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Comment It's all in the preparation (Score 1) 655

Fried Ants are the worst, hours later I'm still picking legs out out of my mouth.

Chocolate covered Grasshoppers are just horrid, not the Grasshoppers but the Chocolate.

Areas where flour isn't stored properly (Philippines, Azores, Viet Nam (for me)) small Beatles will get into it
At first I'd pick them out; then just didn't care. Spread butter or gravy over the bread you never knew.

Comment Re:Solution to the dupes (Score 1) 75

Let's attach a tazer to each of the "editors",

All in favor say "aye"!


Goto 2:00 in the video and pause
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn7-JZq0YxsM#t=2m00 (set up correctly but doesn't work)

Now imagine you've asked an editor are they sure this isn't a dupe, Then start the video
-First thing that came to mind - could be a lot of fun.

Submission + - The greatest food in human history? (nypost.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Freakonomics strikes again. The NY Post writes, ""What is “the cheapest, most nutritious and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history” Hint: It has 390 calories. It contains 23g, or half a daily serving, of protein, plus 7% of daily fiber, 20% of daily calcium and so on. Also, you can get it in 14,000 locations in the US and it usually costs $1. Presenting one of the unsung wonders of modern life, the McDonald’s McDouble cheeseburger. The argument above was made by a commenter on the Freakonomics blog (with podcast) run by economics writer Stephen Dubner and professor Steven Leavitt, who co-wrote the million-selling books on the hidden side of everything." Freakonomics, "FWIW, McDonald’s has 34,000 restaurants in 118 countries, serving serving nearly 69 million a day. In the U.S., 85 percent of households are “food secure”; The Economist ranks the U.S. No. 1 in the world on this dimension."

Comment Re:1984 (Score 1) 140

Orson Welles' masterwork "1984" will teach them all they need to know about how computers have changed their society.

Marked as off topic I feel it dead on,

Chapter 2: Naked in the Sunlight: Privacy Lost, Privacy Abandoned

1984 Is Here, and We Like It Footprints and Fingerprints Why We Lost Our Privacy, or Gave It Away Little Brother Is Watching Big Brother, Abroad and in the U.S. Technology Change and Lifestyle Change Beyond Privacy

Comment Re:Bottle - Genie? (Score 2) 168

If you follow the phrase "Megamos Crypto: Wirelessly Lockpicking a Vehicle Immobiliser" you get:

That link I didn't post, it comes with the copy and paste kinda neat, kinda freaky. A self writing copy and paste so I don't get it wrong.

Enamored so by the self writing javascript I posted the wrong address
https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity13/session/attacks and what this ruling blocks.

Comment Re:Bottle - Genie? (Score 1) 168

So how is anyone, courts included, meant to unpublish something?

It's happened already.

Today I had a chance to read about zero day vulnerability in vehicles but passed on the article cause I've read it already. or similiar (BlueTooth). A link from a site that has handles current headline news. It's been removed from that site and the sites history.

Google has this but it links to a 404,

Full Hacker News - Svay
18 hours ago - You can't manage this competition while sipping margaritas all day from your ..... of a single address,
followed by zero or more delimiter and single address pairs. ...... The cars are protected by a system called
Megamos Crypto, an algorithm ... Megamos Crypto: Wirelessly Lockpicking a Vehicle Immobiliser – without the ...

If you follow the phrase "Megamos Crypto: Wirelessly Lockpicking a Vehicle Immobiliser" you get:

London, July 27 : A British computer scientist, who cracked security system of cars including Porsches, Audis, Bentleys and Lamborghinis, has been banned from publishing an academic paper revealing the secret codes as it could lead to the theft of millions of vehicles. - See more at: http://www.newkerala.com/news/story/47249/scientist-banned-from-publishing-research-containing-luxury-car-security-codes.html#sthash.fJvoQSgv.dpuf

That link I didn't post, it comes with the copy and paste kinda neat, kinda freaky. A self writing copy and paste so I don't get it wrong.

Submission + - Impressive new indepth film analysis of Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

An anonymous reader writes: Long time /. member maynard has written one of the most obsessively detailed and extensive analyses of Stanley Kubrick's classic 2001: A Space Odyssey seen in some time. At more than 22,000 words, it contains still images, film clips, musical score selections and copious references, including by Piers Bizony, author of Filming the Future, Nietzsche, Foucault, Freud, and film theorists like Bazin, Kracauer and Zizek. It's already gained some notoriety, having been retweeted by Nicholas Jackson, former editor of the Atlantic Monthly and Slate. Anyone who loves the film or SF in general should find this an amazing read!

Comment Moon sets the U.S. into motion (Score 5, Interesting) 143

When the U.S. installed one of the first Radar stations to catch Russian missiles as they came over the hemisphere. The Moon set off one of the first alerts, was a tad too sensitive.

Best cite I can come up with; but a common snicker when I was growing up.
"The rising moon was misinterpreted as a missile attack during the early days of long-range radar."

Submission + - Researchers Stop Light for One Minute (newscientist.com)

puddingebola writes: From the article, "To break the minute barrier, George Heinze and colleagues at the University of Darmstadt, Germany, fired a control laser at an opaque crystal, sending its atoms into a quantum superposition of two states. This made it transparent to a narrow range of frequencies. Heinze's team then halted a second beam that entered the crystal by switching off the first laser and hence the transparency."

Submission + - Signs point to XKCD's time ending

CaptSlaq writes: According to the current imagery, it looks like Randal Munroe has finished the story he was telling with the Time series. The long running series that has spanned over 3000 images and spawned multiple methods of viewing and comment appears to have come to an end.

Submission + - Lenovo computers banned from top secret networks (afr.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Since Lenovo bought out IBM's PC division its computers have been blacklisted by the secret services of the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand because evidence was found that security vulnerabilities had been left hidden, which could have allowed "back door" entry.
It is essentially a fresh example, after Huawei of Western governments refusing to deal with Chinese tech companies due to spying concerns.

Comment Re:Is a way to change permissions on the android (Score 1) 107

After it became illegal to root a device,

Where did that happen? It is perfectly legal for me to gain root on any device I own, never mind what any EULA might state.

Looks like Jan 26th 2013 - http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/01/25/144204/unlocking-new-mobile-phones-becomes-illegal-in-the-us-tomorrow The /. article summery says "While this doesn't apply to phones purchased before the window closes, this means that after 1/26/13, for any new mobile phone you purchase, you'll have to fulfill your contract, or break the law to unlock it."

I feel the same way you do, if and when I get a new phone I'll be rooting it, it's a security thing. One of the sites I use is still going strong http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org./ You just can't get say a firewall for you phone from Google Play store anymore.

Submission + - Ubuntu Forums was hacked (ubuntuforums.org)

satuon writes: The popular Ubuntu Forums site is now displaying a message saying that attackers have gained control over the website. What is currently known:

Unfortunately the attackers have gotten every user's local username, password, and email address from the Ubuntu Forums database.
The passwords are not stored in plain text. However, if you were using the same password as your Ubuntu Forums one on another service (such as email), you are strongly encouraged to change the password on the other service ASAP.
Ubuntu One, Launchpad and other Ubuntu/Canonical services are NOT affected by the breach.

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