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Comment: Should have gone with thorium (Score 0) 172

If they would have TRIED with something like LFTR (liquid fluoride thorium reactor) we would have something by now. They HAD a reactor working but moth-balled it in the 70s.

Bravo 1%'rs. Profits are in. Progress is out.

Within 10 years China/India will sell us thorium-based solution for a massive profit.
Just watch.

Comment: Too bad it's impossible* to reuse nuclear waste (Score 2) 154

Too bad it's impossible* to reuse nuclear waste.

*Impossible because the rules in the US are as such that you are not allowed to do anything that could result in threatening the revenue stream to current nuclear energy giants. Guess who helped write them?

Technological solutions exists but China will have a solution within 10-20years and we will buy from them because of these "Super Important" laws.

When that happens, the US will rightfully become the banana republic it so desperately want to become.

Comment: Re:magic (Score 2, Interesting) 135

by denis-The-menace (#46431673) Attached to: Dinosaurs Done In By... Dark Matter?

Remember folks:
Dark Mater is a THEORETICAL stuff that weighs a lot or is all over the place to explain why entire solar systems don't fly out of the Galaxy as they spin.

What if there was no Dark matter and Gravity could distorts time in a way that would explain it all.

+ - What is your best hacking and/or DOS story?

Submitted by drfreak
drfreak (303147) writes "I started using the Internet early in the upper 1980's. Back then most people didn't have direct access. We'd dial into a server instead which gave us shell accounts to play with and use text-based content such as UseNet and IRC.

Even with the net being that limited many of us forged our first attacks; often just to mess with our friends but sometimes also to punish an adversary. It was all in good fun back then and no real damage was intended. It also gave my friends at the time and myself a lot of new experience coding because it is always more fun to have a goal when writing a script or program than to just do "Hello World."

Ok, so I'll disclose my personal favorite: Hanging out on EFNet IRC a lot, I was always attracted to the misfits called "Operators" which actually ran (still do) the network and hanged out there. Many people (including myself) have tried and failed to hack that channel and kick all the operators out as a badge of honor. Knowing I didn't have the skill at the time to write a bot to do it, I took a bare-bones approach and read the IRC RFC looking for loopholes.

My Friends and I were so intent on hacking IRC we experimented with creating our own network of servers just to see how they operated. While doing that I had an epiphany that there was no limit on how many people can be listed in a -o message. The only limit was in the client, which was typically four.

So, I convinced a friend who was an IRCop to give me an O: line to test my new server. I then commenced to login via telnet masquerading as said server and de-op nearly everyone on #twilight_zone. The only thing which prevented my success was I was typing the list by hand and someone joined at the same time so didn't get de-opped. I was banned forever from that channel for managing to de-op a few dozen people in one line, but I still felt successful for pulling off something a regular bot could never do by my own hands in a telnet session. The only reason I wasn't banned from that network forever was out of respect for the research and attention it took to pull off the attack. I also had no idea what social engineering was back then but it was key to getting server-level access.

So what are your early benign hacks, folks?"

Comment: Re:Just be honest - it's not for *US* (Score 1) 2219

by denis-The-menace (#46180859) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

The only reason why /. need great big pictures is for displaying ADS.

Big fonts help too.

Then they will slip in a "story" that is actually a paid Ad and voila! They make "Bank" !

Then the community of /. goes to a less BILLBOARD-LIKE site. /. is not a TV channel. DIGG is a TV channel. /. beta IS a TV channel.

FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies.