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Comment: Re:"Selfie" (Score 1) 56

by gl4ss (#49567101) Attached to: The World of 3D Portraiture

does a guy who by chance gets a printed mini-me and uses the word selfie incorrectly in a clickbait article, poses a question to get comments, use that word incorrectly? sure does.

he didn't do the scan. he didn't do the printing. so how is it a scan? now if he had actually made an article about buying/rigging up a full color scanner and getting a full color 3d printer, mcor or whatever, then yeah it would have been quite a cool article.

now it just looks like he's posing as stupid for the sake of creating discussion to boost himself. that's one use for a 3d printed mini me.

another user would be.. you know.. he could just give it to his mom or kids. that's the USUAL kind of way you would use of PORTRAITS. it's a portrait so how stupid you need to be to not treat it as one????

Comment: Re:I'm really conflicted... (Score 1) 104

by gl4ss (#49566993) Attached to: Stephen Hawking Has a Message For One Direction Fans

but it's not meaningful science. there's no good way of relating to public, it just lets them believe there's some other world that super genius scientists(tm) can look into (or something). if there's an infinite number of alternatives then.. well, so what? in that another universe the fan might not be a fan of one direction in the first place. but more importantly there is no possible meaningful exchange of information or observing of the alternate universe. it's basically just something made up.

it's just "poof magic science makes magic real!!!"... it will make them disappointed once they learn that there is nothing actually there in this universe to connect meaningfully with another universe.

it's just "trust me I'm smarter, feel good!". it's utter bollocks, that's what it is.

Comment: Re:George W. still president (Score 1) 104

by gl4ss (#49566967) Attached to: Stephen Hawking Has a Message For One Direction Fans

what he neglected to say is that in an measurably equal amount of alternate universes One Direction never existed.

stupid message, the fans can never observe that alternate universe in any way. wonder why he made it. probably some journalist just clickbaiting. equivalent of saying to them that one direction still exists in happy place heaven(tm).

Comment: Re:I wish there was an easy way to understand it (Score 1) 121

by gl4ss (#49565971) Attached to: Holographic Principle Could Apply To Our Universe

number of dimensions? in what way?

current quantummumbojumbo that has already de-evolved into multiverse, current tech singularity ai-blabla etc already resemble ancient philosophical debates... in that they're silly to most people and seemingly also silly to those familiar in actual research and not "futurology" or whatever.

Comment: Re:Google Streams (Score 5, Interesting) 348

by gl4ss (#49557737) Attached to: Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed

yeah.. now they've created 1 billion artificial google+ accounts and they're just dumping them into two baskets? what the fuck?

(*by artificial google+ accounts I mean accounts created from gmail and youtube accounts in a deceptive fashion. they kept changing the prompts and one bad click and boom your gmail account now was your youtube account and at the same time a google+ account. I think they had some bonus scheme going on for the folks involved where if they got x number of g+ accounts they would get x dollars of bonus. the bonus scheme didn't involve people using g+ as g+ though it seemed - and yeah they were counting on having made one youtube comment within the year as being an "active google+ user").

I would venture to say that just 1% of google+ accounts are from people who on purpose wanted to create a google+ account for the sake of using google+.

Comment: Re:"Full responsibilty?" (Score 1) 333

by gl4ss (#49542755) Attached to: Drone Killed Hostages From U.S. and Italy, Drawing Obama Apology

there's no war in pakistan... officially anyways.

so this was a police operation or police assistance operation or whatever the fuck - which made _no_ attempt to apprehend the suspects(no attempt at a trial, just a long range killing).

so yeah, he's not taking full responsibility. he knew that when he was saying it. he's not even taking war crime responsibility for it. he's not actually taking any actual responsibility for the act or ordering a hit that resulted in a dead american - or the others which have resulted in scores of dead civilians.

and quite frankly, you should already know that the drone hits are just call-a-hit's for local governments - they define who is a terrorist or not in pakistan, and those actual terrorists they don't want to whack they don't order hits on - they get to choose and USA gets the blame. yemen for example was using them for getting rid of political opposition figures(and now the whole country is a mess).

Comment: Re:Caller ID (Score 1) 78

by gl4ss (#49534929) Attached to: Facebook's "Hello" Tells You Who's Calling Before You Pick Up

there has been caller id apps on some markets(like, fetching from the phone companies directory the name) ever since shortly after 3g was rolled out.

why 3g was important for this? why not on pre-3g smartphones? on gprs+gsm network your data access got cut when you received a phone call, thus making it impossible to try to query the database just in time and keeping the entire database for a country of 5 million people on a smartphone that had a 16mbyte memcard was not feasible of course.

and you already had this with facebook for your friends who had put in their phone numbers as public too, if you synced the contacts.

of course facebook could just put anybodys phone number matching who is on facebook - but that would be quite a big of a privacy nono so I don't think they're actually doing that.

Comment: Re:all they have to do is lure them to a webpage (Score 5, Informative) 134

by gl4ss (#49533905) Attached to: New Javascript Attack Lets Websites Spy On the CPU's Cache the paper.

it's like he said, you can detect that the network is being used or that there "probably was some user input".

which is pretty far away from keylogging, so far in fact that it's unlikely to be possible at all.

the whole paper up until that is written though as if you could snoop everything in the computer so not to blame you too much.

"e. Instead of the
traditional cryptanalytic application of the cache attack,
we instead showed how user behavior can be effectively

Comment: why not just ask him.. (Score 2) 230

by gl4ss (#49526205) Attached to: UK Police Chief: Some Tech Companies Are 'Friendly To Terrorists'

why not just ask him if he thinks security companies are a bad thing? are companies providing encryption for the police forces doing a bad thing? or should they just forget their data in cars that get stolen unencrypted?

how does he think he can eat the cake and then continue to have it? he can have part of the cake after eating but it's going to smell shitty, so why would anyone use the security companies giving him the cake first...

Comment: only worked due to other automatons (Score 1) 307

by gl4ss (#49526153) Attached to: Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'

it wouldn't have worked if others didn't automate their trades.

I don't think it was wrong or illegal, it's just a system that's badly designed and had too many money for nothing traders with automatons that they did not look after.

he pressured the price down by placing orders above the lowest and then the lowest would place lower, and same again. if he intended to fill them or not is rather irrelevant when someone else's algo works like that!

The absent ones are always at fault.