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Comment Re:I wish media would stop referring to this as a (Score 1) 479

I think it's more a matter of danger.

The $20 toy one you could hit with your finger and meh, at most might smart like snapping a rubber band.

A copter like that or others will often have blades made from carbon fiber, be very sharp at the edge and spinning at several thousand RPM. Put your finger near it and it'll slice it off.

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 85

OP was referring more to the idea of a bunch of random ass people coming together and doing a project with little no training or expertise beforehand.

Glue some foam together? eh, no big deal, one armed blind guy could do it.
Worst case? Get to spend time time washing off your hands.

Woodworking? Get atleast a hobbyist in there who has spent some time building stuff and knows how to properly hold the tool.
Worst case? Cut off a part of your body. Damage still limited to yourself.

3D printing/Metalwork? OK now you need someone competent, the risk of mistakes means serious damage to properly and people.
Worst case? You puncture a gas tank and turn it into a flaming rocket which explodes.

Comment Re:4 hours to respond (Score 3, Interesting) 286

I assume for something so odd and unexpected it took them a bit to properly prepare their response.

Marketing guy would have to take it to his Mgmt and him to his, etc... then it'd have to debate on how to respond then it' have to be passed back down the chain and done. Last thing you want is for it to go south and you be THAT GUY that messed it up. Name of the game is covering your ass, especially on high publicized portional PR nightmares.

Comment Re:On the plus side... (Score 3, Interesting) 351

Yep...
For your average Li-Ion battery they are in cylindrical cells and output around 3.7v each. Li-Poly are similar but instead of hard cylinders they are laminated sheets one on top of each other, allowing for more variety in shapes and are the most common for phones; downside being they do not put up with as much abuse and can be damaged resulting in an internal short and the eventual boom/fire.

Comment Re:Hey (Score 4, Informative) 535

Minor point, your Atheist POV is that of a Gnostic Atheist which has all the same burden of proof as the Theist.

Most Atheists seem to be more on the Agnostic side of things; in that they acknowledge there might be, or there might not be a god. There is no solid proof either way though it's looking less and less likely given the claims of the Theists.

Comment Re:Female programmers (Score 1) 608

I think the issue is when you start treating or otherwise barring people from doing things they want to pursue based on their gender.

If Sally or JImmy want to become a programmer/nurse; then hey, all the power to them. If they can hack it, great! If they cannot then oh well, find something else.

Reminds me of a story a while back of people advocating for lower standards for women in the military because they don't have the same overall build as a man and we need more women. THATS a problem.

Comment Re:Nice effort, but sets a bad precedent (Score 1) 95

Not really...
If you actually read his report, there is nothing to it ,beyond what is in the title of this summary.

http://khalil-sh.blogspot.ru/p/facebook_16.html

The reproduction steps are entirely gone, there is nothing there for a Dev to go in and investigate with.

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repro:
the vulnerability allow's facebook users to share posts to non friends facebook users , i made a post to sarah.goodin timeline and i got success post
link - > https://www.facebook.com/10151857333098885
of course you may cant see the link because sarah's timeline friends posts shares only with her friends , you need to be a friend of her to see that post or you can use your own authority .
this is a picture shows that post :
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/q71/s720x720/999429_10151857336258885_2061448780_n.jpg

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