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Proposed Disk Array With 99.999% Availablity For 4 Years, Sans Maintenance

oodaloop Re:Naive to say the least. (173 comments)

Girls suck at math.

2 hours ago
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Snowden Documents: CSE Tracks Millions of Downloads Daily

oodaloop Re:Too late Snowden (97 comments)

Dipshit. He turned over everything to journalists long ago. They're going through FSM only knows how many terrabytes of information and releasing stories as they put it together. Snowden isn't releasing anything anymore.

yesterday
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Plan C: The Cold War Plan Which Would Have Brought the US Under Martial Law

oodaloop Re:Urban legend? (300 comments)

The govt can actually keep secrets sometimes. Crazy, right?

2 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

oodaloop Re:The solution is obvious (572 comments)

Why would they bother to fix it if the carriers aren't going to deploy the fix? Again, this isn't on Google, but on the carriers.

3 days ago
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Secret Service Investigating Small Drone On White House Grounds

oodaloop Re:Jackpot! (146 comments)

That wasn't Al Qaeda. And you're an idiot.

3 days ago
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Data Encryption On the Rise In the Cloud and Mobile

oodaloop Re:"at least theoretically" (83 comments)

I really didn't say everything I said. [...] Then again, I might have said 'em, but you never know. - Yogi Berra. In this case, he didn't.

about a week ago
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FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

oodaloop Re:Please do (382 comments)

Maybe that was the solution 40 years ago. I haven't seen it. There are trusted one-way links that allow movement between networks with automated filtering for questionable content. You're not going to fat-finger pictures, videos, and other non-text from one network to another, are you?

about two weeks ago
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FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

oodaloop Re:Please do (382 comments)

I had this proof of concept for how to infest even well guarded VM-secured analysis centers to the point of taking them offline or making them my bitch on my PC

Good luck with that. I don't know if you watched Skyfall one too many times, but all of those centers are disconnected from the internet and run on their own network, precisely for this reason.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

oodaloop Re:horse drawn transport (790 comments)

I grew up in Amish country. Still an all too common sight in those areas.

about three weeks ago
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Radio, Not YouTube, Is Still King of Music Discovery

oodaloop Re:must be some wrong interpretation of statistics (126 comments)

Hey thanks for the anecdata.

radio is as retro format like vinyl.

...which is still really popular. Vinyl manufacturers can't keep up with the demand of record sales.

about three weeks ago
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LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers

oodaloop Re:Subject Cop To Same Spying They Use On Us (219 comments)

Perpetual recording to include taking a shit, badmouthing their boss while driving in the cruiser, talking to victims, informants, and others who would rather not have their identities known? Yeah, that's well thought out.

about three weeks ago
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LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers

oodaloop Good idea (219 comments)

I think this is much better than the always-on cams the police clearly don't like. It doesn't make sense to record going to the bathroom, talking to victims and informants, making chitchat in the cruiser about coworkers, ad nausem. Just record the altercations, and this is a good start.

about three weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

oodaloop Re:I probably would upgrade if I could, but... (437 comments)

I got the update to my Google Nexus 5 and hated it. It was slow and buggy at first (5.0.1 fixed some things within the week), the UI was a little weird, etc. I really didn't like the look at all. I ended up finally rooting my phone and went to Kitkat with Cyanogenmod. I should have done that months ago.

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

oodaloop Re:US-centric (573 comments)

It is currently pretty easy in most states. But there is a fear that it will become much harder. We had the Brady Bill not long ago (1994-2004, IIRC) that put some hard limits on gun ownership, and that (and other laws and threats of laws) have made some gun owners concerned that not only will it be harder or impossible to buy guns in the future, but that the guns they currently own will become illegal.

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

oodaloop Re:Obsession with 3-d gun printing (573 comments)

2) It takes too long to make. You go and buy one in ten minutes.

Currently, printing is time consuming. But expect that to speed up in the not so distant future. I would not be surprised if you could print all the parts for a gun in less than an hour within a year or two. And legally buying a handgun in the store could take a few hours depending on your state's laws. Even with a concealed carry permit, I had to wait as they ran a background check on me and filled out paperwork. If I was planning to murder someone, a non-traceable single use printed weapon (that I can test to my heart's desire) printed in an hour or a day is still better than buying one on the street, let alone a legal one in a store. I would also consider printing my own light guns to keep in the glovebox, under my seat, at my desk, etc for self defense instead of buying one expensive heavy one and carrying everywhere. In short, if the technology keeps improving it could become a more common occurrence to see printed guns. A threat that requires special legislation? Maybe.

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

oodaloop Re:Huh? (573 comments)

For gun control advocates open carry should be preferable to concealed carry, because you can at least tell who is armed and who isn't.

So everyone not open carrying is a threat, because they're obviously carrying concealed?

about three weeks ago
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Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy

oodaloop Re:That's an attack! (139 comments)

I read years ago that the radar guns cops use was causing problems. They were leaving them on and putting them between their legs when not using, and led to (IIRC) sterility and cancer.

about a month ago
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10 Years In, Mars Rover Opportunity Suffers From Flash Memory Degradation

oodaloop Re:Why are we still fighting with this? (105 comments)

Because NASA is staffed with morons too stupid to consult with you, obvs.

about a month ago
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United and Orbitz Sue 22-Year-Old Programmer For Compiling Public Info

oodaloop Re:It is not new. (349 comments)

No shit it's not new. No one says it was. This guy made the info more easily available using public info, and he's being sued over it. That's the story. And it's clearly the point of TFS. FFS, try reading.

about a month ago

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