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Comment: Re:Shocking... (Score 1) 296

by mikael (#46819993) Attached to: The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

There is a suspicion that corporations will bias science for their own ends and profit (oh yes, this treatment is perfectly safe, it won't cure you, but it will treat the symptoms). They will only consider research into a problem worthwhile if they can develop a long-term treatment rather than a final cure.

Comment: Re:Meh (Score 0) 107

by Gaygirlie (#46817589) Attached to: Lytro Illum Light-Field Camera Lets You Refocus Pictures Later

It costs $1600 and doesn't seem to have interchangeable lenses -- what, are they insane?

I may be wrong, but since it captures the rays themselves there's less need for various kinds of lenses -- you can just apply the distortions and the likes afterwards in software and achieve exactly the same result. Of course it doesn't completely remove the need for lenses, but it does lessen the need.

Comment: Re:Animal rights? (Score 1) 199

That's for sure. I also live in the country, and there are useless horses coming out everyone's ears. Folks who decry horse slaughter should perhaps volunteer the cost to keep a retired horse, which amounts to around $3000/year (plus the vet bills that accumulate more rapidly with an aging animal that, as a species, is already prone to a variety of ailments).

Funny how these same people who are against killing surplus or useless horses also scream about overgrazing... but they don't seem to have a problem with hay in SoCal hitting $600/ton this spring.

Comment: Re:next thing you know, police will have helicopte (Score 1) 183

by Reziac (#46816657) Attached to: Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied On a Whole City

Doesn't even need to be that. Most public streets have municipal lampposts at convenient intervals, 30+ feet tall and fairly well immune to tampering (being too tall and too slick to climb easily), that can provide an excellent and permanent vantage point at minimal expense... and quite possibly without anyone noticing, if cameras are installed to look like part of the existing streetlight and as part of "routine maintenance".

Comment: Re:Your first action after purchasing a router (Score 4, Informative) 225

by Gaygirlie (#46812707) Attached to: Intentional Backdoor In Consumer Routers Found

yep, then you can just be vulnerable to the NSA heartbleed instead.

You might want to research things before you go off on a tangent like this. As http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/content/heartbleed-dd-wrtdd-wrt-online-services quite well explains it, DD-WRT is only vulnerable if you run any of the following services on it: openvpn, squid, freeradius, asterisk, curl, pound, tor, transmission. None of these are enabled by default and most people don't use these services in the first place. DD-WRT's configuration interface, its own, built-in SSH-server and the likes are not vulnerable.

The link also quite conveniently mentions the following tidbit: "OpenSSL was updated immediately in the DD-WRT SVN repository. It can take a view days until we can provide updated versions for all routers."

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