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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Java Pimp Re:The Dangers of the World (784 comments)

Please mod me down. Seems I was bit by the "load all comments" bug.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Java Pimp Re:The Dangers of the World (784 comments)

No, they'll take your kids which is far worse.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Java Pimp Re:The Dangers of the World (784 comments)

No, the CPS will take your kids which is far worse.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Java Pimp Re:The Dangers of the World (784 comments)

That would remain to be seen. However, I will want it documented that my signature was forced under threat and against my better judgement and without benefit of counsel. Legally it would still be a valid signature on the document so in my opinion it would be illegal to use that as a pretext for removing the children anyway.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Java Pimp Re:The Dangers of the World (784 comments)

I a situation like that I would also write on the document that "I am signing this document under duress."

about two weeks ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

Java Pimp Re:Need a flash mob.... (515 comments)

No, we don't need a flash mob to potentially get in the way, cause a scene or otherwise interfere with police business. But we do need more people recording and holding them accountable. If you happen to be there, by all means record it. But don't go actively seeking them out especially in large groups or otherwise provide them with a valid reason to enact an all out ban on the practice.

The police do have an important job to do and the majority of them are good people. But since there are those bad actors out there and we don't know who is who, we still need to have this ability to watch over them.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Professionally Packaged Tools For Teaching Kids To Program?

Java Pimp Processing IDE (107 comments)

After being used to more powerful IDEs I was at first unimpressed with the Processing IDE. However, the more I mess around with it, it's not all that bad. It's what the Arduino's IDE is based on and where I was first introduced to it.

I could see it being a very good introduction to programming. Simple interface, easy to set up and tons of examples and tutorials. Write code, click "run".

about 2 months ago
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

Java Pimp Re:Really? (286 comments)

Why is this modded troll?

about 3 months ago
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Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

Java Pimp Re:How about... (482 comments)

If I'm understanding correctly, this allows her to view a guy's profile and/or other info (Question of the day) and choose to allow him to see her picture while it is still not visible to everyone else. From what I remember, for other sites you could have a picture everyone could see or no one could see.

Of course, this gives a guy a bit of an edge since if he stumbles upon her profile and her pic is visible, he knows she's already looked at his profile and she's already somewhat interested.

about 4 months ago
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China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons

Java Pimp Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (92 comments)

The titles remain as a throwback to Usenet discussion threads. Mainly because Slashdot users refuse to leave that era and progress with the rest of the world. We fear change. Take the current uproar over Beta for instance. I remember a similar uproar the last time Slashdot had a major overhaul (which really wasn't all that major).

about 3 months ago
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Sci-fi Predictions, True and False (Video 1)

Java Pimp Re:Star Trek Communicators (139 comments)

I also never noticed them needing a charge.

They are charged by sticking them in a replecator and ordering a cup of earl grey tea.

about 4 months ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Java Pimp Common sense maybe? (421 comments)

Seriously, I learned this the hard way when I used to put my pencil in my front pocket walking between classes and forgetting to take it out before I sat down. You don't put things that don't bend in your pocket on the one place on your body that does bend with the most force. Bananas? ok. sausages? sure. Fish? unfrozen. Pencils and high tech gadgets? NO!

about 4 months ago
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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

Java Pimp Re:Slate? (89 comments)

I'm confused. You do know it was the Slate article that debunked the BS ipod bricking the prosthetic story, right? Or did you not actually read that article?

about 5 months ago
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Research Shows RISC vs. CISC Doesn't Matter

Java Pimp Re:Don't be silly (161 comments)

RISC is good!

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

Java Pimp Re:Shitpost is shit (272 comments)

Since when does a discussion on Slashdot require having actual information?

about 6 months ago
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Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

Java Pimp Re:FP (249 comments)

What don't you believe? That SCOTUS made a good decision for once? Or that you missed First Post by that much?

about 7 months ago
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TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible

Java Pimp Coded Message (250 comments)

"I am sorry, but I think what you're asking for here is impossible. I don't feel that forking truecrypt would be a good idea, a complete rewrite was something we wanted to do for a while. I believe that starting from scratch wouldn't require much more work than actually learning and understanding all of truecrypts current codebase.

I have no problem with the source code being used as reference."

about 7 months ago
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TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible

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

They could have said something like "No Such Action should be taken with regard to our code and you Can't Implement Anything based on it. You might Feel Better If you rewrite everything from scratch."

about 7 months ago
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Was Turing Test Legitimately Beaten, Or Just Cleverly Tricked?

Java Pimp Re:but that's the problem with the turing test... (309 comments)

I swear when I read about this when it was first posted that they said there were only 3 judges. Now, the best I can find is this from the Reg:

It would be nice to see exactly how many judges and what the actual conditions were. Fooling 1 person is easy, fooling 10 would be much harder...

about 8 months ago

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A simple HTML tag will crash 64-bit Windows 7

Java Pimp Java Pimp writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Java Pimp (98454) writes "An unpatched critical flaw in 64-bit Windows 7 can lead to a 'blue screen of death' system crash. The flaw is triggered by viewing a malicious HTML page containing an IFRAME element with a sufficiently large height attribute while using the Safari web browser. The flaw seems to be exploitable only with Safari at the moment. However, such a flaw could lead to the ability to execute arbitrary code in the kernel."
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