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Comment: Re:Yup, they've not been in a state of war since 4 (Score 3, Insightful) 369

The point is a declaration of war and a state of war IS an anachronism to the point that summary execution during wartime isn't done because there is no war time anymore, there are extended military actions under the War Powers Resolution of 1973, usually, but not always, accompanied by a UN Security Council Resolution. So just like declaration of war is an anachronism, so is summary execution during wartime is an anachronism.

Trying to use a semantics argument against a legal framework argument by saying that semantics don't matter, except in the case where the semantics say you get to feel justified by ending another human beings life (a fellow American citizen, no less) is also completely irrational and held only by clueless, non-worldly people who can't muster the energy and attention span to actually understand consequences.

Comment: Re:Another difference between XP and Vista (Score 1) 405

by capnchicken (#41387643) Attached to: Maybe With Help From Google and Adobe, Microsoft Can Kill Windows XP

MS has been frequently under 30 a share since about 2002, and besides a dividend payout of about 2.5% (which didn't start until 2003 after their last 2:1 split, and was much less than 2.5%, though the dividend is growing every quarter), there has been really no growth of the stock, which means investing in Microsoft is barely fighting inflation off. The share price might not be in decline but there has been no reason to invest in them since the 90's, except to buy it up in '09, along with every other company that had a real product and could reasonably survive the crash.

Comment: Re:React positively? (Score 1) 154

by capnchicken (#40861691) Attached to: NASA's Bolden Speaks On Future Mars Mission, Chinese Moon Landing

Well we could, yeah... but what for? Other than bragging rights and planting the flag?

Mining for Helium-3 for the also underfunded, and therefor non-existent, fusion projects.

A smaller gravity well launchpad for said robotic probes.

The technological breakthroughs that would come with trying to sustain life long term in a harsh unforgiving environment.

Comment: Re:Better yet. (Score 4, Insightful) 263

by capnchicken (#40557121) Attached to: Feds Plan 'Fog of Disinformation' To Track Information Leaks

That sounds scalable. /sarcasm

The big thing all these leaks really proves is that there are too many secrets and the US govt's clearance and need to know mechanisms are wholly broken. Some info really does need to be secret, but instead of vetting everything its just way easier to sweep it all under the its a secret rug and call it a day.

Just another pentagon project to treat the symptoms and totally disregard the main cause.

Comment: Re:Considering the source... (Score 1) 575

by capnchicken (#40458445) Attached to: Bill Gates Says Tablets Aren't Much Help In Education

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Carnegie

Perhaps one of Carnegie’s most successful marketing moves was to change the spelling of his last name from “Carnagey” to Carnegie, at a time when Andrew Carnegie (unrelated) was a widely revered and recognized name.

One hundred years later and I still fall for this marketing ploy. Color me embarrassed ...

Comment: Re:Considering the source... (Score 1) 575

by capnchicken (#40457643) Attached to: Bill Gates Says Tablets Aren't Much Help In Education

Probably because he's a smart guy that made more money than he knows what to do with and is trying to save is legacy Dale Carnegie style by educating himself on many of man kinds most daunting challenges and attempting to solve them. But don't let that stop you from hating on him for bundling IE with Windows 95 almost 20 years ago or whatever somesuch you need to still hate on the guy for.

Comment: Re:Hashes list link (Score 1) 271

by capnchicken (#40236345) Attached to: LinkedIn Password Hashes Leaked Online

The forum text before it was blown away

From reddit:

http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/unt92/russian_hackers_claim_to_have_65m_linkedin/

"dwdm"

Guys need you help again.

[2] link to hash

it's about 118Mb.

"M@LIK"

Alright, looks like no one wants to help here...

100 449 found

6 358 928 left

Can't upload left due to poor internet connection, use my founds as a dict instead.

More will be here soon! Already hit 15k more.

"charlie"

30077 new

"M@LIK"

+163 267 found : [3] http://www.mediafire.com/?bq8bd5iojp50zci

6 165 604 left (After importing all charlies' founds)

"CyberLord"

Hi guys

Where is last left list ? Anybody,Would you mind adding the left list please

POLIMO

Ok here my stuff !

236 578 Cracked one ( propably more to come if i have time...)

cracked pass come from the start post, cause no left....

The join file is on pass format ( no hashe:pass cause i use JTR & on heavy file is taking to much time to past, so feel free to load my pass & past them)

Here the patern i find :

*linkedin *

*link *

"alotdv"

55120 found after all

left : [4] http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?n307hutksjstow3

Comment: Re:Java dropped by the same amount (Score 2) 611

by capnchicken (#39781617) Attached to: C/C++ Back On Top of the Programming Heap?

Python was ahead of C# , what's listed in the summary is the 2008 index, the 2012 index has C# about three and a half points ahead of python.

Ruby is a hype machine, you can tell by the huge spikes and valleys when you see its popularity graphed out individually over the years. It's seemed to have relegated itself now to about a point and a half now.

http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/paperinfo/tpci/Ruby.html

Comment: Re:Watts aren't a unit of energy. (Score 1) 424

by capnchicken (#39739077) Attached to: Power-Saving Web Pages: Real Or Myth?

I'm not saying whether it is a worthy consideration or not, I just had a problem with their "It's anyone's guess". All things being equal, you can certainly calculate it at scale too, but if you're in the "it's worthy thing to do" camp you also have to be honest about all things being equal (time spent reading web pages, time spent on computers making web pages conform to usability/marketing/business and energy guidelines, etc...).

Comment: Re:Watts aren't a unit of energy. (Score 2) 424

by capnchicken (#39738687) Attached to: Power-Saving Web Pages: Real Or Myth?

the difference is just 17.7W and 3.8W for CRT and LCD respectively. What that adds up to over the course of a year, for every second you spend doing a search on Google is anyone's guess.

That was my favorite part. I'm guessing they just hooked up a some kind of Kill-A-Watt given that:

PCSTATS has an electronic power meter which can actually measure the amount of energy it takes a monitor (LCD and CRT) to display any given website, we've actually got a valid set of criteria to look at.

Never mind the nomenclature, there is cost forecasting on those devices, and given a few basic parameters you could figure out the cost per year searching Blackle rather than Google on the back of a napkin, so its not "anyone's guess".

price_per_killowatt_hour: $0.10
hours_searching_google_per_day: 2 hrs
watts_saved: 17.7

hours_searching_google_per_year = hours_searching_google_per_day * 365
kilowatthours_saved_per_year = hours_searching_google_per_year * (watts_saved / 1000)
price_saved_per_year = kilowatthours_saved_per_year * price_per_killowatt_hour

Which comes out a little over a buck twenty five for a CRT and more than a quarter per year on an LCD using those parameters for one person.

After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.

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