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Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

random coward Re:Glad to hear they were punished, but ... (179 comments)

Thing is that their provided Wifi was complete crap; their system was likely jamming itself. That is in fact how it got discovered. A guy tried to setup his own hotspot because the Marriot provided wifi wasn't working worth a tinkers dam. When he noticed his hotspot jammed he started calling shenanigans. The real lesson here is that if you create a good infrastructure and its not terribly expensive charge for the wifi they would have turned a profit and likely still be able to jam everyone else. But when your morons and cant run a decent network when you cross that line your going to get spanked because you offend so many people.

about two weeks ago
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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

random coward Re:Which is why (343 comments)

Its purely cost. But the blowback will likely be the breaking off of the whole internet instead of the removal and correct configuration of these networks.

about a month ago
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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

random coward Re:Sure... (343 comments)

Why not? You could batch program it for delivery twice a day.

about a month ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

random coward Re:Intelligent design beats evolution? (391 comments)

By a different definition to the one implied by religion, yes.

One is intelligence designed by biologicals or other machines. One is design by magical fairies and unicorns.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Clarke's third law.

And you're berating religious people for not being able to distinguish advanced technology from magic?
Care to rethink this?

about a month ago
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How the NSA Is Spying On Everyone: More Revelations

random coward Re:US Stasi is out of control (148 comments)

So I see your starting to notice the paid "opinion shifting" contractors the government has?

about 2 months ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

random coward Re:But, as the feminists say.. (333 comments)

So your good with discriminating against women in college admissions and a Title IX style law requiring more male school teachers?

Yeah, didn't think so. Its about the female imperative, not equality after all.

about 2 months ago
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Duke: No Mercy For CS 201 Cheaters Who Don't Turn Selves In By Wednesday

random coward Re:How is Duke's Lacrosse Team now? (320 comments)

If you had actually read what you linked you would see how Duke raped the innocent lacrosse players. Read your link, and specifically the Gang of 88 faculty.

about 2 months ago
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Duke: No Mercy For CS 201 Cheaters Who Don't Turn Selves In By Wednesday

random coward How is Duke's Lacrosse Team now? (320 comments)

Duke is getting a reputation for raping students. Why would anyone go there or allow their children to?

about 2 months ago
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Pacific Northwest Lab's Sensor-Packed Fish Gauges Hydropower Facilities

random coward So its like coming up from 66ft deep to 40ft deep (28 comments)

So its like coming from 33ft deep to 11 feet deep water pressure in the blink of an eye. Any ichthyologists here? Is this a problem?

about 3 months ago
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British Army Looking For Gamers For Their Smart-Tanks

random coward They better rethink this (163 comments)

They better rethink this before the SJW's destroy gaming and dry up their recruiting pool.

about 3 months ago
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

random coward So it was worth it for the employer. (286 comments)

Assuming they get caught half the time this is a huge cost savings and they continue.

about 3 months ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

random coward Re:MATLAB! WTF!?!?? (415 comments)

Digging further than the fine article to the blog that it was based on. It appears that the methodology of the study is wrong for what it purports. There were multiple languages and courses from each school; It speaks as if this is the intro for CSC majors, and then adds CSC courses that wont go towards a CSC degree; I.E. programming for engineers with matlab at Georgia Tech for example.

about 7 months ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

random coward MATLAB! WTF!?!?? (415 comments)

In The Fine Article aparently about 7 of the top 39 CSC colleges introduce programming with MATLAB.

That's disturbing.

about 7 months ago
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Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan

random coward Re:And once they have learned all they can? (80 comments)

This is a bigger problem in the US than in Japan. This is good to see someone coming up with a solution. The problems are that there aren't any good employees to get for these jobs with these compentancies. There has to be a way to bring up newer people to get a path to being the masters. The technology allows a small number of very good employees to run everything, but how do you bring up new employees to that level when they retire?

The US is having this problem all over: for example we can't get workers qualified to work on hoover dam and the current workers are all about to retire.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: The Search For the Ultimate Engineer's Pen

random coward Re:Zebra F402 (712 comments)

+1 on the F701.
I modified my F701 to use the pushbutton and front cone from an F402. It is an almost perfect pen; only stainless steel shows.
You can also modify it to take the fischer space pen refills but I really don't like the way they write. The zebra writes very well.

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Who Failed to Warn of Quake Found Guilty of Manslaughter

random coward Re:Accountability (459 comments)

Ah but here's the rub; these scientists do control whether they make predictions or not. They made negligent predictions. They should be held responsible for those. If their job requires them to be responsible for something outside their abilities or competence than ethics requires them to resign, even, or rather, especially, if they think it is impossible to do

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Who Failed to Warn of Quake Found Guilty of Manslaughter

random coward Re:Accountability (459 comments)

With no scientists around, they could just sacrifice a virgin to the volcano gods and that would prevent the earthquakes.

Well that would only lead to one dead virgin instead of the 300 dead in Italy. Regardless of what you think scientists don't design buildings, unless they're architects and engineers as well. If they did they'd be arrested for practicing engineering without a license. If an Engineer signs off on a building design and it fails in an earthquake when it shouldn't, believe me he's going to be held liable. But if he's a scientist, well, they can't be held liable for their practice, because hey Its SCIENCE! Its not like they told everyone to not worry when the people in the area were getting scared and deciding to leave, oh wait that's exactly what happened!

more than 2 years ago

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