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Comment: Re:What kind of person did they study? (Score 1) 79

by thunderclap (#49313255) Attached to: MRIs Show Our Brains Shutting Down When We See Security Prompts
Which is why the UAC was useless to begin with and a primary contributor of the problem mentioned. Once we decide to do something, a innocuous box warning of nebulousness isn't effective. Its annoying and intrusive. I don;t have UAC enabled for that reason. I have tools enabled that simply do the job windows claimed UAC does without being inconvenient and pointless. That is the solution. Knowledge of whether the program is bad too begin with. Blocking of known bad actors beforehand. Prevention of said installation. Most people will NEVER know enough about computing to prevent 50% of all bad actors. Thats why things happen.

Comment: Re: HOWTO (Score 1) 1080

by thunderclap (#49261413) Attached to: How To Execute People In the 21st Century
With so many high-profile prison escapes recently it might seem that inmates are fleeing like never before. First the "Texas Seven" broke out of a maximum security prison, and now six of them — one has since committed suicide — are charged with killing a police officer while robbing a sporting goods store. Then last month, two Oklahoma inmates escaped from another maximum security prison, pulling toilets from cell walls and escaping through a hidden maintenance tunnel and a vent. Pulled from ABCNews: This week, six inmates in Alabama, using a broom to sneak under a fence, managed to bypass correctional officers and high-tech security systems to make their way out of the medium security St. Clair Correctional Facility. Despite these three highly publicized escapes, experts say prison breakouts are less common today than they were 10 years ago. "Escapes are going down," said Camille G. Camp, co-president of the Criminal Justice Institute, which has been publishing the Corrections Yearbook on criminal statistics since 1981. "The reason we've heard about all these recent outbreaks lately is that you'll have something dramatic, sensational." In 1990, 2,583 inmates nationwide escaped from minimum, medium and maximum security prisons, according to CJI. That number does not includes "walkaways," inmates who leave work programs or don't return after furlough programs. Your statement is BS, the only guarentee that they will be a danger to anyone again is if they are not on the earth.

AVG Announces Invisibility Glasses 150

Posted by samzenpus
from the now-you-see-it-now-you-don't dept.
BrianFagioli writes So what do these glasses from AVG Innovation Labs actually do? The security firm claims it can protect your identity in this new era of cameras everywhere. From the article: "'Through a mixture of technology and specialist materials, privacy wearables such as invisibility glasses can make it difficult for cameras or other facial recognition technologies to get a clear view of your identity', AVG claims. This is still in the prototype phase of testing, though it has been officially announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. There's a lot of science behind this -- a series of infrared lights surrounding the eyes and nose is not visible to other people, but cameras will pick it up making recognition difficult at best. There's also reflective materials involved, which aids in the blocking, or so it's claimed."

ISIS Threatens Life of Twitter Founder After Thousands of Account Suspensions 533

Posted by samzenpus
from the dont-let-the-door-hit-you-on-the-way-out dept.
Patrick O'Neill writes After a wave of account bannings that marks Twitter's most aggressive move ever against ISIS, new images circulated from militants shows founder Jack Dorsey in crosshairs with the caption "Twitter, you started this war." The famously tech-savy ISIS has met a number of defeats on American-built social media recently with sites like Twitter and YouTube banning the group's efforts in unprecedented numbers.

Ikea Unveils Furniture That Charges Your Smartphone Wirelessly 95

Posted by samzenpus
from the power-up dept.
pbahra writes Swedish furniture maker Ikea unveiled a new range of furniture that it says can wirelessly charge some mobile devices. The Swedish furniture giant made the announcement on Sunday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Ikea's introduction of wireless charging functionality on some of its new furniture heats up the battle for a global wireless charging standard, of which there are currently three, all struggling to become the global leader.

Comment: Re:Well, if they wanted to make it more realistic. (Score 1) 133

They would only be ripped apart if the black hole doesn't rotate. If you are making one to save the earth naturally you would want it to rotate, so the ring singularity would create a second event horizon that would allow transit and block spagettification. My wish is a better explanation of exotic matter with negative energy density.

Comment: Re:It was a movie--duh (Score 1) 133

Seriously dude, the technology wasn't there. And Mythbusters solved that problem. If you are truly so ignorant to believe that the US moon landing is fake explain why we have been able to bounce lasers off specific spots on the moon since the late 60s.

Comment: Re:It was a movie--duh (Score 1) 133

A large percentage of the non-geek public don't understand much of anything anymore. That's why Jupiter ascendant bombed. The movie was basically about a woman who was an illegal Russian immigrant snuck in as a child who turns out has the same genetic signature of the dead leader of this vast galactic corporation who seeds planets with human life so they can harvest them after 100000 yrs for genetic materials to make an immortality elixir only the uber rich can afford. The woman is rescued by a merc for hire who falls for her and she assumes her position as leader then returns to her job of washing toliets on the Earth which she owns among numerous other planets. The premise is people are sheep. It doesn't help that people are currently acting this way. We are headed to another dark age if we keep going this way.

Comment: Re:Profit! (Score 1) 44

by thunderclap (#49091623) Attached to: Darkleaks: an Online Black Market For Selling Secrets

Hm, is anyone interested in the colour of the panties of my GF?

Or mine, for that matter?

That depends? Is your GF a person of note who is known to the general public and people would have an interest in see this? (like Taylor swift and Jennifer lawrence) Then yes. If not then no. Alot of people were interested in the fappening, not so much the snappening.