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Comment: Re:faster-than-light propagation of non-informatio (Score 1) 122

by im3w1l (#48521861) Attached to: The Fastest Camera Ever Made Captures 100 Billion Frames Per Second
There are two things we need to consider here: First: The transmission of information from earth to the moon. This is possible. But that information travels at the speed of light so it's ok. Second: The transmission of information along the dots trajectory. If you move the laser point from one crater to the next, there has been no information transfer from the first crater to the next crater. Since the dot has moved faster than light from the first crater to the second crater, BUT has not transfered information from the first crater to the second, this is ok too.

Comment: Re:Pay no attention (Score 1) 167

by im3w1l (#44096679) Attached to: NSA Releases Secret Pre-History of Computers

they are now reporting that there is no record of a US citizen with that name

At the risk of feeding a troll, being wooshed, or having the black helicopters come find me, I have some middle school yearbooks which say otherwise.


If the media really is reporting that Edward Snowden is a made up person, please, provide a citation.

I blame some sort of PRISM intercept for that *woosh* ending up in the wrong place.

Ah, the good ol' woosh-in-the-middle attack!

Comment: Re:News Corp making a play for Rovio? (Score 2) 188

by im3w1l (#40187257) Attached to: Fox News Ties 'Flame' Malware To <em>Angry Birds</em>
"Killer Physics: Gyroscopic Effect Tied to All Motorcycle Fatalities!" this is like saying that angry birds is related to LUA. We should instead focus on other products that also use the gyroscopic effect. "iPhone 4 tied to motorcycle fatalities"

Comment: Re:Author Misidentifies Core Problems with SOPA (Score 1) 214

by im3w1l (#38580534) Attached to: Why Politicians Should Never Make Laws About Technology

Another problem that should be identified is that the people understanding technology are libertarian aspies unwilling to compromise. "No we have to have absolute freedom, we can never give up _anything_. Fuck you we'll move our servers to Sealand nenene try to stop me trololol".

By taking this immature all-or-nothing stance, we are rapidly approaching the latter.

Don't take this the wrong way, I'm all for EFF et al's campaigning. It is just that we, as a group have way to few vocal moderates.

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes. -- Dr. Warren Jackson, Director, UTCS