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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

AvitarX Re: Options... (133 comments)

I actually thought sourceforge was closed source .

I read an article about it here "sourceforge fails to forge source" I think .

10 hours ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

AvitarX Re: Agner Krarup Erlang - The telephone in 1909! (327 comments)

How much more?

They have a fairly functional system, there's a lot of risk changing it.

Too much ice would syck for them too I imagine.

yesterday
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Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

AvitarX Re: all (104 comments)

I would expect that long with most of my phones with that little use.

2 days ago
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Rumor: Lenovo In Talks To Buy BlackBerry

AvitarX Re: Different reactions (70 comments)

I assume the difference is that if it becomes an issue of national security, the government can take the natural resources back.

2 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

AvitarX Re: Moral Imperialism (462 comments)

Way to ignore section one of the 14th amendment

2 days ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

AvitarX Re: Agner Krarup Erlang - The telephone in 1909! (327 comments)

Can they sell 5-6 times as much ice?

I haven't been, but if there's always a line for the ice, then they can make sure they have enough ice for the entire time by limiting sell rate.

People will buy less because of the time cost.

I didn't read the whole article, it just seems strange to me the assumption that the time cost isn't intentional.

2 days ago
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Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum

AvitarX Re: Who wants a gigabit cellular network? (52 comments)

Tmobile has stated they will throttle, but only for customers using bittorrent and other P2P.

I will admit I've done that some on my phone, but only over hotel WiFi, I subscript to usenet anyway.

I'm only allowed to tether 5gb on my plan, but that's been enough (this month I'm at 14.5gb total, top users play music 3 gb, podcasts 2.5gb, tethering 2gb).

If I didn't have unlimited, that 14.5 gb would have been far lower, I only use wifi to control my chromecast when my tablet isn't in arm's reach.

Certainly all the podcasts, and most of the music would have been wifi.

2 days ago
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

AvitarX Re: I don't follow (368 comments)

Interestingly on my phone (don't know if android or /. Mobile) ,those three are different .

2 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

AvitarX Re:Prison population (407 comments)

Hah, I posted the opposite, that we're in a local minimum of 20-25 year olds.

One of us is using outdated info...

5 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

AvitarX Re:Prison population (407 comments)

Ugh, that was "yes" not "no"...

5 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

AvitarX Re:Prison population (407 comments)

No, age demographics dictate it'll go down for a while, like graduating class sizes.

Though the shorter sentences thing is surely having an impact too.

5 days ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

AvitarX Re: as the birds go (609 comments)

Or destroy a localized population instead of slightly damaging a broader one .

about a week ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

AvitarX Re: as the birds go (609 comments)

It may by extincting birds as more buildings are built .

A world without dinosaurs :(

about a week ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

AvitarX Re:Charging amperage (395 comments)

The difficulty is making it flexible enough for a diverse set of designs.

about a week ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

AvitarX Re:Reasonable (144 comments)

Oh I agree, it looks a lot like slavery when you get into the demographics.

Though obviously there is choice in the matter, and some compensation, it's still really bizarre to me that they pay prisoners less than minimum wage to compete with private industry.

about a week ago
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Federal Government Removes 7 Americans From No-Fly List

AvitarX Re:What happens with no ID? (124 comments)

Often in PA it is getting a judge to accept your birth certificate without a raised seal. This was an issue for the black population born in Jim Crow south.

about a week ago
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Dropbox Wasn't Hacked, Says Leaked Credentials Are From Unrelated Services

AvitarX Re:It's getting scary to put content online nowada (29 comments)

Isn't the problem relatively week passwords and password reuse?

My understanding of the iCloud attack is that it was brute forced (due to Apple not limiting login attempts via certain attempts to access).

This means someone needed to target a specific address, and hope it had a week password.

This other leak we're reading about today is a password reuse issue, which is really the biggest risk, considering how many sites don't use https, and perhaps have horrible back-end security.

about a week ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

AvitarX Re:Reasonable (144 comments)

In my state they pay them (prisoners) less than minimum wage to compete with private business.

about two weeks ago

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My first, and probably Last entry.

AvitarX AvitarX writes  |  more than 5 years ago

I am writing since I have once again spent too much money on textbooks that I do not need, for purely recreational (self improvement) purposes. I would like to join bitme.org, and figure I have a better chance of finding a friend here that can invite than IRL.

I would like to be clear I am not begging, simply letting people know I am interested. If you number among my dozen or so /. friends, and feel that I am "worthy" and vouch-able, please send along the invite, it will be appreciated.

I am not the greatest of torrenters, but always get ratio to 1.5, and if seeders are rare much higher.

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