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Comment: Re:Confusing (Score 3, Insightful) 288

by gl4ss (#48218647) Attached to: How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

"MACS ARE SELLING LIKE PEECEEES! because apple so smart they use pc parts!"

clear enough for you? maybe too clear, since it's clearly bullshit - the blurb tries to imply that macs are selling in pc numbers.

it's not like apple had much choice. either sell shit or move to pc based parts.

Comment: Re:Dear Canada.... (Score 2) 522

by Dr Caleb (#48205071) Attached to: Shooting At Canadian Parliament

I didn't say any of that. I said, we know how to mete our own form of justice to those that deserve it.

We will not go apeshit. We will not allow our government unrestricted control over every aspect of our lives or violate our laws.

What we will do is find those responsible, and hold them accountable, and very little will stop us until we think this has been accomplished. That is the way we have always done things. (And perhaps burn down the Whitehouse just for shits and giggles on the way home. ;) )

Comment: Re:Dear Canada.... (Score 1, Informative) 522

by Dr Caleb (#48204313) Attached to: Shooting At Canadian Parliament
Sorry Lumpy, but this is the second soldier killed on Canadian soil this week by, presumably, an extremist. We only put up with so much, then we go all Abbey on them. As the German SS if that massacre was worth what our soldiers did to them afterward. "No Prisoners" was the chant.

Comment: Re:Creativity vs Common Sense (Score 2) 148

by gl4ss (#48201259) Attached to: Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

so you're skeptic of the skeptics? skeptics of what?

or what the fuck? maybe light too travelled distance per year in Noahs time? that kind of thing?

the problem with saying that people who go against common logic and science are creative geniuses is that.. the more time goes on and the better the established science goes, the more of the people who are skeptical of science are just morons - not creative geniuses. and there's a lot of morons with too high self confidence and self esteem filling up the youtubes already with all kinds of crap theories - that is to say that a moron with high self confidence is a pretty common sight.

Comment: Re:No postmark date? (Score 1) 131

by gl4ss (#48201197) Attached to: The Future of Stamps

but it has more accountability than a simple stamping of a date? and what good does that date stamp do while it is in transit for years?

like, how do you know it is even stamped? if there's an unique code in your stamp and that qrcode gets scanned in, then at least it is scanned in and potentially could have information available to you about it's state. something simple stamping would not give. ...but... about this device... why the need for a laser burner when a simple printer does the job? or why no just do stamps like us ps machines have been giving away for years, with qrcodes. just scan the code in your stamp, put the letter in the mail and use the app to see the state of your delivery..

Comment: Re:Dont complain about this one (Score 0) 148

by gl4ss (#48201075) Attached to: Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

it's really simple why this wouldn't have been published.

the author thought for a moment more, deduced that in the future there would be a streaming video service full of geniuses willing to fly against reason, common sense and logic to present all kinds of sca... "inventions".

I guess he then understood that all the good inventions needed common sense and buried the paper. now more than ever because we know so much already that you can just call people trying to build another "magnetic generator" bullshit artists who they are and call homeopathy a fraud it is due to common sense, since common sense includes so much more(including nuclear physics).

Comment: Re:fjaoiejaaaaaaarghhh (Score 1) 113

by gl4ss (#48201049) Attached to: Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

if you glance the paper, it might seem that they include a root exploit that gets run with the application. however, deeper reading is that the root exploit is only mentioned on an exampe of an android malware file..

in the example of their application, they conviently skip even saying if the apk install screen is shown! however I still think it is shown because they include this disclaimer right after there..
"Note trickier implementations can conceal the installation of the payload APK", sneaky bastards, they apparently use that line in the paper to justify skipping of showing the installation screens for the second apk- the paper makes it look like it just skips from one application straight to the next but that note line there tells the truth, so technically they're not lying. and a trickier implementation wouldn't even require an apk, devoting half the paper to angecrypt commandline usage and all that shit - making the whole paper irrelevant in the context of a 'trickier implementation'. now tell the trickier implementation as that would be news, if you have it!

does a troll mod give a temporary few minute ban to slashdot? that's real classy. couldn't post clarification for hours.

Comment: Not always about the money... (Score 5, Insightful) 161

by Space cowboy (#48197637) Attached to: Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

Nice to see breakthrough research like this coming from a single-payer healthcare system like the UK. When people start saying that the only places that can afford groundbreaking medical research are the ones where the "customers" pay a fortune, it'll be good to be able to point them to things like this.


Comment: Re:Government Dictionary (Score 1) 239

by gl4ss (#48195629) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

well... it's definitely inciting to crime(or other similar).

and well.. it just happens, it's illegal in most countries, doesn't matter if you're a cop or not.

"do you want to buy some pot? here's some pot. please buy some pot! please go to your friend who sells pot and buy it and sell it to me!" shit you know. it's illegal in most countries and they manage just fine.

now, perhaps the DEA is worried that the prison population in USA is in decline.. perhaps...

"oh but judge I had to rape her to keep up appearances to get her to knife me, I knew she was a potential murderer all the time and now she should go to prison for attempted manslaughter!"

I mean fuck, there's martial law dictatorships where the officials use less power.

Comment: Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (Score 1) 397

by gl4ss (#48195291) Attached to: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

the amber is there exactly for the purpose that you don't need to slam on the brakes as it turns red.

if it just turned red instantly and you had cameras, it would be fun times for both the company charging for the camera service and for the insurance repair companies.

Comment: fjaoiejaaaaaaarghhh (Score 0, Troll) 113

by gl4ss (#48195251) Attached to: Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

yeah it's fucking stupid fucking stupid fucking stupid

that the included APK is hidden inside the png is totally TOTALLY irrelevant. it could be ANY kind of file that it is in. heck, just "thisisthemaliciousapkinrot8.apk" would do it.

also, does it somehow silently install the malicious apk? on phones where untrusted sources is unchecked? that would be the interesting bit, so I guess no. it would be the main bit of their program, not the irrelevant png wooooo encryption nonsense shit. they could just download the malicious apk too. or open a browser to go the malicious apps url and hope that the user installs it.

I mean fuck, there's dozens of ways to hide malicious code that even gets run in android without this. do the authors even understand how impossible it is for the automatic scans to check for every custom "malicious" code there is? it just checks for pre configured signatures on files ffs. their new malicious code would have gotten through just as included class files, nevermind as included .so files,nevermind as included linux executables(old way to do native parts without ndk).

now, let's get back to talking about host files.

Cobol programmers are down in the dumps.