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Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

AbRASiON Re:Occams razor says this girl is lying (188 comments)

Just a piece of advice- my personal profile is locked down you can't go to facebook.com/username and see my profile, you can't search for me. IF you're not logged in.

IF you're logged in though? Different story, even if you do not know me at all (I have a 'spare account') you can see my profile pic, profile name, background image etc.
These companies might have look "zooskscraper" accounts that can see that bit more than a truly anonymous one. - Worth considering.

3 days ago

Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

AbRASiON Re:Occams razor says this girl is lying (188 comments)

Well if you've set the info to open and something else scrapes it, then it's a, your fault for leaving too much info open but also b, the fault of the dating site - not facebook.

I wouldn't be surprised if some sleazier companies did this - but facebook probably don't need to stoop that low, yet.

3 days ago

Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

AbRASiON Re:Occams razor says this girl is lying (188 comments)

Facebook are a bunch of shady assholes, I bet Zoosk are too - but dude, please apply Occams razor here, as if they just 'make' people a profile - bullshit.
She's made one, got busted and is freaking out, simple as that.

3 days ago

Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

AbRASiON Re:Wait, 314 million per year? (161 comments)


Sorry, I'd feel like I'm doing myself a disservice by not hassling you.
P.S The stability is getting better again but the performance goes to the utter shitter with 100 tabs, memory usage is bananas (I'm ok with that, to an extent) but it feels like a leak, not actually using the memory efficiently.

5 days ago

What is your computer most often plugged into?

AbRASiON Missing option in the list: Me! (233 comments)

How could you all be so insensitive and closed minded? Very disappointed, I thought slashdot was a progressive site with knowledge of most of the technology available today?

- Richard McCockmash
Marketing director, manufacturer FuFme inc (c) 1999

about a week ago

The Nintendo DS Turns 10

AbRASiON Re:Gay Wigger Association of DICE (61 comments)

These fucking trolls kill me sometimes, jesus christ I laughed out loud
"[ ] I have used SLASHDOT BETA to find a sex partner"
Klerck, you're out there in spirit little buddy

about a week ago

Ars Dissects Android's Problems With Big Screens -- Including In Lollipop

AbRASiON Re:Is anyone surprised? (103 comments)

Mod this guy up, he's bang on.
New google maps, less features than existing google maps
Newer gmail - instead of a single, priority inbox, regular mailbox division ON A SINGLE PAGE, let's make the user check multiple tabs.
Android phone, change the menu button to a soft roaming button, could move anywhere on the screen, no longer in a consistent location
Android / other google products, stop labelling icons and make them textless, sure it saves you fucking translation time but it's /annoying as fuck/ for the users who don't know what the buttons do, I thank the fucking gods I don't work on technical support anymore, I would be 19'th level, earth destroying ropable if I had to guide users to textless icons for fucks sake.

Paying UI guys for the sake of paying UI guys.

about two weeks ago

I'm most interested in robots that will...

AbRASiON Re:Basic jobs, but not to avoid talking (307 comments)

Yep, going the dishes with a podcast is like night and day difference for me. I can endure a substantial amount of housecleaning with podcasts that I simply couldn't before.

about two weeks ago

FreeBSD 10.1 Released

AbRASiON My only exposure is through FreeNAS (121 comments)

However it certainly seems pretty robust to me, quite happy with it. Any ZFS performance improvements are definitely welcome, as long as very very good stability is maintained.

I've finally become someone who is happy to sit behind a few versions and wait. FreeNAS here and I'm not moving to 9.3 until at least 3 months after it's settled.

about two weeks ago

Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

AbRASiON Who cares about the lander? (337 comments)

No one gives a damn about it, the SJW crowd have informed us all we need to be FAR more focused on the shirt of one the crew for the lander. It's of dire importance we raise awareness about this mans shirt.......

about two weeks ago

Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

AbRASiON Re:Wouldn't It Be Funny If... (716 comments)

Holy shit this guy is clearly on the ball and has been following it closely. I definitely fell (or was pushed?) into one of those camps, due to the vehement whinging, whining, ranting, raving, accusations, shaming and what have you from camp #3 I kind of felt pushed into camp #4 with a bit of camp #2.

To make it clear, I'm not specifically 'pro' gamergate- but I am one of the people who was initially quite taken aback by the swath of remarks and insults coming in the general way of gamers or people who aren't extremely left.

It seemed when this whole thing went down originally, to EVEN ASK QUESTIONS, even politely (!) regarding the circumstances of it all, meant you were suddenly labelled a misogynist piece of.... by a whole plethora of well,.. frankly, extreme, white knight, SJW types. There's either "with us" or "sexist piece of garbage"

I found that (and still do) extremely frustrating, confronting and annoying. I wouldn't say I'm against rights of anyone at all â" but I do believe the politically correct / SJW movement has gone to a point where anything you do, you feel as if you're doing something wrong, or being a terrible person. This relentless shouting down of people, has some (many?) on the defensive, I honestly feel this is a primary factor in why GG lasted so long and why the "pro-GG" kept on with it, not necessarily as initiators of attacks but infact feeling the need to defend themselves of accusations of being ghastly people.

To add fuel to the fire, the terribly worded, clickbait garbage article by Leigh Alexander "gamers are dead" and the hashtag it spurned "#describeagamerin4words" being a relentless barrage of horrible insults "manbaby" comments and what have you from again, the SJW types, it's no wonder a whole huge heap of people who identify as gamers (as do I) got on the defensive and effectively "joined gamergate" in camp #4 (with boogie) as they felt opressed. Once on the defensive and identifying with gamergate in some way, bam, you're again, being labelled as garbage and further comments come at you, hence this huge separation.

I've taken to unfollowing good friends / muting good friends on twitter and even blocking some people on twitter because of this relentless onslaught of anti-gg rhetoric. It's ridiculous. Also, the vast vast majority of the gamergate discussion now appears to be mostly now coming primarily from the anti-GG'ers shouting from the rooftops, spamming twitter, spamming articles and endlessly raving how bad GG is, yet to me it seems the majority of it has fizzled out from the 'pro' side.

As I've said candidly, I think I'm just sick of being preached to, good message or not, it's relentless, annoying and constantly shouting it will achieve nothing, my twitter feed has become a nightmare of endless womens rights tweets (which is not a bad thing, IN MODERATION) but people in camp #3, many -have become total zealots, incapable of having a day go by without ridiculing sexism in general, yeah sexism is bad, but fuck me gently, spamming about it daily ain't gonna solve it.

I attempted to comment on a GG news article recently, outlining how the article was not only one sided but managed to say (as usual!) there's only 2 camps (unlike your far more logical analysis of the people involved in this)
The article effectively said it consisted of the scummy manbaby people and "those in the right". Of course my post on the article was rejected. Which is just further censorship along the "with us, or mysoginist garbage and against us" attitude, it's incredibly tiring.

Thank you for seeing there are more than 2 damn sides to this entire thing. Honestly based on the tweets I read, civil conversations I had (with women in the pro camp!) I am not in any way convinced the vast majority of GG was abusing people, I think it was a tiny fraction of people to be honest. Furthermore, while not condoning abuse here, but people with their "back up" on both sides, becoming defensive are more likely to say irrational things. It's just a giant internet shouting match now.

Ultimately, I'm _EXTREMELY_ over GG, both sides of it. Like I don't think I've ever been more frustrated by anything on the internet ever and I'm eager for it to stop.

I'm gonna risk it this time and not post anonymously, let's see what kind of backlash I get long term, ideally it should be 0.

about three weeks ago

Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

AbRASiON My trust with google is already severely strained. (214 comments)

I've even considered going back to Apple, I never ever thought I'd type that sentence, yet here we are.
Google continue to make decisions best for them, not their users of late. If it's not that, it's the design team fiddling with something which doesn't need adjusting, making it worse.

It's been at least 2 or 3 years since I've read an article and thought "wow google is amazing, they are the best, a shining beacon of what a company should be, just incredible" (I really used to think that!)

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

AbRASiON Every fucking year, same old shit on slashdot (613 comments)

We get it.

The Americans don't like DST. Fuck knows why, maybe not smart enough to figure out how to change a clock? Perhaps you live in a rural area and you're a farmer or something? Christ fuck only knows but the rest of the world has to deal with this idiot topic every year.

From Australia, all the 'civilised' states love the shit out of it.
I get to finish work with an hours more sunlight, period. I'm not even an outdoor person and I like it. If you have kids, dogs, hobbies, exercise routines, gardens to maintain, shopping to do, socialising and a fucking plethora of other activities, summer is vastly superior with an extra hour sunlight (yes, I know it's not an "extra hour" but it's an extra hour I can use.
I have no issue with it being slightly darker in the morning, when I'm in the shower or on public transport on my way to work, or eating breakfast. I can't COMMIT to anything in the morning, because I have to get to work (or some of us school or whatever) - but I do like when I finish, I see a bit more of the world.

I am continually baffled how many Americans dislike DST. Perhaps it's just a vocal minority of whiners on slashdot? Maybe a large amount of US citizens also love it?
I wish the clocks were forward an hour or two ALL year round, not just summer.
(Face it, we're not going to convince the world that a normal workday should be 8 till 4, so let's just fiddle with the clocks to emulate it)

Loving DST right now, will continue to always.

about a month ago

New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation

AbRASiON Maybe something like a permafrost melting? (132 comments)

Perhaps some kind of large reserves of stuff were the final nail in the coffin? Don't we have several mammoth cO2 reserves around the planet, right on the verge of finally letting go?

about a month ago

Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

AbRASiON Re:Silly (764 comments)

Yes yes it should be fucking silly you see, you're bang on - but the reality is, it's not silly. The fact it's up for debate to be discussed and it's a "thing" for people to come out, clearly shows there's a necessity to create awareness.

There was a time it was "silly" to not wear a hairpiece because you were bald, you had to conform, fit in and pretend you have hair. Now, bald people exist, no one gives a shit, there's 0 stigma attached to baldness or eyewear and what have you.

Until there's no stigma about someone saying they're gay, then these things need to continue, very good of high profile people to do this for others.
I look forward to a day where some random celeb says "I'm gay" and /virtually/ everyone goes? yeah? so ...

about a month ago

Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough


I've personally reverted to pattern based passwords now, they feel quite ingenious to me and simple to type but none the less they are probably not ideally secure. They are a breeze to input and get past idiot systems though


Try typing that, I can do it in about 1 second.
I shouldn't have to do that though and if you asked me to verbally recite my password to you, or type it into an android keypad or something not laid out identically to a standard PC 101? Yeah, I'd have trouble :/

about a month ago

Preferred smartphone screen size?

AbRASiON Re:Very small hands :( (258 comments)

The specs are ok, they aren't flagship. Also IIRC the screen is kinda crappy?

about a month ago



AbRASiON AbRASiON writes  |  more than 8 years ago

abrasion writes "Harold Hunt has recently posted his impressions of Thecus N5200 NAS box here http://www.starnet.com/huntntech/article/storage_s erver_review_thecus_n5200/

Slashdot recently saw a review from Hexus.net here http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/07/ 16/1257226 which seemed quite positive for the device, however Harold has had some more issues with it, specifically in regards to hooking it up to a Windows domain and decided to share those with us.

Since home storage is beggining to boom for those of us collecting movies / music and other such large quantities of data, perhaps another opinion on this device would be of use for those of us who were considering this device or perhaps similar solutions.
Feel free to discuss any other NAS solutions in this topic as I'm certainly in the process of hunting around myself and wouldn't mind some feedback from the rest of the /. crowd."



People who use fans / foes are clearly losers

AbRASiON AbRASiON writes  |  more than 9 years ago

No really, childish kiddie stuff - sad - comedy nerd morons.

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