Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

Comment: Blind spot? (Score 2) 39

by SlayerofGods (#49036087) Attached to: The Blind Spots In the Nuclear Test Monitoring System

So if the other 3 detectors can detect the explosions under ground, under the sea, and in the atmosphere. Where exactly does that leave for a covert test that this gas sampling might miss?
Oh I see he thinks we need a world wide network of monitors to confirm what the other 3 sensors pick up. Gee if only there was some way to stick those gas detectors on something mobile.....
WC-135 Constant Phoenix

Comment: Re:the problem with stealth technology (Score 2) 279

You know nothing.
Camouflage doesn't make you invisible but every military still uses it. Why? Because it makes you harder to see.
The stealth on the F-22/F-35 is not designed so they can fly at 35,000 feet over Beijing undetected; it is so they can lock their missiles on their target at 50 miles while the enemy has to be 20 miles away to lock it's missiles. Which is pretty damn useful despite your arm chair general's opinion.

Comment: From the report.... (Score 1) 212

by SlayerofGods (#48646117) Attached to: Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'

2.2 Angriffsmittel und -methoden 15
    2.2.1 Spam 15
    2.2.2 Schadprogramme 16
    2.2.3 Drive-by-Exploits und Exploit-Kits 17
    2.2.4 Botnetze 18
    2.2.5 Social Engineering 19
    2.2.6 Identitätsdiebstahl 20
    2.2.7 Denial of Service 20
    2.2.8 Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) 21
    2.2.9 Nachrichtendienstliche Cyber-Angriffe 22

I can understand Spam but Drive-by-Exploits? Social Engineering? Denial of Service???
Surely there are German words for this? I mean 2.2.4 I'm pretty sure is botnet; which I assume should be a lot harder to give its own German translation than Advanced Persistent Threat...

Comment: From the report.... (Score 1) 152

by SlayerofGods (#48646105) Attached to: NASA 'Emails' a Socket Wrench To the ISS

2.2 Angriffsmittel und -methoden 15
  2.2.1 Spam 15
  2.2.2 Schadprogramme 16
  2.2.3 Drive-by-Exploits und Exploit-Kits 17
  2.2.4 Botnetze 18
  2.2.5 Social Engineering 19
  2.2.6 Identitätsdiebstahl 20
  2.2.7 Denial of Service 20
  2.2.8 Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) 21
  2.2.9 Nachrichtendienstliche Cyber-Angriffe 22

I can understand Spam but Drive-by-Exploits? Social Engineering? Denial of Service???
Surely there are German words for this? I mean 2.2.4 I'm pretty sure is botnet; which I should be a lot harder to give its own German translation than Advanced Persistent Threat?

Comment: Re:the one thing about comcast i could get behind (Score 2) 291

by SlayerofGods (#48561903) Attached to: Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

How do you find a judge to 'take the case' until you've already filed a law suit?
I'm not sure you're familiar with the process of filing a law suit. And who is to say it's frivolous? You? Are we to forward you all law suits for preapproval?
No; this is how the legal system is suppose to work.
You are allowed to file a case for whatever you want. You can sue for more money then exists on earth if you want. http://what-if.xkcd.com/96/
Now what can and normally happens in these cases is the defendant will file their answer saying something to the effect of 'This person is crackpot' and file a motion to dismiss. The judge agrees. Bing bang boom the case is gone.

So really once Comcast files their answer to something of the effect; "It's in their contract we're allowed to do this" and the judge doesn't drop it then maybe you'll have something to whine about. But till then complaining about someone 'filing a lawsuit against comcast' is like complaining about the people that sue the FBI for stealing their brain waves.

Comment: Re:Underwhelming picture (Score 1) 81

by SlayerofGods (#48427031) Attached to: Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

Here try this report. Unrelated the article, but if you want pictures of webs it's hard to beat.
http://www.entsoc.org/PDF/2010/Orb-weaving-spiders.pdf
As an interagency team with expertise in arachnology, urban entomology, and structural pest management, we were unprepared for the sheer scale of the spider population and the extraordinary masses of both three-dimensional and sheet-like webbing that blanked much of the facility’s cavernous interior.

Comment: Re:Basic jobs, but not to avoid talking (Score 1) 307

by SlayerofGods (#48406511) Attached to: I'm most interested in robots that will...

If you think doing laundry gives you a realistic view of what is required to maintain your existence I think you can't possible really appreciate what is required to really maintain your current existence.
Maybe after working in a mine, a foundry, a power plant, a farm, a factory, and a retail store you could make such a statement but until then doing the laundry and vacuuming will always just be a waste of time. Bring on the robots and I'll do my best thinking with an activity of my choosing.

Comment: Re:Advantage? (Score 1) 118

by SlayerofGods (#47372607) Attached to: Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

You've obviously never done construction... there's no market for 7' 11" walls, 8 foot walls, and 8' 1" walls when 8 foot walls will work fine.... goto a lumber store, you'll fine 2x4, 2x6, and 2x8, etc. Why? It's not like the saw couldn't be easily be programmed to cut out a 2x3.75453 board it's just no one cares.
And even for the options you would need available you could have 1000s of molds for the price of one of these printers.... 1000s of molds that can all be working at once while this printer can only doing one thing at a time.

Comment: Advantage? (Score 3, Insightful) 118

by SlayerofGods (#47372297) Attached to: Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

While 3d printing is cool and all what advantage does 'printing' concrete slabs offer or normal precast molds and just pouring the concrete in the old fashion way?
The article doesn't make it clear, but since this is a company and not an experiment one has to assume they see sort of useful reason in doing it this way, but for the life of me I don't see what it is.
If you're using a mold for concrete it's almost literally as fast as you can pour the concrete when using one...

Comment: Re:Happy to see it. (Score 1) 149

by SlayerofGods (#46908217) Attached to: Pirate Bay Sports-Content Uploader Faces $32m Lawsuit

That makes sense IF the person made some sort of mistake. For example if someone posts 'hey guys check out this crazy punch from UFC' and uploads short clip of it to you tube. The probably helps the company as free advertising more than any sort of copyright infringement.
Someone who uploads 124 full fights to several different sites knows exactly what they're doing and are just give the finger to Zuffa; they deserve the full fury of the law upon them.

Kiss your keyboard goodbye!

Working...