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MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

Joce640k Re:wonder bout... (161 comments)

I think the point is that off-shore platforms don't sink when the weather changes, tsunami or not.

Neither do the onshore ones...

4 hours ago
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MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

Joce640k Re:wonder bout... (161 comments)

Rouge waves, typhoons, collisions with tankers, vulnerability to warships, aircraft, submarines.

But hey. It's cool that a tsunami won't screw it up.

Wouldn't it be better on the sea bed? Also tsunami-proof...but also rogue-wave, aircraft and tanker proof.

Even better. Don't build any more reactors than can go into meltdown.

4 hours ago
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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

Joce640k Re:Good. (98 comments)

You COULD prevent millions of people from being able to do their job, ... or ... just turn off the heartbeat feature.

(And set up a honeypot it its place to catch the bad people)

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Industry-Wide Smartphone "Kill Switch" Closer To Reality

Joce640k Re:Yay for government!!! (132 comments)

The carriers already can (and do) block stolen phones. Each phone has a unique IMEI number, in addition to the SIM card number.

IMEI can be changed. It's usually just a file on a special partition.

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Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

Joce640k Re:Nonsense (279 comments)

They want bureaucracy, they make the paperwork. Tell them to track windows and distro security pages, the changes are there.

Yep. They're the "experts". Just tell them the Microsoft KB number, that's all the information they need.

yesterday
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Joce640k Re:most lego's are a rip off (351 comments)

We are talking about little kids. You tend to get them the Big Blocks instead.

In what universe?

For the last two years every toddler-owner I meet is incredibly proud that their 2-year old knows how to swipe (and they keep reminding everybody in sight).

"Oh, you should see him use the iPhone!".

2 days ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Joce640k Re:Relevant Skills (351 comments)

Having skill at playing with building blocks is not useful to most modern jobs. I'm sure the children are not great at milking cows either.

Either of those would make you stand out in a job interview alongside a bunch of people who only know how to swipe.

2 days ago
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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

Joce640k Re:ob Henry Ford (240 comments)

Then there's the customer surveys that ask people if they'd like to see more salads and healthy foods in McDonalds.

Of course they'd like to SEE it...but that's not why they go to McDonalds.

2 days ago
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The Security of Popular Programming Languages

Joce640k Re:Subtle attack against C/C++ (188 comments)

I remember a saying when I was learning programming;-

With C it is easy to shoot yourself in the foot, with C++ it is a lot harder, but when you do shoot yourself in the foot you take your entire leg off.

Pity you never bothered to find out who said it or in what context...

2 days ago
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The Security of Popular Programming Languages

Joce640k Re:Subtle attack against C/C++ (188 comments)

I think 1996 just called and wants it's Usenet flamewar back.

2 days ago
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The Security of Popular Programming Languages

Joce640k Re:Subtle attack against C/C++ (188 comments)

UTF8 is great for storing data in files, but ... working with strings in memory? Insanity will follow.

2 days ago
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The Security of Popular Programming Languages

Joce640k Re:Subtle attack against C/C++ (188 comments)

The problem lies squarely with C.

If they'd used C++ instead of C, heartbleed would never have happened - std::containers don't need to store their size as a separate variable.

Luckily for us, the people responsible for maintaining the Linux Kernel understand the difference between C and C++ and their software isn't full of manual memory management and arguments over which version of malloc()/free() to use. Oh, wait...

2 days ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

Joce640k Re:It was a "joke" back then (275 comments)

Most authors back in Asimov's day saw the world like that - astrogators using books of navigation tables, slide rules, taking sextant readings from the stars, etc.

3 days ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

Joce640k Re:It was a "joke" back then (275 comments)

You don't need 4K^2 pixels. Your "retina" can't see them anyway, apparently. At least if you're hardware is "iPC" compatible.

Sure, and your retina can't see VGA resolution resolution either.

Not if you stand far enough away from the screen...

3 days ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

Joce640k Re:Fair point but. (275 comments)

The article makes it abundantly clear that this it's satire.

I'm guessing the submitter didn't bother to click his own link.

3 days ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

Joce640k It was a "joke" back then (275 comments)

Imagine that Cray computer decides to make a personal computer. It has
a 150 MHz processor, 200 megabytes of RAM, 1500 megabytes of disk
storage, a screen resolution of 4096 x 4096 pixels, relies entirely on
voice recognition for input, fits in your shirt pocket and costs $300.
What's the first question that the computer community asks?

"Is it PC compatible?"

(Source unknown...)

3 days ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Joce640k Re:Bullet, meet foot (568 comments)

A timely reminder why users should stick with a stable, proven OS such as Win7 (and to a lesser extent, WinXP).

???

A lot of their Windows XP stuff requires SP3. Is this any different?

3 days ago
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Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

Joce640k Re:Why do people listen to her? (584 comments)

She says she'd be OK with a "safe" vaccine.

Fair enough, let's go with that for a moment:

How will she decide when a vaccine is "safe"? What science will she use to make that decision...?

4 days ago
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44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

Joce640k In other news... (120 comments)

In other news: 44% of Slashdot readers have never posted a single comment.

4 days ago

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