3 months ago
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EU Court Backs 'Right To Be Forgotten'

no-body Do judges understand the Internet? (153 comments)

There is a right to remove the reference on a search engine but the source still exists...
How many search engines are there?
Juristriction over a particular search engine is from where?

Nice try!

about 4 months ago
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Google Testing Gmail Redesign

no-body Re:Who knows (218 comments)

Huh?

-Line spacing (and spacing in general) is controlled by the cozy/comfortable/compact options in the settings drop-down (the gear in the top right).

- Line spacing - run both versions in different tabs on the same browser and count the lines if you can and find the difference.

-Ctrl+clicking opens emails in a new tab just fine. As a Slashdot grumpy old man, I'd hope you know your shortcut-fu!

- Ctrl+clicking is more effort than mouse-over and right click, no other movement is needed on keyboard. As you may notice, to Ctrl+click you need both hands. Mouse-over right-click only one, therefore quicker. Any extra movement on a computer is repeated zillion times and one movement less is a zillion time less repetive movement.
Many people working on computers have neck/shoulder/upper back issues from repeated unnatural use of their bodies. Mouse-shoulder higher, trapezius assymmetric, tighter on mouse-side etc.

-"Mailboxes"? I assume you mean labels? You can select which ones show without having to click on "More" by going in the "Labels" settings page. There are a lot of controls there, even.

With label selections on html, there is one scrollbar, on the current, there is a 2nd, the process to select a label is more complex and jumpy - second scrollbar, new orientation, point mouse on 2. scrollbar, then reorient. The interface is in control, the user has to follow. With one scrollbar, the user controls more.

I feel like people, when presented with a new interface, never try to even look at it before balking off. Just a bit of actually using the interface and trying its various features can be extremely beneficial and takes only a few minutes.

Yawn....

about 4 months ago
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Google Testing Gmail Redesign

no-body Who knows (218 comments)

what they're up to again...

The current Gmail interface was a step back in usability (for me).
- wider line spacing, less emails to see
- cannot click on emails to open in another tab
- mailboxes are not visible - have to be clicked on to expand

I always have a tab open with the "old" html version and get notified that I am missing out on something...
The only thing on the current version I find better is the autorefresh to show new messages.
One of my low priority projects is to get completely off Gmail - the NSL calamity...

about 4 months ago
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The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

no-body Re:And the choice is... (293 comments)

XP-64? Egads! WHY?

Just for the sarcastic fun of it.

Today, I loaded the W8.1 disk again, just to try if it works any better.
- did all the upgrades
- tested (VPN to work through a VMware image) and failed hopelessly

The same test and necessity works fine under with the identical VMware image under W8 and I just don't have the mutherfucking time to sort this out to get it going under W8.1.

The W8.1 was a install/upgrade from a functional W8 and so it is after May 8:

W8 unpatched
W8.1 dysfuctional

  I really could kick somebodies butt for this!

about 4 months ago
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The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

no-body And the choice is... (293 comments)

runnig
W8 unpatched
W8.1 dysfuctional

I have them both, on 2 separate disks and like neither... Maybe going back to XP-64 would not make a difference then...

about 4 months ago

Submissions

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Intuit spies on you!

no-body no-body writes  |  more than 4 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "Using Turbo Tax? Well, with every entry of data or move within the program this happens:

'TurboTax' from your computer wants to connect to ttlcldtest.intuit.com [12.149.173.15], port 443

This is the worst I have seen on open privacy intrusion. Google Installer, Adobe Updater are the worst reaching out but Intuit beats it all!
Searching for ttlcldtest gives little result.
Anyone knows more?"
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Phishing Emails and Email tracking, any different?

no-body no-body writes  |  more than 5 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "Seems like major companies (like UPS) are using email tracking services to send html emails to unsuspected "customers".

Emails contain web beacons and every picture or web link in those emails is tracked and links to the tracking service, like:

Constant Contact
Exact Target

Originating email server differs from Company email seems to relate to.

So — if originating server cannot be related to the email's content and links are leading to suspicious sources,
it's a phishing email and should be reported to the company's abuse team — right?"
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iPhone lock in Germany challenged

no-body no-body writes  |  more than 6 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "German Vodaphone obtained a preliminary injunction against T-Online, the only iPhone supplier, to question the legality of locking the iPhone to a single service provider.

The court approved the injunction and T-Online has now two weeks to respond.

It is said that Apple receives 1/3 of T-Online's iPone revenue."
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Allofmp3 aquitted in Russia

no-body no-body writes  |  about 7 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "Former owner of Allofmp3 aquitted in Russia — suit thrown out of court BBC

Judge: "The prosecution did not succeed in presenting persuasive evidence of his involvement in infringing copyright law,"
Apparently, Allofmp3 paid paid part of its income to ROMS, the Russian organisation which collects and distributes fees for copyright holders.

A Russian comment: "99 cent? That's the price for two bottles of wodka here. Nobody cann affort to pay that much for a MP3 file.""
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no-body no-body writes  |  more than 7 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "Free University Berlin with the Mars Express project have obtained clearer pictures of the area and constucted 3D images.

One English article is here, German sites are here and here.

Some 3D images need to be viewed with 3D glasses."

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