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Comment: Re: The Interview hits warez sites (Score 1) 140

Wouldn't a file like this have to exploit a whole variety of codecs simultaneously? Surely there must be many decoders on the market, some of them even in hardware. Or has libavcodec recently become the most popular target? I would have thought that an attacker would go after the Windows Media Player instead, simply because of the installed base.

Comment: Re:The human eye is proof God exists (Score 1, Informative) 168

by rubycodez (#48667559) Attached to: Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

Such an imaginary construct does indeed fit the definition of psychosis by DSM, and in other cultures "near death experiences" can take vastly different forms. Hence, your links are to worthless imaginings. It is past time for society to admit religion is an irrational, often dangerous delusion that has done far more harm to people than good. It enables war, abuse, theft, and mental illness and is despicable remnant of the worst of human's history.

Comment: what is this nonsense about 3D printers and guns (Score 1) 109

by rubycodez (#48667521) Attached to: How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us To Greater Harm

No "bad guy" is going to waste time and money printing an expensive but soft dangerous gun that can fracture. those hobbyists that make guns use time-honored techniques and you can legally mail order a pistol barrel for $100 - 150

Very inexpensive guns are plentiful and robust enough for firing dozens of rounds without of failure. the bad guys will use those if on a budget

Comment: Re:The human eye is proof God exists (Score 1) 168

by rubycodez (#48667305) Attached to: Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

no appeal, just fact. A person's life can have purpose if they will and act for it to be so.

Your god must really, really have hated those Syrian children that writhed in agony for minutes as they died of chemical weapon poisoning. Must really, really hate the millions of africans that starve and are slaughtered in genocides. what a vindictive bastard He is.

Comment: Re:Slashdot is exceeding itself lately... (Score 1) 211

by K. S. Kyosuke (#48666255) Attached to: Tech's Gender Gap Started At Stanford

1943 to 1945 - women were about 95% of the computing workforce.

And by computing workforce, you mean this?

Furthermore, even quite some time after the advent of digital computers, there was this period in which the prevalent opinion in the field was that computer hardware design happened to be the actually important (and perhaps prestigious) job whereas programming said computers was a lowly, clerical work... I don't think that anyone should be surprised to whom these new jobs initially went. In other words, I find it plausible that the initial high involvement of women in early computing was actually a symptom of pre-existing sexism rather than of later-lost equality.

Comment: Re: Duck & Cover? (Score 1) 69

by rubycodez (#48663011) Attached to: ESA Carries Out Asteroid Impact Drill

that loon in Sydney attacked a store full of unarmed citizens. In the USA, that would just be impromptu poll of who's concealed carrying.

Sure, might not survive armed terrorist attack even carrying a weapon, but what would you rather have when someone determined to kill starts their rampage, some chance or no chance?

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. -- Pablo Picasso