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Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

uCallHimDrJ0NES A lucky group of mice? (53 comments)

How did we confirm the luckification of these mice? Are the mice in my lab as lucky as the ones in this experiment?

3 hours ago
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Four Charged With Stealing Army Helicopter Training Software

uCallHimDrJ0NES This is a serious breach. (44 comments)

Since Xbox Live and all siloed online gaming is a means by which we are tracking the gifted and talented drone pilots and Dalek operators of the future, this is a mission-critical breach. We need to get computers out of the hands of these hacker terrorists, or else parents might get wise.

yesterday
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Why is 1984 in this poll? (404 comments)

Publishers revoking editions ebooks isn't a ban. It's stupid, irritating, and a great example of why I am against DRM, but it's not a ban.

5 days ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Can't help plugging Atwood (404 comments)

I was talking about selling books. :) My use of the term "disservice" has nothing to do with critical comparison.

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:I'll wager (404 comments)

Your interpretation of Ingsoc's jealousy is light. Sex is very important. Love is more important. 1984 is not a pro- or anti-theistic work. You do the work's message a disservice when you attempt to use it for a tangentially related polemic in this way. I would hate to see a theistic person's desire to read 1984 discouraged by an inaccurate representation that the work is atheist in its message.

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Why is 1984 in this poll? (404 comments)

Great comment. I love 1984, but I'm tired of hearing how it's banned. I've never seen it banned.

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:I'll wager (404 comments)

Ingsoc is atheist. Try reading.

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:anarchists cookbook? (404 comments)

Where the heck is the anarchists cookbook? I remember mail-ordering it in high-school and then promptly setting our shed on fire.

Are the two events related? :)

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:His Dark Materials? (404 comments)

I think HDM is an international mega-hit, and "banning" by Catholic schools was a godsend to the publishers. Yeah, I said godsend. I crack myself up. You guys know how baited protest marketing works, right?

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES His Dark Materials banning was a stunt (404 comments)

AFAIK, the protest against HDM was baited, like the "rioting" at the release of the film "Do the Right Thing". The only people who protested HDM were gullible right-wing panic button types in the lead up to the release of a dud film that needed all the publicity help it could get. Not banned. Rushdie would be a better choice by far.

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Can't help plugging Atwood (404 comments)

Her marketing consultant may have advised her to not identify as sci-fi. Or maybe she figured it out herself. Either way, it's a smart move. Marketing matters to professional writers who need to eat. Atwood does NOT belong in the same marketing campaigns as the latest Doctor Who book. Even taking the "classics" approach, listing her alongside genre greats like Asimov and Heinlein would also be a disservice to her sales. Genre snobbery isn't changed by anyone's critical opinion. It's best for her marketers to avoid the association.

about a week ago
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Ancient Campfires Led To the Rise of Storytelling

uCallHimDrJ0NES Can I get a research grant? (89 comments)

I'm not sure this is true. We need to research this further. It's only 99 percent obvious, so clearly, we need more research. Where do we apply for a grant?

about two weeks ago
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Software Patents Are Crumbling, Thanks To the Supreme Court

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Other side of the story. (118 comments)

Your title implies that there are two sides to every story. There are not. There are seven sides to most stories, with some stories acquiring four additional sides when no one is thinking about them. The remaining stories that don't fit this model almost without exception have 3.6 sides.

about three weeks ago
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Software Patents Are Crumbling, Thanks To the Supreme Court

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Software Business Methods are in danger (118 comments)

If you accept quantum theory (and just try to disprove it) then the perceptible universe is cannonically isomorphic to a subset of mathematics. If cannonically isomorphic isn't close enough to identity for you, I'd like an explanation of why not. (Well, except that several different things can have aspects that are cannonically isomorphic to the same thing...but perhaps that's just a way of saying that they have certain features that are essentially identical.)

Spelling counts, mister Cannon.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:So what exactly is the market here. (730 comments)

Wow, you kids keep making the availability error. If you're listening to a Creative MP3 player and I'm playing a portable Genesis, who needs to get off whose lawn? 1998 indeed. Don't make me pull rank.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:So what exactly is the market here. (730 comments)

What is it to be "lawned," my memey friend? If it's got something to do with "git off my lawn," you'd better make sure the Creative Nomad is older than the Sega one first.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Legacy Support (730 comments)

'Legacy apps "just work".'

Apple needs to apply this to the MacOS as well. We should be able to run all legacy applications back to MacOS 1.0 and frankly iOS and MacOS should be merged such that we can run applications on either. A lot of people aren't upgrading Mac hardware because we need access to older data which is used by older applications that Apple no longer supports.

We need Legacy that Just Works.

Wow. END USER ALERT. END USER ALERT. This is Slashdot. NOTHING JUST WORKS.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:So what exactly is the market here. (730 comments)

People keep mentioning the Nomad. We're talking about the portable Sega Genesis with the built-in screen, right? Because I refuse to believe you're talking about something else. Personally, I like my Nomad, but I've noticed that with EA carts, you have to put a piece of paper or cardboard in behind the cartridge to get the contacts to touch properly. Otherwise, NHL '94 for the win. No way I'm playing NHL '94 on an iWatch.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Worst annoucment ever.... (730 comments)

Let's face it, we all agree with the assertion I'm about to make. Everyone does.

about three weeks ago

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NTLM 100 Percent Broken Using Hashes Derived from Captures

uCallHimDrJ0NES uCallHimDrJ0NES writes  |  about a year and a half ago

uCallHimDrJ0NES (2546640) writes "Security researcher Mark Gamache has used Moxie Marlinspike's Cloudcracker to derive hashes from captured NTLM handshakes, resulting in successful pass-the-hash attacks. It's been going on for a long time, probably, but this is the first time a "white hat" has researched and exposed the how-to details for us all to enjoy. Microsoft has posted a little guidance for those who need to turn off NTLM: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2793313. Have fun explaining your new security project to your management, server admins!"
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