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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

uCallHimDrJ0NES PRIVACY THEATER!!!!!! (284 comments)

Time for popcorn!!!

about a week ago
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FBI Warns Industry of Chinese Cyber Campaign

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Well, DUH. (105 comments)

Anybody with a brain knows this has been going on for years.

You are a WIT, my friend. Have you considered stand-up comedy? Good thing you posted anonymously, because that kind of blazing display of wordsmithery is likely to make you some enemies.

about a week ago
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They Might Be Giants "Dial-a-Song" Returns, Online

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:They may be giants, (29 comments)

Only hipsters use the term "hipster" derisively. It's fun to watch.

about three weeks ago
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Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

uCallHimDrJ0NES Grossly inaccurate article. (482 comments)

They claim that the best looking man only received 38 messages in four months. That's totally untrue. I received 43 messages.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Boost mobile (209 comments)

$45 unlimited. nuff said.

umm...excelsior?

about three weeks ago
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Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

uCallHimDrJ0NES A lucky group of mice? (119 comments)

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

about three weeks ago
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Four Charged With Stealing Army Helicopter Training Software

uCallHimDrJ0NES This is a serious breach. (46 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.

about three weeks ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Why is 1984 in this poll? (410 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.

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

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Can't help plugging Atwood (410 comments)

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

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

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:I'll wager (410 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 month ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Why is 1984 in this poll? (410 comments)

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

about 1 month ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:I'll wager (410 comments)

Ingsoc is atheist. Try reading.

about 1 month ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:anarchists cookbook? (410 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 1 month ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:His Dark Materials? (410 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 1 month ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES His Dark Materials banning was a stunt (410 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 1 month ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Can't help plugging Atwood (410 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 1 month 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 a month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half ago

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They Might Be Giants "Dial-a-Song" returns online.

uCallHimDrJ0NES uCallHimDrJ0NES writes  |  about three weeks ago

uCallHimDrJ0NES (2546640) writes "Why is the world in love again? TMBG's website announced the return of the nerd music favorite "Dial-a-song" service as a website. The plan is apparently a new song every week. The original PSTN-based Dial-a-Song service, which ran on an old-school answering machine, was a staple of nerd culture for years. Remember, those giants don't want to rule the world. They just want your half."
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NTLM 100 Percent Broken Using Hashes Derived from Captures

uCallHimDrJ0NES uCallHimDrJ0NES writes  |  about 2 years 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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