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The UPS Store Will 3-D Print Stuff For You

ArsenneLupin Re:So in the future ... (144 comments)

Captcha: Pervert

Well, actually, there's plenty of sex shops around where you can buy custom-molded dildos, sold by the pound of plastic or latex... (saw some in Brussels, but most likely other large cities have those too).

yesterday
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Dremel Releases 3D Printer

ArsenneLupin Re:Wrong type of machine for Dremel (104 comments)

Doesn't all this depend on the software? On a milling machine intended for the end user, the software could know about some of these constraints, and automatically reduce the speed to safe levels where needed. And also, this iModela machine works with soft materials (plastics, woods), not steel, which (probably) means it's not quite as likely to destroy its bits if mis-driven.

4 days ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

ArsenneLupin Re:What is a customer? (290 comments)

Good to know... if this indeed the case. I just wonder whether they will have to reply to messages from neighbouring countries as well, or only from Germans...

Indeed, google is notoriously hard to reach...

about two weeks ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

ArsenneLupin Re:What is a customer? (290 comments)

...when the police starts rounding up board members...

For not replying to an e-mail? I'd only wish :-)

about two weeks ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

ArsenneLupin Re:What is a customer? (290 comments)

The court, not being stupid, will probably send a few "canary" emails.

The court, while certainly not stupid, is very probably lazy. And won't continue bothering google out of its own initiative once a "settlement" is reached.

It will take a continued action by the consumer watchdog organization to keep the court interested, but it's a very fine line to walk between "keeping the court interested" and "not annoy the court by pestering it too much"

about two weeks ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

ArsenneLupin Re:What is a customer? (290 comments)

If Google decides to discontinue all Google services in Germany as a result, would that really be a "win" for the German consumer?

More likely outcome is that they change the auto-reply text of the mail to "thank you for your valuable feedback", and then still continue to ignore it. The customer will be none-the-wiser, and unable to prove that feedback gets ignored.

about two weeks ago
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Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

ArsenneLupin Re:Yes (152 comments)

And even Google Webmaster tools still works with the "old" browser user-agent string. However, in webmaster tools, it doesn't dump the javascripts yet, unfortunately :-(

about three weeks ago
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Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

ArsenneLupin Re:Yes (152 comments)

Please, Google, do continue to not "improve" the experience for "older" browsers. I've had all the UX "improvement" I can take.

Well said! I fullheartedly agree, and set the user agent of my firefox to version 0.10: the experience is a breeze! And yes, it even prevents google from inserting its own tracking into some of the links...

about three weeks ago
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Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

ArsenneLupin Re:Yes (152 comments)

And there are no tracking cookies or similar inserted into the links, just the plain links. Overall a good experience :-)

... however, the normal site (for "recent" browsers) does insert tracking cookies.

I didn't check though whether the results were maybe outdated (newer pages not listed...), that would be nasty...

A test with google news shows that this is fortunately not the case, it shows news from within today. So if it is outdated, it's certainly outdated by less than one day.

about three weeks ago
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Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

ArsenneLupin Re:Yes (152 comments)

I tried it (by setting the user-agent of my firefox to "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10"), and I'm delighted. Image search works again and it feels faster too.

I didn't notice the problem you're mentioning about link visited being broken. I searched twice for myself, the first time I clicked on one of my links. After the second search, that link was correctly colored purple, as it should. However, I did notice a small delay before it turned from blue to purple.

And there are no tracking cookies or similar inserted into the links, just the plain links. Overall a good experience :-)

I didn't check though whether the results were maybe outdated (newer pages not listed...), that would be nasty...

about three weeks ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

ArsenneLupin Re:The world we live in. (595 comments)

was it really the best idea to go out in a suit made of meat and barbeque sauce?

tasty

about a month ago
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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

ArsenneLupin Belly Fat (146 comments)

Indeed, the puppy is very well hidden... but not in belly folds but in buggy html or miguided deep link protection. Anybody has a URL of this picture which accepts to be viewed from Slashdot?

about a month ago
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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

ArsenneLupin Hacking the machine (146 comments)

"Hacking the machine" was only one of many attack vectors. The more common attacks desribed were fixing stuff to the side of your body, rather than to the front or to the back (easily twarted by making you turn sideways, or visually looking for the much more obvious bulges if you try to "hide" weapons that way), or hiding the weapons behind a piece of Teflon (which reflects the rays the same way as the body, hiding everything behind it... but there still might be tell-tale contours if not done right)

about a month ago
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Comcast Training Materials Leaked

ArsenneLupin Re:McDonallds should sue ... (251 comments)

do you want fries with that.

The difference is they take "no thanks" for an answer.

about a month ago
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Hotel Charges Guests $500 For Bad Online Reviews

ArsenneLupin Re:Libertarians, discuss! (183 comments)

Liability for what? A bad instead of salty taste?

about a month and a half ago
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Hotel Charges Guests $500 For Bad Online Reviews

ArsenneLupin Re:Libertarians, discuss! (183 comments)

This makes sense when you hold an event there that may involve urinating etc, but normally, once everybody has gone home the liability stops in the butt.

As long as it doesn't happen in his mouth...

about a month and a half ago
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Hotel Charges Guests $500 For Bad Online Reviews

ArsenneLupin It even gets worse... (183 comments)

We can only take people's word for what wedding they are attending, therefore we are not responsible for guests booking under different names or choosing to attend another event. We will not question guests about their intentions after a reservation is made.

So, even if a person not in your wedding party leaves a bad review, you may get dinged for it if that person was mean enough to say he belonged to you when he checked in...

about a month and a half ago
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Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

ArsenneLupin Re:Next wave of phishing? (149 comments)

... and they'll use a greek lower case omicron (), rather than an accented o. The looks exactly the same as an o (except on Slashdot, of course. Slashdot hates Unicode...)

about a month and a half ago
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Newly Discovered Virus Widespread in Human Gut

ArsenneLupin Re:Most of you have it... (100 comments)

everyone seems to want to share it.

... and I just thought only monkeys behaved like this...

about 2 months ago

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Luxembourg PM Juncker to resign over spy scandal

ArsenneLupin ArsenneLupin writes  |  about a year ago

ArsenneLupin (766289) writes "Luxembourg will hold new elections after Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker announced he would resign following a secret service scandal.

Mr Juncker, Europe's longest-serving head of government, told parliament he would step down on Thursday."

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Luxembourg Prime Minister Resigns over Spying Scandal

ArsenneLupin ArsenneLupin writes  |  about a year ago

ArsenneLupin (766289) writes "Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Europe's longest-serving leader, Wednesday said he would step down over a scandal involving the small country's small secret services, who were alleged to have created a "big mess" by indulging in a spate of misconduct on his (or rather: Mister Mille's...) watch.

When will president Obama follow suite?"

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Pope Benedict XVI resigns due to old age

ArsenneLupin ArsenneLupin writes  |  about a year and a half ago

ArsenneLupin (766289) writes "In a statement released by the Catholic Church, Benedict VXI said that “after having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.”
Hopefully the new pope (if there will be any...) will be more open-minded and tolerant of minorities"

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