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ICANN Offers Fix For Domain Name Collisions

Manfre Re:Host your own DNS (101 comments)

Denying access as the default and explicit allowing exceptions is much more secure than the opposite.

about 3 months ago
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ICANN Offers Fix For Domain Name Collisions

Manfre Host your own DNS (101 comments)

The easy fix seems to be to have your own internal DNS servers that block any conflicting TLD. If it's not on .com, .net, .org, or on a country TLD, then it's probably not worth visiting.

about 3 months ago
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Grad Student Rigs Cheap Alternative To $1,000 Air Purifiers In Smoggy China

Manfre Re:Very original (182 comments)

It's odd that people needed instructions on how to tape a filter to a fan?

about 4 months ago
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Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

Manfre Consent is required (219 comments)

They conducted a psychology experiment without the consent of the test subjects. I'm not sure what the rules are for private organizations, but I do believe that any publicly funded researcher involved in the experiment, or possibly those who use the results, would be at risk of losing all federal funding. I really hope some lawsuits are filed against facebook and any of the researchers because this shouldn't creep in to becoming an accepted norm.

about 5 months ago
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The Man Behind Munich's Migration of 15,000 PCs From Windows To Linux

Manfre Re:Short-term costs...LONG TERM savings! (264 comments)

I call bullshit on their training claims. Staff that used Windows at previous jobs or at home will have a lower training needs. They also assume that staff time is free and ignore any lost productivity or errors from their new OS and applications.

about 6 months ago
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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

Manfre Re:what a waste (465 comments)

The wealthy are a minority by population, but control a majority of the wealth. Their wealth is also more disposable. If the general public was smarter, then money would have less influence. Sadly, most people are ignorant and believe whatever is repeated most often because they don't have the time or intelligence fact check on their own.

Money would also have (slightly) less influence if more people voted. Instead of using the census to distribute representatives, it should be based upon the number of ballots cast in the previous election. If a portion of the population chooses not to vote, they have abdicated their right to representation for an election cycle. Inhibiting a person's ability to cast a ballot should be treated as the highest form of treason.

about 7 months ago
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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

Manfre Re:what a waste (465 comments)

Elections are bought. The general public doesn't have the same cash appeal as single, large sources of money. When properly bribed with campaign contributions, politicians will do what they were paid to do.

about 7 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Manfre Re:He's sorry now ... (447 comments)

His code was reviewed. The established process was followed. The reviewer and possibly anyone else with access to the code could be viewed as negligent for not preventing this undesirable functionality.

about 7 months ago
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Intel Upgrades MinnowBoard: Baytrail CPU, Nearly Halves Price To $99

Manfre Re:Dual interface ? (92 comments)

If you're not routing gigabit, get a usb network port or configure it to have two IPs for its one port and route between.

about 8 months ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

Manfre Re:Fantastic ROI (275 comments)

They would essentially have to launder the bitcoins to not kill their value. They could do this buy buying lots of random things that can easily get resold from retailers that accept bitcoins.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

Manfre Re:A printer and a template (370 comments)

Many states have "at will" employment, which means that the employer can fire anyone for any reason, as long as that reason doesn't violate established law.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

Manfre Re:A printer and a template (370 comments)

As far as I know, there are no laws requiring people to be honest on their resumes. They will obviously get fired if caught, but not arrested and charged with a crime.

about 8 months ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Manfre Spotting with helicopter still okay? (397 comments)

They're not okay with drones, but I thought Alaska allowed people to hunt and shoot from a helicopter. If this is the case, then I guess they don't want the poor people to enjoy an aerial advantage.

about 8 months ago
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Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

Manfre Re:They are all paid too much (712 comments)

Do you honestly believe that is how it really works?

about 9 months ago
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Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

Manfre Re:You get, what you negotiate (712 comments)

CEO pay and bonuses is often at the expense of worker salary. This results in taxpayers subsidizing the lower worker salaries with food stamps and other financial assistance.

about 9 months ago
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Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

Manfre Re:They are all paid too much (712 comments)

Wrong. CEO pay is determined by the board, not investors.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Rumored To Be Exploring Medical Devices, Electric Cars To Reignite Growth

Manfre Apple Car Troubles (255 comments)

Any issues with the car will probably be blamed on the driver. "Your car doesn't accelerate properly because you're holding the steering wheel incorrectly."

about 9 months ago
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GOP Bill To Outlaw EPA 'Secret Science' That Is Not Transparent, Reproducible

Manfre Re:Transparency I agree with (618 comments)

The bill will only serve to allow companies to fight EPA regulations in court by failing to reproduce the results.

about 9 months ago
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AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

Manfre Re:Sue (1034 comments)

1. Google glass is not classified as a medical device.
2. He did the equivalent of bringing a video camera in to a movie theater and pointed it at the screen for the entire movie.
3. He didn't ask for a lawyer and then STFU. His rights were not violated.

about 10 months ago

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Processing Visualization Language Ported To JS

Manfre Manfre writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Manfre writes "On his birthday, John Resig (creator of jQuery) has given a present to developers by releasing Processing.js. This is a Javascript port of the Processing Visualization Language. This is a first step towards Javascript being a rival to flash for online graphics content. His blog post contains an excellent write up with many demos."

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