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Comment: The US = Land of the Lawyers (Score 5, Interesting) 580

by hipsterdufus (#48625785) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Here's your main reason:

If ONE person is injured/killed within a 10 mile radius of a theater and the person doing the killing proclaims any notion of it being done because of the release of the movie, the relatives of the one shot will sue Sony for millions of dollars due to the release of the film that Sony KNEW could unleash terrorism. Imagine if it happened at 5 locations? What about one nutjob in one theater ala the Batman movie a few years ago? Sony would be put at fault for blatantly disregarding public safety by knowingly releasing a film. It's the same reason newspapers won't print an image of Mohammed or that South Park had to pull an episode that was going to show Mohammed.

Hyper-sensitivity to everything for fear of litigation.

Comment: NSA has the ssl keys (Score 4, Insightful) 279

by hipsterdufus (#46159535) Attached to: With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

The NSA likely has keys from all the major SSL cert vendors, rendering this "spamvertisement" moot. HTTPS does not mean that you're secure from everybody. It means you've added a layer of security that will thwart MOST prying eyes, but those that really want to know what you're doing WILL know what you're doing.

What a silly thing to appear on slashdot.

Comment: Not for long (Score 1) 126

by hipsterdufus (#45002281) Attached to: Bypassing US GPS Limits For Active Guided Rockets

Knock knock.
Whose there?
It's the government.
It's the government, who?
It's the government and we're here for our GPS units. Hand them over or be labeled a terrorist.

Look, some high up government person is going to read this, realize that some national security breach has potentially occurred, then send in the troops to reclaim those units. This won't take long.

Some people need to feel important.

Comment: Hello? Security? (Score 2) 75

If it is light flashes, what's to prevent someone from snooping it from afar? Convenient technology often means insecure technology. Weird to develop a product just because one of the major phone vendors don't support a protocol. Seems like that vendor should add that feature to their phones, rather than re-invent a new protocol.

Comment: It can't be due to being older (Score 1) 341

by hipsterdufus (#34283156) Attached to: Why Don't We Finish More Games?

Just because some of us are older and don't have time to finish games, what about the kids out there that don't have full-time jobs and families? There are way more gamers under 18 than when I was a kid. The answer isn't simply that we have jobs and families now, the answer is probably that kids today have tons of things that demand their attention and so finishing games is low on the priority list.

Facebook profiles, "farming", city-building, etc. all are time sucks that prevent even the kids from dedicating the necessary time to finish a game.

Q: How many IBM CPU's does it take to execute a job? A: Four; three to hold it down, and one to rip its head off.