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Comment: Re:An open system (Score 1) 271

by FlyMysticalDJ (#44960855) Attached to: Valve Announces Hardware Beta Test For 'Steam Machine'
I don't mind door locks as long as they let me into my house when I want, let me into my friends' houses when they allow me, and prevent other people from getting into my house when I do not allow them. And maybe the world would be a better place if more people invited each other into their homes, but that doesn't necessarily mean we should get rid of locks.

Comment: Re:In otherwords (Score 1) 258

by FlyMysticalDJ (#44308787) Attached to: America's First Eco-City: Doomed From the Start
I could see a possibility where you can make that kind of ruling if the members of that community unanimously vote for it. That way a new starting town would be able to get such a law passed, but a larger community would have a much harder time passing such an ordinance. Come to think of it though, it seems like that would have the potential to cause hate and discrimination, e.g. there are few people in the town that disagree, so instead of either trying to convince them or giving up, the community attempts to grief them into moving.

Comment: Re:That's not actually criminal (Score 2) 130

by FlyMysticalDJ (#43909721) Attached to: Hackers Spawn Web Supercomputer On Way To Chess World Record

Whenever you visit any web page with Javascript enabled, you are inherently agreeing to execute some code on your system. It doesn't really matter if it's displaying animated kittens are calculating bitcoin blocks. Indeed, we should all hail this as a great thing if it means criminals becoming less criminal...

I think you've missed the idea. From TFA:

He believes that crooks could infect websites with JavaScript code that would turn visitors into unsuspecting Bitcoin miners. As long as you're visiting the website, you're mining coins for someone else

The criminal activity isn't mining bitcoins on someone else's machine, it's putting your code on someone else's website without their consent. It's not a new type of criminal activity, just a new incentive to do it.

Comment: Re:im shocked they have the time (Score 1) 201

When using Google Glass, is it true that this product would be able to use Facial Recognition Technology to unveil personal information about whomever and even some inanimate objects that the user is viewing? Would a user be able to request such information? Can a non-user or human subject opt out of this collection of personal data? If so, how? If not, why not?

Substitute "google glass" with "United States Law Enforcement" and you begin to see how fucking hypocritical this entire endeavor is

When using United States Law Enforcement, is it true that this product would be able to use Facial Recognition Technology to unveil personal information about whomever and even some inanimate objects that the user is viewing? Would a user be able to request such information? Can a non-user or human subject opt out of this collection of personal data? If so, how? If not, why not?

Am I doing it right? And if the united states law enforcement uses google glass, does it cause meta-problems?

Comment: Re:inspiration (Score 2, Funny) 136

by FlyMysticalDJ (#33836192) Attached to: Software Evolution Storylines, Inspired By XKCD
I'm so glad we finally moved to a standardized sense of humor system so that we'll all think the same things are funny and no longer have awkward moments of only certain people laughing at certain things. I'm especially looking forward to the consolidation of the comedian market as we remove the unnecessary comics and just zone in to the one that tells the jokes that are in keeping with our collective sense of humor.

Comment: Re:Finding 1920x1200's (Score 1) 1140

by FlyMysticalDJ (#33815172) Attached to: Why Are We Losing Vertical Pixels?
I'm sure that this will lead to more complaining, but if you want the benefit of buying whatever you like online but can't wait a week or two to get it shipped, you could go to your local university or office building. Seems EVERYONE is throwing away old CRTs that didn't even go bad, just got replaced with LCDs. Your free one week replacements might be a little crappy and annoying, but it's worth every penny.

Comment: Not worth the 1:12 of my life (Score 1) 15

by FlyMysticalDJ (#33389588) Attached to: Google Becomes Evil, the Video
What a lame video. It takes what google is currently doing beyond the extreme, and then extrapolates that obviously there's a deal with the devil and that in the future, google will fly around the earth collecting data while we protest... Every single bit of that is ridiculous. Even if google was trying (or just inadvertently succeeding) to be evil, their entire power comes from ad revenue. So people wouldn't be on the streets waving signs. They'd be ignoring google completely. If you want to know what real evil is, take Hitler. And even HE would have had no power if the Germans decided he was evil and crazy and decided not to listen to him.

Comment: Re:Pictures can tell the future? (Score 1) 175

by FlyMysticalDJ (#33263124) Attached to: The Hidden Security Risk of Geotags

One time, this guy handed me a picture of him, he said,"Here's a picture of me when I was younger." Every picture is of you when you were younger. "Here's a picture of me when I'm older." "You son-of-a-bitch! How'd you pull that off? Lemme see that camera... what's it look like? "
---Mitch Hedberg

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