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Scientists Twist Radio Beams To Send Data At 32 Gigabits Per Second

skovnymfe Re:Crawl, *then* walk (120 comments)

One would assume at least some of the Slashdot crowd has been to college and knows what a scientific paper is and how research and experiments are conducted, but clearly a college education isn't enough these days.

2 days ago
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Some Core I7 5960X + X99 Motherboards Mysteriously Burning Up

skovnymfe New thermal insulation? (102 comments)

Aren't these chips covered in Intels new thermal insulation paste? Maybe it's just insulating a bit too well?

about two weeks ago
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Banks Report Credit Card Breach At Home Depot

skovnymfe Why do they keep doing it (132 comments)

Why do these mega corporations keep storing credit card information insecurely? Are they required by law to be stupid?

about three weeks ago
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Hal Finney, PGP and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies At 58

skovnymfe Assisted suicide (40 comments)

The guy was paralyzed enough to not be able to do any work on a computer in 2011, and yet he doesn't die until 3 years later. I know that Christianity runs strong in the blood of American politics and that this prevents assisted suicide from ever becoming a thing over there, but God damn it. That has got to fucking suck. Dibs on that not happening to me.

about three weeks ago
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A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

skovnymfe Re:Link has no map? (158 comments)

Just give me that damn mind control device already and let's be done with it.

about three weeks ago
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

skovnymfe How to summary (96 comments)

Researchers will demonstrate the process used to spy on smartphones using gyroscopes at Usenix Security event on August 22, 2014. Researchers from Stanford and a defense research group at Rafael will demonstrate a way to spy on smartphones using gyroscopes at Usenix Security event on August 22, 2014.

Why the redundancy? Post must be longer than 100 characters?

about 1 month ago
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Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance

skovnymfe Re:So... Sorry, but no (65 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.

about a month ago
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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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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