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Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools

Hydrated Wombat Re:For all the idiots (87 comments)

I would interpret the AC as not being sarcastic. Updating on any open source operating system has been much, much easier and much more timely than any part of windows for me, but that's just my experience. Not to say that everything is easier in linux, but updates have always been timely, and it doesn't flip out and use all my ram. Bash auto-updated before the slashdot story hit my newsfeed.

about 3 months ago

Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

Hydrated Wombat Re:Citation please... (366 comments)

If you are referring to scientific articles, try keeping track of the digital object identifier. That is permanent, regardless of the stupid website changes. Using dx.doi.org allows you to look it up throughout the foreseeable future

about 3 months ago

Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

Hydrated Wombat Obscure ones (547 comments)

It will not be anything I know how to name. It will be the obscure ones that most people on /. haven't heard of.

about 4 months ago

ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Hydrated Wombat Re:Algebra (981 comments)

Oh, to have mod points! We could always go back to Attic numerals

about 4 months ago

ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Hydrated Wombat Algebra (981 comments)

Guess it's time to rename Algebra (al-jebr in Arabic) since they don't seem to want to be associated with that anymore.

about 4 months ago

Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems

Hydrated Wombat Identity theft monitoring (111 comments)

If I'm already receiving monitoring from another database breach, is there a way to enqueue this monitoring so it goes in effect after that year lapses? Signs of bad systems...

about 5 months ago

Monty Python To Bid Farewell In a Simulcast Show

Hydrated Wombat Re:Monty Python Reference (86 comments)

Your references are out of control.

May I suggest BibTex for that?

about 9 months ago

Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

Hydrated Wombat Re:In related news ... (99 comments)

Yes. Next test of google's speed: "flurtle wurtle jurtle turtle." Maybe we could get everyone to learn arbitrary subjects by spreading rumors about a code hidden in Euclid's elements that successfully predicts all major aspects of traditional geometry. Incidentally, it is normally spelled "naan"

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Linux Game For Young Kids?

Hydrated Wombat Games on linux? (338 comments)

I thought linux was the game. I mean, it took me two weeks to unlock wifi on my laptop when I first installed linux a few years ago. Then, bluetooth keyboard failure attacked, and I had to use tank, nuke, and heal (read driver manuals, sudo mv new drivers in place, and drink coffee). Did I win or lose?

more than 2 years ago

Creating a school computer lab with Ubuntu for $0

Hydrated Wombat Surprising (1 comments)

I didn't know schools allowed computers without monitoring software. I'd have thought that would have increased his cost for more licenses of that.

more than 2 years ago

TSA Employee Caught With $200K Worth of Stolen Property

Hydrated Wombat Re:Who watches (655 comments)

"Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt"; or, translated: "When catapults are outlawed, only outlaws will have catapults"

more than 6 years ago



Mal-sites and Civic Duty

Hydrated Wombat Hydrated Wombat writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Hydrated Wombat (1314267) writes "I have run across a number of malware distributing sites that have very insipid programs, including the wretched onlinexpscanner.com (don't go there), and those sites surely envelop a large number of innocent web users: what actions can be taken against sites such as that? If governments have no authority to stop these sites, do they have the authority to punish any ordinary citizen or group of citizens from attacking those who threaten the public? I know public education can fight malware some, but I don't think most ordinary users have enough discernment to protect themselves."


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