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Magnitude 6.0 Quake Hits Northern California, Causing Injuries and Outages

sexconker Re:What about Chile? (132 comments)

It's California. We don't get out of bed unless it's at least a 6.5.

3 days ago
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At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 5 and 6 of 6)

sexconker Re:Videos? (6 comments)

Nope, just blank empty space as usual.

That's actually better than what I'm getting (two working videos). Dear Shitdot - stop trying to GENERATE news. You're a fucking aggregator, nothing more. The people who are still on this site are:

A: Too cynical (for good reason) to trust anything originating from the usual circus of Shitdot admins who post manufactured crap at the behest of your Dice masters,
B: Too smart to fall for the bullshit, soft news, and non news.
C: Both A and B.

Normally I'd use this space to troll and shit on the subject for no reason (O'Reilly in this case, whom I have nothing against but would otherwise not hesitate to troll), but in this case I'd rather let my pertinent point stand on its own: Shitdot needs to stop trying to make its own content, from "Ask Shitdot" "articles", to these video "articles", to that hilariously bad "ask me anything" ripoff a few weeks back. This site will never be profitable in the way you want it to be, so please stop trying. By the way - how much money was wasted on the beta revamp?

And if you think I'm trolling now, please note that I did not troll (or post at all) in other of the other "articles" in this series. Anyone who legitimately cares about this content (ha!) or is sufficiently bored to read/watch it will only see my ravings on the matter once. I'm crass, vulgar, and rude, but I'm not trolling. Shitdot needs to stop gaming their own system and just let users submit and frontpage stories as intended. The backdoor moderation, censorship, and promotion/demotion of articles to/from the front page isn't just annoying and dishonest, it delegitimizes the site as a whole.

about a week ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

sexconker Re:Incorrect assumption (298 comments)

If you have the device in hand you can just rewrite the key with one you know.
If you're the manufacturer you can do this easily.

about a week ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

sexconker Re:Incorrect assumption (298 comments)

If the owner can disable a phone with nothing but access to a computer or another mobile device, so can Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia or Apple.

Not necessarily true... It's entirely possible that you could implement this by encrypting a lock/unlock token with a key known only to the user. Google/Samsung/MS/Nokia/Apple would be no more capable of generating such a token than anyone else.

If you can initially set the key, then the key is capable of being reset or even read.
If you cannot initially set the key, then the key is set before hand, and is thus known to other parties.

If you use e-fuses or something similar in order to prevent resetting of the key, it just means you have to deal with shit at the hardware level to reset or read the key.

The manufacturer of a phone will always be able to fuck ur shit, though GP is incorrect in asserting that they'd be able to do it over the web as easily as the end user. (If it's designed properly. In reality, we all know they'll have back doors.)

about a week ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

sexconker Re:Why such paranoia ? (298 comments)

Your sarcasm aside, turn the idea around and convince me there is any situation short of an emergency where the big evil government would use this power even if they had it? Bricking phones would Streisand effect whatever situation they were trying to clamp down on. And, it doesn't necessarily prevent data from being exported off the flash drives. I can't imagine this being useful to any sort of authoritarian power in any regular way. Sure you could probably imagine one scenario where they use something like this to stop a story getting out -- but it wouldn't always work, and they would never get to use it again.... This isn't an illegal search of someone's phone, there is no point in abusing the power to brick someone's phone.

Conversely there is very real and tangible benefit to crime reduction.

So, yes, why such paranoia?

Someone leaks sensitive information to the media. Government tracks phone. Government dispatches goon. Government bricks phone to prevent victim from alerting the medial, recording the incident, calling for help, etc. Victim is disappeared.

about a week ago
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Do Readers Absorb Less On Kindles Than On Paper? Not Necessarily

sexconker Re:Something in this? (105 comments)

It's more than just the cover image and text though. A book has an individual feel. It's page size, thickness, weight, the extent to which the spine opens, the colour and texture of the paper, even the smell.

A simplistic attitude is that these things don't matter.

I love paper! The look of it! The smell of it! The taste of it! The texture! I love paper so much that I lost my genitalia in an unfortunate pulping accident. Hence the name... Papermember.

about a week ago
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Tor Browser Security Under Scrutiny

sexconker Re:Fork it! (80 comments)

Last night, my friends and I forked your mom with our big dongles.

You can only fork things with a fork.

about a week ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

sexconker Re:NOT CONFIDENTIAL!! YAY!! (231 comments)

What I love is none of this 'terms kept confidential' nonsense that is so typical in court settlements.

The public has a right to know.

You do realize that settlements are basically private contracts right? Are you really saying that I must publicly disclose the terms of any private contract I am a party to, just because the "Public has a right to know"?

No, No, they don't have a right to know. I may allow you to use my intellectual property and by contract disclose it to you for your use, but that doesn't mean everybody in the world is now entitled to see everything.

When a crime is involved (such as unlawful arrest, harassment, theft of property, etc. the cops engaged in), the public has a right to know.
When one of the parties IS the state or one of its many agencies, the public has a right to know.
When the public courts handle a case on the matter, criminal or not, for however long, the public has a right to know regardless of whether the case is settled by the court of by the parties outside of the court.

about a week ago
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Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

sexconker In Other News (181 comments)

Cats on Dogs: Dogs are the problem.

about a week ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

sexconker Re:Safety vs Law (475 comments)

So your solution to the problem of people who drive aggressively, don't pay attention, etc (ie the real cause of accidents) is to let them drive FASTER? In what world does that make sense?

You're an idiot.
The solution is to have everyone else driving at a faster speed so the idiots end up juking and jiving between them less frequently.
You can't control the behavior of the idiots, so you're not letting them drive faster. You're telling everyone else that they should be traveling at a reasonable speed.

about a week ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

sexconker Re:Safety vs Law (475 comments)

Lower speed limits cause more congestion.
Congestion causes all sorts of problems, from making lane changes more difficult (as there is less space between cars) to increasing collisions on the freeways and on the surface streets connecting to them.
You'd cause more shit by setting a speed limit of 45 on the freeway than you would by setting a speed limit of 85.

about a week ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

sexconker Re:Muh freedom of speech (734 comments)

Oh, that's why I killfiled you. Thanks for the reminder.

Because I point out the hilarious holes and hypocrisy in your posts?
Please respond to my actual points about you dismissing someone's opinions/views and experiences on the basis of their race, sexuality, and gender. I could use a good laugh. Or continue to tell me more about how I've been "killfiled". Either way works.

about a week ago
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AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ

sexconker Re:This is something I wanted for a long time (64 comments)

Why are you ignoring the performance piece where AMD wins (anything done on the GPU) and ignoring a major piece of the cost difference (motherboard and chipset cost)?

about a week ago
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AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ

sexconker Re:Fast, reliable, not expensive = win (64 comments)

Seems a good bet if you want reliability

good bet if you want reliability limited to 43TB of writes. Or did you miss that small print in the warranty?

No one will read the warranty.
When they send it in they'll be denied with an explanation of "You wrote too much to this drive, see? This hidden, unreliable, untrustworthy counter in the firmware says so.".

about a week ago
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AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ

sexconker Re:This is something I wanted for a long time (64 comments)

I thought AMD chips are competitive in some parts of the market (not top-end, though). The last chip I bought was an AMD A10 - 4 cpu cores and 6 graphic cores on the one die. It saves having to buy a separate graphic card and the graphic cores have full access to the same memory that the CPU cores use which I think is an interesting architecture.

They compete on performance / $.
They win at cores / $.
They lose at performance.
They lose at TDP.

about a week ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

sexconker Re:Long overdue (734 comments)

1. Censorship only applies to governments.

LOL!
What if I said "Racism only applies when the government does it."? Would you flip your shit at how absurd that is?
You probably would, and you still wouldn't see how absurd your own statement is.

Censorship occurs when things are censored, government or not.
1st amendment violations occur when the government limits or criminalizes speech.

about a week ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

sexconker Re:Muh freedom of speech (734 comments)

You're a straight white male, aren't you?

You're a heterophobic, racist, sexist, bigot, aren't you?
You're literally dismissing someone's opinions, views, and experiences based on their sexuality, race, and gender, without consideration, simply because they differ from your own established views.
You're matching the exact definitions for these things, ignoring the whole hijacking of "phobic" that PC clowns like you pulled with "homophobic".

about a week ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

sexconker Re:Sigh (734 comments)

there were endless posts about how "just not liking gays" was somehow a perfectly okay position to take

It absolutely is an perfectly fine position to take. People are allowed to like, dislike, hate, and love whatever they want, for whatever reasons they want. How they act on those feelings is a different matter entirely.
If people like you are FOR tolerance and acceptance as you always claim, why is it that you're always driving a hate train at anyone who disagrees with your views?
Why is tolerance and acceptance limited to the groups and opinions you like? If you were open-minded, tolerant, or accepting, you would abide the opinions and views of others even when you disagreed with them, and you would simply ignore those that you found offensive and instead focus on actual crimes, not your phony thought crime bullshit.

about a week ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

sexconker Re: Amost sounds like a good deal ... (376 comments)

You don't think you can define one integer to be equal to another? Think again.

Numbers are numbers. They are distinct quantum values (in any base). You cannot redefine them. That's why they're often referred to as constants.

Go ahead. Prove 3=4.

about a week ago

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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 5 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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