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Comment: Re:Not at all accurate (Score 1) 39

by alphatel (#48173645) Attached to: How Whisper Tracks Users Who Don't Share Their Location

My connection is on a dynamic IP address. The best any of those services can do is tell you what city my ISP's router is in, and one of the three services tested by (the service pointed to by TFA) managed to get it wrong. And, I'm not the least bit impressed by the claim that the author's location was correct withing 5 miles, as that still leaves anybody looking for you with just over 78.5 square miles to search.

So how inaccurate is something if you are generating this data all the time, wherever you travel, from one ISP to another, and post your subliminal text images all over the place. Suddenly a fuzzy picture starts to look much clearer, and you can be pinpointed with reasonable accuracy.

Comment: Re:Well (Score 1) 180

by alphatel (#48167237) Attached to: The Guardian Reveals That Whisper App Tracks "Anonymous" Users

This is almost not certainly the app you have been curious about. The company called Whisper Systems was started by Moxie Marlinspike, a highly respected cypherphunk. Their app is called redphone. The "whisper" app, though, is made by a company called Whisper, which has close DoD ties and all sorts of red flags.

The similarity in names is no coincidence. I think this is actually a deliberate attempt to spread distrust about phone crypto apps.

Perhaps you've read into it too much. Storing everyone's data is certainly a truth of the app, and whisper already says they will hand over data when requested.

Comment: Re:Some content should be avoided... (Score 1) 171

by alphatel (#48030489) Attached to: Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

You have admitted to a copyright violation that, according to the precedent set in Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum, carries a penalty of $21,774 per song shared. Please stand against the wall over there along with 50% of the population of the planet that has violated IP enough IP laws to generate more money in fines than they will ever make in their lifetime.

You mean generated more money in fines than the corporations would ever earn in their lifetime.

+ - Linux Bash Bug: A Bigger Threat Than Heartbleed->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The bash exploit, a simple piece of code that exploits a bug in the bash command line, gives the attacker complete access to the victim’s computer, unlike the Heartbleed that only provided spying capabilities to the attacker without any access permissions."
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+ - Bug in Bash shell creates big security hole on anything with *nix in it->

Submitted by Dupple
Dupple (1016592) writes "A security vulnerability in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash), the command-line shell used in many Linux and Unix operating systems, could leave systems running those operating systems open to exploitation by specially crafted attacks. “This issue is especially dangerous as there are many possible ways Bash can be called by an application,” a Red Hat security advisory warned."
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Comment: Re:Wager (Score 5, Funny) 308

by alphatel (#47987571) Attached to: Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

Five bucks says that before the end of the month, Monsantos' legal department sends them a cease-and-desist order and claims prior art on their accomplishment.

Monsanto Letter to USPTO ...infringing on our mark [see attached]...
Patent "Employee" (working from unknown location on Sept 30th at 11:59 PM): Opens prior art. Enclosed is ASCII drawing of a farmer.
USPTO Response to Monsanto: Seems Legit.

Comment: Re:Where are the HD photos of the excavation site? (Score 1) 92

by alphatel (#47878479) Attached to: Who Is Buried In the Largest Tomb Ever Found In Northern Greece?

The journalist was there and made only these two dark small close-up photos? And that's it? Was it a problem to shoot 7 - 10 HD photos from different viewpoints at this great excavation site and publish them together with the text?

The journalist was too busy breaking out the dictionary
... a pair of carved stone sphinxes, mythological creatures with the body of a lion and the head of a human

Comment: Put it this way (Score 4, Interesting) 789

Forget about MAD or Deterrence. The only MADness here is Putin. If he does what he says what he will do (and he seems to rarely back down from anything due to his massive ego), most of the First World countries are going to immediately join forces to invade and permanently occupy Russia. This is obviously much harder than it sounds, and with lots of radioactive fallout there will be far more civilian causalities than in any other war ever imagined. The only question is - can Putin visualize the worst case scenario at all or has he completely lost his mind?

Comment: Re:The unpopular opinion (Score 1) 588

by alphatel (#47806069) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

There are several diets out there- particularly Keto, that people have had a lot of success with. In just 2 months I almost lost 30 pounds (call it water weight all you want) and it was a low carb, high fat diet. My bad cholesterol even went down a couple points, and I still feel like I have my muscles. There is a lot of research supporting this idea out there, if you realize that the FDA is probably bought out by people who make high-carb, high-profit foods.

The old school food triangle is garbage. Schools feed kids based on guidance from the govt and look what we get. Sugary sodas, high carb grains, meal replacement candy. None of this is for your health. The real problem is that none of it in combination is good for anything but heart disease and diabetes.

The studies on lchf have been out for a while and really put the pressure on the whole concept of shutting down glycogens and generating ketones. As noted in the study, bad cholesterol dives while good cholesterol spikes. I once saw a list of the most unhealthy processed foods that basically has every food group in a single meal. If you ate just one of these a day I think you are certain to die in ten years. Start with fresh meats, fish, nuts, creams and veggies. Leave the carbs for last. Live a long and healthy life.

People seem to forget that those who are 40 today have a good chance of living to 100. Do you want to spend the last 30 years of your life getting heart surgeries, popping blood pressure pills and overprescribed pharmaceuticals? You're just supporting an industry that thrives on your disabilities. Ditch them and the whole damned system of intolerance they offer.

Never buy from a rich salesman. -- Goldenstern