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Postby Stryker » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:01 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:Tuesday 21 January 2014 15.35 GMT


Correction: Alan Moore has been sick of our shit. For a while.
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Postby Ray » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:31 pm

Basically, Alan Moore is saying that people are choosing the comfort of Fantasy Universe, over seeking to actually understand our own. That's an understandable concern. . . though Moore himself comes off as a bit of a hypocrite in this interview.
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:00 pm


I suddenly feel fantastic. No idea why.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:36 am

Today in hacking -- http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/online-cheating-site-ashleymadison-hacked/
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Postby soul.assassin » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:23 am

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:Today in hacking -- http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/online-cheating-site-ashleymadison-hacked/


Next thing is the massive amount of blackmail this'll generate -- they'll be asking for everything in Bitcoins.

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Postby NemZ » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:33 am

Gold from the comments on that article:

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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:21 pm

So in short: assholes complaining that they are getting threatened with blackmail for behaving like assholes, by slightly less big assholes.

I say, release the list (how many big name people would be on it?).

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Postby drinian » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:25 pm

View Original PostShamsiel-kun wrote:I say, release the list (how many big name people would be on it?).

A Google executive recently died while doing heroin during a tryst on a yacht that was arranged through a similar site, Seeking Arrangement.

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Postby Ornette » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:13 am

My buddies are at it again: http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-highway/

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Postby drinian » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:30 am

View Original PostOrnette wrote:My buddies are at it again: http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-highway/

It's a good thing people are bringing attention to these problems, but it seems incredibly irresponsible to deliberately endanger the lives of innocent drivers on a major highway to do it, and for a journalist to invite them to do so. I hope it doesn't end up obscuring the point.

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Postby pwhodges » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:12 am

I know of one exec of a software company who had an operation to replace his pacemaker with an older model after discovering that it was hackable.
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Postby Ornette » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:23 am

View Original Postdrinian wrote:It's a good thing people are bringing attention to these problems, but it seems incredibly irresponsible to deliberately endanger the lives of innocent drivers on a major highway to do it, and for a journalist to invite them to do so. I hope it doesn't end up obscuring the point.

I know it sounds kind of dangerous, but Andy was at the hacker conference that we (including Valasek) run and I think it may have been hollywooded up a little in the article to emphasize how dangerous something like this can be. Don't know for sure, since the article wasn't published until after the conference.

The pacemaker thing was a Barnaby Jack gem (R.I.P.), with a great live demo at a conference in Melbourne.

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Postby Ray » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:17 pm

View Original Postdrinian wrote:It's a good thing people are bringing attention to these problems, but it seems incredibly irresponsible to deliberately endanger the lives of innocent drivers on a major highway to do it, and for a journalist to invite them to do so. I hope it doesn't end up obscuring the point.



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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:23 pm

It certainly makes a strong case for the manual emergency brake.

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Postby r1cepurin » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:16 pm

Drag queen acts banned from pride parade events in fear of offending transgendered people

It's amazing because I don't really know who is more offended in this situation

Studies find that men who harass women online are literally losers

I just noticed that the header pic for this has the forever alone guy on there (le fanny 9gag maymay, IOW)
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Postby Squigsquasher » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:22 pm

View Original Postr1cepurin wrote:Drag queen acts banned from pride parade events in fear of offending transgendered people

It's amazing because I don't really know who is more offended in this situation


Byoodiful.

Studies find that men who harass women online are literally losers

I just noticed that the header pic for this has the forever alone guy on there (le fanny 9gag maymay, IOW)


Just gonna copy this comment I found on the article.

Journalist misreads study, writes stupid article.

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Postby Rosenakahara » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:22 pm

View Original Postr1cepurin wrote:Drag queen acts banned from pride parade events in fear of offending transgendered people

It's amazing because I don't really know who is more offended in this situation

I'm sorry what?
I don't even.........the bird cage near the centre of town is gonna be PISSED, i don't know any transwomen that have ever complained about drag queens, that just seems fucking stupid and near contradictory.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:09 pm

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-fossil-reveals-velociraptor-sported-feathers/
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Postby Rosenakahara » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:12 pm

Uh this is kinda old news, this was reported on ages ago:
[url]http://www.livescience.com/4616-jurassic-park-villain-feathers.html[/url]
[url]http://www.amnh.org/our-research/science-news/2007/velociraptor-had-feathers[/url]
Seriously this was back in 2007.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:32 am

I knew SciAm had deteriorated since the days when the expected lay reader was one whose PhD was only in a related subject, but not that it was so behind the curve.

Try these instead

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11753524/French-scrabble-champion-doesnt-speak-French.html
http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2015/07/21/transylvanian-music-festival-wants-your-blood/
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