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WW2 Carrier Pigeon and Undecoded Message Found In Chimney

DangerOnTheRanger Re:Undecoded? (287 comments)

Unless it's encoded in something other than ASCII. Then things could get complicated...

more than 2 years ago
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Will IBM's Watson Kill Your Career?

DangerOnTheRanger Re:This Can't Be Happening!!!!! (206 comments)

Someone will have to build and maintain those computer systems. At least until the systems themselves are capable of that job, and by then, you should be very, very afraid...

more than 2 years ago
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Losing the Public Debate On Global Warming

DangerOnTheRanger Re:What did we expect? (1181 comments)

You mean the guy who went around literally whipping peddlers because they were selling stuff in his temple?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Book For 11-Year-Old Who Wants To Teach Himself To Program?

DangerOnTheRanger Re:Python (525 comments)

I 7th Python. I wish I could have started with Python instead of C - I'd have learned so much more (and much more quickly).

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Defines Success In an Open Source Project?

DangerOnTheRanger It depends, I think (88 comments)

On a personal level, your open-source project is successful when it accomplishes everything you set out to do with it. On a non-personal level, widespread usage is probably the best metric.

more than 2 years ago
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51% of Internet Traffic Is "Non-Human"

DangerOnTheRanger Aliens! (125 comments)

I knew it!

more than 2 years ago
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Open Source Advocates' Attitudes Toward Profit

DangerOnTheRanger Re:Profit vs. revenue vs. working for free (208 comments)

I think you hit the nail on the head. As far as I've seen, it's just part of third group that frowns upon commercialization - why, I don't know. But anyway, the amount of people who hold this view aren't very numerous.

more than 2 years ago
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Ruling Prohibits Kaleidescape From Selling, Supporting Movie Servers

DangerOnTheRanger Re:So... (136 comments)

Instead of breaking said illogical law, it would be better to tell others about it, so everyone else can see how bad it is. You get a lot more credibility that way.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Open APIs Fall Far Short of Open Source

DangerOnTheRanger Re:Google (163 comments)

Android - at least all the code you get from Google - is under the Apache 2.0 License. That makes Android a fully open-source project, since the Apache License is an OSI-approved license (and quite a permissive one at that). So people can't (or shouldn't) complain about Android not being open-source; they should complain instead about carriers making proprietary extensions. Quick note: CyanogenMod - an open-source build of Android - comes bundled with its own open-source marketplace application.

more than 2 years ago
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Siri Competitor Evi Arrives, But Already Overloaded

DangerOnTheRanger Re:SpeakToIt Assistant (233 comments)

I see what you did there. Very clever indeed, sir. :)

more than 2 years ago
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Don't Worry About Global Warming, Say 16 Scientists in the WSJ

DangerOnTheRanger People exhale CO2, eh? (1367 comments)

Gives me an excuse to murder that guy from down the street I'm not exactly fond of. "But he was contributing to global warming, Your Honor!"

more than 2 years ago
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Police Investigate Offensive Wi-Fi Network Name

DangerOnTheRanger Re:You're not allowed to hate in America (890 comments)

That too is unfair criticism. There are specific, valid, reasons given in Hebrews as to why those old laws aren't applicable anymore.

more than 2 years ago
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Kazakhstan Disables the Internet , Telecomix Restores

DangerOnTheRanger Misleading title... (156 comments)

is misleading.

about 3 years ago
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Researchers Expanding Diff, Grep Unix Tools

DangerOnTheRanger Interesting... (276 comments)

With these tools, you could make grep and diff work with binary files in a meaningful way - very useful at times. I bet you could even adapt the "Context-Free Grep" into a sort of packet sniffer with enough work. I'd sure like to try these new programs sometime.

about 3 years ago

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paste.pocoo.org shut down

DangerOnTheRanger DangerOnTheRanger writes  |  more than 2 years ago

DangerOnTheRanger writes "Well-known paste site LodgeIt (aka paste.pocoo.org) has shut down. According to the website (the paste submission form has been removed), the pastebin was shut down because "it turns out, running a pastebin is a horrible idea if you don't do entry expiration or spam filtering" and that the site administrators "found that some people were using the pastebin to distribute highly illegal content."

Apparently, none of the pastes are viewable anymore — all paste URLs redirect to a page detailing why the site shut down."

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