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When Snowden Speaks, Future Lawyers (and Judges) Listen

sexconker Re:Not just "unreasonable". (48 comments)

One more point, a court can't do anything on it's own. It has to wait until someone can show they were harmed by the NSA through the wiretapping and brings the case to the courts. Good luck with that.

The violation of rights IS the harm, and it's done on such a massive scale against the entire populace that it can only be considered treason.

1 hour ago
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Tetris Is Hard To Test

sexconker Re:One line? (94 comments)

How should I know who's going to infect who next? That's precisely the point. Infected people get in, run around willy-nilly, the people treating them don't have the training or equipment to properly handle the situation let alone the public at large the come into contact with, and more people are exposed and infected. We've already had 3 confirmed transmissions of Ebola in the US since I made my statement. I've already been proven right. Hundreds of people are being monitored, thousands have been exposed, businesses are closed down, etc. Keep your head in the sand though.

2 hours ago
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Tetris Is Hard To Test

sexconker Re:One line? (94 comments)

You're no fun. If I worked for you, I'd quit as soon as possible.

Really, who couldn't love code like this:


        0d=d:IFdVDUd:a=POINT(32*POS,31-VPOS<<5):RETURNELSEMODE9:GCOL-9:CLG:O
FF:d=9:REPEATVDU30:REPEATGOSUBFALSE:IFPOS=28VDUPOS,15,VPOS,24;11,26:IF0E
LSEIFa=0PRINT:UNTIL0ELSEUNTILVPOS=25:v=ABSRNDMOD7:i=0:VDU4895;3:REPEATm=
9-INKEY6MOD3:FORr=TRUETO1:t=rANDSGNt:IFt=rCOLOURv-15:VDUrEORm:i+=m=7AND9
-6*r:IF0ELSEFORn=0TO11:d=n/3OR2EORd:GOSUBFALSE:IF1<<(n+i)MOD12AND975AND&
C2590EC/8^vVDU2080*ABSr;:t+=a:IF0ELSENEXT,:VDU20:UNTILt*LOGm:UNTILVPOS=3

Anyone who had to read it, update it, or debug it?
Anyone who had to play the fucking game (it's full of game-breaking bugs - http://survex.com/~olly/rheoli... )?

5 hours ago
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Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough

sexconker Re:Why are we still using passwords? (208 comments)

Because people like you still link to that shitty comic that's been debunked over and over and over.

yesterday
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Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough

sexconker Re: Passwords should not exist (208 comments)

When you send things down a wire, everything is "something you know".
A smart card or an RSA clock or a code sent via SMS is effectively just another password. And while it may be a strong password that's hard for an attacker to know, changes with time, etc., it's still vulnerable to MITM attacks because you're sending your shit over a single, unsecured channel. It's also a password the user has little to no control over, can lose and not have a backup of, etc., so there are entire management, recovery schemes introduced to make them usable. They provide very little in terms of security over a strong password. They only fix 2 problems - weak passwords and keyloggers. But keyloggers are just a subset of compromised boxes, and if you're using a compromised box then you're susceptible to an active attacker MITMing you using your valid smart card / token / codes / etc.

For two-factor security to actually be "two-factor", you have to validate the 2 things separately and via different means. A bank can do this in person by verifying your account information/name/etc. and your photo ID by actually fucking looking at the ID and you. When you automate everything and shove it down a single pipe (the internet), it's all effectively just a password.

yesterday
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

sexconker Too Late (518 comments)

The people doing the hiring don't have the critical thinking skills necessary to identify people worth hiring.
If you're a retard, just apply everywhere you can and be polite and enthusiastic - you'll get an offer.
If you're not a retard, apply everywhere that may interest you and treat the interview in reverse - answer their questions but make sure you ask your own to assess if you want to work there or not.

2 days ago
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NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

sexconker Re:Obola (352 comments)

>What you're describing is Obola.

That's what the terrified wingnuts are saying. Of course they're just fear-driven former conservatives that caught teabola from far-right-wing media and blogs.

They may be terrified, fear-driven, conservatives (active of former), affiliated with or supportive of the tea party movement, or follow right-wing media or blogs.
But they are absolutely right about Obama doing NOTHING to stop Ebola from coming to the US. Obama and his administration have been bending over backwards to lie to us and let it fucking happen. Obola is real.

2 days ago
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Leaked Documents Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Ebola Vaccine Issues

sexconker Re:So... (122 comments)

From WHENCE.

2 days ago
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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

sexconker Re:All that money... (165 comments)

You must be religious. As God once said, "It doesn't matter what the evidence shows, it's what I assert that matters!"

I'm not religious.
More evidence has been shown for people finding fixed-width fonts easier to read. This evidence is correct.
The amount of evidence doesn't mean shit if the evidence is wrong.
I don't think God ever said that.

2 days ago
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We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

sexconker Re:No we don't (258 comments)

Thisssssssssssssssss

2 days ago
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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

sexconker Re:All that money... (165 comments)

No, it's more valid. Also, it's correct.
You can have all the studies you want concluding that tomatoes are vegetables, but they're fucking fruits.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

sexconker Re:Excellent (546 comments)

Since women found about 9gag and started to participate in making memes it definitely got worse.

I didn't think it was possible for 9gag to get worse.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

sexconker Re: Automated hate? (546 comments)

When the first amendment was written there was no instantaneous, virtually anonymous worldwide communication network. Now there is. Stop believing an 18th century document can apply to the 21st.

Who gives a shit? You're a fucking retard if you think the age of a law or a new invention changes the merit of the law.

2 days ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

sexconker Re:Please Microsoft... (347 comments)

Nothing about computers is intuitive. They're extremely complex systems that do not relate to humans at all.
Taking a shit when you feel the urge to is intuitive. Doing anything on a computer is not intuitive. Everyone has to learn how to use these systems. The people who claim shit is "intuitive" or "unintuitive" are actually claiming shit is familiar or unfamiliar.

You can still log off using the command line or by using CTRL+ALT+DEL, just as you have been able to for decades. If you're using RDP, then it's CTRL+ALT+END, just as it has been for decades.

Welcome to computers. You have to learn how to use them. Sometimes things change.

2 days ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

sexconker Re:And... (347 comments)

That's how it's supposed to work, yes. In practice, applications put shit wherever the fuck they want.

2 days ago
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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

sexconker Re:No. (290 comments)

Yes.

3 days ago
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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

sexconker No. (290 comments)

It won't.

3 days ago

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Nvidia GTX 970 and 980 Tech Specs Detailed

sexconker sexconker writes  |  about a month 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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