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Comment: Re:Creativity vs Common Sense (Score 1) 56

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) 94

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) 56

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) 109

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: Re:Government Dictionary (Score 1) 214

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) 364

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) 109

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.

Comment: Re:May I suggest (Score 1) 296

by gl4ss (#48185217) Attached to: No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

this depends highly on what "synthetic" you mean.
some do just fine.

dunno why botherwith bolt action either, just get some kalashnikov clones. clones, as in better built but same action. with metal tube stock and synthetic barrel wrap/guard.

works just fine for canadian winters and summers.

though I guess USA makes them buy some old ar15's or something.

Comment: Re:Depends on if you want to get calls... (Score 1) 105

by gl4ss (#48185157) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

but why wouldn't you just share the internet connection from the phone device?

even if you had a data only sim - why wouldn't you use it in the "smartphone" and share it with wifi/bluetooth/usb/whatever ? it's still more versatile on it's own than just a puck that you can't even see the time of day on.

that way you still only need just one sim. multiple sims are a hassle, but that has never made me feel like I would get yet another thing to carry around. if I need 3g/mobile internet and need to use tablet, second phone or whatever, I just connect them through the device that has the working sim. that device usually being the phone that I would receive any important calls or whatever with.

Comment: Re:not reliable enough (Score 1) 105

by gl4ss (#48185109) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

yeah, it's not like you have to take 100000 minute plan.
actually, to get the data only hotspot, maybe you need.

the logical thing would be to use the phone as the hotspot. it's not like the hotspot is that much smaller than the phone in the first place.

the only reason I can think of is some trickery with the 'plan' pricing on behalf of the operator.

and I find it highly unlikely to be able to keep a voip call once you hit throttling..

Comment: Re:As expected from google (Score 1) 109

by gl4ss (#48179851) Attached to: BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

Didn't give them much choice?

dude, that's not how the right to forgotten works.

GOOGLE HAS THE CHOICE. they reject about 50% of requests. it's not a court that makes the request, it's the who fuckingever individual that wants his stupid comment not to show up on google searches who makes the request.

indeed, you can send a request, provided that you live in the affected countries, to google to remove your previous comment from showing up on google search.

Comment: Re:Court's judgement, not Google's. (Score 3, Insightful) 109

by gl4ss (#48179795) Attached to: BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

court? what fucking court? it doesn't work that way... unfortunately.

so kthxbai go here

the law as it is is stupid.

also it's about 50% that google removes, it's ENTIRELY up to google to decide... so it's googles judgement. it would be better imho if they just offloaded it all to /dev/null . like, you can make the request but they could just default everything to denied.. good for bbc to provide the list.

and if you were wondering, yeah, you can request sites from bbc or whatever fucking site to be removed from search results. don't like something? post some info about you in the comments or make a stupid comment and then ask for the result to be removed! brilliant, eh?

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