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by kiklion
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iran Hits Back in Cyberwarfare
Replies: 37
Views: 5011

Re: Iran Hits Back in Cyberwarfare

Which explains why there should be strict controls over accessing the infrastructure. If your concern is DoS attacks, then you can build in a point of failure that cuts communication but allows the service to run as is, so in the case of a DoS attack you wouldn't lose power but instead wouldn't be ...
by kiklion
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iran Hits Back in Cyberwarfare
Replies: 37
Views: 5011

Re: Iran Hits Back in Cyberwarfare

there is no reason why it should even be possible for foreigners to have access to any sort of infrastructure. Yep, gotta keep those dirty foreigners out of our infrastructure, they're always up to no good. It's not like foreign companies/contractors have every helped design, implement or maintain ...
by kiklion
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iran Hits Back in Cyberwarfare
Replies: 37
Views: 5011

Re: Iran Hits Back in Cyberwarfare

I'm not sure if you understand the implications of nations using cyberwarfare on each other, especially if you aren't sure who is doing it to who. For example, the US considers cyberattacks on the same level as physical attacks, and will respond with possible physical retribution. Nobody is gonna b...
by kiklion
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167592

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

We have lost our poetry. Many of my people can not read in their only language. Few can read well. Are you possibly not from the US? Literacy isn't a huge concern here. I don't believe addam's is from the US. From his posting habits I don't have an inkling where he is from. With that said, I do bel...
by kiklion
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iran Hits Back in Cyberwarfare
Replies: 37
Views: 5011

Re: Iran Hits Back in Cyberwarfare

They also believe Iran engineered computer attacks that intermittently took America’s largest banks offline in September, and last week disrupted the online banking Web sites of Capital One and BB&T. That wasn't Anonymous? I believe they both did. Supposedly 'lately' DDoS'rs have been naming ta...
by kiklion
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167592

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Need is subjective. It depends on what roles you want the US navy to fulfill. To prevent invasion of the US? Don't need ten for that. To support multiple conflicts while also preventing invasion? Well...the number climbs a bit. Keep in mind that big ships have pretty notable downtime, so having ten...
by kiklion
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Italian seismologists sentenced to 6 years for earth quakes
Replies: 42
Views: 5384

Re: Italian seismologists sentenced to 6 years for earth qua

I read elsewhere that they were not being sentenced for being wrong, but because they were hired to do a job and didn't do it, and if they had properly done their job they would have came out with different findings. Like if they had followed a standard set of tests and interpretations of the data t...
by kiklion
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15110
Views: 2528456

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

But the transition, while some people are working and others aren't, you will have a hard time convincing those working that the rest are carrying their weight. Depending on what aspect of life is met without human input. How many starving people kill for food? If the cost to those who are working ...
by kiklion
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Softbank to Buy Sprint
Replies: 20
Views: 2694

Re: Softbank to Buy Sprint

Employment is much more than a sale of work. Thankfully, since it takes such a huge portion of humanity's time. Not quite, Employment can be much more than a sale of labor, but it doesn't have to be. At it's very base line it is just sale of labor, you may enjoy your job and that can be grand, it c...
by kiklion
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Softbank to Buy Sprint
Replies: 20
Views: 2694

Re: Softbank to Buy Sprint

Red Hal wrote:It will also place yet another organisation under foreign ownership, but I assume you don't have any issues with that?


Nope, we are all sentient beings. If they can do it better, good for them.
by kiklion
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15110
Views: 2528456

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Story Link: http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/08/21/only_315_to_kill_osama_bin_laden_0?wpisrc=obinsite Image Link: http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/files/rsz_obl_311948_10152039572210372_1397176573_n1_0.jpg In New Hope, Minnesota, a former SEAL has created a reconstruction of the Abbottabad com...
by kiklion
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Red Bull Stratos is live and underway.
Replies: 48
Views: 5411

Re: Red Bull Stratos is live and underway.

So, I think this stunt is pretty cool, and it must be pretty scary being that high up and just jumping, but truthfully, I'm not sure I see what the 'challenge' is, at least how this is more challenging than any other high altitude jump. He needed to be aware of a variety of issues, learn how to use...
by kiklion
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tech Industry's Dirty Little Secret
Replies: 74
Views: 11748

Re: Tech Industry's Dirty Little Secret

One of my clients has a tarp over their rack with a drain pipe leading away from the rack (same room though).
by kiklion
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ahmadinejad CNN Interview
Replies: 21
Views: 2537

Re: Ahmadinejad CNN Interview

Link Excerpts: On homosexuality: I'm sorry. Let me ask you this. Do you believe that anyone is giving birth through homosexuality? Homosexuality ceases procreation. Who has said that if you like or believe in doing something ugly, and others do not accept your behavior, that they're denying your fr...
by kiklion
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tech Industry's Dirty Little Secret
Replies: 74
Views: 11748

Re: Tech Industry's Dirty Little Secret

It's kinda weird having such a heavy disagreement between reputable newspaper vs tech specialists. Didn't Zamfir just complain about how reticent IT companies are in adopting more efficient technology? It's not that there isn't new technology being developed, it's that not enough/nobody is adopting...
by kiklion
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167592

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

What really baffles me is that, as a lot of people were quick to point out when this was released, even if you don't pay income taxes, as long as you're working you will still pay payroll taxes, which end up at about 15%, more or less. Which is a higher percentage than Romney himself pays in taxes....
by kiklion
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167592

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

"They don't pay income taxes" is such a callous and outright false thing to say. If anything, income taxes disproportionately impact lower class people. Payroll taxes do. Income taxes don't, depending on your definition of lower class due to exemptions, deductions and credits only availab...
by kiklion
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167592

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

http://danieljmitchell.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/welfare-trap.jpg I didn't know the welfare trap was that severe. Though I have to question what the "Cash" and "Negative Income Tax" refer to (AFAIK, the NIT doesn't exist in the US). It might be even worse if you add in all the...
by kiklion
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill O'Reilly vs Jon Stewart
Replies: 49
Views: 6799

Re: Bill O'Reilly vs Jon Stewart

Jon and Bill are actually good friends , despite all the apparent bad blood between them. The arguing and insults are good for ratings, as advertisers don't care why you watch, so long as you are watching. Since virtually everyone here is going to root for Jon Stewart, I'll be that guy ; GO'Reilly!...
by kiklion
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill O'Reilly vs Jon Stewart
Replies: 49
Views: 6799

Re: Bill O'Reilly vs Jon Stewart

Triangle_Man wrote:I predict that the Conservatives will say that O'Reilly one while the Liberals will say that Stewart won.

Regardless of the actual quality of both men's performances.

You heard it here first, folks.


And both sides will continue to wonder why the other refuses to sway from their incorrect beliefs.
by kiklion
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan, China, on collision course over uninhabited islands
Replies: 97
Views: 20768

Re: Japan, China, on collision course over uninhabited islan

Then again, they didn't do much to temper anti-Japanese feelings either. I am for example always amazed by the number of war movies on Chinese TV. You pick up a remote at some random time, zap around, and as often as not you'll find some communists-vs-japanese historic drama. Though I guess there's...
by kiklion
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Egyptians riot over low-quality movie
Replies: 160
Views: 21920

Re: Egyptians riot over low-quality movie

Okay, the Associated Press seems to have tracked down the creator of the film, and the story just gets weirder - a criminal Egyptian Christian who was trying to pass the blame for the creation of the film onto Jews? Whatever the case, incitement to violence definitely seems to have been part - if n...
by kiklion
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GoDaddy taken down by AnonymousOwn3r
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Re: GoDaddy taken down by AnonymousOwn3r

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57509744-501465/godaddy-goes-down-anonymous-claims-responsibility/ GoDaddy, the domain registrar and Web hosting company, is down, perhaps taking millions of websites down as a result. "Status Alert: Hey, all. We're aware of the trouble people are hav...
by kiklion
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Carbon Credit Perverse Incentives
Replies: 16
Views: 4810

Re: Carbon Credit Perverse Incentives

But the joke is on us, because when we do ask them to limit reductions, they threaten to vent the emissions into the sky. That's just insulting to the people who forked over the money in the first place. I still don't see it as a threat. Businesses that were venting emissions into the sky were conv...
by kiklion
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Carbon Credit Perverse Incentives
Replies: 16
Views: 4810

Re: Carbon Credit Perverse Incentives

So, I took an environmental economics class, which was great, except for the session that scarred me for life. We were talking about the marginal impact of various market environmental measures. The students agreed with the professor that the short-term effect of a subsidy and a tax were the same- ...
by kiklion
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: $80,000 bill for scorpion sting
Replies: 209
Views: 27890

$80,000 bill for scorpion sting

http://news.yahoo.com/scorpion-sting-leaves-arizona-woman-huge-bill-225717487.html They say it is the out of network cost for that treatment, but isn't that supposed to be a close proximity to the actual charge that would have been applied to her and her insurance if they were in network? Personally...
by kiklion
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167592

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Aren't you americans getting bored with it all? The show has been going on for what, a year or so? And approximately nothing has happened. Republicans nominated the guy they were going to nominate, people don't really likes him just as expected, Obama does sort of OK but the economy is not good eno...
by kiklion
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Playing Games for the Wrong Reasons
Replies: 21
Views: 4080

Re: Playing Games for the Wrong Reasons

The article seemed fine to me. Why does the author owe you some kind of research? He had a personal revelation and suggested that he might not be the only person in his position. Lay off, jeez. Fine, he had a personal revelation. Great. How about he doesn't generalize it to the entire gaming popula...
by kiklion
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Playing Games for the Wrong Reasons
Replies: 21
Views: 4080

Re: Playing Games for the Wrong Reasons

My problem with the article is the assumption that escapism is a bad thing. I think it's perfectly healthy to vacation from reality from time to time, especially when things aren't going your way. All entertainment is a form of escapism. Except for reflecting on how awesome your life is, if you fin...
by kiklion
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15110
Views: 2528456

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

4Chan pushes to get Taylor Swift to perform at school for deaf kids. http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/z2egs/god_damnit_4chan_you_are_amazing/ http://taylorswiftoncampus.com/ This is where people 'vote' through liking on facebook. I understand some deaf people can still hear a little bit, and c...
by kiklion
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Selecting desired genetic traits should be parent's choice
Replies: 52
Views: 10942

Re: Selecting desired genetic traits should be parent's choi

To be honest, iirc the movie was a character piece, it didn't go out to say that Ethan Hawke and Jude Law's characters were in the right, the idea was that Ethan Hawke's character should have been at least given the chance to try out for the mission, rather than be dismissed simply for his Invalid ...
by kiklion
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 19979

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

Though in reality, rape actually has a slightly higher chance of pregnancy than normal sex. High levels of stress, such as the stress caused by rape, can cause the ovaries to release an egg early. Evolutionarily, high levels of stress meant that the species was a bit more desperate to reproduce; Ch...
by kiklion
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 37476

Re: London Olympics 2012

Or not, http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1948208,00.html. And even if their knees were worse, their hearts/lungs would probably be in better shape and they are generally more important parts of your body. Unless you are comparing someone who naturally has strong organs and is naturally...
by kiklion
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 37476

Re: London Olympics 2012

~Edit closing ceremony, the worst part for me were the models walking around. What a way to celebrate athleticism and healthiness by showboating too-skinny unhealthy women. It's not like the way the athletes treat their bodies is a good example of healthy lifestyle either... Maybe not specific athl...
by kiklion
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 541653

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

I have been getting odd results for a few queries I am running against a pervasive database. For me, this oddity is mind boggling because the only solution I can come up with is a horribly setup database. First off is this query that started my search: SELECT TRIPS."KID - date", TRIPS.&quo...
by kiklion
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: College busts student for register service, then yanks idea
Replies: 49
Views: 6159

Re: College busts student for register service, then yanks i

Maybe this is all a marketing stint to get his name out there? He should get his degree tomorrow!
by kiklion
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: College busts student for register service, then yanks idea
Replies: 49
Views: 6159

Re: College busts student for register service, then yanks i

The way I see it, The app can do one of 2 things A small query every 60 seconds PER USER OF THE SERVICE A large query every 60 seconds of the ENTIRE REGISTRATION DATABASE(or at least a large portion of it) Either way, That consumes a lot of bandwidth. The school's bandwidth. While a query to popula...
by kiklion
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 37476

Re: London Olympics 2012

I propose the boxing-1500 m. The rules are the same as the 1500 m run, so the first over the line wins, with the exception that punching is allowed. Then race is thus a tradeoff between running the race and defending yourself from punches. 1 problem. Have you ever see the arms of a good runner? run...
by kiklion
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: College busts student for register service, then yanks idea
Replies: 49
Views: 6159

Re: College busts student for register service, then yanks i

On what planet is his continuing punishment reasonable? I wonder if he has grounds for a lawsuit. The planet of limited server resources. A script that searches a public database every sixty seconds on demand is an enormous drain on legitimate users. Until he realizes that, keeping him out of a lea...
by kiklion
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tech News (Remember, Religious Wars Is Thataway)
Replies: 84
Views: 15762

Re: Tech News (Remember, Religious Wars Is Thataway)

it is not only an imperfect proxy, but there exists a better proxy to determine if the user is putting extra stress on a system such that the user should be charged at a higher rate. That proxy is by determining currently used bandwidth and overall bandwidth used. Also I don't understand: If they co...

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