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U.S. Gas Stations Vulnerable To Internet Attacks

pr0fessor Re:Once more (99 comments)

I would assume that mom and pop places probably aren't and that those single proprietors that have multiple locations, not major corporations are the ones that just slap it on the internet. I've managed a few convenience stores while I was in college and my wife has and still does.

2 days ago
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U.S. Gas Stations Vulnerable To Internet Attacks

pr0fessor Re:Once more (99 comments)

They usually have a computer that runs all of the reporting for registers and from the ATG into a system like ruby or topaz and are either connected directly to the serial port or are assigned a private ip.

3% setup their ATG insecurely and not in the manufacture recommended configuration I'm not surprised.

2 days ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

pr0fessor Re:I want silent vehicles (789 comments)

My vehicle is not entirely silent but close enough that I have to look at the rpms to tell if the car started sometimes. Listening to the actual engine noise even if there isn't much of one can be helpful it lets you know when there is a problem. Fake engine noises would drowned out the actual engine noise when a problem did occur.

2 days ago
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Pirate Activist Shows Politicians What Digital Surveillance Looks Like

pr0fessor Re:People forget about people. (81 comments)

Not to mention made them second guess who was controlling every other conference wi-fi labeled "Open Guest" that they had connected to over the years. These were not just politicians some were supposed security experts.

about two weeks ago
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Uber Suspends Australian Transport Inspector Accounts To Block Stings

pr0fessor Re:Are you trying to get legislation? (299 comments)

I can see why Uber would think that the regulation are outrageous. It's a lot easier to convince them to follow the rules when they make sense and are not a huge financial burden. There are some places including where I live that they do follow the rules.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Targets Office Workers With Facebook At Work Service

pr0fessor Re:Slashvertizement ... (112 comments)

"Facebook at Work has the same look, apps, and tools as the Facebook we’ve seen before." from TFA

So basically a bunch of random games, quizzes, silly feeds, cat videos, and chat? It doesn't sound very productive or useful.

about two weeks ago
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UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

pr0fessor Re:It's been going on for years (388 comments)

I had some good teachers music, math, and science. The rest were basically just reading a text book at the class, if you asked a question they would basically just read the same thing again.

I particularly liked science and was excited when my kids got to junior high because I thought they would be doing cool experiments like when I was in school. They don't do that anymore due to budget and safety concerns, I think I was more disappointed than my sons.

about two weeks ago
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UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

pr0fessor Re:It's been going on for years (388 comments)

I had a similar disagreement with a math teacher who's answer was... Yes I know it's faster and easier to understand that way but I'm teaching you how it will appear in papers that are currently being published, show me you understand it as it's being taught anything else is extra credit.

about two weeks ago
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Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

pr0fessor Re:When I first read this... (496 comments)

or Mars is the best place to go elk hunting....

about two weeks ago
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Rare Recalled NES Game Stadium Events On Ebay For $99,000

pr0fessor Re:God-damn. (138 comments)

I have heard about fast food being served in schools, but it's not happening in the mid-west where I live. { I would know my kid loves fast food and hates the school cafeteria }

The municipal water here is not only safe, it is bottled and sold... probably to you.

about two weeks ago
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HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

pr0fessor Re:Conform or be expelled (320 comments)

Less than half a payment is principal for the first few years on a 30yr fixed mortgage you can save a bundle in interest making extra payments and shortening the mortgage length.

about two weeks ago
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How Close Are We To Engineering the Climate?

pr0fessor Re:Start with Venus... (319 comments)

Well I guess they are not counting the cloud seeding that's been going on in the mid-west. I know Colorado and Kansas both have programs since that the area I live in and it occasionally hit the news.

http://cwcb.state.co.us/water-...weathermodificationprogram.aspx

about two weeks ago
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HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

pr0fessor Re:Conform or be expelled (320 comments)

I live in a not really rural area of Kansas but mostly the homes are spread out. My place isn't that big 3 bed 2 bath 1 car garage... my son lives in California the land of the $2.5k a month 1 bedroom apartments, I've priced some homes where he lives and all I can say is I got an amazing deal.

         

about two weeks ago
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HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

pr0fessor Re:Conform or be expelled (320 comments)

This is why I told my real estate agent that I didn't want anything with a hoa... I don't want anyone telling me I can't install a large patio with fire fit and grill... My house isn't worth near that but depending what state you are in mine may be bigger.

a $400k home in my area usually doesn't have neighbors and comes with 3 - 5 acres and are in the 4k sq ft range. $700k homes are usually over 4k sq ft with 5 or more acres private lakes or ponds and stables.... These guys don't worry about hoa

about two weeks ago
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Finding Genghis Khan's Tomb From Space

pr0fessor Re:History Channel (166 comments)

Sharknado, Enough Said!

about three weeks ago
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Finding Genghis Khan's Tomb From Space

pr0fessor Re:History Channel (166 comments)

A lot of channels are going that way... I can't remember the last time I saw a music video or music related program on MTV and Syfy is not any better at living up to it's name.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

pr0fessor Re:Ha (391 comments)

As a musician who also has many friends and a brother that play in bands {some signed to crappie indie labels and even universal} and have recorded at various studios. It really depends what you start with... how well the original recording was done. Otherwise it could just be hi-res feedback and static.

{I want to use my amazing sounding tube amp from the 60s that has no audio out and goes nuts if you place any other electronic near it especially a mic... this is the last thing a recording engineer wants to hear}

about three weeks ago
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Writers Say They Feel Censored By Surveillance

pr0fessor Re:Yes. (130 comments)

I try to put thought into what I say on the internet or otherwise in order to better communicate my intent, but on things like facebook I see a lot people {mostly younger} that just don't appear to have a filter they post hundreds of random thoughts a day as if they are trying scream over everyone else begging someone to pay attention.

I sometimes think that the way we are using technology to communicate is more harmful than it is good. I don't think a fear of surveillance has the ability to take root in society and control it the way you think it does.

about three weeks ago
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Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

pr0fessor Re:Physical media (278 comments)

I know a few people who still buy vinyl because of the art work especially the ones with the artwork on the vinyl and never actually play them.

Now about quality... When I was a kid I had crates of albums and later cassette tapes then cds now it all fits on a single mp3 player and they all sound different but none of them sound the same as live. If I pull out a album that i've has since highschool and play it that would be nostalgia, not hipster wanna be garbage...

about three weeks ago
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Google Researcher Publishes Unpatched Windows 8.1 Security Vulnerability

pr0fessor Re:Poor choices to use proprietary cause this! (129 comments)

I'm surprised more people haven't responded that they already have contributed, given the way anything about a particular language turns into an argument.

I'm not a professional developer, but I have on occasion been the fresh pair of eyes that has spotted something that turned out to be an easy fix. On many more occasions I have found bugs that were out of my league.

about three weeks ago

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