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Comment: Re:I saw a documentary about this on TV last night (Score 0) 77

by Yetihehe (#46278253) Attached to: Oops: Security Holes In Belkin Home Automation Gear

As an aside IMHO that article the other day asking about where is decent SciFi nowadays seemed to miss the point that for a good show character interactions and growth are what makes it good and that technology by itself is merely a prop.

In MY humble opinion, character interactions and growth makes a good space opera (SyFy), not SciFi.

Comment: Re:Obligatory (Score 1) 533

by Yetihehe (#46005687) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Often-Run Piece of Code -- Ever?

Then one day a programmer notices the dependence on the uninitialized value, which would clearly produce a severe failure if fed the correct inputs, and he thinks "surely this hasn't been running for thirty years deployed on hundreds of thousands of nodes, and never triggered a fatal anomaly" and yet there it is.

And then it breaks simultaneously in the whole world.

Comment: Re:OT: Question about waveforms (Score 4, Informative) 242

by Yetihehe (#45089627) Attached to: Collapse of Quantum Wavefunction Captured In Slow Motion

Yes. You have this effect in double slit experiment, there are places where waves cancel out and you have dark place. The problem is that it's almost impossible to generate an inverse waveform from source other than the one which generated your photon. Typically it's done by splitting one waveform.

Comment: Re:The real issue: U.S. government corruption. (Score 1) 555

I'm not an american, fifth amendment doesn't apply to me. Also terrorism trumps all amendments. Maybe it's the law, but what use has your lawyer when you can't see him when you're in gitmo and nobody want's to even admit that you are held there?

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.