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Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance

skovnymfe Re:So... Sorry, but no (61 comments)

Really? I wouldn't exactly say USA has a good track record of protecting peoples free speech. Is your phone encrypted when you pass a checkpoint? You go to jail. Is your laptop encrypted when you pass a checkpoint? You go to jail. Have you googled pipe bombs or vacuum cleaners? You go to jail. Have you blown the whistle on your governments criminal activities? You get to be chased halfway across the planet and go to jail if you're caught. If you do anything your government doesn't like you're labelled a terrorist and, you guessed it, you go to jail.

If anything I'd say that the USA is one of the least free countries in the world, ranking alongside places like Niger and Congo. Not to mention it's the only 21st century country where slavery is still permitted. Slavery you say, why Abe did away with that! No he didn't. Just look at your jails. They're full of slaves working for pennies, and if they refuse they go to isolation.

yesterday
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Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Requests Suppression Of Silk Road Evidence

skovnymfe Re:Normal lawyer stuff (54 comments)

Prosecution will just mention that FISA court, and woopsydaisy it's suddenly all legal, because terrorism.

about two weeks ago
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Extracting Audio From Visual Information

skovnymfe Re:Not surprising (142 comments)

I see. Well I suppose I'll just go perform rootine maintenance on these servers over here...

about two weeks ago
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Extracting Audio From Visual Information

skovnymfe Re:Not surprising (142 comments)

Is it certified to be impenetrable by human stupidity?

about two weeks ago
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Unboxing a Cray XC30 'Magnus' Petaflops Supercomputer

skovnymfe Re:I remember when... (71 comments)

Ah I must've overlooked that detail in my rage.

about three weeks ago
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Unboxing a Cray XC30 'Magnus' Petaflops Supercomputer

skovnymfe I remember when... (71 comments)

I remember when computers used to fill an entire football field! Now look at this, the powerhouse of the world, the biggest monstrosity on the scale, coming up at what, 8 racks?

about three weeks ago
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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

skovnymfe Re:TCO (158 comments)

You can use your Puppet/Chef tool to generate DSC information for Server 2012+. Was it hard 10 years ago? Sure. These days? Not so much. There's just the problem that Linux admins are so inherently afraid of Windows that they'd never dare keep up with what's going on with it, out of fear of being rejected by their *NIX peers, and Windows people have a disturbing tendency to stop learning as soon as they figure out they can open up GUI interfaces.

about three weeks ago
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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

skovnymfe Re:WayBackMachine.org (163 comments)

No they don't. They remove plenty of sites from their archive. It even makes /. headlines occasionally.

about a month ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

skovnymfe Re:It's been more than a decade (702 comments)

Not until we take care of serious problems like this.

We should get started then.

about a month and a half ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

skovnymfe Re:charger (702 comments)

As in people will have to use the officially TSA-provided charger cable. Of course. Reaching into your backpack while three humongous, and absurdly inconsiderate TSA footmen are looking over your shoulder might be considered offensive, outright dangerous, criminally insane, HE'S GOT A GUN! SHOOT HIM!

about a month and a half ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

skovnymfe Re:charger (702 comments)

Sure they will. How else will NSA hot-drop spyware on every single device that leaves/enters the country?

about a month and a half ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

skovnymfe Re:Transcendence (564 comments)

Oh that's a good one too.

about a month and a half ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

skovnymfe Re:A little behind the times (415 comments)

They went to a FedEx hub and found tons of discs, though no counterfeits. BUT! When they went to a pirate DVD factory, they found TONS OF PIRATED DVDS! Conclusion: Dogs can smell pirated DVDs.

about a month and a half ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

skovnymfe Re:Transcendence (564 comments)

And by booboo I naturally mean something along the lines of

if(target->ThreatRating == ThreatRating::American) { target->Kill(); } // booboo

if(target->ThreatRating != ThreatRating::American) { target->Kill(); } // what it should have been

about a month and a half ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

skovnymfe Transcendence (564 comments)

There's a new movie out, with Johnny Depp in it, called Transcendence. If machines ever take over the world, it'll be like in that movie. What these self-proclaimed naysayers don't seem to comprehend is that AI doesn't just magick itself up a reason to destroy humans. It takes a human to think like that. We still don't understand free will, emotion or consciousness, let alone how to replicate it in a machine. So until we give machines a reason to destroy us, they won't.

Then again with killer drones and whatnot that the military is building, perhaps it won't take long before some overworked, underpaid programmer makes a booboo.

about a month and a half ago
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$500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now

skovnymfe Re:Calling it iFind (448 comments)

Apple doesn't own iNames.

about 2 months ago
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Improperly Anonymized Logs Reveal Details of NYC Cab Trips

skovnymfe Re:Prediction: de-anonymization considered "hackin (192 comments)

A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Unveil Experimental 36-Core Chip

skovnymfe Re:Moore's Law (143 comments)

Liquid Nitrogen/Helium cooling is great... while it lasts. When it's used up however, you've got to pay for another bottle of cooling. I have no idea how long a $200 CPU can run at 8GHz on a bottle of Nitrogen, or how much a bottle of Nitrogen costs, but I can't imagine it's a good long term solution.

about 2 months ago
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US House of Representatives Votes To Cut Funding To NSA

skovnymfe Hm... (164 comments)

Clearly people want to be monitored at all times, they just haven't been convinced properly yet. And as a result of the monitoring that NSA done up to now, they already have a list of all the people who don't want to be monitored. They could just pay those people a visit. You know? Convince them properly. Or make them go away.

about a month ago
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Mt. Gox CEO Returns To Twitter, Enrages Burned Investors

skovnymfe Re:Man uses Twitter for original purpose... (281 comments)

He used his work related twitter account for posting personal messages and opinions to tons of people who only follow him for his work.

Of course they're going to yell at him.

about a month ago

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