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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

thieh Re:I give up... (90 comments)

We probably should stop using cellphones altogether.

7 hours ago
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Heartbleed To Blame For Community Health Systems Breach

thieh Re:Access restrictions (74 comments)

Hospitals do run 24/7 so the patching window might be a bit different than most places. But then again, backup and failover is supposed to be a thing.

12 hours ago
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Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

thieh Re:It's not annoying (229 comments)

"I'm not going to reply promptly" != "I will not be able to reply. Ever."

2 days ago
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Google Brings Chrome OS User Management To Chrome

thieh This sounds oddly disturbing (68 comments)

Why do I get the feeling that it may somehow open a giant vulnerability on Chrome the browser for every platform?

5 days ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

thieh Re:Trolling is necessary (450 comments)

No, I do not. the act of trolling is more or less a sanity check. What do you think people do when they can't take the trolling and also can't swallow it? They lose their civility and do stupid things (and arguably either stir unrest or backfire in most cases) which either tips society into chaos or eliminate themselves in the process. For those who can take or swallow it, lives go on.

5 days ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

thieh Trolling is necessary (450 comments)

I would argue that some amount of trolling in society is necessary to keep the sanity of the society as a whole.

5 days ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

thieh Re:Bullshit (450 comments)

Well, put everyone (just about) on the same email platform and presto, you have no more spam!

No, the turn comes to the platform [provider] to spam you

5 days ago
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World's Fastest Camera Captures 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second

thieh Re:Doesn't that come with another problem? (94 comments)

The system is at steady state (photons are already at the lens/detector) by the time you start, so when you do, you are taking the photons that are closest to your detectors first, whether they are in front of the lens or next to your detector. What I am interested in is that at trillions of frames per second where do you get hundreds of TB/s to PB/s of bandwidth between camera and storage? I do not recall stuffs you buy at a store go that fast.

5 days ago
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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

thieh Re:Oh now Apple joins the team (158 comments)

From the article:

Though Siri now responds to such queries with a "That's very funny", the software at the time actually responded with the following:

What kind of place are you looking for? Swamps. Reservoirs. Metal Foundries. Dumps.

I am saying that the fact that they changed it is implicit that they are telling us what not to do. This is in common with what Google and MS (reporting someone to the authorities is a good way to tell them not to do something) do but not identical.
If you need a more accurate comparison it is probably the censorship of search engine results in this case. And with this precedent the problem will be other places will start the censorship of search engine results in order to tell you not to do something.

about a week ago
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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

thieh Re:Oh now Apple joins the team (158 comments)

The idea that the companies are (rightfully) treating us like idiots is disturbing, perhaps not to you though.

about a week ago
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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

thieh Oh now Apple joins the team (158 comments)

like Google and Microsoft as the moral police and they are trying to tell us what not to do. I suppose if we ask Siri how to avoid taxes now we probably will end up like Wesley Snipes.

about a week ago
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Student Bookstores Beware, Amazon Comes To Purdue Campus

thieh Re:Well (95 comments)

At least it is better than Aspen where you pay them money and you have to return the case book at the end of the term

about a week ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

thieh Re:Should we really be worried? (194 comments)

Certainly we shouldn't be worried. We are hopeless against skynet. I am surprised you still got hope in you.

about a week ago
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T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P

thieh So when will the global mesh network be available? (147 comments)

I suppose we probably have to build one giant mesh network instead of begging for the mercy of these providers no? Probably makes us harder to be spied on too if we don't use the same route to get to the same place every time

about a week ago
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New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

thieh Re:Along comes Matrix (161 comments)

the Machine Overlord or the Oracle, pick one.

about a week ago

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