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Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:When comments... (301 comments)

Because its Theo. HIs rants are usually pretty funny and thought provoking.

This one, I have to admit, is pretty tame/lame. Good security design thoughts as always, but not much of a rant.

about a week ago
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Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:"It's Not a Tumor" - Oh Wait, It Is (301 comments)

I don't understand what you are trying to imply by contrasting the old way without intermediate vs the new way with intermediate certs. Surely, its better with the intermediates as the root cert that signs it should be and can be used less often and stored in cold storage somewhere.

about a week ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:The fake is a lie. (92 comments)

Obviously, the guy was a criminal, not an idiot. You *always* pay for protection.

about two weeks ago
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New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:Sounds scary (269 comments)

I'm not sure I would trust the opinion of someone that thinks the TSA is the main regulatory body of civilian aviation.

about two weeks ago
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Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:You cancel service? (240 comments)

Eh, They cancelled my account years ago after my router screwed up and started sending them updates to them as fast as it could. They thought it was a DOS attempt or something. It was really just my US Robotics DSL modem telling me it wanted to be set on fire and then smashed into small pieces. But, I understood their decision.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:Ask Slashdot? (186 comments)

What that guy is asking for isn't a simple firewall. Windows firewall can't do that, as far as I recall.

about two weeks ago
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Interview: Ask Bruce Perens What You Will

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:Question (129 comments)

Better yet, people should be moving to:

https://pipedot.org/

Modern features like UTF-8. Fast clean interface. Its what beta should have been. Keeps everything good, throws out the bad. Plus, better name than solyant. Less drama.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:"Digital Assistant" (387 comments)

No, its Bob 3.0.
I'd wait for Bob 3.11 myself.

about two weeks ago
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The Inside Story of Gmail On Its Tenth Anniversary

Bill, Shooter of Bul GARRG! (142 comments)

Auto play by default is bad, mkay. Makes me want to pull my hair out.

This should not happen, by default. Put it in a config option for those who want it, but don't make it default. Using it while driving or anything else is a terrible idea. You still have to navigate to the page and touch the right story.

Meanwhile, Pipedot has workng UTF-8. Which feature is more useful in expanding your audience? I'll take UTF-8 myself.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:To be fair (282 comments)

There is some truth in that, but you also have to be weary of their accounting. Its full of dirty tricks, where they can make a massive profit look like a loss. Sometimes in reporting the profits along the pipeline, they only talk about the profits of one part of their company. The crude oil department may only make .25 cents, but the refinery also makes .25 cents, the delivery division makes .25 cents, the retail gas station company makes .25 and so on.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook To Begin Deploying Btrfs

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:I guess Minecraft will stop using it (115 comments)

Well, considering G+ didn't exist when Youtube was purchased... Its not that good of an analogy.

Try comparing it to the Microsoft skype purchase.

Funny note, Microsoft is now hosting developer video hangouts over G+. Despite owning skype outright, and owning a part of facebook.

I also hate the Youtube G+ Integration, for the opposite reason. G+ is great, youtube and the comments there are horrible and shouldn't be brought to light anywhere civilized people gather.

about three weeks ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:To be fair (282 comments)

Play with the cost to run a car on gas vs electric. There are several calculators out there, including one on tesla's site where you can adjust milage on the gas car, miles driven, cost of electricity, cost of gas. .

This is my argument:
It cost less to use electric. Someone will make less money if we were to switch from gas to electric. I'm guessing that someone will be an oil company, even if an oil company supplying natural gas to the electric company.

about three weeks ago
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Homeopathic Remedies Recalled For Containing Real Medicine

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:Sarcasm (173 comments)

Within the insane homeopathic industry, that's correct. However, penicillin isn't always a helpful ingredient to everyone. Some are deathly allergic. So for those people it would "help" according to people who lack any cognitive function measurable by modern science.

Also relevant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

about three weeks ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:To be fair (282 comments)

They'll make a heck of a lot more if they are selling gas at the pump than natural gas to the electric company.

about three weeks ago
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XWayland Aiming For Glamor Support, Merge Next X.Org Release

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:Linux Only :( (83 comments)

Yeah, Linux seems to be killing BSD and all flavors of UNIX on the desktop that don't have an apple logo on them. I'm not sure why Non-linux support is really needed. However, if it is needed, it kind of makes sense to get it working rock solid and tested on the largest of the three ( linux, BSD, UNIX), before starting a port to the others. When Gnome and KDE have made the transition, then I think it would probably be ready for BSD & Unix Ports.

about three weeks ago
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Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:not really sales, just the first sale (490 comments)

Yeah, this. its obvious if you know the law, or have been paying attention to the industry. This whole article is pretty pointless. Its all about first sale & licensing, not price discrimination.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:We have alread seen it. (535 comments)

Well, John Carmack works for Oculus, so you might just get your wish.

about three weeks ago
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I prefer my peppers ...

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:To make it easier: (285 comments)

Well, they all are. The soil peppers are grown in has a huge influence in the resulting scollvilles of the pepper. My friend grew a ghost pepper last summer. We sampled it ... and it was right about the same heat as an average habenero. Certainly not the death we were preparing ourselves for.

about three weeks ago
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I prefer my peppers ...

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:Depends on the dish (285 comments)

Yeah, that was my house too. No Heinz ketchup, no black pepper, no cinnamon flavored anything, no garlic, no peppers of any kind ( including sweet bell peppers). Taco meat was ground beef seasoned with ... nothing not even salt. Taco bell meat by itself was too spicy. KFC was too spicy. Ginger bread was made ... without ginger.

Life is much more flavorful now, but the transition to "spicy foods" was kind of traumatic. Friends watched in delight as I reacted violently to the most mild of spices

about three weeks ago

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Facebook/twitter icons

Bill, Shooter of Bul Bill, Shooter of Bul writes  |  more than 4 years ago

One of the worst things they've done to this site. I have *Friends* on facebook. I don't want them to know how much of a nerd I am. Furthermore, the slashdot stories aren't stories,they're summaries about stories. If I was going to post something about the topic to facebook, i would just link the source.

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Negitive feedback

Bill, Shooter of Bul Bill, Shooter of Bul writes  |  more than 6 years ago

I've gotten a couple posts questioning the validity of my attempted humor. Some people really don't think I'm that funny. It only takes three different mods to hit +5 funny, and I myself have seen a few other people have posted that aren't that funny. In any case, I am my own worst critic. Several ones I've posted I didn't think deserve any attention at all. So, in the future, I'll try and limit myself even further, to truly post only what is really funny, rather than some things that I think might be funny.

For those who are annoyed with my sense of humor, just be glad I was filtering out a good 80% of what I thought to post. You're seeing what I consider to be the top 20% of my humor. I'll try and tighten that down to at least 10%.

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Still confused about Freaks.

Bill, Shooter of Bul Bill, Shooter of Bul writes  |  more than 9 years ago I realise that every journal I've ver written is about freaks. Sorry, but I'm fasinated by them. Recently, I got two more. I'm just curious why anyone marks anyone as a freak. Anyone know? Any of my new freaks care to elaborate as to why they decided I was a Foe? I try to restrain myself from flaiming or posting anything too ofensive. If there is something I really feal strongly about that might offend someone I'll post it anyway, but I'll try to do so as clearly and logically as possible. I understand that everyone might not understand or agree with them, but I would think that they would respect the opinion and the manner it was presented in. Or do people just use Foes to demark those they disagree with? I understand using it for Trolls or those truely offensive, but why use it to censor those you disagree with? Are they so sure of themselves that they could never be wrong on an issue? Or are they afraid that they will read a well reasoned argument that makes them change their mind? Let me know, will you.

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New freak, new friend

Bill, Shooter of Bul Bill, Shooter of Bul writes  |  more than 10 years ago You know the drill Blah Blah, AsparagusChallenge doesn't like me. Blah Blah, AsparagusChallenge is my new Bestest Friend.

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IntlHarvester I also Luv U

Bill, Shooter of Bul Bill, Shooter of Bul writes  |  more than 10 years ago Once again, I have a non fan. I don't really understand the point of relations. I mean really, what is this a 2nd grade valeitines day party? Well, Just to show I don't have any hard feelings. Mr IntlHarvester, I am your newest fan. WHen you think about it, its only your closest freinds that are confortable enough to say that they don't like you. If you don't buy that then, lets just say im keeping my friends close and my enimies closer.

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Bill, Shooter of Bul Bill, Shooter of Bul writes  |  more than 10 years ago I apparently have a freak. I don't really know why. So Lars T. (470328), I made you my friend. You can hate me all you want,but I still wuv u.

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