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Comment: Good (Score -1, Troll) 166

The DoE should be focused on shit that works. They should not be spending a dime on any "green" bullshit since it's destined to fail, nor should they be wasting any resources on any climate change "research" (politicking).

Get back to actual science. I don't yet have a fusion reactor in my home. What the fuck am I paying you clowns for?

Comment: Re: Eh? (Score 1) 115

by sexconker (#47524855) Attached to: Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

The number of vulnerabilities per time is not the same as the number of vulnerabilities.
You can't say the number of vulnerabilities has increased 100% by using two measurements of vulnerabilities / time and then normalizing both with respect to time. That gets you a normalized number of vulnerabilities per time, not a normalized number of vulnerabilities.

Comment: Re:Makes Perfect Sense (Score 1) 52

by sexconker (#47510415) Attached to: AirMagnet Wi-Fi Security Tool Takes Aim At Drones

If someone plugs in a router with a spoofed MAC of an allowed device for that port, you'd never know.
Most routers support MAC spoofing in order to forward the MAC of your main PC to the cable / DLS modem. Many ISPs will block a new MAC for a period of time or until your call up and tell them. If you require authentication on a wired port, they could set that up as well.
The only way to prevent a MITM attack is to physically secure the network wiring or centrally manage per-device encryption keys/certificates. And I know you're not doing that. And if you want to claim that you are, I also know you're not doing it for your printers and other devices.

For wireless, if someone plugs in a wireless router you might be able to detect it if you have antennas in range, but you can't stop it.

The air marshal shit Meraki does is completely illegal. You can't jam wifi, which is all Meraki does for "containment". They even fucking admit that it's illegal to use it in their documentation.
From , page 8:

2As containment renders any standard 802.11 network completely ineffective, containment measures should taken in your airspace. Extreme caution should be taken to ensure that containment is not being performed on a legitimate network nearby and, action should only be taken as a last resort. Unauthorized containment is prosecutable by law (subject to the FCC’s Communications Act of 1934, Section 333, ‘Willful or Malicious Interference’).

Beyond the legality, it doesn't even work in a manner that could be called secure. It creates bubbles of noise where NO wifi works (hello DoS). It becomes a loudness war and the rogue AP will always have a bubble of effective range where it will win out. If you have two Meraki networks near each other, they often get into wars, shutting each other down where their edges meet.

VLANs has nothing to do with wireless security. Segregating your networks with a VLAN is pointless - all the devices that are wireless APs also include routing functions. Use them. VLANs are meant for logically extending a network that is physically separate, not for logically separating a network that is physically connected.

Comment: Smokin observation (Score 0) 275

There is not discrimination against smokers. They aren't allowed to smoke anywhere they want to and pollute other people's lungs. They had a century or two to to police themselves, and it seems they couldn't do it, so laws were passed. Is it reasonable to hike Smoker's insurance because they tend to get cancer a lot more than other people and incur more medical bills? Sure, because it is a choice they make. Unlike a genetic condition, they can choose to change their behavior. In the meantime, they are just being asked to pay their share of medical bills being incurred. The flip side would be to boost the rates of non-smokers to subsidize the medical treatment of someone who just felt like taking up smoking.

African-Americans were discriminated against, they couldn't change their skin color. Any time smokers feel picked on, they can stop smoking.

Comment: Re:Here we go... (Score 1, Interesting) 432

by sexconker (#47505963) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

They're not at war? Are you high? Hamas has declared war on Israel from day one. At this very moment Israel and Gaza is exchanging rockets missiles and bombs and hundreds of people are being killed every day. If, as you say, "Israel could wipe them out in a matter of days", then do it and get it over with.

Israel are trying to minimise casualties on both sides. Hamas are trying to maximise Israeli casualties, and use Palestinian casualties to their political advantage. It's a perfect example of asymmetrical warfare; the capabilities and aims of the combatants are completely different.

Israel has the military capability to destroy Gaza, just as the US had the military capability to destroy Iraq or Afghanistan back in 2003. But doing so is not in their long-term interests.

Do yourself a favor and drop your agenda and take a fresh look at what has been going on for decades. Israel is absolutely not trying to minimize casualties. They'll do everything and anything they can get away with, toeing the line as long as they have the backing of the US, which prevents anyone from doing anything about their horse shit.

Comment: Re:Here we go... (Score 1) 432

by sexconker (#47505925) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

If Israel is not willing to do the above, then don't complain when Hamas have to improvise just to have a fighting chance of defending themselves.

Two points: First, their improvisations are war crimes; second, Hamas are the aggressor. This is not particularly complicated.

There is no crime in war. War has no law.

Regardless, if you want to morally judge the actions of both sides here, Israel comes out looking far, far worse.

Comment: Re:Or is it unrealistic speed? (Score 1) 154

Hardly - you up to join me for a 10 mile hike tomorrow?

Seriously - walk around for a while at a normal walking pace and pay attention to how fast your body actually turns when going around corners. Or sit somewhere and watch other people do so as they go about their day - it's not nearly as fast as you would imagine. Certainly we *can* turn much faster without much effort, but we don't normally do so. Which means that FPS style games are simulating us turning much faster than normal, and if you add in wide-FOV VR you end up in the situation where your eyes are telling you your turning much faster than you're acclimated to, and your inner ears that you're standing still rather than subjecting them to the rather divergent set of accelerations such a maneuver should be causing.

Why would I hike 10 miles with you?
Why would you even compare "normal walking pace" to an FPS?
Beyond that, 3-4 seconds for a 360 at a casual pace is still ridiculously absurd. I'd say anything over 1.5 seconds indicates either obesity, octogeneriacity, or some other sort of disability.
I was referring to shitty FOVs for console games, not absurd fisheye Quake shit. A correct field of view can be determined based on the display and distance. You won't get motion sickness from a wide FOV if you just set the FOV correctly.
And your inner ear takes a back seat to your vision. Your brain will quickly ignore your inner ear if it's not matching what you're seeing unless you have a medical condition. This is why the spinning tunnel illusion works ( This is why it's difficult to stand still with your eyes closed. This is why the VR demos have shit like walking across a high beam. This is why when you're dizzy from spinning around 10 times with your head down on a baseball bat at the company picnic, you should focus on the guy in the outfield to steady yourself, not the ball on the tee a few feet in front of you. The more your vision mismatches what your inner ear says, the more quickly your brain stops listening to your inner ear.
When your inner ear is overriding your vision for whatever reason, you get a condition known as vertigo. If your inner ear is working normally and you have vertigo, you get a little dizzy whenever that fluid sloshes around. If your inner ear is fucked up due to infection or whatever and it's sending you bad data, you get debilitating loss of balance, motion sickness, etc.

Comment: Generating confusion (Score 1) 204

by TiggertheMad (#47495949) Attached to: Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45
To be fair, the 'Great Generation' fought Nazis at age 18. The Internet (really ARPNET at the time) would have been built by young(ish) engineers in the 60s and 70s (Baby Boomers). The current political problems we have are a result of legislation that has been passed for the last 10-15 years (government moves slowly), which would have been passed mostly by the elder politicians of the time (your 50-70 year olds at the peak of their power and careers) who would have basically been Baby boomers. Gen X is only now starting to come into the senior positions of power in government. Obama is youngish and he was born in 1961, which is at the very end of the Baby boom generation and the beginning of the gen X group, so you won't know what the 'current generation' (who ever you consider that to be) leaves as a legacy for quite some time.

Comment: Risky games (Score 1) 117

by TiggertheMad (#47485867) Attached to: Preparing For Satellite Defense
But having assets in place might assist in their defense. If you start attacking us space assets, it is a fair bet that the us will consider that an act of war. I will bet you money there are some military sats in orbit that have offensive capabilities. Start shooting at sats, and you might get a 10 pound tungsten bar de-orbited on your ground based laser or ASAT launcher. Being is space is a POWERFUL position on the military game board.

A penny saved is a penny to squander. -- Ambrose Bierce