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I expect to retire ...

El_Muerte_TDS Software developer (266 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.

4 days ago

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

El_Muerte_TDS Re:eight hours isn't very long (184 comments)

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

about a week 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month ago

Transformer-Style Scooter Lets You Ride Your Briefcase To Work

El_Muerte_TDS Briefcase!? (102 comments)

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

about a month 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Context? (399 comments)

Yes, and this case is a clear example of it. That's why IAC fired her over this incident.

about 4 months ago

Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Context? (399 comments)

Justine Sacco was a PR executive at IAC. IAC being the owner of sites like Ask.com, About, Vimeo, OkCupid, match.com, etc.

A PR exec should know that you should not say these things on a global soapbox like twitter.

about 4 months ago

GitHub Takes Down Satirical 'C Plus Equality' Language

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Good (575 comments)

If GitHub is not a place of political activism, then explain all the Ruby projects hosted on GitHub.

about 4 months ago

Firefox 26 Arrives With Click-To-Play For Java Plugins

El_Muerte_TDS Re:What about memory use? (208 comments)

Except maybe for Links/Lynx, what browser uses that little amount of memory. Firefox has been doing quite well in the more recent versions, it uses less memory than MSIE and Chrome. (No idea about the others).
Most sites are simply becoming annoying resource hogs with memory leaking javascript all over the place. Gmail has gone to almost unusable on my netbook within 2 years. Even Eclipse performs better than Gmail.

about 4 months ago

Open Source 'Wasn't Available' Two Years Ago, Says UK Gov't IT Project Chief

El_Muerte_TDS Re:WTF? (113 comments)

Not really. You're forgetting the additional support and customization costs which are not covered by the standard contract. And the yearly upgrade/renewal costs.

about 4 months ago


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