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NuSTAR Takes Beautiful X-ray Image of Sol

oodaloop Re:How ghey (43 comments)

Yeah, we do. And you know what else we do all the time? Come up with new words when we're tired of being pointlessly confused with ambiguous words. Otherwise, we'd spend all day saying pass me the thingy thing, you know the thing by other thing, no the other thing.

2 days ago
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NASA Makes 3-D Printed Wrench Model Available

oodaloop Re:of course (98 comments)

Yeah, it would obviously make much more sense to just send every tool imaginable and spare parts for every possible thing that could ever break instead of one small 3D printer. You're so smart! If only NASA had consulted with you first.

2 days ago
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South Korea Says Nuclear Reactors Safe After Cyberattacks

oodaloop Re:WHY? (53 comments)

Why the fuck does everyone assume that cyber attack automatically means internet connection? Stuxnet hit the airgapped Iranian nuclear facilities via USB drives.

3 days ago
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How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us To Greater Harm

oodaloop Re:Not hard to fix... just up the ante... (113 comments)

Unlike making your own money, it is perfectly legal (in the US anyway) to make your own gun, 3d printed or otherwise. Selling it may be illegal, but it's not like there's gangs toting 3d printed guns roaming the streets just yet.

4 days ago
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NuSTAR Takes Beautiful X-ray Image of Sol

oodaloop Re:How ghey (43 comments)

The point is that the sun and moon, especially the moon, are both their names and the generic name for its type (gp didn't say planet, btw). It's like Big Bird. It's fine as a name, when there's only one of him. When you go to his home town, and everyone is a big bird, you may want to find a better name. Yes, context will help. But if you're talking to a martian explorer, and he talks about sending something "to the moon", his context and your context are two different things and there is bound to be confusion.

4 days ago
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BT, Sky, and Virgin Enforce UK Porn Blocks By Hijacking Browsers

oodaloop Re:Use HTTPS (291 comments)

Great advice. What's the secure url for Slashdot again?

5 days ago
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Does Journal Peer Review Miss Best and Brightest?

oodaloop Re:Uhm, this place is peer reviewed... (138 comments)

And how many great ideas did not get to see further publication? This is selection bias, as well as absence of evidence bias, among other things.

5 days ago
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An Automated Cat Litter Box With DRM

oodaloop Re:sigh (188 comments)

So exercise your rights as a consumer to research beforehand and not buy it. Or return it. Or modify it, as you have.

He DID modify it, as you noted. What's the problem?

5 days ago
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South Korean Power Plants To Conduct Cyber-Attack Drills Following Hack

oodaloop Re:Huh? (39 comments)

Cyber != internet. Stuxnet hit Iran's nuclear enrichment facilities through USB drives. Being airgapped is not sufficient.

about a week ago
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South Korean Power Plants To Conduct Cyber-Attack Drills Following Hack

oodaloop Re:airgap (39 comments)

That didn't stop stuxnet. If you mandate an airgap, then employees will airgap their files, and music, and cat videos, and everything else they were using the internet for, and USB drives become the vector. Ban USB drives, and there is no airgap and no work. Data needs to go in and out of the network, one way or another. Airgap is no replacement for proper security measures and training.

about a week ago
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The Magic of Pallets

oodaloop Re:4 Days? (250 comments)

Here's a clue for you, boxcars and shipping containers are not the same size. Try reading.

about a week ago
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The Magic of Pallets

oodaloop Re:4 Days? (250 comments)

You can unload 13,000 cases of unpalletized canned goods in four hours, the same amount of time it takes anyone else with pallets? That's pretty fucking amazing, I must say.

about a week ago
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Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'

oodaloop Re:What took them so long? (212 comments)

I still have my slides from the 1990s

How much clip art was there?

about a week ago
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New Record Set For Deepest Dwelling Fish

oodaloop Re:old news (33 comments)

Slashdot, in case you're new here, is a news aggregator. So every article will be somewhere else first. That's how it works. And two days isn't old.

about a week ago
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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

oodaloop Re:Country that forbids use to internet (236 comments)

They forbid internet usage to the masses, but have a top notch cyber military unit in China. This has been known for ages, and there's multiple articles on /. about NK's cyber capabilities. Try to keep up.

about a week ago

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