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Safercar.gov Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

FatdogHaiku Re:Slashdot Effect (119 comments)

moose bites Kan be pretti nasti

2 days ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

FatdogHaiku Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (547 comments)

And that is still the point. Linux, BSD etc are all good for a purpose.

Linus is NOT good for the desktop or average user. Most people just want something that works out of the box, even if there are a lot of tradeoffs.

I've gotten several older users moved to Zorin 8 (and now 9) after XP died. For the most part they can do what they want, shop, Skype, play most browser based games, bank, email, etc. I find they get less infections, almost zero. Once in a while they misplace an icon or play with the system setting and I have to look at it for them, but that too is rare. It saved them from buying a new system so they are willing to learn a little...

2 days ago
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Snapchat Will Introduce Ads, Attempt To Keep Them Other Than Creepy

FatdogHaiku Re:exactly, just like slashdot (124 comments)

Huh? What video ads?

I'm with you... and I'm also still wondering what that "Disable Advertising" check box near the top right corner of each page is all about...

4 days ago
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Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

FatdogHaiku Re:two or three Tegras? (158 comments)

If Jack the Ripper lays one ectoplasmic appendage on my Tesla I hope he gets Westinghoused!

5 days ago
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Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

FatdogHaiku Re:two or three Tegras? (158 comments)

No no no, it's a new processor running at PI GHz. It's the autocorrect software that messed up the punctuation.

And it takes forever for the system to figure out the correct clock speed...

5 days ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

FatdogHaiku Re:The language in the old west (387 comments)

Linus uses death threats?

Oh, you should hear the way he talks to a slow compiler...

about a week ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

FatdogHaiku Re:Telsa's lobbiest crashes (293 comments)

That's not really how a constitutional republic works. A simple majority doesn't EVER get to make the rules.

FTFY

about a week ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

FatdogHaiku Re: US,Nigeria (381 comments)

Uganda be kidding me!
(stolen from Chelsea Handler)

about a week ago
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Tiny Wireless Device Offers Tor Anonymity

FatdogHaiku Re:FBI reaction on sharing (68 comments)

Freeze! Is that a crew membership badge of pirate Tor's ship in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

Aye, 'tis hard to arrrgue...

about two weeks ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

FatdogHaiku Re:symbols, caps, numbers (546 comments)

The only reason they started with 6 chars was so they could generate an error message:
"penis is too short"
when someone tried to use that for a password...

about two weeks ago
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Feces-Filled Capsules Treat Bacterial Infection

FatdogHaiku Re:Dunno about you but (135 comments)

This article is full of Sh!t

That's nothing, the pills taste like crap...

about two weeks ago
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2014 Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded To the Inventors of the Blue LED

FatdogHaiku Re:LED lighting (243 comments)

Had you read the story I linked you would have found this little nugget:
"312 Ephesus stadium fixtures were installed in the University of Phoenix Stadium. They will replace more than 780 metal halide fixtures..."
and then this:
"the new lights will use just 310,000 watts of energy. The system it replaces needs 1.24 million watts, which translates to a 75% reduction in overall energy consumption."

about two weeks ago
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Genes Don't Just Predict Intelligence, But Also How Well You Do In School

FatdogHaiku Re:Genes don't just (154 comments)

Aldus Huxley Brave New World ought to be required reading. Of course, leaving genetics to the chance of birth seems so bourgeoisie and no where near the egalitarian needs of the populace of the twenty-first century.

Hell I'd be happy if they just verified that people raising children have the basic skills and mental stability to do so...
You want to drive a car, we need to know you are capable and will test you. But feel free to raise Jeffrey Dahmer in your living room with no questions asked.

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation

FatdogHaiku Re:Good luck with that. (124 comments)

Well, I found the summary completely incomprehensible, so DARPA is apparently well on their way with this new technology to befuddle and obfuscate...

I thought that was the purview of the legislature...

about two weeks ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

FatdogHaiku Re:Seems risky. (142 comments)

(Mal)

rofl'd hard at this. You fucking geek.

Which is so much more fun than computer geek. On the down side, upgrading your equipment is way more complicated... (apologies to Mr. Universe for how the thread twisted)

about two weeks ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

FatdogHaiku Re:Until... (142 comments)

If the US and China go to war, instead of dividing up the spoils as the Russians self-destruct, I will run barefoot down a street paved with broken glass to pop a pimple on a bobcat's balls with a hand full of barbed wire.

I would tend to agree with you, but I'll start looking for a venue just in case things go the other way...
Shaving bobcat balls to find a pimply set is going to be the hard part.
As for the rest, Vegas Baby!

about two weeks ago
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Smart Gun Inspires Smart Mouse Authentification System

FatdogHaiku Re:uhhh (60 comments)

Authentification?

It's a perfectly cromulentificated word.

Right! Embiggen your vocabulary already...

about two weeks ago

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Hacked India Microsoft site stored user data as plain text

FatdogHaiku FatdogHaiku writes  |  more than 2 years ago

FatdogHaiku writes "Microsoft Store India site has been compromised by EvilShadow, a Chinese group yesterday. The hackers defaced the site and linked their blog along with email id.

Microsoft took this situation very seriously and put the site down for now, the hackers placed a picture of the Guy Fawkes mask that is often used by Anonymous hacker group who are known for their high profile hacking activities.

Many sources claim that hackers had access to the database and a list of usernames and passwords have been released. But the shame is that Microsoft saved user accounts password in plain text format.

Today Microsoft has sent email to users, requesting to change their passwords immediately."

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Service Pack or Die

FatdogHaiku FatdogHaiku writes  |  more than 4 years ago

FatdogHaiku (978357) writes "Well, it's time to belly up to the service pack bar or kiss your security updates goodbye. Microsoft is telling visitors that support for Windows Vista without any service packs will end on April 13, 2010. Support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010. I find it interesting that this message was delivered to a Win 7 box making an XP command line reference inquiry."
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New, Improved BSOD

FatdogHaiku FatdogHaiku writes  |  more than 4 years ago

FatdogHaiku (978357) writes "Software firm Prevx says that millions of Windows users may be affected by a "Black Screen of Death" issue that may have multiple causes. A spokesperson for Microsoft has stated that this did "not match any known issues". Same old song with a new color scheme? PCWorld has more details of the scope and nature of the problem."
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