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Sexy Female Scientist Video Draws Fire

Haedrian Right.. (404 comments)

Because after we fill girls' head with garbage about needing to be tall and thin, needing to wear high heels and makeup and the rest of it; getting them to follow celebrities who do the above... THIS is a problem.

Baby steps.

I'm sure every single girl wants to look like an unattractive female scientist wearing a labcoat and geeky safety equipment and looking plain. Especially after the garbage everyone else is throwing into their head.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Bars Site That Converts YouTube Songs Into MP3s

Haedrian Sensationalist Title (177 comments)

I don't see why this article is of interest.

A site does something which goes against youtube's TOS - Google changes something in Youtube to block it - and sends a letter to the owner of the website. So?

If you Google it - you still get search results, and Google didn't do any tricks which we find immoral.

Why is this an article? What were we expecting? How could Google have dealth with it better?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Choice of Linux Laptops For Elementary School?

Haedrian This might help (310 comments)

https://friendly.ubuntu.com/

This is a list of hardware models which have been user tested to work with ubuntu. I assume edubuntu will work just as well.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Choice of Linux Laptops For Elementary School?

Haedrian Re:Are you fcking Crazy ? (310 comments)

Lets see, when i was in primary school, there was Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. Nothing at all changed in the meanwhile, no interface changes whatsoever.

more than 2 years ago
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History Will Revere Bill Gates and Forget Steve Jobs, Says Author

Haedrian Re:The big difference here is (679 comments)

Its not like he (and apple) weren't rolling in cash before Jobs died...

more than 2 years ago
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US CIO/CTO: Idea of Hiring COBOL Coders Laughable

Haedrian In related news... (265 comments)

Park seems to like a**es

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Says It's Filtering Comments For Spam, Not Censoring Them

Haedrian Big Fuss Over Nothing (155 comments)

The message he tried to put really looked like the sort of thing bots post. I'm not surprised at all an automated spam filter blocked it. He did mention 11 different 3rd party websites in it, so its not too amazing that it flagged.

But as usual facebook is run by evil commies who want to oppress our free speech and all that.

more than 2 years ago
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FBI: We Need Wiretap-Ready Web Sites — Now

Haedrian What a great idea! (377 comments)

I know quite a few dictators who would agree with this brilliant idea. Much easier to find the activists this way.

We should set about to implementing it right away!

more than 2 years ago
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"Cyber War" Is Just the Latest Grab for Defense Money

Haedrian We cannot allow (161 comments)

We cannot allow a cyber-war gap.

about 2 years ago
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Dr. Who's Sonic Screwdriver a Step Closer To Reality

Haedrian SONIC screwdriver? (94 comments)

"Dr. Who's Sonic Screwdriver a Step Closer To Reality"

"application of ultrasonic beams"

Surely what we're making here is an ultrasonic screwdriver.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Shutting Out Rivals, Claims Russian Search Engine Yandex

Haedrian Re:Yandex has different censorship rules than goog (170 comments)

You're probably american.

Yandex is a good backup for the ever-increasing list of topics which "america" fears and feels it must "censor" in order to maintain the red-white-and-blue wall.

Incorrect. I'm Maltese.

Also are you suggesting that a russian website is less prone to censorship? What an interesting role reversal.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Shutting Out Rivals, Claims Russian Search Engine Yandex

Haedrian Wrong order (170 comments)

I'm quite sure that most people who use Google Chrome do so after finding out about it because they use Google as a search engine.

So its basically the other way around.

Moreoever, you can change the default search engine, so WOW, issue solved!

Also the only reason I ever heard of Yandex was because I saw their scraper on my website. I had never heard about it before. I guess Google is doing a GREAT job choking them.

more than 2 years ago
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US Judge Say Kim Dotcom May Never Be Tried or Extradited

Haedrian Whoops! (345 comments)

Ah well, no harm done!

I wonder if he will be able to sue the US government for the millions/billions lost in buisiness.

more than 2 years ago
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Game Theory, Antivirus Improvements Explain Rise In Mac Malware

Haedrian Re:Winning formula (319 comments)

That's how Science works.

You build a model, you predict things, you test it. If it fails, you fix your model, you test it again.

Now we'll see how his next prediction holds and we can then judge his model

more than 2 years ago
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Game Theory, Antivirus Improvements Explain Rise In Mac Malware

Haedrian Re:sigh (319 comments)

I don't know about your definition of secure...

They have less DISCOVERED flaws that's true. But it doesn't mean there aren't many which can be discovered and exploited.

And quite frankly their virus-response is crappy. It took ages for them to patch something that Oracle had patched a while ago. I think that's the main issue here - they needed a fire lit underneath them, and even then they worked sluggishly.

more than 2 years ago
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Game Theory, Antivirus Improvements Explain Rise In Mac Malware

Haedrian Re:It Doesn't Matter (319 comments)

"PC Viruses" actually.

Which makes little sense, since Macs used to run on PowerPC machines.

more than 2 years ago
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$60 Light Bulb Debuts On Earth Day

Haedrian Re:ANOTHER FREE MARKET TRIUMPH! (743 comments)

Cthulhu doesn't exist, however we can all agree that an Eldritch Abdomination is bad.

more than 2 years ago
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OLPC Project Disappoints In Peru

Haedrian Re:"Seize the youth/seize the future" FAIL (274 comments)

Next time they should install a proprietry and closed OS on these laptops, thereby increasing their price and enforcing minimum hardware requirements.

more than 2 years ago
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Bogus Takedown Notice Lands $150k Settlement In Australian Court

Haedrian Re:Shouldn't it be "Judgment"? (115 comments)

So normal people who get infringed on copyright need to take a loan or something similar (I don't have a couple hundred dollars which I could lose against better lawers) - but large companies who make billions a year - they just might be able to afford it. Cost of doing buisiness.

more than 2 years ago

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Windows 8 boot to block linux

Haedrian Haedrian writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Haedrian (1676506) writes "Windows 8-certified 64-bit hardware will be forced to carry security measures to stop the installation of other operating systems, such as Linux, until the software is regarded as trusted, according to Microsoft.

Instead of using BIOS for booting Windows 8, hardware carrying the 64-bit version of Microsoft's newest operating system has to use the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) with a secure-booting feature enabled.

The secure boot process' "chain of trust" will make it harder to install an alternative operating system, or possibly even another copy of Windows, as any software or hardware that is to run on the system will need to be signed by Microsoft or the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to be able to execute."

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Apple Rips off Rejected App?

Haedrian Haedrian writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Haedrian (1676506) writes "Apple is famous for going to absurd lengths to enforce its patents and trademarks. It recently sued Amazon for calling its app store Appstore. And it has publicly lectured competitors to “create their own original technology, not steal ours”.

Last year, UK-Developer Greg Hughes for submitted an app for wirelessly syncing iPhones with iTunes libraries, which was rejected from the official App Store.

Fast forward to Monday, when Apple unveiled a set of new features for the upcoming iOS 5, including the same wireless-syncing functionality. Cupertino wasn't even subtle about the appropriation, using the precise name and a near-identical logo to market the technology."

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Web Tracking - Don't hide, fight

Haedrian Haedrian writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Haedrian (1676506) writes "Most people don't like it if you track their browsing habits and sell, or use it to irritate them with advertisements. While deleting tracking cookies was a solution in the past, its becoming less effective.

So what if, instead of hiding from tracking, we fight? What if we fill our profiles with so much contradicting, and useless tracking information — that the value of tracking someone is reduced greatly? If say, automatically (using JScript or whatever), every day, your browser 'visits' 500 different, totally unrelated and randomly chosen websites — would that not make tracking useless? The metaphorical equivalent of 'chaff' used to confuse radar.

Could it be done? Would it be effective? What do you think?"

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