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Comment: Re:Sanity... (Score 1) 406

by sexconker (#47941285) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

If you've been granted immunity, the fifth doesn't apply because it can't be used to convict you;

Horse shit.

Dipshit Prosecutor: The defendant claims he was with you on the night of the 15th. What were you doing on the night of the 15th?

Witness: I plead the 5th.

Jackass Judge: Nonono, you don't have rights because I am a retard! Answer the question or go to jail.

Defense Attorney: WTF? Are you kidding me?

Dipshit Prosecutor: He won't be charged for anything he says because we grant him magical immunity. Promise!

Witness: Okay, well I was busy across town raping children in the basement of that building I shot the President from a few days earlier. I was there for a damned week, just raping a bunch of kids I had stolen earlier to pass time, because I had to wait for the cops to leave.

You can't know what someone will say in their answer before you force them to answer, thus you can't grant them immunity for their answer.
Thus, you, and the dumbass judges who "think" like you, are fucking retarded. The 5th amendment does not only apply when you're being asked certain questions or when you're being prosecuted. It applies at all times. The government can't legally force you to say anything against yourself..

Comment: Re: So everything is protected by a 4 digit passco (Score 1) 406

by sexconker (#47941185) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

you won't brute force 4096-bit encryption. It would take more energy than exists in the universe, go look it up. :)

If you build a computer that does 1 check per second and uses 1 Watt, then how will the universe run out of energy, exactly? Is the energy destroyed?

Comment: Re: So everything is protected by a 4 digit passco (Score 1) 406

by sexconker (#47941165) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

id think in even a few hundred years our best encryption would be trivial to break.

Not without huge advances in theoretical mathematics, no. We have encryption that would take longer to crack than the heat death of the Universe, even if every atom in it were a modern computer.

On the other hand, advances in the factoring of large numbers, could, for example, make some modern encryption method a lot more vulnerable. But I am told, by people who do research on that topic at MIT and Caltech, that momentous breakthroughs in that area are unlikely - modest improvements, certainly, earth-shattering advancements, no.

You can model the universe forward or backward in time and everything holds up.
Just build a model of your crypto-accelerating hardware (which is actually fairly simple) in a suitably-accurate physics engine.
Set the initial state to the end state (where the output is the hash you want to reverse).
Run your reverse physics simulation.
Wait.
Get the inputs.

Whether this modeling approach is computationally feasible (or even just better than other attacks) is beside the point. The idea that there are truly one-way mathematical functions useful for security is absurd. Just because you don't know how to reverse them now doesn't mean you won't know how to reverse them in the future, or that your enemies don't know how to reverse them now. (Useless one-way functions do exist - such as f(x) = 0*x; given just an output of 0 there's no way to determine what x was.)

Comment: Re:How long is rent going to go up before?dun dun (Score 1) 71

by sexconker (#47941079) Attached to: Airbnb To Start Collecting Hotel Tax On Rentals In San Francisco

I do, but that doesn't help when there are 3 different questions questions and their response tells me they clearly didn't read the questions, my suggestions, or my notes explaining why I'm recommending what I'm recommending and what the implications of making that decision are. Inevitably, I'll get a call a month later asking if we can change that shit, and I'll refer to the previous email, only to get a "Oh, well it needs to be the other way." response.

Comment: Re:If you want a Diet avoid Diet food. (Score 1) 251

by sexconker (#47939061) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Almost half the calories in a Big Mac are bun. Non-sugar Carbs, via calories, are why we are fat.Chips, bread with everything, buns. Seriously, watch what's on your plate as you eat for several days.

Not according to these links:

Big Mac bun, 180 cal: http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-mcdonalds-sesame-seed-bun-i53842

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions - on a sesame seed bun.
What the jingle doesn't tell you is that the Big Mac bun has 3 pieces to it, not just two like the regular bun. The middle section is basically the same as the bottom section in size.

Comment: Re:Study evaluated sacharin vs glucose (Score 1) 251

by sexconker (#47938987) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Coke & Pepsi actually do double-blind QA taste tests comparing every batch to at least one other batch, and consider a batch that can reliably be distinguished from the reference batch to be an official failure. They experimented with stevia when it first came out, and almost immediately concluded that no presently-available stevia-based sweetener was capable of giving them the kind of flawless consistency they insist upon.

Bullshit. Individual bottlers do their own thing. Both Coke and Pepsi vary significantly in taste by region due to the different water sources used. On top of that you have the different containers (glass/plastic/aluminum), fountain drinks, real-sugar variants (Mexican Coke), etc. which all drastically alter taste.

Your Stevia claim is also bullshit. Show me where and when both Coke and Pepsi publicly stated they were testing Stevia, then show me where and when they both "almost immediately" gave up on it. Then show me when Stevia "first came out".

Coke & Pepsi, as well as Hersheys and Nabisco and every other major food brand DO go to great lengths to control consistency, but the shit in your post came straight from your ass.

Comment: Re:Does HFCS count? (Score 3, Insightful) 251

by sexconker (#47938879) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

sugar: 50% fructose, 50% glucose
HFCS: 55% fructose, 45% glucose

zomg, clearly hfcs is the reason people are getting so much fatter.

You expect a 50/50 mix, and you're getting 45/55 mix.
You key off of the 45 (glucose), so you're expecting 45 fructose.
You're getting 55/45 the fructose you expect.

Bottom line: 22.2% of the fructose in HFCS isn't handled properly. Fructose isn't a problem unless you have tons of it. Fruit has fiber so it generally isn't a problem - you'll be full or bored of fruit before you consume too much fructose by eating fruit. Fruit juice is bad. HFCS is bad. HFCS being used in some many things can make it hard to avoid.

Comment: Re:Nope they are clever (Score 1) 294

by sexconker (#47937503) Attached to: Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

When you use Google Wallet, you load the app, and enter your pin. You swipe, then chose which bank account you want to have the money paid from. It then pops up a copy of the transaction, which in my case I can put into a category. It's amazing how simple it is to use, and I've never had an incompatibility issue, except when the register isn't working (their card reader won't read anything).

Pull out phone
Unlock phone
Open app
Enter pin
Wave phone over reader
Choose payment method

Pull out wallet
Pull out desired payment method (card)
Swipe

Comment: Re:How long is rent going to go up before?dun dun (Score 1) 71

by sexconker (#47937211) Attached to: Airbnb To Start Collecting Hotel Tax On Rentals In San Francisco

So...back to the old paradigm of slipping the problem under your office door and hoping an answer falls out in a decade or so?

FAIL!

Back to the paradigm of getting your shit in order and knowing what you want before you ask me to build it.
Back to the paradigm of reading the emails I send out.
Back to the paradigm of responding to emails, answering questions therein (I even bold them for you!), and providing unambiguous responses. "Yes, that's fine." is not a proper response to an email containing 3 separate questions (none of which are satisfied with a "yes" or a "no").
Back to the paradigm of understanding your own business and policies so that when I build an application around them you don't have to ask me to change the underlying design a week after launch.
Back to the paradigm of not having meetings that result only in you saying "we'll get back to you on that" when asked about things in your policy that I have to model in the application.

Comment: Re:How long is rent going to go up before?dun dun (Score 2) 71

by sexconker (#47932775) Attached to: Airbnb To Start Collecting Hotel Tax On Rentals In San Francisco

Because face time is important. Interacting with coworkers is important. Being able to go over a design at a whiteboard together rather than reading the same powerpoint slide separately is important. THe best ideas I've had in my career have been created as a result of talking to my coworkers over lunch/coffee break/tangent from another discussion. Telecommuting is a loss to productivity even if they are perfect about actually working (which having done it for a year- its not an easy thing to do, there's a lot of temptations). Its not only easily worth 15-30k, its worth 2-3 times that to have then onsite. That's ignoring the fact that a large number of people won't be on point when working from home- many without even meaning to cheat the system.

As a developer I'll just say that "face time" and interacting with coworkers are two of the main impediments to me getting shit done.

Comment: So What? (Score 1) 1

Apple released a beta.
Security researcher found and document bugs.
Apple fixed their shit.
Apple released their shit.
Security researcher is sad that he didn't get the attribution (attention) he wanted.

If you want attention wait until it leaves beta and ships, THEN expose the flaws PUBLICLY.
If you want improved software everything worked out fine, and I say this as someone who takes every possible opportunity to shit on Apple.

+ - Nvidia GTX 970 and 980 Tech Specs Detailed

Submitted by sexconker
sexconker (1179573) writes "According to videocardz.com the specs of the GeForece GTX 970 and 980 have been unveiled. Both cards will officially launch on the 19th of September.with 4 GB of VRAM and 224 GB/second bandwidth. The 970 comes with 1664 cores and a TDP of 148 W while the 980 comes with 2048 cores and a TDP of 175 W.

Leaked benchmarks peg the 980's performance at nearly 20% faster than the GTX Titan, and just under that of the GTX 780 Ti. Note that the 800 line was skipped (or may be reserved for OEM parts).

No official pricing has been determined, but MSRP is rumored to be between $330 and $350 for the 970 and between $500 and $550 for the 980. Actual prices and availability will depend on whether this is a paper launch or not. Look for official reviews this Friday."

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