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Comment: Re:E-mail client? (Score 1) 82

by doug141 (#49774481) Attached to: Attackers Use Email Spam To Infect Point-of-Sale Terminals

For the first, tough. If they can't properly handle other people's financial information like credit-card numbers and PINs, they shouldn't be handling that information. .

Some merchants are not computer savvy, and have no idea they make their customers vulnerable by using their computer to check emails and browse the web with their out-dated and unpatched OS.

Comment: Re:Short version ... (Score 1) 99

"Law enforcement now believes they can do anything they want to achieve their ends. Because they're idiots who don't know or care about the law.

Not because they are idiots, but because they are right-wing authoritarians. Here's a free E-Book all about their thinking. You will be amazed at the part where the professor wondered if their predilection for forming posses to round up "enemies of the state" had any limits, so he asked them if they would round up each other, and most still said yes! http://members.shaw.ca/jeanalt...


Microwave Comms Betwen Population Centers Could Be Key To Easing Internet Bottlenecks 221

Posted by timothy
from the you'll-get-cancer-and-be-well-done dept.
itwbennett writes: Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Duke University recently looked at the main causes of Internet latency and what it would take to achieve speed-of-light performance. The first part of the paper, titled Towards a Speed of Light Internet, is devoted to finding out where the slowdowns are coming from. They found that the bulk of the delay comes from the latency of the underlying infrastructure, which works in a multiplicative way by affecting each step in the request. The second part of the paper proposes what turns out to be a relatively cheap and potentially doable solution to bring Internet speeds close to the speed of light for the vast majority of us. The authors propose creating a network that would connect major population centers using microwave networks.

Comment: Unconscious racism (Score 1) 251

by doug141 (#49185257) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

Check out the book "The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives."

You will learn about studies of unconscious racism showing black against black biases, and unconscious racism even from the most left leaning progressives, and a team of psychologists managing racial imagery during a presidential election.

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