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Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

Medieval_Gnome Some issues (1191 comments)

In my first minute of using the site I found some issues.

On the home page, there's a popup that is half off my screen. I tried resizing the browser, but it continued to be anchored to the side like that.

Once I clicked on this story, I was greeted with a story in two different fonts (or at least different font sizes).

about a year ago

The Apple Paradox, Closed Culture & Free-Thinking Fans

Medieval_Gnome It's number 3 (945 comments)

From my perspective, getting an Apple laptop is the easiest way to get a nice, portable laptop which runs a Unix system (which, with MacPorts, I can get all the unixy goodness) AND to make sure that the hardware is guaranteed to work. I don't need to worry about whether the new kernel broke support for ndiswrapper, I don't need to worry about the regressions in hardware support that have hit my Linuxy friends, and I have a GUI that gets as close as I've seen to the DWIM pattern.

And I have a scriptable GUI. Say what you will about its syntax, AppleScript allows some wonderful scripting possibilities. And you can call out to a shell script, so it's also powerful :)

more than 4 years ago

Each American Consumed 34 Gigabytes Per Day In '08

Medieval_Gnome Re:Yes, but... (245 comments)

Exactly. I could make the outrageous claim that I am currently consuming 12 gigabytes of data per second, based on my monitor's resolution and refresh rate. And since it's hooked up over DVI-D, this is, strictly speaking, digital information.

more than 4 years ago

SMS Hack Could Make iPhones Vulnerable

Medieval_Gnome Re:Here's what to do (254 comments)

I get the reference, and I can't praise that book highly enough.

more than 5 years ago

Mac OS X Root Escalation Through AppleScript

Medieval_Gnome Re:Physical access? (359 comments)

Try sshing into a machine where your user isn't currently logged in, or running the exploit as a different user. As best I can tell, it doesn't work in the case where the user running the command isn't the user who is graphically logged in.

more than 6 years ago


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