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NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

seeker_1us We have had BIOS virus attacks before. (698 comments)

There have been BIOS destroying viruses before. Now the NSA is in the antivirus business? And by doing so, they save the U.S. economy? Even Norton and McAfee don't make this claim.

about 10 months ago
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Two Sailors Injured When Drone Crashes Into US Navy Guided Missile Cruiser

seeker_1us It damaged a warship? (109 comments)

It's a 3 ton low speed aircraft crashing into an armored cruiser by definition designed to be shot at with things like shells and missiles and bombs and torpedoes. Surpising.

about a year ago
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Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?

seeker_1us Re:Passwords are property of the employer (599 comments)

His contract said he could release the passwords to one person. Other people in the organization demanded the passwords after he left. He refused and they arrested him. When the one person to whom his contract allowed him to release his passwords asked, he gave it to him. For this, he was sent to prison.

about a year ago
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The Linux Backdoor Attempt of 2003

seeker_1us NSA, not likely (360 comments)

Remember the NSA has worked to HARDEN linux, and even contributed the SElinux system.

1 year,15 days
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Drone Hunters Lining Up and Paying Out In Colorado

seeker_1us Just what we need. (206 comments)

A bunch of guys shooting up in the air in an uncontrolled manner.

about a year ago
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Apple Sued For Man's Porn Addiction

seeker_1us Nobody forced him to buy apple. (509 comments)

If he wants a computer with safe features he can install linux on a PC and put in free software to block porn on the computer he owns.

There's probably a 3rd party program for Apple that does the same thing.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Another Dev Steals Your Work and Adds Their Name?

seeker_1us Re:Contact your former client. (480 comments)

No. This is not a matter of copyright. Copyright is the right to copy. The former client owns the right to copy. This is about plagiarism. When you sell your book to a publisher you generally sell the copyright. You do not sell the right to have your name replaced on the cover.

about a year ago
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Taking Action For Free JavaScript

seeker_1us Re:WHAT popular perception? (318 comments)

Right... because web browsers run on rocks, not computers. Seriously..... why did this get modded insightful?

about a year ago
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Microsoft YouTube App Strips Ads; Adds Download

seeker_1us Re:In addition, (381 comments)

DMCA is Digital Milllenium Copyright Act. Not watching ads is not a violation of copyright. Downloading the material is not a violation of copyright because it is on a public server and actually set up for downloads. Whether it is a terms of service violation is something else, but NOT a DMCA question.

about a year and a half ago
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Mitigating Password Re-Use From the Other End

seeker_1us Too many damn passwords (211 comments)

If you have too many different username/passwords you will not be able to keep them straight. This is what OpenID was supposed to solve. One can flip the argument around very easily: if there were fewer sites maintaining their own password databases, then there would be fewer breaches.

And that does NOT mean using OpenID for everything including financial accounts.

about a year and a half ago
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Israel Airport Security Allowed To Read Tourists' Email

seeker_1us Well this is stupid. (438 comments)

"We demand to see your email account."

An email account isn't like a passport or other official document. It can be created, or deleted, on a whim. What kind of "security" do they think this will bring?

about a year and a half ago
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'CodeSpells' Video Game Teaches Children Java Programming

seeker_1us Re:The spell book looks INCREDIBLE: (245 comments)

Something can be basic and polished. This doesn't look unpolished.

about a year and a half ago
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Man Who Pointed Laser At Aircraft Gets 30-Month Sentence

seeker_1us Re:From the article: (761 comments)

Yes it is a crazy idea. Laser safety glasses are wavelength specific. Protection for green lasers won't work on blue, or red. The helicopter pilot was responding to a call, so he knew ahead of time what color to protect against.

about a year and a half ago
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Man Who Pointed Laser At Aircraft Gets 30-Month Sentence

seeker_1us Re:Punishment fetish wins again (761 comments)

I don't think it's punishment fetish as much as punishment hypocrisy.

We get punishments totally out of whack, but only for crimes that are not that common. This guy should be punished, but compare a sentence (30 months) with what drunk drivers get. Or compare it to the sentences that drunk drivers get who actually kill people....

about a year and a half ago
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US To Deploy Ballistic Missile Interceptors In Response To North Korean Threats

seeker_1us Re:Suicide USAF pilot fly into an ICBM? (266 comments)

Not likely. ICBM's travel at insane speeds in terminal phase (The minuteman moves at Mach 23.

about a year and a half ago
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President Obama Calls For New 'Space Race' Funding

seeker_1us It's time to start shutting the F### up about this (291 comments)

Bush did this. Now Obama is doing it. The simple fact is that there wasn't money for it in Bush's administration, and there isn't money for it now.

about a year and a half ago
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"Adults Only" OpenArena Now Playable On Raspberry Pi

seeker_1us Re:Oh for fuck sakes (65 comments)

Jack Thompson wants an external agency which usually ends up with its own agenda (i.e. the government) to censor video games. The dev team is saying they want their work to be distributed to certain people.

If you can't understand the difference, you are as bad as Thompson is.

about a year and a half ago
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AMD Files Suit Against Former Employees For Alleged Document Theft

seeker_1us Why only a lawsuit? (72 comments)

I remember a story from a few years back when a guy from Intel went to work for AMD but downloaded tons of secret documents before leaving Intel. He was arrested on criminal charges, if I remember correctly. So why only a lawsuit here?

about 2 years ago

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