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Comment: Re: It doesn't take a genius to come up with an at (Score 1) 155

by extra88 (#47189529) Attached to: Millions of Smart TVs Vulnerable To 'Red Button' Attack

The people involved with the production of a tv show wouldn't have access to the data being exploited, the attack would have to be closer to the OTA broadcast or cable operator. Changing the files containing the code would be fairly obvious so you'd still need to use some hardware for a MITM attack inside the broadcast or cable facility.

Comment: Non-Euclidean Geometry (Score 0) 612

It's even more fascinating than that. There's an entire body of geometry based taking the opposite of the base assumptions of Euclidean geometry (parallel lines DO cross, triangle angles add up to something other than 180 degrees, etc) and can prove all sorts of crazy stuff from there. Sorta makes your head hurt if you get too deep into it:

Comment: Tea party darlings (Score 1) 668

by Tricot (#45172927) Attached to: A Ray of Hope For Americans and Scientific Literacy?

The cognitive dissonance from this is that the politicians that seem to have the strongest tea party support tend to be the most scientifically backward bunch out there. From Michelle "pray the gay away" Bachman, to a whole host of global warming deniers. Have they decided to sacrifice their science principals to achieve the goal of lower taxes and smaller government, no matter what wacko they have to sign on with in order to get that?

The reason that every major university maintains a department of mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people.