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Comment: Re:Real life is complicated (Score -1) 505

I never understood how someone could get addicted so easily. Then I was in an accident at work, and had two shots of Demerol in the E.R. This did not do much for the pain, it was still there. The Demerol just made me not care about the pain, and it was a very great feeling. This was about 14 years ago, and I still think about how wonderful that feeling was. I now understand how someone who has an weakness can become hooked on that feeling. Hmmmm, sounds like a song.....................

+ - Hackers Offered Reward to Crack iPhone 5s Fingerprint Security-> 1

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "A couple of security researchers have set up a crowd-funded website to offer a reward to the first person who can "reliably and repeatedly break into an iPhone 5s by lifting prints.” The IsTouchIDHackedYet website shows 40 people offering everything from cash to Bitcoins, whiskey, wine and even a "dirty sex book" to the successful hacker. With the iPhone 5s launching tomorrow, there will be a lot of interest in whether or not the hackers can successfully crack Apple's Touch ID system."
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Comment: MUSIC (Score -1) 299

by Speedcraver (#43994999) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do With New Free Time?
Finally master that guitar or other musical instrument that you have only picked up evry once in a while. Get outside, hunt, fish, sit under a tree and just let your mind wander.................. Do what you have not had time to do, but always wanted to. Only read /. when you have a few minutes of downtime while on the clock from now on.
Science

Narrowing Down When Humans Began Hurling Spears 208

Posted by samzenpus
from the give-it-a-throw dept.
sciencehabit writes "Archaeologists have long debated when early humans began hurling stone-tipped spears and darts at large prey. By throwing a spear, instead of thrusting it, humans could hunt buffalo and other dangerous game from a safe distance, with less risk of a goring or mauling. But direct evidence of this hunting technique in early sites has been lacking. A new study of impact marks on the bones of ancient prey shows that such sophisticated killing techniques go back at least 90,000 years ago in Africa and offers a new method of determining how prehistoric hunters made their kills."

Comment: Re:Well... (Score -1) 1063

by Speedcraver (#42558557) Attached to: US Near Bottom In Life Expectancy In Developed World
Well, I can tell you, I do not need a rifle with a high capacity magazine to hunt and kill a deer. I need high capacity magazines to protect myself from a tyrannical government. BTW, in my state of Missouri, I am already limited to hunting deer with no more than 5 rounds allowed in my firearm when hunting. -Speed

Comment: Re:Why the lower receiver? (Score -1) 528

by Speedcraver (#42348705) Attached to: Makerbot Cracks Down On 3D-Printable Gun Parts

I don't know much about gun technology, so maybe somebody can explain why the lower receiver is the controlled part. Why not the barrel? It seems to me that the barrel is the heart and soul of a gun. You can make a gun with just a barrel and nothing else: it's called a cannon.

Furthermore, I would think the barrel would be the hardest part to manufacture, given the forces and temperatures it must endure, and having to be perfectly straight, and rifled. I would imagine that 3-D printed barrels are probably a long, long way off.

3-D printed receivers are already here, and only going to get better and cheaper. If they don't change the regulatory framework to start controlling the rest of the parts, then soon anyone that wants to will be able to make a gun at home and all the gun control laws in the world will just be so much pissing in the wind.

The lower reciever is the part that is seralized and tracked. -Speed

Comment: Re:My first computer (Score -1) 212

by Speedcraver (#39769389) Attached to: Sinclair ZX Spectrum 30th Anniversary
The Timex Sinclair 1000 with 16k of RAM was also my first computer. It was the first and only item my family ever purchased off of one of those shopping channels on our new cable TV service. I think the price without the ram pack was $99.00. I was in 7th grade, and begged my parents to get me one. I am so glad that they did!
Security

+ - 74% Believe Mobile Devices Decrease Security->

Submitted by Orome1
Orome1 (1901578) writes "The number of personal mobile devices connecting to corporate networks has more than doubled in the past two years, according to Check Point. 74% of UK businesses (compared with 71% internationally) believe mobile devices have caused an increase in security incidents, citing significant concerns about the loss and privacy of sensitive information stored on employee devices. Many mobile devices store sensitive customer and business data – Personal and corporate owned devices often store and access a variety of sensitive information including email, customer data and login credentials for internal databases or business applications."
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China

+ - Chinese Programmer charged w/ Stealing Code from N->

Submitted by wiredmikey
wiredmikey (1824622) writes "A Chinese computer programmer was arrested by U.S. authorities in New York on Wednesday, on charges that he stole proprietary source code while working on a project at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

The man arrested, Bo Zhang of New York, worked as a contract employee developing a specific portion of the GWA’s (Government-Wide Accounting and Reporting Program) source code at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where the code is maintained.

The complaint alleges that in the summer of 2011, Zhang stole the GWA code,something he admitted to in July 2011. Zhang said that he used the GWA Code in connection with a private business he ran training individuals in computer programming."

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