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Linus Torvalds Says Linux 4.0 Could Be Out In Three Years

Asgerix Re:And this is news because ? (174 comments)

Sorry Slashdot, I expected a bit better from you.

You must be too old here.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would Your 'I've Got To Disappear' Plan Look Like?

Asgerix Re:Step 1 (789 comments)

Or best give a buddy who looks like you $500 to drive the car to city X and fly back.

Make that a buddy you don't care too much about, just in case.

more than 2 years ago

For work, I communicate mainly through...

Asgerix Re:Email (221 comments)

It is clear because it is written.

You, sir, have never seen emails from my customers.

more than 2 years ago

Has the Command Line Outstayed Its Welcome?

Asgerix Re:He's right. (1134 comments)

The command line is great for people that have memorized all the commands, know exactly what they want to do, and can run the operations in their sleep. But for everyone else it's a hinderence.


Look, most people have working legs so all those wheelchair ramps are a hinderance.

Are you saying that people who use the CLI are handicapped??

more than 2 years ago

Japanese Researchers Create A Crab-Based Computer

Asgerix Creepy! (102 comments)

That is genuinely creepy!

more than 2 years ago

Android Kinect Projector Interface

Asgerix Sentence too long (45 comments)

"A guy who goes by the online handle DDRBoxman decided it would be fun to blow up his Samsung Galaxy Nexus"

The sentence should have stopped there.

more than 2 years ago

How Litigation Only Spurred On P2P File Sharing

Asgerix Re:lawyers (140 comments)

Actually, I think it's more like:

You don't have the right to do anything, except what we tell you.

more than 2 years ago

Can Relativity Explain Faster Than Light Particles?

Asgerix Re:Dear CERN, (315 comments)

Sorry, I don't believe you are Einstein. Einstein was neither anonymous nor a coward.

more than 2 years ago

NASA's Twin GRAIL Craft On Their Way To the Moon

Asgerix Backronym alert! (42 comments)

The full name is of course: High Orbit Lunar trajectorY Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, making it the HOLY GRAIL.

about 3 years ago

A Custom Objectionable Word List Ate My Homework

Asgerix Re:So... (386 comments)

Probably worked for you because you are already logged in to google.

Use this link to avoid logging in.

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu Unity: The Great Divider

Asgerix Re:Meh (729 comments)

You can turn off auto-hide, but you have to install CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm). Once you've done that, find the Ubuntu Unity Plugin and set the "Hide Launcher" setting to "Never".

more than 3 years ago

New Dinosaur Species Found In China

Asgerix Re:How about.. (139 comments)

I suggest "Chinasaur".

more than 3 years ago

New Tool Blocks Downloads From Malicious Sites

Asgerix Backronym (192 comments)

The first version of their tool was called "BLock All Drive-by Download Exploit scRipts" - or BLADDER. For some reason it was not very popular.

more than 3 years ago

Hawking Picks Physics Over God For Big Bang

Asgerix Re:God, god, god.... (1328 comments)

No. "1" is always 1 in any number system, independent of the base. "10" is always equal to the base. In this case, pi squared would be "100", pi cubed would be "1000" and so on.

Compare with base 10, in which "10" is 10, "100" is 10 squared and "1000" is 10 cubed.

about 4 years ago

BlindType — the Amazing Keyboard of the Future

Asgerix Re:How is that novel? (125 comments)

That was my reaction too, until I RTFA and realized that it is about phones with a touchscreen.
Summaries published by kdawson ought to have some kind of warning label, perhaps something like "Warning: This summary may not reflect the contents of the related article!"

more than 4 years ago

Passwords That Are Simple — and Safe(?)

Asgerix Re:Amatuer idea (563 comments)

How about if we change the idea slightly to not only block existing passwords, but also block passwords that are similar to existing passwords? "Similar" could for example mean a Levenshtein distance less than 3.
Even if you knew a blocked password, you would not know if that particular password had actually been used.

more than 4 years ago

2 In 3 Misunderstand Gas Mileage; Here's Why

Asgerix Re:Breaking! mlpm (1042 comments)

it slowly creeps the US mind toward the metric system, one small step at a time!

You mean, like, inch by inch?

more than 4 years ago

What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?

Asgerix Re:i stopped using avast because of popups (896 comments)

It's quite easy to disable the popup, though. Just google for "disable avira popup". You can find a description here. The idea is to disallow the executable avnotify.exe to run.

more than 4 years ago

I prefer my (non-technical) books to be ...

Asgerix Re:It depends (390 comments)

<pedantic>"Over 3000" is just as correct as "over 30000"</pedantic>

Anyway, does it really matter? Who can honestly say that they have read more than 3000 books in their life? Even if you get to be 100 years old, you would still have to read more than one book every two weeks for your entire life! (I realize of course that the number of books does matter because a greater number of books means a larger selection to choose from.)

more than 4 years ago



New Technique Safely Combines Programming Language

Asgerix Asgerix writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Asgerix (1035824) writes "From a Science Daily article:

Dutch computer scientist Martin Bravenboer has developed new techniques that make it easier to combine programming languages. Thanks to these techniques, software is no longer sensitive to the most common method of misuse by hackers: so-called injection attacks.
The article does not reveal any details about these new techniques."


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