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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

rtb61 Re:Home of the brave? (563 comments)

Sorry dude, if I wasn't going to the mall, this would inevitably force me to get off my lazy ass and go. It's just the way of things, when you sell out due to cowardice you don't just sell yourself short, you sell out everyone else's future. You don't have a choice, either stand up and resist or suffer worse and worse and worse. So yeah, this is a movie I would not bother seeing at the cinema until now, I wonder if they planned it this way as a huge exercise in marketing, hmmm?

yesterday
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Startup Magic Leap Hires Sci-Fi Writer Neal Stephenson As Chief Futurist

rtb61 Re:I believe it! (46 comments)

Generating the images is technically very easy the real problem in animation is generating the motion, the interaction between animated objects. The logical push in that direction is the creation of virtual robots, digital actors that would act out the animation script (not just people, but all movable artefacts). Once the motion and interaction is established and achieves the desired story telling goal, it is just a repeated process of adding more and more visual finishes on the existing interactions.

yesterday
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Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware

rtb61 Re:How? (78 comments)

You missed out one bit, the critical part, the ability to get away with the crime, bitcoins seem to have found their true market, criminal enterprise. Interesting side note the same countries were targeted each time and a very unlikely set, it would seem the logical relationship between the perpetrators in each targeted location would be a family relationship. There really isn't all that much secrecy in bit coins like anything else digitally transmitted across the internet bit coins have a recognisable bitmap and there movement can be readily traced.

yesterday
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New AP Course, "Computer Science Principles," Aims To Make CS More Accessible

rtb61 Re:Confused. (205 comments)

Cough, cough, so I gather you would ban all advertising targeted at children across the board. Children don't decide, psychopaths with doctorates in psychology and their equally psychopathic corporate executes decide for those children via the nastiest possible peer pressure campaigns to turn child against child when their parents can not buy what they have been told they need. So trying to figure out what boys and girls actually want, first, separate them from totally corrupt main stream media and do it throughout the years of the psychological development.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

rtb61 Re:The US Internet Shutdown Switch (370 comments)

Don't confuse IP (internet protocol) address https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... with domain names. You can run your very own internal domain address system based upon collected IP addresses, after all that domain name is nothing more than a more human identifiable short cut to the actual IP address. So breaking DNS is very much nothing more than taking a double barrel shotgun and shooting off your foot and then shoving the bloody stump in your mouth, DNS is nothing really much more than marketing identifiers of internet protocol addresses.

What they want to do of course is create a way to kill address locations for a token fee of say $10 and that costs the target say $10,000 and takes weeks or even better months to lift and there is only a whoops tee hee, when it was all wrong. This of course having nothing at all to do with copyright and everything to do with destroying all internet competitors and taking the internet back to 20th century style money dominated and controlled media.

yesterday
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New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

rtb61 Re:Displacing five times as much water... (113 comments)

Well, when it comes to weapons of war, the question is how big a bang will it make after a few years of corporate bonus pumping short cuts cut into safety. I would hope BP, Halliburton and Transocean having nothing what so ever to do with it. You would think with that volume of gas you would be up there with a nuclear sized detonation. Rather than too big to fail, it is so big, greed to drive up profits will inevitably result in failure.

yesterday
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Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

rtb61 Re:Balls (174 comments)

Once it is up there and accepted, mission change is no problem at all. So you could run a betting pool, how many days after is is launched just with radar will high resolution, deep focus, multiple frequency video and cameras be added, so that 'er' 'um' planes identified by radar can be visually identified and recorded, just planes of course and not people's back yards. But, hey, don't worry, that information with be classified under national security so you need not worry about it ;D.

yesterday
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

rtb61 Re:About Fucking Time (409 comments)

How about the more likely reality of a Ukrainian style solution (well, more of a problem really). Where they need to get their foot in the door to forment a coup and insert their corporate preferred fascist government whose leaders will personally cash in on selling off all the nations assets to US corporations and as per the Ukrainian solution authorise the use artillery, helicopter gun ships, tanks and jets on any who protest, so much more publicly acceptable than snipers, well, depending upon how tightly the press/propaganda corps is controlled. Of course when it all screws up they can still blame Russia because, well, they always have to blame someone else. When it comes to the US there is the real problem of perception and that poisoned dagger buried in that all too pretty posy of flowers. Real problem for Cuba is what benefit is there to the US in proper relations versus exploiter and exploited relations and how many Cubans will die should it all go wrong, as it all to often does.

yesterday
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What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

rtb61 Re:EEE (210 comments)

That is like completely ignoring the reality of the total dominance of Android over 'loose'phone ( now how could I resist that, hmphm, winphone indeed). The problem M$ faces as part of it's services division is the public denial of expertise in open source software which excludes them from that growing market. To be able to gain space in open source markets they need to be able to demonstrate expertise in open source markets. Their biggest problem is being able to 'sell' it, they have no 'trusted' voices any more, they have all been sold out to maximise profits and they have yet to build up or attempt to buy in trusted voices. Of course just like IBM there is the whole security in essential computer infrastructure market that is now growing and developing as a result of the idiotic predations of the NSA and their partners and competitors in crime. Likely M$ will be forced to do the Google thing and start rebuilding their reputation via much publicised technology based research (cheap advertising) and rebuild their reputation away from software and the damage they have done to their brand in that market.

yesterday
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Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone

rtb61 Re:No different than what we have here (81 comments)

'Erm' yeah right, apparently you live in a happy delusional world. All the manufacturers can quite readily install software without the users permissions by the simply expedient of piggy backing the install of the software they want to install on any software or update that you attempt to install from websites they control. They only thing you can do to prevent it, is never update and never install an application from their servers. They can of course also force you to upgrade by purposefully breaking the protocols you need with new versions and slip in what ever they want and they can do this at any time.

Just like the infamous M$ upgrade cycle where patches cripple and slow down the software you are using when they are trying to force the next version on you.

yesterday
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NASA Tests Feasibility of 3D Printing on the Moon and Other Planets

rtb61 Re:The biggest problem is fluid dynamics. (57 comments)

It is all about the mass ration of the equipment versus the product to be produced. So for a permanent moon base the first and major extruded element will be the soon to be buried (buried as being the quickest way to provide the most protection from micro impacts) structure itself and the more mechanical elements of the moon base would be taken from dismantled landing craft. Of course how do they get back if they take apart their landing craft, easy, the next one that they do not pull apart. So save lots of mass in the trip from earth to the moon by making the landing craft dismantable and become the initial parts of the base, still a lot of mass but a whole lot less than taking the whole structure from the earth to the moon.

yesterday
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

rtb61 Re:Ecology vs archeology (464 comments)

Basically yes, what do you not understand is that eventually they will fade away or via probability destroyed as a result of a storm extreme or geologic event. Even the people who originally made and used it had to walk all around the place, so never 'pristine' but right wing media could not resist the chance to grossly exaggerate and bash green peace. So a mistake but not 'OH MY GOD' the total destruction of a pristine thing that would otherwise last 'forever'. All this was really about was bashing green peace.

3 days ago
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Linking Drought and Climate Change: Difficult To Do

rtb61 Re:It's difficult but (192 comments)

Not quite accurate. With climate change there is a definitive lead and lag, that of course being the difference between how quickly the atmosphere changes temperature and how quickly the oceans change temperature, that difference of course directly relates to hurricanes because they form over oceans. What we are really seeing now is not so much about climate change but more about the nature of our coastal cities and how bound they are to a stable climate and what current and future actions we will need to take in order to protect those locations from rising or even falling sea levels. No matter the cause of climate change, we are required to take actions to prevent any significant impact upon major areas of human habitation, END OF STORY.

3 days ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

rtb61 Re:Ecology vs archeology (464 comments)

Sounds altogether like a gross and extreme right wing exaggeration. Somehow I think it highly unlikely that people and animals avoided walking at that location for thousands of years as well as off course full exposure to weathering, wind and rain, which will obviously return the surface to uniform finish in short order. As for Luis Jaime Castillo, what is the difference between a grave robber and some archaeologists, apparently the number of years between when their targets are buried and when they are dug up, so a bit of don't throw stones if you live in glass house. As for green peace still far preferable to the corporations doing the real damage and I am sure that site is more at far more risk from acid rain and climate change than from a handful of people walking around it. Sounds very much like a purposeful media distortion to attack green peace with no sense of balance to the normal exposure the site receives from weather et al.

3 days ago
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Last Three Years the Quietest For Tornadoes Ever

rtb61 Re:And where are all the hurricanes? (184 comments)

Especially as tornadoes unlike say hurricanes are a very localised affect of a larger storm structure and as such a tied down to simple a matter of probability based upon a very complex set of variables, tied to overall weather, local weather, geographic structure, humidity etc. So really with regards to climate you are simple looking at how many days where weather conditions prime for the formation of tornadoes versus how days it was not and whether or not tornadoes form is simply just a roll of the probability die.

4 days ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

rtb61 Re:Short sighted (228 comments)

When talking about Windows, mostly hibernate is the correct title because sometimes hibernate is not so much hibernate but crash on attempt to end hibernation and reboot. I would be fairly cautious about attempting to hibernate part way through an update. Better to go to Windows updates and change the configuration to download updates but ask before patching.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

rtb61 Re:Image Organization (258 comments)

OK simplest software solution. Place all photos in one directory, the create links/shortcuts to those photos in different appropriately titled directories. Now create the appropriate directory structure so as to best access those images and retitle those links/shortcuts as appropriate. It can all be done with a typical file manager even though it is a long, slow process, absolutely no lock in at all, no changes at all to original image, just be careful when you think you are copying images that you are not just copying links/shortcuts ;).

4 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

rtb61 Re:Check your math. (873 comments)

Just a warning about the quality of that survey data. Exactly how do you expect people to answer questions in a country with Sharia law about Sharia law, when for a Muslim under Sharia law, it is akin to blasphemy to critique that particular rather obnoxious book, not that it is obnoxious on it's own, other religious works also should face public criticism for their content, most well known being the bible and Torah. The biggest problems with Sharia law are of course once implemented it is a death penalty to attempt to remove or change them making it extreme undesirable and of course it's laws being subject to religious rather than literal interpretation and subject to extreme corruption.

Tony Abbott has a shocking history of attempting to manipulate circumstance for political advantage no matter how distasteful. So the first group of targets rather disturbing aligned with with rapidly collapsing political popularity and he wanted conflict to attempt to drive popularity. This second series of raid seems to be an identical effort. One wanders if the person wasn't a victim of the first set of raids and after being victimised that individuals likely unstable mental state was pushed over the edge. You can bet the slime is hoping for the exact opposite outcome of what he is publicly claiming. Just like he new found silence on the Ukraine incident when it is looking more and more like a false flag event that went totally out of control.

4 days ago
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US Navy Authorizes Use of Laser In Combat

rtb61 Re:This might alienate anti-ISI* Muslims. (225 comments)

Erm, yeah right because of depleted uranium rounds and agent orange and using personal as lab rats in nuclear bomb tests and, well, you get the gist, where there's a profit in it for the military industrial complex. Safety and security often take a back seat, so far back in fact, when the military bus takes off they often get left way behind but yeah keep believing the military industrial complex public relations double speak for which they are truly well known.

5 days ago
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Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200k For a Statue of Himself

rtb61 Re:class act (171 comments)

A statue on world tour of Manning, Assange and Snowden, should also likely include some random figures of 'Anonymous' as a greater indicator of behind the scenes efforts. The nature of the statue should of course be as irritating and annoying as possible for those who oppose the ideals of freedom of information and the need for the electorate to have full access to the truth when it comes to actions of it's government as well as those corporations and organisations who have a major influence upon the actions of that government. Size would likely work well is this regard, perhaps cast metal might not be the best choice. An inflatable printed display could be made quite large and attract considerably more attention as it could be located in far more opportune temporary locations and of course in more than one location at once, just a reminder that we not only know where they live, we also live where they live.

about a week ago

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How to make use of public review sites

rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

rtb61 (674572) writes "Coming across a particular public review site http://www.productreview.com.au/ I noticed that by far the majority of 5 star reviews for http://www.billyguyatts.com.au/ well all one shot reviews, where as the majority of negative reviews were by people who had made a multiple of varying reviews across various products.
Another site which comes to mind is http://www.imdb.com/ which seems to suffer from a veritable plethora of fake one shot 10 out of 10 reviews.
When I commented on the inconsistency, my comment was deleted and marked as "Inappropriate Content" as if I had been abusive.
So which review sites are reasonable, how can you make use of them and what are review sites doing to clean up their act. Are gradated reviews better where, various qualities are separated out and each rated (especially contradictory qualities) so at least to slow down fake reviews"

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Script Kiddies

rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rtb61 (674572) writes "Should adults who supply software for criminal use to minors or lead minors into taking criminal actions on the internet be charged with grooming children and child abuse. As in the case of Hector "Sabu" Monsegur and Lulzsec, where he established contact with some of the accused members Lulzsec when they were minors and led them into committing crimes on his behalf prior to those individuals latter being arrested as adults. Has the FBI in this case failed to follow up upon confessed criminal actions."
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A differen method of protest

rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rtb61 (674572) writes "Whilst stumbling about the web I came across the fascinating article http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1719872,00.html and to quote "If asked to serve on a jury deliberating a violation of state or federal drug laws, we will vote to acquit, regardless of the evidence presented.", a protest method I would never have though of. A stunning and imaginative way to declare war upon an out of control civil war, the drug war."
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Australian Labour Party going for a big net impact

rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rtb61 (674572) writes "The Australian Labour Party pushing for net aware youth with a flashy personality orientated web site http://www.kevin07.com/. I got it in my email, I suppose I must have registered at one stage or other in way or other. A site complete with pro-youth links to Youtube, Myspace and Facebook. Personally I have never been into team politics and think it is a stupid way to align yourself politically as an individual, always pursue the policies and leave the rah rah for the jock straps and sport, at least there are some policies on the site. I still wonder whether it is appropriate for parties to indirectly promote commercial web sites by linking to them, as for 'KMail', perhaps a little political correctness with a polite point to the people at KDE. The Facebook link it is likely a very bad idea as they have no control on who or what they are now promoting."
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rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rtb61 writes "So is Google 'searching' the Slashdot forums for patentable ideas and claiming them as their own? Not that I am particularly proud of coming up with the idea but I certainly don't want Google patenting it, http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=167009&cid =13929372. Now would that post, as negative as it is about the concept, be sufficient to constitute prior art and is Googles "Do no Evil" starting to wear 'patently' thin."

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