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Comment Re:Another example (Score 1) 728

I think many people need to realize that religions are not specifically theistic. You can hold atheistic beliefs and still be a religious fanatic.

Religions are a core set of beliefs, dogma and sometimes cultural symbols. They do not require a God or supernatural aspect to be consider a religion.

Comment Re:In line with current US thinking (Score 1) 190

No offense, but that is a very naive view. There was a time when organized crime elements rig town elections and get their members elected to office to profit their organizations (and hurt others). Felony disenfranchisement was a big part in combating it.

In modern days, I personally believe many white collar crimes should be considered felonies for disenfranchisement since the type of people we need to worry about the most these days seem to have gone up the food chain.

As far as citation, Supreme court rulings on challenges to disenfranchisement (voting and fire arms) should have some of the explanation. I cannot remember any in particular, have read a lot in my day.

Comment Re:In line with current US thinking (Score 4, Insightful) 190

No, people do not stop being US Citizens or human beings simply because they are incarcerated. Some might have their voting rights revoked for felonies (to stop them from supporting the legalization of their crime, which was a serious problem in the distant past), but they are still afforded almost every other right of their fellow citizens.

Comment Re:Rational basis (Score 1) 367

The only bug I have run into so far has been the Stuck Terminal bug, where you cannot move after exiting a terminal.

And based off what I am reading elsewhere online, the bug only affects people with refresh rates over 100 hz and Gsync.

So I turned my refresh rate down and have not seen the bug since...

I am a bit concerned about content, though. Has been kinda boring so far but have not reached Diamond City yet.

Comment Re:This is why old people aren't hired by tech fir (Score 1) 492

There's a post talking about him getting his Class B driving license and an image of it redacted. While I know most Californians get a lot of sun, I am pretty sure that guy is not a 20-something. He might have photoshopped someone else's photo on it, though.


Comment Re:One no sim?? (Score 1) 262

I wish I could up-mod but this is very important.

If both phones are using different parts of the hardware, for instance if the Samsung is connected to an 802.11 ac network while the TSMC is only connected to LTE, then the Samsung might be using more power.

The phones should be compared in Airplane mode.

Comment Re: UUID can be generated (Score 1) 79

Having a UUID on a per Application or Developer basis is in fact better for the attacker. Then they can carefully create a phishing dialog that fits in with the design or behavior of that particular App or package and then associate any information garnered from the user to the particular device and app installation.

Without the altered library inside the actual app, they cannot do this because apps are jailed (or whatever Apple calls it).

Comment UUID can be generated (Score 0) 79

The use of [[UIDevice currentDevice] name] and [[UIDevice currentDevice] identifierForVendor] (as well as several other pieces of information including App Name, App Version, OS Version, Language, Device Type, Location, etc.) are enough to not only create a generated Unique ID for each device to track on the analytic side but also all of the Apps infected by the malicious code.

The people tracking the smartphones do not need the actual local device UUID if they can get enough information to generate their own.

I agree with other's calls to mod parent down. Does not seem to understand the fact the list of information being digested by the hack and the access being granted is enough to be used for malicious tracking and phishing.

Comment Re:Physics? (Score 1) 179

Phase change is my guess.

Some of the first Memristor are based on phase changing of a material that causes the resistance to adjust with the data.

Samsung produced a test cell back in 2006 that showed promise, maybe the medium is finally reaching reliable yield and capacity density to compete with NAND and NOR.


Comment Re:It's discomfort at working alongside older peop (Score 1) 634

Highlight name in the story, right click, Search for "%name%", read down results page, find Amazon review, read review. Took probably 3 minutes.

I do this for almost everyone in the news I have never heard of before, even other websites, no matter the context.

And trust me, almost every person who hires people will do a web search for the person's name these days as well.

Don't like that people will judge you for what you post publicly? Then don't post your opinion publicly (using your real name).

Comment Re:This shoudn't even really be a debate (Score 3, Interesting) 174

I never really took the situation that serious either after looking at the long term data for hives. The right time to freak out was in the 90s with the big drop, not recently.

When the "crisis" first hit the news and kept being repeated, I suggested the issue might be Ultraviolet Irradiance. Bees see in the UV range and the sun's UV levels vary fairly drastically over the sun cycle.

The 90s was an low UV irradiance period. Compare this to the world-wide hive population graphs.


I wish I could find another UV irradiance data source besides UARS. Data seems to end in 2005.

"I've seen the forgeries I've sent out." -- John F. Haugh II (jfh@rpp386.Dallas.TX.US), about forging net news articles