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Conflict Between Occupy Wall Street Protestors and NYPD Escalating

MaxBooger So this is the new Slashdot? (961 comments)

Really? This is what it's come to?

I come here for the nerdy, techy, geeky news items of the day. This story is none of those.

  There are plenty of sites that I can go to that cover the activist social ranting scene. There is only one Slashdot. Please don't wreck the latter by trying to make it the former.

more than 2 years ago
top Compromised

MaxBooger Re:Oops (312 comments)

This is bad. Would the same thing happen to MS i dont think /.ers would skip the possibility to bash them.

Nah. They wouldn't bash them. cmd them, maybe. But not bash them.

more than 2 years ago

Russian Resupply Crash Could Mean Leaving ISS Empty

MaxBooger SpaceX to the rescue? (291 comments)

According to a prior slashdot article, SpaceX is slated for another demonstration launch late November, this time docking with the ISS. Yes, it is a demo flight so, yes, you can't trust it to succeed. Still, is there any reason they cant load up the Dragon capsule with [critically required items]?

more than 2 years ago

Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

MaxBooger Re:that was fast (1027 comments)

If it takes weeks for news to get here it is because no one submits a story on that subject. The editors on /. may occasionally take a lax attitude towards grammar and punctuation but I've found that they're fairly quick on approving breaking news articles.

more than 2 years ago

Coming Soon, Shorter Video Games

MaxBooger SSDD (637 comments)

Wow. I heard this same crap ten years ago or so. 'Video games are too long', 'Video games cost too much', 'If the game is shorter, it'll be super awesome'.

Then, as now, it's all about charging more for less. Same Shit, Different Decade.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Am I Too Old To Learn New Programming Languages?

MaxBooger Re:Stay Put (772 comments)

Well DUUUHHHH, considering that there were no software engineers in 1929...

more than 2 years ago

Start-Up Claims Immortality For Data With 'Stone-Like' Disc

MaxBooger Re:Just be careful... (261 comments)

Moses, "The Lord, the Lord Jehovah has given unto you these fifteen... ", *CRASH*, "Oy! Ten! Ten commandments for all to obey!"

more than 2 years ago

Are Google's Best Days Behind It?

MaxBooger Re:Really? (283 comments)

OK, that's it. Sonic for lunch.

more than 2 years ago

What Today's Coders Don't Know and Why It Matters

MaxBooger John Carmack agrees. (368 comments)

Oddly enough, John Carmack says something similar in his 2011 Quakecon Keynote. Ninety minutes of rambling on about Rage, the importance of static code analysis and programming the Xbox360 and PS3 to the metal. Well worth watching.

more than 2 years ago

First PS3 Jailbreaker Arrested In South Africa

MaxBooger Re:Obvious defence... (119 comments)

*BLAM!* Has just been revoked.

more than 2 years ago

AptiQuant Browser/IQ Study Was Likely a Hoax

MaxBooger Re:In other news... (185 comments)

So, I guess they all use IE 6.

more than 2 years ago

Study Compares IQ With Browser Choice

MaxBooger Re:Conclusion (380 comments)

Bah. Google knows how smart I am!

(Tracked via Chrome)

more than 2 years ago

Google Launches News Badges

MaxBooger Badges? (112 comments)

Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!

about 3 years ago

Firefox Is Going 64-Bit: What You Need To Know

MaxBooger Oh great. (364 comments)

64-bit Firefox: Now with 192 gigabytes of memory leaks!

about 3 years ago

Re. medication requiring a prescription:

MaxBooger Here they come... (550 comments)

Pffffftttt. Oh man, dude. I totally have a prescription for this. Pfffffttt, . Like, my eyes are totally messed up, I've got the glaucoma, I swear! Pfffffffffffffffffftttt. Oh wow, the colors, man!

Where are the Doritos?

about 3 years ago

Researcher Finds Dangerous Vulnerability In Skype

MaxBooger What do you expect? (42 comments)

Bah! What do you expect to happen? It's crappy Microsoft software, of course it has security vulnerabilities.
Waiting for the wooshes...

about 3 years ago


MaxBooger Re:Fishing for an invite (408 comments)

If anyone has an invite they could spare I would greatly appreciate it. kramkroy [bat] gmail [bot] com

about 3 years ago

Texas and Taxes: Is a Server a Business Presence?

MaxBooger Re:Good (103 comments)

Not a decision. This is Texas House Bill 1841, so it isn't the result of a lawsuit.

about 3 years ago



Wikileaks dead man password leaked.

MaxBooger MaxBooger writes  |  more than 2 years ago

MaxBooger (1877454) writes "From @wikileaks

A Guardian journalist has, in a previously undetected act of gross negligence or malice, and in violation a signed security agreement with the Guardian's editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger, disclosed top secret decryption passwords to the entire, unredacted, WikiLeaks Cablegate archive. We have already spoken to the State Department and commenced pre-litigation action. We will issue a formal statement in due course."

Link to Original Source

Lulzsec announces that it is done

MaxBooger MaxBooger writes  |  more than 3 years ago

MaxBooger (1877454) writes "LulzSec, the notorious hacker group that's been on a rampage, just announced that it's disbanding.

This follows 50 days chaos during which time it took down several websites (including at one point), exposed passwords, exposed documents of the Arizona penal system, and at one point threatened to hit Too Big To Fail banks.

Obviously, it's possible that the group will not abide by its promise to quit. Nobody knows."

Link to Original Source

MS claims FPS gaming on the PC is dead

MaxBooger MaxBooger writes  |  more than 3 years ago

MaxBooger (1877454) writes "According to Microsoft's Kudo Tsunoda, the success of Halo on the XBox360 has obliterated the PC as a viable platform for FPS'.

"Halo did an awesome job of building a first-person shooter exclusively for the console, and now hardly anyone plays first-person shooters on the PC anymore,” claims the executive. “If you think about the way that first-person shooters evolved, they started on the PC. People for the longest time tried to port shooters from the PC onto the console.

Methinks someone at Microsoft has been drinking too much kool~aid."
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