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Comment: Re:"Full responsibilty?" (Score 1) 331

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) 132

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) 228

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) 302

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!

Comment: Re:lol, Rand sucking up to the dorks (Score 1) 202


even malicious should have less. of course unless it results in actual other crimes.

like, if you use unauthorized access to facilitate an explosion or whatever.. the fuck do you need 35 years sentence for the hack for? the perp is on it's way for murder, terrorism or whatever charges anyways.

the old one is like making knife possession equivalent to having performed a deadly stabbing.

Comment: Re:Allegedly (Score 1) 302

by gl4ss (#49526035) Attached to: Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'

the complaint just describes business as usual.

it even describes layering as something that "was" sort of an industry standard practice.

I mean, if they describe it as such practice where are the other guys in prison for layering, huh? the other stuff seem like standard HFT bogus trickery as well so how is it that he is a criminal? is it strange to ask for a facility into hft that would cancel unprofitable trades? that's the whole fucking point of it anyways.

Comment: Re:Stereo Lithography (Score 1) 40

by gl4ss (#49516985) Attached to: NASA's Rocket Maker To Begin 3D Printing Flight-Ready Components

machine shops are already starting to have them..

stereolitography is still used. fdm is used for the home printers because it's simple and not messy, no powders or shit.

the 3d metal deposition, sintering etc techniques are under constant research. still a lot of troubles with internal stresses twisting the parts etc.

Comment: Re:Handset makers will be thrilled. (Score 3, Informative) 27

by gl4ss (#49516801) Attached to: For High-End CPUs, Qualcomm Ditches TSMC For Samsung

it's just a total bullshit line.

next gen exynos is likely to have lte on die too.

what the article submitter did not understand is this: the fabbing business is ran as a separate business and doesn't have ties like that.

the submission "insightful" trying text is even more stupid due to the fact that samsung has been using snapdragons on some phones for YEARS!

Comment: Re:Money. Root. Evil. (Score 1) 350

fm radio is a lot easier than dvb-t or whatever. or the mobile dvb that was tried and killed off already. seriously, nokia had model(s) with digital tv ages ago.

even analogue tv is much easier and cheaper. that's why all those chinese clone-fake-gsm-2-sim phones have analog tv support.

what the fm radio needs is couple of traces and a cap on the board.. even if you put an extra chip on there it would be easy and cheap to do. people just don't use the fm receive functionalities in the phones that have them so people don't give a shit. tons of cheapo nokias had fm-receive for 10+ years now. it's just a 20 cent functionality.

nobody just gives a shit about fm radio when shopping for a new phone if the phone has enough gizmos to play spotify. that's just the way it is.

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