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Researcher Claims To Have Chrome Zero-Day, Google Says "Prove It"

seann Re:He has a video up of this exploit.... (106 comments)

The word document, which was already on his local system, which is already preset to trusted which can execute macros, executed putty.

more than 2 years ago

Calif. Man Arrested For ESPN Post On Killing Kids

seann Re:Ermahgerd 1984! (416 comments)

Dart recalled the push to get the mentally ill out of institutions in the 1960s. But the community systems that were supposed to care for them either werenâ(TM)t set up or were underfunded, he said.

âoeThe result is an unmitigated disaster,â he said. âoeWe are criminalizing mental Illness. I see it every day.â He said of the 10,000 people housed daily in the Cook County Jail, about 2,800 âoeare taking serious psychotropic medications.â

Dart said that mentally ill people in the jail often are released back on the street with no housing and no treatment.

âoeThere should be a system for this, and we need to push providers to get more of a thoughtful pattern on how we release people,â he said.

Dart said his office is working with Cook County mental health providers to develop profiles of those arrested and develop a continuum of care. He said a support group for family members also has been started.

âoeWe have to be prepared, come up with strategies and keep the decibel level up on this issue,â Dart said.

Sangamon County Stateâ(TM)s Attorney John Milhiser said the key is communication between law enforcement and mental health professionals.

âoeWhat do we do with them?â he said of the mentally ill. âoeWe have to protect the public and make sure they get the treatment they need and stay on their medication.â

He said mentally ill inmates âoeare a drain on the jail,â but often there is no other alternative.

The article continues...

more than 2 years ago

First Impressions of Windows 8 Powered Nokia Lumia 920 and 820

seann Stop with the fud. (396 comments)

in favor of Microsoftâ(TM)s platform. But those Windows Phone 7 smartphones won't upgrade to Windows Phone 8 software, and nor will they run Windows Phone 8 apps."

Stop saying that.

Say that windows phone 8 applications that are targeted for only windows phone 8, and use only windows phone 8 features will not run on windows phone 7.5.

This is not an issue.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Personal Tape Drive NAS?

seann Really (268 comments)

to save the torrents of my Linux distributions on it

Really, you're going with that?

more than 2 years ago

Flight 4590 Didn't Kill the Concorde; Costs Did

seann Re:Oh Boeing... (403 comments)

It effects animals or something.

Not sure if scare mongering.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Won't Say If Skype Is Secure Or Not. Time To Change?

seann Jitsi is not a real alternative. (237 comments)

Stop with this nonsense.

Jitsi is not a real alternative for grandma and grandpa.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Engineer Discovers Android Spam Botnet, Google Denies Claim

seann Re:Just link to the ACTUAL blog entry (152 comments)

I think this comment summarizes the reason I never visit slashdot anymore.

That and you have to wait for a new page to load when making a comment. Annoying.

more than 2 years ago

Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

seann Wow 14 years. (1521 comments)

Thanks for everything.

more than 3 years ago

One Fifth of World's Population Can't See Milky Way At Night

seann Re:I can see about 20 (612 comments)

if you expose for too long, you'll get star streaks, but if you use too high of an iso, you'll get noise.

city lights suck.

lens hoods ftw.

more than 5 years ago

Utah's Third Attempt To Regulate Keywords Fails

seann Re:Who is pushing for this? (68 comments)

sidewalks in canada are not private property.

sucks to be utah.

more than 5 years ago

RIM Accuses Motorola of Blocking Job Offers

seann Re:So... (353 comments)

Nice to see you NSResponder.

Great posts as always.

more than 6 years ago

Solving the Knight's Tour Puzzle In 60 Lines of Python

seann Re:better algo (311 comments)

Wait a second. What's wrong with recursion?

more than 6 years ago

Magnetic Portals Connect Sun and Earth

seann Re:8 light-minutes (235 comments)

Maybe we can use a large sphere or ring shaped device made up of a super strong magnetic metal that can create its own gravity field.

With this device we may be able to travel at the speed of light to the sun!

In fact, if we increase the magnetic s of this device and focus it on another "sphere" or ring device, maybe we can travel faster than the speed of light! We could have instantaneous travel!

Wow. Somebody should make a movie or tv show about this. We could call it Sphere Gate or The Ring .

more than 5 years ago


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I should know better

seann seann writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I really should have known better then to leave myself logged into Slashdot on Moon's computer. I guess I got lucky. He could have revealed all my secrets. Like that time we caught herpes from that hooker in the falls.


seann seann writes  |  about 12 years ago

get text
set AppleScript's text item delimiters to {"."}
        set ip_ADDRESS to "" as string
        set OCT_1 to text item 1 of ip_ADDRESS as integer
        set OCT_2 to text item 2 of ip_ADDRESS as integer
        set OCT_3 to text item 3 of ip_ADDRESS as integer
        set OCT_4 to text item 4 of ip_ADDRESS as integer
end try

set AppleScript's text item delimiters to {""}

display dialog {"Computer 1's Address: ", OCT_1, ".", OCT_2, ".", OCT_3, ".", OCT_4 + 0} as string
display dialog {"Computer 2's Address: ", OCT_1, ".", OCT_2, ".", OCT_3, ".", OCT_4 + 1} as string
display dialog {"Computer 3's Address: ", OCT_1, ".", OCT_2, ".", OCT_3, ".", OCT_4 + 2} as string
display dialog {"Computer 4's Address: ", OCT_1, ".", OCT_2, ".", OCT_3, ".", OCT_4 + 3} as string


seann seann writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Applied for job, had interview on thursday, "expect a call 1-2 weeks, training starts christmas holidays", etc, etc. It would be nice if I got it, the extra money I would have to save for school. Then I would be able to pickup my school laptop, and school camera (not that I need that camera :>)
It's about time to retire my SLR, films outdated, the new Digital SLRS are low priced. I figure I sell my dark room equipment, along with the camera. Get a decent digital camera that I can attach forigen lenes onto, and all will be set.
Only time will tell, new jobs write the future.
Saving will be the way to go..
until next time.


Snow! I love it!

seann seann writes  |  more than 12 years ago

This is the best thing in the world! driving in snow. I love snow, It's my life line, I might as well be a snowman, call me Seanny Snowmanathon. Or Seann for short. Dodging left and right, swinging around corners, it's great.
Today I went out with Brad and lil Drew, to Walmart. We saw jim at his counter, but he wasn't working, just visiting and buying misc things. We proceeded to proclaim loudly what to steal, and how Episode II looks just perfect, and maybe spiderman. He payed no attention to us, ignored us if you will, after his "I know you steal Brad, I'm gonna keep an eye on you." speech before he left Harveys.
Then we dined, saw Eric Page, friend from years ago, then drew and brad went at it.
They were determining wheather or not you faught Seymour one more time inside of SIN.
I didn't take sides, because I'm fuzzy about it.
I drove them home after that, then jumped on the QEW, what a grand day.
Still looking for a decent paying job, I was thinking about UPS the other night, that could be interesting.


Well it's interesting.

seann seann writes  |  more than 13 years ago

My job at radio shack is fairly interesting, except my girlfriend thinks she is the best thing in the world next to sliced bread. I'm sure I'd be more happy for her if she worked in a store that didn't get as much traffic in one hour, as we do in 3 days.

I get an average of 400-700$ a day in sales for 5.5 hours, thats not to bad considering I never get approached with somebody who wants a TV, they usualy had just bought a new TV/VCR/DVD player, and now want cables, Or batteries for their cables, Or cables for their batteries. Exciting world.

I like my job, however, I do believe they are not going to keep me. As I've said, I don't do enough sales. Which is sad, but I do have some full time hours coming up, so I guess we'll see.


seann seann writes  |  more than 13 years ago

I totally forgot about calling radio shack today, and apparently I got the job!
I called at 4:22pm, talked to Dar, she told me that the DM was in, and said something afterwards, I was so shocked I didn't even hear it (well I did but it didn't register).

She told me to come in today or tomorrow to fill out some paper work, (Just like my baby! who also got a job at the square one). So I'm going after chris eats.

I hope they have some clue that Kris is my girlfriend, I probably won't be able to work the square.

Even worse, I have to walk in her shoes!
She's the best saleswomen!



seann seann writes  |  more than 13 years ago

I applied at RadioShack today (intertan), and I'm left wondering if I will get hired part time. The interview seamed to go well, except when I had to do an on-line test.

They asked the usual questions like "Would you steal" "what would you do if you got caught stealing", etc, etc. And there was even some math questions (I had to resist the urge to alt+esc+r calc to do the math.. I only used it to check the results of one question!), and the ever famous "How many days of school do you miss."

I don't like how they ask you if you've been absent from school for no reason, etc. I don't consider school like work, I never skip out of work, if I'm scheduled to work, I will be there. If I goto school every day, and don't feel good one day, I can make it up the next by jumping ahead and doing extra work. I don't get paid for going to school (not even by knowledge, I don't learn at school)

It's an odd situation, almost done school. I have 2 months left (end of january) and I just need these 3 credits.

Let's see what happens.


That world called rubber.

seann seann writes  |  more than 13 years ago

I road home from my girlfriends house on a bike without a tube.
earlier we got into a small argument on super conductors, heat and cold, and which goes faster.
I said:

"well my batteries died on the way over to your house, but after they cool down they'll be more responsive and I'll get another half hour out of them."

she concluded that:

"it doesn't make sense,"
"sure it does, just like keeping computers circuits/silicon cold, they use gold and cool it to run really fast"
"metal with higher temperatures conduct far better than cold ones."


So after we got home, she persisted to aj.com and tried to find the answer. I then went on google and got a document about super conductors (IBM researchers), and she concluded she was right. (said metals operate at better temperaturs at 16K below absolute zero.)

I just went over a book that I recently read a week ago (Great book, read it in a night, just couldn't put it down)

The Science of the X-Men, Link Yaco, p203 "Super-computers, incidentally, use liquid helium, which is more easily compressible, to super-cool their gold-plated circuits. When gold is cooled enough, it becomes a super-conductor, which might be iceman's state to some extent. Keep that in mind as we get some later ideas."


I guess I'm right to an extent.
well, that's gold.... gold is one of the elements that has sort of strange tendancies I guess....

She has more schooling than me, I trust her, I don't however, trust her at the same time. Wonder who's right?

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