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Apple Bringing Second Lawsuit To Samsung, Won't Wait For Appeal

10am-bedtime bosch-ed in the summary (239 comments)

As in Hieronymus, with the "shouldered on the pocketbooks" clause (rolls eyes).

There must be some seriously fine wine flowing somewhere, today.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Get My Spouse To Start Gaming With Me?

10am-bedtime liquidwar (550 comments)

First of all, congrats on focusing on life outside of computers. Good on you.

Next, to answer your question. How about liquidwar?

about 2 years ago

Measuring China's Cyberwar Threat

10am-bedtime impeding combat effectiveness (79 comments)

Another (highly upstream) impediment to combat effectiveness is a change of attitude away from combat-based resolution. O, to have hackers so skilled, from any nation, that yang may cede to yin, at least for a few years, in our lifetimes...

(end lament)

more than 2 years ago

The Mexican Cartel's Hi-Tech Drug Tunnels

10am-bedtime in metric... (448 comments)

that's a little over 909 kilos.

remember your audience!
oop ack, snort!

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Previews Compiler-as-a-Service Software

10am-bedtime first they AASed the... (171 comments)

First they "As-A-Service"ed the search and I did not speak out,
for I was not a search specialist.

Then they AASed the aggregation and I did not speak out,
for I was not an aggregation specialist.

Then they AASed the compiler, ...

Then they AASed the debugger, ...

Then they AASed the programmer, ...

They they AASed the algorithmist, ...

Then they AASed the thinker, ...

Then they AASed the lover, ...

Then they programmed us remaining robots to never speak out again.

more than 3 years ago

Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas

10am-bedtime not a discovery (283 comments)

This is not a discovery; making a model is part of the process, true (forming a hypothesis), but there is no validation. Anyone can poke a few formulas into a spreadsheet and call themselves scientists, otherwise.

Furthermore, doesn't the subject matter have something to do with the maleability (or commitedness) of the individuals? How is that addressed in the study?

more than 3 years ago

DoD Paper Proposes National Security Through a Culture of Restraint (and Stigma)

10am-bedtime authenticated cowardice (310 comments)

Kind of opposite of "anonymous coward" is the "authenticated coward", which is what this "culture of restraint" will encourage. You are someone only if you don't say anything. Anyone who says something (not officially condoned) is a persona non grata.

Yuck! Someone tag this Do Not Want, please.

more than 3 years ago

The Architecture of Open Source Applications

10am-bedtime where is Emacs? (85 comments)

Exsqueeze me, but Emacs is not on that list.

more than 3 years ago

A New Approach To Reducing Spam: Go After Credit Processors

10am-bedtime Re:Where's the weak link? (173 comments)

VISA: "Done! Would you like us to destroy their credit rating and kidnap their dog as well?"

USGOV: No need, we have a seal team for that.

more than 3 years ago

Slashdot Launches Re-Design

10am-bedtime w3m ftw! (2254 comments)

that is all.

more than 3 years ago

New Study Links Video Games and Mental Problems

10am-bedtime "suspect": wrong word (306 comments)

The dude was caught in the act. I think "suspect" is more of the same newspeak we hear more and more. V.annoying.

about 4 years ago

How the Free Market Rocked the Grid

10am-bedtime please, somewhat tag this "enron" (551 comments)

WTF, 1.5 months after the U.S. change of guard and we're already recycling Enron?

more than 4 years ago

Traffic Jams In Your Brain

10am-bedtime Re:Pulling it between layers of abstraction. (250 comments)

"The brain is nothing like a man-made computer."

That's because for most people, the brain is woman-grown.
Thanks, Mom!

(-1, tearjerker :-P)

more than 4 years ago

Where Do I Go Now That Oracle Owns OpenOffice.org?

10am-bedtime Re:Don't worry about it (510 comments)

Well, the

cat POST | tr [A-Z] [a-z] | fold -w1

portion can be handled by sed, though less succinctly:

sed -e 'y/ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ/abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz/' \
        -e 's/./&\n/g' POST

more than 4 years ago

Touchscreens Open To Smudge Attacks

10am-bedtime business opportunity (185 comments)

It used to be only super burglers needed to don the (invariably black) gloves and/or wipe their fingerprints from every surface. Now, it's become a common concern.

I can see it now, nestled eye-level with the toothbrushes and mouthwash, in a spring green box with a smart creme-colored swoosh on the side:

SWASN'T ME! (tm)
retractable screen wipes
(attractive wrist band included!)

A joint venture between Swifter and Swatch, of course...

more than 4 years ago

iPad Owners Are 'Selfish Elites'

10am-bedtime does ownership help one develop empathy? (780 comments)

A lot of the discussion is justification for ownership on the grounds of utility, style, and so forth.


But i still wonder: Does ownership of this product (or any other, really) help one develop empathy for those for whom such justifications are not fitting?

Much twistings heard tell to escape the uncomfortabe "elite" monicker; what of the equally important "selfish" portion?

Face it: The Buddha was elite, too.

more than 4 years ago

What Aspects of Open Source Projects Do You Avoid?

10am-bedtime real hackers don't dread (344 comments)

Ahhh, can't resist...

Real hackers don't dread unpleasant tasks. They write code that (perhaps write code that) does the unpleasant task for them.

more than 4 years ago

Fingerprint Requirement For a Work-Study Job?

10am-bedtime that nobody again! (578 comments)

Nobody can prevent war, famine and suffering.
Nobody can save the economy.
Nobody can brush your teeth for you.

Vote for Nobody!

Unfortunately, it's also true that "nobody has access to your fingerprints". :-O

more than 4 years ago

Why Counter-Terrorism Is In Shambles

10am-bedtime honesty (370 comments)

... is such a lonely word.
everyone is so untrue.

about 5 years ago



Italian Parlament moves to Linux

10am-bedtime 10am-bedtime writes  |  more than 7 years ago

10am-bedtime (11106) writes "According to la Repubblica, the Italian Parlament is moving to GNU/Linux. Aside from cost savings of three million EUR (mostly for Microsoft Office licenses), the advantages are freedom from the "chains of proprietary software", and transparency and security, which are "encumbent upon a public institution".

I think if the land of Da Vinci, Pacioli, and Machiavelli is making the transition, others might do well to take heed and listen, lest they be bocciati by the future..."


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