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Hong Kong Protesters Use Mesh Networks To Organize

LordWabbit2 Re:About fucking time. (80 comments)

I've got a solar powered charger which also has a battery in, so it can charge a cell phone at night as well.

3 hours ago
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Four Charged With Stealing Army Helicopter Training Software

LordWabbit2 Re:Hacked computer networks? (44 comments)

SQL injection would work on any OS, it's about badly written software running on the OS.
So would stealing usernames and passwords.
Pull the penguin out your ass.

4 hours ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

LordWabbit2 Re:Fristy Pawst! (426 comments)

That's because 95% of them are uneducated and swallow the rhetoric the politicians shit out, mixed in with ballot rigging and violence and intimidation at the voting booth. One thing Mugabe did right in Zimbabwe was to raise the education level, still ended up being a shit hole though so...

4 hours ago
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

LordWabbit2 Re:Start menu usage dropped in lieu of what? (261 comments)

I disagree, what's the harm in pinning your most commonly used programs to the task bar? You do realise that right clicking most programs (Visual studio, any office program even UltraEdit) brings up a convenient list of recently open documents / projects. For outlook you can create new emails, appointments etc without having to go into Outlook.

yesterday
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FBI Plans To Open Up Malware Analysis Tool To Outside Researchers

LordWabbit2 Retarded (28 comments)

That's just plain stupid. So any malware author can now run their files through the FBI's malware program until they figure out a way to get past all it's checks.
*clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*

yesterday
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

LordWabbit2 Google is dying (408 comments)

I've stopped using google as my primary search engine, it sucks at searching for warez (yes I pirate the odd movie, am currently stuck in an ass backward country) and the first ranking searches are paid for. It tracks the crap out of you and now there is a big push from them to try match all your google accounts together so they can track you even better. Fvck that sh!t. I have to use 3 different browsers just to stop it. With all the DMCA notices they are receiving their searches are getting next to useless. Started using bing (god forbid but it WAS better for certain searches) until I discovered duckduckgo.

yesterday
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State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

LordWabbit2 That's nothing (334 comments)

Where I live (South Africa) the car manufacturers were accused of price fixing and fined. Didn't bring down the price of cars though. One guy found it was cheaper to fly to Australia, buy his car there and have it shipped back to South Africa. The car is made here, in Port Elizabeth.

2 days ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

LordWabbit2 Who cares? (221 comments)

Who the fvck cares, it's not like he actually has any power anyway, just "vote" another puppet in.

about two weeks ago
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New "Crescent Bay" VR Headset Revealed and Demo'd At Oculus Connect

LordWabbit2 Re:Slashdot Hate Machine (65 comments)

I only mod up, when I think it's justified. Most time my points expire. And I still think /. is informative et al. Maybe it doesn't have the same tone as a couple years ago but things change, so...

about two weeks ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

LordWabbit2 Re:Expert. (358 comments)

Might even sound better than his current music.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

LordWabbit2 Re:Small setup (286 comments)

Nice Router, I had to run an Ethernet cable downstairs from the loft into a second router on the first floor to cover the rest of my house. House is all brick and mortar, not sure what the floor is made out of but it stops the wireless signal dead. On the plus side I stuck the router behind the TV and plugged it into the network. Can stream anything to the TV without any hiccups.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

LordWabbit2 Re:Wow... (232 comments)

Or "the system is unstable and keeps breaking, massage the data to get it working again, we don't have the source code anymore and to rewrite it will take too much money/time". Some days I feel more like a goddamn dba than a programmer.

about two weeks ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

LordWabbit2 Re:Same as humans ... (165 comments)

And with current technology would have to be the size of Chicago - we don't currently have the technology to create AI, all we can do is simulate morons. With Moors law slowing down, unless we have a breakthrough we may never have true AI. All I know is as soon as the first true AI is created I'm out of a job. I'm a programmer, the first true AI will be able to churn out billions of lines of code for whatever system you want in seconds.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

LordWabbit2 WTF (610 comments)

I'll be damned, went into winamp and searched for a U2 song and found one. Didn't think I had any. "New years day" Just had to share that. It's Monday!

about two weeks ago
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US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

LordWabbit2 Re:+-2000 deaths? (119 comments)

Grow up, there is no way a nuclear cauterization would ever be condoned. Just because it's Africa and you don't give a fvck about it doesn't mean you can nuke it.

about two weeks ago
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The Five Nigerian Gangs Behind Most Craigslist Buyer Scams

LordWabbit2 Re:We need to carpet bomb Nigeria (160 comments)

Yeah cos that worked so well in Iraq and Afghanistan.

about three weeks ago
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AMD Releases New Tonga GPU, Lowers 8-core CPU To $229

LordWabbit2 Re:I PC game, and have zero reason to upgrade (98 comments)

Fixed that for you - although I was not attributing it to anyone, I was just saying who I stole it from. Considering it's generally attributed to Mark Twain who himself attributed it to Benjamin Disraeli, so no one really knows - did it really matter?

about a month ago

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1.5 million pages of ancient manuscripts online

LordWabbit2 LordWabbit2 writes  |  about 10 months ago

LordWabbit2 (2440804) writes "The Vatican Library and Oxford University's Bodleian Library have put the first of 1.5 million pages of ancient manuscripts online.
The two libraries in 2012 announced a four-year project to digitize some of the most important works of their collections of Hebrew manuscripts, Greek manuscripts and early printed books.
Among the first up on the site Tuesday, are the two-volume Gutenberg bibles from each of the libraries and a beautiful 15th-century German bible, hand-colored and illustrated by woodcuts.
The 2 million pound ($3.3 million) project is being funded by the Polonsky Foundation, which aims to democratize access to information.
The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 and is one of the most important research libraries in the world. The Bodleian is the largest university library in Britain."

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Bit-heist: Over $1mn in bitcoins stolen from Australian online bank

LordWabbit2 LordWabbit2 writes  |  about a year ago

LordWabbit2 (2440804) writes "An Australian bitcoin bank holding over US$1 million of the crypto-currency has been hacked, leaving an unknown number of users with nothing – one of the largest thefts in the currency’s four-year history.

The incident took place on October 26, when the bank was hacked, with 4,100 bitcoins valued at $1.3 million stolen, the service’s operator only known as ‘Tradefortress’ said. He refused to give his name to the press, also stressing he was not much older than 18.

  It took the bank’s owner two weeks to notify the affected customers."

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$30,000 iPhone docking station

LordWabbit2 LordWabbit2 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LordWabbit2 (2440804) writes "The 8ft long speaker dock pumps out a massive 1000 watts of power and weighs in at over 700lbs. Making it the worlds loudest iPhone speaker dock. Unfortunately no specifications are available for whats inside this monster at the moment."
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