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Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

Luthair Re:Blackberry can switch (307 comments)

About 5-years ago I was telling my friends that Blackberry needed to port their stack to Android and be the "enterprise" version. Instead "tablets are cool"!

about a week ago
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The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"

Luthair Low Value SItes Compromised? (197 comments)

The article mentions this is based on sites compromised, I wonder if this list isn't to some extent self-selecting towards bad passwords. Lower value sites are more likely to be compromised than high value sites like Amazon or Google, and on low value sites people are much more likely to use garbage. Personally I use a pw database but still use junk passwords on sites when its irrelevant if the account were to be compromised.

about a week ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

Luthair Walking Paper? (348 comments)

Wasn't there a paper recently about how walking for 30-minutes countered about 4-hours of sitting?

about a week ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

Luthair Pyramid Schemes (290 comments)

All collapse eventually.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?

Luthair Workstation Laptops (325 comments)

Lots of manufacturers have professional grade workstation laptops, why aren't you buying those? (Or as others suggested desktop PCs)

about three weeks ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

Luthair Re:How about unburdening Cable services (448 comments)

I've advocated to people for quite a while that they'd be better off buying a season on DVD once a month rather than cable subscriptions. Seasons are typically 20-50$, if you trickle it out over a month you're saving money, plus a year or two later you still own the content and can watch it for free if you feel like it.

about three weeks ago
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AMD, Nvidia Reportedly Tripped Up On Process Shrinks

Luthair Re:Why not Intel? (230 comments)

Given Intel offers SKUs with higher performance graphics parts (iris) they are effectively competing with the lower end of the discrete GPU market, and probably over time hope to keep raising the bar.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

Luthair Re:Nothing New for Sony... (391 comments)

I still use my ~25-year old Sony Dream Machine alarm clock every day!

about three weeks ago
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How Amazon's Ebook Subscriptions Are Changing the Writing Industry

Luthair Library Alternative (250 comments)

I suspect unlimited will function like a current libraries, much like Netflix is an alternative to blockbuster not the theatre or purchases. Similarly Unlimited probably won't have the latest and greatest, rather slightly older books and series before a new one is released. (Series often sell for $1.99 or even free to promote the newer books)

about a month ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

Luthair Re:Leave the employers alone (398 comments)

From some of the stories we've had in Canada, its probably less tech companies and more banks etc. replacing their IT groups with a third-party contractor that only hires imported workers.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

Luthair Bogus (312 comments)

Sorry but your reasoning is bullshit. Before the internet people blamed cable tv, before cable it was music or tv or radio, the reality is that you're choosing not to read.

about 2 months ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

Luthair Re:Joyent unfit to lead them? (254 comments)

I'd say there is logic in not bothering to make the change, it takes effort and brings no value. My experience has been that gendered pronouns are often used in documentation, though usually they use a mix of the two genders.

That said there isn't logic in attempting to revert the commit when another committer merged it (unless the rule was that documentation would use a gendered pronoun). Though I also don't think the tone and content of Joyents post is appropriate either.

about 2 months ago
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DOOM 3DO Source Released On Github

Luthair Re:Neat, thanks (323 comments)

I question whether the author has any right to release it at all. Sounds like it was done as a work for hire thus she doesn't doesn't own the copyright.

about 2 months ago
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Firefox Will Soon Offer One-Click Buttons For Your Search Engines

Luthair Re:Already have this in my Firefox (101 comments)

I believe the point is that the drop down menu includes all the search providers. Personally I would like this, seems like I always have Wikipedia selected when I want Google and Google selected when I want Wikipedia.

about 2 months ago
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Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

Luthair Re:Takes Two To Network (88 comments)

This doesn't work. The issue isn't a node connecting to the network and having access to all data, the issue is that any user's home node explicitly has access to anything the user has been granted permission to.

about 2 months ago
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Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

Luthair Re:Takes Two To Network (88 comments)

I fail to see how that matters. The user you're sharing with is authenticating with their home server, thus their home server can readily impersonate them.

about 2 months ago
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Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

Luthair Takes Two To Network (88 comments)

So unfortunately this means there really aren't any open source alternatives.

Unfortunately the distributed model has fundamental privacy problems. One needs complete trust in all server nodes as they can do nearly anything with a user's data after they have access. e.g. a user can revoke permission but that doesn't prevent a networked server from having cached & continuing to display it. Or potentially a rogue server which makes everything they have permission to see publicly available.

about 2 months ago
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Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

Luthair Re:Zoosk will claim programmer error. (189 comments)

I'd say its more likely to be user error. The article references oauth and facebook so it seems likely the user clicked through things without reading unless there was an xss vulnerability.

about 2 months ago
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The Software Big Oil's PR Firm Uses To "Convert Average Citizens"

Luthair Re:Heh... (110 comments)

That is patently absurd.

about 2 months ago
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Does Being First Still Matter In America?

Luthair Budget (247 comments)

Simply put the US population (or at least the portion that politicians pay attention to) seem unwilling to fund being first.

about 2 months ago

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