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Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

2fuf Re:What platform is this on? (53 comments)

Java is pretty platform independent actually

about a week ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

2fuf Re:define "customer" (290 comments)

I pay for extended GDrive storage space

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Capture the Sound Made By a Single Atom

2fuf Re:Where's the link? (100 comments)

FTA:
> this is the part in the story where we'd link to a clip of the atom's audio, but it's so soft that it's not even audible

Apparently the meaning of the word "capture" has a different meaning Sweden

about two weeks ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

2fuf Re:OK (203 comments)

hunter7

about two weeks ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

2fuf Re:Will they ban this ? (748 comments)

The quality of your memory is not the subject of this discussion.

about three weeks ago
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The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

2fuf 60? (120 comments)

He looks older than my 70 year old dad

about a month ago
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The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

2fuf Re:2014... (120 comments)

Yeah, because "HTML5" is such a great success

about a month ago
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Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

2fuf Re:USB can't be trusted either (175 comments)

Very creative indeed :-) There is an funny movie that kind of utilizes part of the process you described as a plot device. It's a bit of a stretch but your comment reminded me of it. I liked it very much but the IMDB score is (imho undeservedly) low: Duplicity with Paul Giamatti and Julia Roberts www.imdb.com/title/tt1135487/ Maybe you'll enjoy it too.

about a month and a half ago
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Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

2fuf Re: It's a TRAP! (175 comments)

> so that even if a user keeps quiet after waterboarding, data is still recoverable

FTFY

about a month and a half ago
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Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

2fuf Re:And Google Cannot Follow (175 comments)

Well, they would of course have access to the content before it's encrypted. I don't trust someone else to perform the encryption for me, even on the client side, after everything that happened. But then, even your own OS, all the software that's on your machine, there are sooo many parties involved with so many affiliations, objectives, incentives. If it's not NSA that's peeking through your SSL connection, then it's probably China that bought off your antivirus manufacturer or a Russian hacker who injected something vile in an open source library that covers 90% of the internet connected world or someone we haven't even heard of who hardwired all keyboards straight from in the manufacturing plant to phone home your input. Hell, they could even be peeking through the window.

If they want to read it, they will. If you desperately want to avoid it, don't use Yahoo of GMail in the first place, not even with "encryption". I'm cynical enough to think this will not prevent them from reading your content, Yahoo will have a similar gain by accessing your content (why would they start the service in the first place) and they don't seem to mind.

about a month and a half ago
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How Google Handles 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests

2fuf Re:Who didn't see this coming? (135 comments)

Or you could, like, not post it to social media in the first place.

How far does this token reach, will you zap everyone's memory who read your post too?
What if they capture a screenshot and repost?

Seriously take some responsibility for your own actions instead of blaming someone else when you screw up.

about a month and a half ago
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The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

2fuf Re:This naming trend has to stop (188 comments)

Cutesy eh? I like the sound of that. Would give a nice, hip ring to my app for filing tax returns.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

2fuf Re:I really really hate (383 comments)

> morale disaster

I think that's the plan. They want to give as many people as possible the motivation to leave on their own accord, saving them a lot of hassle and cost.

about 2 months ago
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The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

2fuf Think I solved it (285 comments)

> The machine's designers must not be able to explain how their original code led to this new program

This happens in my office all the time

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

2fuf If you have to ask this... (876 comments)

...then you don't know enough about programming http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D... . For your own sake and sense of satisfaction I suggest you pick a new hobby or allow yourself some time (>10 years) to fully get acquainted with the subject.

about 7 months ago
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Google Fiber Launches In Provo — and Here's What It Feels Like

2fuf Re:I don't see need for 1Gps either (338 comments)

> syncing with services like Google Drive can be a P.I.T.A.

Well, the desktop client let's you sync as a background process (it even runs as a service so you don't need to start it up manually).
Works like a charm and is very easy to set up IMHO. It also let's you manage the file permissions in a very clear way.

What I *do* find a P.I.T.A. is manually installing and configuring Apache / FTP on my local home computer and making sure it's not going to be a security vulnerability...

about 8 months ago
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Google Fiber Launches In Provo — and Here's What It Feels Like

2fuf Re:I don't see need for 1Gps either (338 comments)

Instead of hosting a server at home you could upload it to a cloud storage service like Google Drive or something.

about 8 months ago

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