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Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?

Chineseyes Re:Clueless (1799 comments)

That picture is clueless, they aren't opposed to corporations, they are opposed to crony capitalism.

more than 2 years ago
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Developer Calls Amazon Appstore a 'Disaster'

Chineseyes And it has been a success for customers (241 comments)

Amazon appstore was a much needed way of downloading apps and the developers who are upset because they don't have the freedom to push out terrible applications for free need to grow up. I lost track of the number of times I downloaded an app from the android market and it totally killed my battery in a matter of minutes. Browsing the android market is still a total clusterfuck with more useless crap apps than anything else and actually searching for quality apps is a horrendous experience which is pretty funny considering google is a search company. The amazon market is much needed for those of us who want apps that are properly vetted for security and quality.

more than 3 years ago
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Swedes Cast Write-In Votes for SQL Injection, Donald Duck

Chineseyes Re:You might want to sit down for this... (210 comments)

The problem is that at some of these places, no one actually knows how these systems work. They've become the mystery blackbox that no one touches for fear that it might stop working. If documentation exists it's in dozens of binders that someone put together in the 80s but hasn't been updated since the 90s, if documentation doesn't exist anyone who was involved in developing the application has moved on, retired, or died. They contain cute little coding trick there were nice when resources were expensive but are time consuming to follow and painful to workaround when a bug fix is required. These examples are real world I'm talking about and involve applications that would make you want to keep your money under a mattress.

about 4 years ago
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Swedes Cast Write-In Votes for SQL Injection, Donald Duck

Chineseyes You might want to sit down for this... (210 comments)

There are banks, hospitals, utilities and other institutions that don't take kindly to change. These institutions have ancient (as in I ran across a piece of code that was written when I was in diapers) legacy systems running key functionality that many people's everyday lives depend on. If you ever had to take a look at any of the code for these legacy systems it would frighten you, but what is more frightening is that most of these institutions have an "if it's not broken don't fix it" mentality so don't expect modern security issues to be addressed in a lot of these legacy systems anytime soon.

about 4 years ago
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Google Nabs Patent To Monitor Your Cursor Movement

Chineseyes There is all sorts of prior art on this.... (198 comments)

I've worked at two companies where we created libraries for monitoring cursor movement, what the business folks used it for I'm not certain but this has been done over and over. What is so new and innovative about their implementation that it is patentable?

more than 4 years ago
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White House Cracks Down On Piracy & Counterfeiting

Chineseyes Re:Any plans to crack down on the FED? (323 comments)

Actually yes http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/16/AR2010061605541.html?hpid=sec-business Lawmakers on Wednesday reached a compromise to allow expanded audits of the Federal Reserve, part of an effort to shine light on the central bank's emergency lending during the financial crisis while safeguarding its independence in setting monetary policy.

more than 4 years ago
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When Mistakes Improve Performance

Chineseyes Sounds like... (222 comments)

Sounds like Kumar and his friend Harold have been spending too much time baking weed brownies and not silicon wafers.

more than 4 years ago
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Hacker Will Try To Restore Linux Support On PS3

Chineseyes Re:Sony is the new Apple. (468 comments)

Where have you been? Sony was locking down really good hardware with ridiculous restrictions before Apple had even thought of it. See minidisc.

more than 4 years ago
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IBM Stops Disclosing US Headcount Data

Chineseyes I'll get laughed at for this but... (377 comments)

There is an easy solution to this, and it is easier said than done. Stop working for multi-national corporations. Start your own business, work for smaller local businesses or universities, and only do business with other like-minded individuals. Companies like IBM are able to do this only because the best and the brightest in the US allow them too. This is especially true in the world of IT where the startup costs are so low that if every developer, syadmin, dba, etc decided they were going to start their own companies and do business with each other exclusively we could. If IT ends up like manufacturing in 20 years we have no one to blame but ourselves we have way more power and formal education than factory workers ever had.

more than 4 years ago
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Bill Gates No Longer World's Richest Man

Chineseyes Don't worry.... (413 comments)

Don't worry, Carlos Slim is a generous man, he'll give Bill Gates some side work till he gets back on his feet.

On a more serious note, we now have more millionaires and billionaires than at any other time in the history of the world! The wealth is trickling down baby!

more than 4 years ago
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China Is Winning Global Race To Make Clean Energy

Chineseyes Re:The joke will be on China (346 comments)

Actually there are lots of natural resources in China, what the Chinese are doing and have been doing for years is letting the The United States waste time and money in various regions around the world, then swooping in and securing deals for resources. They are doing that right now in Afghanistan; we have spent billions on relief for Africa, the Chinese instead spend billions securing the rights to natural resources in Africa.

more than 4 years ago
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AT&T Admits New York City iPhone Service Sucks

Chineseyes As an ATT customer in manhattan.... (144 comments)

Thanks for finally fucking noticing. I've called to complain to ATT numerous times over the years and every single time i was given the following bullshit excuses:
- You need a new sim card
- Your phone might be damaged
- We don't see any problems in the area

So when is ATT going to give me my money back for diminished service?

more than 4 years ago
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Digital Fundraising Booms For Haiti Relief

Chineseyes Re:This will not treat the true cause (124 comments)

I will get modded to hell for this but as someone who is of Haitian decent and has family there right now the true cause of the corruption is bribery from states, corporations and even the IMF. The rice riots are a perfect example When the IMF loaned much needed money to Haiti it came with requirements that they open the country to "Free Trade" (Many Haitian politicians got their palms greased in this deal then left the country) when that happened American corporations flooded the market with cheap food which sounds great at first but when you consider the fact that the majority of the population made its living as farmers it doesn't sound so great. Farmers either lost their businesses or were forced into what amounted to virtual slavery for corporations who conveniently had money to lend them in their hour of need as long as they grew the crops (which were largely inedible) that the corporations wanted. Now you say "It all worked out great the farmers now have jobs, everything worked out for all parties!"

WRONG, the corporations paid the farmers pathetic prices for their crops because they were desperate and with agriculture being the only means of earning a living everyone in the country turned to farming, they tore down every tree in site in order to use every bit of land so they could earn enough just to survive. The worst part about this happened much later, with large areas of land in Haiti virtually treeless due to over-farming, Haiti got pounded by hurricanes three years in a row. With no trees to hold the ground into place when there was flooding large areas of land simply washed away killing thousands.

If the world really wants to help Haiti we need to do three things....

1.) Forgive much of Haiti's debt
2.) Lift all of the ridiculous restrictions that came with the debt
3.) Restrict foreign corporations and states from meddling in the country's politics

more than 4 years ago
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Grigory Perelman and the Poincare Conjecture

Chineseyes Re:Humankind Cares (241 comments)

No one ever mentions Tesla

more than 4 years ago
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Obama Admin Fights Missing White House Email Lawsuit

Chineseyes Re:In Defense of Obama (345 comments)

How did the parent get modded flamebait? Does someone have a fundamental misunderstanding of the term flamebait?

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Admin Fights Missing White House Email Lawsuit

Chineseyes Re:CHANGE (345 comments)

Yes, because Obama has REALLY fucked the country over in his 1 Month in office. In case you haven't figured it out I'll paraphrase Obama, "He Won". If you feel like you are being fucked I hope you have a lot of vaseline cause you are going to need it.

more than 5 years ago
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Firefox 3.2 Plans Include Natural Language, Themes

Chineseyes Re:Dear Mozilla Foundation.. (285 comments)

On opensuse firefox has crash reporting removed I will install a firefox version with crash reporting and respond back in this thread.

Thanks.

more than 5 years ago
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Firefox 3.2 Plans Include Natural Language, Themes

Chineseyes Dear Mozilla Foundation.. (285 comments)

As I sit here with a nix version of firefox that crashes pretty frequently and freezes when there is plenty of cpu time and memory available I can't help but wonder WTF DON'T THEY DON'T STOP WITH THE FEATURES BULLSHIT AND MAKE THIS DAMN THING RUN MORE RELIABLY. Sincerly, Someone who wants a reliable browser

more than 5 years ago
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Obama's "ZuneGate"

Chineseyes Re:so? (608 comments)

Actually I like MSNBC, although I do feel there are times when they lean a little too far left and may one day face the danger of becoming the left wing version of foxnews, I just think stories like this are completely irrelevant.

more than 5 years ago
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HP and ASU Demo Prototype Flexible Display

Chineseyes Re:Don't get your hopes up... (64 comments)

Good question, I don't know I'm just going off of what I was told when I visited the lab, but I would assume the choice of salmon sperm dna probably has to do with cost.

more than 5 years ago

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