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Comment: Re:Why really does Apple behave this way? (Score -1, Troll) 432

by edrugtrader (#33413114) Attached to: iPhone App In App Store Limbo Open Sourced

i do really have exact ideas about the n1 architecture, battery technology, and the native flash environment implementation, and the implied extra layer necessary to do the interpreting.

i also really have many exact ideas about the implementation of applications in flash not being optimal relative to latency, cpu usage, and battery life, compared with a native app capable of recreating any interface flash is capable of. why let the developer shoot themselves in the foot just because they think different about shooting themselves?

maybe you should have one of those ideas.

you are NOTHING.

Comment: Re:encryption, not trust (Score -1) 269

by edrugtrader (#32725972) Attached to: 22 Million SSL Certificates In Use Are Invalid

save for theoretical quantum encryption, there is always the potential for a MITM attack. ALWAYS.

using a 3rd party is only effective as it is an order of magnitude more difficult to middle both connections simultaneously... theoretically if you could do that, you either have access to sniff the whole internet or the 3rd party's local network or the local networks of both ends... if you already have that level of access, it's already game over. do you trust the tumbler lock on your front door, or do you nail boards over the door and barricade it with a boulder every night?

i have a legal freeware program that sniffs wireless networks to analyze them for quality of service. this will include pieces of unencrypted IP packet data. google recently used similar tools and accidentally obtained sensitive data.

add on top of SSL pre-defined challenge questions, and a message or image defined by the user and presented by the service and you've got the same level of protection as a valid SSL certificate. combining them helps even more, but there are still attack vectors.

Comment: Re:Grow up (Score -1) 371

by edrugtrader (#32713594) Attached to: Pakistan To Scour Google, Yahoo For Blasphemy

You miss the point of this entirely. Prohibition of blasphemy is a rule you set up for the members of *your* faith only, not for others. Trying to impose your rules over people who have not signed up for your religion has to be called on.

and that works fine until your "sheep" start asking why "God" only applies to an arbitrary land border.

if you truly believe "God" is real, it is hypocritical to not assume his word applies everywhere.

so you're calling them on it... when they have nuclear weapons... to the end of what? fighting a nuclear war over someone asking you not to provide to their countrymen images of a "God" you wouldn't even know to defame if they didn't define him to you? defaming their "God", if anything, is no more than an acknowledgment of your fear of that "God"... otherwise, what is the point? because you can? they CAN detonate nuclear bombs, and they're more likely to do so the more you exercise your rights to provoke them.

Comment: Re:Does your family know what you're doing? (Score -1) 1318

by edrugtrader (#32702864) Attached to: Pakistani Lawyer Wants Mark Zuckerberg Executed

I waste time compiling the email list

ok... yes, i suppose you did, lady. are all women as smart as you?

no woman in my family presents herself as a man, because no woman in my family is a nutcase, and only a nutcase woman would present herself as a man named "tom".

you are pathetic. hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca, hudson@videotron.ca

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Woman Tells State Judiciary Committee, "DoD Implanted A Microchip Inside Me" 222

Posted by samzenpus
from the out-of-the-woodwork dept.
The Georgia House Judiciary Committee took up a bill that would "prohibit requiring a person to be implanted with a microchip," and would make violating the ban a misdemeanor. Things started to get weird at the hearing when a woman who described herself as a resident of DeKalb County told the committee, "I'm also one of the people in Georgia who has a microchip." Not sure of what she was trying to say, she was allowed to continue and added, "Microchips are like little beepers. Just imagine, if you will, having a beeper in your rectum or genital area, the most sensitive area of your body. And your beeper numbers displayed on billboards throughout the city. All done without your permission." Further prodding revealed that the woman's co-workers would torture her by activating the chips with their cell phones and that the chips were implanted by "researchers with the federal government." The committee thanked the woman for her input, and later approved the bill.
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Neanderthals "Had Sex" With Modern Man 536

Posted by samzenpus
from the strange-bedfellows dept.
According to Professor Svante Paabo, director of genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Neanderthals and modern humans had sex across the species barrier. The professor has been using DNA retrieved from fossils to piece together the entire Neanderthal genome, and plans on publishing his findings soon. He recently told a conference that he was sure the two species had had sex, but still had questions as to how "productive" the relations had been. "What I'm really interested in is, did we have children back then and did those children contribute to our variation today?" he said. "I'm sure that they had sex, but did it give offspring that contributed to us? We will be able to answer quite rigorously with the new [Neanderthal genome] sequence." What remains a mystery is what Paleolithic brewery provided the catalyst for these stone age hook-ups.

Comment: Law enforcement differences (Score 5, Funny) 380

by KaiserSoze (#22003460) Attached to: 14-Year-Old Turns Tram System Into Personal Train Set
Good thing he wasn't in the United States, where he'd be charged with terrorism, waterboarded, sodomized with a broom handle and thrown in Guantanamo Bay forever. The Department of Homeland Security would then increase the Train Flight Security Awareness Threat to Indigo, and the attorney general would trumpet the great work that the US Government is doing to prevent further Terrorist Train Derailments.

Comment: Re:$14,000 too high? (Score 2, Informative) 575

by SlashChick (#19533713) Attached to: Smart Car Coming To the US In Jan. 2008
The Smart "pure" model starts out at "under $12,000" according to their site. Also, to test your theory, I went to toyota.com and configured a Corolla. Once I added in an automatic transmission and power windows/door locks (which is a $500 option on the Corolla!), my MSRP was $16,325. I would imagine that the Corolla will still be a more popular car -- but it's certainly not cheaper.
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+ - big ram laptops? (beyond 4gb)

Submitted by Fubari
Fubari (196373) writes "Anybody know when laptops over 4gb might be coming out? Some of the devtools I want to run are just obscene ram-pigs. On the desktop I'm using now (win2003), it sucks up 1.6gb just to boot. By the time I log in and start doing work, it is stretching 2gb.

Move that to vista, add a vm-ware session or two, and I'm worried I'll be pushing 4gb.

I'm torn between buying a 4gb-max laptop now, or some mini-desktop that can fit in a set of luggage wheels. A friend of mine suggested something like this, but my first choice would be something designed to be portable."

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