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New Nicotine Vaccine May Succeed Where Others Have Failed

uolamer Denial (176 comments)

Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances, but as far as the damage caused from just nicotine vs smoking a cigarette there is a vast difference. While amazingly addictive the effects of the drug are not too different than caffeine in some aspects. I believe the bogeyman reference was to how many people assume nicotine causes cancer and all the things that cigarettes cause, where people who have done a little research know that is the tar, smoke and other chemicals not the nicotine. I am not saying nicotine is good for people by any means, but there isn't much of a comparison between it and smoking is all.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can I Trust Android Rooting Tools?

uolamer Re: Rooting - (184 comments)

S4 here, it has KNOX. my bootloader is stock but I use safestrap and HyperDrive ROM. Normally with safe strap you still have your normal rom when you are done but I do not. I can put it back whenever I want if ever needed, remove safe strap, etc. As others have noted XDA Developers is a very good place to start.

Read up on your exact phone and version you have on the phone.. Honestly just rooting is usually pretty simple and easy removable. Replacing the whole ROM is not hard, but more involved.

about a week ago
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Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

uolamer Re:"and they may be bought for their assets." (314 comments)

Mine tried to rename their self The Shack for a while and mainly seemed to be a cell phone store. Last time I went in there trying to get a resistor something similar they didn't carry them at all anymore. I quit going there and all I ever heard was people thinking they could get the cable or adapter they needed there and them not usually having it.

For me, good riddance. The days portrayed in the short circuit movie are long gone..

about two weeks ago
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Samsung In Talks To Acquire Troubled BlackBerry For $7.5 Billion

uolamer Re:Acronym Soup (59 comments)

Pretty sure KNOX is what is stopping me from replacing the bootloader on my Galaxy S4 (Verizon) like I normally would with a custom ROM. I have to use SafeStrap and not modify their bootloader. I still have my custom rom, it was just more annoying..

about two weeks ago
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Apple Awarded Gesture-Control Patent

uolamer Power Glove (105 comments)

I remember trying the power glove out for Nintendo.. It was terrible. But I figured out in Pinball Quest if I flipped off the TV the right flipper be triggered and if I did the up yours gesture it triggered the left flipper.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

uolamer Re:Free? (703 comments)

I agree. But if something does pass I hope it includes a way to help my student debt from my two year degree that I just completed with a >3.9 gpa. I can pay it off, but it would be nice to not have to... just being honest.

about two weeks ago
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Sony: 'The Interview' Will Have a Limited Theatrical Release

uolamer Re:Dear SONY: (176 comments)

That moment when you don't see the drop down box to +1 and realize your mod points have expired...

about a month ago
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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

uolamer Grandparents. (275 comments)

So my grandmother who lives where there is no cable TV is only being brainwashed by the Christian Broadcast Network now.... (seriously)

about a month ago
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Bitcoin Exec To Spend Two Years Behind Bars For Silk Road Transactions

uolamer mis-read (69 comments)

I thought it said Charlie Sheen

about a month ago
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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

uolamer programming (417 comments)

AI will do what it is programming to do and follow the rules we lay out for it to follow.

about a month and a half ago
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The People Who Are Branding Vulnerabilities

uolamer Only the incompetent need the media to inform them (64 comments)

A lot of people have no business being in charge of the security of a server. Those are the same people who need the media to bring an exploit to their attention. They might fix Heartbleed but they never fix CVE-2014-wxyz and others and their server is probably already compromised or could be anyway. Some of the hackers will help keep your system up to date, since they don't want some other hacker taking one of "their" servers.

I found Heartbleed very simplistic and how it went unnoticed for so long is impressive. Why the hell did it let you specify the number of characters to send back and never check that? https://xkcd.com/1354/

about 2 months ago
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What is your computer most often plugged into?

uolamer Re:UPS (236 comments)

I have had a dedicated UPS for about 14 years for my main PC. Since I have had less hardware failures (mainly power supplies).

It also helps protect the data to some extent. $150 to protect my ~$1000 PC plus some data protection.

about 2 months ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

uolamer Re:Note to HotHardware (227 comments)

Exactly. I was thinking the same thing. Most the images looked virtually identical, but the main image where the PC showed more detail I just see jpeg artifacts as you said. I looked up at the URL and saw .JPG and thought.... wow you went through all this trouble to show which was better and you ruined your visuals by using JPG when PNG was right there probably one drop down box away when you were saving the images.. At this rate I am not sure if they save the screen shots in JPG then put them together in say Adobe Photoshop then saved them in JPG yet again..

about 2 months ago
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US Midterm Elections Discussion

uolamer Tea Party (401 comments)

One phrase I have not heard this election cycle is "Tea Party Candidate", nor have I seen any coverage of any Tea Party anything. They need to bring all that back, that much more fun to watch.

about 3 months ago
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Windows 8 and 8.1 Pass 15% Market Share, Windows XP Drops Below 20% Mark

uolamer Re:Home vs Corporate (192 comments)

Speaking for workstations/desktops: Every business I know or dealt with has no plans to go to Windows 8.x, ever. They all buy desktops that might come with Windows 8 but they just get imaged to Windows 7. Most of them lagged getting away from XP and they just now got to 7. My best guess is Windows 10 will be the successor after it comes out and proves to be stable and usable as a desktop OS.

I heard one tech recently say something about how we should upgrade to Window 8 and it pretty much made me laugh. Why would we? By the time we finished rolling out Windows 8 and working out the kinks Windows 10 would be out, our Windows 7 is stable and will be supported for many more years.

about 3 months ago
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Windows 8 and 8.1 Pass 15% Market Share, Windows XP Drops Below 20% Mark

uolamer Windows 7 (192 comments)

FTA: "These gains did not come at the expense of Windows 7, which still managed to grow 0.34 points to 53.05 percent."

about 3 months ago
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Google To Disable Fallback To SSL 3.0 In Chrome 39 and Remove In Chrome 40

uolamer How to disable SSLv3 and test it. (70 comments)

How to disable SSLv3 and test it.

https://zmap.io/sslv3/browsers...

(not affiliated with site, simply found ithttp://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/10/30/220221/google-to-disable-fallback-to-ssl-30-in-chrome-39-and-remove-in-chrome-40?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed# useful)

about 3 months ago
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We Are All Confident Idiots

uolamer The man that inspired this: McArthur Wheeler (306 comments)

"The study was inspired by the case of McArthur Wheeler, a man who robbed two banks after covering his face with lemon juice in the mistaken belief that, as lemon juice is usable as invisible ink, it would prevent his face from being recorded on surveillance cameras." - Wikipedia

In 1995 McArthur Wheeler actually tested this beforehand with a camera. One way or another his test proved he was invisible, at least to himself.... (lens cap maybe? bad film? somehow didn't get himself in frame when taking the picture?).. He robbed two banks in plain daylight. Later was showed the CCTV footage and still didn't understand how it captured his face..

I read about this a few months ago and just found this to be one of the funniest things. Imagine doing something so stupid a whole psychological theory was inspired.

about 3 months ago

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Sweden launches criminal probe of Pirate Bay sale

uolamer uolamer writes  |  more than 5 years ago

uolamer (957159) writes "Sweden's Economic Crimes Bureau has begun an investigation into some of the events surrounding the planned acquisition of The Pirate Bay by Global Gaming Factor X.

The Swedish newspaper, SvD reported Saturday that authorities are looking for possible insider trading after Global Gaming's jumped a week before Global Gaming announced plans to acquire The Pirate Bay. Trading of Global Gaming shares was halted by AktieTorget, a Swedish exchange, on Friday after officials there requested proof that Global Gaming had enough money to complete the sale. Global Gaming has yet to produce the required documentation Until officials get the proof they need, they said they won't allow the stock to be traded again"

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uolamer uolamer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

uolamer writes "Last year, an attorney representing a woman sued by the Recording Industry Association of America claimed his client is innocent and asked a federal judge to levy sanctions against the association's lawyers.

Instead, in an unexpected legal twist, U.S. District Judge Terry Means ruled on May 16 that it was entirely likely that the woman was violating copyright law via the Kazaa file-sharing program — and ordered that her attorney be sanctioned for wasting the court's time with "frivolous" arguments.

CNET Story"

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