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The Limits of Big Data For Social Engineering

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:Spherical Cows (95 comments)

Or, as biological computer interfaces improve, "Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated."

about 4 months ago
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New 'Google' For the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:I wish "you" would drop dead (156 comments)

Venezuela enacted a country wide gun ban, and violent firearm crime dropped by 1/1000.

So it's at 999/1000ths the level it was before?

Sure seems "effective".

about 4 months ago
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New 'Google' For the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:Since when is every search engine Google? (156 comments)

I tried using Google to search for articles on the era before Google, but it returned nothing.

about 4 months ago
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What's In a Username? the Power of Gamer Tags

user32.ExitWindowsEx Pure Evil (99 comments)

If you want your gamer tag to have real power, choose well...like this guy did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

It may not be good power but it has power.

about 5 months ago
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Why San Francisco Is the New Renaissance Florence

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:Hooray! (250 comments)

I mean, think about it; other than the 1950s to 1960s in America, when has a far more progressive tax policy ever been correlated with broad-based entrepreneurship, small business expansion, and a nation rising to superpower?

We had a boom in the 50s *in spite of* our tax policies because the rest of the world was either piles of rubble or the "Red Menace".

about 5 months ago
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Austin Has Highest Salaries For Tech Workers, After Factoring In Cost of Living

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:Denver? Atlanta? (285 comments)

According to the Java 7 SE docs, a TreeMap *IS* a NavigableMap. TreeMap implements NavigableMap.
So in a sense you're asking a trick question.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:Air Gapped Box (445 comments)

Apple will remove the camera on any of their shiny things for $99.

about 6 months ago
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How Ya Gonna Get 'Em Down On the UNIX Farm?

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:Stop trying (606 comments)

Practically speaking, for sysadmins, whether source is available is not always (or often) going to be terribly relevant.

... allows us to patch bugs or patch to add new features....

At that point, your job is half developer, half admin

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Long Will the Internet Remember Us?

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:I wish people would stop (126 comments)

Greater than the whole? Have you *seen* some of the stuff out there?

about 8 months ago
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Is the World Ready For Facial Recognition On Google Glass?

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:Opt out? (469 comments)

And yet if you blind all of the computer vision systems around you are they going to be able to find you? Probably not.

about 8 months ago
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NASA's Next Mars Mission Will Join the Interplanetary Internet

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:Network structure (53 comments)

I read somewhere that there are less than 2^128 atoms in the universe, so we don't need IPv7 until we have cross-universe networking.

about 8 months ago
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Hackers, Gamers and Tech Workers: The UK Needs You For a New Cyber Army

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:the recruitment page itself (104 comments)

Scotch is a drink

...and a tape.

about a year ago
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Sci-Fi Stories That Predicted the Surveillance State

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:A little off beat, but... (213 comments)

Oh, Star Trek does predict humanity's future...but it won't be the Federation.

We are the NSA. Your biological and technological metadata will be added to our index. Your computers will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

about a year ago
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Legislators: 'Spaceport America Could Become a Ghost Town'

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:Speaking as said bottom feeding lawyer...... (143 comments)

What if you *didn't* want to off yourself in the first place? What if the suppliers were negligent and caused a crash yet it had been represented to the passengers that everything was fine? If limited liability like this passes, that is precisely what could (I would argue will) happen.

Exactly. Shit happens. If I get blown up I'm *DEAD*. If I want my heirs to have money after I die then I'll take out appropriate life insurance, not ask them to try to extract it from companies.

If fraud or fraudulent activity happens in the supply chain then that should be treated as a *CRIME*, which is an issue for the state, not a name-on-side-of-city-bus law firm (motto: "You've got injuries...we've got boat payments.")

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft's Hidden Windows 8 Feature: Ads

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:10 LET M$ = "Microsoft" (635 comments)

Java can. Currency symbols can be anywhere in a Java variable name. (yes that's right you could use $ in front of everything and probably make people think it's Perl rather than Java)

Throw this in a Java main(), compile, and run.

Although it looks fine on Firefox on my MacBook Pro it may get mangled elsewhere.


                String M$ = "Microsoft";
                String £inux = "Linux";
                String Appl€ = "Apple";
                System.out.println("M$ is " + M$);
                System.out.println("App£e is " + Appl€);
                System.out.println("£inux is " + £inux);

about 2 years ago
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Department of Homeland Security Wants Nerds For a New "Cyber Reserve'"

user32.ExitWindowsEx Re:Please, just stop... (204 comments)

Why would this hypothetical plant be connected to anything?
If it has data connections to anything more than the other ends of the intake and outflow pipes the people who decided to include such connections should be charged with treason and shot.

If it can be hacked via a genuinely-needed connection the people who made the hack possible should be charged with treason and shot.

about 2 years ago

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