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Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Really people? (138 comments)

Irrelevant, and bullshit.

Bullshit, because it is free as in speech. Maybe not gratis as in beer.
Irrelevant, because if a donor makes it gratis for everybody it is still gratis.

5 days ago

TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible

El_Muerte_TDS Re:What whas the problem in the first place? (250 comments)

Not secure in what context? Not secure to stop the NSA? Not secure to stop the average hacker? Not secure to prevent company property from being exposed to the public when a laptop is lost?

about a month ago

Linus Torvalds Receives IEEE Computer Pioneer Award

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Git? (141 comments)

Besides Git we have Mercurial and Bazaar. All born around the same time so solve the same problem.

about 3 months ago

American Judge Claims Jurisdiction Over Data Stored In Other Countries

El_Muerte_TDS Re:No jurisdiction (226 comments)

Except that the Microsoft servers in Ireland are owned by a different legal entity, Microsoft Ireland (or something), and not the US Microsoft.
It works for taxes... so it must work for other government thingies, right?

about 3 months ago

I expect to retire ...

El_Muerte_TDS Software developer (341 comments)

What am I'm going to do after I retire? Go fishing? I will probably continue developing software, because that's much more fun.

about 3 months ago

First Glow-In-the-Dark Road Debuts In Netherlands

El_Muerte_TDS Re:eight hours isn't very long (187 comments)

Won't the lights of the cars passing by charge the lines a bit and thus extend the duration?

about 3 months ago

AWS Urges Devs To Scrub Secret Keys From GitHub

El_Muerte_TDS Nice job obfuscating the key (109 comments)

When posting screenshots containing secret keys, just remove a large part of it. Don't use blur or swirl like filters, these can be reversed quite well.

The blurred key posted by itnews is pretty much reversible with the naked eye.

about 3 months ago

In the Unverified Digital World, Are Journalists and Bloggers Equal?

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Betteridge's Law in effect... (Answer = No) (156 comments)

It's more rule than exception that the quality of the professional is on the same level of the amateur. Both in "journalism" and "software development".

about 3 months ago

Facebook's Face Identification Project Is Accurate 97.25% of the Time

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Privacy nutjobs take note (149 comments)

I don't have a facebook account. So how I can disable the option of my face being recognized and tagged by facebook in pictures uploaded by others?

about 4 months ago

Transformer-Style Scooter Lets You Ride Your Briefcase To Work

El_Muerte_TDS Briefcase!? (102 comments)

Really... it's 2014. A Briefcase?!

about 4 months ago

Confirmed: Earth's Oldest Rock In Australia

El_Muerte_TDS Obviously (74 comments)

The old stuff is always at the bottom of a pile.

about 5 months ago

Can Wolfram Alpha Tell Which Team Will Win the Super Bowl?

El_Muerte_TDS No (126 comments)

Of course not. This is just as stupid as asking if you could calculate somebody's phone number.

about 6 months ago

Yahoo Advertising Serves Up Malware For Thousands

El_Muerte_TDS Image/text only ads (184 comments)

This wouldn't be an issue if they could only serve image or text only ads. Possible image based exploits can easily be prevented by re-saving the uploaded image so that the image only contains valid content.

But no, ad farms want to provide functionality to reach maximum annoyance for the users. You can blame Java all you want, but it's not the source of this problem.

about 7 months ago

Bill Nye To Debate Creationist Museum Founder Ken Ham

El_Muerte_TDS Wasted effort? (611 comments)

If creationist were open for debate, then they wouldn't be creationist and believe what was written by somebody hundreds of years ago without accepting any revisions.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?

El_Muerte_TDS The manual (796 comments)

Just for once, read the f'ing manual.

about 7 months ago

A Year With Google Glass

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Bully! (292 comments)

People stop by and cyber-bully me at my standing treadmill desk.

If people walk by, physically, in real world, his desk... they send him not so nice instant messages? Can't they cyber-bully him from behind their own standing treadmill desk? You know, outside of his FOV.

about 7 months ago


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