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Comment: Re:Reminds me of (Score 1) 55

that same wikipedia article says that they were "Invented" in 1971 (in the same sense this stuff was invented 2001).

it's just that 2007 hp announced they had made a "prototype" of sorts using some physical phenomena known since 1960's.

seriously, I've quite taking hp seriously on the subject already due to them talking like they have a fabrication process in place when they don't.

Comment: Re:Missing option (Score 1) 204

by gl4ss (#49827775) Attached to: Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison, and ...

a hundred years.

like, you steal a loaf of bread 100 times. you deserve 100 times the max sentence for shoplifting?

the whole system how it works is crooked in USA at the moment and the prosecutors don't care because it gives them extra power for when doing plea deals(so they don't have to bother with actual evidence in the trial).

sentencing for something that you didn't do is another bad joke in the system.

also - capone who ordered _actual_ factual hits that took place got less of a sentence on same sort of bad character basis.

think about that. CAPONE GOT 11 YEARS and only sat EIGHT FUCKING YEARS. the most famous gangster godfather got ELEVEN YEARS for running a murderous criminal enterprise selling illicit substances and gambling businesses.

Comment: Re:RS-232 WattsUp, Humidity Sensor, RPi 1, WiFi, G (Score 1) 221

by gl4ss (#49827697) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Your Most Unusual Hardware Hack?

that's all nice and all..

but that's not an unintended hack? I mean, the humidity sensor is meant for reading humidity (you're not just using a piece of cloth and two wires), the wattsup is meant for reading electricity use and the rp is meant for having pins to communicate with both of those and to take wifi.

my unintended hack.. using an electronic cigarette 'mod' as a multimeter replacement to read contuinity while soldering a hack charge cable on this laptop when the charging ports middle pin broke up

Comment: Re: Cost effectiveness (Score 1) 96

by gl4ss (#49827663) Attached to: Mercedes-Benz Copies Tesla, Plans To Offer Home Energy Storage

so how much is the night time electricity in hawaii then? the daytime price alone is meaningless for knowing if it makes sense to store the energy in the battery to be used during the day.

it's just a battery.. I never understood the tesla fanbois who started claiming that we can power everything with the batteries..

making the battery packs for ultra-quick charging of cars makes much more sense (it avoids having to build thicker power lines to the houses, which in most western locales is more expensive than an interim storage at the house).

Comment: Re:International sports are totally corrupt (Score 1) 190

by gl4ss (#49820289) Attached to: Indicted Ex-FIFA Executive Cites Onion Article In Rant Slamming US

olympics and football world cup has already gone to the level of "whoever wants to take it and do it can have it" - that doesn't stop the bribes though and coincidentally the countries getting the games lately are places where bribes are normal way of doing business so those countries weren't yelling foul over them.

for example jack warner has now provided info/claims how he got bribed - but he doesn't even think of it as a bribe, just as normal. buying votes or getting his votes bought was normal order of business for him.

Comment: the mobile site distributes malware in asia (Score 1) 82

by gl4ss (#49815265) Attached to: Malware Attribution: Should We Identify the Crooks Who Deploy It?

or at least it sometimes jumps you into an android apk installation page.

also the ads on the mobile make the mobile slashdot site pretty much unusable. they're so bad. they not only take the whole screens worth every few articles but also run some javascript that makes the browser crawl and jerk. in addition some of the ads are friggin videos.

Comment: Re:coercion is the flaw (Score 1) 128

by gl4ss (#49814671) Attached to: China Unveils World's First Facial Recognition ATM

they don't need it to. as long as they can say they did the worlds first of X, they'll do it, even if they don't roll it out even.

you see, that's enough for getting a triple phd in china. even if you just rolled some off the shelf open source software and hacked it into it.

btw all atm's in asia are buggy. there's something buggy about the ui in every single one, like ok button not being ok on the keypad, the languge selection only affecting some screens or some shit like that. that is when they're not crashed into the windows os running them.

Comment: Re:The good thing is (Score 2) 49

by gl4ss (#49814631) Attached to: Tor Connections To Hidden Services Could Be Easy To De-Anonymize

well.. globally civil liberties have never been stronger.

in USA they were maybe stronger just for a little while in the '90s, provided that you weren't black - and don't talk about civil liberties in '60s and talk even less about them in early 1900's. like, could you imagine blackwater operating domestically? that's what you fuckers had essentially.

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