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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Engage 5th-8th Graders In Computing?

CurryCamel Re:hardware != software (157 comments)

Please spare me from "programmers" who have never seen the inside of a computer chassi!

1 hour ago
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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

CurryCamel Re:Dumb (424 comments)

I guess the crux of the matter is with this quote from TFA:

With the US currently ranked 25th in the world in broadband speeds,

With 4Mbps as a limit for "broadband intenet access", you just can't boast about being a leader in internet accessability. And not being able to boast hurts the American psyche.

Because 4k TV is a Basic Human Right. Right?

2 days ago
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Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

CurryCamel Re:Fear (216 comments)

or alternatively - go do something already!
Looking at all the smart(ass) comments on slashdot gives me hope that 'living in harmony and peace' is not beyond our intelligence capabilities as the human race (how hard can it be?!?). Somebody just needs to kick the cynics' collective butt.
Fair try with the clock. 7/10.

about a week ago
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Finnish KRP Questions Suspected Lizard Squad Member

CurryCamel Re:Lost in translation? (62 comments)

Precisely.

According to a news article dated 29.12, the police announced they intend to interview 'Ryan' in the coming days.
(http://yle.fi/uutiset/epailty_suomalaishakkeri_krpn_kuulusteluun/7710003) Sounds to me like they asked him to come to the interview. No detaining or arresting involved.

I guess it is not the Finnish language that is to blame here, but the mentality.

about a month ago
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Finnish KRP Questions Suspected Lizard Squad Member

CurryCamel Re:Script kiddies at work (62 comments)

They DDOSed two gaming networks at a time of their peak load, seemingly for the lulz. There is a non-subtle difference between that and taking down critical networks, both in attitude and required skills.

I haven't read into these DDOSes any more deeply, but thus far I have not found anything that even suggests at them breaking into the servers (except the headlines that seem to inclucde DDOS attacks as "hacks").

Furthermore, e.g. the Daily Mail reports that

Three rival hacking groups have called a ceasefire after admitting their Christmas attack on Xbox and Playstation gamers 'took it too far'.

It is obvious the script kiddies have started to repent to some extent. Dangerous criminals usually don't.

Finally, even the arrested brit is out on bail now, so obviously he is not a dangerous criminal either.

Let me ask this the other way: what benefit would come out of arresting the kid? Do you honestly fear he would continue and escalate his criminal activities now?

about a month ago
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Finnish KRP Questions Suspected Lizard Squad Member

CurryCamel Re:Script kiddies at work (62 comments)

Being Finnish, I am sort of familiar with the Finnish legal system.
That said, I don't understand why the police would even want to arrest him. I mean, he is a script kiddie, not a dangerous criminal.
They probably told his parents, who are now in the process of mending their mistakes in this juvenile's upbringing.

about a month ago
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India Blocks Code Sharing Websites On Anti-Terror Advisory

CurryCamel Legendary quote being born (78 comments)

"These are all providing very dangerous kind of cut and paste services..You can take code, cut it, paste it, remove it, delete it," said one government official who requested anonymity.

These sentences will live forever! Can't wait for the memes.
Honestly, my BS detector is beeping. This has to be a hoax, right?

about a month ago
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A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

CurryCamel Re:UDP packets? (200 comments)

You wouldn't have even bothered posting, had you actually RTFA half way through:

Currently the connectome model is being transferred to a Raspberry Pi

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What luxury! I remember we having only 8 bits in our processors, and we had to use Arduino to get the blog creds.

about 2 months ago
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Five Years of the Go Programming Language

CurryCamel Re:For those interested... (82 comments)

The front page makes no mention of embedded software. Instead it talks about "commanding robots" and shows an example of connecting from a linux desktop over a serial cable.
This is not "embedded".

about 3 months ago
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Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

CurryCamel Re:Who fucking wrote this? (594 comments)

And why is trasporting people so much nobler than giving them a thrill? Why is dying for the cause or 'trasporting people' more acceptable than dying for 'making people's lifes happier'?

I guess your answer to "what is the meaning of life" is quite opposite to mine.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Wants You To Vote Tuesday

CurryCamel Vote Tuesday! (165 comments)

Or Wednesday will win?
Why is this on article on /.?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?

CurryCamel I'm with Saunalahti/Elisa (170 comments)

25EUR/month.
Only cap is the LTE is throttled to 50Mbps, and price doesn't include foreign calls or SMS.
But I guess you/your grandmother don't live in their service area, as pretty much evey carrier here has a similar offer, and its impossible to miss the ads.

about 3 months ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

CurryCamel Re:Clipper Chip Anyone? (575 comments)

Beacuse those who understand or know history fail to teach the rest of us? Or at least provide a link.

No - the wikipedia article doesn't relly teach us why it failed. Besides it being obvioulsy a bad idea. Bad ideas have thrived earlier - what made the clipper chip idea different from any other bad idea that passes to a law?

about 4 months ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

CurryCamel Re:I thought this was long ago debunked (275 comments)

A-ha!
The nVidia rendering surely didn't take the reflection of these mirrors into account when rendering this "proof"!
It is a hoax! q.e.d.

about 4 months ago
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NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs

CurryCamel Re:Only 4 displays, sticking to AMD. (125 comments)

Most companies nowadays recognise that developers are far more productive with at least 2 monitors. Where I work we all have 2 dell monitors attached to a laptop docking station for our company issue laptop so we can actually use 3 screens

Not quite true. Any perceived increase in productivity is greatly offset by me trying to fine-tune the scripts that handle the screens when docking and undocking, and the docking station showing all 5 (!! HDMI, DVI, VGA and 2xDP) video outputs as "DP2", and cloning the output between them.
Yes, I am running Linux. No, this is not 1999.
Thankyou Lenovo & Intel.

about 4 months ago

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Score:5, Troll

CurryCamel CurryCamel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Just meta-modded a entry scored 0, Troll.

It commented on sensitive issues (religion), but was clearly not a troll. But it wasn't especially interesting, insightful or funny. Just underrated (at 0 points). Definetly worth 1 or perhaps even 2 points. So I meta-modded up, for 'underrated'.

This made me think - has anyone seen a "Score:5, Troll"?

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Context in /.'s meta-moderation

CurryCamel CurryCamel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

So Slashdot wanted me to meta-moderate. But all the entries are completely void of context. This means funny or insightful replies are easily lost as incomprehensible mumbo-jumbo.

Perhaps this is what is sought after? If not - please, slashdot, add a possibility to see the parent of a comment in meta-moderation.

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