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Tesla Model S Has Hidden Ethernet Port, User Runs Firefox On the 17" Screen

Anubis350 Re:Everything is watching you these days... (208 comments)

There is a big difference between "will void the warranty" and "not allowed".

/there's a reason that one of my "work on my car" shirts says "I void warranties" on it

about three weeks ago
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Judge Overrules Samsung Objection To Jury Instructional Video

Anubis350 Coke (232 comments)

Apple isn't the only company that does product placement, but they are by far the most common computer company that does it. Most others rarely, if ever, do it. The only recent example I can think of for another one is Dell in V for Vendetta.

Well, first of all, MS and Dell both have major presences in a lot of movies and TV, big and small, from Marvel through the new Tomorrow People. Second Apple logos are often blocked out *because* they didn't license, they just used the product because it was aesthetically pleasing. Third there are whole movies devoted to basically being car company product placement. The Need for Speed movie was basically a dressed up Ford ad.

But lastly, Coke is easily the most placed product. It's everywhere

about three weeks ago
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'Chicken From Hell' Unearthed In American Midwest

Anubis350 Ah, but how did it taste? (78 comments)

Because if it tasted like Chicken I see a much better economic investment in a future Jurassic Park than as a tourist trap!

about a month ago
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Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

Anubis350 Re:They are all paid too much (712 comments)

Interesting to think about actually. Using your 2 examples I would bet that MS has a much larger Janitorial and Maintenance/Physical plant staff directly on the payroll, many of whom likely make less than the average Starbucks employee

about 2 months ago
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Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

Anubis350 Re:tl;dr (712 comments)

I find having a bank account very handy for handling my money. Banks do contribute to society.

Bear in mind that investment banks and savings banks used to have huge firewalls between them, so that the one you find useful wasn't the one taking huge risks (it is, or was, also the smaller banks that typically extend credit to local businesses, not the huge investment banks)

about 2 months ago
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NVIDIA Launches GTX 750 Ti With New Maxwell Architecture

Anubis350 Re:believe it when I see it (110 comments)

What else would you use an amd card for?

For anything you want? They even come with HW documentation these days. Also, Linus. ;-)

It comes with Linus? Is there a super efficient NVIDIA invented process that bundles a small piece of him on die in place of a core in every chip?

about 2 months ago
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Sinkhole Swallows 8 Vehicles Inside Bowling Green KY Corvette Museum

Anubis350 Sure, but you see.. (97 comments)

The beta sinkhole swallowed 8 ACs first, however one was a rare GNAA troll and due to it's recent scarcity slashdot is allowing their removal. The sinkhole is remarkable in that it has left the surrounding stories intact while decimating comments, although that assessment may change according to Soulskill

about 2 months ago
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Iconic Predator-Prey Study In Peril

Anubis350 Wrong view (84 comments)

It is a good place to observe things like pack dynamics for one thing, in an easily controlled, relatively closed but still natural environment. The same with the pred/prey dynamics. Just because not everything observed is generalizable doesn't mean none of the data are.

about 2 months ago
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How To Hack Subway Fares Using Fare Arbitrage

Anubis350 An App for that (240 comments)

I feel like there could be designed an app for a lot of that that would automate it easily, maybe even integrate with something like hopstop

about 2 months ago
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CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC

Anubis350 Re:Sounds great (238 comments)

You can still see how many times it's been modded, just click on the score and it'll give you the breakdown

about 3 months ago
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CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC

Anubis350 Re: Sounds great (238 comments)

Actually I seem to get them every other week almost now, actually been surprised with the frequency... odd, that

about 3 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Anubis350 Re:Just be honest - it's not for *US* (2219 comments)

The reason for the attribution to malice, I think, is a general distrust of Dice as a newcomer to /. ownership (a worry they may not get the culture and may just want the brand) combined with the sweeping nature of the changes and the general experience a lot have in the tech industry with the all the former directly preceding the destruction of something great. People are worried that a place that really has been a haven for intelligent and technical discussion as well as one for geeks in general is being threatened. We view the place as ours more so than most sites any here comment on, and that's because slashdot's nature is and always has been different - and so, when it's threatened, people lash out. You need to rebuild trust with the users, need to show that Dice *can* be trusted to respond to the users, or they will lose the most valuable asset of slashdot - it's hordes. The brand is valuable to be sure, but this is a crowd that will make sure that that brand is burned before they allow it to be turned generic, as, I think, the recent spate of comments showed.

I, and I'm sure many here, do appreciate your taking the time to respond and consider, but I also think to actually win some trust the beta has to be slowed, and has to become more in line with what the users expect from /., not any old website.

(and I just sacrificed the 10 or so mod points I spent in this thread to post this)

about 3 months ago
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NYPD Is Beta-Testing Google Glass

Anubis350 At least they're noticing (158 comments)

I mean the post that timothy had on hearing us is approaching the level of some of the most highly commented discussions on /., and it's going to keep growing. Maybe the editors can show that to their Dice overlords and get them to back the hell off of the aggressive monetizing Beta is and refocus on a way of compromising while still keeping the damn community and not tanking the awesome place that has been /. for so very long

about 3 months ago
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NASA Pondering Two Public Contests To Build Small Space Exploration Satellites

Anubis350 Agreed (127 comments)

I feel like the beta is being pushed simply because it's new, and they're ignoring that it's not *better*. I've seen this before: after enough money's been invested in something a company will move forward with it whether it is actually good or not simply to avoid admitting they were wrong and the New Thing needs work.

I hope Dice doesn't keep pushing this without substantial changes. Outside of outraging their user base it will cost them in destroying /.'s brand and following - what they definitely paid more for than whatever they've thrown at the beta dev.

about 3 months ago
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Lawmakers Threaten Legal Basis of NSA Surveillance

Anubis350 MOD UP! (206 comments)

I'm willing to burn my not-inconsiderable karma on this, the beta really destroys the flow of what I actually come here for - the discussion! If it becomes mandatory it'll kill a site that has been my favorite place on the web for a long, long time

about 3 months ago
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Google Planning To Remove CSS Regions From Blink

Anubis350 Re:The web needs a good layout engine (249 comments)

My recommendation to you is to stop going to websites without a professional art director. You are hurting your eyes if you do that, and any site that doesn't treat art direction seriously doesn't have useful content anyways, since layout itself is content.

Like /.? :p

about 3 months ago
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Encrypted Messaging Startup Wickr Offers $100K Bug Bounty

Anubis350 Found it! (39 comments)

A serious vulnerability? The people using it of course, always the most serious vulnerability

about 3 months ago
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Linksys Resurrects WRT54G In a New Router

Anubis350 Cost? (310 comments)

Part of the appeal of the 54g was its relatively cheap cost for a nicely hackable router (I have serveral of the first gen ones lying around, the ones from before they got downgraded and the old version rebranded as the "gl" with a higher price tag), $300 kinda kills its usefulness

about 4 months ago
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The Geek Group's Hacker-Oriented High Voltage Lab In Michigan Damaged by Fire

Anubis350 This fire was.. (65 comments)

...Shocking! I'm positive the emergency contacts for the lab blew their fuse when they heard. Nothing like getting such negative reports to ground you in the harsh reality of life's load.

about 4 months ago

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Intel Releases 2nd Gen Core CPUs, aka Sandy Bridge

Anubis350 Anubis350 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Anubis350 (772791) writes "Intel just announced the official release of their new CPUs, codenamed Sandy Bridge, touting a new internal architecture, on-silicon graphics, etc. Tom's Hardware has already gotten their first review of the desktop procs and PC Mag has the full lineup listing, both mobile and desktop. Tom's Hardware's review, though overall favorable, had qualms with the limits on over clocking intel has imposed and on the choice of which GPUs are allocated to which processor in the lineup: [quote]The graphics situation, at least on the desktop, is also pretty whacky. Of the 14 models introduced at launch, the two best suited to enthusiast-oriented gaming machines with discrete GPUs are the ones armed with Intel’s HD Graphics 3000 engine.[/quote]. Looks to me like Intel still hasn't caught up far enough on the integrated graphics front to justify their licensing problems with NVIDIA, but that's just my 2c.. Still, can't wait to get my hands on a Core 2011 machine to play with!"
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Wikileaks provides a 1.4gb encrypted file for you

Anubis350 Anubis350 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Anubis350 (772791) writes "Apparently Wikileaks subscribes to the Linus Torvald school of backups: "Only wimps use tape backup, *real* men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror". From the article: "Online whistle-blower WikiLeaks has posted a huge encrypted file named "Insurance" to its website, sparking speculation that those behind the organization may be prepared to release more classified information if authorities interfere with them."

I've got to wonder if this is going to make the Pentagon more willing to talk calmly, or are DoD officials going to blow a gasket? Any /.ers want to take a, er, crack at this file?"

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Net Neutrality Assaulted Take that filthy Neutrals

Anubis350 Anubis350 writes  |  about 4 years ago

Anubis350 (772791) writes "Looks like the FCC's policies promoting/enforcing net neutrality (that'd be equal treatment of traffic for all the non-regulars) just got dealt a major blow. FTA: "A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a Federal Communications Commission ruling that forced cable giant Comcast Corp. to offer equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing through its network." Worse, it seems like this may damage the FCC's ability to regulate ISPs at all... Welcome to the walled garden internet?"
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