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Fixing the Pain of Programming

raynet Re:Difficulty Spectrum (294 comments)

Thanks to stackoverflow and google, you don't have to do that anymore :)

about 2 months ago
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Heartbleed Sparks 'Responsible' Disclosure Debate

raynet Re:Actual Experience Against "Responsible Disclosu (188 comments)

Webster was wrong, you never ever should exploit a system you don't own or are hired to pentest. If you find a security hole in a server and they don't respond, you should just go public with the exploit and most likely let someone else to hack the system for you.

about 3 months ago
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NYU Group Says Its Scheme Makes Cracking Individual Passwords Impossible

raynet Re:This idea is really BS (277 comments)

Well that "root access to the server and read from memory" can be mitigated by using a HSM.

about 4 months ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

raynet Re:Disable player chat (704 comments)

Well, believing that "eating meat to be a moral wrong" doesn't make one carnophobic, just stupid.

about 4 months ago
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New Blood Test Offers Early Warning for Alzheimer's Onset

raynet Re:The "false positives" thing really does matter (86 comments)

So that means 90% accurate tests will correctly identify 425 non-Alzheimers cases, miss 5 cases, detect 48 Alzheimers cases and give out 47 false-positives. So in this case when the test flags you, there is 50% chance that you are false-positive.

about 5 months ago
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New Blood Test Offers Early Warning for Alzheimer's Onset

raynet Re:The "false positives" thing really does matter (86 comments)

Think about pregnancy tests. If it shows positive, you most likely are. If it's negative, there's chance you might still be pregnant.

And your example is of a test that has false positives and false negatives.

The OP is right in that the 90% accuracy is not very useful until we know how common Alzheimer's is in the population taking the test

Good example of this was 99% accurate HIV test if it is applied to random sampling of all people. As HIV is so rare, if 100.000 people take the test, it will flag 1.000 as having HIV even when don't and correctly identify 10 real HIV cases and miss 1. (numbers pulled from memory and probably not accurate)

about 5 months ago
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The Bitcoin Death Star: KnC Plans 10 Megawatt Data Center In Sweden

raynet Why sell mining rigs? (250 comments)

This one puzzles me somewhat. If one can make money by mining with ASIC rigs, why would anyone sell or rent them, wouldn't they make more money by mining? If they make more money by selling or renting, then wouldn't that mean that mining is silly?

about 6 months ago
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John Carmack Left id Software Because He Couldn't Do VR Work There

raynet Re:HI! (146 comments)

Yup, it is good that there is couple companies hashing out the technologies. In couple years we'll have reasonable priced next generation VR goggles available and if we are lucky, they come with opensource SDKs.

about 6 months ago
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John Carmack Left id Software Because He Couldn't Do VR Work There

raynet Re:HI! (146 comments)

Didn't say the specs weren't bad, if they just could do something with the persistent image problem (only show the image for a fraction of the frame) it might be nice. And their field of vision is quite narrow still.

about 6 months ago
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John Carmack Left id Software Because He Couldn't Do VR Work There

raynet Re:HI! (146 comments)

And when it delivers 96Hz or faster screen with non-persistent image at 1080p resolution, it might be usable in VR.

about 6 months ago
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23-Year-Old Chess Grandmaster Whips Bill Gates In 71 Seconds

raynet Re:microwave (449 comments)

I wanted to define the target as boiling but the article only speaks about warming the water with the microwave oven, which would happen when random photon emitted by the oven (most likely the outer surface of the oven) is absorbed by the cup.

about 6 months ago
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Edward Snowden and the Death of Nuance

raynet Re:This just in... (388 comments)

Yeah, I hate these binary people, the truth is that the world is ternary.

about 6 months ago
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Oracle Broadens Legal Fight Against Third-party Solaris Support Providers

raynet Re:What assholes (142 comments)

Yup, Oracle is right on this case. The companies can provide support for Solaris, as in how to fix and configure things and also distribute OpenSolaris but distributing Solaris updates that have been downloaded from Oracle's password protected support site or providing login credentials to Oracle's support site is not ok.

about 6 months ago
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23-Year-Old Chess Grandmaster Whips Bill Gates In 71 Seconds

raynet Re:microwave (449 comments)

Warming the water would only take seconds, boiling is of course measured with standard coffee cup, thus means 1.25 deciliters of water at sea level :)

about 6 months ago
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23-Year-Old Chess Grandmaster Whips Bill Gates In 71 Seconds

raynet Re:microwave (449 comments)

The microwave in the example does suck, even the very first microwave oven we got in the 80s did boil a glass of water in 60 seconds.

about 6 months ago
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CES 2014: Formlabs 3-D Printing Redux, With New Software (Video)

raynet Re:As an owner of a Solidoodle 3.... (14 comments)

I also hope that cheap UV-resins become available, unfortunately it seems that stereolithography companies want to go the inkjet route and keep their formulas secret so they can sell the print materials with higher margins for profit.

about 6 months ago
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New MIT Camera Takes 3D Photos in the Dark

raynet Re:other applications (45 comments)

Sadly it seems they don't have 1-photon sensitive ccd. The article says:

“We didn’t invent a new laser or a new detector,” notes Kirmani. Instead, he explains, the team applied a new imaging algorithm that can be used with a standard, off-the-shelf photon detector.

They are sending single photon pulses of light repeatedly to the target position until they managed to capture one and then continue to scan the next "pixel" of the target. So this wont help with any of those things you listed.

about 8 months ago
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How You Too Can Be Shut Down By the Feds For Flying Drones

raynet Re:3 pound $500? (195 comments)

These aren't the drones you're looking for

about 9 months ago

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