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Comment Re:Math (Score 4, Funny) 542

I looked into it (math undergrad) and I devised a way to shorten the lengthy spacetravel to Mars from 3 months to 1 + i months! Now, the only thing I have to do is to think of a way that lets people travel in complex time, but I think that it won't be too hard to solve.

Comment Re:What's the Catch? (Score 2) 232

The government is bounded to doing one single thing at a time. They have, if they are skilled at it, the ability to multi-task like no other because they command a large army of civil servants.

When analysing a revolution there is rarely one single thing that determines the success or failure of overthrowing the seated power. A (current) government therefore has the interest in controlling the flow of information in the broadest sense of the word. If Muburak and his cohorts have paid attention to the role of internet in the flow of information to a new generation(with new predominantly people under 30 years), they will make damn sure that they restrict access to unfavourable information, in this case the french dial-in ISP. In fact, if I was an employee of the digital division of the government of Mubarak(and loyal), I would immediatly place a phonecall to the person who has the ability to monitor/block this address.

This factor might be one of them that determines whether this revolution will become like the one in Tunesia or the one in Iran.


4chan Declares War On Snow Screenshot-sm 201

With all the recent hacktivism in the news, Anonymous has decided to take on a new and powerful enemy: snow. On Sunday the group announced that it will "do everything in its power to shut snow down by attacking the Weather Channel and North Face websites, boycotting outerwear, and voting for the sun as Time’s 2010 Person Of The Year." I'm sure there are a lot of people in Minneapolis right now that would wish them luck.

Comment Stupidity (Score 4, Insightful) 309

"The system can optionally inform the user by email that their attempt has been blocked, but without identifying the keyword in question, maintaining the security of the system."

Until the user decides to compare his blocked page with blocked pages from other letters or does a binary search for the forbidden word. Glad they thought this through.

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