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Comment Re:Won't happen anytime soon. (Score 1) 65

I've never ever encountered a REAL knowledgeable hacker in the police force, not even in their cybercrime division. This is due to the fact that most of them, are schoolboys who have a degree in computer science & programming...unfortunately - the most difficult stuff, can't be taught in classes, this comes from YEARS of actual real-life practice and experience.

And there it is, and why the civilian force will always be ahead of the curve.

Submission + - Dear Asus router user: All your Cloud are belong to us (arstechnica.com)

Trax3001BBS writes: ARS is running an article about a vulnerability of ASUS routers that are becoming very popular at the moment -like connected USB devices being open to the world.

According to Lovett, the weakness affects a variety of Asus router models, including the RT-AC66R, RT-AC66U, RT-N66R, RT-N66U, RT-AC56U, RT-N56R, RT-N56U, RT-N14U, RT-N16, and RT-N16R..a when using AiCloud or FTP

-and this old news, come new again-
I have the AC66U router, but with the Asuswrt Merlin ROM http://www.lostrealm.ca/tower/... that took care of this vulnerability long ago. (Number 17) http://blog.ittoby.com/2013/01...

Comment sadists troll as they find it pleasurable (Score 1) 293

So they were a sadist, in one case I always thought it went much deeper mentally.

I won't mention their handle else this reply would be a trophy.

One user on the Usenet was fairly bright, and was able to hide themselves this while running a website that was never popular but had some very good in depth Windows help. Nobody ever did locate them other than the country they lived, they were that good.

They did indeed have a problem, being so offensive to everybody all the time just isn't normal. Your aware with Usenet you can't just ban somebody, they are there when they wanted, for as long as they wanted, as close to their heaven as this person could get.

The newsgroup I frequented was their home base, I just ignored them no matter what was said and all was good on my end; it's the ones that replied that took the brunt of verbal abuse (ah duh), nothing was taboo here. I never did block them, I guess I had a morbid curiosity over the situation.

Coming into to a newsgroup for the first time and being viciously verbally attacked for no reason - people respond to put themselves in a better light or above this person; it never ended well for them.

I've seen them make people so mad they swore their lives purpose from that moment on was to find this person and rip portions of their body off (always something painful and slow). They on the other hand I'd never seen threaten or suggest harm to anybody, just verbally abuse.

This was a bright mentally ill person, (many diagnosis were made) who drew no greater pleasure than making people mad, upset or a real prize was someone who tried to keep up with them, they were the ones in the end willing to swim oceans to find them.

I've never seen anybody else coming close to this persons trolling, they never lost, always coming out on top of their game; and I watched it go on for some 6 years, and they were very much part of the newsgroup when I first subscribed to it.

Funny thing I just checked expecting to see them still at it, they quit posting the same month, year I quit posting - I found games and haven't been back. Mayhaps someone caught up with them. Yet their post are normal right up to the end.

No I didn't read any of the articles, I've seen one of the best in action; there is something mentally wrong with them, reading the meaning for sadist they do/did fit the description very well.
 

Comment Re:What does the word "troll" mean, anyway? (Score 1) 293

Seems like any time I comment on a discussion and have the nerve to express an opinion that is contrary to the prevailing groupthink, there's always some douchebag who calls me a troll. And here I was thinking that a "troll" is somebody who says things in a carefully crafted manner specifically designed to piss people off. Nowadays it means "anyone who says anything my huge overblown ego doesn't want to hear."

I don't know if this is an honest question or not, but trolling is just that, a fishing term. Your objective is to catch one, proven bait is religion, and politics; those can really pull them in. Then a troll has their way with them, whatever their objective.

Comment Re:Because.... (Score 1) 118

No he didn't cross any line whatsoever. All the other countries knew they were spying on them already, they just didn't know that the NSA was *illegally* spying on the embassies which goes against the United Nations and World Court directives.

Spying on each other is why there are intelligence agencies as part of every government. The embassies being bugged I figure is also a given.
Don't forget about the U.S. Embassy built in Russia that had so many bugs installed it was unusable.

"Work on the embassy was stopped in 1985, after it was determined that the building was so riddled with listening devices implanted by Soviet workers that the structure was in effect a multistory microphone." http://www.nytimes.com/1992/06...

-Not a really good link but better than the rest-

Comment Re:Knowledge (Score 1) 141

They drive home the point that as soon as a star starts producing iron it's toast, in that split second it goes nova.
The reasoning is it absorbs too much energy allowing gravity to overcome the push (outward force) of fusion.

Very few stars reach the point of creating iron, and then going into a core collapse, type-II supernova (a nova, without the super, and type-I supernova a related to white dwarf stars in a binary star system). Stars with a mass similar to the Sun will switch from hydrogen burning to helium burning, but not get beyond that. Without being several times heavier than the Sun, stars won't be able to burn the carbon & oxygen that is produced from helium burning. Stars that are unable to burn heavier elements will have the core plateau in temperature while fusion still goes on in outer layers, which shuts down convection and allows the heat produced in outer layers to expel gas out of gravitational confinement. You get a planetary nebula instead of a nova.

Thank you for that. I was hoping somebody would jump in and answer that.

They (documentaries) push the *novas, mention our Sun and the others of "it's class" as going Red Giant or planetary nebula in passing,
then back to the *novas; Making it sound (to me at least) as if our Sun and others of it's size were in the minority, not as sensational I guess.

Much appreciated.

Comment Another video from skycam (Score 2) 97

Someone mentioned caves below the structure and I think you can make one to two of them out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

3:30 minutes of video yet only 15 seconds being of any value.
Uriah Prost46 put it better than I could of in a reply to the video.

"+YouOriginal I'm with that guy^^ Who gives a fuck??.. and on top of that, it was the shittiest Quad-copter not "helicopter" footage I've seen.. This asshole took two minutes trying to figure out how to fly it.. then spend a whole of 20 secs in the hole and didn't even check anything out.. Then the ass wipe didn't edit out the bullshit on the end, i guess he had to go ask three engineers how to turn the camera off.." -Uriah Prost46

Comment We make $5 for each Android sold, (Score 1) 189

so were smiling each time one is sold :} or to that effect.
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/...

Archive for July 27th, 2011
The Microsoft/Android war: Which patents are at stake?

"You may already know Microsoft has forced five Android vendors to pay royalties each time they ship a device, and is suing Motorola and Barnes & Noble in cases that claim Android steals Microsoft intellectual property."

http://ineedinfonow.wordpress....
Describes nine patents Motorola allegedly infringes upon.
"Given that a deep-pocketed vendor like HTC already settled with Microsoft and is paying Redmond each time it sells an Android phone, it would seem Microsoft's lawyers can be quite convincing."

Googles' putting up it's own satellites and Microsoft is scrambling for a bit of the Android action, my how times have changed.
Microsoft invested in it's future through patents, being one of the larger patent trolls is an action befitting Microsoft.

Comment Kafkaesque (Score 1) 239

Marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity.
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Kafkaesque

Usage: At one point, Judge Alsup dismissed the case. A federal appeals court reinstated it in 2012, more than a year after Alsup tossed it. A month before Ibrahim’s trial, the judge said he learned the Kafkaesque truth. “I feel that I have been had by the government,” he said in a November pretrial conference. http://www.wired.com/threatlev...

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