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Comment: The Real Hack (Score 1) 225

by Illender (#29034137) Attached to: Voting Machine Attacks Proven To Be Practical
Here's the thing, you don't even have to hack any machines to throw an election. You just have to cry "foul", and then everyone gets in a tizzy about a recount. Not to mention all the dead people voting.
I saw a stat(can't remember source) that showed out of 100% of registered voters in one particular area something like 120% actually voted.
When you can create a paradox like that who cares who can hack what. And I don't think this is some sort of propaganda from some sort of special conspiracy theory group. I grew up in Lake County, Indiana, and dead people voting has happened many times in my lifetime there.
The Military

+ - Russians submarines visit US East Coast

Submitted by Illender
Illender writes: After years of being unable to operate so far from home the Russian Navy follows up it's "tour around the world" last year with a visit to the East Coast of the US on Tuesday.

A Russian military spokesman said at a news conference in Moscow that the submarines' activities were "part of the normal process."

In reference to the two Akula class attack subs cruising the area, Defence officials indicate knowledge of the location of one of the subs 200 miles of the Eastern seaboard in international waters. The location of the second was unclear.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said their presence is not causing alarms to go off.

"So long as they are operating in international waters, as, frankly, we do around the world, and are behaving in a responsible way, they are certainly free to do so, and it doesn't cause any alarm within this building," he said.

Comment: Re:Psychopath != Sociopath (Score 1) 438

by Illender (#28953377) Attached to: Psychopaths Have Brain Structure Abnormality

It's meaning was dramatically narrowed in 1928 when the psychologist Partridge redefined it to mean people who were anti-social, egocentric, manipulative etc.

well hell, I'm all those things. And I knew a psych student who (as all psych students do, diagnose those around them) was kind enough(sarcasm) to proclaim me a sociopath.
I don't know if I am or not, and really don't care cause knowing doesn't change anything.
What I do know is that when I was about 6 or so I had a convo with myself about why other peoples feeling should matter, and chose to operate as if they did matter, as an aid to fitting in.
Oh, how wonderful that turned out. Sociopath or not, I sure have a hard time with social and interpersonal interaction and relationships.
But I've never commited any major crimes(speeding doesn't count) and can't see myself hurting an innocent without remorse.

Comment: Re:800,000(late nites and bad math) (Score 1) 208

by Illender (#28924051) Attached to: Orbit Your Own Satellite For $8,000
lol, you sir, are correct.
It's a function where x = 3, y = 7, 3 is the universal number for scotch whiskey, and 7 is the universal number for the coolest man alive(thats me), and I was all sorts of high on some "3". I believe it looks like this

x + y = lack of brain function
Actually it's more like 3.2 mil or so, depending on breakfast.
Although, I'm pretty sure I could hear her nagging from orbit.
Do you think she'd get cell reception up there?
Maybe I could just send myself, and "forget" my phone.

Operating Systems

Journal: Why Ubuntu is awesome and windows is not.

Journal by Illender
So I had this laptop running Window XP.
And it was buggy like a swamp.
All the time it was crashing. Almost unusable. This was my story with windows since I switched over from DOS to Win 3.1, on all those 5.25's, back in the day. So now here I am, still running windows, still hitting bugs.

If it happens once, it's a bug. If it happens twice, it's a feature. If it happens more than twice, it's a design philosophy.