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Yahoo DMARC Implementation Breaks Most Mailing Lists

tylersoze Darmok and Jalad (83 comments)

DMARC and SMTP at Yahoo, mail broken.

about 4 months ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

tylersoze What's next? (469 comments)

That people can't tell difference between cheap or expensive food or wine or that a $1000 audio cable sounds the same as 5 cent one?

about 4 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

tylersoze Tempest in a teapot (2219 comments)

Ah well it wouldn't be the internet without people bitching about what appears, to me at least, be a relatively minor website redesign (uh a bigger font and more white space basically?) of a site that's pretty much just a sequential listing of stories with links and comments anyway.

about 6 months ago
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Facebook Estimates Around 10% of Accounts Are Fake

tylersoze Re:For Testing (140 comments)

Yeah same here the only reason I have a Facebook account is for testing FB integration in mobile apps.

about 7 months ago
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Facebook Estimates Around 10% of Accounts Are Fake

tylersoze Not mine (140 comments)

I'm a 104 year old man born in Antarctica currently residing in the North Sentinel Islands. I graduated from Columbine High School at the age of 1 and went to Miskatonic University in Arkham Massachusetts.

about 7 months ago
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Most Sensitive Detector Yet Fails To Find Any Signs of Dark Matter

tylersoze Re:Have they considiered... (293 comments)

Actually the money is on SUSY (supersymmetric) particles, which from a mathematical point of view really "should" exist. Meaning it would be odd that the universe exhibits all these other symmetries, but not that supersymmetry. Basically it's one of those things that if you understand the math it totally makes sense there should be this whole other class of particles, otherwise it looks like a kludge if you don't. Obviously just because those two things fit neatly with each other, hey there should be these new class of particles and hey there's a bunch of matter we have not idea what it is, doesn't mean it's *right* but it's not like it's some crazy physicists are pulling out of their asses. I find the MOND stuff more kludgy, oh let's just tweak the model to fit, as opposed to, OK the particles can't be within this mass range, let's try to find to them them at some other mass range.

about 10 months ago
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Most Sensitive Detector Yet Fails To Find Any Signs of Dark Matter

tylersoze Re:Have they considiered... (293 comments)

Guess they should have given up on the Higgs boson search 10 years ago, too? A negative results is not a "failure", it just constrains things a little more.

The most compelling evidence for dark matter is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullet_Cluster

Obviously we should always be open to alternate hypotheses, but at the moment dark matter is still the most straightforward explanation.

about 10 months ago
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Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?

tylersoze Nitpicking (438 comments)

Listen, I'll be the first to point out or notice glaringly dumb science inaccuracies in films, but going after Gravity on this count is pretty ridiculous given that the filmmakers knew *exactly* what they were fudging into order to, you know, giving us two hours of decent thrills instead of 2 minutes of, OK they're all dead now, or 2 hours of them drifting in space dying of asphyxiation. It's fine to point out the inaccuracies in order to inform people about the actual facts, but implying they somehow should have gotten it absolutely right is dumb, and really, the hair not floating? Come one, suspension of disbelief anyone? Besides, who's to say in the universe of the film that all 3 stations weren't in the same orbit very close to each other from some inexplicably crazy reason. :) That's really the only way they would have had a chance of survival, or at least tell a compelling story in that circumstance. And either space shuttle was still in service in that universe or it took place in the years it was in service (gasp movies can show things that aren't happening right now?). To me the silliest things were the Chinese station somehow being knocked into such a lower orbit that it was starting to immediately deorbit, but I see where they wanted to introduce yet another against the clock obstacle, and Clooney have to let go to save Bullock.

about 10 months ago
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Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway

tylersoze NOTAM (311 comments)

Supposedly the FAA issued a NOTAM (Notice To AirMen) about this, but I haven't been able to find it. I wonder what it said, something like "watch for dumbasses crossing the runway"?

about a year ago
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New Pope Selected

tylersoze Re:oh cool.. (915 comments)

Yeah how is this either "news for nerds" or "stuff that matters"?

about a year and a half ago
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Physicists Discover 13 New Solutions To Three-Body Problem

tylersoze Very special cases (127 comments)

While the results are interesting, it looks like the 13 new solutions all involve 3 equal mass bodies with total zero angular momentum and coplanar. Of course, all the periodic solutions are probably special cases of some sort.

about a year and a half ago
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Alcoholism Vaccine Makes Alcohol Intolerable To Drinkers

tylersoze I already find alcohol intolerable (350 comments)

I mean, I can't stand the taste, how do you people even drink this stuff? The only way I can drink an alcoholic beverage is if it's watered so completely I can't even taste it. Not to mention I don't even understand the appeal, I have no desire to have my mental functions impaired in any way whatsoever, and I find *drinkers* of alcohol intolerable as well. I can understand drugs that might be mind expanding, like LSD or mushrooms or whatever, but this blacking out drunk, acting obnoxious, and waking up with a hangover I just don't get.

about a year and a half ago
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Thin Mini-ITX Platform Enables DIY iMacs

tylersoze Ersatz (206 comments)

"Made in imitation; artificial, especially of an inferior quality."

about 2 years ago
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Missing Matter, Parallel Universes?

tylersoze Not parallel universes (154 comments)

I believe they're talking about mirror matter. It's still in this universe but doesn't really interact with anything else, kind of like, oh dark matter is suppose to. :) So rather than new particles, they're existing particles but with a reversed parity. I'm not really sure how this would account for how dark matter is distributed differently than normal matter since I would think it would pretty much clump together to form the exact same structures as normal matter would.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_matter

more than 2 years ago
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IT Positions Some of the Toughest Jobs To Fill In US

tylersoze Sales Reps and Executives/Management (886 comments)

Somehow I have a feeling that a lack of filled positions in those areas aren't particularly hurting anything.

more than 2 years ago
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U.S. Government Hires Company To Hack Into Video Game Consoles

tylersoze Whew! (121 comments)

"the law doesn't allow it to be used on any 'U.S. persons.'"

Well that's a load off my mind. It's nice to know all we US persons have to worry about is being flagged as a terrorist and executed with no due process in a drone strike, but at least they won't hack our game consoles.

more than 2 years ago

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