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Comment: Re:Yawn (Score 1) 241

by Volastic (#42373417) Attached to: The Trials and Tribulations of a Would-Be Facebook Employee

I was confused in reading the write-up. If the interview was scheduled three months in advance, why did he say that he only had one day to prepare for the "CS" style interview? Where did this "December Interview Preparation Tips" come from? Only partial bits of data are given, none of which support the poster's side of the story.

I agree, most of the article was about or referenced the schedulding of the interview, then he whined about the date given

A good two and half months notice, he didn't have the forsight to prepare for the interview, mentally or physically (have a headset available)

I figure the Unnamed Coward author's 15 minutes are due to /.'s dislike of facebook

Comment: Re:who funded this? (Score 1) 240

by Volastic (#42356801) Attached to: Your Hands Were Made For Punching According To New Study
Funding? only if someone bought her lunch.
This article was bad filler and should of been passed over.

This Analysis by Jennifer Viegas has no collaboration, no detailed examination
just what she says goes. Even if she wrote it up just for a discussion on
the topic she failed there as well -no commnets. Meaning those at news.discovery.com
know a bs headline when they see it; not even giving it a serious look.
Yet give /. a chance at it...

There was no study done on this, or Jenn forgot her cites.
Jennifer Viegas http://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferviegas
Her job apparently is to write bad science.

Comment: Re:Sophisticated not, Government phishing attempt (Score 1) 124

by Volastic (#42257989) Attached to: GhostShell Hackers Release Data From Exploiting NASA, FBI, ESA
The E-mail address are good or real at least the ones from http://slexy.org/view/s21jyUzcUb spammers wet dream.
Also Richard Clayton has blocked himself from search engines at bericotechnologies.com he works there http://i.imgur.com/m7feh.png
Just the few I've played with.

My post look like crap as I appear to be a bot.

Comment: Re:Wild west (Score 1) 174

by Volastic (#42236177) Attached to: Russia, China, and Others Seek Greater Control Over Internet

Nostalgia aside, there are significant parallels to the wild west.

- The Internet has been a place of wide open spaces and unparalleled freedom.

Around the Win95 days, was in alt.cracks.binaries reading messages, one thread someone wrote: this is great, this is like the wild west of the internet. I thought "kids". As we progress it rings truer each day. and I think of that message and the fact I scoffed at it more and more. Doesn't recognize me as human so messages look like crap.

Comment: Or noise, just don't like the quiet (Score 1) 174

I always have the T.V. going when on the computer, heck it's never off. I have no mental health issues, nor depressed or anxious. I am on the other hand very ADHD. I've found I don't watch T.V. much, so don't have cable or satellite payments, just what's over the air (THIStv and MEtv mostly). I'll be playing Battlefield 3 and find I've been watching a Spanish station (for example) the last 3 hours and not even noticed. I'm always on the internet, but don't do the social sites, I have a 5 year old twitter account with two messages or tweets I guess. When I poop I play games or read the internet on my Tablet or Cell phone, am I nuts :}

Comment: If data is the new oil, hand helds are oil wells. (Score 0) 132

by Volastic (#42212291) Attached to: Advertising May Soon Follow You From One Device To the Next
www.Flurry.com sells analytical services to it's customers (ASTRO, Angry Birds, to name two), ie what AD's to show on YOUR hand held. Flurry.com does keep identifiable information. Reading the Flurry.com ToS nowhere does it mention it's Google. That Flurry.com was Google could only be found (by me) through http://www.robtex.com/ also a Google service :} http://top.robtex.com/flurry.com.html#records To block Flurry.com tracking, download ANDROID_ID from the google store, obtain your ID (16 digits long) and paste it here http://www.flurry.com/user-opt-out.html anytime you change ROMS you will need to reopt-out as your ID will of changed.

Comment: Re:Revenge killings? (Score 1) 299

by Volastic (#42194919) Attached to: Murder Is Like a Disease (No, Really)
Revenge killings? (5, Insightful)

Does the study take into account gang culture and revenge killings?

+5 Insightful? No offense intended but FTA: "We hypothesized that homicide would diffuse in a similar process to an infectious disease with firearms and gangs operating as the infectious agents." being the second sentence.

Comment: Re:1993? Seagate? Samsung? Srsly? (Score 4, Insightful) 186

by Volastic (#42155873) Attached to: Apple Claims Ignorance of Jury Foreman's Previous Tangle With Samsung

My understanding of the U.S. Legal System may not be up to snuff, but doesn't handpicking a jury (based upon their personal tastes) defeat the entire purpose? It would be like asking all of your selected jurors whether they or someone they love has been involved in a violent crime, and only admitting those who have into a case where the defendant is on trial for murder.

I've been involved in two jury trials and one Jury "picking"
at each one the very first questions asked (for weeding
purposes) were if anyone had ever filed for bankruptcy, or been
involved in any previous lawsuits. There might be exceptions
but those people were excused when I was in attendance.

I was once asked if I thought if a police man would lie, as it
was pertinent to the case, "Hell ya!" and I was off that jury, but
anybody who said no I felt had a warped sense of reality.

Comment: Seen any Susan B. Anthony dollar coins lately? (Score 1) 943

by Volastic (#42152173) Attached to: Is It Time For the US To Ditch the Dollar Bill?
We have a dollar coin already and to the delight of the U.S.Treasury collected as fast as they are produced.

Only place I can find any Susan B. Anthony's is change from the stamp machines
at the local U.S. post office.

Walmart gave out Susan B. Anthony dollar coins as change when they first came out, the difference
being they were gold colored (an official coin, not a false color). Damn the reaction I got handing those
out to pay for purchases, it was an immediate treasure to the person and it would appear collected like
all the rest.

Comment: Re:Seriously (Score 1) 204

by Volastic (#42139383) Attached to: Newzbin2 Closes For Good

wtf is newzbin2? I used USENET but since existence of online forum... what's the point?

I've always thought the same thing, so did it the hard way, downloading them all in the
newsgroup they appeared it, Never saw the sense in running a NBZ file.

I think my ISP is one of the last to offer free usenet service, the fact nobody knows
what a Newsgroup is now days is just downright nice of them. Largest area of free quality Pr0n
one can trip across as well.

If a NBZ file spanned a group they don't carry I'm SOL, It's always been throttled, filling in my MAME roms
took quite awhile, so better to download a very large file some place else.

FWIW:
I've noticed changes to my usenet access lately, I'm required to log-in (name and password), which
I've never had to do before (Cable Internet), so haven't, and can't see myself ever doing so.

Comment: Not really surprising, nor Sagan's "leak" (Score 1) 206

by Volastic (#42136333) Attached to: Carl Sagan Was On US Team To Nuke the Moon
A lot of classified "stuff" never made it past the paper stage.

Many that do are unfeasible, Bat incendiaries, that burned up the test area, the nuclear powered airplane that
couldn't get off the ground as the shielding made it too heavy to fly.

The problem with nukes to the moon is the same as sending nuclear waste to the Sun, it might come back.

As for Sagan revealing "this secret" isn't odd at all, as anybody who's filled out a PSQ for a civilian nuclear security
clearance (Q type) would know. If you withhold anything and it's found out what else are you hiding, type thinking.
Which I'm sure he did fill out due to the nature of this paper. A requirement (updated PSQ) of a another job he was after within the "system", he would of listed it.
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Comment: Re:It is truly frightening (Score 3, Informative) 206

by Volastic (#42135981) Attached to: Carl Sagan Was On US Team To Nuke the Moon

I know we all joke about politicians and bureaucrats, but to think there are really people that stupid in high places just scares the crap out of me.

Na, what's really frightening is the U.S. missed the moon 2 times in their first attempts.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranger_program so you would have two nukes flying who knows where.

Be try to spot a big boy sized "asteroids" at this time.

To actually answer your post, yes the U.S. was very paranoid and sure the Russians were going to strike.
It wasn't until they tapped into the undersea telephone cable that they found it far from the truth.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ivy_Bells

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