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Comment: Re:How Tragic (Score 1) 422

by alreaud (#43483803) Attached to: Huge Explosion at Texas Fertilizer Plant
Does 54,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate create the potential? Texas is VERY familiar with ammonium nitrate and it's destructive potential. They had a ship blow up in Texas City in 1947 that killed almost 600 people and destroyed the town. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_City_Disaster

It's dangerous shit that can blow up under the right conditions of detonation or fire. Which leads to the idea that the missing firefighters knew what they were getting into... Looking at the video taken by the guy with his daughter, all I can say is condolences to the families, and may they rest in peace. They passed as heroes, IMHO.

Comment: Re:My theory (Score 1) 1010

by alreaud (#43447141) Attached to: Windows 8 Killing PC Sales
Ram is still faster by magnitudes than SSD. ~6ms for HDD, ~60usec (1/100 HDD) for SSD, ~20nsec (1/3000 SDD) for DDR3-1333 given data at http://www.anandtech.com/show/6372/memory-performance-16gb-ddr31333-to-ddr32400-on-ivy-bridge-igp-with-gskill I've been telling my clients to upgrade ram, so now I need to tell them to upgrade to maximum ram and the HDD to an SSD.

Comment: Facebook Homie Security Issue (Score 1) 124

by alreaud (#43445757) Attached to: Hacker Modifies Facebook Home To Work On All Android Devices
How long has Facebook Home been out? A month? A few? Already it's been hacked in a big way. A false flag hack? Possibly, and wouldn't put it past the organization to be sly like that. Regardless the deal with Android appears to be that it's not a very secure OS already, and it doesn't bode well for security that Facebook Home took almost no time at all to get hacked in the wild. I wouldn't install that shit on my phone if they payed me and gave me a phone.

That leads to the question of why Android is so weak security-wise? I run different versions of Linux on different machines and it's very secure and Android is based on Linux, so why isn't it as secure? Reports say it has become the target of choice for bots, malware, and hackers. So whats up with that and why won't Google fix the security holes?

All I can think of is that between Google and Facebook, and their data-whoring, you may as well implant a RFID tag with remote control interface in your brain, and eliminate the need for carting around a device or wearing GG's...[rolleyes]

Comment: Re:Try NSA Security Guides... (Score 1) 116

by alreaud (#43287469) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do-It-Yourself Security Auditing Tools?
Check this out also as a guide to security. All 20 need not be implemented, just the ones pertinent to your organization.

CSIS: 20 Critical Security Controls Version 4.1
http://www.sans.org/critical-security-controls/?utm_campaign=resources&utm_source=featured&utm_medium=web&utm_content=critical_controls

Comment: Re:Navigation (Score 5, Informative) 192

by alreaud (#43138209) Attached to: Drupal's Creator Aims For World Domination
Drupal being "best" is in the eyes of the beholder. If you already are familiar with CMS and mySQL, then Drupal is the best. But if you have very little experience, Wordpress is by far the easiest. For my own sites, I use Drupal, but for client sites, I use Wordpress because it's easier for non-technicals to operate. That being said, Drupal has an upgrading catch. I'm running 6.28, I think, and find it impossible to port over to version 7 without manually porting over the database table by table. There should be a way to port content tables to new versions without a lot of pain and suffering...

Comment: Re:Correct (Score 1) 328

by alreaud (#39594119) Attached to: World Is Ignoring Most Important Lesson From Fukushima

Which is why modern reactors depends on gravity; which to the best of my knowledge has never been turned off.

Ah, you've never heard of the Podkletnov Effect? Read
"Weak gravitation shielding properties of composite bulk YBa_2Cu_3O_{7-x} superconductor below 70 K under e.m. field"
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/cond-mat/9701074

Comment: Re:I for one.... (Score 4, Insightful) 202

by alreaud (#39593361) Attached to: Coming To a War Near You: Nuclear Powered Drones
Great dissertation. Old school idea, though, of Illuminati / Freemasonry / Mormonism.

But to what end? So you have control of everything, to argue hypothetically. Then what? You've established the worldwide government, religious or not, run by elitists, who just happen to still have to drop their drawers to poop, unless they are descendent's of Cuthulu. What is the master plan of the New World Order past conquering everything? If it's the same old bullshit, then they just wasted our collective time.

Or is their plan to implement the Georgia Guide Stones? What is really the master plan? I'd humbly advise the "great ones" who wish to implement the plan of the New World Order that they should pay heed to and meditate upon Puma Punku and what it says if you're open to reading between the lines.

One final morsel for thought: If I were a galactic civilization, I would keep the human race safely contained on the planet like a nasty plague by whatever means necessary, including sending them back to the stone age. Just because of the way we roll...

Comment: Re:Body language is an effective tool (Score 1) 189

by alreaud (#39196725) Attached to: How To Sneak In To a Security Conference
So I was living on the streets in Fort Collins around the early 2000's, and this is were Colorado State University is. I managed to convince the staff at some college buildings like the library and gym that I was a computer science graduate science student. It was great, I had the run of the place, and when I came in a little worse from the wear of the streets, they believed it was just a air-headed geek with his thoughts in the air having slept in his cloths again, LOL. Social engineering is a useful tool at times, and that experience lasted 2001-2005, BTW.

Comment: Re:Only when they don't already know? (Score 1) 358

by alreaud (#39159135) Attached to: US Appeals Court Upholds Suspect's Right To Refuse Decryption
That's true. Brain wave scanning to achieve a result or goal is here now, just not in the mainstream yet.
http://gizmodo.com/5887586/an-electric-skateboard-controlled-by-your-brainwaves

That's just a toy. And if that's a toy, the military types have significantly more than toys. Anybody ever read the Soul Rider series? In the end, life may again mimic art once we start controlling computers directly with the mind...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_L._Chalker#The_Soul_Rider_series
http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Rider-01-Spirits-Anchor/dp/0812533127

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