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Comment: Yes and the US has lost its first cyberwar (Score 1) 220

by rvw (#48635749) Attached to: Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

The US has lost its first cyberwar to North Korea, I read in the newspaper today. I think it's utter bullshit. This is not a cyberwar between two countries. Nothing of relevance has been lost. So one major companie got hacked and they lost all their data and have to pull back a movie - how important is that? I think it is quite big, but nothing compared to war between countries. If NK could shutdown the powergrid, take over some drones and use them to attack the US Navy with just online hacking, that would come close, but this does not compare.

Comment: Where to find a good RFID blocking wallet (Score 1) 110

by rvw (#48624957) Attached to: RFID-Blocking Blazer and Jeans Could Stop Wireless Identity Theft

I would like to buy a simple RFID blocking wallet. I can find a lot of them on Amazon, but none seem to have a coin compartment. I currently use a Lifeventure wallet, and I would like to get something similar. Ideally it would have the outside blocked, the inside not. So when you open it, you would be able to hold the card to an RFID scanner, without having to take it out.

All suggestions are welcome!

Comment: Re:All for poisioning the well (Score 2) 285

by rvw (#48556111) Attached to: AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

One downside would be that since it clicks on everything what is being told to advertisers is that you are interested in all that stuff.

So your profile could look like you want hello kitty, mercedes cars and dating sites.

That is a poisoned profile. The problem is that you will soon get targeted ads for very rare things because you are one of the three people who clicked. Another and bigger downside is that those ad companies not only get the clicks, but get to follow you around the net, and if they ditch the clicks, it might give them a very valuable profile.

Comment: Re:That Word (Score 1) 184

Um, I don't if you're aware, but Islam didn't invent English. The word you're describing is "submission" or perhaps "conformity." "Peace" means, in English, what it means - Islam doesn't get to define that.

But it gets to use an English term in misleading way, which is good to point out. An English speaker familiar with the proper meaning of "peace" would likely misunderstand.

the English speaker isn't misunderstanding, they're being intentionally misled. That is a very big difference. They are perfectly understanding the intended message.

Is this an example of Orwellian language or Doublespeak - saying the opposite of what you mean, to confuse your audience? If so, once you know it, you know the weak spot in their reasoning.

Comment: Re:I believe forking it is still possible (Score 0) 274

by rvw (#48507013) Attached to: A Mismatch Between Wikimedia's Pledge Drive and Its Cash On Hand?

That's the usual method of solving these problems. Wonder why no one is trying to do that if the fundraising is so controversial?

Yeah I wonder too. Forking a project, even a complete database - no problem. Forking servers, that's a bit more difficult. But we have Amazon, fire up those instances! Who's going to pay that? My $10 donation (actually did that) won't bring us far. Then wait - nobody's visiting?! Ten visitors a day, mostly from the same IP, your IP?! Wait, can you fork those domain names as well?

Comment: DMCA takedown action for abuse of GOP Hashtag (Score 1) 155

by rvw (#48456481) Attached to: Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

Can't they fight this with the DMCA or something for abusing the GOP hasthag? I bet those hackers will have shit running through their pants when they hear this!

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