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Comment: Actually mostly old tech. (Score 2) 409

Like actually having long eaves, thick walls, real designs like a central solid brick or concrete wall for heat storage. Things that the idiot architects today seem to not do.

the new stuff will be home run all electrical to a lighting control panel from Vantage, Lutron, or Crestron (technically old tech as it's been around for 30 years)
Conduit to all low voltage locations that all home run to a set of inset wall panels for easy infrastructure upgrades. (Again old 30 year old tech)

The only new-new tech would be fiberoptic lighting from solar light collectors on the roof. The light tube skylights are horrible at insulation and are just holes in the ceiling. The fiber optic stuff does not impact the roof insulation value. Plus it is a lot easier to run.

The last thing I would love that is a new-new thing. Aero-Gel as the wall and ceiling insulation.

Everything else is easy. Home theater, a real one not the lame tv in the living room "home theater" is simply a spare room set up with only a few grand of gear. Even good 4K projectors are only $3000 now. If your house is set up for easy upgrade, the tech can slide in and be upgraded regularly.

Comment: Re:Structured transactions are illegal (Score 3, Informative) 365

by chill (#49831325) Attached to: Why Is It a Crime For Dennis Hastert To Evade Government Scrutiny?

It is a lot broader than that. The Houston Chronicle has a decent article summarizing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).

Then there is that question about taking more than $10,000 in cash out of the country when traveling.

And, of course, seizures of suspicious amounts of cash when stopped by a law enforcement officer anywhere for anything.

(Suspicious being anything the local LEO decides it is. How fucked up is that?)

Comment: Re:Changes from the original submission (Score 4, Informative) 128

by vivaoporto (#49830791) Attached to: nmap Maintainer Warns He Doesn't Control nmap SourceForge Mirror
Hi, and thanks for taking the time to address those points, altought they were not the main points. They were merely "other important parts (...) removed", the main point being that "Fyodor isn't warning that he doesn't control Sourceforge nmap mirror" but "is accusing them of hijacking his Sourceforge nmap account".

Concerning to the main point:

1. The original title stated that he lost control of "Nmap Sourceforge Account" and not his own
and it was very clear that by having the project page erased outside his control meant that he lost control of it.

2. The submission was not about SourceForge (as they were, as you say, pretty much similar to the what was discussed in the previous story) but about the reaction of a prominent figure of the IT world. By editing it for factual accuracy the point of the submission was lost (as what was kept after the edit was not Fyodor's reaction anymore).

I don't agree that those other two points were satisfactorily addressed either and here is for what reason.

1. The entire quote was copied verbatim from the update made by T on the SourceForge and GIMP article. Assuming it was relevant enough to be included there by the Slashdot staff itself I don't see why it is not relevant to be included in a similar article referring to the same subject.

2. The rest of Fyodor quote served to illustrate his opinion that, despite not bundling the installation files with "easy to decline third party offers" (to borrow an eufemism sometimes used by the industry, referred by Fyodor as "trojaned"), it is still risky to download nmap from SourceForge mirror. There are very confusing download buttons on that page that link to those same kind of third party offers instead of to the unmodified installer (referred as "fake download buttons").

it is very misleading to have a submission accepted, altered for factual accuracy but to kept as if it were submitted as is by the original submiter:

vivaoporto writes:

an edited version of what vivaoporto wrote, without any indication of what was changed, who changed and why.

It would be better to either accept the submission as is (with the minor gramatical mistakes corrected) with a "Note of the Editor (NE)" appended or to reject the submission as factually incorrect.

Comment: Re:slashdot is still slashdot (Score 4, Informative) 128

by vivaoporto (#49830059) Attached to: nmap Maintainer Warns He Doesn't Control nmap SourceForge Mirror
No, it's not. See the difference between the original submission and how it was changed below.

To summarize, it was changed from "Fyodor accuses Sourceforge of hijacking nmap account" to "Fyodor warns that he doesn't control Sourceforge nmap mirror", among other things.

Comment: Changes from the original submission (Score 5, Informative) 128

by vivaoporto (#49829957) Attached to: nmap Maintainer Warns He Doesn't Control nmap SourceForge Mirror
The edits made by Slashdot editors on my original submission (that can be read here) are very telling. Fyodor isn't warning that he doesn't control Sourceforge nmap mirror, he is accusing them of hijacking his Sourceforge nmap account, removing the content and creating a mirror that he doesn't control.

The original title was "Sourceforge Hijacks the Nmap Sourceforge Account" and it was the same title Fyodor used on its post to the maillist. Losing the original Sourceforge original nmap account (created by nmap developers themselves) is not the same news as him not controlling "nmap SourceForge Mirror". The same expression was also changed in the submission body.

Two other important parts from the the original submission removed by the editor:

1. The statement by SourceForge themselves that (emphasis mine):

At this time, we present third party offers only with a few projects where it is explicitly approved by the project developer, or if the project is already bundling third party offers.

2. The reference by Fyodor that even if Sourceforge still isn't bundling anything on nmap, the page is designed to mislead the users with fake download buttons:

"So far they seem to be providing just the official Nmap files (as long as you don't click on the fake download buttons) (...)

Below I repost the original submission so you can compare:

Sourceforge Hijacks the Nmap Sourceforge Account

Gordon Lyon (better known as Fyodor, author of nmap and maintainer of the internet security resource sites insecure.org, nmap.org, seclists.org, and sectools.org) warns on the nmap development mailing list that the Sourceforge Nmap account was hijacked from him.

According to him the old Nmap project page (located at http://sourceforge.net/project..., screenshot) was changed to a blank page and its contents were moved to a new page (http://sourceforge.net/projects/nmap.mirror/, screenshot) which controlled by sf-editor1 and sf-editor3, in pattern mirroring the much discussed the takeover of GIMP-Win page discussed last week on Ars Technica, IT World and eventually this week Slashdot.

That happens after Sourceforge promises to stop "presenting third party offers for unmaintained SourceForge projects. At this time, we present third party offers only with a few projects where it is explicitly approved by the project developer, or if the project is already bundling third party offers."

To their credit Fyodor states that "So far they seem to be providing just the official Nmap files (as long as you don't click on the fake download buttons) and we haven't caught them trojaning Nmap the way they did with GIMP" but reiterates "that you should only download Nmap from our official SSL Nmap site: https://nmap.org/download.html"

Comment: Re:They will Steal Old People's Medicine (Score 1) 94

by drinkypoo (#49829381) Attached to: Building Amazon a Better Warehouse Robot

People only get satisfaction out of working for other people because they have been raised with a slave mentality and they forgot how to be themselves. They were bred to be cogs in the machine, bricks in the wall, and most people participate faithfully.

Let people be people.

We need better birth control :p

Comment: Re:Robots don't need to be as fast as humans (Score 1) 94

by drinkypoo (#49829367) Attached to: Building Amazon a Better Warehouse Robot

That's OK, they will have mouse-hunting robots soon enough. An R/C car is much faster than any mouse, I'm surprised it's not been done already in a warehouse context where there's appropriate terrain. Keep your cat out of the warehouse just like one is meant to keep their children out of the street (so tired of slow children at play signs, keep those little fuckers out of the road and we don't need another ugly sign cluttering up our world) and there won't be a problem.

Comment: Re: The hawks are either vicious or stupid (Score 1) 266

by drinkypoo (#49829315) Attached to: Senate Passes USA Freedom Act

Yes, of course (rolls eyes)... I'm sure you would have shut your piehole like everybody else for fear of the consequences.

We're talking about two people in line talking to one another, not a conversation with the security screener. Unless he did complain to the screener, and then someone behind him chimed in, his text wasn't clear. But why would you open your mouth to complain if you're just going to shut it when the opportunity for bravery comes along? Just shut the fuck up in the first place and get on the plane like a good little obedient slave.

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