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Comment Kevin Bloody Warwick (Score 3, Interesting) 57 57

The only thing I need to say about Kevin Bloody Warwick is this:

In his lectures in the Intro To Cybernetics module at the University Of Reading, he played long video clips from The Lawnmower Man. With a straight face.

(Source: BSc in comp sci at Reading, 2000 - 2003)

Comment Re:No the complaining will start... (Score 1) 369 369

shadyads.interestingsite.com will be a CNAME dns record, referring over to shadyads.com - so their server will be accessed as if it's part of interestingsite.com's domain, elevating the cookie to First Party status even though it's transmitted to-and-from an entity which is third-party. The wrinkle is that interestingsite have intentionally given shadyads the authority to do this, by adding that dns record.

Comment TV-B-Gone (Score 1) 260 260

Just throwing this out there, I'm not available to go do this myself, but a TV-B-Gone or similar "universal TV turner-offer" device would be useful for this action. Even if you're not visibly obviously "doing protesting", you can help Sony reduce their carbon footprints by turning off all their store display TVs for them.

Comment Re:Yeah yeah (Score 3, Interesting) 580 580

http://www.bitcoin.org/ and a recent episode of Security Now went into a bunch of detail about the theory of how it works.

(tl;dr hard crypto-guesswork puzzles are used to restrict the creation of their new digital currency. It is apparently anonymous and untraceable, and some sites already exist that will trade it for RL US$)

Comment Re:They need a simple guide or something to click! (Score 1) 200 200

I fully expect, within 14 days of now (if that), for people to be using this in busy locations to send links out to victims friends telling them to "click here to browse my holiday photos with this cool FakePhotosRealMalware tool!".

Not that I'm going to do it, just that it's really obvious and I want to feel smug for totally calling it.

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