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Comment Re:Not dead, just a zombie (Score 1) 356

3D will always cycle back now and then as long as it requires the glasses.

I wonder if VR and AR will stick around on this current rise or if the headsets again limit use to a small subset of people.

It's like video phones. They seem obvious and the tech keeps improving, but fundamentally I hate having to change my clothes, fix my hair, shave, etc... before making a call; so it never really catches on.

Comment Re:What does this have to do with tech? (Score 2) 120

Oh yeah the looks they give you.
I suppose deep inside they feel like it devalues their life choices. Some can barely fathom it. "But WHY??" Yes why give up the most meaningful thing in YOUR life? Because it's mine, and I find meaning elsewhere.
(And I don't think a kid will save my marriage ;-)

Comment Re:Maybe he does support those values (Score 1) 600

What I find interesting there is the use of all capitals in LORD. That has a very specific meaning in many Bibles, as it typically represents the Tetragrammaton. I wonder how that winded up in translations of the Quran. It has to come from a different base word, obviously YHWH would be doctrinally awkward. Perhaps it was "allah" originally.

Comment Re:Never saw the point of github (Score 1) 227

Are you going to stop Geoblocking?

It's easy enough. Flag repositories containing keywords like "OpenSSL", "AES", "RSA", etc...

That should open up a big chunk like say 60% of your projects immediately open to outside view. Then go through the projects which were flagged manually, sorted by downloads and popularity and just review that it's indeed not for export.

And if a few get through now and then and need to be blacklisted... so what?? Slashdot isn't geoblocked and there's plenty of one line DeCSS Perl decoder sigs and random things like that.

Better to deal with those as they come up than slicing off huge chunks of the planet.

Comment Re:Is this news? (Score 1) 560

I'm not making this up you morons. Here's another story with the same info this goes back to 2005 at a minimum.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/r...

Did I bring anti-drug politics into this? No. I'm simply pointing out this isn't new info, perhaps the specific instruments and scan details are better but the concept is quite old.

Comment Re:Tomorrow will be interesting... (Score 2) 62

It's good for masking actual intrusions. Distracting the IT guys from the data exhilaration going on.

It's also useful for stopping up bank transactions long enough for the undo window to expire on fraudulent transfers. Say you do some real estate fraud and trick someone into wiring $200k to the wrong account. Doesn't do you any good if they catch it and roll it back in a day. Do the transfer, DDoS the heck out of the bank... that's well worth $15k a week.

Script kiddies don't pay that kind of money to laugh about taking Walmart down for a few days. There's real money behind this stuff.

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