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'Safest car ever made' Tesla Model S EV crashes and burns. Car 'performed as designed'

Galidron
Pint

Re: It's not that big of a deal...

I'd say so. Running over large metal objects doesn't seem like the proper way to go about it.

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McAfee dumps signatures and proclaims an (almost) end to botnets

Galidron
Unhappy

You can try, but people who reject all evidence or utilize irrelevant technicalities to make themselves fell right will never change their mind. When you combine that with a strong desire to evangelize everywhere people will naturally get tired of constantly bring forth the same evidence proving them wrong over and over again. Ignoring them doesn't really work because then they could possibly convince someone new that they are correct. Over time the will eventually piss someone off enough to respond to them with an attack of some kind and with the number of readers hear there will always be someone new being pushed over the edge.

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Why you need a home lab to keep your job

Galidron
Unhappy

Re: Argh!

My concern tends to lean toward having to spend over $60k building such a lab. Considering how much enterprise class security devices cost I would need one hell of a pay raise if I'm expected to be building my own lab.

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You thought watching cat videos was harmless fun? Think AGAIN

Galidron
Stop

Dogs et. al under control

I wish that were true. There is at least one dog in my neighborhood that is never accompanied by a human. It seems to just spend it's days running around taking a dump in random yards.

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'Most US banks' were DDoSed last year - survey

Galidron

Re: huh?

Most ISPs offer services that can filter a lot of the DDoS noise before it gets to your pipe. I don't think "all of the 'noise'" is appropriate, but it works fairly well. Modern DDoS attacks will cap your firewalls CPU pretty fast even if they aren't really using up the total bandwidth. Huge numbers of small packets from a lot of unique sources uses up resources fairly quickly.

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Backdoor root login found in Barracuda gear - and Barracuda is OK with this

Galidron
FAIL

Re: Service Entrance

I don't know how BMW perform those detailed diagnostics on my car, it's not written in the manual, should I also consider this as the backdoor approach. As long as it presents no danger to me then I accept the fact that a "service port" exists even though it is undocumented.

It is written in the maintenance manuals. I've also never relied on the BMW computer systems to protect my sensitive data. If they need to maintain the device there is no reason to hide the account they use to do it.

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NASA admits hiding 'really good' news from Martian soil

Galidron
Flame

Re: "THESE data ARE"

I really hate that. Saying that data is always a plural is so illogical to me I can't even conceive of a way to accept it. "Data are" sounds so terrible it makes my mental ears bleed every time I read it.

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First FIRE TORNADO documented in Australia

Galidron

Re: Bah!

"Wouldn't "all the trimmings" of a thunderstorm include torrential rain?"

Simple answer. No. Thunderstorms don't require any rain at all, just lightning. Also, in conditions like this if there was rain it would be quite likely for it to evaporate before reaching the ground.

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Pastafarians: Get your noodly appendages off that Facebook suspect

Galidron

Re: Offensive

Something I enjoy about "the victim card" is that the "crimes" don't even always need to have actually happened. They can just be some fantasy or extrem misinterpretation of something.

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Christian footie match ends in almighty brawl

Galidron

Re: Of course...

I would imagin the Agnostics would have a hard time of it, not knowing which team to play for.

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Deadly pussies kill more often than owners think

Galidron

Re: The blindness of cat lovers...

I would like to see more predators in the urban setting. Maybe eagles, owls and the like. Mostly anything that will kill the damn squirrels. Where I live I think they are the most dangerous population to the birds, there are maybe 2 cats around but so many squirrels in the trees that they spend a fair amount of time tearing holes in people's houses to make a place to live.

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Galidron

@Fibbles

Only the owners who eat their cat's poo. Most cases come from eating undercooked meat, and it's pretty rare (pun intended).

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What happens when Facebook follows MySpace?

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@jason 7

You are absolutely correct. We all no no one is using any of those sites designed to help you learn more about your family history. No one cares about anything their grandparents ever did much less what their ancestors further back did. I'm pretty sure ancestory.com is going to fold soon.

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Galidron

And none of them solve the problem except the personal web site ones.

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Galidron
Flame

Re: Perhaps, Matt, you should do what I do...

Interesting. How does the presentation work? Are they in a DVD disk array of some sort so when your family members in a different state click a link they can see them all or did you just completely miss the point of the article?

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Judge frees nude TSA protester, citing free speech rights

Galidron
WTF?

Not so doubtful

The TSA has been trying to push the body scanners to the railroads, buses and stadiums. This will only encourage them to do so. The have had VIPER teams go out and randomly pull people off the highway to search.

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HP asks court to force Oracle to obey Itanium contract

Galidron
Joke

'There is no contract'

Only Zuul!

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Android Trojan distracts Japanese with anime and porn

Galidron
Flame

Malware

Payload is irrelevant. Malware is a term to that includes all malicious software, weather it be trojan, virus, worm, or spyware. Everything that is a trojan is malware, but not everything that is malware is a trojan.

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Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

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Thumb Down

Re: The last airbender is out?

If you liked the Nickelodeon series don't bother with the movie. It diverged so far from the story it was sad.

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Galidron
Stop

Don't bring up unpleasant childhood memories like that. It could hurt someone, namely me.

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

Galidron

Re: Mars Attacks!

I think some of the funny parts in the commercials weren't even in the movie so the commercials for it were far better.

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Galidron
Mushroom

Lord of Illusions

With Scott Bakula. I use at as a ratting for bad movies. For instance, I hated Blade but at least it was better then Lord of Illusions. It stands out as by far my most miserable movie experience.

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The seven types of commentard

Galidron
Facepalm

Type 4 comments

Why did they include type 4 comments when it appears none of their commenter types make type 4 comments?

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X-com reboot's gameplay showcased

Galidron

Re: Hmmm

My biggest concern is RTS. To me the original was turn based, and the S in RTS is generally pretty fake.

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Microsoft drops 'risky' Windows 8 preview on World

Galidron
Unhappy

Re: Why I think win8 is very poor...

That sounds bad. I only use full screen for video games and generally don't like anything else to be full screen.

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Chinese woman sparks net craze with virgin website

Galidron
Thumb Up

Re: Re: "quite successful"

That is pretty much it on the head for American usage. Quite can easily be replaced with very unless there is sarcasm involved of course.

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Study links dimwits to conservative ideology

Galidron

Paladins

I always viewed paladins as the hard core Crusader type where every decision made has to be labeled as good or evil and if evil is chosen those who chose must be purged, there is no mercy. Thou has urinated upon a tree in the woods sacred to the Holy Mother, thou must perish!

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American search team fails to find women's G-spot

Galidron
Stop

@How cats purr

"It turns out that cats have special wiring! The wiring travels from the brain to the muscles in the voice box, and this wiring is able to vibrate the muscles so that they act as a valve for air flowing past the voice box. The muscles work both during inhalation and exhalation, which creates the impression that cats can purr continuously. The air passes through the valve, which opens and closes rapidly to create the purring sound."

http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/question394.htm

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NASA study identifies the ‘low hanging fruit’ in climate change

Galidron

@Martin Gregorie

Interestingly there is a BMW plant in the US that does this.

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Tiny frog claimed as smallest vertebrate ever

Galidron

That was my first thought also.

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Honda NSX reborn as a hybrid

Galidron

Don't forget trying to open them after a snow or ice storm.

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German cops hacked in revenge for dad spying on daughter

Galidron
Boffin

Sat Nav

Here in the US some car rental companies use the cars navigation system to charge you extra if you exceeded the speed limit any time with their car.

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Go Daddy boycott threat for backing hated anti-piracy law

Galidron
Flame

@John Lilburne

Yes and none of the sites that were took down by ICE earlier this year were legit. Well except for the ones that were taken down that were legitimate. SOPA allows the RIAA and the MPAA to take down sites at will without allowing the sites an opportunity to defend themselves. But I guess the RIAA has never falsely accused anyone of stealing before so we don't have to worry about it happening again.

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Ofcom's Local TV dream: No smut, an hour of news, endless ads

Galidron
Boffin

Local US stations

There are lots of people in the US who watch local stations, but our local stations tend to have some several nationally syndicated shows on them as well. I think the large amount of news contains mostly repeated information over and over, I know the national 24 hour news channels do.

Over here people didn't move from local over the air stations to cable very quickly, and when they did cable was pretty much forced to include the local stations to get people to join up.

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Ofcom maps out what 'psychics' are allowed to do on TV

Galidron
Joke

U.F.Os

I believe in UFOs, but not really the alien kind. There are all kinds of flying objects I can't identify. I'm not really much into birds or commercial jets so I couldn't identify very many of them at all.

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Senators: Globo-domains could mean consumer chaos

Galidron
Meh

Confusing?

I wonder what percentage of people know the domains of the URLs they use? How many people just google the what they are looking for and bookmark it or google it again when they need it next time?

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Man fights felony hacking charge for accessing wife's email

Galidron
Happy

@ArmanX

Think of it this way. If you have morals and break them you are both immoral and a hypocrite, whereas if you have no morals you are just immoral. It doesn't make cheating on your spouse ok it just makes it worse.

When someone spends at least some of their time publicly sitting in judgement of others for the life they chose then that someone had better be able to follow their own rules if they don't want to be ridiculed.

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Dell pulls Streak 7 from US online store

Galidron
Facepalm

Streak 7

Every time I see that I wonder why missiles are being sold online.

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Stripper name game exposes sensitive privates on Tumblr

Galidron
Stop

Those questions are one of the worst things that has happened to Security. Most of the questions frequently the sorts of things you'd talk about with friends and acquaintance. So if you want to keep them secure they are actually limiting you're social life. You should have to be afraid of talking to people you don't know well about your first pet or your first car.

Maybe if they were questions like " What is your favorite sexual position?" at least they would be something most of us don't normally talk about with strangers, but even that would open you up to attacks from unhappy exs.

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Dutch ISP calls the cops after Spamhaus blacklists it

Galidron
Flame

@Ian Michael Gumby

So one IP address sending spam is means the ISP isn't policing it's network? Aside from the fact that there are almost no ISPs who do police their network, locking out an entire ISP because of one address is ridiculous beyond measure. Especially since they did block that IP.

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What's not in the iPhone 4S ... and why

Galidron
Coat

NFC

I would love to use NFC, but I live in the US so I don't have to worry about things like that. Some day our banking systems might become advanced enough to use something like chip & PIN too.

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Man who blasted five million text spams gets wrist slap

Galidron
Stop

This was in the use

Every person he sent a text to paid at least $0.20 to receive the text unless they have an unlimited texting plan. And that is before what it cost him to send the texts.

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Microsoft exec departs after tweet about Nokia phone

Galidron
Alert

@TheOtherHobbbes

That is too true. Many restaurants here in the US offer surveys about the quality of their service. If you give them a 4 out of 5 the server gets dinged for not getting a perfect score. Over here that kind of rating is something to be punished for. I'm not even sure what a server would have to do for me to honestly consider them a 5 out of 5, I'm not a terribly demanding customer average service is ok by me.

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Three in ten Americans urge feds to read their email

Galidron

@Chris W

I'm betting all US citizens are considered an honorary alien until prove otherwise. Just look at Arizona.

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CERN: 'Climate models will need to be substantially revised'

Galidron
Boffin

I disagree

+ does not have to be defined the way most people use it. It is quite possible to create a working mathematical space in which the + sign has a very different definition. The only reason 2 + 2 = 4 is because of a consensus on the definition of + in the Real space (where most math is done).

If yo want I can dig out my abstract algebra book and work out what is necessary to define an algebraic space.

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Galidron
Meh

Scientists' interpretation

It looks like what we are saying is that when scientists have found data that shows we need to do more research before a conclusion can be made we need them to pick a conclusion any way?

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Mobile operators: US quake proves we need more spectrum

Galidron

Handouts

You mean the phone company want's more handouts. In the US they have had more than any bank.

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Wikipedia: It's not for girls

Galidron

Girls bullied on nerd forum

It's not that uncommon for nerds to try to push women out of their groups. Some of them are very resentful against the opposite sex. Some believe that women shouldn't be allowed to participate in whatever particular nerdy activity they are involved in. Others just drool too much which isn't the same as bullying but I imagine is a bit of a turn off.

I think some of it is because some nerds blame women for not having any interest in them. After all it couldn't be related to their social skills because they get along with each other just fine.

Full Disclosure, I participate in several different activities that would likely put me in this category.

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London rioters should 'loose all benefits'

Galidron

Buisnesses don't like this

They complain about Government competition.

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Who'd buy a fake battery?

Galidron

Cancer might be the least of their problems

Depending on how much lead is normally in tobacco and the daily amount of tobacco smoked I would guess they would live to get Cancer. Just heavy metal poisoning.

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