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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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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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Kingston and PNY Caught Bait-and-Switching Cheaper Components After Good Reviews

skovnymfe Re:remember when Walmart was all "Buy American!" ? (289 comments)

What, you don't like the Fn key being pressed by default so half your keyboard doesn't work? Tough buddy.

about a month ago
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Bill Gates To Stanford Grads: Don't (Only) Focus On Profit

skovnymfe Bill Gates (284 comments)

Bill Gates, who became one of the world's richest men by ruthlessly making Microsoft one of the word's most profitable companies

Bill Gates has also had 58 years and countless billions of dollars to figure out why money doesn't always work.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Launch Machine Learning Service

skovnymfe Re:You want machine learning? You want IBM's Watso (56 comments)

Wouldn't you have to ask it questions in the form of an answer? But I suppose that's what diagnosticians do now I think about it.

Six patients, one of which presents with a big hole in the head.

What is russian roulette?

about a month ago
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Dell Exec Calls HP's New 'Machine' Architecture 'Laughable'

skovnymfe Re:I wonder if this applies (173 comments)

Last I read they were throwing a lot of people and a lot of money at it, so maybe they see something in it you don't.

about a month ago
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Dell Exec Calls HP's New 'Machine' Architecture 'Laughable'

skovnymfe I wonder if this applies (173 comments)

I wonder if this applies: First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.

about a month and a half ago
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US To Auction 29,656 Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road

skovnymfe Re:Initial Offer (232 comments)

But say you buy one bitcoin and then sell it later at twice the value, and then you wait for the value to drop again so you buy two bitcoins for the money you made off of one bitcoin. It's genius! Patent pending.

about a month and a half ago
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EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability

skovnymfe Re:Eat healthy anyone? (625 comments)

Eating healthy doesn't make you thin. Consuming fewer calories than you burn every day for an extended period of time makes you thin.

about a month and a half ago

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