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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

saloomy Re: OH GOODY (200 comments)

Wrong. Apple are outdone on that front by Samsung, MS... You really should check your facts before showing the rest of /. how wrong you are. Some of us actually RTFA, read relevant info, and post knowingly. Hater.

4 days ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

saloomy Re:Consent of the Governed (162 comments)

...certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it ... End of story. There can be no action taken by a government on behalf of its people argued to be for its people, yet conceal that action from its people in the name of its people. It's oxymoronic.

need to keep some things secret

Need to keep things secret? Who decides what is needed to be kept secret? Patriots? Those who stand with liberty and freedom certainly don't.

4 days ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

saloomy Re:Police legal authority (162 comments)

I know, the stingray is essentially a hacking tool. That makes you think though, why on earth is there a large wireless network carrying sensitive data without TLS (transport layer security), or encryption between the modem on the phone, and the carrier? Either the contents are not sensitive, or the carriers / cell phone manufactures are complicit or worse.. incompetent.

4 days ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

saloomy Re:Police legal authority (162 comments)

If the police do not have a warrant, then you can refuse to give the police information. Like an individual can plead the 5th, and remain silent, short of a court order, so can a corporation. Verizon / AT&T do not have to hand over anything without a warrant or law saying they have to. But the question is, how much money do they get for cooperating? How much does the government spend on telecom services, and how much grant money is spent on the telecom industry? They are incentivized to cooperate.

4 days ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

saloomy Consent of the Governed (162 comments)

You can not consent to what you do not know. A free society mandates that the governing be done in open view of the public. Otherwise, how can we consent to what we are unaware of. As Lincoln said: "... of the people, by the people, for the people..."

4 days ago
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Culberson As Chair of NASA Fundng Subcommittee Makes Europa Mission More Likely

saloomy Re: Unnecessary. (57 comments)

The word of God makes no mention of nuclear fission either, yet I bet you have used the resulting energy either directly or indirectly. Go read an accurate science book when debating matters of science, or stay away from our progress.

about a week ago
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New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation

saloomy Re:Abrupt, but like 100 years abrupt? (132 comments)

CaptainDork isn't implying anything. S/he says it's okay to attack the character of an individual who is skeptical of the facts, not beliefs.

Right but his sentence could be read another way (or so it did when I first read it).

Can he do that by practicing illegal discrimination? If you bothered to read the Slate article linked by CaptainDork, you'd see that Ken Ham is engaging in just that.

It is illegal, so he can't. But then, I wasn't commenting on how he builds his park, or who he hires to build it. Only whatever he wants. (so long as it passes building codes, but then again, I was really stating my principles not what is legally possible.

That's the point. Again, read the Slate article linked by CaptainDork. And if you're too lazy to do that, then here you go:

Thanks for that. But no, I did read the article. I just don't agree with Ken Ham spending public funds to build something based on his beliefs, and not our collective scientific knowledge. I don't think the government has any place paying for the support of ANYONE's beliefs, including Ken Hams. I know the article was stating that Kentucky did so, and I'm glad I am not from Kentucky. Again, I was really stating what I think is right:

I just don't want him influencing public policy or spending public funds on projects that are not based on science.

about a month ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

saloomy Re:How did they ID the part? (94 comments)

Bullshit.

So what are the odds that a white woman of earharts build, along with western womans shoe, and a sextent would be found on an island a few hundred miles from where earhart went missing and a piece of aluminum that would fit the window of her plane?

Pretty high if you sight the same group as the source but you left out some crucial details:

"We know that in 1940 British Colonial Service officer Gerald Gallagher recovered a partial skeleton of a castaway on Nikumaroro. Unfortunately, those bones have now been lost," Gillespie said.

So how are you so sure that it was her body? There is no positive ID. Don't feed me the old "well who else could it have been?" line. There is no positive ID. If you had the bones and could do DNA testing with someone who is a relative, that would be a verifiable positive ID.

In both your sources (this article's source and the Discovery News articles you mention, the same group has made both claims. Its not like they are financially invested in finding her or anything.

For years, Richard Gillespie, TIGHAR's executive director and author of the book "Finding Amelia," and his crew have been searching the Nikumaroro island for evidence of Earhart ... According to Gillespie, who is set to embark on a new $500,000 Nikumaroro expedition next summer, the two became castaways and eventually died there.

Woops!

about a month ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

saloomy Re: I Love the headline (94 comments)

Right? Because, its not like headlines matter anyway. Why should they be well thought out? only thing that needs to be accurate is TFA anyway.... /sarcasm

about a month ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

saloomy Re: And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

Just because something is licensed for a "0" cost, doesn't mean its necessarily free of restrictions. Pandora has free radio, and I assure you, you can not (legally) rip the songs off of it and redistribute them on a website, for example. Free != open source GPLed. It just means no money need change hands for the license.

about a month ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

saloomy Re:How did they ID the part? (94 comments)

Which is why the imaging analysis needs to be independently verified.

about a month ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

saloomy Re:How did they ID the part? (94 comments)

The link from your article to the photograph hosted on the Miami Herald website is 404 Not Found. Surprising. What "Imaging Specialists" are they using? How can a 1937 photograph ID a particular piece of metal that is deformed and found at sea? The shape is... well... deformed! Surely its discolored.

about a month ago
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New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation

saloomy Re:Abrupt, but like 100 years abrupt? (132 comments)

What are you implying? That it's OK to attack Ken Ham, or that its OK for Ken Ham to attack people who don't believe as he does?

Ken Ham can build whatever he wants on his own dime, in his own land. I just don't want him influencing public policy or spending public funds on projects that are not based on science.

about a month ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

saloomy How did they ID the part? (94 comments)

Was there a serial number? Was there an inscription? Did she leave a palm print?
If I had spent millions of dollars, and involved hundreds of people, I'd sure grab on to even the remotest of possibilities so I didn't have to walk away empty handed!
FTFA:
The piece, which measures about 24 by 18 inches (61 cm by 46 cm), did not appear to be a standard part of a Lockheed Electra, but TIGHAR researchers recently began to look into the possibility it might have been installed on the plane as a patch after a window was removed, he said. On October 7, a TIGHAR team examined a plane at Wichita Air Services in Newton, Kansas, that was similar to Earhart's aircraft. Because the plane was being restored, it was possible to look at its interior and see where the sheet of metal recovered in 1991 would have fit, Gillespie said.

Not conclusive... sorry!

about a month ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

saloomy I Love the headline (94 comments)

I had no idea Amelia Earhart was bionic and had metal patches!

about a month ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

saloomy Re: Not a chance (631 comments)

No. When you register your card with Apple Pay, you AUTHENTICATE with BofA (or whoever your bank is). BofA requires you to call them in so they can ID you and accept your registering the card with Apple Pay. Capital One allows Apple Pay to launch the Capital One app and authenticate it through logging in there. Re-read my comment and try again.

My bad on the parenthesis thing.

But I say "Anonymous Coward", I have seen your lack of parenthesis on multiple comments! HAHA!!!! /sarcasm

about a month ago
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New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation

saloomy Re:Abrupt, but like 100 years abrupt? (132 comments)

Sounds like they really just don't know.
It likely was a combination of factors, they say, including ocean circulation, changing wind patterns and terrestrial processes.

But at least they are studying and learning.
"This abrupt, centennial-scale variability of CO2 appears to be a fundamental part of the global carbon cycle. "Previous research has hinted at the possibility that spikes in atmospheric carbon dioxide may have accelerated the last deglaciation, but that hypothesis had not been resolved, the researchers say.

The earth has been from +14 to -6 degrees on average from where it is today. Historically speaking, were in the "colder than usual" range of the bell curve today, and thats with using ice cores to detect CO2 levels and temperature histories. Its not like we had a thermocouple hooked up to a server recording that data for millions of years. These deductions are best effort conclusions on data that only tells a very broad stroke of the story.
What upsets me is how demonizing the argument about Global Warming / Climate Change is. The earth will change its temperature. That will happen with or without us, just look at the historical record. Earths temperature isn't stable. And for all those who argue we are burning too much fossil fuels, those carbon atoms weren't created into existence in the ground as they were today, unless you believe the earth is 6000 years old!
They were a part of the global carbon cycle, and buried during mass extinction events and processes that sequestered them to where they are today. It isn't science to say "for sure this and for sure that". Its science to say: "To the level of our current understanding...". Thats it. You can't know for certain, just like they didn't know for certain that the earth was the center of the universe, even though it was proselytized. Its not OK to attack the character of an individual when they are skeptical of your conclusions. All of science works better when there are those who are skeptical. It refines your proof if you are right, or betters your understanding if you are wrong.

As for the problems associated with climate change, it will happen. For those of us living where it will flood, there will be a new continent to live on, once it unfreezes (again!).

about a month ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

saloomy Re: Not a chance (631 comments)

Apple Pay registers the card pretty fast, but not with BofA, you can't use their App to authenticate the card, you have to call in (at least you did when I registered my Credit and Debit cards. Capital One allows you to sign into the app and it instructs Apple Pay to go ahead.

On the subject of "who will win", I think that the easiest payment options with the most security and largest spending consumer base will win. Historically, thats users who use Apple. QR codes and Bank ACH transfers lack two of the three things - security and ease. They also miss the boat on a big number of other ancillary benefits Apple Pay has going for it:
1. Apple Pay can be used online.
2. There is no massive treasure trove of data for hackers to steal.
3. You can not ACH from a credit card. Guess where most of the retailers get their money from? Hint: Its not people's bank accounts, those are used to pay off credit cards.
4. If CurrentC participating retailers block Apple Pay (which is really to block NFC transactions), it stands to reason that Apple may block any CurrentC applications from their App Store. They could always point and say "In response to...".

Apple Pay will end up being just another NFC service, but NFC will ring the winner. What is Walmart / Best Buy / CVS going to do? Displace Visa/MC in the hundreds of countries that are already in? How many Visa terminals are there? Right.
I suppose they have all the legal work figured out as well, and don't mind bankrupting themselves in the process. /sarcasm

about a month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

saloomy Re: There will be what we end up using (558 comments)

What I meant was many stores will have their own payment systems, and others will support the broad systems from Apple/Google, and some will be late to the "payment revolution", and so on and so fourth. Once it makes economic sense to adopt system X, they will adopt it. We still have to see how Apple Pay stands up to real world threats, heavy load, availability concerns, network issues (if the store is not in great cell range), etc.... We still don't know what happens when you take the big system you just made and apply it to the big load waiting for its availability and adoption. Time will tell us what the stores end up using because it will be the best system from a realistic point of view.

about a month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

saloomy There will be what we end up using (558 comments)

Once competition decides what service we decide to favor. A bunch of services will fail, 3 or 4 will remain and be universally accepted. Just look at the credit card networks for reference as to how this will play out.

about a month ago

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Apple claims iOS 8 is beyond its ability to extract data from under a warrant

saloomy saloomy writes  |  about 2 months ago

saloomy (2817221) writes "Apple wants to make clear that it wants nobody snooping around in your private information, not even the police.

The company on Wednesday night said that its latest software system, iOS 8, included deep protection of the information stored on Apple mobile devices. So deep, in fact, that the company says it has become technically impossible for it to respond to government warrants asking for customer information like photos, email, messages, contacts, call history and notes, to be extracted from devices."

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