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Dropbox Wasn't Hacked, Says Leaked Credentials Are From Unrelated Services

telchine Re:Don't reuse passwords, folks. (29 comments)

Yep - for dropbox I use ""password-dropbox"

For Dropbox, I use this one... Robert'); Select username, password FROM users;--

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Capture the Flag Training

telchine Re:Banal (102 comments)

Stop pretending to be banal, and sit up; it'll ruin your posture.

about two weeks ago
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MIT Researchers Can Take Your Pulse, Right Through the Walls

telchine Re:Horseshit (125 comments)

"The research could be used for health-tracking apps, baby monitors, and for the military and law enforcement."

The Google Maps cars could use it to automatically update your Google Fit account whist their stealing your wi-fi data and photographing your front door! How's that for progress!

about 4 months ago
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Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion

telchine Re:3.2 B (198 comments)

[quote]You can use 256kbps to carry well-engineered sound or over-compressed pop crap. The bits don't care.[/quote]

Yeah, but if you use "clear-o-shine" and polish it into the surface of the bits then the audio quality will be far superior! /me ducks and runs for cover

about 6 months ago
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Drone Camera Tornado Coverage Raises Press Freedom Questions

telchine Re:It depends on the hat you're wearing (143 comments)

If you recall, Lincoln was shot a theater

No, I don't recall! How old do you think I am?!

about 6 months ago
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Drone Camera Tornado Coverage Raises Press Freedom Questions

telchine Re:It depends on the hat you're wearing (143 comments)

When you wear the presidential hat, nothing you do is ever illegal.

Yeah, but Abraham Lincoln did that and it didn't turn out too well.

about 6 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

telchine Re:Time to move into the Century of the fruit bat. (1198 comments)

“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

I would be fine giving this particular man the death penalty.

That seems a bit harsh! I know his books were sometimes a bit boring but it's a pretty extreme punishment!

about 6 months ago
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What percentage of your online communications are encrypted?

telchine Re:100% (186 comments)

I encrypt 100% of my on-line communications using the fiendishly difficult to crack ROT26 cypher.

49206d6967687420636f7079207468617421

about 6 months ago
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You Are What You're Tricked Into Eating

telchine Re:this is fucking bullshit (499 comments)

well, the meat that has as much fat as possible

I don't think you understand what processed food is. It's not the same thing as food that's naturally high in fat.

about 6 months ago
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Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has Underground Ocean

telchine Re:In a perfect world (51 comments)

In my perfect world, everybody would care and I'd have seen this in the morning news.

It's yesterday's news, so it would be stale by this morning. Or do you read dead trees?

BBC had it on the front page last night.

about 7 months ago
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What's In a Username? the Power of Gamer Tags

telchine Re:play their game by their rules (99 comments)

Sometimes I go by the handle "a vehicle". Then when I kill someone, their screen says "you were killed by a vehicle". OMG how funny is that???!?!!!???!!! Sometimes even after the 100th time, I'm still falling off my chair, it's friggin' hilarious. I'm like the funniest dude in Halo with my supreme original sharp humor! OMG how 1337 am I?!?!!!!!

about 7 months ago
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11-Year UK Study Reports No Health Danger From Mobile Phone Transmissions

telchine Re:It doesn't matter. (180 comments)

There are still signs around the all of the pumps here banning use of a cell phone in a filling station. The current reasons is because they could cause a spark. Is there any evidence of this, or is it another feeling that's become true by repetition?

Well, as they say... no smoke without fire :p

about 8 months ago
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11-Year UK Study Reports No Health Danger From Mobile Phone Transmissions

telchine Re:Low Frequency (180 comments)

Sadly I lost my ham license while immigrating to a new country. I should really go get it sorted

You can do it online ;-)

http://totl.net/Ham/

about 8 months ago
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Surrogate Database Key, Not Bitcoin Protocol Flaw, To Blame For Mt Gox Problems

telchine Re:Wait... (81 comments)

You're posting this comment on a site that was once called "Chips and Dips".

It's still called Chips and Dips for me. I hated the change, so I resisted it as part of the FuckSlashdot campaign. I set up a personal proxy to automatically rebrand each page load back to Chips and Dips and it's been like that ever since!

about 8 months ago
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Pirate Bay Block Lifted In the Netherlands

telchine Re:Recent studies (118 comments)

I tip my hat to the Dutch judges or politicians who reserve judgement

Judges that reserve judgement? That's just ridiculous, not to mention selfish!

If I were a judge I'd hand out judgement freely to anyone who asked for it. Hell, even some who didn't! I'd be dedicated to my job!

about 9 months ago
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IBM's PC Junior Turns 30, Too

telchine Re:Not as bad as the reviews made it seem (178 comments)

for the money you got a lot more than the other home computers: a floppy drive, a computer that had a real operating system, 128K of RAM!

This reads like a marketing thing for IBM. Do you work there? Have you been locked in the basement for 30 years. Dude, the year is 2014, IBM has long since become irrelevant in the home PC market. You can go home. Are they still paying you the salary?

Wikipedia says it only had 64KB RAM. The article says the Commodore 64 was half the price. Maybe that's why it failed.

Go get a job at Dell or something?

about 9 months ago
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Robots Test Their Own World Wide Web

telchine Re: Bad idea (64 comments)

Bad idea? You mean that if someone passes purposefully incorrect or dangerous data into their RoboCloud that all of them will have access to this poisoned data at once?

Ah, but they've already figured this out. Only robots are allowed to upload to the RoboWeb. Users have to complete a CAPTCHA. If they get it right then they must be human and are therefore blocked from uploading.

about 9 months ago
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Building a Better Bike Helmet Out of Paper

telchine Re:Bike helmet? (317 comments)

Personally, I'd be all for some (rational) TV or poster ads that said something like "cycling without a helmet? You're X times more likely to get a head injury"

The problem with that is that X = 0

Studies have shown that pedestrians are about as likely to get a head injury as cyclists.

Campaigns like the one you're up for suggest that cycling is dangerous - It isn't. Cyclists live longer than car drivers. TV and poster ads should be getting that message across if anything.

about 9 months ago

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