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Comment: Re:So to cicumvent the screen locker... (Score 3, Funny) 328

by nedlohs (#48927423) Attached to: Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

We always just added

echo "sleep 1" >>$HOME/.bash_profile

to their .bash_profile (or the equivalent if they were using something other than bash).

And might have sometimes done:

cp /bin/sh /somewhere/world/write/readable/sh-[username]
chmod 4755 /somewhere/world/write/readable/sh-[username]

Comment: Re: to apple fan boys (Score 1) 474

by nedlohs (#48923041) Attached to: Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

One would hope so if you think "niche" means "intellect". Do you know there are online dictionaries you can use to check the meaning of words you don't know before you throw them around?

Since there are many alternative products clearly they are not significantly overcharging. If they were they would not have half the market.

Comment: Re:I'm on Exoexoearth, I guess. (Score 1) 67

by nedlohs (#48918963) Attached to: Kepler Discovers Solar System's Ancient 'Twin'

Are you claiming those planets are actually orbiting the Sun?

If not then exoplanet is more specific than planet and certainly not wrong. Do you also complain when people say they have a pet dog, with something like "No, you have a pet mammal"? (cue the next guy calling you wrong and getting even less specific).

Comment: Re:So what will this accomplish? (Score 1) 151

by nedlohs (#48915479) Attached to: Uber Capping Prices During Snowmageddon 2015

They clearly are not confusing them. "If the exchange is for money, then the buyer values the money less than he values the thing he buys, and the seller values the thing he sells for less than he values the money he gets" is basically the text book definition of economic value after all.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 1) 388

That is being illegal won't make criminals stop using is irrelevant.

If they don't use encryption you spy on them and bust them that way, if they do use encryption you save a step and bust them for that instead. In fact the encryption one will be much less work.

Not that it should be illegal of course.

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