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Comment: Re:String theory is not science! (Score 1) 259

by medv4380 (#47607331) Attached to: The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension
Test-ability and the Title of Theory. String Theory is a Mathematical Theory, and an interesting Scientific Hypothesis. You can have a Math Theory as long as your math is sound given your assumptions. You can only have a Scientific Theory if your experiments, and data can be tested. Everything String Theory predicts and is testable for is in Relativity and Quantum mechanics. It doesn't provide anything new that we can test for yet. So giving it the mantel of Scientific Theory when it hasn't yet done the work needed gives it more credit then it should have. And doing so gives legitimacy to creationist claims that evolution is "Just A Theory".

Comment: Re:Wow ... (Score 1) 419

by medv4380 (#47558175) Attached to: A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States
Oh, blame the lobbyist? Is your "Free Market" soul hurt? This is a process by the Credit Card companies and the Banks. Lobbyists have next to nothing to do with it. Apple screwed up by not contacting the bank themselves. Apple screwed up by allowing a bully customer to steamroller them. Most companies don't even allow their employees to do this process because doing so says you're absolutely sure you've followed the process, and will accept the charges. It's typically only done on big ticket purchases were the bank won't authorize anything above a set limit unless all the verification steps are done.

Comment: Re:wat (Score 2) 227

by medv4380 (#47525963) Attached to: Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists
All Godel proved was that the Continuum Hypothesis could not be proven or disproven in Set Theory. Zeno presented a logical consequence if reality was a continuum, and the Effect proves the consequence actually exists. He just thought he was being clever because basic observation contradicts the logic, and to many proved continuum was not how space and time worked. However, there is evidence that no only he was right, but that it could very well be a continuum.

Comment: Re:Intel has worked with the NSA (Score 1) 91

by medv4380 (#47518179) Attached to: Intel Launches Self-Encrypting SSD
If you're really that paranoid then you should be using a one time pad already. If it's not mathematically impossible to break then it's not worthy of that paranoia level. If I ever became worried on that level I'd switch to One Time Pads over night. The fear mongering that the NSA might have instant access to your nude selfies is meaningless fear mongering. Someone who does that should actually be afraid that anyone could get those photos off the phone and post them everywhere. That's not a lesson for why you should have encryption. It's a lesson on why you shouldn't store something you don't want on the internet on an electronic device connected to the internet.

Comment: Re:Intel has worked with the NSA (Score 1) 91

by medv4380 (#47517899) Attached to: Intel Launches Self-Encrypting SSD
If I actually cared about the Government breaking into my encrypted files I'd be using a One Time Pad. It might be cumbersome, and it might flag it as actually important info, but if I really didn't want someone to have the possibility of breaking it then only a encryption method that cannot be broken with any amount of processing power will do. However, I don't have any need to worry about some trivial thing like are they looking at me today. I don't have that kind of secret to hide.

Comment: Re:Good since OpenID failed to take over (Score 1) 280

by medv4380 (#47467021) Attached to: Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say
I don't actually have to remember hundreds of different throwaway usernames and passwords. It's One username/password combo for hundreds of websites. Makes it easy when 5 years later you forget you made an account for the site and it says sorry that username already exists. Which since it's a stupid nonsense username that only I would use I just go login and put it with the password that it should be. Any spammer that hacks that one account has access to hundreds of sites to post as me, and you know what. I don't care. There is very little harm to me in someone hacking that account and posting spam, or trollish nonsense as me. A bit irritating, but a waist of my time to even fight it, and I'm pretty sure it's a waist of their time too.

Comment: Good since OpenID failed to take over (Score 4, Interesting) 280

by medv4380 (#47466737) Attached to: Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say
The advocacy for Password Managers and Password Keepers is just utter BS. If some nothing website insists that I have to make an account just to post one little comment, and I might come back 5 years later to post again then they're getting generic username plus generic password. I'm not waisting my time making some uber powerful password, and utilizing something just to remember it. Even then the OpenID solution would have been great but every once in a while I'm presented with the option of logging in with my Google ID and giving some organization full access to my contact list, or full access to my google drive. Screw them, and I'll just create generic account just for their site though their old interface just so they can't read my contacts or documents. If they're so worried that people are using BS passwords on their site that spammers keep hacking to post then maybe they should accept better business practices.

Comment: Re:Ridiculous! (Score 3, Interesting) 590

by medv4380 (#47461111) Attached to: Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman
No, he's using the comic industries status quo to explain that everything always goes back to how it was. Peter dies with Doc Oc taking over his body, and then the Superior Spiderman arc is done and Peter is Peter once again. Another example being Wonder Woman loosing her title, and powers so they could put a blonde in the title for a bit so they could Kill Wonder Woman Artemis without Killing Wonder Woman Diana. Anyone who thought that was permanent doesn't read comics. So what we have now is Thor has lost his title and some woman is worthy to wield the hammer. She'll be Thor up until the end when the Arc Kills Her, which would be why they wanted Thor out of it. If she's lucky she'll have increased the audience and they'll save her and give her a unique title, maybe. Don't mistake Comic Book Cynicism for Misogyny. They're not the same.

Comment: Looks Like the Right Direction (Score 1) 346

by medv4380 (#47451547) Attached to: Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return
Can't be sure, but if this is real then I'm fine with the compromise of a tile metro app running in a window since rewriting all of them would take some time. Putting the tiles in the start menu where were there were only two buttons I ever touched is acceptable. I'll probably only ever use the PC Settings tile as long as the start menu works. This isn't exactly what I want, but what I want is XP updated to modern code, and they're intent on not doing that.

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