* Posts by Vendicar Decarian1

39 posts • joined 17 Oct 2011

Ransomware victims: Just pay up, grin, and bear it – says the FBI

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So let me get this straight. Companies produce bad software that is vulnerable to online attacks, and that often gives the attackers root access to the OS.

Then they put this software on line so it can be attacked and often give root access to the attackers.

Then when users of this software are attacked and bad things happen, they demand action from government to stop the attacks, while ignoring the fact that they would be secure if

1. The software wasn't crap.

2. The software wasn't on line.

3. They were too stupid to realize 1 and 2.

Hold software developers responsible for their failures and software will become secure overnight.

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Massive global cooling process discovered as Paris climate deal looms

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Re: Cue Liberal tears in 3...2...1...

"Mankind cannot alter or change the planetary climate in any meaningful way. "

The Drudge Report Stupids are here.

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Re: For the REALLY long view

"we need all that CO2 to fend off the imminent ICE AGE."

Yes, it will be needed in 3 to 4 thousand years.

So it is even more unreasonable to be dumping it into the atmosphere today.

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Re: So-

"Chaotic system can operate within a bounded range, it's just very difficult to predict where it will be within that range at any given point in time."

And that implies that there is an "average" position within that region that is well defined.

Hence a bounded chaotic system is on average predictable, even though it's exact state is not.

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Re: @AC

"Except that a) the adjustments aren't always 'up""

The last set of adjustments made by the NOAA and NASA lowered current temperature estimates, and lowered temperature estimates from the 70's through 90's even more.

Are you jabbering your own nonsense, or are you jabbering the nonsense fed to you by someone else?

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Re: So-

"depends, when the system is fundamentally chaotic, in it's actual sense, then there is little or no point in trying to model it."

Entirely false.

If a system is chaotic then over the long term it's precise state can not be determined. But the precise state of climate is weather, and no climatologist is trying to predict the weather.

Climate models predict climate. And that is why they do not predict high frequency transients like the lower rate of warming seen over the last 2 decades. Those transients are averaged away by the models.

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Re: So-

"Personally I'm not convinced we're seeing anything but noise."

Fortunately scientists know better than nobodies.

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Re: So-

"IPCC will have to, again, massage their data"

My goodness. Such ignorance on display.

The IPCC doesn't produce "data", and doesen't even do data analysis.

The IPCC produces a meta analysis of climate research, as well as reports that are dumbed down so that non-scientists can read them.

I always find it laughable that the people who whine about the IPCC never actually know what the body does.

Kinda like Sarah Palen begging to be the head of the U.S. department of energy so that she can change environmental regulations when in fact the energy department doesn't do that king of thing.

Dumber than dumb.

RepubliDumb.

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"religious lunatic"

Awwwwwww... Do the denialists get upset when they are called deniers?

Poor babies.

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"I'd agree that the current climatic model are far too simplistic"

But since your knowledge of climate models is zero, your opinion has zero worth, doesn't it?

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Re: VOCs

"Nowhere near as good a finish as pre 2007 gloss"

Well, if you are buying your paint from Walmart, you should know that you are purchasing low quality paint.

Capitalism has after all produced a race to the bottom in terms of product quality.

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Re: VOCs

No, not all gloss paints yellow. Yellowing in gloss paints is often due to the oxidation of oils that carry the resins that give the high sheen.

"Higher quality" paints won't yellow.

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Re: VOCs

Typically yellowing is a result of the oxidization of Organic Compounds (VOC), and a low content of Titanium Dioxide - which is what makes the paint white.

If you don't want yellowing, avoid paints with low Titanium dioxide levels, and vegetable oils.

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Re: VOCs

Some of the best paints are classified as zero VOC.

What are you jabbering about?

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Arctic summer ice cover is 31st HIGHEST EVER RECORDED

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Re: This again?

I've generally stopped reading the Register because Page and Orlowski are so stupid.

The fact that the Register keeps publishing their idiocy tells me that much of what comes from the Register can't be trusted.

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Re: This again?

No scientific evidence will convince denialist morons like Page.

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Android 5 lock-screens can be bypassed by typing in a reeeeally long password. In 2015

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Re: Disable copy/paste on the lockscreen

How about the fucktard C, C++, etc, programmers learn to check the god damn end of buffer before they write a character to it?

K&R should be burning in hell for their stupidity.

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Re: And nobody considered...

Well, it is a buffer overflow error, and as all C programmers know, the solution to a buffer overflow error is to make the buffer bigger.

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WHY can't Silicon Valley create breakable non-breakable encryption, cry US politicians

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Re: Never Happen

Where is the encryption plugins for Email?

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The Republican half.

50% of Americans are incapable of learning.

They don't need to.

Their Conservative political ideology tells them exactly how the world works.

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Republican Moron.

former Michigan congressman Mike Rogers – an ex-FBI agent who once headed the Senate Intelligence Committee – insisted that there has to be an encryption system that is both strong against everyone and, if a law enforcement official shows up with a court-obtained warrant, can be broken open to reveal the content.

"I don't understand why we can't have both," he complained. "I think we can have both, and we should have it."

Living in Republican La-La land otherwise known as Planet ConservaTard.

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Firm-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named's tax dodge profit shift? Totally legit

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Boffin

You elected leaders who were more beholden to Corporations than the people they were elected to represent.

"WTF is wrong with the world to allow this to continue." - RobE

Why would you expect any different outcome?

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Boffin

Re: Fair play to them

When the goal is maximizing profits, morality, ethics, civility, reason, etc. are abandoned, and greed becomes the only driving force.

"What they are doing may be ok in a legal sense but it is certainly morally wrong" - AC

Corporations exist to extract as much money from the flock as possible, by providing the worst possible product at the highest possible price.

Never forget that.

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Sceptic becomes UK Environment - but not Climate - Secretary

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Boffin

Paige is another denialist loon doing his best to bring politics to the floor in order to deflect the scientific consensus view

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Breaking: Megaupload seizures illegal says NZ High Court

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Another total failure from the nation of fail.... America.

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Renewables good for 80 per cent of US demand by 2050

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Boffin

Nuclear power is a wonderful idea until you realize that to power a world population of 15 billion at U.S. levels of consumptive energy waste, over 200,000 nuclear reactors would need to be constructed world wide.

300 in Iraq alone.

Currently the world has around 450 of them, and 4 have blown up over the last 50 years. Roughly 1 percent.

With 200,000 reactors we should expect to see around 40 of them blow up every year.

No thanx. I'll continue to reduce my consumption thank you.

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Outrageously old galaxy spied birthing new stars at furious rate

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FAIL

The galaxy is very young, not very old as it is seen when the universe was only 10% it's current age.

Only Register author Andrew Orlowski could be more technically incompetent.

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NASA cuts inspire 'Planetary Exploration Car Wash & Bake Sale'

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Holmes

Republicans have been working for the last 40 years to destroy NASA. And now they have apparently succeeded.

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Greenland glaciers not set to cause disastrous sea level rises - study

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Boffin

Lewis Page engages in a lie of omission here by omitting the time scale over which the IPCC/Greenpeace claim was using.

"Just a few years ago, the fearmongering hippies* at Greenpeace were bandying a wild figure of seven metres about, adding:" - Lewis Page

What was said.

"Climate models indicate that the local warming over Greenland is likely to be one to three times th global average. Ice sheet models project that a local warming of larger than 3°C [5.4°F], if sustained for millennia, would lead to virtually a complete melting of the Greenland ice sheet with a resulting sea-level rise of about 7 m" -- IPCC 3rd Assessment, Synthesis Report, Summary for Policy Makers.

Page dishonestly makes it appear that the IPCC and Greenpeace are referring to imminent melting over the next 100 years that would produce a rise in ocean levels of 7 meters, when in fact it is over a much longer time scale.

The highest rates of ocean level rise I have seen in the peer review press is a 2 meter rise (highest estimate) with most estimates now falling into the approximately 1 meter rise or slightly less by 2100.

Page chooses to ignore the science, and lie by omission.

He is not a honest reporter and should be shown the door.

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FAIL

With Lewis Paige yet again caught lying in a Register Article, one wonders why he remains employed.

Due to his dishonest ranting and the never ending stream of nonsense and dishonesty from Andrew Orlowski, I find myself increasingly suspicious that the other articles in the Register are of equal "quality".

In terms of being a reliable source of information I now rank the Register 2 out of 10, and my visits here are growing ever less frequent.

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German education minister accused of copying in class

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"PhD thesis she wrote in 1980" - article

Wasn't that 32 years ago? How many papers were digitized 32 years ago and how many from 32 years ago have been digitized?

Sounds petty and probably bogus to me.

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Pilots asking not to fly F-22 after oxygen problems

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Is there NOTHING that America can do right?

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Samsung shifts Apple A5 chip production to Texas

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Boffin

Apple will not be purchasing many A5's with A6 probably being used for the Iphone 5

Is this a move by Samsung to withdraw production from Texas as the A5 vanishes?

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Former HP boss Patricia Dunn dies at 58

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Boffin

What is HP?

Isn't it some kind of steak sauce?

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HP tempts Elite computer buyers with capacious Box

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Boffin

Gosh. Weren't those computers discontinued last week when HP got out of the computer business and into the services business?

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China fires up homegrown petaflops super

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America is history

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Dennis Ritchie: The C man who booted Unix

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Boffin

?You can do virtually anything with C"

Except write efficient and readable, and relatively bug free code.

It's one of the worst languages ever produced.

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Intel mad for power, but stacked-up dies keep MELTING!

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Boffin

My expectation is that you won't see a factor of more than 4 or 6 by 2018.

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Boffin

Hmm. 100 times faster in 6 years.

Somehow moors law doesn't seem at all adequate for that.

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