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The Bursting Social Media Advertising Bubble

Anon, Not Coward D Re:Tuning it out? (254 comments)

i do use it... but i'd like to see statistics regarding how prevalent it's usage really is. I mean beyond the geek circle :)

my guess is that adbloc isn't really an issue (unless firefox and chrome make it a default plugin).

of course the point that marketing effect on consumer behavior is largely unconcious remains.. so that's the real handicap on this study

about 2 months ago
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London's Public Bike Data Can Tell Everyone Where You've Been

Anon, Not Coward D Re:Seems ridiculously easy (41 comments)

From point A (your house) to point B (your work) there are only a handful of individuals (or only one)... so filtering with some other information (such as trips from point A to C, close to his/her parents) it can be linked to a single individual quite easy.

about 5 months ago
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Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL

Anon, Not Coward D Re:When comments... (301 comments)

Come on... sometimes a comment is so informative that everyone should read it :)

about 5 months ago
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Algorithm Aims To Predict Fiction Bestsellers

Anon, Not Coward D Next Step (146 comments)

Making an algorithm to WRITE the next fiction bestseller

about 8 months ago
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Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead

Anon, Not Coward D Re:Darwin (923 comments)

we need to know if they already have children

about 10 months ago
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The Second Operating System Hiding In Every Mobile Phone

Anon, Not Coward D Re:Why stop there? (352 comments)

but if someone devices an exploit for QM, the phone will be compromised and not... at the same time

about 10 months ago
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US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures

Anon, Not Coward D Re:Hangings (1160 comments)

why not gas chambers then? seriously... death penalty is always a baaad idea

about a year ago
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Dolphins' Hunting Technique Inspires New Radar Device

Anon, Not Coward D Re:Any good EE already knows this (79 comments)

beacuse we are talking about dolphins-- which send two pulses in quick sucession to cancel bakground noise-- is that it was posted twice, to avoid background noise

about a year ago
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8 Users of Silk Road Arrested, 'Many More To Come'

Anon, Not Coward D Re:I find it more interesting... (318 comments)

maybe those were real addresses... but not of the real guys on silk road

about a year ago
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Police Demand Summary Domain Takedown, Traffic Redirection

Anon, Not Coward D Re: Douche-o-matic (251 comments)

thanks for noting sarcasm on the internet for the rest ;)

about a year ago
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Police Demand Summary Domain Takedown, Traffic Redirection

Anon, Not Coward D Re:Douche-o-matic (251 comments)

they do not only benefit from them, they are the cause! (same as the "piracy" argument)

about a year ago
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Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

Anon, Not Coward D Re:Comments are hard to read (1191 comments)

^^ Finally someone pointed that out! Mode up please

about a year ago
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When Criminals and Terrorists Communicate In Real Time

Anon, Not Coward D Re:And? (245 comments)

CNN is just upset since they have another competitor for the "exclusive news"

about a year ago
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The Most WTF-y Programming Languages

Anon, Not Coward D Bad statistics are bad (254 comments)

those conclusions are drawn without controling for a language usage. Since c++ is widely adopted so there will be more instances of a comment where "WTF?" is used.

Why don't use a percentage at least? Even if that was the case, the problem remains... a wtf-y language may be the most avoided and/or not present in github

about a year ago
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Air Force Wants Technology That Will Let Drones Sense and Avoid Other Aircraft

Anon, Not Coward D A radar? (148 comments)

It is that easy? and a good script to read the output

about a year ago
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With XP's End of Life, Munich Will Distribute Ubuntu CDs

Anon, Not Coward D Re:Just windows XP? (426 comments)

I'm sure they won't bother checking your OS. They will be using the end of XP support just as an excuse

1 year,6 days
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Study Shows Professors With Tenure Are Worse Teachers

Anon, Not Coward D No way! (273 comments)

I wonder why a person with in a unremovable job would put low effort on classes...

Seriously this is news?

1 year,10 days
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A Climate of Violence?

Anon, Not Coward D Weird (184 comments)

So if a mega blizzard struck on the next winter, leaving thousands isolated and on short supplies... they will be chanting "peace and love"?

Maybe the correlation can be explained just by time: there are social factors that are leading to increasingly more violent societies (e.g. increasing awareness of social rights).

about a year ago

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