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Comment: Re:Cock lube and genital electrocution? (Score 4, Funny) 175

Why don't they just put up a normal sized fence, but cover it in cock lube so that it's really slippery and anyone who tries to climb it will just fall off?

To prevent people from jumping over, they should put tasers along the top, with computer-guided targeting systems that will shoot the tasers into the genitalia of anyone jumping the fence.

If somebody does make it over, they can just beat the person in the groin with sticks.

Sure, then the White House grounds would be inundated with masochists getting their jollies by scaling the fence; soon, as the prisons fill with them the ACLU gets involved, declaring the security practice "discriminatory," and our courts are clogged with lawsuits declaring the right to have one's testicles electrocuted is guaranteed in the Constitution. The Department of Health and Human Services will find some US code that can be interpreted loosely to agree with that assertion and circumvent Congress, forcing states to provide Testicle Electrocution centers. Due to cost concerns the states will be allowed to make electric car charging stations dual purpose ("charge your electric car...or your nuts"), but soon angry parents will protest because charging stations near schools will have to allow guys to pull out their nuts in public. The teachers' unions won't allow the government to move the charging stations because they are in bed with the "green" movement, so now regular old perverts will hang out at the stations and pretend they are electrocuting their nuts.

In conclusion, your idea will lead to perverts showing their balls to school girls, you insensitive clod.

+ - Hoax-detecting software spots fake papers->

Submitted by sciencehabit
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "In 2005, three computer science Ph.D. students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a program to generate nonsensical computer science research papers. The goal was “to expose the lack of peer review at low-quality conferences that essentially scam researchers with publication and conference fees.” The program—dubbed SCIgen—soon found users across the globe, and before long its automatically generated creations were being accepted by scientific conferences and published in purportedly peer-reviewed journals. But SCIgen may have finally met its match. Academic publisher Springer this week is releasing SciDetect, an open-source program to automatically detect automatically generated papers. SCIgen uses a “context-free grammar” to create word salad that looks like reasonable text from a distance but is easily spotted as nonsense by a human reader"
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Comment: Re:Ummmm ... duh? (Score 2) 378

by thedonger (#49355757) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

The difference between "depressed narcissistic arsehole" and "perfectly normal narcissistic arsehole" isn't as far as you'd think.

I think if one is a depressed anything at all they should not be allowed to control the fate of hundreds of people. If a doctor finds any hint of depression then the airline and maybe FAA should be notified. Fuck doctor patient confidentiality when peoples' lives are directly at stake.

Comment: Re:is this good? (Score 1) 159

by thedonger (#49348799) Attached to: Many Password Strength Meters Are Downright Weak, Researchers Say

I think the greatest threat is not that passwords are too simple, but passwords are re-used.

Yes, that is a huge issue, led to, in part, by complex rules.

I once queried one of my client's security tables to find the instances where multiple users had the same password (stored as a hash). Even though I expected some repetition, I was shocked at how many people had the same passwords.

And one more gripe: When I am limited to between 8 and 12 characters. WTF!? My passwords are dead easy to remember, but impossible to guess. And over 12 characters. Needless to say, I never remember that 8-12 char password.

Comment: Re:New boss - same as the old boss (Score 2) 79

by thedonger (#49347097) Attached to: NY Times: "All the News That Mark Zuckerberg Sees Fit To Print"?

It was dead either way. Either ISPs were going to go all cowboy or the gov was. I would rather have the gov do it after seeing how long and hard the ISPs fucked us. At least the you can get the gov to tie its own hands once in a while.

On the other hand, when the government goes "all coqboy" they can literally tie our hands as they wield the full weight of the law.

Comment: Re:is this good? (Score 2) 159

by thedonger (#49346937) Attached to: Many Password Strength Meters Are Downright Weak, Researchers Say

Companies and online entities need to learn that when you force people to use a capital letter, a number, and a symbol, that most likely the first letter will be the capital letter, the number will be 1, and the symbol will be !. Or maybe @. If they foist a wacky password or require one based on complex rules, it will either be written down, or be the most simple implementation of the rules.

Enforce minimum length. Allow spaces. Make a comparatively small alphabet have sufficient entropy to withstand brute force.

Comment: Re:Given that humans still struggle... (Score 1) 129

by thedonger (#49337613) Attached to: Do Robots Need Behavioral 'Laws' For Interacting With Other Robots?

We consider ourselves very "fuzzy" computers, but ultimately we make a decision (or decide not to make one, which is the same to the person getting hit by the trolley). Programming "fat" or "very fat," similarly, could be "looks like this picture of Honey Boo Boo's mom." But even that fuzzy logic, at some point, is a pre-programmed threshold that leads to a binary decision.

Comment: Re:Tickets Are All About Revenue (Score 1) 760

We could set up speed cameras to ticket everyone who's speeding. We don't. We could just mandate in-car GPS tracking and not even allow speeding in the first place.

We could also sell the Constitution to Kimberly-Clarke Corporation and have it turned into toilet paper. On second thought, I'd rather we defer your Orwellian Nightmare until Google self-driving cars have replaced personal autos.

"Text processing has made it possible to right-justify any idea, even one which cannot be justified on any other grounds." -- J. Finnegan, USC.