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Ask Slashdot: Can We Still Trust FIPS?

sigxcpu ./ also p0wned by NSA (138 comments)

This is the wrong place to ask, "ask slashdot" is also controlled by the NSA.
They have been spending years building cover identities and collecting karma, so they can control ./
And that's why this post is going to be modded down, see, I told you so!

about a year ago

US and Israel Test Missile As Syria War Tensions Rise

sigxcpu Re:Entirely Sensible (227 comments)

Israel never announces a test before they do it.
Also, the only ones with the capability to detect it are the US and Russia.
The Russians probably knew exactly what it was when they saw it.
So, maybe they are the ones trying to create a scare.

about a year ago

Australian Air Force's Recruiting Puzzle Shown To Be Unsolvable

sigxcpu Re:It's the Kobayashi Maru! (113 comments)

It was designed to be solved by people down under.
you are holding it upside-down.

about a year and a half ago

German IT Firm Seeks Autistic Workers

sigxcpu Re:So... (172 comments)

Asperger's is high functioning Autism.

Nowadays, anything the shrink does not like is "highly functioning Autism"

about a year and a half ago

Australian Federal Court Rules For Patent Over Breast Cancer Gene

sigxcpu Re:fucking great? (160 comments)

3. The real issue is actually the patenting of the gene itself. Patenting of the test is fine: it is an invention, and so a monopoly can be granted on that. However, the same can't be said of the genes.

can you get sued for carrying or expressing the gene without a license?

about 2 years ago

Making Sure Interviews Don't Turn Into Free Consulting

sigxcpu Re:Is This for Real? (232 comments)

While I agree that the article is nonsense, I have seen something slightly related.
Often at an interview, someone will ask you a question that he recently tried to solve himself.
Sometimes it's a clue that they don't know what they are doing.
This happened to me more than once.
If the guy that is supposed to be your next manager asks you such a question, especially if you try to explain a simple solution to him and he does not understand it, this is a red flag.
In that case, you thank your favorite deity and politely disengage, considering yourself lucky you found out so fast that you shouldn't be working for him.

about 2 years ago

Tiny Pill Relays Body Temperature of Firefighters In Real-time

sigxcpu how do you manage heat stress? (67 comments)

In Australia heat stress is usually cause by drinking warm beer.

about 2 years ago

Man Orders TV On Amazon, Gets Shipped Assault Rifle

sigxcpu Re:Sounds like win-win to me! (666 comments)

Besides, if someone gives you a rifle and you can't get yourself a brand new TV on your own, maybe you don't deserve one.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Best To Teach Programming To Salespeople?

sigxcpu simple: ask the inernet oracle (211 comments)

This sounds like a question to the Internet Oracle

The Internet Oracle has pondered your question deeply. Your question was:
> O Oracle, great and all the rest
> how do you get sales people to learn programming?

And in response, thus spake the Oracle:
} You offer a commission.
} you owe the oracle a piece of informaion that is correct but unhelpfull, yesterday's weather for example.

more than 2 years ago

Why Computer Voices Are Mostly Female

sigxcpu Female voices are easier to understand (?) (276 comments)

In the army there is a known fact/myth that female voices are easier to understand on noisy radio links.
Something to do white the a different/better frequency spread than a male voice.
In my not very scientific experience, it seems to be true.

more than 3 years ago

Drunken Parrot Season Starts in Australia

sigxcpu Re:Seems plausible (97 comments)

The international Talk like a Pirate day was just last week, do you think it's a coincidence?

more than 3 years ago

Learning Programming In a Post-BASIC World

sigxcpu Re:what I did (510 comments)

I think that as long as you avoid BASH-like "fi" and "esac", you're probably safe.

more than 3 years ago

German Police Train Vultures To Find Bodies

sigxcpu Re:Trained vultures to find bodies? (54 comments)

It's Germany, everything has a training program and everything has a manual.
I bet the police even train in drinking beer.

more than 3 years ago

Man Open Sources His Genetic Data

sigxcpu Re:I was here first (198 comments)

This is more like "free as in flue" than "free as in beer".

more than 3 years ago

Scientists Attach Bar Codes To Embryos

sigxcpu surely you mean (69 comments)

"I, for one, welcome our new scientist overlords"
oh, wait

more than 4 years ago

Stuxnet Was Designed To Subtly Interfere With Uranium Enrichment

sigxcpu Re:Resources, will, and motive (334 comments)

I concur,
Also note that whoever wrote the virus had very specific knowledge of the target.
It would only act if more than 33 devices of one of two manufacturers were linked to one controller.
It would act one way if the majority of the devices were from one manufacturer and do something else if there were from the other kind.
I would guess that someone that worked there or someone that supplied parts to the project had a major hand in this.
My guess would be that this is at least to some extent an inside job.

more than 4 years ago

Super Principia Mathematica

sigxcpu The same exact review also appears on Amazon (325 comments)

A word by word cut & paste.
And is the only 5 star review for the book.
If you look at all of the other reviews buy the same user you see that they are all 5 or 4 star reviews, almost all 5.
and somehow 23 people have found it helpful.
Look at the 1 star reviews and laugh.

more than 4 years ago

Israel's Supreme Court Says Yes To Internet Anonymity

sigxcpu Re:Even for torts? (198 comments)

I wonder if this decision will survive if someone does a personal smear campaign against supreme judges.

more than 4 years ago


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