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Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

MadMaverick9 Re:Joke? (790 comments)

What's the joke about the typewriter song? I'm aware of the song, but I didn't think there was any kind of joke associated with it.

You're kidding, right?

Maybe not - probably you're just too young to know.


about three weeks ago

The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

MadMaverick9 Implant. (375 comments)

It's bulky. It can be forgotten, or lost.

Unless you have your Apple iPhone or iPad implanted into your body, it can be forgotten or lost as well.

about 2 months ago

Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default

MadMaverick9 Re:Video chat without ZRTP? (237 comments)

That's what you get for putting a phone into a web browser.

Use Linphone and get a proper VOIP phone (with ortp/zrtp).

about 2 months ago

Debian Forked Over Systemd

MadMaverick9 Re:Okay, this is a great idea (647 comments)

If a site needs javascript just for displaying a little bit of text, then you need to fire the webdeveloper.

about 2 months ago

Four Dutch Uberpop Taxi Drivers Arrested, Fined

MadMaverick9 Re:News at 11. (282 comments)

To all of you above - Thank you for proving my point.

As a foreign visitor to NL - you're fucked.

Now compare this to Switzerland - at the train station you can buy train tickets with cash at a ticket machine. And more importantly - you can upgrade your train ticket to include unlimited local public transportation for one day at the destination. With a simple click of a button.

To me that makes Switzerland a very visitor friendly place.

about 3 months ago

Four Dutch Uberpop Taxi Drivers Arrested, Fined

MadMaverick9 Re:News at 11. (282 comments)

or take the train

How? You can't even buy normal tickets anymore in The Netherlands.

about 4 months ago

Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

MadMaverick9 Re:Time to retire bash! (329 comments)

The latest version of scsh is 0.6.7, released May 16, 2006.

bash is actively developed. scsh is a dead project.

Next time you recommend something, I strongly suggest you look at the date of the last release and the date of the last commit first.

about 3 months ago

Dropbox and Google Want To Make Open Source Security Tools Easy To Use

MadMaverick9 webdav & encfs (24 comments)

If dropbox and google would support webdav, then this would be a non-issue.

Mount WebDAV resources with davfs2 and secure it with encfs:

about 4 months ago

NASA Names Building For Neil Armstrong

MadMaverick9 Re:renamed to what? (52 comments)

Armstrong Building?
Neil Building?
Armstrong Operations & Checkout?
Neil Operations & Checkout?
Operations & Armstrong Checkout?
Operations & Neil Checkout?

Who knows? It doesn't say anywhere.

And yes - I did RTFA.

No disrespect, but for crying out loud - if you report on something, do it properly.

about 6 months ago

Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten'

MadMaverick9 Filter for EU searches. (224 comments)

The links are not actually deleted from Google, but only filtered for searches done from the EU.

So searches done from outside the EU can still see these links.

So this is actually worse than what we had before. Now Google is filtering ... uh ... censoring search results for some countries.


From the internet this content but do not disappear with it. Also just Google users should get displayed the filtered results in the European Union. Users outside the Member States, ie approximately in the United States should continue to get displayed the complete hit list. In this case, Google will note the language setting of the user.

Google Translate is bad, but you get the gist.

about 8 months ago

Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet

MadMaverick9 duh. (453 comments)

Bozeman, Montana on 5 April 2063.

49 years from now.

about 9 months ago

Docker Turns 1: What's the Future For Open Source Container Tech?

MadMaverick9 Re:Subjects suck. (65 comments)

Yeah - when I first read the subject line, I thought this was about containers.

about 10 months ago

New Home Automation?

MadMaverick9 And don't forget. (336 comments)

Copper wire mesh - to keep the radio signals out.

1 year,15 days

Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

MadMaverick9 Pentadactyl (381 comments)

I use Firefox with Pentadactyl. That way I don't care what UI changes Mozilla is making.

Cause with Pentadactyl the only Firefox UI that shows, is the Tab bar.

But I get all the advantages of Firefox: use of gstreamer for mp3 support, and much more.

about a year ago


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