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Comment: Re:Obvious! (Score 0) 231

by SternisheFan (#47414045) Attached to: Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos
So you screwed around with peoples accounts, huh? Aren't you proud of yourself.

Where is your goddamn morality? Just because you "can" do something does not give you the "right" to do it.

Ah, I might as well be replying to a wall. People like you just won'tever get why you shouldn't do some things.

Comment: Re:Garmin for the win (Score 1) 174

I had the cheaper $99 Nuvi at first, and yeah, the UPS connector broke at the circuit board from it gettin pulled on by the wire. I treat this one more carefully and try to never stress the wires, especially since the charger cord has an HD FM Traffic receiver built into it. Oh, and it has a regular glass screen, no gorilla glass, that did crack from a 2 foot fall to the concrete. Still works fine over a year later, it's if I look at it from the side the crack makes it look like there's another road.

Comment: Re:Garmin for the win (Score 1) 174

I drive a cab in the metro NY City area, a dedicated GPS is the right tool for my job.

How nice. I suppose you want to dictate what the rest of us used because your Garmin is handy for a NYC cabbie? Thanks for the input.

Just my advice, boyo. There's two good things about advice. It's free, and you don't have to take it.

Comment: Garmin for the win (Score 4, Interesting) 174

I drive a cab in the metro NY City area, a dedicated GPS is the right tool for my job. GARMIN MV3590 LMT (Lifetime Maps/Traffic) is my reccomendation. I have no time to screw around with online maps and their inherent issues, I need to get where my fares need to be. AA quality, updated GPS does this.

Crack open your wallet and spend $300 on this Garmin and you'll have noticed you have less problems, and the voice recognition software gets it right over 90% of the time.

Comment: Re:ArsTechnica has a better article... (Score 1) 97

by SternisheFan (#47295183) Attached to: How Disney Built and Programmed an Animatronic President
Crap, that is the 1st link. I saw Lincoln stand up and speak at Walt Disney World back in 1973, and it was amazing to see, for the time. People in the audience thought it was a human actor. To learn from the Ars article how all his movements were synced up on a master audio tape was interesting. Amazing tech for the time.

Comment: Re:No (Score 5, Funny) 218

... Second. Who the hell ever pulled up to a stop while riding and thought "Fuck. I have to put my feet down again!"?

A guy I knew once told me that when he lived in Germany, he'd get very drunk every night after work, drive home on a road that he'd figured out the timing of the traffic lights so well that he never had to put his foot down even once. The only problem was he'd forget to put his foot down when he got to his destination.. So every night the homeowners knew when he arrived in the garage by hearing him and his cycle fall over. :-)


How Sabu Orchestrated the Hack of FBI Contractor ManTech 34

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the security-through-marketing dept.
Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes Weeks after he started working quietly as an FBI informant, Hector Xavier Monsegur, known by his online alias "Sabu," led a cyber attack against one of the bureau's very own IT contractors. In July 2011, at Monsegur's urging, members of AntiSec, an offshoot of the hacking collective Anonymous, took advantage of compromised log-in credentials belonging to a contractor with a top secret security clearance employed at the time by ManTech International.

According to chat logs recorded by Monsegur at the behest of the FBI and obtained by Motherboard, the informant directed hackers to pilfer as much data as possible from ManTech's servers as investigators stood by. Stolen data was published as the third installment of AntiSec's ... collection of leaks intended to embarrass the same federal agency that presided over the hack and others.

Comment: Re:Thanks Nerds... (Score 2) 170

You're damned right that I'm using a broad brush here. I'm using it because it applies broadly. Where have God-damned morals gone? Just because someone can code on a computer does not exempt them from being moral. Just because someone pays a brilliant programmer to insert code that does not serve the greater good of humanity does not mean that programmer can just ignore the possible damage his program will inflict upon his fellow human beings.

But as long as that programmer's getting paid, it's okay, right? Hey, it'll be someone else's problem to deal with, right?

Comment: Thanks Nerds... (Score 2) 170

Thanks for really screwing up the promise of the Great Internet! Worldwide connectedness, people around the globe coming together, mutual sharing of ideas, peace and love, etcetera. And the internet had such promise, in the beginning.

Now, it's just a way to eavesdrop on us, track all we do and where we go. I know there are many smart nerds out there still fighting the good fight for freedom, but it seems it's not enough to hold back the ones who think controlling the populace through technology is their God given right as Masters Of The Universe.

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