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The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

oodaloop Re:Different era (180 comments)

Nancy making decisions when he gets Alzheimer's

Quite a fucking stretch on that one, buddy. Just shows how desperate you are to blame everything on him.

3 days ago
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Euro Bank Santander Commissions Study On Bitcoin's Impact On Banking

oodaloop Re:Less profits for big banks (50 comments)

With bitcoin being good for money laundering

lolwut?

4 days ago
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FBI Investigates 'Sophisticated' Cyber Attack On JP Morgan, 4 More US Banks

oodaloop Re:Fear mongering fearfully old (98 comments)

Are you really so naive to think this isn't going on?

4 days ago
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FBI Investigates 'Sophisticated' Cyber Attack On JP Morgan, 4 More US Banks

oodaloop Re:Honest question from a non-USian (98 comments)

The FBI is a bureau (it's in their name), not an agency. And they're in the Dept of Justice, not Treasury.

4 days ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

oodaloop Re:The US slides back to the caves (522 comments)

Still using Imperial measurements?

Do you find your 10-day workweeks more convenient, now that you've completely gone over to the metric system?

5 days ago
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850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement

oodaloop Re: I do not know how you can laugh ... (207 comments)

Not satire. US person number will look like 703-XXX-XXXX or something like that. Lets you know the number is known and is associated with a US person. You can also label a number as US and it will then be masked. There are other safeguards as well.

about a week ago
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850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement

oodaloop Re: I do not know how you can laugh ... (207 comments)

Icreach user here. Records are not dossiers, but call metadata, as in this number called that other number. Or did you think there were 850 billion people alive? Also, congress mandated NSA share data after 9/11, and icreach was created to do that.

about a week ago
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

oodaloop Re:But snooped on with what? (96 comments)

The gyroscopes and accelerometers are two different things. The gryoscope measures tilt of the device, like when you play a racing game. The accelerometer measures change in velocity, like when you shake the phone to shuffle a playlist. Two different sensors.

And no, the gyroscope in your phone does not spin; it is solid state.

about two weeks ago
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

oodaloop Re:Cutting edge news? (96 comments)

The event isn't until 2 days from now. That's ludicrous speed for /..

about two weeks ago
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Research Unveils Improved Method To Let Computers Know You Are Human

oodaloop Re:How about a way to prove you're a human once (91 comments)

Brilliant! Then the next time you log in, you just have to prove you're the same human from last time! Wow, that's so much easier!

about two weeks ago
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Machine Vision Reveals Previously Unknown Influences Between Great Artists

oodaloop Re:Similarities seem kind of tenuous (74 comments)

I suppose that's why they say this then:

...Saleh and co do not claim that this kind of algorithm can take the place of an art historian. After all, the discovery of a link between paintings in this way is just the starting point for further research about an artist’s life and work.

about two weeks ago
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Posting Soccer Goals On Vine Is Illegal, Say England's Premier League

oodaloop Re:US NFL aggressively enforces copyright (226 comments)

That would be a very relevant and interesting comment if we weren't talking about a completely different sport in a completely different country.

about two weeks ago
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Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

oodaloop Re:easy enough... (126 comments)

How well does it work with a helmet on?

about three weeks ago
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Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

oodaloop Re:easy enough... (126 comments)

I wasn't aware the Google Glass had a rear-facing camera.

about three weeks ago
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Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

oodaloop Re:Would it be weird? (126 comments)

Half the reason of owning and riding a motorcycle is the excuse to look awesome.

about three weeks ago
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Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

oodaloop Oh man (126 comments)

a head-up display (HUD), GPS navigation, and a 180-degree rearview camera

Shut up and take my money already!

Helmets are available starting at $1,399

Well, let's not be hasty.

about three weeks ago
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Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

oodaloop Re:Wrong problem to focus on (158 comments)

I haven't been impacted by illegal drug lords in Mexico, either here in the states or while traveling in Mexico. I have been impacted by getting stopped by the border patrol and their sniffing dogs. Sounds like money going to Mexican drug lords is a Mexican problem.

I guess you haven't figured out that a nation run by large violent drug cartels and a wave of immigration from that nation might be related. If you want to stop the poor immigrants from washing into our country (mind you, I'm not convinced that's a problem), then work to make Mexico less of a failed state, and that has to involve working against the drug cartels.

about three weeks ago
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The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

oodaloop Not ready for v6 yet (248 comments)

There's still plenty of time to postpone that. Not until the last /2 is sold will I start to worry. And can't we start using a few 127.x.x.x? Do we really need 16 million addresses for testing?

/sarcasm

about three weeks ago

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