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Silent Circle, Lavabit Unite For 'Dark Mail' Encrypted Email Project

wmac1 Re:Did the NSA just kill SMTP? (195 comments)

I wish they would also do something fundamental about spam problem. But that would possibly means unique id for senders which would ruin anonymity.

about a year ago
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German Report: Obama Aware of Merkel Spying Since 2010

wmac1 Re:what a joke (280 comments)

So you say the president in a country should know everything (like website problems, every action of spy agencies and problems in tax and financial organizations)? That's Terra bytes of information.

I am not American but I cannot think how can he know about everything.

about a year ago
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EU Parliament: Other Countries Spy, But Less Than the UK, US

wmac1 Re:Problem? (170 comments)

"Yeah, but if you're an officer of a foreign government you don't get the death penalty. "

You are wrong! That's only when you have diplomatic immunity. Otherwise the country may exchange you or just send you to court. And you may receive a death penalty in court (which might be performed or remain pending for exchanges).

about a year ago
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Google: Our Robot Cars Are Better Drivers Than You

wmac1 Re:Show time (722 comments)

Google: Our Robot Cars Are Better Drivers Than You ... They even report us where you go!

about a year ago
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EU Parliament: Other Countries Spy, But Less Than the UK, US

wmac1 Re:Problem? (170 comments)

In most countries if you arrest a spy she/he will receive a death penalty. See the problem? You can spy but when it is known you will pay the costs and you will be punished. Is that normal to you?

In this case US deserves to be sanctioned, economically, politically and in any possible way. If it is not, it is because those countries are either not capable to punish the US or ...?

about a year ago
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The Neuroscience of Happiness

wmac1 Re:Sometimes it's a matter of pain (136 comments)

Right now I am in trouble with cold water in the shared bathroom in the hostel university has provided to me. In 40s it is a bit hard to take it. For the past 15 months this has been the story (except the few days in between I went to different conferences and stayed at hotel).

In general yes, I have enjoyed buying household equipment one by one with my ex-wife and building the life (that was eventually ruined after 10 years by a cheating wife). After my father died (I was 18) I left the home and did not have any support. So I have seen lots of difficulties in my life ... lots of them... I guess that's why I can appreciate and enjoy my life even in a piss poor hostel (at the age of 41).

about a year ago
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Next-Gen GPU Progress Slowing As It Aims for 20 nm and Beyond

wmac1 Re:the point of diminishing returns? (91 comments)

The more DPI craze has just started. We are going to have more DPIs on monitors and graphics cards will compete to bring the same speed of lower resolutions to them. The unfortunate thing is that the moore's law is at its practical limits (for now) so more capable CPUs might become more expensive and consume more power.

I personally hate the noise of those fans and the heat coming from under my table. I don't do games but I use the GTS-450 (joke? ha?) for scientific computing.

1 year,1 day
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Next-Gen GPU Progress Slowing As It Aims for 20 nm and Beyond

wmac1 Re:Intel (91 comments)

Exactly. The new Intel GPUs (those on Haswell) do better than entry level NVidia and ATI dedicated graphics.

1 year,1 day
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Nokia Introduces Windows Tablet

wmac1 Re:Anti-Windows posts (112 comments)

Vote positive (to even slightly pro-MS posts) and you will no more receive voting points. I have huge amount of positive karma (tens of +5 posts) but after I voted a few of these up, I receive no more voting points.

Btw. I have never worked for any American company or organization (let alone MS). I have been using Linux since 15 years ago on servers but windows on most workstations. I have developed mostly for *nix, Java and at the same time C++ for Windows.

So don't assume the votes on /. really show the opinions of all readers. /. gives the up vote points to those it likes.

1 year,2 days
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Huawei Using NSA Scandal To Turn Tables On Accusations of Spying

wmac1 Re:It's not mutually exclusive. (183 comments)

Isn't Junos a proprietary open source? I guess others could not use it. Am I not right?

1 year,5 days
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Huawei Using NSA Scandal To Turn Tables On Accusations of Spying

wmac1 Re:It's not mutually exclusive. (183 comments)

and why not show those proof or at least one of them to public to prove the case?

1 year,5 days
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Windows 8.1 Rolls Out Today

wmac1 Re:Meh (398 comments)

The windows 7 start button did not do a huge work too. It brought a list of shortcuts (and a search for shortcuts).

1 year,7 days
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35,000 vBulletin Sites Have Already Been Exploited By Week Old Hole

wmac1 Re:That's what you get for using vBulletin (91 comments)

It is a proprietary software with open source. It means you will pay at least $ 599 /year and the source is open to hackers for them to find bugs and exploit.

Could you tell us why in the hell I should contribute to such a thing?

1 year,8 days
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Fusion Reactor Breaks Even

wmac1 Re:Holy fucking shit, this is AWESOME. (429 comments)

Besides, it does not mean they can sustain the reaction for a long time.

I guess the reactions are still too short to be useful for energy production.

1 year,17 days
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Microsoft Makes Another "Nearly Sold Out" Claim For the Surface Line

wmac1 Re:Dump the wonky RT and ARM stuff (262 comments)

I would buy the surface 2 (the ARM version) if it was a Baytrail atom.

I am not interested in the pro (I have a PC for that) but I need a decent Baytrail tablet and Surface 2 could be it.

1 year,17 days
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Scientists Boycott NASA Conference Because of Ban On Chinese Participants

wmac1 Re:So let me get this straight (283 comments)

Same has been going on with Iranian scientists.

Iranian scientists which work for government organizations have been banned from publishing in American journals and those journals which do business in the US. As an example science direct and others.

Isn't that pure B.S.?

1 year,19 days
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Scientists Boycott NASA Conference Because of Ban On Chinese Participants

wmac1 Re:Pick your team Dr. Marcy (283 comments)

Very well said , thank you.

1 year,19 days
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Linux-capable Arduino TRE Debuts At Maker Faire Rome

wmac1 Re:Bit off-topic (47 comments)

Most of the available boards including RaspberiPi are not suitable for embedded design experiments (that's my personal opinion though). I prefer to program low level I/O code using C or even assembly for such purposes than writing a linux code (which in the case of RaspberyPi is several giga bytes).

I guess older versions of Arduino used to be what I want. I bought a few cheap Chinese boards (ARM and AVR) from ebay a few years ago and they are exactly what I want.

Btw. I built my first radio (the circuit board using Acids and so on) in 5th grade and designed an FM transmitter in 8th grade. Even now at 40 I enjoy playing with these things as a hobby from time to time. Though I enjoy FPGA design as much. I somehow regret that I changed my field from electronics engineering to computer science for masters and PhD.

1 year,20 days
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Can There Be a Non-US Internet?

wmac1 Non-US Internet (406 comments)

Iran has already done it. It has built an Intranet like network which connects to outside world through few gateways. The transition of the network users to the new Intranet is being done at the time being and will complete in year.

The main purpose is the:

1- Avoid the internal Iranian traffic to travel over the internet (i.e. unknown countries).
2- To control in/out traffic (deep packet inspection, control access to outsider websites, attack and spying control, allow access to Iran-only websites just from inside Iran, emergency kill switch).
3- Force Iranian organizations to host their website in Iranian data centers.
4- Save traffic costs.
5- Flourish local hosting and cloud business and local peering between ISPs. ....

1 year,28 days

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