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At my current workplace, I've outlasted ...

psiclops Re: So glad you asked (177 comments)

Not when you consider that people with half your tenure generally equal roughly two of you when it comes to attrition/turnover rates

about 2 months ago

Australia Elects Libertarian-Leaning Senator (By Accident)

psiclops Re:Voting "Accident"? I think not. (343 comments)

As much as the Murdoch and Reinheart papers would like to pretend, Abbott got in by a narrow margin and if minor parties end up ruling a hostile senate he's already promised a Double Dissolution (wikipedia link) which typically does not bode well for the government that calls it.

Essentially this is just a threat to the minors that hold the balance of power in the senate to vote to repeal the carbon tax. They will now have to will vote in favour of scrapping the tax as they're the most likely to lose their position in the event that we go back to the polls.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Stay Ahead of Phone Tracking ?

psiclops Re:turn it off (259 comments)

no i don't need to be contactable 24/7. the thing is, i'm not psychic and do not know in advance when people might need to contact me

1 year,19 days

Ask Slashdot: How To Stay Ahead of Phone Tracking ?

psiclops Re:Don't carry one (259 comments)

some people have time syncing with network turned off. i do, mostly because i live in my own time, which is about 5 minutes off the networks. (at least with my old provider, i haven't checked my new one)

1 year,19 days

Google Pledges Not To Sue Any Open Source Projects Using Their Patents

psiclops Re:not meaningless (153 comments)

well considering your project is free/open you have one of two options.
1. not care - think of it as some sort of cross-licence deal.
2. get upset that someone is using what is your intellectual property, despite the fact that you are also using theirs. stop using theirs and then sue them.

1 year,20 days

Boston Cops Go Undercover Online To Crack Down on Concerts

psiclops Re:the right of the people peaceably to assemble (229 comments)

Well since you have planned and invited many to your event, you have already conspired to commit a crime

inviting people to my house is a crime now?

1 year,20 days

Boston Cops Go Undercover Online To Crack Down on Concerts

psiclops Re:What a waste (229 comments)

I've even seen polls where the same people agree that the rich aren't paying enough and then when asked what percentage, collectively, the top 10% should be paying the usual response is 40% - 50%.

well considering the top 10% of US income earners earn somewhere between 40 and 50% percent of the income and have over 50% of the wealth. i'd say that 40 to 50% is lower than they should be paying - a lot of people who don't understand a progressive tax system would think it's about right,

not sure if you meant 40 - 50% of their income or 40 - 50% of the nations total income tax. the above assumes the latter however i also agree with both.

1 year,20 days

Boston Cops Go Undercover Online To Crack Down on Concerts

psiclops Re:What a waste (229 comments)

These wild partying kids have no jobs, no responsibilities, no children, and their parents clean up and pay for them.

you don't actually know anyone in any music scene do you?

and go outside to observe what real people are actually like in reality. They are working, and they are tired.

you should do the same. here's a hint. lots of 'real' adults with 'real' jobs drink. a lot. they also take drugs. sometimes a lot. they then go to work the next day and function perfectly fine as this is kind of their natural state. unless you're in some incredibly tiny organisation there are people that you know at your work that do this too.
you live in your bubble. other people live in theirs. no one's is more real than anyone elses.

1 year,20 days

Boston Cops Go Undercover Online To Crack Down on Concerts

psiclops Re:What a waste (229 comments)

citation needed.

the time and address of the next concert you are going to should be sufficient.

1 year,20 days

Boston Cops Go Undercover Online To Crack Down on Concerts

psiclops Re:What a waste (229 comments)

one doesn't need to physically have a service revolver next to them to want to use it on themselves.

1 year,20 days

New Facebook-Branded Android Coming?

psiclops Re:Google should be concerned... (112 comments)

China's Internet Users Cross 500 Million (article from January 2012)

At the end of December, the country had 513 million Internet users...This puts the country's total Internet penetration at 38.3 percent...Analysts, however, have said the statistics provided by the CNNIC are inflated. The CNNIC defines users as people, ages 6 and above, who have connected to the Internet in the past six months.

so it's probably above 10%. but also probably lower than you would have expected.

Seriously. I've been to both countries, and I think you're making shit up.

i'm guessing you've been to some areas of both countries and thus witnessed what life is like for a small percentage of their total populations.
hell even in my own country my experience would tell me there are a lot more internet users than there actually are - that's because i experience a very small subsection of what life is like in my country.

1 year,21 days

New Facebook-Branded Android Coming?

psiclops Re:No, Googles policy change (112 comments)

No, what got me was Googles change of privacy policy linking all the data together ...
the way I can't like a site using a gmail account unless I agree to sign up to G+

so you're upset that you can't use features of G+ without signing up to G+ and wish you could just use your gmail account. you think it would be better if they just merged the two into say, one single account?

1 year,21 days

Google Pledges Not To Sue Any Open Source Projects Using Their Patents

psiclops not meaningless (153 comments)

to all those saying this is meaningless, don't trust them, they could revoke this so don't rely on it. why not just request a license for $0 under these exact terms if you wish to use any of these patents in your project? then there will be no question of this being legally binding and u can use the contents of these patents freely.

1 year,22 days

Seattle Bar Owner Bans Google Glass, In Advance

psiclops Re:That's his right (471 comments)

i can draw a picture of you having sex with a goat. it wouldn't mean you had sex with a goat.
a drawing may be recognizable, but it is essentially meaningless in this context.

about a year ago

iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 Patches evasi0n Jailbreak

psiclops Re:Vulnerabilities (272 comments)

when you buy a subsidized phone on a plan you are still buying the phone. the only difference is you are buying it as part of a package.

Kind of like if how I bought two suits in a 2 for 1 sale, i should be able to take both of them to the alterations shop.

about a year ago

Google Chrome Getting Audio Indicators To Show You Noisy Tabs

psiclops Re:Good idea (155 comments)

so unmute them.

about a year ago

'Bankrupt' Australian Surgeon Sues Google For Auto-Complete

psiclops Re:Libel? (305 comments)

i've done my part. it's now got top two results leading to slashdot.

about a year ago

'Bankrupt' Australian Surgeon Sues Google For Auto-Complete

psiclops Re:Well... (305 comments)

It's completely out of context. He didn't go bankrupt from being sued by patients. He didn't go bankrupt by gambling his money at the casino

no one is saying he went bankrupt, had a gambling problem, or is a bad doctor. all that is said is that if you're searching for his name, it's likely that you are searching about his bankruptcy issues. which is probably true, that's how google's auto-complete algorithm is meant to work, and i've personally found it to be quite accurate. the context is his name,
bankruptcy is within that context.

the guy is being punished needlessly.

he's not being punished. punishment is a negative reaction to something one does not like. honestly i really doubt most people at google even know who this guy is, let alone crafted this auto-complete to appear when his name was typed in, they don't have some ventedda against people that have gone bankrupt.

You should be able to fill out a form saying "Google autocomplete is being mean to me" and Google decides whether or not it makes sense to remove said autocomplete. It shouldn't be hard. Simple common sense.

making such a decision would mean that someone has specifically decided it is relevant. leaving it up to machine is fairer, tweaking the algorithm as such cases come up if required.

I don't know what the case here is, but if he did try to contact Google then I'm sure they ignored him completely as they are wont to do.

maybe next time i contact them and state whenever anyone types in the letter 'T' auto-completer should show 'The awesomeness of psiclops' you will complain when they ignore me? sometimes requests don't warrant an answer. if they got one such request a year, sure they should respond, thousands a day, considering his requests is invalid - probably not.

Anyone who claims this is about freedom of speech are being ridiculous.

True. being that this isn''t something google is trying to express.

Should people be able to buy billboard space around the world and declare to the world that you are pedophile? Or something true, a compulsive masturbator?

difficult question. in short my beliefs are that no they shouldnt be able to and at the same time, noone should be able to stop them from doing so. i realise these are contradictory, that's what happens when you you try and put everything into black and white.

What makes a Google autocomplete any different?

maliciouse intent.

about a year ago



South Korean newspaper website hacked after military threats by North Korea

psiclops psiclops writes  |  about 2 years ago

psiclops (1011105) writes "A conservative South Korean newspaper says it has been the victim of a major cyber attack, less than a week after North Korea threatened the paper and other Seoul media over their reports.

On June 4, in response to critical coverage of a mass children's event in Pyonang. North Korea's military threatened attacks on the offices of South Korean Media outlets — listing the co-ordinates and advising missile units and other forces had targeted the buildings. No threat was made of a possible cyber-attack; however, Soul believes its northern neighbor has carried out several such attacks in the past.

Anybody attempting to access the site instead recieved a picture of a white cat and the statement "Hacked by IsOne" with suggestions more media sites would be targeted on the 19th and 29th.

S.Korea have recently claimed N.Korea to have the worlds third most powerful cyberwar capabilities"

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