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Will Silicon Valley Run Out of Data Center Space?

tomjen Re:Peak Valley (142 comments)

Get busy living or get busy dieing.

more than 5 years ago

School System Considers Jamming Students' Phones

tomjen Re:I might be too old... (785 comments)

So what happens if the kid refuse to hand over his phone? Or leave the school primeses?

At some point you have to realise that you have to be ready to use deadly force or stop enforcing the rules.

more than 5 years ago

School System Considers Jamming Students' Phones

tomjen Re:back in my day (785 comments)

Washington never graduated high school, point me to a more successful person than him.

Or for that matter, most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence or most anybody before the 20 century.

more than 5 years ago

Chinese "Web Addicts" Get Boot Camp, Therapy

tomjen Re:Your Rights Online (279 comments)

Actually they have exactly the same rights, but the Chinese government don't respect them.

Remember rights are not granted to you by the state, and they cannot be taken away.

more than 5 years ago

Hitler's Stealth Fighter

tomjen Re:Good thing he wasn't a Nerd (582 comments)

Hitler never wanted a war with England or France. He wanted land, of which there was plenty to the east, and so attacking the Soviet Union was the original plan all along. He spent much of the 30'ies convincing the British to leave him alone or join him. He wanted the British to sue for peace alright, and knew that dead soldiers on a beach would destroy any chance he had of helping them.

As to why Brittan wanted to fight for Poland, beats me. It cost them the British Empire and it wasn't as if their political ideas where _that_ different.

more than 5 years ago

The State of Iran's Ongoing Netwar

tomjen Re:Question (263 comments)

A couple of thousands highly skilled minutemen, and a several hundred million zombies.

more than 5 years ago

Hulu May Begin Charging For Video Content

tomjen Re:Sounds great (313 comments)

That is ridiculous - a dollar a season wouldn't even pay for the bandwidth. You are more likely going to pay a dollar for each episode, which is actually a pretty fair price.

more than 5 years ago

Father of Instant Ramen Passes Away

tomjen Re:Conversely (195 comments)

Today you can just add some Ketchup to your pasta, and you will have no problem with scurvy.

about 8 years ago



tomjen tomjen writes  |  about 8 years ago

tomjen (839882) writes "What if a well known laptop company had silently placed an ActiveX Control on their computers that allowed any webpage to execute any program?

Well Acer did and they have (based on the last modified-by date of the file) been doing this since 1998.

"Checking the interface of the control reveals it has a method named "Run()" as shown below. The method supports parameters "Drive", "FileName", and "CmdLine". Isn't it strange for a control that's marked "safe for scripting" to allow a method that is suggestive of possible abuse?""


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