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Anonymous No More: Your Coding Style Can Give You Away

rubycodez Re:Can they do it with corporate code? (172 comments)

"legal" of course meaning adhering to rules written and ratified by a group of power and money grubbing politicians in the pockets of large corporations.

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Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites

rubycodez Re: again for the naysayers (148 comments)

and to all you all that scoffed as I wait minutes for each GIF pr0n via compuserve dial-up, well WHO'S LAUGHING NOW??

5 hours ago
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Plan C: The Cold War Plan Which Would Have Brought the US Under Martial Law

rubycodez Re: There are still contingency plans (299 comments)

Examples of flammables including soaked flaming blankets used to stop and then incapacitate tanks are all over history of war, from Spanish War (writings of Tom Wintringham) to Finnish Winter War and World War II etc.

Tom Wintringham wrote of technique of using rifle or shotgun fire to make tank crew close all the hatches, then men could rush it out of reach of its guns to either jam stout iron rod in tracks or to apply the flammables such as molotovs or soaked blankets. That's when fuel soaked tire slices (not his technique) could be jammed into tracks, then more tires throw on later when the conflagration gets going.

In WW II, your Marine predecessors used device to kill tanks that was diesel fuel with a self-igniting system, tube of nitric acid with sodium, many of those applied did all kinds of neat things like making internal fuel and ammo cook off

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Gamma-ray Bursts May Explain Fermi's Paradox

rubycodez Re:Or maybe it's because (219 comments)

well, robosexuals should stay in the wiring closet, or at the workstation

10 hours ago
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Gamma-ray Bursts May Explain Fermi's Paradox

rubycodez Re:Not really. (219 comments)

You are confused, those early examples found in Pakistan for instance were NOT widespread and thus not the adoption of writing by mankind. Those are examples of an idea that was tried and then lost again.

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Graphene: Reversible Method of Magnetic Doping Paves Way For Semiconductor Use

rubycodez Confused Summary (36 comments)

Graphene might be used in semiconductor devices whether magnetized or not; being able to magnetize it opens possibilities of making some types of devices but in no way is a prerequisite for practical applications of graphene in computers, semiconductors, etc.

10 hours ago
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Plan C: The Cold War Plan Which Would Have Brought the US Under Martial Law

rubycodez Re: There are still contingency plans (299 comments)

Your imaginings are silly, that's not how the tire trick is done, nor how tank traps implemented. Another branch of the armed service has put more thought into the matter....

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Gamma-ray Bursts May Explain Fermi's Paradox

rubycodez Re:Not really. (219 comments)

You need to study up on the history of technology and civilization, steady stream of advances were made over thousands of years not hundreds, including the widespread use of written language four thousand years ago.

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Gamma-ray Bursts May Explain Fermi's Paradox

rubycodez Re:Or maybe it's because (219 comments)

It does not wipe them out, each civilization reaches a point where its porn and virtual reality are sufficiently advanced.

"Hey look, we can create totally realistic sex partners in our virtu--- [ FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP ]

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Plan C: The Cold War Plan Which Would Have Brought the US Under Martial Law

rubycodez Re: There are still contingency plans (299 comments)

you are silly. tanks can be taken out with nothing more than pile of burning tires, when it gets too hot for the occupants, they will die. tanks can be trapped in pits, or the machinery of their tracks jammed. many, many ways to take out a tank without explosives or heavy weapons.

2 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

rubycodez Re:Their excuse sucks (565 comments)

wrong, that number was in last 8 years. Or over 1,200 contributed in the last six months.

no, Microsoft makes you install service packs or you're out of support. same thing here, quit your whining.

2 days ago
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"Once In a Lifetime" Asteroid Sighting Monday Night

rubycodez pointless (58 comments)

a mere 500 meter rock more than three times the distance to the moon, appearing as a speck in any telescope under $8,000.....why bother

2 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

rubycodez Re:Their excuse sucks (565 comments)

You are clueless. Linux kernel has 15 million lines of code but over 10,000 developers for that. You're saying they should hire 5,000 developers to make you happy instead of having customers upgrade?

2 days ago
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'Never Miss Another Delivery' - if You Have a TrackPIN (Video)

rubycodez Re:Who will sign? (85 comments)

wouldn't it be nicers to see live video from the driver or truck showing your house, or maybe the nice neighbor you trust getting the package?

4 days ago
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Bjarne Stroustrup Awarded 2015 Dahl-Nygaard Prize

rubycodez Re:Ppl who don't know C++ slamming C++ (198 comments)

I've spent over a decade writing C++ code professionally for financial, insurance and CRM systems. So Stroustrup made a half-baked badly designed partially-OO langauge that has set back the evolution of real OO back at least two decades, and he gets an award? A kick in the ass would be more appropriate.

4 days ago
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10 New Rosetta Images Reveal Comet 67P In All Its Glory

rubycodez Re:duck or... (29 comments)

yet I see only four out of dozens that would be a truly piss poor choice for a raft

5 days ago
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10 New Rosetta Images Reveal Comet 67P In All Its Glory

rubycodez Re:duck or... (29 comments)

I'm not saying it was an alien stone duck......... but it was an alien stone duck!

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'Never Miss Another Delivery' - if You Have a TrackPIN (Video)

rubycodez Re:Who will sign? (85 comments)

So invent your virtual presence verify/signing/security cam app and make a fortune.

5 days ago

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Follow-Up Story: Petition to White House to Eliminate DST

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  about 2 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "Sign the petition to the White House to move the clocks ahead one last time, then abolish the energy and money wasting nonsense known as Daylight Saving Time forever. This is long overdue in this modern computerized era. Let's use the power of slashdot's huge readership to get common sense applied to the keeping of time."
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Third Nuclear Test by North Korea

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  about 2 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "Seismic activity has been detected in North Korea, with the signature of a man-made underground nuclear explosion at a depth of one kilometer. South Korea estimate the yield at six to seven kilotons TNT equivalent."
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Anti-Gun Newspaper that Published Owner Lists Hires Armed Citizens

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  about 2 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "The Journal New had published a map showing gun owner's names and addresses, but now in ironic move has hired armed citizens (private security) for protection after receiving much negative mail. As with anti-gun politicians, it seems guns are ok as long as they are used to protect them."
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NASA Press Release Hysteria: Truth Is Greenland Has 150 Year Major Melt Cycle

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "Despite the hoopla and hysteria over NASA's press release of "unprecedented" Greenland ice sheet melting, the truth is that the melt is right on schedule and happens every 150 years. It has nothing whatever to do with AGW. NASA should have made a press release saying in the last 40 years of satellite observation, such a melt hasn't been observed."
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No Tachyons for You! Retest of Neutrino Speed Reconfirms Special Relativety

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "The ICARUS experiment between CERN and Gran Sasso shows that neutrinos move no faster than light. I sense a disturbance in the Force, as if millions of sci-fi space opera lovers cried out in anguish, and then were still."
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The Fate of the Twinkie

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  about 3 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "The fate of the stereotypical geek food Twinkie, with its shelf life on the order of geological if not cosmological timescales (source: Ghost Busters), may be decided soon. With the company Hostess Brand entering its second bankruptcy since 2005, it may liquidate itself this time rather than reorganize as before, with 19,000 jobs gone , The Twinkie brand name (and Ding Dongs and that near tasteless foamy mass known as Wonder Bread) might be up for sale. in our IP minded civilisation, a brand name can outlive a product, be sold like property, and become bound to something else."
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H5N1 Bird Influenza - not a credible threat

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  about 3 years ago

rubycodez writes "A 39 year old bus driver has died of H5N1 in Shenzhen, a city next to Hong Kong. But none of the 120 people he had close contact with show any signs of infection with the virus. Usually only those with close contact with dead animals get H5N1, and there are no cases of person to person transmission. In the last seven years, less than 350 people have died from H5N1. Meanwhile, they more common flus that children bring home from school every year will kill tens of thousands. It is time to stop worrying about a rare disease that has killed hardly anyone, and put to rest the hype."
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California to Fight Against the 3,000 Mile Oil Cha

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "The quick-oil-change business chains of today repeatedly drill into customer's heads the notion that oil changes must be every 3,000 miles for all cars. This is despite that today's engines have even tighter tolerances, temperature regulation, and superior alloys on rubbing surfaces. Officials of the State of California's Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery are fighting the wasteful beliefs. Their Check Your Number campaign website encourages people to check the manufacturer's specified interval for vehicles, often it is in the 5,000 to 10,000 mile range for late models."
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The 147 Corporations that Rule Most of the Global

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "Researchers at the Swiss Federal Technology Institute in Zurich have identified a "Capitalist Network" of well-connected companies that control most of the global economy. They further identified the 147 (one percent) "super-connected" companies that control forty percent or more of the global financial network. If one believes the mega-corporations have most governments of the west in their pockets, does this mean we have a global oligarchy?"
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Possible Habitable Planet 36 Lightyears Away

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "HD85512b, a planet found by the European Southern Observatory's High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) in Chile, is at the right distance and of the right mass (3.6 times Earth) to possibly harbor life. It is only the second planet found with the right distance and mass parameters to be a viable candidate for further study for life signs."
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Excellent Opportunity: Default the National Debt

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "The mega-corporations and mega-banks have been controlling the lawmakers in most western countries. The deadline for extending the payments on the U.S. National Debt affords an excellent opportunity to bring down an evil system of oligarchs, and an unconstitutional system of producing fiat money. A proper "controlled demolition" (in a purely metaphorical sense) of the Federal Reserve System can liberate the U.S. from mega-corporate control.

The gist of the process is simple, savings and currency of U.S. citizens are transitioned to a New Dollar based on federal metal (silver/gold) and/or federal assets such as land. Domestic production is ramped up, mines and factories are re-opened, our dependence in the short term for petroleum will be met with domestic supplies of oil and coal processed into clean liquid hydrocarbon fuel (we do have such sufficient reserves, look it up). The National Debt, owned to private bankers, is defaulted upon and those holders of U.S. securities (e.g. arab nations, China, etc.) are screwed over, flipped the veritable bird, forcing the U.S. to be self-sufficient for a time as the dollar becomes useless for world trade.

Those in the banking cartel and their minions (e.g. treasury secretary, board of governors of federal reserve, etc) are rounded up and tried for high treason for their actions in supporting anti-american governments, globalist draining of U.S. wealth, plotting against the people of the U.S., betrayal of trust, purposeless wars, terrorism, mass murder; and are given the traditional penalty for high treason. Those foreign heads of banking cartels that colluded with them in their evil activities are classified as enemies of the United States and dealt with accordingly.

Laws will be enacted, to forbid corporations from contributing to campaigns, from lobbying, and even from existing for longer than a set period of time, perhaps 50 years. Stocks must be held for a period of no less than one business quarter; the stock market will be a slow, low-key operation for the purpose of investing in the future of a company only.

Only money based on an asset will be allowed; Congress will control the coining of money as per the Constitution, there will be no central bank, no money based upon debt, no participation by any person, bank, or corporation in the IMF or World Bank or similar global bank will be permitted. Usury will not be permitted, maximum interest for any debt public or private will be capped at five percent.

This will obviously entail sacrifice in the short term, but the reward will liberation from an ever-oppressive oligarchy which has been draining our wealth, stealing our liberties, and causing world wide misery and death."
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WHO. Changes Tune: Cell Phones May Be Carcinogenic

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "The World Health Organization has changed its position on the link between cell phone use and cancer, from saying there is no link to instead saying there is possibility of link and that further study is warranted."
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Miguel De Icaza Forms New Mono Company: Xamarin

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "After being thrown out on the streets by Attachmate, the purchasers of Novell, Miguel De Icaza has formed a new company Xamarin to make .NET development tools for Android and iOS. The company will also provide commercial international Mono support. There are those who would say Mono poses a risk of drawing Microsoft patent or other IP litigation for its inclusion in some major Linux distributions, and that these recent events might be the beginning of the demise of widespread use of Mono and other .NETiness in open source software, a good thing."
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Dont Cut the Salt, It's Good For You

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "Dr. Jan Staessen of the University of Leuven in Belgium used data from two studies of 3700 Europeans, in which their salt intake was measured by urinalysis for an average of 8 years. Those subjects with lowest salt intake had the highest rate, 4%, of death by heart attack, while those with the highest salt intake had the lowest heart attack rate at one percent. Yet another urban legend of dietary advice bites the dust."
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U.S. DOE to Send Radiation Hardened Robot to Japan

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "Some slashdotters have been wondering why Japan, with its advanced robotics technology, hasn't been using robots and remote controlled cameras at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. Apparently, they do not have radiation hardened systems that would be suitable, but the U.S. Department of Energy has said it is shipping such cameras and a robot from its Idaho National Laboratory along with a team to train Japanese operators."
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China To Stop Importing Chips for Supercomputers

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rubycodez writes "The Tianhe-1A system will be the last Chinese supercomputer to use imported Intel and AMD processors. By years end, China's own 64 bit MIPS-compatible 65nm 8-core 1GHz version of the Godsen (Longsoon family) processors will be used, including 10,000 of them for the "Dawning 6000" supercomputer. Yes, the chips can and usually do run GNU/Linux, but also can run FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD "
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Half of College Students Learn Nothing in 2 Years

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  about 4 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "A study of 2,400 students lead by Prof. Arum of NYU shows students gained no critical skills (critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing) after two years of college, and 36% gained none after four years. The study used the Collegiate Learning Assessment score, transcripts and surveys."
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Betelgeuse To Blow Up "Soon"

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  about 4 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "A wave of 2012 related hoopla has hit the internet, about the star that makes the "right shoulder" of Orion the hunter, Betelgeuse. Astronomer Phil Plait once again puts rumors to rest. The star will indeed explode as a type II supernova, and when it does it will be brighter than Venus on Earth though not as bright as the full moon. It will be visible in the night sky for weeks, as well as possibly be visible in the day sky for a short time. But that event could happen today, or 100,000 years from now or as much as a million years from now. Since Betelgeuse is over 600 light years away, its violent death will not harm Earth in any way, but definitely will provide a huge bonanza of scientific information about supernova. As geeks, we can only hope the core of Betelgeuse undergoes catastrophic failure in our lifetime."
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Milky Way May Have Dark Matter Satellite Galaxies

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  about 4 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "Berkeley astronomer Sukanya Chakrabarti has detected perturbations in the gases surrounding our Milky Way and concludes there is a satellite "Galaxy X" 250,000 light years away that is mostly dark matter, but that may contain dwarf stars visible in infrared. She expects many more such dark matter satellites to the Milky Way to be discovered using her technique."
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Solaris No Longer Free As In Beer

rubycodez rubycodez writes  |  more than 4 years ago

rubycodez (864176) writes "Oracle, having acquired Sun Microsystems including its Unix(tM), will no longer give away free Solaris licenses. Oracle also states that some features of its Oracle Solaris will not appear in OpenSolaris, which means OpenSolaris may start to die."
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