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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

LordWabbit2 Who cares? (201 comments)

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

6 hours ago

New "Crescent Bay" VR Headset Revealed and Demo'd At Oculus Connect

LordWabbit2 Re:Slashdot Hate Machine (64 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...

6 hours ago

U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

LordWabbit2 Re:Expert. (344 comments)

Might even sound better than his current music.

3 days ago

Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

LordWabbit2 Re:Small setup (281 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.

3 days ago

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.

4 days ago

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.

5 days ago

Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

LordWabbit2 WTF (609 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 a week ago

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 a week ago

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 two weeks ago

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 three weeks ago

AMD Releases New Tonga GPU, Lowers 8-core CPU To $229

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

Couldn't agree more - gone are the days when you needed to upgrade every six months, now I only feel the need to upgrade every ~3 years. RAM is so cheap I stuck another 16gb in my machine just for the hell of it. I don't bother writing anything to DVD either, I just buy another external HDD - in fact I am using the SATA port for my main SSD, the DVD drive is not even plugged in anymore.

about three weeks ago

States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

LordWabbit2 Re:Congressional Pharmaceutical Complex (217 comments)

Whoa! ALL THINGS IN MODERATION - that's going a bit overboard don't ya think?

about three weeks ago

TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

LordWabbit2 Re:Got one of these once (251 comments)

Perfect opportunity to impart one of my favourite quotes
According to one story, his last words were, "Now is not the time for making new enemies." It was his response to a priest at the side of his deathbed, asking Voltaire to renounce Satan

about a month ago

If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

LordWabbit2 Re:What's the point? (511 comments)

Couldn't agree more - worked at a settlement and clearing company and their messaging systems where java based, every now and then they would freeze up and stop processing messages. Logs were ~500mb of text - java devs would spend hours pouring through them trying to figure out why the system was hanging on occasion, AFAIK it's still hanging.

about a month ago

Cisco To Slash Up To 6,000 Jobs -- 8% of Its Workforce -- In "Reorganization"

LordWabbit2 Re:A complaint (207 comments)

Sometimes the 6000 are being laid off because they ARE a known quantity (i.e. lazy or incompetent and hired by mistake)

about a month ago

The Quiet Before the Next IT Revolution

LordWabbit2 Re:A rather simplistic hardware-centric view (145 comments)

Virtualization is a pain in the ass. Want a new prod server? *click*
Want a new dev environment? *click*
Want a new db server? *click*
Need an FTP server? *click*
Need an HTTP server? *click*

Before you know it when you need to deploy a small software change it becomes a big deal because you have a billion bloody servers to update.
Before virtualization (or at least the ease of virtualization) you took your time and planned - checked available resources etc. Resources were scarce, RAM wasn't so abundant, disk space was metered out. Now the prices have dropped (or capacity increased, or both) that it doesn't really matter. At least in Dev, in Prod SSD space is the bottleneck now.

about a month ago

IBM Creates Custom-Made Brain-Like Chip

LordWabbit2 Re:to save others googling (105 comments)

Looks like your grammar is not engaging any part of your brain

about a month and a half ago



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 10 months 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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