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Comment: Re:Enough eyeballs and heartbleed ... (Score 4, Insightful) 58

by Rosco P. Coltrane (#49404465) Attached to: Are Bug Bounties the Right Solution For Improving Security?

I think the only thing the OpenSSL bug shows is how flimsy the underlying framework of the internet is. Most of the shit we all use, trust and take for granted was coded in someone's basement over the weekend a long time ago. All it takes is one clever guys to take a good look at the code to exploit it, and it's probably fair to say he'll be the only one to review the code ever...

Comment: Re:$30 Timex (Score 3, Informative) 389

Also, as a diver I have a dedicated dive computer. (A Shearwater Petrel) My daily-wear watch is a Movado. I happen to like the minimalist look and the thin profile.

I haven't seen a diver using a "dive watch" in ... ever. My backup timepiece is a Timex Ironman my dad got me when I was a teenager.

Comment: Re:Not a big deal (Score 2) 127

by Smask (#49211053) Attached to: Lenovo Still Shipping Laptops With Superfish

If you intend to run Linux on your Lenovo laptop, make sure everything works without massaging drivers because YOU NEEDS TO ROOT THE BIOS to get the computer to accept a non sanctioned (i.e. bought from some other store than Lenovo) network card. My G50-45 was delivered with a Realtek card that works like crap and I haven't got the Bluetooth part to work yet. I do have an Intel 7260 to replace the network card with IF THE FUCKING COMPUTER WOULD BOOT WITH IT.

Comment: One-shot motor (Score 4, Insightful) 73

by Rosco P. Coltrane (#49015779) Attached to: Underwater Vehicle Uses a Balloon To Dart Like an Octopus

So it's super-efficient and all... if you intend to move no farther than 10 ft forward.

For greater distances, you could, say, keep the balloon constantly inflated with some kind of pump. And then, to save unnecessary weight and complication, you could do away with the balloon and let the pump shoot out the back of the vehicle directly.

I shall call my invention a hydrojet. Genius!

Comment: Re:Lasers are easy to stop (Score 2) 517

by Beardo the Bearded (#48999251) Attached to: The US Navy Wants More Railguns and Lasers, Less Gunpowder

The A-10 "Warthog" is arguably the most heavily armoured plane in the world. From its wikipedia entry:

[The armour is] "made up of titanium plates with thicknesses from 0.5 to 1.5 inches (13 to 38 mm) determined by a study of likely trajectories and deflection angles. The armor makes up almost 6% of the aircraft's empty weight."


Comment: Re:Secretive courts? (Score 0) 44

How in hell the voters from Britain as well as from America allow such things to happen in the first place??

A true democracy works thanks to the four boxes of liberty (soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box).

Our so-called "democracies" have two more (ice box and idiot box) that are more important to people than the four others: as long as people are stuffed full of junk food and can watch the football game on TV, they feel free enough.

I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky