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Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone

DeVilla Re:Sounds like my Sony Blu-Ray player (82 comments)

Devices now own us. I miss the days when I had control over my devices.

I don't have all the neat devices everyone else buys, but I own the ones I buy. I blame people like you for making it more difficult.

3 days ago
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Kawa 2.0 Supports Scheme R7RS

DeVilla Re:R7RS? (62 comments)

Can I have my Grammar Nazi sticker now?

Oh. You almost had it.
It's "May I ...".

about a week ago
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Boo! The House Majority PAC Is Watching You

DeVilla They don't know how you vote... (468 comments)

They may not "know" how you vote, but rest assured they would not send you such a letter unless they thought you'd vote the way they'd like you to. If they can get you to influence other votes, all the better.

about 1 month ago
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GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

DeVilla Re: Start rant here (156 comments)

OK. We'll point & click.

Options -> Customize Emacs -> Browse Customizations Groups

Emacs -> Editing -> Indent -> Indent Tabs Mode
press Option

In the new buffer...
press toggle
press Set for current session
press Save for future sessions

Surely that's no worse than what I've had to do to make various IDEs usable.

about 2 months ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

DeVilla Re:But... the children!? (195 comments)

In a day and age where parents have had the police and children's services called on them letting their kids play outside, this seems to be against the times. We are expected to keep our kids confined and under surveillance at all times or we are unfit parents.

about 3 months ago
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Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google

DeVilla Re:If you believe this (126 comments)

There you go! Encode it all in Polish or Swedish and no one will be able to decode it! Njrfbzr!

about 3 months ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

DeVilla Re:Torvalds is neutral (385 comments)

I don't think that's likely. I mean I agree that systemd has its faults. I'm sure the situation will change over time but I don't think systemd will have any affect on the fit of my wife's jeans.

about 3 months ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

DeVilla Torvalds is neutral (385 comments)

This may be the best endorsement for systemd yet.

about 3 months ago
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Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

DeVilla How? (152 comments)

Does anyone know how to get that with a modern firefox without changing the UserAgent (since that breaks other things)? The current interface is bloated, slow to load and kills my CPU due to something plusone.js is doing. (I already block plusone.js just to keep my idle CPU load below 30%.

about 4 months ago
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Auralux Release For Browsers Shows Emscripten Is Reaching Indie Devs

DeVilla Re:Just because you can do something (44 comments)

Nevermind. It runs slow in my outdated browser. It sucks and the developer should feel bad.

about 4 months ago
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Auralux Release For Browsers Shows Emscripten Is Reaching Indie Devs

DeVilla Re:Just because you can do something (44 comments)

I'm amazed your comment is marked insightful. Admittedly, I wouldn't call asm.js ready for prime-time, it is interesting technology and it will take lunatics like this guy to exercise it just like it took lunatics 15 to 20 years ago to port Doom and Abuse to Linux to begin to see what needed improvement.

I don't plan on buy games for my web browser, but that doesn't mean that an optimized javascript environment couldn't go somewhere as a portable environment. The good parts of javascript are far more elegant than java. I applaud this nut job.

about 4 months ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

DeVilla Re:Billions? (402 comments)

I see few that a dozen useful posts on most /. articles. Admittedly though, Soylent could probably afford to step up their game on "Hot Grits" and shills.

about 5 months ago
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seL4 Verified Microkernel Now Open Source

DeVilla Re:Unfortunately? (82 comments)

... how does it hurt anything to have "v2 or later at your option"?

Because, if you "accidentally include v3 code" you'll only be violating one license instead of two. ....wait??!?

about 5 months ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

DeVilla This isn't new (100 comments)

They used to call it indulgences.

about 5 months ago
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How Deep Does the Multiverse Go?

DeVilla Re:Wait a minute... (202 comments)

For fuck's sake. How many times must similar questions be asked?

That depends. How many universes are there in the Multi-verse? At least one times that I guess.

about 5 months ago
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The Higgs Boson Should Have Crushed the Universe

DeVilla Re:Pure Bull Shit (188 comments)

No one and I mean no one in the scientific community thinks the existence of the Higgs Boson means the universe should have been crushed

There used to be some, but they've somehow ceased to exist.

about 6 months ago
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How Vacuum Tubes, New Technology Might Save Moore's Law

DeVilla Re:Whitney Houston's crack (183 comments)

That list is a bit small. It leaves off Ray Orbison and Tennessee Williams. I'm guessing they've left off other notables.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Back Up Physical Data?

DeVilla Don't be a hermit. (245 comments)

Get to know some people. Maybe your neighbors. In my case, half the people in town seem to know me or my wife. I actually know the Mayor, city council, several police officers, to president of one of the banks, the owners of several shops, a lot of the staff at my kid's school. That's not to brag. It's just that we're known. If I lose my ID, I can easily find dozens of people who can positively ID me. Some would actually even help us out while we're dealing with getting a normal life put back together. It wasn't always that way. Our kids forced us out of anonymity, but it's actually not a bad thing.

about 8 months ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

DeVilla Re:Curiosity if you don't mind (693 comments)

What you are talking about is the idea of "Portability". Systemd has very little to do with that, instead taking the "Our way or the highway" approach. If systemd catches on the way it appears it will, I hope someone forks it away from the current maintainers. They may not be enough to destroy the Linux ecosystem, but they are certainly damaging it.

about 8 months ago

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Wolfire says why you should support Mac and Linux

DeVilla DeVilla writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DeVilla (4563) writes "Indy game developers Wolfire have an article about why developers should support Mac OS & Linux. They have 5 reasons that focus on advantages Mac OS and Linux support can provide for smaller, independent developers such as themselves, including how Linux support for their previous game, Lugaru got them coverage on Slashdot, twice. Yes, I know I'm feeding into that."

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