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Comment I get this all the time! (Score 1) 477

This happens on every forum. Something like this...

Me: Hi, my game crashes with error code 0xF00.
Mr Stickler: We need a full dxdiag report or we can't help. Read the rules.
Me: Here you go. (posts 5 pages of garbage)
Mr OneUp: I see you are running a R2999 graphics, you should buy a GT5000 like me.
Me: Card is fine. Next?
Mr Doofus: You need to reinstall windows. I do it every night.
Me: Not gonna happen.

And then the thread dies.

Comment Hosting Illegal Child Pornography is ILLEGAL (Score 3) 150

Law enforcement should be not allowed to host child porn, even if it is trapped. It is clearly entrapment. IMO this is clearly a serious breach of the laws. If the material is illegal, then law enforcement should not be allowed to present it to the public. It presents a danger to the casual web surfer that is artificially implanted. The material is illegal. Period. No honeypots should be allowed.

Submission + - AG scores victory in bid to shut down Indian Point (lohud.com)

mdsolar writes: Federal safety regulators used the wrong data to analyze the potential economic impacts of a severe accident at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, a panel of commissioners for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruled Wednesday.

The ruling, which reversed an earlier finding, will force the NRC to conduct a fresh analysis of the costs of a devastating accident and cleanup at the nuclear power plant in Buchanan, 24 miles north of New York City.
The decision was hailed by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, whose office is spearheading the state’s challenge to Indian Point’s efforts to renew federal licenses for its two reactors. Schneiderman estimates that some 1.5 million workers would be needed in to take part in decontamination efforts in the event of a nuclear mishap, with cleanup costs surging as high as $1 trillion.

Submission + - 10 Awesome facts about the Big Bang Theory (not the show)

An anonymous reader writes: There are few scientific idea more revered or more important than the Big Bang. For the vast majority of human history, we had nothing but wonder, stories, ideas and myths about where our Universe came from and how it got to be the way it is today. Thanks to the Big Bang — and in particular, to the tremendous scientific achievements of the 20th century — we now have bonafide scientific answers. But the Big Bang isn’t necessarily what most people think it is, and there are quite a few surprises encoded in our best understanding of the Universe as it is today. Here are the top 10 facts about the Big Bang.

Submission + - Apparently Slashdot Mobile Pushed Malvertising Back In January (softpedia.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Crooks used malicious ads (malvertising) to push a fake Android Marshmallow update to Android users accessing a series of high-profile news sites. The malicious ads were found on the mobile versions of reputable sites such as Slashdot and Android Police, but also on local news sites in France (20 Minutes) and Germany (SPON).

This campaign was unique compared to other mobile malvertising waves because it used a never seen before trick which auto-downloaded the fake Android 6.0 upgrade package on the devices without any kind of user interaction.

Submission + - FBI Wants to Exempt Its Massive Biometric Database from Federal Privacy Rules (nextgov.com)

schwit1 writes: The FBI wants to block individuals from knowing if their information is in a massive repository of biometric records, which includes fingerprints and facial scans, if the release of information would "compromise" a law enforcement investigation.

The FBI’s biometric database, known as the “Next Generation Identification System,” gathers a wide scope of information, including palm prints, fingerprints, iris scans, facial and tattoo photographs, and biographies for millions of people.

On Thursday, the Justice Department agency plans to propose the database be exempt from several provisions of the Privacy Act — legislation that requires federal agencies to share information about the records they collect with the individual subject of those records, allowing them to verify and correct them if needed.

Aside from criminals, suspects and detainees, the system includes data from people fingerprinted for jobs, licenses, military or volunteer service, background checks, security clearances, and naturalization, among other government processes.

Submission + - OpenWrt Fork Promises Greater Openness (hackerboards.com)

DeviceGuru writes: The ubiquitous, router-oriented, lightweight OpenWRT embedded Linux distribution is being forked by some of OpenWRT's core developers into a new Linux Embedded Development Environment (LEDE) distribution. The new distro's goal is to provide greater transparency, inclusiveness, and decentralization than the current OpenWrt project. The LEDE project is billed as both a 'reboot' and 'spinoff' distro that will make it 'easy for developers, system administrators, or other Linux enthusiasts to build and customize software for embedded devices, especially wireless routers,' according to the group. The ELEC announcement, which was signed by Jo-Philipp Wich and six other former OpenWrt core members, claims that LEDE represents a significant share of the most active members of the OpenWrt community.

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