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The Problem With Positive Thinking

wisnoskij Makes you Angrier as well (89 comments)

Thinking positively about the future has loads of negative effects. For example, increased Anger (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuDAfU3uj6o).

4 hours ago
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Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough

wisnoskij Why so high? (207 comments)

Why would it ever be even close to that high. Every decent system I have ever encountered raised some serious flags after 3-5 wrong guesses. If you flag an account after 10 wrong guesses, start requiring a CAPTCHA after the first one, and ban ip addresses when you detect massive multiple account attempts, you can offer security fool proof security, with, lets say, around 100 guesses.

yesterday
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

wisnoskij Re:This is silly (666 comments)

10 million people getting laid off is not good for the economy. You have to have a pretty loose (The Purge style) understanding of Capitalism to think that getting rid of the poor makes the remainder richer.

yesterday
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

wisnoskij Don't they Already Have This (172 comments)

Gmail already has some category thing that turned off when it came out with it. So they are re-releasing this, with more fain-fair this time?

3 days ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

wisnoskij Re:Why I have Always Maintained (396 comments)

Because they want humans in space, not probes. Does not matter how good of a robot you build when they are only interested in sending humans.

5 days ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

wisnoskij Boobs in Space (396 comments)

The real reason we need female astronauts.

5 days ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

wisnoskij Why I have Always Maintained (396 comments)

Weight is key in space. This is why I have always maintained that paraplegic midgets are the way to go. Cut off their useless legs and they will be like 5 pounds, that is like 50 times lighter! And that weight and size difference translated to less food, less water, small equipment and living spaces.

5 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

wisnoskij Re:Good riddance. (472 comments)

A better analogy would be locking up people for downloading movies/songs that look like they are copyrighted.

5 days ago
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The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

wisnoskij Vulcan Science Directorate (349 comments)

This PSA has been brought to you by the Vulcan Science Directorate.

about a week ago
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Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

wisnoskij Re:If I were president... (111 comments)

So you would run on a platform of "change" and "transparency"?
You are not fooling anyone Obama.

about two weeks ago
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Tech Workers Oppose Settlement They Reached In Silicon Valley Hiring Case

wisnoskij Re:Systemic abuse can only be handled one way (54 comments)

And possibly more to the point, you can be sure they lost a lot more than that because they were involved in this suit. To me, it seems like if they have proven their case, they need to be given enough to retire comfortably (because no one is going to hire them in the tech industry ever again). $5000 is like one weeks wages for tech workers in these companies.

about two weeks ago
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If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

wisnoskij Failover Agreement? (150 comments)

Do those actually accomplish anything when the entity who signed teh agreement just when bankrupt and disappeared? I cannot imagine there is anyway to enforce any agreement on an entity who is legally dead and without any remaining assets of any kind.

about two weeks ago
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The Cult of Elon Musk Shines With Steve Jobs' Aura

wisnoskij Re:I'm OK with this (181 comments)

I'm glad to see this comment was posted, and so early too. While Jobs can be credited with the work others have done, Musk is the one that, IMO, has already done far more in terms of technological advancements.

Fixed that for you.

about two weeks ago
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The Cult of Elon Musk Shines With Steve Jobs' Aura

wisnoskij Steve Jobs' products changed the world? (181 comments)

They did? I sort of thought he just "invented" slightly tweaked things that already existed and respectively made the second most popular version of them, and then the most popular version of them.

At least with the computer you could say that he was the co-designer of the modern computer, designer because neither of them invented the idea just popularised and commercialised on the idea. But I am not sure that the Apple computer really had that much sway on the idea of what the PC is/was.

And while he was the leader in mp3 players and then smartphones, I am not sure that his designs were anything other that high-quality copies of what others had already done well before him. If Jobs was a leader in anything it was of aesthetic design and branding. Musk is the new Jobs, but he seems to be doing a better job of actually leading the pack instead of just following.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

wisnoskij Re:Ok, but (580 comments)

I ... recently came to the assistance of a young woman who was ... attacking [her boyfriend]

And you think participating in an assault makes you good FBI material, why?

about two weeks ago
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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

wisnoskij Banning other Users? (429 comments)

So without any admin access to the network they are on, or the torrent site, you can ban another random torrent user? How does that work?

about two weeks ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

wisnoskij Re:Humanzee (385 comments)

Humans do not have the same number of chromosomes as other humans, and can still breed fine with them.

about two weeks ago
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MIT Study Finds Fault With Mars One Colony Concept

wisnoskij Re:Practice colony in Antarctica first? (269 comments)

Well I did not mean for a short period of time, I meant sustainable for you entire life (and your life is not cut far short). I sort of doubt anyone has done a longitudinal trial.

about two weeks ago

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Ask Slashdot: How to Buy Windows 8 (none upgrade)

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  about 2 years ago

wisnoskij writes "Microsoft is really pushing the cheap upgrade to windows 8.
But some people just want an iso and a product key.

Is there any way to simply buy a windows 8 key, with or without a simple ISO download."

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Spying School District Updates

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  more than 4 years ago

wisnoskij (1206448) writes "The Pennsylvania's Lower Merion School District has suspended 2 IT workers for their involvement in the webcam spying case.
Additionally, the software, LANrev, used to spy on the unsuspecting children will get a update this week that will will disable the option for admins to remotely switch on a computer's webcam."

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