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Comment: Re:Not seeing the issue here (Score 2, Informative) 209

by Le Marteau (#48647999) Attached to: Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

> And then the public defender you're assigned because you can't afford a decent lawyer

Hold on just a second. There are many fine public defenders who happen to be far better than just "decent". They will not, however, be able to dedicate much time to your case. THAT is the issue with many PD's. Not that they suck or are not "decent" but that they are over worked.

Comment: Re:Not seeing the issue here (Score 4, Insightful) 209

by Le Marteau (#48647923) Attached to: Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

> I'm fine with (cops lying to people)

If you or I lie to a cop, we can get charged with obstruction of justice. If they lie to us, they can get a commonadation.

And you're "fine" with that.

Some days it's easier to be a misanthrope than others. This is one of those days. Fuck you.

Comment: Re:Sandbox before browsing (Score 4, Informative) 83

by Le Marteau (#48623891) Attached to: Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware

> I'm running a browser in a VM... What malware?

Your faith in the security of VM sandboxes is misplaced.

It is trivial to write a program which can detect if it is in a VM. And then, attack the hypervisor and escape the protected environment. As virtualization has become more common, such malware has gone from academic exercises to real-world exploits.

http://www.symantec.com/avcent...

My favorite line:

Finally, the most interesting attack that malicious code can perform against a virtual machine emulator is to escape from its protected environment.

With virtualization becoming more and more common

Comment: Re:It's already been proven. (Score 1) 129

by Le Marteau (#48533557) Attached to: How Astronomers Will Take the "Image of the Century": a Black Hole

Saying that radio images translated so we can view them in at a freqency visible to us are not "real" is like saying images produced using night vision goggles are not real.

The waves involved in this issue are not part of the observable spectrum for humans. Converting them to visible frequencies for our observation does not make them any less "real" except to the pedantic or to those of us who go as far as to say that observable science can't prove anything.

Comment: Re:It's already been proven. (Score 1) 129

by Le Marteau (#48532277) Attached to: How Astronomers Will Take the "Image of the Century": a Black Hole

> Why not image the center of a galaxy that's plane is perpendicular to us?

Another factor: on that video I linked, the scale on those images is 10 light days. I don't think modern astronomy can resolve individual stars on that fine a scale, which would be required to produce the same effect while viewing another galaxy.

That's another thing that makes that image amazing to me... how close those stars are. 10 light days is nothing, cosmically speaking.

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