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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

Dracos Re:terrible article (372 comments)

Surprise, you don't represent the entire USA (nor does the average /.er).

4 days ago
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Critical XSS Flaws Patched In WordPress and Popular Plug-In

Dracos Re:There's a solution (40 comments)

The real question is, Why is anybody still runing WordPress?

5 days ago
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Codecademy's ReSkillUSA: Gestation Period For New Developers Is 3 Months

Dracos Re:This just proves... (173 comments)

More than that, schools don't teach critical thinking, which is a requirement for being a good developer.

Zero to coder in 3 months? I don't think so. That's pretty much the equivalent of zero to literate in 3 months, which is laughable.

about three weeks ago
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Mozilla Teases First Browser Dedicated To Devs

Dracos Re:Mozilla needs to get its priorities right (132 comments)

Exactly, Firefox would be so much better if they wouldn't have changed the UI every 3 versions (and thus suffocating all the good complete themes) just to keep up with all the bad ideas Chrome came up with.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

Dracos Re:Windows 20 will be POSIX compatible (230 comments)

LOL, no it won't. Whatever MS copies is always so badly reimplemented that there's no way they could achieve POSIX compliance.

about a month ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

Dracos Just stop (173 comments)

Every time Google messes with Gmail, the interface gets worse. The Gmail product management needs to be flogged every time they try to be too clever. By now they're owed at least a dozen floggings.

about a month ago
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

Dracos VGA (81 comments)

I hope "VGA" is a bad hint at what this screen will be. Pi's have HDMI output, so surely the screen will support that, if not HDMI/VGA/NTSC/PAL. Adafruit's 7 inch LCD screens are 800x640 or more, so hopefully he's not referring to 640x480 resolution.

Hopefully what they release is at least 720p.

about a month ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

Dracos Re:Will Microsoft ever learn? (209 comments)

They won't learn, because while most people think MS is a software company, they are actually a marketing company.

about a month ago
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Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

Dracos Re:Maybe it has to do with spelling (399 comments)

Because MS hates standards. Their first vowel for exploitable software is 'i'. If you think that doesn't hold up, prepend Microsoft or Windows.

about 2 months ago
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Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

Dracos Re:You mean bash.org ? (399 comments)

Has Netcraft unconfirmed the death?

about 2 months ago
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jQuery.com Compromised To Serve Malware

Dracos Re:They will never learn (103 comments)

You're speaking of the wrong "they". jQuery.com runs WordPress: that's the incompetence. If I had a nickel for every WP-based exploit or compromise, I'd have about $50, and I'm pretty sure this is another one.

about 2 months ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

Dracos Not enough info yet (545 comments)

Many reactions will depend on the actual version number in Win9... will it be 6.3, 7, or 9?

about 2 months ago
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SparkFun Works to Build the Edison Ecosystem (Video)

Dracos Re:Power Consumption (75 comments)

Exactly, rPi and BeagleBone are better comparisons to Edison and Galileo than Arduino (except the Yun).

Also, most Atmel-based Arduinos nowadays have the option for the 16 bit MCUs, which is a no-brainer.

about 2 months ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Dracos Re:Down the Drain (368 comments)

Not idiotic at all for MS... very idiotic for Notch.

about 3 months ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

Dracos Easiest "Fix" (448 comments)

Bring it all back home. For all the hullabaloo about letting technology getting into "enemy hands", including export restrictions, the "let's just leave a bunch of military hardware in the Middle East" scenario was apparently never considered a risk.

Of course, it's too late now for the Mosul equipment, but the same thing could happen anywhere else in Iraq or Afghanistan.

It's almost as if the belligerent, short-sighted idiots are still in charge.

about 3 months ago
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New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

Dracos Re:A list of semantically equivalent image URIs (161 comments)

Images themselves have no semantic value, only the elements that points to them... furthermore, the dimensions of the image are semantically irrelevant. This is a lame, flawed attempt to solve a visual layout problem with misplaced semantics. You wouldn't invent a redundant element for audio files based on varying bitrate because audio similarly has no semantic value and the media type is inherently non-visual.

about 3 months ago
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New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

Dracos Re:That's it? (161 comments)

I run AdBlock like most /.ers, but it doesn't get the chance to do much because I have ~132,000 hostnames mapped to 0.0.0.0 in my hosts file specifically for this reason (in Linux and Win2k anyway... Vista/7/8 can only handle about 3000). Anyone who watches me surf is amazed at how the Internet looks without ads.

about 3 months ago
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New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

Dracos Re:Unnecessary (161 comments)

Actually, it's unnecessary because everything picture does could have been added to img instead. There's no semantic difference between the two, so why add a new one? Extending img would have been more backwards compatible as well (one of WHATWG's stated goals, despite doing lots of stupid crap like this).

about 3 months ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

Dracos Two possible problems (202 comments)

I see two possible flaws in this theory.

First, if the attached rods are wood, wouldn't there be a limit to how much the block could weigh before crushing the rods?

If the resulting dodecagon utilizes the block's original four edges among its vertices, wouldn't they suffer some damage while being rolled? If those edges are capped in some way to protect them, we inevitably return to #1 regarding the edge caps.

about 3 months ago
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Introducing Slashdot's New Build Section

Dracos Re:We commenters could freshen CSS, keep functions (34 comments)

Obviously Dice Marketing doesn't understand the /. market. We old timers are not impressed by spacious, trendy design, we are impressed by concise content.

Or maybe they're trying to run the old timers off so they can full tilt ruin /. and the remaining n00bs will think it's awesome.

about 3 months ago

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