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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

sexconker Re:Do You Even Literate, Bro?! (348 comments)

So then, you don't trust the professor saying he didn't do it either, right?
Why do you automatically give credibility to the person in authority?

He's not. He's adhering to the principle of "innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt" that our justice system is built upon.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

sexconker Re:Install an ad blocker (421 comments)

Wouldn't using the HOSTS file be more efficient?
There used to be a user who would discuss such things...

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

sexconker Re:Kaspersky IS (421 comments)

Kaspersky IS has signature whitelisting. If the executable isn't in the whitelist it doesn't run, period. You can configure it to completely prevent the execution of non-whitelisted exes.

You can do this for free with Group Policy shit.
I believe you can even whitelist executables based on publisher certificate, so when a new version of whatever rolls out you don't have to update the whitelist.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

sexconker Re:Windows Defender + Malwarebytes (421 comments)

MBAM's realtime shit isn't free.
So it doesn't help until you know you've been hit.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

sexconker Re: for windows read below (421 comments)

Microsoft Security Essentials is Windows Defender is System Center Endpoint Protection.
Definition updates come out every few hours.
They all catch the vast majority of shit.

EMET (also free and from MS) will prevent many of the 0-day vulnerabilities that MSE/WD/SCEP could miss until the next definition update rolls out.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

sexconker Re:No need (421 comments)

EMET (also from MS) is free and effective at preventing many 0-day vulnerabilities.

yesterday
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

sexconker Re:Good news (406 comments)

Wrong. The deaths were impactful and gave weight to the story. It wasn't your typical Saturday morning good guys win bad guys lose tripe. There were consequences. The battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron was paced perfectly. You're a fucking moron if you think having the main protagonist and main antagonist, who also happen to be the two most popular characters, fucking die is anti-climactic.

I bet you're the type of dipshit who prefers the fast cut, shakey cam, 20 minute shitfest where protagonist A fights antagonist B for a bit, then we switch to supporting character C doing some bullshit with the computers in a race against time, then we switch to female protagonist X fighting female antagonist Y for a bit, then we switch back to the main fight between A and C, all of which are resolved nearly simultaneously with the good guys winning and the bad guys losing, typically with the good guys refusing to kill the bad guys once defeated, but the bad guys going for a last ditch dirty move when the good guys turn their backs, only for the good guys to respond with a lethal finishing move.

yesterday
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

sexconker Re:Good news (406 comments)

The first Transformers movie sucked badly. Really badly.

The Transformers: The Movie is fucking awesome. It has a great story, an amazing soundtrack, and the most amazing voice cast of any movie ever:

Peter Cullen
Frank Welker
Judd Nelson
Kasey Kasem
Eric Idle
Scatman Crothers
Lionel Stander
Leonard Nimoy
Robert Stack
Orson Welles

And you get to top that list off with a song by Weird Al Yankovic.

yesterday
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New Advance Confines GMOs To the Lab Instead of Living In the Wild

sexconker Re:Mutations (127 comments)

If they escape, they won't have time. If they don't escape, there won't be any pressure on them to do so.

When they escape, they'll have plenty of time as they'll be escaping along with chunkettes of their growth medium, containing the synthetic amino acids they need. As the bacteria grows the concentration of synthetic amino acids will decrease relative to population, creating the pressure to adapt to not need it. Further, no pressure is necessary for an effective change to come about - all specialization is random, and it sticks around if it is not detrimental.

2 days ago
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New Advance Confines GMOs To the Lab Instead of Living In the Wild

sexconker Re:Until... (127 comments)

Evolution would not (realistically) happen because bacterial leaks would have too little time to undo all the changes and re-adapt to natural-only aminoacid environments, the adaptive pressure against synthetic aminoacids would go from zero in the lab to 100 in the wild immediately.
The possibility would had to be taken account if there was a natural way to keep the bacteria in gradually decreasing concentrations of synthetic aminoacids, you would then give a chance for the reversion to take place slowly and over many generations.

You're assuming the lab is perfectly clean and the modified bacteria and synthetic amino acids are perfectly contained.
None of those things are true. They are all false.
And such changes don't take place "slowly" in bacteria because bacteria churn through "many generations" rapidly.

2 days ago
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TWEETHER Project Promises 10Gbps MmW 92-95GHz Based Wireless Broadband

sexconker Re:Physics doesn't work like that. (54 comments)

Then you have to invent a new material to make the transmitter out of.
Then you have to increase the power in case someone uses that material to block your signal.
Then you have to invent a new material to make the transmitter out of.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

sexconker Re:The time for "from scratch" is gone for ALL of (296 comments)

how about 'it would take me more time to figure out that your halfassed shit won't do what i need
than to do it myself properly'

it sounds arrogant, but its true more often than apparently you can conceive

This. Look up any software / IT service sales page and answer these 3 questions.

What is it called?
What does it do?
How much does it cost?

If you can't answer those questions, you don't want to buy the product.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

sexconker Re:Yuck (296 comments)

The point was that you are still not making everything from scratch.

If you wish to make a website from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

2 days ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

sexconker Re:Only for the first year (567 comments)

Define "device".

"Device" has always meant the motherboard.

Nope.
Plenty of things from CPUs/GPUs to add-in cards will trigger the authentication check to fail.
The license never specifies what a "device" is. The closest you'll get to specific licensing language is with their server software and the distinction of CPUs by core and by socket.

3 days ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

sexconker Re:Only for the first year (567 comments)

http://blogs.windows.com/blogg...

Relevant portion:

This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no additional charge.

Define "device".
Upgrade the CPU in your old desktop and your free, lifetime license will go out the ...
In the past they had the option to call a toll-free number and simply state that it's the same device and they'd give you the reauthorization key. I've used it and it's painless. But there's no reason to believe that that option will be offered in perpetuity.

3 days ago
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Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords

sexconker Bullshit (320 comments)

The law is blatantly unconstitutional.

3 days ago
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Jim Blasko Explains BitCoin Spinoff 'Unbreakable Coin' (Video 1 of 2)

sexconker Re:All you need to know (55 comments)

This.
Alt coins are almost always premined - the people trying to get you to use them and trade them have a massive pile in their name.

4 days ago
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Jim Blasko Explains BitCoin Spinoff 'Unbreakable Coin' (Video 1 of 2)

sexconker Re:Useful changes (55 comments)

Inflation is neither necessary nor desirable.

4 days ago
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Jim Blasko Explains BitCoin Spinoff 'Unbreakable Coin' (Video 1 of 2)

sexconker Re:Great ad (55 comments)

I don't even have to ask about the premine to know that this is a scaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam.

4 days ago

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Nvidia GTX 970 and 980 Tech Specs Detailed

sexconker sexconker writes  |  about 4 months ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "According to videocardz.com the specs of the GeForece GTX 970 and 980 have been unveiled. Both cards will officially launch on the 19th of September.with 4 GB of VRAM and 224 GB/second bandwidth. The 970 comes with 1664 cores and a TDP of 148 W while the 980 comes with 2048 cores and a TDP of 175 W.

Leaked benchmarks peg the 980's performance at nearly 20% faster than the GTX Titan, and just under that of the GTX 780 Ti. Note that the 800 line was skipped (or may be reserved for OEM parts).

No official pricing has been determined, but MSRP is rumored to be between $330 and $350 for the 970 and between $500 and $550 for the 980. Actual prices and availability will depend on whether this is a paper launch or not. Look for official reviews this Friday."
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17" Unibody MacBook Pro Disassembled

sexconker sexconker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "The folks at ifixit.com have gotten their mitts on one of the new 17", unibody MacBoock Pros. You can see the complete disassembly here.
Of interesting note is the battery which Apple hyped up: Packaging-wise it's just a standard laptop battery. It's also trivial to remove, so you can expect to see replacements from the usual third parties in the coming months."

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Street View Driver Kills Deer

sexconker sexconker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "A street view was found showing street view driver hitting a deer, and driving off. The deer died after rolling around for a while. Google has removed the images (first saying they were unavailable due to high demand, and later saying they had been removed), but they can be found below. The images show the deer before and after the impact. There was no other vehicle near the vicinity at the time. http://i41.tinypic.com/neja6e.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/x60p06.jpg http://i41.tinypic.com/2vc6wlf.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/2ductw2.jpg http://i42.tinypic.com/2q24ymf.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/2lxa683.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/6ibequ.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/vgjz0y.jpg"
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Microsoft to Pull Seinfeld Ads

sexconker sexconker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "According to valleywag, Microsoft is pulling its recent series of ads featuring Jerry Seinfeld. The decision to drop the ads likely stemmed from the fact that most viewers just didn't get them. MS reps are spinning the decision to drop Seinfeld as "planned" and say that Seinfeld could be involved in future projects. The ads cost Microsoft in excess of $10 million."
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DivX Releases H.264 Decoder

sexconker sexconker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "DivX is finally jumping on the H.264 bandwagon with Project Remoulade.

Project Remoulade is an H.264 decoder and is designed to be highly scalable and compatible with just about any twisted form of the MPEG spec you can throw at it. In typical DivX fashion, we can expect a push to get this integrated into portable devices. We'll also probably see branding and profiles for set top boxes. Early info and benchmarks are at the link.

There's currently no word on a compressor implementation (the benchmarks were run against samples created with x.264), however."

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New Study Sheds Light Into the Behavior of Cats

sexconker sexconker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "A recent study involving has revealed some interesting results.
Researchers at have discovered that .

The study involved .
When , researches noticed some odd behavior; the the , and even tried to .

Proof positive that ? The study can be found here:"

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