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Google Bots Doing SQL Injection Attacks

sadler121 Paramaterize SQL? (156 comments)

My god, it's 2013 and where talking about SQL injection? If your not parameterizing your sql, your doing it wrong.

about 9 months ago
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Linux Mint 14 Is Out

sadler121 Does it still use Nouveau? (129 comments)

So can you boot this version with a newish nvidia card? Cause last time I checked, it used nouveau as default, which fails massively for any newer nvidia cards. All I get it a screen with white blocks. Why linux distros insist on using an alpha video card driver to boot the system for the first time is beyond me.

Doesn't it make sense to use a generic one that will work with everything and then let the person choose to install the alpha one (or propitiatory one)?

about a year and a half ago
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Facebook Co-Founder Saverin Gives Up U.S. Citizenship Before IPO

sadler121 Re:Good riddance indeed (911 comments)

Since when is supporting gay marriage and stem cell research "ultra-right wing conservative"? last I checked the Koch brothers seemed to line up more with Ron Paul in ideology, then Rush Limbaugh...David H Koch was a libertarian back in the 80's (just like Ron Paul)...

more than 2 years ago
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Leap Second Coming In June, 2012

sadler121 Re:Mayans (142 comments)

I thought the timer was perpetually stuck at 5:02 PM on the 22 April, 2011?

more than 2 years ago
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Senator Wants to Tax Internet Shopping

sadler121 Re:Um, the Constitution says "nay" (705 comments)

um...if the constitution explicitly allows Congress to regulate inter-state congress. Durbin is a US Senator, and the US Senate is part of Congress...

more than 3 years ago
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Backscatter X-Ray Machines Easily Fooled

sadler121 Re:Surgical implantation of explosives. (342 comments)

um...could one not build bluetooth into the bomb and then have a bluetooth enabled cell phone (or iTouch) act as the detonator? What is the TSA going to do then? Ban all cellphones from a flight?

more than 3 years ago
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Russia To Help NATO Build Anti-Missile Network

sadler121 Re:Russian Game: Assistance but Not Participation (175 comments)

Because everybody knows it is really Vladmir Putin who runs Russia, and is Prime Minister to get around the consecutive term limits, and will run again for the Presidency, and win after Medvedev's term is up...

more than 3 years ago
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New York Judge Rules 6-Year-Old Can Be Sued

sadler121 Re:Wait what? (799 comments)

and then the next thing you know it will be mandatory to buy bike insurance, just like car insurance! Don't tell the Tea Party!

more than 3 years ago
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Like Google's Chrome, Mozilla To Silently Update Firefox 4

sadler121 Re:User Account Control (287 comments)

Chrome has it's exe in APPDATA, that is how they get around UAC.

more than 3 years ago
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Pakistan Lifts Ban After Facebook Deletes Offending Page

sadler121 Re:Bans (677 comments)

A petition will not do a damn thing. You're going to have to threaten to kill people if your demands are not met.

more than 4 years ago
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Air Force Sets Date To Fly Mach-6 Scramjet

sadler121 Re:Great step forward (252 comments)

and if they did recover it, they would find a message written in old high gallifreyan on the black box translated as "Hello, Sweetie"

more than 4 years ago
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Google to Open Source the VP8 Codec

sadler121 Re:Yeah, but... (501 comments)

Unless Google starts using VP8 exclusively for Youtube. How long would it take for VP8 to gain hardware decoding? Hint: Not long.

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Weighs In On iPhone Programming Language Mandate

sadler121 How long until this is extended to all of OS X? (711 comments)

So how long until Apple creates an App Store for OS X, and forces Developers to only write Apps in Objective C, under NDA?

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Weighs In On iPhone Programming Language Mandate

sadler121 Re:And this is why I don't buy Apple (711 comments)

Because every Apple store and/or product produces a miniature Reality Distortion Field?

more than 4 years ago
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US Gov't. Ending Its Hands-Off-the-Internet Stance

sadler121 Middle Class gets hammered, not the poor (452 comments)

In the US the poor 20% of the population have nothing.

The poor in the US have Medicare. It's the middle class that gets screwed when they get layed off or fired. COBRA is too expensive to pay for, and they are ineligible for Medicare. If you have a pre-existing condition your even more screwed, as you have to find a job ASAP because no private insurance will cover you. You can't start your own company, because you have a pre-existing condition and no insurance company will touch you.

If your poor, more importantly if your a young girl in a poverty area, the best way to be provided for is to get pregnant. The goverment opens up it's coffers to support you.

So it's not the poor who don't have anything, they get covered, it's all about the Middle Class. They get screwed.

more than 4 years ago
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The Difficulty of Dismantling Constellation

sadler121 Re:false dichotomy (200 comments)

Medicare and Social Security are NOT Mentioned in the Constitution, yet the national defense is. If you want to start cutting programs, go for Social Security and Medicare NOT National Defense.

Now, there are problems with the "Military Industrial Complex" that Eisenhower famously warned us of. Much of NASA's woes come from the boon doggle that are Cost Plus contracts. This is why switching to the COTS program is a big step in the right direction. Companies don't get money until they produce results, they can't just suck at NASA's teat.

more than 4 years ago
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Should I Take Toyota's Software Update?

sadler121 DO-178B for Cars (750 comments)

I think where this is ultimately headed is to require DO-178B like testing for Automobiles, just like we require it for Airplanes.

more than 4 years ago

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