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Comment: It only takes one ... (Score 5, Interesting) 381

by Psilax (#48157427) Attached to: How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

It only takes one stupid uncooperative idiot ( maybe from a certain news station) to spread the disease.

And I wouldn't compare USA (or for that matter EU ) citizens to Nigerian citizens, Nigeria is known for it scare tactics, I don't see our governments try the same tactics without getting trouble back.
Let alone that no lower class person will stay home from their job for 3 weeks without pay, they will lose their job and get evicted.
Or is the government finally going to pay for those kind of expenses?

Comment: Re:Kill the zombies (Score 2) 203

by Psilax (#45000325) Attached to: Sinkhole Sucks Brains From Wasteful Bitcoin Mining Botnet

if that hurting yourself brings other people in danger, yes.
Some people are that stupid that this is the only way of learning from their mistakes.

I can go and discuss a lot of reasons why this is off course stupid but if people already read my post that means they probably are smart enough to see that this is not realistic with current laws and consequences but hell, somebody had to say it.

Comment: Kill the zombies (Score 1) 203

by Psilax (#45000217) Attached to: Sinkhole Sucks Brains From Wasteful Bitcoin Mining Botnet

Why don't people still not kill the zombie computers when a botnet is discovered and they have control over a Command Server?
In my perspective that would teach the people that security is more important than they realize.
And yeah i know that could kill some essential piece of hardware. And to that my response is. WTF. Why is an essential piece of hardware on the internet and not secure? This isn't 1970 when the internet was 2 computers and they had line of sight to validate trust.

Comment: Re:Users are morons (Score 1) 262

by Psilax (#43481653) Attached to: Who should have the most input into software redesigns?

This is why I choose the Engineers.
If they can't analyse the requirements from the different partners (users, marketing, UI guys) correctly then the end result will never satisfy anybody.
Management can only help if it comes down to spending 100$ buy a closed source component or paying a programmer 1000$ to build it inhouse.

Some others have mentioned asking the righ questions helps you a lot, yes it can, but once in a while you get a smartass who thinks he knows it beter and will specify the wrong things for the right reasons without thinking about the general program.

Comment: difference with regular manure? (Score 2) 103

by Psilax (#43481087) Attached to: Low Levels of Toxic Gas Found To Encourage Plant Growth

As far as I know (and even google claims I'm correct in think this), doesn't manure also generate H2S in a limited amount?
Ok the link between manure and growing food was maybe incomplete since they only thought the nutrients where mainly the nitrogen based compounds.

The only application I see is the hydro-culture vegetables/fruits here in Belgium and they already have no taste compared to real soil cultivated vegetables, and now they will get rotten egg taste?

Comment: Re:So what is Apple actually accused of? (Score 1) 168

by Psilax (#42589245) Attached to: Belgian Consumer Organization Sues Apple For Not Respecting Warranty Law

I don't see the loss for us as consumers in this.
The consumer has more opportunities when buying expensive stuff and it gets broken.
(And yes for us as belgians products are more expensive then in our surrounding countries)

And I don't see a loss of opportunity for producers either since it is the seller that pays for the guarantee and the producer only has to make sure it has a good image.

Comment: Re:So what is Apple actually accused of? (Score 4, Informative) 168

by Psilax (#42589057) Attached to: Belgian Consumer Organization Sues Apple For Not Respecting Warranty Law
In Europe there is a consumer law that demands that the sales person of a electronics device is required to give 2 years guarantee for free. So what our consumer-organisation is suing for is that apple only give 1 year and sells the other year for a profit while this should be free. (Or roughly something like that) But off course this will not make a lot of difference since 1million euros is hardly a dent in Apple profits around here since a couple of schools are starting to make iPad a basic necessity for education and others are looking at them as an example instead of going for the open-source android communities.

Comment: Re:Get over it already (Score 1) 807

by Psilax (#39260339) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life After Firefox 3.6.x?
FF9 doesn't crash my NVidea drivers, FF10 does, and this because all the 3d bullshit after FF 4 Now I'm on Chrome which also uses 3d rendering but doesn't crash my XP. and i'm getting used to it being faster and smoother most of the time. Oh yeah, upgrading Hardware and OS isn't a real fast option in our company because the IT guys still promote IE 6

Comment: Re:Why is this impossible? (Score 1) 1088

by Psilax (#37488630) Attached to: CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos
ok then why not talk about how 100y ago nobody thought the speed of sound could ever be broken by human beings. The point isn't the myth about "the earth that once was flat and now is round" but the fact that sometimes humans limit their own way of thinking until somebody proves it to them right before their eyes. And physics still being a science that eventually needs to prove it's statements is a real incarnation of that way of thinking. (This doesn't prove that the research isare correct but that we might not be smart enough yet to see past the speed of light if that where somehow possible)

Comment: Re:The AES-128 "crack" requires 2^88 bytes of stor (Score 1) 176

by Psilax (#37138962) Attached to: New Research Cracks AES Keys 3-5x Faster
Is my math wrong but i come to different numbers:

20'x8'
135TB * 280 = 36.9 PB
2^88 Bytes = 274 877 906 944 PB
=> ~ 7.5 Billion shipping containers

1 container = 160 ft => 1miles = ~174240 containers => ~43000miles
=> stack 8 high => 5380miles => 73 miles to each side

40'x8'
135TB * 1400 = 184.6PB
=> ~ 1.5 Billion shipping containers
1 container = 320ft => 1 miles = ~87120 containers => ~17220miles
=> stack 8 high => 2152miles => 47 miles to each side

maybe there is some space left beneath area 51

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