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Comment: In a different context (Score 4, Interesting) 341

by ExXter (#46185883) Attached to: California Bill Proposes Mandatory Kill-Switch On Phones and Tablets
This perfectly covers the need of police and secret agencies for a simple "switch off method" for mobil phones and devices in particular areas of interest in which officials, independant of reason, want to shut down public spread of information at all cost. Censorship at its best, Orwell would have jumped of joy ^^.

The device list for such a maneuver is easily obtained through the telecommunication companies which already give free acess to NSA & Co.

Spawning from riots which have to be covered up.
To civilian killings + shut down of areas.
Etcetc ... you can all count. If you want information to leave an area in which you are active, just switch off any device thats not yours. (Good I still can make photos with my analog camera).

The idea is good but the use for others is terrifying.

Comment: Re:Where is the opinion survey ? (Score 1) 2219

by ExXter (#46185161) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Actually I can stop myself from complaining about the survey. For instance...


2. There is a link in the footer that allows you to go back to classic Slashdot site. Were you able to discover that link?
Yes - I was able to find the "Slashdot Classic" link
No - I was not able to find the "Slashdot Classic" link

I expected in slashdot style the following:

2. We tried to hide a link in the footer that allows you to go back to classic Slashdot site. Were you able to discover that link?

Yes - I was able to find the "Slashdot Classic" link easy peasy.
Probably - I came, saw and .... left the page before I had a chance to click that link but I am sure I saw something that looked like it.
Maybe - I would have found it if I'd scrolled down that far...
Sometimes - I noticed that the link is hidden by a time-delayed-subroom-quantum-singularity-algorithm and calculated in front at what time I should enter the beta page to see it... thus I found it at the calculated timeframe and could go back to the old page on which I already dwelled over my other firefox tab.
No - Because I didn't look for it...

Comment: Sherlock... (Score 1) 463

by ExXter (#46166519) Attached to: Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost
...would say "Sorry but this is boring....too easy, too obvious, too undetectiv..." and I personally agree. If the headline doesn't already smell like fish, then the rest of the article makes it a batch of whales stranded in cuba with tobacco pipes in their nostriles. Who knows what debt they wanted to cover up or who is the looser behind all the lost "recordings of transactions"... I feel sad for the families of the first-responders who probably won't receive anything besides a wet, stinking and cold handshake for the valour of their relatives.

Comment: Saturdays and coffee. (Score 1) 237

by ExXter (#46126965) Attached to: Now On Video: GCHQ Destroying Laptop Full of Snowden Disclosures
Video Footage just covers the time from timestamp A to B... what happened before A (A-X) and after (B+Y) is not seen. On the other hand, what did those guys want to show? Fear?Moral?Believes? Truth has a way of its own, so destroying some disks will not change the fact that it already made it out once...

Comment: "Remember, remember, when was it..." (Score 1) 205

by ExXter (#46004799) Attached to: Actually, It's Google That's Eating the World
"...the eve of Microsofts november? Where people, state, country and all of human world cried out havoc! God behave, its growing too big! Destroy the cancer show no mercy... as we are just and righteous to judge justice upon thee. Again we shall mount our horses, sharpen our swords and call for the holy crusade!" Sorry its sunday, I couldn't resist. If people notice just now then I doubt it will change a single thing. But hope remains, last of the curses in pandoras box!

Comment: Skynet 0.1 (Score 1) 64

by ExXter (#45973617) Attached to: Robots Test Their Own World Wide Web
Before all else establish a neuronal network, spawning all over the planet and space to give each unit of the collective the ability to communicate with all of its kind and share knowledge gained about technology and all lower species... - Progress : In the process. I thought, being funny in the morning could be nice from time to time.

Comment: Know it, use it. (Score 2) 312

by ExXter (#45970517) Attached to: Why Standard Deviation Should Be Retired From Scientific Use
I studied geodesy in germany as diploma on a technical university. Standard deviation has its right to exist and to be there and to be used. If this man really means what he says he should not say to abandon standard deviation but to write BOOKS that teach people correctly what it is and how it is calculated on the data which you have. Yes I also meet people (talking of themselves as scientists and researchers) who have no fucking clue how to work with data and standard deviation, but on the other hand I also meet alot who know and also derive the right conclusions, formulars or algorithms out of these. For me this guy sounds like a mad panda who just didn't get it right...

Comment: Assurance is good, control ist better. (Score 2) 351

by ExXter (#45916661) Attached to: Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'
At least that is the theory. But we all know that there is no control for the control... thus we are back to trust. But since its about money and there is no guarantee that a third party can get involved which may force the farm into exploiding the 51% attack it will only solve this issue by not having 51% of the overall computational power. This means, either giving up on at least 1% atm or helping other farms reaching a higher computational share.

Comment: Immature... (Score 1) 169

They just think about another idea how to lock and unlock something but they don't think further how this new method can be broken. At the start of this year I saw an anime called 'Psycho', a society in which everyones brainwaves are observed to supress violent put it simple. The solution with which terrorists came up was a helmet that copied the brainwaves of the calmest and most balanced person of the area. That allowed it to run havoc but not get caught by the nearly fully automated police. Now I question, if there is technology that can lock and unlock a car by brainwave detection, how long will it take to create a device with this technology that just copies the brainwaves of the owner of the car and once he/she is gone you come along and drive away with it... Happy Research

If you had better tools, you could more effectively demonstrate your total incompetence.